Childe is No. 11 of the Eleven Harbingers of the Fatui. Following danger wherever he goes, Childe is always eager for a challenge. He is considered one of the more dangerous members of the Harbingers.
Meet Tartaglia — the cunning Snezhnayan whose unpredictable personality keeps people guessing his every move.
Don't be under any illusion as to what he might be thinking or what his intentions are. Just remember this: Behind that innocent, childlike exterior lies a finely honed instrument of war.
Description on the Official Website
Warm and friendly one minute, ruthless killer the next... His shifting and unpredictable personality can leave those around him at a loss for words to describe him. But in rare, private moments, he dispenses with titles, casts off his armor and the layers of intrigue that come with it, and show his authentic self.
His name is Tartaglia, and he is devoted to the thrill and the physical feel of battle.
Like a velvet sheath that houses an ostensibly ornamental blade, his unpredictability puts people on edge.
Description from forum announcement
Tartaglia describes himself as "kind of a bad guy," living for the thrill of a fight and causing chaos. He is self-confident, extremely solipsistic, and brash, thriving on the sensation of being alive. A warrior at heart, he constantly seeks ways to grow stronger, no matter what methods he uses or how he obtains that power. He lusts for combat and grows excited by fighting particularly powerful enemies, even if it means he dies in the process, and uses bows because he is weakest with them, making his victories with them all the more exhilarating.
Because of his pride, Tartaglia is extremely reliable at accomplishing the tasks given to him, no matter how difficult they may be or how much they go against his values. Combined with his straightforward nature, this makes him easy to manipulate. Despite disliking how his plan could potentially harm innocents, he puts it into motion to fulfill his mission — only to learn he was meant to fail as part of an even larger plan he was not privy to, much to his consternation.
Amongst the rest of the Harbingers, Tartaglia is an oddball. While his fellow Harbingers use clandestine operations and stay behind the scenes, Tartaglia prefers being front and center. On top of his lust for battle and tendency to cause havoc, he is a public figure known for attending social gatherings and, in even participates as an actor in plays and theater. As a result, his coworkers are wary of him, while he holds them in disdain for their schemes and "intangible methods." That said, he only resorts to these methods when he must — for he far prefers facing his enemies in one-on-one combat rather than luring them into traps.
Towards those he cares about, he dedicates himself to them wholeheartedly. He is completely loyal to the Tsaritsa and holds her in high esteem, seeing himself as her weapon of war. He also cares deeply for his family; he sends money, gifts, and letters home often. He is also proud of his three siblings and dotes on them frequently, especially Teucer. He also appears to see the Traveler in a favorable view, unlike his fellow coworkers that have met them so far.
Tartaglia has short, choppy orange hair and dull blue eyes. He wears a red Fatui mask pulled off to one side of his head. He also wears a beaded earring with a red crystal on his left ear.
Tartaglia wears a grey jacket with dark red and light grey details, grey pants, and black boots and gloves. His jacket is open on one side to reveal a belt with his Hydro vision attached to his belt. He also wears a red banner that goes across his chest and over his left shoulder.
|Cutting Torrent||Normal/Charged Attack|
|Normal Attack: Perform up to 6 consecutive shots with a bow.|
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.
Plunging Attack: Fires off a shower of arrows in mid-air before falling and striking the ground, dealing AoE DMG upon impact.
|Foul Legacy: Raging Tide||Elemental Skill|
|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 are converted to Hydro DMG that cannot be overridden by any other elemental infusion and change as follows:
|Havoc: Obliteration||Elemental Burst|
|Performs 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. Returns a portion of its Energy Cost after use.
|Never Ending||Passive Talent 1|
|Extends Riptide duration by 8s.|
|Sword of Torrents||Passive Talent 2|
|When Tartaglia is in Foul Legacy: Raging Tide's Melee stance, on dealing a CRIT hit, Normal and Charged Attacks apply the Riptide status effects to opponents.|
|Master of Weaponry||Passive Talent 3|
|Increases your own party members' Normal Attack Level by 1.|
|Talent Leveling Materials|
Teachings of Freedom
Guide to Freedom
Philosophies of Freedom
Shard of a Foul Legacy
|1||Foul Legacy: Tide Withholder||Decrease the CD of Foul Legacy: Raging Tide by 20%|
|2||Foul Legacy: Understream||When opponents affected by Riptide are defeated. Tartaglia regenerates 4 Elemental Energy.|
|3||Abyssal Mayhem: Vortex of Turmoil||Increases the Level of Foul Legacy: Raging Tide by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.|
|4||Abyssal Mayhem: Hydrosprout||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 time intervals.
|5||Havoc: Formless Blade||Increases the level of Havoc: Obliteration by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.|
|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.|
Each Constellation activation requires a Stella Fortuna.
Varunada Lazurite Sliver ×1
Recruit's Insignia ×3
Varunada Lazurite Fragment ×3
Cleansing Heart ×2
Recruit's Insignia ×15
Varunada Lazurite Fragment ×6
Cleansing Heart ×4
Sergeant's Insignia ×12
Varunada Lazurite Chunk ×3
Cleansing Heart ×8
Sergeant's Insignia ×18
Varunada Lazurite Chunk ×6
Cleansing Heart ×12
Lieutenant's Insignia ×12
Varunada Lazurite Gemstone ×6
Cleansing Heart ×20
Lieutenant's Insignia ×24
The character's base stats before and after each Ascension:
|Ascension||Level||HP||ATK 1||DEF||Hydro DMG Bonus 2|
1 Does not include weapon ATK value.
2 Characters get specialized stats starting at Ascension 2.
- (EN & JP) Twitter - VA Announcement
- (KR) Twitter - VA Announcement
- Genshin Impact Official Website, Description on the Official Website
- @Genshin_7, Official JP Voice Actor Announcement
- Genshin Impact Official Website, Description from forum announcement
- Tartaglia Skills Showcasing Collected Miscellany - "Childe: Foul Legacy"
- Childe's English dialogue about how he despises working with those weaker than himself in Heart of Glaze is a mistranslation: see PSA: Extremely important mistranslation on one of Childe's lines (Reddit)