Honkai Star Rail Best Yanqing Build – Light Cones, Relics, & More!

Sticking 'em with the pointy end.

There are seven different Five-Star Standard Warp characters you could pull in Honkai: Star Rail. Of those seven, Yanqing has one of the highest damage potentials, with a kit that plays with boosting his Critical Rate, freezing enemies, and even throwing in a follow-up attack. Here's my recommendation for how to build him, including Light Cones, Relics, and Team Comps to use.

Best Light Cones for Yanqing in Honkai Star Rail

As a Five-Star Character, Yanqing has a best in slot Light Cone designed just for him called Sleep Like the Dead. This Light Cone plays strictly into boosting both Critical Damage and Critical Rate, which Yanqing's kit centers on. This Light Cone can be obtained luckily through any Gacha Banner, or you could build up Undying Star Light and purchase a copy from the in-game shop for 600 Undying Star Light.

Best Free-to-Play Light Cone for Yanqing

There is a free-to-play Five-Star Hunt Light Cone called Cruising in the Stellar Sea that is also a decent option to use for Yanqing. Unfortunately, it boosts his Critical Rate more than his Damage, which is what Yanqing really needs. River Flows in Spring is a great Four-Star option that can also be purchased from the Forgotten Hall Shop. If you are really early in the game, you could also opt to use a Three-Star Light Cone, like Darting Arrows or Adversarial.

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Best Relic Sets for Yanqing in Honkai Star Rail

There is one clear Relic Set that works well for Yanqing called Hunter of Glacial Forest. It boosts both Ice damage and boosts Critical Damage after Ultimate use, which ties almost directly into Yanqing's kit.

For Planar Relics, you could use any of three sets: Inert Salsotto, Celestial Differentiator, or Space Sealing Station. Out of the three, we would choose Celestial Differentiator, as it further boosts Critical Damage.

Which stats should you boost on Yanqing?

Yanqing is a damage dealer with a lot of Critical Rate built into his kit, so we recommend adding as much Critical Damage as possible to take advantage of this. Here are my recommendations for the other Main Stats to use on Yanqing's Relic Pieces.

  • Feet: Speed or Attack%
  • Body: Crit Damage
  • Sphere: Ice Damage
  • Rope: Energy Regen Rate or Attack%

Yanqing's Element and Path in Honkai Star Rail

Plan to build a team around Yanqing, as he is a single-target damage dealer who follows the Path of The Hunt. Since he primarily deals damage, you'll want to be mindful about what fights you put him in. Yanqing is an Ice Element character, so he will work best in fights against enemies weak to the Ice element. As he has access to the freeze effect, he'll also do very well in the Simulated Universe under the Remembrance Path Resonance.

Best Teammates for Yanqing

Yanqing is a bit delicate. He will need healers or shielders on his team to protect him. Characters like March 7th, Gepard or Natasha, work well for this. He also pairs well with buffers and debuffers, like Pela or Tingyun.

Looking for more build guides in Honkai: Star Rail? Check out Honkai Star Rail Best Welt Build – Light Cones, Relics, & More! or Honkai Star Rail Best Bronya Build – Light Cones, Relics, & More! here at Pro Game Guides.

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