Genshin Impact: How to Get Hu Tao

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Genshin Impact‘s gameplay centers around players building a strong team of four characters, and making sure that their abilities all play nice with each other. With such a huge roster of characters already in the game, creating the ‘perfect team’ can prove to be a challenge, and it certainly isn’t going to get any easier as MiHoYo continues to add to the roster. Here’s how to get Hu Tao in Genshin Impact.

Getting Hu Tao in Genshin Impact

UPDATE: Hu Tao is now available in the game as a timed exclusive 5-star character. Her banner will run till March 17, so you have about two weeks to farm up some primogems to try to get her.

Original Story: At the time of writing, Hu Tao isn’t available as a playable character in Genshin Impact. The current character banner is all about Xiao, the new Anemo character, and the banner after that will give players an increased chance of rolling for Keqing, the 5-star Electro character.

That being said, we already know that there will be more character banners coming after Keqing in update 1.3, and in-game signs all point to Hu Tao being the next 5-star character you’ll be able to roll for.

We imagine that the process will be the same; once she arrives in the game, you’ll have a few weeks to try to roll her on the character banner.

As Hu Tao is a 5-star character, you’ll need to get lucky to pull her. The good news is that players are guaranteed to get a legendary item or character every 100 pulls, and if Hu Tao isn’t your first legendary on that banner, she’s guaranteed to show up as your second. Listed below are all the ways you can get primogems to keep rolling for her:

Hu Tao Weapons, Ascension Materials, and More

Thanks to the folks over at Honey Impact, we also have a fairly good idea of what to expect when she finally drops. Hu Tao looks to be a polearm user with Pyro affinity, so you can expect to farm the Pyro Regisvine for ascension materials in preparation.

In addition to that, you’ll also need Silk Flowers and Nectar for ascension, the latter of which can be obtained from the Whopperflower enemies.

Here’s a brief look at her attack kit and talents:

Guide to Afterlife

  • Hu Tao consumes a set portion of her HP to knock the surrounding enemies back and enter the Paramita Papilio state.

Paramita Papilio

  • Increases Hu Tao’s ATK based on her max HP at the time of entering this state. ARK bonus gained this way cannot exceed 400% of Hu Tao’s base ATK.
  • Converts attack damage to Pyro damage, which cannot be overridden by any other elemental infusion.
  • Charged attacks apply the Blood Blossom effect to the enemies hit.
  • Increases Hu Tao’s resistance to interruption.

Blood Blossom

  • Enemies affected by Blood Blossom will take Pyro damage every 4 seconds. This damage is considered Elemental Skill damage.
  • Each enemy can be affected by only one Blood Blossom effect at a time, and its duration may only be refresed by Hu Tao herself.
  • Paramita Papilio ends when its duration is over, or Hu Tao has left the battlefield or fallen.

Spirit Soother

  • Commands a blazing spirit to attack, dealing Pyro damage in a large AoE.
  • Upon striking the enemy, regenerates a percentage of Hu Tao’s max HP. This effect can be triggered up to five times, based on the number of enemies hit.
  • If Hu Tao’s HP is below or equal to 50% when the enemy is hit, both the damage and HP Regeneration are increased.

That’s all you need to know about how to get Hu Tao in Genshin Impact. Be sure to check our guide wiki for more tips and information on the game.

About the author

Zhiqing Wan

Zhiqing is the Reviews Editor for Twinfinite, and a History graduate from Singapore. She's been in the games media industry for nine years, trawling through showfloors, conferences, and spending a ridiculous amount of time making in-depth spreadsheets for min-max-y RPGs. When she's not singing the praises of Amazon's Kindle as the greatest technological invention of the past two decades, you can probably find her in a FromSoft rabbit hole.