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Honkai Star Rail Clara build

Stand back! Honkai Star Rail's Clara and Svarog are a powerful double package. Check out our build guide for her best relics, light cones, and more.

Honkai Star Rail Clara's splash art on a grey Pocket Tactics background

Among the awesome group of unique characters in this game, Honkai Star Rail’s Clara and Svarog still manage to stand out. 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, Honkai Star Rail codes, and Honkai Star Rail banner guides to get familiar with the rest of the crew, or take a look at our builds for characters like Honkai Star Rail’s Welt, Honkai Star Rail’s March 7th, and Honkai Star Rail’s Natasha.

Let’s jump into everything you need to know about Honkai Star Rail’s Clara.

What’s the best Honkai Star Rail Clara build?

Best light cone Something Irreplaceable
Light cone substitutes The Moles Welcome You, On the Fall of an Aeon
Best relic set Champion of Streetwise Boxing
Planar ornaments Space Sealing Station
Main stats Body – Crit rate/damage
Feet – Attack
Link rope – Attack
Planar sphere – Physical damage bonus
Sub stats Attack, crit rate, crit damage, speed

With a bit of help from Svarog, Clara makes for a great physical, multi-target DPS and tank. When building Clara, we recommend you prioritize increasing her attack and physical damage as most of her skills scale with these stats.

Her best light cone is her signature five-star, Something Irreplaceable, and we recommend you give her a set of Champion of Streetwise Boxing relics that improve her attack and physical damage.

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How do I use Honkai Star Rail’s Clara?

Clara, while also being a DPS, is a great tank unit if you know you’re in a battle for the long haul. She can heal herself with her kit, and Svarog’s Mark of Counter allows her to dish out plenty of damage with counterattacks between her turns. Her ultimate 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 defense. So, if you have a particularly squishy unit on your team, take Clara with you.

What are the best light cones for Clara?

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 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 (five-star) 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 Standard and light cone banners
On the Fall of an Aeon (five-star) When Clara attacks, her attack increases by 8% in the current battle, up to four times. If she inflicts a weakness break on the enemy, her damage increases by 12% for two turns Herta Shop in the Simulated Universe
The Moles Welcome You (four-star) When Clara uses her basic attack, skill, or ultimate to attack enemies, she gains one stack of Mischievous. Each stack increases her attack by 12% All banners
Nowhere to Run (four-star) Increases Clara’s attack by 24%. Whenever she defeats an enemy, she restores HP equal to 12% of her attack Nameless Glory battle pass reward
Collapsing Sky (three-star) Increases Clara’s basic attack and skill damage by 20% All banners

What are the best relics for Clara?

Most of Clara’s skills scale off attack and physical damage, so Champion of Streetwise Boxing is the best relic set for her. We’ve also included the best Simulated Universe reward set for her, and some cheaper options if you’re struggling to find a full set of Champion of Streetwise Boxing.

Relic Effect How to obtain
Champion of Streetwise Boxing Two equipped: Increases physical damage by 10%
Four equipped: after Clara attacks or is hit by an enemy, her attack increases by 5% for the rest of the battle. This effect can stack up to five times
Cavern of Corrosion: Path of Jabbing Punch in Jarilo-VI’s Everwinter Hill
Musketeer of Wild Wheat Two equipped: Increases attack by 10%
Four equipped: Increases Clara’s speed by 6% and her basic attack damage by 10%
Cavern of Corrosion: Path of Drifting in Jarilo-VI’s Corridor of Fading Echoes
The Ashblazing Grand Duke Two equipped: Increases follow-up damage by 20%
Four equipped:
When Clara uses a follow-up attack against an enemy, it increases her attack by 6% each time the follow-up deals damage. This can stack a maximum of eight times and lasts for three turns
Cavern of Corrosion: Path of Darkness in Fyxestroll Gardens
Longevous Disciple Two equipped: Increases Clara’s maximum HP
Four equipped: 
When Clara is hit or has her HP consumed by an ally, her crit rate increases by 8% for two turns – this can stack twice
Cavern of Corrosion: Path of Elixir Seekers in the Alchemy Commission

Planar ornaments

Relic Effect How to obtain
Space Sealing Station Two equipped: Increases Clara’s attack by 12%. When her speed reaches 120 or higher, her attack increases by another 12% Immersion Reward devices in World 3 of the Simulated Universe
Duran, Dynasty of Running Wolves Two equipped: When allies use follow-up attacks, Clara gains one stack of Merit. This can stack five times. Each stack increases her own follow-up damage by 5%. If Clara has five stacks of Merit, her crit damage increases by 25% Divergent Universe reward

Relic stat recommendations

Remember to look at the main and sub-stats of each relic when you’re equipping Clara. Here are the ideal stats to aim for.

Main stats:

  • Body: Crit rate/damage
  • Feet: Attack
  • Link rope: Attack
  • Planar sphere: Physical damage bonus

Sub-stats:

  • Crit rate/damage
  • Attack
  • Speed

Honkai Star Rail Clara dancing with Mr Svarog, a giant robot

What are the best Clara team comps?

Svarog and Clara are a great duo for dealing physical damage and counter-attacks to multiple enemies but don’t forget to include a healer and some buffs in your party, and maybe a sub-DPS. Clara’s follow-up attack triggers when she is hit, so you actually want to avoid using a taunt or shielder like Gepard or the Trailblazer. A healer won’t go amiss, though.

First character slot Second character slot Third character slot Fourth character slot
Honkai Star Rail Clara iconClara March 7th Pela Natasha
Honkai Star Rail Clara iconClara Topaz Robin Flexible healer slot
Honkai Star Rail Clara iconClara Sparkle Robin Fu Xuan iconFu Xuan

What are Clara’s attacks?

Clara’s kit is great for diverting damage away from your teammates. Using her ultimate makes enemies more likely to attack her, which in turn makes Svarog target more of them for follow-up attacks. She’s a great sub-tank and seeing as her skills scale off her attack and physical damage anyway, she can pack quite a punch too.

Active skills:

Skill Effect
Basic attack: I Want to Help (single target) Deal 50% of Clara’s attack as physical damage to a target enemy.
Skill: Svarog Watches Over You (AoE) Deal physical damage equal to 60% of Clara’s attack to all enemy units. Also deals additional physical damage equal to 60% of Clara’s attack to enemies bearing Svarog’s 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 15% 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 96%. Adjacent enemies take 50% of the damage dealt to the target. Enhanced Counter can take effect two times.

Passive skill:

Skill Effect
Because We’re Family  Under the protection of Svarog, any damage taken by Clara reduces by 10%. Svarog marks enemies who attack Clara with a Mark of Counter and retaliates with a counter, dealing 80% of Clara’s attack as physical damage.

Technique:

Technique Effect
Small Price For Victory Immediately attacks the enemy. After entering battle, increases the chance Clara will be attacked by enemies for two turns.

Traces:

Trace Effect
Kinship Clara has a 35% fixed chance of removing a debuff placed on her when she is attacked.
Under Protection Clara’s chance to resist crowd control debuffs increases by 35%.
Revenge Increase Svarog’s counter damage by 30%.

What are Clara’s eidolons?

Like Genshin Impact’s constellations, Clara’s eidolons are special bonuses and buffs you can unlock by pulling more than one copy of her.

Eidolon  Effect
Level one – A Tall Figure Using Clara’s skill doesn’t remove the target’s Mark of Counter
Level two – A Tight Embrace Using Clara’s ultimate increases her attack by 30% for two turns
Level three – Cold Steel Armor Increases the level of Clara’s skill by two, 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 ultimate by two, up to a maximum of level 15, and the level of her talent by two, up to a maximum of level 15
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 enhanced counter

Honkai Star Rail's Clara with flushed cheeks and Svarog standing behind her

What are Clara’s ascension materials?

As a five-star, Clara needs a few more bits and pieces than her four-star counterparts. Here’s what you need to get her leveled up – the broken teeth of Iron Wolf drop in the Honkai Star Rail stagnant shadow calyx in the Great Mine area.

Required level Credits Materials
20 3,200 Five ancient parts
30 6,400 Ten ancient parts
40 12,800 Three broken teeth of Iron Wolf, six ancient spindles
50 32,000 Seven broken teeth of Iron Wolf, nine ancient spindles
60 64,000 20 broken teeth of Iron Wolf, six ancient engines
70 128,000 35 broken teeth of Iron Wolf, nine ancient engine

What are Clara’s trace materials?

Getting all of Clara’s talents and attacks leveled up will cost you a bit, and you’ll need the items below to upgrade them. Note that these amounts are to completely max out her talents.

  • 41 ancient parts, 56 ancient spindles, and 58 ancient engines
    • Obtain from automaton enemies, purchase from the Jarilo-VI world shop, the Embers Exchange, and the synthesizer
  • 15 shattered blades, 72 lifeless blades, and 139 worldbreaker blades
    • Obtain from the Bud of Destruction calyx, purchase from the Embers Exchange store, purchase from Herta’s Space Station world shop, and the Jarilo-VI world shop
  • 12 guardian’s lament
    • Obtain from the Cocolia, Mother of Deception weekly boss located in Everwinter Hill
  • 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:

  • Kinship > Under Protection > Revenge

That’s everything you need to know about Honkai Star Rail’s Clara (and Svarog). We’ve got plenty of content like this for Hoyoverse’s ARPG as well, including a Genshin Impact tier list and Genshin Impact codes. We also have build guides like this one for characters like Genshin Impact’s Yoimiya, Genshin Impact’s Sucrose, and Genshin Impact’s Xiao.