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Honkai: Star Rail – Best Relics & Tier List

Relics in Honkai: Star Rail are a vital tool for characters. They provide varying boosts that can make a character on your team go from under-performing to doing their job perfectly, whether that’s nuking enemies, protecting teammates, or supporting everyone.

To help you decide on which relic sets to go for next, here’s a tier list of the best relics in Honkai: Star Rail

Best Relics by Tier in Honkai: Star Rail

Before we sort all the relics of Honkai: Star Rail into tiers, it’s important to remember that a high tier relic set isn’t inherently the best for every character. Some characters may benefit more from using a lower-tier relic compared to higher-tier options.

This tier list will be accounting for both usability and strength. That way you know which relics you should focus on farming. However, if you’re looking to boost one specific character, check the breakdowns for each relic to see which characters it works best on.

There are two types of relics (Cavern and Planar), so we’ll have two separate tier lists for each one.

Cavern Relics Tier List

S-Tier:

  • Hunter of Glacial Forest
  • Champion of Streetwise Boxing
  • Firesmith of Lava-Forging
  • Eagle of Twilight Lane
  • Band of Sizzling Thunder
  • Genius of Brilliant Stars
  • Wastelander of Banditry Desert

A-Tier:

  • Muskateer of Wild Wheat
  • Knight of Purity Palace
  • Passerby of Wandering Cloud

B-Tier:

  • Guard of Wuthering Snow
  • Thief of Shooting Meteor

Planar Relics Tier List

S-Tier:

  • Rutilant Arena
  • Broken Keel
  • Celestial Differentiator
  • Inert Salsotto

A-Tier:

  • Space Sealing Station
  • Fleet of the Ageless

B-Tier:

  • Talia: Kingdom of Banditry
  • Sprightly Vonwacq
  • Pan-Galactic Commercial Enterprise
  • Belobog of the Artifacts

Best Cavern Relics in Honkai: Star Rail

Cavern Relics are equipped on the outer ring, and you can choose to mix-and-match two different sets’ bonuses. Whether or not you should, is dependent on the character. We’ll be ranking the relics from best to worst.

Hunter of Glacial Forest

Hunter of Glacial Forest relic set in Honkai: Star Rail
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  • 2-Pc Set: Increase Ice DMG by 10%
  • 4-Pc Set: CRIT DMG increases by 25% for two turns after the wearer uses Ultimate.

The best characters to use Hunter of Glacial Forest with are Herta and Yanqing.

You can find Hunter of the Glacial Forest in the Cavern of Corrosion: Path of Gelid Wind.

Champion of Streetwise Boxing

Champion of Streetwise Boxing relic set in Honkai: Star Rail
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  • 2-Pc Set: Increase Physical DMG by 10%
  • 4-Pc Set: When wearer is hit or attacks, ATK is increased by 5% for the rest of the battle (stacks up to 5 times).

The best characters to use Champion of Streetwise Boxing with are Sushang, Clara, and Physical Trailblazer. 

You can find Champion of Streetwise Boxing in the Cavern of Corrosion: Path of Jabbing Punch.

Firesmith of Lava-Forging

Firesmith of Lava Forging relic set in Honkai: Star Rail
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  • 2-Pc Set: Increases Fire DMG by 10%
  • 4-Pc Set: Wearer’s Skill DMG increases by 12%. After using Ultimate, wearer’s next attack has 12% increase in Fire DMG.

The best characters to use Firesmith of Lava-Forging with are Hook, Himeko, and Asta.

You can find Firesmith of Lava Forging in the Cavern of Corrosion: Path of Conflagration.

Eagle of Twilight Lane

Eagle of Twilight Lane relic set in Honkai: Star Rail
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  • 2-Pc Set: Increases Wind DMG by 10%
  • 4-Pc Set: After using Ultimate, wearer’s next action is Advanced Forward 25%.

The best characters to use Eagle of Twilight Lane with are Dan Heng, Sampo, and Bronya.

You can find Eagle of Twilight Lane in the Cavern of Corrosion: Path of Gelid Wind.

Band of Sizzling Thunder

Band of Sizzling Thunder relic set in Honkai: Star Rail
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  • 2-Pc Set: Increases Lightning DMG by 10%
  • 4-Pc Set: Increases wearer’s ATK by 20% for 1 turn after wearer uses Skill.

The best characters to use Band of Sizzling Thunder with are Arlan, Serval, Tingyun, and Jing Yuan.

You can find Band of Sizzling Thunder in the Cavern of Corrosion: Path of Holy Hymn.

Genius of Brilliant Stars

Genius of Brilliant Stars relic set
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  • 2-Pc Set: Increases Quantum DMG by10%
  • 4-Pc Set: Ignore 10% of enemy DEF when wearer deals DMG. If the enemy is weak to Quantum, ignore an additional 10% DEF.

The best characters to use Genius of Brilliant Stars with are Seele and Qingque.

You can find Genius of Brilliant Stars in the Cavern of Corrosion: Path of Providence.

Wastelander of Banditry Desert

Wastelander of Banditry Desert relic set
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  • 2-Pc Set: Increases Imaginary DMG by 10%
  • 4-Pc Set: Wearer’s CRIT Rate increases by 10% when target enemy is debuffed. CRIT DMG increases by 20% if enemy is imprisoned.

The best character to use Wastelander of Banditry Desert with is Welt, the only Imaginary character in the game currently.

You can find Wastelander of Banditry Desert in the Cavern of Corrosion: Path of Conflagration.

Muskateer of Wild Wheat

Muskateer of Wild Wheat relic set in Honkai: Star Rail
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  • 2-Pc Set: Increases ATK by 12%
  • 4-Pc Set: Increases wearer’s SPD by 6% and Basic ATK DMG by 10%.

Muskateer of Wild Wheat isn’t the best-in-slot relic set for any character in Honkai: Star Rail. However, it’s an accessible and easy relic set to use, especially in the early game. It can be used with any damage-dealing characters that scale with ATK.

You can find Muskateer of Wild Wheat in the Cavern of Corrosion: Path of Drifting.

Knight of Purity Palace

Knight of Purity Palace relic set in Honkai: Star Rail
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  • 2-Pc Set: Increases DEF by 15%
  • 4-Pc Set: Increases Sheilds created by the wearer’s max DMG absorption by 20%.

The best characters to use Knight of Purity Palace with are Fire Trailblazer, March 7th, and Gepard. 

You can find Knight of Purity Palace in the Cavern of Corrosion: Path of Holy Hymn.

Passerby of Wandering Cloud

Passerby of Wandering Cloud relic set in Honkai: Star Rail
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  • 2-Pc Set: Increases outgoing healing by 10%
  • 4-Pc Set: Regenerates one Skill Point at the beginning of every battle.

The best characters to use Passerby of Wandering Cloud with are the two healers in the game, Bailu and Natasha.

You can find Passerby of Wandering Cloud in the Cavern of Corrosion: Path of Drifting.

Guard of Wuthering Snow

Guard of Wuthering Snow relic set
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  • 2-Pc Set: DMG taken is reduced by 8%
  • 4-Pc Set: At the beginning of their turn, restore HP equal to 8% of wearer’s max HP and regenerate five Energy if the wearer’s HP is 50% or lower.

Guard of Wuthering Snow can be the best-in-slot option for Gepard in some cases, depending on the battle and how low his HP drops. However, he’s the only character that can really use this relic set.

You can find Guard of Wuthering Snow in the Cavern of Corrosion: Path of Providence.

Thief of Shooting Meteor

Thief of Shooting Meteor relic set
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  • 2-Pc Set: Increases Break Effect by 16%
  • 4-Pc Set: Increases Break Effect by another 16% and regenerates three Energy when wearer inflicts Weakness Break.

The best character to use Thief of Shooting Meteor with is Pela. In some team comps, Asta can also do well with it.

You can find Thief of Shooting Meteor in the Cavern of Corrosion: Path of Jabbing Punch.

Best Planar Relics in Honkai: Star Rail

Planar Ornamental Relics are equipped to the two inner slots. We’ll be ranking the relics from best to worst.

Rutilant Arena

Rutilant Arena planar relic set.
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  • 2-Pc Set: Increases wearer’s CRIT Rate by 8%. If the wearer’s CRIT Rate is 70% or higher, then their Basic ATK and Skill DMG are increased by 20%.

Rutilant Arena is an incredible Planar Relic that skyrockets the damage that DPS characters can deal. This is a great option for most characters of the Hunt Path, and many on the Destruction Path as well.

You can get Rutilant Arena in World 7 of the Simulated Universe.

Broken Keel

Broken Keel planar relic set
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  • 2-Pc Set: Increases the wearer’s Effect RES by 10%. If the wearer’s Effect RES is 30%, then all allies get a 10% boost in CRIT DMG.

Broken Keel is unique in the fact that it provides a team-wide CRIT DMG boost. If you’re playing a character like Gepard, who builds Effect RES anyway, then this is the perfect Planar Relic, as it also boosts all the characters he’s shielding (which are generally DPS characters).

You can find Broken Keel in World 7 of the Simulated Universe.

Celestial Differentiator

Celestial Differentiator relic set in Honkai: Star Rail
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  • 2-Pc Set: Increases wearer’s CRIT DMG by 16%. If the wearer’s CRIT DMG is 120% or higher, the wearer’s CRIT Rate increases by 60% when they enter battle until the end of their first attack.

The best characters to use Celestial Differentiator with are Arlan and Qingqiue. It’s also incredibly powerful on any unit that you build CRIT DMG/CRIT Rate for, which is pretty much any damage-dealing character. 

You can find Celestial Differentiator in World 5 of the Simulated Universe.

Inert Salsotto

Inert Salsotto relic set in Honkai: Star Rail
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  • 2-Pc Set: Increases wearer’s CRIT Rate by 8%. Wearer’s Ultimate and follow-up attack DMG increases by 15% when wearer’s CRIT Rate is 50% or higher.

The best characters to use Inert Salsotto with are Herta and Himeko.

You can find Inert Salsotto in World 6 of the Simulated Universe.

Space Sealing Station

Space Sealing Station relic set
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  • 2-Pc Set: Increases wearer’s ATK by 12%. ATK increases by another 12% when wearer’s SPD reaches 120 or higher.

The best characters to use Space Sealing Station with are Clara, Dan Heng, Hook, Serval, Sushang, Physical Trailblazer, and Yanqing. It’s also good on Herta and Himeko if you don’t have access to Inert Salsotto.

You can find Space Sealing Station in World 3 of the Simulated Universe.

Fleet of the Ageless

Fleet of the Ageless relic set
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  • 2-Pc Set: Increases wearer’s max HP by 12%. All allies’ ATK increases by 8% when wearer’s SPD reaches 120 or higher.

The best characters to use Fleet of the Ageless with are Natasha, Bronya, and Bailu. 

You can find Fleet of the Ageless in World 3 of the Simulated Universe.

Talia: Kingdom of Banditry

Talia Kingdom of Banditry relic set
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  • 2-Pc Set: Increases wearer’s Break Effecy by 16%. Break Effect increases an extra 20% when wearer’s SPD reaches 145 or higher.

The best characters to use Talia: Kingdom of Banditry with are Welt and sometimes Seele. Sushang can also do well with this relic set in the right team composition. 

You can find Talia: Kingdom of Banditry in World 4 of the Simulated Universe.

Sprightly Vonwacq

Sprightly Vonwacq relic set
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  • 2-Pc Set: Increases wearer’s Energy Regeneration Rate by 5%. Wearer’s action is Advanced Forward by 40% when a battle starts and their SPD is 120 or higher.

The best characters to use Sprightly Vonwacq with are Tingyun and Pela. Welt and Asta can also do well with Sprightly Vonwacq.

You can find Sprightly Vonwacq in World 4 of the Simulated Universe.

Pan-Galactic Commercial Enterprise

Pan-Galactic Commercial Enterprise relic set in Honkai: Star Rail
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  • 2-Pc Set: Increases wearer’s Effect Hit Rate by 10%. Wearer’s ATK also increases at a rate equal to 25% of their Effect Hit Rate (maximum 25%).

The best character to use Pan-Galactic Commercial Enterprise with is Sampo,  

You can find Pan-Galactic Commercial Enterprise in World 5 of the Simulated Universe.

Belobog of the Artifacts

Belobog of the Artifacts relic set
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  • 2-Pc Set: Increases wearer’s DEF by 15%. Wearer gets an additional 15% DEF when their Effect HIt Rate is 50% or higher. 

The best characters to use Belobog of the Artifacts with are Gepard, March 7th, and Fire Trailblazer. 

You can find Belobog of the Artifacts in World 6 of the Simulated Universe.

Choosing Relics & Relic Stats

The set bonuses are the most important part of relic sets in Honkai: Star Rail. However, things like rarity (as noted by star level) and main stats can have a big impact on which relic set you want to use. Generally good sets, like Muskateer of the Wild Wheat, can outperform S-Tier relics if their star level is higher or the individual relics have better stats.

If you’re trying to decide on which relic set to use, then you can equip each set and look at the stats of the character. This is a pretty good indicator of which relic set you should use. However, keep in mind that some sets have specific bonuses that trigger only when you go in a battle – these won’t be shown on the Stats screen, but you can mentally factor in their value yourself.

Each individual relic’s level is important too. Each relic will gain additional stats or upgrade its substats every three levels, and this can make or break your relics. Farming for better substats on your relics will be a common occurrence in Honkai: Star Rail.

All in all, just remember that every account has different relics, and you may find more use with a lower-tier relic. Test them out using this tier list as a starting point.

Farming for Relic Sets

Sometimes it’s not a good investment of Trailblaze Power to farm specific relic Sets. This is partly why some relic sets may be the best-in-slot for one or two characters but rank lowly on the tier list.

If you’re going to spend resources, then you want to do so wisely, especially early on in the game. Focusing on sets that are more universally used or useful for your most powerful character is generally the way to go until you hit late-game content.

Join the High Ground!

That wraps up our tier list for relic sets in Honkai: Star Rail. While every character has their best-in-slot relic set, don’t be afraid to choose another one if you get really good individual relics. Sometimes, the best Planar set is whichever one you have that boosts the Elemental Damage of your character!

Let us know in the comments if there’s a specific relic set that you think is over- or under-rated, and subscribe to our newsletter for more gaming tips and tricks.

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