Here’s our complete Honkai Star Rail Yanqing build guide. Rating the best build, relics, light cones, eidolons & planar ornaments for this character.
Are you wondering how well Yanqing compares to other characters in the game? Check out our Honkai Star Rail tier list guide.
Honkai Star Rail Yanqing Story Introduction
Another new character has been introduced in the Honkai Star Rail Final Closed Beta. Yanqing is a five-star Ice character that belongs to The Hunt path. Affiliated in the Xianzhou Luofu as the lieutenant and the most proficient swordsman, Yanqing will surf across his blade to slash and swipe the enemies, no matter how big or small they are.
Being young means nothing to this genius swordsman, as if he was born to yield the sword himself. And in this guide, we will help you make Yanqing the best swordsman that anyone can only be dreamed on to be!
Best Honkai Star Rail Yanqing Build
Since Yanqing is a Hunt Path character, he shines very brightly as your main DPS single target character. His kit will self-buff his own CRIT Rate and additional CRIT DMG for his Ultimate if his Talent is active. He can also potentially freeze the enemy from his own follow-up attack. Thanks to this self-CRIT buff kit, you can focus on investing CRIT DMG, Ice DMG (because Yanqing is an Ice element character), and ATK.
For Yanqing’s Relics and Planar Ornament build, Hunter of Glacial Forest would be the best Relics for Yanqing since it will also buff his CRIT DMG by 25% after casting the Ultimate, and you can go with Space Sealing Station for increasing Yanqing’s ATK. If you don’t have these Relics and Planar Ornaments yet, worry not as we will list the other alternative you can choose from in this guide.
As for Yanqing’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. Some of the Hunt Path Light Cones will buff your CRIT Rate, which we don’t really need for Yanqing, so we can ignore those Light Cones too. Here are the best Light Cone, Relics, Planar Ornament, and the best Team Comp for Yanqing.
Honkai Star Rail Yanqing Best Light Cone
Sleep Like the Dead
Increases the wearer’s CRIT DMG by 32/40/48/56/64%.
When the wearer’s Basic ATK or SKill does not result in a CRIT Hit, increases their CRIT Rate by 40/45/50/55/60% for 1 turn(s).
This effect can only be triggered 1 time every 3 turn(s).
Yanqing’s Best in Slot Light Cone and his own signature Light Cone.
The great thing about this Light cone is it will increase your CRIT DMG enormously, and you have a high chance to proc Critical Hit too, especially during the Ultimate.
Another great thing is, if you failed to proc Critical Hit, then you have higher chance to land one thanks to this Light Cone.
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%.
The recommended four-star light cone for Yanqing.
This Light cone will increase your ATK, which definitely very useful for Yanqing.
When the wearer defeats an enemy, increases ATK by 24/30/36/42/48% for 3 turn(s)
The budget F2P version for Yanqing.
You can maintain using this Light Cone until you get Only Silence Remains.
Honkai Star Rail Yanqing Best Relics
It’s highly advisable for you to use Ice Relics 4 set for Yanqing, but if you don’t have the full set yet, here are the Relics alternative that you can also choose too.
Hunter of Glacial Forest
2 Set: Increases Ice DMG by 10%.
4 Set: After the wearer unleashes their Ultimate, their CRIT DMG increases by 25% for 2 turn(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%.
Hunter of Glacial Forest 2pc
Musketeer of Wild Wheat 2pc
2 Set: Increases Ice DMG by 10%. (Glacial Forest)
2 Set: ATK increases by 10%. (Wild Wheat
Honkai Star Rail Yanqing Best Planar Ornaments
For early – mid progression, you might don’t have enough CRIT Rate for Yanqing yet, and you’re tempted to use the CRIT Rate increase Planar Ornaments, but it’s actually not that mandatory to have CRIT Rate increase for Yanqing because he can self-buff his own CRIT Rate. We highly suggest you to go with ATK or Energy Regeneration Rate ornaments instead, since the more you can cast your Ultimate, the higher chance you will be able to get that high CRIT DMG. Only if you don’t have those Planar Ornaments, you can temporarily use the CRIT Rate Planar Ornament.
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%.
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 Energy Regeneration Rate by 5%.
When the wearer’s SPD reaches 145 or higher, the wearer’s action is Advanced Forward by 50% immediately upon
Honkai Star Rail Yanqing Best Team Comp
Yanqing excels in delivering high damage, so you don’t need to worry about having another main DPS character. You can even go with Harmony Path characters to buff Yanqing so that he can do higher damage, or you can also go with any characters with different elements to help break enemy weaknesses.
Here are some team comp examples that you can use with Yanqing.
That is how you can get the best build for Yanqing. 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. If Yanqing able to come home to you, then you should go with investing a lot of CRIT DMG, ATK and Ice DMG. No need to worry about his CRIT Rate as he can buff his own CRIT Rate and help you clear the battle easily.
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