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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 pasted on a blue-purple PT background mimicking the quantum element colour. She is diving forward with her sword

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 Gallagher, Honkai Star Rail’s Robin, 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 Before the Tutorial Mission Starts, Resolution Shines as Pearls of Sweat, or Eyes of the Prey
Best relic set Genius of Brilliant Stars or Thief of Shooting Meteor
Best planar ornament set Quantum team: Penacony, Land of the Dreams
General use: Broken Keel
Main stats
  • Body: effect hit rate
  • Feet: speed
  • Planar sphere: quantum damage boost or HP%
  • Link rope: energy regeneration or break effect
  • Effect hit rate
  • Speed
  • Break effect
  • HP%

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 sets are Genius of Brilliant Stars and Thief of Shooting Meteor. 

When she is acting as support for a quantum DPS character, equip Silver Wolf with Penacony, Land of the Dreams. As a general debuffer, Broken Keel is the best choice. 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.

She synergizes well with DPS characters that requite enemies to have debuffs in order to do damage, and she works particularly well in a mono-quantum team as she can apply quantum weakness using her skill.

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.

Silver Wolf also has access to some incredible 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. At superimposition five, it completely eliminates the need for an effect hit rate relic. If you missed the event, Resolution Shines as Pearls of Sweat can buff Silver Wolf’s defense reduction and apply additional debuffs thanks to her three-hit basic attack, and Eyes of the Prey is a decent stat stick for her effect hit rate.

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
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
Resolution Shines as Pearls of Sweat (four-star) When Silver Wolf hits an enemy and if the hit enemy is not already Ensnared, then there is a 60% base chance to Ensnare the hit enemy. Ensnared enemies’ defense decreases by 12% for one turn All gacha banners
Eyes of the Prey (four-star) Increases Silver Wolf’s effect hit rate by 20% and increases DoT by 24% All gacha banners

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.

According to KQMThief of Shooting Meteor is particularly beneficial for energy regeneration if you’re using Before the Tutorial Mission Starts. Even without this light cone, its break effect stat is substantial, and this relic set is a lot easier to farm than some others as you can synthesize it and obtain it from bosses.

As for her Planar Ornaments, we recommend Broken Keel for most scenarios. Its team-wide crit damage is great for supporting your DPS unit, and Silver Wolf only has access to effect resistance through her relics, so having this stat rolled in is a bonus. If you’re partial to running Silver Wolf in a mono-quantum team (which we discuss in more detail below), Penacony, Land of the Dreams is well suited to Silver Wolf’s sub-DPS/support role, 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
Thief of Shooting Meteor Two pieces equipped: increases break effect by 16%
Four pieces equipped: increases Silver Wolf’s break effect by 16%. After she inflicts weakness break on an enemy, regenerate three energy
Cavern of Corrosion: Path of Jabbing Punch in Jarilo-V’s Silvermane Guard Restricted Zone. Also from synthesis, Echo of War, and the Jeweler’s Pagoda

Planar ornaments

Relic set Effect How to obtain
Broken Keel Two pieces equipped: increases Silver Wolf’s effect resistance by 10%. When her effect resistance is at 30% or higher, all allies’ crit damage increases by 10% Immersion Reward devices in World 7 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 or HP%
  • Link rope: energy regeneration or break effect


  • Effect hit rate
  • HP%
  • 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 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


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.

Here are all of the materials you need to fully ascend Silver Wolf:

Required level Credits Ascension materials
20 4k Five ancient parts
30 8k Ten ancient parts
40 16k Three void cast iron and six ancient spindles
50 40k Seven void cast iron and nine ancient spindles
60 80k 20 void cast iron and six ancient engines
70 160k 35 void cast iron and nine ancient engines

Here’s where to get all of Silver Wolf’s ascension materials:

  • Ancient parts, spindles, and engines – drops from automaton enemies in Jarilo-VI’s robot settlement, the Great Mine, or the Honkai Star Rail simulated universe, obtain via synthesis or assignment rewards, or bought in the embers exchange store
  • Void cast iron – drops from the Stagnant Shadow: Shape of Quanta in the Herta Space Station’s Base Zone

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
    • Drops from automaton enemies in Jarilo-VI’s robot settlement, the Great Mine, or the Honkai Star Rail simulated universe, obtain via synthesis or assignment rewards, or bought in the embers exchange store
  • 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 – rewards from the Echo of War: Destruction’s Beginning
  • 11 tracks of destiny
  • Three million credits

Skill trace priority:

  • Skill > Ultimate > Talent > Basic attack

Major trace priority:

  • Generate > Inject > Side Note

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 Klee, Genshin Impact’s Collei, and Genshin Impact’s Zhongli.