Mona Quick TL;DR DPS Build Guide
UPDATED FOR 2.0 😁!
PSA #1: DPS may stand for “damage per second,” but it also stands for “damn’s per second” because that’s what your team will be saying when you’re dishing out L’s
PSA #2: Both Mona’s abilities scale with ATK. Who said a super soaker can’t do permanent damage? You’ll be “MON-A”ing (get it, moaning?) for more when she leaves the field 🙂
IMPORTANT EXPLORATION TIP: SHE CAN USE THIS ACROSS WATER!
In combat, this is not a reliable passive. Although fine against less aggressive enemies (mainly fodder), enemies who stick onto you are more likely to still hit you when you exit your sprint animation
Because Mona has a weird frame where she can still take damage after her sprint ends (when she pops out the water), it’s preferred NOT to be used in combat
If you tap her E, it places it far away. If you hold E, it will spawn it where she is and she’ll jump back cause she scared herself
PSA #3: The ultimate itself doesn’t do damage on application; it’s a damage buffer. Until you hit the enemies in the bubbles, it will just CC them. Any damage done to the enemies will increase the damage of the said ability + Mona’s Q’s damage, and cause a hydro damage reaction (which is why Mona is also a great support!)
Please read the fine text: PSA #3 doesn’t mean that the Q doesn’t have it’s own damage on the ability; it means that the moment it’s applied on the enemies, it doesn’t deal damage. Example: If an enemy has 10 HP left and you used Mona Q, it won’t kill him because the application itself doesn’t do damage.
Talent Leveling Order: Q > E > Normal
WEAPON #1 (Recommended for nuke DPS): Skyward Atlas
How do I get it D: ? – It’s time to roll boys (gacha)
Solar Pearl is a DPS weapon for Mona as well if you have the battlepass. It gives CRIT% + boosts elemental DMG, so it overall makes her Q DPS incredibly high
WEAPON #2 (Recommended for early DPS): Mappa Mare
How do I get it D: ? – Forge (Prototype x1, Crystal Chunk x50, White Iron Chunk x50)
At high refinement, Mappa Mare is a lethal weapon choice. Elemental mastery is also great for a reaction-reliant DPS like Mona (which alternatively also makes her a great burst DPS candidate)
At extremely early phases of the game, Magic Guide is also a great placeholder!
ARTIFACT #1 (Recommended for high DPS): Ocean Conqueror
How do I get it D: ? – Peak of Vindagnyr Domain (AR 30 locked, 20 Resin per run)
Ocean Conqueror set beats Wanderer’s Troupe by a landslide. While typically the 80 EM from the 2-set bonus is great, Heart of Depth just increases overall total DPS much better
For a burst DPS Mona, running 4x Emblem of Severed Fate is the best option, as the damage bonus applies to her Q + the bonus damage as well!
ARTIFACT #2 (Recommended for early DPS): Instructor
How do I get it D: ? – Confront Stormterror Domain (60 Resin per run) or you can steal some chests
You can also go The Exile for quick burst spams. OR funny enough, Martial Artist is a pretty decent early placeholder
|ATK%||Hydro DMG%||CRIT% or CRIT DMG|
Substats: CRIT% > CRIT DMG > ATK (ATK% if not main stat) > EM
If you want other characters let me know. Hope this helped. Bye.