Honkai Star Rail Blade build

Honkai Star Rail's Blade is a fierce stellaron hunter and five-star wind character who deals devastating damage. Find out about his build and more here.

Honkai Star Rail Blade looking at his phone

While there are heaps of awesome characters in Honkai Star Rail, Blade truly stands out. From his striking, vampiric attire, to his badass ultimate animation, and even his mysterious past, he looks as though he could easily take the role of a protagonist for Netflix’s next big vampire anime hit. Luckily, we don’t have to wait for Netflix to fund this one – as we can see HSR Blade in action right here.

In this guide, we go over what we know about him, his skills and eidolons, and what the best build is. You can always count on the guy with the cool hair and an enigmatic past to help you out as you attempt to get a stellaron out of your tummy, right? If you’re hoping to find out more about the friendly (and not-so-friendly) faces you can meet on your adventure aboard the Astral Express, check out our Honkai Star Rail tier list and Honkai Star Rail codes guides.

So let’s dive into everything in our Honkai Star Rail Blade build guide.

What’s the best Honkai Star Rail Blade build?

Blade is a high-impact wind damage dealer who teeters on the edge of the blade (pun intended), dealing damage based on his max HP and how much damage he takes. He also sacrifices portions of his HP in order to dish out even more damage. As such, we recommend focusing on increasing his max HP, attack, and wind damage.

Due to Blade consistently sacrificing his health in exchange for damage, we found that Honkai Star Rail’s Luocha synergises well with him, as Luocha’s passive and skill has him immediately heal an ally’s health when it drops below a certain threshold.

Additionally, if you have Blade’s second eidolon, ‘Missed Dreams and Countless Regrets’, we believe Luocha’s passive healing is capable of triggering the damage increase stacks, as well. However, we’re unsure if being healed affects Blade’s passive stacks, so we’ll be sure to update this guide once we’ve had the chance to test this further.

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Which light cone should I use for Honkai Star Rail’s Blade?

The light cone ‘The Unreachable Side’ is tailor-made for Blade, so it’s best to equip him with that one if you can get your hands on it. However, it’s a five-star pull from the light cone gacha banner, so it can be a little tricky to get.

If you don’t have this one, just be sure to use a light cone that aligns with the path of Destruction in order to activate its skill – preferably one that increases his attack or max HP. Our alternate recommendations are the five-star light cones, On the Fall of an Aeon or Something Irreplicable, or the four-star light cone, Nowhere to Run.

If you need a three-star alternate for Blade while you’re waiting to get something better, all of the options are viable as they either boost his attack or crit – both of which are very valuable to him.

Light cone Effect How to obtain
The Unreachable Side Increases the wielder’s max HP and attack. Also increases their damage when attacking and the damage dealt by their follow-up attacks Gacha
On the Fall of an Aeon Whenever the wearer attacks, their attack in this battle increases by 8%, up to four times. Additionally, when they inflict weakness break on enemies, their damage increases by 12% for two turns Purchase from Herta’s Store
Something Irreplicable  Increases the wearer’s attack by 24%. When the wearer defeats or is hit by an enemy, they immediately restore HP equal to 8% of their attack, and their damage increases by 24% until the end of their next turn. This effect cannot stack and can only trigger once per turn Gacha or purchase from the Stralight Exchange store
Nowhere to Run Increases the wearer’s attack by 24%. Whenever the wearer defeats an enemy, they restore HP equal to 12% of their attack Gacha

Which relics should I use for Honkai Star Rail’s Blade?

Eagle of Twilight Line is the best relic set for Blade, as it increases his wind damage, while also advancing his action following his ult. This is further enhances the effects of his skill, allowing him to monopolise the battlefield and dish out heaps of damage.

As much as increasing his flat attack or max HP is important, the four-piece skills of the other sets simply don’t complement him as well. However, Musketeer of Wild Wheat is a decent alternate, as it boosts both his attack and speed.

In terms of Planar Ornaments, most of the sets can be beneficial to Blade’s kit in some way. Sprightly Vonwacq is an interesting option, as it helps with Blade’s energy issues, while also advancing his actions forward so he can both dish out more damage and charge his ult faster.

Fleet of the Ageless is also a good choice as it boosts his HP which, in turn, increases his ult damage, while also boosting his attack after he hits a specific speed threshold. Alternatively, you could just go with Space Sealing Station, which offers a nice and simple increase to his attack.

Relic Effect How to obtain
Eagle of Twilight Line Two equipped: increases wind damage by 10%
Four equipped: after the wearer uses their ultimate, their action advances forward by 25%
Cavern of Corrosion: Path of Gelid Wind in Herta Space Station’s Storage Zone
Musketeer of Wild Wheat Two equipped: increases attack by 12%
Four equipped: the wearer’s speed increases by 6% and their basic attack damage increases by 10%
Cavern of Corrosion: Path of Drifting in Jarilo-VI’s Corridor of Fading Echoes
Sprightly Vonwacq Two equipped: increases the wearer’s energy regeneration rate by 5%. When the wearer’s speed reaches 120 or higher, the wearer’s action advances forward by 40% immediately upon entering battle World 4 of the Simulated Universe
Fleet of the Ageless Two pieces equipped: increases the wearer’s max HP by 12%. When the wearer’s speed reaches 120 or higher, all allies’ attack increases by 8% World 3 of the Simulated Universe
Space Sealing Station Two equipped: increases the wearer’s attack by 12%. When the wearer’s speed reaches 120 or higher, the wearer’s attack increases by another 12% World 3 of the Simulated Universe

Relic stat and sub-stat recommendations

When choosing relics for Blade, we recommend focusing on the following stats.

Main stats:

  • Feet: attack or speed
  • Neck: wind damage bonus or attack
  • Article: attack, crit rate/damage, or effect hit rate


  • Attack%
  • Wind damage bonus
  • Energy regeneration
  • Crit rate/damage
  • Effect hit rate
  • HP

What are Honkai Star Rail’s Blade’s attacks?

Here are all of Blades skill as of the closed beta in 2022. Keep in mind that they may change come his release in the


Skill Effect
Basic attack: Shard Sword  Deal 60% of Blade’s attack as wind damage to a target enemy
Skill: Hellscape Consume 30% of Blade’s max HP to immediately enhance action forward 100%. Also increases damage by 14%, and enhances basic attack ‘Shard Sword’ to ‘Forest of Swords’ for three turns. You can’t use Blade’s skill again while ‘Forest of Swords’ is still active. If Blade’s HP is insufficient when you use his skill, his HP reduces to one. This skill cannot regenerate energy
Ultimate: Death Sentence Deal 30.7% of Blade’s attack plus 76% of his max HP as wind damage to an enemy and adjacent targets, and 15.3% of Blade’s attack plus 38% of his max HP as wind damage to adjacent targets. Also sets Blade’s current HP to 50% of his max HP


Skill Effect
Talent: Shuhu’s Gift Every time Blade takes damage, he gains one charge stack for up to three turns, stacking up to five times. When you reach the maximum charge stack, Blade consumes all stacks to immediately unleash a follow-up attack on all enemies, dealing 23% of Blade’s attack plus 57% of the HP lost while stacking charges as wind damage. This then restores Blade’s HP by 30% of his max HP


Skill Effect
Karma Wind Immediately attack the enemy. After entering the battle, consume 20% of Blade’s max HP and deal 40% of Blade’s max HP as wind damage to all enemies

Honkai Star Rail's Blade surrounded by flowers

What are Honkai Star Rail Blade’s eidolons?

Like Genshin Impact’s constellations, Honkai Star Rail eidolons are special bonuses you get through pulling more than one copy of a character. Here are all of Blade’s eidolons.

Eidolon Effect
E1: Rejected by Death, Infected With Life During battle, every time Blade’s HP goes lower than 50%, his max HP is increased by 20%. This stacks up to two times
E2: Missed Dreams and Countless Regrets If Blade’s HP is restored while ‘Forest of Swords’ is active, his next attack’s damage increases by 15%. This effect stacks up to three times
E3: Smelting Steel, and Milling Grains Increases Blade’s ultimate level by three, to a maximum of 15. Also increases the level of his basic attack by one, up to a maximum of level ten
E4: Ultimate Sword, Hidden Hell If Blade’s HP is above 50% when you use his ultimate, deal 100% of the HP loss caused by his ultimate to the enemy and adjacent targets as additional wind damage
E5: Death Sentence, Facing Karma Increases Blade’s skill level by three, up to a maximum of 15. Also increases the level of his basic attack by one, to a maximum of ten
E6: Body and Soul When Blade is struck by a killing blow, instead of becoming incapacitated, his HP reduces to one and his talent (passive) immediately triggers. This can only trigger once every three turns

What are Honkai Star Rail Blade’s ascension materials?

You can get Honkai Star Rail’s Blade all the way up to level 80, but you need to use a set of specific materials at set intervals to ascend him and raise his level cap. Here are all of Blade’s ascension materials as of his previous beta. Keep in mind that they may change come his full release, but we’ll be sure to update this section if they do.

The storm eye drops come from the Honkai Star Rail stagnant shadow in Jarilo-VI’s Rivet Town. You can get the artifex materials from entranced ingenia enemies on Stargazer Navalia or in the Honkai Star Rail Simulated Universe, from assignment rewards, or for purchase in the Embers Exchange store.

Required level Credits Ascension materials
20 3.2k Four artifex’s modules
30 6.4k 12 artifex’s modules
40 12.8k Five artifex’s cogwheel, two storm eye
50 32k Ten artifex’s cogwheel, six storm eye
60 64k Four artifex’s gyreheart, 16 storm eye
70 128k Six artifex’s gyreheart, 28 storm eye

Who is Honkai Star Rail’s Blade?

Who, indeed? Honkai Star Rail’s Blade is a member of the Stellaron Hunters, whose real name is unknown. This handsome, mysterious, vampiric chap reminds us of Van Helsing and the Belmonts of the Castlevania series, with a Victorian-esque costume design and plenty of blood-themed motifs.

Currently, we know very little about his personality and past. However, upon visiting the Xianzhou Luofu in the final beta, we learn that he’s a Stellaron Hunter like Honkai Star Rail’s Kafka. He heads to the Luofu in hopes of stealing the Stellaron, but is imprisoned by Honkai Star Rail’s Jing Yuan and Honkai Star Rail’s Yanqing. Of course, he doesn’t stay locked away for long, though…

Beyond that, we know that Blade wields an ancient sword covered in cracks, which appears to be a reflection of his own body and mind. He’s a five-star sword wielder who has control over the power of wind, and treads the path of The Destruction. We’re not sure who his English voice actor is, but we know that his Japanese voice actor is Miki Shinichiro, a man with a huge variety of roles under his belt, including James from Pokémon.

That’s everything we know about Honkai Star Rail’s Blade at the moment. Keep in mind that the game is still in closed beta, but we’ll be sure to update this guide with new information as soon as the Honkai Star Rail release date is upon us. In the meantime, head over to our list of the best games like Genshin Impact for a fresh adventure to embark upon.