Genshin Impact Hu Tao

Genshin Impact

Hu Tao


Is Hu Tao good in Genshin Impact?

Hu Tao (Chinese: 胡桃 Hú Táo) is a playable 5-star female Pyro Polearm character from Liyue in Genshin Impact. 

The release date of Genshin Impact Hu Tao was March 02, 2021, in Version 1.3. This ultimate guide introduces everything about Hu Tao: birthday, builds, rating, strengths and weaknesses, voice actors (English and other three languages), how to get Hu Tao, ascension materials, talents and skills, constellations (from C1 to C6), the best team combo for Hu Tao, weapons, and artifacts.

Genshin Impact Hu Tao​ Rating and Basic Info

Genshin Impact Hu Tao​ Information


5 Star




July 15th


Papilio Charontis

Story Quest Chapter




Wangsheng Funeral Parlor

Hu Family

Special Dish

Ghostly March

Release Date

March 02, 2021, Version 1.3

Hu Tao​ Character Strengths and Weaknesses



Voice Actors for Hu Tao​ in Genshin Impact


Brianna Knickerbocker


Dian Tao (陶典)


Rie Takahashi (高橋李依)


Kim Ha-ru (김하루)

How to Obtain Hu Tao​ Character In Genshin Impact​

Hu Tao is a 5-star character who debuted in her character banner called “Moment of Bloom”.

Pull from Hu Tao's Banner

There is currently no way to get Hu Tao from the active Wish Banners. You can only get Hu Tao from the Moment of Bloom banner rerun, which was only active from November 2 to November 23, 2021.

Genshin Impact Hu Tao Ascension Materials


Silk Flower ×3

Agnidus Agate Sliver ×1

Whopperflower Nectar ×3


Silk Flower ×10

Agnidus Agate Fragment ×3

Whopperflower Nectar ×15

Juvenile Jade ×2


Silk Flower ×20

Agnidus Agate Fragment ×6

Shimmering Nectar ×12

Juvenile Jade ×4


Silk Flower ×30

Agnidus Agate Chunk ×3

Shimmering Nectar ×12

Juvenile Jade ×8


Silk Flower ×45

Agnidus Agate Chunk ×6

Energy Nectar ×12

Juvenile Jade ×12


Silk Flower ×60

Agnidus Agate Gemstone ×6

Energy Nectar ×24

Juvenile Jade ×20

Genshin Impact Hu Tao​ Talents (Skills)

Secret Spear of Wangsheng

Secret Spear of Wangsheng

Normal Attack

Normal Attack

Performs up to six consecutive spear strikes.

Charged Attack

Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to lunge forward, dealing damage to opponents along the way.

Plunging Attack

Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

Guide to Afterlife

Guide to Afterlife

Elemental Skill

Only an unwavering flame can cleanse the impurities of this world.

Hu Tao consumes a set portion of her HP to knock the surrounding enemies back and enter the Paramita Papilio state.

Paramita PapilioIncreases Hu Tao’s ATK based on her Max HP at the time of entering this state. ATK Bonus gained this way cannot exceed 400% of Hu Tao’s Base ATK.

Converts attack DMG to Pyro DMG, which cannot be overridden by any other elemental infusion.

Charged Attacks apply the Blood Blossom effect to the enemies hit.

Increases Hu Tao’s resistance to interruption.

Blood Blossom

Enemies affected by Blood Blossom will take Pyro DMG every 4s. This DMG is considered Elemental Skill DMG.

Each enemy can be affected by only one Blood Blossom effect at a time, and its duration may only be refreshed by Hu Tao herself.

Paramita Papilio ends when its duration is over, or Hu Tao has left the battlefield or fallen.

Spirit Soother

Spirit Soother

Elemental Burst

Commands a blazing spirit to attack, dealing Pyro DMG in a large AoE.

Upon striking the enemy, regenerates a percentage of Hu Tao’s Max HP. This effect can be triggered up to 5 times, based on the number of enemies hit.

If Hu Tao’s HP is below or equal to 50% when the enemy is hit, both the DMG and HP Regeneration are increased.

Flutter By

Flutter By

1st Ascension Passive

When a Paramita Papilio state activated by Guide to Afterlife ends, all allies in the party (excluding Hu Tao herself) will have their CRIT Rate increased by 12% for 8s.

Sanguine Rouge

Sanguine Rouge

4th Ascension Passive

When Hu Tao’s HP is equal to or less than 50%, her Pyro DMG Bonus is increased by 33%.

The More the Merrier

The More the Merrier

Utility Passive

When Hu Tao cooks a dish perfectly, she has a 18% chance to receive an additional “Suspicious” dish of the same type.

Genshin Impact Hu Tao​ Constellations from C0 to C6

Crimson Bouquet

Crimson Bouquet

Constellation level 1

While in a Paramita Papilio state activated by Guide to Afterlife, Hu Tao’s Charge Attacks do not consume Stamina.

Ominous Rainfall

Ominous Rainfall

Constellation level 2

Increases the Blood Blossom DMG by an amount equal to 10% of Hu Tao’s Max HP at the time the effect is applied.

Additionally, Spirit Soother will also apply the Blood Blossom effect.

Lingering Carmine

Lingering Carmine

Constellation level 3

Increases the Level of Guide to Afterlife by 3.

Maximum upgrade level is 15.

Garden of Eternal Rest

Garden of Eternal Rest

Constellation level 4

Upon defeating an enemy affected by a Blood Blossom that Hu Tao applied herself, all nearby allies in the party (excluding Hu Tao herself) will have their CRIT Rate increased by 12% for 15s.

Floral Incense

Floral Incense

Constellation level 5

Increases the Level of Spirit Soother by 3.

Maximum upgrade level is 15.

Butterfly's Embrace

Butterfly's Embrace

Constellation level 6

Triggers when Hu Tao’s HP drops below 25%, or when she suffers a lethal strike:

Hu Tao will not fall as a result of the DMG sustained. Additionally, for the next 10s, all of her Elemental and Physical RES is increased by 200%, her CRIT Rate is increased by 100%, and her resistance to interruption is greatly increased.

This effect triggers automatically when Hu Tao has 1 HP left.

Can only occur once every 60s.

Best Genshin Impact Hu Tao​ Team Combo

Hu Tao




Best Genshin Impact Hu Tao Builds

Hu Tao can be quite tricky to use especially if you’re not used to a character whose optimal damage comes from having her HP down to 50%. Thankfully there are characters like Zhongli and Diona who can provide ample shielding for Hu Tao.

Best Genshin Impact Hu Tao​ Weapons

Hu Tao’s signature weapon, Staff of Homa, is going to be her best weapon. However, there are other contenders. Dragon’s Bane will really shine if you put Hu Tao in a Vaporize team composition with Xingqiu.

Staff of Homa

Staff of Homa

HP increased by 20%. Additionally, provides an ATK Bonus based on 0.8% of the wielder’s Max HP. When the wielder’s HP is less than 50%, this ATK bonus is increased by an additional 1% of Max HP.

Dragon's Bane

Dragon's Bane

Increases DMG against opponents affected by Hydro or Pyro by 20%.



If there are at least 2 opponents nearby, ATK is increased by 16% and DEF is increased by 16%. If there are fewer than 2 opponents nearby, ATK is increased by 24%.

White Tassel

White Tassel

Increases Normal Attack DMG by 24%.

Best Gensin Impact Hu Tao​ Artifacts

Hu Tao’s best artifact, in general, is the Crimson Witch of Flames. Nothing pretty much comes close to it.

Crimson Witch of Flames

Crimson Witch of Flames

  •  2-piece effect: Pyro DMG Bonus +15%
  • 4-piece effect: Increases Overloaded and Burning DMG by 40%. Increases Vaporize and Melt DMG by 15%. Using an Elemental Skill increases the 2-Piece Set Bonus by 50% of its starting value for 10s. Max 3 stacks.

FAQs about Genshin Impact Hu Tao

Hu Tao is a female character. At first glance, Hu Tao appears to be a quirky and cheerful girl. She enjoys pranking people and despises sitting around and doing nothing, as she wishes to live her life to the fullest.

Approximately 19 years old. The age of Hu Tao is not obviously stated in the game. Her birthday is on July 15th

Yes, Hu Tao is still one of the best DPS characters in Genshin Impact.

Her overwhelming Pyro damage and massive Elemental Burst AOE can destroy even the strongest foes, leaving her at the top of the charts when it comes to pure DPS.

Pity carries over when banners rotate, and every player gets a 5-star by the time their pity reaches 90.

If a player’s last 5-star summon on the character event banner was a standard banner character, their next 5-star is guaranteed to be the featured character. 

Since Hu Tao is Zhongli’s boss at Wangsheng Funeral Parlor, Zhongli was assumed to have a relationship with Hu Tao.

The ZhongTao ship is generally seen as an example of the common “tall boyfriend x short/petite girlfriend couple” motif in films, mangas, animes, light novels.

To that end, Hu Tao is notably more “talented” than Diluc. She has no wasted talents at all. Meanwhile, Diluc’s first passive talent does not help him much.

Moreover, Hu Tao’s Elemental Burst and Elemental Skill work so much better together compared to Diluc’s straightforward and unimaginative fire attacks.

Taoling is the femslash ship between Hu Tao and Xiangling from the Genshin Impact fandom.

As the previous Hu Tao banner recently came out, we expect miHoYo won’t give her a dedicated rerun for a while.

In fact, there have been no leaks or news to indicate that she will be available in the 2.5 and 2.6 banners.

IMHO, Hu Tao is the currently #1 DPS in the game, considering that she’s the “berserker” type (a.k.a the lower her HP, the higher her damage), and she’s also a Pyro element character, which is currently the best for elemental reactions (Melt and Vaporize can proc critical, unlike other reactions).

We’d recommend wishing for Hu Tao’s Constellation 1 instead if you’ve decided to go above and beyond her Constellation 0 kit (which you definitely don’t need to do).

Hu Tao is often regarded as one of Genshin Impact’s strongest characters, boasting extremely high damage thresholds and excellent elemental reactions alongside a fun playstyle and adorable personality.

Pretty good team actually! It depends, Mostly for Abyss it’s just meh. Eula and Hu Tao first of all should be separated, they both can nuke and both can DPS, one team for both of them is not the best (Only exception is, when you have another good DPS in the other team then both of them can work together as DPS).

Chongyun is an ideal party member for your Hu Tao team because he’s able to dish out Cryo damage quickly and easily. His Elemental Skill creates an AoE field which lets him deal Cryo damage with his attacks.

The best weapon for any Hu Tao build is Staff of Homa. No other weapon can compare to Homa’s peak damage output. The high 608 base damage and 66.2% crit damage bonus are perfect for her play style.

The best team composition for Hu Tao includes Xingqiu, 

Xingqiu’s Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst both provide a slew of benefits to your team, even when you switch Xingqiu out with someone else.

He can provide healing as well as ease with creating reactions – especially with Hu Tao – letting you cause Vaporize reactions thanks to his Hydro and her Pyro.

His Burst also increases damage, making your Hu Tao even more of a powerhouse.

Both a solid Sub-DPS and Support depending on how you build him, Bennett is a great Pyro option for your Hu Tao team. He has fast attacks and his Skill charges quickly.

His Burst provides an attack boost and healing, which is great for a character like Hu Tao, who frequently has her HP dip to dangerously low levels as she attacks.

Bennett is also a Pyro character, which, when paired with another Pyro character such as Hu Tao, creates an Elemental Resonance effect from having two Pyro characters in the same party.

This increases the attack of your entire team by 25 percent, meaning your Hu Tao becomes even more powerful.

Another potential Cryo character for your team, Chongyun is a heavy-hitting claymore user with unique skills that he brings to the table.

Since he’s a four-star character, you can build him with constellations that decrease his skill cooldown times.

Chongyun is an ideal party member for your Hu Tao team because he’s able to dish out Cryo damage quickly and easily. His Elemental Skill creates an AoE field which lets him deal Cryo damage with his attacks.

Hu Tao’s best support is Xingqiu, despite the fact that he’s a Hydro character and Cryo characters can produce stronger Melt reactions with a Pyro user.

Xingqiu works well with Hu Tao, though, because his hydro application is second to none. His Elemental Burst does it with every attack.

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