Aboard the Herta Space Station in Honkai Star Rail, Herta is the real top dog. She may appear as an adorable puppet in a cute little dress, but this sharp-tongued, ice hammer wielder is in fact a top member of the Genius Society, and is known to have the highest IQ in The Blue. Plus, she’s a ferocious fighter.
If you want the smartest gal in the big blue on your team, you’re in the right place. Our Honkai Star Rail Herta guide not only takes a look at who she is, but also her best build, light cones, and relics, as well as all of her eidolons. Of course, we’re still exploring the Honkai Star Rail beta at the moment, but we’ll be sure to update these recommendations if any better equipment comes out.
To get familiar with the rest of the faces you meet on your trailblazing adventure, check out our list of Honkai Star Rail characters and Honkai Star Rail tier list. We also have other build guides just like this, including Honkai Star Rail’s Dan Heng, Honkai Star Rail’s March 7th, and Honkai Star Rail’s Natasha.
Who is Honkai Star Rail’s Herta?
Honkai Star Rail’s Herta is known as the human with the highest IQ in The Blue, and the Herta Space Station’s true master. She’s number 83 of the Genius Society, and only does what she’s interested in – dropping whichever project she’s working on as soon as something new comes along. She typically appears in the form of a ranged puppet, which is about 70% similar to how she looked as a child.
Herta’s English voice actor is PJ Mattson, who you may recognise as Sylvanas Windrunner from World of Warcraft, and her Japanese voice actor is Yamazaki Haruka, who has voiced many characters in a huge range of anime. She wields a hammer and has control over the element of ice, and her path is ‘The Erudition’.
What’s the best Honkai Star Rail Herta build?
As the Honkai Star Rail beta hasn’t long been live, we’re still getting familiar with the best Honkai Star Rail Herta build. However, we believe she makes for a strong DPS with some great freeze utility, and as such, you should focus on building her ice damage boost, attack, and follow-up damage.
Which light cone should I use for Honkai Star Rail’s Herta?
As above, we’re still exploring the beta, so our pick for the best Honkai Star Rail Herta light cone may change. But for now, we think the following is a strong pick.
Keep in mind, when choosing a light cone, you should go with one that has the same path as the character equipping it in order to activate its skill. So, for Herta, you should stick to light cones that align with ‘The Erudition’ path.
|Light cone||Effect||How to obtain|
|The Birth of the Self||Increases damage dealt by Herta’s follow-up attacks. If the current HP of the target enemy is below 50% of Herta’s max HP, damage dealt by follow up attacks increases further||Gacha|
Which relics should I use for Honkai Star Rail’s Herta?
Like her light cone, we’re still working out the best Honkai Star Rail Herta relics, but the following is the best set we’ve come across so far. When it comes to stats and sub-stats for each relic, we believe you should focus on attack and ice damage boost above all.
|Relic||Effect||How to obtain|
|Guard of Wuthering Snow||Two equipped: increases ice damage by 12%
Four equipped: increases the wearer’s attack by 15%, and damage dealt to frozen enemies by 20%
|Cavern of Corrosion: Path of Gelid Wind|
What are Honkai Star Rail’s Herta’s attacks?
|Basic attack: What Are You Looking At? (single attack)||Deal ice damage equal to Herta’s attack to a target enemy|
|Skill: One-Time Offer (AoE attack)||Deal 55% of Herta’s attack as ice damage to all enemies. If a target’s HP is 50% or higher, damage dealt to this target increases by 20%|
|Ultimate: It’s Magic. I Added Some Magic (AoE attack)||Deal ice damage equal to 120% of Herta’s attack to all enemies|
|Talent: I’ll Take a Swing||When any ally attack causes an enemy’s HP to fall to 50% or lower, Herta launches a follow-up attack dealing 25% of Herta’s attack as ice damage to all enemies|
|It Can Still Be Optimized (Enhance)||After using her technique, Herta’s attack increases by 40% for three turns in the next battle|
What are Herta’s eidolons?
In Honkai Star Rail, eidolons are similar to Genshin Impact’s constellations, where gaining more than one copy of a character grants you boosts and upgrades for that character. Here are all of Herta’s eidolons.
|Level one – A Well’s Fallen Stone||When using a basic attack, if the target enemy’s HP is less than or equal to 50% of its max HP, Herta deals an additional 20% of attack as ice damage|
|Level two – Triumph and Pursuit||Every time Herta’s talent is triggered, her crit rate increases by 4%|
|Level three – That’s the Kind of Girl I Am||Increases the level of Herta’s ultimate by three, to a maximum of level 15. Also increases the level of her basic attack by one, to a maximum of level ten|
|Level four – Hit Where it Hurts||Increases the damage dealt when Herta’s talent is triggered by an additional 10%|
|Level five – Swear Big or Don’t Swear at All||Increases the level of Herta’s skill by three, to a maximum of level 15. Also increases the level of her basic attack by one, to a maximum of level ten|
|Level six – No One Can Betray Me||Increases Herta’s attack by an additional 40% for one turn after using her ultimate|
And that’s everything we’ve got on Honkai Star Rail’s Herta at the moment. We’ll be sure to update this guide if we find any better relics or light cones for her. In the meantime, check out our guide to the best games like Genshin Impact for a fun new adventure.