Jing Yuan is one of the most powerful damage dealers in Honkai: Star Rail and can rain down lightning with the right build.

He is a powerful lightning AoE damage dealer that can completely take over the battlefield with the right.

But to get the best out of his skills, you’ll need to build him with the right Light Cone, Relics, and team comps.

Best Jing Yuan Honaki Star Rail Build & Team Comp

The best build for Jing Yuan consists of the 5-Star Light Cone, Before Dawn, and the Band of Sizzling Thunder Relic to help boost the power of his AoE attacks.

Build TypeLight ConeTeam CompRelic BuildRelic Stat Priority
Main DPSBefore Dawn (5-Star)Jing Yuan (Main DPS), Bronya (Support), Tingyun (Support), Bailu (Healer)4 Piece Set: Band of Sizzling Thunder
2 Piece Set: Inert Salsotto
Body: CRIT DMG or ATK%
Feet: ATK%
Planar Sphere: Lightning DMG%
Link Rope: Energy Regen% or ATK%

One of the most important aspects of Jing Yuan is building around his Talent, Lightning-Lord. Lightning-Lord functions as a follow-up attack with its own turn order.

Using Jing Yuan’s Ultimate and Skill will increase the number of times Lightning-Lord hits and speed up his attack turn.

This is why building up Jing Yuan’s ATK, CRIT, and Energy Regen is important. You want Lightning-Lord to hit frequently and with as much power as possible.

Tingyun allows you to increase the power of Lightning-Lord, and Bronya helps Jing Yuan use his Skill multiple times in one turn.

Here is a breakdown of how a team comp would look like with Jing Yuan:

ImageCharacter ElementRolePlaystyle
Jing Yuan PicJing YuanLightningMain DPSJing Yuan is the main damage dealer of this team. His powerful AoE attacks are reinforced by Tingyun and Bronya allows him to deal damage multiple times in one turn.
BronyaBronya (The Harmony)WindSupportBronya can increase the ATK of all the team members and she also has a skill that can grant additional turns to her teammates. This will allow you to use Jing Yuan's powerful AoE attacks multiple times before the enemy attacks.
BailuBailu (The Abundance) LightningHealerBailu will need to heal any allies that get too low while in battle. Thankfully, she also has the ability to resurrect a fallen ally once per battle.
TingyunTingyunLightningSupportTingyun will allow players to buff the attack of Jing Yuan and make him into the perfect storm. She also will help him reach his Ultimate faster and overall is just a vital addition to this team.

But this team is better suited for powerful AoE attacks and scenarios. If you’re having trouble with a specific boss and need more of a single-target damage dealer, then Seele is the best option in HSR.

Top 3 Best Jing Yuan Light Cones

  1. The Seriousness of Breakfast
ImageLight ConePathRarity Effects
Seriousness of BreakfastSeriousness of BreakfastThe Erudition★★★★Increases the wearer's DMG by 12/15/18/21/24%. For every defeated enemy, the wearer's ATK increases by 4/5/6/7/8%, stacking up to 3 time(s).

The Seriousness of Breakfast allows players to boost their attack and increase it even more for each enemy they defeat.

This can prove to be a great skill for an AoE damage dealer like Jing Yuan.

  1. Night On The Milky Way
ImageLight ConePathRarity Effects
Night On The Milky Way Light ConeNight On The Milky WayThe Erudition★★★★★For every enemy on the field, increases the wearer's ATK by 9/10.5/12/13.5/15%, up to 5 stacks. When an enemy is inflicted with Weakness Break, the DMG dealt by the wearer increases by 30/35/40/45/50% for 1 turn.

Night On The Milky Way allows Jing Yuan to bring out better qualities in his AoE attacks when he is facing multiple opponents. It’s also great for when he faces enemies weak to Lightning.

It doesn’t come close to Before Dawn but is a great alternative.

  1. Before Dawn
ImageLight ConePathRarity Effects
Before Dawn Light ConeBefore DawnThe Erudition★★★★★Increases the wearer's CRIT DMG by 36/42/48/54/60%. Increases the wearer's Skill and Ultimate DMG by 18/21/24/27/30%. After the wearer uses their Skill or Ultimate, they gain Somnus Corpus. Upon triggering a follow-up attack, Somnus Corpus will be consumed and the follow-up attack DMG increases by 48/56/64/72/80%.

Before Dawn is by far the best Light Cone for Jing Yuan because it boosts his Skill and Ultimate attack and strengthens his Follow-Up Attack.

If you’re thinking of pulling for Jing Yuan, then getting this signature Light Cone is an absolute must. It’ll improve him in every way possible.

Best Relic Set for Jing Yuan

The best relic set of Jing Yuan is a combination of the 4-Piece Set, Band of Sizzling Thunder, and the 2-Piece Set, Inert Salsotto.

The Band of Sizzling Thunder increases Jing Yuan’s basic attack damage and the power of his Skill. Inert Salsotto allows Jing Yuan to bring out the best of his Lightning-Lord skill.

ImageRelicSet Items Needed2 Set Bonus 4 Set BonusWhere to Obtain
Sizzling Thunder RelicBand of Sizzling Thunder4Increases Lightning DMG by 10%.When the wearer uses Skill, increases the wearer's ATK by 20% for 1 turn(s).Cavern of Corrosion, Weekly Bosses, or Relic Synthesize.
Inert SalsottoInert Salsotto2 Increases 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%.Not UsedCavern of Corrosion, Weekly Bosses, or Relic Synthesize.

Best Jing Yuan F2P Team & Light Cone

The best F2P Jing Yuan Build and Light Cone in Honkai Star Rail consists of the Seriousness of Breakfast, while his team benefits from including Asta and Natasha.

  • Jing Yuan
  • March 7th
  • Asta
  • Natasha

Asta can help boost Jing Yuan’s attack in this team comp, and Natasha helps keep the time alive. Since Jing Yuan’s banner consists of March 7th and Tingyun, then it’s good to have either of them on your team.

Who is Jing Yuan in Honkai: Star Rail?

Jing Yuan is a playable 5-Star Lightning character that follows the path of The Erudition. He is the Cloud Knight General that commands the Xianzhou Luofo.

When built correctly, he is one of the most powerful characters and can easily decimate an entire enemy team.

With Jing Yuan, you want to focus on his CRIT DMG and ATK% to maximize his damage potential. He is a heavy AoE dealer, so getting the most out of every attack is important.

His Ultimate is also a powerful ability that can wipe an enemy team, and when you partner him up with a character like Asta or Tingyun that raises his attack, it can really make the most of his skills.

  • How to Obtain – Current Character Event Warp
  • Path – The Erudition
  • Element – Lightning
  • Voice Actor:
    • English – Alejandro Saab
    • Japanese – Ono Daisuke

Tingyun is better because she’ll help boost Jing Yuan’s attack, but March 7th is guaranteed to be on your team and can take some heat off your other characters.