Hu Tao brings an incredibly powerful Pyro bruiser to Genshin Impact. Like Diluc, she is something of a greedy on-field fighter, but she is also capable of healing herself, and her damage output will be buffed the higher her maximum health is.
This makes Hu Tao an incredibly interesting character as she can be backed up by three off-field sub DPS characters and relying strictly on her own ability to heal if required. Getting the most of Hu Tao requires specific weapons and artifacts, however, so in this guide we will run through the best options for her.
Arguably the best Polearm in the game, the Primordial Jade Winged-Spear is a 5-Star weapon that can be obtained through the Wish system. This weapon will increase ATK by 3.2% for six seconds, stacking up to seven times for a total of 22.4% extra ATK.
The Staff of Homa, another 5-Star weapon from the Wish system, is another great option, giving between 20% and 40% health boost, depending on refinement level. This will, in turn, boost the damage output of Hu Tao as her damage scales with her health.
Finally, the 4 Star Deathmatch will give a 16% to 32% boost to attack and a similar boost to DEF if more than 2 enemies nearby. Against singular enemies, the ATK boost is 24% to 48%.
For artifacts, the Crimson Witch of Flames set gives a Pyro damage bonus of 15% at two pieces, and at four piece will increase Overloaded and Burning DMG by 40%, Vaporize and Melt DMG by 15%. Using an Elemental Skill will also increase 2-Piece Set effects by 50% for 10s. Maxes out at 3 stacks.
Some players may prefer to go with two pieces of the Crimson Witch and 2 pieces of the Gladiator’s Finale for the 18% bonus to ATK instead.