Skip to Content

Best Dan Heng Build – Honkai: Star Rail

No one can escape the Knight's Spear.

Dan Heng is a great Main DPS character in Honkai: Star Rail that uses the Wind element to provide powerful attacks that can take down powerful foes.

He isn’t as powerful as some 5-Star Main DPS characters, but he can hold his own with the right team and build.

Since he is a free 4-Star character, it’s likely players can benefit from building him up early on in Honkai Star Rail.

Who is Dan Heng?

Dan Heng is the Astral Express’ guard in Honkai: Star Rail. He uses his spear, known as the Cloud-Piercer, to function as a Main DPS for players.

He joined the Express Crew to run from a past he doesn’t wish to remember, but it’ll likely catch back up to him at some point in the story.

Dan Heng functions best as a Main DPS but sometimes struggles to reach high DMG numbers on his own. It’s best to pair him with a team that can amplify his damage and builds his attack/crit rate.

  • How to Obtain – Free Unit
  • Role – The Hunt
  • Element – Wind
  • Voice Actor:
    • English – Nicholas Leung
    • Japanese – Ito Kent

Best Dan Heng Honkai Star Rail Build & Team Comp

The best Dan Heng Main DPS build in Honkai Star Rail uses the In the Night Light Cone to boost his Crite Rate, Basic ATC, and Skill DMG to overpower single enemies with powerful attacks.

  • Light Cone – In the Night
  • Relics:
    • Eagle of Twilight Line (4 Set)
    • Celestial Differentiator (2 Set)

Below we’ll break down the best team to use with Dan Heng to maximize his power and how players should use him during a battle.

The best team to build around Dan Heng includes:

ImageCharacter ElementRolePlaystyle
Dan Heng Honkai Star RailDan Heng (The Hunt)WindMain DPSAs the Main DPS, Dan Heng will aid the team by bringing down powerful foes and using his Skill to reduce enemy SPD with every Critical Hit. His Ultimate damage increases when the target's SPD is lowered.
BronyaBronya (The Harmony)WindSupportBronya is one of the best units to use in Honkai Star Rail, and can her Skill increases the DMG of her allies and allows them to take action immediately. She also increases the effectiveness of Dan Heng due to her Wind trait.
BailuBailu (The Abundance) LightningHealerSince this team is already very attack-oriented, Bailu can help heal you and your team and revive one downed ally per encounter.
Welt Honkai Star RailWelt (The Nihility)ImaginarySub DPSDan Heng is powerful against single targets, so Welt assists with some crowd-control abilities. Welt’s Ultimate allows him to Imprison enemies, which delays their actions and reduces their SPD.

Welt is one of the 5-Star characters players can obtain from the Departure Warp in Honkai: Star Rail. But there are plenty of other characters that players can test out instead of Welt.

There is a way to guarantee yourself a 5-Star character of your choice to ensure you add Welt to your team eventually.

Most Powerful Dan Heng Light Cones

When you choose a Light Cone for Dan Heng, you need to prioritize increasing your critical rate to increase the chance of slowing your opponent and powering up your Ultimate.

In the Night

ImageLight ConePathRarity Effects
In the Night Light ConeIn the NightThe Hunt★★★★★Increases the wearer's CRIT Rate by 12%/15%/18%/21%/24%. While the wearer is in battle, for every 10 SPD that exceeds 100, increase the wearer's Basic ATK and Skill DMG by 6%/7.5%/9%/10.5%/12%, and increase the CRIT DMG of their Ultimate by 8%/10%/12%/14%/16%. This effect can stack up to 8 time(s).

When you attack with Dan Heng, you want to focus on the most powerful target so that you can apply your debuffs and properly use your Ultimate.

Dan Heng’s Ultimate Ethereal Dream boosts the DMG multiplier whenever the enemy is Slowed. This is why In the Night really fleshes out this build.

It offers a higher critical chance, improving the odds of Dan Heng’s Knight Spear Technique: Torrent to use its skill to reduce the target’s speed for two turns.

Only Silence Remains

ImageLight ConePathRarity Effects
Only Silence Remains Light ConeOnly Silence RemainsThe Hunt★★★★Increase ATK of its wearer by 16%/20%/24%/28%/32%. If there are 2 or fewer enemies on the field, increases wearer's CRIT Rate by 12%/15%/18%/21%/24%.


ImageLight ConePathRarity Effects
Swordplay Honkai Star RailSwordplayThe Hunt★★★★For each time the wearer hits the same target, DMG dealt increases by 8%/10%12%/14%/16%, stacking up to 5 time(s). The stack effect will be reset when the wearer changes targets.

But if you don’t happen to stumble on any of these, there is still plenty of Light Cones to choose from that may suit your playstyle.

Best Relics for Dan Heng Main DPS Build

ImageRelicSet Items Needed4 Set Bonus2 Set Bonus Where to Obtain
Eagle of Twilight LaneEagle of Twilight Lane Set4After the wearer uses Ultimate. their action is Advanced Forward by 25%. Increases Wind DMG by 10%. Cavern of Corrosion, Weekly Bosses, or Relic Synthesize.
Celestial DifferntiatorCelestial Differentiator2 Not UsedIncreases the wearer's CRIT Rate by 8%. When the wearer's current CRIT Rate reaches 80% or higher, the wearer's Basic ATK and Skill DMG increase by 20%.Cavern of Corrosion, Weekly Bosses, or Relic Synthesize.

Share your thoughts, or ask a question: