Genshin Impact Wanderer build

Genshin Scaramouche, under the new title of Wanderer, is finally ready to blow us all away. So let's take a look at his weapon, element, skills, and more

Genshin Impact Scaramouche or Wanderer floating

Genshin Impact’s Wanderer is the sixth member of the Eleven Fatui Harbingers. His real name is Kunikuzushi, and he also goes by Genshin Impact’s Scaramouche and the alias Balladeer. After what feels like an eternal Plane of Euthymia, we’re finally getting a playable version of Scaramouche (now known as Wanderer).

So let’s take a look at Genshin Wanderer‘s best weapons, artifacts, skills, and more. If you want to keep on top of everything happening in Teyvat, check out our Genshin Impact events guide, and keep an eye on our Genshin Impact banner guide. Or, to see how all the characters size up, head over to our Genshin Impact tier list.

Genshin Impact Wanderer

When is Genshin Impact Wanderer’s banner?

Wanderer initially featured on the From Ashes Reborn banner during the first phase of the 3.3 update, alongside Genshin’s Itto and his supporting 4-Star, Genshin’s Faruzan. We’re not sure when Wanderer will get a rerun, but we’ll update this guide when he does.

Upcoming characters: find out more about the next Genshin Impact banner

Who is Genshin Impact’s Wanderer?

As mentioned above, Wanderer was previously known as Scaramouche – one of the eleven Fatui Harbingers. He also went by the code name of Balladeer. Scaramouche has a very long backstory but, to cut it down to its simplest terms, he was originally a puppet made by Genshin Impact’s Raiden, intended to be used as a conduit for her gnosis. However, after seeing he maintained human emotion, she replaced him with a different puppet, leading him to wander Teyvat in search of a sense of purpose.

He later joined the Harbingers and served the Tsaritsa but, after a multitude of betrayals and a cataclysmic event in Sumeru, he chooses to cut ties with the Harbingers, and take on the new name of Wanderer.

What is the best Genshin Impact Wanderer build?

Scaramouche is a five-star anemo catalyst wielder and can pack quite a punch. He has an extremely unique kit which allows him to float above enemies and hone in on enemies with powerful AoE normal and charged attacks. Wanderer also fits a multitude of rotations due to his low cooldowns and handy toolkit.

On the other hand, he has low base damage without buffs or reaction, is weak to interruptions, and has low base HP and defence. Generally, it’s best to team him up with a shielder and other characters capable of applying elements consistently to make the most of his swirls.

What are the best Genshin Impact Wanderer artifacts?

The new Desert Pavillion Chronicle artifact set came to the game alongside Wanderer, and is tailored perfectly to his kit. As such, it’s currently his best-in-slot.

However, Viridescent Venerer is also a great option if no one else on his team is holding it, as it offers a team-wide buff that shreds enemy resistances. Alternatively, Shimenawa’s Reminiscence is a good option for dramatically boosting his personal damage.

Artifact set Effect How to get
Desert Pavillion Chronicle

Two equipped: anemo damage bonus +15%
Four equipped: When Charged Attacks hit opponents, the equipping character’s Normal Attack speed will increase by 10% while Normal, Charged, and Plunging Attack DMG will increase by 40% for 15s

City of Gold Domain
Shimenawa’s Reminiscence

Two equipped: attack+18%
Four equipped: When casting an Elemental Skill, if the character has 15 or more Energy, they lose 15 Energy and Normal/Charge/Plunging Attack DMG is increased by 50% for 10s. This effect will not trigger again during that duration.

Momiji-Dyed Court Domain
Viridescent Venerer Two equipped: anemo damage bonus+15%
Four equipped: Increases Swirl DMG by 60%. Decreases opponent’s Elemental RES to the element infused in the Swirl by 40% for 10s.
Valley of Remembrance Domain

Artifact stat and sub-stat priorities

When hunting for Wanderer’s artifacts, there are a couple of priority stats that you should look for.

Main stats:

  • Sands of Eon: attack%
  • Goblet of Eonothem:  anemo damage
  • Circlet of logos: crit rate

In terms of sub-stats, the best ones to aim for are crit rate, crit damage, attack percentage, and flat attack.

What are the best Genshin Impact Wanderer weapons?

Wanderer has his very own signature weapon – Tulaytullah’s Remembrance – which fits nicely with his kit and gives the correct buffs. This is, however, a limited-time weapon only available when Wanderer’s banner is live.

Alternatively, if you didn’t manage to snag his five-star weapon, The Widsith and Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds are great options. Both of these are available on the standard banner, and buff that ever-valuable crit rate and damage.

Weapon Rarity Effect and skill How to obtain
Tulaytullah’s Remembrance 5-Star Bonus effect: CRIT DMG +9.6%
Skill: Normal Attack SPD is increased by 10%. After the wielder unleashes an Elemental Skill, Normal Attack DMG will increase by 4.8% every second for 14s. After hitting an opponent with a Normal Attack during this duration, Normal Attack DMG will be increased by 9.6%. This increase can be triggered once every 0.3s. The maximum Normal Attack DMG increase per single duration of the overall effect is 48%. The effect will be removed when the wielder leaves the field, and using the Elemental Skill again will reset all DMG buffs
Weapon banner alongside Wanderer
The Widsith 4-Star Bonus effect: CRIT DMG + 12.0%
Skill: When a character takes the field, they will gain a random theme song for 10s. This can only occur once every 30s. Recitative: ATK is increased by 60%. Aria: Increases all Elemental DMG by 48%. Interlude: Elemental Mastery is increased by 240.
Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds 5-Star

Bonus effect: CRIT Rate 33.1%
Skill: Increases Movement SPD by 10%. When in battle, gain an 8% Elemental DMG Bonus every 4s. Max 4 stacks. Lasts until the character falls or leaves combat.

Mappa Mare 4-Star Bonus effect: elemental mastery
Skill: Triggering an Elemental reaction grants a 8% Elemental DMG Bonus for 10s. Max 2 stacks.
Skyward Atlas 5-Star Bonus effect: ATK + 7.2%
Skill: Increases Elemental DMG Bonus by 12%. Normal attack hits have a 50% chance to earn the favor of the clouds, which actively seeks out nearby enemies to attack for 15s. Dealing 160% ATK DMG. Can only occur once every 30s.

Genshin Impact Scaramouche or Wanderer poking his tongue out

What are Genshin Impact Wanderer’s skills?

Below are Wanderer’s combat talents, and what each of them will do on the battlefield. These skills can be levelled up, for which you’ll need Teachings of, Guides to, and Philosophies of Praxis, Handguard drops, and a stack of Mora. As his talents get higher, you need Daka’s Bell, which is a drop from the Balladeer weekly boss domain.

Normal attacks:

Skill Effect
Yuuban Meigen (normal) Perform up to three attacks using wind blades, dealing Anemo damage
Yuuban Meigen (charged) Consume a set amount of stamina to gather a build-up of high wind pressure, dealing AoE Anemo damage after a short casting time
Yuuban Meigan (plunge) Call upon the power of Anemo to plunge towards the ground from mid-air, damaging all opponents in your path. Deal Anemo damage upon impact with the ground

Elemental skill:

Skill Effect
Hanega: Song of the Wind Concentrate the power of the winds to break free from the shackles of the earth, dealing AoE Anemo damage before leaping into the air and entering the Windfavored state. He cannot perform plunging attacks in this state. When he uses normal and charged attacks during the Windfavored state, they are converted into Kuugo: Fushoudan and Kuugo: Toufukai respectively. The damage they deal and their AoE is increased, and their damage is considered normal and charged attack damage respectively. Kuugo: Toufukai does not consume stamina. The Wanderer hovers persistently during this time. While this state is active, hive movements gain the following properties:
– persistently consumes Kuurgoryoku Points to maintain this hovering state
-When sprinting, additional Kuugoryoku Points are consumed for the Wanderer to accelerate mid-air. Holding sprint causes persistent Kuugoryoku Point consumption to maintain speed. This effect replaces his default sprint
-Jumping expends extra Kuugoryoku Points to increase hovering height. Holding jump causes persistent Kuugoryoku Point consumption to keep increasing hovering height
Running out of Kuugoryoku Points ends the Windfavoured state. A second cast during the duration of Windfavoured also ends it

Elemental burst:

Skill Effect
Kyougen: Five Ceremonial Plays Compresses the atmosphere into a singular vacuum that grinds all troubles away, dealing multiple instances of AoE Anemo damage. If the character is in the Windfavored state, Windfavored ends after casting

Passive skills:

Skill Effect
Strum the Swirling Winds Mora expended when ascending bows and catalysts is decreased by 50%
Jade-Claimed Flower If Hanega: Song of the Wind comes into contact with hydro/pyro/cryo/electro when it’s unleashed, this instance of the Windfavored state obtains buffs according to the contacted element(s):
– Hydro: Kuugoryoku Point cap increases by 20
– Pyro: attack increases by 30%
-Cryo: crit rate increases by 20%
-Electro: when normal and charged attacks hit an opponent, 0.8 energy is restored. You can restore energy this way once every 0.2 seconds
You can have up to two different kinds of these buffs simultaneously
Gales of Reverie When the Wanderer hits opponents with Kuugo: Fushoudan or Kuugo: Toufukai in his Windfavored state, he has a 16% chance to obtain the Descent effect, in which the next time the Wanderer accelerates in mid-air while in this instance of the Windfavored state, this effect is removed, this acceleration instance doesn’t consume any Kuugoryoku Points, and he fires off four wind arrows that deal 35% of his attack as Anemo damage each. For each Kuugo: Fushoudan and Kuugo: Toufukai that doesn’t produce this effect, the next attack of those types have a 12% increased chance of producing it. The calculation of the effect produced is done once every 0.1 seconds
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What are Genshin Impact Wanderer’s constellations?

These are the constellations available to those lucky enough to get more than one Wanderer pull.

Constellation Effect
Shoban: Ostentatious Plumage When in the Windfavored state, the Attack SPD of the Wanderer’s Kuugo: Fushoudan and Kuugo: Toufukai is increased by 10%.
Additionally, the wind arrows fired by the Passive Talent ”Gales of Reverie” will deal an additional 25% of his ATK as DMG. You must unlock the Passive Talent ”Gales of Reverie” first.
Niban: Isle Amidst White Waves When in the Windfavored state, Kyougen: Five Ceremonial Plays will see its DMG increased by 4% per point of difference between the max amount of Kuugoryoku Points contrasted with Kuugoryoku’s present capacity when using this skill. Through this method, you can increase Kyougen: Five Ceremonial Plays’’ DMG by a maximum of 200%.
Sanban: Moonflower Kusemai Increases the Level of Kyougen: Five Ceremonial Plays by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Yonban: Set Adrift into Spring When casting Hanega: Song of the Wind, should the Passive Talent ”Jade-Claimed Flower” be triggered, the character will gain buffs in correspondence to the contacted Elemental Type(s), and also obtain a random untriggered buff. A maximum of 3 such corresponding elemental buffs can exist simultaneously. You must unlock the Passive Talent ”Jade-Claimed Flower” first.
Matsuban: Ancient Illuminator From Abroad Increases the Level of Hanega: Song of the Wind by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Shugen: The Curtains’ Melancholic Sway When the Wanderer actively hits an opponent with Kuugo: Fushoudan while in the Windfavored state, the following effects will occur:
• Deals an additional instance of Kuugo: Fushoudan at the position hit, dealing 40% of the attack’s original DMG. This DMG will be considered Normal Attack DMG.
• When the Wanderer falls below 40 Kuugoryoku Points, restores 4 Points to him. Kuugoryoku Points can be restored in this manner once every 0.2s. This restoration can occur up to 5 times within one Windfavored duration.

What are Genshin Impact Wanderer’s ascension materials?

Each character has their own specific needs for being ascended, and these are Wanderer’s. The Rukkhashava Mushrooms grow in Sumeru’s forested areas, and you can find the Handguard drops from the Nobushi samurai in Inazuma. For the Perpetual Calibers, you need to fight the Aeonblight Drake boss, found in Sumeru.

Required Level Mora Materials
20 20,000 Three Rukkhashava Mushrooms, one  Vayuda Turquoise Sliver, three Old Handguards
40 40,000 Two Perpetual Caliber, ten Rukkhashava Mushrooms, three Vayuda Turquoise Fragment, 15 Old Handguards
50 60,000 Four Perpetual Caliber, 20 Rukkhashava Mushrooms, six Vayuda Turquoise Fragment, 12 Kageuchi Handguards
60 80,000 Eight Perpetual Caliber, 30 Rukkhashava Mushrooms, three Vayuda Turquoise Chunk, 18 Kageuchi Handguards
70 100,000 12 Perpetual Caliber, 45 Rukkhashava Mushrooms, six Vayuda Turquoise Chunk, 12 Famed Handguards
80 120,000 20 Perpetual Caliber, 60 Rukkhashava Mushrooms, six Vayuda Turquoise Gem, 24 Famed Handguards

What are the best Genshin Impact Wanderer team comps?

As an anemo character, Wanderer can slot into many teams, especially since he gets a range of buffs from hydro, cryo, pyro and electro applications. Wanderer is also weak to interruptions, especially during his floating skill, so teaming him up with a strong shielder is a great idea. Also, if you happen to have Faruzan, she’s definitely worth adding to any teams as she provides massive buffs for Wanderer.

Here are some team comps that we recommend:

Hypercarry Wanderer:

  • Wanderer
  • Zhongli/Layla
  • Bennett/Kuki Shinobu
  • Faruzan


  • Wanderer
  • Yelan
  • Kuki Shinobu
  • Faruzan

Double Pyro:

  • Wanderer
  • Faruzan
  • Xiangling
  • Bennett

And that’s all we have on Genshin Impact’s Scaramouche right now. Go ahead and take a look at our Genshin Impact codes list to find some free primogems.