Honkai Star Rail Jingliu build (January 2024) - Best Light Cones, relics, and abilities

Honkai Star Rail Jingliu

Honkai Star Rail Jingliu
January 19, 2024: We've updated our Jingliu build guide for Honkai Star Rail.

Jingliu is one of the best characters in Honkai Star Rail, after arriving in patch 1.4. So if you are planning to spend your Stellar Jades on her banner, we have the perfect Honkai Star Rail Jingliu build for you. Unlike other Destruction characters that have some form of self-sustain and HP sacrifice mechanics, Jingliu sacrifices your allies’ HP in exchange for a massive damage bonus.

Jingliu’s playstyle is very different from other Destruction characters so she just might surpass Seele in single-target damage. Having ascended beyond mortal concepts of victory, Jingliu chose to walk a different path to obtain the power capable of slaying gods. Therefore she is a legendary figure in the Xianzhou Luofu and we are just as excited as you to pull for her.

So let's go over Jinliu’s best light cones, relics, and abilities in this build guide. But before that, be sure to check out our Gepard build and Luocha build. They are possibly the two best defensive supports in the game and you should use them with Jingliu to offset her HP drain mechanics.

Honkai Star Rail Jingliu
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The best Honkai Star Rail Jingliu build

In order to optimise Jingliu’s damage, you want to focus on getting as much Ice damage bonus, attack, and crit stats as possible from your relics and light cone.

Best light cone for Jingliu

Since Jingliu does not reduce her own HP to boost her damage unlike other Destruction characters, a lot of the existing Destruction light cones end up being useless in her builds. But we have limited options to choose from so here are our picks:

Collapsing Sky: Increases the wearer's Basic ATK and Skill DMG by 20~40%.

Under the Blue Sky: Increases the wearer's ATK by 16~32%. When the wearer defeats an enemy, the wearer's CRIT Rate increases by 12~24% for 3 turns.

The Unreachable Side: Increase the wearer's CRIT Rate and Max HP by 18~30%. After the wearer is attacked or consumes their own HP, increases the wearer's DMG by 24~40%. This effect is dispelled after the user uses an attack.

This Body is a Sword: Increases the wearer's Skill DMG by X%. When the wearer uses their Ultimate, immediately restores X Energy, and increases the wearer's CRIT DMG by %%, which lasts for X rounds.

The Body is a Sword is Jingliu’s signature light cone. Its stats are currently unknown but we know its effect from leaks. It gives her Skill Damage and Crit Damage a massive boost while also generating a decent amount of energy. It is by far her best option but it will require you to part with your Stellar Jade on the light cone banner.

Best relics for Jingliu

When farming relics for Jingliu, focus on getting as much crit rate and crit damage as possible to boost her damage. Since she can gain extra actions when she triggers her transcendent form, getting to 134 Speed is more than enough. For your Planar Ornaments, Space Sealing Station is your go-to option.

Hunter of Glacial Forest

  • 2-Piece Bonus: Increases Ice DMG by 10%.
  • 4-Piece Bonus: After the wearer unleashes their Ultimate, their CRIT DMG increases by 25% for 2 turn(s).
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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%.

Space Sealing Station (Planar Ornament)

  • 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%.

What are Jingliu’s abilities?

Basic Attack: Lucent Moonglow
Deals Ice DMG to a single enemy and gains one stack of ‘New Moon.’
Skill: Transcendent Flash
Deals Ice DMG equivalent to Jingliu’s ATK stats and gains two stacks of New Moon.
Ultimate: Precipitous Blossoms, Fleeting as Stellar Dreams
Deals Ice DMG to one enemy and surrounding enemies. If Jingliu is in the ‘Transcendence’ state, she gains two stacks of ‘Moonlight’ after attacking. If not, she gains two stacks of ‘New Moon.’
Talent: Crescent Transmigration
With four stacks of ‘New Moon’, Jingliu will enter Transcendence and gain one extra turn. In this state, New Moon is converted to Moonlight and Jingliu gains a new skill called Moon of Glacial River. When using this skill, Jingliu will consume a certain portion of the allies’ HP and be converted to ATK. Once the stacks drop to 0, Jingliu will exit the state of Transcendence.
Jingliu gains two stacks of ‘New Moon’ at the beginning of a battle.
Enhanced Skill: Moon on Glacial River
Deals Ice DMG equivalent to Jingliu’s ATK to a single target and surrounding enemies.

What are Jingliu’s Eidolons?

Level 1
If only one enemy target is attacked when Jingliu casts an ultimate or enhanced combat skill, the damage originally caused to the adjacent target will also be dealt to the target enemy, causing Ice DMG equal to X% of the DMG an adjacent target would take.
Level 2
In the state of Transcendence, the ATK obtained by consuming Jingliu’s and teammate’s HP is increased by ?%, and the maximum ATK obtained is increased by ?%.
Level 3
Ultimate and Talent increased by +2 up to a maximum of level 15.
Level 4
Jingliu’s DMG will be increased based on the maximum number of Moonlight stacks when in the state of Transcendence.
Level 5
Skill increased by +2 up to a maximum of level 15 and talent increased by +1 up to a maximum of level 10.
Level 6
When Jingliu enters the state of [Transcendence], the number of stacks converted into [Moonlight] and the maximum stacks of [Moonlight] will be increased by X stacks.

So there you have it, hopefully, our Jingliu guide was able to help you choose the right gear for her and optimise her damage. But for more Honkai Star Rail content be sure to check out the guide on how to get Honkai Star Rail Twitch drops. Additionally, we have a list of Honkai Star Rail codes in case you want to get yourself some extra Stellar Jade.

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