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Hu Tao Guide for Genshin Impact 4.6. See Hu Tao's, best build, DPS build, reaction build, best team comp, best weapon, f2p weapon, best artifact set, & vaporize build for Hu Tao.

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Hu Tao Tier & Review

Hu Tao
RarityElementWeapon
5 StarPyroPyroPolearm
How To Get?
Only available in Limited-Time Banners where she is featured
DPSSub-DPSSupportHealer
S---
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**The Tiers above are ranked in 6 levels. With SS being the highest and D the lowest.
Tiers: SS → S → A → B → C → D

** Tiers above are at Zero Constellations

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Strengths & Weakness Of Hu Tao

Strengths
- Powerful and consistent damage through her Elemental Skill
- High multipliers that go even higher if she has below 50% HP
Weakness
- Shield may be preferred to maximize her full potential
- May not be ideal against enemies that inflict corrosion

Hu Tao Best Build

Hu Tao Pyro Reaction Build

WeaponStaff of HomaStaff of Homa
Substitute1. Staff Of The Scarlet SandsStaff Of The Scarlet Sands
2. Primordial Jade Winged-SpearPrimordial Jade Winged-Spear
3. DeathmatchDeathmatch
4. DragonDragon's Bane
5. White TasselWhite Tassel
Best ArtifactCrimson Witch of FlamesCrimson Witch of Flames x4
Artifact StatsSands: ATK%
Goblet: Pyro DMG Bonus
Circlet: Crit Rate/DMG
Priority Sub-Stats 1. Crit Rate/DMG
2. ATK%
3. Elemental Mastery
4. Energy Recharge

This build is centered around increasing Hu Tao's Pyro damage and the damage she does with Pyro reactions. Crimson Witch of Flames is essential to this build, but the weapon is flexible.

Hu Tao Burst DPS Build

WeaponStaff of HomaStaff of Homa
Substitute1. Staff Of The Scarlet SandsStaff Of The Scarlet Sands
2. Primordial Jade Winged-SpearPrimordial Jade Winged-Spear
3. DeathmatchDeathmatch
4. Blackcliff PoleBlackcliff Pole (F2P)
5. DragonDragon's Bane
6. White TasselWhite Tassel
Best ArtifactCrimson Witch of FlamesCrimson Witch of Flames x2
Noblesse ObligeNoblesse Oblige x2
Artifact StatsSands: ATK%
Goblet: Pyro DMG Bonus
Circlet: Crit Rate/DMG
Priority Sub-Stats 1. Crit Rate/DMG
2. ATK%
3. Energy Recharge
4. Elemental Mastery

With this build, it will increase the damage of Hu Tao's Burst. This is great for one-shot builds, especially when you combo it with Vaporize or Melt.

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Hu Tao Best Weapon

Hu Tao Pyro Reaction Build

WeaponDetails
BestStaff of HomaStaff of HomaCRIT DMG 66.2% (Lvl. 90)
- Hu Tao's signature weapon
- Increases HP and provides additional ATK that scales of Hu Tao's HP
- Crit DMG sub-stat makes it easier to build CR/CD
2ndStaff Of The Scarlet SandsStaff Of The Scarlet SandsCRIT Rate 44.1% (Lvl. 90)
- Crit Rate sub-stat makes building CR/CD easier
- Provides additional ATK based on their Elemental Mastery
- Gains more ATK when you hit an enemy with your Elemental Skill
3rdPrimordial Jade Winged-SpearPrimordial Jade Winged-SpearCRIT Rate 22.1% (Lvl. 90)
- Crit Rate sub-stat makes it easier to build CR/CD
- Provides additional ATK with each hit, but Hu Tao doesn't really need it
4thDeathmatchDeathmatchCRIT Rate 36.8% (Lvl. 90)
- Crit Rate sub-stat makes it easier to build CR/CD
- Provides additional ATk depending on number of enemies
5thDragonDragon's BaneElemental Mastery 221 (Lvl. 90)
- Increased DMG against enemies affected by Pyro or Hydro
6thWhite TasselWhite Tassel Crit Rate 23.4% (Lvl. 90)
- Crit Rate sub-stat makes building CR/CD easy
- Increases Normal ATK damage

HP Over ATK

Even with 3-Star weapons, it doesn't really matter since although HU Tao still gets increased damage from attack, she scales better in HP so it's preferred. The Black Tassel will work if you don't have any other CR/CD Weapon available. The Staff of Homa is best for her, but any CR/CD weapon will work as a stat stick.

Hu Tao Burst DPS Build

WeaponDetails
BestStaff of HomaStaff of HomaCRIT DMG 66.2% (Lvl. 90)
- Hu Tao's signature weapon
- Increases HP and provides additional ATK that scales of Hu Tao's HP
- Crit DMG sub-stat makes it easier to build CR/CD
2ndStaff Of The Scarlet SandsStaff Of The Scarlet SandsCRIT Rate 44.1% (Lvl. 90)
- Crit Rate sub-stat makes building CR/CD easier
- Provides additional ATK based on their Elemental Mastery
- Gains more ATK when you hit an enemy with your Elemental Skill
3rdPrimordial Jade Winged-SpearPrimordial Jade Winged-SpearCRIT Rate 22.1% (Lvl. 90)
- Crit Rate sub-stat makes it easier to build CR/CD
- Provides additional ATK with each hit, but Hu Tao doesn't really need it
4thThe CatchThe Catch
F2P
Energy Recharge 45.9% (Lvl. 90)
- Increase DMG and Crit Rate for the Burst
5thDeathmatchDeathmatchCRIT Rate 36.8% (Lvl. 90)
- Crit Rate sub-stat makes it easier to build CR/CD
- Provides additional ATk depending on number of enemies
6thDragonDragon's BaneElemental Mastery 221 (Lvl. 90)
- Increased DMG against enemies affected by Pyro or Hydro
7thWhite TasselWhite Tassel Crit Rate 23.4% (Lvl. 90)
- Crit Rate sub-stat makes building CR/CD easy
- Increases Normal ATK damage

Prioritize Crit Rate & Crit DMG

Since Hu Tao's burst is a single-hit attack, it's important to have a good Crit Rate/DMG ratio to ensure that when you do use it, it will Crit. For a Free to Play option, The Catch is a good option since it does provide Crit Rate for the Burst and additional DMG.

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Hu Tao Best Artifacts

Hu Tao Pyro Reaction Build Artifacts

Best Artifacts For Pyro Reaction DPS Build

Artifacts
BestCrimson Witch of FlamesCrimson Witch of Flames
4-Piece
Substitute 1ShimenawaShimenawa's Reminiscence
4-Piece
Substitute 2Gilded DreamsGilded Dreams
4-Piece

Artifact Stat Priority

Flower IconMain: Flat HP
Sub: Crit Rate/DMG / ATK% / Elemental Mastery / Energy Recharge
Feather IconMain: Flat ATK
Sub: Crit Rate/DMG / ATK% / Elemental Mastery / Energy Recharge
Sands IconMain: ATK%
Sub: Crit Rate/DMG / ATK% / Elemental Mastery / Energy Recharge
Goblet IconMain: Pyro DMG Bonus
Sub: Crit Rate/DMG / ATK% / Elemental Mastery / Energy Recharge
Crown IconMain: Crit Rate/DMG
Sub: Crit Rate/DMG / ATK% / Elemental Mastery / Energy Recharge

Crimson Witch Of Flames Will Increase Pyro Reaction DMG

With the full Crimson Witch of Flames set, you not only get increased Pyro DMG, but you also get increased damage with Pyro Reactions. If you can't farm for a good set you, you can replace it with 2-Piece Gladiator's Finale or any other ATK% artifact while you farm for better pieces.

Hu Tao Burst DPS Build Artifacts

Best Artifacts For Burst DPS Build

Artifacts
BestCrimson Witch of FlamesCrimson Witch of Flames
2-Piece
Noblesse ObligeNoblesse Oblige
2-Piece
Substitute 1Tenacity Of The MillelithTenacity Of The Millelith
2-Piece
Noblesse ObligeNoblesse Oblige
2-Piece

Artifact Stat Priority

Flower IconMain: Flat HP
Sub: Crit Rate/DMG / ATK% / Energy Recharge / Elemental Mastery
Feather IconMain: Flat ATK
Sub: Crit Rate/DMG / ATK% / Energy Recharge / Elemental Mastery
Sands IconMain: ATK%
Sub: Crit Rate/DMG / ATK% / Energy Recharge / Elemental Mastery
Goblet IconMain: Pyro DMG Bonus
Sub: Crit Rate/DMG / ATK% / Energy Recharge / Elemental Mastery
Crown IconMain: Crit Rate/DMG
Sub: Crit Rate/DMG / ATK% / Energy Recharge / Elemental Mastery

Noblesse Will Increase Burst Damage

Since this particular seeks to increase Hu Tao's Burst DMG, having a 2-piece Noblesse Oblige set is best! Pair it with either Crimson Witch of Flames or Tenacity of the Millelith to get even higher damage.

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Hu Tao Best Team Comp

Premium Team For Hu Tao

Main DPSSub-DPSSub-DPSShield
Hu TaoHu TaoYelanYelanXingqiuXingqiuZhongliZhongli
Details
- The double hydro Vape team for Hu Tao
- Hydro resonance from Yelan & Xingqiu will also support Hu Tao
- Zhongli is in a flex spot, so can be exchanged for either a healer or Anemo support for shred

Other Characters That Works With Hu Tao

CharacterSubDetails
XingqiuXingqiu
YelanYelan
KazuhaKazuha
+
CandaceCandace
FurinaFurina
- Kazuha's swirl will ensure continuous Hydro application
- Candace will give additional Normal Attack DMG
- Kazuha will provide elemental shred
ZhongliZhongliDionaDiona- Will provide shield and healing
- Can also deal Melt with Hu Tao

Free To Play Friendly Party

Main DPSSub-DPSSub-DPSSupport
Hu TaoHu TaoXingqiuXingqiuSucroseSucroseDionaDiona
Details
- A relatively free-to-play team comp for Hu Tao
- Full team includes on-field support abilities, good for a Hu Tao main DPS

Notes About Team Comps For Hu Tao

Hu Tao is meant to be a main DPS with her whole kit centered around it. You will need to build a team around her. but she's not that hard to pair with since she can easily proc Pyro reactions for the team.

Hu Tao Ascension Materials

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Talent Materials For Hu Tao

Hu Tao 's Recommended Talent Priority

TalentLevel Up Priority
Normal Attack: Secret Spear of Wangsheng★★★★★
Guide To Afterlife (Elemental Skill)★★★★★
Spirit Soother (Elemental Burst)★★★★・

Hu Tao Skill Guide & How To Use Hu Tao

Recommended Rotation For Hu Tao

Recommended Rotation
1Release the support skills of other team members for Hu Tao
2Use Hu Tao's Elemental Skill and deal damage to enemies using Charged Attacks and Normal attacks
3Once the Skill is close to ending, use the Elemental Burst to buff the whole team and deal huge damage
4Repeat from Number 1

Uses Of Hu Tao's Elemental Skill

Infuses Pyro To Attacks

Hu Tao's Elemental Skill takes a portion of her HP and converts Hu Tao's max HP to ATK for her normal attack. Hu Tao's attacks during the duration of the buff will be infused with Pyro, and cannot be overridden by other skills.

Applies Blood Blossom To Enemies

While the Elemental Skill is active, Hu Tao's Charged Attack will inflict Blood Blossom to enemies. These blossoms will inflict Pyro damage to enemies every 4 seconds and it does not disappear even after switching Hu Tao out, making it great for reactions.

Increases CRIT Rate Of Team After The Duration Ends

Thanks to Hu Tao's first Passive Talent, the Elemental Skill increases the Crit Rate of her party members. This makes it easier for the team to deal damage if you switch out Hu Tao.

Uses Of Hu Tao's Elemental Burst

▲ Stronger when HP is below 50%!

Saves Hu Tao In A Pinch

Hu Tao's Burst is not just a good finisher, it also heals Hu Tao. Do note that the healing depends on how many enemies Hu Tao hits with her Burst.

Hu Tao Wish & Constellation Guide

Should You Get Or Wish For Hu Tao?

Pull If You Need A Pyro Carry

Hu Tao

Hu Tao is a strong Pyro carry, capable of continuous Pyro application with her Elemental Skill. She does have a high risk, high reward gameplay so she does have her drawbacks, but overall, she's one of the top Pyro characters in the current meta.

Best Constellation For Hu Tao

RatingConstellation
Effect
★★★★★C1: Crimson Bouquet
While in Paramita Papilio state activated by Guide to Afterlife, Hu Tao's Charged Attacks do not consume Stamina.
★★★・・C2: 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.
★★★・・C3: Lingering Carmine
Increases the Level of Guide To Afterlife by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
★★・・・C4: Garden Of Eternal Rest
Upon defeating an enemy affected by a Blood Blossom that Hu Tao applied herself, all nearby allies in the party (excluding Hu Tao herself) will have their CRIT Rate increased by 12% for 15s.
★★★★・C5: Floral Incense
Increases the Level of Spirit Soother by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
★・・・・C6: Butterfly's Embrace
Triggers when Hu Tao's HP drops below 15%, or when she suffers a lethal strike:
Hu Tao will not fall as a result of the DMG sustained. Additionally, for the next 10s, her All Elemental and Physical RES is increased by 200%, her CRIT Rate is increased. This effect triggers automatically when Hu Tao has 1 Hp left. Can only occur once every 60s.

Constellation 1 For A Smoother Gameplay

Most of Hu Tao's damage comes from her Charged Attacks. With Constellation 1, you will no longer have to think about the stamina of your Hu Tao when spamming her Charged Attacks.

Constellation 4 For Additional Crit Rate Buff For The Team

Boost the Utility of Hu Tao by unlocking her Constellation 4 enabling her to provide additional 30% Crit Rate to the team making her sub-DPS extra powerful.

Hu Tao Skills & Talents Details

Normal Attack: Spear Of The Church

Normal Attack

Effect
Performs up to 6 consecutive spear strikes.
Lv1Lv2Lv3Lv4Lv5Lv6Lv7Lv8Lv9Lv10Lv11
1-Hit DMG46.9%50.1%53.3%57.5%60.7%64.5%69.3%74.1%78.9%83.6%88.4%
2-Hit DMG48.3%51.5%54.8%59.2%62.5%66.3%71.3%76.2%81.2%86.1%91%
3-Hit DMG61.1%65.2%69.4%74.9%79.1%83.9%90.2%96.4%102.7%108.9%115.2%
4-Hit DMG65.6%70.1%74.6%80.6%85%90.3%97%103.7%110.4%117.1%123.8%
5-Hit DMG33.3%+35.2%35.5%+37.6%37.8%+40%40.8%+43.2%43.1%+45.6%45.8%+48.4%49.2%+52%52.6%+55.6%56%+59.2%59.4%+62.8%62.8%+66.4%
6-Hit DMG86%91.8%97.7%105.5%111.4%118.2%127%135.8%144.6%153.4%162.2%

▲Use side-scroll to see percentage per level.

Charged Attack

Effect
Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to lunge forward, dealing damage to opponents along the way.
Lv1Lv2Lv3Lv4Lv5Lv6Lv7Lv8Lv9Lv10Lv11
Charged
Attack
DMG
136%145.2%154.5%166.7%176.1%186.9%200.9%214.8%228.7%242.6%256.5%
Charged
Attack
Stamina
Cost
2525252525252525252525

▲Use side-scroll to see percentage per level.

Plunging Attack

Effect
Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.
Lv1Lv2Lv3Lv4Lv5Lv6Lv7Lv8Lv9Lv10Lv11
Plunge DMG65.4%69.9%74.3%80.3%84.8%90%96.6%103.3%110%116.7%123.4%
Low Plunge DMG131%140%149%161%169%180%193%207%220%233%247%
High Plunge DMG163%175%186%201%212%225%241%258%275%292%308%

▲Use side-scroll to see percentage per level.

Guide To Afterlife (Elemental Skill)

Effect
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

Effect
・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.
・Charged Attacks apply the Blood Blossom effect to the enemies hit.
・Increases Hu Tao's resistance to interruption.
Paramita Papilio ends when its duration is over, or Hu Tao has left the battlefield or fallen.
Lv1Lv2Lv3Lv4Lv5Lv6Lv7Lv8Lv9Lv10Lv11Lv12Lv13
Activation Cost30%30%30%30%30%30%30%30%30%30%30%30%30%
ATK Increase3.84%4.07%4.3%4.6%4.83%5.06%5.36%5.66%5.96%6.26%6.56%6.85%7.15%
Duration9s9s9s9s9s9s9s9s9s9s9s9s9s
CD16s16s16s16s16s16s16s16s16s16s16s16s16s

▲Use side-scroll to see percentage per level.

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.
Lv1Lv2Lv3Lv4Lv5Lv6Lv7Lv8Lv9Lv10Lv11Lv12Lv13
Blood Blossom64%69%74%80%85%90%96%102%109%115%122%128%136%
Blood
Blossom
Duration
8s8s8s8s8s8s8s8s8s8s8s8s8s

▲Use side-scroll to see percentage per level.

Spirit Soother

Effect
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.
Lv1Lv2Lv3Lv4Lv5Lv6Lv7Lv8Lv9Lv10Lv11Lv12Lv13
Skill DMG303%321%340%363%381%400%423%447%470%494%518%541%565%
Low HP
Skill DMG
379%402%424%454%477%499%529%558%588%617%647%676%706%
Skill HP
Regeneration
6.26%6.64%7.01%7.5%7.88%8.25%8.74%9.23%9.71%10.2%10.69%11.18%11.66%
Low HP
Skill Regeneration
8.35%8.85%9.35%10%10.5%11%11.65%12.3%12.95%13.6%14.25%14.9%15.55%
CD15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s15s
Energy
Cost
60606060606060606060606060

▲Use side-scroll to see percentage per level.

Flutter By

Effect
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

Effect
When Hu Tao's HP is equal to or less than 50%, her Pyro DMG Bonus is increased by 33%.

The More The Merrier

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

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Anonymous 71

Who tf made this rating? Just an S for hu tao? Come on she is SS if you know what kind of artifacts you need.

Anonymous 70

The moment I saw Atk% on Sands The guide already lost credibility lmao.

Anonymous 69

ATK% on Sands? Who wrote this guide? It's either EM or HP% for sure.

Anonymous 68

With this build it's no wonder it's only shown here as S Tier. ATK Sands and substats ER over HP% LMAO XD

Anonymous 67

atk sands?? wouldnt HP be way better

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