Genshin Impact: Arataki Itto Build Guide

Himel Mahmud
By Himel Mahmud
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Credit: HoYoverse

Here is the build guide for Arataki Itto, one of the best Geo DPS characters in Genshin Impact.

Arataki Itto is a playable 5-star Claymore wielding Geo character in Genshin Impact. Itto is the descendant of the Crimson oni and the leader and founder of the Arataki Gang from Inazuma. Arataki Itto is a Geo DPS that does not need any elemental reaction to deal powerful damage. His talents scale with DEF, and he greatly benefits from Geo resonance if paired with Gorou as he can increase the DEF of the whole party.

Arataki Itto is getting his first rerun after the version 2.3 update, and fans are excited to pull for him. Itto can be obtained from the limited-time Character Event banner ‘Oni’s Royale,’ starting from June 21st to July 12th with a boosted drop rate.

Below is a comprehensive build guide for Arataki Itto, one of the best Geo DPS characters in Genshin Impact.

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Arataki Itto Build Guide


Normal Attack: Fight Club Legend

Normal Attack
Perform up to 4 consecutive strikes.
When the 2nd and 4th strikes hit opponents, Itto will gain 1 and 2 stacks of Superlative Superstrength, respectively.
Max 5 stacks. Triggering this effect will refresh the current duration of any existing stacks.

Additionally, Itto’s Normal Attack combo does not immediately reset after sprinting or using his Elemental Skill, “Masatsu Zetsugi: Akaushi Burst!

Charged Attack
When holding to perform a Charged Attack, Itto unleashes a series of Arataki Kesagiri slashes without consuming Stamina. Instead, each Arataki Kesagiri slash consumes one stack of Superlative Superstrength. When the final stack is consumed, Itto delivers a powerful final slash.
If no stacks of Superlative Superstrength are available, Itto will perform a single Saichimonji Slash.

Plunging Attack
Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

Elemental Skill
Masatsu Zetsugi: Akaushi Burst!

Hurls Ushi, the young akaushi bull and auxiliary member of the Arataki Gang, dealing Geo DMG to opponents on hit.
When Ushi hits opponents, Arataki Itto gains 1 stack of Superlative Superstrength.

Ushi will remain on the field and provide support in the following ways:

  • Taunts surrounding opponents and draws their attacks.
  • Inherits HP based on a percentage of Arataki Itto’s Max HP.
  • When Ushi takes DMG, Arataki Itto gains 1 stack of Superlative Superstrength. Only 1 stack can be gained in this way every 2s.
  • Ushi will flee when its HP reaches 0 or its duration ends. It will grant Arataki Itto 1 stack of Superlative Superstrength when it leaves.

Adjust throwing angle.

Ushi is considered a Geo Construct. Arataki Itto can only deploy 1 Ushi on the field at any one time.

Elemental Burst
Royal Descent: Behold, Itto the Evil!

Time to show ’em the might of the Arataki Gang! For a time, Itto lets out his inner Raging Oni King, wielding his Oni King’s Kanabou in battle.
This state has the following special properties:

  • Converts Itto’s Normal, Charged, and Plunging Attacks to Geo DMG. This cannot be overridden.
  • Increases Itto’s Normal Attack SPD. Also increases his ATK based on his DEF.
  • On hit, the 1st and 3rd strikes of his attack combo will each grant Arataki Itto 1 stack of Superlative Superstrength.
  • Decreases Itto’s Elemental and Physical RES by 20%.

The Raging Oni King state will be cleared when Itto leaves the field.

Passive Talents

Arataki Ichiban

When Arataki Itto uses consecutive Arataki Kesagiri, he obtains the following effects:

  • Each slash increases the ATK SPD of the next slash by 10%. Max ATK SPD increase is 30%.
  • Increases his resistance to interruption.

These effects will be cleared once he stops performing consecutive slashes.

Bloodline of the Crimson Oni

Arataki Kesagiri DMG is increased by 35% of Arataki Itto’s DEF.

Woodchuck Chucked

When a party member uses attacks to obtain wood from a tree, they have a 25% chance to obtain an additional log of wood.

Arataki Itto Constellations

Stay a While and Listen Up
(Unlocked at C1)
After using Royal Descent: Behold, Itto the Evil!, Arataki Itto gains 2 stacks of Superlative Superstrength. After 1s, Itto will gain 1 stack of Superlative Superstrength every 0.5s for 1.5s.
Gather ‘Round, It’s a Brawl!
(Unlocked at C2)
After using Royal Descent: Behold, Itto the Evil!, each party member whose Element is Geo will decrease that skill’s CD by 1.5s and restore 6 Energy to Arataki Itto.
CD can be decreased by up to 4.5s in this manner. Max 18 Energy can be restored in this manner.
Horns Lowered, Coming Through
(Unlocked at C3)
Increases the Level of Masatsu Zetsugi: Akaushi Burst! by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Jailhouse Bread and Butter
(Unlocked at C4)
When the Raging Oni King state caused by Royal Descent: Behold, Itto the Evil! ends, all nearby party members gain 20% DEF and 20% ATK for 10s.
10 Years of Hanamizaka Fame
(Unlocked at C5)
Increases the Level of Royal Descent: Behold, Itto the Evil! by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Arataki Itto, Present!
(Unlocked at C6)
Arataki Itto’s Charged Attacks deal +70% Crit DMG. Additionally, when he uses Arataki Kesagiri, he has a 50% chance to not consume stacks of Superlative Superstrength.
Arataki Itto Constellations

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Arataki Itto Artifact Set Guide

Being a Geo character, we can only recommend Husk of Opulent Dreams, as it is the only suitable artifact set for Itto.

Husk of Opulent Dreams
2-piece set: DEF +30%

4-piece set: A character equipped with this Artifact set will obtain the Curiosity effect in the following conditions: When on the field, the character gains 1 stack after hitting an opponent with a Geo attack, triggering a maximum of once every 0.3s.
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.

Best Weapons for Arataki Itto

Arataki Itto has some good weapon options, including a free-to-play weapon. These are the best weapon options for Arataki Itto:

Redhorn Stonethresher

Redhorn Stonethresher. Credit: HoYoverse
Redhorn Stonethresher. Credit: HoYoverse

Base Attack: 44, at Level 90: 542
CRIT DMG: 19.2%, at Level 90: 88.2%

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

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Serpent Spine

Serpent Spine, Credit: HoYoverse
Serpent Spine, Credit: HoYoverse

Base Attack: 42, at Level 90: 510
CRIT Rate: 6.0%, at Level 90: 27.6%

Every 4s a character is on the field, they will deal 6% more DMG and take 3% more DMG. 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 DMG.


Whiteblind, Credit: HoYoverse
Whiteblind, Credit: HoYoverse

Base Attack: 42, at Level 90: 510
DEF: 11.3%, at Level 90: 51.7%

On hit, Normal or Charged Attacks increase ATK and DEF by 6% for 6s. Max 4 stacks (24% total). Can only occur once every 0.5s.


Arataki Itto has a very limited number of weapon options, including one free-to-play craftable weapon. Redhorn Stonethresher, his signature 5-star claymore, is the best in slot weapon for Itto because of the ridiculously high CRIT DMG stat. Besides his signature weapon, Serpent Spine is the second-best option for Itto because of the high CRIT Rate.

Whiteblind is a craftable 4-star free-to-play weapon which is also great for Arataki Itto because it will provide a lot of DEF% for Itto. Whiteblind can sometimes be better than other 4-star options because this claymore can be easily refined.

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Arataki Itto Builds

Standard Build
4-piece Husk of Opulent Dreams
Flower, Feather, DEF%, Geo DMG Bonus%, CRIT DMG or Rate


Like other claymore DPS characters, Arataki Itto’s playstyle is straightforward. Itto would preferably mix up both Normal and Charged attacks. Normal attacks can get him Superlative Superstrength stacks, to a maximum of five. The glowing markers indicate this on Itto’s back. He can then use these stacks to perform a series of Arataki Kesagiri Charged attacks that will not consume Stamina. If he has no Superlative Superstrength, he does a single Saichimonji Slash.

Arataki Itto’s elemental skill, Masatsu Zetsugi: Akaushi Burst! summons a bull into the battlefield that deals Geo DMG to opponents it hits. Whenever Ushi hits an opponent, Itto gets a stack of Superlative Strength. He can only get one stack in every 2 seconds. The young bull stays on the field until his health drops to zero while taunting the surrounding enemies’ attacks. When Ushi leaves the field, Itto gains another stack of Superlative Superstrength.

His elemental burst Royal Descent: Behold, Itto the Evil! changes Itto’s attack chain into Geo DMG, increasing his Normal attack speed and ATK scaling based off his DEF. He will get full stacks of Superlative Superstrength very quickly, for you to chain into Charged attacks. In this form, his Elemental and Physical RES is reduced by 20% but will gain increased ATK and ATK SPD.

Itto’s playstyle revolves around an entire Geo team, consisting of Gorou, Zhongli, Ninnguang, or Albedo. Gorou is the best support for Itto as he increases DEF for the entire party and acts as a Geo buffer. We don’t recommend Noelle to pair with Itto because she is similar to Itto in terms of playstyle.

Best Team Comp For Arataki Itto

Here we listed some of the popular team comps for Arataki Itto.

  1. Arataki Itto, Gorou, Albedo, Diona
  2. Arataki Itto, Gorou, Albedo, Zhongli
  3. Arataki Itto, Bennett, Traveler (Geo), Zhongli

Arataki Itto Ascension Materials

The materials needed to ascend Itto from level 1 to level 90.

Lv.20 → Lv.40Onikaubuto ×3
Prithiva Topaz Silver ×1
Slime Condensate ×3
Mora x20,000
Lv.40 → Lv.50Onikaubuto ×10
Prithiva Topaz Fragment ×3
Slime Condensate ×15
Riftborn Regalia ×2
Mora x40,000
Lv.50 → Lv.60Onikaubuto ×20
Prithiva Topaz Fragment ×6
Slime Secretions ×12
Riftborn Regalia ×4
Mora x60,000
Lv.60 → Lv.70Onikaubuto ×30
Prithiva Topaz Chunk ×3
Slime Secretions ×18
Riftborn Regalia ×8
Mora x80,000
Lv.70 → Lv.80Onikaubuto ×45
Prithiva Topaz Chunk ×6
Slime Concentrate ×12
Riftborn Regalia ×12
Mora x100,000
Lv.80 → Lv.90Onikaubuto ×60
Prithiva Topaz Gemstone ×6
Slime Concentrate ×24
Riftborn Regalia ×20
Mora x120,000
Arataki Itto Ascension Materials

Talent Upgrade Materials for Arataki Itto

The total number of materials required to level up the talents of Arataki Itto. Please multiply these materials by 3 because there are three types of upgradable talents for Itto.

3Teachings of Elegance
21Guide to Elegance
38Philosophies of Elegance
6Slime Condensate
22Slime Secretions
31Slime Concentrate
6Ashen Heart
1Crown of Insight
Talent Materials for Arataki Itto

That’s it for the new Arataki Itto build guide for new and old players. Keep an eye on GameRiv for more build guides and future Genshin Impact content.

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Himel Mahmud is a Staff Writer and Social Media Manager at GameRiv. A former FIFA Professional, Himel has been playing video games forever. He plays video games passionately, loves football and an avid music listener.