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Genshin Impact Hu Tao Guide: Build, Weapons and Artifacts

Hu Tao Guide Genshin Impact

Have you had the chance to summon Hu Tao in Genshin Impact, and want to play her? When properly equipped and optimised, the Pyro fighter is one of the strongest DPS hands in the RPG. But her gameplay is demanding. To help you master her, we've provided you with a number of tips and tricks in this comprehensive guide to Hu Tao. This will allow you to give her the best build ; weapons, skills and artefacts to wreak havoc in the abyss.

How to get Hu Tao in Genshin Impact ?

Having Hu Tao in Genshin Impact

Unlocking Hu Tao in Genshin Impact is only possible from time to time. You can only summon this 5-star character in Banner events, as was the case from November 2 to 23, 2021. If you didn't get her or want to try her again to increase her constellations, you will have to wait for a future rerun.

Hu Tao's constellations in Genshin Impact

While Hu Tao can be played without constellations, she gains in power and playability once they are mounted. Thanks to her C1 Scarlet Bouquet, her charged attacks no longer consume stamina when she is in Paramita Papilio mode. But that's not all; her C6 Butterfly's Flight increases her offensive potential and resistance considerably when her HP is below 25%.

What is the best equipment for Hu Tao?

Hu Tao's build revolves mostly around her HP. Her Sanguine Rouge passive gives her a 33% Pyro DGT bonus if her HP is 50% or less. The same applies to her elemental rampage. It is recommended that you choose HP-oriented equipment so that Hu Tao can hold her own on the battlefield.

The best weapons for Hu Tao

Hast weapon for Hu Tao: Staff of Homa
Staff of Homa (5★)

Hu Tao fights with a hast weapon. Homa's Staff (5★) is the one that suits him best: his hit points are increased by 20% and they grant him an ATK bonus based on 0.8% of his max HP. And if his HP is below 50%, the bonus is increased by 1%.

Hast weapon for Hu Tao: Winged Jade Spear

Primordial Jade Winged-Spear (5★)

Hast weapon for Hu Tao: Dragon's Bane

Dragon's Bane (4★)

Hast weapon for Hu Tao: Deathmatch

Deathmatch (4★)

If you don't have it, you can equip it with the Primordial Jade Winged-Spear (5★) or the Dragon's Bane (4★), which amplifies the DGT inflicted on enemies affected by the Pyro or Hydro elements. The Deathmatch (4★) is also a possibility. It is obtained in the paid version of the Battle Pass.

The best artefacts for Hu Tao

Artifact for Hu Tao: Crimson Witch of Flames
Crimson Witch of Flames

The 4-piece Crimson Witch of Flames set is proving very effective on Hu Tao in Genshin Impact. The two-artifact set offers a 15% DGT Pyro bonus and the 4-piece version increases certain elemental reactions tenfold.

Artifact for Hu Tao: Tenacity of the Millelith

Tenacity of the Millelith

Artifact for Hu Tao: Wandering Band

Wanderer's Troupe

Artifact for Hu Tao: Entangling Bloom

Shimenawa's Reminiscence

You can combine 2 pieces of this set with 2 artefacts from the Tenacity of the Millelith set to increase Hu Tao's HP by 20% or 2 pieces from the Wanderer's Troupe set to gain an elemental mastery bonus.

It is also possible to grant Hu Tao the 4-piece Entangling Bloom set, which boostsATK by 18% and the damage of normal, charged and diving attacks.

For the main stats, we advise you to opt for HP % on the hourglass, DMG Pyro bonus on the cup and CRIT or CRIT DMG rate on the crown. As for sub stats, prioritise hit points, energy recharge, attack %, critical rate and critical damage.

Hu Tao's climbing materials in Genshin Impact

To get the most out of Hu Tao in Genshin Impact, we recommend that you take it up to level 90 in this guide. To do this, you will need to :

  • 1 shard, 9 fragments, 9 pieces and 9 stones of agnidus agate, to be looted from theFlaming Tree or thePyro hypostasis;
  • 46 Juvenile jades, which you get on the ancient Geosaurus;
  • 18 Whopperflower Nectars, 30 Shimmering Nectars and 36 Elemental Nectars;
  • 168 Silk Flower, you can find them in Liyue and around the Wangshu Inn. Locate them more easily with the interactive map of Teyvat.

How to play Hu Tao in Genshin Impact ?

Gameplay of Hu Tao in Genshin Impact

Hu Tao is without a doubt one of the best DPS hands in the game. To play her well and cause maximum damage, you should always make sure she has less than 50% of her HP.

To inflict heavy damage, first cast his elemental skill Guide to Afterlife. Beware that the Paramita Papillo mode drains some of his HP. In return, he infuses the Pyro element into his hast weapon and Hu Tao receives an attack boost. Perform destructive charged attacks.

The idea is to chain as many of them as possible during the time the ability is active. To do this, you'll need to skip the animation. Jump right after inflicting damage so you don't spend extra energy. However, the animation cancel can be a bit annoying. For more fluidity, perform a dash. However, this action consumes stamina. This technique works best if you have C1 activated.

Hu Tao's fighting skills

Hu Tao's elemental rampage Spirit Soother summons a fire spirit that generates large Pyro DMGs in a wide area. It simultaneously heals Hu Tao, in proportion to his maximum HP. We advise you to wait until his health points are below 50%.

All 3 Hu Tao talents are important. Ideally, raise all 3 to level 10.

Which team should Hu Tao play in?

team Hu Tao / Diona / Xingqiu / Sucrose

Hu Tao being more powerful when she has less than 50% of her HP, avoid placing healers in your team. Instead, increase her resistance with characters who can summon shields. A team with Zongli and Albedo is a good choice. You can more easily keep Hu Tao alive. If you don't have them, Diona Thomas or Noelle will also do the trick.

It is also recommended to play with elementary reactions such as melting and evaporation. Hu Tao and Xingqiu form an excellent duo. On the Cryo side, opt for Ganyu or Rosalia.

Finally, an Anemo support such as Venti or Sucrose allows you to regroup the enemies.

When you cast Hu Tao's elemental skill, don't switch characters to avoid losing the buff. Prepare the assault beforehand: place a shield, gather the monsters with Anemo, apply Hydro and/or Cryo, then follow up with Hu Tao's Rebirth Chaperone and charged attacks to finish with his elemental unleash

Hu Tao in Genshin Impact

Playing as Hu Tao in Genshin Impact requires a precise sequence and above all a certain technique in the art of passing the animation of her charged attack. But once you've mastered the gameplay and have the right equipment, the Pyro fighter can easily defeat all her enemies, whether in the dungeons or the abyss. We hope that the tips and advice in this guide to Hu Tao from Genshin Impact have been useful and have made you want to make the evil exorcist your main DPS.

Hazulia
Hazulia Passionate about fantasy and science-fiction, I am constantly exploring many worlds in my head, in my texts and of course in video games! These last few months, it's Genshin Impact that takes up part of my days... But I also enjoy card games, fighting games, management games, manga, series, movies, etc.

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