Arataki Itto is a 5-Star Geo character who was added to Genshin Impact during Phase 2 of the 2.3 update.
Itto is featured as the boosted 5-Star character in his Oni's Royale Banner in version 3.3, but he will eventually return at some point in the future when the Banner schedule cycles back to him.
Whether you have him, or want to prepare for if you do Wish for him successfully, it’s good to know the best Arataki Itto build in Genshin Impact, including his best Artifacts and best team. It's also handy to learn what his Constellation perks are, and what Itto Talent materials and Ascension materials are needed to level up Itto to his full potential.
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Genshin Impact Arataki Itto Talents, skills, star, element, and weapon
Arataki Itto is a 5-Star Geo claymore user best used in a DPS role as your main attacker due to his excellent attack and defence stats. To increase his effectiveness, you should actually aim to increase Itto's defence, as his skills convert this into increased damage.
Here's a summary of Arataki Itto’s abilities and stats in Genshin Impact:
- Element: Geo.
- Rarity: 5-Star.
- Weapon: Claymore.
- Banner: Oni's Royale.
- Best build: DPS.
- Normal Attack: Fight Club Legend.
- Elemental Skill: Masatsu Zetsugi, Akaushi Burst!
- Elemental Burst: Royal Descent, Behold Itto the Evil!
- Passive one: Arataki Ichiban (when Itto uses consecutive Arataki Kesagiri charged attacks, each of his slashes increase the attack speed of his next slash by 10%, and he is also less likely to get interrupted by enemies - these effects only activate when Itto performs consecutive slashes).
- Passive two: Bloodline of the Crimson Oni (Arataki Kesagiri charged attack damage is increased by 35% of Itto's defence).
- Exploration bonus: Woodchuck Chucked (when a party member gathers wood from a tree, they have a 25% chance to get an additional log of wood).
Arataki Itto Normal Attack: Fight Club Legend
Arataki Itto can perform up to four consecutive strikes, gaining one stack of Superlative Strength on the second strike, and two stacks of Superlative Strength on the fourth strike, with a maximum of five stacks allowed. This attack combo does not reset after dashing or using his Elemental Skill, allowing you to chain moves for increased attack damage.
When a charged normal attack is used, Itto performs Arataki Kesagiri slashes without consuming stamina. Instead, each of these charged slashes consumes one stack of Superlative Superstrength. When the last stack is consumed, Itto will perform a final slash with increased damage. If you don't have any stacks of Superlative Superstrength when using a charged attack, Itto will perform a Saichimonji Slash instead.
Arataki Itto Elemental Skill: Masatsu Zetsugi, Akaushi Burst!
When activated, Arataki Itto hurls Ushi, dealing Geo damage to any opponents it hits. With every opponent Ushi hits, Itto will also gain a stack of Superlative Superstrength. Ushi will continue to provide support to Itto after being thrown by taunting enemies, and providing one stack of Superlative Superstrength each time it is hit by an opponent. This can only build one stack every two seconds.
When Ushi's health reaches zero or its duration ends, Itto will gain one more stack of Superlative Superstrength.
Arataki Itto Elemental Burst: Royal Descent, Behold Itto the Evil!
When activated, Arataki Itto's Elemental Burst converts his normal, charged, and plunge attacks into Geo damage, which can't be overridden. Itto's normal attack speed is also increased, as is his attack.
When he hits with his Elemental Burst active, the first and third strikes of Itto's combo give him one stack of Superlative Superstrength each on top of the stacks he already gets from his regular attack on the second and fourth strikes. Itto's elemental and physical resistance is also increased by 20% while his Burst is active.
Genshin Impact Arataki Itto Talent materials
To get the most out of using Arataki Itto, you will have to level his skills up by using Talent materials, which vary from character-to-character.
For Arataki Itto, you're going to need to farm a lot of Slime and Elegance items (if you don't already have them) to fully upgrade his DPS capabilities.
As Arataki Itto has three Talents, you will have to spend three times the Talent materials listed below to fully upgrade all of his abilities.
Here's all the Arataki Itto Talent materials you need to improve one of his abilities:
|Arataki Itto Talent level||Talent materials||Mora cost|
|Level 2||x3 Teachings of Elegance, x6 Slime Condensate||12,500|
|Level 3||x2 Guide to Elegance, x3 Slime Secretions||17,500|
|Level 4||x4 Guide to Elegance, x4 Slime Secretions||25,000|
|Level 5||x6 Guide to Elegance, x6 Slime Secretions||30,000|
|Level 6||x9 Guide to Elegance, x9 Slime Secretions||37,500|
|Level 7||x4 Philosophies of Elegance, x4 Slime Concentrate, x1 Ashen Heart||120,000|
|Level 8||x6 Philosophies of Elegance, x6 Slime Concentrate, x1 Ashen Heart||260,000|
|Level 9||x12 Philosophies of Elegance, x9 Slime Concentrate, x2 Ashen Heart||450,000|
|Level 10||x16 Philosophies of Elegance, x12 Slime Concentrate, x2 Ashen Heart, x1 Crown of Insight||700,000|
Genshin Impact Arataki Itto Ascension materials
Just like Talents, you need to use Arataki Itto Ascension materials to upgrade his health, attack, defence, and critical hit effectiveness.
For Arataki Itto, you're going to need to farm a lot of Onikabuto and Slime materials (if you don't already have them) to fully upgrade his Elemental Skill and Burst capabilities.
Unlike Talent materials, you only need to spend the below Ascension materials once to fully raise Arataki Itto to his highest character level. There is also Acquaint Fate rewarded for reaching certain Ascension levels. You can spend this Fate on standard and beginner Banners to Wish for characters and weapons.
Here are all the Arataki Itto Ascension materials:.
|Arataki Itto Ascension level||Ascension materials||Mora cost||Ascension reward|
|Level 20||x1 Prithiva Topaz Sliver, x3 Onikabuto, x3 Slime Condensate||20,000||x1 Acquaint Fate|
|Level 40||x3 Prithiva Topaz Fragment, x2 Riftborn Regalia, x10 Onikabuto, x15 Slime Condensate||40,000||None|
|Level 50||x6 Prithiva Topaz Fragment, x4 Riftborn Regalia, x20 Onikabuto, x12 Slime Secretions||60,000||x1 Acquaint Fate|
|Level 60||x3 Prithiva Topaz Chunk, x8 Riftborn Regalia, x30 Onikabuto, x18 Slime Secretions||80,000||None|
|Level 70||x6 Prithiva Topaz Chunk, x12 Riftborn Regalia, x45 Onikabuto, x12 Slime Concentrate||100,000||x1 Acquaint Fate|
|Level 80||x6 Prithiva Topaz Gemstone, x20 Riftborn Regalia, x60 Onikabuto, x24 Slime Concentrate||120,000||None|
Genshin Impact Arataki Itto Constellation
By getting duplicates of Arataki Itto from wishing on Banners, you will receive his Stella Fortuna. This material allows you to unlock Constellation levels, with each upgrade either improving an existing Talent or Passive ability.
You don't actually need any of Itto's Constellations for him to be an effective DPS carry, but getting him to C2 is recommended if you are using a Geo team but are still struggling for Energy Recharge on his Elemental Burst.
Here are all of Arataki Itto's Constellation level upgrades in Genshin Impact:
- Stay a While and Listen Up (C1): After using his Elemental Burst Arataki Itto gains two stacks of Superlative Superstrength. After one second, Itto will gain one stack of Superlative Superstrength every half a second for one and a half seconds.
- Gather Round, It's a Brawl! (C2): After using his Elemental Burst each Geo party member will decrease its cooldown by one and a half seconds and restore six energy to Arataki Itto.
- Horns Lowered, Coming Through (C3): Increases the level of Itto's Elemental Skill by three, with the maximum upgrade level capping at 15.
- Jailhouse Bread and Butter (C4): When the Raging Oni King state caused by Itto's Elemental Burst ends, all nearby party members gain 20% defence and attack for ten seconds.
- 10 Years of Hanamizaka Fame (C5): Increases the level of Itto's Elemental Burst by three, with a maximum upgrade level of 15.
- Arataki Itto, Present! (C6): Arataki Itto's charged attacks deal +70% critical damage, and when he uses Arataki Kesagiri charged attacks, Itto has a 50% chance to not consume stacks of Superlative Superstrength.
How to play Arataki Itto in Genshin Impact
The best build for Arataki Itto is DPS, as he can pretty much carry a whole team as long as his defence stats are raised and Energy Recharge needs are met on his Elemental Burst by picking a a good team composition and Artifact and weapon buffs.
When playing Itto in a DPS role, you should aim to build stacks of Superlative Strength and then unleash charged attacks to use these stacks up and cause large amounts of damage. It's highly recommended to use your Superlative Strength stacks (and your Elemental Skill) after you have activated Itto's Elemental Burst for a massive damage increase. That should be the general rotation throughout any battle with Itto as your DPS main: build Superlative Strength stacks, activate Elemental Burst, activate Elemental skill, then charge attack opponents.
Best Arataki Itto team in Genshin Impact
Team comps can be quite varied in Genshin Impact, but for Itto, there only really is one type of party member you should try to pair him with, and that's Geo. The more Geo characters you have in a party, the more Energy you can get, which is very important for Itto's Elemental Burst, his main damage source.
Having a Geo character who provides a shield, like Zhongli, is also a great support for Itto. With Itto and Zhongli's Geo Elemental Resonance, Zhongli's shield strength will increase by 15%, and characters protected by the shield will deal 15% more damage.
Other great Geo characters to support Itto with is Gorou, or even a Geo Traveler. You might also want to consider a good support character from another element like Fishcl or Bennett if you aren't struggling with Energy needs.
Best Arataki Itto Artifacts in Genshin Impact
The best Arataki Itto Artifacts in Genshin Impact for a DPS build help raise his defence, Geo Damage, and critical hit chance. You should aim for a four set Husk of Opulent Dreams to increase Arataki Itto's defence by at least 30%, and increase his Geo damage. You should at least try for a two piece Hust of Opulent Artifact set to benefit from the +30% defence.
Building Itto's defence stat should be your primary goal when equipping Artifacts, as his charged attack damage scales off his defence when he uses Superlative Strength stacks.
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Best Arataki Itto build in Genshin Impact
With all this in mind, if you want to take advantage of Itto's incredible DPS capabilities, we have compiled what we think is currently the best Arataki Itto build in Genshin Impact below:
- Itto Best Weapon: Redhorn Stonethresher (or Whiteblind as a free-to-play option).
- Itto Best Artifacts: 4-piece Husk of Opulent Dreams.
- Itto Best team: Gorou, Zhongli, and Fischl.
It can take a lot of time to find these Artifacts and materials to level-up Arataki Itto, but he's worth the effort, as even without unlocking Itto's Constellations, he is capable of massive amounts of Geo damage and can carry a team if used effectively.
Good luck levelling up Arataki Itto in Genshin Impact!