Honkai Star Rail: Best Sparkle Build

In Short
  • Sparkle is a 5-star Harmony character in Honkai Star Rail with Quantum Damage type and her kit is mainly suited for Support.
  • The 4-piece Messenger Traversing Hackerspace and 2-piece Broken Keel are her best Relics.
  • The best team comp for Sparkle is Seele (DPS), Silver Wolf (Support), Sparkle (Support), Fu Xuan (Sustain).

Sparkle is the upcoming 5-star Harmony character with the Quantum damage type. She is mainly suited as Support for Hyper-carry teams, especially for teams with high Skill point demands. Sparkle’s kit buffs the crit damage, damage dealt by allies while increasing the Max Skill points by 2. She will feature in the Honkai Star Rail 2.0 update and be another great addition to Mono Quantum teams. Here is a complete guide on how to build Sparkle in the best way.

February 29, 2024: Updated the build with the latest available information.

Who is Sparkle in Honkai Star Rail?

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Sparkle is a member of the Masked Fools, who also wants to get into the Genius Society. She is described as a woman with countless masks and many faces and a dangerous master of theatrics.

Honkai Star Rail Sparkle Release Date

Sparkle has been released in the 2nd phase of the HSR 2.0 banner, which started on February 29. She will run next to Jing Yuan’s rerun banner, alongside Sampo, Qingque, and Hanya.

Sparkle’s Kit and Best Cycle Rotation (At Max Level)

Sparkle is perfect for Hyper carry teams, especially Skill point negative DPS units. Her kit is straightforward, and if correctly used, it can increase the team’s damage significantly. She is also a strong contender to be one of the S-tier characters in Honkai Star Rail. Let’s look at her kit first to understand her play style.

  • Monodrama (Basic Attack): Deals flat single target Quantum damage equal to 130% of Sparkle’s Attack.
  • Dreamdiver (Skill): It increases the Crit Damage of an ally by 30% of her Crit Damage + 54% for 1 turn. Furthermore, it also action forwards the ally by 50%. The action forward ability doesn’t work when Sparkle uses the Skill on herself.
  • The Hero with a Thousand Faces (Ultimate): Marks allies with Cipher and recovers 4 Skill points. Allies with Cipher get an increase to her Talent damage buff by 12% per stack, lasting for 2 turns.
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  • Red Herring (Talent): The max number of Skill points is increased by 2 when Sparkle is on the battlefield. Furthermore, it increases the Damage dealt by all allies by 7.5% per stack (max 3 stacks) for 2 turns when an ally consumes 1 Skill point.
  • Unreliable Narrator (Technique): It gives the Stealth status to all allies for 20 seconds. Stealth prevents enemies from detecting you and entering the battle with it will recover 3 Skill point for all allies.

Sparkle’s Skill gives a straight Crit Damage buff to one ally and advances their action, similar to Bronya. Her talent also gives a damage buff to the entire team, depending on the skill points used by allies. Sparkle’s buff uptimes are pretty low, so you will need to fine-tune your team’s speed to get the best out of her buffs.

Even though her stats require a high Crit Damage for her buffs, you won’t be using her Basic attacks much due to her low buff uptimes. So, her ideal turn cycle rotation will have her take action right after your main DPS, allowing her skill to action forward your main DPS and letting them take action twice.

Sparkle has some pretty good cavern relic and planar ornament options to get the best out of her buffs. Here are the best relics, planar ornaments, and main and sub-stats for creating the best Sparkle build.

Best Relics for Sparkle in HSR

  • Messenger Traversing Hackerspace Relic Set
  • Musketeer of Wild Wheat relic set
  • 4-Piece Traversing Hackerspace (Best for Sparkle)
  • 4-Piece Musketeer of Wild Wheat (Best Alternative)

The 4-piece Traversing Hackerspace is best for Sparkle, as it will give your team a good speed buff after using her Ultimate. The 4-piece Musketeer of Wild Wheat is also a good alternative to increase Sparkle’s speed and attack.

Best Planar Ornaments for Sparkle in HSR

  • Broken Keel Planar Ornament Set
  • Penacony Land of the Dreams Planar Ornament Set
  • 2-Piece Broken Keel (Best for Sparkle)
  • 2-Piece Penacony, Land of the Dreams (Best for Mono Quantum teams)

Sparkle’s best build will use the 2-piece Broken Keel when she meets the 30% Effect Resistance threshold. This will allow Sparkle to buff the Crit Damage of all her allies by 10% on top of her Skill’s buff.

The 2-piece Penacony, Land of the Dreams, will be Sparkle’s best pick if she is in a mono Quantum team. This will let her buff the entire team’s Damage significantly, especially with her Ascension 6 ability unlocked.

Main and Sub Stats for Best Sparkle Builds

RelicsMain / Sub-Stat
HeadHP / Crit Damage % > Speed > HP% > Effect Resistance %
HandsAttack / Crit Damage % > Speed > HP % > Defense %
BodyCrit Damage % / HP% > Defense % > Speed > Effect Resistance %
FeetSpeed > HP % / Crit Damage % > Speed > HP % > Defense %
Planar SphereHP % = Defense % / Crit Damage % > Speed > HP % > Effect Resistance %
Link RopeERR % / Crit Damage % > Speed > HP % > Defense %
Sparkle Main and Sub Stats for her Relics and Planar Ornaments

Sparkle’s Crit Damage buff for allies scales with her Crit Damage, so stack as much Crit Damage as possible. Next, prioritize meeting the 30% Effect Resistance threshold for using the Broken Keel set. Add at least 20% Effect Resistance on her sub-stats, as her Traces also give a 10% effect resistance boost.

Other than that, you can stack Speed, ERR%, HP%, and Defense% as needed. Make sure to always keep her speed one less than the speed of your team’s main DPS.

Best Light Cones for Sparkle in HSR

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  • Earthly Escapade (Signature Light Cone): Increases wearer’s Crit Damage by 32% and makes them gain Mask at the beginning of the battle for 3 turns. After gaining the Mask, allies of the wearer have increased Crit Rate by 10% and Crit Damage by 28%. When the wearer recovers Skill points, including the limit exceeding Skill Points, they gain 1 stack of Radiant Flame, and getting 4 stacks will convert it into Mask for 4 turns.
  • Past and Future (Best F2P Alternative at Superimposition 5): When the wearer uses their Skill, the next ally (except the wearer) deals 32% (16% at S1) increased damage for 1 turn.
  • Carve the Moon, Weave the Clouds (Another Alternative): At the start of the battle or when the wearer’s turn begins, apply one of the following effects: increase Attack of all allies by 10%, increase Crit Damage of all allies by 12%, or increase Energy Regeneration Rate of all allies by 6%. The same effect cannot be applied consecutively and doesn’t stack. The effects are removed when the wearer is knocked out.

Sparkle Ascension and Trace Materials

All Ascension Materials for Sparkle:

MaterialsQuantity
Honkai Star Rail Credits Credit308k
Tatters of Thought material Tatters of Thought15
Fragments of Impression Material Fragments of Impression15
Dream Flamer material Dream Flamer65
Shards of Desires Material Shards of Desires15
Sparkle Ascension Materials

All Trace Materials for Sparkle:

MaterialsQuantity
Honkai Star Rail Credits Credit3 Million
Firmament Note Material Firmament Note18
Tatters of Thought material Tatters of Thought41
Celestial Section Material Celestial Section69
Fragments of Impression Material Fragments of Impression56
Heavenly Melody Material Heavenly Melody139
Shards of Desires Material Shards of Desires58
Past Evils of the Borehole Honkai Star Rail Past Evils of the Borehole Planet12
Honkai Star Rail Tracks of Destiny Tracks of Destiny8
Trace Materials of Sparkle

Sparkle Eidolons in Honkai Star Rail

  • Suspension of Disbelief (E1): Cipher lasts for 1 more cycle and all allies with it have a 40% increased Attack.
  • Purely Fictitious (E2): Each Talen stack allows allies to ignore 8% of the enemy target’s Defense when dealing damage to enemies.
  • Pipedream (E3): Skill Level + 2, up to Level 15 max, Basic Attack Level + 1, up to Level 10 max.
  • Life is a Gamble (E4): 1 more Skill point is recovered by the Ultimate and the Talent additionally increases the Max Skill points by 1.
  • Parallax Truth (E5): Ultimate Level + 2, up to Level 15 max, Talent Level + 2, up to Level 15 max.
  • Narrative Polysemy (E6): The Crit Damage Boost effect of Sparkle’s Skill is additionally increased by 30% of Sparkle’s Crit Damage, and the Skill’s Crit Damage boost effect applies to all allies with Cipher.

Sparkle is a strong character at E0 when using her best builds and her Eidolons make her incredibly stronger. Her E1 and E2 are crazy strong as they provide a 40% attack increase to your main DPS and additionally lets them ignore 8% of the Defense of enemies. Her E6 also increases Crit Damage significantly for all her allies, but it’s better to save your Stellar Jades instead.

Sparkle Traces in Honkai Star Rail

Bonus Abilities:

  • Almanac (Ascension 2): Additionally regenerates 10 energy with Basic attacks.
  • Artificial Flower (Ascension 4): The Crit Damage Boost from her Skill lasts until the start of her turn.
  • Nocturne (Ascension 6): Increases Crit Rate for all allies by 5%. Additionally increases Quantum damage from allies by 5%/15%/30% for 1/2/3 Quantum characters in the team.

Stat Boosts:

  • Crit Damage Boost: 24%
  • HP Boost: 28%
  • Effect Resistance Boost: 10%

Best Team Comps for Sparkle in HSR

Sparkle best team comp
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OrderMain DPSSupportSupportSustain
BestSeeleSilver WolfSparkleFu Xuan
AlternativeDan Heng Imbibitor LunaeRuan MeiSparkleLuocha
F2PQingqueSparkleAstaLynx
Best Teams for Sparkle

Sparkle’s best team composition is a mono Quantum team, as her Ascension 6 ability specifically increases the Quantum damage of all allies. Her best team will feature Seele, Silver Wolf, and Fu Xuan. She can also pair perfectly with Dan Heng Imbibitor Lunae and other support like Ruan Mei or Pela. DPS units, like Jingliu and Blade, can also pair with Sparkle.

Should You Pull for Sparkle in Honkai Star Rail?

Sparkle is looking to be a strong Hyper carry support unit and especially strong for mono Quantum teams. You should definitely pull for Sparkle as mono Quantum teams are among the strongest team comps in Honkai Star Rail.

So, that’s everything for the best Sparkle build. Tell us your opinion on the build in the comment section.

comment Comments 2
  • hazel says:

    ngl this website got everything im asking for ,good job

  • lostn says:

    you made a mistake in her LC section. You called her signature LC “Past and Future”.

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