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Honkai Star Rail Aventurine build

Here's how to build Honkai Star Rail's Aventurine with light cones and relics, along with what each of his eidolons and talents do.

Honkai Star Rail Aventurine's splash art on a yellow Pocket Tactics background

Hoyoverse loves giving us tiny crumbs about new characters, and that’s how we first met Honkai Star Rail’s Aventurine. Now, the star of Penacony’s story is here and is an excellent shielder. He’s a five-star character who uses the imaginary element to deal damage and provide shields for your team.

As Honkai’s story unfolds, we’re meeting more and more interesting characters such as Honkai Star Rail’s Topaz and Honkai Star Rail’s Jingliu, and we’re getting ready to try them out in the Honkai Star Rail simulated universe to test their mettle.

So, let’s find out who Honkai Star Rail’s Aventurine is and how to build the gambling guy.

What is the best Honkai Star Rail Aventurine build?

Best light cone Inherently Unjust Destiny
Light cone substitutes Moment of Victory, This Is Me!
Best relic set Knight of Purity Palace
Planar ornaments Broken Keel
Main stats Body – defense
Feet – speed
Link rope – defense, imaginary damage boost
Planar sphere – defense
Sub stats Defense, crit rate, crit damage, speed

Aventurine is a follower of the Preservation path and is an imaginary-using five-star character. Yes, another tall, five-star, imaginary-using man.

He’s primarily a shielder but can dish out some damage, some buffs, debuffs, and follow-up attacks on top. His best light cone is his signature Inherently Unjust Destiny, and a set of Knight of Purity Palace relics is the best for him. 

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How do I use Aventurine?

Aventurine is an excellent shielder, however, he can also be a good DPS in your team. His talents buff his own crit rate and damage, so you can get some really good numbers out of his attacks.

When Aventurine is in your party, make sure to use his technique before going into battle so you can get defensive boosts before you take on an enemy.

What are the best light cones for Aventurine?

As a five-star character, Aventurine gets his own signature light cone called Inherently Unjust Destiny. This is the best possible choice to equip him with, but if you don’t have the means to get it (and, honestly, who really does), there will be some others that fit his kit.

Light cone Effect How to obtain
Inherently Unjust Destiny (five-star) Increases Aventurine’s defense by 40%. When he provides a shield to allies, his crit damage increases by 40%, lasting two turns. If his follow-up attack hits an enemy target, there is a 100% chance to increase the damage taken by the target by 10% for two turns Light cone banner (alongside Aventurine)
This Is Me! (four-star) Increases Aventurine’s defense by 16%, and increases it a further 60% when he uses his ultimate. This can only apply once per enemy target hit Battle pass
Concert For Two (four-star) Increases Aventurine’s defense by 16%. For every on-field character with a shield, the damage dealt by Aventurine increases by 4% Light cone banner

What are the best relics for Aventurine?

As for which relics you should equip Aventurine with, you need defense. Lots of it. Around 4,000, in fact. His basic attack and shield strength scale directly off it, so it’s your priority.

Relic Effect How to obtain
Knight of Purity Palace Two-piece set: Increases defense by 15%
Four-piece set: Increases the maximum damage that Aventurine’s shield can absorb by 20%
Cavern of Corrosion: Path of Holy Hymn in Cloudford, on the Xianzhou Luofu
Wastelander of Banditry Desert Two-piece set: Increases Imaginary damage by 10%
Four-piece set: When Aventurine attacks debuffed enemies, his crit rate increases by 10%, and his crit damage by 20% against imprisoned enemies
Cavern of Corrosion: Path of Conflagration in the Stargazer Navalia, Xianzhou Luofu
Pioneer Diver of Dead Waters Two-piece set: Increases Aventurine’s damage to enemies with a debuff by 12%
Four-piece set:
 Increases Aventurine’s crit rate by 4%. He then deals 8/12% increased crit damage to enemies with two/three debuffs
Cavern of Corrosion: Path of Dreamdive in the Reverie Dreamscape on Penacony

Planar ornament

Relic Effect How to obtain
Broken Keel Two equipped: Increases Aventurine’s effect resistance by 10%. When it reaches 30% or higher, all teammate’s crit damage increases by 10%  Immersion Reward devices in World 7 of the Simulated Universe
Space Sealing Station Two equipped: Increases Aventurine’s attack by 12%. When his speed reaches 120 or higher, his attack increases by a further 12%  Immersion Reward devices in World 3 of the Simulated Universe
Inert Salsotto Two equipped: Increases Aventurine’s crit rate by 8%. When his current crit rate reaches 50% or higher, his ultimate and follow-up attack damage increases by 15%  Immersion Reward devices in World 6 of the Simulated Universe

Relic stat recommendations

When picking specific relics for Aventurine, it’s important to look at the main and sub-stats on each piece to make sure it’ll work with his kit.

Main stats:

  • Body: Defense
  • Feet: Speed
  • Planar sphere: Defense or imaginary damage boost
  • Link rope: Defense

Sub-stats:

  • Defense
  • Crit damage/rate
  • Speed

Honkai Star Rail Aventurine surrounded by gold coins

What are the best Aventurine team comps?

The good news is that Aventurine is a shielder, which helps your team, and he has some DPS capabilities. He is an incredible shielder, so if you need someone to keep you safe – take Aventurine. Sorry, Gepard, looks like you’re sitting this one out.

Fun fact – you can now use an entirely imaginary team made up of tall, five-star men – if you really want.

First character slot Second character slot Third character slot Fourth character slot
Aventurine Dr. Ratio Topaz Ruan Mei iconRuan Mei
Aventurine Acheron Silver Wolf iconSilver Wolf Honkai Star Rail Pela iconPela

What are Aventurine’s skills?

Below are the specifics of Aventurine’s kit, including his shielding moves and buff abilities.

Active skills:

Skill Effect
Basic attack: Straight Bet Aventurine deals imaginary damage to one single target equal to 90% of his defense stat
Skill: Cornerstone Deluxe
Aventurine grants all teammates a Fortified Wager shield, blocking damage equal to 22% of his defense stat, plus 280. This lasts for three turns, however, you can stack the shield. You can gain 200% of the shield’s effect in this way
Ultimate: Roulette Shark Aventurine gains a random number of Blind Bet points, between one and seven. He inflicts the Unnerved state on a single target enemy, lasting three turns, which deals 240% of his defense stat as imaginary damage to the enemy. When an ally hits the marked enemy, the crit damage of their attack increases by 13%

Talent:

Skill Effect
Shot Loaded right Any single ally with Fortified Wager gets increased effect resistance by 43%. When they are attacked, Aventurine gains one Blind Bet point. He also gains Blind Bet when he gets attacked.
After reaching seven Blind Bet points, he consumes them to launch a multi-target follow-up attack in the form of a shower of coins, dealing seven instances of imaginary damage.
If Aventurine has Fortified Wager, he can resist crowd control debuffs (frozen, entanglement, outrage, etc).

Technique:

Technique Effect
The Red or the Black After using this technique, Aventurine gains one of three defense-boosting effects:
-His defense increases by 24%
-His defense increases by 36%
-His defense increases by 60%
Using this technique more than once means you keep the effect with the highest value. When Aventurine then enters battle, all teammate’s defense increases

Traces:

Trace Effect
Leverage Every 100 points of Aventurine’s defense over 1,600 increases his crit rate by 2%. You can get a maximum of 48% in this way
Hot Hand When starting a battle, Aventurine gives all allies a Fortified Wager shield, equal to the one provided by his skill. This lasts for three turns
Bingo! When an ally with a Fortified Wager shield uses a follow-up attack, Aventurine gets one Blind Bet point. This can only trigger a certain number of times, but the count resets at the beginning of his turn.
When Aventurine uses his own follow-up (the Red or the Black), he applies the Fortified Wager shield to all allies

What are Aventurine’s eidolons?

If you happen to win the bet and pull more than one of Aventurine, here are the extra bonuses you can unlock with each of his eidolons.

 Eidolon Effect
Level one: Prisoner’s Dilemma Increases crit damage by 20% for allies with the Fortified Wager state. When using his ultimate, Aventurine provides allies with a Fortified Wager shield with an effect equal to 100% of the shield provided by his skill. This lasts for three turns
Level two: Bounded Rationality  When using his basic attack, Aventurine reduces the enemies’ resistance of all types by 12%, for three turns
Level three: Droprate Maxing This eidolon increases the level of Aventurine’s ultimate by two, up to a maximum of 15. It also increases the level of his basic attack by one, up to a level of ten
Level four: Unexpected Hanging Paradox When Aventurine’s follow-up triggers, it increases his defense by 40% for two turns, and increases the hits of the follow-up attack by three
Level five: Ambiguity Aversion This eidolon increases the level of Aventurine’s skill by two, up to a maximum of 15. It also increases the level of his talent by two, up to a level of 15
Level six: Stag Hunt Game For every ally with a shield from Aventurine, his damage increases by 50%, up to a maximum of 150%

Honkai Star Rail Aventurine as seen in the game inside a dark room

What are Aventurine’s ascension materials?

While leveling up Aventurine, you’ll need some specific materials in order to get him past each ascension.

Required level Credits Materials
20 4,000 Five tatters of thought
30 8,000 Ten tatters of thought
40 16,000 Three suppressing edicts, six fragments of impression
50 40,000 Seven suppressing edicts, nine fragments of impression
60 80,000  20 suppressing edicts, six shards of desire
70 160,000 35 suppressing edicts, nine shards of desire

What are Aventurine’s trace materials?

As Aventurine is a Penacony character, you’re gonna need enemy drops and items from that area. Here are the locations where you can farm each specific item you need to upgrade his traces.

  • 41 tatters of thought, 56 fragments of impression, and 58 shards of desire
    • Obtain from memory zone meme enemies, the Simulated Universe, purchase from the Embers Exchange store, and the synthesizer
  • 15 scattered stardust, 72 crystal meteorites, and 139 divine amber
    • Obtain from the Bud of Preservation calyx in Penacony’s Clock Studios Theme Park, or purchase from the Embers Exchange store
  • 12 past evils of the borehole planet disaster
    • Obtain from the Starcrusher Swarm King boss fight in the Herta Space Station
  • 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:

  • Skill > talent > ultimate > basic attack

If you’re looking forward to later Honkai updates, check out our guides to characters like Honkai Star Rail’s Argenti, Honkai Star Rail’s Huohuo, and Honkai Star Rail’s Guinaifen.