Genshin Impact Hu Tao Guide: Ascension, Talent Materials, Best Weapons, Artifacts

Genshin Impact Hu Tao

Hu Tao is one of the best DPS characters in Genshin Impact. If you still do not have her then you can get in the second have of update 2.2. In order to make the most of the character and a high amount of damage, you are going to need the right weapons and artifacts. In this Genshin Impact guide, we are going to go over the best build for Hu Tao.

Genshin Impact Hu Tao Ascension And Talent Materials

The following are the materials that you are going to need to max level Hu Tao and her talents:

Ascension Materials

The following are the ascension materials that you are going to need to level 90 Hu Tao:

  • 1x Agnidus Agate Sliver
  • 9x Agnidus Agate Fragment
  • 9x Agnidus Agate Chunk
  • 6x Agnidus Agate Gemstone
  • 46x Juvenile Jade
  • 168x Silk Flower
  • 18x Whopperflower Nectar
  • 30x Shimmering Nectar
  • 36x Energy Nectar

You can farm Agnidus Agate by beating the Pyro Regisvine or Primo Geovishap bosses. Juvenile Jade can also be farmed from the Primo Geovishap. You can get Silk Flower from vendors in Liyue. You can buy 5 at a time. You can find the resource for free in Liyue Harbor’s Yujing Terrace. Whopperflower Nectar and higher-tier variants can be farmed by defeating Whopperflowers. The higher the level of the enemy the higher the tier of the Nectar that they drop.

Talent Materials

The following are the talent materials that you are going to need to upgrade Hu Tao’s talents to the max:

  • 9x Teachings of Diligence
  • 63x Guide to Diligence
  • 114x Philosophies of Diligence
  • 18x Whopperflower Nectar
  • 66x Shimmering Nectar
  • 93x Energy Nectar
  • 18x Shard of a Foul Legacy
  • 3x Crown of Insight

Crown of Insight is exclusive to special events. You can typically earn one from each event. You can get Shard of a Foul Legacy by beating Tartaglia, the weekly boss.

Best Genshin Impact Hu Tao Build

The following is the build that we recommend for Hu Tao in Genshin Impact:

Best Weapons

The staff of Homa is the best in slot weapon for Hu Tao as it features crit damage as one of the main stats. Its passive gives you additional HP and boosts your attack depending on Hu Tao’s max HP. You get an additional attack buff if Hu Tao’s HP falls below 50%. This is a 5-star weapon, so you already need to have it or you can wish on the next weapons banner that features the Staff of Homa.

If you are a low spender, then you can opt to go with the Deathmatch polearm. You can get this from the battle pass. It features crit rate as one of the main stats which is ideal for Hu Tao. The passive of the weapon increases your attack and defense if there are more than 2 enemies around you. If there is a single enemy around you then you get a significant increase in attack. These buffs can be increased further by refining the weapon with multiple copies.

Blackcliff Pole is another 4-star weapon that you can use on Hu Tao if you are not interested in wishing on the weapons banner. You will need to spend star glitter in the shop in order to get it. The weapon has crit damage as the secondary stat which is ideal for a DPS Hu Tao build. The passive of the weapon increases attack or 12% for 30 seconds after you defeat an enemy. This can stack up to 3 times. 

Best Artifacts

Crimson Witch Of Flames is the set that you should go for. 2-pieces are going to increase pyro damage by 15%. 4-pieces increase overload and burn damage by 40%. You also get a buff of 15% for vaporize and melt. With 4-pieces, the 2-piece bonus is increased by 50% for 10 seconds after you use an elemental skill. This can stack up to 3 times. 

We recommend that you have crit rate or crit damage on your hat or mask and get pyro damage bonus on your goblet in order to make the most of Hu Tao. You should look for crit damage and crit rate for the substats as well seeing how Hu Tao is a DPS character.

This is what you need in order to upgrade Hu Tao to the max in Genshin Impact and the best build for her in the game. To learn more check out our guide on Aloy.

Editor and Senior Content Writer at PrimeWikis. Former PC Hardware Editor at SegmentNext. Gaming since the second grade.