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Honkai Star Rail Himeko Build Guide: Best Relics, Light Cone, Team Comps, and more

Build Himeko to the max potential!

As a 5-star Fire-type Element that takes the Path of The Erudition in Honkai Star Rail, Himeko excels in dealing AoE damage to a bunch of enemies with most of her abilities. She is a standard 5-star character that can be obtained through the Standard Warp and Character Event Warp. She is an adventurous scientist who encountered and repaired a stranded train as a child, she now ventures across the universe with the Astral Express as its navigator. Himeko is one of the best AoE damage dealers in the game based on the Honkai Star Rail tier list.  In this Honkai Star Rail Himeko Guide, players will know how to build this character to take care of multiple enemies.

Himeko’s Playstyle

Himeko works around dealing multi-target damage where she utilizes her Skill and Ultimate to deal AoE damage that can also inflict Burn. Himeko can provide a strong break effect against enemies that are weak to the Fire-type element.

She can also enable her follow-up attack that activates when weakness breaks are applied to enemies. She is a solid multi-target character and can easily take care of a group of enemies. Additionally, Himeko can also be a nuke-type character with her Ultimate attack if built correctly.

HSR Himeko Character Level-up Material

Himeko needs a substantial amount of Extinguished Core and Endotherm Chitin materials. These are the primary resources needed to Ascend and level-up Himeko in order to increase her overall stats. Here are the total materials needed for Himeko’s Ascension and Traces:

In total, here are all the Ascension Materials for Himeko in Honkai: Star Rail:

  • x15 Extinguished Core
  • x15 Glimmering Core
  • x15 Squirming Core
  • x65 Endotherm Chitin

Himeko Trace level-up Material

In total, to upgrade all of her abilities, here are all of the Himeko Trace Materials you need:

Honkai Star Rail Himeko ultimate
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  • x12 Destroyer’s Final Road
  • x9 Key of Inspiration
  • x45 Key of Knowledge
  • x90 Key of Wisdom
  • x27 Extinguished Core
  • x39 Glimmering Core
  • x21 Squirming Core
  • 3,000,000 Credits

Honkai Star Rail Himeko Best Relics and Planar Ornaments

As a Fire-type multi-target damage dealer with the Erudition Path, Himeko can easily deal damage to multiple enemies as well as nuke them with her Ultimate. It is highly recommended to build her with the Relics that can increase her Fire element damage and her overall skill set. Himeko utilizes the offensive stats and can primarily focus on building her with Attack enhancement and Energy efficient stats.

It is also important to note that the Main Stat will also matter when building a character. Players should use the offensive, CRIT DMG, and Energy Regeneration Main stat for Himeko. Additionally, Himeko can stack up CRIT Stats and ATK. Himeko will also utilize the Break effect and Energy regeneration stat to make her skill set more convenient to use. In this Honkai Star Rail Himeko Guide, we will talk about the best Relic sets to use.

Firesmith of Lava-Forging

  • 2-Piece Bonus
    Increases Fire DMG by 10%.
  • 4-Set Bonus
    Increases the wearer’s Skill DMG by 12%. After unleashing Ultimate, increases the wearer’s Fire DMG by 12% for the next attack.

Musketeer of Wild Wheat

  • 2-Piece Bonus
    ATK increases by 10%.
  • 4-Piece Bonus
    The wearer’s SPD increases by 6% and Basic ATK DMG increases by 10%.

The best Planar Ornament to use for Himeko is the one that can give her either CRIT or ATK stats. This is because Himeko relies on her ATK scaling abilities and can easily deal with strong multi-target and nuke DMG to multiple enemies.

Inert Salsotto

  • 2-Piece Bonus
    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%.

Space Sealing Station

  • 2-Piece Bonus
    Increases the wearer’s ATK by 12%. When the wearer’s SPD reaches 120 or higher, the wearer’s ATK increases by another 12%.

Honkai Star Rail Himeko Best Light Cone

Himeko’s Light Cone also plays a major role based on how players want to play her. They can use Light Cones that utilize her overall multi-target DMG or solely focus on her Ultimate and Follow-up ATK abilities. Himeko can fill these roles easily based on how players build her. Here are some of the best Light Cones to use for Himeko

Honkai Star Rail Himeko Light Cone
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Before Dawn (Best 5-star Light Cone)

This limited 5-star Erudition Light Cone from the Light Cone event Warp is the best choice for Himeko’s overall multi-target DMG. The Light Cone increases her overall skill set from her abilities, ultimate, and follow-up attacks. Himeko can make use of all these Light Cone passive which will make her stronger in the battle overall.

Night on the Milky Way (Signature 5-star Light Cone)

Despite this Light Cone being Himeko’s Signature, this is only second to the first Light Cone mentioned. This Light Cone can increase Himeko’s overall ATK based on the number of enemies on the battlefield and can stack for a significant amount. This is a decent choice when farming and speedrunning content with multiple enemies.

The Birth of the Self (Alternative 4-star Light Cone)

This 4-star Light Cone enables Himeko to become a follow-up attack-focused character. This Light Cone greatly increases her follow-up attack and can easily enable this when a weakness break is enabled in the battle.

Best Team Comps for Himeko in Honkai Star Rail

Himeko can fill the role of an AoE damage dealer and shield breaker for the team. She is exceptionally flexible and can provide support for the team with her decent AoE damage and nuke. She can also play a role in a DoT team where she utilizes her Burn DMG. Himeko is one of the best Fire-type elements in the current version.

1. Herta

Herta’s combo with Himeko is very famous in the overall Honkai Star rail Community. They work exceptionally well together as they complement each other’s kit to activate each other’s Follow-up attacks. They can easily speedrun farming content on a daily basis. They can also work well in content with multiple enemies.

2. Tingyun

Tingyun greatly helps Himeko with her overall DMG buff from her Elemental skill. She can also provide a significant amount of Energy regeneration that enables Himeko to recover her energy and charge up her Ultimate faster to deal nuke DMG to multiple enemies.

Honkai Star Rail Himeko Trailer
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3. Bronya

Similar to Tingyun, Bronya is another premium choice to boost Himeko’s DMG by a significant amount. Her CRIT DMG buff and turn-forward skill can make Himeko a devastating AoE damage dealer. This also enables her to take more turns and nuke her enemies along the way.

4. Pela

Pela is an amazing debuffer and can reduce the DEF of the enemies by a massive amount. Himeko can easily defeat opponents if their defensive stats are weaker. Pela can easily reduce the DEF of enemies thanks to her ultimate. This way, Himeko can easily take down stronger opponents at a faster rate.

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