Honkai Star Rail Jing Yuan build (April 2023) - Best light cones, relics, and abilities

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Jing Yuan in Honkai Star Rail.

Here's our Honkai Star Rail Jing Yuan build! Honkai Star Rail introduced Jing Yuan as a playable Lightning DPS character who can dish out massive damage. He can summon the Lightning Lord to his side to assist against the most powerful foes.

While Jing Yuan’s kit has some random elements to it due to how Lightning Lord’s targeting works, you can still get consistent damage from the character. Keeping Jing Yuan alive is very important, as Lightning Lord retreats if Jing falls in battle. To optimise Jing Yuan’s build, you want to focus on both survivability and damage.

The best Honkai Star Rail Jing Yuan build

Best Light Cone for Jing Yuan

Jing Yuan’s signature Light Cone is Before Dawn. It boosts Jing Yuan’s energy restoration based on his crit rate and after you use your skill, his crit rate is boosted even further. If you do not have access to the five-star Light Cone, you can consider using The Birth of the Self instead, which can help increase his DPS.

Before Dawn

Increases the wearer's CRIT DMG by 32%. Increases the wearer's Skill and Ultimate DMG by 20%. After the wearer uses their Skill or Ultimate, they gain Somnus Corpus. Upon triggering a follow-up attack, Somnus Corpus will be consumed, and the follow-up attack DMG increases by 48%.

The Birth of the Self

Increases DMG dealt by the wearer's follow-up attacks by 24%. If the current HP of the target enemy is below 50% of Max HP, increases DMG dealt by follow-up attacks by an extra 24%.

Best relics for Jing Yuan

The best relic set for Jing Yuan is the Band of Sizzling Thunder, which gives him a massive damage bonus after using his skill. During the early game you can use Musketeer of Wild Wheat for bonus attacks.

Band of Sizzling Thunder

  • 2-Piece Bonus: Increases Lightning DMG by 10%.
  • 4-Piece Bonus: When the wearer uses Skill, increases the wearer's ATK by 25% for 1 turn(s).

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%.

You want to get as much Crit Rate as possible for Jing Yuan, as he is very reliant on the stat. He will convert his crit rate to energy restoration, which can help alleviate his energy problems. He also enters the battlefield with 15 initial energy, which means that you can invest heavily into offensive stats instead of worrying about his Ultimate uptime.

What are Jing Yuan’s abilities?

Skill Description
Basic AttackDeals Lightning DMG equal to 50% of Jing Yuan's ATK to a single enemy.
SkillDeals Lightning DMG equal to 50% of Jing Yuan's ATK to all enemies and increases Lightning-Lord's attack count by 2 for the next turn.
UltimateDeals Lightning DMG equal to 120% of Jing Yuan's ATK to all enemies and increases Lightning-Lord's attack count by 3 for the next turn.
TalentSummons Lightning-Lord at the start of the battle. Lightning-Lord has 60 base SPD and 3 base attack count, and its attacks are considered follow-up attacks. Each count of Lightning-Lord's attack deals Lightning DMG equal to Jing Yuan's ATK to a single enemy, whose adjacent targets also receive Lightning DMG equal to 25% of the DMG dealt to the main target. The Lightning-Lord's attack count can reach a max of 10. Every time Lightning-Lord's attack count increases by 1, its SPD increases by 10. After the action ends, SPD and attack count return to their base values. When Jing Yuan is knocked down, the Lightning-Lord will dissapear. When Jing Yuan is affected by Crowd Control debuff, the Lightning-Lord is unable to take action.
TechniqueAfter using Jing Yuan's Technique, Lightning-Lord's attack count in the first turn increases by 2 at the start of the next battle.
Trace 1If the Lightning-Lord's attack count is greater or equal to 6 in the next turn, its CRIT DMG increases by 20% for the next turn.
Trace 2Jing Yuan immediately regenerates 15 Energy at the beginning of the battle.
Trace 3After using Skill, CRIT Rate increases by 10% for 2 turn(s).

What are Jing Yuan’s Eidolons?

Eidolon Level Effect
Level 1When Lightning-Lord attacks, the DMG multiplier on enemies adjacent to the target enemy increases by 25%.
Level 2When Lightning-Lord takes action, DMG caused by Jing Yuan's Basic ATK, Skill, and Ultimate increases by 20% for 2 turn(s).
Level 3Ultimate Lv. +2, up to a maximuum of Lv. 15. Basic ATK Lv. +1, up to a maximuum of Lv. 10.
Level 4After each attack count conducted by the Lightning-Lord, Jing Yuan regenerates 2 Energy.
Level 5Skill Lv. +2, up to a maximuum of Lv. 15. Talent ATK Lv. +2, up to a maximuum of Lv. 15.
Level 6Every attack count of the Lightning-Lord will make the target enemy Vulnerable. While Vulnerable, enemies receive 12% more DMG until the end of the Lightning-Lord's current turn, stacking up to 3 time(s).

If you obtain additional copies of Jing Yuan, you can boost his damage even further. Eidolons work similarly to Genshin Impact’s Constellation system and it can be very expensive to get a Level 6 Eidolon Jing Yuan.

We recommend focusing on diversifying your roster with more characters instead of trying to maximise the power level of a single character. While Jing Yuan is a solid character, you should try and get powerful units from every single damage type, and the right supports to go along with them.

For more builds, consider checking out our Honkai Star Rail Silver Wolf build. We also have a list of Honkai Star Rail codes that could potentially help you get Eidolons or a light cone for Jing Yuan.

You can also check out our explanation of Honkai Star Rail relics to learn more about how to gear your Jing Yuan. Finally, we also have a list of Honkai Star Rail banners for patch 1.0 to help you choose which characters you want to summon.

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