Hu Tao is a powerful 5-star Pyro character known for her powerful single-target damage but tough playstyle. She infuses her Normal and Charged Attacks with Pyro energy, empowering her attacks and burning all the opponents in her path to a crisp. Yet players who are unable to obtain a Constellation for this character may play a different character completely.
Many players are unsure whether or not a character will be viable without drawing any additional Constellations for it. A Constellation is Genshin Impact's mechanism to reward players for pulling a character already owned in Genshin Impact. Your character will receive a "Constellation," which unlocks a special buff.
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Crimson Bouquet from Hu Tao Constellation 1
- Effect: When in a Paramita Papilio state activated by Guide to Afterlife, Hu Tao’s Charge Attacks do not consume stamina.
Hu Tao's claim to fame comes from her Elemental Skill, Guide to Afterlife, which infuses her Normal and Charged attacks with a Pyro injection. This increases her damage and allows her attacks to unleash Elemental Reactions on opponents, most commonly paired with a Hydro character to vaporize.
Charged Attacks require Stamina, thus Hu Tao must be cautious when approaching. Second, it allows you to save energy and make faster attacks by doing so.
Many Hu Tao players agree that Crimson Bouquet is an important, if not essential Constellation to have. You may dash after a Charged Attack for extra safety, speed, and comfort if you wish to become a Hu Tao main.
Ominous Rainfall in Hu Tao Constellation 2
- Effect: 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.
Hu Tao gains a passive effect when using her Elemental Skill, so this Constellation gives it a nice boost by increasing its damage (with the Elemental Burst addition). However, it's an inesential Constellation that costs you a bit more than it costs.
Lingering Carmine in Hu Tao Constellation 3
- Effect: Increases the level of Guide to Afterlife by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
It's a quick increase to her Elemental Skill DMG, which is always nice. However, this is a guideline to Constellation 4. It's not recommended to go for Constellation 3 on its own because you'll want to get higher constellations (which are generally the case with these constellations).
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Constellation 4 of Hu Tao: The Garden of Eternal Rest
- Effect: 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 15 seconds.
This constellation is largely irrelevant, but it might provide a decent quality-of-life bonus for your supporting Xingqiu or Yelan. However, you may want to get a free 24% Crit Rate for your sub-DPS characters.
Floral Incense in Hu Tao Constellation 5
- Effect: Increases the Level of Spirit Soother by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
This is a less important Constellation to have because the primary reason to run Hu Tao is her Elemental Skill. It's a minor improvement in your Elemental Bursts damage, which is nice, but it's unlikely to be worth the cost.
Butterfly's Embrace: Hu Tao Constellation 6
- Effect: 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.
This is a mostly speedrunner Constellation, and it isn't recommended for the average player. Your Hu Tao will have an enormous amount of offensive stats as a result of her Elemental Skill.