Sampo in Honkai Star Rail is one of the best four-star characters around, and this Honkai Star Rail Sampo build can help his team synergy and already solid damage output. His goofy personality makes having him around a real laugh, but you'll need to follow along with a proper loadout to help him get serious in battle.
Sampo is one of the few Wind users we have in the game right now. He's part of the Nihility path. And while his damage can look very impressive in the early game, his utility is what makes him such a viable unit in all spectrums of content. That's where we'll be focusing our efforts.
How to get Sampo in Honkai Star Rail
Sampo is available in any Honkai Star Rail banner. Being a four-star unit, there's a chance he'll be rate-up alongside a few others in a signature five-star banner in the future.
The best Honkai Star Rail Sampo build
The following build is for Sampo. You can find more Honkai Star Rail builds on our dedicated hub page.
Best Light Cone for Sampo
There are two great Light Cone options for Sampo that you can consider. First, we have the Eyes of the Prey, which can increase his hit rate when attacking and also boost his DoT damage. Alternatively, you can go for Hidden Shadow, which is a three-star Light Cone that can help you dish out extra damage.
Eyes of the Prey
Increases the Effect Hit Rate of the wearer when attacking by 20%, and increases DoT DMG by 24%.
After using Skill, the wearer’s next Basic ATK deals 60% of ATK as additional DMG to the enemy target.
Best relics for Sampo
There are two solid relic options when for Sampo if you want to maximise his damage. First, we have the Eagle of Twilight Line, which boosts Wind damage and also makes Sampo’s actions advance forward by 25%. Alternatively, you can go for the Musketeeer of Wild Wheat, which boosts his attack.
Eagle of Twilight Line
- 2-Piece Bonus: Increases Wind DMG by 10%.
- 4-Piece Bonus: After the wearer uses Ultimate, their action is Advanced Forward by 25%.
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%.
The recommended sub-stats for Sampo’s relics are Attack, Wind damage, crit rate, crit damage, and speed.
Honkai Star Rail Sampo abilities
Sampo’s is very synergistic, and offers plenty of team-wide support while also enabling him to do decent damage. His Ultimate deals a lot of DoT damage, so you want to use Sampo in situations where you take on multiple foes at once.
|Basic Attack||Deals Wind DMG equal to 50% of Sampo's ATK to a single enemy.|
|Skill||Throws a dagger that deals Wind DMG equal to 30% of Sampo's ATK to a single enemy. The dagger will Bounce randomly between enemies up to a maximum of 4 times, each dealing Wind DMG equal to 30% of Sampo's ATK.|
|Ultimate||Deals Wind DMG equal to 102% of Sampo's ATK to all enemies, with a 100% base chance to increase the target's DoT taken by 21% for 2 turn(s).|
|Talent||Sampo's attacks have a 65% base chance to inflict Wind Shear for 3 turn(s). Enemies inflicted with Wind Shear will take Wind DoT equal to 26% of Sampo's ATK at the beginning of each turn. Wind Shear can stack up to 5 time(s).|
|Technique||Throws a Flash Bomb towards the enemy and inflicts Blind for 10 second(s). Blinded enemies won't detect the presence of your team. When attacking an enemy Blinded by Flash Bombs, there is a 100% fixed chance to delay all enemies’ action to 25% when entering combat.|
|Trace 1||Extends the duration of Wind Shear by 1 turn.|
|Trace 2||Using Sampo's Ultimate additionally regenerates 10 Energy.|
|Trace 3||Enemies with Wind Shear effect deal 15% less damage to Sampo.|
Sampo’s kit does a lot of damage and you should be focusing on increasing his attack, wind damage, and speed as much as possible to make him effective. While he might not be on par with someone like Bronya, he holds his own as a four-star character and can offer solid utility.
What are Sampo’s Eidolons?
|Level 1||When using Sampo's Skill, throwing dagger gains 1 more bounce attack.|
|Level 2||When an enemy with Wind Shear is defeated, there is a 100% base chance to inflict 1 stack(s) of Wind Shear equal to Talent on all enemies.|
|Level 3||Skill Lv. +2, up to a maximum of Lv. 15. Basic ATK Lv. +1, up to a maximuum of Lv. 10.|
|Level 4||When Sampo's Skill hits an enemy with 5 or more stack(s) of Wind Shear, the current Wind Shear immediately deals 10% of its current DMG.|
|Level 5||Ultimate Lv. +2, up to a maximum of Lv. 15. Talent Lv. +2, up to a maximum of Lv. 15.|
|Level 6||Sampo's Talent's Wind Shear DMG multiplier increases by 10%.|
Going for Eidolons in Honkai Star Rail is not recommended if you are free-to-play. It is strongly recommended to build up a large roster of diverse characters first, to ensure you can take on all types of content, before going for Eidolons of the characters that you want to max out.
- Read more: Our Honkai Star Rail tier list
Sampo is a great character to have on your account if you do not have Bronya. But if you do have Bronya as a premium support option, Sampo’s utility pales in comparison. You should always build characters that you like and enjoy playing regardless of the meta, and with the right units on your team, you can get a lot of mileage out of Sampo.
That is all you need to know about Honkai Star Rail’s Sampo! We also have a list of Honkai Star Rail codes that you should check out for some free Stellar Jades and other resources. If you are looking to build other characters too, we have a Honkai Star Rail Silver Wolf build guide in case you plan on pulling for her.
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