Genshin Impact Hu Tao Build and Best Team Comp

Hu Tao is a playable Pyro character in Genshin Impact. She is one of the most powerful and thus popular champions. We decided to write this guide to help you learn more about Hu Tao. In our Genshin Impact Hu Tao Build and Best Team Comp post you will learn about Hu Tao’s talents, how they work and how to upgrade them. Also, you will read about her Constellations that will help you make Hu Tao even more powerful. After that, we have written Genshin Impact Hu Tao Build where you’ll see weapon and artifact set. And at last, we have mentioned the best team comps for Hu Tao as the main DPS hero.

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Hu Tao Talents

Below you can see the list of talents that Hu Tao uses during the fight. Each of them we have described with the main characteristics.

Skill Name

Type

Description

Secret Spear of Wangsheng

Normal Attack

Normal Attack: Performs up to six consecutive spear strikes.
Charged Attack: Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to lunge forward, dealing damage to enemies along the way.
Plunging Attack: Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

Guide to Afterlife

Elemental Skill

Hu Tao consumes a part of her HP, knocking nearby enemies back and entering the Paramita Papilio State.
Paramita Papilio State:
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. Hu Tao's attack DMG is converted to Pyro DMG, which cannot be overridden by any other elemental infusion. Increases Hu Tao's resistance to interruption. Paramita Papilio ends when its duration is over, or when Hu Tao has left the battlefield or fallen. In the Paramita Papilio state, Hu Tao's Charged Attacks apply the Blood Blossom effect to enemies it hits.
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.

Spirit Soother

Elemental Burst

Hu Tao commands a blazing spirit to deal 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.

Flutter By

1st Ascension Passive

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

4th Ascension Passive

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

The More the Merrier

Utility Passive

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

Hu Tao Talent GIFs

Every talent can be upgraded up to level 15. But to do so you will need to gather materials on particular days. The list of the needed materials for leveling Hu Tao’s talents is mentioned in the next block.

Talent Leveling Materials

So here you can see all materials that you will need in order to level up Hu Tao’s talents.

Talent
Level-Up
Material

Teachings of Diligence

Guide to Diligence

Philosophies of Diligence

Common
Ascension
Material

Whopperflower Nectar

Shimmering Nectar

Energy Nectar

Weekly
Boss
Material

Shard of a Foul Legacy

Some of them are required at the beginning for low levels and others are more advanced. We just wanted to focus your attention on material types in general.

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Hu Tao Constellations

In Genshin Impact characters have a specific upgrade system called constellation. You will need to get a specific item called Stella Fortuna to increase the level of constellation. Each character has their own version of Stella Fortuna, which you get by obtaining a duplicate of the character from Wishes.

Level

Name

Description

1

Crimson Bouquet

While in a Paramita Papilio state activated by Guide to Afterlife, Hu Tao's Charge Attacks do not consume Stamina.

2

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.

3

Lingering Carmine

Increases the Level of Guide to Afterlife by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

4

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.

5

Floral Incense

Increases the Level of Spirit Soother by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

6

Butterfly's Embrace

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.

Every Genshin Impact character has own set of constellations above you can see Hu Tao constellations list with descriptions.

Ascension Materials

In addition, there are ascension phases that increase the level cap for your character. After Hu Tao reaches the 20th level she can be ascended to the next ascension phase, up to phase 6, which allow getting 90th level.

Asc
Phase

Level

Req

Cost

Character Ascension
Material

Local
Specialty

Common
Material

1

20

20,000

Agnidus Agate Sliver

Silk Flower

Whopperflower Nectar

2

40

40,000

Agnidus Agate Fragment

Juvenile Jade

Silk Flower

Whopperflower Nectar

3

50

60,000

Agnidus Agate Fragment

Juvenile Jade

Silk Flower

Shimmering Nectar

4

60

80,000

Agnidus Agate Chunk

Juvenile Jade

Silk Flower

Shimmering Nectar

5

70

100,000

Agnidus Agate Chunk

Juvenile Jade

Silk Flower

Energy Nectar

6

80

120,000

Agnidus Agate Gemstone

Juvenile Jade

Silk Flower

Energy Nectar

In order to level up ascension phases you’ll need materials. So the list of those required for Hu Tao is listed above.

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Hu Tao Build

Below you can see the best weapon option for playing Hu Tao in Genshin Impact. Accompanied by the best Hu Tao artifact set and its stat priorities.

Main DPS Build

If you play this champion as a main DPS in your comp you should take the weapon and artifacts from the list below. They are believed to be the most effective ones in almost all situations.

Weapon

Staff of Homa

Secondary Stat

CRIT DMG
(14.4~66.2%)

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.

Artifact Set

Crimson Witch of Flames

4-Piece

Set Bonus

2-Piece Bonus: Pyro DMG Bonus +15%

4-Piece Bonus: Increases Overloaded and Burning DMG by 40%. Increases Vaporize and Melt DMG by 15%. Using an Elemental Skill increases the 2-Piece Set Bonus by 50% of its starting value for 10s. Max 3 stacks.

Artifact Main Stats Priority

Witch's End Time

HP%

Sub Stats Priority

CRIT DMG%

CRIT Rate%

ATK%

HP%

Witch's Heart Flames

Pyro DMG Bonus%

Witch's Scorching Hat

CRIT Rate%

CRIT DMG%

Talent Priority

Secret Spear of Wangsheng >>> Spirit Soother >>> Guide To Afterlife

Weapon Substitutes: Primordial Jade Winged-Spear, Skyward Spine, Deathmatch, Blackcliff Pole, Prototype Starglitter, Dragon’s Bane, White Tassel, Black Tassel.

At the very bottom, you can see talent priority for Hu Tao. You should focus on Secret Spear of Wangsheng, after that Spirit Soother and in the end on Guide to Arterlife.

Sub DPS Build

In case you place this champion on Sub DPS position you can take the build below. You will find it more effective for sub DPS role in the comp.

Weapon

Artifact Set

Staff of Homa

Crimson Witch of Flames

2-Piece

Noblesse Oblige

2-Piece

Artifact Main Stats Priority

Sub Stats Priority

Sands of Eon

HP / Elemental Mastery

Goblet of Eonothem

Pyro DMG Bonus% / HP

Circlet of Logos

CRIT DMG% / CRIT Rate% / HP

HP

CRIT Rate%

CRIT DMG%

Elemental Mastery

Talent Priority

Guide to Afterlife

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Best Team Compositions for Hu Tao

When you play Genshin Impact everything depends not only on your main character but also on the composition. You should learn how elements complement each other and build the best team for your main. Below you can see the best team composition for Hu Tao with two sub DPS characters and one support. Also, we have included alternative characters for each role that go well with Hu Tao too.

Elemental Reactions

Main DPS

Sub DPS

Sub DPS

Support

Vaporize

Crystallize

Hu Tao

Xingqiu

Zhongli

Bennett

Alternative Characters

Chongyun

Noelle

Qiqi

Hu Tao deals vaporize boosting damage depending on buffs that remain while she is not full HP with the help of Bennett who provides Pyro element and doesn’t heal her to max they make a good match. Meanwhile Zhongli gives a strong shield to protect Hu Tao and debuffs enemies. Such protection is very important for Hu Tao and her low level build.

Good characters for this comp: Ganyu, Diona, Tartaglia, Mona, Albedo, Sucrose, Xinyan, Kaeya, Fischl.

Team Characters Information

Below you can see the characters from the best Hu Tao team comp. So you can learn more about other champions too.

Character

Weapon

Artifact Set

Set Bonus

Xingqiu

Sacrificial Sword

Heart of Depth (x2)

Noblesse Oblige (x2)

Hydro DMG Bonus +15%

Elemental Burst DMG +20%

Zhongli

Staff of Homa

Archaic Petra (x2)

Noblesse Oblige (x2)

Geo DMG Bonus +15%

Elemental Burst DMG +20%

Bennett

Skyward Blade

Noblesse Oblige (x4)

Elemental Burst DMG +20%

Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members' ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.

As you can see each of them has recommended weapon and artifact set as well. So if you want to become really powerful in Genshin Impact you should upgrade all your composition team members.

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If you are still not sure what champion you want to pick as main we have Genshin Impact characters tier list with explanations on how to build your best team.

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