Genshin Impact Leak Reveals Hydro Traveler Kit
With the release of Version 3.8, players of the popular game Genshin Impact are now privy to significant leaks about the upcoming region of Fontaine. These leaks include detailed information about the Hydro Traveler’s complete ability kit. Unlike other characters in the game, the Traveler possesses a unique trait—their element is not fixed. Throughout the updates of Genshin Impact, players have unlocked various elements such as Anemo, Geo, Electro, and Dendro for the Traveler’s arsenal. Now, the addition of Hydro in Fontaine is highly anticipated.
Within Genshin Impact, the Dendro Traveler has proven to be a surprisingly powerful choice for many top-tier teams. It is especially effective when paired with characters like Yae Miko, who excels in Aggravate reactions, or Raiden Shogun, who benefits from elemental recharge scaling. As Hydro takes center stage in Fontaine, players are hopeful that the Traveler’s new ability kit will be on par with the current meta, continuing the streak from the previous region of Sumeru.
Shared on the Genshin Impact Leaks subreddit by user No-Lifeguard4399, fans can now catch a glimpse of the Hydro Traveler and their ability kit through leaked information provided by Mero and Blednaya. As is customary, the Traveler’s normal and charged attacks with a sword remain unchanged. However, with the Aquacrest Saber, the Traveler gains the ability to unleash a rapid stream of attacks at the cost of depleting their health. Tapping the new Elemental Skill releases a powerful wave of water, while holding it for up to six seconds allows the Traveler to continuously pelt enemies with dewdrops.
The Aquacrest Saber also interacts with the new Spiritsbreath mechanic, where characters from Fontaine can receive Pneuma-aligned or Ousia-aligned damage bonuses. This mechanic seems to be an extension of the dualistic themes present in Fontaine. While it is yet to be seen how this new mechanic will impact combat in Fontaine or if it will extend to the Spiral Abyss in Genshin Impact, characters such as Lynette, Lyney, Freminet, and the Hydro Traveler appear to have some connection to it.
The Traveler’s new Elemental Burst, named Rising Waters, seems to be a slower version of the Anemo Traveler’s Elemental Burst. To counteract the health drain caused by the Aquacrest Saber, Hydro Travelers will possess a passive talent that restores their HP with each collected Sourcewater Droplet. These droplets spawn when the Hold version of Aquacrest Saber hits an enemy. Overall, it is too early to assess the strength of the Hydro Traveler in Genshin Impact, but their unique kit certainly holds promise.
Genshin Impact is available on PC, Mobile, PS4, and PS5, with a Switch version currently in development.
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With Version 3.8 out, Genshin Impact players are getting their first taste of substantial leaks concerning the new region of Fontaine, including the full ability kit for Hydro Traveler. Though Genshin Impact characters come in many shapes and sizes, hailing from all corners of Teyvat, wielding a Vision of any element, and brandishing a weapon of any kind, the Traveler is unique in that their element isn’t fixed. Over the course of Genshin Impact‘s many updates, players have unlocked the Anemo, Geo, Electro, and Dendro elements for the Traveler’s arsenal, and now Fontaine is looking to add Hydro to the mix.
Dendro Traveler in Genshin Impact has been a surprisingly powerful choice for many premium teams, especially ones that rely on Yae Miko for Aggravate reactions or Raiden Shogun’s elemental recharge scaling. With Hydro being the featured element in Fontaine, Genshin Impact players are hoping that HoYoverse will continue the streak from Sumeru, and provide the Traveler with a new ability kit that can compete with the meta.
Posted on the Genshin Impact Leaks subreddit by No-Lifeguard4399, fans can now get a glimpse of the Hydro Traveler and their ability kit thanks to Mero and Blednaya’s leaks. As per tradition, Normal and Charged Attacks for the Traveler’s Sword remain unchanged. However, the new Aquacrest Saber will allow the Traveler to effectively become a machine gun in exchange for draining their health. Tapping the new Elemental Skill will unleash a torrential wave of water, whereas holding it for up to six seconds will make the Traveler continuously pellet enemies with dewdrops.
Curiously, the Aquacrest Saber will also interact with the new Spiritsbreath mechanic, where characters from Fontaine will either have Pneuma-aligned or Ousia-aligned damage bonuses. Given the themes of duality in Fontaine, Spiritsbreath is assumed to be a gameplay extension of that idea. Though it remains to be seen exactly how the new mechanic will influence the combat in Fontaine, or even if it will find its way to the Spiral Abyss in Genshin ImpactLynette, Lyney, Freminet, and the Hydro Traveler all seem to interact with it in some way.
The Traveler’s new Elemental Burst is called Rising Waters, and based on the description, it seems to be akin to a slow-moving version of the Elemental Burst from the Anemo Traveler’s kit. To help combat the health drain of Aquacrest Saber, Hydro Travelers will have a passive talent that will restore their HP with every Sourcewater Droplet collected, which spawns by using the Hold version of Aquacrest Saber upon hitting an enemy. Overall, it seems early to judge the strength of the Hydro Traveler in Genshin Impact this early, but it’s certainly a unique kit on paper.
Genshin Impact is available for PC, Mobile, PS4, and PS5. A Switch version is in development.
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