Childe Quick TL;DR Team Comp Guide

Childe (pronounced “child,” not “chill-de”…)

I enjoy getting one shot the moment I enter his domain fight D:

Element: Hydro

Weapon: Bow

Pros:

Consistent hydro procLow Q CDHigh damage scaling
Riptide is extremely strongE damage is nutsBow form is reliable
Exceptional at triggering hydro reaction chainsIncreases team’s normal attack level by 1

Cons:

Constellation dependentMeticulous playstyle on EDamage is conditional
Hard to spread Riptide til Phase 4Better as sub DPS/burst DPSWaiting for better artifacts

PSA #1: Most cons are based around melee form; otherwise an extremely solid DPS. Still 100% viable as a main DPS even at C0, just requires some assistance for quick, high damage intervals while E is active so you don’t have to keep on too long

Who to take (alternatives explained below!):

Beidou
  • Beidou can act as a reliable sub DPS when Childe’s E has downtime
  • Her E is amazing at spreading Riptide fast since it can chunk/1-shot enemies
  • Her Q works extremely well at 1) spreading electro + 2) providing much needed tankiness
  • CAN REPLACE WITH FISCHL OR LISA FOR TTDS BUFF AND SUB DPS/ELECTRO PROCS
Xingqiu
  • His E provides damage resistance, healing, and interruption resistance
  • His Q paired with Childe E provides SO MUCH DAMAGE in a short interval
  • At C2, it is 100% the best pairing as it helps reduce enemy hydro resistance by 15%
  • CAN REPLACE WITH VENTI OR SUCROSE FOR AOE GROUPING CC
  • Important note: If you have C2 Xingqiu, highly recommended NOT swapping him out. That -15% Hydro resistance is huge for DPS output
Bennett
  • Vaporize can be very nice, even if 90% of the time you’ll get the 1.5x variation
  • His Q ATK buff pairs extremely well with melee form + melee form Q
  • Can be suited as a sub DPS or crazy burst healer (depends on what you need more)
  • CAN BE REPLACED WITH BARBARA OR DIONA IF YOU WANT SHIELDS + HEALING (mainly for Retracing Bolide build)

PSA #2: Xiangling can also as a sub DPS, likewise with any DPS. The recommended comp above is extremely fun and takes the edge off the meticulous gameplay based around C0 Childe E. Fischl vs. Beidou, Beidou won as a sub DPS on the premise that she can deal much higher damage in a smaller time frame, and against multiple enemies

Great flex slot alternatives:

  • Fischl – Great passive source of energy + Oz does a great job spreading electro-charged to enemies
  • Ganyu – Is an amazing sub-DPS option as her E and Q both do a great job freezing enemies, keeping them in place when using Childe E (prevents knockback from occuring)
  • Zhongli – If you’re going Retracing Bolide, Zhongli’s shield is second to none (1.3 changes also make him an amazing sub-DPS choice)
  • Diona – Decent shield (short duration), but great at applying cryo to enemies and Q synergizes well with Childe’s melee form
  • Sucrose – If you have a vaporize EM comp, Sucrose is a bonafide pick for grouping and buffing reaction damage

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ASK QUESTIONS BELOW! I’ll try my best to respond as I know some players may not have ANY of the characters mentioned

Hope this helped. Bye.