Hey, comrade! In today’s guide, we will discuss Childe, and how to build him: including his Ascension/Talent Materials and costs, his talents, constellations, best artifacts, weapons, and teams. Although, if you’re new to the game, we will take the liberty of beginning with a brief introduction.
Tartaglia, more commonly referred to as Childe, was first released in the 1.1 update, is the 11th Fatui Harbinger of Snezhnaya. He is a 5-star Hydro bow user and also one of the community’s (and my) favorites. Although his weapon type is not frequently used, his E skill makes him one of the most fun characters to play.
Childe applies Hydro blindingly fast, making him useful for proccing Hydro reactions such as Vaporise, Electro–Charged, and Freeze, and Bloom.
A Summary Of Childe’s Kit
Tartaglia, titled (and more popularly referred to as) “Childe”, is a 5-star Hydro Bow User from Snezhnaya. His kit revolves around his capability to “switch stances” upon using his Elemental Skill, making him an excellent DPS character.
His Elemental Burst can deal massive amounts of DMG, and DPS-focused Tartaglia would equip the character with the 5-star Thundering Pulse, or the 4-star Rust bows. The 4-piece Heart of Depth or 4-piece Shimenawa’s Reminiscence Set.s
Childe’s Ascension and Talent Costs/ Mats
|Bonus Hydro DMG%|
|Level 20||x1 Varunada Lazurite Sliver|
x3 Recruit’s Insignia
|Level 40||x3 Varunada Lazurite Fragment|
x2 Cleansing Heart
x15 Recruit’s Insignia
|Level 50||x6 Varunada Lazurite Fragment|
x4 Cleansing Heart
x12 Sergeant’s Insignia
|Level 60||x3 Varunada Lazurite Chunk|
x8 Cleansing Heart
x18 Sergeant’s Insignia
|Level 70||x6 Varunada Lazurite Chunk|
x12 Cleansing Heart
x12 Lieutenant’s Insignia
|Level 80||x6 Varunada Lazurite Gemstone |
x20 Cleansing Heart
x24 Lieutenant’s Insignia
|Totals||x1 Varunada Lazurite Sliver |
x9 Varunada Lazurite Fragment
x9 Varunada Lazurite Chunk
x6 Varunada Lazurite Gemstone
x18 Recruit’s Insignia
x30 Sergeant’s Insignia
x36 Lieutenant’s Insignia
x46 Cleansing Heart
Childe’s Talent Upgrade Materials
|Level 2||x3 Teachings of Freedom|
x6 Recruit’s Insignia
|Level 3||x2 Guide to Freedom|
x3 Sergeant’s Insignias
|Level 4||x4 Guide to Freedom|
x4 Sergeant’s Insignias
|Level 5||x6 Guide to Freedom|
x6 Sergeant’s Insignias
|Level 6||x9 Guide to Freedom|
x9 Sergeant’s Insignias
|Level 7||x4 Philosophies of Freedom |
x4 Lieutenant’s Insignias
x1 Shard of Foul Legacy
|Level 8||x6 Philosophies of Freedom|
x6 Lieutenant’s Insignias
x1 Shard of Foul Legacy
|Level 9||x12 Philosophies of Freedom|
x9 Lieutenant’s Insignias
x2 Shard of Foul Legacy
|Level 10||x16 Philosophies of Freedom|
x12 Lieutenant’s Insignias
x2 Shard of Foul Legacy
x1 Crown of Insight
|Totals||x3 Teachings of Freedom|
x21 Guides of Freedom
x38 Philosophies of Freedom
x6 Recruit’s Insignias
x22 Sergeant’s Insignias
x31 Lieutenant’s Insignias
x6 Shard of Foul Legacy
x1 Crown of Insight
Childe’s Passive Talents
|Talent Name||Talent Description|
|Never Ending||Extends Riptide‘s duration by 8s.|
|Sword of Torrents||When Tartaglia is in Foul Legacy: Raging Tide’s Melee Stance, on dealing a CRIT hit, Normal and Charged Attacks apply the Riptide status effect to opponents.|
|Master of Weaponry||Increases your own party members’ Normal Attack level by 1.|
Childe’s Normal Attack
Cutting Torrent: Normal Attack
Performs up to 6 consecutive shots with a bow.
Cutting Torrent: Charged Attack
An arrow fully charged with the torrent will deal Hydro DMG and apply the Riptide status.
Opponents affected by Riptide will suffer from AoE Hydro DMG effects when attacked by Tartaglia in various ways. DMG dealt in this way is considered Normal Attack DMG.
- Riptide Flash: A fully-charged Aimed Shot that hits an opponent affected by Riptide deals consecutive bouts of AoE DMG. Occur’s once every 0.7s.
- Riptide Burst: Defeating an opponent affected by Riptide creates a Hydro burst that inflicts the Riptide status on nearby opponents hit.
Childe’s Elemental Skill and Burst
Foul Legacy: Raging Tide
Using Childe’s Elemental Skill deals Hydro DMG to opponents in your immediate surroundings. Furthermore, Childe changes his stance, equipping bladed weaponry, and replacing his bows’ normal attacks with much stronger melee attacks.
The attack sequence consists of 6 strikes that can be dealt in any order within a 30s uptime. After which the ability goes into a cooldown of 45s.
Childe’s Burst attack changes depending on the stance Childe has assumed upon cast.
Ranged Stance: Flash of Havoc
Fires of a single Hydro imbued arrow, applying Riptide on enemies and refunding 20 of its 60 energy cost.
Melee Stance: Light Obliteration
Performs a slash attack, dealing Hydro DMG and triggering Riptide Blast if the opponent has Riptide status. Riptide Blast is an AoE Hydro explosion that occurs only when Childe uses his burst in Melee stance.
A brief note is necessary here.. C0 Childe is an amazing unit. Please do not feel forced to roll for a character’s constellations. They are nice to have and can boost a character’s effectiveness but aren’t worth spending real-world currency on unless you have a large reserve of expendable income.
For a character like Childe, his constellations aren’t exactly stellar (pun not intended). The right C0 Childe build easily fulfills the DMG needs of any player.
However, if you do end up getting more constellations, congratulations! Let us get you familiar with Childe’s Stella Fortuna.
|Constellation 1: Foul Legacy: Tide Withholder||Decreases the CD of Foul Legacy: Raging Tide by 20%|
|Constellation 2: Foul Legacy: Understream||When opponents affected by Riptide are defeated, Tartaglia regenerates 4 Elemental Energy.|
|Constellations 3 and 5:|
Abyssal Mayhem: Vortex of Turmoil and Havoc: Formless Blade
Abyssal Mayhem: Vortex of Turmoil (C3) increases the talent levels of Childe‘s Elemental Skill, Foul Legacy: Raging Tide, by 3.
Havoc: Formless Blade (C5) increases the talent levels of Childe‘s Elemental Burst , Havoc: Obliteration, by 3.
The maximum upgrade level for both of these abilities is now 15.
|Constellation 4: Abyssal Mayhem: Hydrospout||If Tartaglia is in Foul Legacy: Raging Tide‘s Melee Stance, triggers Riptide Slash against opponents on the field affected by Riptide every 4s, otherwise, triggers Riptide Flash.|
|Constellation 6: Havoc: Annihilation|
When Havoc: Obliteration is cast in Melee Stance, the CD of Foul Legacy: Raging Tide is reset.
This effect will only take place once Tartaglia returns to his Ranged Stance.
Childe’s Best Artifact Sets
Character ATK +18%
When casting an Elemental Skill, if the character has 15 or more Energy, they lose 15 Energy and Normal/Charged/Plunging Attack DMG is increased by 50% for 10s. This effect will not trigger again during that duration.
|Heart of Depth|
Hydro DMG Bonus +15%
->After using Elemental Skill
->Increased Normal Attack and Charged Attack DMG by 30% for 15s.
Childe’s Best Stats on Artifact Sets
|Artifact Piece||Preferred Stat|
|Goblet||Hydro DMG Bonus %|
|Circlet||CRIT Rate/DMG %|
Childe’s Best Weapons
|Polar Star||At Max Level and Refinement Rank 1:|
Base ATK: 608
Bonus CRIT Rate 33.1%
->Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst DMG increased by 12%.
->After a Normal Attack, Charged Attack, Elemental Skill or Elemental Burst hits an opponent, 1 stack of Ashen Nightstar will be gained for 12s.
->When 1/2/3/4 stacks of Ashen Nightstar are present, ATK is increased by 10/20/30/48%.
->The stack will be counted independently of the others.
|Thundering Pulse||At Max Level and Refinement Rank 1:|
Base ATK: 608
Bonus CRIT DMG 66.2%
Rule By Thunder
->Increases ATK by 20s
->Might of the Thunder Emblem obtained by
—>Normal Attack deals DMG (stack lasts 5s)
—> casting Elemental Skill (stack lasts 10s)
—>Energy is less than 100% (stack disappears when Energy is full).
->At stack levels 1/2/3 increases Normal Attack DMG by 12/24/40%
|Skyward Harp||At Max Level and Refinement Rank 1:|
Base ATK: 674
Bonus CRIT Rate 22.1%
->Increases CRIT DMG by 20%.
->Hits have 60% chance to inflict a small AoE attack, dealing 125% Physical ATK DMG.
-> Occurs once every 4s.
|The Viridescent Hunt||At Max Level and Refinement Rank 1:|
Base ATK: 510
Bonus CRIT Rate 27.6%
->Normal and Charged Attacks have a 50% chance to create a Cyclone.
-> Cyclone attracts nearby enemies, dealing 40% ATK as DMG.
-> DMG is dealt once every 0.5s for 4s.
-> Effect occurs every 14s.
|Rust||At Max Level and Refinement Rank 1:|
Base ATK: 510
Bonus ATK 41.3%
->Increases Normal Attack DMG by 60%
-> Decreases Charged Attack DMG by 10%
Childe’s Best Teams
Childe’s teams are either based around him playing the Main DPS role or a Hydro enabler.
This is one of the best teams in the game. He plays the role of enabler here, after using Bennet’s burst, switch to Kazuha/Sucrose, and use their skills to provide Xiangling with a Pyro DMG boost. Then, use Xianglings Skill and Burst before switching to Childe and going ham with his normal attacks. This makes sure enemies are always inflicted with Hydro, allowing Xianglings burst to do ALOT of DMG alongside Childe.
Kazuha can be used interchangeably with Sucrose here, it may be worth considering their pros and cons.
Sucrose provides some grouping to aid Childe in battle, however, this only occurs when she uses her burst, Kazuha on the other hand can group enemies every 6/8 seconds.
Sucrose provides a larger Elemental Mastery Boost as compared to Kazuha. She can also run the Thrilling tales of Dragon Slayers weapon, which allows Xiangling or Childe to gain a 48% ATK boost.
If you’re running the Viridescent Hunt weapon, then Sucrose might be the better choice, since this weapon already handles crowd control but has low base ATK, which Sucrose can provide with Thrilling Tales of Dragon Slayers.
Childe Electrocharged Team
This is also one of Childe’s most powerful teams. Childe’s fast ATK SPD paired with Beidou’s burst and Fischl’s Oz (E skill) constantly procs an Electrocharged reaction, stunning enemies, and doing an insane amount of Hydro and Electro DMG. Bennett acts as a healer and ATK buffer for your characters. Although not very synergized, Ei can replace Fischl here. Keep in mind though that Ei’s burst will not proc Beidou’s burst, so you’ll have to play around with the rotations a bit and see which one works for you.
Pure Hydro DPS
This is a team I use on my account. Barbara is making use of her c2, which buffs Hydro DMG of your characters that are making use of her skill, she also has Thrilling tales of Dragon Slayers equipped, increasing Childe’s ATK by 48%. Xingqiu is also making use of c2, decreasing opponents’ Hydro res. Kazuha gives more Elemental DMG boost by swirling Xingqiu‘s Hydro. Oh, and Childe has the Skyward Harp equipped alongside the Shimenawa’s set. Pretty sweet no?
A Personal Favorite
This is the team I use on my account, it’s pretty straightforward. Use Ei’s skill first, then Kazuha to group enemies. Bennett burst and skill for the heck of it and then delete everything with Childe. Easy.
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Hi! I wanted to try Childe/Raiden/Kazuha/Bennet, may I ask whats the build for Raiden and Bennet on this team? Thanks !!!
Heya Cristyl! Raiden’s weapon is the Catch and she’s on a 4-piece Emblem of Severed Fate build focusing with CRIT Rate Circlet, Electro goblet and ER sands
Bennett is using the 4-piece Noblesse Oblige set and the Skyward Blade.
Lemme know if you have any other questions! Thanks!