A Complete Guide To Honkai: Star Rail

Honkai: Star Rail is one of the most popular open-world RPG games where you play as the Trailblazer who joins the Astral Express to quell the Stellaron crisis. Starting from Herta Space Station, you’ll journey through multiple planets and immerse yourself in a unique experience for each planet you set foot on.


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It’s an anime-styled game where you’ll meet tons of beautifully-designed characters and play as them if you’re lucky enough. Apart from the main story, you’ll also have endgame combat-type mechanics that give you a reason to keep playing even if you’re already done with the main content.

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Current And Upcoming Banners In Honkai: Star Rail

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At the start of the game, you’ll see up to four banners on the wishing screen of the game. These include the Departure Warp, Stellar Warp, Character Event Banner, and Light Cone Event Banner. For more information on these banners and the overall wish system, check out our gacha system guide.

The Character and Light Cone Event Banners feature limited items that change every 21 days. Here are the currently featured items on the banners in Honkai: Star Rail:

Character Event Warp: Foreseen, Foreknown, Foretold – Until October 10

Featured Five-Star Character

Fu Xuan

Featured Four-Star Character

Lynx, Hook, Pela

Light Cone Event Warp: Brilliant Fixation – Until October 10

Featured Five-Star Light Cone

She Already Shut Her Eyes

Featured Four-Star Light Cone

Perfect Timing, Trend of the Universal Market, Under the Blue Sky

The first limited-time banner for each update comes at the same time for every server.

On the other hand, the second banner arrives at different times based on your server clock.

Upcoming Limited-Time Banners

Featured Characters

Jingliu, Topaz and Numby

Featured Light Cones

TBD

Stellar Warp Banner

Stellar Warp is the standard banner in Honkai: Star Rail that stays in the game permanently. It’s recommended to save your Stellar Jades for the limited banners and only pull here if you get free Star Rail Passes.

Five-Star Characters

Bailu, Bronya, Clara, Gepard, Himeko, Welt, Yanqing

Four-Star Characters

March 7th, Dan Heng, Arlan, Asta, Herta, Natasha, Serval, Pela, Sampo, Hook, Sushang, Qingque, Tingyun

  • Getting Started With Honkai: Star Rail

    Honkai Star Rail Two Main Characters Beside Each Other

    If you’ve recently started playing Honkai: Star Rail, you might have a bunch of questions. The game floods you with multiple quests, exploration puzzles, and special mechanics that’ll keep you busy for many hours. Here’s everything you need to know while you’re getting started:

    • Beginner Guides

      Honkai Star Rail Kafka Super Close To Trailblazer

      These general guides will give you information about the gacha system, combat system, and other important mechanics that you need to learn from early on in the game.

    • Understanding The Characters

      Honkai Star Rail Bronya And Seele Cool Poses

      As you progress in the main story, you’ll meet plenty of main characters with beautiful anime-styled designs. You can play most of these characters in the game, and all of them have their unique path, element, and Traces. 

      Since the resources are quite scarce for free-to-play and low-spending players, you’ll have to choose the characters you want to upgrade. Here’s everything that can help you with that: 

  • Honkai: Star Rail Character Guides

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    After progressing the game for a bit, each character will have a Light Cone, Relic, and Traces screen. You can only trigger a Light Cone’s special passive if your character’s path is the same as the Light Cone. Here, you’ll find in-depth articles for every character.

    • Best Build And Light Cones

      Honkai Star Rail Kafka With Glowing Eyes

      Apart from choosing a character’s best Light Cone and Relics, you also have to pay attention to the Trace priority so that you can save some resources. These character-specific guides will tell you all about that:

    • Best Team Members

      Honkai Star Rail Welt And Trailblazer

      You can have a team of up to four characters in Honkai: Star Rail, and the game gives you complete freedom of using any characters you want. Although, some characters can synergize quite well with each other, making them great team members.

  • Simulated Universe

    Honkai Star Rail Herta With Simulated Universe

    Simulated Universe is one of the endgame contents in Honkai: Star Rail, but you’ll unlock it quite early in the game. It’ll be unlocked when you’re close to finishing the Herta Space Station main story. Apart from one-time rewards, you can get up to 85 Stellar Jades here every week

    Here’s everything you need to know about it:

  • Nameless Honor

    Honkai Star Rail Aeon Of Abundance

    The Battle Pass of Honkai: Star Rail is called the Nameless Honor. It resets every time there’s a new update, and you can achieve up to 50 levels with a special reward on each level. There’s also a Premium Tier that can be bought with real money, and it’s one of the best places to get resources.

     

  • Honkai: Star Rail Walkthroughs

    Honkai Star Rail Kafka With Card In Hand

    As you progress in the main story, you’ll unlock many Companion and Adventure missions in Honkai: Star Rail. Most of these missions are quite straightforward, but some of them might be hard to finish. Here are all the quest walkthroughs involving puzzles in the game:

  • Exploration

    Honkai Star Rail Warp Trotter In Xianzhou Luofu

    Each planet in the game is divided into multiple sections, and you can see the total chests of each section when you’re on its map. These chests don’t include Puzzles and Formidable Foes chests as they’re already marked on the map.

    Here’s everything you’ll need to know when it comes to exploration in Honkai: Star Rail:

  • The Lore Of Honkai: Star Rail

    Genshin Impact Small Banner WIth Kafka And Nanook

    Many people got attracted to Honkai: Star Rail after seeing beautiful cutscenes in the trailer and the story. Hoyoverse is known for curating phenomenal stories, which entices players to pull for every character even if they don’t need them. 

    Ever since the Trailblazer’s story begins in Herta Space Station, you’ll slowly visit different planets and learn more about the universe and how you can save it.

  • The Lore Of Honkai: Star Rail

    Genshin Impact Small Banner WIth Kafka And Nanook

    Many people got attracted to Honkai: Star Rail after seeing beautiful cutscenes in the trailer and the story. Hoyoverse is known for curating phenomenal stories, which entices players to pull for every character even if they don’t need them. 

    Ever since the Trailblazer’s story begins in Herta Space Station, you’ll slowly visit different planets and learn more about the universe and how you can save it.

  • The Lore Of Honkai: Star Rail

    Genshin Impact Small Banner WIth Kafka And Nanook

    Many people got attracted to Honkai: Star Rail after seeing beautiful cutscenes in the trailer and the story. Hoyoverse is known for curating phenomenal stories, which entices players to pull for every character even if they don’t need them. 

    Ever since the Trailblazer’s story begins in Herta Space Station, you’ll slowly visit different planets and learn more about the universe and how you can save it.

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