Genshin Impact Hu Tao build, artifacts, weapon, and skills

Everything you need to know about Genshin Impact’s Hu Tao, from her best build, to her ascension materials and constellations

Genshin Impact's Hu Tao waving at you

Hu Tao is known in Genshin Impact for taking over as the 77th Director of the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor at a young age. This 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 Fischl and Genshin Impact Rosaria guides if you need a strong 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 chances 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.

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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.

Weapon Effect
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.

Artifact set Effect
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%

Genshin Impact's Hu Tao with a small ghost

Genshin Impact Hu Tao skills

Active skills:

Skill Effect
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

Passive skills:

Skill Effect
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.

Constellation Effect
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:
  • Hu Tao will not fall as a result of the damage
  • For the next ten seconds, her elemental and physical resistance is increased by 200%, her crit rate is increased by 100%, and her interruption resistance is also increased
    This triggers automatically when Hu Tao has 1 HP left and
    can only occur once every 60 seconds

Hu Tao in front of a white background

What does it cost to ascend Hu Tao?

Make sure you save up these items to ascend Hu Tao as soon as you can.

Required level Mora Materials
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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