There will be plenty of challenges in Honkai: Star Rail for you to spend your Trailblaze Power on to collect unique rewards and strengthen the characters in your roster. Unlike Golden Calyxes, Crimson Calyxes are your one stop shops for Ascension materials that correspond to each characters Path, or combat role. Need help finding the location of these challenges or building a team to finish the fight? We can help. Here is a comprehensive Crimson Calyx Guide.
All Crimson Calyx Challenges in Honkai Star Rail
There are seven Crimson Calyx Challenges that you can take on. They are unlocked after completing your First Equilibrium Trial, shortly after exploring the Robot Settlement on Jarilo-VI. As you raise your Equilibrium Level higher, you can fight in more difficult matches for increased rewards. Fighting at higher levels will grant you more Path Ascension Materials for the Trailblaze Power that you spend, so it is always best to fight at the highest level that you can. It costs at least 10 Trailblaze Power to claim rewards.
Honkai Star Rail—Crimson Calyx, Bud of Destruction Guide
The Bud of Destruction Calyx can be found in the Storage Zone of Herta Space Station, near a multi-level-bridge puzzle. You won't need to solve the puzzle to reach the Calyx, thankfully. You can farm Shattered Blades, Lifeless Blades, and Worldbreaker Blades here. To win the fight, you'll need to defeat Voidranger: Eliminators, Voidranger: Distorters, and Baryons.
Crimson Calyx, Bud of Destruction Team Comp
The game suggests using Ice, Wind, and Fire characters for this fight. Here's an example team you could build using only four-star characters:
- March 7th, Asta, Dan Heng, Herta
If you happen to have some five-star characters such as Gepard or Himeko, you could easily swap them in for March 7th and Herta, respectively.
Honkai Star Rail—Crimson Calyx, Bud of Preservation Guide
The Bud of Preservation Calyx is in another multi tiered room inside the Supply Zone of Herta Space Station. You can farm Endurance of Bronze, Oath of Steel, and Safeguard of Amber here. You'll be up against Voidranger: Reavers, Voidranger: Eliminators, and Antibaryons.
Crimson Calyx, Bud of Preservation Team Comps
It is suggested to use Physical, Quantum, or Lightening characters in this fight. As Quantum characters are harder to come by, we went with this dual Physical and Lightening four-star character team:
- Natasha, Physical Trailblazer, Serval, Tingyun
If you receive either Bailu, Seele, or Clara from the Gacha, you can swap them into this team. Bailu would replace Natasha, and Seele or Clara would both replace the Physical Trailblazer.
Honkai Star Rail—Crimson Calyx, Bud of The Hunt Guide
The Bud of The Hunt Crimson Calyx can be found in the Outlying Snow Plains of Jarilo-VI. You can obtain Arrow of the Beast Hunter, Arrow of the Demon Slayer, and Arrow of the Starchaser at this location. You'll be fighting Silvermane Soldiers and Gunners to claim your prize.
Crimson Calyx, Bud of The Hunt Team Comps
The game gives you a wide range of types to use for this fight. We used this team, which only uses free four-star characters:
- Natasha, March 7th, Dan Heng, Herta
Clara, Gepard, or Bronya could easily fit into this team. Clara would replace Herta, while Gepard or Bronya would Replace March 7th.
Honkai Star Rail—Crimson Calyx, Bud of Abundance Guide
The Bud of Abundance Crimson Calyx can be found inside Backwater Pass on Jarilo-VI. You can farm the following materials here: Seed of Abundance, Sprout of Life, and Flower of Eternity. You'll be matched against Everwinter Shadewalkers, Flamespawns, and Frostspawns.
Crimson Calyx, Bud of Abundance Team Comps
It is recommended to use Physical, Fire, and Quantum Characters in this challenge. Fire characters won't handle Flamespawns very well, so we diversified our four-star character team for this match:
- Natasha, Physical Trailblazer, Asta, Qingque
Clara, Himeko, or Seele can all be added to this line-up in the place of either the Trailblazer or Qingque.
Honkai Star Rail—Crimson Calyx, Bud of Erudition Guide
The Bud of Erudition Calyx can be found at the entrance to Rivet Town on Jarilo-VI. You can collect Key of Inspiration, Key of Knowledge, and Key of Wisdom here. You'll be challenged by three types of enemies: Imaginary Weavers, Everwinter Shadewalkers, and Frostspawns.
Crimson Calyx, Bud of Erudition Team Comps
You can use a basic dual Physical and Fire character team for this fight. Here is our four-star character team of choice:
- Natasha, Physical Trailblazer, Asta, Hook
Here again, Clara and Himeko will both be useful. You can use them to replace either the Trailblazer or Hook.
Honkai Star Rail—Crimson Calyx, Bud of Harmony Guide
You'll find the Bud of Harmony Calyx automatically on the lower level of the Robot Settlement on Jarilo-VI after completing the first Equilibrium Challenge. You can gain the following materials fighting here: Harmonic Tune, Ancestral Hymn, and Stellaris Symphony. To claim them, you'll need to defeat Automation Beetles, Vagrants, and Automaton Spiders.
Crimson Calyx, Bud of Harmony Team Comps
The game recommends Imaginary Characters for this fight, but the only one is Welt, who is a Standard Banner Five-Star Character. Instead, we went with a Lightening and Wind DPS characters for this fight, with March 7th in for survivability. Here's our four-star character line-up:
- March 7th, Serval, Dan Heng, Tingyun
If you have Welt, feel free to use him to replace Tingyun. You could also swap Bronya into this slot of the team. Finally, if you happen to have Bailu, you won't need to use March 7th and could use the pint-sized pharmacist instead.
Honkai Star Rail—Crimson Calyx, Bud of Nihility Guide
This last Crimson Calyx, the Bud of Nihility, can be found nearby the entrance to the Great Mine in the Underworld of Jarilo-VI. You can gather Obsidian of Dread, Obsidian of Desolation, and Obsidian of Obsession here. To do so, you'll need to fight robotic enemies: Automaton Beetles, Spiders, and Hounds.
Crimson Calyx, Bud of Nihility Team Comps
Lightening type characters will excel here. We chose to use three four-star Lightening characters in our team, along with Natasha for survivability:
- Natasha, Arlan, Serval, Tingyun
Bailu can be used in the place of Natasha if you have her for a full line-up of Lightening Characters. If you don't have Arlan or Tingyun, you can always sub in Dan Heng to quickly put the enemies at the tip of his spear.
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