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Tartaglia, also known by his alias "Childe", is a playable Hydro character in Genshin Impact.

He is the Eleventh of the Fatui Harbingers. Following danger wherever he goes, Childe is always eager for a challenge, making him extremely dangerous despite being the youngest member.

Combat Info

Ascensions and Stats

Level Base
Special Stat2
(Hydro DMG Bonus)
0✦ 1/20 1,020 23 63
20/20 2,646 61 165
Ascension Cost (0 → 1)
Item Mora.png 20,000 Mora
1✦ 20/40 3,521 81 219
40/40 5,268 121 328
Ascension Cost (1 → 2)
Item Mora.png 40,000 Mora
2✦ 40/50 5,889 135 366 7.2%
50/50 6,776 156 421
Ascension Cost (2 → 3)
Item Mora.png 60,000 Mora
3✦ 50/60 7,604 175 473 14.4%
60/60 8,500 195 528
Ascension Cost (3 → 4)
Item Mora.png 80,000 Mora
4✦ 60/70 9,121 210 567 14.4%
70/70 10,025 231 623
Ascension Cost (4 → 5)
Item Mora.png 100,000 Mora
5✦ 70/80 10,647 245 662 21.6%
80/80 11,561 266 719
Ascension Cost (5 → 6)
Item Mora.png 120,000 Mora
6✦ 80/90 12,182 280 757 28.8%
90/90 13,103 301 815

1 Does not include weapon ATK value.
2 Characters gain special stats starting with 2✦.
Total Cost (0 → 6)

Item Mora.png 420,000 Mora


Talent Cutting Torrent.pngCutting TorrentNormal 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. A [sic] arrow fully charged with the torrent will deal Hydro DMG and apply the Riptide status.

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 bouts 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.

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.

  • Hitting an enemy with Riptide Flash grant 1 Elemental Particle. Doesn't generate elemental particle if one has been generated in the last of ~3 seconds.
    • It is the first and currently only non-elemental skill with a generation of elemental particles.
  • Normal Attack bonuses from artifacts or weapons affect the damage of Riptide Flash and Riptide Burst.
  • The Riptide AoE has quadratic scaling against mobs of enemies that are grouped together.
    • That is, suppose there are n enemies each affected by Riptide grouped close together. If Tartaglia uses his Elemental Skill to attack the n enemies in the cluster at once, it will trigger Riptide Slash for each enemy.
    • Each Riptide Slash will do local AoE damage hitting surrounding enemies. So there will be n Riptide Slashes, each hitting n-1 enemies.
    • In total, there will be instances of damage against n enemies for each time Tartaglia procs Riptide Slash in melee stance. So for mobs grouped close together (e.g. via Crowd Control abilities of Sucrose, Kazuha, The Viridescent Hunt), Tartaglia's Riptide damage will scale quadratically with the number of enemies in the cluster.
1-Hit DMG (%)41.2844.644852.856.166065.2870.5675.8481.687.36
2-Hit DMG (%)46.2750.0353.859.1862.9567.2573.1779.098591.4697.92
3-Hit DMG (%)55.3859.8964.470.8475.3580.587.5894.67101.75109.48117.21
4-Hit DMG (%)57.0261.6666.372.9377.5782.8890.1797.46104.75112.71120.67
5-Hit DMG (%)60.8965.8470.877.8882.8488.596.29104.08111.86120.36128.86
6-Hit DMG (%)72.7678.6884.693.0698.98105.75115.06124.36133.67143.82153.97
Charged Attack
Aimed Shot (%)43.8647.435156.159.6763.7569.3674.9780.5886.792.82
Fully-Charged Aimed Shot (%)124133.3142.6155164.3173.6186198.4210.8223.2235.6
Riptide Flash DMG (%)12.4×313.33×314.26×315.5×316.43×317.36×318.6×319.84×321.08×322.32×323.56×3
Riptide Burst DMG (%)6266.6571.377.582.1586.89399.2105.4111.6117.8
Riptide Duration10s
Plunging Attack
Plunge DMG (%)63.9369.1474.3481.7786.9892.92101.1109.28117.46126.38135.3
Low Plunge DMG (%)127.84138.24148.65163.51173.92185.81202.16218.51234.86252.7270.54
High Plunge DMG (%)159.68172.67185.67204.24217.23232.09252.51272.93293.36315.64337.92
Talent Foul Legacy Raging Tide.pngFoul Legacy: Raging TideElemental 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:

Normal Attack
Perform up to 6 consecutive Hydro strikes.

Charged Attack
Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to unleash a cross slash, dealing Hydro DMG.

Riptide Slash
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.
  • This skill generates 1 Elemental Particle when Riptide Slash is unleashed. Doesn't generate elemental particle if one has been generated in the last of 3 seconds.
  • As specified in the Notes of Cutting Torrent, in this stance, gliding is possible but Plunging Attacks are not, so be careful not to fall off a cliff while in this stance with zero stamina.
  • Attacking weak spots in Melee Stance does not guarantee a Critical Hit, unlike Aimed Shots.
  • In some situations, like for the Shimenawa's Reminiscence artifact set (which drains energy when the elemental skill button is pressed), a trick to end the skill is to switch to another party member directly rather than press the elemental skill button a second time.
  • The cooldown of the skill after returning to Ranged Stance is (see the formula below):
    • 5 seconds plus the duration spent in Melee Stance (if duration is 5–7 seconds)
    • 6 seconds plus duration (if duration is 8 to less than 30 seconds)
    • 7 seconds (if less than 2 seconds was spent in Melee Stance)
    • 45 seconds (if the return to Ranged Stance was automatic).
  • Tartaglia's 1st Constellation, Foul Legacy: Tide Withholder, decreases this skill's cooldown by 20%.
  • When entering Melee stance, if Tartaglia is close to Iron Chunks and White Iron Chunks, he can completely break them. But he will not be able to completely break other ores such as Crystal Chunks, Amethyst Lumps, Cor Lapis, Noctilucous Jade, and Magical Crystal Chunks as well as Geo Constructs (verification needed)
  • His normal attacks in Melee Stance, Tartaglia is able to deal damage to Ores equivalent to damage dealt by sword attacks.

For Tartaglia's Elemental Skill interaction with different weapons and artifacts:

  • Normal Attack bonuses apply to Ranged Stance and Melee Stance. Also affects the damage of Riptide Flash and Riptide Burst.
  • Aimed Shot bonuses apply to his Ranged Stance's Aimed Shot and Melee Stance's Charged Attack.
  • Charged Attack bonuses apply to his Ranged Stance's Aimed Shot and Melee Stance's Charged Attack. However, when the passive specifically states hits being "fired," the bonus does not work on Melee Stance Charged Attacks
  • Elemental Skill bonuses apply to the initial Melee Stance change and Riptide Slash
Weapon Effects

The following is Foul Legacy: Raging Tide's effect on bows that have a passive that gains Normal or Charged Attack Bonuses and Elemental Skill modifiers or stacks:

Amos' Bow Damage bonus affects Melee Stance, but Charged Attacks cannot stack Strong-Willed.
Elegy for the End Can only gain stacks when entering Melee Stance and triggering Riptide Slash.
Polar Star Ashen Nightstar passive can be stacked in Melee Stance. The initial Melee Stance change and Riptide Slash count as elemental skill damage.
Thundering Pulse Changing Stances and Normal Attacks in Melee Stance can stack Rule by Thunder. Riptide Slash does not gain stacks.
Skyward Harp Passive can be triggered during Melee Stance.
Hamayumi Passive works on Melee Stance.
Compound Bow Passive works on Melee Stance.
Windblume Ode Passive works when entering Melee Stance or returning to Ranged Stance.
The Viridescent Hunt Passive can be triggered during Melee Stance.
Prototype Crescent Passive works on Melee Stance.
Sacrificial Bow Does not reset the skill's cooldown.
The Stringless Only affects damage when entering Melee Stance and Riptide Slash damage.
Alley Hunter TBA
Rust DMG Bonus and Charged Attack debuff applies on Melee Stance, but does not affect Riptide Slash damage.
Slingshot Does not affect Melee Stance.
Sharpshooter's Oath Weak spot damage bonus affects Melee Stance.
Tartaglia skill CD (at C0).png

The CD is piecewise linear in the time spent (duration) in Melee Stance. The data are retrieved from in-game testing. At Constellation 0, it is represented by the function:

Stance Change DMG (%)7277.482.89095.4100.8108115.2122.4129.6136.8144153
1-Hit DMG (%)38.8742.0445.249.7252.8856.561.4766.4471.4276.8482.2687.6993.11
2-Hit DMG (%)41.6245.0148.453.2456.6360.565.8271.1576.4782.2888.0993.999.7
3-Hit DMG (%)56.3360.9165.572.0576.6381.8889.0896.28103.49111.35119.21127.07134.93
4-Hit DMG (%)59.9464.8269.776.6781.5587.1394.79102.46110.13118.49126.85135.22143.58
5-Hit DMG (%)55.359.864.370.7375.2380.3887.4594.52101.59109.31117.03124.74132.46
6-Hit DMG (%)35.43
Charged Attack DMG (%)60.2
Charged Attack Stamina Cost20
Riptide Slash60.265.1707781.987.595.2102.9110.6119127.4135.8144.2
Max Duration30s
Preemptive CD6–36s
Max CD45s
Talent Havoc Obliteration.pngHavoc: ObliterationElemental 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.

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 opponent 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 (Melee) (%) 464498.8533.6580614.8649.6696742.4788.8835.2881.69289861044
Skill DMG (Ranged) (%)378.4406.78435.16473501.38529.76567.6605.44643.28681.12718.96756.8804.1851
Riptide Blast DMG (%)120129138150159168180192204216228240255270
Energy Return (Ranged)20
Energy Cost60
Talent Never Ending.pngNever Ending1st Ascension Passive
Extends Riptide duration by 8s.
Talent Sword of Torrents.pngSword of Torrents4th 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.
  • Critical hits from normal and Charged Attacks during the melee stance applies the Riptide mark to enemy hit. Critical hits from Normal Attacks or normal aimed-shot during the ranged stance do not apply the mark.
  • This can also refresh an existing riptide mark applied from a fully-charged shot during ranged stance.
Talent Master of Weaponry.pngMaster of WeaponryUtility Passive
Increases your own party members' Normal Attack Level by 1.
  • In Co-Op Mode, this passive does not apply to other characters outside your own. So it is not possible to stack this beyond Level 11 Normal Attack.

Talent Upgrade

Common Materials
Talent Level-Up Materials
1 → 2 2✦
Item Mora.png 12,500 Mora
2 → 3 3✦
Item Mora.png 17,500 Mora
3 → 4
Item Mora.png 25,000 Mora
4 → 5 4✦
Item Mora.png 30,000 Mora
5 → 6
Item Mora.png 37,500 Mora
6 → 7 5✦
Item Mora.png 120,000 Mora
7 → 8
Item Mora.png 260,000 Mora
8 → 9 6✦
Item Mora.png 450,000 Mora
9 → 10
Item Mora.png 700,000 Mora

Total Cost (1→10)

Item Mora.png 1,652,500 Mora


Level Icon Name Effect
1 Constellation Foul Legacy Tide Withholder.png Foul Legacy: Tide Withholder Decreases the CD of Foul Legacy: Raging Tide by 20%
2 Constellation Foul Legacy Understream.png Foul Legacy: Understream When opponents affected by Riptide are defeated, Tartaglia regenerates 4 Elemental Energy.
3 Constellation Abyssal Mayhem Vortex of Turmoil.png Abyssal Mayhem: Vortex of Turmoil Increases the Level of Foul Legacy: Raging Tide by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
4 Constellation Abyssal Mayhem Hydrospout.png 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 Constellation Havoc Formless Blade.png Havoc: Formless Blade Increases the Level of Havoc: Obliteration by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
6 Constellation Havoc Annihilation.png 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 (5 Star) Stella Fortuna.


Event Wishes

Tartaglia was promoted or featured with a drop-rate boost in 3 Event Wishes:

Wish Featured Duration
Wish Farewell of Snezhnaya 2020-11-11.jpg
Farewell of Snezhnaya 2020-11-11
HydroCharacter Tartaglia Thumb.png Tartaglia
November 11, 2020 – December 1, 2020
Wish Farewell of Snezhnaya 2021-04-06.png
Farewell of Snezhnaya 2021-04-06
HydroCharacter Tartaglia Thumb.png Tartaglia
April 6, 2021 – April 27, 2021
Wish Farewell of Snezhnaya 2021-10-13.png
Farewell of Snezhnaya 2021-10-13
HydroCharacter Tartaglia Thumb.png Tartaglia
October 13, 2021 – November 2, 2021

Other Languages

Language Official Name
English Tartaglia
Japanese タルタリヤ
Korean 타르탈리아
Spanish Tartaglia
French Tartaglia
Russian Тарталья
Thai Tartaglia
Vietnamese Tartaglia
German Tartaglia
Indonesian Tartaglia
Portuguese Tartaglia

Change History

Released in Version 1.1
Version 2.2
  • Fixes an issue whereby the camera and attack method of Tartaglia's Aiming Mode were abnormal under certain circumstances.

Version 1.4

  • Tartaglia's party icon was updated.

Version 1.3

  • Updates to character voice-overs:
    • Updated audio for Chinese:
      • Majority of the Combat voice-overs

Version 1.2

  • Updates to character voice-overs:
    • Updated audio for Korean:
      • "Hello"
      • All "Elemental Skill" Combat voice-overs
      • All "Elemental Burst" Combat voice-overs
  • December 31, 2020 - Fixes an issue whereby when Tartaglia is added to or removed from the party in the open world, the Passive Talent "Master of Weaponry" may not function as expected.

Version 1.1

Version 1.0

  • Tartaglia was introduced as an NPC.