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Genshin Impact: Hu Tao - best build (Pyro) Genshin Impact guide, tips

On this page of the Genshin Impact guide you will learn about Hu Tao, the best builds for her and what she is best suited for.

Last update: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

On this page of the guide to Genshin Impact, you will learn all about Hu Tao, the character with the Pyro element - what she is best suited for, how to build her best, and in which team she will have the greatest potential to perform her role.

General information

Hu Tao is a five-star character who is perfect for fighting a single target - Genshin Impact: Hu Tao - best build (Pyro) - Pyro - Genshin Impact Guide

Hu Tao is a five-star character who is perfect for fighting a single target. She fights with a Polearm. Like Diluc, she specializes in dealing damage and her main role is DPS.

Hu Tao scales best with Pyro DMG and ATK DMG. In addition, her CRIT Rate and CRIT DMG should be high if you want to have a good build.

Best compositions

  1. Main DPS - Hu Tao/Xingqiu/Zhongli/Albedo
  2. Main DPS - Hu Tao/Thoma/Kazuha/Xingqiu
  3. Main DPS - Hu Tao/Kaeya/Xingqiu/Diona

Pyro DPS Build

Hu Tao specializes in dealing a large amount of damage to a single target. By strengthening her damage with Pyro, you increase her potential to inflict even more damage.

  1. Artifacts - 4x Crimson Witch of Flames/4x Shimenawa's Reminiscence
  2. Weapons - Staff of Homa/Deathmatch/Dragon's Bane/White Tassel

Although Hu Tao is mainly suitable as a Main (Pyro) DPS, you do not need to use one type of artifacts. Crimson Witch of Flames will work perfectly since it increases your Pyro DMG and DMG resulting from reactions such as Overload, Vaporize, Burn or Melt.

However, if you do not have too many artifacts from this set, or you want something else, you may as well equip Hu Tao with Shimenawa's Reminiscence set. With 2x, the set will boost your ATK by 18%, and with 4x, when you have 15 or more Energy, you will lose 15 Energy to gain 50% more DMG ATK by performing a Normal/Charged/Plunging attack for 10 seconds.

When it comes to weapons, Hu Tao can use a really large amount of Polearms. The best, albeit the rarest, weapon will be the five-star Staff of Homa. This weapon strengthens base ATK and CRIT DMG. What's more, it increases HP by 20%, giving 0.8% ATK Bonus depending on max HP which is very important to Hu Tao, because her Elemental Skill requires sacrificing a part of Health and scales with HP. If the character's health is less than 50%, the ATK Bonus increases by 1% of MAX HP. When looking at how well Staff of Homa works with Hu Tao's skills, this weapon seems to be the best one available to her.

Deathmatch, outside the base ATK, also increases CRIT Rate - Genshin Impact: Hu Tao - best build (Pyro) - Pyro - Genshin Impact Guide

Deathmatch, outside the base ATK, also increases CRIT Rate. The weapon's skill increases ATK by 24% if you fight against one opponent. In contrast, if you fight more than one opponent, your ATK only increases by 16%, although your DEF also increases by the same amount (the conversion rate is greater at higher Refinement levels). In addition, the weapon is much easier to obtain compared to the Staff of Homa.

Dragon's Bane is another weapon perfect for Hu Tao, as it increases Elemental Mastery, which in itself increases the DMG resulting from creating reactions such as Vaporize, Overload and more, and also increases damage by 20% if the opponent is affected with Hydro or Pyro. Even without having a Hydro character in the party, Hu Tao has a lot of attacks that inflict Pyro on opponents.

As for the last weapon, which is the most common and the weakest of the bunch, can also be useful for Hu Tao. If you are not lucky with weapons, it is worth investing in White Tassel. This is a 3-star weapon, so you should be able to increase the Refinement without any problems to the maximum (fifth) level. Besides the base ATK and CRIT Rate, the weapon will also increase Normal ATK DMG by 24%. At the highest Refinement level, it will be 48%.


Talents are abilities that each character in the game uses. As for Hu Tao, all her talents are very useful, so it is worth investing in them evenly.


Hu Tao, like most five-star characters, is very useful without any constellation. However, each of the constellations strengthens her significantly.

If you don't want to spend Primogems on Hu Tao's banner, C0 will be enough for you. However, if you really want to strengthen your Hu Tao, it is worth drawing it 2 times to get C1. This will allow you to use Charged Attack without using stamina. You will be able to perform Dash Cancel much more often to attack faster. This will increase your combat potential.

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