Character ascension materials
Next up, let’s discuss Hu Tao’s character ascension materials in Genshin Impact.
Hu Tao requires the following:
- Whopperflower Nectar – Dropped by whopperflower enemies.
- Agnidus Agate – Dropped by the Pyro Regisvine elite; purchased from Souvenir Shop; higher-tier versions can be crafted by an alchemist NPC.
- Juvenile Jade – Dropped by the Primo Geovishap elite.
- Silk Flower – This one is found in various areas in the Liyue region. You can refer to our Silk Flower farming guide for more info.
Note: Ascending Hu Tao greatly increases her crit damage stat.
As I’ve mentioned a few weeks ago while leveling Xiao, I do feel that miHoYo made a mistake when they decided on these character ascension materials. Both Xiao and Hu Tao are two characters in Genshin Impact that require two unique gem/mineral-type ascension materials from elites.
At the very least, the Agnidus Agate gems can still drop from the Primo Geovishap encounter. It was a lot sillier for Xiao since his other material, the Vayuda Turquoise, mainly dropped from the Anemo Hypostasis. In any case, don’t forget to use the alchemy bench and Dust of Azoth if you need to convert materials.
All right, finally, let’s talk about some gameplay tips when using Hu Tao in Genshin Impact.