In this team-building guide for Genshin Impact, we will be going over several team comps for Childe. As an AOE carry, Childe may not be able to compete in single-target damage over some of the more popular carries like Hu Tao or Razor but in large groups, he’ll over-perform. If you like seeing a lot of numbers then Childe will light up your screen.
A huge benefit to playing Childe is that most of his best-supporting characters are 4-stars which makes him a very accessible carry to build for free to play players who just happen to snag this hydro character. If you’re new to Childe and want specifics about his individual build you can check out our full guide on him.
However, a pivotal downfall for Childe is that he actually attacks too quickly which becomes detrimental to using him on the team with his highest damage reaction vaporized. So, in looking at this reaction we’ll be thinking of this team a little bit differently. Otherwise, since we would prioritize using Childe in AoE-style fights we’ll be looking at teams that perform at their best in AoE situations.
Childe Vaporized Team
This team is more of a Xiangling team since she’ll be the one inflicting all the vaporized triggers. I mentioned earlier that one of Childe’s downsides is that he actually attacks too quickly for his own good and that can be seen with this team.
Xiangling is currently the best off-field power support we have. Even she can’t apply pyro fast enough to keep up with Childe’s hydro application. Because of this, we will build Xiangling a little bit differently than we would a normal supporting Xiangling opting for less energy recharge and instead of building more for crit attack percent and elemental mastery.
This team is a bit better than our others for single enemy encounters since Xiangling is capable of doing much more damage to a single target with her vaporized triggers than Childe is on his own but that’s not to say that Childe is useless. He, of course, is still a very powerful carry and with Bennett by his side, his damage will only skyrocket when Bennett’s burst is up not to mention that Bennett can also inflict some massive vaporized when using his burst.
The last slot is actually a flex slot though I prefer putting Sucrose here as she can heavily reduce the resistance of either of our enemy hydro or pyro resistances but she also passes off a ton of elemental mastery to make our vaporized reactions even more explosive. What I typically like to do as a rotation of sorts is use Bennett’s skill first to apply pyro, switch to sucrose to use her skill to proc Viridescent Venerer and her first passive, switch back to Bennett to get his burst up then into Xiangling for her bursts so that she gets the benefit from Bennett’s bursts. Finally back into Sucrose to re-up her Viridescent Venerer shred and first passive then we finally stick the landing with Childe and go to town with a ton of AoE damage. Getting a lot of vaporized triggers from Xiangling’s Pyronado. I usually end up just smashing buttons but hey if you want a combo to follow this works just fine. The combo can be made easier by using alternative flex characters with longer-lasting abilities like Zhongli’s shield, Xingqui’s burst, Albedo’s skill, or any of your favorite supporting character’s abilities. The core of this team is really Childe and the two pyro characters.
One last thing to mention though is to not be concerned with building elemental mastery on Childe. There are some one-shot teams that use Childe and Bennett and because of the huge attack boost from Bennett’s burst, it’s actually more effective to build elemental mastery on Childe’s timepiece as opposed to attacking percent. Remember that on those teams we’re using Childe’s burst to specifically proc vaporize whereas, on this team, he’s actually the aura character and not the trigger character. So, build an attack percent timepiece for a team comp like this.
Childe Perma Freeze Team
This team will be a popular one because it trivializes so many fights especially on the current floor 12 of Spiral Abyss. If you’re having trouble clearing this floor this is the team for you. If you’ve ever wanted to completely lock out enemies and not even allow them to move Perma freeze is the way to go.
With Childe’s basic attack while under effect in his skill doing hydro damage, freezing enemy becomes absolute cake. You could treat one of your cryo characters as a second flex slot the other being where I currently have Mona who we’ll talk about in a second. Though I like to prioritize having two cryo characters for the cryo resonance since Childe doesn’t shatter frozen enemies or remove cryo with his reaction. We can fully benefit from the extra 15% crit rate which is beneficial as Childe has so many damage instances between his basic attack and Riptied triggers.
Arguably you could technically get away with not running a healer since your enemies really won’t be able to attack you. If you want to play it safe and run a healer, Diona or Qiqi would be your best bet as both of these choices can apply cryo over time. If you prefer to have a second more damage-oriented cryo character though, your flex slot could become your healer. Either Barbara or Jean would be the best options as neither of these will have any effect in ruining your freezes.
I like having rosaria as my first cryo choice, her ability to pass off crit rate to your other characters will help. The fact that we don’t have any reaction damage to improve your overall team’s DPS. Either Kaeya or Ganyu will fit this role perfectly as well.
For the flex slot, either Mona or Xinqiu are my go go-to top picks. Both Xinqiu and Mona will help to increase Childe’s damage. Xinqiu provides hydro-resistant shreds while Mona on this team can utilize her omen combo.
If you aren’t familiar, Mona’s burst creates a bubble around enemies which increases the damage dealt with them. In her burst description, there is an omen duration however this timer does not start when the omen is applied. Instead, it starts when the enemy first takes damage and the bubble is popped which means that we can keep the bubble up and increase our damage for longer periods of time. Though you do have to make sure cryo is applied before using Mona’s burst as if you do it the other way around, the damage associated with the cryo application will pop the bubble even though it freezes the enemy.
Childe Electro AoE Team
This comp can actually do quite a number on single large enemies due to the consistent off-field burst damage three of our characters can provide inside of a burst window. Our electro core is made up Fischl and Beidou, having two electro characters will help their burst uptime as the electro resonance will create electro particles whenever an electro-based reaction is triggered.
Even though it’ll be accumulated at an off-field rate, with Beidou needing 80 energy to use her burst this will provide a massive boost to the energy she gathers while Childe is on the field doing a majority of the damage. When all cylinders are fired Beidou and Xinqiu burst and Oz is on the field Childe will apply plenty of hydro so that electro can spread and even more AoE damage will be discharged amongst your enemies.
One thing to keep in mind with this team is that we don’t have a dedicated healer. Xinqiu does his best healer impression, Fischl can heal 20% of her own hp with c4, and Beidou can create a shield with her c1. So, is this a risky comp to play an Abyss? yes unless you’re good mechanically with your dodges or you’re just okay with redoing a level multiple times if you take an unfortunate hit.
We could switch Xinqiu to Barbara or another healer of your choices such as Bennett or Jean just so long as they don’t have an elemental attack that could screw up electro-charged reactions like Diona or Qiqi.
Childe Freeze/Melt Team
While this was an Overload team, it actually works pretty well as a freeze/shatter team. With Chongyong’s support DPS, you can apply hydro with Childe on your enemies and Chongyoon’s burst will freeze your enemies allowing you to proc melt with Xiangling or Bennett.
So if you have a well-built Bennett running the two-piece Noblesse Oblige you’ll be able to get huge damage output with his burst skill. Remember Bennett does not always have to be running a full set of healing artifacts. You can always build attack sets, pyro cup, and crit rate or crit damage on his headpiece if you want to get more reaction damage out of him. It’s viable but depends on the player and preference. Overhealing is a huge waste of resources in this game so make sure that’s not what you’re doing.
Childe P2W Team
This team has quite the high character requirements. However, I think analyzing this pay-to-win team comp establishes a good example of the synergy you want with Childe. Hu toa’s second ascension passive grants the rest of the party a 12% crit rate for 8 seconds once her elemental ability ends.
The great thing about this team comp is Hu tao can be the DPS on the field during the time that Childe’s melee stance is on cooldown. Once Hu Tao loses her pyro infusion, we can switch back to Childe to take advantage of the crit rate buff that Hu tao gives. The idea here is that these two cover perfectly for each other’s cooldowns. If you have a Childe without constellation 6, you’re basically going to want to be in melee stance for short amounts of time. If you stay in melee stance for too long the cooldown gets way too punishing.
The thing that I want to emphasize is the importance of pairing Childe with a sub DPS character. We need something like a sub DPS to fill in the time while Childe is on cooldown and Hu Tao fits this role perfectly.
Everyone should know how good Xinqiu is by now and he’s no different when it comes to this team. At max constellation, he already provides great vaporized support for Hu Tao but the reason why I put c2 or above as recommended is that his second constellation reduces the hydro resistance of enemies that are hit by his elemental burst. This is not a mandatory constellation but in this specific team, it does give a power spike to Childe’s damage as well.
Zhongli is the last teammate and the main thing here is he provides a shield. While it’s not mandatory to run a shield with Childe, shields really help you maximize your limited time during melee’s stance. With a shield, you don’t really have to worry so much about being interrupted or knocked back.
Childe F2P Team
The last team was pretty close to being obtainable for everyone. However, starting off with our new completely free-to-play replacement for Rosaria as a crit rate buff support is the Geo Traveller. His first constellation grants a 10% crit rate to any party member within the radius of the walls created by his or her elemental burst.
For the supporting DPS, we will have Xiangling in this spot for vaporized reactions. Her off-field damage is stellar and we can take full advantage of it with Childe. For our last slot, Noelle does wonders for this team and pretty much patches up any hole within the team. Not only does she provide heals and a shield, but she also serves as the sub DPS for this team. When you’re done with Childe’s rotation in melee stance you can switch up to Noelle and start up her elemental burst sweeping time. Once her sweeping time runs out you can go back to Tartaglia and then rinse and repeat. Of course, don’t forget to use your support abilities in between from the Geo Traveller and Xiangling.
Those are the 6 teams I suggest you try out with Childe. Hopefully, you guys have found this team guide useful and will help you in deciding which characters to move forward and build. If your personal favorite team is not mentioned in this Childe team comp do share it below to help others out with building Childe.