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Genshin Impact best Itto build, weapons, and best Itto F2P options

With Arataki Itto finally available from wish banners, we've got the best build for the Arataki gang leader.

Arataki Itto is likely the best Geo characters in Genshin Impact, and one of the best DPS characters across all characters in general! For those lucky few who've pulled Itto from a wish banner in Genshin Impact version 2.7, and are looking for the best weapons and artifacts to equip to their new geo gang leader, our best Arataki Itto build will fill you in on what you need to know.

For those looking to gear up but lack the wallet to splash out, you don't need to worry. We've got f2p options listed so those playing without a powerful credit card swiping hand can still buff up their five-star carry. Also, it may be worth checking out our best Aratakki Itto team comp page if you want to construct a powerful team around your newfound star.

You can watch the trailer for Yelan - another version 2.7 character - here!

Genshin Impact Arataki Itto build - is Arataki Itto DPS?

Absolutely! With a move set that naturally provides hard-hitting charged attacks and geo damage boosts, Arataki Itto is a fantastic main-dps for a geo team. As a five star character, they’re difficult to obtain, but if you do you’ll have the star of your geo team in the palm of your hands.

Arataki Itto is all about linking together powerful attack strings, and hitting enemies with consistent damage. To get the most out of Itto, you’ll want to pair him with appropriate support characters so that when he’s ready to fight, the damage he deals is a high as possible.

Genshin Impact best Arataki Itto build

Arataki Itto pointing up at a statue in Genshin Impact
With the perfect Itto build, you'll be able to smash through anything that comes at you!

With Arataki Itto, you’ll really want to find artifacts with Crit damage and Crit chance stats, as these work well for his role as a main DPS. As he’s best when using slow charged attacks, you want each of these attacks to Crit if possible, and hit super hard.

Genshin Impact Arataki Itto - best weapon

Redhorn Stonethresher is a five-star claymore basically built to be perfect for Arataki Itto. By default it increases defence by 28%, but it also increases Normal and Charged Attack DMG by 40% of your character’s defence.

As an alternative, Serpent Shrine is a fantastic greatsword earnable through the game’s battle pass if you’ve made enough progress through it! Every 4s a character is on the field, your character will deal 6% more damage and take 3% more damage. This effect has a maximum of 5 stacks and will not be reset if the character leaves the field, but will be reduced by 1 stack when the character takes damage.

Genshin Impact Arataki Itto - best artifact set

The Husk of Opulent Dreams artifact set, acquired through the Slumbering Court domain on Seirai Island, is the perfect set for Arataki Itto. Here’s what it does:

  • 2-piece: DEF +30%
  • 4-piece: When on the field, the character gains 1 stack of Curiosity after hitting an opponent with a Geo attack. When off the field, the character gains 1 stack every 3s. Curiosity can stack up to 4 times, each providing 6% DEF and a 6% Geo DMG Bonus. When 6 seconds pass without gaining a Curiosity stack, 1 stack is lost.

As a main-dps character that throws out tonnes of geo damage, as well as an ultimate ability that modifies Itto’s attacks to deal additional geo damage, this perfectly aligns with his move set.

As an alternative for those who don’t want to grind Husk of Opulent Dreams, Gladiator’s Finale is an okay replacement. Here’s what it does:

  • 2-piece: ATK +18%
  • 4-piece: If the wielder of this artifact set uses a Sword, Claymore or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack DMG by 35%

Bear in mind that Itto wants to use heavy attacks more than normal attacks, but if you’re okay with not being super optimal this is a good placeholder artifact set - at least until you earn the Husk of Opulent Dreams.

Genshin Impact best Arataki Itto free-to-play build

Arataki Itto with his gang in Inazuma.
You don't need to splash out in order to power up Itto!

For those out there who perhaps aren’t too far through the story, or just like to play Genshin Impact at a more relaxed pace, we’ve got recommendations for a free-to-play build for our favourite gang leader.

For the weapon, craft yourself a Whiteblind Claymore from the blacksmith. All you need for this is Northlander Claymore bilet, crystal chunks, and White Iron Chunks. This weapon On hit, Normal or Charged Attacks increase ATK and DEF by 6% for 6s. Max 4 stacks., so it naturally works well with Itto.

As for artifacts, try and aim for the Resolution Of Sojourner artifact four-piece set, filling out the other two slots with Martial Artist or Berserker Artifacts for their two-piece bonuses. Remember that Critical Damage and Critical rate are the two most important stats you want from your artifacts, so don’t pump too much into anything unless you see those present.


That wraps up our Arataki Itto build! If you’re looking for more builds, we’ve got plenty for you to look through - such as our Thoma build, Yoyima build, and Alloy build!

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