Honkai: Star Rail is breaking new records, just 2 days after it was globally launched! Marking over 10 million downloads combined on all platforms, the Hoyoverse developed and published turn-based RPG shows no signs of stopping. You can role-play as either a male/female protagonist that is accompanied by space travellers Dan Heng and March 7th aboard the Star Rail. Embodied inside you is a mythical artifact known as Stellaron that can cause havoc. Honkai: Star Rail boasts a creative storyline, flashy visuals, fully animated story sequences, and a star-studded cast of voice actors. Honkai: Star Rail is available to be downloaded as a free-to-play game on both the Google Play Store and iOS App Store. Play Honkai: Star Rail on your PC or mobile without downloads! Click and start playing instantly for a smooth and hassle-free experience.

Table of Contents

  1. Himeko Team Building and Synergi
  2. Himeko’s Traces
  3. Himeko Eidolon Bonuses
  4. Himeko Light Cones, Relic, and Planetary Ornament Recommendations
  5. Himeko Team Building and Synergies

Honkai: Star Rail – Himeko Character Guide

In this character guide for Himeko, we will be listing all of her active and passive abilities, Traces, Eidolon advancements, light cone/relic/planetary ornament recommendations, and teams/synergies.  

Himeko Active and Passive Skills

Himeko is a 5-Star Fire elemental character that is following the Path of Erudition. Himeko is widely considered as one of the best characters to re-roll for and aim for in the beginning of the game as we write. This is mostly due to the fact that her abilities are very powerful AOE-targeted damage dealing skills that can disrupt enemies. Her talent ability Victory Rush states that Himeko launches an AOE-targeted attack every time enemies are broken 3 times. She gets 1 charge stack for each time an enemy is broken. Her active ability is another powerful AOE-targeted ability that can also regenerate 5 energy for each enemy defeated, making her a great supportive DPS. 

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Honkai: Star Rail – Himeko Character Guide

Players can recruit Himeko only through getting lucky either on the Starter Warp or on the Normal Warp Banner as of now. It’s speculated that she might have a rate-up warp banner in the future, but nothing is yet confirmed. Her official in-game lore states as follows – “An adventurous scientist who encountered the Astral Express as a child when it got stranded in her home world. At that time, some existence in the Express revealed to this young girl a whole world outside of her own — the universe. Years later, Himeko finally repaired the train and began her journey to the stars, but she realized that this was only the beginning. On the Trailblaze path, she would need many more companions… Even though such companions may have different destinations in mind, they all gaze at the same starry sky.”

Honkai: Star Rail – Himeko Character Guide

Here is a list of Himeko’s skills: –

Sawblade Tuning (Basic Ability)

Deals Fire DMG equal to 50/100/110% of Himeko’s ATK to a single enemy.

Molten Detonation (Active Ability)

Deals Fire DMG equal to 100/200/220% of Himeko’s ATK to a single enemy and Fire DMG equal to 40/80/88% of Himeko’s ATK to any adjacent enemies.

Heavenly Flare (Ultimate Ability)

Deals Fire DMG equal to 138/230/248% of Himeko’s ATK to all enemies. Himeko regenerates 5 extra Energy for each enemy defeated.

Victory Rush (Talent Ability)

When an enemy is inflicted with Weakness Break, Himeko gains 1 point of Charge (max 3 points). If Himeko is fully Charged when an ally performs an attack, Himeko immediately performs 1 follow-up attack and deals Fire DMG equal to 70/140/154% of her ATK to all enemies, consuming all Charge points. At the start of the battle, Himeko gains 1 point of Charge.

Incomplete Combustion (Technique)

After using Technique, creates a dimension that lasts for 15 second(s). After entering battle with enemies in the dimension, there is a 100% base chance to increase Fire DMG taken by enemies by 10% for 2 turn(s). Only 1 dimension created by allies can exist at the same time.

Himeko’s Traces

Traces are special abilities associated with a hero. The character needs to be ascended in order to maximize the use of their Traces. At different ascension, traces can be upgraded. While some are major upgrades that enhance the abilities themselves, others are minor traces that provide stat boosts. Traces are of the following types:

  • Basic Attack (Active)
  • Skill Attack (Active)
  • Ultimate Attack (Active)
  • Talent (Passive)
  • Technique (Passive)

Honkai: Star Rail – Himeko Character Guide

Here is a list of Himeko’s traces –

Starfire (Major Trace) (Unlocks at A2)

After using an attack, there is a 50% base chance to inflict Burn on enemies for 2 turn(s). When afflicted with Burn, enemies take Fire DoT equal to 30% of Himeko’s ATK at the start of each turn.

Magma (Major Trace) (Unlocks at A4)

Skill deals 20% more DMG to enemies currently afflicted with Burn.

The Standard (Major Trace) (Unlocks at A6)

When current HP percentage is 80% or higher, CRIT Rate increases by 15%.

Floating Minor Traces

Fire Damage + 3.2% (Unlocks at Level 1)

Fire Damage + 6.4% (Unlocks at Level 80)

Himeko Eidolon Bonuses

Players who have played Genshin Impact might be familiar with the Constellation system where the characters acquire different abilities when you feed their duplicate copies into them. Well, Honkai: Star Rail has the exact same system but it’s named “Eidolon” in the official in-game terminology. As you summon a duplicate character from the Warp system, they will be converted into an Eidolon for the character that can be enhanced up to 6 times. Each enhancement provides an upgraded ability or add-on effect to existing abilities. The 3rd and the 5th Eidolon enhancements always add base stat and ultimate ability boosts, respectively. 

Eidolon’s are tough for free-to-play players to upgrade as they require a lot of summoning. Being a hero collector RPG, you will get many of them as you simply play and progress. 

Honkai: Star Rail – Himeko Character Guide

Here are the different Eidolon advancements for Himeko:

Childhood (Eidolon Level 1)

After “Victory Rush” is triggered, Himeko’s SPD increases by 20% for 2 turn(s).

Convergence (Eidolon Level 2)

Deals 15% more DMG to enemies whose HP percentage is 50% or less.

Poised (Eidolon Level 3)

Skill Lv. +2, up to a maximum of Lv. 15. Basic ATK Lv. +1, up to a maximum of Lv. 10.

Dedication (Eidolon Level 4)

When Himeko’s Skill inflicts Weakness Break on an enemy, she gains 1 extra point(s) of Charge.

Aspiration (Eidolon Level 5)

Ultimate Lv. +2, up to a maximum of Lv. 15. Talent Lv. +2, up to a maximum of Lv. 15.

Trailblaze (Eidolon Level 6)

Ultimate deals DMG 2 extra times, each of which deals Fire DMG equal to 40% of the original DMG to a random enemy.

Himeko Light Cones, Relic, and Planetary Ornament Recommendations

Himeko is a follow-up DPS type character that benefits from core stats such as Attack%, Critical Hit Rate%, and Critical Hit Damage%. Like any other DPS character, Himeko benefits from relics and planetary ornaments that can boost her overall damage. Her abilities allow her to attack frequently, especially when paired with the right allies that can consistently break enemies. 

Honkai: Star Rail – Himeko Character Guide

Here are the Light Cone recommendations for Himeko:

Night on the Milky Way (5-Star Light Cone) – For every enemy on the field, increases the wearer’s ATK by 9/10.5/12/13.5/15%, up to 5 stacks. When an enemy is inflicted with Weakness Break, the DMG dealt by the wearer increases by 30/35/40/45/50% for 1 turn.

The Birth of the Self (4-Star Light Cone) – Increases DMG dealt by the wearer’s follow-up attacks by 24/30/36/42/48%. If the current HP of the target enemy is below 50% of their Max HP, increases DMG dealt by follow-up attacks by an extra 24/30/36/42/48%.

Honkai: Star Rail – Himeko Character Guide

Here are the Relic recommendations for Himeko:

Firesmith of Lava-Forging (4-Set): Fire Damage + 10%, Skill Damage + 12%, and Fire Damage + 12% for the next attack after activating the Ultimate.

Musketeer of Wild Wheat (4-Set): Attack +12%, Normal Attack Damage + 10%, and Speed + 6%.

Here are the Planetary Ornament recommendations for Himeko:

Inert Salsatto (2-Set): Increases the wearer’s CRIT Rate by 8%. When the wearer’s current CRIT Rate reaches 50% or higher, the wearer’s Ultimate and follow-up attack DMG increases by 15%.

Himeko Team Building and Synergies

Himeko greatly benefits with allies that can help her break enemies, in order to stack her Charges of her passive talent ability. Her damage is nothing not to be taken lightly as well, competing with many of the better DPS characters in the game.

Honkai: Star Rail – Himeko Character Guide

Here are some recommended team formations for Himeko:

  1. Himeko + Bronya + Pela + Bailu (Early Game Team)
  2. Himeko + Hook + Pela + Natasha (Early Game Team)
  3. Himeko + Hook + Asta + Fire Trailblazer (Early Game Team)

That covers everything you need to know regarding Himeko in Honkai: Star Rail! Enjoy Honkai: Star Rail on your PC using BlueStacks with a keyboard and mouse. Why wait? Play Honkai: Star Rail instantly on your browser without downloading anything. Click, and start playing now.