Honkai Star Rail Yukong Build (June 2023) - Best light cones, relics, and abilities

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Honkai Star Rail Yukong

Yukong is set to debut in Honkai Star Rail patch 1.1 and she will debut alongside Luocha. She is one of the Xianzhou Luofu’s Six Charioteers and an important figure in the lore. Check out our Honkai Star Rail Yukong build guide for the tips you need when using her.

She is a 4-star Imaginary character who treads on the Path of Harmony. She is great at buffing and supporting her team and our Honkai Star Rail Yukong build guide will focus on maximising her crit rate and crit damage buffs.

She is an excellent support and every player can get her for free in patch 1.2 as part of an event, in case you plan on skipping Luocha’s banner. Before we dig deeper into her kit, consider checking out our Honkai Star Rail Luocha build in case you are planning to pull on Luocha and Yukong’s banner. We also have a breakdown of the best Honkai Star Rail relics to help you build your characters.

The best Honkai Star Rail Yukong build

Best light cone for Yukong

Past and Future is the go-to light cone for Yukong and you can get a copy randomly when doing your weekly Echo of War clears or you can buy a copy from the Forgotten Hall vendor.

Past and Future: When the wearer uses their Skill, then the next ally taking action (except the wearer) deals 16% increased DMG for one turn(s).

The stats mentioned above are at Superimposition 1 and you can get more copies from the Light Cone Manifest store to get it all the way up to Superimposition 5 for a whopping 32% damage increase for your characters when using Yukong’s skill.

If you don’t have Past and Future yet, you can opt for any other light cone from the Path of Harmony.

Best Relics for Yukong

Wastelander of Banditry Desert (Recommended Set)

  • 2-Piece Bonus: Increases Imaginary DMG by 10%.
  • 4-Piece Bonus: When attacking debuffed enemies, the wearer's CRIT Rate increases by 10%. If the enemy is Imprisoned, then the wearer's CRIT DMG increases by 20%.

Space Sealing Station (Recommended Planar Ornaments)

  • 2-Piece Bonus: Increases the wearer's ATK by 12%. When the wearer's SPD reaches 120 or higher, the wearer's ATK increases by another 12%.

Musketeer of Wild Wheat (Alternative Set)

  • 2-Piece Bonus: ATK increases by 10%.
  • 4-Piece Bonus: The wearer's SPD increases by 6% and Basic ATK DMG increases by 10%.

When farming for relics, you want to get as much crit rate and crit damage as possible for your main stats. For substats, you can focus on Attack, Imaginary damage bonus, and other offensive stats. Energy regeneration is also a great stat to go for to ensure you have your Ultimate up in time.

What are Yukong’s abilities?


Unlike a lot of other Harmony characters, Yukong adopts a hybrid playstyle where she deals decent damage while also buffing her allies. Her crit rate and crit damage bonuses are extremely potent for any team. You want to start battles by using Yukong’s technique as it will give her two stacks of Roaring Bowstrings, which buffs your allies’ damage.

Skill Description
Basic AttackDeals 130% of Yukong’s ATK as Imaginary DMG to a target enemy.
SkillObtains 2 stacks of Roaring Bowstrings (maximum 2 stacks). When Roaring Bowstrings is active, the ATK of all allies increases by 75% and 1 stack of Roaring Bowstrings is removed after every turn by an ally, except for the turn in which Yukong gains Roaring Bowstrings by unleashing Skills.
UltimateWhen using her Ultimate, if Roaring Bowstrings is active on Yukong, all allies’ CRIT Rate additionally increases by 27% and CRIT DMG increases by 62%. At the same time, deals Imaginary DMG equal to 361% of Yukong’s ATK to a single enemy.
Trace 1Basic Attacks deal 75% of Yukong’s ATK as Imaginary DMG to a target enemy, and increases Break-Effect of this attack by 100%. This effect can be triggered once every 2 turn(s).
Trace 2After attacking an enemy and entering battle, the enemy’s corresponding Type Toughness will be weakened.
Trace 3After Technique is used, enter Sprint Mode for 20 seconds. While in Sprint Mode, Movement Speed increases by 35% and Yukong receives 2 stacks of Roaring Bowstrings when she enters battle by attacking enemies.

What are Yukong’s Eidolons?

Eidolon Level Effect
Level 1At the start of battle, increases the SPD of all allies by 10% for 2 turn(s).
Level 2When any ally's current energy is equal to its energy limit, Yukong regenerates an additional 5 energy. This effect can only be triggered once for each ally. The trigger count is reset after Yukong casts her Ultimate.
Level 3Skill Lv. +2, up to a maximum of Lv. 15. Basic ATK Lv. +1, up to a maximum of Lv. 10.
Level 4When "Roaring Bowstrings" is active, Yukong deals 30% more DMG to enemies.
Level 5Ultimate Lv. +2, up to a maximum of Lv. 15. Talent Lv. +2, up to a maximum of Lv. 15.
Level 6When Yukong uses her Ultimate, she immediately gains 1 stack(s) of "Roaring Bowstrings".

Yukong’s eidolons are quite powerful but you should not go for them unless you are okay with getting the rate-up 5-star character. Her E1 is a great stopping point and you can consider getting one copy of the character in patch 1.1 and wait for patch 1.2’s event that will give a free copy of Yukong.

Yukong is a great character to pull for if you don’t have powerful support like Tingyun or Bronya. You will eventually need to build eight characters for Memory of Chaos and Yukong is an excellent support that can boost your team’s damage significantly.

If you are planning to pair her with a Nihility debuffer, we have a Honkai Star Rail Silver Wolf build that you should check out. We also have a collection of Honkai Star Rail codes in case you need some Stellar Jades to pull for Yukong.

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