There are lots of friendly faces (and not so friendly faces) to get to know in Honkai Star Rail, HoYoverse’s next RPG. Luckily, we’ve prepared this guide to go through all the Honkai Star Rail characters. New characters will be released on a regular basis, so be sure to check back from time to time.
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Honkai Star Rail characters list
The full list of Honkai Star Rail characters is:
- Arlan – Four-star, Lightning element, Destruction path
- Asta – Four-star, Fire element, Harmony path
- Bailu – Five-star, Lightning element, Abundance path
- Blade – Five-star, Wind element, Destruction path
- Bronya – Five-star, Wind element, Harmony path
- Clara – Five-star, Physical element, Destruction path
- Dan Heng – Four-star, Wind element, Hunt path
- Fu Xuan – Four-star, Quantum element, Preservation path
- Gepard – Four-star, Ice element, Preservation path
- Herta – Four-star, Ice element, Erudition path
- Himeko – Himeko – Five-star, Fire element, Erudition path
- Hook – Four-star, Fire element, Destruction path
- Jing Yuan – Five-star, Lightning element, Erudition path
- Kafka – Five-star, Lightning element, Nihility path
- Luocha – Five-star, Imaginary element, Abundance path
- March 7th – Four-star, Ice element, Preservation path
- Natasha – Four-star, Physical element, Abundance path
- Pela – Four-star, Ice element, Nihility path
- Qingque – Four-star, Quantum element, Erudition path
- Sampo – Five-star, Wing element, Nihility path
- Seele – Five-star, Quantum element, Hunt path
- Serval – Four-star, Lightning element, Erudition path
- Silver Wolf – Five-star, Quantum element, Nihility path
- Sushang – Four-star, Physical element, Hunt path
- Tingyun – Four-star, Lightning element, Harmony path
- Trailblazer – Five-star, Adaptive element, Adaptive path
- Welt – Five-star, Imaginary element, Nihility path
- Yanqing – Five-star, Ice element, Hunt path
With 28 characters in Honkai Star Rail, there are already a lot of characters to get to grips with on release and many, many more to come as the game progresses. We’ll update this guide as soon as more characters are announced. Read on if you’d like to learn more about each character and their role in the story and world on Honkai Star Rail.
Honkai Star Rail’s Arlan is the head of the Herta Space Station’s Security Department, though he only lets his guard down and personality show when he’s with Peppy the dog. Nevertheless, Arlan is willing to risk everything to keep the staff of the space station safe, wearing his scars like badges of honor.
Honkai Star Rail’s Asta is the young and inquisitive Lead Researcher of Herta Space Station. Despite her age, Asta is adept at managing staff and firmly responding to the Intelligentsia Guild.
Honkai Star Rail’s Bailu is known as the ‘Healer Lady’ of the Vidyadhara thanks to her excellent knowledge of medicine. She quite literally can’t bear to see others suffer, so she’ll often have her eyes closed while curing others.
Honkai Star Rail’s Blade is a mysterious member of the Stellaron Hunters, whose real name is still unknown. His prowess and mastery of the sword is apparent though, wielding an ancient sword riddled with cracks.
Honkai Star Rail’s Bronya is the heir to the Supreme Guardian of Belobog, and the current commander of the Silvermane Guards, working alongside Gepard. Bronya underwent extensive training from a young age to reach the knowledge and grace expected of her as an heir, though after witnessing the conditions in the Underworld, Bronya began to doubt her training.
Honkai Star Rail’s Clara is a perceptive and strong-willed young girl who was raised by an ancient mech named Svarog. Clara discovered Svarog shortly after she joined the prospectors, where she accidentally reactivated the relic from a past civilization.
Honkai Star Rail’s Dan Heng is a cold and reserved Astral Express guard. They prefer not to talk about their past, only that the reason they are with the Astral Express is to escape from it.
Honkai Star Rail’s Fu Xuan is the head of the Xianzhou Luofu’s Divination Commission, predicting the fortune of future events to guide the Xianzhou Luofu.
Honkai Star Rail’s Gepard is the honorable captain of the Silvermane Guards of Belobog. Thanks to the efforts of Gepard and his team, the frozen city of Belobog can live in relative peace.
Honkai Star Rail’s Herta is the eponymous master of Herta Space Station, though her interest has long wavered. She has the highest IQ of any human in The Blue and only does what interests her at the moment, causing her to abandon projects like the station. She typically appears in the form of a puppet.
Honkai Star Rail’s Himeko is an adventurous scientist who joined the Astral Express as a child when it got stranded on her home world. She was responsible for repairing the train years later, beginning her journey into the stars and finding companions along the way.
Honkai Star Rail’s Hook is the self-proclaimed leader of The Moles, a group of adventurous friends in Belobog’s Underworld. She values freedom and adventure greatly.
Honkai Star Rail’s Jing Yuan is the meticulous Cloud Knight General in command of the Xianzhou Luofu. Thanks to his meticulousness, the Xianzhou have had many years of peace, though he has earned the moniker of ‘Dozing General’ due to their lazy demeanour, despite all the hard work.
Honkai Star Rail’s Kafka is a Stellaron Hunter, wanted by the Interastral Peace Corporation though all they know is her name and that she collects coats. With that said, Kafka is one of Destiny’s Slave Elio’s most trusted members and works to achieve Elio’s envisioned future.
Honkai Star Rail’s Luocha is a foreign trader and member of the Intergalactic Merchant Guild, who appeared in the Xianzhou Luofu with a coffin in tow. They use their medical expertise to rescue those in times of danger.
Honkai Star Rail’s March 7th is a quirky young girl who was awakened from a piece of drifting eternal ice and found by the Astral Express. Though she knows little about herself, she’s eager to find out more. She named herself after the date she was awakened to spur her on.
Honkai Star Rail’s Natasha is one of the few doctors to come from the Underworld of Belobog, where medical resources and expertise was rare to come by.
Honkai Star Rail’s Pela is the meticulous Intelligence Officer of the Silvermane Guards of Belobog. She’s highly regarded by the Guards and can respond to any threat with calmness and certainty.
Honkai Star Rail’s Qingque is a Diviner of the Divination Commission who originally only passed the entrance exam to please her parents. It was then that she discovered that this was not the relaxing public servant job she thought it would be.
Honkai Star Rail’s Sampo is an eloquent and silver-tongued salesman always on the lookout for profit. Their charming natures makes it hard to not go to for help, though doing so might not always work out in your favour in the long-run.
Honkai Star Rail’s Seele is a spirited member of the Wildfire who grew up in the dangerous Underworld of Belobog. In no small part due to her experience growing up, Seele is accustomed to being alone and fending for herself.
Honkai Star Rail’s Serval is the rebellious eldest daughter of the Landau family who is pursuing her goal of becoming a mechanic. She opened a workshop in the frozen city of Belobog, though she occasionally puts work on hold for rock ‘n’ roll concerts. This has lead others to question the profitability of her workshop, though Serval assures them it’s just a hobby and that money is of no issue.
Honkai Star Rail’s Silver Wolf is an expert hacker. No matter how tricky the defence, Silver Wolf will find a way in. She’s become a legend thanks to her hacking battle with Screwllum of the Genius Society.
Honkai Star Rail’s Sushang is a naive but enthusiastic rookie in the Cloud Knights of the Xianzhou Luofu. She aspires to one day be renowned far and wide, envisioning the historic legends of the Cloud Knights she’s now joined the ranks of.
Honkai Star Rail’s Tingyun is a quick-witted Foxian and Head Representative of the Whistling Flames merchant guild. Her way with words has made Xianzhou trade fairs known throughout the galaxy.
The Trailblazer is the main character of Honkai Star Rail, much like the Traveler in Genshin Impact. They are a humanoid implanted with a Stellaron, a seed of ruin by the God of Destruction. Rescued by the crew of the Astral Express, the Trailblazer woke up inside the Herta Space Station following the invasion of the Antimatter Legion, beginning their journey in search of answers.
Honkai Star Rail’s Welt is the wise former Anti-Entropy Sovereign who has saved Earth from annihilation several times over. After a conspiracy with St. Fountain, Welt travelled through a portal in space to start a new adventure. Now, Welt is a veteran member of the Astral Express crew.
Honkai Star Rail’s Yanqing is the youthful lieutenant of the Xianzhou Luofu and its most skilled swordsman. Yanqing is perhaps a bit too obsessed with swords given their age, though it’s paid off as none would dare underestimate his skill.
And that’s the whopping list of all Honkai Star Rail characters, including all Elements, Paths, and rarity, along with a bit of backstory to each of them. You’re now ready to dive in and explore the rich and detailed world of Honkai Star Rail alongside the ever-growing cast of characters. Remember, these characters are only as good as their teams and builds. Luckily for you, we’ve also prepared the best Honkai Star Rail builds and best Honkai Star Rail team comps. Don’t forget about the best RPG games you can play right now either.