Honkai Star Rail: Clara Kit, Best Build & Light Cones

In Short
  • Clara is a limited 5-star Destruction character with the Physical Damage type. She is a DPS and one of the best S-tier characters in Honkai Star Rail.
  • The best Relic sets for Clara are the 4-piece Champion of Streetwise Boxing and the 2-piece Inert Salsotto. Her best light cone is 'Something Irreplaceable'.
  • The best team composition for Clara is as follows: Clara (DPS), Silver Wolf (Sub DPS), Pela (Support), Lynx (Healer).

Clara is a 5-star Destruction character with the Physical attack type and is considered the queen of counterattacks. She is an S-tier character and one of the strongest main DPS in the game. Her kit is essentially Follow-up attack-focused, and with the release of the new relics, she has consistently become stronger. If built correctly, she can easily hyper-carry through MoC and Swarm Disaster. Here is how you can best build Clara for maximum damage output.

Who is Clara in Honkai Star Rail

Clara Honkai Star Rail S Tier DPS
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Clara is a young orphaned girl from Belobog. Svarog, the ancient mech, raised her, and he and the robots became her only family. She is soft-spoken and shy, and her greatest wish is to form a family.

Clara’s Upcoming Banners and Release Date

Clara is always available in the standard banner and doesn’t have limited-time banners. If you are lucky, you can get Clara from the 5-star guaranteed pull in the beginner banner. She always features on the standard banners, so you can pull her from there or when you lose the 50-50 in the limited-time character banners. To get Clara guaranteed, you need to select her after your 300 pulls in the Normal Warp banner.

Clara’s Kit and Cycle Rotation (At Max Level)

Clara is a powerful DPS with a unique counterattack playstyle. She is very easy to play if you know her kit well. Let’s look at Clara’s kit to understand her playstyle and turn cycle rotation.

  • I Want to Help (Basic Attack): Deals flat Physical Damage to a single enemy, equal to 130% of her Attack.
  • Svarog Watches Over You (Skill): It deals AoE Physical Damage to all enemies, equal to 150% of her Attack. Additionally, deals extra damage to enemies marked with Mark of Counter by 150% of her Attack. This Skill also removes all marks of the counter from enemies.
  • Promise, Not Command (Ultimate): Reduces Damage taken by an extra 30% and increases Clara’s aggro for 2 turns. Furthermore, changes Svarog’s counter to an enhanced counter 2 times, which makes Svarog deal a counter Follow-up attack when any ally is attacked, with an increased damage multiplier of 192%. Adjacent enemies also take 50% of the damage dealt to the main target.
Clara Ultimate
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  • Because We’re Family (Talent): Damage taken by Clara is reduced by 10% and Svarog marks any enemy that attacks Clara. Furthermore, Svarog retaliates with a counter Follow-up attack when an enemy attacks Clara, dealing Physical damage equal to 200% of her Attack.
  • A Small Price for Victory (Technique): Increases Clara’s aggro for 2 turns after entering battle. This technique also immediately attacks enemies upon use and starts combat.

Playing Clara correctly revolves around drawing aggro towards her and ensuring she doesn’t die. The more she is hit, the more damage she deals. Her Ultimate and Talent decreases the damage she takes, making her much tankier. Her Ultimate also draws aggro, allowing her to mark more enemies and do more counters.

Also, Clara does the most damage when she takes her turn after all the enemies. This allows enemies to attack Clara, allowing her to mark all of them before she uses her Skill.

Her ideal turn cycle rotation is Skill > Skill > Skill > Skill, and you need to use her Ultimate whenever you can.

Relics for Best Clara Build

Clara has many good relic options, which have only grown over the past year. Here are the best Relics and stats for Clara.

  • Champion of Streetwise Boxing Relic Set
  • Ashblazing Grand Duke Relic Set
  • Longevous Disciple Cavern Relic Set
  • 4-piece Champion of Streetwise Boxing (Best for Clara)
  • 2-piece Champion of Streetwise Boxing and 2-piece The Ashblazing Grand Duke (Best Alternative)
  • 4-piece Longevous Disciple (Another Alternative)

The 4-piece Champion of Streetwise Boxing set is perfect for Clara, as it increases her Physical Damage while also giving a 25% Attack buff at full stacks. Besides that, mixing the 2-piece Champion of Streetwise Boxing and 2-piece The Ashblazing Grand Duke can also good for Clara, as they increase both her Physical Damage and her Follow-up Attack damage.

You can also use the 4-piece Longevous Disciple, if you have good sub stats on them.

Planar Ornaments for Best Clara Build

  • Inert Salsotto planar ornament set
  • Rutilent arena planar ornament set
  • 2-piece Inert Salsotto (Best for Clara)
  • 2-piece Rutilant Arena (Best Alternative)

Clara’s best Planar Ornament set is the 2-piece Inert Salsotto as it gives her a Crit and Follow-up attack buff. Rutilant Arena can also be a good alternative, as it gives a solid Crit Rate buff and good Basic and Skill attack damage increase.

Best Main and Sub Stats for Clara

RelicsMain / Sub-Stat
HeadHP / Crit Rate = Crit Damage > Attack % > HP%
HandsAttack / Crit Rate = Crit Damage > Attack % > HP %
BodyCrit Damage = Crit Rate / Crit Rate = Crit Damage > Attack % > HP %
FeetAttack % > Speed / Crit Rate = Crit Damage > Attack % > HP %
Planar SpherePhysical Damage Boost / Crit Rate = Crit Damage > Attack % > HP %
Link RopeAttack % = Crit Rate / Crit Rate = Crit Damage > Attack % > HP %
Clara Main and Sub Stats for her Relics and Planar Ornaments

When it comes to Clara’s main and sub Relic stats, you should prioritize Attack, Crit Rate and Damage and Physical Damage boost. Besides that, stack HP and Defense as you need to keep Clara alive. Try to avoid adding Speed, as Clara outputs the most damage when she has been by all the enemies. The best Clara builds have very low Speeds.

Best Light Cones for Clara

  • Honkai Star Rail: Clara Kit, Best Build & Light Cones
  • Nowhere to run light-cone
  • On the Fall of an Aeon light cone
  • Something Irreplaceable (Signature Lightcone): Wearer’s attack is increased by 24%. Furthermore, defeating an enemy or getting hit, immediately restores health, equal to 8% of the wearer’s Attack, while also increasing the Damage by 24% until the end of their next turn. The effect cannot stack and triggers only once per turn.
  • Nowhere to Run (Best Alternative): Increases Attack by 24% (48% at S5) and defeating an enemy restores HP equal to 12% (24% at S5) of their Attack.
  • On the Fall of an Aeon (Best F2P Option at S5): The Attack of the wearer increases by 16% (8% at S1) whenever he attacks enemies (max 4 stacks). After a character inflicts Weakness Break on an enemy, additionally increases the wearer’s damage by 24% (12% at S1) for 2 turns.

Regarding Clara’s Light Cone in Honkai Star Rail, Something Irreplaceable is her best option. If you fail to get her signature Light Cone, you can also use Nowhere to Run, which gives a similar buff, and the F2P option On the Fall of an Aeon.

Clara Ascension and Trace Materials

All Ascension Materials for Clara:

Honkai Star Rail Credits Credit308k
Ancient Part Material Ancient Part15
Ancient Spindle Material Ancient Spindle15
Broken Teeth of Iron Wolf Broken Teeth of Iron Wolf65
Ancient Engine Material Ancient Engine15
Clara Ascension Materials

All Trace Materials for Clara:

Honkai Star Rail Credits Credit3 Million
Shattered Blade Shattered Blade18
Ancient Part Material Ancient Part41
Lifeless Blade Lifeless Blade69
Ancient Spindle Material Ancient Spindle56
Worldbreaker Blade Worldbreaker Blade139
Ancient Engine Material Ancient Engine58
Guardians Lament Material Guardian’s Lament12
Honkai Star Rail Tracks of Destiny Tracks of Destiny8
Trace Materials for Clara

Clara Eidolons in Honkai Star Rail

  • A Tall Figure (E1): Doesn’t remove the Marks of Counter after using Clara’s Skill.
  • A Tight Embrace (E2): Attack increases by 30% for 2 turns after using Ultimate.
  • Cold Steel Armor (E3): Skill Level + 2, up to Level 15 max, Basic Attack Level + 1, up to Level 10 max.
  • Family’s Warmth (E4): Reduces Damage taken by Clara by an additional 30% after she is hit until the start of her next turn.
  • A Small Promise (E5): Ultimate Level + 2, up to Level 15 max, Talent Level + 2, up to Level 15 max.
  • Long Company (E6): Increases the number of Enhanced Counter from her Ultimate by 1. Additionally, Svarog has a 50% fixed chance to counter attack and mark the enemy when any ally is hit.

Clara has some very strong Eidolons, especially her E1, E2, and E6. However, she is not a limited banner character, and pulling for Eidolons will be much harder. It’s better to leave it up for luck or bad luck, considering it requires you to miss your 50-50.

Clara Traces in Honkai Star Rail

Bonus Abilities:

  • Kinship (Ascension 2): When attacked, there is a 35% chance to remove a debuff on Clara.
  • Under Protection (Ascension 4): Increases chance to resist Crowd Control Debuff by 35%.
  • Revenge (Ascension 6): Counter damage increases by 30%.

Stat Boosts:

  • Physical Damage Boost: 14.4%
  • Attack Boost: 28%
  • HP Boost: 10%

Best Team Comps for Clara

Best Clara team composition
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OrderMain DPSSupportSupportSustain
BestClaraSilver WolfPelaLynx
AlternativeClaraMarch 7thPelaLuocha
F2PClaraMarch 7thAstaLynx
Best Teams for Clara

Clara’s entire kit is based on taking damage and making counterattacks. So, pairing characters with Clara, who helps her draw more aggro, is the best choice. Her best pair will be Lynx, as her skill will allow Clara to receive more attacks from enemies. Similarly, March 7th‘s shield also gives aggro to the ally, so having her in the team is also a good option.

Besides that, you can pair Clara with enemy debuffers and ally amplifiers like Pela, Silver Wolf, Tingyun, and Asta. Luocha is also a good choice for a sustain as his reactive heals can come in handy when Clara is low on health.

Should You Pull for Clara in Honkai Star Rail?

Clara is a very strong character, and pulling her is tricky as she doesn’t have a limited banner. If you have Bronya, you can pick Clara from the free 300-pull Standard Banner. However, Bronya should be the priority if you don’t have her. Besides that, I suggest you refrain from chasing after Clara, as you can always get her from missing your 50-50 in the Limited banners.

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