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Honkai Star Rail Relic Guide: How to Get & Use

A Trailblazer never leaves the space train without their gear!

Relics in Honkai: Star Rail allow players to bring up the stats of their favorite characters and push their skills to their limits.

Once you’ve unlocked the Relic system by progressing through the story, you’ll start to obtain them from various missions and in-game objectives.

Unlike the characters and Light Cones which require a stroke of luck to obtain, players can actually choose which Relics they go after.

What Are Relics in Honkai Star Rail?

Relics are items that players can equip to boost their stats and gain certain set bonuses. There are six Relic slots in Honkai Star Rail and characters can equip one of each.

This means each character can hold up to a maximum of six relics. Players that equip Relics from the same set will also activate unique set bonuses.

Relics provide two different types of boosts. There are some relic types that always give the same stat a boost and others where the main stat boosted is randomly determined by RNG.

Here are the types of Relic and what main stat they are tied to:

Relic TypeMain Stats
Head• HP – Flat
Hands• ATK – Flat
Body• HP%
• ATK%
• DEF%
• CRIT Rate%
• Outgoing Healing Boost%
• Effect Hit Rate%
Feet• HP%
• ATK%
• DEF%
• Speed – Flat
Planar Sphere• HP%
• ATK%
• DEF%
• Physical DMG Boost%
• Quantum DMG Boost%
• Imaginary DMG Boost%
• Fire DMG Boost%
• Ice DMG Boost%
• Lightning DMG Boost%
• Wind DMG Boost%
Link Rope• HP%
• ATK%
• DEF%
• Break Effect%
• Energy Regen Rate%

Each Relic can also have up to a total of four sub-stats that players can use to craft their playstyle for each of the many characters in Honkai: Star Rail.

It is important to understand how these relics affect your build because they can make all the difference in battle.

But before you focus on obtaining a Relic, make sure you already pulled your favorite character from the current Honkai: Star Rail Warp Banner.

All Honkai Star Rail Relic Sets & Effects

There are 20 Relic sets that players can find in Honkai Star Rail. Each piece of the Relic can be found within a Rarity of 2 to 5 Stars.

5 Star Relics are the best in the game, and will offer players exceptional boost but are very rare.

In-Game IconRelicSet Amount2 Set Bonus 4 Set BonusMost Compatible Characters
Sizzling Thunder RelicBand of Sizzling Thunder4 Set PiecesIncreases Lightning DMG by 10%.When the wearer uses Skill, increases the wearer's ATK by 20% for 1 turn(s). Tingyun, Arlan, Jing Yuan, Serval
Belobog RelicBelobog of the Architects2 Set PiecesIncreases the wearer's DEF by 15%. When the wearer's Effect Hit Rate is 50% or higher, the wearer gains an extra 15% DEF.NoneGepard, March 7th, Trailblazer (Fire)
Celestial DifferntiatorCelestial Differentiator2 Set PiecesIncreases the wearer's CRIT Rate by 16%. When the wearer's current CRIT Rate reaches 120% or higher, the wearer's Basic ATK and Skill DMG increase by 60%.NoneDan Heng, Seele, Yanqing, Sushang
Champion of Streetwise BoxingChampions of Streetwise Boxing4 Set PiecesIncreases Physical DMG by 10%.After the wearer attacks or is hit, their ATK increases by 5% for the rest of the battle. This effect can stack up to 5 time(s). Trailblazer (Physical), Clara, Sushang
Eagle of Twilight LaneEagle of Twlight Line4 Set PiecesIncreases Wind DMG by 10%.After the wearer uses Ultimate, their action is Advanced Forward by 25%. Dan Heng, Bronya, Sampo
Firesmith of Lava ForgingFiresmith of Lava-Forging4 Piece SetIncreases Fire DMG by 10%.Increases the wearer's Skill DMG by 12%. After unleashing Ultimate, increases the wearer's Fire DMG by 12% for next attack. Trailblazer (Fire), Hook, Himeko, Asta
Fleet of the AgelessFleet of the Ageless2 Piece SetIncreases the wearer's Max HP by 12%. When the wearer's SPD reaches 120 or higher, all allies' ATK increases by 8%. NoneAsta, March 7th
Genius of Brilliant StarsGenius of Brilliant Stars4 Piece SetIncreases Quantum DMG by 10%.When the wearer deals DMG to the target enemy, ignores 10% DEF. If the target enemy has Quantum Weakness, the wearer additionally ignores 10% DEF.Seele, Qingque
Guard of Wuthering SnowGuard of Wuthering Snow4 Piece SetReduces DMG taken by 8%.At the beginning of the turn, if the wearer's HP is equal to or less than 50% of their Max HP, restores HP equal to 15% of their Max HP and regenerates 5 Energy. Gepard, March 7th, Trailblazer (Fire)
Hunter of Glacial ForestHunter of Glacial Forest 4 Piece SetIncreases Ice DMG by 10%.After the wearer unleashes their Ultimate, their CRIT DMG increases by 25% for 2 turn(s). March 7th, Yanqing, Pela, Herta, Gepard
Inert SalsottoInert Salsotto 2 Piece SetIncreases the wearer's CRIT Rate by 8%. When the wearer's current CRIT Rate reaches 50% or higher, the wearer's Ultimate and follow-up attack DMG increases by 15%. NoneSeele, Yanqing, Himeko, March 7th, Herta
Knight of Purity Palace RelicKnight of Purity Palace4 Piece SetIncreases DEF by 15%. Increases the max DMG that can be absorbed by the shield created by the wearer by 20%. Gepard, March 7th, Trailblazer (Fire), Natasha, Bailu
Musketerr of Wild WheatMusketerr of Wild Wheat4 Piece SetATK increases by 10%.The wearer's SPD increases by 6% and Basic ATK DMG increases by 10%. Seele, Yanqing, Dan Heng, Sushang
Pan Galactic Commercial EnterprisePan Galactic Commercial Enterprise2 Piece SetIncreases the wearer's Effect Hit Rate by 10%. Meanwhile, the wearer's ATK increases by an amount that is equal to 25% of Effect Hit Rate, up to a maximum of 25%. NoneAsta, March 7th, Trailblazer (Fire), Hook, Yanqing
Passerby of Wandering CloudPasserby of Wandering Cloud4 Piece SetIncreases Outgoing Healing by 10%.At the beginning of the battle, immediately recovers 1 Skill Point. Natasha, Bailu
Space Sealing StationSpace Sealing Station2 Piece SetIncreases the wearer's ATK by 12%. When the wearer's SPD reaches 120 or higher, the wearer's ATK increases by another 12%. NoneDan Heng, Seele, Yanqing, Trailblazer (Physical), Sushang, Clara
Sprightly VonwacqSprightly Vonwacq2 Piece SetIncreases the wearer's Energy Regeneration Rate by 5%. When the wearer's SPD reaches 120 or higher, the wearer's action is Advanced Forward by 40% immediately upon entering battle. NoneBronya, Asta, Pela
Talia Kingdom of BanditryTalia Kingdom of Banditry2 Piece SetIncreases the wearer's Break Effect by 16%. When the wearer's SPD reaches 120 or higher, the wearer's Break Effect increases by an extra 20%. NoneHerta, Himeko, Asta, Jing Yuan, Clara
Thief of Shooting MeteorThief of Shooting Meteor4 Piece SetIncreases Break Effect by 16%.Increases the wearer's Break Effect by 16%. When the wearer inflicts Weakness Break on an enemy, regenerates 3 Energy. Clara, Jing Yuan, Himeko, Herta, Asta, Trailblazer (Physical)
Wastelander of Banditry DesertWastelander of Banditry Desert4 Piece SetIncreases Imaginary DMG by 10%.When attacking debuffed enemies, the wearer's CRIT Rate increases by 10%. If the enemy is Imprisoned, then the wearer's CRIT DMG increases by 20%. Welt

How to Unlock Relics in Honkai: Star Rail

To unlock your first set Relics and use them you need to reach Trailblazer Level 14 and complete the story mission “Ones Fallen Into the Abyss.”

Players will encounter this mission during the “In the Withering Wintry Night” Trailblazer Mission that takes place in Jarilo-VI.

Once you’ve satisfied both requirements you will receive an onscreen prompt and short tutorial about equipping Relics. But keep in mind that this only unlocks the Head, Hands, Body, and Feet Relic pieces.

To unlock the Planar Sphere and Link Rope Relics you’ll need to complete the Trailblazer Mission “No Time For Me, My Friend.”

Best Ways to Obtain Relics

The best way to obtain Relics in Honkai: Star Rail is to use the Cavern of Corrosion and Simulated Universe to obtain the set pieces you need.

Players will unlock the Cavern of Corrosion after completing the “The Star are Cold Toys” Trailblazer Mission. Once unlocked, players can play through six different Caverns of Corrosion.

Each cavern is the home of two of the 12 Relic Sets in Honkai: Star Rail. But players will only find the sets that use Head, Hands, Body, and Feet.

There are 6 Cavern of Corrosion locations that players can use to farm for Relics:

  • Path of Gelid Wind
    • Relics:
      • Hunter of Glacial Forest
      • Eagle of Twilight Line
    • Location – Storage Zone in Herta Space Station
  • Path of Jabbing Punch
    • Relics:
      • Champion of Streetwise Boxing
      • Thief of Shooting Meteor
    • Location – Silvermane Guard Restricted Zone in Jarilo-VI
  • Path of Drifting
    • Relics:
      • Passerby of Wandering Cloud
      • Musketeer of Wild Wheat
    • Location – Corridor of Fading Echoes
  • Path of Providence
    • Relics:
      • Guard of Wuthering Snow
      • Genius of Brilliant Stars
    • Location – Everwinter Hill in Jarilo-VI
  • Path of Holy Hymn
    • Relics:
      • Knight of Purity Palace
      • Band of Sizzling Thunder
    • Location – Cloudford on the Xianzhou Luofu
  • Path of Conflagration
    • Relics:
      • Firesmith of Lava-Forging
      • Wastelander of banditry Desert
    • Location – Stargazer Navalia on the Xianzhou Luofu

For the other two types of Relics (Planar Spheres and Link Ropes), players will need to visit the Simulated Universe.

In the Simulated Universe, players will need to progress through the Worlds to earn these relic sets as rewards.

Players can also craft Relics, but that doesn’t unlock until you reach Traiblazer Level 40 which could take quite a bit of time. This is why the Cavern of Corrosion and Simulated Universe are your best bet early on.

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