Honkai: Star Rail is without a doubt making huge waves across the video game sphere. The game’s amazing cast of characters and implementation of the turn-based combat have made it an instant hit among casual and hardcore gamers.
Still, the game is relatively new so players might still be fuzzy about the gameplay and the overall state of the game. In other words, if this is your first time playing a game from HoYoverse, you might want to get all the help you can get.
This is where we come in. Because today, this article will be covering 8 tips for Honkai Star Rail that are designed for newcomers to the game.
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With that said and done, let’s get into the juicy parts!
1. Add Powerful Friends
If you have them you are in luck. And assuming that this is your first time playing this game, you might have some friends that have already played this game since its launch.
Make sure to add them as friends by using their UID code. Once you’ve added them, you can request assistance from them during combat. Do note that you cannot do this for story-based quests but during battles from the Calyx, they can help you a lot.
Truly, if your buddy has a really powerful character, he or she can single-handedly wipe out the entire wave of enemies with ease. So, if you do have a friend like that, make full liberal use of them!
2. Proper Team Composition
Having a balanced team in Star Rail is one of the major keys to going far. Yes, we understand players wanting a full damage squad but as you progress, you will need support-based characters.
Also, it is also good to have a variety of elements in your party. That way, you would have an answer to almost any type of enemy, breaking them like a piece of cake. And if you want to go the distance, you can even look up what each character’s abilities do and how they can synergise with one another.
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3. Applying the Right Upgrades and Equipment
There are many Cones and kinds of Cones in this game that can significantly increase your characters’ effectiveness in combat. Equipping them with their corresponding character type can give that character a noticeable boost in power. So, if you have an Erudition Cone, be sure to give it to a Erudition character for the best results.
As for equipment, having a full set will also bring in the best result. At the beginning, your options might be limited but as you progress, you’ll see yourself obtaining more of these equipment. Try to equip them as a set as the bonuses are pretty nice and can help you edge out certain close battles.
4. Log in On a Daily Basis
We get that there are some players who are extremely busy and might not have all the time in the world to play Honkai: Star Rail for hours. Even so, spending around 20 minutes every day and doing your daily objectives can effortlessly make your team really strong.
This is because the game is still somewhat new, the game will give loyal players very generous rewards for just simple things. These things usually come in the form of daily quests that can be completed very easily. Do them and you’ll get really good rewards for you to either bolster your current party or even get a new character from the banners.
5. Finish Your Banner Promo
Managing your resources is vital in Honkai: Star Rail. One of them is spending your Warps correctly. It is very important for new players to invest their Warps on the event Banner which will require you to have 8 Warps to draw.
This is because no matter what, if you manage to finish the Banner, you will be guaranteed a 5-star character. And if you’ve read our character ranking article, you’ll know how big of a difference a powerful 5-star character can be. They are game-changing and will spur you forward deeper into the game.
6. Identify Your Carry
When you first start this game, your choice of characters is severely limited. There is no ‘dream team’ to begin with and you will be min-maxing a lot.
Not to worry though, as you play and progress more, you will eventually gain some powerful characters and knowing which these characters are is important. For example, if Lady Luck is on your side and you’ve managed to draw Seele, she will definitely be your ‘carry’ character.
As such, you would want to invest most of your resources into her because she will be your biggest asset in battle. In a way, you want to build your team around this ‘carry’ character and make sure he or she has the best support that complements their abilities.
7. Do Not Skimp on Your Skill Attack
This game, you’ll have 3 active abilities in combat, a Basic Attack, a Skill Attack and an Ultimate. Basic Attacks don’t require any skill points and instead, will grant the character a skill point when used. Of course, the Basic Attack is the weakest attack of them all.
As for the Skill Attack, they will use up a skill point but can potentially do more than just damage. Support characters usually have their Skills be buffs or debuffs while Attack-based characters would usually have strong single-target attacks or AOE attacks. Be sure to use them because if you save them, you will lose out on a lot of damage as you can only save up to 5 skill points.
8. Defend When You Need to Defend
It is not all just about attacking in Honkai: Star Rail. Sometimes, the game calls for an act of defence. Mindlessly going on the offensive can lead to a lot of troubles, especially when you are up against a boss.
Fortunately, the game is kind enough to warn you when the boss is about to hit you with a powerful attack. They’ll show you a ‘lock-on/warning’ sign on that character it is aiming the attack at. So, be prepared. Make sure the next action from the said character is set to defend and you can even add buffs to them from other Support characters.
That way, you can reduce the amount of damage taken to that character.
Note that Honkai: Star Rail is an ever-changing game with countless updates ready to come. The gameplay will most likely see changes with each major update, so stay updated, keep playing and you’ll be fine!
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