Honkai Star Rail Silver Wolf build

Our Honkai Star Rail Silver Wolf build guide is here to boot up, log in, and help you hack your way to the top with her best light cones, relics, and more.

Honkai Star Rail's Silver Wolf shooting a quantum blast from her arm-mounted cannon

As one of the first characters you meet in the game, Honkai Star Rail’s Silver Wolf certainly knows how to make an impression. The universe is just another game to this 1337, tsundere hacker, and she can’t wait to zap through the enemies, grab that EXP, and hop on up to see what the next level has to offer. In this guide, we intend to shed some light on who exactly Silver Wolf is, along with her best build, attacks, relics, and more.

Wanna see who else is worth playing as in this simulation alongside Silver Wolf? Then check out our Honkai Star Rail banner guide and Honkai Star Rail tier list. We’ve also got plenty more build guides just like this for other Honkai-tonks, including Honkai Star Rail’s Huohuo, Honkai Star Rail’s Ruan Mei, and Honkai Star Rail’s Black Swan, plus a Honkai Star Rail codes guide.

Here’s everything you need to know about the hacker genius that is Honkai Star Rail’s Silver Wolf.

What’s the best Honkai Star Rail Silver Wolf build?

Best light cone Incessant Rain
Light cone alternatives In the Name of the World, Before the Tutorial Mission Starts, or We Will Meet Again
Best relic set Genius of Brilliant Stars
Best planar ornament set Pan-Galactic Commercial Enterprise
Main stats
  • Body: effect hit rate
  • Feet: speed
  • Planar sphere: quantum damage boost
  • Link rope: energy regeneration
Sub-stats
  • Effect hit rate
  • Attack
  • Speed
  • Break effect

Silver Wolf’s best light cone is Incessant Rain but she has a large range of four-star and five-star alternatives. Her best relic set is Genius of Brilliant Stars paired with Pan-Galactic Commercial Enterprise. We recommend building her with plenty of effect hit rate and quantum damage boost.

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How should I use Silver Wolf?

Silver Wolf’s abilities are perfect for targetting down strong, single enemies and inflicting them with various debuffs that your team can take advantage of. Get debuffs on the enemy using her attack and skill alongside other debuff characters, then pop her ultimate for massive quantum damage.

What are the best light cones for Silver Wolf?

Version 1.1 introduced Silver Wolf’s signature five-star light cone, Incessant Rain, which is catered specifically to her DoT/debuff-heavy kit. Sadly it relies on gacha luck, but if you’re able to get it, it’s the best option by far. If you’re after a slightly easier-to-find five-star light cone, we recommend checking out In the Name of the World as you can also buy it from the Starlight Exchange.

Silver Wolf also has access to some decent four-star light cones, including the event-exclusive Before the Tutorial Mission Starts. This buffs her effect hit rate, making her debugs even more likely to hit. If you missed the event, We Will Meet Again helps with her damage utility against large groups of enemies, especially as you’ll be using her basic attack and skill frequently.

Light cone Effect How to obtain
Incessant Rain (five-star) Increases Silver Wolf’s effect hit rate by 24%. When she deals damage to an enemy that currently has three or more debuffs, her crit rate increases by 12%. After Silver Wolf uses her basic attack, skill, or ultimate, there is a 100% base chance to implant Aether Code on a random hit target that does not yet have it. Targets with Aether Code receive 12% increased damage for one turn Light cone event warp
In the Name of the World (five-star) Increases Silver Wolf’s damage to debuffed enemies by 24%. When she uses her skill, the effect hit rate for this attack increases by 18%, and attack increases by 24% All gacha banners, Starlight Exchange shop
Before the Tutorial Mission Starts (four-star) Increases Silver Wolf’s effect hit rate by 20%. When she attacks enemies that have reduced defense, regenerates four energy Starhunt Game event
We Will Meet Again (four-star) After Silver Wolf uses her basic attack or skill, she deals 40% of her attack as additional damage to a random enemy that is attacked by abilities All gacha banners
Loop (three-star) Silver Wolf deals 24% more damage to slowed enemies Gacha, treasure chests, quest rewards

What are the best relics for Silver Wolf?

The best relic set to use for Silver Wolf is undoubtedly Genius of Brilliant Stars, due to its increase to both her quantum damage and attack. For sub-stats, we recommend building attack, quantum damage, and then adding in some speed or energy restoration where possible.

As for her Planar Ornaments, we recommend either Space Sealing Station to further boost her attack, or Pan-Galactic Commercial Enterprise to boost the hit rate of her debuffs. We’ve yet to test it ourselves, but Penacony, Land of the Dreams looks particularly promising for Silver Wolf when you run her in a mono-quantum team, thanks to its useful same-type damage buff.

Relic set Effect How to obtain
Genius of Brilliant Stars Two pieces equipped: increases quantum damage by 10%
Four pieces equipped: when Silver Wolf 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 pieces equipped: increases attack by 12%
Four pieces equipped: increases Silver Wolf’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

Planar ornaments

Relic set Effect How to obtain
Space Sealing Station Two pieces equipped: increases Silver Wolf’s attack by 12%. When her speed reaches 120 or higher, Silver Wolf’s attack increases by another 12% Immersion Reward devices in World 3 of the Simulated Universe
Pan-Galactic Commercial Enterprise Two pieces equipped: increases Silver Wolf’s effect hit rate by 10%. Meanwhile, her attack increases by an amount equal to 25% of the current hit rate, up to a maximum of 25% bonus Immersion Reward devices in World 5 of the Simulated Universe
Penacony, Land of the Dreams Two pieces equipped: increases Silver Wolf’s energy regeneration rate by 5%. Increases damage for all other allies with the same damage type (quantum) as Silver Wolf by 10% Immersion Reward devices in World 8 of the Simulated Universe

Relic stat recommendations

Main stats:

  • Body: effect hit rate
  • Feet: speed
  • Planar sphere: quantum damage boost
  • Link rope: energy regeneration

Sub-stats:

  • Effect hit rate
  • Attack
  • Speed
  • Break effect

Chibi art of Honkai Star Rail Silver Wolf playing on a Switch-style handheld console on a pillow and blanket with snacks around her.

What are the best Silver Wolf team comps?

Silver Wolf can deal a decent amount of damage but she excels as a support/sub-DPS unit in mono-quantum or quantum/other element teams. This is because her skill has a high chance to make enemies weak to your party’s elements, which you can buff with the right light cones and relics.

Running Silver Wolf in a mono-quantum team removes the element of chance when it comes to applying weakness and guarantees that your team of quantum characters can all hit hard. Similarly, if you run Silver Wolf alongside one other quantum unit like Honkai Star Rail’s Lynx for healing or Honkai Star Rail’s Fu Xuan for defense, you can complete your team with two other characters who share an element to narrow the weakness field.

Here’s an example of a strong mono-quantum Silver Wolf team comp:

DPS Utility Support Healer
Honkai Star Rail Seele iconSeele Fu Xuan iconFu Xuan Silver Wolf iconSilver Wolf Lynx iconLynx

And here’s just one example of a quantum/other element Silver Wolf team, specifically a quantum/physical team:

DPS DPS Support Healer
Argenti iconArgenti Qingque iconQingque Silver Wolf iconSilver Wolf Honkai Star Rail Natasha iconNatasha

What are Silver Wolf’s abilities?

Active skills:

Skill Effect
Basic attack: System Warning (single attack) Deals 50% of Silver Wolf’s attack as quantum damage to a target enemy
Skill: Allow Changes? (impair)

There is a 75% base chance to add a weakness of an on-field ally’s type to the target enemy and reduce the enemy’s damage resistance to that element by 20% for two turns. If the enemy already has that weakness, the effect of the reduction will not happen. Silver Wolf can only implant one weakness per enemy.

When Silver Wolf implants another weakness on the target, this replaces the previous weakness. In addition, there is a 100% base chance to additionally reduce the all-type resistance of the enemy by 7.5% for two turns.

Deals 98% of Silver Wolf’s attack as quantum damage to a target enemy

Ultimate: User Banner (impair) There’s an 85% base chance to decrease the target enemy’s defense by 36% for three turns. And at the same time, deals 228% of Silver Wolf’s attack as quantum damage to the target enemy

Passive skill:

Skill Effect
Talent: Awaiting System Response… Silver Wolf can create three types of bugs: Reduce attack by 5%, reduce defense by 4%, and reduce speed 3%. Every time Silver Wolf attacks, she has a 60% base chance to implant a random bug that lasts for three turns in the enemy target

Technique:

Technique Effect
Force Quit Program Immediately attacks the enemy, dealing 80% of Silver Wolf’s attack as quantum damage to all targets. After entering battle, reduces toughness from all enemies, ignoring their weakness. Enemies with their weakness broken in this way trigger the quantum weakness break effect

Traces:

Trace Effect
Generate Extends bug’s duration for one turn. Whenever you break an enemy’s weakness, Silver Wolf has a 65% base chance of inflicting a random bug on the target
Inject The duration of the weakness implanted by Silver Wolf’s Skill increases by one turn
Side Note If the enemy has three or more debuffs when the skill is used, the enemy’s all-type damage resistance decreases by an extra 3%

What are Silver Wolf’s eidolons?

Honkai Star Rail’s eidolons are similar to Genshin Impact’s constellations, where you unlock them by pulling multiple copies of the same character. Here are all of Silver Wolf’s eidolons.

Eidolon Effect
Level one – Social Engineering After using her ultimate to attack enemies, Silver Wolf regenerates seven energy for every debuff currently on the target enemy. This effect can trigger up to five times in each use of her ultimate
Level two – Zombie Network When an enemy enters battle, reduces their effect resistance by 20% 
Level three – Payload Increases Silver Wolf’s skill by two, up to a maximum of 15, and the level of her talent by two, up to a maximum of 15
Level four – Bounce Attack After using her ultimate to attack enemies, Silver Wolf deals additional quantum damage equal to 20% of her attack for every debuff on the enemy target. This effect can trigger a maximum of five times in each use of her ultimate
Level five – Brute Force Attack Increases Silver Wolf’s ultimate level by two, up to a maximum of level 15, and the level of her basic attack by one, up to a maximum of ten
Level six – Overlay Network For every debuff the target enemy has, Silver Wolf’s damage dealt increases by 20%, up to a limit of 100%

Honkai Star Rail's Silver Wolf standing with her hands on her hips and a serious expression on her face.

What are Silver Wolf’s ascension materials?

You’ll need to scout some specialist materials to ascend Silver Wolf to her highest level. You can find ancient parts, spindles, and engines from automatons and you get void cast irons from the Honkai Star Rail stagnant shadow in the Base Zone of Herta’s Space Station.

Required level Credits Materials
20 4k Five ancient part
30 8k Ten ancient part
40 16k Three void cast iron and six ancient spindle
50 40k Seven void cast iron and nine ancient spindle
60 80k 20 void cast iron and six ancient engine
70 160k 35 void cast iron and nine ancient engine

What are Silver Wolf’s trace materials?

You need trace materials to fully power up all of Silver Wolf’s attacks and bonus abilities. Here’s the full list of materials and where to find them:

  • 41 ancient parts, 56 ancient spindles, and 58 ancient engines
    • Obtain from synthesis, automaton enemies, and simulated universe enemies
  • 15 obsidian of dread, 72 obsidian of desolation, and 139 obsidian of obsession
    • Obtain from the Bud of Nihility crimson calyx in the Great Mine, synthesis, and the embers exchange
  • 12 destroyer’s final roads
    • Obtain from the Destruction’s Beginning echo of war on the Herta Space Station Supply Zone
  • 11 tracks of destiny
    • Obtain from events, simulated universe rewards, the embers exchange, and nameless honor
  • Three million credits

That’s everything we’ve got on Honkai Star Rail’s Silver Wolf. While you’re here, hop over to our Genshin Impact tier list and Genshin Impact codes guide to catch up on what you’ve missed in Teyvat. We also have build guides like this for Genshin Impact’s Wanderer, Genshin Impact’s Nilou, and Genshin Impact’s Xiao.