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Honkai Star Rail Argenti build

Just who is Honkai Star Rail’s Argenti, the Knight of Beauty? Read on to find out how to build him with the best choice of relics and light cones.

Honkai Star Rail argent's white day art showing him holding a present

Honkai Star Rail’s Argenti will sweep you off your feet with his dashing looks and regal armor… and his excellent DPS capabilities. 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.

What’s the best Honkai Star Rail Argenti build?

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
Planar ornaments Firmament Frontline Glamoth
Main stats Body – Crit rate/damage
Feet – Speed or attack
Link rope – Attack
Planar sphere – Physical attack bonus
Sub stats  Speed, 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.

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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.

What are the best light cones for Argenti?

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
Today Is Another Peaceful Day (four-star) After entering battle, Argenti’s damage increases based on his maximum energy. His damage increases by 0.2% per point of energy, up to a maximum of 160 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

What are the best relics for Argenti?

To boost Argenti’s abilities, you want to increase his physical damage and attack stats. Here are the best relics for the job. The best set for him is the Champion of Streetwise Boxing as it adds a significant amount to his physical damage output and his attack stat. Depending on how your relics are looking, choosing a set of planar ornaments that add to either his crit rate, crit damage, or attack can benefit you.

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

Planar ornaments

Relic Effect How to obtain
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
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
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

Relic stat recommendations

Here are the stats to look out for when picking relics for Argenti. As a DPS, he benefits from attack, crit rate, and a physical damage-boost planar sphere, if you have one.

Main stats:

  • Body: Crit rate/damage
  • Feet: Attack
  • Planar sphere: Physical damage boost
  • Link rope: Energy regeneration rate

Sub-stats:

  • Crit damage/rate
  • Attack
  • Speed

Honkai Star Rail Argenti holding a spear and wearing armor

What are the best Honkai Star Rail Argenti team comps?

As your main DPS, Argenti benefits greatly from support units like Tingyun and Bronya as they increase his performance on the field. Huohuo not only heals him but can increase his energy, too, which is excellent with his double-ultimate ability.

If you happen to have a Sparkle – or Hanya – they are both great support options for Argenti in a team.

First character slot Second character slot Third character slot Fourth character slot
Argenti Sparkle Tingyun Flexible healer slot
Argenti Bronya Tingyun Huohuo
Argenti Hanya Flex healer slot Flex support slot

What are Argenti’s abilities?

Here are Argenti’s skills in battle, and how he deals damage to opponents. He’s a physical damage dealer, and can hit single or multiple targets depending which move you use.

Active skills:

Skill Effect
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

Talent:

Skill Effect
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

Technique:

Technique Effect
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

Traces:

Trace Effect
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

What are Argenti’s eidolons?

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 to improve your characters even more. Argenti’s best eidolon is E2, but E3 and E5 add to his skill levels, which is always good.

Eidolon Effect
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

Official artwork of Honkai Star Rail Argenti in a cartoon style

What are Argenti’s ascension materials?

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.

Required level Credits Materials
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

What are Argenti’s trace materials?

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 > talent > skill > basic attack

Major trace priority:

  • Generosity > Courage > Piety

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