The Traveler is the character that every player starts with in Genshin Impact. Unlike other characters, the Traveler can switch between talents of every element they have resonated with, making them the most versatile character.
Genshin Impact's Inazuma update only recently released, and along with it, the Traveler is finally able to resonate with the Electro element. Simply bring your Traveler to a Statue of the Seven in Inazuma to do so. Players can now build the Traveler in entirely new ways, turning them into an energy recharge-focused support character. Here's how to build the Traveler for all three element types.
Genshin Impact Traveler Build Guide
Electro Traveler Build
The Electro Traveler is an exciting new addition to every player's roster, and their skills are surprisingly strong. Both of Electro Traveler's skills help their team recover energy, making them a good fit for any team that needs a boost in energy recharge.
You'll want to build Electro Traveler as an off-field Sub DPS and support. The best way to build them is to focus on maximizing the benefits of their energy recharge. The new artifact set found in Inazuma, Emblem of Severed Fate, is a great choice for this, because it increases the Traveler's elemental damage based on their energy recharge.
Pick weapons like Favonius Sword or Sacrificial Sword for their energy recharge substat, and pick energy recharge on your hourglass. Go with Electro DMG on your goblet and Crit Rate / DMG on your circlet.
This build will allow your Traveler to become a Burst machine that consistently deals damage off-field while generating energy for their teammates. It's one of the best Traveler skill sets we have so far.
Anemo Traveler is best built as a support / Sub DPS with the ability to debuff enemies using the Viridescent Venerer artifact set, which can increase the damage of any team that relies on elemental damage. Otherwise, you can build them as a Physical DPS.
When building support, you can use any sword that comes with high energy recharge. Swords like Festering Desire, Favonius Sword, or Sacrificial Sword are all viable picks. Use the Viridescent Venerer set, and build ATK% on your hourglass, Anemo DMG on your goblet, and Crit Rate or DMG on your circlet.
When building Physical DPS, Aquila Favonia is your best choice of sword, because of its Physical DMG substat. If you don't have it, you can use Prototype Rancour as a substitute, or any sword with Crit substats. The Pale Flame 4-piece set will be your best artifact set to use, as long as you tap your Elemental Skill instead of holding it, so its cooldown is short enough to trigger the 4-piece set bonus twice. Choose ATK% on your hourglass, Physical DMG on your goblet, and Crit Rate or DMG on your circlet.
Geo Traveler is best built as a Geo DPS or Sub DPS, due to the high damage capabilities of their elemental skill and burst. They especially shine in a team with other Geo characters such as Ningguang or Zhongli.
For this build, choose any sword with damage-oriented substats, such as The Black Sword, Blackcliff Longsword, or The Flute. The best artifacts to use are the Gladiator's Finale 2-piece set and the Archaic Petra 2-piece set, which together can boost your Geo damage output. Choose ATK% on your hourglass, Geo DMG on your goblet, and Crit Rate or DMG on your circlet.
These are the best builds for the Traveler, but there are plenty more characters in Genshin Impact that can make a great addition to your team. Check out our build guides for Kazuha, an all-rounder Anemo support; or Qiqi, one of the best healers in the game.