Here’s our complete Honkai Star Rail Himeko build guide. Rating the best build, relics, light cones, eidolons & skills for this character.
Wondering how well Himeko compares to other characters in the game? Check out our Honkai: Star Rail tier list guide.
Himeko Story Introduction
One of the best S-tier characters in Honkai: Star Rail, Mommy Himeko is one character that deserves love. When she was small, she could already repair a stranded train. And as a member of the astral express, she is also a very reliable navigator, venturing across the galaxy together with Welt, March 7th, Dan Heng, Pom Pom, and of course, you as the Trailblazer too.
In the beta, there is not a lot of backstory about Himeko yet, but she is one of the people who open-heartedly invites you to travel together with her in the astral express. Despite the fact that we don’t know much about Himeko yet, she showed the vibes of an intelligent, reliable, and kind person during the main story progression.
Best Himeko Build in Honkai Star Rail
Since Himeko is an Erudition Path character, her role is to be your main AoE Fire DPS character. Her skill will attack Fire damage to the target and additional damage toward the adjacent enemies that scales with her ATK. Her Ultimate will also deal Fire damage that scales from her ATK toward the entire enemies. If she is able to defeat the enemy, she will regenerate ten energy each depending on how many enemies got killed. But the bread and butter of Himeko’s kit lies in the weakness break stack. If there are three stacks of weakness breaks, then Himeko will do a follow-up attack on all the enemies, which also scales on her ATK too.
For Himeko’s Relics and Planar Ornament build, we highly suggest you go with 4-set Fire Relics Firesmith of Lava-Forging for the highest damage outcome that you can get from the Relics itself. We would also recommend you to go with the CRIT Rate Planar Ornament Inert Salsotto, since it will also potentially buff your Ultimate and follow-up attack if you have CRIT Rate higher than 50%. Because Himeko’s kit revolves around manipulating the weakness break stacks.
As for Himeko’s Light Cone build, you can focus on the Erudition 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 Himeko:
Himeko Build: Best Light Cones
Night on the Milky Way
For every enemy on the field, increases the wearer’s ATK by 8/10/12/14/16%, up to 5 times.
When an enemy is inflicted with Weakness Break, the wearer’s DMG increases by 24/30/36/42/48% for 1 turn.
Night on the Milky Way is Himeko’s Best in Slot Light Cone and her Signature Light Cone.
Due to her kit that takes advantage of breaking the enemy’s weaknesses, this Light Cone will benefit Himeko significantly.
Increases the wearer’s CRIT DMG by 32/40/48/56/64%.
Increases the wearer’s Skill and Ultimate DMG by 20/25/30/35/40%.
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 48/60/72/84/96%.
Before Dawn is the other five-star Light Cone that we also highly recommend for Himeko due to the CRIT DMG buff, Skill, Ultimate DMG buff, not to mention the high follow-up DMG buff.
The only downside is that you must always remember to cast your Ultimate or Skill to gain that follow-up attack DMG increase.
The Seriousness of Breakfast
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 4 time(s).
The Seriousness of Breakfast is a four-star Light Cone that will buff her Basic ATK, Skill, Ultimate, and Follow-up attack.
Due to the ATK buff that only activates when Himeko herself defeats the enemy, it’s highly recommended that you let Himeko be the final blow attacker to gain the ATK buff.
The Birth of the Self
Increases DMG dealt by the wearer’s follow-up attacks by 24/30/36/42/48%.
If the current HP of the target enemy is below 50% of their Max HP, increases DMG dealt by follow-up attacks by an extra 16/20/24/28/32%.
The Birth of the Self is the secondary recommended Light Cone for Himeko.
This Light Cone is more suitable for a team with many various elements to break more enemies’ weaknesses and increase Himeko’s follow-up stack faster.
Increases the wearer’s Ultimate DMG by 24/30/36/42/48%.
Data Bank is the F2P budget-friendly Light Cone for Himeko.
Since Himeko’s Ultimate has the highest multiplier, that Light Cone is definitely worth it despite being a three-star Light Cone.
When the wearer unleashes their Ultimate, increases ATK by 24/30/36/42/48% for 2 turn(s).
Sagacity is the secondary F2P Light Cone option if you only have the three-star Light Cone.
With this Light Cone, it’s more balanced toward buffing Himeko’s entire damage, including her follow-up damage too.
Since Himeko’s Skill and follow-up attack also have high multipliers, it’s also recommended to have this budget-friendly Light Cone.
Himeko Build: Best Relics
As a fire DPS character, we highly recommend you go with 4 set Fire Relics since Fire DMG boost will give higher damage than ATK boost. If you don’t have the 4-set Fire Relics yet, you can also go with 2-set Fire 2 set ATK Relics.
Firesmith of Lava-Forging
2 Set: Increases Fire DMG by 10%.
4 Set: Increases the wearer’s Skill DMG by 12%.
After unleashing Ultimate, increases the wearer’s Fire DMG by 12% for next attack.
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%.
Firesmith of Lava-Forging (2pc)
Musketeer of Wild Wheat (2pc)
2 Set: Increases Fire DMG by 10%. (Lava-Forging)
2 Set: ATK increases by 10%. (Wild Wheat)
Himeko Build: Best Planar Ornaments
Himeko’s kit revolves around her follow-up attack and her high-damage Ultimate. Her Ultimate is also a hit-or-miss attack due to the single damage output, so we highly recommend you have high CRIT Rate for Himeko.
There are two CRIT Rate Relics, but we highly recommend you go for the one that will increase her Ultimate and follow-up DMG.
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%.
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%.
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%.
Himeko Best Stats
- Body: CRIT Rate
- Feet: Speed
- Planar Sphere: FIRE%
- Link Rope: ATK% / BREAK
- Substats: CRIT Rate > ATK% > Break > Speed
Best Himeko Team in Honkai Star Rail
Due to Himeko’s unique talent that will increase her stack whenever the enemy’s weaknesses get broken, we highly recommend you pair Himeko together with multiple different elements based on what elements are listed as the enemy’s weaknesses.
Here are some team composition examples that you can go with Himeko.
Best Himeko Team:
Best Himeko F2P Team:
That is how you can get the Himeko build in Honkai Star Rail. There will potentially be some adjustments and different configurations for her in the future, so check this page at a later date.
Due to her kit that will activate her follow-up attack for every three stacks, we highly recommend you adapt her team with different element characters so that they all can help stack the weakness break easier and more frequently.
Invest a lot in Fire DMG, CRIT Rate, CRIT DMG, and ATK so that Himeko herself can dish out big damage because her damage multiplier is quite high too.
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