Genshin Impact Hu Tao Build: Best Artifacts, Weapons, and Team Composition

Check out the best artifacts, weapons, and team compositions for Hu Tao

by Franklin Bellone Borges

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Hu Tao is coming back on the second banner Genshin Impact‘s version 2.2, set to debut in only a few days. With that said, to celebrate the return of the 77th Director of the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor here’s a guide for a Hu Tao build sure to show all your enemies her true power.

Is Hu Tao a Support or a DPS?

Hu Tao is an elemental DPS whose main strength lies in her ability to deal massive and constant Pyro damage thanks to her Elemental Skill, which allows her to enter her Paramita Papilio State. When in this state, she coats her normal attacks in Pyro and increases her overall ATK based on her max HP.

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Recommended Artifacts for Hu Tao

A Hu Tao build needs to be focused on her strong suits, which lie in her HP to ATK conversion, and on her ability to deal constant Pyro damage. With that said, we recommend the use of a 4-piece Crimson Witch of Flames set, which not only increases her Pyro DMG by 15% but also increases the damage of both Overloaded and Burning by 40%, and that of Vaporize and Melt by 15%, all while increasing her overall Pyro DMG by 7.5% (up to 22.5%) for 10 seconds after the use of her Elemental Skill.

Taking into account that Hu Tao’s Elemental Skill scales of her Max HP, we recommend that you make use of an HP% Sands of Eon. You can check out the best main stats for each artifact below:

  • Flower of Life: HP%
  • Plume of Death: ATK%
  • Sands of Eon: HP%
  • Goblet of Eonothem: Pyro Damage Bonus
  • Circlet of Logos: CRIT Rate%

We advise you to prioritize the substats: CRIT Rate, CRIT DMG, and HP%. It is also vital that you get an amount of at least 50% CRIT Rate and 100% CRIT Damage from the artifacts alone so that you can choose her weapon without having to think about the said values. Remember, Hu Tao will always have a massive amount of CRIT Damage, thanks to her innate trait.

Recommended Hu Tao Weapons

Taking into account Hu Tao’s strong suits, her featured weapon, the Staff of Homa, is the best weapon in the game for her since the 5-star polearm offers not only a huge boost in HP (20%) but also a boost in strength and in CRIT DMG. The weapon is also the ideal one for the Hu Tao build showcased above. Our second choice would be the Primordial Jade Winged-Spear, which has a CRIT Rate substat, making it easier to hit the ideal 70% CRIT Rate. The weapon also allows players to get even more CRIT DMG by using a DMG Circlet of Logos.

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On the 4-star weapons side, our main choice would be the Dragon’s Bane polearm, which allows Hu Tao to deal 20% more damage to enemies affected by both Pyro or Hydro. The Battle-Pass exclusive Deathmatch polearm is also a good pick since it offers a good boost in CRIT Rate. The Dragon’s Bane is the ideal 4-star weapon for the build showcased above.

What Talents to Prioritize for Hu Tao

Since, as we said above, Hu Tao is a character whose kit focuses on her ability to deal elemental damage by imbuing her normal attacks with Pyro thanks to her Elemental Skill, it is vital that you focus on increasing her normal attacks and her Elemental Skill first. But, don’t forget, her Elemental Burst is also a vital part of her kit and is capable of dealing massive damage. You can get Hu Tao’s Talent Level-Up Materials on the Taishan Mansion domain, located on Jueyun Karst, on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

Best Team Compositions for Hu Tao

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Hu Tao is a DPS who is able to deal a lot of damage by herself, but one who can only unleash her true potential by being placed in the right composition. With that said, you need a team capable of allowing her to trigger both the Vaporize (Hydro+Pyro) and Melt (Cryo+Pyro) reactions, which, differently from the other ones in the game, scale of ATK. We recommend the following composition: Hu Tao + Healer/Enabler + Enabler/Sub DPS + Shield Support/Damage. As you can see, it’s ideal that you pick characters capable of fulfilling two roles for each position.

Our main picks on this subject would be Xingqiu, who is able of dealing high elemental damage at close intervals while applying Hydro to enemies, Barbara, Qiqi, or Diona, since they offer effective and constant healing while also enabling the reactions, and Zhongli, who can not only shield its teammates but also deal high Burst damage to enemies. If you are using the Dragon’s Bane polearm, we recommend the use of a Vaporize-focused team featuring both Xingqiu/Mona and Barbara. For a Melt-focused composition, we recommend Qiqi + Sacrificial Sword, or Diona + Sacrificial Bow, + Kaeya. Overall, any character capable of frequently enabling both Melt and Vaporize can work well.

Genshin Impact is currently available for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and mobile devices – Android, and iOS. 

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