What Is The Best Jing Yuan Honkai Star Rail Build?
Jing Yuan is extremely powerful. He shines so brightly in multi-target situations, excelling at dealing with a lot of enemies simultaneously. Aside from that, Jing Yuan is also known as one of the best AoE units in the game.
Of course, as with any other powerful unit in Honkai Star Rail, Jing Yuan is also heavily dependent on having the best build if you want to take advantage of his full power. So, what is the best Jing Yuan Honkai Star Rail build? This article will let you know right now; simply read on to find out.
About Jing Yuan & his playstyle
- Rarity: 5-star
- Element: Lightning
- Path: Erudition
Jing Yuan is a 5-star lightning character. He treads the Erudition path, specializing in dealing multi-target damage.
Without a doubt, he is a very strong DPS with amazing crowd control and utility. Along with his own damage, Jing Yuan also has the great assistance of Lightning Lord, who’s able to take their own turn and deal decent damage.
Jing Yuan release date
Players have the chance to unlock Jing Yuan Honkai Star Rail in his banner, Swirl of Heavenly Spear, which was rolled out on May 17, 2023.
But please note that he can be obtained for just a brief span of time. To be more specific, Jing Yuan’s Honkai Star Rail banner is set to end on June 7, 2023, meaning that you and other players have 03 weeks to pull him from the game.
The best Jing Yuan Honkai Star Rail build
Jing Yuan Honkai Star Rail is a pretty simple character to build. Here’s a quick guide to the best build for this 5-star lightning character.
The five-star Before Dawn is considered the best Light Cone for Jing Yuan, which enhances the wearer's crit damage by 36% (or even up to 60%). In addition, this Light Cone also helps increase skill and ultimate damage by 18% (or even up to 30%). However, it’s worth noting that you can obtain this Light Cone through the Light Cone Event Warp.
So, if you don’t have Before Dawn, the 4-star Light Cone options, The Birth of the Self and The Seriousness of Breakfast, are decent alternatives.
The Seriousness of Breakfast enhances the damage dealt by 12%–24% as well as increases ATK by 4%–8% for any defeated enemy for up to three times. As for the Birth of the Self, it helps boost follow-up attack damage by 24%, providing massive values for Lightning Lord.
Players can equip Jing Yuan Honkai Star Rail with 06 relics in total (02 from the Simulated Universe sets and the rest from one of the standard sets).
However, the best Relic set for him is Band of Sizzling Thunder. The following is the set bonus for Band of Sizzling Thunder:
- 2-piece bonus: Increase Lightning DMG by 10%.
- 4-piece bonus: When the wearer’s Skill is used, their ATK is enhanced by 20% for 1 turn.
Another alternative to consider is Musketeer of Wild Wheat. You can swap out two pieces for this Relic set to increase attack by 10%.
As for Planar Ornaments, the best option for Jing Yuan Honkai Star Rail is Space Sealing Station, which provides the wearer with a 12% ATK boost and gives an extra boost of up to 12% upon reaching 120 SPD.
If this Space Sealing Station is not your choice, Inert Salsotto is also a great option, especially if you’d like to crit often.
Jing Yuan in Honkai Star Rail: Abilities and Eidolons
The following are details about the combat abilities of Jing Yuan as well as the Eidolons that players can upgrade him with (if they acquire additional copies).
Jing Yuan’s Abilities in Honkai Star Rail
- Basic Attack: Glistening Light
Jing Yuan deals lightning damage equivalent to 50% of his attack stats to a target enemy.
- Skill: Glistening Light
Deals Lightning damage equivalent to 50% of Jing Yuan’s attack stats to all enemies while also enhancing Lightning-Lord's attack count by 2 for the next turn.
- Talent: Prana Extirpated
Summon Lightning-Lord, which has 60 base speed and 03 Hits Per Action, at the start of battle.
When Lightning-Lord attacks, its hits deal 33% of Jing Yuan’s attack stats to a random enemy; plus, adjacent enemies also receive lightning damage equivalent to 25% of the damage dealt to the target enemy.
The Lightning-Lord's attack count can reach a maximum of 10. Whenever Lightning-Lord's attack count increases by 1, its speed increases by 10. And as soon as the Lightning-Lord's action ends, both its speed and attack count return to their base values.
However, it’s worth noting that the Lightning-Lord disappears when Jing Yuan is knocked down. Also, when he’s affected by a Crowd Control debuff, well, Lightning-Lord can't act as well.
- Ultimate: Lightbringer
Deals Lightning damage equivalent to 120% of Jing Yuan’s attack stats to all enemies while also enhancing Lightning-Lord's attack count by 3 for the next turn.
- Technique: Spirit Invocation
Upon using this Technique, Lightning-Lord's attack count is increased by 3 in the first turn at the start of the next battle.
Eidolons of Jing Yuan Honkai Star Rail all help increase his power by several folds.
- Eidolon Level 1: Slash, Seas Split
When Lightning-Lord attacks, the damage multiplier on any adjacent enemies is increased by 25% of the damage multiplier against the target enemy.
- Eidolon Level 2: Swing, Skies Squashed
After Lightning-Lord takes action, Jing Yuan’s Basic Attack, Ultimate, and Skill will gain a 20% damage increase for two turns.
- Eidolon Level 3: Strike, Suns Subdued
Enhances Jing Yuan’s Ultimate level by +2 to a maximum of level 15. Also, his basic attack gains an increase of +1 to a maximum of level 10.
- Eidolon Level 4: Spin, Stars Sieged
For any hit that Lightning-Lord performs, Jing Yuan will regenerate 02 Energy.
- Eidolon Level 5: Stride, Spoils Sieged
Jing Yuan’s Talent and Skill get increased by +2, up to a maximum of level 15.
- Eidolon Level 6: Sweep, Souls Slain
Any hit that Lightning-Lord performs will make the target enemy vulnerable. In the state of Vulnerable, the enemies will receive 12% extra damage until the end of Lightning- Lord's current turn, up to a maximum of three times.
What is the best team comp for Jing Yuan?
Gepard and Tingyun are among the best partners for Jing Yuan Honkai Star Rail. Since this 5-star Lightning character is quite a self-sufficient unit, it’s a good idea to combine him with others who are capable of assisting on the battlefield as much as possible.
That’s why Gepard and Tingyun, along with Natasha, seem to be among the best team partners with Jing Yuan and his Light-Lord in the game.
In this team, while Natasha takes on the role of healer, Gepard will be the primary tank, and Tingyun will be in charge of providing buffs to Jing Yuan.
If you do not have Gepard or Tingyn, you can replace them with Bronya and Fire Trailblazer, respectively. Besides, if you lack Natasha, Bailu is also a great substitute option for the healer slot, but, as you know, Natasha can cleanse debuffs while Bailu can’t.
Now that you know what the best Jing Yuan Honkai Star Rail build is. As you can see, this 5-star lightning character is pretty simple to build.
Jing Yuan is really powerful, especially when it comes to dealing with groups of enemies through his lightning damage. More importantly, Jing Yuan also has Lightning Lord by his side, providing him with lots of efficient assistance in the battle. In a nutshell, it makes sense to build Jing Yuan with plenty of attacks and crits, as well as to buff his Lightning DMG to make the attacks hit harder.