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Honkai Star Rail Welt build

Honkai Star Rail's Welt is a dependable ally and the father figure of the Astral Express - use this build to choose the best light cones, relics, and more.

Honkai Star Rail's Welt in Penacony, confronting Acheron

The galaxy is beyond compare, containing an infinite number of possibilities, and Honkai Star Rail’s Welt is always there to tell you about them. A fountain of knowledge with a brilliant mind and a calm temperament, Welt is not only a cornerstone to lean on when your life goes off the tracks, but he’s also a great asset to any team, incapacitating enemies and inflicting them with debuffs to ensure your victory.

If you want to expand your knowledge so you can hold a decent conversation with Welt in the future, be sure to check out our Honkai Star Rail banner guide, Honkai Star Rail codes guide, and our Honkai Star Rail tier list. We’ve also got heaps more build guides just like this, including Honkai Star Rail’s Huohuo, Honkai Star Rail’s Black Swan, and Honkai Star Rail’s Gallagher.

Here’s everything you need to know about Honkai Star Rail’s Welt.

What’s the best Honkai Star Rail Welt build?

Best light cone In the Name of the World
Light cone alternative Eyes of the Prey
Best relic set DPS: Wastelander of Banditry Desert
Debuffer: Pioneer Diver of Deep Waters
Best planar ornament set Pan-Galactic Commercial Enterprise
Main stats
  • Body: Crit rate
  • Feet: Speed
  • Planar sphere: Imaginary damage bonus
  • Link rope: Attack%
Sub-stats
  • Effect hit rate
  • Speed
  • Crit rate/damage

When building Welt, you want to primarily focus on effect hit rate to maximize his utility, along with crit rate, crit damage, attack, and imaginary damage where possible.

His best light cone is In the Name of the World. Both a full set of Wastelander of Banditry Desert or Pioneer Diver of Deep Waters works well with a two-piece set of Pan-Galactic Commercial Enterprise. Keep reading for a more detailed breakdown and some more accessible alternatives.

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How should I use Welt?

Honkai Star Rail’s Welt deals some great damage, but his core responsibility in most teams is his utility. He excels at imprisoning and slowing enemies, often incapacitating them and allowing other teammates to come in and finish the job. As one of only a few imaginary damage characters in the current roster, he’s also extremely valuable when facing off against enemies with imaginary damage weakness.

Use Welt’s skill to slow the enemy, delaying their turns and making room for your attackers to deal more damage. Then, when it’s charged, use Welt’s ultimate to deal massive imaginary damage and imprison enemies, slowing them further.

What are the best light cones for Welt?

In the Name of the World is a five-star light cone designed specifically for Welt. Its increased hit rate helps ensure his imprisonment and slow debuffs snag as many enemies as possible, allowing you to sweep through most battles in a breeze.

However, as it’s a five-star light cone obtainable through gacha, you’ll need a sprinkle of luck from the RNG gods to snag it. If you want to equip him with something in the meantime, aim for something that also increases his effect hit rate where possible, and ensure it also aligns with the path of Nihility. Sampo’s Eyes of the Prey light cone is a strong four-star option.

Light cone Effect How to obtain
In the Name of the World  Increases Welt’s damage to debuffed enemies by 20%. Using Welt’s skill raises the effect hit rate and attack stats by 20% each Gacha
Eyes of the Prey  Increases Welt’s effect hit rate by 20% and increases DoT by 24% Gacha
Void At the beginning of the battle, Welt’s effect hit rate increases by 20% for three turns Gacha, treasure chests, quest rewards

What are the best relics for Welt?

As with his light cone, the best relic set for DPS Welt is Wastelander of Banditry Desert due to its increase in imaginary damage and crit rate. Its four-equipped buff suits his skill set perfectly, as he consistently applies debuffs, which means this set consistently increases his damage and crit rate.

The new relic set, Pioneer Diver of Dead Waters, synergizes really well with Welt’s debuffing kit, so is worth trying out if you’re more experienced with the game. Like Wastelander, its four-piece bonus boosts his crit rate and damage, but meshes well with debuff-based teams regardless of element, rather than relying on imprisonment specifically.

We recommend pairing either of these with two pieces of Pan-Galactic Commercial Enterprise to boost his crit potential on debuffed enemies further. If you’re confident you can get Welt’s speed to 160 or above, you could also give Firmament Frontline: Glamoth  a go!

Relic Effect How to obtain
Wastelander of Banditry Desert Two equipped: increases imaginary damage by 10%
Four equipped: when Welt attacks debuffed enemies, his crit rate increases by 10%. If the enemy is imprisoned, Welt’s crit damage increases by 20%
Cavern of Corrosion: Path of Conflagration in The Xianzhou Luofu’s Stargazer Navalia
Pioneer Diver of Dead Waters Two equipped: increases damage dealt to enemies with debuff by 12%
Four equipped: increases crit rate by 4%. Welt deals 8%/12% increased crit damage to enemies with at least two/three debuffs. After Welt inflicts a debuff on enemy targets, the aforementioned effects increase by 100%, lasting for one turn
Cavern of Corrosion: Path of Dreamdive in Penacony’s The Reverie (Dreamscape)
Musketeer of Wild Wheat Two equipped: increases Welt’s attack by 12%
Four equipped: increases Welt’s speed by 6% and his basic attack damage by 10%
Cavern of Corrosion: Path of Drifting in Jarilo-VI’s Corridor of Fading Echoes

Planar ornaments

Relic Effect How to obtain
Pan-Galactic Commercial Enterprise Two equipped: increases Welt’s effect hit rate by 10%. Meanwhile, Welt’s 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
Firmament Frontline: Glamoth Two equipped: increases Welt’s attack by 12%. When his speed is equal to or higher than 135/160, Welt deals 12%/18% more damage Immersion Reward devices in World 8 of the Simulated Universe

Relic stat recommendations

Main stats:

  • Body: Crit rate
  • Feet: Speed
  • Planar sphere: Imaginary damage bonus
  • Link rope: Attack%

Sub-stats:

  • Effect hit rate
  • Speed
  • Crit rate/damage

What’s the best team comp for Welt?

Honkai Star Rail team comps are highly dependent on which enemies you’re facing as they all have different weaknesses, but Welt still synergizes better with certain heroes than others. He typically fills the sub-DPS role alongside fast attackers like Honkai Star Rail’s Seele and Honkai Star Rail’s Imbibitor Lunae.

Here’s an example of a strong Welt team comp:

Main DPS Sub-DPS Support Healer
Honkai Star Rail Seele iconSeele HSR Welt iconWelt HSR AstaAsta HSR BailuBailu

Honkai Star Rail's We;t chatting to Himeko in the VIP lounge of the Reverie Hotel in Penacony

What are Welt’s abilities?

Active skills:

Skill Effect
Basic attack: Gravity Suppression (single attack) Deal 50% of Welt’s attack as imaginary damage to a target enemy
Skill: Edge of the Void (Bounce) Slash the enemy three times, each dealing 36% of Welt’s attack as imaginary damage to a random target. On hit, there’s a 65% base chance to reduce the target’s speed by 10% for two turns
Ultimate: Synthetic Black Hole (AoE) Deal 90% of Welt’s attack as imaginary damage to all enemies. There’s a 100% base chance for the enemies hit by this ability to be imprisoned. Imprisoned enemies’ actions are delayed by 32% and their speed is reduced by 10%

Talent:

Skill Effect
Talent: Time Distortion If he hits an enemy that is already slowed, Welt deals an additional 30% of his attack as imaginary damage to the target

Technique:

Skill Effect
Gravitational Imprisonment After Welt uses his technique, he creates a small zone that lasts for 15 seconds. Enemies who enter it are slowed. Upon entering a battle in the zone, there’s a 100% chance for a target enemy to be imprisoned. Imprisoned enemies’ actions are delayed by 20% and their speed is reduced by 10%

Traces:

Trace Effect
Retribution Increase Welt’s ultimate damage by 25%
Judgment Using Welt’s ultimate additionally regenerates ten energy
Punishment Deals 20% more damage to enemies inflicted with weakness break

What are Welt’s eidolons?

Eidolons are similar to Genshin Impact’s constellations. They’re bonuses you unlock by pulling duplicates of a character. Here are all of Welt’s eidolons.

Eidolon Effect
Level one – Legacy of Honor After using his ultimate, Welt’s abilities are enhanced. The next two times he uses his basic attack or skill deals additional damage to the target equal to 50% of his base attack or 80% of his skill’s damage multiplier respectively
Level two – Conflux of Stars When you trigger Welt’s talent, he regenerates three energy
Level three – Prayer of Peace  Increases Welt’s skill level by two, to a maximum of 15, and his basic attack level by one, to a maximum of ten
Level four – Appellation of Justice Increases the base chance for Welt’s skill to inflict a speed reduction by 35%
Level five – Power of Kindness Increases Welt’s ultimate level by two, to a maximum of 15, and the level of his talent by two, to a maximum of ten
Level six – Prospect of Brilliance When using Welt’s skill, deal additional damage one time to a random enemy

Honkai Star Rail Welt reaching towards the camera.

What are Welt’s ascension materials?

You can use character EXP materials to ascend Welt all the way to level 80, but you’ll need to pay a little extra at specific ascension milestones along the way.

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

Required level Credits Ascension materials
20 4k Five Silvermane badges
30 8k Ten Silvermane badges
40 16k Six Silvermane insignias and three golden crown of the past shadow
50 40k Nine Silvermane insignias and seven golden crown of the past shadow
60 80k Six Silvermane medals and 20 golden crown of the past shadow
70 160k Nine Silvermane medals and 35 golden crown of the past shadow

Here’s where to get all of Welt’s ascension materials:

  • Silvermane badges, insignias, and medals – drops from Silvermane guard enemies on Jarilo-VI or in the Honkai Star Rail simulated universe, from assignment rewards, via synthesis, or the embers exchange store
  • Golden crown of past shadow – drops from the Stagnant Shadow: Shape of Mirage in Jarilo-VI’s Backwater Pass

What are Welt’s trace materials?

Traces are bonus abilities that boost a character’s basic attack and skills. To max out all of Welt’s traces, you’ll need the following materials:

  • 41 Silvermane badges, 56 Silvermane insignias, and 58 Silvermane medals
  • 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:

  • Talent > Skill > Ultimate > Basic

Major trace priority:

  • Retribution > Judgment > Punishment

That’s everything we’ve got on Honkai Star Rail’s Welt. While you’re here, hop on over to our Genshin Impact tier list, Zenless Zone Zero preview, and Genshin Impact codes guide for more from Hoyoverse. We’ve also got build guides for Genshin Impact’s Bennett, Genshin Impact’s Xiangling, and Genshin Impact’s Venti.