Yanqing - Honkai: Star Rail Build Guide
Yangqing is an important character in Honkai Star Rail. He’s a 5-star Ice character, and if fully built and leveled up, he will be able to dominate even the toughest of battles in the game.
Here are some crucial aspects to know about the Yanqing Honkai Star Rail build guide. Let’s take a look now.
Who is Yanqing in Honkai Star Rail?
- Rarity: 5-star
- Gender: Male
- Element: Ice
- Path: The Hunt
As a 5-star Ice character, Yanqing Honkai Star Rail wields the enormous power of ice. He belongs to the path of The Hunt, which means that this icy swordsman excels at single-target damage. Plus, he’s also really brilliant in blitz battles.
Notably, Yanqing is one of the DPS carriers capable of clearing later Forgotten Hall and Memory of Chaos floors pretty easily. That’s why it’s not exaggerated to say that this icy swordsman is a robust unit that can fit into most teams in need of an ST damage dealer.
And the great news is that Yanqing's kit is relatively easy to build. However, you still need to be careful while building this 5-star Ice character so that you won’t get any wasted stats.
How do you get Yanqing Honkai Star Rail?
Players can obtain Yanqing in Honkai Star Rail from any character banner type in the game, including the Departure Warp banner, the Stellar Warp banner, and Character Event Warp banners.
Since Yanqing is a 5-star character, it could take a while to get him, particularly if luck is not really on your side. However, the great news is that Yanqing is absolutely available in the limited Character Event banners.
Without a doubt, Honkai Star Rail Yanqing is powerful. In addition to revolving around dealing ice damage to different single targets, Yanqing’s kit also has the power to land critical hits whenever possible in order to trigger freeze effects as well as follow-up attacks.
When invested enough, he can deal plenty of single-target damage, especially if you pair this 5-star character with a solid Harmony character like Tinyun or Broyna to buff him. (Details about the best team comp for Yanqing will be revealed later on in this post, so keep reading to find out.)
Here are more details about the attacks and passive skills of Yanqing Honkai Star Rail:
Frost Thorn (Basic Attack)
Yanqing’s Basic Attack is Frost Thorn, which deals Ice Damage equivalent to 50% of Yanqing’s ATK to a single opponent.
Darting Ironthorn (Skill)
Yanqing’s Skill is Darting Ironthorn, which deals Ice Damage equivalent to 110% of Yanqing’s ATK to one enemy and also activates Soulsteel Sync for 01 turn.
Amidst the Raining Bliss (Ultimate)
This ability increases Yanqing’s critical rate by up to 60%. If Soulsteel Sync is activated, Yanqing’s critical damage increases by an additional 30% for 01 turn before dealing ice damage equivalent to 210% of Yanqing’s attack to a single enemy.
One with the Sword (Talent)
With his Talent, Yanqing Honkai Star Rail will be less likely to experience enemy attacks when Soulsteel Sync is active. It also increases Yangqing’s critical rate and critical damage by 15.0% each.
Plus, after Yanqing attacks an enemy, this icy swordsman has a 50% chance of performing a follow-up attack, which deals ice damage equivalent to 25% of his ATK to the enemy (this comes with a 65.0% chance to freeze the enemy for 01 turn).
Note that the Frozen target is unable to take action and takes additional ice damage equivalent to 25.0% of Yanqing’s attack at the start of each turn. If Yanqing receives damage, the Soulsteel Sync effect will also go away.
The One True Sword (Technique)
With this technique activated, Yanqing deals 30% additional damage to enemies whose current HP is high.
Frost Favors The Brave (Trace Ascension)
With Soulsteel Sync activated, this bonus ability increases Yanqing’s Effect Resistance by 20%.
Icing On The Kick (Trace Ascension)
When Yangqing attacks, this bonus ability deals extra ice DMG equivalent to 30.0% of his ATK to targets that are weak to Ice.
Gentle Blade (Trace Ascension)
When a critical hit is triggered, this bonus ability increases Yanqing’s speed by 10% for 2 turns.
Yanqing’s Eidolons in Honkai Star Rail
Like any other character in the game, Yangqing Honkai Star Rail also has a set of 06 Eidolons that are able to buff his kit. It’s also important to keep in mind that though Yanqing’s Eidolons do not necessarily make him overpowered, players can change Yanqing build based on these 06 Eidolons, and here are some details about them:
Eidolon Level 1: Svelte Saber
Deals additional Ice DMG equivalent to 60% of Yanqing’s attack when he hits a frozen enemy.
Eidolon Level 2: Supine Serenade
Increases Energy Regeneration Rate by an extra 10.0% when Soulsteel Sync is active.
Eidolon Level 3: Sword Savant
Increases Skill level by +2, up to a max level of 15.
Also increases the basic ATK level by +1, up to a max level of 10.
Eidolon Level 4: Searing Sting
When Yanqing’s current HP percentage is at least 80% of his maximum HP, his ice RES PEN (resistance penetration) increases by 12%.
Eidolon Level 5: Surging Strife
Increases Ultimate level by +2, up to a max level of 15.
Talent level also increases by +2, up to a max level of 15.
Eidolon Level 6: Swift Swoop
If an enemy is defeated while Yanqing is receiving buffs from his Ultimate, these buffs’ duration will increase by one turn.
What are the best light cones for Yanqing?
The best Light Cone that should be used for Yanqing Honkai Star Rail is Sleep Like the Dead. By equipping this weapon on Yanqing, his critical damage increases by 30%. Also, when Yanqing’s basic ATK and Skill don’t result in a critical hit, his critical rate increases by 40% for 01 turn. Note that this effect can trigger once every three turns.
However, if you don’t have Sleep Like the Dead, alternatives like River Flows In Spring or In The Night are also well worth using for Yanqing.
As for River Flows In Spring, this Light Cone increases the wearer’s speed and damage output upon entering battle. But the buff will go away for one turn when you get hit. However, thanks to Yanqing’s Talent, which reduces his chances of getting hit by enemies, this 4-star Light Cone is a great option to equip on Yanqing.
It’s also a good idea to use In The Night for Yanqing. This Light Cone increases Yanqing’s critical rate by 18% and enhances his Basic ATK, Ultimate Damage, and Skill based on his current speed.
If none of the above Light Cones are available for you, you can also use Darting Arrow on Yanqing to get an attack boost after defeating an enemy.
What are the best Relics and Planar Ornaments for Yanqing?
As the best build for Yanqing Honkai Star Rail involves buffing his ATK, Ice DMG, and Crit Rate, the best Relic set for this 5-star character should be Hunter of Glacial Forest, which is greatly suited to lots of ice-wielding characters. The following is a breakdown of this Relic set:
- 2-piece: It increases Yanquing’s Ice DMG by 10%.
- 4-piece: After the wearer’s Ultimate is released, their critical damage is also increased by 25% for 2 turns.
However, if you don’t have Hunter of Glacial Forest, Musketeer of Wild Wheat and Inert Salsotto are also good options to consider.
As for the best Planar Ornament set, it’s a good idea to pick Space Sealing Station, which will further buff Yanqing’s ATK, especially if you have any other equipment or characters to buff his speed.
With Space Sealing Station 2-piece equipped, this relic set increases Yanqing’s ATK by 12%. If Yanqing’s speed reaches 120 or even higher, his ATK also increases by another 12%.
What Is The Best Team Comp For Yanqing?
The best comp for Yanqing in Honkai Star Rail should include Gepard, Pela, and Bronya. This combination, with Gepard’s Skill and Pela’s Effect Hit Rate, will ideally help take advantage of the Freeze application.
Another composition to consider is Yanqing, Fire Trailblazer, Bronya, and Tingyun. The Support characters in this comp will grant Yanqing damage and attack buffs, while Fire Trailblazer helps shield him or taunt enemies.
Now that you know all the essential aspects of the best build for Yanqing Honkai Star Rail. In short, Yanqing is a solid 5-star Ice character who excels at single-target damage.
The best build for this character should mainly involve buffing attack, ice damage, and critical rate. Besides, the best of the best Light Cone for this icy swordsman should be Sleep Like the Dead (5-star). Also, the best Relic and Planar Ornament sets for him are Hunter of Glacial Forest (4 pieces) and Space Sealing Station (2 pieces) respectively.