Honkai: Star Rail – Jing Yuan Character Guide
Jing Yuan is one of the seven Arbiter-Generals of the Xianzhou Alliance’s Cloud Knights and one of the Six Charioteers of the Xianzhou Luofu. His entry in Honkai: Star Rail marks the first ever post-launch character! Players can download and install Honkai: Star Rail as a free-to-play game on both the Google Play Store and iOS App Store.
In this character guide for Jing Yuan, we will be listing all of his active and passive abilities, Traces, Eidolon advancements, light cone/relic/planetary ornament recommendations, and teams/synergies.
Table of Contents
- Jing Yuan Active and Passive Skills
- Jing Yuan’s Eidolon Bonuses
- Jing Yuan Light Cones, Relic, and Planetary Ornament Recommendations
- Jing Yuan Team Building and Synergies
Jing Yuan Active and Passive Skills
Jing Yuan is a 5-Star Lightning elemental character that is following the Path of Erudition. Jing Yuan is the first character that is added to the game after the game is launched. Jing Yuan is a great DPS character that is to be used with allies that can empower his damage-dealing capabilities. He can deal a significant amount of single-targeted as well as AOE-targeted damage. Jing Yuan also gets a lot of critical hit rates through his ascension and passive. Jing Yuan’s damage comes from Lightning Lord, the summon he does with his 3rd ability.
Players can recruit Jing Yuan by getting lucky on the Normal Warp Banner or the Rate-Up Warp Banner as of now. Jing Yuan’s official in-game lore states as follows – “Although his appearance may be one of indolence, the Cloud Knight general who commands the Xianzhou Luofu is more meticulous than seemingly meets the eye. He does not consider saving a situation from the brink of disaster to be a show of wisdom and is thus fastidious with routine affairs to avoid any potential problems. Due to his careful management, the Xianzhou have enjoyed many years of peace, with Jing Yuan’s seemingly lazy demeanor having earned him the moniker of “Dozing General.”
Here is a list of Jing Yuan’s skills: –
Glistening Light (Basic Ability)
Deals Lightning DMG equal to 50% of Jing Yuan’s ATK to a single enemy.
Rifting Zenith (Active Ability)
Deals Lightning DMG equal to 50% of Jing Yuan’s ATK to all enemies and increases Lightning-Lord’s Hits Per Action by 2 for the next turn.
Lightbringer (Ultimate Ability)
Deals Lightning DMG equal to 120% of Jing Yuan’s ATK to all enemies and increases Lightning-Lord’s Hits Per Action by 3 for the next turn.
Prana Extirpated (Talent Ability)
Summons Lightning-Lord at the start of the battle. Lightning-Lord has 60 bases SPD and 3 base Hits Per Action. When the Lightning-Lord takes action, its hits are considered as follow-up attacks, with each hit dealing Lightning DMG equal to 33% of Jing Yuan’s ATK to a single enemy, and enemies adjacent to it also receive Lightning DMG equal to 25% of the DMG dealt to the target enemy. The Lightning-Lord’s Hits Per Action can reach a max of 10. Every time Lightning-Lord’s Hits Per Action increases by 1, its SPD increases by 10. After the Lightning-Lord’s action ends, its SPD and Hits Per Action return to their base values. When Jing Yuan is knocked down, the Lightning Lord will disappear. When Jing Yuan is affected by Crowd Control debuff, the Lightning-Lord is unable to take action.
Spirit Invocation (Technique)
After using Technique, at the start of the next battle, the Lightning-Lord’s Hits Per Action in the first turn increases by 3.
Jing Yuan’s Traces
Traces are like 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)
Here is a list of Jing Yuan’s traces –
Battalia Crush (Major Trace) (Unlocks at A2)
If the Lightning-Lord’s Hits Per Action is greater or equal to 6 in the next turn, its CRIT DMG increases by 25% for the next turn.
Savant Providence (Major Trace) (Unlocks at A4)
At the start of the battle, immediately regenerates 15 Energy.
War Marshal (Major Trace) (Unlocks at A6)
After using Skill, CRIT Rate increases by 10% for 2 turn(s).
Floating Minor Traces
Attack + 4% (Unlocks at Level 1)
Attack + 4% (Unlocks at 3rd Ascension)
Critical Hit Rate + 4% (Unlocks at 5th Ascension)
Jing Yuan’s 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. Honkai: Star Rail has a similar system but it’s named “Eidolon” in the official in-game terminology. Whenever you summon a duplicate character in the Warp system, they will be converted into an Eidolon for the character. Eidolon can be enhanced up to 6 times at maximum. 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.
Here are the different Eidolon advancements for Jing Yuan:
Slash, Seas Split (Eidolon Level 1)
When Lightning-Lord attacks, the DMG multiplier on enemies adjacent to the target enemy increases by an extra amount equal to 25% of the DMG multiplier against the target enemy.
Swing, Skies Squashed (Eidolon Level 2)
After Lightning-Lord takes action, DMG caused by Jing Yuan’s Basic ATK, Skill, and Ultimate increases by 20% for 2 turn(s).
Strike, Suns Subdued (Eidolon Level 3)
Ultimate Lv. +2, up to a maximum of Lv. 15. Basic ATK Lv. +1, up to a maximum of Lv. 10.
Spin, Stars Sieged (Eidolon Level 4)
For each hit performed by the Lightning-Lord when it takes action, Jing Yuan regenerates 2 Energy.
Stride, Spoils Seized (Eidolon Level 5)
Skill Lv. +2, up to a maximum of Lv. 15. Talent ATK Lv. +2, up to a maximum of Lv. 15.
Sweep, Souls Slain (Eidolon Level 6)
Each hit performed by the Lightning-Lord when it takes action will make the target enemy Vulnerable. While Vulnerable, enemies receive 12% more DMG until the end of the Lightning-Lord’s current turn, stacking up to 3 time(s).
Jing Yuan Light Cones, Relic, and Planetary Ornament Recommendations
Jing Yuan is an Erudition-type DPS-heavy character that benefits from core stats such as Critical Hit Rate%, Attack/Speed%, Lightning Damage/Attack%, and Attack%. We would highly recommend building Jing Yuan with extra Lightning damage as it will boost his overall damage from abilities.
Here are the Light Cone recommendations for Jing Yuan:
Before Dawn (5-Star Light Cone) – Increases the wearer’s CRIT DMG by 36.0%. Increases the wearer’s Skill and Ultimate DMG by 18.0%. After the wearer uses their Skill or Ultimate, they gain Somnus Corpus. Upon triggering a follow-up attack, Somnus Corpus will be consumed and the follow-up attack DMG increases by 48.0%.
The Seriousness of Breakfast (4-Star Light Cone) – Increases the wearer’s DMG by 12.0%. For every defeated enemy, the wearer’s ATK increases by 4.0%, stacking up to 3 time(s).
Here are the Relic recommendations for Jing Yuan:
Band of Sizzling Thunder (4-Set): (2) Increases Lightning DMG by 10%.
(4) When the wearer uses Skill, increase the wearer’s ATK by 20% for 1 turn(s).
Here are the Planetary Ornament recommendations for Jing Yuan:
Inert Salsotto (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%.
Jing Yuan Team Building and Synergies
Jing Yuan is one of the most brutal damage dealers that has landed in the world of Honkai: Star Rail. Jing Yuan makes use of his summoned ally Lightning Lord. It’s best to pair him with speed and action gauge boosters as that will also let Lightning Lord take more turns. This in turn, will help him ramp up his damage over time. Let’s take a look at the different viable options to build a team around Jing Yuan.
Here are some recommended team formations for Jing Yuan:
- Jing Yuan + Bronya + Seele + Bailu (Best Possible Team)
- Jing Yuan + Yanqing + Clara + March 7th (Early Game Team)
- Jing Yuan + Trailblazer (Fire) + Asta + March 7th (F2P Team)
That covers everything you need to know regarding Jing Yuan in Honkai: Star Rail! Enjoy Honkai: Star Rail on your PC using BlueStacks with a keyboard and mouse.