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Honkai Star Rail Dan Heng Build Wiki (April 2024)

Here’s our complete Honkai Star Rail Dan Heng Build guide. Rating the best build, relics, light cones, eidolons & skills for this character.

Honkai Star Rail Dan Heng Build Guide

Wondering how well Dan Heng compares to other characters in the game? Check out our Honkai Star Rail tier list guide.

Honkai Star Rail Dan Heng Story Introduction

Dan Heng is one of the key characters in Honkai: Star Rail that walks alongside Trailblazer, the main character in this game. As the person who acts as the Astral Express’ guard, Dan Heng is a calm, reserved, and cold young man. With Cloud Piercer, the spear that he wields all the time, Dan Heng actually goes along with the Astral Express to run away from his past.

With the story that progressed from the Beta Access, we can learn that Dan Heng is very sharp, have a critical mindset, and have the capability to observe the surrounding and situation clearly, making him one of the characters that scream “reliable”. But for now, there is no information yet about Dan Heng’s past because Dan Heng himself is very silent about it. As Dan Heng travels away together with the Astral Express crew, Himeko, Welt, March 7th, and the new crew, Trailblazer, will Dan Heng be able to run away from his past? Or will it just bring him closer to the thing that he tries to forget?

Best Honkai Star Rail Dan Heng Build

Since Dan Heng is a Hunt Path character, he can be one of your main DPS characters. His skill will slow the enemy if you are able to proc the critical hit, and his Ultimate will deal higher damage to slowed enemy. If your team cast a skill (whether it is a buff or a heal) to Dan Heng, it will also increase his Wind RES PEN, so we highly recommend you to pair Dan Heng together with a support character or a healer.

For Dan Heng’s Relics and Planar Ornament build, since he is a wind character, we highly suggest you to go with 4 set Wind Relics Eagle of Twilight Line so that Dan Heng will be able to gain more turn after casting his Ultimate, and also have higher damage. For the Planar Ornament, you can go with CRIT Rate or ATK Planar Ornament to have higher damage for Dan Heng.

As for Dan Heng’s Light Cone build, you can focus on the Hunt Path Light Cone, since we can’t activate the effect from the other Light Cone’s Path. Here are the best Light Cone, Relics, Planar Ornament, and the best Team Comp for Dan Heng.

Honkai Star Rail Dan Heng Best Light Cone

it’s also relatively easier to gain the stack of this Light Cone’s DMG buff.

Sleep Like the Dead
One of the following effects is applied randomly at the start of combat and whenever the wearer takes action:
Increase all allies’ ATK by 10/12.5/15/17.5/20%,
increase all allies’ CRIT DMG by 12/15/18/21/24%
or increase all allies’ Energy Regeneration Rate by 6/7.5/9/10.5/12%.
The applied effect cannot be identical to the last effect applied, and will replace the previous effect. The applied effect will be removed when the wearer has been knocked down.Effects of the similar type cannot be stacked.

This Light Cone could potentially be Dan Heng’s Best in Slot Light Cone due to the high CRIT DMG buff, and it will also increase Dan Heng’s chance to proc a critical hit if he failed to do so from his basic ATK or Skill.

In the Night
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).

The secondary recommended Light Cone for Dan Heng.

It would be quite harder to take benefit of the ATK, Skill DMG and CRIT DMG for Dan Heng’s Ultimate buff since it scales on Dan Heng’s SPD.

But if you can invest a lot of SPD for Dan Heng, then this Light Cone is very worth it for his damage investment.

Only Silence Remains
Increases 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%.

Dan Heng’s Signature Light Cone and his four star most recommended Light Cone.
The effect is self explanatory since Dan Heng’s kit would welcome all ATK and CRIT Rate buff at all time.

Return to Darkness
Increases the wearer’s CRIT Rate by 12/15/18/21/24%.
After a CRIT Hit, there is a 12/15/18/21/24% fixed chance to dispel 1 buff on the target enemy.This effect can only trigger once per attack.

Similar effect to Only Silence Remains except the ATK buff. But this Light Cone is more useful especially if you fight bosses since they are the ones that often have buffs.

Darting Arrow
When the wearer defeats an enemy, increases ATK by 24/30/36/42/48% for 3 turn(s)

The F2P budget-friendly Light Cone for Dan Heng.

The downside of this Light Cone is you need to defeat the enemy to activate the ATK buff.

Honkai Star Rail Dan Heng Best Relics

As a wind main DPS, you can go with 4 set Wind Relics. The more you can have your turn, the more you can dish out damage to the enemies. If you don’t have 4 set Wind Relics yet, you can also go with these Relics options down below.

Eagle of Twilight Line
2 Set: Increases Wind DMG by 10%.
4 Set: After the wearer uses Ultimate, their action is Advanced Forward by 25%.

Musketeer of Wild Wheat
2 Set: ATK increases by 10%.
4 Set: The wearer’s SPD increases by 6% and Basic ATK DMG increases by 10%.

Eagle of Twilight Line (2pc)
Musketeer of Wild Wheat (2pc)

2 Set: (Twilight Line) Increases Wind DMG by 10%.
2 Set: (Wild Wheat) ATK increases by 10%.

Honkai Star Rail Dan Heng Best Planar Ornaments

For the Planar Ornaments, you would like to invest in a lot of CRIT Rate since Dan Heng’s Ultimate attack is a one-hit attack, so it will be a hit-or-miss situation. If you have enough CRIT Rate, you can also go with the ATK Planar Ornament.

Inert Salsotto
2 Set: 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%.

Celestial Differentiator
2 Set: Increases 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%.

Space Sealing Station
2 Set: Increases the wearer’s ATK by 12%.
When the wearer’s SPD reaches 120 or higher, the wearer’s ATK increases by another 12%.

Honkai Star Rail Dan Heng Best Team Comp

Since Dan Heng can act as your Main DPS character, you can pair Dan Heng with either a Sub DPS character from Destruction Path, or Erudition Path, or you can also couple Dan Heng with more DPS character from the Hunt Path too.

Usually a lot of player also pair main DPS character with Harmony Path so that you will have higher damage outcome from the buff that they gave to your ally. When in doubt, you can also pair Dan Heng together with other element characters to counter enemy’s weakness break.

Here are some team composition examples that you can use together with Dan Heng.


That is how you can get the best build for Dan Heng. One thing you need to know, Honkai Star Rail is still in the 3rd (final) Close Beta phase, meaning that potentially there will be some adjustments and different configurations for the final release. As your main DPS, you would like to invest a lot in an offensive build like ATK, CRIT Rate, CRIT DMG, and Wind DMG. CRIT Rate will be very important for Dan Heng because his Ultimate is a one-hit attack. It would be a shame if his attack didn’t procs a critical hit.

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