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Genshin Impact - Traveler (Anemo) Rating and Best Builds

Anemo Traveler is a 5-Star Anemo Sword character in Genshin Impact. Learn about Traveler (Anemo)'s build, ascension materials, best weapons, best artifacts, talent priority, skills, teams, and our rating of the character in this build guide!

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Traveler (Anemo) Rating and Info

Character Information

Traveler (Anemo)
D Rank Icon
Voice Actors EN Voice Actor: Zach Aguilar / Sarah Miller-Crews
JP Voice Actor: Horie Shun (M), Yuki Aoi (F)

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N/A Genshin - D Icon N/A Genshin - C Icon

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Traveler (Anemo)'s Stats

HP Attack Defense Ascension Stat
Lvl 20 2,342 140 147 ATK 0%
Lvl 80 10,122 198 635 ATK 24%

Traveler (Anemo)'s Strengths and Weaknesses

• Elemental Skill and Burst offers crowd control.
• Normal Attack combo can apply Anemo.
• Elemental Skill and Burst can absorb and deal addititonal Elemental DMG.
• 6th Constellation can reduce enemy Elemental RES.
• Unable to move when charging up Elemental Skill.
• Skills have a long cooldown.

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Sub-DPS Builds for Traveler (Anemo)

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Main Stats
Genshin - HourglassSands: Energy Recharge
Genshin - GobletGoblet: Anemo DMG Bonus
Genshin - CircletCirclet: CRIT Rate or CRIT DMG
Substats Energy Recharge, CRIT Rate

This Traveler (Anemo) build focuses on shreding enemy RES through the use of the Viridescent Venerer set while also dealing a decent chunk of Anemo DMG.

Traveler (Anemo)'s Talent Priority

1st Elemental Skill
2nd Elemental Burst
3rd Normal Attack

Prioritize on leveling up the Traveler's Elemental Skill first as you'll be using it more frequently than their Elemental Burst. Only level up their Normal Attack talent if you plan on using them on the field for Normal Attacks.

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Best Artifacts Ranked

Artifact Artifact Bonuses
1st Genshin - Viridescent Venerer Image Viridescent 2-PC: Anemo DMG Bonus +15%
4-PC: Increases Swirl DMG by 60%. Decreases opponent's Elemental RES to the element infused in the Swirl by 40% for 10s.
2nd Genshin - Gladiator Gladiator 2-PC: ATK +18%
Genshin - Viridescent Venerer Image Viridescent 2-PC: Anemo DMG Bonus +15%
3rd Genshin - Noblesse Oblige Image Noblesse 2-PC: Elemental Burst DMG +20%.
4-PC: Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members' ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.

Best 4-Star Artifact for Traveler (Anemo)

Artifact Artifact Bonuses
Genshin - Instructor Image Instructor 2-PC: Increases Elemental Mastery by 80.
4-PC: Upon triggering an Elemental Reaction, increases all party members' Elemental Mastery by 120 for 8s.

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Top 3 Traveler (Anemo) Weapons

Weapon Weapon Information
1st Genshin Impact - Primordial Jade Cutter Image Primordial Jade Cutter Bonus Stat: CRIT Rate 9.6%
Skill Effect: HP increased by 20%. Additionally, provides an ATK Bonus based on 1.2% of the wielder’s Max HP.
2nd Genshin Impact - Skyward Blade Image Skyward Blade Bonus Stat: Energy Recharge 12.0%
Skill Effect: CRIT Rate increased by 4%. Gains Skypiercing Might upon using an Elemental Burst: Increases Movement SPD by 10%, increases ATK SPD by 10%, and increases the DMG of Normal and Charged Attack hits by 20% for 12s.
3rd Genshin Impact - Sacrificial Sword Image Sacrificial Sword Bonus Stat: Energy Recharge 13.3%
Skill Effect: After damaging an opponent with an Elemental Skill, the skill has a 40% chance to end its own CD. Can only occur once every 30s.

Best Free-to-Play Weapon for Traveler (Anemo)

Weapon Weapon Information
Genshin Impact - Iron Sting Image Iron Sting Bonus Stat: Elemental Mastery 36
Skill Effect: Dealing Elemental DMG increases all DMG by 6% for 6s. Max 2 stacks. Can occur once every 1s.

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Traveler (Anemo) Best Team Comp

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Best Characters and Strategies

Character Element Weapon
Genshin Impact - Fischl ImageFischl
· Can easily inflict Electro debuff using Oz
· Traveler (Anemo) can spread Fischl's Electro attacks for more damage
Genshin Impact - Klee ImageKlee
· High Charge Attack DMG
· Easy to imbue Pyro into Traveler's Elemetnal Burst.
Genshin Impact - Chongyun ImageChongyun
· Traveler can easily spread Cryo across multiple enemies.
Genshin Impact - Xingqiu ImageXingqiu
· Traveler can easily spread Hydro across multiple enemies.
· Rainswords provide supplemental DMG, Heals and DMG Reduction.

Traveler (Anemo) Best Constellations

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Constellation and Effects

Traveler (Anemo)'s Constellations
C1 Raging Vortex
Palm Vortex pulls in enemies within a 5m radius.
C2 Uprising Whirlwind
Increases Energy Recharge by 16%.
C3 Sweeping Gust
Increases the Level of Gust Surge by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C4 Cherishing Breezes
Reduces DMG taken while casting Palm Vortex by 10%.
C5 Vortex Stellaris
Increases the Level of Palm Vortex by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C6 Intertwined Winds
Targets who take DMG from Gust Surge have their Anemo RES decreased by 20%. If an Elemental Absorption occurred, then their RES towards the corresponding Element is also decreased by 20%.

Best Constellations Rating and Explanation

Rating Constellation Effect / Merits
C6 ★★★ • Targets who take DMG from their Elemental Skill have their Anemo RES decreased by 20%. If an Elemental Absorption occurred, then their RES towards the corresponding Element is also decreased.

C6 Unlocks the Traveler's Support Potential

Unlocking Traveler (Anemo)'s final constellation allows them to be a support by decreasing enemy Anemo and Elemental RES.

Traveler (Anemo) Ascension and Talent Materials

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Traveler (Anemo) Ascension Materials


Traveler (Anemo) Talent Level-Up Materials

Daily Domain Drops Enemy Drops Weekly Boss Drops
Genshin Impact - Teachings of Freedom Image Teachings of Freedom
Genshin Impact - Divining Scroll Image Divining Scroll
Dvalin Challenge Reward
Genshin Impact - Dvalin Dvalin's Sigh
Genshin Impact - Guide to Freedom Image Guide to Freedom Genshin Impact - Guide to Resistance Image Guide to Resistance Genshin Impact - Guide to Ballad Image Guide to Ballad Genshin Impact - Sealed Scroll Image Sealed Scroll
Genshin Impact - Philosophies of Freedom Image Philosophies of Freedom Genshin Impact - Philosophies of Resistance Image Philosophies of Resistance Genshin Impact - Philosophies of Ballad Image Philosophies of Ballad Genshin Impact - Forbidden Curse Scroll Image Forbidden Curse Scroll

Talent Materials per Level

How to Use Traveler (Anemo)

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Spread Elements to Nearby Enemies

Genshin Impact - Palm Vortex
Elemental Skill: Palm Vortex

The Anemo Traveler's Elemental Skill, Palm Vortex, can be used to not only pull enemies in but to also spread any elemental auras or applications to near by enemies. This is usefull for setting up large chains of Swirl and other Elemental Reactions.

Elemental Burst Can Deal AoE DMG

Genshin - Elemental Skill-Gust Surge
Elemental Skill: Gust Surge

The Elemental Burst, Gust Surge, summons a tornado acts similar to Palm Vortex in spreading elemental effects but will also pick up and carry off smaller enemies. Like all Anemo Element skills the tornado can also absorb other elements and deal additional elemental damage.

Constellation 6 Can Reduce Elemental RES

Their sixth constellation gives the Traveler's Elemental Burst another skill. It can lessen their enemies' Anemo RES by 20% and if their burst also absorbed an element then it will have an additional 20% Elemental RES effect.

Combine Skills With Cryo to Cross Water

Genshin - Anemo and Cryo
Crossing Water with Anemo and Cryo

The ability of the Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst to spread elements does not work only on enemies. When a Cryo character freezes water with their Elemental Skill or Elemental Burst, the Anemo Traveler can switch in and use their own Skill or Burst to spread the ice further along the surface of the water.

Better as a Sub-DPS or Support

Genshin - Traveler (Anemo) Better As Sub-DPS or Support
Elemental Skill and Burst for Crowd Control

We don't recommend using the Anemo Traveler as your Main DPS, because other characters can deal more damage overall. Instead, use the Anemo Traveler's Elemental Skill and Burst for great crowd control!

Traveler (Anemo) Talents (Skills)

Normal Attack: Foreign Ironwind

Talent Description
Perform up to 5 rapid strikes.
Charge Attack
Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to unleash 2 rapid sword strikes.
Plunge Attack:
Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging enemies along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
1-Hit DMG 44.5%
2-Hit DMG 43.4%
3-Hit DMG 54.0%
4-Hit DMG 59.3%
5-Hit DMG 78.8%
Charged Attack DMG 55.9%+72.2%
Charged Attack Stamina Cost 20.0
Plunge DMG 63.9%
Low/High Plunge DMG 128%/160%

Palm Vortex

Talent Description
Grasping the wind's might, you form a vortex of vacuum in your palm, causing continuous Anemo DMG to enemies in front of you.
The vacuum vortex explodes when the skill duration ends, causing a greater amount of Anemo DMG over a larger area.
Hold Attack:
DMG and AoE will gradually increase.
Elemental Absorption:
If the vortex comes into contact with Hydro/Pyro/Cryo/Electro elements, it will deal additional DMG of that type.
Elemental Absorption may only occur once per use.
Flavor Text:
You discussed the way to grasp the formless wind with Paimon.

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
Initial Cutting DMG 12%
Max Cutting DMG 16.8%
Initial Storm DMG 176%
Max Storm DMG 192%
Base CD 5.0s
Max Charging CD 8.0s

Gust Surge

Talent Description
Guiding the path of the wind currents, you summon a forward-moving tornado that pulls objects and opponents towards itself, dealing continuous Anemo DMG.
Elemental Absorption:
If the tornado comes into contact with Hydro/Pyro/Cryo/Electro elements, it will deal additional DMG of that type.
Elemental Absorption may only occur once per use.
Flavor Text:
You and Paimon studied the flapping of a butterfly's wings.

Attribute Effect (Lvl 1)
Tornado DMG 80.8%
Additional Elemental DMG 24.8%
Duration 6.0s
CD 15.0s
Energy Cost 60

Slitting Wind

Talent Description
The last hit of a Normal Attack combo unleashes a wind blade, dealing 60% of ATK as Anemo DMG to all opponents in its path.

Second Wind

Talent Description
Palm Vortex kills regenerate 2% HP for 5s. This effect can only occur once every 5s.

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