The Best Genshin Impact Traveler Build

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What is the best Genshin Impact Traveler build? 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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The Traveler standing beside a Statue of the Seven
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How Do I Get Traveler in Genshin?

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

What Are the Best Traveler Builds?

The Traveler shines as a Support unit due to their proficiency to trigger reactions. They’re versatile since they can change between Anemo, Electro, and Geo elements, bringing uniqueness to their 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.

Below is the best Traveler build right now. You can keep reading to find out the hows and whys of this particular Traveler build, but if you've used this character before, you'll quickly understand the thought process behind their best weapon and artifact choices.

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Role Best Weapon Alternative Weapon Best Artifacts Alternative Artifacts
Anemo Support BuildSkyward BladeFavonius SwordNoblesse Oblige (4 Pieces)Noblesse Oblige (2 Pieces) & Viridescent Venerer (2 Pieces)
Geo Support BuildSkyward BladeFavonius SwordNoblesse Oblige (4 Pieces)Noblesse Oblige (2 Pieces) & Archaic Petra (2 Pieces)
Electro Support BuildSkyward BladeFavonius SwordNoblesse Oblige (4 Pieces)Noblesse Oblige (2 Pieces) & Thundering Fury (2 Pieces)

Traveler Support Build

While Skyward Blade and Festering Desire are the best options, they can be difficult to obtain, so if you still didn’t get any of them, the Favonius Sword is a great alternative.

The artifact setup 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 also a great alternative.

What Are the Best Team Comps for the Traveler?

Since the traveler shines through the use of Elemental Reactions, you want a team that can adapt to any of their versions. For that very reason, we have multiple options for a possible team comp. Bennet, Sucrose and Barbara can work as supports that also provide reactions and healing, Xingqiu, Fischl and Ningguang can develop as Sub-DPS, and as Main DPS you can choose between Eula, Hu Tao or Zhongli.

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Character Element
Eula/Zhongli/Hu TaoCryo/Hydro/Pyro
Bennett/Barbara/SucrosePyro/Hydro/Anemo
Ningguang/Xingqiu/FischlGeo/Hydro/Electro
TravelerGeo/Anemo/Electro
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The Traveler's Weapon Menu
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What Are the Best Weapons for the Traveler?

Weapons like the Skyward Blade or Festering Desire are the best options for this build, but you can also find a more affordable and equally good alternative in the form of the Favonius Sword. Last but not least, if you’re looking for a craftable option, you can obtain the Prototype Rancour if you still don’t have any of the former.

Weapon Rarity Stats Skills How to Obtain
Festering Desire4-StarEnergy RechargeSky-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.Wishes
Favonius Sword4-StarEnergy RechargeUndying Admiration: Increases Elemental Skill damage by 16% and Elemental Skill Critical Rate by 6%.Wishes
Skyward Blade5-StarEnergy RechargeWindfall: Critical Hits have a 60% chance to generate a small number of Elemental Particles, which will regenerate 6 Energy for the character. Can only occur once every 12 seconds.Wishes
Prototype Rancour4-StarPhysical Damage BonusSmashed Stone: On hit, Normal or Charged Attacks increase Attack and Defense by 4% for 6 seconds. Max 4 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.3 seconds.Forge
The Traveler's Artifact Menu
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What Are the Best Artifacts for the Traveler?

Depending on which build you choose to make, you will need Noblesse Oblige and choose between Archaic Petra/Viridescent Venerer/Thundering Fury sets in case you want to use Traveler as a Support unit. How many of these you choose to equip on them will depend on your gameplay, so it is suggested that you test different builds, see how they work as mixed or full sets and you can decide then.

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Artifacts Two-Piece Effect Four-Piece Effect
Noblesse ObligeElectro damage Bonus +15%Increases damage caused by Overloaded, Electro-Charged, and Superconduct by 40%. Triggering such effects decreases Elemental Skill CD by 1 second. Can only occur once every 0.8 seconds.
Thundering FuryElectro damage Bonus +15%Increases Overloaded and Burning damage by 40%. Increases Vaporize and Melt damage by 15%. Using an Elemental Skill increases the 2 Piece Bonus by 50% for 10 seconds. Max 3 stacks.
Viridescent VenererAnemo damage Bonus +15%Increases Swirl damage by 60%. Decreases opponent's Elemental Resistance to the element infused in the Swirl by 40% for 10 seconds.
Archaic Petra15% Geo Damage bonusUpon obtaining an Elemental Shard created through a Crystalize Reaction, all party members gain 35% Damage to that particular element for 10 seconds. Only one form of Elemental Damage bonus can be gained in this manner at any one time

Traveler Artifact Stats

Given Traveler's set of skills, you want to develop Elemental Mastery as the main stat and focus on boosting Attack as the sub-stat.

Slot Main Stat Sub Stats
FeatherAttackCritical Damage, Critical Rate, Attack%, Elemental Mastery
FlowerHPCritical Damage, Critical Rate, Attack%, Elemental Mastery
HourglassAttack%Critical Damage, Critical Rate, Energy Recharge, Elemental Mastery
GobletAnemo/Geo/Electro Damage Bonus%Critical Damage, Critical Rate, Attack%, Elemental Mastery
HeadpieceCritical Rate/Critical DamageCritical Rate/Critical Damage, Attack%, Elemental Mastery, Attack
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What Are the Traveler's Skills and Talents?

Traveler shines as a Support, with offensive skills that will vary in effect depending on the version we're using. However, something they all share is their usefulness at triggering elemental reactions, so that's something that you must always keep in mind.

Traveler Anemo Talents

Attack Effect
Normal AttackPerforms up to 5 rapid strikes.
Charged AttackConsumes a certain amount of Stamina to unleash 2 rapid sword swings.
Plunging AttackPlunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging enemies along the path and dealing AoE damage upon impact.
Elemental Skill - Palm VortexGrasping 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 SurgeYou 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.
Talent#1 - Slitting WindThe last hit of a Normal Attack combo unleashes a wind blade, dealing 60% of Attack as Anemo damage to all opponents in its path.
Talent#2 - Second WindPalm Vortex kills renegerate 2% HP for 5 seconds. This effect can only occur once every 5 seconds.

Traveler Geo Talents

Attack Effect
Normal AttackPerforms up to 5 rapid strikes.
Charged AttackConsumes a certain amount of Stamina to unleash 2 rapid sword swings.
Plunging AttackPlunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging enemies along the path and dealing AoE damage upon impact.
Elemental Skill - Starfell SwordYou 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 EarthEnergizing 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.
Talent#1 - Shattered DarkrockReduces Starfell Sword's cooldown by 2s.
Talent#2 - Frenzied RockslideThe final hit of a Normal Attack combo triggers a collapse, dealing 60% of Attack as AoE Geo damage.

Traveler Electro Talents

Attack Effect
Normal AttackPerforms up to 5 rapid strikes.
Charged AttackConsumes a certain amount of Stamina to unleash 2 rapid sword strikes.
Plunging AttackPlunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE Damage upon impact.
Elemental Skill - Lightning BladeUnleashes three swift thunder shadows that deal Electro Damage to opponents and leave an Abundance Amulet behind after hitting an opponent. 2 Abundance Amulets can be created initially. Using this skill will reset any Abundance Amulets that were generated. Abundance Amulets When a character is near an Abundance Amulet, they will absorb it and obtain the following effects: Restores Elemental Energy Increases Energy Recharge during the Abundance Amulet's duration.
Elemental Burst - Bellowing ThunderYou call upon the protection of lightning, knocking nearby opponents back and dealing Electro Damage to them. Lightning Shroud When your active character's Normal or Charged Attacks hit opponents, they will call Falling Thunder forth, dealing Electro Damage. When Falling Thunder hits opponents, it will regenerate Energy for that character. One instance of Falling Thunder can be generated every 0.5s.
Talent#1 - ThunderflashWhen another nearby character in the party obtains an Abundance Amulet created by Lightning Blade, Lightning Blade's cooldown is decreased by 1.5s.
Talent#2 - Resounding RoarIncreases the Energy Recharge effect granted by Lightning Blade's Abundance Amulet by 10% of the Traveler's Energy Recharge.

What Are the Traveler's Constellations?

If you get to pull Traveler multiple times, you will eventually reach a level of the constellation that will turn them into an excellent Support unit, with improvements on all their Skills and their respective cooldowns, making Traveler a great tool to support your party.

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Traveler's Anemo Constellation
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Traveler Anemo Constellation

Constellation Effect
Raging VortexPalm Vortex pulls in enemies within a 5 meter radius.
Uprising WhirlwindIncreases Energy Recharge by 16%.
Sweeping GustIncreases the Level of Gust Surge by 3, up to a maximum level of 15.
Cherishing BreezesReduces damage taken while casting Palm Vortex by 10%.
Vortex StellarisIncrease the Level of Palm Vortex by 3, up to a maximum level of 15.
Intertwined WindsTargets 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%.
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Traveler's Geo Constellation
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Traveler Geo Constellation

Constellation Effect
Invincible StonewallAllies within the radius of Wake of Earth have their Critical Rate increased by 10% and have increased resistance against interruption.
Rockcore MeltdownWhen 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 RockIncreases the Level of Wake of Earth by 3, up to a maximum level of 15.
Reaction ForceThe 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 ImpactIncrease the Level of Starfell Sword by 3, up to a maximum level of 15.
Everlasting BoulderThe barrier created by Wake of Earth lasts 5s longer. The meteorite created by Starfell Sword lasts 10 seconds longer.
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Traveler's Electro Constellation
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Traveler Electro Constellation

Constellation Effect
Spring Thunder of FertilityThe number of Abundance Amulets that can be generated using Lightning Blade is increased to 3.
Violet VehemenceWhen Falling Thunder created by Bellowing Thunder hits an opponent, it will decrease their Electro Resistance by 15% for 8s.
Distant CracklingIncreases the Level of Bellowing Thunder by 3, up to a maximum level of 15.
Fickle CloudstrikeWhen a character obtains Abundance Amulets generated by Lightning Blade, if this character's Energy is less than 35%, the Energy restored by the Abundance Amulets is increased by 100%.
Clamor in the WildsIncrease the Level of Lightning Blade by 3, up to a maximum level of 15.
World-ShakerEvery 2 Falling Thunder attacks triggered by Bellowing Thunder will increase the Damage dealt by the next Falling Thunder by 100%, and will restore an additional 1 Energy to the current character.

What Are the Traveler's Ascension Materials?

Ascending Traveler boosts their HP and Defense stats more than anything else, a welcomed improvement that makes them a great Support. Farming the necessary materials can take a bit, but for improving a unit as helpful as the Traveler is for your team it's worth the effort.

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Ascension Rank Required Level Required Materials
12020000 Mora, Brilliant Diamond Sliver x1, Windwheel Aster x3, Damaged Mask x3
25040000 Mora, Brilliant Diamond Fragment x3, Windwheel Aster x10, Damaged Mask x15
36060000 Mora, Brilliant Diamond Fragment x6, Windwheel Aster x20, Stained Mask x12
47080000 Mora, Brilliant Diamond Chunk x3, Windwheel Aster x30, Stained Mask x18
580100000 Mora, Brilliant Diamond Chunk x6, Windwheel Aster x45, Ominous Mask x12
690120000 Mora, Brilliant Diamond Gemstone x6, Windwheel Aster x60, Ominous Mask x24

What Are the Traveler's Talent Level Up Materials?

An important part of building Traveler is remembering to level up their talents and abilities. The order in which you go about this will change slightly depending on the role you expect them to play in your team, but here's the most common Traveler talent upgrade order:

  • Elemental Burst
  • Elemental Skill
  • Normal Attack
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Traveler Anemo/Geo Materials

Daily Drops Enemy Drops Weekly Drops
Teachings/Guide/Philosophies of Ballad/Freedom/Resistance Divining/Sealed/Forbidden Curse ScrollDvalin's Sigh

Traveler Electro Materials

Daily Drops Enemy Drops Weekly Drops
Teachings/Guide/Philosophies of Light/Transience/EleganceOld/Kageuchi/Famed HandguardDragon Lord's Crown

And that's everything you need to know about Genshin Impact Traveler! You now have all the info you need to make the most of the Honorary Knight in combat. Good luck!