Honkai Star Rail Imbibitor Lunae build

Honkai Star Rail's Imbibitor Lunae is a five-star imaginary damage dealer, and a very powerful DPS, so let's take a look at his best build, relics, and more.

Honkai Star Rail Imbibito Lunae looking over his shoulder as an orb floats above his hand

Honkai Star Rail’s Imbibitor Lunae is a five-star imaginary character who treads the path of the Destruction. This mysterious dragon boy plays an important part in our Trailblazing missions aboard the Xianzhou Luofu, and can play an equally important part on the battlefield as a powerful DPS. So let’s take a look at his best build, light cones, relics, and what ties he has to our fellow Trailblazer, Dan Heng.

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Now, let’s take a look at the best Honkai Star Rail Imbibitor Lunae build.

What’s the best Imbibitor Lunae build?

Best light cone Brighter Than the Sun
Light cone substitute
  • Under the Blue Sky
  • On the Fall of an Aeon
  • Nowhere to  Run
Best relic set Wastelander of Banditry Desert
Best planar ornaments Rutilent Arena
Main stats
  • Body: crit rate/damage
  • Feet: atack% or speed
  • Planar sphere: imaginary damage or attack%
  • Link rope: attack%
Sub-stats
  • Speed
  • Crit damage/rate
  • Attack%

Imbibitor Lunae is a powerful imaginary damage-dealing DPS who treads the path of the Destruction. The Destruction characters deal outstanding amounts of damage and possess great survivability, making him a brilliant fit for a wide range of combat scenarios.

Imbibitor Lunae’s best light cone is Brighter Than the Sun. His best relic set is Wastelander of Banditry Desert, and his best planar ornament set is Rutilent Arena. In terms of relic stats and sub-stats, you should aim to boost his speed, crit rate and damage, and attack%.

When leveling up Imbibitor Lunae’s skills, you should prioritize his basic attack, and raise his skill, ultimate, and talent equally, as they’re all important parts of his kit. His most important trace is Jolt Anew (A6), followed by Star Veil (A2), then Aqua Reign (A4).

How to use Imbibitor Lunae

As we mentioned above, Imbibitor Lunae is a powerful DPS. He excels in both single-target and multi-target scenarios, his upfront damage is extremely impressive, and he also deals a significant amount of toughness damage, meaning he can break through enemy defenses with ease. He also has his own damage and crit buffs, which makes him a very self-sufficient damage dealer.

Imbibitor Lunae’s main strength is that he can use his skill to enhance his normal attack up to three times per turn, and he can generate his own faux skill points called ‘squama sacrosancta’.

Essentially, if Imbibitor Lunae has no squama sacrosancta, then he uses one skill point each time you hit enhance, and you can enhance his normal attack up to three times. This makes it quite costly to unleash a fully enhanced attack, and requires a lot of careful gameplay and foresight in order to avoid running out of skill points too quickly.

Luckily, if you use his technique before entering battle you gain one squama sacrosancta, and if you use his ultimate in battle you gain two squama sacrosancta.

Imbibitor Lunae can have a maximum three squama sacrosancta at a time. If you enhance while he possess squama sacrosancta stacks, you use one of those stacks instead of a skill point.

Therefore we recommend aiming to use his technique before battle wherever possible, and that you use his ultimate as often as you can in order to accrue those squama sacrosancta, so you can enhance his normal attack while still saving skill points for your other characters.

Overall, once you’ve gotten used to this mechanic, Imbibitor Lunae is a very valuable and self-sufficient unit. But, of course, a little extra buffing can always help. For example, the brilliant Honkai Star Rail’s Bronya can give him a very welcome boost to both his attack, crit, and damage, while also providing him with extra turns.

Alternatively, teaming him up with Honkai Star Rail’s Luocha and Honkai Star Rail’s Yukong, with the latter using the Planetary Rendezvous light cone, you can build a very strong imaginary team that boosts Imbibitor Lunae’s attack and therefore makes his enhanced normal attacks even stronger.

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What is the best light cone for Imbibitor Lunae?

As with many other characters, Imbibitor Lunae has his own signature light cone called Brighter Than the Sun, which boosts his crit rate, attack, and energy regeneration. However, it’s a limited five-star light cone that you can only pull on the banner that runs alongside him, so it can be a bit tricky to snag.

Alternatively, Under the Blue Sky is a super strong four-star option, especially at S5. However, its strength relies on the passive having 100% uptime, which means that Imbibitor Lunae needs to consistently score kills at least every three turns, which may not be possible against certain bosses.

A safer option is On the Fall of an Aeon – the five-star destruction light cone that you can purchase from Herta’s Store. This increases his attack% buff, and he can take advantage of the second passive pretty easily due to his high toughness damage.

Finally, if you’re struggling to pick up any of the others, Nowhere to Run at S5 offers a decent amount of attack. The Moles Welcome You is also a decent placeholder, however, he can’t obtain the third stack as his skill doesn’t target an enemy, so you should really replace it as soon as possible.

Light cone Effect How to obtain
Brighter Than the Sun Increases the wearer’s crit rate by 18%. When the wearer uses their basic attack, they gain one stack of Dragon’s Call, lasting for two turns. Each stack of Dragon’s Call increases the wearer’s attack by 18% and energy regeneration rate by 6%. Dragon’s Call can stack up to two times Gacha
Under the Blue Sky Increases the wearer’s attack by 16%. When the wearer defeats an enemy, the wearer’s crit rate increases by 12% for three turns Gacha
On the Fall of an Aeon Whenever the wearer attacks, their attack increases by 8% in this battle. This effect can stack up to four times. When the wearer inflicts weakness break on enemies, the wearer’s damage increases by 12% for two turns Herta’s Store in the Simulated Universe
Nowhere to Run Increases the wearer’s attack by 24%. Whenever the wearer defeats an enemy, they restore HP equal to 12% of their attack Gacha
The Moles Welcome You When the wearer uses thei basic attack, skill, or ultimate to attack enemies, they gain one stack of Mischievous. Each stack increases the wearer’s attack by 12% Gacha

What are the best relics for Imbibitor Lunae?

The best relics for Imbibitor Lunae are a full set of Wastelander of Banditry Desert or a full set of Musketeer of Wild Wheat. Alternatively, you can combine two pieces of Wastelander of Banditry Desert with either two pieces of Musketeer of Wild Wheat or two pieces of Messenger Traversing Hackerspace.

In terms of Planar Ornaments, we recommend Rutilant Arena for its crit, attack, and skill damage boosts, though Space Sealing Station and Inert Salsotto are also strong options.

Relic set Effect How to obtain
Wastelander of Banditry Desert Two equipped: increases imaginary damage by 10%
Four equipped: when attacking debuffed enemies, the wearer’s crit rate increases by 10%. If the enemy is imprisoned, the wearer’s crit damage increases by 20%
Cavern of Corrosion: Path of Conflagration, Stargazer Navalia, The Xianzhou Luofu
Musketeer of Wild Wheat Two equipped: increases attack by 12%
Four equipped: increases the wearer’s speed by 6% and their basic attack damage by 10%
Cavern of Corrosion: Path of Drifting, Corridor of Fading Echoes, Jarilo-VI
Messenger Traversing Hackerspace Two equipped: increases speed by 6% Cavern of Corrosion: Path of Elixir Seekers, Alchemy Commission, Xianzhou Luofu

Planar Ornaments

Relic set Effect How to obtain
Rutilant Arena Two equipped: increases the wearer’s crit rate. When the wearer’s current crit rate is equal to or greater than a certain percentage, the wearer’s basic attack and skill damage increase World 7 of the Simulated Universe
Space Sealing Station Two equipped: increases the wearer’s attack by 12%. When the wearer’s speed reaches 120 or higher, the wearer’s attack increases by another 12% World 3 of the Simulated Universe
Inert Salsotto Two equipped: increases the wearer’s crit rate by 8%. When the wearer’s current crit rate reaches 50% or higher, their ultimate and follow-up attack damage increases by 15% World 6 of the Simulated Universe

Relic stat recommendations

When you’re picking relics for Imbibitor Lunae, we recommend prioritizing the following stats:

Main stats: 

  • Feet: attack% / speed
  • Body: crit rate / crit damage
  • Planar Spehere: imaginary damage / attack%
  • Link rope: attack%

Sub-stats

  • Speed
  • Crit damage
  • Crit rate
  • Attack%

Honkai Star Rail Imbibitor Lunae in new official artwork alongside Fu Xuan

What are the best Imbibitor Lunae team comps?

Imbibitor Lunae synergizes well with a variety of characters, including the following:

  • Honkai Star Rail’s Hanya – a valuable ally for Imbibitor Lunae as she combats one of his biggest challenges by providing the team with more skill points. If you don’t have any eidolons for Imbibitor Lunae, she’s nearly essential in order to make the most of his kit
  • Honkai Star Rail’s Bronya – as mentioned in the ‘how to use’ section, Bronya is a great teammate for Imbibitor Lunae for a few reasons. Firstly, she provides him with additional actions, meaning he can build up charge for his ultimate more quickly. Secondly, she provides some very useful buffs. Just keep in mind that she can contribute to skill point expenditure if she has higher speed than Imbibitor Lunae
  • Honkai Star Rail’s Silver Wolf – can inflict enemies with imaginary weakness, which triggers Imbibitor Lunae’s bonus ability, providing him with a 24% crit damage bonus and enabling imaginary break. Additionally, if Imbibitor Lunae is wearing the Wastelander of Banditry Desert relic set, the debuffs Silver Wolf applies to enemies trigger the four-piece set bonus for him
  • Honkai Star Rail’s Tingyun – offers hefty buffs to Imbibitor Lunae without stealing too many skill points. Tingyun’s ultimate also provides energy for the team, allowing Imbibitor Lunae to build up squarma stacks much quicker
  • Honkai Star Rail’s Pela – can build up energy for her ultimate without stealing too many skill points. Her ultimate also grants Imbibitor Lunae with a decent damage boost and inflicts the enemy with a debuff, triggering the Wastelander of Banditry Desert four-piece bonus of Imbibitor Lunae. Also a great option for crowd control due to her ice breaks and ability to remove buffs from enemies

 Here are some examples of popular Imbibitor Lunae team comps:

Character slot 1 Character slot 2 Character slot 3 Character slot 4
Imbibitor Lunae Honkai Star Rail Tingyun iconTingyun Yukong iconYukong Honkai Star Rail Luocha iconLuocha
Imbibitor Lunae Hanya Honkai Star Rail Tingyun iconTingyun Fu Xuan iconFu Xuan
Imbibitor Lunae Honkai Star Rail Bronya iconBronya Honkai Star Rail Tingyun iconTingyun Honkai Star Rail Luocha iconLuocha
Imbibitor Lunae Honkai Star Rail Pela iconPela Honkai Star Rail Tingyun iconTingyun Honkai Star Rail Luocha iconLuocha

What are Imbibitor Lunae’s abilities?

Here are all of Imbibitor Lunae’s skills and abilities.

Active skills:

Skill Effect
Basic attack: Beneficent Lotus Imbibitor Lunae uses a two-hit attack and deals imaginary damage equal to 50% of his attack to a single enemy target
Basic attack enhanced once: Transcendence Imbibitor Lunae uses a three-hit attack and deals imaginary damage equal to 130% of his attack to a single enemy target
Basic attack enhanced twice: Divine Spear Imbibitor Lunae uses a five-hit attack deals imaginary damage equal to 190% of his attack to a single enemy target. From the fourth hit onward, he simultaneously deals imaginary damage equal to 30% of his attack to adjacent targets
Basic attack enhanced three times: Fulgurant Leap Imbibitor Lunae uses a seven-hit attack and deals imaginary damage equal to 250% of his attack to a single enemy target. From the fourth hit onward, he simultaneously deals imaginary damage equal to 90% of his attack to adjacent targets
Skill: Dracore Libre Tap the skill button to enhance Imbibitor Lunae’s basic attack up to three times. When Imbibitor Lunae uses Divine Spear or Fulgurant Leap, starting from the fourth hit, he gains one stack of Outroar before every hit. Each stack of Outroar increases his crit damage by 6%, for a max of four stacks. These stacks last until the end of his turn
Ultimate: Azure’s Aqua Ablutes All Imbibitor Lunae uses a three-hit attack and deals imaginary damage equal to 180% of his attack to a single enemy target. At the same time, he deals 84% of his attack to adjacent targets, then he obtains two Squama Sacrosancta, up to a maximum of three. He can use the Squama Sacrosancta to offset his use of skill points, as consuming a Squama Sacrosancta is equivalent to consuming a skill point

Passive skill:

Skill Effect
Talent: Righteous Heart After each hit he deals during an attack, Imbibitor Lunae gains one stack of Righteous Heart, increasing his damage by 5%. This effect can stack up to six times, lasting until the end of his turn

Technique:

Technique Effect
Heaven-Quelling Prismadrakon Imbibitor Lunae enters a Leaping Dragon state for 20 seconds. While in the Leaping Dragon state, using his attack enables Imbibitor Lunae to move forward rapidly for a set distance, attacking all enemies he touches and blocking all incoming attacks. After entering combat via attacking enemies i n the Leaping Dragon state, he deals imaginary damage equal to 120% of his attack to all enemies, and gains one Squama Sacrosancta

What are Imbibitor Lunae’s eidolons?

If you manage to pull more than one copy of Imbibitor Lunae, you can unlock one of his eidolons. As with all characters, he has six eidolons – each of which offer a unique buff.

Here are all of Imbibitor Lunae’s eidolons.

Eidolon Effect
E1: Tethered to Sky Increases the  number of stackable Righteous Heart stacks by four. Each hit per attack gains one additional stack of Righteous Heart
E2: Imperium On Cloud Nine After using his ultimate, Imbibitor Lunae’s action advances forward by 100% and gains one extra Squama Sacrosancta
E3: Clothed in Clouds Increases the level of Imbibitor Lunae’s skill by two, up to a maximum of 15, and his basic attack by one, up to a maximum of ten
E4: Zephyr’s Bliss Buffs provided by Dominating Roar persists until the end of this character’s next turn
E5: Fall is the Pride Increases the level of Imbibitor Lunae’s ultimate and talent by two, up to a maximum of 15
E6: Reign, Returned after any other ally uses their Ultimate, the imaginary res pen of Imbibitor Lunae’s next Fulgrant Leap attack increases by 20%, up to three stacks

What are Imbibitor Lunae’s ascension materials?

You can get Honkai Star Rail’s Imbibitor Lunae all the way up to level 80, but you need to use a set of specific materials at set intervals to ascend him and raise his level cap.

Here are all of Imbibitor Lunae’s ascension materials.

Required level Credits Ascension materials
20 4k Five immortal scionette
30 8k Ten immortal scionette
40 16k Six immortal aeroblossom and three suppressing edict
50 40k Nine immortal aeroblossom and seven suppressing edict
60 80k Six immortal lumintwig and 20 suppressing edict
70 160k Nine immortal lumintwig and 35 suppressing edict

Here’s where you can get each of Imbibitor Lunae’s ascension materials:

  • Immortal scionette, aeroblossom, and lumintwig – mara-struck enemies aboard the Xianzhou Luofu, simulated universe enemies, assignment rewards
  • Suppressing edict – Stagnant Shadow: Artisanship Commission

What are Imbibitor Lunae’s trace materials? 

Like all Honkai Star Rail characters, Imbibitor Lunae has multiple traces that you can upgrade in order to increase his power in battle. These include his abilities like his normal attack, skill, and ultimate, as well as his passives and small boosts to his stats.

Here are all the materials you need to gather in order to upgrade all of Imbibitor Lunae’s traces to the max level, along with details on how to find them:

  • 15 shattered blades, 72 lifeless blades, and 139 worldbreaker blades
    • Obtain from synthesis, antimatter legion enemies, bud of destruction calyxes, the embers exchange store, and the world shops in Herta Space Station and Jarilo-VI
  • 41 immortal scionettes, 56 immortal aeroblossoms, and 58 immortal lumintwigs
    • Obtain from synthesis, mara-struck soldier and abomination of abundance enemies, assignment rewards, the simulated universe, and the world shop in the Xianzhou Luofu
  • 12 regret of infinite ochema
    • Obtain from the Divine Seed echo of war in the Xianzhou Luofu’s Scalegorge Waterscape
  • 11 tracks of destiny
    • Obtain from the simulated universe, the nameless honor battle pass, the embers exchange store, or as limited-time event rewards
  • 3 mil credits

When leveling up Imbibitor Lunae’s traces, we recommend prioritizing them in this order.

Skill trace priority:

  • Basic > skill = ultimate = talent

Major trace priority:

  • Jolt Anew (A6) > Star Veil (A2) > Aqua Reign (A4)

Is Imbibitor Lunae five-star Dan Heng?

In short, yes – Imbibitor Lunae is five-star Dan Heng, named Dan Feng. Honkai Star Rail’s Dan Heng is a reincarnation of Dan Feng, who became a Trailblazer after he was exiled from the Luofu. His powers and true form as Imbibitor Lunae were hidden until he returned to his home. You can find out more about his fractured past through the Xianzhou Luofu Trailblaze missions.

That’s all we’ve got on Honkai Star Rail’s Imbibitor Lunae so far, but rest assured that we’ll update this guide as soon as we find out more. In the meantime, be sure to check out our other Hoyo content, including our Genshin Impact codes, Genshin Impact tier list, Genshin Impact banner, and Genshin Impact events guides.