Here’s our complete Honkai Star Rail Sushang build guide. Rating this character’s best build, relics, light cones, and planar ornaments.
Wondering how well Sushang compares to other characters in the game? Check out our Honkai Star Rail tier list guide.
Honkai Star Rail Sushang Story Introduction
The daughter of Fu Hua’s 7th disciple, Qin Suyi, and the protagonist from 7 Swords visual novel Honkai Impact 3rd, now appears in another universe, Honkai: Star Rail. As a person filled with admiration, Sushang is eager to become a figure like the historical legends of the Cloud Knights. Thus, Sushang became a newcomer to the Cloud Knights. As a new member of the Xianzhou Luofu’s Cloud Knights, Sushang holds the philosophies “be eager to help those in need”, “do one good deed a day and reflect on oneself three times a day”.
In the beta access, a slight hint shows that Jing Yuan is the leader leading the Cloud Knights of the Xianzhou Luofu from his character introduction. But, we don’t know what is the relationship between Sushang and Jing Yuan yet, about who is the other generals of the Xianzhou Alliance, or about how Sushang can become a member of the Cloud Knights.
Best Sushang Build in Honkai Star Rail
Since Sushang is a Hunt Path character, she can act as your main DPS physical character. Her kit revolves around taking advantage of the enemy’s weakness break. If there is an enemy with a weakness break, it will increase Sushang’s SPD. Her skill will also guarantee to deal additional physical DMG to the target enemy. But it’s only a 33% fixed chance to deal additional physical DMG towards a healthy normal enemy. By using her Ultimate, she will first attack one enemy, and then she will gain an extra turn, so you can do either another Skill or Basic ATK towards the enemy.
For Sushang’s Relics and Planar Ornament build, we highly recommend you to go with 4 set Physical Relics Champion of Streetwise Boxing due to the additional ATK increase that can be stacked up to 5 times every time Sushang attacks the enemy or getting hit. This stack could be easily gained due to Sushang’s additional turn after casting her Ultimate. As for her Planar Ornament, we highly suggest you to go with the CRIT Rate Planar Ornament because her Ultimate and her Skill is her bread and butter. You can go with the Ultimate DMG buff first, but if you don’t have that Planar Ornament, you can also go with the one that will buff your basic ATK and your Skill DMG.
As for Sushang’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 Sushang.
Sushang Build: Best Light Cones
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).
Sushang’s Best in Slot Light Cone. Since her talent will increase her SPD whenever there is an enemy with weakness break, 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.
The CRIT DMG and CRIT Rate buff from this Light Cone really fits Sushang’s need.
The more CRIT DMG that you have, the higher the damage will be, and Sushang can act as your main DPS too, so this Light Cone is very welcoming for Sushang.
For each time the wearer hits the same target, DMG dealt increases by 8/10/12/14/16%, stacking up to 5 time(s).
The stack effect will be reset when the wearer changes targets.
Sushang’s signature Light Cone.
Due to this Light Cone effect, it’s highly recommended to only focus on one enemy.
Her Ultimate will also give Sushang an additional turn, so gaining the stack will be easy, too.
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%.
Since this Light Cone will increase ATK and potentially CRIT Rate, this Light Cone is also very useful for Sushang, despite the fact that it will give lower performance compared to fully stack Swordplay.
When the wearer defeats an enemy, increases ATK by 24/30/36/42/48% for 3 turn(s)
The Budget F2P friendly Light Cone that you can use for Sushang. The only downside is this Light Cone need Sushang to defeat an enemy to activate the buff.
Sushang Build: Best Relics
As a main physical DPS that can also gain extra turn after casting Ultimate, we highly recommend using 4 set Physical Relics since you can gain up to 25% ATK buff and 10% Physical DMG. But if you don’t have these Relics set yet, you can also go with 4 set ATK Relics or 2 set Physical 2 set ATK Relics.
If you use Sushang as your Sub DPS, you can also go with the Break Effect Relics because her weakness break is relatively big too.
4 Set pieces to use:
Champion of Streetwise Boxing
2 Set: Increases Physical DMG by 10%.
4 Set: After the wearer attacks or is hit, their ATK increases by 5% for the rest of the battle. This effect can stack up to 5 time(s).
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%.
Thief of Shooting Meteor
2 Set: Increases Break Effect by 20%.
4 Set: Increases the wearer’s Break Effect by 20%. When the wearer inflicts Weakness Break or an enemy, regenerates 3 Energy.
2 Set + 2 Set pieces:
Champion of Streetwise Boxing (2pc)
Musketeer of Wild Wheat (2pc)
2 Set: Increases Physical DMG by 10%. (Streetwise Boxing)
2 Set: ATK increases by 10%. (Wild Wheat)
Sushang Build: Best Planar Ornaments
For Sushang’s Planar Ornaments, you can go with the CRIT Rate ornaments first, since the more CRIT Rate she has, the better her chance to land a Critical Hit. You can go with the Ultimate buff one or the Basic ATK and Skill DMG buff one. If you don’t have this Ornament yet, you can also go with ATK Ornament, or even the Break Effect Ornament because Sushang’s weakness break is relatively effective too.
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%.
Best Sushang Team in Honkai Star Rail
As a character that take advantage of enemy’s weakness break, we highly recommend you to pair Sushang with multiple element character because most of the time different enemy has different weakness break elements.
There is no mandatory to pair Sushang with any specific character because you can pair Sushang with anyone and it would work. If you plan on making Sushang your main DPS character, we highly recommend you to pair Sushang with Harmony Path character so that she will have higher damage from the support buff that they’ll give.
Here are some team composition examples that you can use with Sushang.
Best Sushang F2P Team:
Other Sushang Teams:
That is how you can get the best build for Sushang. You need to know that Honkai Star Rail is still in the 3rd (final) Close Beta phase, meaning that there will potentially be some adjustments and different configurations for the final release. Sushang can gain an extra SPD buff and guarantee additional physical dmg from her skill toward the enemy with a weakness break so it would be better to have your entire team with multiple elements so that everyone can break the enemy’s weaknesses. Use 4 set Physical Relics so that Sushang will gain the best dmg buff from the Relics set, and you can invest in ATK, CRIT and Physical DMG to make her the best physical DPS out there!
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