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Honkai Star Rail Elements: Types, Characters, and More

Featuring 7 element for you to choose from!

HoYoverse‘s new space fantasy RPG Honkai Star Rail introduces turn-based combat gameplay. This is the first game of HoYoverse featuring a turn-based system. To complement the system, the game has many different character categories for you to choose from. All the characters of Honkai: Star Rail have certain elements as well as a pre-determined Path attached to them.

Path decides which role the character will play in a team, while an element is the type of damage they do. On top of that, all elements also have extra effects attached to them. So here, we will discuss all the elements the game has to offer and their respective effects. We will also talk about which character belongs to which certain element. If you want to learn about all the paths in Honkai Star Rail, check out our guide on All Paths in HSR.

Honkai Star Rail: Element Types Explained

There are seven element types in Honkai: Star Rail. They are Physical, Fire, Ice, Lightning, Wind, Quantum, and Imaginary. Each character is assigned an element, and their attacks are designed to deal matching elemental damage. The elements are a way to categorize characters based on what types of enemies they are strong against.

ElementEffectCharacter
PhysicalCan deal additional physical damage by applying a Bleed DoT(damage over time) debuff.Clara
Natasha
Sushang
Trailblazer
Luka
Argenti
FireCan deal additional fire damage by applying a Burn DoT debuff.Asta
Himeko
Hook
Trailblazer
Guinaifen
Topaz
IceCan prevent the enemy from taking any action by applying a Frozen DoT debuff.Gepard
Herta
March 7th
Pela
Yanqing
Jingliu
Ruan Mei
Lightningcan deal additional lightning damage by applying a Shock DoT debuff.Arlan
Bailu
Jing Yuan
Kafka
Serval
Tingyun
WindCan deal additional wind damage by applying a Wind Shear DoT debuff.Blade
Bronya
Dan Heng
Sampo
HuoHuo
QuantumPushes the enemy back in the turn order. Can apply a Quantum DoT debuff to do additional damage.Fu Xuan
Qingque
Seele
Silver Wolf
Lynx
ImaginaryPushes the enemy back in the turn order and reduced their speed.Luocha
Welt
Yukong
Dan Heng Imbibitor Lunae
Dr. Ratio
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Final Thoughts

These are all the elements the game has to offer. All the character comes with a locked element, and it cannot be changed. However, the main character, as of right now, has two different elements (physical and fire) you can swap between. So based on what element you need, make sure to take advantage of the system.

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