Hu Tao's best build in Genshin Impact - Video Games

Hu Tao’s best build in Genshin Impact – Video Games

Hu Tao is a 5-star Pyro character and he brings a spooky twist to the game. Hu Tao brings incredibly powerful single-target gameplay to Genshin Impact. Hu Tao is a greedy fighter in the field, taking most of her damage with an elemental ability that boosts her normal and charged attacks, while also granting her a pyro infusion.

Hu Tao’s gameplay hasn’t changed since his release, and he’s recognized as one of the strongest single-target DPS characters in the game. For his damage to skyrocket, we’ll need to equip him with the best artifacts and possible weapons. Follow this guide to learn how to best build your Hu Tao with what you have.

The best weapons for Hu Tao in Genshin Impact

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As a Polearm character, Hu Tao has a plethora of offensive options. Hu Tao is an interesting character, she takes a lot of damage from her Max HP, so there’s a clear winner in which weapon is best for her.

  • Best 5 Star Weapon: He homa stick it is Hu Tao’s best 5 star weapon. It provides a great amount of base ATK and Crit DMG, and its passive helps Hu Tao shine, as it adds more power to his kit the more Max HP he has.
  • Best 4-Star Weapon: He the dragon’s scourge it’s Hu Tao’s best 4-star weapon and it’s also a relatively easy weapon to get as a free player. Hu Tao’s best team composition pairs him with Hydro units like Xingqiu or Yelan, to empower their attacks with the Vaporize reaction. So having elemental mastery built into your gear is a good idea. Additionally, Dragon’s Bane has a useful passive that positively impacts its damage, increasing its DMG of enemies affected by Hydro or Pyro.
  • An alternative is the deathmatch, granting crit rate and a 16% to 32% increase to attack if there are more than 2 enemies nearby. Against singular enemies, ATK increase increased from 24% to 48%. However, you will need to purchase the Battle Pass for this weapon.

Best Artifacts for Hu Tao in Genshin Impact

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  • He Crimson Flame Witch 4 Piece Set It grants a 15% Pyro damage bonus on two pieces, and on four pieces it will increase Overload and Burn DMG by 40%, and Vaporize and Fusion DMG by 15%. Using an elemental ability will also increase the effects of the 2-piece set by 50% for 10 seconds. This set is Hu Tao’s best set as it increases his vaporize damage.
  • He Shimenawa Reminiscence 4 Piece Set is a solid alternative, increasing your normal and charged ATK damage by 50%. Most of his damage comes from his normal and charged attacks, making him a viable setup, but will require you to hold onto your Elemental Burst, which can affect your AoE damage and survivability.

Best Gear for Hu Tao in Genshin Impact

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Hu Tao is best paired with other Hydro units to power his Pyro DMG with the Hydro app to create the vaporization reaction.

  • Hu Tao/Zhongli/Xingqiu/Yelan: It is currently one of Hu Tao’s strongest teams. Xingqiu and Yelan provide additional Hydro DMG and Hydro applications, allowing Hu Tao to activate vaporization and deal massive damage. Between Zhongli’s Shield, Xingqiu’s Defensive Utility, and Hu Tao’s Elemental Burst, it also provides enough survivability for Hu Tao.
  • Usually there is no better team for Hu Tao, but you can consider swapping Zhongli for Thomas if you don’t have it, and Xingqiu or Yelan for Kazuha or sacarosa if you don’t have both characters on your account.


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