Honkai Star Rail’s Jing Yuan is a striking general of the Xianhou Alliance, who wields his sword as though it were a part of his own body. Don’t let his handsome face and bemused smile fool you, for it belies the brilliant mind of a tactical warrior, who will do anything to ensure a stable future for his home.
With the heart of a lion and the power of the Lightning Lord behind him, Honkai Star Rail’s Jing Yuan makes a formidable addition to your team. If you’re curious about who exactly this handsome fighter is and want to pick the best build for him, then you’re in the right place. Keep in mind that the game is still in closed beta, and we’re in the process of working out all of the mechanics, so our recommendations may change in the future.
If you want to introduce yourself to the rest of the fearsome fighters accompanying you on your Trailblazing adventure, check out our list of Honkai Star Rail characters and Honkai Star Rail tier list. Or you can head over to our other build guides, including Honkai Star Rail’s Dan Heng, Honkai Star Rail’s Serval, and Honkai Star Rail’s Herta.
Who is Honkai Star Rail’s Jing Yuan?
Honkai Star Rail’s Jing Yuan leads the Cloud Knights of the Xianzhou Luofu as one of the six generals of the Xianzhou Alliance. He was once a fearsome warrior who ravaged the battlefields, but is now concerned with the state of Luofu, and its plans for the future. In battle, he summons a powerful being called Lightning Lord.
We don’t know who his English voice actor is yet, but Jing Yuan’s Japanese voice actor is Ono Daisuke, who you may recognise as the voice of Jotaro Kujo from Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, or Erwin from Attack on Titan. Jing Yuan is a five-star sword-wielder with control over lightning, and he treads the path of ‘The Erudition’. Jing Yuan is currently featured on an Oriented Warp banner, which runs until the end of the beta.
What’s the best Honkai Star Rail Jing Yuan build?
As the beta is still pretty new, and we’ve only just got our hands on Honkai Star Rail Jing Yuan, we’re still working out the best build for him. However, it’s clear that he’s a very strong DPS character, with great crowd control and utility, and the addition of his powerful friend, the Lightning Lord, he can even deal some nasty damage between his turns.
From what we’ve seen so far, it’s best to build Jing Yuan with plenty of crit, which we presume should be balanced at a 2:1 ratio as is recommended in Genshin Impact. We also recommend boosting his lightning damage as much as possible, also boosting his energy recharge rate and attack is always handy.
Which light cone should I use for Honkai Star Rail’s Jing Yuan?
We’re still getting to grips with the Honkai Star Rail beta, and as such we’ve not had the chance to look at all of the light cones yet. However, when it comes to picking the right Honkai Star Rail Jing Yuan light cone, the following appears to be tailor-made for him.
Of course, it’s a five-star light cone, so it’s not the easiest to get your hands on. If you don’t manage to grab this one, just be sure to pick a light cone that aligns with ‘The Erudition’ path in order to enable its skill.
|Light cone||Effect||How to obtain|
|Before Dawn||Increases energy restoration based on Jing Yuan’s crit rate, up to a max of 12%. After using a skill, increases Jing Yuan’s crit rate by 16% for one turn||Gacha|
Which relics should I use for Honkai Star Rail’s Jing Yuan?
Out of the relics we’ve come across so far, we’ve not seen a set that appears to be an obvious choice for Jing Yuan. However, the two sets below help to boost his attack, skill damage, and/or speed, which seems like a good fit for him. We’ll be sure to update this section if we find a better set.
When it comes to stats and sub stats, we recommend you focus on lightning damage boost, crit rate, and crit damage first, then aim to increase his attack and energy restoration.
|Relic||Effect||How to obtain|
|Hunter of Glacial Forest||Two equipped: increases attack by 15%
Four equipped: when Jing Yuan’s current HP is above 50% of his max HP, it increases his skill damage by 30%
Five equipped: increases attack by 15%
|Cavern of Corrosion: Path of Clashin Iron|
|Musketeer of Wild Wheat||Two equipped: increases attack by 15%
Four equipped: increases Jing Yuan’s attack by 20% and speed by ten for one turn when he uses a basic attack
Five equipped: increases attack by 15%
|Cavern of Corrosion: Path of Raging Battle|
What are Honkai Star Rail’s Jing Yuan’s attacks?
|Basic attack: Glistening Light (single attack)||Jing Yuan deals lightning damage equal to 50% of his attack to a target enemy|
|Skill: Rifting Zenith (AoE attack)||Deal 50% of Jing Yuan’s attack as lightning damage to all enemies, also increases Lightning Lord’s attack count by one for the next turn (up to ten attacks)|
|Ultimate: Mercy at Your Expense (AoE attack)||Deal 120% of Jing Yuan’s attack as lightning damage to all enemies. Lightning Lord’s next action has one additional enhanced attack (not included in Lightning Lord’s attack count). Lightning Lord’s enhanced attack’s damage multiplier increases by 60%|
|Extinguishing Body and Soul||Summon Lightning Lord at the start of battle. Lightning Lord has 60 base speed and an attack count of three. Its attacks deal 30% of Jing Yuan’s attack as lightning damage to a random enemy, and 25% of the damage dealt to the enemy as lightning damage to adjacent targets. Every time Lightning Lord’s attack count increases by one (including enhanced attacks), Lightning Lord’s speed increases by ten. After the action ends, Lightning Lord’s speed and attack account return to their original values. When Jing Yuan falls, the Lightning Lord disappears. When Jing Yuan is unable to take action, Lightning Lord is also unable to take action|
|Command Talisman (enhance)||After using this technique at the start of the next battle, it increases Lightning Lord’s attack count in the first turn by two|
What are Jing Yuan’s eidolons?
Honkai Star Rail eidolons, like Genshin Impact’s constellations, are bonuses you gain from getting more than one copy of a character. Here are all the eidolons you can unlock from getting duplicates of Jing Yuan.
|Level one – Slash, Cliffs Severed||When Lightning Lord attacks, the damage multiplier on enemies adjacent to the target increases by 25%|
|Level two – Phalanx, Suns Blocked||After Lightning Lord’s action, damage caused by Jing Yuan’s basic attack, skill, and ultimate increases by 20% for two turns|
|Level three – Strike, Light Shattered||Increases the level of Jing Yuan’s ultimate by three, to a maximum of level 15. Also increases the level of his basic attack by one, to a maximum of level ten|
|Level four – Blade, Stars Felled||Each time Lightning Lord attacks, Jing Yuan regenerates three energy|
|Level five – Veteran, Death Conquered||Increases the level of Jing Yuan’s skill by three, to a maximum of level 15. Also increases the level of his basic attack by one, to a maximum of level ten|
|Level six – Spell, Foes Vanquished||For a single action, Lightning Lord’s attack also makes target enemies vulnerable. Vulnerable targets receive 12% more damage until the end of this attack. Stacks up to three times|
That’s everything we know about Honkai Star Rail’s Jing Yuan at the moment. If you can’t wait to hop aboard the Astral Express, check out our Honkai Star Rail release date guide. Or you can head over to our list of the best mobile RPGs to keep you busy in the meantime.