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Genshin Impact Itto build, artifacts, and more

Here’s the best Genshin Impact Itto build available right now to crush the competition with high Geo damage, survivability, and tiny armoured bulls

Genshin Impact Itto build, artifacts, and more: Itto posing above a blurred Genshin Impact environment.

The much loved Geo DPS character with a pet bull, Arataki Itto, will be returning for a rerun in the Genshin Impact 3.3 update. This Geo Claymore user comes equipped with a creative and highly powerful set of abilities when built correctly, resulting in many players wondering what the best Genshin Impact Itto build is. Luckily, we’ve got everything you need to know to have the strongest Itto build in Genshin Impact 3.3.

Alongside Itto in the Genshin Impact 3.3 banners are several other powerful characters you’ll want to get your hands on if you’ve got the Primogems to spare, including the brand-new Scaramouche. Alternatively, the Genshin Impact TCG card game Genius Invokation gives players a new way to collect characters, this time in the form of cards! Throughout this guide, you’ll learn the best artifact sets for Itto, as well as his stat and talent priorities, alongside his best weapons and ideal team compositions. If you need a reminder of what Itto’s abilities, talents, and Constellations are, then check out Genshin Impact Scaramouche banner abilities here to learn more.

Itto build overview

To give a brief overview of the best Genshin Impact Itto build, here is what you’re going to want:

  • Artifacts: Husk of Opulent Dreams four-piece set
  • Stat priority: DEF, Crit DMG and Crit Rate, and Energy Recharge
  • Talent priority: Normal Attack, Elemental Burst, and then Elemental Skill
  • Weapon: Redhorn Stonethresher

Below you’ll find our full breakdown of each recommendation, as well as example team comps you should absolutely slot Itto into.

Itto build artifacts

Itto’s best artifact is Husk of Opulent Dreams, available in the Slumbering Court Domain in Inazuma. Husk of Opulent Dreams is tailor-made for Itto, bolstering his main stat, DEF, along with providing huge bonuses to Geo DMG. This is the best artifact set for a main DPS Itto build, where he acts as the team’s Hypercarry.

Artifact Effect
Genshin Impact Husk of Opulent DreamsHusk of Opulent Dreams

Two-piece set: DEF +30%.

Four-piece set: A character equipped with this set will obtain the Curiosity effects during the following two conditions: When on-field, the character gains one stack after hitting an opponent with a Geo attack, triggering a maximum of once every 0.3 seconds. When off the field, the character gains one stack every 3 seconds. Curiosity can stack up to four times, each providing 6% DEF and 6% Geo DMG. When six seconds pass without gaining a Curiosity stack, a stack is lost.

Genshin Impact Retracing BolideRetracing Bolide

Two-piece set: Increases Shield Strength by 35%.

Four-piece set: While protected by a shield, gain an additional 40% Normal and Charged Attack damage.

Genshin Impact Husk of Opulent DreamsHusk of Opulent Dreams

Genshin Impact Archaic PetraArchaic Petra

 Two-piece set: DEF +30%.

Two-piece set: Geo DMG +15%.

Itto is a 5-Star Anemo claymore-user specialising in on-field damage through a barrage of Charged Attacks while throwing his abilities in whenever they are available. Since Itto has a specific playstyle based around using Charged Attacks as the main source of damage, the best Artifacts for an Itto build provide bonuses to these types of attacks, as well as to DEF, his main scaling stat.

While Husk of Opulent Dreams is his best artifact set, there are other options if you don’t have Husk. Retracing Bolide comes close in terms of damage output so long as you have a shielder such as Zhongli in your team. Without a character providing a shield, Retracing Bolide will not be able to match the power of Husk of Opulent Dreams.

A final artifact set that is compatible with Itto is a combination of Husk of Opulent Dreams and Archaic Petra, taking the two-piece bonus from each. Husk will provide Itto with increased DEF, his main stat that will also boost his damage, while Archaic Petra offers a bonus to Geo DMG.

Itto build stat priority

Itto’s stat priority is DEF, Crit DMG and Crit Rate, and Energy Recharge. Since DEF is Itto’s main scaling stat, improving this stat will also boost his damage potential.

Slot Main Stat Sub Stat
Flower HP DEF% > Crit Rate/Damage > Energy Recharge
Feather ATK DEF% > Crit Rate/Damage > Energy Recharge
Sands DEF% DEF > Crit Rate/Damage > Energy Recharge
Goblet Geo DMG Bonus DEF% > Crit Rate/Damage > Energy Recharge
Circlet Crit Rate/Damage DEF% > Crit Rate/Damage > Energy Recharge

Given that Itto is a main on-field DPS, you’ll want to prioritise stats that will improve your damage. Getting a good amount of DEF% is a great start, especially when paired with the Husk of Opulent Dreams providing additional DEF. From here, you’ll want to prioritise Crit Rate and Crit Damage to improve overall DPS. Furthermore, Itto’s Elemental Burst is a large source of Itto’s damage potential, and so being able to recharge it off cooldown is important. You should aim for around 130% Energy Recharge to optimise this stat without sacrificing other stat values.

Itto build talent priority

Itto’s talent priority is Normal Attack, Elemental Burst, followed by Elemental Skill.

The majority of Itto’s damage comes through his Charged Attacks due to his unique Superlative Strength mechanic empowering these attacks. As such, improving his Normal Attack Talent should be the priority when seeking to create an Itto DPS build. Itto’s Elemental Burst should be prioritised next as this ability augments and enhances his Normal Attacks and attack rotations. While his Elemental Skill is certainly no slouch when it comes to damage, this Talent should be saved until after the other two are levelled sufficiently.

Itto build weapons

Itto’s best weapon is Redhorn Stonethresher. Itto’s signature weapon is no doubt his best-in-slot weapon, providing a valuable boost to DEF% and the effectiveness of his Normal and Charged Attack.

Weapon Effect
Genshin Impact Redhorn StonethresherRedhorn Stonethresher

Gokadaiou Otagibanashi

DEF is increased by 28%. Normal and Charged Attack DMG is increased by 40% of DEF.

Genshin Impact Serpent SpineSerpent Spine


Every four seconds a character is on the field, they will deal 6% more DMG and take 3% more DMG. This effect has a maximum of five stacks and will not be reset if the character leaves the field, but will be reduced by one stack when the character takes damage.

Genshin Impact WhiteblindWhiteblind

Infusion Blade

On hit, Normal or Charged Attacks increase ATK and DEF by 6% for six seconds. Max four stacks. This effect can only occur once every 0.5 seconds.

Genshin Impact Skyward PrideSkyward Pride

Sky-ripping Dragon Spine

Increases all DMG by 8%. After using an Elemental Burst, Normal, or Charged Attack, on hit, creates a vacuum blade that does 80% of ATK as DMG to enemies along its path. Lasts for 20 seconds or eight vacuum blades.

While Redhorn Stonethresher is by far Itto’s best weapon, there are several other weapons that work well if you have access to them.

Serpent Spine is an accessible option, being acquired through the Battle Pass, that will provide a stacking Elemental DMG Bonus just by staying on-field, which suits Itto as a main DPS who will spend the majority of the time on-field.

Likewise, Whiteblind is a craftable weapon option that will not only increase his Normal and Charged ATK damage, but also greatly benefit his DEF which further impacts his damage potential. This makes Whiteblind a strong free-to-play option for those who have the crafting materials.

Lastly, Skyward Pride is another suitable choice for an Itto build. However, while it has potential to deal significant damage, the other weapons are generally better suited for Itto’s stats and playstyle.

Itto build team comps

There are several Itto team comps that you can create, with Itto operating predominantly as the on-field DPS. However, most builds will be made up mainly of Geo characters.

Character Role
Itto Main on-field DPS


Gorou is Itto’s best supporting character, providing substantial bonuses to DEF and Geo DMG depending on the number of Geo party members.



Zhongli is a staple support in Geo teams due to his powerful shielding ability and strong off-field damage.



Albedo is great for providing off-field AoE Geo DMG through his Elemental Skill.

This Mono Geo team is Itto’s most powerful team, though it is certainly not a cheap and easily accessible one, consisting of three five-star characters. Nevertheless, this team works so well thanks to having strong Geo Resonance (all Geo characters). Geo characters are often built to have increased power when other party members are Geo aligned. For instance, Gorou’s abilities gain additional effects depending on the number of Geo party members, with a full team providing bonus Geo DMG. Having only one Element also means that Energy is easy to come by, giving Itto increased up-time on his devastating Elemental Burst form. Overall, this team will be able to output very high damage numbers while also being very tanky. You could say they’re built like a rock.

Character Role
Itto Main on-field DPS


Gorou is Itto’s best supporting character, providing substantial bonuses to DEF and Geo DMG depending on the number of Geo party members.



Kokomi and Bennet are both excellent off-field healers. Additionally, Bennet can provide a damage boost during his Elemental Burst.



Albedo is great for providing off-field AoE Geo DMG through his Elemental Skill.

This Itto Triple Geo team works in much the same way as the Mono Geo team, minus Zhongli. This makes it a more accessible team composition without sacrificing too much damage. Without Zhongli providing shields, having an off-field healer and Hydro applicator like Kokomi or a healing and damage boosting Bennet will really save the day. This team will still deal significant damage, even having the possibility of dealing with enemies’ Elemental Shields more effectively, but has greater flexibility depending on what characters you have at your disposal.

Character Role
Itto Main on-field DPS


Gorou is Itto’s best supporting character, providing substantial bonuses to DEF and Geo DMG depending on the number of Geo party members.

Traveller (Geo)


F2P alternative Geo character that can still output high Geo DMG.



Both Fischl and Xianling are among the best off-field DPS characters in the game, while also being highly accessible.

This final Itto team comp is the best free-to-play Triple Geo team. Having three Geo characters means Energy is easy to generate, while also improving the effectiveness of Gorou’s supportive abilities. The Traveller aligned to Geo can act as a strong Sub-DPS for those who lack a more expensive five-star alternative. The final slot can be filled with a Sub-DPS like Fischl or Xianling to improve off-field damage and your ability to deal with Elemental Shields. However, if you’re struggling to stay alive then this spot could also be occupied by a healer such as Kokomi or Bennet.

And that’s the best Itto build Genshin Impact can offer right now. If you’re lucky with your pulls during the current banners, you might also be able to build the best Faruzan build Genshin Impact has, the perfect teammate for the brand-new Anemo five-star Scaramouche. As always, we’ll be sure to keep this guide updated as new builds and compositions arise.