Here’s our complete Honkai Star Rail Fire Trailblazer build guide. Rating this character’s best build, relics, light cones, and planar ornaments.
Are you wondering how well Fire Trailblazer compares to other characters in the game? Check out our Honkai Star Rail tier list guide.
Fire Trailblazer Story Introduction
Warning: Spoilers for the story
Trailblazer is the main protagonist of the game Honkai Star Rail from HoYoverse. The story begins with Kafka and Silver Wolf awakening the vessel that can contain the Stellaron itself. That vessel is no other than you, the Trailblazer itself. Unconscious for a little while, Dan Heng planned to give you CPR, but then March 7th prevented that from happening.
Awakened with a Stellaron inside yourself, you began your journey together with Dan Heng, March 7th to save Belobog from the eternal blizzard. After facing the Supreme Guardian of Belobog, you began to activate the Stellaron power inside you, giving you the new Fire element that you can use in the battle.
Born with the Preservation Path, you now become the shielder that will protect your team while at the same time accumulating all the hits that you have taken to dish out big damage to the enemies. Here we will guide you on how to have the best Honkai Star Rail Fire Trailblazer build!
Best Fire Trailblazer Build in Honkai Star Rail
Since Fire Trailblazer is a Preservation Path character, their kit revolves around becoming the backbone to protect your team by giving them a shield based on your DEF. Fire Trailblazer’s skill will taunt the enemies so that they will attack the Fire Trailblazer themself. Every time Fire Trailblazer gets hit, they will gain a stack of Magma Will. Having 4 stacks of Magma Will will then enhance Fire Trailblazer’s normal attack as an AoE attack.
For Fire Trailblazer’s Relics and Planar Ornament build, ,we highly suggest you focus on increasing Fire Trailblazer’s DEF because their Ultimate damage also scales on their DEF. The higher your DEF, the longer you can become the tanker and endure the damage from the enemies. Not to mention, Fire Trailblazer will always give a shield to the team whenever they do normal attack, skill or Ultimate.
The best Relics that suits this situation is Knight of Purity Palace, which will increase Trailblazer’s DEF by 12% for the 2-set. You can also combine these Relics with Guard of Withering Snow 2 set to reduce DMG taken by 8% so you have higher chance to survive. Go with Belobog of the Architects Planar Ornament for the additional DEF set bonus, or you can also go with Fleet of the Ageless to increase Fire Trailblazer’s Max HP.
As for Fire Trailblazer’s Light Cone build, you can focus on the Preservation 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 Fire Trailblazer.
Fire Trailblazer: Best Light Cones
For Fire Trailblazer’s Light Cone, almost all of the Preservation Path Light Cone fits very well. If you have the five-star Light Cone, we highly recommend you equip them instead of the four-star rarity Light Cone since there will be a huge attribute gap when you upgrade the Light Cone level.
The best Light Cones for Fire Trailblazer are:
- Moment of Victory
- Texture of Memories
- This Is Me!
- Landau’s Choice
Moment of Victory
Increases the wearer’s DEF by 24/30/36/42/48% and Effect Hit Rate by 20/25/30/35/40%.
Increases the chance for the wearer to be attacked by enemies.
When the wearer is attacked, increase their DEF by an additional 24/30/36/42/48%
Moment of Victory is potentially the Best in Slot Light Cone for Fire Trailblazer.
Their kit revolves around buffing the DEF, and the increased chance of the wearer being attacked by the enemies is actually the main role of Fire Trailblazer.
Texture of Memories
Increases the wearer’s Effect RES by 8/10/12/14/16%.
If the wearer is attacked and has no Shield, they gain a Shield equal to 16/20/24/28/32% of their Max HP for 2 turn(s).
This effect can only be triggered once every 3 turn(s).
If the wearer has a Shield when attacked, the DMG they receive decreases by 12/15/18/21/24%.
Texture of Memories is the second-best Light Cone for Fire Trailblazer.
This Light Cone will subpar Moment of Victory if you invest in an HP build for Fire Trailblazer for higher survivability.
But investing in higher HP means sacrificing potential high damage from Fire Trailblazer’s Ult DMG.
Only choose this if you prioritize staying alive over dealing more damage.
This Is Me!
Increases the wearer’s DEF by 12/15/18/21/24%.
Increases the DMG of the wearer when they use their Ultimate by 50/62.5/75/87.5/100% of the wearer’s DEF. This effect can only apply 1 time per enemy target.
Whenever Fire Trailblazer gets hit, it will also recharge his energy.
Comparing This Is Me! to the rest of the 4-star Light Cones, this Light Cone will give higher damage outcomes.
The wearer is more likely to be attacked, but DMG taken is reduced by 16/18/20/22/24%.
Landau’s Choice is the second-best Light Cone for four-star rarity.
Despite there being no DEF buff, this Light Cone passively gives a chance to taunt the enemy, making this Light Cone also useful for Fire Trailblazer.
When the wearer unleashes their Ultimate, they restore HP by 18/21/24/27/30% of their Max HP.
Despite Defense being a 3-star F2P Light Cone, the self-heal passive is very helpful because you can potentially conserve one skill point from the healer to always heal Fire Trailblazer.
Fire Trailblazer will also recharge their energy whenever they get hit so that you can recharge the Ultimate even faster.
Increases the wearer’s DEF by 16/20/24/28/32%.
If the wearer’s current HP is less than 50% of their Max HP, increases their DEF by a further 16/20/24/28/32%.
Amber is he budget F2P Light Cone for Fire Trailblazer. Only choose this Light Cone if you don’t have the listed Light Cones above.
Fire Trailblazer: Best Relics
Because Fire Trailblazer will give a shield based on their DEF, and their Ultimate DMG also scales on their DEF, then it’s better to focus on the DEF Relics.
For Fire Trailblazer, we highly suggest you use 4pc Knight of Purity Palace, but if you don’t have enough Relics yet, then you can go with 2pc Purity Palace and 2pc Withering Snow.
Knight of Purity Palace
2 Set: Increases DEF by 12%.
4 Set: Increases the max DMG that can be absorbed by the shield created by the wearer by 20%.
Guard of Withering Snow (2pc)
Knight of Purity Palace (2pc)
2 Set: Reduces DMG taken by 8%. (Withering Snow)
2 Set: Increases DEF by 12%. (Purity Palace)
Fire Trailblazer: Best Planar Ornaments
Similar to how you would build the relics for Fire Trailblazer, for the Planar Ornaments, you should try increasing as much DEF as possible.
These are the best Planar Ornaments for Fire Trailblazer:
- Belobog of the Architects
- Fleet of the Ageless
- Inert Salsotto
Belobog of the Architects
2 Set: Increases the wearer’s DEF by 15%.
When the wearer’s Effect Hit Rate is 50% or higher, the wearer gains an extra 15% DEF.
Fleet of the Ageless
2 Set: Increases the wearer’s Max HP by 12%.
When the wearer’s SPD reaches 120 or higher, all allies’ ATK increases by 8%.
Talia: Kingdom of Banditry
2 Set: Increases the wearer’s Break Effect by 20%.
When the wearer’s SPD reached 145 or higher, the wearer’s Break effect increases by an additional extra 28%.
Best Teams for Fire Trailblazer in Honkai Star Rail
Fire Trailblazer’s role is to defend your team. You need a healer from the Abundance path to maintain Fire Trailblazer’s longevity alongside a good DPS character, either from Destruction, Hunt, or even Erudition path.
Of course, there is nothing wrong in adding additional support for your team too, but it would be better to have 2 DPS, 1 Healer, and 1 Shielder (Fire Trailblazer) than having too many support characters.
Here are some examples of team comp that you can use with Fire Trailblazer. You can definitely go creative and change the characters based on what you have and what enemy’s weakness break elements too.
That is how you can get the best Fire Trailblazer build. There will potentially be some adjustments and different configurations for this character in the future. Bookmark this page and check back at a later date to see the changes.
Whenever you are wondering how to build Fire Trailblazer, always remember this. Defense, Defense, and more Defense! The higher your Defense, the better your Fire Trailblazer will be!
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