Hu Tao is back as part of the second half of Genshin Impact update 2.2. In order to make the most of the character, you are going to need the right weapon and artifacts. In this Genshin Impact guide, we are going to go over the best build for Hu Tao including weapons and artifacts.
Hu Tao is a very high DPS character but in order to get those high damage numbers, you do need to build her properly with the right weapon and artifacts.
Best Build For Hu Tao In Genshin Impact
The following are the weapons and artifacts that we recommend for Hu Tao in Genshin Impact:
If you are going for a Pyro DPS build then Staff of Homa is the best weapon for Hu Tao in Genshin Impact. The primary stat of the weapon is attack and the secondary stat is crit damage. The weapon provides a boost to the max HP and also provides an attack buff depending on the max HP of the character. This attack buff is increased if Hu Tao’s health drops below 50%. This is a 5-star weapon so you need to already have it or wish for it when it is available on the weapon banner.
Primordial Jade Winged-Spear is another 5-star that we can recommend for Hu Tao. The primary stat of the weapon is attack and the secondary stat is crit rate, similar to Staff of Homa. On hit, you get an attack increase of 3.2% for 6 seconds. This can stack up to 7 times and you can get a buff of up to 12% this way.
Deathmatch is the polearm that you can get from the battle pass. This is a great weapon that you can get if you are a small spender. The secondary stat is crit rate, which is pretty great for a 4-star weapon. If there are at least 2 enemies around you then your attack is increased by 16%. If there is a single enemy then you can an attack buff of 24%. These passive stats can be increased by refining the polearm.
Dragon’s Bane is another 4-star option that you can use on Hu Tao if you do not have the above-mentioned weapons. The secondary stat of the weapon is elemental mastery, you can deal higher elemental reaction damage. The passive of the weapon increases damage against enemies that are affected by Hydro or Pyro.
lastly, we can recommend Black Tassel. This weapon gives you an HP buff and also increases damage against Slimes. You can use this until you find a better option.
Crimson Witch of Flames is going to be the best set for Hu Tao. 2-pieces give you a 15% pyro damage bonus. Having 4 pieces on is going to increase overload and burning damage by 40%. It also increases vaporize and melt damage by 15%. Furthermore, it increases the 2-piece set bonus by 50% for 10 seconds when an elemental skill is used. Just be sure to have crit rate or crit damage on your mask or hat and pyro damage bonus on the goblet.
If you do not have a Crimson Witch of Flames with good stats then you can go for a Shimenawa’s Reminiscence build instead. 2-pieces of this set are going to increase attack by 18%. 4-pieces are going to increase normal, charged, and plunging damage by 50% for 10 seconds in exchange for 10 energy.
This is the build that we recommend for Hu Tao in Geshin Impact. To learn more about the game check out our guide on the talent and ascension materials that you need to max level Thoma.