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The Waverider is a boat mechanic that players can use to traverse over water. It was introduced in the Golden Apple Archipelago and can be summoned in Inazuma.


While riding it, the player can use two types of weapons: the Swiftstrike and Heavy Cannons. The Swiftstrike, which is used like a Normal Attack, is a quick tap with a 1-second cooldown. The Heavy Cannon, which is used like an Elemental Skill, launches a bomb that explodes dealing AoE damage. It has a 15-second cooldown. Both attacks can be used to damage enemies and take down certain submerged Hilichurl Structures.

The player can also speed up the boat to consume an amount of engine stamina. Its stamina is independent of the player's stamina. Stamina regeneration is also independent; the Waverider's stamina will continue to regenerate even when the player is not riding it, and the player's stamina will continue to regenerate while riding the Waverider. If the stamina is fully depleted, it will not cause death; the Waverider can continue to move at a normal speed, similar to what happens when the player runs out of stamina while sprinting on land.

The Waverider will have a certain level and amount of HP (e.g. Lv. 90 with 42821 HP). Using the Waverider Repair Toolbox gadget will restore 50% of its HP. If the Waverider reaches 0 HP, the player will be ejected from it. The player can also self-eject by holding the spacebar.

The player cannot take damage while inside the Waverider, including from Ley Line Disorders. Only the Waverider can be destroyed.

Ejecting from the Waverider will cause the player to shoot into the sky while gliding.

While sailing, if one steers too far off course into the fog, they will automatically return to the last activated Glimmering Beacon.


Tutorial Waverider 1.png The Waverider is a very mysterious waterborne vehicle that can be summoned to its skipper's side using a Waverider Waypoint. Get close to the Waverider to board and set sail.
You can summon it from a Waverider Waypoint at any time, but one person can only own one Waverider.
Tutorial Waverider 2.png Waveriders can Accelerate to increase their speed.
Waveriders are also armed with two different weapons: the Swiftstrike and Heavy Cannons. The Heavy Cannon has more firepower, but goes on cooldown after being fired.
Tutorial Waverider 3.png Hold the Jump button to stop sailing and leave the Waverider.
After leaving your Waverider, you can get close to it again to start sailing or use a Waverider Waypoint to summon it to your side once more.


5 Achievements match the category selection:

Achievement Category Description Primogem
Yo-Ho-Ho, and a Bottle of Dandelion Wine Wonders of the World Wonders of the World Climb aboard your Waverider. 5
Mighty and Illuminated Wave Rider Wonders of the World Wonders of the World Continuously sail your Waverider for a certain period of time. 5
Nice Boat! Wonders of the World Wonders of the World Switch Waveriders with another player. 5
...And Her Name Is the Mary Celeste Wonders of the World Wonders of the World Suffer the destruction of your Waverider... 5
Déjà Vu! Wonders of the World Wonders of the World Continuously sail your Waverider at high speeds for a certain period of time. 5


  • Previous to Version 2.4, it was impossible to use the Waverider outside of either the Golden Apple Archipelago (in Version 1.6) or Inazuma. However, during the The Great Gathering event, it was possible to use the Waverider in Guyun Stone Forest. Despite this, if the player attempted to leave the area, a popup would occur that states the player is leaving the quest area; they would then be teleported to just outside the Alcor.
  • As of Version 2.5, upon completion of the story quest Imperatrix Umbrosa Chapter Act II: Transient Dreams, the Waverider can be taken out of Inazuma to anywhere in Teyvat. However, Waverider waypoints only exist in Inazuma for the time being.
  • The Wavesplitter is a small watercraft that is very similar to the Waverider. It is used by The Crux as a small transport and attack craft; it is carried onboard and launched from the Alcor. Its colour scheme differs from that of the Waverider, with red, blue, and gold highlights that echo the colour scheme of the Alcor. Currently, it can only be used during Beidou's Hangout Event Act I: When the Crux Shines Bright, during Training: The Spear of the Crux quest line (in a time trial event).

Other Languages

Language Official Name Literal Meaning
English Waverider
Wave Boat
Japanese ウェーブボート
Weebu Booto
Wave Boat
Korean 파도
Pado Bae
Wave Boat
Spanish RompeolasWavebreaker
French BargeBarge
Russian Волноход
Thai เรือเดินสมุทร
Ruea doen samut
Vietnamese Thuyền Gió
German WellenreiterWaverider
Indonesian Waverider
Portuguese Quebra-mar

Change History

Released in Version 1.6
Version 2.0
  • Waverider's stamina is now independent of that of the character's, and Stamina Regeneration is also calculated separately for each.

Version 1.6

  • Waveriders were released.