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Honkai Star Rail tier list [July 2024]

Honkai Star Rail tier list [July 2024]

After each big update, characters get added, and developers balance the rest of them. Honkai Star Rail tier list is updated to the latest version of the game.

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Updated on July 11th, 2024 - Version 2.3.1 - Added: "Firefly (Destruction: Fire)" , "Jade (Quantum: Erudition)"


We've ranked each character based on its strength alongside its element, rarity, and path (or role, if you may) so you can find exactly the type of character you need!

This miHoYo game shines over the horizon with visuals that appear as though they've been pulled straight out of a Sci-Fi fairytale, and gameplay closely resembling Genshin Impact. Coming from the same developers, Honkai Star Rail is an adventure set on the Astral Express and the planets it travels to. If you thought that sounds fun, wait until you play the actual game - it is every bit as exciting as it sounds.

Looking at the explosion from above

How did we rank the characters?

Similar to Genshin Impact, Honkai Star Rail features a gacha system (called 'Warp') where the player can try their luck at summoning new characters or Light Cones. Some of the top-tier characters in the game usually feature extremely versatile skills - they can either hit very strong, affect several enemies or provide useful buffs to the allies. A team is made up of multiple heroes (depending on the content the number can vary) and they will each take turns attacking the enemy or performing another action (such as casting a buff or heal). 


You also have different elements and star ratings for each character, and each of these elements plays a role in ranking the hero. In our Honkai Star Rail tier list, we added the rank, element, and role (or faction) for each character, so you will have an easier time assembling a team with all your favourites! 

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1
S+ Tier

Himeko character with a biblical looking angel behind it
At the moment, these are the absolute best characters and belong at the very top of the tier list for Honkai Impact. They provide great DPS and good buffs and their stats are well above average. They should be the ones you should aim to get from the gacha because their overall kit and usefulness cannot be matched.

S+ Tier
Icon Name Rarity Element Path
Acheron 5* The Nihility
Firefly 5* Destruction
Aventurine\ Aventurine 5* The Preservation
Luocha 5* The Abundance
Sparkle 5* The Abudance
Gepard 5* The Preservation
Ruan Mei 5* Harmony
Himeko 5* The Erudition
Jing Yuan 5* The Erudition
Seele 5* The Hunt
Den Heng - Imbibitor Lunae 5* Destruction
Argenti 5* The Erudition
Silver Wolf 5* The Nihility

2
S Tier

Kafka next to a man holding an umbrella
The characters we featured in the S tier are almost as good as the ones at the top of the Honkai Star Rail tier list - they can be useful in most situations, so you should also try to complete your collection by acquiring them whenever given the opportunity. You can usually make them work in any team composition.

S Tier
Icon Name Rarity Element Path
Robin 5* The Harmony
Boothill 5* The Hunt
Asta 4* The Harmony
Black Swan 5* The Nihility
Trailblazer (Male / Female) 5* The Destruction
Bronya 5* The Harmony
Fu Xuan 5* Preservation
Welt 5* The Nihility
Jingliu 5* The Destruction
Topaz and Numby 5* The Hunt
Qingque 4* The Erudition
Blade 5* The Destruction
Huohuo 5* Abundance
Hanya 4* Harmony
Dr.Ratio 5* The Hunt

3
A Tier

Clara sitting in a lap of a giant robot
In A tier we have characters that are pretty good and can work well in the game until you acquire some better ones. They are mostly 4* characters, which are obtained via the story mode or so, but they are viable at most stages of the game if you invest a lot of resources.

A Tier
Icon Name Rarity Element Path
Yukong 4* The Harmony
Lynx 4* Abundance
Guinaifen 4* The Nihility
Gallagher Gallagher 4* Abudance
Natasha 4* The Harmony
March 7th 4* The Preservation
Sampo 4* The Nihility
Serval 4* The Erudition
Clara 5* The Destruction
Bailu 5* The Abundance
Tingyun 4* The Harmony
Yanqing 5* The Hunt
Luka 4* The Nihility

4
B Tier

Honkai Star Rail character Danheng sitting below the red tree
In the B tier, we have a bunch of characters that you'll probably play with until you acquire some better ones. They are really nothing too great but can get the job done until you get something better - especially Dan Heng, a character that is unlocked from the beginning.

B Tier
Icon Name Rarity Element Path
Arlan 4* The Destruction
Dan Heng 4* The Hunt
Pela 4* The Nihility
Trailblazer (Male / Female) 5* The Destruction
Jade 5* The Erudition
Xueyi 4* The Destruction

5
C Tier

Hook surrounded by hand-drawn cartoonish characters
In the C tier, we have characters that could be okay for a while, but not ideal in the long run. We don't really recommend investing a lot of resources or equipping them with your best Light Cones, because they still won't be that great. It's best to avoid the characters from the bottom of the Honkai Star Rail tier list if you're not a glutton for punishment.

C Tier
Icon Name Rarity Element Path
Sushang 4* The Hunt
Herta 4* The Erudition
Misha 4* The Destruction
Hook 4* The Destruction

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Mihail Katsoris
Mihail Katsoris
I've enjoyed playing games ever since I was a kid (which was a long long time ago at this point). It all started off with an Atari 65XE, then came an Amiga 500+, a Sega Genesis, a 386, and the rest was history. I consider myself lucky to have been able to experience the gaming evolution over the years - this is my passion, and what I will continue to do for as long as I can.