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Honkai Star Rail 1.2 banners – all confirmed characters

Find out the stellar Honkai Star Rail 1.2 banners characters and Light Cones on PC, mobile, PS5, and PS4 in HoYoverse’s hit space fantasy RPG.

Honkai Star Rail 1.2 banners: Kafka looking up and to the side, with a blurred image of the Astral Express door opening when Warping in the background.

What are the Honkai Star Rail 1.2 banners? This is a question at the top of all our heads as we look forward to the next banners and wonder where to spend our hard earned Stellar Jade. Well, we’ve got you covered with the full rundown of the Honkai Star Rail 1.2 banners and characters according to official news.

The Honkai Star Rail 1.2 banners are the second big post-launch update to one of the best RPG games right now, with perhaps the most anticipated characters up for grabs. To make sure you’re well-equipped, check out the best Honkai Star Rail builds for every character and best Honkai Star Rail team comps. If you’re patiently waiting to dive in on console, find out everything we know about the Honkai Star Rail PS5, PS4 release date, gameplay, and more.

Honkai Star Rail 1.2 banners

The Honkai Star Rail 1.2 banners are:

  • Blade – Phase 1, five-star (Destruction: Wind)
  • Arlan – Phase 1, four-star (Destruction: Lightning)
  • Sushang – Phase 1, four-star (Hunt: Physical)
  • Natasha – Phase 1, four-star (Abundance: Physical)
  • Kafka – Phase 2, five-star (Nihility: Lightning)
  • Luka – Phase 2, four-star (Nihility: Physical)
  • Sampo – Phase 2, four-star (Nihility: Wind)
  • Serval – Phase 2, four-star (Erudition: Lightning)

The full HSR 1.2 banner line-up was revealed during the version 1.2 livestream, at around 24:00 minutes in, headlined by ‘A Lost Soul’ and ‘Nessun Dorma’ banners. These drop Blade and Kafka respectively as the five-star featured characters.

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Check out the Honkai Star Rail banner schedule to better keep track of the current and upcoming banners for the game to see if the 1.2 banners are worth your Stellar Jade. This is especially important given how strong the 1.1 banners were, with Silver Wolf and Luocha both being strong choices.

Honkai Star Rail 1.2 banners: Blade

Version 1.2 banners phase 1

Blade is the featured five-star character in phase 1. Blade’s unique playstyle as a health-consuming Destruction character will make him a fun and deadly addition to the Honkai Star Rail characters. If you want to get the best out of him, then you may want to allocate a few pulls to his signature Light Cone – The Unreachable Side.

Alongside Blade, we can also get reruns for Arlan, Sushang, and Natasha – the latter of which will be important to keeping Blade topped up while he consumes his health pool to deal devastating damage.

Be sure to check out the best Honkai Star Rail Blade build if you’re looking to pick him up.

Honkai Star Rail 1.2 banners: Kafka

Version 1.2 banners phase 2

Honkai Star Rail 1.2 phase 2 will see Kafka – perhaps the most anticipated new character since Seele at launch – join the fray. Kafka will work great in damage-over-time team comps, having great synergy with the likes of Sampo and Serval. If you’re looking for a unique team that hasn’t had the opportunity to flourish before Kafka, then you’ll want to add her to your collection.

Speaking of Sampo and Serval, HoYo is treating players to the perfect Kafka comp starter kit on this banner. Both characters serve as featured four-stars, alongside new Nihility character Luka who can apply bleed. No matter what you pull on Kafka’s banner – alongside the Stellaron Hunter herself – you’re laughing. While a damage-over-time (DOT) team won’t be for everyone, they’ve never been this good before. In many ways then, Kafka’s arriving is shaking up the meta with a brand-new way to play, at least in endgame activities.

We’ve also got the best Honkai Star Rail Kafka build so you can be prepared the moment the Honkai Star Rail 1.2 release date and banners arrive. Needless to say, you’ll want to keep an eye on her signature Light Cone – Patience Is All You Need – to maximize her output.

That’s everything to know about the Honkai Star Rail 1.2 banners, according to the latest official news. Be sure to check out the Honkai Star Rail tier list of best characters so you know where each one lands, especially if you’re looking to get one of the 1.2 banner characters.

To increase your chances of getting these characters, look no further than the Honkai Star Rail pity system, how to get Honkai Star Rail Stellar Jade, and all the currently active Honkai Star Rail codes so you don’t miss out. Good luck, Trailblazer.