Hu Tao, the 5-star Pyro Polearm character in Genshin Impact will soon have her banner be made available today, November 2, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time. Travelers will need to wait until the server maintenance is done on said date. Hu Tao’s banner was initially released back on March 2, 2021. Hu Tao’s re-run banner, Moment of Bloom, will last until November 23, 2021.
Many Travelers can’t wait to have a chance to get her on this banner re-run, so if you’re one of the lucky ones to pull her, find out what are Hu Tao’s best builds and item combinations, which this guide will be covering.
Who is Hu Tao in Genshin Impact?
Hu Tao is a playable Pyro character who is the 77th Director of the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor. She took over the position of Director at a very young age. She uses a Polearm as her weapon.
How to Get Hu Tao in Genshin Impact
You’ll have until November 23, 2021 to see if you can get to roll her on the banner for the free character.
Because Hu Tao is a 5-star character, you’ll have to be extremely lucky in order to obtain her. Fortunately, players are guaranteed to receive a legendary item or character for every 100 pulls, and if Hu Tao isn’t your first legendary on that banner, she’ll almost certainly appear as your second.
The following are all of methods of earning primogems so you can have more chances of rolling for Hu Tao:
Through the use of daily and weekly commissions.
By increasing your Battle Pass’s level, by completing Battle Pass quests.
Through the completion of quests.
By gaining access to fast travel points
By unlocking chests
By increasing your overall Adventure Rank (gain XP), so you will be able to do more things.
By participating in time-limited events that are currently running, you can also increase your chances of winning.
Hu Tao Rating in Genshin Impact
Hu Tao is a 5-star character. Hu Tao is very good against bosses with an incredibly high rating. She’s also quite strong against mobs and is great at support thanks to being able to provide CRIT Rate for her team. She boasts high CRIT DMG, DEF, and HP. Her main weak point would be that she’s not that good when it comes to exploration.
Hu Tao Abilities/Skills in Genshin Impact
Normal Attack – 6 consecutive spear attacks
Charge Attack – Consumes some stamina to do a forward lunge and deal damage to any enemies that were in the way.
Plunge Attack – Plunges while mid-air to strike enemies below and deal AoE damage on impact.
Guide to Afterlife
An unwavering flame is the only thing that can cleanse the impurities of the world. Hu Tao consumes a set amount of HP in order to knock back any surrounding enemies and enter the Paramita Papilio state.
Paramita Papilio State:
Increases Hu Tao’s ATK based on her Max HP of when she enters this state. ATK Bonus is capped at 400% of Hu Tao’s Base ATK.
Converts attack DMG into Pyro DMG and is impossible to override with other elemental infusions.
Increased Resistance to interruption.
Charged Attacks apply the Blood Blossom effect to any enemies that are hit by it.
Blood Blossom Effect: Enemies affected by it will take Pyro DMG every 4s. The DMG is considered an Elemental Skill DMG. Only one Blood Blossom effect can persist on an enemy and the duration can only be refreshed by Hu Tao.
The Paramita Papilio state ends when the duration is over or when Hu Tao has fallen or left the battlefield.
Hu Tao commands a blazing spirit to attack her enemies which deals AoE Pyro DMG. When it strikes an enemy, Hu Tao regenerates a percentage of her Max HP. The effect can be triggered up to 5 times and is based on the number of enemies that were hit. DMG and HP Regeneration are increased if Hu Tao’s HP is below 50% when the enemy is hit.
Hu Tao Passive Abilities in Genshin Impact
When the Paramita Papilio state was activated by Guide to Afterlife and the durations ends, everyone in the party other than Hu Tao will have a 12% increase in their CRIT Rate for 8s.
Hu Tao’s Pyro Damage Bonus is creased by 33% when her HP hits 50% or lower.
The More the Merrier
When Hu Tao manages to perfectly cook a dish, she gets an 18% chance to get an extra “Suspicious” dish of the same type.
Best Weapons for Hu Tao in Genshin Impact
Staff of Homa
• Base Attack: 46 • Bonus Effect: CRIT DMG 14.4% • Skill Effect: 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.
Best Artifact Set for Hu Tao in Genshin Impact
Crimson Witch of Flames
• Pyro DMG Bonus +15%. • 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.
Hu Tao Constellations in Genshin Impact
While in a Paramita Papilio state activated by Guide to Afterlife, Hu Tao’s Charge Attacks do not consume Stamina.
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.
Increases the Level of Guide to Afterlife by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Garden of Eternal Rest
Upon defeating an enemy affected by a Blood Blossom that Hu Tao applied herself, all nearby allies (excluding Hu Tao herself) will have their CRIT Rate increased by 12% for 15s.
Increases the Level of Spirit Soother by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
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 every 60s.
According to some Theorycrafters, Hu Tao’s best build would be using her with Xingqui. Xingqiu’s rain swords have incredible attack speed which is combined with Hu Tao’s charge attack. She’ll perform a basic attack prior to that which in turn will spark the rain swords and appy Hydro for her charge attack.
Zhongli would also be a great partner for her especially since his shield will be useful for when her health dips below 50% where two of her skills will shine.
For more character guides on Genshin Impact then you can check out our guides on Baal, Aloy, and more here.