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A group of characters standing next to the Honkai: Star Rail logo.
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Best Relics for each character in Honkai: Star Rail

Equip every recruit with the best Relics possible.

Every playable character in Honkai: Star Rail possesses their own unique abilities that become more powerful as you work to improve their statistics. One of the most important ways to enhance a character’s abilities is to equip them with Relics.

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There are many different Relic sets available in Honkai: Star Rail and the list consistently grows as new updates arrive, so it can be tough to figure out which ones to give each recruit.

Whether you’re struggling to build a character you just obtained or need to refresh an older recruits set, here is a breakdown of the best Relics for every playable character in Honkai: Star Rail, which we will update as new Relics and recruits join the game.

Best Relics for every Honkai: Star Rail character

Blade holding a sword and looking back over his shoulder.
Areas like critical rate, attack, and critical damage are crucial for Destruction characters. Image via HoYoverse

The best relics for each Honkai: Star Rail character will vary depending on what path they are part of. There are also many ways to build each recruit, so you’ll find the ultimate best choices and some other options for the main Relics and the Planar Ornaments listed here, too.

Best Relics for characters on the Destruction path

Generally, the best Relics for Destruction characters are a combination of two different two-piece sets. The first set should build their specific elemental damage, and the second should raise their attack since characters who are part of this path are overall tanky damage dealers. Building critical rate and critical damage is important, too, whether it be through the main Relics or the additional Planar Ornaments.

CharacterBest RelicsBest Planar OrnamentsOther options
BladeLongevous Disciple / Eagle of Twilight LineRutilant ArenaMusketeer of Wild Wheat
Celestial Differentiator
Inert Salsotto
Dan Heng Imbibitor LunaeWastelander of Banditry Desert / Musketeer of Wild WheatRutilant ArenaCelestial Differentiator
Inert Salsotto
Space Sealing Station
JingliuHunter of Glacial ForestRutilant ArenaMusketeer of Wild Wheat
Celestial Differentiator
ClaraChampion of Streetwise BoxingInert SalsottoLongevous Disciple
Musketeer of Wild Wheat
Space Sealing Station
ArlanBand of Sizzling ThunderRutilant ArenaMusketeer of Wild Wheat
Space Sealing Station
HookFiresmith of Lava-ForgingRutilant ArenaMusketeer of Wild Wheat
Space Sealing Station
Trailblazer (Physical)Champion of Streetwise BoxingRutilant ArenaMusketeer of Wild Wheat
Space Sealing Station
XueyiGenius of Brilliant StarsTalia: Kingdom of BanditryThief of Shooting Meteor
Space Sealing Station
Musketeer of Wild Wheat
MishaPioneer Diver of Dead WatersFirmament Frontline: GlamothHunter of Glacial Forest
Rutilant Arena
Messenger Traversing Hackerspace

Best Relics for characters on the Preservation path

Gepard standing defensively alongside knights.
These characters are strong defenders who work to protect their team. Screenshot by Dot Esports

Characters who are a part of the Preservation path will shine best when they have Relics that build their defensive and support abilities. This primarily means building defense and health points.

CharacterBest RelicsBest Planar OrnamentsOther options
AventurineKnight of Purity PalaceInert SalsottoKnight of Purity Palace / The Ashblazing Grand Duck
Broken Keel
Pioneer Diver of Dead Waters
Penacony, Land of the Dreams
GepardKnight of Purity PalaceBelobog of the ArchitectsGuard of Wuthering Snow
Fu XuanLongevous Disciple / Passerby of Wandering CloudFleet of the AgelessGenius of Brilliant Stars
Broken Keel
March 7thKnight of Purity PalaceFleet of the AgelessBelobog of the Architects
Sprightly Vonwacq
Trailblazer (Fire)Knight of Purity PalaceBroken KeelGuard of Wuthering Snow
Fleet of the Ageless
Belobog of the Architects

Best Relics for characters on the Hunt path

Seele jumping into the air with her scythe and butterfly wings behind her.
The Hunt characters are single-target dedicated DPS units. Image via HoYoverse

The best Relics for the Hunt recruits raise their single-target damage abilities, which means enhancing their attack and individual elemental powers.

CharacterBest RelicsBest Planar OrnamentsOther options
SeeleGenius of Brilliant StarsFirmament Frontline: GlamothMusketeer of Wild Wheat
Rutilant Arena
Space Sealing Station
Pioneer Diver of Dead Waters
Dr. RatioPioneer Diver of Dead WatersFirmament Frontline: GlamothWastelander of Banditry Desert
The Ashblazing Grand Duke
Inert Salsotto
Musketeer of Wild Wheat
Rutilant Arena
Prisoner in Deep Confinement
Topaz and NumbyPioneer Diver of Dead WatersFirmament Frontline: GlamothThe Ashblazing Grand Duke
Firesmith of Lava-Forging
Inert Salsotto
Musketeer of Wild Wheat
Messenger Traversing Hackerspace
Space Sealing Station
YanqingHunter of Glacial ForestSpace Sealing StationMusketeer of Wild Wheat
Talia: Kingdom of Banditry
Dan HengEagle of Twilight LineSpace Sealing StationMusketeer of Wild Wheat
Rutilant Arena
Inert Salsotto
SushangChampion of Streetwise BoxingSpace Sealing StationMusketeer of Wild Wheat
Rutilant Arena

Best Relics for characters on the Erudition path

Jing Yuan using his Ultimate move and floating in front of Lightning Lord.
Erudition recruits specialize in AoE damage that affects many foes at once. Image via HoYoverse

Those who are a part of the Erudition path need Relics that build their general attack and damage output. This generally means that the best Relics for them will build upon their unique elemental skills and overall attack to increase their damage output. 

CharacterBest RelicsBest Planar OrnamentsOther options
Jing YuanThe Ashblazing Grand DukeFirmament Frontline: GlamothBand of Sizzling Thunder
Inert Salsotto
Musketeer of Wild Wheat
Space Sealing Station
ArgentiChampion of Streetwise BoxingFirmament Frontline: GlamothMusketeer of Wild Wheat
Space Sealing Station
Inert Salsotto
HimekoThe Ashblazing Grand DukeFirmament Frontline: GlamothFiresmith of Lava-Forging
Inert Salsotto
Musketeer of Wild Wheat
Space Sealing Station
ServalBand of Sizzling ThunderSpace Sealing StationMusketeer of Wild Wheat
Celestial Differentiator
QingqueGenius of Brilliant StarsRutilant ArenaMusketeer of Wild Wheat
Space Sealing Station
Celestial Differentiator
HertaHunter of Glacial ForestInert SalsottoMusketeer of Wild Wheat
Space Sealing Station

Best Relics for characters on the Harmony path

Bronya delivering a speech.
Harmony characters are entirely focused on bolstering their allies with buffs. Screenshot by Dot Esports

Characters in the Harmony path need their buffing support abilities enhanced. This looks very different for each such recruit, but the best Relics for them include increases to areas like speed and general buffs that apply to the entire party.

CharacterBest RelicsBest Planar OrnamentsOther options
Ruan MeiThief of Shooting Meteor / Messenger Traversing HackerspacePenacony, Land of the DreamsWatchmaker, Master of Dream Machinations
Fleet of the Ageless
Broken Keel
SparkleMessenger Traversing HackerspaceBroken KeelEagle of Twilight Line
Fleet of the Ageless
Penacony, Land of the Dreams
RobinMusketeer of Wild Wheat / Prisoner in Deep ConfinementFleet of the AgelessChampion of Streetwise Boxing
Space Sealing Station
Sprightly Vonwacq
BronyaMessenger Traversing HackerspaceBroken KeelLongevous Disciple
Guard of Wuthering Snow
Musketeer of Wild Wheat
Eagle of Twilight Line
Fleet of the Ageless
Trailblazer (Imaginary)Watchmaker, Master of Dream MachinationsTalia: Kingdom of BanditryThief of Shooting Meteor / Messenger Traversing Hackerspace
Sprightly Vonwacq
TingyunMessenger Traversing HackerspaceBroken KeelMusketeer of Wild Wheat
Fleet of the Ageless
Space Sealing Station
Sprightly Vonwacq
HanyaMessenger Traversing HackerspaceBroken KeelPenacony, Land of the Dreams
Fleet of the Ageless
YukongWastelander of Banditry DesertFleet of the AgelessMusketeer of Wild Wheat
Sprightly Vonwacq
Inert Salsotto
Space Sealing Station
AstaMessenger Traversing HackerspaceFleet of the AgelessThief of Shooting Meteor
Musketeer of Wild Wheat
Sprightly Vonwacq
Broken Keel

Best Relics for characters on the Abundance path

Bailu stopping suddenly and looking to the side in surprise.
Health and healing are key for these recruits. Image via HoYoverse

Since Abundance characters are highly dedicated to healing, the best Relics for them are those that build their health points and outgoing healing.

CharacterBest RelicsBest Planar OrnamentsOther options
LuochaMessenger Traversing Hackerspace / Passerby of Wandering CloudBroken Keel Wastelander of Banditry Desert
Fleet of the Ageless
Longevous Disciple
Musketeer of Wild Wheat
Sprightly Vonwacq
HuohuoMessenger Traversing Hackerspace / Passerby of Wandering CloudFleet of the AgelessLongevous Disciple
Broken Keel
Penacony, Land of the Dreams
BailuMessenger Traversing Hackerspace / Passerby of Wandering CloudFleet of the AgelessLongevous Disciple
Broken Keel
Sprightly Vonwacq
NatashaMessenger Traversing HackerspaceFleet of the AgelessPasserby of Wandering Cloud
Longevous Disciple
Broken Keel
Sprightly Vonwacq
LynxLongevous Disciple / Passerby of Wandering CloudFleet of the AgelessBroken Keel
GallagherMessenger Traversing Hackerspace / Passerby of Wandering CloudFleet of the AgelessBroken Keel
Watchmaker, Master of Dream Machinations
Talia: Kingdom of Banditry

Best Relics for characters on the Nihility path

Kafka smiling and raising her hand while pointing her finger slightly.
Nihility characters are debuffers who make the enemy weaker. Image via HoYoverse

Every Nihility recruit is different from the rest, so the best Relics for these characters will vary most of all. But you’ll generally focus on areas like effect hit rate, debuffing, general attack, and elemental abilities.

CharacterBest RelicsBest Planar OrnamentsOther options
AcheronPioneer of Dead WatersIzumo Gensei and Takama Divine RealmSpace Sealing Station
Band of Sizzling Thunder
Inert Salsotto
KafkaPrisoner in Deep ConfinementFirmament Frontline: Glamoth Band of Sizzling Thunder
Musketeer of Wild Wheat
Space Sealing Station Rutilant Arena
Fleet of the Ageless
Inert Salsotto
Silver WolfGenius of Brilliant StarsPan-Cosmic Commercial EnterpriseMusketeer of Wild Wheat
Thief of Shooting Meteor
Fleet of the Ageless
Space Sealing Station
Black SwanPrisoner in Deep ConfinementPan-Cosmic Commercial EnterprisePioneer Diver of Dead Waters
Musketeer of Wild Wheat
Firmament Frontline: Glamoth
Eagle of Twilight Lane
WeltWastelander of Banditry DesertPan-Cosmic Commercial EnterpriseMusketeer of Wild Wheat
Rutilant Arena
Fleet of the Ageless
Space Sealing Station
LukaChampion of Streetwise BoxingPan-Cosmic Commercial EnterpriseMusketeer of Wild Wheat
Thief of Shooting Meteor
Space Sealing Station
Inert Salsotto
GuinaifenFiresmith of Lava-ForgingSpace Sealing StationMusketeer of Wild Wheat
Pan-Cosmic Commercial Enterprise
PelaMusketeer of Wild WheatPan-Cosmic Commercial EnterpriseThief of Shooting Meteor
Fleet of the Ageless
Space Sealing Station
SampoEagle of Twilight Line / Musketeer of Wild WheatPan-Cosmic Commercial EnterpriseSpace Sealing Station

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Kacee Fay
Staff Writer at Dot Esports covering new releases and a wide array of topics including Minecraft, Disney Dreamlight Valley, Phasmophobia, general gaming, streaming, and more. She has been avidly writing and gaming her whole life and now spends her time combining the two. Kacee graduated from San Diego State University in 2021 with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and a Certificate in Creative Editing and Publishing. She then joined Dot Esports as a Freelance Writer in 2022 before transitioning to a Staff Writer in 2023. In her spare time, she enjoys buying more books than she can read, gaming alone or with friends, drinking too much tea, attending concerts, fangirling over movies and television, listening to music, and spending time with her family, friends, and pets, who are the most important parts of her world.