Himeko is one of the first original five-star units introduced in Honkai Star Rail. Although she is not the best damage dealer in the game, she is still a strong character who can decimate many enemies. For those who manage to grab her from the standard banner, you can read this handy guide to find out the best build for Himeko!
Honkai Star Rail Best Himeko Build
You can get Himeko from all available banners, such as Stellar, Departure, and Event Warp. She follows the Path of Erudition and has a Fire element.
Himeko is a main DPS that can hit multiple targets at once. She can also perform a follow-up attack, which can be triggered by performing a Weakness Break.
- Light Cone: Before Dawn
- Relics: The Ashblazing Grand Duke
- Body: CRIT Rate or CRIT DMG
- Feet: ATK% or SPD
- Planar Ornaments: Space Sealing Station
- Sphere: Fire DMG
- Rope: ATK% or Energy Regen Rate
- Trace Priority: Ultimate > Skill > Talent > Basic Attack
- Eidolons: E4
Jing Yuan‘s signature Light Cone, Before Dawn, is the best Light Cone for Himeko. This gear can boost her CRIT DMG and Ultimate DMG. Whenever she uses her Skill or Ultimate, she can gain Somnus Corpus, which buffs her follow-up attack’s DMG.
Like other Erudition characters, you should equip The Ashblazing Grand Duke set to increase her follow-up attack DMG and her base ATK. Each time she performs Victory Rush, she can gain a temporary ATK boost that lasts for three turns. Do note that the buff will be removed the moment she uses another follow-up attack.
For Planar Ornaments, you should use the Space Sealing Station set, which can boost Himeko’s ATK by 12 percent. If you manage to get her SPD over 120, she will get another ATK buff.
When upgrading her Traces, you should prioritize leveling up Himeko’s Ultimate, which is her main method of dealing damage. Afterward, you can upgrade both her Skill and Talent to get extra DMG. You should level up her Basic ATK last, which is only useful to generate Skill Points.
If you plan to grab her copies, you should unlock Himeko’s E4, Dedication. This Eidolon lets her gain one extra point of Charge whenever she inflicts Weakness Break using her Skill. It means she can perform Victory Rush more frequently, increasing her total damage output.
That’s the end of our guide on how to build Himeko. For more HSR content, you can check out our other articles on other best builds below this post. I recommend you read our guide on the best Natasha build since she is the first healer you will get in the game.