Recent leaks on Reddit via HXG finally gave us a close-up cinematic look at Boothill, which means he will be playable in either the 2.2 or 2.3 versions. He is rumored to be a playable character and leaks suggest that he will be a 5-star Physical Hunt character. Boothill will feature Taunt abilities, with high single-target damage Basic Attack and Ultimate.
Honkai Star Rail 2.1 will release Aventurine, the new 5-star Preservation character who is an offensive sustain with the ability to provide team-wide shields. All of his character ascension materials are Tatters of Thought, Fragments of Impression, Suppressing Edict, and Shards of Desires. All of his trace level-up materials are Scattered Stardust, Crystal Meteorites, Divine Amber, Past Evils of the Borehole Planet, Tatters of Thought, Fragments of Impression, Shards of Desires, and Tracks of Destiny.
Gallagher is a 4-star Abundance character with the Fire damage type and features more offensive than healing abilities. His best Relic and Planar ornaments set is the 4-piece Thief of Shooting Meteor, and 2-piece Broken Keel. His best Light cone is 'What is Real?'. Gallagher's best team comp is Clara, Gallagher, Ruan Mei, and Fu Xuan, as he is more of a sub-DPS with healing. He's not ideal for sustain teams.
A new fan theory is currently going on in the Honkai Star Rail community, where Dr. Ratio is supposedly disguising as Aventurine during the Aventurine-Sparkle conversation. After going through the pieces of evidence, we have checked their validity and pointed out the loopholes. It is hard to judge whether this fan theory is correct or not before we learn more about the Penacony story in the upcoming missions.
Guinaifen is a 4-star Nihility character in Honkai Star Rail with Fire Damage type and her kit is mainly suited for support. The 4-piece Prisoner in Deep Confinement and 2-piece Space Sealing Station are her best Relics. Her best Light Cone is Solitary Healing at Superimposition 5. The best team comp for Guinaifen is Kafka, Black Swan (Sub DPS), Guinaifen (Support), and Huohuo (Sustain).
Leaks via Dim Leaks reveal that Honkai Star Rail 2.1 will again feature a free 4-star character selector, like version 2.0 does. According to the leak, players will be able to choose between Gallagher, Misha, Xueyi, Hanya, Guinaifen, Luka, Lynx, and Yukong. Gallagher and Xueyi both can be solid picks among the free characters in HSR 2.1.
Two new Planar Ornament Sets have been leaked for the Honkai Star Rail 2.1 version, via Dim Leaks. The new Planar Ornament Sets are Sigonia, the Unclaimed Desolation and Izumo Gensei and Takama Divine Realm. Both the sets are geared towards DPS and Sub-DPS characters. The Sigonia, the Unclaimed Desolation set will be especially useful in Pure Fiction, and the Izumo Gensei and Takama Divine Realm Ornament set is perfect for Acheron.
Honkai Star Rail 2.1 Banners will feature three new characters: Acheron, Aventurine, and Gallagher. Recent leaks reveal that FuXuan and Topaz will rerun in HSR 2.1 Banners. The leak also reveals that Acheron and FuXuan will in phase 1, and Aventurine and Topaz will feature in phase 2.
Aventurine is a 5-star Preservation Shielder, with the Imaginary damage type. He is going to be an offensive Preservation character with Follow-up attacks and Shields, similar to March 7th. He will feature in Honkai Star Rail 2.1 releasing on March 20, 2024. It is still unknown whether he will feature in the first or second half of the update.
In Honkai Star Rail, Emanators are Pathstriders, who are granted permission by the Aeon of their path to draw power directly from the path itself. Emanators in HSR are extremely strong and they are often the strongest in their path after the Aeon. All the known Emanators are: Phantylia, Calenova, Irontomb, Sun Devourer, Zephyro, Zuro, Herta, Zandar One Kuwabara, Acheron, Diamond, Taravan Keane, Shuhu, Wingperor, Noblesse Worm, Skaracabaz, and Messenger.
Origami Birds are the latest addition to Honkai Star Rail, added in the 2.0 update and are only local to Penacony Dreamscape areas. Collecting all of the Origami birds for each area will provide many rewards, including Stellar Jades and two 4-star Light Cones. Origami Birds are hidden throughout the Dreamscape of Penacony in various things and their locations can be marked using Aideen coins.
Misha is a 4-star Destruction character in HSR with the Ice Damage type. He has a multiple hit Bounce Ultimate, which also has a 24% base chance of freezing enemies. His best relic sets are 4-piece Hunter Of Glacial Forest and 2-Piece Inert Salsotto. The main and sub stats for Misha are Crit Rate %, Crit Damage % and Attack %, followed by Effect Hit rate and Speed. He is best suited for freeze teams and his best team composition is: Jingliu, Misha, Ruan Mei, and Huohuo.
Honkai Star Rail 2.0 released 2 new relic sets - The Pioneer Diver of Dead Waters and Watchmaker, Master of Dream Machinations. The Pioneer Diver of Dead Waters relic set is tailor-made for DoT DPS characters and other characters who bank on debuffed enemies. The Watchmaker Master of Dream Machinations relic set is perfect for support characters, who amplify allies with their Ultimate. The new relics are located at Reverie (Dreamscape) in Penacony.
Aideen Tokens are the latest currency and they are mainly used for running the Dreamy slot machines in Penacony. They can be used to play mini-games in the Aideen Park or used to locate Origami Birds. Aideen tokens can be purchased from Dancy in Aideen Park or earned as rewards for completing different tasks.
Firefly is a new character added in Honkai Star Rail 2.0, and she has played a major role in the first few trailblazing missions. Her real identity is still hidden and she is attacked by Death at the end, portraying that she has lost her life. There are also leaks about Firefly being the pilot of Sam, the Stellaron Hunter but the leak is old and unreliable.
Dan Heng Imbibitor Lunae is a 5-star Destruction character in Honkai Star Rail with Imaginary Damage type and his kit is mainly suited for DPS. The 4-piece Wastelander of Banditry Desert and 2-piece Rutilant Arean are his best Relics. His best Light Cones are Brighter than the Sun, and On the Fall of an Aeon. The best team comp for Dan Heng Imbibitor Lunae is Dan Heng Imbibitor Lunae (DPS), Tingyun (Support), Hanya (Support), Luocha (Sustain).
Honkai Star Rail recently tweeted that the game's iOS app is coming to Apple Vision Pro on February 6,2024. This is also the release date of Honkai Star Rail version 2.0. HSR Version 2.0 appears to be one of the biggest updates since the release of the game, and having the game released on Apple Vision Pro on the same date will help both of them.
Clara is a 5-star Destruction character in Honkai Star Rail who does Physical Damage and is best suited as a main DPS. Her best relic sets are 4-piece Champion of Streetwise Boxing and 2-piece Inert Salsotto. The main and sub stats for Clara are Attack %, Crit Rate and Crit Damage. She is best suited with characters who increase Clara's aggro and fits perfectly with Silver Wolf, Pela and Lynx.
Honkai Star Rail 2.0 will be released on February 6, 2024, and it will reward players with 20 free premium Star Rail Passes and one free 4-star character, among Guinaifen, Sampo, Asta, and Yukong. To get the free 4-star character, players will need to complete The Fateful Crossings: Hanu's Prison Break event in the HSR 2.0 version. To get the 20 free premium Star Rail Passes, login every day for 7 days and complete the Honkai Star Rail check-in during the Gift of Odyssey and the Starchaser's Gift Check-in event.
Penacony will add many new characters, NPCs, and Villains, and many of them will be playable. So far we know about 18 new characters coming in the Penacony World, both native and invited. Here are all the Penacony characters we know so far: Black Swan, Acheron, Duke 'Ifrit' Inferno, Robin, Sunday, Boothill, Sam, Misha, Sparkle, Gallagher, Firefly, Adventurine, Constance, Akash, Dubra, Caterina, Clockie, Hamster Ball Knight, Hanu, and The Great Tatalov.
The Honkai Star Rail 2.0 Livestream is scheduled for today, at 7.30 PM (UTC+8). Developers will give out Redeem Codes for 300 free Stellar Jades and other rewards during the livestream. To redeem from the website, visit the official HSR redeem website > login to your account > set the correct server > enter the code and select Redeem. To redeem from in-game, open the game > select the 3 dot option > select Redemption Code > enter the codes and Redeem.