Childe (Tartaglia) – Skills & Best Build

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Check out this Genshin Impact guide on Childe (Tartaglia)’s skills and build. Including how to get Childe (Tartaglia), weapon, artifact, voice actor, talents, & ascend materials!

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Childe (Tartaglia)’s Overview & Evaluation

Hydro Attacker in Melee Mode

Melee Mode

Tartaglia is a character with two fighting styles, ranged and melee. However, most of the time you will use him in melee form. At melee his normal attacks becomes hydro enabling him to become an attacker that continuously deal elemental reaction.

It is recommended to change characters when the melee is at cooldown.

Great At Dealing With Groups Of Enemies

Critical hits or charged hit during ranged form can inflict “riptide” status. Attacking enemies while in that status would unleashes a hydro AOE. His fast hit during melee form together with riptide will unleash multiple hydro AOEs annihilates group of enemy quickly and with ease.

Passive Skills Increases Party’s Normal Attack Level

Passive Skills Increases Party

With the passive skill “Master of Weaponry”, Tartaglia boost the Normal Attack Talent of the party members by 1. By just being at the party, he increases the power of other members.

Constellation Makes Him A Main DPS

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While very strong at Melee form, Tartaglia is weaker at range making it difficult for players to use him as main DPS. However by maxing his constellation to level 6, his Elemental Burst will reset his elemental skill cooldown making it easier to maintain melee mode.

Childe (Tartaglia) – Best Equipment

Recommended Artifact & Set Bonus

Set NameEffect
Gladiator’s Finale2-Piece: ATK +18%4-Piece: Characters equipping this set who use a Sword, Claymore, or Polearm gain +35% increased regular attack damage.
Berserker Set2-Piece: CRIT Rate +12%4-Piece: When HP is below 70%, CRIT Rate increases by an additional 24%

2 Piece Berserker & Gladiator Is Recommended

Crit rate makes it easier to inflict riptide to enemies for easier additional damage so artifacts that boost Crit rate is highly recommended. Artifacts like Gladiator 2 piece set’s ATK+18% and Berserker 2 piece set’s CRIT rate +12% is highly effective.

If you want to make use of elemental effects of melee mode, it is also recommended to use Wanderer’s Troupe‘s 2 piece set which boosts Elemental Mastery +80.

Customize The Artifacts Base On How You Use Tartaglia

Currently, there are no Hydro focused artifact like Crimson Witch of Flames leaving us with many choices on which artifact to use. It is better to choose an artifact that will match your play style.Check Out All Artifacts List Here!

Recommended Weapon & Effect

Skyward HarpEchoing Ballad
Increases CRIT DMG by 20%. Hits have a 60% chance to inflict a small AoE attack, dealing 125% Physical ATK DMG. Can only occur once every 4s.
The Viridescent HuntVerdant Wind
Upon hit, Normal and Aimed Shot have a 50% chance to generate a Cyclone, which will continuously attract surrounding enemies, dealing 40% of ATK as DMG to these enemies every 0.5s for 4s. This effect can only occur once every 14s.

Childe (Tartaglia) – Ascension Materials

Materials Needed for Ascension

Required MaterialsVarunada Lazurite Sliver
Varunada Lazurite Fragment
Varunada Lazurite Chunk
Varunada Lazurite Gemstone
Cleansing Heart
Recruit’s Insignia
Sergeant’s Insignia
Lieutenant’s Insignia

Childe (Tartaglia) – Skills / Talents

TalentTalent Category
Normal Attack: Cutting TorrentNormal Attack: Cutting TorrentNormal Attack
Foul Legacy: Raging TideFoul Legacy: Raging TideElemental Skill
Havoc: ObliterationHavoc: ObliterationElemental Burst
Never EndingNever EndingPassive Skill 1
Sword of TorrentsSword of TorrentsPassive Skill 2
Master of WeaponryMaster of WeaponryPassive Skill 3

Normal Attack: Cutting Torrent

Perform up to 6 consecutive shots with a bow.

1 Hit DMG41.3%
2 Hit DMG46.3%
3 Hit DMG55.4%
4 Hit DMG57.0%
5 Hit DMG60.9%
6 Hit DMG72.8%

Charged Attack

Perform a more precise Aimed Shot with increased DMG. While aiming, the power of Hydro will accumulate on the arrowhead. A arrow fully charged with the torrent will deal Hydro DMG and apply the Riptide status.

Aimed Shot43.9%
Fully-Charged Aimed Shot124%


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 bounts of AoE DMG. Can occur 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.
Riptide Flash DMG12.4% x 3
Riptide Burst DMG62.0%
Riptide Duration10.0s

Plunging Attack

Fires off a shower of arrows in mid-air before falling and striking the ground, dealing AoE DMG upon impact. When Tartaglia is in Foul Legacy: Raging Tide’s Melee Stance, he cannot perform a plunging attack.

Plunge DMG63.9%
Low/High Plunge DMG128%/160%

Foul Legacy: Raging Tide

Unleashes a set of weaponry made of pure water, dealing Hydro DMG to surrounding opponents and entering Melee Stance. In this Stance, Tartaglia’s Normal and Charged Attacks change as follows:

Normal Attack

Perform up to 6 consecutive Hydro Strikes.

Stance Change DMG72%
1 Hit DMG38.9%
2 Hit DMG41.6%
3 Hit DMG56.3%
4 Hit DMG59.9%
5 Hit DMG55.3%
6 Hit DMG35.4% + 37.7

Charged Attack

Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to unleash a cross slash, dealing Hydro DMG.

Charged Attack DMG60.2%+72.0%
Changed Attack Stamina Cost20.0


Hitting an opponent affected by Riptide with a melee attack unleashes a Riptide Slash that deals AoE Hydro DMG. DMG dealt in this way is considered Elemental Skill DMG, and can only occur once every 1.5s.

After 30s, or when the ability is unleashed again, this skill will end. Tartaglia will return to his Ranged Stance and this ability will enter CD. The longer Tartaglia stays in his Melee Stance, the longer the CD. If the return to a ranged stance occurs automatically after 30s, the CD is even longer.

Riptide Slash60%
Max Duration30.0%
Preemptive CD6.0-36.0
Max CD45.0s

Plunging Attack

Fires off a shower of arrows in mid-air before falling and striking the ground, dealing AoE DMG upon impact. When Tartaglia is in Foul Legacy: Raging Tide’s Melee Stance, he cannot perform a plunging attack.

Plunge DMG63.9%
Low/High Plunge DMG128%/160%

Havoc: Obliteration

Perform different attacks based on what stance Tartaglia is in when casting.

Ranged Stance: Flash of Havoc

Swiftly fires a Hydro-imbued magic arrow, dealing AoE Hydro DMG and applying the Riptide status.

Melee Stance: Light of Obliteration

Performs a slash with a large AoE, dealing massive Hydro DMG to all surrounding opponents, which triggers Riptide Blast.

Riptide Blast

When the obliterating waters hit an opponents affected by Riptide, it clears their Riptide status and triggers a Hydro Explosion that deals AoE Hydro DMG. DMG dealt in this way is considered Elemental Burst DMG.

Skill DMG: Melee464%
Skill DMG: Ranged378%
Riptide Blast DMG120%
Energy Return (Ranged)20
Energy Cost60

Tartaglia’s Ranged Elemental Burst

Tartaglia’s ranged mode Elemental Burst shoots out magic arrow in front of him and deals Hydro DMG and gives Shear Flow effect to enemies within the attack range. The detail of Shear Flow effect has not been announced and we’ll update once we’ve confirmed. Tartaglia will also gain part of Elemental Energy consumed after this skill has been used.

Tartaglia’s Melee Elemental Burst

Tartaglia’s melee-mode Elemental Burst move deals Hydro DMG to enemies around him. While this Elemental Burst is active, his slashing attacks deal heavy Hydro damages as well.

Never Ending

Extends Riptide duration by 8s.

Sword of Torrents

When Tartaglia is in Foul Legacy: Raging Tide’s Melee Stance, or if his Normal and Charged Attacks do CRIT DMG, they will apply the Riptide status effect on the hit enemy.

Master of Weaponry

Increases your own party members’ Normal Attack Level by 1.

Childe (Tartaglia) – Constellation

Foul Legacy: Tide Withholder
【Unlocked at LB1】
Decreases the CD of Foul Legeacy: Raging Tide by 20%
Foul Legacy: Understream
【Unlocked at LB2】
When opponents affected by Riptide are defeated, Tartaglia regenerates 4 Elemental Energy.
Abyssal Mayhem: Vortex of Turmoil
【Unlocked at LB3】
Increases the Level of Foul Legacy: Raging Tide by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Abyssal Mayhem: Hydrospount
【Unlocked at LB4】
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. Riptide Slashes and Riptide Flashes triggered by this Constellation effect are not subject to the time intervals that would typically apply to these two Riptide effects, nor do they have any effect on those time intervals.
Havoc: Formless Blade
【Unlocked at LB5】
Increases the Level of Havoc: Obliteration by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Havoc: Annihilation
【Unlocked at LB6】
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.

*LB=Limit Breaking, which can be done by acquiring the same character.

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