Childe, also known as Tartaglia, is one of the strongest 5-star characters in Genshin Impact. Here’s our guide to help you with his weapons, artifacts, and talents.
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Genshin Impact guide: Childe/Tartaglia’s weapons, artifacts, and talents
Childe’s/Tartaglia’s weapon: Rust or Viridescent Hunt
What makes Rust amazing is its normal attack damage boost. Even if Childe/Tartaglia is a hybrid character, this bow’s perk still applies to melee attacks. If you do need a substitute, then the Viridescent Hunt can be used since it’s got crit rate as a main stat.
Artifact sets: 4x Heart of Depth or 2x Heart of Depth/2x Noblesse Oblige
Ideally, you’ll want four Heart of Depth pieces. With the feather and hourglass/sands having ATK and ATK% respectively, try to find a helmet/circlet with crit rate. As for the goblet/cup, make sure you’ve got Hydro Damage Bonus as a main stat to further increase Tartaglia’s DPS capabilities. Lastly, for sub stats, you’ll want even more crit rate and crit damage. If you can’t get decent rolls, just level-up the ones that you do have and use them as fodder once you’ve farmed better ones.
Alternatively, you can consider just using two pieces of the Heart of Depth set and two pieces of the Noblesse Oblige set. The Noblesse Oblige’s 2-piece bonus for your elemental burst is still helpful.
Talents priority: Raging Tide (skill) > Obliteration (burst)
Childe’s elemental skill, Foul Legacy: Raging Tide, allows him to switch to melee stance. His bow turns into water-based polearms and daggers, and melee attacks will inflict the Riptide status. Subsequent hits on enemies affected by Riptide deal AoE Hydro damage, and kills will spread the Riptide effect to nearby foes.
Later, once you’ve leveled him up, you’ll get a passive that allows normal and charged melee attacks to apply Riptide after you land a crit. Given how Childe does consistently high damage while in melee stance, his elemental skill should be prioritized when leveling his talents.
His elemental burst, Havoc: Obliteration, is also something you’ll want to boost down the line. You should be using his burst while in melee stance after multiple hostiles have been affected by Riptide to create a deadly blast.
Character ascension materials
- Fatui Insignias – Dropped by Fatui agents.
- Varunada Lazurite – Dropped by the Oceanid elite; purchased from Souvenir Shop; higher-tier versions can be crafted by an alchemist NPC.
- Cleansing Heart – Dropped by the Oceanid elite.
- Starconch – Gathered from beaches.
There are lots of Starconch lying around on the beaches of Yaoguang Shoal and Guyun Stone Forest. Likewise, a few are found in Dragonspine, but I would advise farming there since the Sheer Cold effect can be a nuisance.
Anyway, if you want an efficient farming route, you can watch the video below from YouTuber KyoStinV:
Genshin Impact: Childe/Tartaglia summary
There’s no doubt about it, Childe/Tartaglia is one of the most impressive characters in Genshin Impact‘s roster. To date, he’s actually the only character I’ve decided to boost to 90 (the cost in materials can be quite exorbitant, but he’s worth it since he’s one of my faves).
With Childe/Tartaglia, you’ll see massive damage and lots of crits, making even the toughest fights a breeze. Use support-type characters such as Venti and Bennett to set up your enemies and DPS rotation. Then, try to pop another ability such as Xiangling’s or Fischl’s before you proc elemental reactions from Childe. You could also get Qiqi to use her healing skill, allowing Childe’s Hydro attacks to freeze enemies.
The idea is to do a quick prep for your melee stance’s vicious hits (“E”) prior to blasting everyone with your burst (“Q”). Just try not to stay in melee stance for too long or the elemental skill will incur a lengthy cooldown as well.