Traveler (Electro) Quick TL;DR Support Build Guide!
PSA #1: A Support is that one friend who’s always cheering you on from the sidelines, no matter what. Protect that friend at all costs, cause they’re rare 😂
PSA #2: Both Electro MC’s abilities scale off ATK. This guide is a hybrid guide to maximize Electro MC’s potential to be both a Support + Burst DPS!
Important Tip: Amulets spawn are based off the slashes hitting, not on how many enemies it hits!
For example, if one of the blades hit 2 enemies and the other blades miss, it won’t spawn 2 Amulets — it’ll spawn 1. Amulets will stay 15 seconds before they expire!
Since you get MC’s constellations for free, your E can spawn a total of 3 Abundance Amulets rather than 2 (thanks to C1). This means if a character picks up all 3 Amulets, they will get 9 energy.
The Energy Recharge buff E provides doesn’t stack. If you pick up 3 Amulets, that doesn’t mean the character gets +60% ER. They’ll just get +20% ER that lasts 6 seconds!
Also, fun fact: the E only generates A SINGLE energy particle… So have fun trying to get Electro MC’s 80 COST burst 😂
Keep in mind that a different character other than Electro MC has to pick up the amulets to reduce MC’s E CD. So if you spawn 3 amulets, and someone else in your party picks them up, MC’s E goes from a 13.5s CD to 9s
Let’s get mathematical: Say you have a level 90 Sacrifical Sword (61.3% ER) with 4x Emblem of Severed Fate (20% ER), and we’ll ignore ER substats for now. That means in total, Electro MC would have 181.3% ER (100 base + 61.3 + 20) — 10% of that is =18.13% ER. Meaning instead of providing a bonus of 20% ER for picking up Amulets, the character would receive 38.13% ER bonus.
That’s quite a considerable amount. Add ER% substats, which are extremely easy to gain and upgrade, and you can easily hit over 200%+ ER (or 20% ER+ bonus). It makes Electro MC a fairly decent battery, especially for a free character!
This is Electro MC’s defining ability. It’s essentially a mini-Oz turret that only procs when you Normal or Charged attack a marked target
Just to make sure: Falling Thunder only procs off Normal and Charged attacks! So if you’re playing someone like Diluc, don’t just spam E thinking you’ll get Overloaded proc’s 24/7. Falling thunder also procs ever .5s, meaning it can proc a total of 6 times!
It also provides a small amount of energy — 0.9 energy to be precise — and only provides it to the character who triggered Falling Thunder.
Talent Leveling Order: Q > E > Normal
WEAPON #1 (Recommended for best DPS): Skyward Blade
How do I get it D: ? – It’s time to roll boys (gacha)
You can ignore the move SPD, ATK SPD, and NA + CA bonuses for Electro MC, since you won’t be using them to attack at all other than pressing E and Q. Skyward Blade really only have favor + performance for Electro MC is from the massive ER% it provides
Otherwise, the other 5-star weapons do provide SIGNIFICANTLY higher damage output, with stat sticks like Jade-Cutter or Mistsplitter vastly outperforming. If you want to try and turn Electro MC into a psuedo-main DPS, feel free to use those weapons. Otherwise for supporting, Skyward Blade has the favor
WEAPON #2 (Recommended for good DPS): Sacrificial Sword
How do I get it D: ? – It’s time to roll boys (gacha)
Sacrificial Sword is better for supporting than Favonius purely due to the fact it lets you quickswap Electro MC as an ER battery. You most likely won’t have too much CRIT% for Favonius to really work well for Electro MC (due to your stat prioritization), whereas Sac Sword just needs the E to hit (which isn’t hard).
It lets you E twice basically, and potentially 3 times if you want to min-max. Essentially you E (and get E refunded from Sac Sword), swap to another character to pick up Amulets, swap back to Electro MC and E again, etc… This not only maximizes amulet generation and ER provisions for your team, but also makes Electro MC’s E CD much more tolerable
If you somehow don’t have Sac Sword, Favonius works just fine too. They both provide the same amount of ER% when leveled, and Favonius can provide a bit more energy for Electro MC’s outrageous 80 cost. Festering Desire is good, but not really viable as E’s DMG is extremely low and Favonius/Sac Sword performs much better. Only use Festering if other characters are already using the other swords!
Honorable mention: Lion’s Roar. You’re basically going to have the buff up 100% of the time once Q is up, which is the important part. It’s a good 4-star stat stick, and provides a good DMG buff. Pairs extremely well for Electro MC if you’re running a mono Electro comp as well!
ARTIFACT #1 (Recommended for burst DPS): Emblem of Severed Fate
How do I get it D: ? – Momiji-Dyed Court Domain (AR 30 Locked, 20 Resin per run)
Let me just quickly explain how good the 4x bonus is for characters who stack ER%. Using the previous scenario above, let’s say you have a level 90 Sac Sword + 2x bonus from Emblem. That means in total, Electro MC would have 181.3% ER (100 base + 61.3 + 20), and you take 25% of that which equals a 45.32% DMG buff to your Q. Even more considering ER% substats! This bonus applies to Falling Thunder’s DMG as well…
To get the full 75% DMG bonus, you would need a ridiculous 300% ER. You would need to take ER% Sands (51.8% ER) + have god tier ER% substats to get even remotely close — this also answers this question: take ATK% Sands, not ER% Sands!
For those asking “why not 2x TF + 2x Noblesse?” — it’s because this actually takes less farming and provides more damage overall. Everyone most likely has a Sac Sword/Favonius, and can easily get 2x Emblem bonus. That alone provides a 45% DMG bonus to Q compared to 2x TF + 2x Noblesse which is only 35% DMG.
ARTIFACT #2 (Recommended for Support): Noblesse Oblige
How do I get it D: ? – Clear Pool and Mountain Cavern Domain (AR 35 Locked, 20 Resin per run)
Even for supporting, 4x Emblem will most likely do a lot better. Noblesse is just a side option in case people don’t want to bother farming for a whole new artifact set!
For early artifacts, feel free to run 2x Exile + 2x +18% ATK or 2x Thundering Fury (if you have it)!
|ATK%||Electro DMG%||CRIT% or CRIT DMG|
Substats: CRIT% > CRIT DMG > ATK (ATK% if not main stat) > EM/ER
If you want other characters let me know. Hope this helped. Bye.