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Honkai Star Rail Robin build

Let's meet the star of the show, Honkai Star Rail's Robin of Penacony, and see what her best build and light cones are - and her best teams.

Honkai Star Rail banner - artwork taken from Robin's light cone, showing Robin wmiling and holding a make up brush as hands fuss around her and get her ready for a show

As we arrive on Penacony, we meet plenty of faces – including the stylish singer, Honkai Star Rail’s Robin? She’s a five-star character on the Harmony path, that can massively boost your output if you have her on a team. Here’s how to build her and give her the best relics, light cones, and team comps.

To see when you can get one – or more – of Robin, here’s the current Honkai Star Rail banner and all the information about the latest Honkai Star Rail update, and where new characters fall in our Honkai Star Rail tier list.

Let the show begin – and start building your Honkai Star Rail Robin.

What’s the best Honkai Star Rail Robin build?

Best light cone Flowing Nightglow
Light cone substitutes But the Battle Isn’t Over, Memories of the Past
Best relic set Musketeer of Wild Wheat and Prisoner in Deep Confinement
Planar ornaments Fleet of the Ageless
Main stats Body – Attack
Feet – Attack
Link rope – Energy regeneration
Planar sphere – Attack/physical damage boost
Sub stats Attack, HP, defense

Robin is a five-star unit that walks the Harmony path, and uses the physical element. As a five-star, she has her own light cone, Flowing Nightglow, that is tailored perfectly to her kit. This will be her best-in-slot option. In terms of relics, a two-piece set of both Musketeer of Wild Wheat and Prisoner in Deep Confinement adds a good amount to her attack stat, which is key for boosting her skills.

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What are the best light cones for Robin?

Obviously, the best light cone for Robin is her signature – Flowing Nightglow – but that can be hard to come by. So, we’ve picked out a couple of key replacements.

Light cone Effect How to obtain
Flowing Nightglow (five-star) When an ally attacks, Robin gains a stack of Cantillation. Each stack of this increases her energy regeneration rate by 3.0% and can stack up to five times.
When she uses her ultimate, Cantillation removes and gets replaced by Cadenza. This, in turn, increases Robin’s attack by 48%, and all allies’ damage increases by 24% for one turn
Light cone banner (alongside Robin)
But the Battle Isn’t Over (five-star) Increases Robin’s energy regeneration rate by 10%, and regenerates a skill point when she uses her ultimate on an ally. This can trigger after every two uses of her ultimate. When she uses her skill, your next teammate to take action deals 30% more damage for that turn Standard banner
For Tomorrow’s Journey (four-star) Increases Robin’s attack stat by 16%. When she uses her ultimate, her damage dealt increases by 18% – this lasts for one turn Available in the Clockie: Dreamjoy Memoir event

What are the best relics for Robin?

When picking out relics for Robin, there are some stats you should look for. The attack stat is key for Robin, as her talents scale off it. Some energy recharge is also a good idea to make sure her ultimate is ready as much as possible. As a support unit, you don’t really need to focus on crit stats.

Relic Effect How to obtain
Musketeer of Wild Wheat Two equipped: Increases attack
Four equipped: Robin’s speed increases by 6% and her basic attack damage by 10%.
Cavern of Corrosion: Path of Drifting on Jarilo-VI
Prisoner in Deep Confinement Two equipped: Increases attack
Four equipped: For every DoT state the enemy has, Robin ignores 6% of the target’s defense when attacking. This can stack three times
Cavern of Corrosion: Path of Darkness in Fyxestroll Garden
Champion of Streetwise Boxing Two equipped: Increases physical damage
Four equipped:
After Robin attacks a target or is hit, her attack increases by 5% for the rest of the battle. This can stack five times
Cavern of Corrosion: Path of Jabbing Punch on Jarilo-VI

Planar ornament

Relic Effect How to obtain
Fleet of the Ageless Two equipped: Increases Robin’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
Space Sealing Station Two equipped: Increases Robin’s attack by 12%. When her speed reaches 120 or more, her attack increases by an extra 12% Immersion Reward devices in World 3 of the Simulated Universe

Relic stat recommendations

Main stats:

  • Body – attack
  • Feet – attack
  • Planar sphere – attack OR physical damage boost
  • Link rope – energy regeneration

Sub-stats:

  • Attack
  • HP
  • Defense

Honkai Star Rail Robin in the middle of singing while in her ultimate move

What are the best team comps for Honkai Star Rail’s Robin?

As a support unit, Robin can fit into many of your teams – really, she goes where your DPS goes. It’s a wise idea to take a shielder, or healer, to keep Robin safe – with her relics needing to be focused on attack and energy regeneration, there’s not much room left for boosting her HP and defense stats.

One of Robin’s talents boosts the follow-up damage of other teammates, so this can pay dividends if you have a Dr Ratio or a Topaz.

First character slot Second character slot Third character slot Fourth character slot
Robin Aventurine Dr. Ratio Topaz
Robin Kafka Black Swan Huohuo

What are Robin’s abilities?

Here are all of Robin’s skills, all of which are very handy in increasing the damage your team does.

Active skills:

Skill Effect
Basic attack: Wingflip White Noise Robin deals physical damage to a single enemy, equal to 90% of her attack
Skill: Pinion’s Aria
Robin increases the damage dealt by all allies by 43%, which lasts for three turns
Ultimate: Vox Harmonique, Opus Cosmique Robin enters the Concerto state and lets all teammates immediately take another action. While in this state, Robin increases all allies’ attack by 20% of her own attack stat, plus 160.
After every attack that allies do, Robin deals physical damage (equal to 108% of her attack), for one time. The crit rate of this attack is fixed at 100%, whilst the crit damage is 150%.
When in the Concerto state, Robin is immune to crowd control debuffs, however, she can’t take a turn until the state ends. A countdown appears on the action order showing when she next moves

Talent:

Skill Effect
Tonal Resonance Robin increases the crit damage of all allies by 16%, and when they attack enemies, Robin gains two energy

Technique:

Technique Effect
Overture of Inebriation When using her technique, Robin creates a dimension around her – lasting for 15 seconds – which stops enemies from attacking Robin. They then follow her, so you can still attack them easily. When entering battle while the dimension is active, Robin gains five energy at the start of each wave

Traces:

Trace Effect
Sequential Passage When using her skill – Pinion’s Aria – Robin regenerates five energy
Impromptu Flourish While the Concerto state caused by Robin’s ultimate is active, the crit damage of all teammate’s follow-up attacks increases by 25%
Coloratura Cadenza At the start of a battle, Robin’s action advances forward by 25%

What are Robin’s eidolons?

If you happen to get lucky and pull more than one copy of Robin, you can unlock some of her eidolons. Here is what each level does:

Eidolon  Effect
Level one: Land of Smiles While the Concerto state is active, all teammate’s all-type resistance penetration increases by 24%
Level two: Afternoon Tea for Two When in the Concerto state, all teammate’s speed increases by 15%. Robin’s talent now regenerates extra energy each time
Level three: Inverted Tuning This increases Robin’s skill by two levels, up to a maximum of 15. It also increases her ultimate by two levels, up to a maximum of 15
Level four: Raindrop Key When using her ultimate, Robin dispels all crowd control debuffs from all allies. If she is in the Concerto state, the effect resistance of all allies increases by 50%
Level five: Lonestar’s Lament Robin’s basic attack level increases by one, up to a maximum of ten. Her talent gains two levels, up to a maximum of 15
Level six: Moonless Midnight When in the Concerto state, the crit damage and increased physical damage of Robin’s ultimate increases by 450%. The Moonless Midnight effect can trigger eight times, and the count resets each time Robin uses her ultimate

Honkai Star Rail Robin with small birds around her

What are Robin’s ascension materials?

To level Robin up, you need the following items. You can get the IPC work permits from the stagnant shadow boss in Clock Studios Theme Park, and the dream collection components come from Penacony’s enemies.

Required level Credits Materials
20 4,000 Five dream collection components
30 8,000 Ten dream collection components
40 16,000 Three IPC work permits, six dream flow valves
50 40,000 Seven IPC work permits, nine dream flow valves
60 80,000  20 IPC work permits, six dream making engines
70 160,000 35 IPC work permits, nine dream making engines

What are Robin’s trace materials?

Robin, as a key Penacony character, requires almost exclusively items from the area – except boss drops from the weekly Starcrusher Swarm King on the Space Station.

  • 41 dream collection components, 56 dream flow valves, and 58 dream making engines
    • Obtain from enemies on Penacony, purchase from the Embers Exchange store, and create in the synthesizer
  • 15 firmament notes, 72 celestial sections, and 139 heavenly melodies
    • Obtain from the Bud of Harmony calyx in the Reverie on Penacony, and create in the synthesizer
  • 12 Past Evils of the Borehole Planet Disaster
    • Obtain from the Starcrusher Swarm King boss fight in the Herta Space Station
  • 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

There’s a whole new cast of characters awaiting us in Honkai’s new area, such as Honkai Star Rail’s Aventurine, Honkai Star Rail’s Gallagher, and Honkai Star Rail’s Firefly. If you want to pull on any of them, then grab these Honkai Star Rail codes for some free gems.