It takes quite a lot of work to get a new character in Genshin Impact up to snuff, especially when it comes to artifacts. Wanderer (Scaramouche), along with the Flower of Paradise Lost and Desert Pavilion Chronicle artifact sets, debuted in Genshin Impact on December 7, 2022. Unlike Kazuha or Ganyu, he is incredibly easy to build because he is good for one thing and one thing only: pure Anemo DMG. As such, he benefits from any set that boosts his base ATK or Anemo DMG output, meaning you only really need to consider four sets in the game.
For those who are unsure of what to put on him, here are some suggestions for this Anemo DPS.
2 ATK +18% / 2 Anemo DMG +15%
For this one, you have several options. You can get either two Gladiator’s Finales or two Shimenawa’s Reminiscence for the ATK bonus. As for the Anemo DMG artifacts, you can use either Viridescent Venerer or Desert Pavilion Chronicle. Because of how long the sets other than Desert Pavilion Chronicle have been in the game (with Shimenawa launching in 2.0 and the other two being in-game since launch), this may be the easiest option until you have the time to farm more Desert Pavilion Chronicles.
4 Desert Pavilion Chronicles
This is, like Tulaytullah’s Remembrance, the Genshin Impact artifact set for Wanderer (Scaramouche), which means it is his best one. As mentioned earlier, the 2-piece will grant him a 15% Anemo DMG bonus. At 4 pieces, a Charged Attack will boost his Normal, Charged, and Plunging Attack DMG by 40%. It will also increase his Normal Attack speed. His entire battle style revolves around his Normal and Charged Attacks, so this is fantastic. His Charged Attacks also do not consume stamina if you use them while Hanega is active, so you can spam them while the 40% attack bonus is up for tons of damage.
2 Shimenawa / 2 Gladiator
If you want to go full in on pure ATK, then this is a great option as well. Just make sure you have good main stats on your pieces. Players who have been around since Version 2.0 should have some fairly nice ones already for both sets. You can more than make up for the lack of Anemo bonus with an Anemo DMG goblet.
Sets are not the only thing you have to watch out for. The main stat for each piece is also critical when it comes to a good build. Your timepiece should be ATK, and your goblet should ideally be Anemo DMG. You can get away with ATK, but Anemo DMG is better. Finally, you should try to aim for Crit DMG for your circlet. This is because he naturally has a high base Crit Rate.
If you want to build your Wanderer (Scaramouche) to work with Swirl reactions, you can consider artifact sets like Wanderer’s Troupe (Ha!), 4-piece Viridescent Venerer, or Gilded Dreams. In my opinion, he is perfectly fine as a pure Anemo DPS. Even when running him with a 2-piece Gladiator and 2-piece Desert Pavilion Chronicles set, he does fantastic as the main DPS in a National team.
Genshin Impact is available on PS4, PS5, Windows PC, and mobile devices, and the Wanderer (Scaramouche) and Itto are available in the banners until December 27, 2022. Faruzan, who is a new Anemo 4-star character, will join the permanent pool after the banner ends.