He is the most recent member of the Eleven Harbingers of the Fatui. Following danger wherever he goes, Childe is always eager for a challenge, making him extremely dangerous despite being the youngest member.
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
No. 11 of The Harbingers, also known as "Childe." His name is highly feared on the battlefield.In-game character attributes text
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 shows 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.
As a young child Tartaglia was frightened and hesitant, but he secretly desired to become an adventurer like the ones his father told him about as they fished together. After falling into The Abyss and meeting and training with Skirk, Tartaglia's personality drastically changed.
While he appears to relatively friendly on the surface, Tartaglia is a bloodthirsty warrior. The Abyss and his old master, Skirk, made him self-confident, solipsistic, and brash, thriving on the sensation of being alive. A warrior at heart, he constantly seeks ways to grow stronger, regardless of how he obtains said power. Tartaglia considers those who wish to become strong like him to be friends, even if it means fighting each other on the battlefield. He lusts for combat and grows excited by fighting strong opponents, even if it means dying in the process. He uses bows because he is weakest with them, making his victories with them all the more exhilarating.
Because of his pride, Tartaglia is exceptionally reliable at accomplishing the tasks given to him, no matter how difficult they may be or if they go against his values. This, combined with his straightforward nature, makes him easy to manipulate. Despite disliking how his plan in Liyue Harbor could potentially harm innocents, he puts it into motion to fulfill his mission in Liyue — 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 prefer clandestine operations and stay behind the scenes, Tartaglia favors 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 even participates as an actor in plays and theater. As a result, Childe's coworkers are wary of him, while he holds them in disdain for their schemes and "intangible" methods. While he is quite capable of scheming, he only resorts to such approaches when necessary due to his straightforward nature. He also appears to treat his subordinates less harshly than the rest of the Harbingers, stating that he doesn't use lethal force against the recruits in his care, nor does he threaten any of them.
Tartaglia dedicates himself to those he cares about wholeheartedly. He is unquestionably 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. Tartaglia is exceptionally proud of his three younger siblings and dotes on them frequently, especially his youngest brother Teucer — he is willing to lie and even put him in mortal danger, so as long as it makes him happy. While this is callous, Tartaglia prioritizes his brother's safety over his own. He sees the Traveler as a friend, and enjoys sparring with them. Despite Zhongli deceiving him (and using him as financial support), he is still on good terms with the former Archon.
Tartaglia enjoys fishing, having grown to appreciate fishing with his father before his drastic change. He uses it as a way to meditate, honing his endurance and contemplating his combat techniques. He has no particular preference for meals, declaring that all food is delicious, stating that a true warrior shouldn't fuss over what they eat in a manner similar to the weapon they use.
Tartaglia is a tall young man with 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.
He wears a grey jacket with dark red and light grey details, grey pants, and black boots and gloves. His jacket is left unbuttoned at the end to reveal a belt, which his Hydro Vision is attached to. It is instead held by buttons, with the outer edge decorated by a black symbol. He wears short gloves that expose his wrists. He also wears a red banner that goes across his chest and over his left shoulder, which becomes infused with a wispy Hydro effect when in the melee stance of his Elemental Skill Foul Legacy: Raging Tide. His outfit, Blades of Glory is described to be illustrious attire that signifies Childe's position as the eleventh Fatui Harbinger.
During the Golden House battle, Tartaglia wears his Electro Delusion to the right of his Vision in the center of his belt, and then moves his Vision to the empty slot on his right chest when fully activating the Foul Legacy Transformation.
|Cutting Torrent||Normal 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||1st Ascension Passive|
|Extends Riptide duration by 8s.|
|Sword of Torrents||4th Ascension Passive|
|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||Utility Passive|
|Increases your own party members' Normal Attack Level by 1.|
|Talent Leveling Materials|
|1||Foul Legacy: Tide Withholder||Decreases 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: Hydrospout||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.
|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.
The character's base stats before and after each Ascension:
|Level||HP||ATK1||DEF||Hydro DMG Bonus2|
1 Does not include weapon ATK value.
2 Characters get specialized stats starting at Ascension 2.
Tartaglia was promoted or featured with a drop-rate boost in 2 Event Wishes:
|Farewell of Snezhnaya/2021-04-06|
|Farewell of Snezhnaya/2020-11-11|
- Tartaglia's 3rd Story
- (EN & JP) Twitter - VA Announcement
- (CN) Weibo - Tartaglia Character PV
- (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)