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

All you need to know about the Traveler (Geo)

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

Welcome to PocketGamers' detailed Genshin Impact Traveler Geo 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. Soon 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: 

Traveler (Geo) Appearance

Traveler (Geo) Guide - aether and lumine

Character Element / Tier / Rarity / Weapon

Geo / B Tier / 5* Rarity / Sword

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 (Geo)?

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

Combat Info


  • You can use Traveler’s Elemental Skill “Starfall Sword” to summon a pillar for bow or catalyst users to stand on, which will allow them to fire away at enemies while out of reach.
  • Traveler’s Elemental Burst can create a stone wall that will block incoming damage.


  • A lot of times your skill can block your teammates' attacks and visibility.
  • Not a relatively strong DPS character.

Best Build

It’s best to pair the Traveler with the Skyward Blade and Archaic Petra artifacts, as it will embolden their Geo damage. The damage is decent enough and the buff from a level 1 Constellation adds to the party’s crit rates and helps them resist interruption.

Best Artifacts and Weapons

Archaic Petra

ATK% / Geo DMG / ATK% Set Bonuses:

(2) Gain a 15% Geo DMG Bonus.
(4) Upon obtaining an Elemental Shard created through a Crystallize Reaction, all party members gain a 35% DMG Bonus for that particular element for 10s. Only one form of Elemental DMG Bonus can be gained in this manner at any one time.
How to Obtain: Domain of Guyun 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

Premium (Gacha) Team

While the Traveler can fit into nearly any team with a relatively versatile Element and skill set, their primary function in a team is to use their Elemental Skill and Burst to deliver maximum Geo damage. Traveler is best paired with Zhongli as a secondary DPS, as Zhongli can expand Traveler’s Geo damage with structure and their resonance can also expand the effectiveness of Zhongli’s jade shield. Xiao can serve as the primary DPS, and with Zhongli’s shield, he can get some serious damage in. Bennett is useful as a support to provide some additional damage buffs with his Burst and provide health regen.

F2P Team

The Geo form of the Traveler is best paired with Noelle for primary DPS, Kaeya as a secondary DPS, and Barbara as a Support character. This allows Noelle to tank and do what she does best - spin wildly with her claymore, as Traveler can boost Geo resonance when using their shield. Using Barbara’s Hydro powers allows you to then follow up with Kaeya to freeze enemies for maximum DPS.

Talents / Skills / Passive

Foreign Rockblade - Normal Attack

Normal: Perform up to 5 rapid 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
Charged Attack Stamina Cost
Plunge DMG
Low/High Plunge DMG

Starfell Sword - Elemental Skill

Normal: You disgorge a meteorite from the depths of the earth, dealing AoE Geo DMG.
The meteorite is considered a Geo Construct, and can be climbed or used to block attacks.

Hold Attack: This skill’s positioning may be adjusted. Skill Attributes:

Skill DMG
Meteorite Duration

Wake of Earth - Elemental Burst

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

Skill Attributes

DMG Per Shockwave
Stonewall Duration
Energy Cost

Shattered Darkrock - 1st Ascension Passive

Reduces Starfell Sword’s CD by 2s

Frenzied Rockslide - 4th Ascension Passive

The final hit of a Normal Attack combo triggers a collapse, dealing 60% of ATK as AoE Geo DMG.

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


Invincible Stonewall

Party members within the radius of Wake of Earth have their CRIT 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 DMG equal to the amount of damage dealt by Starfell Sword.

Will of the Rock

Increases the Level of Wake of Earth by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

Reaction Force

The shockwave triggered by Wake of Earth regenerates 5 Energy for every enemy hit.
A maximum of 25 Energy can be regenerated in this manner at any one time.

Meteorite Impact

Increases the Level of Starfell Sword by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.

Everlasting Boulder

The barrier created by Wake of Earth lasts 5s longer.
The meteorite created by Starfell Sword lasts 10s longer.

Ascensions costs

Phase 1
Mora Cost: 20,000
Windwheel Aster x3
Brilliant Diamond Sliver x1
Damaged Mask x3

Phase 2
Mora Cost: 40,000
Windwheel Aster x10
Brilliant Diamond Fragment x3
Damaged Mask x15 Phase 3
Mora Cost: 60,000
Windwheel Aster x20
Brilliant Diamond Fragment x6
Stained Mask x12 Phase 4
Mora Cost: 80,000
Windwheel Aster x30
Brilliant Diamond Chunk x3
Stained Mask x18 Phase 5
Mora Cost: 100,000
Windwheel Aster x45
Brilliant Diamond Chunk x6
Ominous Mask x12

Phase 6 (MAX)

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

Traveler is not featured in any wishes or timed events.

We also have a Genshin Impact tier list if you want to check how well Traveler (Geo) performs in comparison to the other characters!

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