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Genshin Impact - Hu Tao Rating and Best Builds

Hu Tao is a 5-star Pyro Polearm character in Genshin Impact. Learn about Hu Tao's stats, strengths and weaknesses, Japanese voice actor, best weapon and builds, and our rating of the character in this complete profile!

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Hu Tao Rating and Information

Character Information

Hu Tao
Hu Tao Icon
Rating: S Rank Icon

Rarity: ★★★★★
Element: Pyro ImagePyro

Weapon: Polearm ImagePolearm

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

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Hu Tao's Stats

HP Attack Defense Ascension Bonus Stat
Lvl 20 3,141 45 177 CRIT DMG 0
Lvl 80 14459 99 815 CRIT DMG 38.4%

Hu Tao Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths
• High Charged Attack and Elemental Burst DMG.
• High Base CRIT DMG.
• High Base HP and DEF.
• Provides CRIT Rate for other party members.
Weaknesses
• Lacks AoE attacks outside of Elemental Burst.
• Elemental Skill drains HP to boost DMG.

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How to Use Hu Tao

Elemental Skill Strengthens DMG

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 DMG, 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!

Best Used with 2 DPS Party

Genshin - How to Use Hu Tao DPS
Hu Tao's high DMG output is highly reliant on her using her Elemental Skill. When it's unavailable, it's recommended to switch over to a different DPS character.

Works Well with Off-Field Supports

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Using characters with Elemental Skills or Elemental Bursts that stay on the field for a long time and then switching to Hu Tao will let you trigger elemental reactions easily and increase DMG output!

Heal with Hu Tao's Elemental Burst

Genshin - Hu Tao Elemental Burst

Hu Tao's Elemental Burst allows her to swing around a fire spirit, dealing huge Pyro DMG in a wide area and healing herself. If Hu Tao has less than 50% HP, the DMG and healing are increased!

Use this to manage Hu Tao's HP loss!

Since Hu Tao's Elemental Skill sacrifices your health, you will need to keep an eye on Hu Tao's health! Her Elemental Burst balances it out by dealing damage and healing Hu Tao at the same time.

Stronger when below 50% HP

Genshin - Hu Tao Below 50% HP

After unlocking her second passive talent, Sanguine Rouge, Hu Tao will be able to deal increased Pyro DMG when at 50% HP or under. If you want to deal the most DMG out of Hu Tao, we recommend keeping her below 50% HP.

Use Shields to Keep Hu Tao alive

Hu Tao at low HP can be vulnerable in getting knocked out after a few hits. In order to keep Hu Tao alive while her HP is low, use shields from other characters so that Hu Tao can safely deal a lot of DMG.

Best Builds for Hu Tao

Hu Tao's Roles and Builds

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Hu Tao DPS Builds

Pyro 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%

Goblet of EonothemHP% or Pyro DMG Bonus

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

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%.
Deathmatch ImageDeathmatch Bonus Stat: CRIT Rate
・If there are at least 2 enemies nearby, ATK is increased by 16%. If there are less than 2 enemies nearby, ATK is increased by 24%.

Pyro DPS 2

Weapon Artifact Set
Staff of Homa ImageStaff of Homa
Set Bonus
• ATK +18%.
• When casting an Elemental Skill, if the character has 15 or more Energy, they lose 15 Energy and Normal/Charge/Plunging Attack DMG is increased by 50% for 10s. This effect will not trigger again during that duration.
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 EonothemHP% or Pyro DMG Bonus

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

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%.
DragonDragon's Bane Bonus Stat: Elemental Mastery
・Increases DMG against enemies affected by Hydro or Pyro by 20%.
Black Tassel ImageBlack Tassel Bonus Stat: HP
・Increases DMG against slimes by 40%.

Best Artifacts and Weapons for Hu Tao

Best Artifacts Ranked

Rating Set Bonus
Best Crimson Witch of Flames • 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 Shimenawa's Reminiscence • ATK +18%.
• When casting an Elemental Skill, if the character has 15 or more Energy, they lose 15 Energy and Normal/Charge/Plunging Attack DMG is increased by 50% for 10s. This effect will not trigger again during that duration.
Third Best Noblesse Oblige • Elemental Burst DMG +20%.
• Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members' ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.

Alternative Artifact Set

Set Bonus
Berserker • 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

Best Characters and Strategies

Character Element Weapon
Genshin Impact - Ganyu ImageGanyu
・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
・Swap one for the other while waiting for cooldowns to end.
・Creates Pyro/Hydro Elemental Reactions with high DMG output.
Genshin Impact - Kaeya ImageKaeya
・Sets up strong Cryo/Pyro Elemental Reactions.
・Kaeya's Burst can persist even with Hu Tao in the field.
Genshin Impact - Xingqiu ImageXingqiu
・Rainswords deliver continuous Elemental Reactions.
・Combined with Hu Tao's Elemental Skill for massive Vaporize DMG.

Hu Tao Ascension and Talent Materials

Hu Tao 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 Talent Level-Up Materials

Daily Domain Drops Enemy Drops Weekly Boss Drops
Tues/Thurs/Sun
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Whopperflower
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Childe Challenge Reward
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Talent Materials per Level

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

Constellations and Effects

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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