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Hu Tao is a character in Genshin Impact. Learn about Hu Tao's stats, strengths and weaknesses, and our rating of the character in this complete profile!

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Hu Tao Rating

Hu Tao
Hu Tao Icon
Rating: S Rank Icon

Rarity: ★★★★★
Element: Fire ImagePyro (Fire)

Weapon: Polearm ImagePolearm

EN Voice Actor: Brianna Knickerbocker
JP Voice Actor: Takahashi Rie

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Hu Tao is a newly released character. Please expect frequent updates as we gather more information.

Stats

HP Attack Defense Ascension Bonus Stat
Lvl 20 3,141 45 177 CRIT DMG 0
Lvl 80 TBD TBD TBD CRIT DMG TBD

How to Use Hu Tao

Hu Tao's Elemental Skill

Genshin - Hu Tao Elemental Skill

Hu Tao's Elemental Skill allows her to sacrifice a certain amount of HP to infuse her weapon with the Pyro element. In addition to converting all damage to Pyro damage, Hu Tao also receives an ATK boost.

Use with caution, as overuse of Hu Tao's Elemental Skill might leave you with too little HP!

Hu Tao's Elemental Burst

Genshin - Hu Tao Elemental Burst

Hu Tao's Elemental Burst allows her to swing around a fire spirit, dealing Pyro damage in a wide area around her. When an enemy is hit, Hu Tao is healed an amount depending on her Max HP. Hu Tao can heal from up to five enemies.

If Hu Tao has less than 50% HP, the damage and healing are increased!

Hu Tao's In-Game Info

Hu Tao's In-Game Information

Character Thoughts on Hu Tao

Genshin Impact - Chongyun ImageChongyun The Wangsheng Funeral Parlor is a reputable institution that acts with integrity. But whenever I see that cheeky smile that says, "it’s nothing you exorcists need to worry about," it just makes my blood boil… Whoa, deep breaths, Chongyun. Stay calm.
Genshin Impact - Qiqi ImageQiqi I despise Hu Tao. I need cold, but she is too hot-blooded. I cannot smile easily, but she cannot smile convincingly. She wants to bury me, so I wish she was dead.
Genshin Impact - Xiangling ImageXiangling Is Hu Tao picking on you too? Ugh, that prankster always waits till I least expect it, creeps up on me from behind and then... Boo! ...then laughs herself silly. Hmph. But I can handle it, and she does bring me fermented plum blossoms once in a while so I can make flower cakes... so I don't hold a grudge.
Genshin Impact - Xingqiu ImageXingqiu Ah yes, the young lady who is now the master of the Wangshen Funeral Parlor. If you're asking what I think about her as a person... Well, there are all sorts of rumors about the way she works. But I think if you really want to understand someone, you need to find out what they are really after.
Genshin Impact - Xinyan ImageXinyan I’ve no clue what she’s thinking, going around looking all happy-clappy like that when she’s the head of the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor. Always greets me cheerily too, saying "I like people who play with fire, they’re good for business" or somethin’ like that… She’s a bit bizarre, I tell you.
Genshin Impact - Zhongli ImageZhongli Voice-Over - The current overseer of the funeral parlor? Ahem. I cannot deal with that child.
Story - The Hus of the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor, who have been in this business for 77 generations, are the masters of handling funerals. However, Hu Tao, the current owner of Wangsheng Funeral Parlor, primarily focuses on the art of sending mortals on their way.

For the various ceremonies for sending adepti off, Hu tao usually employs the help of a friend in more or less the same business. That person’s name is Zhongli.

Best Builds for Hu Tao

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Hu Tao DPS Builds

Pyro Main DPS

Weapon Artifact Set
Staff of Homa ImageStaff of Homa
Set Bonus
• Pyro DMG Bonus +15%.
• Increases Overloaded and Burning DMG by 40%. Increases Vaporize and Melt DMG by 15%. Using an Elemental SKill increases 2-Piece Set effects by 50% for 10s. Max 3 stacks.
Talent Priority
Guide to Afterlife
Only an unwavering flame can cleanse the impurities of this world.
Hu Tao consumes a set portion of her HP to knock the surrounding enemies back and enter the Paramita Papilio state.

Recommended Artifact Substats

Stat Priority
Sands of EonHP or Energy Recharge

Goblet of EonothemPyro DMG Bonus or HP

Circlet of LogosHP, CRIT DMG, or CRIT Rate
Substats ・HP
・CRIT Rate
・CRIT DMG

Replacement Weapons

Weapon Effect
Skyward Spine ImageSkyward Spine Bonus Stat: Energy Recharge
・Increases CRIT Rate by 8% and increases Normal ATK SPD by 12%. Additionally, Normal and Charged Attacks hits on enemies have a 50% chance to trigger a vacuum blade that deals 40% of ATK as DMG in a small AoE. This effect can occur no more than once every 2s.
DragonDragon's Bane Bonus Stat: Elemental Mastery
・Increases DMG against enemies affected by Hydro or Pyro by 20%.

Shielded Main DPS

Weapon Artifact Set
Staff of Homa ImageStaff of Homa
Set Bonus
• Increases Shield Strength by 35%
• While protected by a shield, gain an additional 40% Normal and Charged Attack DMG.
Talent Priority
Guide to Afterlife
Only an unwavering flame can cleanse the impurities of this world.
Hu Tao consumes a set portion of her HP to knock the surrounding enemies back and enter the Paramita Papilio state.

Recommended Artifact Substats

Stat Priority
Sands of EonHP or Energy Recharge

Goblet of EonothemPyro DMG Bonus or HP

Circlet of LogosHP, CRIT DMG, or CRIT Rate
Substats ・HP
・CRIT Rate
・CRIT DMG

Replacement Weapons

Weapon Effect
Primordial Jade Winged-Spear ImagePrimordial Jade Winged-Spear Bonus Stat: Crit Rate
・On hit, increases ATK by 3.2% for 6s. Max 7 stacks. This effect can only occur once every 0.3s. While in possession of the maximum possible stacks, DMG dealt is increased by 12%.
White Tassel ImageWhite Tassel Bonus Stat: CRIT Rate
・Increases Normal Attack DMG by 24%.

Best Artifacts and Weapons for Hu Tao

Best Artifacts Ranked

Rating Set Bonuses
Best • Pyro DMG Bonus +15%.
• Increases Overloaded and Burning DMG by 40%. Increases Vaporize and Melt DMG by 15%. Using an Elemental SKill increases 2-Piece Set effects by 50% for 10s. Max 3 stacks.
Second Best • ATK +18%.
• If the wielder of this artifact set uses a Sword, Claymore or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack DMG by 35%.
Third Best • CRIT Rate +12%
• When HP is below 70%, CRIT Rate increases by an additional 24%.

List of Artifacts and Set Bonuses

Best Weapons Ranked

Rating Weapon Stats (Lv.1)
Best Staff of Homa Image Staff of Homa Base Stats
Base Attack: 46
Bonus Effect: CRIT DMG 14.4%
Skill Effect
HP increased by 20%. Additionally, provides an ATK Bonus based on 0.8% of the wielder’s Max HP. When the wielder's HP is less than 50%, this ATK Bonus is increased by an additional 1% of Max HP.
Second Best Skyward Spine Image Skyward Spine Base Stats
Base Attack: 48
Bonus Effect: Energy Recharge 8.0%
Skill Effect
Increases CRIT Rate by 8% and increases Normal ATK SPD by 12%. Additionally, Normal and Charged Attacks hits on enemies have a 50% chance to trigger a vacuum blade that deals 40% of ATK as DMG in a small AoE. This effect can occur no more than once every 2s.
Third Best Dragon Dragon's Bane Base Stats
Base Attack: 41
Bonus Effect: Elemental Mastery 48
Skill Effect
Increases DMG against enemies affected by Hydro or Pyro by 20%.

List of Polearms

Recommended Party Members for Hu Tao

Character Element Weapon
Genshin Impact - Ganyu ImageGanyu Frost Icon Bow Icon
・Easy to go for Elemental Reactions during Ganyu's long-lasting Burst.
・Can be swapped in as DPS while Hu Tao waits for coolddown.
Genshin Impact - Tartaglia ImageTartaglia Water Icon Bow Icon
・Swap one for the other while waiting for cooldowns to end.
・Creates Pyro/Hydro Elemental Reactions with high DMG output.
Genshin Impact - Diona ImageDiona Frost Icon Bow Icon
・Can keep Hu Tao alive with Shield + HP Recovery.
・Set up strong Elemental Reactions as well.
Genshin Impact - Fischl ImageFischl Lightning Icon Bow Icon
・Bring out Oz for continuous Elemental Reactions.
・Combine with Hu Tao's Elemental Skill for massive Overload DMG.

Ascension and Talent Materials

Ascension Materials

Lv.20→Lv.40
Lv.40→Lv.50
Lv.50→Lv.60
Lv.60→Lv.70
Lv.70→Lv.80
Lv.80→Lv.90

Hu Tao Talents (Skills)

Normal Attack: Secret Spear of Wangsheng

Talent Description
Performs up to 6 consecutive spear strikes.
Charge Attack
Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to lunge forward, dealing damage to opponents along the way.
Plunge Attack:
Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE damage upon impact.

Skill Attributes

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
1-Hit DMG 46.90%
2-Hit DMG 48.30%
3-Hit DMG 61.10%
4-Hit DMG 65.60%
5-Hit DMG 33.3%+35.2%
6-Hit DMG 86.0%
Charged Attack 136.0%
Charged Attack Stamina Cost 25.0
Plunge DMG 65.4%
Low/High Plunge DMG 131%/163%

Guide to Afterlife

Talent Description
Only an unwavering flame can cleanse the impurities of this world.
Hu Tao consumes a set portion of her HP to knock the surrounding enemies back and enter the Paramita Papilio state.
Paramita Papilio State:
・Increases Hu Tao’s ATK based on her Max HP at the time of entering this state. ATK Bonus gained this way cannot exceed 400% of Hu Tao’s Base ATK.
・Converts attack DMG to Pyro DMG, which cannot be overridden by any other elemental infusion.
Increases Hu Tao’s resistance to interruption.
Paramita Papilio ends when its duration is over, or when Hu Tao has left the battlefield or fallen.

In the Paramita Papilio state, Hu Tao’s Charged Attacks apply the Blood Blossom effect to enemies it hits.
Blood Blossom Effect:
Enemies affected by Blood Blossom will take Pyro DMG every 4s. This DMG is considered Elemental Skill DMG.
Each enemy can be affected by only one Blood Blossom effect at a time, and its duration may only be refreshed by Hu Tao herself.

Skill Attributes

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
Activation Cost 30% Current HP
ATK Increase 3.84% Max HP
Blood Blossom DMG 64%

Spirit Soother

Talent Description
Commands a blazing spirit to attack, dealing Pyro DMG in a large AoE.
Upon striking the enemy, regenerates a percentage of Hu Tao's Max HP. This effect can be triggered up to 5 times, based on the number of enemies hit. If Hu Tao's HP is below or equal to 50% when the enemy is hit, both the DMG and HP Regeneration are increased.
Flavor Text:
Supernatural activity by those who have already left this world is a source of great anxiety for the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor. In such cases, cremation always lets Hu Tao find peace of mind. The more anxious she feels, the stronger the flames.

Skill Attributes

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
Skill DMG 303%
Low HP Skill DMG 379%
Skill HP Regeneration 6.26% Max HP

Flutter By

Talent Description
When a Paramita Papilio state activated by Guide to Afterlife ends, all allies in the party (excluding Hu Tao herself) will have their CRIT Rate increased by 12% for 8s.

Sanguine Rouge

Talent Description
When Hu Tao's HP is equal to or less than 50%, her Pyro Damage Bonus is increased by 33%

The More the Merrier

Talent Description
When Hu Tao cooks a dish perfectly, she has an 18% chance to receive an additional ''Suspicious'' dish of the same type.

Hu Tao Constellations

Hu Tao Image
Crimson Bouquet While in a Paramita Papilio state activated by Guide to Afterlife, Hu Tao's Charge Attacks do not consume Stamina.
Ominous Rainfall Increases the Blood Blossom DMG by an amount equal to 10% of Hu Tao's Max HP at the time the effect is applied.
Additionally, Spirit Soother will also apply the Blood Blossom effect.
Lingering Carmine Increases the Level of Guide to Afterlife by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Garden of Eternal Rest Upon defeating an enemy affected by a Blood Blossom that Hu Tao applied herself, all nearby allies (excluding Hu Tao herself) will have their CRIT Rate increased by 12% for 15s.
Floral Incense Increases the Level of Spirit Soother by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Butterfly's Embrace Triggers when Hu Tao's HP drops below 25%, or when she suffers a lethal strike:
Hu Tao will not fall as a result of the DMG sustained. Additionally, for the next 10s, all of her Elemental and Physical Res is increased by 200%, her CRIT Rate is increased by 100%, and her resistance to interruption is greatly increased.
This effect triggers automatically when Hu Tao has 1 HP left.
Can only occur every 60s.

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39 Anonymousabout 1 hour

Do crits work with the Guide to Afterlife dmg boost?

38 Anonymous2 days

>>37 she wouldve been Ultra SSS tier if she said EKUUUUSPUROOOOSION!! during her Q

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