Genshin Impact Tartaglia Build

Best Tartaglia (Childe) Build – Stats, Weapons, Artifacts [Genshin Impact]

Tartaglia or Childe is an S-Tier main or sub-DPS character among the best characters in the Genshin Impact tier list. He was released in version 1.1, and he remains a great DPS character and is really fun to play with (making me regret being too bored with Genshin Impact at the time of his rerun, although my pity was low anyway. That being said, I will be content if I get Eula).

Tartaglia is another unique character in Genshin Impact as while he is a bow user, he can switch between his ranged stance and a melee stance by using his Elemental Skill. When you press E, Tartaglia manifests two Hydro daggers and deals AoE damage. For the next 30 seconds (at most), Tartaglia will be fighting in melee mode, dealing Hydro damage with his daggers.

The two stances don't make Tartaglia a versatile character though. He is meant to be used in his melee stance.

It is recommended that players end the melee stance before the 30s mark as hitting triggers a very long cooldown. Typically a player should initiate a fight using Tartaglia's ranged Charged Normal Attack to apply the Riptide effect to as many enemies as possible and then switch to the melee stance to defeat enemies, which will trigger Riptide Burst dealing AoE damage and spreading the Riptide effect to other enemies. Riptide will also generate a ton of energy, while your melee critical hits will also apply Riptide to new enemies.

Using his elemental burst, Havoc: Obliteration, in ranged mode helps apply the Riptide effect to many enemies, while using it in melee mode will deal massive damage, clearing the Riptide effect.

I have already mentioned that Tartaglia would work excellent as a Sub-DPS with Ganyu, applying Hydro and then switching to Ganyu to freeze enemies and deal massive damage.

But the best thing you can do is pair him with a C6 Xiangling, use Xiangling's Elemental Skill and Burst and then switch to Tartaglia and activate melee mode for massive Vaporize damage. In this setup, Tartaglia is the Main DPS, his ideal role.

Fischl is also an excellent choice as you can summon Oz and then apply continuous Electrocharged reactions with Tartaglia.

Characters like Bennett are of course always useful but combining Fantastic Voyage with Tartaglia will give you just one set of Vaporize reactions. But then again you get the massive attack buff. I would expect a rotation of Bennet's Elemental Burst, Xiangling's Elemental Skill and Burst and then switching to Tartaglia would work great.

The main disadvantage to Tartaglia is that you will need to switch him out when his melee stance is on cooldown. Obviously, if you can unlock his C6, you can have Tartaglia in melee mode pretty much all the time. While this is great since you will probably run Tartaglia with Heart of Depth, you will still need to switch him out, apply other elemental stats, and then bring him back and switch to melee, triggering the 4-set bonus.

Tartaglia's C4 is a very tricky one as it will keep producing Riptide procs even when he is not on the field, so it can really mess up your elemental reactions. Keep that in mind.

His passive Foul Legacy: Raging Tide allows him to apply Riptide without having to use ranged Charged Normal Attacks.

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If found Zy0x‘s guide on Tartaglia incredibly helpful while writing this guide:

Zy0x's guide on building Tartaglia
  • Element: Hydro
  • Weapon: Bow
  • Primary Stat: Hydro Damage %
  • Rarity: 5-star

Tartaglia Stats

Below you will find Tartaglia's main stats at each Ascension level.

Stats

LEVELHPATKDEFHYDRO DMG %
203521812190%
4058891353667.2%
50760417542814.4%
60912121056714.4%
701064724566221.6%
801218228075728.8%
901310330181528.8%

Tartaglia Skill Talents

Normal Attack: Cutting Torrent Talent Cutting Torrent Tartaglia

Performs 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. An arrow fully charged with the torrent will deal Hydro DMG and apply the Riptide status.

Aimed Shot43.9%
Fully-Charged Aimed Shot124%

Riptide

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%

Elemental Skill – Foul Legacy: Raging Tide Talent 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

Riptide

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

Elemental Burst – Havoc: Obliteration talent havoc obliteration tartaglia

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
CD15.0s
Energy Cost60

Tartaglia's Passive Talents

Tartaglia's passives talents are plenty useful, especially Sword of Torrents which allows you to apply Riptide status while in his melee stance.

Never Ending (1st Ascension Passive) tartaglia talent never ending

Extends Riptide duration by 8s.

Sword of Torrents (4th Ascension Passive) tartaglia talent 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 (Utility Passive) talent master of weaponry

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

Tartaglia's Constellation: Monoceros Caeli

Foul Legacy: Tide Withholder (C1)Decreases the CD of Foul Legacy: Raging Tide by 20%.
Foul Legacy: Understream (C2)When opponents affected by Riptide are defeated, Tartaglia regenerates 4 Elemental Energy.
Abyssal Mayhem: Vortex of Turmoil (C3)Increases the Level of Foul Legacy: Raging Tide by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Abyssal Mayhem: Hydrospout (C4)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 effects on those intervals.
Havoc: Formless Blade (C5)Increases the Level of Havoc: Obliteration by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Havoc: Annihilation (C6)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.

Best Tartaglia (Childe) Builds

You can build Tartaglia as your main DPS relying on his Hydro DMG and Riptide during his melee stance. Alternative, you can use him as a Sub-DPS relying on this Elemental Burst for heavy-hitting Vaporize reactions with Hu Tao, Diluc or Klee as the Main DPS.

Hydro Main DPS

WeaponArtifact Set
skyward harp genshin impact
Skyward Harp
item gilded corsage heart of depth
Heart of Depth
Base Stats
Base Attack: 133
Bonus Stat: CRIT Rate 8.5%
Echoing Ballad
Increases CRIT DMG by 20%. Hits have a 60% chance to inflict a small AoE attack, dealing 125% Physical ATK DMG. It can only occur once every 4s.
2-Piece Bonus
Hydro DMG Bonus +15%.
4-Piece Bonus
After using Elemental Skill, increases Normal Attack and Charged Attack DMG by 30% for 15s.

Hydro Sub DPS

WeaponArtifact Set
Genshin Impact The Stringless
The Stringless R4
2x genshin impact noblesse oblige royal flora Noblesse Oblige
2x item gilded corsage heart of depth Heart of Depth
Base Stats
Base Attack: 109
Bonus Stat: CRIT Rate 8.5%
Arrowless Song
Increases Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst DMG by 42%.
2-Piece Bonus
Elemental Burst DMG +20%.
2-Piece Bonus
Hydro DMG Bonus +15%.

Talent Priority

Main DPSSub DPS
1. Skill
2. Burst
3. Normal Attack
1. Burst
2. Skill
3. Normal Attack

Recommended Artifact Stats & Substats

Elemental Mastery on Tartaglia's Sands artifact is fine for Sub DPS if you have a lot of ATK% substats already and you overall artifact luck is like mine.

ArtifactMain Stat (Main DPS)Sub Stat Priority
(Main DPS)
Main Stat (Sub DPS)Sub Stat Priority
(Sub DPS)
FeatherFlat ATK (Unchangeable)1. Crit Rate / DMG
2. ATK%
3. Elemental Mastery
4. Flat ATK
Flat ATK (Unchangeable) 1. Crit Rate / DMG
2. ATK%
3. Elemental Mastery
4. Energy Recharge
5. Flat ATK
RoseFlat HP (Unchangeable)1. Crit Rate / DMG
2. ATK%
3. Elemental Mastery
4. Flat ATK
Flat HP (Unchangeable) 1. Crit Rate / DMG
2. ATK%
3. Elemental Mastery
4. Energy Recharge
5. Flat ATK
SandsATK%1. Crit Rate / DMG
2. ATK%
3. Elemental Mastery
4. Flat ATK
ATK% /Elemental Mastery 1. Crit Rate / DMG
2. ATK%
3. Elemental Mastery
4. Energy Recharge
5. Flat ATK
GobletHydro DMG 1. Crit Rate / DMG
2. ATK%
3. Elemental Mastery
4. Flat ATK
Hydro DMG 1. Crit Rate / DMG
2. ATK%
3. Elemental Mastery
4. Energy Recharge
5. Flat ATK
CircletCRIT Rate/ CRIT DMG1. Crit Rate / DMG
2. ATK%
3. Elemental Mastery
4. Flat ATK
CRIT Rate/ CRIT DMG 1. Crit Rate / DMG
2. ATK%
3. Elemental Mastery
4. Energy Recharge
5. Flat ATK

Best Artifacts and Weapons for Tartaglia

Best Tartaglia DPS Artifact Sets Ranked

As already mentioned the first set is ideal for Frozen team comps. The second one is also very good due to the 4-piece bonus and it will work really well with reverse melts if you have Bennett or even better Xiangling on your team who is easy to C6. The third and fourth best set are generic alternatives until until you have the first two sets or until you get the right characters for frozen or reverse melt team comps.

RatingSetBonuses
Best Artifact Set4x item gilded corsage heart of depth Heart of Depth
2-Piece Bonus
Hydro DMG Bonus +15%.
4-Piece Bonus
After using Elemental Skill, increases Normal Attack and Charged Attack DMG by 30% for 15s.
Second Best 2x item gilded corsage heart of depth Heart of Depth
2x gladiator's finale flower Gladiator's Finale
2-Piece Bonus
Hydro DMG Bonus +15%.
2-Piece Bonus
ATK +18%.
Third Best 2x genshin impact noblesse oblige royal flora Noblesse Oblige
2x item gilded corsage heart of depth Heart of Depth
2-Piece Bonus
Elemental Burst DMG +20%.
2-Piece Bonus
Hydro DMG Bonus +15%.
Fourth Best
2x genshin impact noblesse oblige royal flora Noblesse Oblige
2x gladiator's finale flower Gladiator's Finale
2-Piece Bonus
Elemental Burst DMG +20%.
2-Piece Bonus
ATK +18%.

Best Tartaglia DPS Weapons Ranked

Keep in mind that you will need to go for headshots if you use Prototype Crescent. If you use Blackcliff Warbow make sure to keep it at max stacks.

RatingWeaponStats (Lv.1)
Best skyward harp genshin impact
Skyward Harp
Base Stats
Base Attack: 133
Bonus Stat: CRIT Rate 8.5%
Echoing 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.
Second Best Genshin Impact Amos' Bow
Amos' Bow

Base Stats
Base Attack: 122
Bonus Stat: ATK 19.1%
Strong-Willed
Increases Normal Attack and Charged Attack DMG by 12%. After a Normal or Charged Attack is fired, DMG dealt increases by a further 8% every 0.1 seconds the arrow is in the air for up to 5 times.
Third BestThe Viridescent Hunt
The Viridescent Hunt
Base Stats
Base Attack: 109
Bonus Stat: Crit Rate 10.6%
Verdant Wind
Upon hit, Normal and Aimed Shot Attacks have a 50% chance to generate a Cyclone, continuously attracting surrounding opponents, dealing 40% of ATK as DMG to these opponents every 0.5s for 4s. This effect can only occur once every 14s.
Fourth Best Weapon Rust Bow
Rust
Base Stats
Base Attack: 109
Bonus Stat: ATK 15.9%
Rapid Firing
Increases Normal Attack DMG by 40% but decreases Charged Attack DMG by 10%.
Fifth Best genshin impact prototype crescent
Prototype Crescent – R5
Base Stats
Base Attack: 109
Bonus Stat: ATK 15.9%
Unreturning
Charged Attack hits on weak points increase Movement SPD by 10% and ATK by 36% for 10s.

Best Tartaglia Sub DPS Artifact Sets Ranked

The recommended way to go with Tartaglia as a Sub-DPS is to rely on his Elemental Burst with Vaporize reactions, so these sets all require the 2-piece Noblesse Oblige bonus

RatingSetBonuses
Best Artifact Set2x genshin impact noblesse oblige royal flora Noblesse Oblige
2x item gilded corsage heart of depth Heart of Depth
2-Piece Bonus
Elemental Burst DMG +20%.
2-Piece Bonus
Hydro DMG Bonus +15%.
Second Best2x genshin impact noblesse oblige royal flora Noblesse Oblige
2x Ganyu Best Build Wanderer's Troupe
2-Piece Bonus
Elemental Burst DMG +20%
2-Piece Bonus
Increases Elemental Mastery by 80.
Third Best 2x genshin impact noblesse oblige royal flora Heart of Depth
2x gladiator's finale flower Gladiator's Finale
2-Piece Bonus
Cryo DMG Bonus +15%
2-Piece Bonus
ATK +18%.

Best Tartaglia Sub DPS Weapons Ranked

RatingWeaponStats (Lv.1)
Best Genshin Impact The Stringless
The Stringless R4
Base Stats
Base Attack: 109
Bonus Stat: CRIT Rate 8.5%
Arrowless Song
Increases Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst DMG by 42%.
Second Best weapon bow alley hunter
Alley Hunter R4
Base Stats
Base Attack: 119
Bonus Stat: ATK 10.6%
Urban Guerrilla
While the character equipped with this weapon is in the party but not on the field, their DMG increases by 3.5% every second up to a max of 35%. When the character is on the field for more than 4s, the aforementioned DMG buff decreases by 7% per second until it reaches 0%
Third Bestskyward harp genshin impact
Skyward Harp
Base Stats
Base Attack: 133
Bonus Stat: CRIT Rate 8.5%
Echoing Ballad
Increases CRIT DMG by 20%. Hits have a 60% chance to inflict a small AoE attack, dealing 125% Physical ATK DMG. It can only occur once every 4s.
Fourth Best weapon bow alley hunter
Alley Hunter R2
Base Stats
Base Attack: 119
Bonus Stat: ATK 10.6%
Urban Guerrilla
While the character equipped with this weapon is in the party but not on the field, their DMG increases by 2.5% every second up to a max of 25%. When the character is on the field for more than 4s, the aforementioned DMG buff decreases by 5% per second until it reaches 0%.
Fifth
Best

Genshin Impact The Stringless
The Stringless
Base Stats
Base Attack: 109
Bonus Stat: CRIT Rate 8.5%
Arrowless Song
Increases Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst DMG by 24%.
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