With Honkai: Star Rail’s release date finally confirmed, and the Final Closed Beta’s recent conclusion, players might be wondering about some of the game’s mechanics. In particular, what exactly do the things on the Character screen mean? You are in luck, as in this Honkai: Star Rail guide, we will be going through the various things on the Character screen, like the light cones, relics, traces, and more.
When players enter the Character screen, they encounter five tabs, each pertaining to the character on their screen. If you’ve played Genshin Impact before, then this will be much easier. After all, some of these features are similar to Genshin Impact. We will be going through each of these tabs in turn.
Players see this tab by default when entering the character screen. This contains general details about the selected character, like their name, Path, Stats, Skills, equipped Light Cone, and more. The visible stats include things such as their HP, ATK, DEF, Speed, Crit Rate, and Crit DMG. These are all stats that affect your character during battles. The player can also select More Stats, which goes into more detail about the character’s stats and how many bonus stats they have.
Players can also click on the Skill tab beside Stats to get a glance at the character’s Active and Passive skills. All Characters have five skills:
Basic ATK: The character’s basic attack
Skill: The character’s special battle skill
Talent: The character’s passive skill
Technique: The character’s exploration skill
Ultimate: The character’s Ultimate battle skill
Players can click on each of these skills to read what they do.
The Light Cone is your character’s “Weapon” in Honkai: Star Rail, and is one of their main sources of stats. Each Light Cone gives the character a certain amount of HP, ATK, and DEF. It will also give the character a Passive Ability, which empowers them in various ways. This includes strengthening shields and heals, increasing the Character’s ATK or Crit Rate, and more. These Light Cones can be leveled up to provide more stats and can be Superimposed with copies of themselves to improve the Passive Ability.
The Light Cone must match the Character’s Path for it to be equipped to them.
Traces are where the player can improve a character’s skills, as well as give them various stat buffs. It functions similarly to a skill tree, where players must buy previous nodes on the tree before going to the next ones. Upgrading this is important, as improved numbers are always good in an RPG. The player will unlock more upgrades on the Traces as they ascend the Character more.
The “Artifacts” of Honkai: Star Rail, Relics improve various stats on your Character. Other than the usual HP, ATK, and DEF that you get from Light Cones, the Character can also receive additional stats on their Crit rate and Damage, outgoing healing, Break Effect, and more. Not only that, but Relics have a Set Effect, which normally activates when you have either two or four of the same relic set equipped. This gives the Character powerful passive abilities, such as improved healing, increased shield strength, and more.
Alongside Relics are the Planar Ornaments, consisting of a Planar Sphere and a Link Rope, which are similar to Relics but only have a max of two per set. These also have their own set bonus. This means can have a maximum of three sets of bonuses: Up to two from Relics, and one from the Planar Ornaments. Players can farm relics from Caverns of Corrosion. Caverns of Corrosion are this game’s version of Genshin Impact’s Artifact domains. Planar Ornaments, on the other hand, can be found from the Simulated Universe.
Eidolons are similar to the Constellations of Genshin Impact and are improved by getting multiple copies of a character. The second to the seventh copy of a Character rewards the player with that player’s Eidolon, which they can then use to upgrade it. The Eidolons give strong buffs to the Character, such as improved damage on their skills, additional effects on their Ultimate, or even on their basic attacks. You must, however, activate the Eidolons in sequence. This means you can’t just jump to the powerful Eidolons in the end.
That’s it for this Honkai: Star Rail guide about the Character screen. Honkai: Star Rail comes out on April 26, 2023. It will be available on iOS, Android, and PC via the official launcher and the Epic Games Store. Players interested in playing this game can pre-register on the game’s website, with rewards unlocking as more players pre-register. For more gaming news from us, you can check out our gaming news articles.
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