Genshin Impact update 1.3 has been fantastic so far thanks to the release of Xiao and the Lantern Rite event with its massive rewards, but it could become even better if the Hu Tao banner comes out as lots of people are expecting. Here you’ll find the recently leaked skills and gameplay for the Hu Tao banner in Genshin Impact.

It’s important to note that the Pyro character is not confirmed to be coming out in update 1.3, but her release date is rumoured to come about in early March. This is because update 1.4 isn’t expected until mid-March, meaning there should still be at least two weeks left when the current spotlight on Keqing finishes.

Again, she’s not confirmed to be coming out in update 1.3, but below you’ll find the leaked skills and gameplay footage for the Hu Tao banner in Genshin Impact.

Genshin Impact Hu Tao leaked gameplay

Leaked Hu Tao gameplay for Genshin Impact has appeared online.

Genshin Impact insider NEP NEP has posted the leaked gameplay of Hu Tao on Twitter in relatively brief but revealing footage.

The gameplay has been massively compared to Xiao online, and fans have become even more excited for the Pyro character.

It’s not official as of writing, but many fans are expecting the five-star Hu Tao banner to come out on March 2nd.

Hopefully her arrival comes to fruition, but the good news is that we don’t have too long a wait to find out.

Genshin Impact Hu Tao skills

The Genshin Impact skills for Hu Tao have possibly been leaked.

It’s important to note that the following skills for Hu Tao are not official, but below is what Genshin Impact fans can possibly anticipate.

All of the following comes courtesy of Honey Hunter World where she is classified as a five-star Polearm user.

Her normal attack performs up to six consecutive strikes, her charged attack consumes stamina to lunge forward and deal damage to enemies in her way, and plunge sees her strike the ground from mid-air to deal AoE DMG upon impact.

When it comes to Hu Tao’s skills, there’s Paramita Papilio which increases her attack based on her max HP. Attack DMG also gets converted to Pyro DMG, and Hu Tao’s resistance to interruption is increased.

Paramita Papilio charged attacks also apply the Blood Blossom effect when hitting enemies. Blood Blossom deals Pyro DMG every four seconds, and enemies can only be affected once.

In addition to the above, Hu Tao is also said to boast an Elemental Burst referred to as Spirit Smoother. This commands a blazing spirit to attack and deal Pyro DMG in a large AoE.

The striking of enemies will regenerate a percentage of Hu Tao’s HP in an effect that can be triggered up to five times.

As well as regenerating her health, both DMG and HP regeneration will be increased if Hu Tao’s HP is below 50%.

The skills now move onto Passive Talents. Flutter By will increase the party’s critical rate by 12% when Paramita Papilio finishes (excluding Hu Tao herself), and Sanguine Rogue will increase her Pyro DMG by 33% when her health is equal to or lower than 50%.

Meanwhile, the More the Merrier will give Hu Tao an 18% chance to receive an additional Suspecious dish of the same type after cooking a perfect dish.

Lastly, there’s also the following Constellations:

  • Crimson Bouquet: While in Paramita Papilio state activated by Guide to Afterlife, Hu Tao’s Charge Attacks do not consume stamina.
  • Ominous Rainfall: Increases the Blood Blossom damage by the amount equal to ten percent of Hu Tao’s max HP at the time the effect is applied. Additionally, Spirit Soother will also apply the Blood Blossom effect.
  • Lingering Carmine: Increases the level of Guide to Afterlife by three. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
  • Garden of Eternal Rest: Upon defeating an enemy affected by Blood Blossom that Hu Tao applied herself, all nearby allies in the party (excluding Hu Tao herself) will have their critical rate increased by 12 percent for 15 seconds.
  • Floral Incense: Increases the level of Spirit Soother by three. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
  • 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 damage sustained. Additionally, for the next ten seconds, all of her elemental and physical resistance is increased by 200 percent, her critical rate is increased by 100 percent, and her resistance to interruption is greatly increased. This effect triggers automatically when Hu Tao has one HP left. Can only occur once every 60 seconds.

None of the above is official, but hopefully Hu Tao will come out as soon as fans expect.

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