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The Best Genshin Impact Tartaglia Build

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November 18, 2022: Tartaglia's banner begins today!

Everyone loves a conflicted character, and the Fatui Harbinger Childe, also known as Tartaglia, fits this perfectly. So let's take a look at what the best Genshin Impact Tartaglia build is.

Born and raised in the nation of Snezhnaya, this enigmatic character shows up initially as an ally, but the truth seems to involve more than meets the eye. Is his name Tartaglia? Is it Childe? I don’t really know or care, but this bad boy for sure is one of the best DPS in the game and by far the one I've had the most fun playing.

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Tartaglia's Wish Menu.
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How to get Tartaglia in Genshin Impact

Tartaglia is obtainable by spending wishes in the Event Banner 'Farewell of Snezhnaya,' so keep your eyes open!

His banner will rerun from November 18 - December 7, 2022, alongside newcomer Layla.

What are the best Tartaglia Builds?

Tartaglia is a DPS that belongs in the frontline, like Diluc or Xiao. His Elemental Skill changes the character’s melee gameplay from ranged to close combat, which makes it extremely fun to play and also really versatile on the battlefield. Our approach, similar to Diluc’s, will be aggressive DPS builds that accompany that style.

Below are two of the best Tartaglia builds right now. You can keep reading to find out the hows and whys of these particular Tartaglia builds, but if you've used him before, you'll quickly understand the thought process behind his best weapon and artifact choices.

Role Best Weapon Alternative Weapon Best Artifacts Alternative Artifacts
Hydro DPS BuildSkyward HarpRustHeart of Depth (4 Pieces)Heart of Depth (2 Pieces) & Noblesse Oblige (2 Pieces)
Pure DPS BuildThe Stringless The Viridescent HuntNoblesse Oblige (4 Pieces)Wanderer's Troupe (4 Pieces)

Hydro DPS Build

Both Skyward Harp or Rust are really good for Tartaglia, so the choice ends up being a matter of what can you afford to get first, really. That being said, it does change what kind of Artifact setup you should use. Since using the Rust bow with a full Heart of Depth set makes no sense, a hybrid setup would be more adequate.

The Heart of Depth set skills makes it the perfect choice for this build. However, if you use the Rust bow, you won’t be using as many charged attacks, so you may focus on a boost to Elemental Burst Damage mixing two pieces of Heart of Depth and Noblesse Oblige.

Pure DPS Build

Both The Stringless or The Viridescent Hunt work especially well with Childe’s gameplay, so it’s reduced to a matter of which you would choose: The Stringless boosting the Elemental Skill/Burst damage or The Viridescent Hunt with its special ability that brings a good crowd control tool.

In this build, the Noblesse Oblige set is the best option since it not only boosts the Elemental Burst damage but also buffs our party members. However, if you can’t complete the set, Wanderer’s troupe is a more than decent replacement.

What are the best team comps for Tartaglia?

Tartaglia is a great Main DPS that can work either solo or as part of a team if you're smart about the companions you put him with. Bennett and Fischl serve as great Sub-DPS units capable of triggering numerous Elemental Reactions. Last, Jean provides the Support and Healing that this team needs, along with some great Swirl Reactions.

Character Element
Tartaglia's Weapon Menu.
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What are the best Weapons for Tartaglia?

Weapons like the Skyward Harp and The Viridescent Hunt are the best options for their respective builds. However, you can also find more affordable and equally good alternatives in the form of the Rust and The Stringless. Last but not least, if you’re looking for a craftable option, you can obtain the Compound Bow if you still don’t have any of the former.

Weapon Rarity Stats Skills How to Obtain
Skyward Harp5-StarCritical RateEchoing Ballad: Increases Critical damage by 20%. Hits have a 60% chance to inflict a small AoE attack, dealing 125% Physical Attack damage. Can only occur once every 4 seconds.Wishes
The Stringless4-StarElemental Mastery Arrowless Song: Increases Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst damage by 24%.Wishes
The Viridescent Hunt4-StarCritical RateVerdant Wind: Upon hit, Normal and Aimed Shot have a 50% chance to generate a Cyclone, which will continuously attract surrounding enemies, dealing 40% of Attack as Damage to these enemies every 0.5 seconds, for 4 seconds. This effect can only occur once every 14 seconds.Wishes
Rust4-StarAttackRapid Firing: Increases Normal Attack damage by 40% but decreases Aimed Shot damage by 10%.Wishes
Compound Bow4-StarPhysical Damage BonusInfusion Arrow: Normal Attack and Charged Attack hits increase Attack by 4% and Normal Attack Speed by 1.2% for 6 seconds. Max 4 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.3 seconds.Wishes
Tartaglia's Artifacts Menu.
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What are the best Artifacts for Tartaglia?

Depending on which build you choose to make, you may need the Heart of Depth artifact set in case you want to use Tartaglia as a Hydro DPS or Noblesse Oblige for Pure DPS purposes. How many of these you choose to equip on her will depend on your gameplay style, so it is suggested that you test different builds, how they work as mixed or full sets, and you can decide then.

Artifacts Two-Piece Effect Four-Piece Effect
Heart of Depth Hydro damage Bonus +15%.After using Elemental Skill, increases Normal Attack and Charged Attack damage by 30% for 15 seconds.
Noblesse ObligeElemental Burst damage +20%.Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members' Attack by 20% for 12 seconds. This effect cannot stack.
Wanderer's TroupeIncreases Elemental Mastery by 80.Increases Charged Attack damage by 35% if the character uses a Catalyst or a Bow.
Gladiator's FinaleAttack +18%.If the wielder of this artifact set uses a Sword, Claymore or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack damage by 35%.

Tartaglia Artifact Stats

Given Tartaglia's set of skills, you want to develop Attack as the main stat and focus on boosting Critical Rate/Damage as the sub-stats.

Slot Main Stat Sub Stats
FeatherAttackCritical Damage, Critical Rate, Attack%, Elemental Mastery / Energy Recharge
FlowerHPCritical Damage, Critical Rate, Attack%, Attack
HourglassAttack%Critical Damage, Critical Rate, Attack%, Attack
GobletHydro Damage Bonus%Critical Damage, Critical Rate, Attack%, Attack
HeadpieceCritical Damage/Critical RateCritical Damage/Critical Rate, Attack%, Attack, Elemental Mastery / Energy Recharge

What are Tartaglia's skills and Talents?

Tartaglia's skills are the most fun part of his gameplay. You can either use him as a ranged DPS or change to melee and get closer to your enemies, and his Elemental Burst will change depending on your stance at the moment of unleashing it. However, regardless of being ranged or in close combat, Tartaglia will deal great amounts of damage, and his skill set makes him one of the best Main DPS in the character roster.

Attack Effect
Normal AttackPerforms up to 6 consecutive shots with a bow.
Charged AttackPerform an Aimed Shot with increased damage. An arrow fully charged will deal Hydro damage and apply Riptide status. Riptide Opponents affected by Riptide will suffer from AoE Hydro damage effects when attacked by Tartaglia in various ways. Damage dealt in this way is considered Normal Attack damage. -Riptide Flash: A fully-charged Aimed Shot that hits an opponent affected by Riptide deals consecutive bouts of AoE damage. It’ll trigger once every 0.7 seconds. -Riptide Burst: Defeating an opponent affected by Riptide created a Hydro burst that inflicts the Riptide status on nearby opponents.
Plunging AttackFires off a shower of arrows in mid-air before falling and dealing AoE damage upon landing. When Tartaglia is in Foul Legacy: Raging Tide's Melee Stance, he cannot perform a plunging attack.
Elemental Skill - Foul Legacy: Raging TideUnleashes a set of weaponry made of pure water, dealing Hydro damage 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 damage. -Riptide Slash Hitting an opponent affected by Riptide with a melee attack unleashes a Riptide Slash that deals AoE Hydro damage. damage dealt in this way is considered Elemental Skill damage, and can only occur once every 1.5 seconds. After 30 seconds, or when the ability is unleashed again, this skill will end. Tartaglia will return to his Ranged Stance and this ability will enter cooldown. The longer Tartaglia stays in his Melee Stance, the longer the cooldown. If the return to a ranged stance occurs automatically after 30 seconds, the cooldown is even longer.
Elemental Burst - Havoc: ObliterationPerforms 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 damage 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 damage 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 damage. damage dealt in this way is considered Elemental Burst damage.
Talent#1 - Never EndingExtends Riptide duration by 8 seconds.
Talent#2 - Sword of TorrentsWhen Tartaglia is in Foul Legacy: Raging Tide's Melee Stance, or if his Normal and Charged Attacks do Critical damage, they will apply the Riptide status effect on the hit enemy.
Talent#3 - Master of WeaponryIncreases your own party member's Normal Attack Level by 1.
Tartaglia's Constellation Menu.
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What are Tartaglia's Constellations?

If you get to pull Tartaglia multiple times, you will eventually reach a level of the constellation that will turn him into an excellent Main DPS unit, with improvements on all his Skills and their respective cooldowns, making Tartaglia a great tool to defeat almost any enemy you put in front of him.

Constellation Effect
Foul Legacy: Tide WithholderDecreases the cooldown of Foul Legacy: Raging Tide by 20%.
Foul Legacy: UnderstreamWhen opponents affected by Riptide are defeated, Tartaglia regenerates 4 Elemental Energy.
Abyssal Mayhem: Vortex of TurmoilIncreases the Level of Foul Legacy: Raging Tide by 3, up to a maximum level of 15.
Abyssal Mayhem: HydrosproutIf Tartaglia is in Foul Legacy: Raging Tide's Melee Stance, triggers Riptide Slash against opponents on the field affected by Riptide every 4 seconds, 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 BladeIncrease the Level of Havoc: Obliteration by 3, up to a maximum level of 15.
Havoc: AnnihilationWhen Havoc: Obliteration is cast in Melee Stance, the cooldown of Foul Legacy: Raging Tide is reset. This effect will only take place once Tartaglia returns to his Ranged Stance.

What are Tartaglia's Ascension materials?

Ascending Tartaglia boosts his Attack and Hydro Damage Bonus stats more than anything else, which is a welcomed improvement that makes him a great DPS. Farming the Oceanid can take a while, but improving Tartaglia is well worth the effort.

Ascension Rank Required Level Required Materials
12020000 Mora, Varunada Lazurite Sliver x1, Starconch x3, Recruit's Insignia x3
25040000 Mora, Varunada Lazurite Fragment x3, Cleansing Heart x2, Starconch x10, Recruit's Insignia x15
36060000 Mora, Varunada Lazurite Fragment x6, Cleansing Heart x4, Starconch x20, Sargeant's Insignia x12
47080000 Mora, Varunada Lazurite Chunk x3, Cleansing Heart x8, Starconch x30, Sargeant's Insignia x18
580100000 Mora, Varunada Lazurite Chunk x6, Cleansing Heart x12, Starconch x45, Lieutenant's Insignia x12
690120000 Mora, Varunada Lazurite Gemstone x6, Cleansing Heart x20, Starconch x60, Lieutenant's Insignia x24

What are Tartaglia's Talent level up materials?

An important part of building Tartaglia is remembering to level up his talents and abilities. The order in which you go about this will change slightly depending on the role you expect him to play in your team, but here's the most common Tartaglia talent upgrade order:

  • Normal Attack
  • Elemental Skill
  • Elemental Burst
Daily Drops Enemy Drops Weekly Drops
Teachings/Guide/Philosophies of FreedomRecruit's/ Sargeant's/ Lieutenant's InsigniaShard of a Foul Legacy

And that's everything you need to know about Genshin Impact Tartaglia! You now have all the info you need to make the most of the 11th Fatui Harbinger in combat. Good luck!

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