In Genshin Impact, Tartaglia, also known as Childe, is a confident warrior who lives for the thrill of battle. This hydro character chooses to wield a bow as it’s the weapon he’s least proficient with, this makes every win a lot more satisfying for him. Tartaglia is well known for being a member of the Eleven Harbingers of the Fatui.
For those of you having trouble mastering the five-star character, our Genshin Impact Tartaglia guide will tell you which weapons and artifacts are best. We also outline what each of his active and passive skills does, as well as provide details on what items you need for ascension.
If you need some help planning out a team, check out our Genshin Impact tier list. We’ve also got a Genshin Impact codes guide in case you need some extra primogems to wish for Tartaglia or any other characters you may be after.
The best Genshin Impact Tartaglia build
Tartaglia is one of the best main DPS characters in the game due to his ability to switch between ranged and melee stances. Use him in a team with Genshin Impact’s Qiqi as support for some decent heals and an easily triggered frozen reaction.
Which weapon should you use?
The Skyward Harp is the best choice of weapon for Tartaglia. We recommend using the Rust bow, if you have trouble finding the Skyward Harp, as it’s slightly less rare.
|Skyward Harp||Crit damage is increased by 20%. Hits have a 60% chance to trigger an AoE attack that deals 125% physical attack damage. This can only occur once every four seconds|
|Rust||Normal attack damage is increased by 40%. However, aimed shot damage is decreased by 10%|
Which artifact set should you use?
We recommend equipping a full set of Heart of Depth artifacts if you can get your hands on them. If you’re low on Heart of Depth items, feel free to use two artifacts from each of the sets below.
|Heart of Depth||Two equipped: Hydro damage is increased by 15%
Four equipped: After an elemental skill is used, normal and charged attack damage is increased by 50% for 15 seconds
|Noblesse Oblige||Two equipped: Elemental burst damage is increased by 20%
Four equipped: When an elemental burst is used, all party members’ attack is increased by 20% for 12 seconds
What are Tartaglia’s skills?
|Cutting Torrent||Perform six shots with a bow|
|Cutting Torrent (charged)||An aimed shot with increased damage. When fully charged, deals hydro damage and applies the Riptide status. Enemies affected by riptide will suffer from AoE hydro damage when attacked.
|Cutting Torrent (plunging)||Fires a shower of arrows in mid-air before dealing AoE damage on the ground. Tartaglia cannot perform a plunging shot when in Foul Legacy: Raging Tide’s melee stance|
|Foul Legacy: Raging Tide||Tartaglia enters a melee stance and deals AoE hydro damage. In the melee stance, his attacks change in the following ways:
After 30 seconds, Tartaglia will return to his ranged stance
|Havoc: Obliteration||This move does different things depending on what stance Tartaglia is in:
|Never Ending||Extends riptide duration by eight seconds|
|Sword of Torrents||While in melee stance or when a normal or charged attack critically hits, riptide is applied to the enemy|
|Master of Weaponry||Increases party members’ normal attack levels by one|
WHAT ARE TARTAGLIA’S CONSTELLATIONS?
To make sure Tartaglia is as powerful as possible, you need to level up his constellations. You can do this after you obtain him as a duplicate when making a wish.
|Foul Legacy: Tide Withholder||The cooldown for Foul Legacy: Raging Tide is reduced by 20%|
|Foul Legacy: Understream||When an opponent affected by riptide is defeated, four elemental energy is restored|
|Abyssal Mayhem: Vortex of Turmoil||Increases the level of Foul Legacy: Raging Tide by three|
|Abyssal Mayhem: Hydrospout||When in Foul Legacy: Raging Tide’s melee stance, Riptide Slash is triggered against opponents on the field affected by riptide every four seconds, otherwise, Riptide Flash is triggered.|
|Havoc: Formless Blade||Increases the level of Havoc: Obliteration by three|
|Havoc: Annihilation||When Tartaglia casts Havoc: Obliteration in melee stance, the cooldown of Foul Legacy: Raging Tide is reset once he returns to ranged stance|
What does it cost to ascend Tartaglia?
You need a lot of Starconch in order to ascend Tartaglia. We recommend searching around the beaches of Liyue to build up your stock of these. Here’s everything else you need to collect.
|20||20,000||One Varunada Lazurite Sliver, three Starconch, three Recruit’s Insignia|
|40||40,000||Three Varunada Lazurite Fragment, two Cleansing Heart, ten Starconch, 15 Recruit’s Insignia|
|50||60,000||Six Varunada Lazurite Fragment, four Cleansing Heart, 20 Starconch, 12 Sergeant’s Insignia|
|60||80,000||Three Varunada Lazurite Chunk, eight Cleansing Heart, 30 Starconch, 18 Sergeant’s Insignia|
|70||100,000||Six Varunada Lazurite Chunk, 12 Cleansing Heart, 45 Starconch, 12 Lieutenant’s Insignia|
|80||120,000||Six Varunada Lazurite Gemstone, 20 Cleansing Heart, 60 Starconch, 24 Lieutenant’s Insignia|