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

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Sushang is a four-star DPS who can become your go-to boss killer if you are struggling against the toughest foes in the game, and this Honkai Star Rail Sushang build will help solidify her as a pivotal boss-killing pick. She is an excellent alternative to five-star single-target boss killers and is a must-have for free-to-play accounts.

Sushang works very well with buffs and you can take down elite enemies or bosses with ease. She can advance her own attacks and deal tons of physical damage, making her useful when you are taking on hard content. Building her won't be easy, but she doesn't need to be maxed out to shine.

How to get Sushang in Honkai Star Rail

Sushang, a four-star character, can be obtained through any available banner in Honkai Star Rail right now. She may feature as a rate-up unit in a five-star banner going forward, however, so hold onto your Stellar Jade if you're looking to max her out.

The best Honkai Star Rail Sushang build

Before we go deeper into the build, check our Honkai Star Rail Yanqing build guide to see how Sushang fares against her five-star counterpart. We also have a guide on how to get more Stellar Jades, in case you need some more summons to have a well-rounded roster.

Best light cone for Sushang

Sushang has a signature four-star light cone called Swordplay that synergizes well with her kit. The light cone is great for situations where you are dealing with a single enemy and it helps Sushang stack her damage if she keeps targeting the same enemy. If you do not have access to Swordplay, you can go for Adversarial which helps Sushang gain tons of attack speed as she keeps defeating enemies.


Swordplay: Each time the wearer hits the same target, DMG dealt increases by 8%, stacking up to 5 time(s). This effect will be dispelled when the wearer changes targets.

Adversarial: When the wearer defeats an enemy, increases SPD by 10% for 2 turn(s).

Best relics for Sushang

There are some great options available to Sushang when it comes to relics. You can go for the commonly used Musketeer of Wild Wheat, which is a generalist set that works well on most units, or you can maximize her physical damage with Champion of Streetwise Boxing. Since Sushang is a Physical damage dealer, she can break shields easily and you can use Thief of Shooting Meteor to increase her break effect if you use her as a sub-DPS.

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%.

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.

Thief of Shooting Meteor

  • 2-Piece Bonus: Increases Break Effect by 20%.
  • 4-Piece Bonus: Increases the wearer’s Break Effect by 20%. When the wearer inflicts Weakness Break on an enemy, regenerates 3 Energy.

Sushang does not need any energy regeneration and you can focus all your relic stats into damage. You want to get as much crit rate and crit damage as possible along with some attack, speed, and break.

Sushang in Honkai Star Rail.
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What are Sushang’s abilities?

When using Sushang, you want to maximize her Sword Stance stacks for maximum damage. Unlocking her third trace as quickly as possible is also strongly recommended as her actions are advanced forward by 15% when you apply Weakness Break.

Skill Description
Basic AttackDeals Physical DMG equal to 50% of Sushang's ATK to a single enemy.
SkillDeals Physical DMG equal to 105% of Sushang's ATK to a single enemy. In addition, after the final hit, there is a 33% chance to trigger Sword Stance, dealing additional Physical DMG equal to 50% of Sushang's ATK to the enemy. If the enemy has Weakness Break, Sword Stance is guaranteed to trigger.
UltimateDeals Physical DMG equal to 192% of Sushang's ATK to a single enemy and immediately Advances Forward her actions by 100%. In addition, Sushang's ATK increases by 18% and using her Skill has 2 additional chances to trigger Sword Stance for 2 turn(s). Sword Stance triggered from the additional chances deals 50% of the original DMG.
TalentWhen there is an enemy with Weakness Break on the field, Sushang's SPD increases by 15% for 2 turn(s).
TechniqueImmediately attacks the enemy. Upon entering battle, Sushang deals Physical DMG equal to 50% of her ATK to all enemies.
Trace 1When her HP is at 50% of Max HP or lower, reduces the chance of Sushang being attacked by enemies.
Trace 2For every Sword Stance triggered, the DMG dealt by Sword Stance increases by 3%. Stacks up to 10 time(s).
Trace 3After using Basic ATK or Skill, if there are enemies on the field with Weakness Break, Sushang's action is Advanced Forward by 15%.

What are Sushang’s Eidolons?

Eidolon Level Effect
Level 1If the target of Sushang's Skill has Weakness Break, recovers 1 Skill Point after using the Skill.
Level 2After triggering Sword Stance, Sushang receives 20% reduced DMG for 1 turn.
Level 3Ultimate Lv. +2, up to a maximum of Lv. 15. Talent Lv. +2, up to a maximum of Lv. 15.
Level 4Sushang's Break Effect increases by 50%.
Level 5Skill Lv. +2, up to a maximum of Lv. 15. Basic ATK Lv. +1, up to a maximum of Lv. 10.
Level 6Sushang's Talent's SPD Boost can stack up to 2 times. Additionally, after entering battle, Sushang immediately gains 1 stack of SPD Boost.

Sushang has very powerful Eidolons with E4 being the most significant increase in power you can get for her. But she is a four-star character and you should not chase after her Eidolons. She will appear on future banners and you should get more copies of her while summoning on five-star banners.

If you are looking for more Honkai Star Rail content, we have a list of Honkai Star Rail codes to get more summons for the characters you need. If you plan on pairing Sushang with Silver Wolf, we have a Honkai Star Rail Silver Wolf build that you can check out.

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