Blade is one of the most powerful characters coming to Honkai: Star Rail in the future. But when will you be able to get your hands on the Stellaron Hunter?
Those who’ve made it through Belobog and into the second major arc in Honkai: Star Rail will have already encountered the menacing Stellaron Hunter, Blade.
But those who want to get him on their team will need to wait a while.
When Is Blade Releasing in Honkai: Star Rail?
Blade’s release date in Honkai: Star Rail has now been confirmed as arriving in the 1.2 update.
Early leaks were correct about the character’s release window, which should be around mid July-early August. Blade will be releasing alongside fan-favorite Kafka in 1.2.
The V1.2 banners don’t have release dates yet but, going by previous updates, we expect Blade to arrive around the end of July 2023.
Blade will feature as one of the 5-Star characters available to roll for in his own banner. Players will have a 50/50 shot of getting him on their first 5-Star roll.
Should you be unlucky and acquire a different character first, Blade will always be the next 5-Star character – assuming you have the resources to roll another one.
For more information on this system, check out our guide to Pity in Honkai: Star Rail.
Is Blade Getting a Banner in Honkai: Star Rail?
Yes, as a new 5-Star character confirmed to be coming to the game, Blade is getting his own banner in Honkai: Star Rail.
And it’s not just Blade that’ll be available in his banner. It looks as though a new 4-Star character will be arriving alongside him!
Read More: Honkai: Star Rail Banner Schedule – Current & Next
Who Is Blade in Honkai: Star Rail?
Blade is a member of the Stellaron Hunters who, when we first meet him, has been captured by the Xianzhou Alliance.
A swordsman said to have ‘abandoned his body to become a blade,’ the character’s true name is unknown but he is not to be trifled with in combat.
Blade pledges loyalty to Stellaron leader Elio, AKA Destiny’s Slave. He also boasts a terrifying self-healing ability capable of keeping him fighting for longer.
Blade Combat Skills
Path: The Destruction
|Basic Attack||Shard Sword||Deals Wind DMG equal to 50%-130% of Blade’s ATK to a single enemy.|
|Skill||Hellscape||Consumes 30% of Blade’s Max HP to immediately Advance action forward by 100%. In addition, DMG increases by 12%, and Basic ATK “Shard Sword” is enhanced to “Forest of Swords”. If HP is insufficient, after using Skill, Blade’s HP will be reduced to 1. This Skill cannot regenerate Energy.|
|Ultimate||Death Sentence||Deals 28.8% of Blade’s ATK plus 72% of Max HP as Wind DMG to an enemy and adjacent targets, and 14.4% of Blade’s ATK plus 36% of Max HP as Wind DMG to adjacent targets. Additionally, sets Blade’s current HP to 50% of this Max HP.|
|Talent||Shuhu’s Gift||Deals 28.8% of Blade’s ATK plus 72% of Max HP as Wind DMG to an enemy and adjacent targets, and 14.4% of Blade’s ATK plus 36% of Max HP as Wind DMG to adjacent targets. Additionally, sets Blade’s current HP to 50% of this Max HP.|
|Technique||Karma Wind||Immediately attacks the enemy. After entering battle, consumes 20% of Blade’s Max HP and deals 40% of Blade’s Max HP as Wind DMG to all enemies.|
Wednesday 24th of May 2023
Self destruct char is always amusing to see. Gotta wait when omeone build blade with 7k hp, deal big f at dmg and lose like half of the hp