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

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.

Profile

Introduction

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[3]

Tartaglia is No. 11 of the Eleven Harbingers of the Fatui.[4] He traveled to Liyue to head the Fatui's funding within the city.

Personality

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[5]

Tartaglia describes himself as "kind of a bad guy," living for the thrill of a fight and causing chaos.[6] 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,[5] and uses bows because he is weakest with them, making his victories with them all the more exhilarating.[4]

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,[7] 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.[6] 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.

Appearance

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.

Combat Info

Talents

Icon Name Type
Talent Cutting Torrent.png 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.
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 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.

Talent Foul Legacy Raging Tide.png 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:
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.

Talent Normal Sprint.png None Alternate Sprint
Talent Havoc Obliteration.png 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.
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.

Talent Never Ending.png Never Ending Passive Talent 1
Extends Riptide duration by 8s.
Talent Sword of Torrents.png 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.
Talent Master of Weaponry.png Master of Weaponry Passive Talent 3
Increases your own party members' Normal Attack Level by 1.
Talent Leveling Materials
Talent
Level-Up
Material
Teachings of Freedom
Teachings of Freedom
Guide to Freedom
Guide to Freedom
Philosophies of Freedom
Philosophies of Freedom
Common
Ascension
Material
Recruit's Insignia
Recruit's Insignia
Sergeant's Insignia
Sergeant's Insignia
Lieutenant's Insignia
Lieutenant's Insignia
Weekly
Boss
Material
Shard of a Foul Legacy
Shard of a Foul Legacy

Constellation

Level Icon Name Effect
1 Foul Legacy: Tide Withholder Foul Legacy: Tide Withholder Decrease the CD of Foul Legacy: Raging Tide by 20%
2 Foul Legacy: Understream Foul Legacy: Understream When opponents affected by Riptide are defeated. Tartaglia regenerates 4 Elemental Energy.
3 Abyssal Mayhem: Vortex of Turmoil Abyssal Mayhem: Vortex of Turmoil Increases the Level of Foul Legacy: Raging Tide by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
4 Abyssal Mayhem: Hydrosprout 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 Havoc: Formless Blade Increases the level of Havoc: Obliteration by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
6 Havoc: Annihilation 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.

Ascensions

Ascension
Phase
Req.
Level
Mora Elemental
Material 1
Elemental
Material 2
Local
Specialty
Common
Material
1 20 20,000 Varunada Lazurite Sliver
Varunada Lazurite Sliver ×1
None Starconch
Starconch ×3
Recruit's Insignia
Recruit's Insignia ×3
2 40 40,000 Varunada Lazurite Fragment
Varunada Lazurite Fragment ×3
Cleansing Heart
Cleansing Heart ×2
Starconch
Starconch ×10
Recruit's Insignia
Recruit's Insignia ×15
3 50 60,000 Varunada Lazurite Fragment
Varunada Lazurite Fragment ×6
Cleansing Heart
Cleansing Heart ×4
Starconch
Starconch ×20
Sergeant's Insignia
Sergeant's Insignia ×12
4 60 80,000 Varunada Lazurite Chunk
Varunada Lazurite Chunk ×3
Cleansing Heart
Cleansing Heart ×8
Starconch
Starconch ×30
Sergeant's Insignia
Sergeant's Insignia ×18
5 70 100,000 Varunada Lazurite Chunk
Varunada Lazurite Chunk ×6
Cleansing Heart
Cleansing Heart ×12
Starconch
Starconch ×45
Lieutenant's Insignia
Lieutenant's Insignia ×12
6 80 120,000 Varunada Lazurite Gemstone
Varunada Lazurite Gemstone ×6
Cleansing Heart
Cleansing Heart ×20
Starconch
Starconch ×60
Lieutenant's Insignia
Lieutenant's Insignia ×24
MAXED 90 MAXED

Base Stats

The character's base stats before and after each Ascension:

Ascension Level HP ATK 1 DEF Hydro DMG Bonus 2
0 1 1,020 23 63 -
20 2,646 61 165 -
1 20 3,521 81 219 -
40 5,268 121 328 -
2 40 5,889 135 366 7.2%
50 6,776 156 421 7.2%
3 50 7,604 175 473 14.4%
60 8,500 195 528 14.4%
4 60 9,121 210 567 14.4%
70 10,025 231 623 14.4%
5 70 10,647 245 662 21.6%
80 11,561 266 719 21.6%
6/MAX 80 12,182 280 757 28.8%
90/MAX 13,103 301 815 28.8%

1 Does not include weapon ATK value.
2 Characters get specialized stats starting at Ascension 2.

Change History

Released in Version 1.1
Version 1.1

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 (EN & JP) Twitter - VA Announcement
  2. (KR) Twitter - VA Announcement
  3. Genshin Impact Official Website, Description on the Official Website
  4. 4.0 4.1 @Genshin_7, Official JP Voice Actor Announcement
  5. 5.0 5.1 Genshin Impact Official Website, Description from forum announcement
  6. 6.0 6.1 Tartaglia Skills Showcasing Collected Miscellany - "Childe: Foul Legacy"
  7. 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)

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