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Genshin Impact Wanderer banner release date, abilities, and more

The Genshin Impact Wanderer banner allows you to snag one of the strongest Anemo users in HoYoverse's gacha-infused action role-playing game on PS5.

Genshin Impact Scaramouche banner: Wanderer

When was the Genshin Impact Wanderer banner release date? One of the most exciting characters developer HoYoverse has ever introduced into the hit gacha game, Scaramouche – or the Wanderer as he officially goes by now – is a five-star Anemo catalyst user packing plenty of fire- uh, wind power.

In this guide, we’ll be giving the full rundown of when Wanderer first arrived in Genshin Impact, as well as his abilities, Talents, and Constellations. If you want to get the best out of him in the RPG game, then be sure to consult our Scaramouche build guide.

Wanderer banner release date

Wanderer first appeared in Genshin Impact on December 7, 2022, as part of Version 3.3. Alongside the Wanderer, the banner – dubbed ‘From Ashes Reborn’ – featured supporting four-star unit Faruzan, as well as Gorou and Yanfei.

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Wanderer’s arrival was one of HoYo’s most profitable, with GenshinLab reporting that his banner, alongside Itto’s second rerun, generated a whopping $27m in revenue in China’s iOS market alone.

Since then, the Wanderer’s had two re-runs – one in July 2023 as part of Version 3.8, and most recently in May 2024 during Version 4.6. Though he isn’t quite one of the top-tier DPS characters at C0, with enough investment he becomes a bit of a beast.

Regardless of his viability, Wanderer remains one of the most hyped additions to the Genshin roster to date. Having existed as one of the Fatui Harbingers, Wanderer (or Scaramouche as he was known back then) became Inazuma’s central antagonist. Considering his popularity, it’s unsurprising that he’s made HoYo the big bucks.

Wanderer abilities

The Wanderer’s abilities turn him into a huge aerial threat, making him one of the most dynamic DPS characters HoYo has released yet. However, this power comes at the cost of Kuugoryoku Points – a new mechanic that operates in the same way as the standard stamina bar.

In order to max out the power of his abilities, you’ll want to farm up plenty of Wanderer materials.

Normal Attack – Yuuban Meigen

  • Normal Attack: Performs up to three attacks using wind blades, dealing Anemo DMG.
  • Charged Attack: Consumes a certain amount of Stamina, gathers a build up of high wind pressure, and deals AoE Anemo DMG after a short casting time.
  • Plunging Attack: Calling upon the power of Anemo, the Wanderer plunges towards the ground from mid-air, damaging all opponents in his path. Deals AoE Anemo DMG upon impact with the ground.

Elemental Skill – Hanega: Song of the Wind

Concentrates the power of the winds to break free from the shackles of the earth, dealing AoE Anemo DMG before leaping into the air and entering the Windfavored state.


The Wanderer cannot perform Plunging Attacks in this state. When he uses Normal and Charged Attacks, they will be converted into Kuugo: Fushoudan and Kuugo: Toufukai respectively; the DMG they deal and their AoE will be increased, and their DMG will be considered Normal and Charged Attack DMG respectively. Kuugo: Toufukai will not consume Stamina.

The Wanderer will hover persistently during this time. While this state is active, the Wanderer’s movements gain the following properties:

  • Persistently consumes Kuugoryoku Points to maintain this hovering state.
  • 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.
A second cast during the duration of Windfavored will also end it.

Elemental burst – Kyougen: Five Ceremonial Plays

Compresses the atmosphere into a singular vacuum that grinds all troubles away, dealing multiple instances of AoE Anemo DMG.
If the character is in the Windfavored state due to the skill “Hanega: Song of the Wind,” Windfavored state will end after casting.

Genshin Impact Wanderer banner: Wanderer using his Elemental Burst

Wanderer passive Talents

Jade-Claimed Flower

If Hanega: Song of the Wind comes into contact with Hydro/Pyro/Cryo/Electro when it is unleashed, this instance of the Windfavored state will obtain buffs according to the contacted element(s):

  • 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 0.2s.

You can have up to two different kinds of these buffs simultaneously.

Gales of Reverie

When the Wanderer hits opponents with Kuugo: Fushoudan or Kuugo: Toufukai in his Windfavored state, he has a 16% chance to obtain the Descent effect: The next time the Wanderer accelerates in mid-air while in this instance of the Windfavored state, this effect will be removed, this acceleration instance will not consume any Kuugoryoku Points, and he will fire off four wind arrows that deal 35% of his ATK as Anemo DMG each.

For each Kuugo: Fushoudan and Kuugo: Toufukai that does not produce this effect, the next attack of those types will have a 12% increased chance of producing it. The calculation of the effect production is done once every 0.1s.

Strum the Swirling Winds

Mora expended when ascending Bows and Catalysts is decreased by 50%.

Wanderer Constellations

Shoban: Ostentatious Plumage

When in the Windfavored state, the Attack SPD of the Wanderer’s Kuugo: Fushoudan and Kuugo: Toufukai is increased by 10%.

Additionally, the wind arrows fired by the Passive Talent “Gales of Reverie” will deal an additional 25% of his ATK as DMG. You must unlock the Passive Talent “Gales of Reverie” first.

Niban: Moonlit Isle Amidst White Waves

When in the Windfavored state, Kyougen: Five Ceremonial Plays will see its DMG increased by 4% per point of difference between the max amount of Kuugoryoku Points contrasted with Kuugoryoku’s present capacity when using this skill.

Through this method, you can increase Kyougen: Five Ceremonial Plays’s DMG by a maximum of 200%.

Sanban: Moonflower Kusemai

Increases the Level of Kyougen: Five Ceremonial Plays by three. Maximum upgrade level is 15.

Yonban: Set Adrift into Spring

When casting Hanega: Song of the Wind, should the Passive Talent “Jade-Claimed Flower” be triggered, the character will gain buffs in correspondence to the contacted Elemental Type(s), and also obtain a random untriggered buff. A maximum of 3 such corresponding elemental buffs can exist simultaneously.

You must unlock the Passive Talent “Jade-Claimed Flower” first.

Matsuban: Ancient Illuminator From Abroad

Increases the Level of Hanega: Song of the Wind by three. Maximum upgrade level is 15.

Shugen: The Curtains’ Melancholic Sway

When the Wanderer actively hits an opponent with Kuugo: Fushoudan while in the Windfavored state, the following effects will occur:

  • Deals an additional instance of Kuugo: Fushoudan at the position hit, dealing 40% of the attack’s original DMG. This DMG will be considered Normal Attack DMG.
  • When the Wanderer falls below 40 Kuugoryoku Points, restores 4 Points to him. Kuugoryoku Points can be restored in this manner once every 0.2s. This restoration can occur up to 5 times within one Windfavored duration.

And that’s all you need to know about the Genshin Impact Wanderer banner, including its original release date and Wanderer’s full kit. If you’re after more from the best PS5 games HoYo has to offer, then give Honkai Star Rail a go – you won’t regret it.