Looking for the most effective Genshin Impact Hu Tao build? Hu Tao wields a polearm and is a Pyro based five-star character — the perfect mix for a lethal DPS dealer. Taking part in the Papilio Charontis Chapter tale quest will reveal some of her past.
Hu Tao is the 77th Director of the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor. ‘ Hu Tao’s elemental skill, which allows her to enter the Paramita Papillo state, making her an intriguing character. All of her attacks become Pyro attacks in this condition and gain a damage boost proportional to her maximum health.
Hu Tao has been out for a while now, and it’s safe to say she has some of the best single target damage in the game. Unsurprisingly, this has earned her a high rank on our Genshin Impact tier list. When combined with a DPS dealer that specialises in AoE attacks, you can quickly develop a devastating combo that will carry you past the most difficult levels of Abyssal Moon Spire.
Hu Tao’s Attack
Perform up to six consecutive strikes.
Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to lunge forward, dealing damage to opponents along the way.
Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging enemies along the path and dealing AOE DMG upon impact.
Hu Tao’s Abilities
Hu Tao is unusual in that she is the first character to use her talents by depleting her health. This is fine, however, because she grows more strong when she’s at or below 50 % health. In a nutshell, she has two modes: default and Paramita Papilio. This is the state in which she enters following the casting of her basic ability. In it, she increases ATK dependent on her maximum HP, transforms all of her damage to Pyro damage, and provides foes the Blood Blossom debuff with her charged attacks.
This Blood Blossom debuff deals Pyro damage to opponents every four seconds for eight seconds and can only be recharged by Hu Tao.
With her ultimate, Hu Tao swings her ghost about, delivering Pyro damage in a huge circle around her. Each enemy hit recovers HP to Hu Tao, up to a maximum of five adversaries. It both heals for more and deals more damage if Hu Tao is below 50 percent HP when thrown.
Her ascensions also aid, with a 33% increase in Pyro damage at Ascension 4.
Guide to Afterlife (Elemental Skill)
- Hu Tao expends a predetermined amount of her HP to knock the foes around her back and enter the Paramita Papilio condition.
- Paramita Papilio:
- Increases Hu Tao’s ATK based on her maximum HP when entering the state. The ATK bonus gained this way cannot exceed 400% of Hu Tao’s base attack.
- Converts ATK damage to Pyro damage, which cannot be overridden by any other elemental infusion.
- Charged attacks apply the Blood Blossom effect to enemies hit.
- Increases Hu Tao’s resistance to interruption.
- Blood Blossom:
- Enemies affected by Blood Blossom take Pyro damage every four seconds. This damage is considered elemental skill damage.
- 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.
- Paramita Papilio ends when its duration is over, or Hu Tao has left the battlefield or fallen.
Spirit Soother (Elemental Burst)
- A burning spirit is summoned to attack, causing Pyro damage in a wide area of effect.
- When Hu Tao strikes an enemy, a percentage of his maximum HP is restored. Based on the amount of foes hit, this effect can be triggered up to five times.
- If Hu Tao’s HP is less than or equal to 50% when the enemy is hit, the damage and HP regeneration are both boosted.
Ascension 1 – Flutter By (Passive 1)
When a Paramita Papilio state activated by Guide to Afterlife expires, all allies in the party (excluding Hu Tao) have their Crit Rate increased by 12% for eight seconds.
Ascension 4 – Sanguine Rouge (Passive 2)
Hu Tao’s Pyro damage boost is increased by 33% when her HP is equal to or less than 50%.
Unlocked The More the Merrier (Passive 3)
Hu Tao has an 18% chance of receiving another Suspicious food of the same type if she makes a dish correctly.
Best Hu Tao Build
We’ve received some unfavourable news. MiHoYo essentially designed the new Staff of Homa for Hu Tao, as it increases HP and allows for greater scaling off of maximum HP. Regrettably, it is only accessible through the weapons banner and has a 5-Star rarity. Needless to say, unless you’re willing to spend some money or are one of the most dedicated players out there, you’re unlikely to be able to afford both. If you lack that, Skyward Spine is arguably the best remaining 5-star alternative.
For the 4-Star crowd, Dragon’s Bane is a safe bet, as Blood Blossom’s fire damage should keep adversaries on their toes.
Staff of Homa (5-Star) – HP increased by 20%. Additionally, provides an ATK bonus based on 0.8% of the wielder’s maximum HP. When the wielder’s HP is less than 50%, this ATK bonus is increased by an additional 1% of maximum HP.
Skyward Spine (5-Star) – Increases critical rate by 8% and normal attack speed by 12%. Additionally, normal and charged attack hits against an opponent have a 50% chance of activating a vacuum blade, which does 40% of the attack’s damage in a small AOE. This effect is limited to occurring once every two seconds.
Dragon’s Bane (4-Star) – Increases damage by 20% against opponents that are damaged by Hydro or Pyro.
Best Hu Tao Artifacts
As a reminder, you want to maximise Hu Tao’s maximum HP. Your secondary objective should most likely be to maximise your ATK and attack %. Ensure that you take use of the Pyro damage bonus on the appropriate piece.
On the 5-Star front, there are a few distinct alternatives. Lavawalker is something you should do just if you want to purchase the entire four-piece set. You can either split your time between Crimson Witch of Flames and Gladiator’s Finale or go all-in on both. Berserker is possibly the greatest accessible 3/4-Star set, as it meshes well with Hu Tao’s desire to remain invincible.
Crimson Witch of Flames –(2) Pyro damage bonus +15%. (4) Increases Overloaded and Burning damage by 40%. Increases Vaporize and Melt damage by 15%. Using an Elemental Skill increases the 2-Piece set bonus by 50% of its starting value for 10 seconds. Maximum of three stacks.
Lavawalker – (2) Pyro resistance increased by 40%. (4) Increases damage against opponents affected by Pyro by 35%.
Gladiator’s Finale – (2) ATK +18%. (4) If the wielder of this artifact set uses a sword, claymore, or polearm, increases their Normal Attack damage by 35%.
Berseker – (2) Crit Rate +12%. (4) When HP is below 70%, Crit Rate increases by an additional 24%.
Best Team for Hu Tao
As previously said, Hu Tao is a major DPS comparable to Klee or Diluc. At the moment, the most frequent method for team composition is for the primary and secondary DPS to be the same element, followed by another element to a set of elemental responses.
- Top Tier Team
- Main DPS: Hu Tao
- Secondary DPS: Bennett
- Sub DPS: Xingqiu
- Support: Jean
- Budget Team
- Main DPS: Hu Tao
- Secondary DPS: Xiangling/Bennett
- Sub DPS: Chongyun
- Support: Sucrose/Diona
- Talent Level-Up Material: Teachings/Guide/Philosophies of Diligence
- Common Ascension Material: Whopperflower/Shimering/Energy Nectar
- Weekly Material: Shard of a Foul Legacy (Dropped by 70+ Childe)