Honkai Star Rail Sampo build

All sorts of business are welcome, as long as you've got the cash! And this Honkai Star Rail Sampo build is right on the money - from relics to light cones

Honkai Star Rail Sampo

Sampo Koski, at your service! The customers are always right… Until they aren’t. Honkai Star Rail’s Sampo is a vibrant, energetic salesman from Jarilo-VI, who always seems to be getting himself into sticky situations – whether he’s running from the Silvermane Guards, or launching into battle to save his pals.

Luckily, he’s pretty darn knowledgeable where it counts, and certainly knows how to put up a fight. And if you want this charming wild card to join your team, then you’re in the right place. Our Honkai Star Rail Sampo guide goes over his attacks, eidolons, and best build, including the top light cones and relics to kit him out with.

If you want to get acquainted with the rest of the Honkai-tonks, check out our Honkai Star Rail tier list and Honkai Star Rail characters guides. We also have more build guides just like this, including Honkai Star Rail’s Welt and Honkai Star Rail’s Silver Wolf.

Who is Honkai Star Rail’s Sampo?

Imagine Futurama’s Zap Brannigan mixed with Genshin Impact’s Itto, and you’re pretty much there. Honkai Star Rail’s Sampo is a loveably goofy, silver-tongued salesman, always on the hunt to make a profit. While he may appear a little cowardly or flaky at times (the first time you meet him, he’s hiding in a pile of snow, after all), his knowledge makes him a valuable pal – though becoming his ‘customer’ isn’t always the best bet. Customers can easily become commodities for the right price, after all.

Sampo is a four-star character who has control over the power of wind, and treads the path of the Nihility. His English voice actor is Roger Rose, whereas his Japanese voice actor is Hirakawa Daisuke.

Honkai Star Rail Sampo opening a heart-shaped box of bombs

What’s the best Honkai Star Rail Sampo build?

As we’re still in the beta at the moment, we’re currently learning about the fine details of Honkai Star Rail’s Sampo and his best build. However, we’ve found that, while he’s capable of putting out some good damage, his key role revolves around his utility, as he’s capable of applying DoT’s and debuffs to multiple enemies. His wind shear application and blinding technique pave the way for other high-impact damage dealers like Honkai Star Rail’s Jing Yuan to hop in and finish enemies off.

When building your Sampo, you should aim to increase his effect hit rate as it allows him to apply his DoT and debuffs to as many enemies as possible. We believe you should also aim to increase his attack, wind damage, and speed.

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

The four-star light cone Eyes of Prey is tailored to Sampo’s kit, and is pretty easy to get through the normal gacha. However, if you’re looking for an alternate, aim for something that also increases his effect hit rate and/or DoT damage, and ensure it aligns with the path of Nihility in order to activate its skill.

Light cone Effect How to obtain
Eyes of the Prey Increases Sampo’s effect hit rate when attacking by 24%, and his DoT damage by 24% Gacha

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

When it comes to Honkai Star Rail’s Sampo’s relics, you’ve got two options. You can either go for a full wind damage build with Eagle of Twilight Line, or aim to increase his effect hit rate further through Wastelander of Banditry Desert.

As we’re still in the beta, we’ve not had the chance to thoroughly test them against each other, but we’ve found success combining four of the Wastelander of Bantiry set and two of the Eagle of Twilight Line set in order to reap the benefits of the two-piece wind damage boost on top of Wastelander’s handy four-piece skill.

Relic Effect How to obtain
Wastelander of Banditry Desert Two equipped: increases effect hit rate by 15%
Four equipped: when Sampo attacks and enemy inflicted with a debuff, he deals 15% more damage with an additional 10% crit rate
Five equipped: increases effect hit rate by 15%
Cavern of Corrosion: Path of Roaring Thunder in Jarilo-VI’s Everwinter Hill
Eagle of Twilight Line Two equipped: increases wind damage by 12%
Four equipped: increases Sampo’s speed by ten and regenerates 5% of his max energy after each action he takes
Five equipped: increases wind damage by 12%
Cavern of Corrosion: Path of Raging Battle in Jarilo-VI’s Silvermane Guard Restricted Zone

What are Honkai Star Rail’s Sampo’s attacks?

Active

Skill Effect
Basic attack: Dazzling Blades (single attack) Deal 50% of Sampo’s attack as wind damage to a target enemy
Skill: Ricochet Love (bounce) Throw a dagger that deals wind damage equal to 28% of Sampo’s attack to a target enemy. The dagger bounces randomly between enemies up to a maximum of four times, each time dealing wind damage equal to 28% of Sampo’s attack
Ultimate: Surprise Present (weaken) Deal wind damage equal to 96% of Sampo’s attack to all enemies, with a 100% base chance to increase the target’s DoT taken by 20% for two turns

Passive

Skill Effect
Talent: Windtorn Dagger Sampo’s attacks have a 65% base chance to inflict wind shear for three turns. Enemies inflicted with wind shear take 20% of Sampo’s attack as wind DoT at the start of each turn. Wind shear can stack up to five times

Technique

Skill Effect
Shining Bright (impair) Throw a flash bomb towards the enemy, inflicting blind for ten seconds. Blinded enemy units are unable to see allies. When attacking a blinding enemy, there’s a 100% fixed chance to delay all enemies’ action by 25%

Honkai Star Rail Sampo ultimate splash art

What are Sampo’s eidolons?

Eidolons in Honkai Star Rail are similar to Genshin Impact’s constellations, offering you specific buffs to unlock when you pull multiple copies of the same character. Here are all of Sampo’s eidolons.

Eidolon  Effect
Level one – Rising Love When using Sampo’s skill, his throwing dagger gains one more bounce attack
Level two – Infectious Enthusiasm When you defeat an enemy with wind shear, there’s a 100% base chance to impose one stack of wind shear on all enemies
Level three – Big Damage! Increases the level of Sampo’s ultimate by three, up to a maximum of level 15, and the level of his basic attack by one, up to a maximum of level ten
Level four – The Deeper the Love, the Stronger the Hate When Sampo’s skill hits an enemy with five or more stacks of wind shear, the current wind shear immediately deals 10% of its current damage
Level five – Huge Damage! Increases the level of Sampo’s skill by three, up to a maximum of level 15, and the level of his basic attack by one, up to a maximum of level ten
Level Six – Increased Spending Increases the wind shear damage of Sampo’s talent by 10%

That’s everything we know about Honkai Star Rail’s Sampo at the moment. While you wait for the full Honkai Star Rail release date, be sure to check out our list of the best mobile RPGs and embark on a new adventure today.