Honkai Star Rail’s Argenti will sweep you off your feet with his dashing looks and regal armor. He’s a member of the Knights of Beauty, and as a five-star character, has aesthetics and a damage-dealing kit to match. He follows the Erudition path, so you know he packs a punch.
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Here’s everything you need to know about building Honkai Star Rail’s Argenti.
|Best light cone||An Instant Before A Gaze|
|Light cone substitutes||Make the World Clamor, The Seriousness of Breakfast|
|Best relic set||Champion of Streetwise Boxing|
|Main stats||Body – Crit rate/damage
Feet – Attack
Link rope – Energy regeneration rate
Planar sphere – Physical attack bonus
|Sub stats||Energy regeneration rate, crit rate, crit damage, attack|
Argenti is a physical DPS with both single-target and multi-target attacks, able to deal plenty of damage in any team comp. He can also inflict a ‘daze’ state onto opponents, so if you happen to have any effect hit ratio boosting relics lying around, you might want to use them on him.
Energy regeneration is key to Argenti’s kit, as the more enemies he hits, the more energy he regenerates, and the more he can use his ultimate. Crit rate is also a stat you need to build up for him.
His best light cone is his signature five-star, An Instant Before A Gaze, and the best relic sets you can equip are Champion of Streetwise Boxing, and Inert Salsotto.
How do I use Honkai Star Rail’s Argenti?
Argenti will be your main DPS in whatever team he’s in. When entering battle, using his technique is key as it dazes opponents and regenerates energy for Argenti. He uses either 90 or 180 energy to perform his ultimate move, so you can continue doing it for longer. Once enemies are whittled down to low health, use Argenti to finish them off, as defeating them regenerates energy for him, too.
These light cones are what we recommend in order to get the best damage out of Argenti.
|Light cone||Effect||How to obtain|
|An Instant Before A Gaze (five-star)||Increases Argenti’s crit damage by 36%. When he uses his ultimate, it increases the ultimate’s damage based on his maximum energy. Each point of energy increases the ultimate damage by 0.36%, up to 180 points of energy||Light cone banner alongside Argenti|
|Make the World Clamor (four-star)||Argenti regenerates 20 energy immediately upon entering battle and his ultimate damage increases by 32%||All banners|
|Genuises’ Repose (four-star)||Increases Argenti’s attack by 16%. When he defeats an enemy, his crit damage increases by 24% for three turns||All banners|
|The Seriousness of Breakfast (four-star)||Increases Argenti’s damage by 12%. For every defeated enemy, his attack increases by 4%, stacking up to three times||All banners|
|Passkey (three-star)||After Argenti uses his skill, he additionally regenerates eight energy. This effect can only be triggered once per turn||All banners|
To boost Argenti’s abilities, you want to increase his physical damage and attack stats. Here are the best relics for the job.
|Relic||Effect||How to obtain|
|Champion of Streetwise Boxing||Two equipped: Increases physical damage
Four equipped: After Argenti attacks or is hit, his attack increases by 5% for the rest of the battle. This can stack five times
|Cavern of Corrosion: Path of Jabbing Punch on Jarilo-VI|
|Musketeer of Wild Wheat||Two equipped: Increases attack
Four equipped: Argenti’s speed increases by 6% and his basic attack damage increases by 10%
|Cavern of Corrosion: Path of Drifting on Jarilo-VI|
|Relic||Effect||How to obtain|
|Inert Salsotto||Two equipped: Increases Argenti’s crit rate by 8%. When his current crit rate reaches 50% or higher, his ultimate damage increases by 15%||Immersion Reward devices in World 6 of the Simulated Universe|
|Rutilant Arena||Two equipped: Increases Argenti’s crit rate by 8%. When his current crit rate reaches 70% or higher, his basic attack and skill damage increase by 20%||Immersion Reward devices in World 7 of the Simulated Universe|
|Firmament Frontline Glamoth||Two equipped: Increases Argenti’s attack by 12%. When his speed is equal to or higher than 135/160, he deals 12%/18% more damage||Immersion Reward devices in World 8 of the Simulated Universe|
Relic stat recommendations
- Body: Crit rate/damage
- Feet: Attack
- Planar sphere: Physical damage boost
- Link rope: Energy regeneration rate
- Energy regeneration rate
- Crit damage/rate
As your main DPS, Argenti benefits greatly from support units like Tingyun and Bronya. Huohuo not only heals him, but can increase his energy, too. We’re still testing him in teams, so we’ll report back with anything we find.
Here are Argenti’s skills in battle, and how he deals damage to opponents.
|Basic attack: Fleeting Fragrance||Argenti deals physical damage to a single target equal to 50% of his attack|
|Skill: Justice, Hereby Blooms
||Deals physical damage equal to 60% of Argenti’s attack to all enemies|
|Ultimate: For in This Garden Supreme Beauty Bestows||Argenti’s ultimate triggers different effects depending on the energy consumed:
-If he consumes 90 energy, he deals physical damage equal to 96% of his attack to all enemies
-If Argenti consumes 180 energy, his ultimate becomes Merit Bestowed in “My” Garden and deals damage equal to 186% of his attack to all targets. He deals damage a further six times, each time dealing 57% of his attack to a random enemy
|Sublime Object||For every enemy hit with Argenti’s basic attack, skill, or ultimate, he regenerates three energy. This grants him a stack of Apotheosis, increasing his crit rate by 1%. This can stack up to ten times|
|Manifesto of Purest Virtue||When using this technique, Argenti inflicts daze upon enemies in a set area for ten seconds. Dazed enemies do not attack your team. When attacking a dazed enemy to enter combat, Argenti deals physical damage equal to 80% of his attack to all enemies and regenerates 15 energy|
|Piety (unlocked at ascension two)||At the start of a turn, Argenti immediately gains one stack of Apotheosis|
|Generosity (unlocked at ascension four)||When enemy targets enter battle, Argenti immediately regenerates two energy|
|Courage (unlocked at ascension six)||Argenti deals 15% more damage to enemies whose HP is 50% or less|
If you get more than one copy of Argenti on the banner, you can unlock his eidolons. These are similar to Genshin Impact’s constellations and unlock special talents.
|Level one: A Lacuna in Kingdom of Aesthetics||Each stack of Apotheosis additionally increases Argenti’s crit damage by 4%|
|Level two: Agate’s Humility||If the number of enemies on the field equals three or more when he uses his ultimate, his attack increases by 40% for one turn|
|Level three: Thorny Road’s Glory||Increases Argenti’s skill level by two, up to a maximum of 15. Also increases Argenti’s talent level by two, up to a maximum of 15|
|Level four: Trumpet’s Dedication||At the start of a battle, Argenti gains two stacks of Apotheosis and increases the maximum stack limit of the talent’s effect by two|
|Level five: Snow, From, Somewhere in Cosmos||Increases Argenti’s ultimate level by two, up to a maximum of 15. Also increases his basic attack level by one, up to a maximum of ten|
|Level six: “Your” Resplendence||When using his ultimate, Argenti ignores 30% of the enemy target’s defense|
While leveling Argenti up, you need to ascend him every ten or so levels. This requires some materials, which we’ve listed below. You can get netherworld tokens from the Aurumaton Spectral Envoy boss fight on the Xianzhou Luofu.
|20||3,200||Five extinguished cores|
|30||6,400||Ten extinguished cores|
|40||12,800||Three netherworld tokens and six glimmering cores|
|50||32,000||Seven netherworld tokens and nine glimmering cores|
|60||64,000||20 netherworld tokens and six squirming cores|
|70||128,000||35 netherworld tokens and nine squirming cores|
Argenti’s traces need leveling up if you want him to get as strong as possible, for which you need the following items.
- 41 extinguished cores, 56 glimmering cores, and 58 squirming cores
- Obtain from flamespawn enemies, purchase from the Embers Exchange store, purchase from the Xianzhou Luofu world shop, and the synthesizer
- 15 keys of inspiration, 72 keys of knowledge, and 139 keys of wisdom
- Obtain from the Bud of Erudition calyx, purchase from the Embers Exchange store, purchase from Herta’s Space Station world shop, and the Jarilo-VI world shop
- 12 Regret of Infinite Ochema
- Obtain from the Phantilia (Echo of War: Divine Seed) weekly boss located at Scalegorge Waterscape
- 11 tracks of destiny
- Obtain from events, as rewards in the Simulated Universe, from the Embers exchange, and Nameless Honor (battlepass) rewards
- 3,000,000 credits
Skill trace priority:
- Ultimate > skill > talent > basic attack
Major trace priority:
- Generosity > Courage > Piety
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