Throughout your time on Jarilo-VI, Honkai Star Rail’s Seele plays an important role, standing by your side as you fight for justice as a key member of the Wildlife faction. Our Honkai Star Rail Seele build guide aims to show exactly how to harness the power of this deadly butterfly’s quantum damage.
If you want an extra helping hand getting acquainted with all the other citizens of Belabog, check out our Honkai Star Rail tier list and Honkai Star Rail code guide. We also have builds for other five-stars including Honkai Star Rail’s Jing Yuan and Honkai Star Rail’s Bronya.
Honkai Star Rail’s Seele won’t take no for an answer, so let’s build her correctly.
|Best light cone||In the Night|
|Light cone substitutes||Sleep Like The Dead, Swordplay|
|Best relic set||Genius of Brilliant Stars|
|Main stats||Body – Crit rate/damage
Feet – Attack
Link rope – Attack
Planar sphere – Quantum damage bonus
|Sub stats||Speed, crit rate, crit damage, attack|
Honkai Star Rail’s Seele is a high-impact, burst-based DPS, that deals heaps of damage to a single target over a short period of time. Her kit focuses on crit, speed, and plenty of attack, so she can do as much damage as possible each turn. As such, we recommend building Seele with attack, speed, crit rate, crit damage, and quantum damage, and using her as a main damage dealer. Pairing her up with a supporting character – especially Honkai Star Rail’s Bronya – to add to her own self-buffs can also help her shine even more.
How do I use Honkai Star Rail’s Seele?
Seele is your DPS in her teams, and you want to use her with as many buffs, boosts, and extra turns as you can to get some extra damage out of her. Letting her loose on opponents with her skill and ultimate can really deal some damage.
In the Night is a five-star light cone tailored towards Seele’s kit, increasing her crit rate and boosting her basic attack damage and ultimate crit damage depending on her speed. With the speed buff, she gains from her skill, this light cone can offer a substantial boost in stats that make it very worthwhile.
However, as it’s a five-star gacha pull, you’ll need a decent serving of luck to pull In the Night. If you’re looking for something to fill the slot until you get it, you can go with any light cone that aligns with the path of the Hunt – preferably one that boosts Seele’s crit rate.
|Light cone||Effect||How to obtain|
|In the Night (five-star)||Increases Seele’s crit rate by 12%. If her speed is above 100, every additional ten speed points increase her basic attack damage and skill damage and increase her ultimate crit damage. This effect can stack up to eight times.||Light cone banner alongside Seele|
|Cruising in the Stellar Sea (five-star)||Increases Seele’s crit rate by 8%, and increases her crit rate against enemies with HP less than 50% by an extra 8%. When she defeats an enemy, her attack increases by 20% for two turns.||Herta’s Store|
|Sleep Like the Dead (five-star)||Increases Seele’s crit damage by 30%. When her basic attack or skill does not result in a crit hit, it increases her crit rate for one turn.||Gacha, and Starlight Exchange|
|Swordplay (four-star)||For each hit on the same target, the damage increases by 8%, stacking up to five times. This effect dispells when changing targets.||Gacha|
|Arrows (three-star)||Increases Seele’s crit rate at the beginning of the battle.||Gacha|
The best relic set we’ve seen for Seele so far is Genius of Brilliant Stars, which boosts her quantum damage and increases her attack. When it comes to sub-stats, we recommend aiming for crit, attack, speed, and quantum damage boost where possible. For crit, you should try to maintain a 2:1 ratio between crit damage and crit rate.
For Seele’s planar ornaments, we recommend starting off with Space Sealing Station to boost her attack even further, and then giving Celestial Differentiator a try once you unlock it, as it offers a handy boost to her crit damage potential.
|Relic||Effect||How to obtain|
|Genius of Brilliant Stars||Two equipped: Increases quantum damage by 10%
Four equipped: when Seele attacks an enemy, the damage dealt ignores 10% of their defense. If the enemy has quantum weakness, ignores an additional 10%
|Cavern of Corrosion: Path of Providence in Jarilo-V’s Everwinter Hill|
|Musketeer of Wild Wheat||Two equipped: increases attack by 12%
Four equipped: increases Seele’s speed by 6% and her basic attack damage by 10%
|Cavern of Corrosion: Path of Drifting in Jarilo-VI’s Corridor of Fading Echoes|
|Relic||Effect||How to obtain|
|Space Sealing Station||Two equipped: Increases Seele’s attack by 12%. When her speed reaches 120 or higher, her attack increases by another 12%||Immersion Reward devices in World 3 of the Simulated Universe|
|Celestial Differentiator||Two equipped: Increases Seele’s crit damage by 16%. When Seele’s current crit damage reaches 120% or higher, after entering battle, her crit rate increases by a further 60% until the end of her first attack||Immersion Reward devices in World 5 of the Simulated Universe|
Relic stat recommendations
- Body: Crit rate/crit daamge
- Feet: Attack
- Link rope: Attack
- Planar sphere: Quantum damage increase
- Crit damage, crit rate
If you have a Bronya in your roster, we highly recommend using her and Seele together, to provide Seele with extra turns and some nice buffs. Fu Xuan is also an excellent teammate who grants even more boosts. Silver Wolf can make an all-quantum team effective against any enemy by ignoring their elemental weakness, making Seele all the more useful.
Seele’s kit revolves around dealing quantum damage, and here is what each of her skill do.
|Basic attack: Thwack||Deal 60% of Seele’s attack as quantum damage to a target enemy|
|Skill: Sheathed Blade||Deal 121% of Seele’s attack as quantum damage to a target enemy. Seele gains 25% speed for two turns|
|Ultimate: Butterfly Flurry||Seele receives a buff and deals 256% of her attack as quantum damage to a target enemy|
|Resurgence||Seele gains a buff on defeating an enemy, and receives an extra action. While buffed, Seele increases her damage dealt by 44% for one turn. If Seele defeats an enemy during the extra action gained through this talent, the buff will not take effect|
|Phantom Illusion (enhance)||After using Seele’s technique, gain stealth for 20 seconds. While stealth is active in the Maze, Seele isn’t detected by enemies and gains a buff after triggering combat with an attack|
|Nightshade (unlocked at ascension two)||If Seele’s HP is 50% or lower, the chance of enemies attacking her reduces|
|Rippling Waves (unlocked at ascension four)||After Seele uses a basic attack, her next action advances forward 20%|
|Lacerate (unlocked at ascension six)||Seele’s quantum resistance increases by 20% while buffed|
Honkai Star Rail’s eidolons are a lot like Genshin Impact’s constellations, in that you need to pull more than one copy of a character in order to unlock them. Here are all of Honkai Star Rail Seele’s eidolons.
|Level one: Extirpating Slash||When dealing damage to an enemy whose HP is 80% or lower, Seele’s crit rate increases by 15%|
|Level two: Dancing Butterfly||The speed boost from Seele’s skill can stack up to two times|
|Level three: Dazzling Tumult||Increases the level of Seele’s skill by three, up to a maximum of level 15, and increases the level of her talent by one, up to a maximum of level ten|
|Level four: Flitting Phantasm||Seele regenerates 15 energy when she defeats an enemy|
|Level five: Piercing Shards||Increases the level of Seele’s ultimate by three, up to a maximum of level 15, and the level of her basic attack by one, up to a maximum of level ten|
|Level six: Shattering Shambles||After using her ultimate, Seele inflicts the target enemy with Butterfly Flurry for one turn. After getting attacked, the enemy suffering from Butterfly Flurry takes an additional 15% of Seele’s ultimate damage as quantum damage. If the additional damage that Butterfly Flurry triggers defeats a target, Seele’s talent isn’t triggered|
Seele, as an underworld resident, needs a lot of thief’s items. Her boss drop requirements are the void cast iron items and to grab a load of them, head to the Herta Space Station’s Base Zone and challenge the Stagnant Shadow you find there.
|20||3,200||Five thief’s instinct|
|30||6,400||Ten thief’s instinct|
|40||12,800||Three void cast iron and six usurper’s scheme|
|50||32,000||Seven void cast iron and nine usurper’s scheme|
|60||64,000||20 void cast iron and six conquerors will|
|70||128,000||35 void cast iron and nine conquerors will|
What are Seele’s trace materials?
Seele requires trace materials that are available in the early game, found on the Space Station and Jarilo-VI.
- 41 thief’s instincts, 56 usurper’s schemes, and 58 conqueror’s wills
- Obtain from voidranger enemies, purchase from the Embers Exchange and Herta’s Space Station world shop, assignment rewards, and synthesizer
- 15 arrows of the beast hunter, 72 arrows of the demon slayer, and 139 arrows of the starchaser
- Obtain from the Bud of the Hunt calyx, purchase from the Embers Exchange store, purchase from Herta’s Space Station world shop, and the Jarilo-VI world shop
- 12 Guardian’s Lament
- Obtain from the Cocolia, Mother of Deception Information weekly boss located in Everwinter Hill
- 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 > talent > skill > basic attack
Major trace priority:
- Nightshade > Lacerate > Rippling Waves