With slick turn-based combat, RPG character systems, and an overworld to explore in a new sci-fi setting, Honkai: Star Rail really brings its A game. Its launch version has a ton of content to play through and a whole lot of rewards to be had. There’s a lot going on in Honkai: Star Rail, so I’ve created this guide to cover all the main content currently in the game, what it’s for, and what rewards you get from completing it.
Main Story Quest (Trailblaze Missions)
The main storyline quests in Honkai: Star Rail are called Trailblaze Missions, and you’ll want to complete these as often as you can. Not only do they offer a compelling story but they are key to unlocking a lot of content, progressing to new worlds, and increasing your Trailblaze level. You also get plenty of items, EXP, and the premium currency Stellar Jade to buy Rail Passes to unlock new characters and Light Cones.
Companion Missions are special side missions involving specific characters. You learn more about them and spend time with them. Once you complete their missions, the characters periodically visit the Astral Express. Completing these missions rewards you with a healthy offering of EXP, items, and Stellar Jade, so I’d recommend doing all of these missions. Plus, they’re darn enjoyable for characters you like.
Adventure missions are generally smaller side missions. They’re often text-only, unlike the fully voiced Trailblaze or Companion missions. Some are enjoyable and others a bit of a chore, but most are still worth completing for their large Trailblaze EXP rewards. There may be points where your Trailblaze level is too low to continue the Trailblaze missions, so these missions help fill the gap and give the extra EXP you need to advance the story.
Boulder Town Super League Event
You can find this in your Travel Log, which is where most event content is located. It takes place in the Fight Club in Boulder Town on Jarilo-IV. You put together a team and take on various boxing weight classes in a series of battles with randomly picked opponents. You get random buffs that make you stronger as you complete fights, and the faster you win the battles, the more rewards you get at the end. These include items like character EXP books and Stellar Jade. Currently only the first round, Featherweight, is available.
The Aptitude Showcase is where you can try the characters featured on the current character event banner in the Warp section. You can see how they play in combat and get some items and Stellar Jade for your time. This is a brilliant way to see if new characters are worth spending your Rail Passes on or not.
This is one of the main pieces of content in the game. It currently features 6 Worlds in Herta’s Simulated Universe where you take on a series of battles and gain various boons and rewards as you progress. You can find out more about how the Simulated Universe works here. As you complete Simulated Universe runs you gain Stellar Jade for using Blessings and Curios that you haven’t used before. The rewards are quite substantial, with 30 Stellar Jade per new Curio and 80 Stellar Jade per 5-6 Blessings. There are currently 154 Blessing and 45 Curios to discover.
After beating an Elite or Boss in the Simulated Universe, you’ll need to spend 40 Trailblaze power (a resource that recharges over time and is spent on activities throughout the game) to claim the rewards, which include Trailblaze EXP and Relic sets that you can only obtain from the Simulated Universe.
There is also an ability tree that you level up with Ability Points earned from battles in the Simulated Universe. The Ability Tree allows you to obtain powerful buffs for your team to utilize while competing Simulated Universe content. It’s a great way to scale your team strength for the increasing challenges of the Worlds.
Each week, there are rewards you can earn from building up points by completing Worlds in the Simulated Universe, with more difficult Worlds awarding more points. Once you reach 7000 points, you’ll be able to obtain all of the rewards for the week, including tokens to spend on claiming Simulated Universe rewards in place of Trailblaze power, Stellar Jade, Rail Passes, and rare materials for leveling up things like Relics or Traces. There is also usually one or two Herta bonds that you can redeem in Herta’s store for 5-star rarity Light Cones, materials to upgrade those Light Cones, or standard Rail Passes.
Calyx Golden & Crimson
Calyx are set battles with difficulty tiers that unlock based on your Trailblaze level. Golden Calyx are where you can spend Trailblaze power to complete battles and earn EXP materials for both character leveling and Light Cone leveling, as well as Credits which are used in pretty much all leveling. Crimson Calyx are similar, except they’re specifically for earning Trace Materials that you’ll need to level up your character’s passive ability Trace Tree. You’ll be spending a lot of Trailblaze power running these to get the materials needed to max out each character.
Stagnant Shadows are tougher fights than Calyx and are where you obtain various Character Ascension Materials. These materials allow characters to ascend past the level caps when you have the required Trailblaze level to do so. You’ll only need to do these when a character reaches an ascension point.
Cavern of Corrosion
These tougher battles feature multiple enemy waves and are your main source of Relics (equipable items). Caverns of Corrosion provide the main Relic sets, which are each composed of four Relics. These have random stats, but can be game-changing if you roll the right stats as they can be a huge source of damage and survivability. You’ll spend a lot of time and Trailblaze power throughout Honkai: Star Rail trying to get amazing stats on the right Relic sets to make your characters incredibly strong. It’s an end game RNG gearing system similar to the one in Genshin Impact.
Echo of War
Echoes of War feature Boss battles that you’ve previously completed. There are currently two available, rewarding Trailblaze EXP and advanced Trace Materials to obtain major skill nodes. They also reward Relics, Light Cone Fragments that can be redeemed at the Messenger Store, and some excellent 4-star Light Cones. You can only complete these 3 times per week, and they reset each week.
Forgotten Hall is a huge source of Stellar Jade and is some of the most difficult of all the content in Honkai: Star Rail. Each memory stage is made up of up to two battles and each battle needs to be completed in as few turns as possible and without having a character downed. If you can do this, you’ll be rewarded with an assortment of materials, credits, Light Cone fragments, and a hefty 200 Stellar Jade if you complete the Memory Stage with all requirements met.
Daily Training and Daily Mission
You’ll want to complete these quick missions each day for a steady source of Stellar Jade. All you need is 500 points, and each objective rewards 100 – 200 points. There is always a short daily mission you can complete for 200 points, which generally takes only a couple of minutes.
These are challenges that you can complete as you play through Honkai: Star Rail and are typically related to playing certain content or leveling up characters, Light Cones, and Relics. There are four or five challenges per page, with each rewarding Trailblaze EXP and a selection of materials. After completing those challenges, you can claim the page rewards which include Stellar Jade, Leveling Materials, Relics, and Rail Passes. You’ll progress through these challenges naturally as you progress through the game.
This is the Battle Pass system in Honkai: Star Rail. The free tier has some good rewards, including Leveling Materials, Fuel (which is consumed to restore Trailblaze Power), advanced Trace materials, and a special item for crafting a 5-star Relic from a set of your choice. This item lets you choose the main stat, which is huge. You also get a ton more of all of those items if you purchase the Battle Pass, plus a choice of a premium Battle Pass-only Light Cones and a bunch of Stellar Jade at the end. There are daily, weekly, and Battle Pass period quests that you can complete to level up the Nameless Honor, and I’d highly recommend you do so.
Spread out across the worlds in Honkai: Star Rail are various puzzles, usually indicated by a puzzle icon. Each of these will generally offer a Treasure Chest, rewarding materials and Stellar Jade, so they are worth doing when you come across them as you travel around the overworld.
All over the various Worlds are treasure chests to find and collect. All of them contain a few materials, credits, and Stellar Jade, so they’re worth grabbing when you see them. The higher rarity chests that grant more Stellar Jade are often blocked by a stronger enemy that you’ll need to take down to claim the loot, but it’s well worth it.
Prime Gaming Rewards
Honkai: Star Rail has now joined the ranks of games offering free in-game rewards to Amazon Prime subscribers. The first bundle is now live and includes 60 Stellar Jade, 40,000 Credits, and 5 Refined Aether. If you’re a subscriber, make sure to claim this bundle and keep an eye out for future bundles.
There are currently two active codes that you can redeem right now here and they are as follows:
HSRVER10JYTGHC – 40 Stellar Jade, 10,000 Credits
STARRAILGIFT – 50 Stellar Jade, 2 Traveler’s Guide, 5 Bottled Soda, 10,000 Credits
That covers all the main content in Honkai: Star Rail version 1.05. Hopefully this guide will help you understand what everything does and what content is needed to get the strongest characters, the most Stellar Jade, and the Star Rail Passes to pull for those sweet 5-star characters! And if you’re looking for tips on how to tackle this content by upgrading your characters and making sure you have strong teams, check out our full range of guides toHonkai: Star Rail.
With the launch of Honkai: Star Rail less than 24 hours away, HoYoverse has revealed the full suite of events planned for the first version of the game. Since the initial reveal of the sci-fi RPG in late 2021, HoYoverse has built up plenty of hype surrounding the game through its multiple closed beta tests.Can you date in Honkai: Star Rail? ›
The Honkai Star Rail 1.0 banners are: Seele – Phase 1, five-star (Hunt: Quantum) Hook – Phase 1, four-star (Destruction: Fire) Pela – Phase 1, four-star (Nihility: Ice)Who is the female character in Honkai: Star Rail? ›
The player gets to choose either Stelle (female) or Caelus (male), along with their Receptacle Codename.What banner is after Seele? ›
|Banner name||5-Star character||Banner dates|
|Butterfly on Swordtip||Seele||26th April, 2023 to 17th May, 2023|
|Swirl of Heavenly Spear||Jing Yuan||17th May, 2023 to 6th June, 2023|
|Contract Zero||Silver Wolf||7th June, 2023 to 28th June, 2023|
|Laic Pursuit||Luocha||28th June, 2023 to 18th July, 2023|
Unfortunately, as of right now you can't be gay in Honkai Star Rail. Despite being an RPG with a large cast of characters, the game does not have any romance options at this time.Who is the strongest character in Honkai: Star Rail? ›
Tingyun. HoYoverse Energy generation helps in getting your character's ultimate in Honkai Star Rail. Tingyun is easily the best four-star character in Honkai Star Rail, thanks to her brilliant buffs for DPS characters. She can generate energy for allies and boost their damage for multiple turns.Does Starrail have romance? ›
When writing this guide, there is no romance system in Honkai Star Rail. While the game offers well-curated characters and NPCs, we don't have a romance system where players can go on dates, give gifts or indulge in other activities.Who is li sushang honkai? ›
Li Sushang is one of the protagonists of the 7 Swords Visual Novel. She is also a secondary character in the main game. She is the daughter of Qin Suyi, who was one of Fu Hua's disciples.What is the name of the male MC in Honkai: Star Rail? ›
What Are Trailblazer Canon Names in Honkai Star Rail? When you reach the main character selection in Honkai Star Rail, you can see that both Trailblazers have names: Male Protagonist – Receptacle Caelus. Female Protagonist – Receptacle Stelle.
“It is the first game launched by miHoYo after Genshin Impact, and the game has taken miHoYo four years [to develop], so everyone is watching it,” said Zhang Shule, an analyst at CBJ Think Tank.Is Bronya disabled? ›
As a result of staying in the quantum plane longer than intended, Bronya lost the ability to feel a wide range of emotions, required advanced legs prosthesis in order to move and had a biochip inserted in her brain to maintain survival.Who is the grey hair girl in honkai impact? ›
Alvitr has long, greyish violet hair that is tied into a ponytail alongside raspberry red eyes. She has a black choker with two straps that connect to her black and sea turquoise outfit with dull, golden buttons and strings.Is Yanqing a girl or boy? ›
Yanqing is a young boy with long blond hair tied back into a ponytail and golden eyes.Did Seele kiss Bronya? ›
Before leaving, Seele gifted Bronya with the robot Project Bunny 19c, who became Bronya's main weapon, and kissed her. "I gave you my first kiss, Bronya!Who is the 1st Herrscher? ›
|Order and Title||Identity|
|First Herrscher Herrscher of Reason||Welt Joyce (Deceased) Welt Yang (Former; Current as of A Post-Honkai Odyssey) Bronya Zaychik|
|Second Herrscher Herrscher of the Void||Sirin K-423 (Vessel)|
|Third Herrscher Herrscher of Thunder||Raiden Mei|
|Fourth Herrscher Herrscher of Wind||Wendy (Deceased)|
Welt Joyce was the first Herrscher in the current Era of Civilization. He was one of the founders of Anti-Entropy alongside Einstein, Tesla, and Planck. His name was given to him by Einstein. In the Anti-Entropy Visual Novel, Welt Joyce was revealed to be responsible for the destruction of Berlin in 1952.Whose banner is after Raiden? ›
|Banner name||5-Star character||4-Star characters|
|Reign of Serenity||Raiden||Kujou Sara, Sucrose, Xiangling|
|Drifting Luminescence||Kokomi||Beidou, Rosaria, Xinqiu|
|Farewell of Snezhnaya||Tartaglia (Childe)||Chongyun, Ningguang, Yanfei|
|Moment of Bloom||Hu Tao||Diona, Sayu, Thoma|
Banner Duration & Featured Contents
Cyno's Rerun Banner will be available during the first half of the 3.5 Update. His banner will be available on March 1, 2023, with the same release date as the 3.5 Update!
Following Xiao's banner, Geo gang leader Arataki Itto reruns for the first time with Kuki Shinobu.
Kiamei is the femslash ship between Mei Raiden and Kiana Kaslana from the Honkai fandom.Who is the green haired girl in Honkai? ›
Appearance. Before her MANTIS surgery, Mobius was a tall adult woman, often seen wearing a lab coat and glasses. Currently, Mobius has the appearance of a child, with long, curly, green hair that extends to her waist.Who is the pink haired girl in honkai impact 3? ›
Rozaliya is a short girl with long, slightly spiky pink hair with bangs slightly swept to the right and light blue eyes. She has a white and pink horn on the right side of her head and a white and pink tail that can be used as an additional limb for her.Who is the oldest character in Honkai? ›
Fu Hua is one of the oldest characters in Honkai Impact.Who is the villain in Honkai? ›
Type of Hostile Species
Houkai (or Honkai), also known as Collapse, are the titular central antagonists of Guns Girl Z and its sequel Honkai Impact 3rd.
Otto Apocalypse is a young-looking man with blond hair tied to the side. He keeps his blonde hair and green eyes in all of his Soulium bodies.Will Honkai ever have male characters? ›
There are currently nine male characters in Honkai: Star Rail that are already playable or have been confirmed by miHoYo to become playable soon.Are there men in Honkai impact? ›
Trivia. He is the first playable male in Honkai Impact 3rd. It is revealed that he is the first boy to ever enroll in St. Freya.Is Star Rail same universe as Honkai? ›
HoYoverse, the game studio that brought us Genshin Impact and Honkai Impact 3rd is all set to launch a new space fantasy RPG called Honkai: Star Rail. And if you are wondering, it is not a sequel to the Honkai Impact 3rd, even though they are set in the same universe.Who is Otto's girlfriend Honkai? ›
Otto's social rhetoric is mostly disguised, but his feelings for the childhood sweetheart, Kallen Kaslana, are genuine.
Her name is taken from "Silver Wolf of the Urals," an alias used by Bronya Zaychik in Honkai Impact 3rd.Who is the traitor in Honkai impact 3? ›
Eden states that Elysia rarely lied to anyone, but keeps a number of secrets to herself. Mobius, on the other hand, says that Elysia is a traitor.Who is Cecilia Honkai husband? ›
Cecilia Schariac was the wife of Siegfried Kaslana and the biological mother of Kiana Kaslana. She was the most powerful valkyrja ever known by Schicksal with an S-Rank but she was not the first to hold that title.Who is the blue haired guy in Honkai: Star Rail? ›
Chavez is an NPC in Honkai: Star Rail. He is a member of the Dark-Blue Scam Victims Association and can be found between some benches and an external Geomarrow lamp, on the Central Plaza in the Administrative District of Belobog, Jarilo-VI.Who is the child in Honkai: Star Rail? ›
Honkai Star Rail's Clara is a young girl who resembles Genshin Impact's Klee. She has no home and joined the prospectors in order to survive. You will often see her with the robot Svarog, who she inadvertently reactivated from a dormant relic.How old is miHoYo CEO? ›
|Born||1987 (age 35–36) Tian'qiao, Jinan, Shandong, China|
|Alma mater||Shanghai Jiao Tong University (BSc. & MSc.)|
|Occupation||Chairman & CEO of miHoYo|
who was zhongli based of in honkai | Fandom. Most likely fu hua.Was Fischl in Honkai first? ›
Fischl is a playable character in Honkai Impact 3rd. She is one of many main characters in the Honkai Impact 3rd and Genshin Impact collab.Who does Bronya love? ›
Bronya is attached to Mei, seeing her as an older sister, and remarks on how Mei is one of the only people who truly accepted her. She loves Mei enough to sacrifice her life for her, as seen when she burns the bio-chip in her brain to avoid hurting Mei.Is Seele in love with Bronya? ›
Seele's heart is full of gratitude and love for Bronya, taking this opportunity as an opportunity to form a friendship with Bronya and become close friends.
When Bronya shows off to Seele, Sin gets very annoyed; so when they're alone later, Sin pushes Bronya down some stairs and breaks her legs by stomping on them, saying that she won't let Bronya like Seele.
The fate of the original Kiana is currently unknown. Her relationship with her father has caused her to have little regard for men. Which has caused her to have a tsundere personality in a romantic relationship.Who is sister Kiana? ›
Kiana Sisters is the family between Kiana Kaslana and Bianka "Durandal" Ataegina from the Honkai fandom.What color is Eden Honkai hair? ›
Eden has long red hair, which she wears loose. Her eyes match her codename, being a deep yellow. She has a golden hairpin that goes from her left side to the back of her head; its golden chain leads to a brown bow. She also has an earring on that side.How old is Pela in Honkai? ›
Pela is the Intelligence Officer of the Silvermane Guards in Honkai: Star Rail. She uses the Ice element and is on the Nihility path. She's likely between 21 and 23 years old, and she's around 5'3" tall.How old is Arlan? ›
Exploring Arlan's age in Honkai Star Rail
He could be around 19 to 21 years old. Arlan and Asta are shown to have an amicable bond as they love spending time with the dog, Peppy. Hence, it can be concluded that both are around the similar age window of the early twenties.
The next Honkai Star Rail banner coming to the 1.1 update is 'Swirl of Heavenly Spear', which features the five-star character Jing Yuan.Will Honkai: Star Rail be p2w? ›
It's one thing for a video game to be free-to-play and another to be fair to all. Usually, players have certain advantages when choosing to spend real-life money. Some titles, however, can be predatory, making them “pay-to-win.” With Honkai Star Rail, this is not the case so far.Is Honkai: Star Rail in the same universe as Honkai Impact? ›
However, Star Rail and Honkai Impact take place in the same universe, so knowing the universe's lore helps a lot with figuring out exactly what is going on with the story.
Honkai: Star Rail beta release date
The final Honkai: Star Rail beta will release on February 10, 2023.
In the Honkai Impact 3rd game, the lowest rank will be B-Rank and the highest will be SSS-Rank.Who is the guy character in Honkai: Star Rail? ›
Trailblazer is the only character at the start of the game, who cannot be obtained elsewhere. Caelus is the male Trailblazer and Stelle is the female Trailblazer.How much is a 10 pull in Honkai: Star Rail? ›
The Monetization Of Honkai: Star Rail
Prices for differing amounts of Oneiric range from $0.99 to $99.99 USD, with $29.99 being the price for ten pulls' worth - although it should be noted purchasing any of the separate amounts of Oneiric for the first time will have doubled value.
Honkai Star Rail pity
The “hard pity” of Honkai Star Rail is 90 but there is a “soft pity” which is when the drop rate is very high that it almost guarantees you a light cone or character. This happens around the 70-80 summon mark and you can expect to get a 5-star drop by then.
Valkyries are predominantly female due to their greater adaptability and agility. There is a system which classifies the Valkyrja into ranks, the highest of which were the S, A, B, C and D-Ranks, in that descending order.Is Genshin based on Honkai? ›
Honkai: Star Rail and Genshin Impact are distinct products, even if they cater to overlapping audiences. It's just a matter of choosing between the different systems.Why is it called Honkai? ›
The word "Honkai" based on the Japanese 崩壊 (ほうかい, "collapse" or "decay"), pronounced "hōkai", which is the direct translation of the Chinese 崩坏 (bēng huài) used in the original Chinese title. The "Impact" part of the title is absent from both the Chinese and Japanese versions, and is only used in English marketing.Has honkai ended? ›
Honkai Impact 3rd, the game that made HoYoverse what it is today, has reached the final leg of its first volume — ending the six-year long journey for protagonist Kiana Kaslana.How much gb is honkai impact 3? ›
Storage: 15 GB available space.
|Main Story||6||16h 49m|
|Main + Extras||11||50h 45m|
|All PlayStyles||19||46h 19m|