Honkai Star Rail Himeko – relics, attacks, and more

It's time to embark on your next trailblazing expedition, with our Honkai Star Rail Himeko guide! Find out about her attacks, eidolons, and best build here

Honkai Star Rail Himeko splash art

Alright crew, it’s time to introduce yourselves to Honkai Star Rail’s Himeko. This fiery redhead is the total package – a super intelligent scientist, an adventurous trailblazer, and a formidable force on the battlefield.

If Honkai Star Rail’s Welt is the dad of the Astral Express, Honkai Star Rail’s Himeko is undoubtedly the mom. Whether she’s offering you advice from the cabin, or fighting by your side and setting your enemies ablaze, she’s a constant, unstoppable force, and someone you definitely want on your side. with this build guide, you’ll know exactly how to treat her right – from giving her the best light cone and relics, to getting familiar with her OP attacks.

If you want to get familiar with the rest of the Astral Express family, check out our Honkai Star Rail Dan Heng and Honkai Star Rail March 7th guides. We’ve also got a Honkai Star Rail characters guide, and a Honkai Star Rail tier list, to help you on your next adventure into the stars.

Who is Honkai Star Rail’s Himeko?

Honkai Star Rail’s Himeko is an adventurous scientist, always eager for her next trailblazing expedition. She encountered the Astral Express when she was just a child, after it was stranded in her home world. With time, she managed to repair the train, and finally began her journey into the stars, meeting many new companions along the way.

Himeko is a five-star fire character, who treads the path of the Erudition. Her English voice actor is Cia Court, and her Japanese voice actor is Tanaka Rie.

What’s the best Honkai Star Rail Himeko build?

Himeko is a powerful damage dealer, capable of taking down large groups of enemies with her potent AoE and blast attacks, and her strong burn DoT. Her fire damage is the real star of the show here, and using her technique to initiate battles pushes it even further, making her a real fiery force to be reckoned with.

We recommend building her with plenty of fire damage boost and attack stats wherever possible. She works well with other fire characters such as Honkai Star Rail’s Asta and Honkai Star Rail’s Hook, as initiating battles with her technique increases the fire damage taken by enemies, and pairing her up with a buffer like Asta helps increase her already high attack.

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

The five-star light cone Night on the Milky Way is tailored to Himeko’s kit, increasing her attack based on how many enemies are on the battlefield and whether they are inflicted with break. However, as it’s a five-star light cone only obtainable through gacha pulls, you need a strike of luck to get it.

If you’re looking for something to fill the slot in the meantime, feel free to go with any light cone that increases Himeko’s attack – just be sure to pick one that’s aligned with the path of the Erudition in order to activate its skill.

Light cone Effect How to obtain
Night on the Milky Way Increases Himeko’s attack by 8% for every enemy on the battlefield, up to five times. Also increases Himeko’s damage by 24% for one turn when an enemy is inflicted with break Gacha

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

As most of Himeko’s impact hinges on her fire damage, we recommend the Firesmith of Lava Forge relic set. When it comes to sub-stats, aim for more fire damage and attack above all else, then speed and energy recharge boost.

Relic Effect How to obtain
Firesmith of Lava Forge Two equipped: increases fire damage by 12%
Four equipped: increases Himeko’s skill damage by 20%. Also increases her fire damage by 12% for the next attack after her ultimate
Five equipped: increases fire damage by 12%
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What are Honkai Star Rail’s Himeko’s attacks?

Active

Skill Effect
Basic attack: Sawblade Tuning (single attack) Deal 60% of Himeko’s attack as fire damage to a target enemy
Skill: Molten Detonation (blast) Deal 110% of Himeko’s attack as fire damage to a target enemy and 44% of Himeko’s attack as fire damage to adjacent enemies
Ultimate: Heavenly Fire (AoE) Deal 140% of Himeko’s attack as fire damage to all enemies. Himeko restores an additional ten energy for each enemy she defeats

Passive

Skill Effect
Talent: Victory Rush If an enemy’s weakness is broken, Himeko gains a stack of charge (full charge is three stacks). When Himeko is fully charged after an ally attacks, she deals 82% of her attack as fire damage to all enemies and consumes all charge stacks. She gains one stack of charge at the start of battle

Technique

Skill Effect
Incomplete Combustion (impair)  After using her technique, a satellite beam creates a burning zone that lasts 15 seconds. Upon entering battle in a burning zone, there’s a 100% base chance to increase fire damage taken by target enemies by 10% for two turns

Honkai Star Rail Himeko drinking tea with an explosion behind her

What are Himeko’s eidolons?

In Honkai Star Rail, eidolons are similar to Genshin Impact’s eidolons. They’re unique buffs and upgrades that you can unlock when you pull more than one copy of a character. Here are all of Himeko’s eidolons.

Eidolon  Effect
Level one – Childhood After Himeko triggers ‘Victory Rush’, her speed increases by 30% for two turns
Level two – Convergence Deal 15% more damage to enemies below or equal to 50%
Level three – Poised Increases the level of Himeko’s ultimate by three, to a maximum of level 15, and the level of her basic attack by one, up to a maximum of level ten
Level four – Dedication When her skill breaks an enemy’s weakness, Himeko gains one additional stack of charge
Level five – Aspiration Increases the level of Himeko’s skill by three, to a maximum of level 15, and the level of her basic attack by one, up to a maximum of level ten
Level six – Trailblaze Himeko’s ultimate deals damage two additional times, each to a random enemy, both times dealing 50% of the original damage

That’s all we’ve got on Honkai Star Rail’s Himeko for now. We’ll be sure to update this guide when we’ve got more info, especially when we get the full build with the Honkai Star Rail release date. In the meantime, head over to our list of the best games like Genshin Impact to set out on a fresh adventure today.