The recently released RPG gacha video game Honkai: Star rail is rapidly expanding its fanbase and is already amongst the most trending video games this month. Think it carries a visual style similar to Genshin Impact? That’s because it has been developed by the same company, miHoYo.
Honkai: Star Rail currently has 24 characters, with more on their way in future updates. Each character has their own unique powers and special skills. Some of these characters are free to play with, while some are obtained through the Gacha system similar to Genshin Impact, where you have to spend real money in order to get characters. If you have played Genshin, you already know there is no guarantee of you landing your desired character- it’s purely based on luck.
Honkai: Star Rail characters – Complete list with Element and Path
The characters in Honkai: Star Rail are denoted by their Element and Path. Before we list down the characters, it is important to understand how they and their powers/attack damage are categorized in the game.
Elements and Paths in Honkai: Star Rail
Path denotes the character class, while Element denotes the type of damage they can deal when attacking. There are a total of 7 Elements and Paths in the game.
- Destruction (DPS)
- Hunt (Single Target DPS)
- Erudition (Multi-Target DPS)
- Harmony (Offensive/Utility Support)
- Nihility (Debuffer)
- Preservation (Defensive Support/Tank)
- Abundance (Healer)
Trailblazer is the first, free character players receive when they first start playing the game. In total, there are eight characters that are free to obtain.
Honkai: Star Rail is highly recommended if you like Genshin Impact or gacha RPGs in general. The game is available for free on Windows, iOS, Android, PS4 and PS5.