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Genshin Impact: The Best Build for Hu Tao

Genshin Impact: The Best Build for Hu Tao
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The 7th Director of the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor has come to Genshin Impact as a 5-star, polearm-wielding character with Pyro affinity. Here's what we think is the best build for Hu Tao in Genshin Impact.

Genshin Impact: The Best Build for Hu Tao

Subtitled the Fragrance in Thaw, Hu Tao is now available in Genshin Impact.

A polearm wielder, she is aligned with the Pyro element. She's a Pyro DPS who can sacrifice health to ramp up her DMG, so you'll want to load her with HP in your build.

You can only get Hu Tao from Event Wishes, as a five-star character.

The best weapons for Hu Tao in Genshin Impact

Given Hu Tao's reliance on HP to counter the drain of her Elemental Skill, there's only one weapon that really stands out - the Staff of Homa - thanks to it's HP% increase and buff to ATK the more HP she has.

She can be a bit weak when surrounded by mobs, so if you don't have the five-star pull, you can use the Deathmatch polearm to good defensive effect.

Staff of Homa

★★★★★

CRIT DMG

Reckless Cinnabar

HP increased by 20/25/30/35/40%. Additionally, provides an ATK Bonus based on 0.8/1.0/1.2/1.4/1.6% of the wielder's Max HP. When the wielder's HP is less than 50%, this ATK bonus is increased by an additional 1.0/1.2/1.4/1.6/1.8% of Max HP.

Deathmatch

★★★★

CRIT Rate

Gladiator

If there are at least 2 opponents nearby, ATK is increased by 16/20/24/28/32% and DEF is increased by 16/20/24/28/32%. If there are fewer than 2 opponents nearby, ATK is increased by 24/30/36/42/48%.

The best Artifacts for Hu Tao in Genshin Impact

Given its Pyro affinity, the Crimson Witch of Flames set is undoubtedly the most suited to Hu Tao's Pyro DMG build.

Equipping all four will drastically increase your Elemental DMG output, and even gains a further buff when using an Elemental Skill.

You could use Shimenawa's Reminiscence or Gladiator's Finale for the (2) boost to ATK%, or Noblesse Oblige for a boost to (2) Elemental Burst DMG.

However, we'd advise you to stick with Crimson Witch.

Crimson Witch of Flames

(2) Pyro DMG Bonus +15%

(4) 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.

Talent and Constellation priority for Hu Tao in Genshin Impact

Hu Tao's Elemental Burst, Guide to Afterlife, is a strong ability that consumes HP to deal damage, apply buffs to you and debuffs to mobs, and knock back enemies. As such, it will be your bread-and-butter skill to use whenever it's off cooldown, so focus on that first.

It's up to you whether you focus on the Normal Attack or Elemental Burst next, as it just depends on your playstyle. Spirit Soother, the Burst, will heal Hu Tao, so if you find yourself needing heals more often, then go with that.

As for Constellation, Crimson Bouquet (C1) is perhaps best for synergy with Guide to the Afterlife. Butterfly's Embrace (C6) is basically a get-out-of-jail-free card, too.

The best stat priority and substat priority for Hu Tao in Genshin Impact

As mentioned, Hu Tao requires HP to sacrifice to ramp up damage. So, focus on that when it comes to stat priority.

Stat Priority

  • HP
  • HP + Pyro DMG Bonus
  • HP + CRIT Rate / CRIT DMG

Substat Priority

  • HP
  • CRIT Rate
  • CRIT DMG

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Mafish 1 year ago

This guide does not seem very turst worthy at all for several reasons. <br /> <br /> 1.A second Pyro character will add a significant boost to ATK.<br /> <br /> It will add next to no attack her attack is really low so the two fire character buff does not do much at all. (Bennett being god tier is beside the point)<br /> <br /> 2. you can equip the Gladiator's Finale set, which is much more easily obtainable.<br /> <br /> A gear domain gives double the amount of items per resin than the bosses that drop Gladiator it is far harder to get than most sets. It is also a terrible set for her in general.<br /> <br /> 3. Stat priority is pretty broad, but you'll want to especially focus on the following:<br /> <br /> Elemental Mastery<br /> ATK%<br /> CRIT Rate<br /> CRIT DMG<br /> Pyro DMG<br /> <br /> You have ATK% in there for some reason but no mention of HP% which her skills and weapon scale off massively.<br /> <br /> 4. Best Artifacts for Hu Tao<br /> <br /> This one is simple — the four-piece Crimson Witch of Flames.<br /> <br /> Now this one may be true but i am not 100% and given everything else in this guide i doubt you have tested the 4 piece proc to see if blood blossom damage might proc it as it says "this DMG is considered Elemental Skill DMG." however the set bonus says "Using an Elemental Skill" so i doubt you can ever get more than 1 stack up about 60% of the time.<br /> <br /> This means that in all likelihood 4 part lavawalker will probably have the edge over crimson witch however there is no mention of this set at all.

Mafish 1 year ago

This guide does not seem very turst worthy at all for several reasons. <br /> <br /> 1.A second Pyro character will add a significant boost to ATK.<br /> <br /> It will add next to no attack her attack is really low so the two fire character buff does not do much at all. (Bennett being god tier is beside the point)<br /> <br /> 2. you can equip the Gladiator's Finale set, which is much more easily obtainable.<br /> <br /> A gear domain gives double the amount of items per resin than the bosses that drop Gladiator it is far harder to get than most sets. It is also a terrible set for her in general.<br /> <br /> 3. Stat priority is pretty broad, but you'll want to especially focus on the following:<br /> <br /> Elemental Mastery<br /> ATK%<br /> CRIT Rate<br /> CRIT DMG<br /> Pyro DMG<br /> <br /> You have ATK% in there for some reason but no mention of HP% which her skills and weapon scale off massively.<br /> <br /> 4. Best Artifacts for Hu Tao<br /> <br /> This one is simple — the four-piece Crimson Witch of Flames.<br /> <br /> Now this one may be true but i am not 100% and given everything else in this guide i doubt you have tested the 4 piece proc to see if blood blossom damage might proc it as it says "this DMG is considered Elemental Skill DMG." however the set bonus says "Using an Elemental Skill" so i doubt you can ever get more than 1 stack up about 60% of the time.<br /> <br /> This means that in all likelihood 4 part lavawalker will probably have the edge over crimson witch however there is no mention of this set at all.

Mafish 1 year ago

This guide does not seem very turst worthy at all for several reasons. <br /> <br /> 1.A second Pyro character will add a significant boost to ATK.<br /> <br /> It will add next to no attack her attack is really low so the two fire character buff does not do much at all. (Bennett being god tier is beside the point)<br /> <br /> 2. you can equip the Gladiator's Finale set, which is much more easily obtainable.<br /> <br /> A gear domain gives double the amount of items per resin than the bosses that drop Gladiator it is far harder to get than most sets. It is also a terrible set for her in general.<br /> <br /> 3. Stat priority is pretty broad, but you'll want to especially focus on the following:<br /> <br /> Elemental Mastery<br /> ATK%<br /> CRIT Rate<br /> CRIT DMG<br /> Pyro DMG<br /> <br /> You have ATK% in there for some reason but no mention of HP% which her skills and weapon scale off massively.<br /> <br /> 4. Best Artifacts for Hu Tao<br /> <br /> This one is simple — the four-piece Crimson Witch of Flames.<br /> <br /> Now this one may be true but i am not 100% and given everything else in this guide i doubt you have tested the 4 piece proc to see if blood blossom damage might proc it as it says "this DMG is considered Elemental Skill DMG." however the set bonus says "Using an Elemental Skill" so i doubt you can ever get more than 1 stack up about 60% of the time.<br /> <br /> This means that in all likelihood 4 part lavawalker will probably have the edge over crimson witch however there is no mention of this set at all.

Mafish 1 year ago

This guide does not seem very turst worthy at all for several reasons. <br /> <br /> 1.A second Pyro character will add a significant boost to ATK.<br /> <br /> It will add next to no attack her attack is really low so the two fire character buff does not do much at all. (Bennett being god tier is beside the point)<br /> <br /> 2. you can equip the Gladiator's Finale set, which is much more easily obtainable.<br /> <br /> A gear domain gives double the amount of items per resin than the bosses that drop Gladiator it is far harder to get than most sets. It is also a terrible set for her in general.<br /> <br /> 3. Stat priority is pretty broad, but you'll want to especially focus on the following:<br /> <br /> Elemental Mastery<br /> ATK%<br /> CRIT Rate<br /> CRIT DMG<br /> Pyro DMG<br /> <br /> You have ATK% in there for some reason but no mention of HP% which her skills and weapon scale off massively.<br /> <br /> 4. Best Artifacts for Hu Tao<br /> <br /> This one is simple — the four-piece Crimson Witch of Flames.<br /> <br /> Now this one may be true but i am not 100% and given everything else in this guide i doubt you have tested the 4 piece proc to see if blood blossom damage might proc it as it says "this DMG is considered Elemental Skill DMG." however the set bonus says "Using an Elemental Skill" so i doubt you can ever get more than 1 stack up about 60% of the time.<br /> <br /> This means that in all likelihood 4 part lavawalker will probably have the edge over crimson witch however there is no mention of this set at all.

Mafish 1 year ago

This guide does not seem very turst worthy at all for several reasons. <br /> <br /> 1.A second Pyro character will add a significant boost to ATK.<br /> <br /> It will add next to no attack her attack is really low so the two fire character buff does not do much at all. (Bennett being god tier is beside the point)<br /> <br /> 2. you can equip the Gladiator's Finale set, which is much more easily obtainable.<br /> <br /> A gear domain gives double the amount of items per resin than the bosses that drop Gladiator it is far harder to get than most sets. It is also a terrible set for her in general.<br /> <br /> 3. Stat priority is pretty broad, but you'll want to especially focus on the following:<br /> <br /> Elemental Mastery<br /> ATK%<br /> CRIT Rate<br /> CRIT DMG<br /> Pyro DMG<br /> <br /> You have ATK% in there for some reason but no mention of HP% which her skills and weapon scale off massively.<br /> <br /> 4. Best Artifacts for Hu Tao<br /> <br /> This one is simple — the four-piece Crimson Witch of Flames.<br /> <br /> Now this one may be true but i am not 100% and given everything else in this guide i doubt you have tested the 4 piece proc to see if blood blossom damage might proc it as it says "this DMG is considered Elemental Skill DMG." however the set bonus says "Using an Elemental Skill" so i doubt you can ever get more than 1 stack up about 60% of the time.<br /> <br /> This means that in all likelihood 4 part lavawalker will probably have the edge over crimson witch however there is no mention of this set at all.

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