There are two things that you need worry about leveling in Honkai: Star Rail – each of your characters’ individual levels and your Trailblaze Level. While we’ll cover both, we’ll be focusing mainly on how to quickly level up your Trailblaze Level, as it heavily governs what you can do in Honkai: Star Rail.
The higher your Trailblaze Level, the more content you unlock (which includes better Relics, higher-tier Level Up Materials, and more Story Quests). Your Trailblaze Level also influences how much you can level up your characters and their talents. While most things you do will give you Experience, some are unsurprisingly better than others. Here are the best ways to level up in Honkai: Star Rail.
Best Ways to Level Up in Honkai: Star Rail
Thankfully, leveling up in Honkai: Star Rail is easy once you know what you’re doing. For example, every day you can spend about five minutes in the game and get nearly 1,500 Experience when you look in the right area.
Not only that, but some of the best ways to level up in Honkai: Star Rail are also things you should be doing anyway. Most of them have multiple benefits, making it a great system that respects the amount of time you put into the game.
Daily Training and Daily Mission
These two go hand-in-hand — the Daily Training part of Honkai: Star Rail always rewards you for doing your Daily Mission, and the five-tiered training system can be done in a matter of minutes.
Often, these tasks ask you to do simple things like level up a Light Cone. Each task will give you rewards, including 290 Experience. You get that Experience every tier, and since there are five tiers, you can get 1,450 Experience daily. Considering these take very little time, it’s easily the best (and quickest) way to level up in Honkai: Star Rail.
The Daily Mission makes this even faster— it counts as two tiers instead of one. Generally, these missions are quick dialogue missions where you go between two people talking. By spending about a minute doing that, you’ll get 580 Experience.
Side quests, called Adventure Missions, are another lucrative way to farm Experience and quickly level up your Trailblaze Level. Progressing through the main story will generally spawn these Adventure Missions, and most of them award 100-250 Experience. The rule of thumb is that longer ones reward you with more Experience, making them another good time investment.
If you run out of Adventure Missions, you can find them on the map by looking for blue exclamation points with a blue polygon under them. These can be found anywhere around most maps, and they’re a great free option you can farm for quite some time. You can see how much Experience you’ll gain from an Adventure Mission when you preview the mission under the Rewards section.
Tip: Talking to Pom-Pom will often create an Adventure Mission, so be sure to check back in with the adorable conductor bunny every so often.
In Honkai: Star Rail, one of the most reliable ways to get resources is doing Calyxes. These reward 50 Experience every time you clear them, and you can “challenge” them six times in a row.
These aren’t too difficult — in most cases, you can set your team to auto-battle and do perfectly well. Plus, Honkai: Star Rail gives players Herta and Serval for free, two characters that are great at quickly farming.
Additionally, one of the most useful Calyxes available is found pretty early on in the game. This is the Gold Calyx Bud of Memories, and it supplies you with Character Experience Materials. This will always be an important resource to farm, so if you don’t need to farm any other kinds of materials, then farm this Calyx.
The biggest downside to Calyxes is that they’re limited. They cost Trailblaze Power to do, which regenerates for free, but does limit you to an average of 900 Experience per day. There are numerous ways to get more Trailblaze Power, which we’ll discuss below.
Leveling Up Characters
Leveling up your characters in Honkai: Star Rail is actually a great way to level up your Trailblaze Level. At certain Ascension levels, characters will unlock Companion Missions. These always reward Experience.
Not only are these great to do for Experience, but they’re also good for exploring the world of Honkai: Star Rail even more. These missions teach you about how various worlds function, and how your favorite characters interact with the world around them. If you’re someone who loves lore and storytelling, then this is the most enjoyable way to level up in Honkai: Star Rail.
Keep in mind that these are limited by what characters you have. It’s also an expensive method – leveling up and ascending characters can require a lot of materials. Thankfully, farming those materials at Calyxes also gives you Experience, so you’re getting Experience from every angle.
Main Story Missions
The first thing you should do to level up in Honkai: Star Rail is to get as far in the story as possible. Unfortunately, the story is gated with level requirements, which leads you to lists like this one. However, the Story Missions reward you with massive amounts of Experience.
Luckily, future updates to Honkai: Star Rail should continue to add new content that will reward you with more Experience. Hoyoverse has labeled Honkai: Star Rail as a long-term live-service game, similar to Genshin Impact, which hints that there will be years of content planned and released. That’s a lot of Trailblaze Experience.
Getting through the Simulated Universe is another great way to level up in Honkai: Star Rail. Unfortunately, it’s only rewarded the first time you complete a World. It’s not a measly reward, though – you’ll get 600 Experience for every World.
With six worlds, that’s 1,500 Experience. There’s no saying if more Worlds will come to the game in the future, but considering it’s the only way to get Planar Relics and there are more Relics coming to the game, it’s likely that more Worlds will drop throughout the game’s lifetime.
If you’re close to beating a World in the Simulated Universe, it’s helpful to keep doing it over and over. While this can get frustrating, the points you accumulate by going through the Worlds unlock powerful bonuses that can make a run successful. Check the Ability Tree tab in the Simulated Universe main screen to see how many points you need to get to the next boost.
It’s also a good idea to try different Path Resonances when going through a Simulated Universe. Some of them are highly reliant on a specific Path, and some runs are luckier with Blessings than others.
Honkai: Star Rail provides you with a roadmap of things to focus on called the Operation Briefing. This set of things to do gives you a lot of rewards, and part of that includes Experience. In the first nine tiers, you can get 4,100 Experience.
Following the tasks from the Operation Briefing is a good thing to do in general, because it gives you an idea of what you should be doing. Between leveling up Light Cones, Relics, Talents, Characters, and even refining what you can, it’s easy to forget something critical to your success. The Operation Briefing will help you remember to level everything up and make sure you’re not missing out on rewards somewhere.
Trailblaze Power & Immersifiers
While there are a few different ways you can level up your Trailblaze Level in Honkai: Star Rail, it’s important to note that the “unlimited” ways to get Experience require resources. This is generally in the form of Trailblaze Power, which is a resource that replenishes itself with time.
You can have 180 Trailblaze Power at a time, and it will continue restoring itself until you’ve hit that number. At that point, you can either do things that require Trailblaze Power, or you can turn them into Immersifiers. This requires 40 Traiblaze Power, and you can store up to eight at a time. Immersifiers can be used the same way Trailblaze Power is, so there’s no negative to converting Trailblaze Power into them.
Having Immersifiers is a good way to max out the Trailblaze Power you have. For example, if you know that your Trailblaze Power will be refilled before you can play again, then you can “spend” some of it on Immersifiers so that it doesn’t completely stop replenishing.
When you view your Trailblaze Power, there will be two times listed: Next Recovery and Full Recovery. Full Recovery is the one to keep your eye on and how you’ll know if you should transfer Trailblaze Power to Immersifiers. Since there’s no harm in doing so, it’s a good idea to do it whenever possible.
Join the High Ground!
That’s all there is to know about the best ways to level up in Honkai: Star Rail. For the most part, there’s always something you can do to help you level up if you have the time to do so. There are plenty of rewards for leveling up, so it’s always a good idea to spend time farming Experience when you have nothing else to do in the game.
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