Honkai Star Rail Light Cones explained

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A character lying on a bed in Honkai Star Rail.

Honkai Star Rail Light Cones are one of the items you can get through the gacha system, which allows you to collect more than just characters. Instead of adopting a weapon system, the game allows players to equip light cones to gain bonus stats and effects.

Light Cones in Honkai Star Rail can have a rarity rating of 3-stars to 5-stars, and the stats scale is based on the rarity. Light Cones can be obtained by completing story quests and through open-world exploration, but the strongest items are available by spending Stellar Jades on light cone banners.

How to get Light Cones in Honkai Star Rail

Light Cones in Honkai Star Rail are shown in-game as cards that represent a person’s memories. You can give any Light Cone to any character, but the passive effect of a Light Cone is activated only when the Path of a character and their equipment are the same.

Light Cones increase various stats and can be levelled up to Level 80. Players can get Light Cones by pulling on the Standard Warp banner to get Light Cones and characters. New characters that are not part of the Standard banner come with their exclusive character banner, as well as a Light Cone Event Warp banner.

If you want the best-in-slot Light Cones for limited characters, you have to obtain them when they first appear, or you will have to wait for reruns. Alternatively, you can purchase the Nameless Honor battle pass premium track, to access one Light Cone every patch.

Best Honkai Star Rail Light Cones


Here are five of the best Light Cones in Honkai Star Rail that you can obtain at launch:

Name Path Passive
Before DawnThe EruditionIncreases the wearer's CRIT DMG by 32/40/48/56/64%. Increases the wearer's Skill and Ultimate DMG by 20/25/30/35/40%. 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 48/60/72/84/96%.
Cruising in The Stellar SeaThe HuntIncreases the wearer's CRIT rate by 8/10/12/14/16% and increases their CRIT rate against enemies with HP less than or equal to 50% by an additional 8/10/12/14/16%. When the wearer defeats an enemy, increase their ATK by 20/25/30/35/40% for 3 turn(s).
In the NightThe HuntIncreases the wearer's CRIT Rate by 12/15/18/21/24%. While the wearer is in battle, for every 10 SPD that exceeds 100, increase the wearer's Basic ATK and Skill DMG by 6/7.5/9/10.5/12%, and increase the CRIT DMG of their Ultimate by 8/10/12/14/16%. This effect can stack up to 8 times.
Something IrreplaceableThe DestructionIncreases the wearer's ATK by 20/25/30/35/40%. When the wearer defeats an enemy or is hit, immediately restores HP equal to 6/7.5/9/10.5/12% of the wearer's ATK. At the same time, the wearer's DMG increases by 20/25/30/35/40% until the end of their next turn. This effect cannot stack and can only trigger 1 time per turn.
Sleep Like the DeadThe HuntIncreases the wearer's CRIT DMG by 32/40/48/56/64%. When the wearer's Basic ATK or Skill does not result in a CRIT Hit, it increases their CRIT Rate by 40/45/50/55/60% for 1 turn(s). This effect can only be triggered 1 time every 3 turns.

That is all you need to know about Light Cones in Honkai Star Rail. For more on the game, consider checking out our Honkai Star Rail characters list to know more about the playable units in the game. We also have a list of Honkai Star Rail codes that you can redeem to get some free rewards.

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