Tartaglia (Childe): Genshin Impact Build Guide

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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, ElectroCharged, 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

Ascension Level
Materials Required
Mora Cost
Bonus Hydro DMG%
Level 20x1 Varunada Lazurite Sliver
x3 Starconch
x3 Recruit’s Insignia
Level 40x3 Varunada Lazurite Fragment
x2 Cleansing Heart
x10 Starconch
x15 Recruit’s Insignia
Level 50x6 Varunada Lazurite Fragment
x4 Cleansing Heart
x20 Starconch
x12 Sergeant’s Insignia
Level 60x3 Varunada Lazurite Chunk
x8 Cleansing Heart
x30 Starconch
x18 Sergeant’s Insignia
Level 70x6 Varunada Lazurite Chunk
x12 Cleansing Heart
x45 Starconch
x12 Lieutenant’s Insignia
Level 80x6 Varunada Lazurite Gemstone
x20 Cleansing Heart
x60 Starconch
x24 Lieutenant’s Insignia
Totalsx1 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

x168 Starconch
Materials Needed to Ascend Childe

Childe’s Talent Upgrade Materials

Talent Level
Materials Required
Mora Cost
Level 2x3 Teachings of Freedom
x6 Recruit’s Insignia
Level 3x2 Guide to Freedom
x3 Sergeant’s Insignias
Level 4x4 Guide to Freedom
x4 Sergeant’s Insignias
Level 5x6 Guide to Freedom
x6 Sergeant’s Insignias
Level 6x9 Guide to Freedom
x9 Sergeant’s Insignias
Level 7x4 Philosophies of Freedom 
x4 Lieutenant’s Insignias 
x1 Shard of Foul Legacy
Level 8x6 Philosophies of Freedom
x6 Lieutenant’s Insignias 
x1 Shard of Foul Legacy
Level 9x12 Philosophies of Freedom
x9 Lieutenant’s Insignias 
x2 Shard of Foul Legacy
Level 10x16 Philosophies of Freedom
x12 Lieutenant’s Insignias
x2 Shard of Foul Legacy
x1 Crown of Insight
Totalsx3 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 Talent Upgrade Materials

Childe’s Passive Talents

Talent NameTalent Description
Never EndingExtends Riptide‘s duration by 8s.
Sword of TorrentsWhen 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 WeaponryIncreases your own party members’ Normal Attack level by 1.
Childe’s Passive Talents

Childe’s Normal Attack

Childe's Normal and Charged Attacks
Childe’s Normal and Charged Attacks

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

Childe burst
Switch Stance, Normal and Charged Attacks

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.

Havoc: Obliteration

Childe Burst
Burst in Melee and Ranged Stance

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.

Childe’s Constellations

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 WithholderDecreases the CD of Foul Legacy: Raging Tide by 20%
Constellation 2: Foul Legacy: UnderstreamWhen 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: HydrospoutIf 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 Constellations

Childe’s Best Artifact Sets

Artifact Name Description
Shimenawa’s Reminiscense
Shimenawa's Reminiscence

2-Piece Bonus
Character ATK +18%

4-Piece Bonus
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
Heart of Depth

2-Piece Bonus
Hydro DMG Bonus +15%

4-Piece Bonus
->After using Elemental Skill
->Increased Normal Attack and Charged Attack DMG by 30% for 15s.
Best Tartaglia DPS Sets

Childe’s Best Stats on Artifact Sets

Artifact PiecePreferred Stat
Sands of Eon
Goblet of Eonothem
Hydro DMG Bonus %
Circlet of Logos
Childe’s DPS Build Best Artifact Set Stats

Childe’s Best Weapons

Polar Star
Polar Star bow
At Max Level and Refinement Rank 1:
Base ATK: 608
Bonus CRIT Rate 33.1%

Daylight Augury
->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
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
Skyward Harp
At Max Level and Refinement Rank 1:
Base ATK: 674
Bonus CRIT Rate 22.1%

Echoing Ballad
->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
The Viridescent Hunt
At Max Level and Refinement Rank 1:
Base ATK: 510
Bonus CRIT Rate 27.6%

Verdant Wind
->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.
At Max Level and Refinement Rank 1:
Base ATK: 510
Bonus ATK 41.3%

Rapid Firing
->Increases Normal Attack DMG by 60%

-> Decreases Charged Attack DMG by 10%
Childe’s DPS Build Best Weapons
Weapon Ranking
Source: Zy0x (Youtube)

Childe’s Best Teams

Childe’s teams are either based around him playing the Main DPS role or a Hydro enabler.

Childe National

Childe,, Xiangling, Kazuha, Bennett
Childe National

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

Childe, Beidou, Fischl, Bennett
Source: Zy0x (Youtube)

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

Childe, Ei, Kazuha, Bennett

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.


We hope that this article covered everything you may have been looking for to begin building Childe! Do you have any suggestions for us? Some teams, artifacts, and character guides that you want us to cover? Please leave your thoughts and suggestions in the comments! Oh, and be sure to check out our codes page to get some extra primogems!

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By Taimoor
A rookie writer and an experienced player of games. Can be found playing Minecraft, Genshin Impact and LoL. In his free time he writes, plays games, codes, reads books or annoys the people around him.
  • 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!

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