Anemoboxer Vanguards are Fatui Skirmishers that harness the power of Anemo. They can perform a powerful punch with their gauntlets, dealing Anemo DMG. They are also capable of generating an Anemo shield in front of them, which is almost always directed towards allies if any are nearby. The shield grants them immunity to damage from that direction for a few seconds or until it absorbs Hydro, Pyro, Cryo or Electro. This creates the swirl effect upon contact with the shield, after which they immediately lift the shield while charging up their gloves, sucking players in before punching them for damage based on the elemental reaction the shield absorbed. They can also dash towards the player or a nearby Fatui Skirmisher to follow up with an Anemo shield.
The Anemoboxer Vanguard will also recuperate any Skirmisher that has been dazed from the forced removal of their elemental armor. They are the most mobile and agile among the Skirmishers, as they possess the Anemo element. It is therefore that these enemies, alongside the Hydrogunner Legionnaires, should be targeted first.