Hu Taos possesses excellent Pyro abilities to form her as one of the most powerful characters in Genshin Impact. The five-star Polearm character hails from Liyue and is the latest director of the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor, which is part of the reason she is seen alongside a ghost friend.
Hu Tao has only been offered twice as the featured character on two special event wish banners. She is currently one of the rarer characters in Genshin Impact, but will likely have many reruns of her banner in the future, as previously believed.
Hu Tao is one of the few characters that gain ground in her health as it falls below 50 percent. Alongside some of the games'' highest base statistics, she is able to use much faster than most new characters.
Whether you want to use resources to achieve her in the near future or looking for improvements on her current build, here is a comprehensive guide to the impressive Pyro Polearm five-star.
Hu Tao''s primary damage dealer is a team player. While she can function decently as support, she really shines as the one who handles the majority of the damage. Her polearm should be a tool to increase her overall damage output.
Because Homa''s staff was specially designed for Hu Tao, this five-star polearm is the best weapon choice for her. The Reckless Cinnabar effect increases the use of oxygen by 20%.
The Staff of Homa''s Reckless Cinnabar benefit includes a Attack bonus based on 0.8 percent of the characters'' health. Similarly, the Attack bonus increases by one percent of the maximum health points when the wielder falls below 50 percent of the population.
The attack of this five-star polearm by the Eagle Spear of Justice has a 3.2 percent increase. This effect can stack a maximum of seven times, and can only occur once every 0.3 seconds. While the character using this polearm has the maximum number of stacks, their damage is also increased by 12 percent.
Deathmatch is a robust four-star polearm that players may attain by purchasing the Gnostic Hymn on the Battle Pass. In turn, the Gladiator effect on this polearm increases Attack and Defense depending on the number of competitors on the battlefield.
Attack and Defense are increased by 16 percent when there are less than two opponents. Attack is increased by 24 percent.
The Skyward spins Black Wing effect increases the wielders Critical rate by eight percent, as well as their Normal Attack speed by 12 percent. There is also a 50 percent probability that a vacuum blade would be dealing 40 percent of Attack, as damage may occur in a small effect. This effect can only occur once every two seconds.
This four-star polearm is another solid choice and easy for all players to get, since it can be unlocked for free by fishing and delivering fish to the Inazuma Fishing Association. Elemental Burst damage is increased by 16 percent, and Elemental Burst Critical Rate is increased by six percent.
When it comes to choosing Hu Taos artifacts, the most important things to consider are damage and health. While building Hu Taos damage is important for battle, making sure she has adequate health, many of which are based on her health. The best method of measuring Artifacts is by using and matching two-piece sets from multiple Artifact sets and by working different combinations until you find the one that works best for your team.
Hu Taos Pyro''s damage will be increased by 15 percent in the two-piece set. The four-piece set reduces the damage output of the various Pyro Elemental Reactions.
Damage caused by Overloaded and Burning has increased by 40 percent. Damage caused by Vaporize and Melt has increased by 15 percent. Additionally, using the Elemental Skill will increase the two-piece set Pyro damage by 50 percent of the starting value for a total of 10 seconds. This ability can be stacked up to three times.
This is a great choice for Hu Tao, who loves the two-piece set and how it reduces Elemental Burst damage by 20 percent, while the four-piece set reduces the total attack rate. This effect does not stack.
Shimenawas Reminiscence''s two-piece set boosts Attack by 18 percent, boosting Hu Taos'' damage output. The four-piece set is quite complex and causing Attack damage.
When a character uses an Elemental Skill and has 15 or more energy while they have the four-piece set applied, they lose 15 energy, and the damage caused by their Normal, Plunging, and Charged Attacks is increased by 50 percent for 10 seconds.
The Gladiators Finale Artifact set that focuses on damage dealt is a solid choice. The two-piece set increases Attack by 18 percent. Normal Attack damage by 35 percent as a result of the character this set has been used to wield a Polearm, Sword, or Claymore.
While Hu Taos'' health is reduced, this two-piece set is standard and gives Attack an 18 percent increase.
The four-piece set is quite complex but works great on Hu Tao. When a character who the four-piece set is equipped to use an Elemental Burst, they will then gain the Nascent Light effect, which will increase their Attack by eight percent for 16 seconds. Because Hu Taos abilities drain and restore her health often, the Attack bonus this set gives is often activated.
The 10 percent bonus can be triggered a maximum of four times every 0.8 seconds. If the character the Artifact set is configured to be swapped out, the Nascent Light effect ends. If an Elemental Burst is used again while the effect is active, a new Nascent Light effect will replace the old one.
The two-piece set encourages the Attack to increase by 18 percent. When the character the set is capable of performing a Normal Attack, there''s a 36 percent chance it will activate the Valley Rite ability. This ability increases Normal Attack damage by 70 percent of Attack and will finish 0.05 seconds after a Normal Attack.
The likelihood of the Normal Attack being activated during the next Normal Attack is increased by 20 percent. This special bonus can occur once every 0.2 seconds.
Players will need to collect 420,000 Mora, 46 Juvenile Jade, one Agnidus Agate Fragment, nine Agnidus Agate Gemstone, 168 Silk Flower, 18 Whopperflower Nectar, and 36 Energy Nectar in order to increase Hu Taos statistics.
These numbers are usually easier to complete when materials are divided into each Ascension level.
- Ascension to level onerequires 20,000 Mora, one Agnidus Agate Sliver, three Silk Flower, and three Whopperflower Nectar.
- Ascension to level tworequires 40,000 Mora, three Agnidus Agate Fragment, two Juvenile Jade, ten Silk Flower, and 15 Whopperflower Nectar.
- Ascension to level threerequires 60,000 Mora, six Agnidus Agate Fragment, four Juvenile Jade, 20 Silk Flower, and 12 Shimmering Nectar.
- Ascension to level fourrequires 80,000 Mora, three Agnidus Agate Chunk, eight Juvenile Jade, 30 Silk Flower, and 18 Shimmering Nectar.
- Ascension to level fiverequires 100,000 Mora, six Agnidus Agate Chunk, 12 Juvenile Jade, 45 Silk Flower, and 12 Energy Nectar.
- Ascension to level sixrequires 120,000 Mora, six Agnidus Agate Gemstone, 20 Juvenile Jade, 60 Silk Flower, and 24 Energy Nectar.
Players will have to visit the Taishan Mansion on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays for the various levels of Diligence when leveling up Hu Taos Talents.
To gain access to all of Hu Taos''s abilities, players will need to gather 1,652,500 Mora, six Whopperflower Nectar, 22 Shimmering Nectar, 31, Energy Nectar, three Teachings of Diligence, 21 Guide to Diligence, 38 Philosophies of Diligence, six Shard of a Foul Legacy, and one Crown of Insight.
While Hu Tao is currently not a featured five-star and therefore does not have access to the game, she will likely have a rerun sometime in the near future, since her last run occurred in November 2021.