Hu Tao is Genshin Impact‘s newest playable character and is known for taking over as the 77th Director of the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor at a young age. This brand new pyro polearm-wielder is a cheeky prankster, because of this, Genshin Impact’s Qiqi has taken a dislike to Hu Tao as she is always trying to bury her.
Our Genshin Impact Hu Tao build outlines the best weapons and artifacts for the polearm-wielding pyro character. We also let you know the cost of ascension, and give you a quick rundown on each of her active and passive skills.
If you haven’t managed to obtain Hu Tao yet, take a look at our Genshin Impact Diluc and Genshin Impact Klee guides if you need a strong pyro character. For those of you that are low on pirmogems, we’ve also created a Genshin Impact codes list, so you’ll have a few more chance to obtain Hu Tao.
The best Genshin Impact Hu Tao build
Hu Tao is best suited for a DPS role as she can dish out some amazing single target damage. We recommend using her in a team with Diona, as she can heal up Hu Tao nicely and provide some handy shields.
Which weapon should you use?
The Staff of Homa is the best weapon for Hu Tao, but it can be hard to obtain. The Dragon’s Bane polearm is slightly less rare, so we recommend using that until you receive the Staff of Homa.
|Staff of Homa||HP is increased by 20%. The wielder also receives an attack bonus based on 0.8% of their max HP. When HP drops below 50%, the attack bonus is increased by an additional 1% of the wielders max HP|
|Dragon’s Bane||Damage is increased by 20% against enemies affected by hydro or pyro|
Which artifact set should you use?
We highly recommend using a full set of Crimson Witch of Flames artifacts. However, if that’s not an option, feel free to use a few Gladiator’s Finale items for an attack boost.
|Crimson Witch of Flames||Two equipped: Pyro damage is increased by 15%
Four equipped: Increases overload and burning damage by 40%. Increases vaporize and melt damage by 15%. Elemental skills increase the two-piece set effect by 50% for ten seconds
|Gladiator’s Finale||Two equipped: Attack is increased by 18%
Four equipped: If the wielder of this artifact set uses a sword, claymore, or polearm, their normal attack damage is increased by 35%
Hu Tao skills
|Secret Spear of Wangsheng||Performs up to six strikes|
|Secret Spear of Wangsheng (charged)||Consumes stamina to lunge forward, dealing damage to enemies along the way|
|Guide to Afterlife (Paramita Papilio State)||Consumes stamina to knockback enemies and enter the Paramita Papilio State. While in this state, Hu Tao’s attack is increased based on her max HP. The attack bonus cannot exceed 400% of her base attack. Hu Tao’s damage is converted into pyro damage during this time and resistance to interruption is increased. This effect ends when she leaves battle or has fallen.|
|Guide to Afterlife (Blood Blossom Effect)||While in the Paramita Papilio State, Hu Tao’s charged attack inflict enemies with the Blood Blossom Effect. Enemies affected take pyro damage every four seconds.|
|Spirit Soother||Hu Tao summons a blazing spirit that deals large AoE pyro damage. On hit, a percentage of Hu Tao’s HP is regenerated. This can be triggered up to five times and if Hu Tao’s HP is below or equal to 50%, damage and regeneration are increased|
|Flutter By||When the Paramita Papilio state ends, all allies (excluding Hu Tao) crit rate is increased by 12% for eight seconds|
|Sanguine Rouge||Hu Tao’s pyro damage is increased by 33% when her HP is equal to or less than 50%|
|The More the Merrier||When Hu Tao cooks a perfect dish, there is an 18% chance to receive an additional “Suspicious” dish|
What are Hu Tao’s constellations?
You can level up Hu Tao’s constellations by using the Stella Fortuna you obtain when receiving a duplicate Hu Tao. Here’s every level up bonus.
|Crimson Bouquet||While in Paramita Papilio state, Hu Tao’s charged attacks don’t consume stamina|
|Ominous Rainfall||Blood Blossom damage is increased by an amount equal to 10% of Hu Tao’s max HP when the effect is applied. Spirit Soother will now also apply the Blood Blossom effect|
|Lingering Carmine||The level of Guide to Afterlife is increased by three|
|Garden of Eternal Rest||When an enemy affected by a Blood Blossom is defeated, all nearby allies (excluding Hu Tao) will have their crit rate increased by 12% for 15 seconds|
|Floral Incense||The level of Spirit Soother is increased by three|
|Butterfly’s Embrace||When Hu Tao’s HP drops below 25%, or when she suffers a lethal blow:
What does it cost to ascend Hu Tao?
Make sure you save up these items to ascend Hu Tao as soon as you can.
|20||20,000||One Agnidus Agate Sliver, three Silk Flower, three Whopperflower Nectar|
|40||40,000||Three Agnidus Agate Fragment, two Juvenile Jade, ten Silk Flower, 15 Whopperflower Nectar|
|50||60,000||Six Agnidus Agate Fragment, four Juvenile Jade, 20 Silk Flower, 12 Shimmering Nectar|
|60||80,000||Three Agnidus Agate Chunk, eight Juvenile Jade, 30 Silk Flower, 18 Shimmering Nectar|
|70||100,000||Six Agnidus Agate Chunk, 12 Juvenile Jade, 45 Silk Flower, 12 Energy Nectar|
|80||120,000||Six Agnidus Agate Gemstone, 20 Juvenile Jade, 60 Silk Flower, 24 Energy Nectar|
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