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12 Mar 2021

What is the best Hu Tao build in Genshin Impact?

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Hu Tao Best Artifacts

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Hu Tao Best Weapons

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Hu Tao Best Teammates

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Are Her Constellations Good?

The latest 5-Star addition to Genshin Impact is Hu Tao, a Pyro Polearm user and the 77th Director of the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor in Liyue.

A practical joker, Hu Tao is not very well-liked by other Genshin Impact characters.

This does not stop her from being a tank in battle, capable of dealing massive amounts of damage while making sure she keeps standing.

Hu Tao focuses on single enemy combat, with the ability to shield herself and boost her own damage when below 50% health.

Hu Tao Best Artifacts

Hu Tao
HU TAO: The 5-Star Pyro User

When it comes to equipping Artifacts on Hu Tao, there is nothing better than a complete Crimson Witch of Flames set, focusing on HP%, Pyro DMG, and CRIT Rate.

Having the full set will increase Hu Tao's Overloaded and Burning DMG by 40% while also increasing her Vaporize and Melt DMG by 15%.

She also gets the 2-Piece Bonus of a 15% boost in Pyro DMG.

This set also increases the 2-piece Set bonus by 50% for 10 seconds when using her Elemental Skill and can stack three times.

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Hu Tao Best Weapons

Hu Tao's talents
TALENTS: Hu Tao's Talent screen

The best Weapons for Hu Tao are the Staff of Homa, a 5-Star Polearm, or the Deathmatch, a 4-Star Polearm.

Their stats are as follows:

Staff of Homa

Genshin Impact's Staff of Homa has the following stats at Level 1:

  • Base ATK: 46
  • Secondary Stat Type: CRIT DMG
  • Secondary Stat: 14.4%
  • Ability: Reckless Cinnabar - 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.

Once refined five times, Reckless Cinnabar's HP increase jumps to 40%, with a 1.6% ATK bonus based on the wielder's Max HP. When the wielder is less than 50% HP the ATK bonus gets an additional 1.8% of Max HP.

Once the Staff of Homa hits Level 90, its final stats are:

  • Base ATK: 608
  • Secondary Stat Type: Energy Recharge
  • Secondary Stat: 66.2%

The only way to obtain Genshin Impact's Staff of Homa at this time is through the game's wish system.

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Hu Tao Best Teammates

Genshin Impact Bennett
BENNETT: An excellent support for Hu Tao

Hu Tao works best as a Primary DPS with a Sub-DPS of the same element. Pair her with Bennet as an additional Pyro support/Sub-DPS and Xingqiu for Hyrdo/Pyro reactions. The 4th character should be used as a healer, such as Jean of Qiqi. Bennet can also be used to heal as well.

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Are Her Constellations Good?

Hu Tao's Constellation screen
CONSTELLATIONS: Hu Tao with no Constellations unlocked

Hu Tao's Constellations are as follows:

  • Crimson Bouquet - Constellation Level 1
    • While in Paramita Papilio state, Charged Attacks do not consume Stamina.
  • Bad Omen - Constellation Level 2
    • Increases the Blood Blossom Damage by the amount equal to 4% of Hu Tao's Max HP at the time the effect is applied. Additionally, Spirit Soother will also apply the Blood Blossom effect.
  • Bloodletting Ritual- Constellation Level 3
    • Increases the Level of Guide to Afterlife by 3.
    • The maximum upgrade level is 15.
  • Garden of Eternal Rest - Constellation Level 4
    • Upon defeating an enemy affected by Blood Blossom, all nearby allies in the party (excluding Hu Tao herself) will have their Critical Rate increased by 12% for 15 seconds.
  • Floral Incense - Constellation Level 5
    • Increases the Level of Spirit Soother by 3.
    • The maximum upgrade level is 15.
  • Butterfly's Embrace - Constellation Level 6
    • 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 Damage sustained. Instead, all of her Elemental and Physical Resistance is increased by 200%, and their Critical Rate is increased by 100% for 10 seconds.
      • This triggers automatically when Hu Tao has 1 HP left.
  • Can only occur once every 60 seconds.

With the exception of Hu Tao's 1st Constellation, each additional level pumps Hu Tao up like she is on steroids. It will be interesting to see where her Tier rank lands once she has been out for a while longer, and what recommended C-Level he will land at.

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