Honkai Star Rail Dan Heng build

Honkai Star Rail's Dan Heng is the handsome, polearm-wielding guard of the Astral Express. Find out all about his attacks, build, eidolons, and more here

Honkai Star Rail Dan Heng: Dan Heng's White Day 2023 art, featuring him on a pale pink background holding a red pouch.

Honkai Star Rail’s Dan Heng is a handsome polearm-wielder with control over the element of wind, and he’s garnered a lot of attention due to his striking appearance and mysterious past (plus, he does look a little bit like Genshin Impact’s Zhongli, doesn’t he?). But who exactly is he? In our Dan Heng build guide, we endeavour to give you some insight into this tight-lipped guard from the Astral Express, as we take a look at his attacks and abilities, his best build, light cones, and relics. We’re still getting to grips with this exciting new world, and features are subject to change. So be sure to bookmark this page and keep an eye out for any updates, as we’ll update it as we find out more.

If you want to get familiar with the other faces you can meet on your Trailblazing adventure, check out our Honkai Star Rail characters guide. We also have a heap of guides to help you out in your journey through Hoyoverse’s other hit, open-world RPG, Genshin Impact – including our Genshin Impact tier list, Genshin Impact codes, Genshin Impact Ayato build, and Genshin Impact events schedule.

Who is Honkai Star Rail’s Dan Heng?

Dan Heng is a cold and reserved young man, who acts as the Astral Express’ guard on its long, trailblazing expedition. Described by Honkai Star Rail’s March 7th as a walking encyclopaedia, he’s highly intelligent, soft spoken, and level-headed, but is far from forthcoming with information about himself or his past – in fact, he joined the Express to run from it. But, while the Astral Express wheels never stop turning, can they truly help him outrun his past?

Dan Heng’s English voice actor is Nicholas Leng, and his Japanese voice actor is Ito Kent. He’s a four-star character who wields a large spear called Cloud-Piercer, has control over the element of wind, and his path is ‘The Hunt’.

Honkai Star Rail Dan Heng splash art

What’s the best Honkai Star Rail Dan Heng build?

As we’ve only recently gotten our hands on the Honkai Star Rail beta, we’re not sure of a perfect build for Dan Heng yet. However, due to his ability to deal great damage, slow enemies with his skill, buff his own attack, and shred enemy defence, we believe he makes for a strong main DPS or sub DPS. Due to his abilities, we suggest that you focus on building his attack first, and crit rate second to make the most of his perks and self-buffs.

Honkai Star Rail Dan Heng during combat

Which light cone should I use for Honkai Star Rail’s Dan Heng?

The four-star light cone Only Silence Remains is made specifically to match with Dan Heng’s kit, so if you have access to it, prioritise putting this one on him. Additionally, equipping a character with a light cone that matches their path allows them to utilize the light cone ability it offers – meaning you should aim to equip Dan Heng with a light cone that follows the path, ‘The Hunt’ if you don’t have Only Silence Remains.

Light cone Effect How to obtain
Only Silence Remains Increases Dan Heng’s attack by 16%. If there are two or fewer enemies on the field it also increases his crit rate by 12% Gacha: Light Cone Event Warp, Character Event Warp, Standard Warp

Which relics should I use for Honkai Star Rail’s Dan Heng?

As a primary DPS character we recommend equipping Dan Heng with a four piece set of Eagle of Twilight Line as this boosts his wind damage. For substats, prioritise increasing his attack, crit rate, crit damage, and wind damage boost stats. As with Genshin Impact, we believe that maintaining a 1:2 crit rate to crit damage ratio is ideal, and ensuring you have a decent level of energy recharge helps you dish out ultimates more frequently, and should never be overlooked.

Relic set Effect How to obtain
Eagle of Twilight Line Two pieces equipped: increases wind damage by 10%
Four pieces equipped: after Dan Heng uses his ultimate, his action advances forward by 25%
Cavern of Corrosion: Path of Gelid Wind in Herta Space Station’s Storage Zone
Sprightly Vonwacq Two equipped: increases Dan Heng’s energy regeneration rate by 5%. When his speed reaches 145 or higher, his action advances forward by 50% immediately upon entering battle Immersion Reward devices in World 4 of the Simulated Universe using 40 Trailblaze Power or one Immersifier

Honkai Star Rail Dan Heng: A screenshot of Dan Heng's light cone showing him making notes in a notepad.

What are Honkai Star Rail Dan Heng’s attacks?


Skill Effect
Basic attack – Knight Spear Technique: North Wind (single attack) Deal wind damage equal to 50% of Dan Heng’s attack to a target enemy
Skill – Knight Spear Technique: Torrent (single attack) Deal 130% of Dan Heng’s attack as wind damage to a target enemy. On critical hit, there’s a 100% chance to reduce the target’s speed by 15% for two turns
Ultimate – Ethereal Dream (single attack) Deal 240% of Dan Heng’s attack as wind damage to a target enemy. If the enemy is slowed, it increases Dan Heng’s ultimate’s damage by 72%


Skill Effect
Talent – Superiority of Reach When Dan Heng is the target of an Ally Ability, his next attack’s wind resistance penetration increases by 18%. This effect can be triggered again after Dan Heng has taken action one time
Technique – Splitting Spearhead After using Technique, Dan Heng’s attack increases by 40% for three turns in the next battle

Honkai Star Rail Dan Heng: Dan Heng and Blade sword fighting each other.

What are Honkai Star Rail Dan Heng’s eidolons?

Like Genshin Impact’s constellation system, you can unlock Honkai Star Rail eidolons by pulling multiple copies of a character. Each eidolon offers a different benefit. Here are Honkai Star Rail Dan Heng’s eidolons, and what they do.

Eidolon Description
One – The Higher You Are, the Harder You Fall When the enemy Dan Heng hits has 50% HP or above, Dan Heng’s crit rate increases by 15%
Two – Control the Malice, Extinguish the Flame Reduces talent cooldown by one turn
Three – Seen and Unseen Increases the level of Dan Heng’s skill by two, up to a maximum of level 15. Also increases Dan Heng’s basic attack by one level, up to a maximum of level ten
Four – Balance Like the Sun in the Sky When using his ultimate to defeat an enemy, Dan Heng’s next action is advanced forward by 100%
Five – A Drop of Rain Feeds a Torrent Increases the level of Dan Heng’s ultimate by two, up to a maximum of level 15. Also increases Dan Heng’s basic attack by one level, up to a maximum of level ten
Six – The Troubled Soul Lies in Wait The slow triggered by Dan Heng’s skill now reduces the enemy’s speed by an additional 10%

That’s everything we know about Honkai Star Rail’s Dan Heng for now. As we get more information on his best build and spend more time testing him out in battle, we’ll be sure to update this page. In the meantime, head over to our Honkai Star Rail codes guide and Honkai Star Rail tier list to get all the info you can before the Honkai Star Rail release date.