Honkai Star Rail tier list 1.1: the best characters

Our Honkai Star Rail tier list for version 1.1 helps you find out which of the characters are worth your hard-earned rail passes and stellar jade.

Honkai Star Rail tier list - Luocha looking into a pool of water with the astral express behind him

Our Honkai Star Rail tier list is here to help you find the best characters in this gacha RPG from Hoyoverse. We’ve gathered information from numerous beta tests and tried out the characters ourselves to ensure you fill your team with strong damage dealers, tanks, and supporters.

If you can’t get enough of Hoyoverse’s gacha RPG, make sure you check out our Honkai Star Rail codes and builds for Honkai Star Rail’s BronyaHonkai Star Rail’s Yanqing, and Honkai Star Rail’s Jing Yuan. Or, if you want to play something similar, head on over to our Genshin Impact tier list and Genshin Impact code guide.

Honkai Star Rail tier list – best characters

Here’s our Honkai Star Rail tier list:

Tier Honkai Star Rail tier list
S ClaraGepardJing YuanLuochaSeele
A BailuBladeBronyaHimekoKafkaNatashaPelaSilver WolfTrailblazerWeltYanqing, Yukong
B ArlanAstaDan HengHertaHookMarch 7thQingqueSampoSushang
C ServalTingyun

Honkai Star Rail DPS tier list

Our Honkai Star Rail DPS tier list includes characters from the paths of The Hunt, who deal extraordinary amounts of single-target damage and Erudition, who deal remarkable amounts of multi-target damage.

Despite them falling more into the sub-DPS or enabler role due to their focus on debuffing enemies through DoTs and status ailments, we’ve also included characters who tread the path of Nihility here for the sake of brevity.

Tier Honkai Star Rail tier list
S Blade, Jing Yuan, Kafka, Seele
A Himeko, Silver Wolf, Yanqing, Welt, Pela
B Serval, Herta, Qingque, Sushang, Dan Heng, Sampo

Honkai Star Rail tank tier list

Our Honkai Star Rail tank tier list ranks characters that tread the path of the Preservation, who have powerful defensive abilities that protect both themselves and their allies in a variety of ways and Destruction, who deal heaps of damage while also possessing great survivability that allows them to excel in many combat scenarios.

Tier Honkai Star Rail tier list
S Gepard
A Trailblazer (Preservation), Arlan, Clara
B Hook, Trailblazer (Destruction), March 7th

Honkai Star Rail support tier list

Our Honkai Star Rail support tier list ranks characters from the paths of Harmony, who apply buffs to allies and improve their team’s combat capacities and the Abundance, who heal allies.

Tier Honkai Star Rail tier list
S Bailu, Bronya, Luocha
A Natasha
B Tingyun, Asta

As we mentioned above, our Honkai Star Rail tier list is bound to change over time, as we’ve based it on information from the warp menu for each character at level 80 with all eidolons, and our limited experience with a few of the characters.

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Upcoming Honkai Star Rail characters

We’re just getting to grips with a few new Honkai Star Rail characters that have made their debut in the final closed beta. You can expect them to appear in our tier list as soon as we have a chance to try them out. You can find our guides on them below, as well as a little bit of background information.

How do I perform a Honkai Star Rail reroll?

We don’t recommend you do a Honkai Star Rail reroll as it takes some time, you need multiple email addresses, and the five-star rates are pretty low so you may have to do it multiple times. However, if you’re set on it, here’s how you perform a Honkai Star Rail reroll.

  • Start the game and complete the tutorial segment to unlock the warp option, this takes about one hour
  • Roll for some characters in whichever banner you like
  • If you don’t like your roll, log out of your account
  • Create a new account with a different email address
  • Repeat these steps until you get the Honkai Star Rail character you want

There you have it! We hope you manage to nab one of the S-rank characters from our list.

Who are the best Honkai Star Rail characters?

Here’s a little more information on the six characters who feature in the S-rank of our Honkai Star Rail tier list.

Honkai Star Rail tier list - Clara looking at a phone


We recommend you use Honkai Star Rail’s Clara in a sub-tank and physical damage dealer role. With some handy counterattacks to dish out extra damage between turns and her ultimate that taunts enemies, she’s an asset to many teams.

Honkai Star Rail tier list - Gepard looking down at his phone


Honkai Star Rail’s Gepard is also a fantastic tank and sub-DPS character. His chilling ice attacks and ability to freeze enemies are super handy and his ultimate has a shield that protects him from harm.

Honkai Star Rail tier list - Jing Yuan looking at his phone

Jing Yuan

The number one husbando for the Pocket Tactics team, Honkai Star Rail’s Jing Yuan is the best choice for a DPS character in your team. He’s easily the strongest multi-target DPS we’ve tried.

Honkai Star Rail tier list - Luocha looking at his phone


Not only is Honkai Star Rail’s Luocha very handsome, but he’s also our first pick for support. His healing scales with his attack, he can deal some pretty good damage, and remove any buffs from foes.

Honkai Star Rail tier list - Seele on her phone


Honkai Star Rail’s Seele is a fantastic DPS option who can deal loads of damage to a single target over a short period of time. We recommend you build her focusing on attack and crit.

That’s everything we’ve got for you in our Honkai Star Rail tier list. Make sure you check out our Honkai Impact characters and Honkai Star Rail banner guides for more mobile RPG goodness.