Honkai Star Rail Gepard build

Stand tall, stand proud, as you shape up to be the number one recruit of the Silvermane Guards with the help of our Honkai Star Rail Gepard build guide

Honkai Star Rail Gepard

The Silvermane Guards are not to be trifled with, and that’s mostly due to their formidable captain, Honkai Star Rail’s Gepard. This upstanding young man may look as cold as the ice he wields, but his sense of duty to both his work and the guards he oversees is admirable. Gepard suggests that loyalty isn’t an inherent virtue of humans and that, as such, the recipient of that loyalty needs to prove themselves worthy. Luckily, we’re here to help you earn his loyalty by gearing him up with this handy build guide. Find out more about Gepard, along with his attacks, eidolons, and the best items to equip him with, so you can stand alongside this frosty captain.

While you’re here, be sure to hop aboard the Astral Express and introduce yourself to the rest of the Honkai Star Rail characters, including Honkai Star Rail’s Sampo, Honkai Star Rail’s Pela, and Honkai Star Rail’s Sushang. We also have a Honkai Star Rail tier list, so you can work out who to take on your next expedition.

Who is Honkai Star Rail’s Gepard?

Honkai Star Rail’s Gepard is the proud, honourable captain of the Silvermane Guards, and is an extremely dutiful and upstanding citizen of Belobog. He’s from the Landau family, and is the brother of Honkai Star Rail’s Serval – though his stoic, righteous demeanour contrasts Serval’s vibrant, wild personality dramatically. It’s his duty to protect the peace of everyday life, and he strives to keep his guards in line by setting a shining example and doing what he believes is right, but is sometimes blinded by his own loyalties.

Gepard is a five-star ice wielder who treads the path of the Preservation. His English voice actor is Bryson Baugus, and his Japanese voice actor is Hurukawa Makoto.

Honkai Star Rail Gepard ult animation

What’s the best Honkai Star Rail Gepard build?

Honkai Star Rail’s Gepard dishes out some great ice damage and has the ability to freeze enemies, but we believe he truly excels in a tank sub-dps role. His ultimate offers an extremely strong shield to help his allies get out of all manner of sticky situations, and his passive allows him to hop back into the game for a last stand when he’s struck with a killing blow. As such, he slips into just about any team that needs a little extra protection, especially with a high-impact DPS like Honkai Star Rail’s Blade, whose damage hinges on him sacrificing portions of his health.

As of the beta, we recommend building Gepard with as much defence and HP as possible. Aside from that, you should focus on increasing his attack, energy restoration, and ice damage.

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

Moment of Victory is a five-star light cone tailored to Gepard’s kit. Its skill compliments him being in a tank role, as it increases his defence and taunts enemies, allowing him to absorb hits so his teammates can survive longer.

If the RNG gods don’t smile on you and you can’t get your hands on Moment of Victory, feel free to equip Gepard with any light cone that increases his defence. Just make sure that it aligns with the path of the Preservation in order to activate its skill.

Light cone Effect How to obtain
Moment of Victory Increases Gepard’s defence by 20% and his effect hit rate by 20% when attacking. Increases the chance of enemies attacking Gepard instead of allies. When Gepard is attacked by enemies, his defence increases by an additional 20% until the end of his turn Gacha

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

As of the beta, we recommend equipping Gepard with the Knight of Purity Palace relic set as it further enhances his tanking abilities. When it comes to substats, you should prioritise defence above all else, then aim to increase his HP, ice damage, attack, and energy restoration.

Relic Effect How to obtain
Knight of Purity Palace Two equipped: increases defence by 18%
Four equipped: increases the max damage absorbed by Gepard’s shield by 20%
Cavern of Corrosion: Path of Blazing Fire in Jarilo-VI’s Rivet Town
Guard of Wuthering Snow

Two equipped: Reduces damage taken by 8%

Four equipped: If Gepard’s HP is equal to or less than 50%, he will restore 8% of his HP and five energy at the beginning of his turn.

Cavern of Corrosion: Path of Providence in The Xianzhou Luofu’s Cloudford
Hunter of Glacial Forest

Two equipped: Increases ice damage by 10%

Four equipped: After Gepard uses his ult, his crit damage is increased by 25% for two turns.

Cavern of Corrosion: Path of Gelid Wind in Herta Space Station’s Storage Zone

What are Honkai Star Rail’s Gepard’s attacks?


Skill Effect
Basic attack: Fist of Conviction Deal 60% of Gepard’s attack as ice damage to a target enemy
Skill: Intimidating Strike (impair) Deal 110% of Gepard’s attack as ice damage to a target enemy. At the same time, there’s a 65% base chance to freeze that enemy for one turn. While frozen, the enemy can’t move, and takes 27% of Gepard’s attack as ice DoT each turn
Ultimate: Enduring Bulwark (defence) Apply a shield to all allies, absorbing damage equal to 32% of Gepard’s defence plus 140 for three turns


Skill Effect
Unyielding Will When struck with a killing blow, instead of becoming capacitated, Gepard’s HP immediately restores back to 27% of his max HP. This effect can only trigger once per battle


Skill Effect
Comradery (defence) For the next battle after Gepard uses his technique, the defence of all allies increases by 25% of Gepard’s defence for two turns

Honkai Star Rail Gepard pointing at something off screen

What are Gepard’s eidolons?

Honkai Star Rail eidolons, much like Genshin Impact constellations, are special buffs and upgrades that you unlock by obtaining more than one copy of a character. Here are all of Gepard’s eidolons.

Eidolon  Effect
Level one – Due Diligence Gepard’s basic attack has a 75% base chance to taunt the target for one turn 
Level two – Lingering Cold After an enemy frozen by Gepard’s skill is unfrozen, their speed reduces by 25% for one turn
Level three – Never Surrender Increases the level of Gepard’s ultimate by three, up to a maximum of level 15. Also increases the level of his basic attack by one, up to a maximum of level ten
Level four – Faith Moves Mountains When Gepard is in battle, all allies’ effect resistance increases by 20%
Level five – Cold Iron First Increases the level of Gepard’s skill by three, up to a maximum of level 15, and the level of his basic attack by one, up to a maximum of level ten
Level six – Unyielding Determination When his talent is triggered, Gepard’s action advances forward by 100%, and his hp restoration increases by 50% of his max HP

Alright, soldier, that’s all we’ve got on Honkai Star Rail’s Gepard for now. If you’re itching for a fresh adventure and just can’t wait until the Honkai Star Rail release date, head over to our list of the best games like Genshin Impact and try something new today.