When built well, Hu Tao’s impressive Pyro abilities make him one of the strongest characters in Genshin Impact. Polearm’s five-star character is from Liyue and is the current director of Wangsheng’s funeral home, which is part of why she’s seen alongside a ghost friend.
Hu Tao has only been available twice as a featured character on two special event wish banners. Thus, she is currently one of the rarest characters in Genshin Impactbut will likely have many reruns of his banner in the future, as has been the case with other characters.
In addition to possessing one of the most effective Pyro abilities in Genshin Impact, Hu Tao is one of the few characters who becomes more powerful when his health drops below 50%. She also has a healing ability alongside some of the highest base stats in the game, meaning she’s usable much faster than most new characters.
Whether you’re trying to gather resources to reach it in the future or looking to improve its current build, here’s a complete guide to building the mighty five-star Pyro Polearm.
The best role for Hu Tao is as a team’s primary damage dealer. While she can work decently as a support, she really shines as the one that deals the majority of the damage. His polearm should be one that focuses on building up his overall damage output.
Because Homa’s Staff was built specifically for Hu Tao, this five-star polearm is the best weapon choice for her. The “Reckless Cinnabar” effect increases the wearer’s health by 20%.
The “Reckless Cinnabar” effect of Homa’s staff also grants an attack bonus based on 0.8% of the character’s health. Additionally, when the wearer is below 50% health, the attack bonus increases by 1% of maximum health points.
Primordial Jade Winged Spear
The “Eagle Spear of Justice” effect on this five-star polearm grants the wielder a 3.2% increase in attack. This effect can stack up to seven times and can only occur once every 0.3 seconds. While the character wielding this polearm has the maximum number of stacks, its damage is also increased by 12%.
Deathmatch is a solid four-star polearm that players can attain by purchasing the Gnostic Hymn on the Battle Pass. The “Gladiator” effect of this polearm increases Attack and Defense based on the number of opponents on the battlefield.
When two or more opponents are nearby, the wearer’s attack and defense are increased by 16%. When there are less than two opponents, the attack is increased by 24%.
thorn to the sky
The Skyward set is one of the easiest five-star weapon sets to get to, and the set is quite versatile. Skyward Spine’s “Blackwing” effect increases the wielder’s critical rate by eight percent, as well as their normal attack speed by 12 percent. When normal and charged attacks successfully hit opponents, there is also a 50% chance that a vacuum blade dealing 40% attack damage can occur within a small area of effect. This effect can only occur once every two seconds.
This four-star polearm is another solid and easy-to-get pick for all players, as it can be unlocked for free by fishing and delivering fish to the Inazuma Fishing Association. The “Shanty” effect increases the damage of the wearer’s elemental explosion by 16% and the critical rate of the elemental explosion by 6%.
The most important stats to focus on when choosing Hu Tao Artifacts are Damage and Health. Building up Hu Tao’s damage is important for battle, but ensuring she has plenty of health is also essential for her complex abilities, many of which are based on her health. As with most characters, the best method for choosing artifacts is to mix and match two-piece sets from multiple artifact sets and try out different combos until you find the one that works best to your team.
Crimson Witch of Flames
This set of artifacts will increase the damage of Hu Tao’s Pyro. The two-piece set increases Pyro damage by 15%. The four-piece set builds the damage of the different pyrotechnic elemental reactions.
With the four-piece set, damage from Overload and Burn is increased by 40%. Damage dealt by Vaporize and Melt is increased by 15%. Additionally, using the character’s elemental skill will increase the Pyro damage of the two-piece set by 50% of the character’s starting value for a total of 10 seconds. This ability can be stacked up to three times.
This is one of the most versatile artifact sets in Genshin Impact, and is an excellent choice for Hu Tao. The two-piece set increases Elemental Burst damage by 20% and the four-piece set increases the attack of the entire party by 20% when an Elemental Burst is used. This effect does not stack.
Memory of Shimenawa
Shimenawa’s Reminiscence two-piece set increases attack by 18%, which is great for increasing Hu Tao’s damage. The four-piece set is a bit complex and generates attack damage.
When a character uses an elemental skill and has 15 or more energy while applying the four-piece set, then they lose 15 energy and damage dealt by their normal, dipping, and charged attacks are increased by 50% for 10 seconds. .
Because Hu Tao excels as a damage dealer, the Gladiator Final Artifact Set that focuses on dealing damage is a solid choice. The two-piece set increases attack by 18%. The four-piece set increases normal attack damage by 35% when the character this set is applied to uses a polearm, sword, or Claymore.
The vermilion afterlife
This set echoes Hu Tao’s own abilities by providing bonuses when health is reduced. The two-piece set is standard and grants an 18% increase to attack.
The four-piece set is quite complex, but works great on Hu Tao. When a character equipped with the four-piece set uses an elemental burst, they gain the Nascent Light effect, increasing their attack by 8% for 16 seconds. When the same character loses hit points, their attack will increase by 10%. Because Hu Tao’s abilities often drain and restore his health, the attack bonus this set gives is often activated on Hu Tao.
The 10% bonus can be triggered a maximum of four times every 0.8 seconds. If the character whose artifact set is equipped is replaced, 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.
Echoes of an Offering
This Artifact set also revolves around building damage output. The two-piece set increases attack by 18%. The four-piece set ensures that when the character the set is equipped to performs a normal attack, there is a 36% chance that they will then activate the Valley Rite ability. This ability increases normal attack damage by 70% of attack and ends 0.05 seconds after a normal attack deals damage.
If a normal attack does not activate the Valley Rite ability, the chance of it being activated on the next normal attack is increased by 20%. This special bonus can occur once every 0.2 seconds.
To increase Hu Tao’s stats, players will need to gather the necessary Ascension Materials. In total, players will need to collect 420,000 Mora, 46 Juvenile Jade, one Agnidus Agate Sliver, nine Agnidus Agate Fragment, nine Agnidus Agate Chunk, six Agnidus Agate Gemstone, 168 Silk Flower, 18 Whopperflower Nectar, 30 Shimmering Nectar, and 36 Energy. Nectar.
When the materials are distributed over each level of Ascension, these numbers are much easier to achieve.
- Level One Ascension requires 20,000 Mora, one Agnidus Agate Sliver, three Silk Flower, and three Whopperflower Nectar.
- Level Two Ascension requires 40,000 Mora, three Agnidus Agate Shards, two Juvenile Jade, ten Silkflowers, and 15 Whopperflower Nectar.
- Level Three Ascension requires 60,000 Mora, six Agnidus Agate Fragments, four Juvenile Jade, 20 Silkflowers, and 12 Shimmering Nectar.
- Ascension to level four requires 80,000 Mora, three Agnidus Agate Chunk, eight Juvenile Jade, 30 Silk Flower, and 18 Shimmering Nectar.
- Level Five Ascension requires 100,000 Mora, six Agnidus Agate Chunk, 12 Juvenile Jade, 45 Silk Flower, and 12 Energy Nectar.
- Level Six Ascension requires 120,000 Mora, six Agnidus Agate Gemstones, 20 Juvenile Jade, 60 Silk Flowers, and 24 Energy Nectar.
Upgrading Hu Tao’s talents requires players to battle Childe in the “Enter the Golden House” realm and regularly battle Whopperflowers to obtain the different types of Nectar needed. Players will also need to visit the Taishan Mansion on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays for the various levels of Diligence Teachings required.
To upgrade all of Hu Tao’s talents, players will need to collect 1,652,500 Mora, six Whopperflower Nectar, 22 Shimmering Nectar, 31 Energy Nectar, three Diligence Teachings, 21 Diligence Guide, 38 Diligence Philosophies, six Shard of a Foul Legacy and a Crown of Insight.
Although Hu Tao is not currently a five-star star and therefore unavailable, she will likely have a rerun in the near future, as her last run was in November 2021.