Wanderer (Scaramouche) Talents and Skills Explained
Genshin Impact recently introduces a new character: the Wanderer in more detail, down to his talent and skills. Wanderer is called a wayfaring figure whose identity is a mystery, although we all know his background from the Inazuma Archon Quest. He dresses like a mountain ascetic, but he certainly does not act the part.
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Normal Attack: Yuuban Meigen
Normal Attack: Performs up to 3 attacks using wind blades, dealing Anemo damage.
Since all his attacks are Anemo, he can trigger Swirl every time he hits an enemy, activating Viridescent Venerer artifacts quite easily.
Charged Attack: Consumes a certain amount of stamina, gathers a build-up of high wind pressure, and deals Anemo damage after a short casting time. See how the developer mentioned he only needs a short time to cast his Charged Attack? This might show that he depends on NA and CA for most of his damage.
Elemental Skill: Hanega Song of the Wind
Tap E to activate Elemental Skill. Concentrates the power of the winds to break free from the shackles of the earth, dealing Anemo damage to nearby enemies before leaping into the air and entering the Windfavored state.
The Wanderer will hover persistently during this time. While this state is active, the Wanderer’s movements gain the following properties:
- Continuously consumes Kuugoryoku Points to maintain this hovering state even while standing still.
- When sprinting, additional Kuugoryoku Points will be consumed for the Wanderer to accelerate mid-air. Holding sprint will cause persistent Kuugoryoku Point consumption to maintain speed. This effect will replace his default sprint.
- Jumping expends extra Kuugoryoku Points to increase hovering height. Holding jump will cause persistent Kuugoryoku Point consumption to keep increasing hovering height.
Running out of Kuugoryoku Points will end the Windfavored state. Tapping E for the second time during the duration of Windfavored will also end it.
This is still in his Elemental Skill section. The Wanderer cannot perform Plunging Attacks in the Windfavored state. When he uses Normal and Charged attacks, they will be converted into Kuugo: Fushoudan and Kuugo: Toufukai respectively; the damage they deal and their AoE will be increased, and their damage will be considered Normal and Charged Attack damage respectively. Kuugo: Toufukai will not consume Stamina.
Ok here’s the big deal! Remember when the developer mentioned that Wanderer’s CA does not take long to charge? Now, in his Windfavored state, his Charged Attack (Kuugo: Toufukai) does not consume any stamina. This means you can spam his Charged Attack relentlessly, at least until the Kuugoryoku Points run out!
Elemental Burst: Kyougen Five Ceremonial Plays
Compresses the atmosphere into a singular vacuum that grinds all troubles away, dealing multiple instances of AoE Anemo damage. If Wanderer is in the Windfavored state, he will end it after casting Elemental Burst. In other words, you need to time his attack cycle so you don’t waste his Elemental Skill. Either you wait until his Kuugoryoku Points run out before casting Elemental Burst, or you cast the Burst first before using Elemental Skill!
Passive Skill: Jade-Claimed Flower
If Hanega: Song of the Wind (Elemental Skill) comes into contact with Hydro/Pyro/Cryo/Electro when it is unleashed, this instance of the Windfavored state will obtain buffs according to the contracted elements:
- Hydro: Kuugoryoku Point cap increases by 20.
- Pyro: ATK increases by 30%.
- Cryo: Crit Rate increases by 20%.
- Electro: When Normal and Charged Attacks hit an opponent, 0.8 Energy will be restored. Energy can be restored this way once every 0.2 seconds.
The Wanderer can have up to 2 different kinds of these buffs simultaneously. How to know which elements you get? Once he’s hovering, you can see colors on the flower-shaped circle behind his back.
For example, in the GIF above, he makes contact with Pyro and Cryo Slime once casting Elemental Skill, then once he’s hovering, you can see a red and light blue glow on the right side of his head. That shows what element/buff he has!
The Wanderer will be available in Genshin Impact on December 7 after the maintenance update is completed! Want to know how many Primogems you can obtain in the next update? Click here for the calculations!