The Wanderer, a highly popular Anemo catalyst user, was finally released in Genshin Impact as a playable character during the Sumeru arc after years of anticipation.

Despite initial expectations of being an Electro Catalyst, he was given an Anemo Vision during the 3.3 Archon Quest. The best part with him is that players can be creative since you can give him a customed name after finishing the quest.

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This best Wanderer build guide covers everything you need to know on how to make him one of the best Anemo DPS in your party.

Wanderer ascension and talent materials

Wanderer’s entire kit scales up on attack percentage, which makes it easier to build him. He needs to be ascended to level 90 to maximize his damage potential.

Wanderer Ascencion materials in Genshin Impact
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To ascend Wanderer, you must collect specific materials found in Sumeru and Inazuma. His boss drops, The Perpetual Caliber, could be obtained by defeating the Aeonblight Drake found in Sumeru. 

The handguards could be easily farmed by defeating the Nobushi and the Kairagi found in Inazuma.

Lastly, The Rukkashava Mushrooms could be obtained from the large trees found in Sumeru (Don’t Worry Wanderer can fly). You can refer to this Wanderer farming guide, which will help you progress.

Here is the complete list of Wanderer’s ascension materials.

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201 Vayuda Turquoise Sliver
3 Old Handguard
3 Rukkhashava Mushrooms
403 Vayuda Turquoise Fragment
15 Old Handguard
10 Rukkhashava Mushrooms
2 Perpetual Caliber
506 Vayuda Turquoise Fragment
12 Kageuchi Handguard
20 Rukkhashava Mushrooms
4 Perpetual Caliber
603 Vayuda Turquoise Chunk
18 Kageuchi Handguard
30 Rukkhashava Mushrooms
8 Perpetual Caliber
706 Vayuda Turquoise Chunk
12 Famed Handguard
45 Rukkhashava Mushrooms
12 Perpetual Caliber
806 Vayuda Turquoise Gemstone
24 Famed Handguard
60 Rukkhashava Mushrooms
20 Perpetual Caliber

As a catalyst user, most of Wanderer’s damage comes from his normal and charged attack, which can be amplified by his elemental skill. His elemental skill lets him enter the Windfavored state, which makes him fly and deal with enhanced AOE damage.

Wanderer Talent materials in Genshin Impact
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Players should prioritize upgrading Wanderer’s normal attack first, then his elemental skill next. For this, you must collect Wanderer’s talent materials, which can be farmed on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday in the domain called Basket of Discipline in Sumeru.

The same handguards used in his ascension are the same materials used in his talent materials, so players should farm extra while on Inazuma. 

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Like the other Harbingers, they’re using a part of themselves as talent materials, just like his boss material that could be farmed in by defeating himself/Scaramouche on his trounce domain located on the rightmost of Sumeru.

Here is the list of Wanderer’s Talent materials.

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23 Teachings of Praxis
6 Old Handguard
32 Guide to Praxis
3 Kageuchi Handguard
44 Guide to Praxis
4 Kageuchi Handguard
56 Guide to Praxis
6 Kageuchi Handguard
69 Guide to Praxis
9 Kageuchi Handguard
74 Philosophies of Praxis
4 Famed Handguard
1 Daka’s Bell
86 Philosophies of Praxis
6 Famed Handguard
1 Daka’s Bell
912 Philosophies of Praxis
9 Famed Handguard
2 Daka’s Bell
1016 Philosophies of Praxis
12 Famed Handguard
2 Daka’s Bell
1 Crown of Insight

Best Wanderer build: Weapons

Best Wanderer build weapon recommendations in Genshin Impact
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Wanderer’s damage can be significantly enhanced by equipping him with a catalyst that has high base damage. Furthermore, opting for a catalyst with a critical hit sub-stat will further boost his damage output.

Since Wanderer mainly uses his normal and charged attacks to deal damage, the catalyst we have chosen gives him elemental damage boost and increases his attack speed.

We have also listed down catalysts that can be obtained by free-to-play players by crafting or the battle pass.

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Tulaytullah’s Remembrance

Base ATK: 674
CRIT DMG: 44.1%

Bygone Azure Teardrop
Normal Attack SPD is increased by 10%. After the wielder unleashes an Elemental Skill, Normal Attack DMG will increase by 4.8% every second for 14s. After hitting an opponent with a Normal Attack during this duration, Normal Attack DMG will be increased by 9.6%. This increase can be triggered once every 0.3s. The maximum Normal Attack DMG increase per single duration of the overall effect is 48%. The effect will be removed when the wielder leaves the field, and using the Elemental Skill again will reset all DMG buffs.
Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds

Base ATK: 608
CRIT DMG: 33.1%

Boundless Blessing
Increases Movement SPD by 10%. When in battle, gain an 8% Elemental DMG Bonus every 4s. Max 4 stacks. Lasts until the character falls or leaves combat.
Flowing Purity

Base ATK: 565
CRIT DMG: 27.6%

Unfinished Masterpiece
When using an Elemental Skill, All Elemental DMG Bonus will be increased by 8% for 15s, and a Bond of Life worth 24% of Max HP will be granted. This effect can be triggered once every 10s. When the Bond of Life is cleared, every 1,000 HP cleared in the process will provide 2% All Elemental DMG Bonus, up to a maximum of 12%. This effect lasts 15s.
The Widsith

Base ATK: 510
CRIT DMG: 55.1%

When the character takes the field, they will gain a random theme song for 10s. This can only occur once every 30s. Recitative: ATK is increased by 60%. Aria: Increases all Elemental DMG by 48%. Interlude: Elemental Mastery is increased by 240.
Skyward Atlas

Base ATK: 674
CRIT DMG: 33.1%

Wandering Clouds
Increases Elemental DMG Bonus by 12%. Normal Attack hits have a 50% chance to earn the favor of the clouds, which actively seek out nearby opponents to attack for 15s, dealing 160% ATK DMG. Can only occur once every 30s.
Solar Pearl

Base ATK: 510
CRIT DMG: 27.6%

Solar Shine
Normal Attack hits increase Elemental Skill and Elemental Burst DMG by 20% for 6s. Likewise, Elemental Skill or Elemental Burst hits increase Normal Attack DMG by 20% for 6s.

Wanderer’s signature weapon, “Tulaytullah’s Remembrance,” has one of the highest base attack weapons in the game. As mentioned earlier, his damage scales of off-attack percentage, meaning this weapon could maximize his damage potential.

Tulaytullah’s Remembrance has a unique passive that increases the character’s attack speed every time it uses an elemental skill. This greatly benefits Wanderer since this weapon could further amplify his elemental skill attack boost. This weapon also increases Wanderer’s damage whenever he performs a normal attack.

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Alternatively, the catalyst Flowing Purity is a forgable 4-star catalyst that has a similar effect, but for this, you need to heal or remove the bond of life every time you use his elemental skill. Clearing the bond of life grants a 12% elemental damage bonus.

Similar catalysts like the Solar Pearl and the Widsith give a hefty base attack and substantial crit damage or crit rate percentage. If you lost 50/50 and obtained the Lost Prayer to the Sacred Winds, you can use it as an alternative since it also has one of the highest base damage in the game.

Best Wanderer build: Artifacts

Best Wanderer build artifact recommendations in Genshin Impact
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The artifact described in this section possesses a unique passive ability that enhances the Wanderer’s normal and charged attack damage each time Wanderer strikes an opponent.

This passive ability synergizes effectively with the Wanderer’s combat style.

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Desert Pavilion Chronicle2-Pieces: Anemo DMG Bonus +15%
4-Pieces: When Charged Attacks hit opponents, the equipping character’s Normal Attack SPD will increase by 10% while Normal, Charged, and Plunging Attack DMG will increase by 40% for 15s.
Shimenawa’s Reminiscence2-Pieces: ATK +18%
4-Pieces: When casting an Elemental Skill, if the character has 15 or more Energy, they lose 15 Energy and Normal/Charged/Plunging Attack DMG is increased by 50% for 10s. This effect will not trigger again during that duration.
Viridescent Venerer
2-Pieces: Anemo DMG Bonus +15%
4-Pieces: Increases Swirl DMG by 60%. Decreases opponent’s Elemental RES to the element infused in the Swirl by 40% for 10s.
Echoes of an Offering2-Pieces: ATK +18%
4-Pieces: When Normal Attacks hit opponents, there is a 36% chance that it will trigger Valley Rite, which will increase Normal Attack DMG by 70% of ATK. This effect will be dispelled 0.05s after a Normal Attack deals DMG. If a Normal Attack fails to trigger Valley Rite, the odds of it triggering the next time will increase by 20%. This trigger can occur once every 0.2s.

The Desert Pavilion Chronicle set is the best artifact choice for Wanderer due to its consistent and powerful bonuses that align perfectly with his role as a primary DPS. The combination of increased Anemo DMG, faster attack speed, and a substantial boost to all elemental attack damage ensures that Wanderer can maximize his damage output effectively.

Alternatively, the Shimenawa’s Reminiscence 4-piece set gives him a 50% damage increase each time Wanderer uses his elemental skill, while the 4-piece set Viridescent Venerer and the Echoes of an Offering gives Wanderer an additional attack bonus every time he lands an attack on an enemy.

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For a hybrid 2-piece combination, you can combine Desert Pavilion Chronicle and Viridescent Venerer or a combination of Anemo damage bonus artifact and attack percentage boost artifact depending on your playstyle.

This concludes our best Wanderer build guide in Genshin Impact. For more build guides and tutorials you may check out our Baizhu build guide or Arlecchino build guide here!

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