Honkai Star Rail Sushang build

Help Honkai Star Rail's Sushang the Cloud Knight go down in history with our build guide, featuring light cones, relics, and more.

Honkai Star Rail Sushang looking up into the sky

If you’re a fan of the wider series, Honkai Star Rail’s Sushang might look familiar to you. Li Sushang is one of the protagonists of the 7 Swords visual novel, is a secondary character in Honkai Impact 3rd, and now she’s here to accompany you on your fresh, trailblazing adventure. Sushang is a member of the Cloud Knights and shows herself to be an extremely caring and considerate person, though she can be impressionable at times. Luckily, with the help of her (frankly adorable) chubby bird and her giant, intricate greatsword, she still knows how to put up a fight. In this guide, we go over her attacks, best build, light cones, relics, and more, so you can help her become a part of the legends she’s always admired.

If you want to get familiar with more of the Honkai-tonks you meet on your journey across the stars, check out our Honkai Star Rail tier list and our Honkai Star Rail characters guides. We’ve also got more build guides just like this one, including Honkai Star Rail’s Luocha, who bears a striking resemblance to Li Sushang’s travelling companion, Otto.

Who is Honkai Star Rail’s Sushang?

Sushang is a naive yet enthusiastic new member of Xianzhou Lufou’s Cloud Knights, led by Honkai Star Rail’s Jing Yuan. She adores the historic legends and tales told about the Cloud Knights and is super excited to become a part of such stories. Sushang is always eager to help those in need and lives by the philosophy of ‘do one good deed a day and reflect on oneself three times a day’ – all of which certainly keeps her busy.

Sushang is a four-star, greatsword wielder, who deals physical damage and treads the path of the Hunt. Sushang’s English voice actor is Anjali Kunapaneni and her Japanese voice actor is Fukuen Misato.

Honkai Star Rail Sushang holding a sword

What’s the best Honkai Star Rail Sushang build?

Sushang deals high single-target damage, with a kit geared towards taking down bosses rather than groups of enemies. As such, she’s not as universal as other DPS, but her ability to advance her own attacks and dish out heaps of physical damage, a weakness that seems quite common as of the beta, makes her a powerful asset for many solo-target challenges. Plus, she has a massive, chubby bird that butt-stomps enemies during her ult – what’s not to love?

Currently, we recommend building Sushang with plenty of attack, physical damage, and speed to make the most of her skills.

Which light cone should I use for Honkai Star Rail’s Sushang?

Swordplay is a four-star light cone that is tailored to Sushang’s kit, complimenting her role as a single-target DPS. As it’s a four-star, it’s relatively easy to pull through the normal banner. However, if you’re looking for something to equip her with in the meantime, we recommend something that increases her attack. Also, be sure to only equip her with a light cone that aligns with the path of the Hunt, in order to activate its skill.

Light cone Effect How to obtain
Swordplay Each time Sushang hits the same target, her damage dealt increases by 8%, stacking up to five times. The stack effect is reset when Sushang changes targets Gacha

Which relics should I use for Honkai Star Rail’s Sushang?

Unsurprisingly, the best relic set for Sushang as of the beta is Champion of Streetwise Boxing, as it increases her already high physical damage even further. It also gives her a nice boost to her attack when she performs or receives an attack, which compliments her speed and advances. When it comes to sub-stats, we recommend you aim for more physical damage, attack, and speed where possible.

Relic Effect How to obtain
Champion of Streetwise Boxing Two equipped: Increases physical damage by 10%
Four equipped: Increases Sushang’s attack by 5% after she performs or receives an attack. This effect can stack up to five times.
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Honkai Star Rail Sushang: Sushang looking at her phone, which has a golden yellow phone case.

What are Honkai Star Rail’s Sushang’s attacks?


Skill Effect
Basic attack – Knight of Sword Art: Stellar Halo (single attack) Deal 60% of Sushang’s attack as physical damage to a target enemy
Skill – Knight Sword Art: Mountainfall (single attack) Deal 132% of Sushang’s attack as physical damage to a target enemy. After the final hit, there’s a 33% chance of triggering Sword Stance, dealing 71% of Sushang’s attack as additional physical damage to the target. If the target has weakness break, sword stance is guaranteed to trigger
Ultimate – Shape of Taixu: Dawn Herald (single attack) Deal 224% of Sushang’s attack as physical damage to a target enemy, and advance her next action forward by 100%. Sushang’s attack also increases by 19%, and using her skill has two additional chances to trigger Sword Stance for two turns. Sword Stance triggered from the additional chances deals 50% of the original damage


Skill Effect
Flowing Blade When there’s an enemy with weakness break on the field, Sushang’s speed increases by 15.5% for two turns


Skill Effect
Knight Sword Art: Rush  Immediately attack the enemy. After entering the battle, deal 50% of Sushang’s attack as physical damage to all enemies

Honkai Star Rail Sushang holding a giant sword during her attack

What are Sushang’s eidolons?

Like Genshin Impact’s constellation system, if you want to unlock Sushang’s eidolons, you need to pull more than one copy of her.

Eidolon  Effect
Level one – Child’s Play If Sushang’s target has weakness break, she regenerates one skill point after using her skill
Level two – Refined Body After triggering Sword Stance, Sushang receives 20% reduced damage for one turn
Level three – Ancient Sword Style Increases the level of Sushang’s ultimate by three up to a maximum of level 15, and increases the level of her basic attack by one, up to a maximum of level ten
Level four – Sharp Mind Sushang’s ultimate’s crit rate increases by 15% and crit damage increases by 25% for targets with weakness break
Level five – Will of Taixu Increases the level of Sushang’s skill by three, up to a maximum of level 15, and increases the level of her basic attack by one, up to a maximum of level ten
Level six – Adapt Like Water The speed boost of Sushang’s talent can stack up to two times. After entering battle, Sushang immediately gains one stack of speed boost

And that’s everything we know about Honkai Star Rail’s Sushang at the moment. We’ll be sure to update this guide when we get more info, especially in the wake of the Honkai Star Rail release date. In the meantime, head over to our list of the best mobile RPGs for even more adventures on the go, or check out our Honkai Star Rail Bailu guide.