Honkai Star Rail’s Serval is an absolute badass. Let’s face it, there’s nothing cooler than taking down your enemies with a massive electric guitar-blade and then whacking out a rockin’ tune to celebrate. Plus, she has really cool hair.
But who exactly is Honkai Star Rail’s Serval? Well, in this guide we intend to answer that question, as well as which relics, light cones, and role are best suited to her. Of course, the game is still in closed beta and we’re only just getting to know this rockin’ gal, so details may change. But we’ll be sure to update this guide with any new information we find.
If you’re hoping to get familiar with the other faces you can meet aboard the Astral Express, check out our Honkai Star Rail characters guide. We also have more build guides just like this, including Honkai Star Rail’s Dan Heng, Honkai Star Rail’s March 7th, and Honkai Star Rail’s Natasha.
Who is Honkai Star Rail’s Serval?
Honkai Star Rail’s Serval is a butt-kicking, guitar-sword-wielding, four-star character with control over lightning. She’s the rebellious and free-spirited eldest daughter of the Landau family. She was once a close friend of the formidable Cocolia, but she’s since struck out to follow her interests, becoming a mechanic. Serval comes from Belobog on Jarilo-VI, a snow-coated planet plagued by perpetual winter. She runs a workshop called ‘Neverwinter’ where she occasionally holds rock ‘n’ roll performances.
Honkai Star Rail’s Serval’s English voice actor is Natalie Van Sistine, and her Japanese voice actor is Aimi. Her path is ‘The Erudition’.
What’s the best Honkai Star Rail Serval build?
As we’ve not long got access to the Honkai Star Rail beta, we’re still getting to grips with the best Honkai Star Rail Serval build. What we do know is that her attacks focus on dealing a heap of lightning damage, with the potential to shock the enemy and apply a DoT. Her lightning damage scales with her attack, therefore we believe that you should focus on increasing her base attack and energy regeneration when picking equipment for her.
Due to her massive damage potential and the nature of her passives, we believe she’s best suited to a DPS role. We’ll be sure to update this guide as we find out more.
Which light cone should I use for Honkai Star Rail’s Serval?
As we mentioned above, we’re still exploring the beta, so we’re not sure which is the best Honkai Star Rail Serval light cone, however, we believe your best bet is to prioritise increasing her attack stat.
Additionally, as her path is ‘The Erudition’, you should aim to equip a light cone that aligns with this path in order to activate its skill. So far, the light cones we’ve found that align with the Erudition path focus on increasing the wearer’s energy regeneration and ultimate damage.
Which relics should I use for Honkai Star Rail’s Serval?
We’ve not gotten our hands on many relics yet, but as with the light cones, we think the best Honkai Star Rail Serval relics should focus on increasing her attack and energy regeneration and, if possible, lightning damage boost.
What are Honkai Star Rail’s Serval attacks?
|Basic attack – Roaring Thunderclap (single attack)||Deal 50% of Serval’s attack as lightning damage to a target enemy|
|Skill – Lightning Flash (blast)||Deal 60% of Serval’s attack as lightning damage to a target enemy, and 30% of Serval’s attack as lightning damage to enemies adjacent to the target. Additionally, there’s a 80% base chance for enemies hit by the attack to be shocked for two turns. While shocked, enemies take 40% of Serval’s attack as lightning DoT (damage over time) at the start of each turn|
|Ultimate – Here Comes the Mechanical Fever (AoE attack)||Deal 108% of Serval’s attack as lightning damage to all enemies, it also increases the duration of shock on enemies by two turns|
|Talent – Galvanic Chords||After attacking, deal an additional 40% of Serval’s attack as lightning damage to all shocked enemies|
|Technique – Good Night, Belobog||After entering battle, Serval deals 50% of her attack as lightning damage to a random enemy. Additionally, all enemies have a 100% base chance to be shocked for three turns. While shocked, enemies take 50% of Serval’s attack as lightning DoT at the start of each turn|
What are Serval’s eidolons?
Eidolons are similar to Genshin Impact’s constellations, where gaining an additional copy of a character provides you with different bonuses. We’re currently unsure of Serval’s eidolons, but we’ll update this guide as soon as we find out more.
And that’s everything we know about Honkai Star Rail’s Serval at the moment. If you can’t wait to hop aboard the Astral Express, keep an eye on our Honkai Star Rail release date guide. We also have a list of the best games like Genshin Impact to tide you over in the meantime.