The Traveler is the playable protagonist of Genshin Impact. At the beginning of the game, both genders are twin siblings from another world, traveling throughout the universe, until an Unknown God ambushed, captured one of them, and sealed their ways of travel, leaving them stranded on Teyvat. They are accompanied by a travel companion named Paimon throughout their journey.

Whichever gender you choose, the name of the other sibling will be revealed:

  • The male is named Aether in English, in all three of the Chinese, Japanese, and Korean versions using respective pronunciations (Kōng in Chinese, Sora in Japanese, Gong (공) in Korean).
  • The female is named Lumine in English, Yíng () in Chinese, Hotaru () in Japanese (using a different character rather than a unified one), and Hyeong () in Korean (which uses the same character as Chinese, but in a traditional character set).

Profile

Introduction

The keeper is fading away; the creator has not yet come. But the world shall burn no more, for you shall ascend.

In-game character profile text

Personality

A traveler from another world who had their only kin taken away, forcing them to embark on a journey to find The Seven.

In-game character attributes text

The traveler's personality is determined primarily by the player themselves through dialogue options. Their personality can range from stoic and humble to confident and short-tempered.

Appearance

Both siblings have bright blond hair, slim body builds, golden-yellow eyes, and fair skin. Their skin is of a light tan when compared to the NPCs of Mondstadt. They also wield blue broadswords in hand. Both siblings adorn a contrasting color palette—the brother with darker clothes and the sister wearing lighter clothes. The two are not identical and differ in their natural features.

Aether wears a brown breastplate vest baring his midriff along with a white scarf and a cape with golden decals. He wears brown pants, dark gloves, and black boots, and has lightly-defined pecks which don't appear in his in-game model. His hair is medium cut with a long braided ponytail.

Lumine wears a sleeveless white dress with a scarf, bracers and gloves that cover only her thumb, with white stockings and boots. Her hair is cut into a bob with bangs, exempt two sections of hair on each side of her head that have been left at shoulder-length, and decorated with light blue flowers and feathers.

The Travelers have glowing pieces in their outfit that change based on which element they are currently attuned to. In the beginning cutscene with the Unknown God, both of the siblings will have glowing white clothing. Later, after the fight with the Unknown God, the player's Traveler will lose their white light and remain black until they interact with the first Statue of the Seven they come across, lighting up again, but this time becoming teal, as they are borrowing the power of Barbatos. This lighting scheme would continue based on which element the sibling is currently borrowing, as visiting a Statue of the Seven in Liyue will allow the player to borrow the power of Geo from Rex Lapis, and start to glow yellow.

If a character's Elemental Burst is charged, switching to that character will show their Vision glowing brightly. Interestingly, even though the Travelers do not have a Vision of their own, one of the glowing sections of their clothing will show the same effect (the emblems on Lumine's midriff and Aether's chest).

History

After spending numerous months stranded in Teyvat, the Traveler fished out Paimon from a lake. Paimon suggests they get in contact with The Seven, in order to help the traveler look for their lost sibling, at the start of the game.

Combat Info

The Traveler starts the game as "unaligned", a special elemental relation exclusive to the Traveler at the beginning of the game. When unaligned, the color of the Traveler's "vision" in the Character Menu is gray, and the background in the character menu with the Traveler selected is also gray. Although Profile lists their Constellation properly as Viator/Viatrix, attempting to open the Constellations tab will show a blank screen with "Constellation Unavailable" in the bottom-right corner. When unaligned, the Traveler has only one talent, Past Memories, their Normal/Charged Attacks.

When unaligned, screens that show character cards with their elements shows a "no" symbol in the place of the element symbol. The only screen accessible before unlocking the first Statue of the Seven that shows character cards is the Cooking screen.

Shortly afterward they will unlock their Anemo talents and Constellations by resonating with the first Statue of The Seven in Mondstadt, the Traveler can resonate with any other Statue of The Seven they find and change their element to match the statue's element. See Teyvat for each region's element.

Anemo Talents

Icon Name Type
Talent Foreign Ironwind.png Foreign Ironwind Normal/Charged Attack
Normal Attack: Performs up to 5 rapid strikes.

Charged Attack: Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to unleash 2 rapid sword strikes.
Plunging Attack: Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

Talent Palm Vortex.png Palm Vortex Elemental Skill
Grasping the wind's might, you form a vortex of vacuum in your palm, causing continuous Anemo DMG to opponents in front of you.

The vacuum vortex explodes when the skill duration ends, causing a greater amount of Anemo DMG over a larger area.
Hold: DMG and AoE will gradually increase.
Elemental Absorption: If the vortex comes into contact with Hydro/Pyro/Cryo/Electro elements, it will deal additional elemental DMG of that type. Elemental Absorption may only occur once per use.

Talent Normal Sprint.png None Alternate Sprint
Talent Gust Surge.png Gust Surge Elemental Burst
Guiding the path of the wind currents, you summon a forward-moving tornado that pulls objects and opponents towards itself, dealing Anemo DMG each 0.5 seconds, 9 times.

Elemental Absorption: If the vortex comes into contact with Hydro/Pyro/Cryo/Electro elements, it will deal 30.7% additional elemental DMG of that type. Elemental Absorption may only occur once per use.

Talent Slitting Wind.png Slitting Wind Passive Talent 1
The last hit of a Normal Attack combo unleashes a wind blade, dealing 60% of ATK as Anemo DMG to all opponents in its path.
Talent Second Wind.png Second Wind Passive Talent 2
Palm Vortex kills regenerate 2% HP for 5s. This effect can only occur once every 5s.
None Passive Talent 3
None
Talent Leveling Materials
Talent Level-Up Material
  • Item Teachings of Freedom.png 9 Teachings of Freedom
  • Item Guide to Ballad.png 12 Guide to Ballad
  • Item Guide to Freedom.png 18 Guide to Freedom
  • Item Guide to Resistance.png 33 Guide to Resistance
  • Item Philosophies of Ballad.png 60 Philosophies of Ballad
  • Item Philosophies of Freedom.png 18 Philosophies of Freedom
  • Item Philosophies of Resistance.png 36 Philosophies of Resistance
  • Common Ascension Material
  • Item Divining Scroll.png 18 Divining Scroll
  • Item Sealed Scroll.png 66 Sealed Scroll
  • Item Forbidden Curse Scroll.png 93 Forbidden Curse Scroll
  • Weekly Boss Material
  • Item Dvalin's Sigh.png 18 Dvalin's Sigh
  • Anemo Constellation

    Level Icon Name Effect
    1 Raging Vortex Raging Vortex Palm Vortex pulls in enemies within a 5m radius.
    2 Uprising Whirlwind Uprising Whirlwind Increases Energy Recharge by 16%.
    3 Sweeping Gust Sweeping Gust Increases the level of Gust Surge by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
    4 Cherishing Breezes Cherishing Breezes Reduces DMG taken while casting Palm Vortex by 10%.
    5 Vortex Stellaris Vortex Stellaris Increases the level of Palm Vortex by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
    6 Intertwined Winds Intertwined Winds Targets who take DMG from Gust Surge have their Anemo RES decreased by 20%.

    If an Elemental Absorption occurred, then their RES towards the corresponding Element is also decreased by 20%.

    Each Constellation activation requires a Memory of Roving Gales Memory of Roving Gales.

    Geo Talents

    Icon Name Type
    Talent Foreign Rockblade.png Foreign Rockblade Normal/Charged Attack
    Normal Attack: Performs up to 5 rapid strikes.

    Charged Attack: Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to unleash 2 rapid sword strikes.
    Plunging Attack: Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

    Talent Starfell Sword.png Starfell Sword Elemental Skill
    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: This skill's positioning may be adjusted.

    Talent Normal Sprint.png None Alternate Sprint
    Talent Wake of Earth.png Wake of Earth Elemental Burst
    Energizing the Geo elements deep underground, you set off expanding shockwaves.

    Launches surrounding opponents 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.

    Talent Shattered Darkrock.png Shattered Darkrock Passive Talent 1
    Reduces Starfell Sword's CD by 2s.
    Talent Frenzied Rockslide.png Frenzied Rockslide Passive Talent 2
    The final hit of a Normal Attack combo triggers a collapse, dealing 60% of ATK as AoE Geo DMG.
    None Passive Talent 3
    None

    Normal/Charged Attack

    Talent Leveling Materials
    Talent Level-Up Material
  • Item Teachings of Freedom.png 3 Teachings of Freedom
  • Item Guide to Ballad.png 4 Guide to Ballad
  • Item Guide to Freedom.png 6 Guide to Freedom
  • Item Guide to Resistance.png 11 Guide to Resistance
  • Item Philosophies of Ballad.png 20 Philosophies of Ballad
  • Item Philosophies of Freedom.png 6 Philosophies of Freedom
  • Item Philosophies of Resistance.png 12 Philosophies of Resistance
  • Common Ascension Material
  • Item Divining Scroll.png 6 Divining Scroll
  • Item Sealed Scroll.png 22 Sealed Scroll
  • Item Forbidden Curse Scroll.png 31 Forbidden Curse Scroll
  • Weekly Boss Material
  • Item Dvalin's Sigh.png 6 Dvalin's Sigh
  • Elemental Skill/Elemental Burst

    Talent Leveling Materials
    Talent Level-Up Material
  • Item Teachings of Prosperity.png 6 Teachings of Prosperity
  • Item Guide to Gold.png 8 Guide to Gold
  • Item Guide to Prosperity.png 12 Guide to Prosperity
  • Item Guide to Diligence.png 22 Guide to Diligence
  • Item Philosophies of Gold.png 40 Philosophies of Gold
  • Item Philosophies of Prosperity.png 12 Philosophies of Prosperity
  • Item Philosophies of Diligence.png 24 Philosophies of Diligence
  • Common Ascension Material
  • Item Firm Arrowhead.png 12 Firm Arrowhead
  • Item Sharp Arrowhead.png 44 Sharp Arrowhead
  • Item Weathered Arrowhead.png 62 Weathered Arrowhead
  • Weekly Boss Material
  • Item Tail of Boreas.png 12 Tail of Boreas
  • Geo Constellation

    Level Icon Name Effect
    1 Invincible Stonewall Invincible Stonewall Party members within the radius of Wake of Earth have their CRIT Rate increased by 10% and have increased resistance against interruption.
    2 Rockcore Meltdown 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.
    3 Will of the Rock Will of the Rock Increases the level of Wake of Earth by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
    4 Reaction Force Reaction Force The shockwave triggered by Wake of Earth regenerates 5 Energy for every enemy hit. A maximum of 25 Energy can be recovered in this manner.
    5 Meteorite Impact Meteorite Impact Increases the level of Starfell Sword by 3. Maximum upgrade level is 15.
    6 Everlasting Boulder Everlasting Boulder The barrier created by Wake of Earth lasts 5s longer. The meteorite created by Starfell Sword lasts 10s longer.

    Each Constellation activation requires a Memory of Immovable Crystals Memory of Immovable Crystals.

    Unaligned Talents

    Icon Name Type
    Talent Past Memories.png Past Memories Normal/Charged Attack
    Normal Attack: Performs up to 5 rapid strikes.

    Charged Attack: Consumes a certain amount of Stamina to unleash 2 rapid sword strikes.
    Plunging Attack: Plunges from mid-air to strike the ground below, damaging opponents along the path and dealing AoE DMG upon impact.

    Elemental Skill
    Talent Normal Sprint.png None Alternate Sprint
    Elemental Burst
    Passive Talent 1
    Passive Talent 2
    None Passive Talent 3
    None

    Unaligned Constellation

    The Traveler does not have a constellation until they align with an element.

    Ascensions

    Ascension
    Phase
    Level Mora Character Ascension
    Material
    Local
    Specialty
    Common
    Material
    1 20
    40
    20,000
  • Item Brilliant Diamond Sliver.png 1 Brilliant Diamond Sliver
  • None
  • Item Windwheel Aster.png 3 Windwheel Aster
  • Item Damaged Mask.png 3 Damaged Mask
  • 2 40
    50
    40,000
  • Item Brilliant Diamond Fragment.png 3 Brilliant Diamond Fragment
  • None
  • Item Windwheel Aster.png 10 Windwheel Aster
  • Item Damaged Mask.png 15 Damaged Mask
  • 3 50
    60
    60,000
  • Item Brilliant Diamond Fragment.png 6 Brilliant Diamond Fragment
  • None
  • Item Windwheel Aster.png 20 Windwheel Aster
  • Item Stained Mask.png 12 Stained Mask
  • 4 60
    70
    80,000
  • Item Brilliant Diamond Chunk.png 3 Brilliant Diamond Chunk
  • None
  • Item Windwheel Aster.png 30 Windwheel Aster
  • Item Stained Mask.png 18 Stained Mask
  • 5 70
    80
    100,000
  • Item Brilliant Diamond Chunk.png 6 Brilliant Diamond Chunk
  • None
  • Item Windwheel Aster.png 45 Windwheel Aster
  • Item Ominous Mask.png 12 Ominous Mask
  • 6/MAX 80
    90
    120,000
  • Item Brilliant Diamond Gemstone.png 6 Brilliant Diamond Gemstone
  • None
  • Item Windwheel Aster.png 60 Windwheel Aster
  • Item Ominous Mask.png 24 Ominous Mask
  • Base Stats

    The character's base stats before and after each Ascension:

    Ascension
    Phase
    Level HP ATK1 DEF ATK2
    0 1 912 18 57 -
    20 2,342 46 147 -
    1 20 3,024 59 190 -
    40 4,529 88 284 -
    2 40 5,013 98 315 6.0%
    50 5,766 113 362 6.0%
    3 50 6,411 125 405 12.0%
    60 7,164 140 450 12.0%
    4 60 7,648 149 480 12.0%
    70 8,401 164 527 12.0%
    5 70 8,885 174 558 18.0%
    80 9,638 188 605 18.0%
    6/MAX 80 10,122 198 635 24.0%
    90 10,875 212 683 24.0%

    1 Does not include weapon ATK value.
    2 Characters get specialized stats starting at Ascension 2.

    Event Wishes

    Traveler is not featured in any event wishes.

    Change History

    Released in Version 1.0
    Version 1.0
    • The Traveler was available upon the game's release.

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