Genshin Impact 3.3: Should you pull for Wanderer, Itto, or save for Raiden?

Should you pull for Wanderer or Arataki Itto in the first half of Genshin Impact version 3.3? Or maybe wait for the second half to get the Raiden Shogun instead? We're here to help you decide. (Photos: HoYoverse)
Should you pull for Wanderer or Arataki Itto in the first half of Genshin Impact version 3.3? Or maybe wait for the second half to get the Raiden Shogun instead? We're here to help you decide. (Photos: HoYoverse)

The Wanderer may have taken the stage for the first half of Genshin Impact version 3.3, but the one and oni Arataki Itto won’t be overshadowed!

Although we know that people are raving about Scaramouche finally being playable as the eccentric Wanderer, there are players out there who are torn on picking which one to pull during their back-to-back banners.

Yahoo Gaming SEA is here to help you decide whether to pull for Wanderer, Itto, or maybe even save your Primogems for future banners like the Raiden Shogun rerun in the second half of version 3.3.

Pull for the DPS you need the most

Both Wanderer and Arataki Itto are selfish DPS characters, needing to be on-field as much as possible to be effective while offering little to no support capabilities.

But the biggest difference between the two is that Wanderer more often than not doesn’t need to be switched out to regain energy, as his skill cooldown is only 6 seconds, and his biggest DMG numbers come from his skill.

Wanderer’s Anemo element can also come handy, as swirling certain elements gives him a number of buffs that can greatly maximise his DPS capability.

Itto, on the other hand, is a burst DPS who needs a well-built battery to continuously use his Elemental Burst. As such, he will need to stay off-field for a time while his other teammates refill his energy.

It isn’t much of a problem, though, as Itto can also have his burst already ready to go when he’s in cooldown.

His Geo element also proves to be a great counter to many elemental enemies who aren’t immune to his DMG.

So if you’re looking for a hard-hitting DPS who can easily break shields, Itto’s your best bet. And if you need help to build him, check out this guide we released during his first rerun.

If you’re looking for a different kind of DPS with a unique kit that can deal instances of quick, powerful DMG, then Wanderer is the one for you. Here's a guide on building Wanderer, too!

With their different takes on being selfish DPS characters, Wanderer and Itto also have vastly differing playstyles.

Wanderer is all about quick attacks as a Catalyst user, and with his best-in-slot artifact and weapon as well as his C1 focusing on increasing his ATK speed, he’s the very poster child of fast attackers. The stamina problem most other Catalyst users have won’t be a problem for him while in the Windfavored state from his Elemental Skill.

Itto is clunkier compared to Wanderer, but that comes with the fact that he is a Claymore wielder. But even if he’s lugging around a heavy weapon, compared to other Claymore users, he’s a tad bit faster. His Charged Attack string also alleviates a lot of the heaviness attributed to his weapon.

So if you like spamming controls, Wanderer’s the best option. But if you’re fine with just long-pressing, then Itto’s your DPS.

Who is easier to build?

Both Wanderer and Itto are niche characters with weapons and artifacts that are tailor-made for them and only them.

But the difference between Wanderer and Itto is that Itto has a narrower niche — that is to say you can’t truly maximise his DMG capability without Gorou as his dedicated support, and Redhorn Stonethresher in your arsenal.

Sure, he can deal decent damage with just a Whiteblind, and slightly better hits with Serpent Spine, but Redhorn Stonethresher is the key to seeing big numbers from Itto.

Itto also cannot fully function without a complete Husk of Opulent Dreams set with optimal substats (that is to say a whole lot of DEF, ATK, and whatever Crit you need). Making do with a mix of artifacts won’t really allow you to see his full potential.

But Wanderer can make do and still deliver optimal DMG even if equipped with a weapon that isn’t his 5-star best-in-slot.

All you need for him to become a powerful character in your team is an R5 The Widsith, and only the Archons know how many you have in stock… Solar Pearl can also be a viable option.

Wanderer can also thrive well with little drawback on using backup artifact builds like 2-piece Viridescent Venerer plus 2-piece of any ATK bonus artifact set, or even a 2-piece of Noblesse Oblige for additional Burst DMG. He can also work great with a 4-piece Shimenawa's Reminiscence build if you only have decent artifacts from that set.

Who is easier to farm for?

We all know that Itto’s local specialty requirement is the Onikabuto, and we all know how difficult it is to find those purple beetles in the purple landscape of Inazuma. His boss, the Golden Wolflord, is an equally difficult opponent to defeat, with the threat of corrosion and a time-consuming shield-breaking mechanic always imminent.

Personally, it took a while before I could max ascension my Itto during his first run, as like Cyno’s Scarabs, the Onikabuto was just the bane of my existence.

Wanderer on the other hand, is fairly easy to farm for as the Rhukksashava Mushrooms he needs are practically located everywhere in Sumeru. You can even purchase some in Ghandarva Ville and Vanarana! His boss is also a fairly quick and easy fight, with no shield-breaking mechanic to slow you down at all.

Banner 4-stars and other team compositions

It is also imperative to consider the banner 4-stars that are running with both Wanderer and Itto, as well as the optimal support characters to use in their teams.

Faruzan is a multi-utility Anemo support who can also buff other Anemo characters besides Wanderer. Be it Xiao or Shikanoin Heizou, she’s the all around Anemo support that we’ve all been waiting for.

Gorou, on the other hand, only works with Itto and Noelle as they are the only characters that scale off his DEF buffs.

Even Yanfei can work for Wanderer if you’re gunning to do the Tankfei build on her. But if you try to insert her in an Itto team… well, we’re sure that Itto’s going to do what it takes to outshine her in the long run (and fail miserably).

Wanderer can also be inserted into a multitude of teams with Swirl-able elements that coincide with the buffs he can get.

Itto on the other hand, cannot function in a team that does not consist of Gorou, Bennett or Albedo, and Zhongli.

Should you save for the Raiden Shogun rerun or future banners?

Of course, not everyone will be looking to pull on this banner.

If you already have several DPS characters built or just don't like Wanderer or Itto as characters, then it's worth saving your Primogems for another character in a future banner.

One such character is the Raiden Shogun, who will be having her rerun alongside Kamisato Ayato in the second half of version 3.3.

The Raiden Shogun is one of the strongest characters in the game and is definitely worth having on your account.

She's already a top tier character even at low investment (C0 with an R5 The Catch, for example) but becomes absolute bonkers at high investment.

I can't think of anything that can stand against a C3 Raiden Shogun with R1 Engulfing Lightning in a Hypercarry lineup with Bennett, Kazuha, and Kujou Sara.

But the Raiden Shogun can also shine even as a sub DPS or support.

She can be the Superconduct trigger in a Eula team while also buffing her burst and solving any energy problems, be the Quicken trigger in a DPS Nahida team, or even go for a full Elemental Mastery build in a Hyperbloom lineup.

In short, the Raiden Shogun is one the very few characters in Genshin Impact that you can consider a must-pull.

Ayato is a couple of tiers below her, but is still more versatile then Wanderer or Itto due to the off-field damage and buffs he gives with his burst.

So, if you're hesitant to pull on this banner, resist the FOMO and save up for the next one.

If you're waiting for Alhaitham and Dehya's debuts or even a rerun for Hu Tao, Yelan, or Eula, then just stay strong.

Remember that you don’t have to feel pressured into picking any character who’s up on the limited banner. At the end of the day, play how you want to play, and pull for who you want to pull. Have fun!

Wanderer is featured in a double banner alongside Arataki Itto in the first half of Genshin Impact version 3.3. The current version is expected to run until mid-January 2023.

Yan Ku is a full-time dog parent, part-time (gacha) gamer, and part-time writer.

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