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Honkai Star Rail Huohuo build

If you want to create the best Honkai Star Rail Huohuo build, we've got the ultimate guide on how to maximize her healing potential.

Honkai Star Rail Huohuo's splash art on a light green Pocket Tactics background

Everyone needs a good stock of healers, and Honkai Star Rail’s Huohuo can give us a helping hand. She’s a five-star character who follows the Abundance path and has a talking tail possessed by a spirit. She’s also a member of the Xhianzhou Luofu’s Ten-Lords Commission, though is scared of the spirits she must hunt down. In this guide, we explore how you can get the most out of Huohuo by developing the perfect build for her.

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Read on to see how to build Honkai Star Rail’s Huohuo.

What’s the best Honkai Star Rail Huohuo build?

Best light cone Night of Fright
Light cone substitutes Post-Op Conversation, Time Waits For No-One
Best relic set Messenger Traversing Hackerspace
Main stats Body – Outgoing healing
Feet – Speed
Link rope – Energy regeneration
Planar sphere – HP
Sub stats Speed, HP, defense

Huohuo is a support character, following the path of Abundance. She offers healing and energy regeneration to her teammates and can deal some wind damage, too, but she’s primarily a healer.

It’s best to equip her with her signature light cone, or any other Abundance-aligned cone, along with relics to boost her speed and HP. An energy regeneration link rope is key to getting her ultimate ready as quickly as possible.

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How do I use Honkai Star Rail’s Huohuo?

Whenever your team needs a little pick-me-up, you can use Huohuo’s skill to heal them up. Her other talents include regenerating energy, and dispelling debuffs, while also increasing attack. Whatever your party’s got going on, Huohuo can fix it with her moves.

What are the best light cones for Huohuo?

Of course, the best light cone for Huohuo is her signature light cone, Night of Fright – however, not everyone is in a position to pull for this as well as her. Therefore, we recommend Time Waits for No One and Post-Op Conversation to add to her HP and healing abilities.

Light cone Effect How to obtain
Night of Fright (five-star) Increases Huohuo’s energy regeneration rate by 12%. When an ally uses their ultimate, Huohuo restores HP for the ally with the lowest HP, by 10% of their max HP. When she heals an ally, it increases that ally’s attack by 2.4%. This can stack five times and lasts two turns. Light cone banner alongside Huohuo
Time Waits for No One (five-star) Increases Huohuo’s maximum HP by 18% and outgoing healing by 12%. When she heals allies, any ally that launches an attack, a randomly attacked enemy takes additional damage equal to 36% of the recorded outgoing healing value. This additional damage is of the same type as Huohuo’s, is not affected by other buffs, and can only occur once per turn Standard and light cone banners
Post-Op Conversation (four-star) Increases Huohuo’s energy regeneration rate by 8% and increases her outgoing healing when she uses her ultimate by 12% All banners
Cornucopia (three-star) When Huohuo uses her skill or ultimate, her outgoing healing increases by 12% All banners

What are the best relics for Huohuo?

For the best results with Huohuo’s kit, these are the relics you should aim to equip her with. A two-piece of both Passerby and Messenger will work very well on Huohuo, giving her a healing boost and some extra speed.

Relic Effect How to obtain
Messenger Traversing Hackerspace Two equipped: Increases speed
Four equipped: 
When Huohuo uses her ultimate on an ally, speed for all allies increases by 12% for one turn.
Cavern of Corrosion: Path of Elixir Seekers on the Xianzhou Luofu
Passerby of Wandering Cloud Two equipped: Increases outgoing healing
Four equipped: At the start of a battle, Huohuo immediately regenerates one skill point
Cavern of Corrosion: Corridor of Fading Echoes on Jarilo-VI
Longevous Disciple Two equipped: Increases max HP
Four equipped:
When Huohuo is hit or has her HP consumed by an ally or herself, her crit rate increases by 8% for two turns.
Cavern of Corrosion: Path of Elixir Seekers on the Xianzhou Luofu

Planar ornaments

Relic Effect How to obtain
Broken Keel Increases Huohuo’s effect resistance by 10%. When her effect resistance is at 30% or higher, all allies’ crit damage increases by 10% Immersion Reward devices in World 7 of the Simulated Universe
Fleet of the Ageless Increases Huohuo’s maximum HP by 12%. When her speed reaches 120 or higher, all allies’ attack increases by 8% Immersion Reward devices in World 3 of the Simulated Universe

Relic stat recommendations

Main stats:

  • Body: Outgoing healing boost
  • Feet: Speed
  • Planar sphere: HP
  • Link rope: Energy regeneration

Sub-stats:

  • HP
  • Speed
  • Energy regeneration

Honkai Star Rail's Huohuo in a dark environment wearing a blue hat and large earrings

What are the best Honkai Star Rail Huohuo team comps?

Really, as a healer and buffer, Huohuo can slot into any team. We have some recommendations, though. Remember, she can also remove debuffs from your team, too.

First character slot Second character slot Third character slot Fourth character slot
Huohuo Jingliu Bronya Tingyun
Huohuo Kafka Guinaifen Sampo
Huohuo Topaz Asta Tingyun

What are Huohuo’s abilities?

Here is what each of Huohuo’s skills do, including healing, buffing, and attacking – though we recommend using her for her healing and debuff removal more than damage.

Active skills:

Skill Effect
Basic attack: Banner: Stormcaller Deals wind damage to a single target equal to 45% of Huohuo’s max HP
Skill: Talisman: Protection
Huohuo dispels one debuff from a single target ally and restores their HP by 19% of her maximum HP plus 497. At the same time, she restores HP for allies that are adjacent to the target by 15% plus 397 of her maximum HP.
Ultimate: Tail: Spiritual Domination Regenerates energy and increases attack for allies equal to 18.7% of their respective maximum energy. Increases their attack by 36% for two turns

Talent:

Skill Effect
Possessed: Ethereal Metaflow After using her skill, Huohuo gains Divine Provision, lasting for two turns. This duration decreases by one turn at the start of each turn. If Huohuo has the Divine Provision when an ally’s turn starts or when they use their ultimate, she restores HP to that ally equal to 4.2% of her maximum HP, plus 106. At the same time, every ally with 50% or lower HP receives one instance of healing. Divine Provision also dispels one debuff when triggered to heal an ally.

Technique:

Technique Effect
Fiend: Impeachment of Evil Sends enemies into horror struck state, where they flee for ten seconds. When attacking an enemy in this state, there is a 100% base chance to reduce their attack by 25% for two turns

Traces:

Trace Effect
Fearful to Act (unlocked at ascension two) When a battle starts, Huohuo gains Divine Provision, lasting for one turn
The Cursed One (unlocked at ascension four) The chance to resist crowd control debuffs increases by 35%
Stress Reaction to Horror (unlocked at ascension six) When Huohuo’s talent triggers and heals an ally, she regenerates one energy

What are Huohuo’s eidolons?

If you happen to get more than one of Huohuo during her banner, then here is what you can unlock:

Eidolon  Effect
Level one: Anchored to Vessel, Specters Nestled The duration of Divine Provision extends by one turn. When Huohuo possesses this, all allies’ speed increases by 12%
Level two: Sealed in Tail, Wraith Subdued If Huohuo possesses Divine Provision when an ally is struck by a killing blow, the ally is not struck down, and their HP is immediately restored to 50%. This reduces the duration of the state by one turn. This can only trigger twice in one battle
Level three: Cursed by Fate, Moths to Flame Increases Huohuo’s ultimate level by two, up to a maximum of 15. Increases her talent level by two, up to a maximum of 15
Level four: Tied in Life, Bound to Strife When healing a target ally with her skill or talent, the less HP the target currently has, the higher the amount of healing they receive. The maximum amount received is 80%
Level five: Mandated by Edict, Evils Evicted Increases Huohuo’s skill level by two, up to a maximum of 15. Increases her basic attack level by one, up to a maximum of 10
Level six: Woven Together, Cohere Forever When healing a target ally, increases the target ally’s damage dealt by 50% for two turns.

Honkai Star Rail Huohuo holding a flag and hiding behind it

What are Huohuo’s ascension materials?

Huohuo requires the classic Xianzhou material – the immortal scionette, aeroblossom, and lumintwig. You also need to fight the latest boss to grab some ascendant debris drops for her, too.

Required level Credits Materials
20 3,200 Five immortal scionette
30 6,400 Ten immortal scionette
40 12,800 Three ascendant debris and six immortal aeroblossom
50 32,000 Seven ascendant debris and nine immortal aeroblossom
60 64,000 20 ascendant debris and six immortal lumintwig
70 128,000 35 ascendant debris and nine immortal lumintwig

What are Huohuo’s trace materials?

To get Huohuo into a really good position of helping and healing, you need to upgrade all her talents. Here are the items you’ll need to do just that.

  • 41 immortal scionette, 56 immortal aeroblossom, and 58 immortal lumintwig
    • Obtain from mara-struck enemies, purchase from the Embers Exchange, and the Herta Space Station world shop
  • 15 seeds of abundance, 72 sprouts of life, and 139 flowers of eternity
    • Obtain from the Bud of Abundance calyx, purchase from the Embers Exchange store, purchase from Herta’s Space Station world shop, and the Jarilo-VI world shop
  • 12 Regret of Infinite Ochema
    • Obtain from the Echo of War – Divine Seed (Phantylia) weekly boss located in Scalegorge Waterscape on the Xianzhou Luofu
  • 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 > skill > talent > basic attack

Major trace priority:

  • Fearful to Act > The Cursed One > Stress Reaction to Horror

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