Genshin Impact: Hu Tao Weapon Tier List [2024]

Clear Spiral Abyss by building the best Hu Tao.

Genshin Impact is one of the most played gacha games, and the hype of this game is increasing as the updates are coming out. The game has been making highlights due to its unique Lore, Characters, and much more. In the latest 3.5 version, we have seen the re-run of Hu Tao and Yelan, two of the best characters in the game, so we considered making a Hu Tao weapon tier list. Hu Tao might still be considered the Meta of Genshin Impact, but after the introduction of Dendro, a new reaction known as Hyperbloom might take the throne.

Key Takeaways
  • There are 14 Polearms you can use with Hu Tao.
  • The Staff of Homa is the best weapon for Hu Tao as its main stat, and passive is mainly built for her.
  • Hu Tao’s main damage comes from her HP, and her signature weapon’s passive complement it very well.
  • If you have an R5 Dragon’s Bane, use it instead of The Skyward Spine or The Staff of Sacred Sands. Do remember to keep your Crit Ratio maintained.

Hu Tao Weapon Tier List Table

TierWeaponRarity
SThe Staff of Homa, The Primordial Jade Winged Spear, The Staff of Sacred Sands, The Skyward Spine5 Star
AThe Dragon’s Bane, The Prototype Starglitter, The Blackcliff Pole, The Crescent Pike4 Star
BThe Deathmatch, The Favonious Lance, The Catch4 Star
CThe White Tassel, The Black Tassel3 Star
DThe Halberd3 Star

Now that you’re aware of the rankings, let’s check out the comparison between all the Hu Tao Weapons:

WeaponsTierRarityHow to ObtainBase ATK (Base)Crit DMG (Base)Weapon Refinement
Staff of HomaS5Weapon Event Wishes46.014.40%HP increased by 20%
Primordial Jade Winged SpearS5Wishes48.04.80%ATK increased by 3.2% for 6 sec
Staff of Sacred SandsS5Weapon Event Wishes44.09.60%Character gain 52%
Skyward SpineS5Wishes48.08%Crit Rate increased by 8%
Dragon’s BaneA4Wishes41.0-Increase DMG by 20%
Prototype StarglitterA4Forging42.010.00%Increase Charge attack DMG by 8%
Blackcliff PoleA4Paimon's Bargains42.012%ATK increased by 12% for 30 sec
Crescent PikeA4Forging44.07.50%Charge attack deal 20% ATK as DMG for 5 sec
DeathmatchB4Battle Pass (Gnostic Hymn) 41.08%ATK and DEF increased by 16%
Favonious LanceB4Wishes44.06.70%Crit Hits got 60% chance to generate Elemental Particles
CatchB4Sold by Kujirai Momiji42.010.00%Elemental Burst DMG increasd by 16%
White TasselC3Chests39.05.10%Normal Attack DMG increase by 24%
Black TasselC3Wishes38.010.20%DMG against slimes increased by 40%
HalberdD3Chests40.05.10%Normal Attacks deals additional 16% DMG

S Tier

S Tier consists of the best weapons for Hu Tao, so using them will give a huge boost in attacks of Hu Tao. However, obtaining S Tier weapons is extremely difficult as it all will depend on your luck and how much grinding you will do as a F2P. If you are not a F2P, it still won’t be easy, as Welkin Moon and Battle Pass won’t be enough. If you are a Whale, then it will surely be easy for you to get them. 

The Staff of Homa

The-Staff-of-Homa
Staff of Homa

The Staff of Homa is Hu Tao’s signature weapon, meaning this weapon is best suited for her as it is designed just for her. The staff of Homa is undoubtedly one of the best Polearm in Genshin Impact, which you can use on many characters. Version 3.5 brought perhaps the best weapon banner, as it has Aqua Simulacra and Staff of Homa, two of the best weapons in the game.

Pros

  • Optimized for Hu Tao, boosting her damage.
  • Versatile for other polearm users.

Cons

  • Limited effectiveness without Hu Tao.
  • Acquisition depends on infrequent weapon banners.

The Primordial Jade Winged Spear

The-Primordial-Jade-Winged-Spear
Primordial Jade Winged Spear

The Primordial Jade Winged Spear is one of the greatest weapons in Genshin Impact, as it is Xiao’s signature weapon. Of course, it works the best on Xiao, but as Hu Tao’s weapon can be used on different characters, Xiao’s weapon can be used on different characters too. So, if you have this weapon, then make sure to give it to your Hu Tao. As the weapon is in S-tier, it won’t be easy to obtain, like The Staff of Homa.

Pros

  • Excellent for Xiao’s playstyle.
  • Versatile, usable by multiple characters.

Cons

  • Difficult to obtain.
  • Optimal for specific characters.

The Staff of Sacred Sands

The-Staff-of-Sacred-Sands
The staff of Sacred Sands

The Staff of Sacred Sands is Cyno’s signature weapon which is pretty good and can be used on Hu Tao. I don’t recommend pulling for this weapon just for Hu Tao. If you already have it by any chance, then it is an available option that you can consider.

Pros

  • Signature weapon for Cyno.
  • Effective for Hu Tao.

Cons

  • Limited utility for other characters.
  • Not a must-have for Hu Tao.

The Skyward Spine

The-Skyward-Spine
Skyward Spine

The Skyward Spine is a good five-star weapon, but it really doesn’t compliment Hu Tao that much. Still, it is an S-tier because of its passive. Most players use Skyward Spine with Xiangling, as it is an excellent match for her. If you have neither of the above weapons, then this weapon is the best choice for you, so don’t hesitate to use it. 

Pros

  • Excellent match for Xiangling.
  • S-tier weapon with a powerful passive ability.

Cons

  • Limited compatibility with Hu Tao.
  • Relies on specific characters for optimal performance.

A-Tier

Tier Weapon Rarity
A The Dragon’s Bane, The Prototype Starglitter, The Blackcliff Pole, The Crescent Pike 4 Stars

A-Tier Weapons that I will discuss in my Hu Tao weapon tier list will work great on Hu Tao, so if you don’t have any weapon from S Tier, then these weapons will undoubtedly be your best choice. Although, depending on your playstyle, one weapon in A-tier might be better than the Skyward Spine, so let’s get into it right away. 

The Dragon’s Bane

The Dragon's Bane
Dragon’s Bane

Dragon’s Bane is one of the best 4-star weapons polearms in the game, and it really compliments Hu Tao. It is not the best, but it is fairly easy to obtain as compared to the 5-star weapons. So, if you have this weapon, using it would be beneficial for your Hu Tao.

Pros

  • Complements Hu Tao well
  • Relatively easy to obtain compared to 5-star weapons

Cons

  • Falls short of being the best 4-star polearm.
  • Limited versatility for characters other than Hu Tao.

The Prototype Starglitter

The-Prototype-Starglitter
Prototype Starglitter

Prototype Starglitter is a forgeable weapon in Genshin Impact which is why it is being discussed in the A-Tier of Hu Tao weapon tier list. This isn’t anyone’s signature weapon, but it can work really well on Hu Tao as it gives a boost to her attacks.

Pros

  • Enhances Hu Tao’s attacks effectively.
  • Forgeable, ensuring accessibility for players.

Cons

  • Exclusive to Hu Tao.
  • overshadowed by 5-star weapons in end-game scenarios.

The Blackcliff Pole

The-Blackcliff-Pole
Blackcliff Pole

The Blackcliff Pole is easy to get and will work great with Hu Tao. You should get this weapon if you don’t have a good Crit DMG (main stat) artifact. If you have over 200 Crit DMG on Hu Tao with the weapon, then you should focus on Crit Rate or other things.

Pros

  • Easy to get
  • Good synergy with Hu Tao, especially if lacking Crit DMG artifact

Cons

  • Less effective if Hu Tao already has over 200 Crit DMG
  • Limits stat flexibility

The Crescent Pike

The-Crescent-Pike
Crescent Pike

Crescent Pike is another forgeable weapon in Genshin Impact which is great for free-to-play players. You can select either the Prototype Starglitter or The Crescent Pike, as they both are good choices.

Pros

  • F2P-friendly forgeable weapon.
  • Offers a choice with Prototype Starglitter.

Cons

  • Requires precise positioning
  • Limited availability in the early game

B Tier

Tier Weapon Rarity
B The Deathmatch, The Favonious Lance, The Catch 4 Stars

B-Tier weapons aren’t that great, but you will be able to main Hu Tao with them, too, for the time being. If you don’t have any weapon from the higher tier, your main priority should be to get a better weapon for Hu Tao.

The Deathmatch

The-Deathmatch
The Deathmatch

Deathmatch is one of the best 4-star polearms, but it is the B Tier of Hu Tao weapon tier list because obtaining it would cost you some money. Not everyone would want to spend money on a gacha game, and this weapon can only be obtained from the Battle Pass. If by any chance you have this weapon, then you should give it to Hu Tao.

Pros

  • Powerful 4-star polearm
  • Effective for Hu Tao

Cons

  • Obtaining requires spending money
  • Limited availability from Battle Pass

The Favonius Lance

The-Favonius-Lance
Favonius Lance

Favonius Lance is not a great weapon, but if you are short on Energy Recharge, then this weapon might be the one you are looking for. Just because a weapon has Favonius in its name doesn’t mean it will be good, so eventually, you will have to find a better weapon.

Pros

  • Boosts energy regeneration.
  • Increases critical rate.

Cons

  • Limited damage bonus.
  • Requires specific playstyle.

The Catch

The-Catch
The Catch

The Catch is one of the best F2P weapons for Raiden Shogun, but you can also use it on Hu Tao if you don’t have any good weapons. Getting this weapon is not easy, as you will have to fish for hours. Still, if you want to see big numbers with Hu Tao’s Ult, this weapon might help.

Pros

  • Excellent for Raiden Shogun.
  • Suitable for Hu Tao.

Cons

  • Obtaining it is challenging.
  • Requires extensive fishing time.

C Tier

Tier Weapons Rarity
C The White Tassel, The Black Tassel 3 Stars

C Tier weapons are not the worst, but they will be easily available in the game and won’t be much useful to you. So, you must change your weapon ASAP if you don’t have any from a higher tier.

The White Tassel

The-White-Tassel
White Tassel

White Tassel is one of the simplest weapons to obtain in the game. You can find it just by opening chests. You won’t have to do something special to obtain it. Moreover, it will go just fine with Hu Tao for the time being. So, you can use it as long as you don’t get a better weapon.

Pros

  • Easily obtained from chests.
  • Boosts CRIT Rate for critical hits.

Cons

  • Limited long-term viability.
  • Lacks special features.

The Black Tassel

The-Black-Tassel
Black Tassel

The Black Tassel can also be easily obtained from the wishes, and you might get the weapon in one multi. If you just got Hu Tao, you must have the weapon by wishing for her. If you are planning to use Hu Tao as a main DPS from the start, then this weapon will do just fine for the starters. However, eventually, you will have to get a better one.

Pros

  • Easy acquisition from wishes.
  • Suitable for early-game DPS.

Cons

  • Relatively low-base attack.
  • Limited long-term viability

D Tier

Tier Weapons Rarity
D The Halberd 3 Star

D Tier weapons are the worst type of weapon in Genhsin Impact, which just aren’t worth it. If you, by any chance, don’t have any weapons from S-C Tier, then get them as soon as you can. Fortunately, my well-organized Hu Tao weapon tier list contains only one weapon in the D Tier, so let’s see which one it is. 

The Halberd

The-Halberd
The Halberd

The halberd is perhaps the easiest 3-star weapon to obtain, as you will get it from so many chests all around the Teyvat. So you surely will have at least 2 or 3 in your inventory. You can use it on Hu Tao for the time being but make sure to replace it as soon as possible.

Pros

  • Easy to obtain from chests in Teyvat.
  • Initial usability on characters like Hu Tao.

Cons

  • Becomes obsolete with better weapons.
  • Ineffective for high-level endgame characters.

Hu Tao Weapon Tier List Ranking Criteria

I have picked almost every polearm and ranked them from S-D Tier just for Hu Tao. Creating the Hu Tao weapon tier list with nothing but facts, playing the game, and main Hu Tao, the tier list consists of real-time experience. Playing the game for quite a long time now, and as Hu Tao just got her re-run, deciding to make a tier list for her weapons so those who pulled for Hu Tao would take advantage of it.

The Hu Tao weapon tier list isn’t solely based on personal experience. Testing the weapons myself, but also taking the insights of pro players into account.

Conclusion

That’s everything you would want to know about the best weapons for Hu Tao. Hu Tao is a great Pyro DPS, and many Genshin players main her, but without a good one, you won’t be able to bring out her full potential. Your priority should be to get the best Crimson Witch artifacts for her and a great weapon. If you want to know more about artifacts in Genshin Impact, then do check out our best artifacts guide.

If Hu Tao is your favorite character and you want to main her, then we suggest pulling for her weapon, too, don’t go for fate points if you are a free-to-play player. With the S-Tier weapons, you will be able to get the full out of Hu Tao, but you will have to master dash canceling. If you don’t like dash canceling, then we suggest getting her Constellation Number One, as her charged attacks won’t consume stamina at all. 

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Tehreem is a Tier List Writer on eXputer who loves playing, researching, comparing, and writing about games that she enjoys. She’s a Pokemon-obsessed, high-on-caffeine kind of gal. She’s got several years' worth of experience writing about the games she loves. When she’s not playing or writing about RPGs, she can be found binge-watching her favorite shows. Feel free to get in touch with Tehreem or even game with her on her Steam profile.

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