Hu Tao is the fourth Polearm user to be added to Genshin impact. As the 77th director of Wangsheng Funeral Home, she plays an important role in performing the final rites of those who leave this world. According to his description in the game, it is his job to preserve the yin and yang of the world. Here is how to play Hu Tao in Genshin impact.
Attacks and skills
Attack: Wangsheng’s Secret Spear – Hu Tao uses a polar weapon that can perform an attack chain of 6. Hu Tau can use a charged attack at the cost of stamina, rushing forward and dealing damage along the way.
Elementary Skill: Guide to the Afterlife – Hu Tao increases his attack at the cost of HP for a short time. Damage is converted to Pyro damage when Guide to the Afterlife is activated. Amplifying the attack increases Hu Tao’s max HP. Additionally, charged attacks during this time apply Blood Blossoms, which deal Pyro damage over time. Only one flower of blood can be applied to an enemy at a time.
Elemental Blast: Spirit Lollipop – Hu Tao uses a spirit to deal Pyro damage around her. For each enemy hit, it regenerates a portion of Hu Tao’s max HP. This effect can only stack 5 times. If Hu Tao is equal to or less than 50% HP, damage and HP regeneration are increased.
Flutter By: Ascension 1 – When a Paramita Papilio state activated by Guide to Afterlife ends, all allies in the party (except Hu Tao herself) will have their CRIT rate increased by 12% for 8s.
Sanguine Rouge: Ascension 4 – When Hu Tao’s HP is 50% or less, his Pyro DMG bonus is increased by 33%.
More the merrier, the merrier – When Hu Tao cooks a dish perfectly, she has an 18% chance of receiving an additional “suspicious” dish of the same type.
C1: Crimson Bouquet – In a Paramita Papilio state activated by Guide to Afterlife, Hu Tao’s charge attacks do not consume stamina.
C2: Disturbing rain – Increases Blood Blossom DMG by an amount equal to 10% of Hu Tao’s max HP when the effect is applied. In addition, Spirit Soother will also apply the Blood Blossom effect.
C3: persistent carmine – Increases Guide of the Beyond level by 3. The maximum upgrade level is 15.
C4: Garden of Eternal Rest – After defeating an enemy affected by a flower of blood that Hu Tao applied herself, all allies close to the party (except Hu Tao herself) will have their CRIT rate increased by 12% for 15s.
C5: Floral Incense – Increases Spirit Soother’s level by 3. The maximum upgrade level is 15.
C6: The embrace of the butterfly – Triggers when Hu Tao’s HP drops below 25%, or when she takes a Death Strike:
Hu Tao will not fall due to the sustained DMG. Additionally, for the next 10 years, all of his elemental and physical RES are increased by 200%, his CRIT rate is increased by 100%, and his interrupt resistance is greatly increased. This effect is triggered automatically when Hu Tao has 1 HP left and can only occur once every 60s.
Artifacts and constructions for Hu Tao
Hu Tao is classified as a burst DPS. This is due to her base Critical Damage scaling on ascension and her reliance on her Elemental Skill and Burst to deal a lot of damage.
His base attack stat is one of the lowest in the game, making Attack% stats less useful for damage. However, while under the effect of Guide to Afterlife, she gains additional damage. Focus on improving his Attack Talent, then Guide to Afterlife, and leveling his Elemental Shard last. Hu Tao pairs well with characters on DPS with healing, such as Bennett and Xingqiu.
For artifacts, you’ll want to use the 4-piece Crimson Flame Witch. This will further increase his Pyro damage and increase his elemental reaction damage. Look for the pyro’s damage percentage on your goblet, as well as any health or% health sub-stats. A set of 4 Lava Walker will also give you a 35% damage bonus against enemies affected by Pyro.