The wait is finally over for all Hu Tao fans in Genshin Impact out there, it has been a tough journey to wait for our walnut, and what could be a better time to announce Hu Tao’s release trailer today, coinciding with the Japanese voice actress Rie Takahashi’s birthday.
It was a roller-coaster ride with the Hu Tao character. Some time ago, it felt like she was not coming in the version 1.3 update. After a long wait, she has graced us with her presence. She was also not announced in the 1.3 live-stream, because during the Chinese New Year Period, speaking about funerals and anything related to death is basically a cultural taboo. Since Chinese New Year is basically the most auspicious and happy event, releasing Hu Tao would be considered disrespectful.
Hu Tao: Playstyle and skill-set of the character
Mihoyo has officially announced Hu Tao vision and her skill-set is already available in miHoyo’s official forums. She will be a five-star pyro unit and her weapon pole-arms, her best in a class weapon, which is a five-star Staff of Homa already has its banner released a few days ago. There is also a limited exclusive weapon, the Lithic Spear in that banner, so people should look into that too.
Her banner and presumably, a story quest could be available at the end of Keeping’s Banner, which is 2nd March in Asia. Her playstyle can be considered into a berserk class, where the lesser the Hp she has, the higher the damage. This gives a breath of fresh air to the already available character’s playstyle.
Hu Tao: Who should you pair her with?
Some theoretical team composition includes pairing Hu Tao with Xinqui for a solid vaporize team, another character is Xiangling for the double pyro resonance. Chongyun might also be a viable option but all of this are just a theoretical damage team, we will have to test her out after her banner gets released.
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