Here’s our complete Honkai Star Rail Sampo build guide. Rating this character’s best build for relics, light cones, and planar ornaments.
Are you wondering how well Sampo compares to other characters in the game? Check out our Honkai Star Rail tier list guide.
Honkai Star Rail Sampo Story Introduction
There is a term that the customer is always right, but not when Sampo is around! With the silver tongue skill, Sampo has all it takes to be the profitable salesman who will always be there when someone mentions any profit to be made. There might be a lot of shenanigans and actions revolving around Sampo, as we always see Sampo get attached to many sticky situations himself, and don’t forget about all those times we might get attached to his situations too. But fret not! As Sampo will never leave anyone behind!
With his unique knowledge and skills, it will be hard not to ask for help from Sampo, but at the same time, it might be the most regretful thing you would ever do if you then become his “customer”. But if there is one good thing, is our guide here to help you have the best build for Sampo! Worry not; all of this is entirely free for you!
Best Honkai Star Rail Sampo Build
Since Sampo is a Nihility Path character, his role is to apply debuffs to enemies. Sampo’s debuff is applying Wind Shear for 3 turns, which is a wind DoT effect. This wind DoT damage scales on Sampo’s ATK. His Ultimate will attack all enemies and have a chance to extend the DoT duration, so his kit revolves around keep spamming the DoT application to the enemies.
For Sampo’s Relics and Planar Ornament build, despite being a Wind character, he is better to be invested in his ATK instead of his Wind DMG since his DoT scales on his ATK attribute. So it would be better to have ATK Relics and Planar Ornament for Sampo instead of focusing on having high CRIT and Wind DMG.
As for Sampo’s Light Cone build, you can focus on the Nihility Path Light Cone, since we can’t activate the effect from the other Light Cone’s Path. For the Nihility Path Light Cone itself, you only need to focus on the effect that will increase Sampo’s Effect Hit Rate and his ATK or DoT DMG increase. Here are the best Light Cone, Relics, Planar Ornament, and the best Team Comp for Sampo.
Honkai Star Rail Sampo Best Light Cones
As for now, the F2P three stars Light Cone actually doesn’t fit Sampo’s requirement that well. So if you don’t have this Light Cone recommendation, and you have another four star Nihility Path Light Cone, you can also use that temporary four star Light Cone, whatever the Light Cone it is until you can get Sampo’s signature Light Cone Eyes of the Prey.
The best Light Cones for Sampo are:
- Eyes of the Prey
- In the Name of the World
Eyes of the Prey
Increases Effect Hit Rate of its wearer by 20/25/30/35/40% and increases DoT by 24/30/36/42/48%.
Eyes of the Prey is Sampo’s Signature Light Cone and his Best in Slot Light Cone.
Since Sampo’s kit revolves around applying Wind Shear effect to the enemies, you should aim to have a high Effect Hit Rate to counter the enemy’s RES.
Enemy’s RES has a chance to prevent the Wind Shear effect from being applied to them.
Sampo’s damage source comes from his DoT, too, so this Light Cone fits him very well.
In the Name of the World
Increases the wearer’s DMG to debuffed enemies by 20/25/30/35/40%.
When the wearer uses their Skill, the Effect Hit Rate for this attack increases by 20/25/30/35/40%, and ATK increases by 20/25/30/35/40%.
In the Name of the World is the alternative Light Cone for Sampo.
Although it will increase Sampo’s DMG, Sampo’s overall DMG multiplier is not that high, so it’s not a big improvement here.
But the Effect Hit Rate and the ATK increase are very useful since his DoT scales on his ATK too.
Honkai Star Rail Sampo Best Relics
Sampo’s Relic build is quite unique since you only need to invest in his ATK. You don’t need to have the 4-set of ATK Relics since the Basic ATK DMG increase is not helpful for Sampo.
So the best thing you can have is 2-set Wind Relics and 2-set ATK Relics. You can also go with 4-set Wind Relics to have a faster turn for your Sampo.
The relics for Sampo are:
- Eagle of Twilight Line (2pc)
- Musketeer of Wild Wheat (2pc)
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%.
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%.
Honkai Star Rail Sampo Best Planar Ornaments
As for the Planar Ornaments, we highly recommend you invest in his Effect Hit Rate first because it would be very annoying if you can’t apply the Wind Shear to the enemies. If you already have high Effect Hit Rate, then you can go with ATK to have higher DoT damage.
The best Planar Ornaments for Sampo are:
- Pan-Galactic Commercial Enterprise
- Space Sealing Station
Pan-Galactic Commercial Enterprise
2 Set: Increases 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%.
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 Sampo Best Team Comp
As for the team Comp, since Sampo’s role is to become your Sub DPS that relies on applying wind DoT to the enemies, you need to pair Sampo with at least one main DPS, whether if that is from Hunt Path, Erudition Path, or Destruction Path. It’s also useful to have a healer in this team comp.
Here are some examples of the team comp that you can use together with Sampo.
That is how you can get the best Honkai Star Rail Sampo build. 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.
All in all, Sampo is the character that relies on the long battle turn, due to his DoT mechanic. You only need to invest in a high Effect Hit Rate and ATK so that his DoT will successfully land on the enemies and you can keep piling up high DoT damage that scales on Sampo’s ATK. Once you’re settled with the high Effect Hit Rate, then you can just sit back and let the DoT do the task for you.
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