Among the awesome group of unique characters in Honkai Star Rail, Clara and Svarog still manage to stand out. This tiny, innocent girl is rarely seen far from her intimidating, robotic companion, and their contrast is as stark day and night. However, due to Svarog adopting Clara at a young age, they’ve grown a bond so close that even the effects of a stellaron couldn’t damage it.
If you want to aid Svarog in protecting Honkai Star Rail’s Clara and help her in her mission to make Belobog a safer and happier place for everyone, then you’re in the right place. Our Clara build guide takes a close look at all of her skills and eidolons, and explains the best role, light cones, and relics to equip her with. Mr Svarog is her family, and maybe you can be too.
While you’re here, we have heaps of other guides to help you on your Trailblazing adventure. Check out our Honkai Star Rail tier list and Honkai Star Rail characters guides to get familiar with the rest of the crew, or take a look at our other builds just like this one, for characters like Honkai Star Rail’s Welt, Honkai Star Rail’s Hook, and Honkai Star Rail’s Gepard.
Honkai Star Rail Clara
Clara is a sweet, soft spoken girl who was raised by a super intelligent robot called Svarog, and this unusual upbringing has given her tenacity and perceptiveness far beyond her years. Clara is shy and timid, but she’s also extremely considerate and passionate towards others, even the guard robots. She always considered Svarog’s logical calculations to be infallible law, but as she grows she realises that ‘calculations’ don’t always take all variables into account – and they’re not guaranteed to suit everyone.
Honkai Star Rail’s Clara is a five-star character who deals physical damage and treads the path of the Destruction. Her and Svarog are voiced by Emily Sun and D.C. Douglas in the English dub, and Hidaka Rina and Yasumoto Hiroki in the Japanese dub.
With a bit of help from Svarog, Clara makes for a great off-tank and physical damage dealer. Svarog’s mark of counter allows her to dish out plenty of counterattacks between her turns, and her ult sees her and Svarog taunt enemies and soak up some of the damage that could otherwise be taken by a teammate with lower HP or defence. This makes Clara a brilliant unit for a team in need of a tankier, AoE damage dealer to protect squishier buffers and DPS.
When building Clara, we recommend your prioritise increasing her attack and physical damage as most of her skills scale with these stats. However, as this info is based solely off the second closed beta, and we haven’t had much of a chance to test out different builds. We’ll update this section when we’ve got our hands on the full game in the wake of the Honkai Star Rail release date.
Something Irreplaceable is a five-star light cone designed specifically for Clara. It increases her attack and damage dealt, and heals her when she’s hit by an enemy, which perfectly compliments her playstyle and ult.
But five-star light cones are hard to get your paws on as they require a sprinkling of luck from the RNG gods. If you can’t get hold of Something Irreplaceable, you can, ironically, replace it with another light cone – preferably one that increases her attack or buffs her counterattacks. Just be sure to only equip her with one that aligns with the path of the Destruction in order to activate its skill.
|Light cone||Effect||How to obtain|
|Something Irreplaceable||Increases Clara’s attack by 24%. After she receives an attack, Clara immediately restores HP equal to 8% of her attack, and increases her damage dealt by 20%. This effect is valid until the end of Clara’s turn. It can’t stack and can only trigger once per turn||Gacha|
Most of Clara’s skills scale off attack and physical damage, so, as of the beta, Champion of Streetwise Boxing is the best relic set for her. When it comes to substats, we recommend boosting her attack and physical damage even further, then some extra speed and energy restoration is a great bonus.
|Relic||Effect||How to obtain|
|Champion of Streetwise Boxing||Two equipped: increases physical damage by 12%
Four equipped: increases Clara’s attack by 7% after she performs or receives an attack. This effect can stack up to six times
Five equipped: increases physical damage by 12%
|Cavern of Corrosion: Path of Clashing Iron in Herta Space Station’s Storage Zone|
|Basic attack: I Want To Help (single attack)||Deal 60% of Clara’s attack as physical damage to a target enemy|
|Skill: Svarog Watches Over You (AoE)||Deal physical damage equal to 71% of Clara’s attack to all enemy units. Also deals additional physical damage equal to 110% of Clara’s attack to enemies marked by Svarog with a Mark of Counter. Using Clara’s skill removes all Marks of Counter|
|Ultimate: Promise, Not Command (enhance)||After using Clara’s ultimate, it reduces the damage dealt to Clara by 16%, and increases the chance of Clara being attacked by enemies for two turns. Also enhances Svarog’s counter so that when an ally is attacked a counter from Svarog is guaranteed, and its damage multiplier on the target increases by 82%. Adjacent enemies take 50% of the damage dealt to the target. Enhanced Counter can take effect two times|
|Because We’re Family (passive)||Under the protection of Svarog, Clara’s damage taken reduces by 15%. Svarog marks enemies who attack Clara with Mark of Counter and retaliates with a counter, dealing 55% of Clara’s attack as physical damage|
|Small Price for Victory||Immediately attacks the enemy. After entering battle, increases the chance Clara will be attacked by enemies for two turns|
Like Genshin Impact’s constellations, Clara’s eidolons are special bonuses and buffs you can unlock by pulling more than one copy of her.
|Level one – A Tall Figure||Using Clara’s skil doesn’t remove the target’s Mark of Counter|
|Level two – A Tight Embrace||Using Clara’s ultimate restores 20% of her max HP|
|Level three – Cold Steel Armor||Increases the level of Clara’s ultimate by three, up to a maximum of level 15, and the level of her basic attack by one, up to a maximum of level ten|
|Level four – Family’s Warmth||After Clara is hit, reduces the damage she takes by 30%. This effect lasts until the start of her next turn|
|Level five – A Small Promise||Increases the level of Clara’s skill by three, up to a maximum of level 15, and the level of her basic attack by one, up to a maximum of level ten|
|Level six – Long Company||After other allies are hit, Svarog has a 50% chance to trigger a counter on the attacker and mark them with a Mark of Counter. When using Clara’s ultimate, trigger an additional two enhanced counters|
That’s everything we know about Honkai Star Rail’s Clara at the moment. We’ll be sure to update this guide when we find out more. In the meantime, head over to our list of the best games like Genshin Impact for a fresh adventure.