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Pyro DPS Build


  • 4x Crimson Witch
  • 2x Crimson Witch, 2x Tenacity of the Millelith
  • 2x Crimson Witch, 2x Wanderer’s Troupe
  • 2x Crimson Witch, 2x Noblesse Oblige

Even though Hu Tao can only up 1 stack of 4CW (22.5% Pyro DMG bonus), it still produces the best damage output especially with melt/vaporize team because of the increased reaction damage.

If without elemental reactions, 2CW 2TotM can potentially provide a little bit higher consistent damage output compared to 4CW given the same substats.

2CW 2WT is only a substitute if you don’t have 4CW yet as 2WT also increases reaction damage (melt becomes 2.3x). 2CW 2NO for boosting burst without reactions.

Main Stats
  • Sands: HP% / Elemental Mastery
  • Goblet: Pyro DMG Bonus
  • Circlet: Crit Rate / Crit DMG

If you can’t consistently proc melt or vaporize, just go for HP% sands so you get a huge ATK boost from Hu Tao’s elemental skill.

  1. Crit Rate / Crit DMG
  2. ATK%
  3. Elemental Mastery / Energy Recharge


  • 5★ Staff of Homa (Crit DMG)
  • 5★ Primordial Jade Winged-Spear (Crit Rate)
  • 4★ Deathmatch (Crit Rate)
  • 4★ Blackcliff Pole (Crit DMG)
  • 4★ Dragon’s Bane (Elemental Mastery)
  • 4★ Lithic Spear (ATK%)
  • 3★ White Tassel (Crit Rate)

Dragon’s Bane works best if running a melt/vaporize team (melt becomes 2.76x). Otherwise, just use Deathmatch or Blackcliff Pole. Lithic Spear is only viable if running with a Liyue team.

Talent Priority

  1. Normal Attack: Secret Spear of Wangsheng
  2. Elemental Skill: Guide to Afterlife
  3. Elemental Burst: Spirit Soother


  • The best way to maximize Hu Tao’s damage is to keep her HP below 50% for bonus Pyro damage and burst damage
  • Use your burst right before her Elemental Skill buff ends to deal as much damage as possible in its duration
  • Pair her with a shielder to keep her safe even at low HP
  • Similar to Diluc, pairing her with Xingqui will result in consistent vaporize reactions for massive damage especially with 4CW