There are many different challenges to take on during your starfaring adventure, including the Honkai Star Rail stagnant shadows. These tough trials play a super important role in upgrading your team as they offer important character ascension materials. So let’s take a look at how to unlock them, what items each one drops, and their weaknesses.
If you want to know which Honkai Star Rail characters are worth taking on those stagnant shadows for, check out our Honkai Star Rail tier list, and be sure to grab some freebies from our Honkai Star Rail codes so you can save up for the next Honkai Star Rail banner.
What are Honkai Star Rail stagnant shadows?
Stagnant shadows are combat challenges that you can complete using trailblaze power in exchange for credits, experience, and ascension materials.
Each stagnant shadow features different types of enemies with their own elemental weaknesses and strengths, and come in multiple difficulty levels capped by your trailblaze level. The higher difficulties offer more rewards.
Like calyxes and echoes of war, you can see a list of all the available stagnant shadows and their rewards in your survival index. After you’ve approached them for the first time, you can also teleport directly to their location from the survival index, too.
You can use the autobattle and double speed buttons when you fight stagnant shadows if you want to clear them out quicker, just make sure that your team is up to the challenge before leaving them to it, as these can be quite a challenge for underleveled characters.
How do I unlock Honkai Star Rail stagnant shadows?
You unlock Honkai Star Rail stagnant shadows once you reach trailblazer rank 30 and complete the Trial of Equilibrium: Part 2 to raise your equilibrium level to three. To find out more about this system, check out our Honkai Star Rail equilibrium guide.
All Honkai Star Rail stagnant shadows
Here are all the Honkai Star Rail stagnant shadows that we currently know of, along with the ascension material they drop and what elements they’re weak to.
|HSR stagnant shadow||Ascension material drop||Weakness||Location|
|Shape of Blaze||Endotherm chitin||Ice, physical, wind||Jarilo-VI – Silvermane Guard Restricted Zone|
|Shape of Doom||Shape shifter’s lightning staff||Ice, imaginary, wind||Xianzhou Luofu – Stargazer Navalia|
|Shape of Fulmination||Lightning crown of the past shadow||Physical, quantum||Jarilo-VI – Corridor of Fading Echoes|
|Shape of Gust||Storm eye||Fire, ice||Jarilo-VI – Rivet Town|
|Shape of Icicle||Gelid chitin||Fire, lightning, quantum||Xianzou Luofu – Cloudford|
|Shape of Mirage||Golden crown of the past shadow||Fire, lightning, wind||Jarilo-VI – Backwater Pass|
|Shape of Quanta||Void cast iron||Lightning, physical, wind||Herta Space Station – Base Zone|
|Shape of Rime||Horn of snow||Fire, lightning, wind||Jarilo-VI – Corridor of Fading Exhoes|
|Shape of Spike||Broken teeth of iron wolf||Ice, imaginary, lightning||Jarilo-VI – Great Min|
And that’s everything you need to know about Honkai Star Rail’s stagnant shadows, so go out there and show ‘em what you’ve got. If you fancy taking on a different type of challenge, check out our Genshin Impact events guide, and keep an eye on our Genshin Impact tier list and Genshin Impact codes guides so you can make sure you’re up to snuff.