Hu Tao is a melee character in Genshin Impact that uses Polearm and Pyro elemental abilities to deal damage to his enemies. Hu Tao manipulates Pyro with ease and can sacrifice her HP To increase her damage output. When Hu Tao cooks a dish perfectly, she has a chance to obtain a Suspicious dish of the same kind.
Learn more about Hu Tao’s stats, talents, pros and cons, progression materials, and our rating of this character on this page.
|BASIC INFO AND RANKING|
|– Her attacks cover a wide area.
– Applies critical boost on her team mates.
– “Swap in & out” style empowers whole team.
|– High risk/reward playstyle.
– Lacking of free-to-play weapon choices.
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Hu Tao Stats
Hu Tao gains an increase on her CRIT DMG percentage stats for every ascension upgrade.
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Hu Tao Skills
Performs up to 6 consecutive spear strikes.
Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to lunge forward, dealing damage to enemies along the way.
Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.
Hu Tao’s Normal Attack can combo up to 6 strikes dealing Physical DMG to enemies. Her Charged Attack consumes a set amount of stamina to lunge forward dealing Physical DMG to enemies in her path.
Paramita Papilio State:
- Increases 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.
- Convertes attack DMG to Pyro DMG, which cannot be overridden by any other elemental infusion.
- Charged attacks applu the blood blossom effect to enemies hit.
- Increases Hu Tao’s resistance to interruption.
Blood Blossom Effect:
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.
Hu Tao consumes part of her HP to cast her Elemental Skill knocking nearby enemies back and entering the Paramita Papilio state. This converts her attack DMG to Pyro DMG which cannot be overridden by another elemental infusion. Her resistance to the interruption is also increased and she receives an ATK increase based on her Max HP when entering this state.
After unlocking the Talent “Flutter By”, ending Paramita Papilio increases the CRIT Rate of all of Hu Tao’s party members other than herself for a set duration. Moreover, while Paramita Papilio is in effect, Hu Tao’s Charged Attacks apply the Blood Blossom effect to enemies it hits and enemies affected by Blood Blossom will take Pyro DMG at set intervals.
This effect automatically expires after a while and only one Blood Blossom can exist on any one target at a time and only Hu Tao can refresh its duration.
If Hu Tao’s HP is below or equal to 50% when the enemy is hit, both the DMG and HP Regeneration are increased.
When her Elemental Burst hits enemies, Hu Tao regenerates a certain percentage of her Max HP and a maximum of five enemies can affect this percentage. Additionally, using this skill when Hu Tao’s HP is low deals greater DMG and regenerates more HP.
|The More the Merrier
When Hu Tao cooks a dish perfectly, she has a 18% chance to receive an additional “Suspicious” dish of the same type.
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.
When Hu Tao’s HP is equal to or less than 50%, her Pyro DMG Bonus is increased by 33%.
The first thing you should understand in order to take full advantage of Hu Tao’s power would be her playstyle. Unlike any other character, her full potential lies within a very specific objective and that is by keeping her health below 50% as long as possible which is heavily influenced by several different factors with the most important one being her passive talent that provides Hu Tao with sizeable pyro DMG bonus.
This is a very crucial thing you will need to manage because her elemental skill will infuse her attacks with Pyro and getting that bonus from the mentioned passive on top of every attack is something you should strive for all the time.
Hu Tao Talent Materials
These are all the required materials to max out Hu Tao’s talents. The Diligence books are available every Monday, Thursday, and Sunday in Taishan Mansion located near Jueyun Karst.
Hu Tao Ascension Materials
These are the total materials needed to reach the max Ascension level for Hu Tao. They can be acquired Pyro Regisvine, Whooperflower, Primo Geovishaps, and Silk Flower can be collected near Yujing Terrace in Liyue Harbor.
Hu Tao Constellations
New constellation’s passive abilities can be unlocked for Hu Tao each time you obtain a character’s specific item called Stella Fortuna and these upgrades can permanently enhance her in various ways.
While in a Paramita Papilio state activated by Guide to Afterlife, Hu Tao’s Charge Attacks do not consume Stamina.
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.
Increases the Level of Guide to Afterlife by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
|Garden of Eternal Rest
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.
Increases the Level of Spirit Soother by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
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 the interruption is greatly increased. This effect triggers automatically when Hu Tao has 1 HP left. Can only occur once every 60s.