Hu Tao (Chinese: 胡桃 Hú Táo, "Walnut") is a playable Pyro character in Genshin Impact.

She is the 77th Director of the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor.

Profile

Introduction

Hu Tao is the 77th Director of the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor, a person vital to managing Liyue's funerary affairs.
She does her utmost to flawlessly carry out a person's last rites and preserve the world's balance of yin and yang.
Aside from this, she is also a talented poet whose many "masterpieces" have passed around Liyue's populace by word of mouth.

Description from Official Website[4]

Personality

The 77th Director of the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor. She took over the business at a rather young age.

In-game character attributes text

It would be best not underestimate someone as whimsical as her. However, should you enjoy surprises, then I believe a visit is in order.

At first glance, Hu Tao appears to be a quirky and cheerful girl. No one would think that she is actually the renowned director of the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor unless she tells them or they are working with her. She also takes pride in the parlor's storied history and her position as its current director.

Hu Tao enjoys pranking people and despises sitting around and doing nothing, as she wishes to live her life to the fullest. Her eccentric and off the wall personality often leaves people a negative impression of her, especially Qiqi, who states that she has a "punchable face" and should be stored in the fridge.[5] On the contrary, Xiao likes her humor; while he finds it irritating, he also states that it is also interesting.[6]

When handling funerals and last rites, she becomes far more serious and always reminds her employees to never deviate from the client's requests. Due to the importance and traditions of the parlor's duties, she also expresses a distaste towards people treating her or her employees with suspicion whenever they go to work at night.[7]

Despite her negative impressions, she is also shown to be quite intelligent, being suspicious of Zhongli's true identity and knows a fair amount about Liyue's hidden secrets and past. She trusts her friend[8] Zhongli the most.[9] She is quite secretive with sensitive information, as she refuses to disclose it as she claims that the less they know, the safer they are. She also takes pride in the parlor's storied history and her position as its current director, although she dislikes how others treat her and her employees with suspicion when they go out at night to work.

Hu Tao accepts death as a natural part of life and does not hesitate to tell others to enjoy their short lives; while this makes her callous to others, it helps her truly respect her job to help the dead "cross over". For this reason, Hu Tao initially viewed Qiqi's zombie state as unnatural and wished to bury the zombie so that she could pass on properly, but due to the zombie's refusal to, eventually decided to make an exception for her.[10] Likewise, she also loathes those who try to prolong their natural lifespan, such as Baizhu after realizing his intentions to prolong his own life.[11] She also appears to show a lack of interest in her Pyro Vision.[9]

Appearance

Hu Tao has fair skin and scarlet eyes with flower-shaped pupils. She has long, dark brown hair fading to crimson at the tips. It is divided with a zig-zag parting and tied up into very high pig-tails, hidden and held down by her hat. She wears a dark brown porkpie hat, decorated with red plum blossoms and branches, along with an indigo tassel and a wooden talisman attached to the front.

Hu Tao wears a traditional red shirt with a mandarin collar, a black coat and black shorts with gold accents. Her Pyro Vision is embedded at the back of her coat, along with long rectangular coattails, a black collar and cuffs, and golden brooches attached underneath her coat's collar and waist. She wears a pair of white socks with matching red blossoms along with low heeled dress shoes. Her fingernails are painted black, and she wears multiple rings. Her left hand has rings on the index and middle, while her right has the middle, index and thumb. On her right hand she wears a loose red bracelet, though it is usually hidden by her long sleeves. Her outfit, Plum Blossom Bouquet, is described to be as the daily work clothes of the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor's director.

Combat Info

Talents

Icon Name Type
Talent Secret Spear of Wangsheng.png Secret Spear of Wangsheng Normal Attack
Normal Attack: Performs up to six consecutive spear strikes.

Charged Attack: Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to lunge forward, dealing damage to enemies along the way.
Plunging Attack: Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

Talent Guide to Afterlife.png Guide to Afterlife Elemental Skill
Hu Tao consumes a part of her HP, knocking nearby enemies back and entering the Paramita Papilio State.

Paramita Papilio State:
Increases Hu Tao's ATK based on her Max HP at the time of entering this state. ATK Bonus gained this way cannot exceed 400% of Hu Tao's Base ATK. Hu Tao's attack DMG is converted to Pyro DMG, which cannot be overridden by any other elemental infusion.
Increases Hu Tao's resistance to interruption.
Paramita Papilio ends when its duration is over, or when Hu Tao has left the battlefield or fallen.
In the Paramita Papilio state, Hu Tao's Charged Attacks apply the Blood Blossom effect to enemies it hits.
Blood Blossom Effect:
Enemies affected by Blood Blossom will take Pyro DMG every 4s.
This DMG is considered Elemental Skill DMG.
Each enemy can be affected by only one Blood Blossom effect at a time, and its duration may only be refreshed by Hu Tao herself.

Talent Spirit Soother.png Spirit Soother Elemental Burst
Hu Tao commands a blazing spirit to deal Pyro DMG in a large AoE. Upon striking the enemy, regenerates a percentage of Hu Tao's Max HP. This effect can be triggered up to 5 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 DMG and HP Regeneration are increased.

Talent Flutter By.png Flutter By 1st Ascension Passive
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.
Talent Sanguine Rouge.png Sanguine Rouge 4th Ascension Passive
When Hu Tao's HP is equal to or less than 50%, her Pyro DMG Bonus is increased by 33%.
Talent The More the Merrier.png The More the Merrier Utility Passive
When Hu Tao cooks a dish perfectly, she has a 18% chance to receive an additional "Suspicious" dish of the same type.
Talent Leveling Materials
Talent
Level-Up
Materials
Common
Ascension
Materials
Weekly
Boss
Materials

Notes

  • Hu Tao has a unique sprint that allows her to go through small opponents.[12] This is not considered an alternate sprint.

Constellation

Level Icon Name Effect
1 Constellation Crimson Bouquet.png Crimson Bouquet While in a Paramita Papilio state activated by Guide to Afterlife, Hu Tao's Charge Attacks do not consume Stamina.
2 Constellation Ominous Rainfall.png 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.
3 Constellation Lingering Carmine.png Lingering Carmine Increases the Level of Guide to Afterlife by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
4 Constellation Garden of Eternal Rest.png 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.
5 Constellation Floral Incense.png Floral Incense Increases the Level of Spirit Soother by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
6 Constellation Butterfly's Embrace.png Butterfly's Embrace Triggers when Hu Tao's HP drops below 25%, or when she suffers a lethal strike:
Hu Tao will not fall as a result of the DMG sustained. Additionally, for the next 10s, all of her Elemental and Physical RES is increased by 200%, her CRIT Rate is increased by 100%, and her resistance to interruption is greatly increased.
This effect triggers automatically when Hu Tao has 1 HP left.
Can only occur once every 60s.

Each Constellation activation requires a Stella Fortuna 5 Star Stella Fortuna.

Ascensions

Ascension
Phase
Level Mora Character Ascension
Materials
Local
Specialties
Common
Materials
1 20
40
20,000
2 40
50
40,000
3 50
60
60,000
4 60
70
80,000
5 70
80
100,000
6/MAX 80
90
120,000

Base Stats

The character's base stats before and after each Ascension:

Ascension
Phase
Level HP ATK1 DEF CRIT DMG2

1 Does not include weapon ATK value.
2 Characters get specialized stats starting at Ascension 2.

Availability

Event Wishes

Hu Tao is featured in 1 event wishes:

Wish Name
Wish Moment of Bloom 2021-03-02.jpg Moment of Bloom/2021-03-02

Notes

  1. In Hu Tao's CN character trailer, she says that 胡 () is her family name and 桃 (Táo) is her given name.
  2. フータオ is actually a standard recognized reading of 胡桃, mostly used to describe the ingredient or food in Chinese cuisine.
  3. The eumdok of 桃 is 도 (do). The shift from 도 (do) to 두 (du) can be attributed to a corruption. The proper Sino-Korean reading, 호도 (ho-do), still exists as an alternate form of 호두 (ho-du). Some believe 호두 to be a corruption from a Sino-Korean borrowing of (haek-do).

Change History

Released in Version 1.3
Version 1.3
  • Hu Tao was released.

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