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Hu Tao's Secret Spear technique is based on several rules, the first of which is: "The spear opens the path to the afterlife, and the butterflies bridge this world and the next."

Guide to Afterlife is Hu Tao's Elemental Skill.


  • When a converted attack hits at least one enemy, it generates 2.5 Elemental Particles.
    • This particle generation has a cooldown of ~5 seconds.
    • Therefore, it can generate a total of 4-6 Elemental Particles through its whole duration.
  • While Paramita Papilio State is active, Hu Tao doesn't step back before charging forward. This makes her Charged Attacks under this state faster than normal.
  • Although the activation of this skill does not deal DMG or apply an elemental status, it does interact with certain Pyro-related mechanics.
  • Hu Tao's Passive Talent 1, Flutter By, affects Guide to Afterlife as follows: "When a Paramita Papilio state activated by Guide to Afterlife ends, all allies in the party (excluding Hu Tao herself) will have their CRIT Rate increased by 12% for 8s."
Constellation Effects
  • Constellation Level 1, Crimson Bouquet: "While in a Paramita Papilio state activated by Guide to Afterlife, Hu Tao's Charge Attacks [sic] do not consume Stamina."
  • Constellation Level 2, Ominous Rainfall: "Increases the Blood Blossom DMG by an amount equal to 10% of Hu Tao's Max HP at the time the effect is applied. Additionally, Spirit Soother will also apply the Blood Blossom effect."
  • Constellation Level 3, Lingering Carmine: Increases this talent's level by 3 and raises its maximum level to 15.
  • Constellation Level 4, Garden of Eternal Rest: "Upon defeating an enemy affected by a Blood Blossom that Hu Tao applied herself, all nearby allies in the party (excluding Hu Tao herself) will have their CRIT Rate increased by 12% for 15s."


Attribute Scaling

Talent Levels past 10 require Elemental Skill Level Increase methods, such as Constellations and Event bonuses.

Activation Cost30% Current HP
ATK Increase (% Max HP)3.844.
Blood Blossom DMG (%)6468.873.68084.889.696102.4108.8115.2121.6128136144
Blood Blossom Duration8s

Talent Leveling

Common Materials
Talent Level-Up Materials
1 → 2 2✦
Item Mora.png 12,500 Mora
2 → 3 3✦
Item Mora.png 17,500 Mora
3 → 4
Item Mora.png 25,000 Mora
4 → 5 4✦
Item Mora.png 30,000 Mora
5 → 6
Item Mora.png 37,500 Mora
6 → 7 5✦
Item Mora.png 120,000 Mora
7 → 8
Item Mora.png 260,000 Mora
8 → 9 6✦
Item Mora.png 450,000 Mora
9 → 10
Item Mora.png 700,000 Mora

Total Cost (1 → 10 for one talent)

Item Mora.png 1,652,500 Mora


Other Languages

LanguageOfficial NameLiteral Meaning
EnglishGuide to Afterlife
Dié Yǐn Láishēng
Butterfly's Guide to Afterlife
Dié Yǐn Láishēng
Choudou Raise
Butterfly Guiding to Afterlife
Korean나비의 서
Nabi-ui Seo
Book of Butterfly
SpanishGuía hacia el más alláGuide to the Afterlife[• 1]
FrenchChaperon de la renaissanceChaperone of Rebirth
RussianПутеводитель по загробной жизни
Putevoditel' po zagrobnoy zhizni
Guide to the Afterlife
ThaiGuide to Afterlife
VietnameseĐiệp Dẫn Lai Sinh[※]
GermanGeleit ins JenseitsConvoy into the Afterlife
IndonesianGuide to Afterlife
PortugueseGuia do Além
  1. Spanish: "El más allá", while literally meaning "the beyond", is a phrase used when referring to the afterlife.

Change History

Released in Version 1.3