Electro Traveler Guide

Updated for Version 2.5

Preface


Overlooked due to low modifiers and an unpopular element, Electro Traveler is a strong unit living in the shadow of Raiden Shogun and Fischl. However, unlike these characters, Electro Traveler has the unique attribute of generating Flat Energy and providing Energy Recharge (ER) increase, which makes them shine in team comps that have selfish and energy-hungry DPS characters of any element.

Pros

  • Provides energy to any character regardless of their element, through generating Flat Energy and increasing ER.
  • Can generate the most amount of energy in the game for one character (55+ every 18 seconds).
  • Simple to build, as a battery the only stat needed is ER (and Crit Rate if using the Favonius Sword).
  • Very cost effective to build, only need the resources to level up Skill and Burst to Level 4.
  • Can provide energy to more than one character in a team.
  • A F2P option that everyone has, including all 6 unlockable Constellations.
  • The Electro application from their Elemental Burst is either non-intrusive or helpful in most teams.
  • Decreases enemies’ Electro Resistance, which is very useful for characters like Beidou.

Cons

  • Very low personal damage because of the low multipliers and all the artifact Main Stats and Substats going into ER.
  • Generally isn’t as good as a specialized battery (i.e. Sucrose for Xiao) due to not having a lot of utility apart from generating energy.
  • Is only a substitute in most cases, if the other battery is needed on the other team.
  • Has a high Burst Cost of 80, and ironically is a battery that needs a battery (although self-battery is an option).
  • Requires practice to use the Skill and Burst properly.

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Character Breakdown

Every Element of the Traveler is like a different character, with Talents that are leveled up separately using different materials, as well as Constellations that are obtained in different ways.

Important Terms


Amulets: These will appear as the Elemental Skill hits an enemy. The amount of Amulets generated depends on the number of enemies AND the number of hits. i.e. 3 hits hitting 1 enemy results in 3 Amulets, 2 hits hitting 2 enemies (1 each) results in 2 Amulets.


Falling Thunders: Electro damage from the Elemental Burst is triggered by Normal or Charged Attack hits. It triggers on-hit, similar to Beidou’s Burst, not on-attack like Xingqiu’s Burst, meaning the active character must actually hit an enemy to trigger it.

Talent Priority


The best way to level up Electro Traveler’s Talents is to raise the Skill and Burst to 7, leaving the Normal Attack at 1. Keep in mind that it is only necessary to level them up to 4 because the Constellations will add 3 levels to the Skill and Burst. The reason for Level 7 Talents is so that Electro Traveler can generate the highest amount of Energy possible, going past that will only increase the little bit of damage they can deal. 

Battery: 

Elemental Skill > Elemental Burst >>> Normal Attack

Sub DPS: 

Elemental Skill ≥ Elemental Burst >>> Normal Attack

Talents

Normal Attack: Foreign Thundershock
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.

The generic Normal Attack Talent. For the Traveler in general, the Normal Attacks are slow and not worth investing into or spending field time doing. Furthermore, unlike their Geo and Anemo counterparts, Electro Traveler doesn’t have the Elemental no-hitlag attack at the end of the Normal Attack string.

Elemental Skill: Lightning Blade
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.

This is the most important part of Electro Traveler’s kit. It does 3 instances of Electro DMG, each with their own hitbox and targeting. For every instance of damage that hits an enemy, a shield, or an armor, it will leave behind an Amulet on the ground, which lasts up to 15 seconds. The maximum number of Amulets that can exist at the same time is 2 at C0 or 3 at C1 and onwards.

Using this Skill while there are Amulets on the ground will clear any Amulets that were previously generated and not picked up. Different characters can each pick up Amulets generated from the same Skill to gain Flat Energy and ER increase, but overall it’s not recommended to do so as it takes time to switch between characters and a lot of practice. The ER increase does not stack with each Amulet picked up or affect the 4-Piece effect of the Emblem of Severed Fate artifact set.


Each Amulet will generate 3 Flat Energy at Talent Lv 1; 3.5 at Talent Lv 4, and 4 at Talent Lv 7. Picking them up will provide an ER increase of a static 20% plus 10% of Traveler’s unbuffed ER (for example, if the Traveler has 300% unbuffed ER, the bonus ER would be 20% + 30%).


Most characters in the game have Elemental Burst animations that are fast enough to be able to switch in and cast their Burst immediately after the Traveler has casted this Skill. At point blank, this will allow said character to pick up all the Amulets with an empty Burst Meter, thus benefiting from the Traveler’s C4, and getting 24 Flat Energy instantly.

This Skill generates the grand total of ONE Electro particle.

Elemental Burst: Bellowing Thunder
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.

On cast, it deals an instance of AoE Electro DMG. When the on-field character hits an enemy with a Normal or Charged Attack, they will trigger Falling Thunder and deal Electro DMG; this also works on enemy shields and armor. Falling Thunder only targets a single enemy, but if multiple enemies are close enough together then Falling Thunder can hit all of them.


Each Falling Thunder will generate Flat Energy for the active character; 0.8 at Talent Lv 1, 0.9 at Talent Lv 4, and 1 at Talent Lv 7.

Although the multipliers are low, this is Electro Traveler’s main source of damage, hitting up to 24 times in 12s, with a CD of 20s. However, in most rotations it will only trigger 8-12 times due to attack speed not always lining up with the trigger cooldown of 0.5s, and other factors like switching characters and casting their Skills/Bursts. The DMG from Falling Thunder snapshots and is affected by the 4-Piece effect of Emblem of Severed Fate, meaning the more ER Electro Traveler has the more damage their Burst will do.

1st Ascension Passive: Thunderflash
When another nearby character in the party obtains an Abundance Amulet created by Lightning Blade, Lightning Blade’s CD is decreased by 1.5s.


This Passive lets you use the Skill more and makes rotations easier. If another character picks up all 3 Amulets, the Skill CD is 9s instead of 13.5s. If the Traveler picks up the Amulets it does NOT decrease the CD.

4th Ascension Passive: Resounding Roar
Increases the Energy Recharge effect granted by Lightning Blade’s Abundance Amulet by 10% of the Traveler’s Energy Recharge.


Allows Electro Traveler to transfer 10% of their unbuffed ER to the character that picks up Amulets, including themselves. This encourages building a substantial amount of ER to feed characters that are Energy hungry.


There is no such thing as too much ER for Electro Traveler, the more the better, especially as a battery, which will be discussed later in the Playstyles section.

This effect only takes into account the Traveler’s original ER. Picking up an Amulet to increase the Traveler’s ER will not impact the amount of ER shared by Resounding Roar for other Amulet pickups.

Constellations

C1: Spring Thunder of Fertility
The number of Abundance Amulets that can be generated using Lightning Blade is increased to 3.


This is an essential Constellation. With a Level 7 or above Elemental Skill, it will increase the total amount of Flat Energy generated with each Skill from 8 to 12.

C2: Violet Vehemence
When Falling Thunder created by Bellowing Thunder hits an opponent, it will decrease their Electro RES by 15% for 8s.


The first hit of Falling Thunder will trigger this effect, which results in increased damage from the second Falling Thunder and onwards. This constellation helps to increase the damage output in your team, especially if you run the Traveler with an Electro character, such as Beidou.

C3: Distant Crackling
Increases the Level of Bellowing Thunder by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.


A Constellation that saves resources by making it easier to reach Talent Level 7, which results in the maximum Flat Energy generation from the Elemental Burst.

C4: 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%.


This means that with an empty Burst meter, all characters with a 60+ Burst Cost will receive double the amount of Flat Energy, for a total of 24 when picking up all 3 Amulets, further increasing the battery potential of Electro Traveler.

C5: Clamor in the Wilds
Increases the Level of Lightning Blade by 3.
Maximum upgrade level is 15.


Similar to C3, this will save some resources if you’re just trying to reach Talent Level 7 when using Electro Traveler solely as a battery.

C6: World-Shaker
Every 2 Falling Thunder attacks triggered by Bellowing Thunder will significantly increase the DMG dealt by the next Falling Thunder, dealing 200% of its original DMG, and will restore an additional 1 Energy to the current character.


While it is a damage increase, it only takes Electro Traveler’s damage from negligible to mediocre. The Flat Energy generation is increased from 3 to 4 for every 3 Falling Thunder, which makes a slight difference. It is overall a good constellation, but not necessary by any means.

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Energy Explained

Basic Concepts

Before getting into playstyles and builds, it’s important to understand how exactly Energy works with Electro Traveler as it can get slightly complicated. The energy from both the Amulets and Falling Thunders are considered Flat Energy, meaning it’s not affected by ER, while the energy from Elemental Particles and Orbs is affected by ER. However, since the Traveler only generates 1 Electro particle with each Skill use, the energy from the particle is lackluster, and isn’t nearly as important as the Flat Energy from Amulets or Falling Thunders

Electro Resonance

Electro Resonance, High Voltage, activates when there are 4 characters on the team and at least 2 of them are Electro. This benefits Electro Traveler as it generates 1 Electro Particle every time an Electro Reaction occurs, with a CD of 5 seconds. It is known that when a character receives an Elemental Particle of the same element as theirs, it turns into more energy than an Elementless and Different-Element Particle. Elemental Orbs behave the same way, except each type of Elemental Orb is the equivalent of 3 Elemental Particles. Learn more about Particles and Orbs here.

ER Requirement

With Electro Resonance:

If the Traveler picks up 3 Amulets, they only need 100%~130% ER.

If the Traveler doesn’t pick up any Amulets, they need 170%~200% ER.


Without Electro Resonance:

If the Traveler picks up 3 Amulets, they need at least 170%~300% ER.

If the Traveler doesn’t pick up any Amulets, the team is simply not realistically functional.

As with all things in Genshin, it depends™, Electro Traveler’s ER requirement can vary a lot. For starters, Electro Traveler is currently the only Traveler that has an 80 energy Burst Cost, while the other two’s are at 60. This makes it a lot harder to figure out team comps and plan out rotations, since not only are they usually generating Flat Energy for another character, but they also need to provide themselves with enough energy. Note that a lower ER requirement for Electro Traveler doesn’t necessarily mean a lower ER requirement for the rest of the team. The numbers mentioned above are just general guidelines, to find out how much ER every character on a specific team needs, the Energy Recharge calculator is a very useful tool. The calculator itself does have instructions, but Electro Traveler is special so this is a step-by-step guide for complete beginners.

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  1. Make a copy of the spreadsheet to be able to edit it, by going to File > Make a Copy on the top left corner.
  2. Select the 4 characters that are on the team.
  3. Figure out a rotation that you want to use, it’s optional to record a video of it, but it would be helpful later on.
  4. In “Time between burst uses”, put the duration of the rotation in seconds.
  5. For “Time on-field”, you can either estimate it or count how many seconds each character spends on-field using the video, then divide that by “Time between burst uses” and put it in percentage. i.e. 0.25 = 25%.
  6. Now enter the number of times each character uses their Skill during the rotation and choose whether it’s Press or Hold, if the character’s Press and Hold are the exact same, it doesn’t matter which one is chosen.
  7. In “Feed particles to ally”, put the percentage of particles that the character of the column gives to another character. This is usually 100% if they’re giving all particles, or 50% if they use their Elemental Skill twice and give the particles from one Elemental Skill. Leave this empty for now if you’re not sure or if every character receives their own particles on-field.
  8. If any character is using a Favonius weapon, take the refinement into consideration because the CD changes. Multiple characters can use Favonius weapons in the same team and the calculator accounts for that, but keep in mind that it can only trigger when the character is on-field. i.e. If Electro Traveler has good Crit Rate, uses R3 Favonius Sword and uses their Elemental Skill twice in the rotation, you put “2” in “Favonius triggers per burst”
  9. If any character is using a Sacrificial weapon, add 1 more Skill use and increase the length of the rotation by 1~2s, depending on how long it takes to use the Skill one more time.
  10. For “Clear time”, “Total orbs from enemies”, and “Enemy Orb Type”, just leave them at default unless you know the details from a specific fight.
  11. If there are 2 or more Electro characters selected in the team, “Time between electro reactions” will appear, this is quite self-explanatory.
  12. Now, onto “Bonus non-particle energy” for the Flat Energy from Amulets:
    12.1. If Electro Traveler has a Level 7+ Skill and Burst, is C1-C3, put “12” for every 3 Amulets.
    12.2. If Electro Traveler has a Level 7+ Skill and Burst, is C4+, and the character picks up Amulets when their Burst is empty, put “24” for every 3 Amulets.
    12.3. If Electro Traveler has a Level 7+ Skill and Burst, is C4+, and the character picks up Amulets when their Burst already has some energy in it, it depends on how much energy there already is. More information can be found here.
  13. Continuing in “Bonus non-particle energy”, for the character that triggers Falling Thunder:
    13.1. If Electro Traveler is not C6, it’s 1 Flat Energy for every Falling Thunder. This can be counted from the video, or just add 10 since it’s a good middle point.
    13.2. If Electro Traveler is C6, it’s 1 Flat Energy for every Falling Thunder plus 1 Flat Energy every 3 Falling Thunders. i.e. the character triggers 10 Falling Thunders and gets 10 + 3 = 13 Flat Energy.
  14. The results should be in the blue boxes, but if it says that Electro Traveler needs more than 389% ER (which is impossible to get), you need a different rotation. There are a lot of ways to lower a character’s ER requirement, like letting other characters feed them particles, letting them pick up more Amulets, being on-field for more time, making the whole rotation longer, etc.
  15. As for the ER increase from Amulets, usually it only lasts 6 seconds per rotation and is a bit more complicated, so think of it as just some extra energy that makes up for all the RNG particle generation.
  16. Keep in mind that these ER requirements are the bare minimum, for most characters it’s recommended to get ~20% more for a comfortable playstyle. As for Electro Traveler, there is no such thing as too much ER since the more ER they have, the more damage they will do and the more they will transfer to other characters.

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Playstyles

Battery

This is what Electro Traveler’s whole kit is all about, and what is recommended. Almost every Talent and Constellation is about generating Flat Energy, meaning the damage multipliers are relatively low compared to Anemo and Geo Traveler. With Electro being the element that represents energy, it is no surprise that Electro Resonance benefits Electro Traveler a lot. Using Electro Traveler as a battery at maximum potential requires very little investment. The artifacts are quite easy to farm, since an ER% Main Stat on the Sands is the focus, and Substats don’t matter much.


Utilizing the Amulets can be tricky at first, but with practice Electro Traveler is very good at generating energy. When you are letting another character pick up the Amulets, you need to use Traveler’s Burst then their Skill, and switch to the other character to cast their Burst while picking up the Amulets so the energy will be gained right after casting the Burst. This isn’t as hard as it might sound, from the moment Traveler’s Skill is casted, there is about 1.8 seconds of time before the Amulets can be picked up, which is enough for the other character to receive 24 energy from the Amulets right after casting their Burst. However, in some rotations the Traveler needs to pick up their own Amulets, in which case it will be more efficient to use their Skill before Burst as they would be able to pick up Amulets right after their Burst is casted. 


Note that when the Favonius Sword Passive triggers, you would ideally pick up the 3 Elementless Particles with a character whose Burst isn’t full. In other words, if you use the Burst before the Skill and it triggers on the Burst, you would need to time the Skill to catch the Elementless Particles with Electro Traveler before switching to another character. However, if the Passive triggers on the Skill after the Burst has already been casted, you can simply switch to the other character right away to use their Burst and pick up the Amulets and the Elementless Particles at the same time.

Off-Field DPS

An alternative way to play Electro Traveler is by stacking a lot of Elemental Mastery, this focuses on Elemental Burst and Overloaded damage when the on-field character hits enemies with  Normal or Charged attacks. With another Electro character on the team, Electro Traveler doesn’t need as much Energy Recharge and can have more Elemental Mastery instead. It’s not recommended to build ATK or Crit for raw Electro damage due to the low Talent Multipliers, the Traveler would need an unrealistic amount of offensive stats to be viable. When paired with a Pyro DPS character such as Klee, Yanfei, Hu Tao, or Yoimiya, Electro Traveler can trigger Overloaded up to 4-6 times during each Burst. However, consistently triggering Overloaded with the Traveler requires a proper rotation, meaning the Pyro character needs to apply enough Pyro to keep the aura on the enemies. It’s easier with Yoimiya, since as long as she starts attacking while the enemy doesn’t have an Aura, Electro Traveler will trigger all the Overloaded reactions. A high Crit Rate Yanfei and a Klee with her whole kit are both also very good at applying a lot of Pyro.

On-Field DPS

Building Electro Traveler as an On-Field DPS (aka “Main DPS”)—whether it’s Physical or Electro—is not the best option for the overall team damage output in challenging content such as the hardest floors of the Spiral Abyss. Their kit mainly revolves around generating Energy for themselves and other party members, and they do this very well. While it is possible to build the Electro Traveler with more offensive stats as an On-Field DPS, it is generally less effective than running them as a Battery. Extra damage is welcome, but it shouldn’t be at the expense of generating Energy for both the Traveler and their party.


With that said, Electro Traveler as a Physical DPS is more than capable of defeating everything in the overworld, including domains and quests. Unlike their Anemo and Geo counterparts, Electro Traveler only needs a Cryo character on the team to enable Superconduct. This leaves the other 2 slots flexible, potentially being characters that deal large amounts of off-field damage to supplement Electro Traveler. One major drawback of using the Traveler as a Physical DPS is that they have low multipliers on their Normal and Charged Attacks. 


While it’s also not recommended, it is possible to build Electro Traveler as an Electro DPS. Since their Elemental Skill is on a long CD and can only hit once, the majority of the damage is going to be from their Elemental Burst, which has relatively low multipliers and with only a 60% uptime. You can take advantage of using all the other characters’ Skills and Bursts during the downtime, and use the remaining time to generate Particles/Energy again for another rotation. This is the least recommended way to build Traveler simply because it does not utilize their kit to its full potential.


Generally, you should play Electro Traveler however you want, this is a video game after all. This guide focuses on optimizing Electro Traveler’s whole kit in order to help players beat the hardest content in the game. There are 4 characters on a team, each bringing something to form a cohesive team. When looking at the whole team’s damage output, leaning more towards the battery potential of Electro Traveler will usually be more beneficial than using them as a damage dealer.

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Weapons

Due to Electro Traveler’s kit revolving around building ER and their inherent problem of particle generation for themselves, the options are limited. However, their best in slot weapons are easily obtainable.

Favonius Sword (R3+ and 50%+ Crit Rate recommended)

The best in slot weapon for the Traveler as a battery. Provides ER as a substat and Elementless Particles which can be funneled to another character along with the Amulets
The problem is the fact that its base attack is very low, and thus the general damage that the Traveler does will take a considerable decrease. Another point to mention is that the Traveler needs to score a crit hit on-field to actually trigger the Passive, either with the 3 hits from the Skill, or from the initial Burst hit. This means that if you’re willing to reset a Chamber whenever it doesn’t get triggered, having less than 50% Crit Rate will still be viable. Note that the Passive has a CD that decreases with each refinement, at R1 it’s 12s, which means that the rotation would have to be at least 24s; at R3 it’s 9s, which matches up with the CD of Electro Traveler’s Skill when another character picks up the Amulets.
Amenoma Kageuchi (R3+ recommended)

This is a craftable weapon that provides more ATK% (and thus, damage). This sword will always generate Flat Energy for the wielder, although it does require careful rotation planning beforehand. In order to make use of the Passive properly, at least two Succession Seeds must be gained before you use the Burst.

Rotation example (must be under 30s):
Traveler Skill → Pick up the Amulets with another character while casting their Burst → The rest of the rotation → Traveler Skill and pick up the Amulets while casting the Burst
Sacrificial Sword (R3+ recommended)

It has the same Base Attack and Energy Recharge Substat as Favonius Sword. Keep in mind that any new Amulets will cause the existing ones to disappear if they’re not picked up, and the ER increase does not stack with each one. However, it does allow Electro Traveler to use their Skill once, pick up the Amulets, use their Burst, then their Skill again to let another character pick up the new Amulets. This is a good option when a total of 3 characters need Amulets. However, the Passive on this weapon also has a CD, which at R3 is 22s, enough for most rotations.
Everything else

Skyward Blade: Purely used for the high base ATK and ER, as a Battery or even Sub DPS, it’s recommended to only use the Skill and Burst off CD, meaning the Passive doesn’t have any use

Festering Desire: A limited event weapon, meaning it’s not obtainable anymore. The Passive adds some damage to the Skill, but since Electro Traveler’s damage is negligible in most team compositions, it’s mostly just used for the Substat, 45.9% Energy Recharge at level 90).

Skyrider Sword: The copium option if you don’t have any of the weapons mentioned above, the Passive is pretty much useless since the Elemental Burst snapshots and you want to switch out after using it.

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Artifacts

Important note: The Energy Recharge increase (in %) from Amulets does not affect the 4-Piece bonus from Emblem of Severed Fate, meaning the ER buff from the Amulets will not increase the damage of the character’s Burst.

Main Stat Priority

Energy Recharge
This is undoubtedly the best option for Electro Traveler, it simply adds a lot of value. Remember that while they are a very good battery, they also need energy themselves and ER increases the amount of energy gained from Elemental Particles and Orbs.
Electro DMG Bonus or Elemental Mastery
When using Electro Traveler as a battery, the focus isn’t on damage. However since there are no ER Goblets, the goal is to look for ER in the Substats. In Overloaded teams where they are actually triggering the reactions, Elemental Mastery is better, if not Electro DMG Bonus is better; but when there is the option, opt for whichever one has more ER (and Crit Rate if using Favonius Sword).
Crit Rate, Crit DMG or Elemental Mastery
Crit Rate if using the Favonius Sword, try to balance out the Crit Ratio otherwise. Again in Overloaded teams if you’re not using the Favonius Sword, EM is better than Crit.

Substat Priority

ER% >>> Crit Rate ≥ Crit DMG > EM > ATK%

4-Piece Emblem of Severed Fate (EoSF): The overall best in slot set. The 2-Piece bonus gives some much needed ER and the 4-Piece bonus takes advantage of the total ER built and converts it to Burst DMG, which is where the majority of Electro Traveler’s damage comes from.
2-Piece EoSF + 2-Piece Noblesse/Thundering Fury/Wanderer’s Troupe: This mix should be viewed as an interim build if you already have the artifacts lying around. It is a stepping stone towards 4-Piece EoSF. The second 2-Piece can also be Gladiator’s Finale or Shimenawa’s Reminiscence, depending on your Substats.
For early game players (that haven’t reached AR 45) it is recommended to run 4-Piece Exile or 4-Piece Scholar. Exile is more flexible and you can always use the 2-Piece of both.
The general rule of thumb is to get as much ER as possible, so even for end-game players, if using Exile or Scholar pieces for the Flower and Feather results in more ER, it’s better than 5-Star Flowers and Feathers with less ER.
4-Piece Noblesse Oblige: Augments your team’s overall damage and is a good support set. With Electro Traveler’s high Burst cost it is recommended to put this on another support character such as Bennett or Diona, but if you do not have a better character then this is a fine choice. Keep in mind you’ll most likely need more ER substats.
4-Piece Thundering Fury: Only works in specific teams where Electro Traveler has enough ER and is the one triggering Overloaded, in other words when there is a Pyro DPS character that applies a lot of Pyro. In order for this set to be better than the other options, the initial hit of Electro Traveler’s Burst can’t leave an Electro Aura on the enemies, it requires some practice and understanding of how reactions work. And without the 2-Piece bonus of EoSF you can’t reach the full battery potential.

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Teams and Synergies

Synergies

Beidou:

She is Electro Traveler’s best friend. With the Traveler’s excellent battery capabilities to keep Beidou’s Burst up and running coupled with their C2 providing extra damage, they provide excellent support for her. They also let Beidou run an ATK% Sands instead of the conventional ER% Sands. This “Beiduo” can form the core of many teams. 


Fischl:

Often known as a Sub DPS and a Battery, she allows Electro Traveler to not pick up any of their own Amulets, which in turn means that they are able to better battery the other 2 characters. She can use her Elemental Skill, Oz, which does Single-Target damage, and remains off-field for most of the time, and uses her Elemental Burst to refresh Oz’s duration every rotation.


Yoimiya:

Overload: She allows Electro Traveler to trigger a lot of Overloaded reactions just by using her Normal Attacks, meaning 4-Piece Thundering Fury with EM stats is the best artifact option in this case (read above in the Artifacts section for what pieces to use EM as a Main Stat on). After testing and comparing different combos, it turns out that the full 5 regular Normal Attacks during her Skill without animation canceling is the optimal combo. 


Overvape: Together with Xingqiu, Electro Traveler can allow her to Overvape and provide her with energy. Although Electro Traveler doesn’t have as much Electro application or damage as someone like Fischl or Beidou, they can battery Yoimiya by providing Flat Energy, meaning with the correct rotation she doesn’t need any ER. In this case Electro Traveler would run 4-Piece EoSF as usual.

Other characters:

Whilst being a good universal battery for any energy hungry character, Electro Traveler shouldn’t be seen as the best battery for any character, i.e. Sucrose for Xiao, Diona for Eula, etc. They are simply a good alternative that is available to everyone and doesn’t need much investment, if you do not have your DPS’ favorite battery or if your team struggles with Elemental Burst uptime.

Team Examples

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Childe, Beidou, Traveler, Bennett: 

In this team, the Electro Traveler takes Fischl’s slot. They minimize the ER requirement for the other party members but provide lower damage themselves. The main battery target is Beidou, while Childe will benefit from the frequent energy gains that Falling Thunders provide when he hits an enemy with a Normal or Charged Attack. Since Electro Traveler is in a prime position to trigger double Overloaded on the enemies after Bennett’s Elemental Burst, the Sub DPS alternative for building them is also viable.

Eula, Traveler, Flex, Flex: 

Strongest position in which the Electro Traveler takes an important slot. Raiden and Fischl are often used as Superconduct supports while Diona is commonly used as a battery and a healer, Electro Traveler can fill the roles of a battery and a Superconduct support, while dealing less damage and obviously can’t heal. Through this, Eula gets more field time, and the two other slots in the team become flexible slots, potentially being more offensive characters. This doesn’t mean that these supports can’t be on the same team, in fact Eula with Electro Traveler and Fischl can form a very good team, while still leaving one flexible slot.

Flex, Beidou, Traveler, Xingqiu:

In this team, Beidou and the Traveler are the core with Xingqiu providing off-field Hydro application. The flexible slot is reserved for a driver character, the one who stays on-field. It can be a variety of characters such as Xiao, Kaeya, Ayaka (Freeze, Electro-Charged, and Superconduct can all be triggered frequently), Kazuha etc. Electro Traveler in this comp is providing energy to Beidou and the driver. 


Some drawbacks are the high investment and the need to have two well-built DPS characters (Beidou and the driver). Then there is the glass cannon nature of the comp, while Xingqiu can heal to an extent, you are mostly reliant on the DMG reduction from Beidou and Xingqiu’s Bursts to survive, as well a relatively weak shield from Beidou’s C1. It is very hard to make this team work when there is Corrosion, unless the driver is someone like Jean or Kokomi.

Yoimiya, Beidou, Traveler, Xingqiu:

Beidou and Xingqiu will keep the enemies Electro-Charged, while Electro Traveler can generate energy for both Beidou and Yoimiya. The idea is to activate all 3 of these characters’ Bursts to apply Electro and Hydro, then use the infused Normal Attacks on Yoimiya. Other Pyro characters can’t Overvape nearly as consistently as Yoimiya can, because characters like Hu Tao, Yanfei, or Klee would ideally only Overvape on their Charged Attacks. This team has no energy problems as Electro Traveler can give Beidou Amulets while Yoimiya gets energy from triggering Falling Thunders. Of course, this team has no healer so it’s hard to make it viable when there is Corrosion.

Closing thoughts

Thank you for making this far.  This guide has been long in the making and we are happy to share our findings with all you travelers. We hope you have found this guide helpful. And most importantly, don’t forget to enjoy your journey throughout Teyvat!


Emoji credit: @nightsmar on Twitter

Sources

Numbers don’t mean anything until they are analyzed and every variable is taken into consideration, please don’t take these out of context.


ER requirements:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1v6e3ZImLRKIA-DVzdroBl2HOGZ0gaUL7jygyePDrCaM/edit?usp=sharing

Overload and Overvape counts:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1n2A7RcJbZNmaRt4sgUD0dSStZgToMCuJTMzDc8CvXm0/edit?usp=sharing

Artifact comparison:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/15tkaaLdxttkHH9YG3u6KaYPJdrcYOAJJlofMJUFsMIA/edit?usp=sharing

Basic mechanics:

https://library.keqingmains.com/evidence/characters/electro/traveler-electro

Talent, Constellation, weapon, and artifact images:

https://genshin-impact.fandom.com/wiki/Genshin_Impact_Wiki

Credits

In nothing other than alphabetical order:

amapola mystery#7171

CellistiaCat#1700

Coke-Zer0#4391

Cuzimori#1535

Fluffy#5580

Gonk#3590

kxmndz#4700

Longing#8998

Mathew#1486

naivety | pkach#6934

Pablos#1142

pai#3602

Prévisible#7440

Rathalos#2875

Tithus#9995

Changelog

Oct. 2nd, 2021: Preliminary findings and first draft by Tithus#9995.

Oct. 21st, 2021: Document of the second draft created by Gonk#3590.

Nov. 16th, 2021: Joined by pai#3602 to add more sections and details.

Jan. 20th, 2022: Published on the KQM website.

Mar. 4th, 2022: Added the Main DPS section and rephrased some other sections to better reflect why it’s highly not recommended to build Electro Traveler for damage.

Mar. 21st, 2022: Removed the Level-Up Materials section.