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Traveler (Anemo) is a character in Genshin Impact. Learn about Traveler (Anemo)'s stats, strengths and weaknesses, best Artifacts build, and our rating of the character in this complete profile!

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Traveler (Anemo) Rating and Basic Information

Traveler (Anemo)
Traveler (Anemo) Icon
Rating: B Rank Icon

Rarity: ★★★★★
Element: Wind ImageAnemo (Wind)

Weapon: Sword ImageSword

EN Voice Actor: Zach Aguilar / Sarah Miller-Crews
JP Voice Actor: Horie Shun (M), Yuki Aoi (F)

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Traveler (Anemo)'s Stats

HP Attack Defense Ascension Bonus Stat
Lvl 20 2,342 140 147 ATK 0
Lvl 80 10122 198 635 ATK +24%

Traveler (Anemo) 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.
• Unable to move when charging up Elemental Skill.
• Skills have a long cooldown.

How to Use Traveler (Anemo)

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 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 a carry off smaller enemies. Like all Anemo Element skills the tornado can also absorb other elements and deal additional elemental damage.

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.

Best Build For Traveler (Anemo)

Main DPS GreyMain DPS Genshin - Sub-DPS ActiveSub DPS Heal GreySupport

Traveler (Anemo) Sub DPS Builds

Anemo Sub DPS

Weapon Artifact Set
Skyward Blade ImageSkyward Blade
Set Bonus
• Anemo DMG Bonus +15%
• Increases Swirl DMG by 60%. Decreases opponent's Elemental RES to the element infused in the Swirl by 40% for 10s.
Talent Priority
Gust Surge
Guiding the path of the wind currents, you summon a forward-moving tornado that pulls objects and opponents towards itself, dealing continuous Anemo DMG.

Recommended Artifact Substats

Stat Priority
Sands of EonEnergy Recharge

Goblet of EonothemAnemo DMG Bonus

Circlet of LogosCRIT Rate or CRIT DMG
Substats ・Energy Recharge
・CRIT Rate

Replacement Weapons

Weapon Effect
Sacrificial Sword ImageSacrificial Sword Bonus Stat: Energy Recharge
・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.
Festering Desire ImageFestering Desire Bonus Stat: Energy Recharge
・Increases Elemental Skill DMG by 16% and Elemental Skill CRIT Rate by 6%.

Best Artifacts and Weapons for Traveler (Anemo)

Best Artifacts Ranked

Rating Set Bonus
Best Viridescent Venerer • Anemo DMG Bonus +15%
• Increases Swirl DMG by 60%. Decreases opponent's Elemental RES to the element infused in the Swirl by 40% for 10s.
Second Best Noblesse Oblige • Elemental Burst DMG +20%.
• Using an Elemental Burst increases all party members' ATK by 20% for 12s. This effect cannot stack.
Third Best Gladiator's Finale • ATK +18%.
• If the wielder of this artifact set uses a Sword, Claymore or Polearm, increases their Normal Attack DMG by 35%.

Alternative Artifact Set

Set Bonus
The Exile • Energy Recharge +20%
• Using an Elemental Burst regenerates 2 Energy for all party members (excluding the wearer) every 2s for 6s. This effect cannot stack.

List of Artifacts and Set Bonuses

Best Weapons Ranked

Rating Weapon Stats (Lv.1)
Best Skyward Blade Image Skyward Blade Base Stats
Base Attack: 46
Bonus Effect: 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.
Second Best Festering Desire Image Festering Desire Base Stats
Base Attack: 42
Bonus Effect: Energy Recharge 10
Skill Effect
Increases Elemental Skill DMG by 16% and Elemental Skill CRIT Rate by 6%.
Third Best Sword of Descension Image Sword of Descension Base Stats
Base Attack: 39
Bonus Effect: ATK 7.7%
Skill Effect
Hitting enemies with Normal and Charged Attacks grants a 50% chance to deal 200% ATK as DMG in a small AoE. This effect can only occur once every 10s. Additionally, if the Traveler equips the Sword of Descension, their ATK is increased by 66.

List of Swords

Recommended Party Members for Traveler (Anemo)

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

Traveler (Anemo) Ascension and Talent Materials

Traveler (Anemo) Ascension Materials


Traveler (Anemo)Talent Level-Up Materials

The Traveler (Anemo) requires various different materials depending on the Talent.

Daily Domain Drops Enemy Drops Weekly Boss Drops
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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

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.

Skill Attributes

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.

Skill Attributes

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.

Skill Attributes

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.

Traveler (Anemo) Constellations

Traveler (Anemo) Image
Raging Vortex Palm Vortex pulls in enemies within a 5m radius.
Uprising Whirlwind Increases Energy Recharge by 16%.
Sweeping Gust Increases the Level of Gust Surge by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
Cherishing Breezes Reduces DMG taken while casting Palm Vortex by 10%.
Vortex Stellaris Increases the Level of Palm Vortex by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
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%.

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    • >>[68]
      Always try to have 1 to 2 ratio between crate to cdmg, ideal would be 70% crate, then you can continue building cdmg

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