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Overview

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 blocked and 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.

The male Traveler is named:

  • Aether in English
  • Kōng in Chinese
  • Sora in Japanese
  • Gong[4] or 아이테르 Aitereu[5] in Korean.[Note 1]

The female Traveler is named:

  • Lumine in English
  • Yíng in Chinese
  • Hotaru in Japanese
  • Hyeong[4] or 루미네 Rumine[5] in Korean.[Note 2]

Although players can choose the name they want to be referred by, the Traveler's Sibling (whichever twin not chosen at the start of the game) refers to the Traveler by either Aether or Lumine (depending on the gender of the player's chosen twin), regardless of their custom name.

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.

Despite this, there are instances of single speech options or similar options which give a glimpse at their personality overall. They are, for example, observed by Paimon as not believing the gods are anymore worthy of unearned respect than mortal inhabitants of Teyvat. They also are pointedly uninterested in getting involved with each nation's troubles without good reason. Their response to Morax's "death" was initially to simply leave, both to avoid suspicion and seemingly a level of apathy considering the circumstances of their arrival on the world.

This trend continues into Inazuma, where the Traveler initially denies aid to the rebellion and refuses to take sides, interested only in meeting with Baal. Yet despite this hesitation to get involved, the Traveler is ultimately a compassionate person, and coming to understand the circumstances of each situation led to them reversing their initial stances.

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 pecs 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. Aether's will turn black and Lumine's will be dim until they interact with the first Statue of the Seven they come across. The clothing will light up again, but this time becoming teal, as they are borrowing the power of Anemo from Barbatos. This lighting scheme would continue based on which element the sibling is currently borrowing; for example, 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 of glowing/showing their current element's sign (the emblems on Lumine's midriff and Aether's chest). Their outfit, Rising Star, is described to be a practical set of clothing to wear during a long journey.

History

Aether and Lumine were going to leave Teyvat after witnessing the destruction of Khaenri'ah,[6] when suddenly an Unknown God blocked their way. A fight ensued and resulted in one of the twins getting consumed by red cubes from the Unknown God. Next, it appears that the other twin was stranded in Teyvat. 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. In the Archon Quest We Will Be Reunited, the siblings momentarily reunite. However, after having found their lost sibling, the Traveler changes their goal to instead explore Teyvat, and uncover the secrets of Khaenri'ah, as instructed by their sibling.

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 show a gray "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 nation's element.

Anemo Talents

Icon Name Type
Talent Foreign Ironwind.png Foreign Ironwind Normal 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 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 1st Ascension Passive
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 4th Ascension Passive
Palm Vortex kills regenerate 2% HP for 5s. This effect can only occur once every 5s.
Talent Leveling Materials
Talent Level-Up Materials
Common Ascension Materials
Weekly Boss Materials

Anemo Constellation

Level Icon Name Effect
1 Constellation Raging Vortex.png Raging Vortex Palm Vortex pulls in opponents and objects within a 5m radius.
2 Constellation Uprising Whirlwind.png Uprising Whirlwind Increases Energy Recharge by 16%.
3 Constellation Sweeping Gust.png Sweeping Gust Increases the Level of Gust Surge by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
4 Constellation Cherishing Breezes.png Cherishing Breezes Reduces DMG taken while casting Palm Vortex by 10%.
5 Constellation Vortex Stellaris.png Vortex Stellaris Increases the Level of Palm Vortex by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
6 Constellation Intertwined Winds.png 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 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 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 1st Ascension Passive
Reduces Starfell Sword's CD by 2s.
Talent Frenzied Rockslide.png Frenzied Rockslide 4th Ascension Passive
The final hit of a Normal Attack combo triggers a collapse, dealing 60% of ATK as AoE Geo DMG.

Normal Attack

Talent Leveling Materials
Talent Level-Up Materials
Common Ascension Materials
Weekly Boss Materials

Elemental Skill and Burst

Talent Leveling Materials
Talent Level-Up Materials
Common Ascension Materials
Weekly Boss Materials

Geo Constellation

Level Icon Name Effect
1 Constellation Invincible Stonewall.png 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 Constellation Rockcore Meltdown.png 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 Constellation Will of the Rock.png Will of the Rock Increases the Level of Wake of Earth by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
4 Constellation Reaction Force.png Reaction Force The shockwave triggered by Wake of Earth regenerates 5 Energy for every opponent hit.
A maximum of 25 Energy can be regenerated in this manner at any one time.
5 Constellation Meteorite Impact.png Meteorite Impact Increases the Level of Starfell Sword by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
6 Constellation Everlasting Boulder.png 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.

Electro Talents

Icon Name Type
Talent Foreign Thundershock.png Foreign Thundershock Normal 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 Lightning Blade.png Lightning Blade Elemental Skill
Unleashes three swift thunder shadows that deal Electro DMG to opponents and leave an Abundance Amulet behind after hitting an opponent.
2 Abundance Amulets can be created initially. Using this skill will reset any Abundance Amulets that were generated.
Abundance Amulets

When a character is near an Abundance Amulet, they will absorb it and obtain the following effects:

  • Restores Elemental Energy
  • Increases Energy Recharge during the Abundance Amulet's duration.
Talent Bellowing Thunder.png Bellowing Thunder Elemental Burst
You call upon the protection of lightning, knocking nearby opponents back and dealing Electro DMG to them.
Lightning Shroud
When your active character's Normal or Charged Attacks hit opponents, they will call Falling Thunder forth, dealing Electro DMG.
When Falling Thunder hits opponents, it will regenerate Energy for that character.
One instance of Falling Thunder can be generated every 0.5s.
Talent Thunderflash.png Thunderflash 1st Ascension Passive
When another nearby character in the party obtains an Abundance Amulet created by Lightning Blade, Lightning Blade's CD is decreased by 1.5s.
Talent Resounding Roar.png Resounding Roar 4th Ascension Passive
Increases the Energy Recharge effect granted by Lightning Blade's Abundance Amulet by 10% of the Traveler's Energy Recharge.
Talent Leveling Materials
Talent Level-Up Materials
Common Ascension Materials
Weekly Boss Materials

Electro Constellation

Level Icon Name Effect
1 Constellation Spring Thunder of Fertility.png Spring Thunder of Fertility The number of Abundance Amulets that can be generated using Lightning Blade is increased to 3.
2 Constellation Violet Vehemence.png Violet Vehemence When Falling Thunder created by Bellowing Thunder hits an opponent, it will decrease their Electro RES by 15% for 8s.
3 Constellation Distant Crackling.png Distant Crackling Increases the Level of Bellowing Thunder by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
4 Constellation Fickle Cloudstrike.png Fickle Cloudstrike When a character obtains Abundance Amulets generated by Lightning Blade, if this character's Energy is less than 35%, the Energy restored by the Abundance Amulets is increased by 100%.
5 Constellation Clamor in the Wilds.png Clamor in the Wilds Increases the Level of Lightning Blade by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.
6 Constellation World-Shaker.png World-Shaker Every 2 Falling Thunder attacks triggered by Bellowing Thunder will increase the DMG dealt by the next Falling Thunder by 200%, and will restore an additional 1 Energy to the current character.
Each Constellation activation requires a Memory of Violet Flash Memory of Violet Flash.

Unaligned Talents

Icon Name Type
Talent Past Memories.png Past Memories Normal 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.

Normal Attack

Talent Leveling Materials
Talent Level-Up Materials
Common Ascension Materials
Weekly Boss Materials

Unaligned Constellation

The Traveler's constellation can't be accessed.

Ascensions

Ascension
Phase
Level Mora Character Ascension
Materials
Local
Specialties
Common
Materials
1 20
40
20,000
2 40
50
40,000
3 50
60
60,000
4 60
70
80,000
5 70
80
100,000
6/MAX 80
90
120,000

Base Stats

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

Ascension
Phase
Level HP ATK1 DEF ATK2

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

Availability

The Traveler is obtained at the start of the game and is not featured in any Wishes.

Change History

Released in Version 1.0
Version 2.0

Version 1.3

  • Updates to character voicelines:
    • Updated audio for English:
      • Updated audio for Aether:
        • "Yawning Idle" BnE
        • "Elemental Skill" BnE
        • "Elemental Burst" BnE
    • Updated audio for Chinese:
      • Updated audio for Aether:
        • All of the Battle and Exploration voice-overs
      • Updated audio for Lumine:
        • Majority of the Battle and Exploration voice-overs
    • Updated audio for Japanese:
      • Updated audio for Aether:
        • "About the Sound of the Ocean"
      • Updated audio for Lumine:
        • "About the Sound of the Ocean"

Version 1.2

  • Updates to character voicelines:
    • Updated audio for English:
      • Updated audio for Aether:
        • "About Benny's Adventure Team"
        • "About Weight Gain"
        • "About the Guhua Clan"
        • "About the Tavern Owner"
      • Updated audio for Lumine:
        • "About Benny's Adventure Team"
        • "About the Guhua Clan"
        • "About the Tavern Owner"
    • Updated audio for Japanese:
      • Updated audio for Lumine:
        • "Elemental Skill #1" BnE
    • Updated audio for Korean:
      • Updated audio for Aether:
        • "About Cider Lake"
        • "Elemental Skill #2" BnE
      • Updated audio for Lumine:
        • "About Cider Lake"
        • "About Weight Gain"
        • "Elemental Skill #2" BnE

Version 1.0

  • The Traveler was available upon the game's release.

Notes

  1. Kōng, Sora, and Gong are all based on the same Chinese character.
  2. Yíng, Hotaru, and Hyeong are all based on the same Chinese character as well, but each in their language's respective character set.

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