Honkai Star Rail Clara Build (May 2023) - Best light cones, relics, and abilities

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With the right Honkai Star Rail Clara build, the mech-equipped character proves to be a very tanky Physical DPS. She offers consistent damage output that makes her one of the best characters to use in lengthier fights of attrition. If you are going up against enemies that have multiple phases and a high health pool, she's a must-have.

Clara summons her mech Svarog to deal massive damage to multiple enemies and she can absorb most hits even from the toughest of foes. To maximize Clara’s utility you want to improve her tanking capabilities as well as her damage.

How to get Clara in Honkai Star Rail

Being a non-limited five-star unit, you'll find Clara in the following banners:

  • Character Event Warp
  • Departure Warp
  • Stellar Warp

If you want to up your chances of getting Clara, consider waiting for her own banner, where she'll likely be a rate-up unit for a time.

The best Honkai Star Rail Clara build

The following build works well for Clara. To see more, check out our Honkai Star Rail builds list.

Best light cone for Clara

Clara’s signature light cone is called Something Irreplaceable and is one of the best light cones in the entire game. The light cone boosts your attack and it also restores HP every time Clara is hit or she defeats an enemy, giving her unparalleled sustain in longer fights. If you do not have the five-star light cone, you can go for Nowhere to Run or Collapsing Sky, both of which are great options to use.

Something Irreplaceable: Increases the wearer's ATK by 24%. When the wearer defeats an enemy or is hit, immediately restores HP equal to 8% of the wearer's ATK. At the same time, the wearer's DMG increases by 24% until the end of their next turn. This effect cannot stack and can only trigger 1 time per turn.

Nowhere to Run: Increases the wearer's ATK by 24%. Whenever the wearer defeats an enemy, they restore HP equal to 12% of their ATK.

Collapsing Sky: Increases the wearer's Basic ATK and Skill DMG by 20%.

Best relics for Clara

The best relic set for Clara is undoubtedly the Champion of Streetwise Boxing. It is the only relic set in the game that focuses on Physical damage bonuses. A more generalist alternative would be the Musketeer of Wild Wheat set which increases Clara’s attack and speed, and you can give the relic set to any other DPS when you are not using Clara. Fleet of the Ageless is also an excellent choice as it boosts Clara’s maximum HP and attack, making her lean more into her tank role.

Champion of Streetwise Boxing

  • 2-Piece Bonus: Increases Physical DMG by 10%.
  • 4-Piece Bonus: After the wearer attacks or is hit, their ATK increases by 5% for the rest of the battle. This effect can stack up to 5 times.

Fleet of the Ageless

  • 2-Piece Bonus: Increases the wearer's Max HP by 12%. When the wearer's SPD reaches 120 or higher, all allies' ATK increases by 8%.

Musketeer of Wild Wheat

  • 2-Piece Bonus: ATK increases by 10%.
  • 4-Piece Bonus: The wearer's SPD increases by 6% and Basic ATK DMG increases by 10%.
Clara in Honkai Star Rail.
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What are Clara’s abilities?

Skill Description
Basic AttackDeals Physical DMG equal to 50% of Clara's ATK to a single enemy.
SkillDeals Physical DMG equal to 60% of Clara's ATK to all enemies; deals additional Physical DMG equal to 60% of Clara's ATK to enemies marked by Svarog with a Mark of Counter. All Marks of Counter will be removed after Skill is used.
UltimateAfter using her Ultimate, DMG dealt to Clara is reduced by an additional 15%, and Clara has a greatly increased chance of being attacked by enemies for 2 turn(s). In addition, Svarog's Counter is enhanced. When an ally is attacked, Svarog is guaranteed to launch Counters, with its Counter DMG multiplier on the enemy increased by 96%. Adjacent enemies take 50% of the DMG dealt to the target enemy. Enhanced Counter can take effect 2 time(s).
TalentUnder the protection of Svarog, Clara's DMG taken is reduced by 15%. Svarog will mark enemies who attack Clara with Mark of Counter and retaliate with a Counter, dealing Physical DMG equal to 80% of Clara's ATK.
TechniqueImmediately attacks the enemy. Upon entering battle, the chance Clara will be attacked by enemies increases for 2 turn(s).
Trace 1When Clara is attacked, there is a 35% fixed chance to remove a debuff currently applied on her.
Trace 2RES to Crowd Control debuffs increases by 35%.
Trace 3Increase Svarog's Counter DMG by 30%.

What are Clara’s Eidolons?

Eidolon Level Effect
Level 1Using Clara's Skill will not remove the Mark of Counter on the enemy.
Level 2After using Clara's Ultimate, her ATK increases by 30% for 2 turn(s).
Level 3Skill Lv. +2, up to a maximum of Lv. 15. Talent ATK Lv. +2, up to a maximum of Lv. 15.
Level 4After being hit, DMG take by Clara is reduced by 30%. This effect lasts until the start of her next turn.
Level 5Ultimate Lv. +2, up to a maximum of Lv. 15. Basic ATK Lv. +1, up to a maximum of Lv. 10.
Level 6After other allies are hit, Svarog also has a 50% fixed chance to trigger a Counter on the attacker and mark them with a Mark of Counter. When using Clara's Ultimate, trigger an additional 1 Enhanced Counter(s).

Clara has an extremely powerful Eidolon 1, but going for it is not recommended as it is very difficult to get the character that you want from the Standard Warp banner. It is possible that you will get her Eidolons as a long-term player as she will be available as one of the off-rate characters in all limited-time Warps, so you have a chance of getting some of her best Eidolons over time.

Consider checking out our Honkai Star Rail Luocha build and Honkai Star Rail Dan Heng build. Both characters can be excellent sub-DPS options for Clara and you can consider adding them to your party.

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