Genshin Impact Traveler (Anemo) Guide - best build, strengths and weaknesses

All you need to know about the Traveler (Anemo)

Genshin Impact Traveler (Anemo) Guide - best build, strengths and weaknesses
| Genshin Impact
Updated on: July 24, 2021

Welcome to PocketGamers' detailed Genshin Impact Traveler Anemo guide! Aether or Lumine, depending on whether you chose the male or female sibling, are from another world and attacked by an Unknown God. Facing insurmountable odds against this powerful being, they are whisked away and trapped in the land known as Teyvat. Quickly after, you meet up with your essential, if a bit rude, travel companion Paimon, and she helps you get your bearings in this new world.

In the guide below you will find the following features: 

Anemo Appearance

Traveler (Geo) Guide - aether and lumine

Character Element / Tier / Rarity / Weapon

Anemo / C Tier / 5* Rarity / Sword

In Genshin Impact The Traveler begins the game without an elemental alignment, but after using the first Statue of the Seven in Mondstadt, they receive their Anemo powers. Beyond that, if the Traveler visits a Statue of the Seven in Liyue, they can imbue themselves with Geo powers instead.

How to get Traveler (Anemo)

The Traveler is the character you begin the game with and is not featured in any wishes.

Combat Info (Strengths and Weaknesses)


  • With the ability to utilize the Traveler’s normal attack as a way to apply Anemo, you can create some decent reactions with minimal effort by spreading other elements with a gust of wind.
  • Throwing enemies around like ragdolls with the Traveler’s Elemental Skill, Palm Vortex, not only gets a bunch of enemies out of your face quickly but can throw them off ledges into the water, causing them to drown.
  • Your Burst summons a tornado that will carry enemies away and combine with other elemental effects, attacking them multiple times on their way.


  • It can be exhausting waiting for your skills to cool down, leaving you open to attack.
  • You are completely immobile while charging up your Palm Vortex, which is also dangerous.

Genshin Impact Anemo Best Build 

It’s best to pair the Traveler with the Skyward Blade and Viridescent Venerer artifacts, as it will embolden their Anemo damage. Their Anemo will also amplify Swirl reactions and provide the party with an additional boost to dropping enemy elemental resistance

Traveler (Anemo) - Best Artifacts and Weapons

Viridescent Venerer

ATK% / Anemo DMG / ATK% Set Bonuses:

(2) Gain a 15% Anemo DMG Bonus.
(4) Increases Swirl DMG by 60%. Decreases opponent's Elemental RES to the element infused in the Swirl by 40% for 10s.
How to Obtain: Valley of Remembrance Domain rewards

Skyward Blade

  • Base Attack: 46
  • Rating: 5*
  • Bonus Effect: Energy Recharge + 12.0%
Skill: (Sky-piercing Fang) 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. How to Obtain: Gacha pull

Best Party Members to match with Anemo in Genshin Impact

Premium (Gacha) Team

While the Traveler Anemo can fit into nearly any team in Genshin Impact with a relatively versatile Element and skill set, their primary function in a team is to support by using their Elemental Skill and Burst to help manage crowds of enemies and amplify elemental reactions damage with the spread due to their Anemo gusts.

The Traveler is best paired with Klee as the DPS, as her bombs can be lifted and carried away with Anemo skills, doing additional damage. Childe can also use his bow as a strong source of DPS after enemies are launched away from the group, and can also pair with the explosions from Klee for additional reactions. Fischl is a great choice for support, as Oz can swoop in and cause some serious damage while waiting for cooldowns to lift.

F2P Team

While it's not as strong of a team, the Traveler can be used as crowd control to support the rest of the team, while Amber can throw out her doll to be a distraction and offer Pyro attacks to the mix. Use Xiangling as your DPS as her Pyro effects stay on the field, lighting enemies on fire and offering an opportunity to spread effects. Barbara is a great addition as a Support, as she can both heal and deal damage at the same time with her skill and burst. With this much Pyro on your team, you can expect many Vaporize reactions!

Talents / Skills / Passive

Foreign Ironwind - Normal Attack

Normal: Perform up to 5 consecutive strikes.

Charged: 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:

  • 1-Hit DMG - 44.5%
  • 2-Hit DMG - 43.4%
  • 3-Hit DMG - 53.0
  • 4-Hit DMG - 58.3%
  • 5-Hit DMG - 70.8%


  • 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 - Elemental Skill

Normal: 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. Skill Attributes:
  • Initial Cutting DMG - 12%
  • Max Cutting DMG - 16.8%
  • Initial Storm DMG - 176%
  • Max Storm DMG - 192%
  • Base CD - 5s
  • Max Charging CD - 8s

Gust Surge - Elemental Burst

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. Skill Attributes

  • Tornado DMG - 80.8%
  • Additional Elemental DMG - 24.8%
  • Duration - 6s
  • CD - 15.0s
  • Energy Cost - 60

Slitting Wind - 1st Ascension Passive

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 - 4th Ascension Passive

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

Talent Leveling Materials

Gained from Enemy Drops (Samachurls):

  • Divining Scroll
  • Sealed Scroll
  • Forbidden Curse Scroll

Acquired from Domains (Monday/Thursday/Sunday):

  • Teachings of Freedom
  • Guide to Freedom
  • Guide to Resistance
  • Guide to Ballad
  • Philosophies of Freedom
  • Philosophies of Resistance
  • Philosophies of Ballad

Obtained after defeating Bosses (Dvalin):

Dvalin's Sigh


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%.

Ascensions costs

Phase 1
  • Lv.20→Lv.40
  • Mora Cost: 20,000
  • Windwheel Aster x3
  • Brilliant Diamond Sliver x1
  • Damaged Mask x3
Phase 2
  • Lv.40→Lv.50
  • Mora Cost: 40,000
  • Windwheel Aster x10
  • Brilliant Diamond Fragment x3
  • Damaged Mask x15
Phase 3
  • Lv.50→Lv.60
  • Mora Cost: 60,000
  • Windwheel Aster x20
  • Brilliant Diamond Fragment x6
  • Stained Mask x12

Phase 4
  • Lv.60→Lv.70
  • Mora Cost: 80,000
  • Windwheel Aster x30
  • Brilliant Diamond Chunk x3
  • Stained Mask x18

Phase 5
  • Lv.70→Lv.80
  • Mora Cost: 100,000
  • Windwheel Aster x45
  • Brilliant Diamond Chunk x6
  • Ominous Mask x12

Phase 6 (MAX)
  • Lv.80→Lv.90
  • Mora Cost: 120,000
  • Windwheel Aster x60
  • Brilliant Diamond Gemstone x6
  • Ominous Mask x24

Base Stats

At Level 1, Traveler starts with 912 HP, 18 ATK, and 57 DEF.

Wishes / Availability

In Genshin Impact AnemoTraveler is not featured in any wishes or timed events.

You know, we also have a Genshin Impact tier list if you want to check how well does Anemo performs in comparison to other characters!

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