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This is a guide on how to beat Childe in the Genshin Impact. Read on to learn strategies, location, drops, and the recommended party to defeat Childe.

11/19/2020 Difficulty Adjustment


As of the 11/19/2020 update, the Childe boss fight difficulty in the Heart of Glaze quest has been decreased.

Basic Location - Childe

Childe Image
Required Resin 60
Reset Time Every Monday, 4:00 AM Server Time.
Standard Drops

Item Drops
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How to Beat Childe

Survive the 3 Phases

Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3
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Electro + Hydro

Childe has 3 phases you must beat before you can clear the encounter. In phase one Childe only uses Hydro element attacks. In phase 2 Childe switches to only Electro element attakcs and in phase 3 Childe uses both Hydro and Electro element attacks interchangably.

Break His Shield Twice to Knock Childe Down

Break Childe shield
In phases 1 and 2 Childe deploys a shield to reduce incomming damage. Breaking both of these shields will knock Childe down creating a perfect change to strke. Save your Elemental Skills or Bursts for when Childe deploys his shield to quickly break it and go all out.

Use Hydro and Electro Resistance Potions

Childe's Phases Reommended Potions
Phase 1 Genshin Impact - Desiccant Potion Image Desiccant Potion
Phase 2 Genshin Impact - Insulation Potion Image Insulation Potion
Phase 3
Genshin Impact - Desiccant Potion Image + Genshin Impact - Insulation Potion Image

Since Childe's elements change depending on the phase it is recommended to prepare Elemental Resistance potions beforehand. Childe's attacks deal quite a bit of damage so being able to mitigate 25% of Hydro and Electro damage will help secure survivability.

Recommended Food

Defense Food
Genshin Impact - Fisherman Fisherman's Toast Genshin Impact - Jewelry Soup Image Jewelry Soup Genshin Impact - Golden Crab Image Golden Crab

Since potion and food effects can stack, you can maximize your defensive capabilities by also crafting and eating some defense food before engaging Childe.

Bring Your Best Healers

Qiqi ImageQiqi Barbara ImageBarbara Jean ImageJean Diona ImageDiona

Good heals are key to surviving all 3 phases of the fight due to Childe's high damage output, large AoE and high speed attacks. Being able to keep your character's HP topped off will ensure smooth runs through all 3 Phases.

Keep the Fight Close to the Edges

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After Phase 1 Childe will occiasianlly mark the player for a high damaging lighting strike which can easily KO a party member. This attack can by canceled by Standing in the Pyro effect in the edge of the field which will remove the mark .

Recommended Party

Melee DPS

Character Merits
Diluc ImageDiluc ・High DPS Main.
・High CRIT Rate.
Keqing ImageKeqing ・High DPS Main.
・Quick and heavy hitting Charge Attacks.
Chongyun ImageChongyun ・High DPS Main
・Triggers Elemental Reactions easily.

Once Childe's shields have been broken and he becomes downed you'll have a short DPS window to go all out. Bringing the above mentioned close range DPS characters will help you quickly push through the first 2 Phases.

Ranged DPS

Character Merits
Fischl ImageFischl ・High damage over time via Oz
・Can Use Oz to dodge through attacks.
Mona ImageMona ・Can easily dodge enemy attacks
・Elemental Skill deals high damage.
Ningguang ImageNingguang ・High Normal Attack damage
・Elemental skill locks on to enemies for easy hits.

Using long range characters allows you to easily dodge Childe's attacks while keeping up the offensive. Using a long range focused party is espeically recommended for those who are not yet comfortable with the mechanics of the fight. Fischl is particularly reccomended in this fight as Oz is a great source of sustained long range damage.


Character Merits
Beidou ImageBeidou ・Elemental Skill can absorb and counter attacks
・Increase HP to block more damage.
Noelle ImageNoelle ・Deploys a shield for the party
・Naturaly high defense.

For shield characters, it is recommended to bring either Beidou or Noelle due to their high HP and high defense respecively, and damage mitigation. Brining these characters will even allow you to tank through Childe's most devastating attacks.


Character Merits
Qiqi ImageQiqi ・Elemental Skill and Burst heals party
・Elemental Sill provides regen effect.
Jean ImageJean ・Elemental burst creates healing AoE
・High burst heal.
Barbara ImageBarbara ・Elemental Skill and Burst heals party
・High burst heal.
Diona ImageDiona ・Elemental Burst creates healing AoE
・Elemental Burst creates a shield.

Due to Childe's high damage out put it is recommended to bring your strongest healers to keep your party's survivability as high as possible through each of his phases.

Attack Patterns

Don't Stand In Front

Childe's basic attacks typicaly go in a stright line so it is best to approach him from the sides or back to find your opening to attack. This is espeically important in the later phases when his attacks arc in a wide range.

Childe - 11th of the Fatui Harbingers (Phase 1)

Attack Patterns How to Dodge
Celestial Voyager
Childe summons a Hydro whale. Be sure to stand outside of the AoE when the whale is summoned then quickly move towards Childe just before it crashes into the floor to avoid the second larger AoE.
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Hydro Arrow Rain
Childe fires 8 consecutive Hydro shots that create AoEs and tracks the player. Simply walk out of the AoEs.
Hydro Wave Shots Childe jumps and fires 5 large wave shots in a straight line. They can be doged through if you're about to be hit.

Childe - Delusion Unleased (Phase 2)

Attack Patterns How to Dodge
Childe rushes across the field up to 5 times with his Electro glave.
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Electro Spear
Childe charges up and sets a lock on ring around the player before jumping and crashing down. if you get locked on you'll need to dodge through before just Childe lands or use invincibility frames from an Elemental Burst
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Electro Combo
Childe unleases a 5 hit melee combo. As the attacks have a very wide range its best to dodge by simply backing away and creating distance.

Childe (Phase 3)

Attack Patterns How to Dodge
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Crescent Slash/td>
Childe changes stance before unleashing a wide crescent slash. Its best to stay close to Chide to effectively dodge.
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Childe rushes up to 4 times across the field but slower than Phase 2. You can dodge by moving in a cirular motion around the field.
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Double Slash
Childe slashes twice, on the left and right. The range is rather short so its best to stay back.
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Slice/Cross Slash/Spinning Blade
Childe does a 3 hit combo. Once you see the cross slash, dodge left or right.
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Empowered Arrow Rain
Childe fires a volley of arows into the sky. The field will be covered with 4 massive AoEs, leaving only the center of the field and 4 outer edges as safe zones.
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Hydro Wave Slashes
Childe launches 3 Hydro slashes. These can be dodged through if you're about to be hit.
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Hydro Pillars
Chile summons a volley of Hydro pillars in a straight line. You can savely approach diagonally during this attack.
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Hydro Dragon
Chile charges energy befory firing a Hydro dragon in a straight line. Once you see the charge animation quickly dodge out of the way.
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Hydro Shots
Childe fires Hydro arrows in a straight line. Dodge by moving in a clockwise direction.
Lightning Strike
Childe targest the player with an AoE before several Electro pillars crash down. Quickly step out of the AoE circle.
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Lightning Ring
Childe backs away and throws a spinng blade around the field. Since this blade continuously spin around the edge of the field, its best to stay towards the center.
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Celestial Voyager
Childe summons a Hydro whale. Be sure to stand outside of the AoE when the whale is summoned then quickly move towards Childe just before it crashes into the floor to avoid the second larger AoE.

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2 Anonymous17 days

It's a fuckin asshole

1 Anon18 days

to remoce the mark, you can go to the side of arena..

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