The first time I saw Hu Tao, I knew I wanted her on my team.

While some would say that she is just a second Xiangling in Genshin Impact, Hu Tao’s lively character immediately captured my heart.

Despite her somewhat morbid background as the director of Liyue’s Wangsheng Funeral Parlor, I would have to say that Hu Tao is just an overall loveable and charming character. What’s more, she is voiced by Takahashi Rie, the Japanese voice actress of popular anime characters like Re:Zero’s Emilia and KonoSuba’s Megumin.

Genshin Impact, Hu Tao
Credit: miHoYo

With all that being said, I have all the reasons to pull for her but not enough Primogems to actually get her! And unfortunately, she’s also an ultra rare five-star character, meaning her drop rate is just 0.6%.

However, with Hu Tao being in the featured banner for the next five days, I know this is my best chance to get her since any five-star character pulled has a 50% chance of being her. But even with that going for me, I know I’m going to need as much luck as I can get, so it’s time to see if I can improve my odds with some good luck rituals.


How this is going to work

Genshin Impact, Hu Tao banner
Credit: miHoYo

So here’s my current situation. Since I just got the Yaksha Xiao from last month’s banner, I am now nowhere near Genshin’s pity system as it immediately resets after pulling a five-star character.

To make things worse, I only have about 5,000 Primogems left, not even enough for the soft pity which is around 75 Wishes as most players and content creators claim.

So for the next five days, I will perform a good luck ritual, then I will use 160 Primogems or 1x Intertwined Fate until I either pull Hu Tao, or her banner disappears.



Day 1: Wishing at the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor

Let’s do the easiest out of all the gacha rituals I have prepared for Hu Tao — summoning in front of the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor, the place where she works.

Wangsheng Funeral Parlor location

Genshin Impact, Wangsheng Funeral Parlor location
Screenshot by Kristine Tuting/ ONE Esports

The Wangsheng Funeral Parlor is located just before Liyue’s wooden bridge, the one with the orange leaves. After teleporting to the Waypoint near the Liuli Pavilion, turn to your left and go straight until you arrive at the wooden bridge. Then, turn right by the Millelith soldier and the missing persons poster and you will arrive in front of the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor.

I visited the place around nighttime and exhausted my precious 1x Intertwined Fate in hopes of getting the 77th-Generation Director of the Wangsheng Funeral Parlor.


The result

Three-star weapon: Skyrider Sword.

Genshin Impact, Skyrider Sword
Screenshot by Kristine Tuting/ ONE Esports

No success today, but I still have more four shots left at getting Hu Tao, and tomorrow, I’ll be trying a ritual that requires me to do something outside the game.

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