Wanderer Guide and Best Builds

Wanderer Guide and Best Builds for Genshin Impact

Wanderer, formerly known as Scaramouche, is a 5-star Anemo Catalyst user in Genshin Impact who primarily functions as a Hypercarry. Currently, Wanderer is the only character capable of flight as well as the only character outside of the Traveler whose name can be changed.

Last updated on Jan 31, 2024 at 00:00 by Shikhu
A Rating
Anemo Element
Catalyst Weapon
Patrick Pedraza EN Voice Actor
Tetsuya Kakihara JP Voice Actor

Strengths and Weaknesses

V Strengths
  • +Strong single target and AoE Damage
  • +Can fly making them amazing for exploration
  • +No Stamina used on charged attacks while in the air
X Weaknesses
  • -Can easily be knocked out of the air making shielding important
  • -Teambuilding often requires Faruzan, ideally at C6
  • -Terrible at grouping and crowd control compared to most Anemo characters

DPS Hypercarry Wanderer

Wanderer's main role in your party should be as a DPS Hypercarry. Therefore this means your build should focus on improving their own personal damage.

BiS Weapon Tulaytullah's Remembrance
Alternative Weapons
  1. Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds
  2. The Widsith
  3. Kagura's Verity
Best Artifacts
  1. Desert Pavilion Chronicle
Main Stats
  • Sand Stats: ATK %
  • Goblet Stats: Anemo DMG
  • Circlet Stats: CRIT Rate / DMG
Substat Priority
    1. CRIT Rate / DMG
    2. ATK %
    3. ATK
    4. Elemental mastery
    5. Energy Recharge
Talent Priority
  1. Normal Attack
  2. Elemental Skill
  3. Elemental Burst

Tulaytullah's Remembrance gives a less significant damage increase compared to the signature weapons of some of the other characters in the game. Therefore many other Catalysts can easily be used without worry of significant damage decreases.

Furthermore, Energy Recharge is not worth building unless you are at C2 or above. Bursting every other rotation is more damage than tailoring your artifacts to hit around 160% Energy Recharge which is required ad C1-2. This however changes if you hit C2 because Niban: Moonlit Isle Amidst White Waves increases your Elemental Burst's damage making bursting every rotation more worthwhile.


Combos and How to Play Wanderer

Due to being a Hypercarry, you want to start with any skills, bursts and buffs from other party members first that will increase Wanderer's damage once he gets out onto the field. Using Hanega: Song of the Wind will raise Wanderer into the air, make him deal more damage and increase his manoeuvrability.

While in the air you can use both Normal and Charged attacks to deal damage to your opponents with Charged attacks not consuming stamina while under the effects of your Elemental Skill. Additionally, thanks to the effect of Gales of Reverie while in the air any Normal or Charged attack that hits an enemy occasionally allow you to dash in the air without consuming stamina and also fire wind arrows to a nearby enemy.

Finally, use your Elemental Burst, Kyougen: Five Ceremonial Plays near the end of your flight. Once used, Hanega: Song of the Wind ends.


Different Elements Give Different Buffs

Wanderer can absorb up to 2 different elements during Hanega: Song of the Wind if he comes into contact with them. These then give unique buffs depending on the element:

  • Hydro — Increases Kuugoryoku Point (stamina) cap by 20
  • Cryo — Increases CRIT Rate by 20%
  • Pyro — Increases ATK by 30%
  • Electro — Restores 0.8 energy with each attack

Wanderer's Best Team Comps

Wanderer can fit into a range of teams however his strongest ones by far are focused on increasing his personal damage. Faruzan is therefore incredibly important to the vast majority of team compositions. Historically, Faruzan has appeared with each Wanderer banner and is expected to do so in the future.


Hypercarry Wanderer

Main DPS Sub DPS Support Support
Wanderer Yelan Faruzan Bennett
Wanderer Zhongli Faruzan Bennett

In Hypercarry teams you want a combination of Faruzan and Bennett to accompany Wanderer. Using either of these two characters if not both will be a substantial increase to Wanderer's DPS. This therefore leaves space for an additional character such as Yelan who has strong off-field damage and Zhongli with powerful shields or even Layla for the additional 20% CRIT Rate.

Consider the Spiral Abyss line-up before you decide what team you want to use, Yelan for example won't be useful on enemies with Hydro resistance.


Double Pyro Wanderer Team

Main DPS Sub DPS Support Support
Wanderer Xiangling Faruzan Bennett
Wanderer Xiangling Faruzan Thoma

Double Pyro makes use of Pyro Resonance to increase Wanderer's damage even further with Xiangling helping to provide additional damage which can be useful for example with shields. However, the downside is that players often use Xiangling for many other more powerful team compositions instead. Thoma is also an alternate replacement for Bennett if you are using his damage buff elsewhere.


Wanderer's Ascensions, Talents, and Constellations

Wanderer Ascensions Wanderer Talents Wanderer Constellations

Wanderer Ascension Passives and Materials

Unlock Ascension Passive Explanation
With Character Strum the Swirling Winds Mora expended when ascending Bows and Catalysts is decreased by 50%.
1st Ascension Jade-Claimed Flower

If Hanega: Song of the Wind comes into contact with Hydro/Pyro/Cryo/Electro when it is unleashed, this instance of the Windfavored state will obtain buffs according to the contacted element(s).

  • Hydro — Increases Kuugoryoku Point (stamina) cap by 20
  • Cryo — Increases CRIT Rate by 20%
  • Pyro — Increases ATK by 30%
  • Electro — Restores 0.8 energy with each attack. Energy can be restored this way every 0.2s.

You can have up to 2 different kinds of these buffs simultaneously.

4th Ascension Gales of Reverie When you hit opponents you have a chance to proc Descent. Descent deals 4 wind arrows of damage when you dash in the air.

Wanderer requires a range of materials to ascend to the 6th ascension. Starting from the second ascension they gain additional CRIT Rate as their bonus stat giving a total of 19.2% increased CRIT Rate at the final ascension. The total cost to upgrade all ascensions is:

Source Quantity
Mora 420,000 Mora
Boss Material 46x Perpetual Caliber
Ascension Material
Local Specialty 168x Rukkhashava Mushrooms
Enhancement Material
  • 18x Old Handguard
  • 30x Kageuchi Handguard
  • 36x Famed Handguard

Wanderer's Talents

Listed below is each talent and a simplified explanation of how they work.

Type Talent Name Brief Explanation
Normal Normal Attack: Yuuban Meigen Performs up to 3 attacks using wind blades, dealing Anemo DMG.
Elemental Skill Hanega: Song of the Wind Gives you flight with a special stamina bar which goes down over time and when you move, deals additional damage and charged attacks do not use stamina.
Elemental Burst Kyougen: Five Ceremonial Plays Large AoE dealing Anemo damage. Ends flight when used.

To upgrade a single talent to level 10, it costs:

Source Quantity
Mora 1,625,500 Mora
Special Material 1x Crown of Insight
Boss Material 6x Daka's Bell
Domain Material
  • 3x Teachings of Praxis
  • 21x Guide to Praxis
  • 38x Philosophies of Praxis
Enhancement Material
  • 6x Old Handguard
  • 22x Kageuchi Handguard
  • 31x Famed Handguard

Wanderer's Constellations

The only Constellation that provides any gameplay changes to Wanderer would be C4 Yonban: Set Adrift into Spring by providing an additional elemental buff. His C2, Niban: Moonlit Isle Amidst White Waves is the most impactful.

# Name Explanation
C1 Shoban: Ostentatious Plumage When in flight due to Hanega: Song of the Wind , deal 10% more damage while attacking and deal 25% more damage from Gales of Reverie 's wind arrows.
C2 Niban: Moonlit Isle Amidst White Waves When in flight due to Hanega: Song of the Wind , your elemental burst deals more damage based on how much stamina you have used while in flight.
C3 Sanban: Moonflower Kusemai
  • Increases the Level of Kyougen: Five Ceremonial Plays by 3.
  • Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C4 Yonban: Set Adrift into Spring When you absorb an Element from Jade-Claimed Flower , gain an random additional Elemental effect and increase the cap of buffs in play to 3.
C5 Matsuban: Ancient Illuminator From Abroad
  • Increases the Level of Hanega: Song of the Wind by 3.
  • Maximum upgrade level is 15.
C6 Shugen: The Curtains' Melancholic Sway

When the Wanderer actively hits an opponent with an attack while in flight due to Hanega: Song of the Wind , the following effects will occur.

  • Deals an additional normal attack worth 40% of the attack original damage.
  • When you fall below 40 Stamina, restore 4 stamina every 0.2 seconds up to 5 times.


  • 31 Jan. 2024: Guide reviewed for Patch 4.4.
  • 29 Nov. 2023: Guide added.
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