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Hu Tao is a character in Genshin Impact 2.4 that uses Pyro Polearm. See best builds, teams, weapons, skills, ratings, voice actor, ascension materials for Hu Tao!

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Hu Tao Character Tier & Rating

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Hu Tao Best Build & Weapon

Hu Tao Pyro-Main DPS

Hu Tao is can easily deal pyro reactions using her skill and deal huge damage. This build supports Hu Tao's HP mechanic and pyro abilities enabling the player to deal strong damage.

Recommended Weapon

Staff Of HomaStaff Of HomaHP 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.
Weapon Substitute
Skyward SpineSkyward SpineIncreases CRIT Rate by 8% and increases Normal ATK SPD by 12%. Additionally, Normal and Charged Attacks hits on opponents have a 50% chance to trigger a vaccuum blade that deals 40% of ATK as DMG in a small AoE. This effect can occur no more than once every 2s.
Primordial Jade Winged-SpearPrimordial Jade Winged-SpearOn 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%.
DeathmatchDeathmatchIf are there at least 2 enemies nearby, ATK increased by 16% and DEF increased by 16%. If there are less than 2 enemies nearby, ATK is increased by 24%.
Blackcliff PoleBlackcliff PoleAfter defeating an opponent, ATK is increased by 12% for 30s. This effect has a maximum of 3 stacks, and the duration of each stack is independent of the others.

Recommended Artifacts

WitchCrimson Witch Of Flames
4-Piece Set
2-Piece Set
Pyro DMG Bonus +15%
4-Piece Set
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.
ShimenawaShimenawa's Reminiscence
4-Piece Set
2-Piece Set
ATK +18%
4-Piece Set
When casting an Elemental Skill, if the character has 15 or more Energy, they lose 15 Energy and Normal, Charged, Plunging Attack DMG is increased by 50% for 10s.

Recommended Artifact Stats

Artifact Main Stat
Sub Stat
Feather Icon Flat ATK (Unchangeable)
① CRIT Rate
③ ATK%
④ HP%
Flower IconFlat HP (Unchangeable)
① CRIT Rate
③ ATK%
④ HP%
Sands IconHP%
① CRIT Rate
③ ATK%
④ HP Flat
Goblet Icon Pyro DMG Bonus
① CRIT Rate
③ ATK%
④ HP%
Crown Icon CRIT Rate/ CRIT DMG
② ATK%
③ HP%
④ HP Flat

It is recommended to Focus On Crit Rate if the sub-stat of your weapon is CRIT DMG like the weapon Staff Of Homa.

Hu Tao Free To Play Pyro DPS Build

This build power-ups the damage Hu Tao can produce using budget friendly items or weapons obtainably for free in-game. Black Tassel, has an HP substat that will power up the damage from Hu Tao's skill.

Recommended Weapon

DragonDragon's BaneIncreases DMG against enemies affected by Hydro or Pyro by 20%.
Weapon Substitute
Black TasselBlack TasselIncreases DMG against slimes by 40%
Prototype StarglitterPrototype StarglitterAfter using an Elemental Skill, increases Normal and Charged Attack DMG by 8% for 12s. Max 2 stacks.
White TasselWhite TasselIncreases Normal Attack DMG by 24%

Recommended Artifact

WitchCrimson Witch Of Flames
4-Piece Set
2-Piece Set
Pyro DMG Bonus +15%
4-Piece Set
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.
ShimenawaShimenawa's Reminiscence
4-Piece Set
2-Piece Set
ATK +18%
4-Piece Set
When casting an Elemental Skill, if the character has 15 or more Energy, they lose 15 Energy and Normal, Charged, Plunging Attack DMG is increased by 50% for 10s.

Recommended Artifact Stats

Artifact Main Stat
Sub Stat
Feather Icon Flat ATK (Unchangeable)
① CRIT Rate
③ ATK%
④ HP%
Flower IconFlat HP (Unchangeable)
① CRIT Rate
③ ATK%
④ HP%
Sands IconHP%
① CRIT Rate
③ ATK%
④ HP Flat
Goblet Icon Pyro DMG Bonus
① CRIT Rate
③ ATK%
④ HP%
Crown Icon CRIT Rate/ CRIT DMG
② ATK%
③ HP%
④ HP Flat

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Hu Tao Best Team Comp

Best Party For Hu Tao

Hu Tao is a character that deals higher damage in when her HP is lower. Because of this, more than healing, damage mitigation are given focus.

Premium Team

Hu TaoHu TaoXingqiuXingqiuBennettBennettZhongliZhongli
- Xingqiu will enable Hu Tao to continuously deal vaporize boosting damage dealt by enemies.
- Bennett provides Pyro resonance while not healing Hu Tao to max making some of Hu Tao's buff stay.
- Zhongli's strong shield not only debuffs enemies but also makes it a lot safer for Hu Tao to be out in the field with small HP.
Character Substitutes
XingqiuXingqiuChongyunChongyun - Enables Hu Tao to spread Cryo and deal Melt.
- At C2, he reduces Cooldown of Burst and skill.
BennettBennettQiqiQiqi - Can spread Cryo while healing enabling Hu Tao to deal Melt damage.
ZhongliZhongliXinyanXinyan - Elemental Resonance while providing strong shields.
NoelleNoelle - Easily provides shield and healing

Free To Play Friendly Party

& Healing
Hu TaoHu TaoAmberAmberKaeyaKaeyaNoelleNoelle
- Hu Tao's ATK will be boosted by Amber's Elemental Resonance.
- Kaeya can spread Cryo easily making it easier to deal Melt DMG.
- Noelle can provide shield and enough healing for Hu Tao to stay alive and have her HP gimmick buff.

Hu Tao Ascension Materials

Materials Needed for Ascension

Hu Tao Talent Materials For Level-Up

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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's Skills & Talent List

TalentTalent Category
NormalNormal Attack: Secret Spear of WangshengNormal Attack
SkillGuide To AfterlifeElemental Skill
BurstSpirit SootherElemental Burst
The More The MerrierThe More The MerrierPassive Skill 1
Flutter ByFlutter ByPassive Skill 2
Sanguine RougeSanguine RougePassive Skill 3

Normal Attack: Secret Spear of Wangsheng

Perform up to 5 consecutive spear strikes.

1 Hit DMG52.5%
2 Hit DMG51.6%
3 Hit DMG31.9% × 2
4 Hit DMG69.7%
5 Hit DMG41.6% + 43%

Charged Attack

Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to lunge forward, dealing damage to opponents along the way.

Charged Attack DMG136.8%
Charged Attack Stamina Cost25.0

Plunging Attack

Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging enemies along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact,

Plunge DMG64%
Low/High Plunge DMG127.9%/159.7%

Guide To Afterlife

Only an unwavering flame can cleanse the impurities of this world. Hu Tao consumes a set portion of her HP to know surrounding enemies back and enter the Paramita Papilio state.

Paramita Papilio

  • 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 Attack apply Blood Blossom effect to the enemies hit.
  • Increases Hu Tao's resistance to interruption.

Blood Blossom

Enemies affected by Blood Blossom will take Pyro DMG every 4s. This DMG is considered Elemental Skill DMG. Each enemies 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 left the battle field or fallen.

Activation Cost30% of Current HP
ATK Increase3.84% Max HP
Blood Blossom DMG64%
Blood Blossom Duration8s

Spirit Soother

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.

Skill DMG303%
Low HP Skill DMG379%
Skill HP Regeneration6.26% Max HP
Low HP Skill Regeneration8.35% Max HP
Energy Cost60

The More The Merrier

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

Flutter By

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

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

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Hu Tao Constellations

Recommended Constellation

Constellation 1 For A Smoother Gameplay

Most of Hu Tao's damage comes from her charge attacks. With Constellation 1, you will no longer have to think about the stamina of your Hu Tao during the battle.

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 Constellations

Crimson Bouquet
Unlocked at C1
While in a Paramita Papilio state, activated by Guide to Afterlife, Hu Tao's Charge Attack do not consume Stamina.
Ominous Rainfall
Unlocked at C2
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
Unlocked at C3
Increases the Level of Guide to Afterlife by 3
Garden of Eternal Rest
Unlocked at C4
Upon defeating an enemy affected by a Blood Blossom that Hu Tao applied herself, all inearby allies in the party (excluding Hu Tao herself) will have their CRIT Rate increased by 12% for 15s.
Floral Incense
Unlocked at C5
Increases the Level of Spirit Soother by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Butterfly's Embrace
Unlocked at C6
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 once every 60s.

*C=Constellations, To upgrade constellations, you must aquire the same character more than once.

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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 Charge attacks and Normal attacks.
3Once the Burst is close to ending, use the Elemental Burst to buff the whole team and deal huge damage.
4 Repeat from Number 1.

Uses Of Hu Tao's Elemental Skill

Greatly Increases Damage From Normal Attack & Infuses Pyro

Hu Tao's Elemental Skill takes a portion of her HP to buff the power of Hu Tao that scales from her Max HP. Hu Tao's attacks, during the duration of the buff, will be infused with Pyro that cannot be overridden by other skills.

Applies Blood Blossom To Enemies

During the duration of the Elemental Skill, Hu Tao will have a special charge attack that will give 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 the first Passive of Hu Tao, the Elemental Skill give extra buff to the team making it easier for the team of Hu Tao deal more damage even if the main DPS is not on the field.

Uses Of Hu Tao's Elemental Burst

▲Stronger when HP is below 50%!

Saves Hu Tao From Pinch

Hu Tao's Burst is not just a good finisher, it also heals Hu Tao giving just enough HP to not be vulnerable to the weakest enemies while retaining the Low HP buff that Hu Tao needs to deal powerful damage.

Strengths Of Hu Tao

Overall Kit Works Greatly With Each Other

Hu Tao's talents, skills and damage, even at Constellation 0, works well together in sustaining the high DMG of Hu Tao. An example of this is how the Elemental Skill decreases HP enabling other talents to activate furthering the power of Hu Tao. Her Elemental Burst also heals Hu Tao but not too powerful that Passive buffs will be disabled.

Weaknesses Of Hu Tao

May Be Difficult For Beginners

Hu Tao's kit focuses on HP management so there will be times that Hu Tao will be fighting on field with very low HP. Having a shield character will make her easier to use.

Most Of The Attacks Are Single Target

One of the few weaknesses of Hu Tao is her AOE options are limited. Her charge attack will enable her to hit multiple enemies but it does not work for larger enemies.

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Hu Tao Profile & Voice Actor

Hu Tao Basic Info & Voice Actor

Rarity5 Star
Voice Actor (EN)
Brianna Knickerbocker
Voice Actor (JA)
Takahashi Rie
July 15


Affiliation: Liyue
The 77th Director of Wangsheng Funeral Parlor. She took over the business at a rather young age.

Hu Tao Story Overview

The 77th Director Of Wangsheng Funeral Parlor

Hu Tao is the 77th Director of the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor making her knowledgeable at send off ceremonies and traditional ceremonies in Liyue. She respects and accepts death as a natural thing in life.

Known For Being A Prankster

Despite how serious Hu Tao's work is, in Liyue, she is know to be a prankster which gives her a rather negative image from other Liyue Citizens.

Voicelines About Hu Tao

Voicelines About Hu Tao
ChongyunChongyunThe Wangsheng Funeral Parlor is a reputable institutions that acts with integrity. But whenever I see that cheeky smile that says, "It's nothing you exorcist need to worry about," it just makes my blood boil... Whoa, deep breaths, Chongyun. Stay calm.
XiaoXiaoHu Tao? Her liveliness is irritating. Fortunately, she is also humorous, so you need not worry about her growing into a boring human.
YanfeiYanfeiI always hear people saying that the director of the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor has an unorthodox approach to business. They think she's gone a little non compos mentis after being in the funeral business so long... What are these people talking about? The Wangsheng Funeral Parlor provides a legitimate and necessary service, which is that cornerstone of any successful enterprise. Work is just work ー there are no good and bad jobs, or lucky and unlucky jobs, just jobs that need doing. If I had one gripe, it would be that the director rarely comes to me for legal advice, hmph...
XingqiuXingqiuAh yes, the young lady who is now the Director of the Wangsheng 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.
XianglingXianglingIs Hu Tao picking on you too? Ugh that prankster always waits till I least expected 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.
XinyanXinyanI'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.
QiqiQiqiWarm. Fake smile. Death. I despise Hu Tao.

Hu Tao Has Her Own Story Quest

Papilio Charontis Chapter

Hu Tao has her own story quest called "Papilio Charontis Chapter" where you get to know more about Hu Tao, her daily life and the nature of Wangsheng Funeral Parlor.

Papilio Charontis Chapter

Appears During The Moonchase Festival

Hu Tao appeared in the Moonlight Merriment Event story quest Part 1 where Xiangling asked about her preference when it comes to food as reference to the cooking competition that Xiangling wants to enter.

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Hu Tao In-Game Details

Special Dish Of Hu Tao

Dish Ingredients
Ghostly MarchGhostly March MatsutakeMatsutake x2
SnapdragonSnapdragon x2
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Favorite Decoration Of Hu Tao

Hu TaoHu Tao
Favorite Decoration Sets
Cloudy Haze Dream-CourtCloudy Haze Dream-CourtQingce Cloud ResidenceQingce Cloud Residence -

How Tall Is Hu Tao?

There is no in-game and official data regarding the height of Hu Tao. We compared characters and Hu Tao is Medium comparatively.

Effects In-Game

Character height gives advantages and disadvantages in-game. For instance, smaller characters will need to swim even at shallow waters but they easily dodge some enemies attacks or enter narrow entrances of caves.

How To Get Hu Tao ?

Get From Moments Of Bloom Banner

You can obtain Hu Tao through her own featured banner, Moments Of Bloom. This banner started from March 2, 2021 and ended on March 16, 2021.

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Joe 32

now that shenhe has dropped isn't it better to use her instead of xingiu?

Anonymous 31

Hu Tao and Bennett works very well together. If you build Bennett very well to support, he can either heal Hu Tao to be 50%, or give dmg boost (pyro or physical depending if C6 attained on Bennett), Hu Tao's burst will be greatly improved.

Anonymous 30

bro Hu tao had 33% pyro damage if she is below 50% HP so you dont want to use Bennet cus he heals a fk ton, Zhongli is more than enough she cant die with Zhongli

Anonymous 29

sadly Thoma's shield doesn't synergize well with her, because Thoma's pyro application overrides her's. if you're using her with Xingqiu (which you should), the vape dmg would be from thoma+xq instead of Hu Tao+XQ. so if you want shield+resonance, Xinyan is a better option or even C4 Yanfei

Anonymous 28

Hiii boys, how many ER she needs when I use her with shimenawa?

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