Honkai Star Rail Yanqing build

Get ready to ride, because Honkai Star Rail Yanqing is surfing into the station. So let's take a look at this five-star ice DPS, his best build, and more

Honkai Star Rail Yanqing in an action pose, holding his weapon over his shoulder and smiling

You better duck, because Honkai Star Rail’s Yanqing is cruising on in – surfing on the back of an ice blade? If that isn’t cool enough to get you hooked, this energetic, five-star character is bound to win you over with his optimistic, bright vibes and massive potential to deal heaps of single-target damage. So let’s hop aboard and surf the sword with him, as we take a look at the best HSR Yanqing build.

If you’re eagerly anticipating the Honkai Star Rail beta and want to brush up on your knowledge of the Astral Express, check out our Honkai Star Rail tier list and Honkai Star Rail characters guides. We’ve also got a bunch of other builds just like this one, including our Honkai Star Rail Qingque, Honkai Star Rail Bailu, Honkai Star Rail Tingyun, and Honkai Star Rail Fu Xuan guides.

Honkai Star Rail Yanqing

Who is Honkai Star Rail’s Yanqing?

Making his first appearances on the Honkai Star Rail website and in the final beta trailer during January 2023, Yanqing is a playable character joining the roster of playable Honkai Star Rail characters in the next beta. He’s affiliated with Xianzhou Luofu, one of the six Flagships of the Xianzhou Alliance founded by the aeon Lan.

Beyond that, we don’t know much about Yanqing yet, though he appears to be a pretty bright and optimistic cap with a wide smile and an energetic personality.

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What’s the best Honkai Star Rail Yanqing build?

So far, we know that Yanqing is a five-star character who wields the power of ice. He treads the path of The Hunt, meaning he excels at single-target damage and is brilliant in blitz battles. For comparison, other characters who align with The Hunt are Honkai Star Rail’s Dan Heng, Honkai Star Rail’s Seele, and Honkai Star Rail’s Sushang.

We can see from his burst animation shown in the character preview on the Honkai Star Rail website that Yanqing summons multiple blades formed from ice to rain upon his enemies. But aside from that, we’re still unsure of what his full kit will be. We’ll be sure to update this guide as soon as Hoyoverse shares any new information.

Honkai Star Rail Yanqing splash art showing him surfing on a blade

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

As we’re unfamiliar with his kit and have yet to test Yanqing out yet, we can’t give you a definitive answer about which light cone suits him at the moment. However, in the previous beta, we saw that each character has their own light cone tailored to their kit. As such, it’s likely that the best light cone for Yanqing will be his own custom one.

What we can say for sure is that Yanqing will be best suited to a light cone that aligns with The Hunt path, so he can make use of its skill. As such, Sushang’s light cone ‘Swordplay’ or Seele’s light cone ‘In the Night’ could be good backup options for him.

Light cone Effect How to obtain
Swordplay Each time Yanqing hits the same target, his damage dealt increases by 8%, stacking up to five times. This stack effect resets when Yanqing changes targets Gacha
In the Night Increases Yanqing’s crit rate by 12%. If his speed is above 100, every additional 15 speed increases his basic attack damage and skill damage by 8%, and increases his ultimate crit damage by 8%. This effect can stack up to six times Gacha

Honkai Star Rail Yanqing smiling, with his name next to him in blue text

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

As with his build and light cones, we can’t say for sure what the best Honkai Star Rail Yanqing relics are until we see his full kit. However, we do know that he’s an ice DPS that excels at single-target damage, which leads us to believe that the Guard of Wuthering Snow is a good option.

Relic Effect How to obtain
Guard of Wuthering Snow Two equipped: increases ice damage by 12%
Four equipped: increases the wearer’s attack by 15%, and the damage they deal to frozen enemies by 20%
Five equipped: increases ice damage by 12%
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What are Honkai Star Rail’s Yanqing attacks?

Unfortunately, we don’t know anything about Honkai Star Rail Yanqing’s attacks and abilities beyond that brief glimpse we’ve seen in the final beta trailer and the website’s character preview. However, we should get to see him firsthand in the upcoming beta, so we’ll be sure to update this guide with details then.

What are Honkai Star Rail Yanqing’s eidolons?

Similar to Genshin Impact’s constellations, eidolons are special buffs that you can unlock when you acquire more than one copy of a character. We don’t know what Yanqing’s eidolons are yet, but we’ll be sure to add them here when we find out.

Honkai Star Rail Yanqing cuttng through an enemy and smiling

Who is Honkai Star Rail Yanqing’s voice actor?

Yanqing’s English voice actor is Amber May, who you may recognise as the name of Barbie Roberts from Barbie Big City, Big Dreams, or from one of her multiple roles in Genshin, including Sansa, Ms. Yu, Hertha, and, of course, Genshin Impact’s Dehya.

On the other hand, Yanqing’s Japanese voice actor is Marna Inoue, who voiced Elysia in Honkai Impact 3rd, the female protagonist in Persona 3 Portable, White Lily Cookie in Cookie Run: Kingdom, and many more amazing characters.

That’s all we’ve got on Honkai Star Rail Yanqing at the moment. If you’re looking for something to keep you busy while you wait for the Honkai Star Rail release date, head over to our Genshin Impact events, Genshin Impact tier list, and Genshin Impact banners guides and catch up with all the fresh content in Hoyo’s other hit.