Childe
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HydroBow

Genshin Impact

Childe Best Build

Hydro
Bow

Best Childe Builds

Hydro DPS Build

With a really high scaling Elemental Burst skill multiplier, Childe is an incredible Hydro damage dealer. Like Diluc, he becomes unstoppable with high constellations but does not need them to be extremely powerful.

Suggested Energy Recharge:100%

Best Childe Weapons

Best
Polar Star
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Polar Star

CRIT Rate

Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst DMG increased by 12/15/18/21/24%. After a Normal Attack, Charged Attack, Elemental Skill or Elemental Burst hits an opponent, 1 stack of Ashen Nightstar will be gained for 12s. When 1/2/3/4 stacks of Ashen Nightstar are present, ATK is increased by 10/20/30/48%. The stack of Ashen Nightstar created by the Normal Attack, Charged Attack, Elemental Skill or Elemental Burst will be counted independently of the others.

Optional
Rust
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Rust

ATK

Increases Normal Attack DMG by 40/50/60/70/80% but decreases Aimed Shot DMG by 8/9/10/11/12%

Best Childe Artifacts

Best

Heart of Depth
Heart of Depth
ATK% / Hydro DMG / CRIT Rate
(2)

Hydro DMG Bonus +15%

(4)

After using Elemental Skill, increases Normal Attack and Charged Attack DMG by 30% for 15s.

Optional

Heart of Depth
Heart of Depth
ATK% / Hydro DMG / CRIT Rate
(2)

Hydro DMG Bonus +15%

Shimenawa's Reminiscence
Shimenawa's Reminiscence
ATK% / Hydro DMG / CRIT Rate
(2)

ATK +18%

Childe Skills Talents

Cutting Torrent

Cutting Torrent

Normal Attack

Normal Attack

Performs 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 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 created 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.

Foul Legacy: Raging Tide

Foul Legacy: Raging Tide

Elemental Skill

Unleashes a set of weaponry made of pure water, dealing Hydro DMG to surrounding opponents and entering a Melee Stance.
In this Stance, Tartaglia's Normal and Charged Attacks change as follows:

Normal Attack

Performs 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.

Havoc: Obliteration

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 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.

Childe Passive Talents

Never Ending

Never Ending

Unlocked at Ascension 1

Extends Riptide duration by 8s.

Sword of Torrents

Sword of Torrents

Unlocked at Ascension 4

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

Master of Weaponry

Unlocked Automatically

Increases your own party member's Normal Attack Level by 1.

Childe Constellations

Foul Legacy: Tide Withholder

Foul Legacy: Tide Withholder

Constellation Lv. 1

Decreases the CD of Foul Legacy: Raging Tide by 20%.

Foul Legacy: Understream

Foul Legacy: Understream

Constellation Lv. 2

When opponents affected by Riptide are defeated, Tartaglia regenerates 4 Elemental Energy.

Abyssal Mayhem: Vortex of Turmoil

Abyssal Mayhem: Vortex of Turmoil

Constellation Lv. 3

Increases the Level of Foul Legacy: Raging Tide by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

Abyssal Mayhem: Hydrosprout

Abyssal Mayhem: Hydrosprout

Constellation Lv. 4

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.

Havoc: Formless Blade

Havoc: Formless Blade

Constellation Lv. 5

Increase the Level of Havoc: Obliteration by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

Havoc: Annihilation

Havoc: Annihilation

Constellation Lv. 6

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.

Childe Ascension Costs

Childe gets a boost to Hydro DMG as they ascend.

Rank
Lvl
Cost
Mat #1
Mat #2
Mat #3
Mat #4
1
20
20000
Varunada Lazurite Sliver1
Varunada Lazurite Sliver
Starconch3
Starconch
Recruit's Insignia3
Recruit's Insignia
2
40
40000
Varunada Lazurite Fragment3
Varunada Lazurite Fragment
Cleansing Heart2
Cleansing Heart
Starconch10
Starconch
Recruit's Insignia15
Recruit's Insignia
3
50
60000
Varunada Lazurite Fragment6
Varunada Lazurite Fragment
Cleansing Heart4
Cleansing Heart
Starconch20
Starconch
Sergeant's Insignia12
Sergeant's Insignia
4
60
80000
Varunada Lazurite Chunk3
Varunada Lazurite Chunk
Cleansing Heart8
Cleansing Heart
Starconch30
Starconch
Sergeant's Insignia18
Sergeant's Insignia
5
70
100000
Varunada Lazurite Chunk6
Varunada Lazurite Chunk
Cleansing Heart12
Cleansing Heart
Starconch45
Starconch
Lieutenant's Insignia12
Lieutenant's Insignia
6
80
120000
Varunada Lazurite Gemstone6
Varunada Lazurite Gemstone
Cleansing Heart20
Cleansing Heart
Starconch60
Starconch
Lieutenant's Insignia24
Lieutenant's Insignia
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