Honkai Star Rail Yanqing Build: Best light cones, relics, abilities & more

Here's the best Yanqing build In Honkai: Star Rail to get the most out of character. Being an RPG title, Honkai: Star Rail features a wide variety of characters that players can use to engage during battles. Yanqing is one such 5-star playable character who follows the path of the Hunt and wields the powerful Ice element.

Fortunately, Yanqing is relatively easy to build thanks to its Ice element and numerous relic sets available in the game. In fact, one can also select from a variety of light cones to create a perfect build. However, choosing the right relic and light cone is daunting for many, especially for Honkai: Star Rail beginners.

Therefore, we've compiled a guide on the best Yanqing build to yield the most out of this character.

The best Honkai Star Rail Yanqing build

Honkai Star Rail Yanqing build
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Honkai Star Rail Yanqing build

Yanqing shines magnificently as your main DPS single target character, given that he is a Hunt Path character. If his Talent is active, his kit will self-buff his CRIT Rate and provide additional CRIT DMG to his Ultimate. He is capable of freezing the opponent from his own continuation attack.

Best Light Cones for Yanqing

Yanqing's signature Light Cone, Sleep Like the Dead, is the best Light Cone for him. Alternatively, you can use In the Night Light Cone if you don't have the Sleep Like the Dead unlocked.

Sleep Like the Dead

  • Increases the wearer's CRIT DMG by 32/40/48/56/64%.
  • When the wearer's Basic ATK or SKill does not result in a CRIT Hit, it increases their CRIT Rate by 40/45/50/55/60% for 1 turn(s).
  • This effect can only be triggered 1 time every 3 turn(s).

In the Night

  • Increases the wearer's CRIT Rate by 12/15/18/21/24%.
  • While the wearer is in battle, for every 10 SPD that exceeds 100, increase the wearer's Basic ATK and Skill DMG by 6/7.5/9/10.5/12%, and increase the CRIT DMG of their Ultimate by 8/10/12/14/16%.
  • This effect can stack up to 8 time(s).

Best Relics for Yanqing

Hunter of Glacial Forest is the best relic for Yanqing's build, as it significantly improves the CRIT DMG by 25% after using the Ultimate. Otherwise, you can also equip the Space Sealing Station relic if you want to enhance Yanqing’s overall ATK rate.

Here are the advantages of both relics:

Hunter of Glacial Forest

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

Space Sealing Station

  • 2 piece: Increases the wearer’s ATK by 12%.
  • 4 piece: When the wearer’s SPD reaches 120 or higher, the wearer’s ATK increases by another 12%

What are Yanqing’s abilities?

Honkai Star Rail Yanqing’s abilities
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Honkai Star Rail Yanqing’s abilities

Basic Attack – Frost Thorn (Single Target)

  • Deals Ice DMG equal to 50% of Yanqing’s ATK to a single enemy.
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Skill – Darting Ironthorn (Single Target)

  • Deals Ice DMG equal to 110% of Yanqing’s ATK to a single enemy and activates Soulsteel Sync for 1 turn.

Ultimate – Amidst the Raining Bliss (Single Target)

  • Increases Yanqing’s CRIT Rate by 60%. When Soulsteel Sync is active, increases Yanqing’s CRIT DMG by an extra 30%. These buffs last for one turn.
  • Afterwards, deals Ice DMG equal to 210% of Yanqing’s ATK to a single enemy.
  • Energy Cost: 140

Talent – One With the Sword (Single Target)

  • When Soulsteel Sync is active, Yanqing is less likely to be attacked by enemies. Yanqing’s CRIT Rate increases by 15% and his CRIT DMG increases by 15%. After Yanqing attacks an enemy, there is a 50% fixed chance to perform a follow-up attack, dealing Ice DMG equal to 25% of Yanqing’s ATK to the enemy, which has a 65% base chance to Freeze the enemy for 1 turn.
  • The Frozen target cannot take action and receives Additional Ice DMG equal to 25% of Yanqing’s ATK at the beginning of each turn.
  • When Yanqing receives DMG, the Soulsteel Sync effect will disappear.

Technique – The One True Sword (Enhance)

  • After using his Technique, at the start of the next battle, Yanqing deals 30% more DMG for 2 turn(s) to enemies whose current HP is 50% or higher.

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