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Genshin Impact: Hu Tao Build Guide

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The Wangsheng Funeral Parlor director, Hu Tao, is one of the best DPS in Genshin Impact. The remarkable synergy she has with Xingqiu allows her to Vaporize most of her hits, greatly enhancing her initial damage. This incredible power makes her one of the most desired characters, where players would wait for her banner to get their way to easy Spiral Abyss completion.

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On top of Hu Tao’s immense power, her best-in-slot weapon, Staff of Homa, is also among the top Polearms in the game. Both Staff of Homa and Hu Tao are highly worth pulling for, making her banner even more desired. For Hu Tao-havers who want to maximize her power, here is the best Hu Tao build in Genshin Impact.

Hu Tao Build In Genshin Impact


Best Weapon Best Artifact Artifact Stat
  1. Staff of Homa
  2. Staff of the Scarlet Sands
  3. Dragon’s Bane
  4. Deathmatch
  5. Primordial Jade Winged-Spear
  6. Blackcliff Pole
  7. Lithic Spear
  8. Missive Windspear
  9. White Tassel
  1. 4-Crimson Witch of Flames
  2. 4-Shimenawa’s Reminiscence
  3. 4-Gilded Dreams
  4. 2-Crimson Witch of Flames + 2-EM +80
  5. 4-Retracing Bolide
  • Hourglass: HP% or Elemental Mastery
  • Goblet: Pyro DMG Bonus
  • Headpiece: Crit Rate or Crit DMG

Hu Tao Build – Best Weapon


Here’s a quick overview of every weapon that is suitable for Hu Tao build in Genshin Impact.

  • Staff of Homa: Hu Tao’s best-in-slot Polearm. Staff of Homa grants an HP bonus and then converts the total HP to ATK. The buff received from Homa also increases if Hu Tao’s HP is below 50%.
  • Staff of the Scarlet Sands: Greatly boost Crit Rate and increases ATK based on Elemental Mastery. This Polearm makes EM sands on Hu Tao make better sense. The low base ATK also doesn’t affect Hu Tao too much.
  • Dragon’s Bane: The best 4-star option for Hu Tao at R5.
  • Deathmatch: A generalist Polearm that fits most damage dealers, including Hu Tao.
  • Primordial Jade Winged-Spear: A little underwhelming because it can be quite hard for Hu Tao to build and maintain its stack, but still better than low-refined 4-star options.
  • Blackcliff Pole: Great F2P option, especially against a horde of enemies.
  • Lithic Spear: Amazing choice if players are pairing Hu Tao in a full-Liyue team like Hu Tao + Xingqiu + Zhongli + Yelan. Otherwise, too niche to be worth upgrading.
  • Missive Winspear: A free weapon from an event that boosts both ATK and Elemental Mastery.
  • White Tassel: Beginner 3-star option. Has a Crit Rate sub-stat and a passive that enhances Normal Attack damage.

Hu Tao Build – Best Artifact


The best artifacts for Hu Tao build in Genshin Impact are:

  1. 4-Crimson Witch of Flames: The best and most stable artifact option for Hu Tao.
  2. 4-Shimenawa’s Reminiscence: Viable for Hu Tao build, but reduces her AoE damage and blocks players from her Burst healing in dire situations.
  3. 4-Gilded Dreams: This Sumeru artifact sets increases both Hu Tao’s ATK and Elemental Mastery.
  4. 2-Crimson Witch of Flames + 2-EM +80: A 2-piece mix that can be used until a 4-piece set is obtained.
  5. 4-Retracing Bolide: Increases the wielder’s Shield Strength and decently boosts Normal and Charged Attack. Not the best offensive option, but this set can be equipped by most DPS.

Hu Tao Talent Priority In Genshin Impact


Hu Tao’s talent priority in Genshin Impact would be: Normal Attack > Elemental Skill > Elemental Burst.

Although most people would prioritize Elemental Skill over Normal Attack, the NA is actually more important as this is where Hu Tao’s Charged Attack will scale with. Elemental Skill comes in second as the ability that converts Hu Tao’s HP to ATK. Meanwhile, Hu Tao’s Elemental Burst is not that important but is still a decent source of damage, so it shouldn’t be neglected either.

Hu Tao Talent Level Recommendation:

  • Normal Attack: 10
  • Elemental Skill: 10
  • Elemental Burst: 6 to 8
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