Traveler is the protagonist of Genshin Impact and can switch between anemo and geo elements by resonating with Statues of The Seven around the world map. You can choose to play as a male or female Traveler at the start of the game, and are followed by a travel companion named Paimon throughout your journey.
If you’re just starting out and need help mastering Genshin Impact’s Traveler, our guide outlines the best weapons and artifacts for both an anemo and geo build, providing you with details on every item you need in order to ascend them to the maximum level.
For help with other early-game characters, take a look at our Genshin Impact Amber and Genshin Impact Lisa guides. If you want to wish for some brand new characters but are low on primogems, head over to our Genshin Impact codes list to line your wallets with some extra in-game currency.
The best Genshin Impact Traveler build
We recommend using both the anemo and geo Traveler in a sub DPS role, though they don’t excel in any area. Pair up the anemo Traveler with Genshin Impact’s Fischl to spread electro damage around the field. Use Genshin Impact’s Noelle with the geo Traveler to take advantage of geo elemental resonance.
Which weapon should you use?
The Skyward Blade is the best weapon for both anemo and geo Traveler. You can also use Festering Desire as a replacement weapon.
|Skyward Blade||Critical hit rate is increased by 4%. Traveler gains Skypiercing Might when an elemental burst is used. This increases movement and attack speed by 10% and boosts the damage of normal and charged attacks by 20% for 12 seconds|
|Festering Desire||Elemental skill damage is increased by 16% and elemental skill critical hit rate by 6%|
Which artifact set should you use?
We recommend using a full set of Viridescent Venerer items for the anemo Traveler and a full set of Noblesse Oblige for the geo Traveler. However, Noblesse Oblige is also a good second choice for an anemo build.
|Viridescent Venerer||Two equipped: 15% anemo damage bonus
Four equipped: Swirl damage is increased by 60%. Your opponent’s elemental resistance to the element infused in the swirl is decreased by 40% for ten seconds
|Noblesse Oblige||Two equipped: Elemental burst damage is increased by 20%
Four equipped: When an elemental burst is used, all party members’ attack is increased by 20% for 12 seconds
What are Traveler’s skills?
Anemo active skills:
|Foreign Ironwind||Performs five strikes|
|Foreign Ironwind (charged)||Consumes stamina to perform two powerful strikes|
|Foreign Ironwind (plunging)||Plunge from mid-air to deal AoE damage on impact with the ground|
|Palm Vortex||Create a wind vortex that deals anemo damage to enemies in front of you. At the end of its path, the vortex explodes, dealing AoE anemo damage. The damage and AoE of Palm Vortex increase the longer the button is held.
Elemental absorption: If the vortex comes in contact with hydro, pyro, cryo, or electro elements, it deals extra elemental damage of that type
|Gust Surge||Summon a tornado that pulls enemies in, dealing anemo damage.
Elemental absorption: If the tornado comes in contact with hydro, pyro, cryo, or electro elements, it deals extra elemental damage of that type
Anemo passive skills:
|Slitting Wind||The last hit of a normal attack combo triggers a wind blade that deals 60% of Traveler’s attack as AoE anemo damage|
|Second Wind||Any kills made by Palm Vortex regenerate 2% HP for five seconds. This can only occur once every five seconds|
Geo active skills:
|Foreign Rockblade||Performs five strikes|
|Foreign Rockblade (charged)||Consumes stamina to perform two powerful strikes|
|Foreign Rockblade (plunging)||Plunge from mid-air to deal AoE damage on impact with the ground|
|Starfell Sword||A meteorite emerges from the earth, dealing AoE geo damage. The meteorite is considered a geo construct, meaning you can climb it or use it to block enemy attacks. Hold the button down to adjust the meteorite’s position.|
|Wake of Earth||A geo shockwave launches enemies and deals AoE geo damage. A stone wall appears at the edge of the shockwave and is considered a geo construct, meaning you can climb it or use it to block enemy attacks|
Geo passive skills:
|Shattered Darkrock||Starfell Sword’s cooldown is reduced by two seconds|
|Frenzied Rockslide||The last hit of a normal attack combo triggers a collapse that deals 60% of Traveler’s attack as AoE geo damage|
What are Traveler’s constellations?
|Raging Vortex||Palm Vortex pulls enemies in within a five-metre radius|
|Uprising Whirlwind||Energy recharge is increased by 16%|
|Sweeping Gust||Increases the level of Gust Surge by three|
|Cherishing Breezes||Damage taken while casting Palm Vortex is reduced by 10%|
|Vortex Stellaris||Increases the level of Palm Vortex by three|
|Intertwined Winds||Any enemy that takes damage from Gust Surge has their anemo resistance decreased by 20%. If elemental absorption has occurred, the enemy’s resistance towards the corresponding element is decreased by 20% as well|
|Invincible Stonewall||Allies within the AoE of Wake of Earth get a 10% critical rate increase, and their resistance against interruption is also increased|
|Rockcore Meltdown||If the meteorite created by Starfell Sword is destroyed, it will then explode, dealing AoE geo damage that is equal to the amount of damage dealt by Starfell Sword|
|Will of the Rock||Increases the level of Wake of Earth by three|
|Reaction Force||The shockwave caused by Wake of Earth regenerates five energy for every enemy hit|
|Meteorite Impact||Increases the level of Starfell Sword by three|
|Everlasting Boulder||The barrier created by Wake of Earth lasts for an extra five seconds. The meteorite created by Starfell Sword lasts for an extra ten seconds|
What does it cost to ascend Traveler?
Luckily, you can ascend both the geo Traveler and the anemo Traveler at the same time. Here’s every item you need in order to fully ascend them.
|20||20,000||One Brilliant Diamond Sliver, three Windwheel Aster, three Damaged Mask|
|40||40,000||Three Brilliant Diamond Fragment, ten Windwheel Aster, 15 Damaged Mask|
|50||60,000||Six Brilliant Diamond Fragment, 20 Windwheel Aster, 12 Stained Mask|
|60||80,000||Three Brilliant Diamond Chunk, 30 Windwheel Aster, 18 Stained Mask|
|70||100,000||Six Brilliant Diamond Chunk, 45 Windwheel Aster, 12 Ominous Mask|
|80||120,000||Six Brilliant Diamond Gemstone, 60 Windwheel Aster, 24 Ominous Mask|
To find out where your favourite character ranks, take a look at our Genshin Impact tier list for all the important info.