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Genshin Impact Traveler Build Guide - Everything You Need to Know

The Traveler is the playable protagonist character. At the beginning of the game, both twin siblings are traveling throughout the universe, until an Unknown God ambushes you, captures your sibling, and seals your ways of travel leaving them stranded on Teyvat, thus beginning the story of Genshin Impact. On the battlefield, the Traveler is a versatile unit that can act as Support.

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How to get Traveler

The Traveler is the protagonist of the game, so you don’t have to spend any wishes to get them!

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Character Overview, Skills, and Talents

The Traveler shines as a support unit due to their proficiency to trigger reactions. They’re a versatile character since they can change between Anemo and Geo elements, which brings their own constellations, skills, and talents. Sadly, the Traveler’s abilities are more useful in terms of exploration than combat, but they’re still a decent unit.

Traveler - Anemo Version

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Normal Attack - Foreign Ironwind

Normal Attack
Performs up to 5 consecutive strikes.

Charged Attack
Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to unleash 2 rapid sword strikes.

Plunging Attack
Descends from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging enemies along the path and dealing AoE damage upon landing.

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Elemental Skill - Palm Vortex

Grasping the wind's might, you form a vortex of vacuum in your palm, causing continuous Anemo damage to enemies in front of you. The vacuum vortex explodes when the skill duration ends, causing a greater amount of Anemo damage over a larger area.
Hold
damage and AoE will gradually increase
Elemental Absorption
If the vortex comes in contact with Hydro/Pyro/Cryo/Electro elements, it will deal additional elemental damage of that type. Elemental Absorption may only occur once per use.

Elemental Burst - Gust Surge

You summon a forward-moving tornado that pulls objects and opponents towards itself, dealing continuous Anemo damage.
Elemental Absorption
If the tornado comes in contact with Hydro/Pyro/Cryo/Electro elements, it will deal additional elemental damage of that type. Elemental Absorption may only occur once per use.

Passive Talents

Slitting Wind
The last hit of a Normal Attack combo unleashes a wind blade, dealing 60% of Attack as Anemo damage to all opponents in its path.

Second Wind
Palm Vortex kills renegerate 2% HP for 5 seconds. This effect can only occur once every 5 seconds.

Constellation - Viator/Viatrix (Anemo)

Raging Vortex
Palm Vortex pulls in enemies within a 5 meter radius.
Uprising Whirlwind
Increases Energy Recharge by 16%.
Sweeping Gust
Increases the Level of Gust Surge by 3, up to a maximum level of 15.
Cherishing Breezes
Reduces damage taken while casting Palm Vortex by 10%.
Vortex Stellaris
Increase the Level of Palm Vortex by 3, up to a maximum level of 15.
Intertwined Winds
Targets who take damage from Gust Surge have their Anemo Resistance decreased by 20%.
If an Elemental Absorption occurred, then their Resistance towards the corresponding Element is also decreased by 20%.

Traveler - Geo Version

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Normal Attack - Foreign Rockblade

Normal Attack
Performs up to 5 consecutive strikes.

Charged Attack
Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to unleash 2 rapid sword strikes.

Plunging Attack
Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging enemies along the path and dealing AoE damage upon impact.

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Elemental Skill - Starfell Sword

You disgorge a meteorite from the depths of the earth, dealing AoE Geo damage. The meteorite is considered a Geo Construct, and can be climbed or used to block attacks.
Hold
The skill's positioning may be adjusted.

Elemental Burst - Wake of Earth

Energizing the Geo elements deep underground, you set off expanding shockwaves. Launches surrounding enemies back and deals AoE Geo damage. A stone wall is erected at the edges of the shockwave, it is considered a Geo Construct and may be used to block attacks.

Passive Talents

Shattered Darkrock
Reduces Starfell Sword's cooldown by 2s.

Frenzied Rockslide
The final hit of a Normal Attack combo triggers a collapse, dealing 60% of Attack as AoE Geo damage.

Constellation - Viator/Viatrix (Geo)

Invincible Stonewall
Allies within the radius of Wake of Earth have their Critical Rate increased by 10% and have increased resistance against interruption.
Rockcore Meltdown
When the meteorite created by Starfell Sword is destroyed, it will also explode, dealing additional AoE Geo damage equal to the amount of damage dealt by Starfell Sword.
Will of the Rock
Increases the Level of Wake of Earth by 3, up to a maximum level of 15.
Reaction Force
The shockwave triggered by Wake of Earth regenerates 5 Energy for every enemy hit. A maximum of 25 Energy can be recovered in this manner at any one time.
Meteorite Impact
Increase the Level of Starfell Sword by 3, up to a maximum level of 15.
Everlasting Boulder
The barrier created by Wake of Earth lasts 5s longer. The meteorite created by Starfell Sword lasts 10 seconds longer.

Best Weapons for Traveler

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Skyward Blade
Bonus Stat: Energy Recharge
Skill - Sky-Piercing Fang
Critical Rate increased by 4%. Gains Skypiercing Might upon using an Elemental Burst:
Increases Movement Speed by 10%, increases Attack Speed by 10%, and increases the damage of Normal and Charged Attack hits by 20% for 12 seconds.

Favonius Sword
Bonus Stat: Energy Recharge
Skill - Windfall
Critical hits have a 60% chance to generate 1 Elemental Orb, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. Can only occur once every 12 seconds.

Festering Desire
Bonus Stat: Energy Recharge
Skill - Undying Admiration
Increases Elemental Skill damage by 16% and Elemental Skill Critical Rate by 6%.

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Best Artifacts for the Traveler

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Viridescent Venerer
2 Piece Bonus: Anemo damage Bonus +15%
4 Piece Bonus: Increases Swirl damage by 60%. Decreases opponent's Elemental Resistance to the element infused in the Swirl by 40% for 10 seconds.

Archaic Petra
2 Piece Bonus: Gain a 15% Geo damage Bonus.
4 Piece Bonus: Upon obtaining an Elemental Shard Created through a Crystallize Reaction, all party members gain a 35% damage Bonus for that particular element for 10 seconds. Only one form of Elemental damage Bonus can be gained in this manner at any one time.

Noblesse Oblige
2 Piece Bonus: Elemental Burst damage +20%.
4 Piece Bonus: Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members' Attack by 20% for 12 seconds. This effect cannot stack.

Gladiator's Finale
2 Piece Bonus: Attack +18%.
4 Piece Bonus: If the wielder of this artifact set uses a Sword, Claymore or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack damage by 35%.

Example Builds for the Traveler

Support Build
Weapon - Skyward Blade or Favonius Sword
While Skyward Blade is the best option, both swords are similar in terms of usefulness, so if you still didn’t get the Skyward Blade, the Favonius Sword is a great alternative.

Artifacts - Noblesse Oblige (2 Pieces) and Archaic Petra/Viridescent Venerer (2 Pieces)
This is pretty straightforward, Noblesse Oblige for Burst damage boost and the other two pieces will depend on which version of the character are we playing. If you don’t want to keep that much attention to it, Gladiator’s Finale is a great alternative as well.