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

Build Yanqing to the max potential!

Honkai Star Rail‘s Yanqing is a 5-star Ice-type Element that takes the Path of The Hunt. Yanqing is a standard 5-star character that can be obtained through the Standard Warp and Character Event Warp. He is a lieutenant in the Xianzhou Alliance’s Cloud Knights on board the Xianzhou, and General Jing Yuan’s retainer. Yanqing can excel in dealing massive single-target damage from his different types of attacks. Yanqing is one of the best single-target DPS (as positioned in the Honkai Star Rail tier list) in the game and the only Ice-type element that takes the Path of The Hunt. In this Honkai Star Rail Yanqing Guide, players will know how to build this character to the best capabilities.

Yanqing’s Playstyle

His kit provides him with insane CRIT-related stat bonuses allowing him to stack both CRIT DMG and ATK to unleash devastating single-target damage. Yanqing also has a chance to apply Freeze to enemies and take advantage of this with his high SPD. Yanqing can compete with the limited 5 stars in terms of damage. He is easily one of the best 5 stars in the standard banner at the moment. He is notably strong and players should play around him by maximizing his strong single-target damage output. He can easily clear contents in the game especially against strong bosses if played correctly.

HSR Yanqing Character Level-up Material

The Level-up materials that Yanqing needs are a substantial amount of Thief’s Instinct and Usurper’s Scheme materials. These are the primary resources needed to Ascend and level-up Yanqing in order to increase his overall stats. Here are the total materials needed for Yanqing’s Ascension and Traces:

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

  • x15 Thief’s Instinct
  • x15 Usurper’s Scheme
  • x15 Conqueror’s Will
  • x65 Gelid Chitin

Yanqing Trace level-up Material

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

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  • x12 Guardian’s Lament
  • x18 Arrow of the Beast Hunter
  • x42 Thief’s Instinct
  • x56 Usurper’s Scheme
  • x58 Conqueror’s Will
  • x69 Arrow of the Demon Slayer
  • x139 Arrow of the Starchaser
  • 3,000,000 Credits

Honkai Star Rail Yanqing Best Relics and Planar Ornaments

As an Ice-type single-target damage dealer with the Hunt Path, Yanqing can easily burst damage to a single enemy. It is highly recommended to build him with the Relics that can increase his element damage and his overall attacks, Yanqing utilizes the offensive stats and can primarily focus on building them to maximize his damage.

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 SPD buffing Main stat for Yanqing. Additionally, Yanqing can stack up CRIT DMG and ATK and not much CRIT Rate as he can boost his CRIT rate from his abilities. In this Honkai Star Rail Yanqing Guide, we will talk about the best Relic sets to use.

Hunter of Glacial Forest

  • 2-Piece Bonus
    Increases Ice DMG by 10%.
  • 4-Set Bonus
    After the wearer unleashes their Ultimate, their CRIT DMG increases by 25% for 2 turn(s).

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 Yanqing is the one that can give him either CRIT or ATK stats. This is because Yanqing relies on his CRIT DMG from his attacks and can easily deal with this from his skillset.

Celestial Differentiator

  • 2-Piece Bonus
    Increases the wearer’s CRIT DMG by 16%. When the wearer’s current CRIT DMG reaches 120% or higher, after entering battle, the wearer’s CRIT Rate increases by 60% until the end of their first attack.

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 Yanqing Best Light Cone

Honkai Star Rail Yanqing Light Cone
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When choosing a Light Cone for Yanqing, players should prioritize using the ones that can give them CRIT DMG and ATK stats or passive. A 5-star Standard Light Cone which is considerably Yanqing’s signature Light Cone is the best choice, Yanqing can easily make use of every stat and passive of the Light Cone. Here are the best Light Cones for Yanqing:

Sleep Like the Dead (Signature 5-star Light Cone)

Yanqing’s signature Light Cone increases his CRIT DMG by a big amount. The Light Cone also provides him with a guaranteed CRIT from its passive. Additionally, the CRIT DMG boost alone is already a huge factor for DMG boost for Yanqing as he can easily maximize this with his overall skillset.

In the Night (Gacha 5-star Light Cone)

This Light Cone is hard to obtain but this can greatly enhance the wearer’s CRIT Rate and will provide Basic ATK and Skill DMG boost based on the excess SPD of the wearer. Additionally, this also increases the overall CRIT DMG and Ultimate by a significant amount. This Light Cone increases the overall stats that Yanqing needs in order to be efficient in any battle.

Swordplay (F2P 4-star Light Cone)

Despite this Light Cone being a 4-star alternative, the effect of it is very useful for any Hunt characters. This can greatly enhance the single-target damage of Yanqing especially when attacking the same target in multiple turns, Yanqing can maximize this because he can easily gain turns with his Freeze and SPD capabilities.

Best Team Comps for Yanqing in Honkai Star Rail

Yanqing is the Main DPS in the team and characters should play around with his massive single-target damage by buffing him and providing survival support during battle. Yanqing can easily take care of enemies if characters are built around to maximize his abilities. These are the best characters that can work with Yanqing:

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1. Bronya

Bronya can support Yanqing by boosting his CRIT DMG and by providing him an extra turn to increase his overall DPS and guarantee that his passive is always activated. Yanqing is reliant on CRIT DMG and can easily maximize the buffs provided by Bronya.

2. Tingyun

Tingyun will also greatly help Yanqing by boosting his overall damage. She can provide an energy boost that will increase Yanqing’s overall DPS. Yanqing needs a lot of damage buffing supports and Tingyun can easily fill that role in the team.

3. Asta

The SPD buff provided by Asta is very useful for the whole team. Yanqing is the best benefactor for this buff as he already has a high SPD and increasing this can give him more turns than his opponents. Additionally, this can also help Yanqing maximize the Planar Ornaments associated with SPD requirements.

4. Pela

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

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