Honkai Star Rail: Best Relics [220+ Hours Experience]

I spent 8+ months playing and here are my recommendations for the best relics for each character!

Honkai Star Rail features a relic system to provide a character with buffs that can help them gain an advantage in combat and boost their usability in calyxes, forgotten halls, simulated universes, and generally in overworlds. With 20+ characters, each playable character’s Honkai Star Rail Best Relics is needed to progress to the end-game content. 

Important: Gold relics can not be farmed until you reach Trailblazer level 40. 
Key Takeaways
  • Asta as a characterwill use the firesmith of lava forging and the fleet of the ageless. 
  • Relics are divided into 2-piece and 4-piece sets and Ornament sets. 
  • Arlan, as a support in Honkai Star Rail, can use the Band of Sizzling Thunder, Musketeer of Wild Wheat, or the Celestial Differentiator. 
  • Bronya in Star Rail can use the Cavern relic or the Thief of Shooting Meteor and the fleet of the Ageless. 
  • Bailu can use the Passerby of Wandering Cloud and the fleet of the ageless. 
  • Clara can benefit from the Champion of streetwise boxing and the Space sealing station set. 

Honkai Star Rail Best Relics

Following is a summary of the best relics for each character in Honkai Star Rail:

CharactersRelicsOrnament SetBest For
AstaFiresmith of lava forgingFleet of the ageless-
ArlanBand of sizzling thunder 
Musketeer of Wild Wheat 
Celestial differentiatorEarly-game lightning damage
BronyaCavern relic 
Thief of shooting meteor 
Fleet of the agelessWind attack booster.
BailuPasserby of wandering cloudFleet of the agelessHealing.
ClaraChampion of streetwise boxingSpace sealing station-
Dan HengEagle of twilight line 
Musketeer of wild wheat 
Space sealing stationf2p wind damage.
GepardKnight of purity palace 
Guard of Wuthering snow 
Belobog of the architectsDefense.
HimekoFiresmith of lava forging 
Musketeer of wild wheat 
Space sealing station-
HertaHunter of glacial frost 
musketeer
Space sealing station-
HookFiresmith of lava forging 
Musketeer of wild wheat 
Space sealing stationFire damage.
March 7thKnight of purity palaceBelobog of the architectsF2P Defense.
NatashaPasserby of wandering cloudFleet of the agelessF2P Healer
PelaThief of shooting meteorSprightly vonwacq-
QingqueMusketeers of wild wheatCelestial differentiator-
SampoEagle of twilight line 
Musketeer of wild wheat 
Pan-Galatic commercial enterpriseWind debuffer
ServalBand of sizzling thunder 
Musketeer of wild wheat 
Space sealing stationF2P Lightning damage
Seele Genius of brilliant stars 
Musketeer of wild wheat 
Space sealing stationSingle-target quantum damage.
SushangChampion of streetwise boxingSpace sealing station-
Physical TrailblazerChampion of streetwise boxing 
Musketeer of wild wheat 
Space sealing stationEarly-game dps.
Fire TrailblazerKnight of purity palaceBelobog of the architectsDefense.
TingyunBand of sizzling thunderSprightly vonwacqAttack booster
WeltWastelander of banditry desertTalia Kingdom of banditryDebuffer
YanqingHunter of glacial forestSpace sealing station-

Asta

Asta
Asta (Image Credits Exputer)

Kicking things off, the first character is Asta, a four-star Harmony character. One particular relic set will be the Best for her, alongside her best slot ornament set. 

Firesmith Of Lava Forging   Description 
2 Piece Set Enhances fire damage by 10%
4 Piece Set Increases the wearer’s overall skill damage by 12%. After the ultimate ability has been used, it increases the fire damage by a further 12% for the next attack. 
Fleet Of The Ageless Description 
2 Piece Set Enhances the wearer’s max HP by 12%, and when the speed reaches 120 or higher, all teammate’s attacks will be increased by 8%. 

Arlan 

The Best Early-game Lightning Character.
Arlan
Arlan (Image Credits Exputer)
  • Why I Chose This Character: Arlan is a great option for people who are just starting out as he is early-game friendly. 

When it comes to Arlan, he is essentially a four-star Destruction character, and below listed are his Best Relics In Honkai Star Rail.

Band Of Sizzling Thunder  Description 
2 Piece Set Enhances lightning damage by 10%
4 Piece Set Whenever the wearer uses their skill, it enhances the overall attack by 20% for one turn. 
Musketeer Of Wild Wheat Description 
2 Piece Set The attack gets increased by 12%
4 Piece Set The wearer’s overall speed increases by 6%, and the basic attack increases by 10%. 
Celestial Differentiator  Description 
2 Piece Set Enhances the wearer’s crit damage by 16%, and whenever the wearer’s crit damage reaches 120% or higher after entering the battle, the crit rate increases by 60% until the end of the first attack launched. 

Bronya 

The Teamwide Wind Attack Booster.
Bronya
Bronya (Image Credits Exputer)
  • Why I Chose This Character: Bronya can provide team-wide boosts. 

The next character is Bronya, a five-star character who belongs to the Harmony path. Her best in-slot relics will include that of Eagle of Twilight Line, Thief of Shooting Meteor, and the Fleet of the Ageless for her ornament set. 

Cavern Relic  Description 
2 Piece Set Wind damage gets enhanced by 10%. 
4 Piece Set After the wearer uses their ultimate, the action gets forward by 25%.
Thief Of Shooting Meteor  Description 
2 Piece Set Overall break effect gets bumped up by 16%
4 Piece Set The wearer’s break effect is increased by 16%, and whenever the wearer inflicts a weakness break on an opponent, it regenerates 3 energy. 
Fleet Of The Ageless  Description 
2 Piece Set The wearer’s max HP increases by 12%, and when the wearer’s speed reaches 120 or more, all attack for teammates increases by 8%. 

Bailu 

The Best Standard Healer.
Bailu
Bailu (Image Credits Exputer)
  • Why I Chose This Character: Bailu is available on the standard banner and can provide excellent heals with the right relics. 

Bailu is hands-down one of the best healers; therefore, her Honkai Star Rail Best Relics include that of the Passerby Of Wandering Cloud set with the Fleet of the Ageless as the ornament set. 

Passerby Of Wandering Cloud Description 
2 Piece Set Enhances outgoing healing by 10%. 
4 Piece Set At the start of the battle, it regenerates one skill point. 
Fleet Of The Ageless  Description 
2 Piece Set The max HP for the wearer is enhanced by 12%, and when the speed crosses 120 or more, all teammates’ attack increases by 8%. 

Clara 

The Best AoE Physical Standard DPS.
Clara
Clara (Image Credits Exputer)
  • Why I Chose This Character: With the Champion of Streetwise Boxing, Clara can destroy enemies with Physical attacks. 

One of the most adorable characters in Honkai Star Rail, protected by Svarog, Clara is a five-star Destruction character. 

Champion Of Streetwise Boxing Description 
2 Piece Set Physical damage gets buffed up by 10%. 
4 Piece Set After the wearer launches an attack or gets hit, the attack increases by 5% until the battle ends. 
Space Sealing Station  Description 
2 Piece Set The attack is increased by 12%, and whenever the speed reaches 120 or higher, the attack gets enhanced by a further 12%. 

Dan Heng 

Dan Heng
Dan Heng (Image Credits Exputer)

The next character on the list is Dan Heng, who happens to be a four-star wind element character who is from The Hunt Path. 

Eagle Of Twilight Line  Description 
2 Piece Set Wind damage gets increased by 10%. 
4 Piece Set After the ultimate is used, the action gets forward by 25%. 
Musketeer Of Wild Whear Description 
2 Piece Set The attack gets enhanced by 12%. 
4 Piece Set The speed gets increased by 6% and the basic attack damage gets enhanced by 10% 
Space Sealing Station Description 
2 Piece Set The attack gets enhanced by 12%, and when the speed crosses 120 or goes more, the attack gets increased by a further 12%. 

Gepard 

The Best Early-game Standard Defense.
Gepard
Gepard (Image Credits Exputer)
  • Why I Chose This Character: With boosted defense from relics, Gepard can keep my entire team alive. 

When it comes to Gepardhe is essentially an Ice-based five-star character who is from the Preservation Pathand can be really handy as a defense unit based off of my experience.

Knight Of Purity Palace  Description 
2 Piece Set Overall, the defense gets increased by 15%. 
4 Piece Set The max damage that the shield can absorb gets enhanced by 20%. 
Guard Of Wuthering Snow Description 
2 Piece Set The damage taken gets decreased by 8%. 
4 Piece Set At the start of the turn, if the HP is equal to or less than 50%, then HP gets restored by 8% of the max HP, and 5 energy is regenerated. 
Belobog Of The Architects Description 
2 Piece Set The wearer’s overall defense increases by 15%; whenever the effect hit rate is 50% or higher, defense increases by 15%. 

Himeko 

Himeko
Himeko (Image Credits Exputer)

Now, Himeko has to be one of my favorite characters, a five-star fire-based character that belongs to the Erudition Path. 

Firesmith Of Lava Forging  Description 
2 Piece Set The fire damage gets enhanced by 10%. 
4 Piece Set The skill damage gets enhanced by 12%, and after ultimate is used, the fire damage gets enhanced by 12% further for the next attack launched. 
Musketeer Of Wild Wheat  Description 
2 Piece Set The attack gets buffed by 12%. 
4 Piece Set The speed is enhanced by 6%, and primary attack damage output gets enhanced bt 10%. 
Space Sealing Station Description 
2 Piece Set The attack is enhanced by 12%, and if the speed if equal to or more than 120, then the attack is enhanced bt 12% further. 

Herta 

Herta
Herta (Image Credits Exputer)

One of the four-star characters is Herta, who is from the Erudition path, and she is an ice-based character. 

Hunter Of Glacial Forest Description 
2 Piece Set The ice damage gets increased by 10%. 
4 Piece Set After the ultimate is used, the crit damage increases by 25% for 2 turns. 
Musketeer Of Wild Wheat Description 
2 Piece Set The attack gets increased by 12%. 
4 Piece Set The speed is enhanced by 6%, and the basic attack damage is enhanced by 10%. 
Space Sealing Station Description 
2 Piece Set The attack is enhanced by 12%, and the if the speed ends up reaching 120 or more than that, then the attack is buffed by a further 12%. 

Hook 

Hook
Hook (Image Credits Exputer)

As far as Hook is concerned, she is also a fire-based character, but she is a four-star character from the Destruction Path. 

Firesmith Of Lava Forging  Description 
2 Piece Set The fire damage gets increased by 10%. 
4 Piece Set The skilled damage increases by 12%, and after the ultimate ability is used, the damage increases by a further 12%. 
Musketeer Of Wild Wheat Description 
2 Piece Set The attack gets bumped up by 12%
4 Piece Set The speed gets increased by 6%, and the basic attack damage gets increased by 10%. 
Space Sealing Station  Description 
2 Piece Set The attack is increased by 12%; if the speed is the same as 120 or more, a further 12% is increased. 

March 7th 

The Best Early-game F2P Defense Unit.
March 7th
March 7th (Image Credits Exputer)
  • Why I Chose This Character: March 7th can enhance defense with her relics and can also protect players by defending them. 

A rather peculiar character is March 7th, an ice-based four-star character that belongs to the Preservation path, and below listed are her relics

Knight Of Purity Palace  Description 
2 Piece Set The overall defense is enhanced by 15%. 
4 Piece Set The max damage that the shield can absorb is increased by 20%. 
Belobog Of The Architects  Description 
2 Piece Set The overall wearer’s defense is increased by 15%, and when the effect hit rate is 50% or more, the defense gets bumped by 15%. 

Natasha 

The Best F2P Healer.
Natasha
Natasha (Image Credits Exputer)
  • Why I Chose This Character: Natasha with the Passerby of Wandering Cloud can heal your characters pretty well. 

When it comes to physical characters, Natasha is a four-star free-to-play character that is Physical and is from the Abundance path. 

Passerby Of Wandering Cloud Description 
2 Piece Set The outgoing healing is enhanced by 10%. 
4 Piece Set At the start of combat, one skill point gets regenerated. 
Fleet Of The Ageless Description 
2 Piece Set The max HP gets bumped up by 12%, and when the speed reaches 120 or more, the attack for teammates increases by 8%. 

Pela 

Pela
Pela (Image Credits Exputer)

Another solid character in Star Rail is Pela, a four-star Ice character who belongs to the Nihility path. 

Thief Of Shooting Meteor  Description 
2 Piece Set The break effect is enhanced by 16%. 
4 Piece Set The broken effect increases by 16%, but whenever the wearer inflicts a weakness break on an opponent, it regenerates 3 energy. 
Sprightly Vonwacq Description 
2 Piece Set The overall energy regeneration rate increases by %, and whenever the speed reaches 120 or more, the action advances by 40% upon entering the battle. 

Qingque

The Best Quantum Four-star Character.
Qingque
Qingque (Image Credits Exputer)
  • Why I Chose This Character: With relics like the Genius of Brilliant Stars, she can gain extra Quantum damage. 

As for the next character, she happens to be Qingque, belonging o the Erudition path, and she is a four-star Quantum character. 

Genius Of Brilliant Stars Description 
2 Piece Set The Quantum damage gets buffed by 10%. 
4 Piece Set Whenever the wearer deals damage to the opponent, it ignores 10% of its defense, and if the opponent has a quantum weakness, then a further 10% of defense is ignored. 
Musketeer Of Wild Wheat Description 
2 Piece Set The attack gets increased by 12%. 
4 Piece Set The speed increases by 6%, and the primary attack damage increases by 10%. 
Celestial Differentiator Description 
2 Piece Set The crit damage increases by 16%, and if the crit damage crosses 120% or more, the crit rate increases by 60% until the end of the first attack. 

Sampo 

The Best F2P Wind Support.
Sampo
Sampo (Image Credits Exputer)
  • Why I Chose This Character: With enhanced relics, Sampo can support characters in boosting their damage. 

The one and oni (get it? cuz Sampo is the Itto of Honkai Star Rail?) Sampo Koski is like no other, and hisBest Relics include the one listed below. Apart from that, he is a four-star Wind-based character and belongs to the Nihility path. 

Eagle Of Twilight Line  Description 
2 Piece Set The wind damage gets buffed by 10%
4 Piece Set After the ultimate gets used, the action is advanced by 25%. 
Musketeer Of Wild Wheat Description 
2 Piece Set The attack gets increased by 12%. 
4 Piece Set The speed and basic attack damage are enhanced by 6% and 10%, respectively. 
Pan-Galactic Commercial Enterprise Description 
2 Piece Set The Effect Hit Rate is increased by 10%, and the wearer’s overall attack will also increase based on an amount that is equivalent to 25% of their current effect hit rate. 

Serval 

Serval
Serval (Image Credits Exputer)

Moving on, the next Lightning character is Serval, who is a four-star character that belongs to the Erudition path. 

Band Of Sizzling Thunder  Description 
2 Piece Set The lightning damage gets increased by 10%. 
4 Piece Set The attack increases by 20% for one turn whenever a skill is used. 
Musketeer Of Wild Wheat Description 
2 Piece Set The attack gets increased by 12%. 
4 Piece Set The speed and basic attack damage get enhanced by 6% and 10%, respectively. 
Space Sealing Station  Description 
2 Piece Set The attack gets buffed by 12%, and whenever the speed reaches 120 or more, the attack gets buffed by a further 12%. 

Seele 

The Best Quantum Single-Target Damage.
Seele
Seele (Image Credits Exputer)
  • Why I Chose This Character: Seele can deal excellent Quantum damage and can render enemies useless. 

Currently, one of my favorite characters to main has to be Seele as a Quantum character, who is an SS-ranked five-star character that belongs to the Hunt Path, and she has the Quantum element. 

Genius Of Brilliant Stars Description 
2 Piece Set Quantum damage is increased by 10%. 
4 Piece Set When the damage is dealt to an opponent, 10% of defense gets ignored, and if the enemy is weaker than Quantum, 10% more defense is ignored. 
Musketeer Of Wild Wheat Description 
2 Piece Set The attack gets increased by 12%. 
4 Piece Set The overall speed increases by 6% while the basic attack increases by 10%. 
Space Sealing Station Description 
2 Piece Set The attack is increased by 12%, and the speed reaches 120 or more; a further 12% increases it. 

Sushang 

The Best F2P Physical Four-Star DPS.
Sushang
Sushang (Image Credits Exputer)
  • Why I Chose This Character: Sushang can deal good Physical damage for being a f2p unit. 

If the battle lacks a Physical character, Sushang is one hell of a cracked unit, as she is a four-star Physical character in the Hunt Path and is one of the best supports after I tried her out. 

Champion Of Streetwise Boxing Description 
2 Piece Set Physical damage gets buffed by 10%. 
4 Piece Set After the wearer gets hit or launches an attack, the attack is bumped up by 5% for the rest of the duration of the battle and can stack 5 times. 
Space Sealing Station Description 
2 Piece Set The overall attack is bumped up by 12%, and if the speed reaches 120 or passes over 120, then the attack is increased by a further 12%. 

Physical Trailblazer 

Physical Trailblazer
Physical Trailblazer (Image Credits Exputer)

As the trailblazer begins their journey, they are met with the Physical Trailblazer (Stelle, you’re too pretty for this world), a five-star character that will belong to the Destruction Path. 

Champion Of Streetwise Boxing Description 
2 Piece Set Physical damage gets enhanced by 10%
4 Piece Set After the wearer gets hit by the enemy or attacks the enemy, the attack gets boosted by 5%. 
Musketeer Of Wild Wheat Description 
2 Piece Set The attack gets boosted by 12%. 
4 Piece Set Speed increases by 6%, and basic attack by 10%. 
Space Sealing Station  Description 
2 Piece Set The attack is enhanced by 12%, and if the speed is above 12%, it will increase by 12%. 

Fire Trailblazer 

The Best Late-Game Fire Defense Character.
 Fire Trailblazer

  • Why I Chose This Character: With enhanced relics, Fire Trailblazer can provide excellent guarding from enemy attacks. 

Fire Trailblazer (Image Credits Exputer)When the Fire Trailblazer as a support converts to their Fire version, they become a part of the Preservation Path. 

Knight Of Purity Palace Description 
2 Piece Set Def gets increased by 15%. 
4 Piece Set It enhances the overall damage that the shield can absorb by 20%. 
Belobog Of The Architects  Description 
2 Piece Set Defense is enhanced by 15%; if the effect hit rate exceeds 50%, the wearer gets an extra 15% defense. 

Tingyun 

Tingyun
Tingyun (Image Credits Exputer)

My very own Tingyun is a four-star Lightning-based character that belongs to the Harmony path and is excellent. Below are the main Honkai Star Rail Best Relics that will work on her. 

Band Of Sizzling Thunder Description 
2 Piece Set Lightning damage gets boosted by 10%. 
4 Piece Set The attack gets buffed by 20% for one turn if the skill is used. 
Sprightly Vonwacq Description 
2 Piece Set The energy regeneration rate gets increased by 5%, and if the speed crosses 120 or over, the action gets advanced by 40%. 

Welt 

The Best Imaginary Weakness Break Character.
Welt
Welt (Image Credits Exputer)
  • Why I Chose This Character: Welt can easily cause Weakness Breaks to enemies, making them weaker when equipped with the right relics. 

Moving on, another character that should not be overlooked is Welt, a five-star Imaginary-based character that belongs to the Nihility Path and is a supporting character in my opinion.

Wastelander Of Banditry Desert Description 
2 Piece Set Imaginary damage gets increased by 10%. 
4 Piece Set When launching attacks against de-buffed opponents, the crit rate increases by 10%, and crit damage increases by 20% against enemies imprisoned. 
Talia Kingdom Of Banditry  Description 
2 Piece Set The overall break effect increases by 16%, and if the speed reaches 45 or goes beyond that, then the break effect gets enhanced by a further 20%. 

Yanqing 

Yanqing
Yanqing (Image Credits Exputer)

Last but not least, Yanqing is an Ice-based five-star character, an excellent DPS part of the Hunt and is excellent in my experience. 

Hunter Of Glacial Forest Description 
2 Piece Set Ice damage gets enhanced by 10%. 
4 Piece Set After the ultimate ability is activated, crit damage is increased by 25% for 2 turns. 
Space Sealing Station  Description 
2 Piece Set The attack is enhanced by 12%, but if the speed crosses 120 or more, the attack is enhanced by a further 12%. 

Similar Relics

Many relics suit different characters, the following can be used in place of the other relics mentioned above:

  • Messenger Traversing Hackerspace (Hanya, Bronya, Yukong): This relic increases movement speed by 6% which is good for players who relocate a lot.
  • Firesmith of Lava-Forging (Guinaifen, Hook, Himeko): It increases fire damage by 10% which is good for players using characters that deal fire damage.
  • Longevous Disciple (Fu Xuan, Blade, Huohuo): This relic is useful for Tanks that must have high HP as it increases HP by 12%.

My Thoughts On The Best Relics In Honkai Star Rail 

After spending 8+ months, my personal favorite relics sets include the Musketeer set as it is able to enhance attack, and any relics that can boost attack and enhance HP.  

With that, the How To Get Relics In Honkai Star Rail guide will entail different methods to obtain them! Lastly, the Honkai Star Rail Effect Hit Rate guide is a must-read!

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Mina is a Senior Guides Writer and a fanatic who’s obsessed with playing games and writing about them. She’s invested more than 2,500 hours in games like Genshin Impact and Honkai Star Rail. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism, she loves to write detailed guides for beginners and pros in the Gacha Games world. You can follow Mina's gaming activity on her Steam and PSN Profiles.

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