Honkai Star Rail’s Clara is a perceptive and strong-willed five-star Destruction Path character who accidentally activated an ancient relic. Thankfully, this turned out to be a friendly mech from a past civilisation which she’s called Svarog. Despite her robotic sidekick, you will need the best Honkai Star Rail Clara build to maximize her potential. Luckily for you, in this guide we’ll cover the Relics, Light cones, abilities, and more that create the best Clara build right now.
There are tons of characters in the Honkai Star Rail roster besides the fearsome Clara and her lethal robot friend. We’ve got a guide covering all the best Honkai Sta Rail team comps and other Honkai Star Rail characters you can get and even a Honkai Star Rail tier list of best characters so you can see where each one ranks. It’s also worth reading up on the Honkai Star Rail Paths and Honkai Star Rail elements so you understand how each character can fit into a team.
What is the best Honkai Star Rail Clara build?
The best Honkai Star Rail Clara build is:
- Relics – Champion of Streetwise Boxing (4pc), Space Sealing Station (2pc)
- Light Cone – Something Irreplaceable
- Stats – ATK%, Physical DMG%, DEF%
- Role – Tank physical DPS
- Team – Clara, Jing Yuan, Bronya, March 7th
As a Destruction Path character, Clara is a tanky physical damage dealer. Through her unique ‘Mark of Counter’ effect, Clara and her mech Svarog are capable of dealing high consistent damage. Likewise, she’s also relatively tanky, with several abilities that enhance her survivability and support her team. If you’re looking for a strong and deadly bruiser, then the best Clara build is the way to go.
Below you’ll find everything you need to know about the Relic set-piece bonuses, Light Cone alternatives, stat priority and more to make the best Clara build in Honkai Star Rail.
Which Relics should I use for Clara in Honkai Star Rail?
The best Honkai Star Rail Clara build will make use of two different sets to improve her physical damage output, ATK while filling the bruiser role.
|Champion of Streetwise Boxing
Two-piece: Increases Physical DMG by 10%.
Four-piece: After the wearer attacks or is hit, their ATK is increased by 5% for the rest of the battle. This effect can stack up to five times.
|Space Sealing Station
|Two-piece: Increases the wearer’s ATK by 12%. When the wearer’s SPD reaches 120 or higher, their ATK increases by another 12%.
Using a full four-piece set of Champion of Streetwise Boxing and a two-piece set of Space Sealing Station is by far the best Relic choice for Clara. Firstly, Champion will give Clara a flat increase to physical DMG which is a nice boost. More importantly, it will also increase her ATK after she attacks or is attacked herself, which synergizes well with her kit that can draw enemy attention towards her. Next up, Space Sealing Station will give Clara even greater boosts ATK and her damage potential. This is by far the best Relic setup for a Clara build.
Which Light Cone should I use for Clara in Honkai Star Rail?
Clara’s signature Light Cone, Something Irreplaceable, is best-in-slot for the best Honkai Star Rail Clara build. However, there are several alternatives. If you’re free-to-play or simply don’t own her Light Cone, then don’t worry.
|Something Irreplaceable (Best)
Increases the wearer’s ATK by 20%. When the wearer defeats an enemy or is hit, they immediately restore HP equal to 6% of the wearer’s ATK.
At the same time, the wearer’s damage increases by 20% until the end of their next turn. This effect cannot stack and can only trigger once per turn.
|Nowhere to Run (Alt)
|Increases the wearer’s ATK by 20%. Whenever the wearer defeats an enemy, they restore HP equal to 12% of their ATK.
|Collapsing Sky (F2P)
|Increases the wearer’s basic attack and skill damage by 16%.
We’ll be picking Light Cones that enhance Clara’s damage and tanking ability as she’ll be drawing enemy attention frequently. This is why Something Irreplaceable is Clara’s best Light Cone, as it’s her signature Light Cone designed to synergize well with her kit. Something Irreplaceable will hugely improve Clara’s ATK stat to improve damage and the secondary healing effect. Something Irreplaceable will allow Clara to restore health when hit or upon defeating an enemy, helping with her sustain as she draws aggro.
However, there are some great alternatives. For example, Nowhere to Run is her best free-to-play option, boasting increased ATK and health restoration upon defeating an enemy. Collapsing Sky is a three-star alternative that will improve the damage of her basic attack and skill damage.
What is the best Honkai Star Rail Clara team comp?
The best Honkai Star Rail Clara team comp is Clara, Jing Yuan, Bronya, and March 7th.
|Clara (DPS Bruiser)
|Jing Yuan (DPS)
|March 7th (Tank)
|Clara (DPS Bruiser)
|Serval/Sushang/Dan Heng (DPS)
|March 7th (Tank)
|Clara (DPS Bruiser)
|March 7th (Tank)
Clara can deal heavy damage using her unique Mark of Counter mechanic. However, this involves her getting hit to trigger Svarog’s follow-up attack. This is where March 7th comes in, the free tank that you will start the game with. March’s shield will also increase the taunt level of the target ally so, when applied to Clara, she will be able to mitigate attacks while dealing frequent Counters. Meanwhile, Jing Yuan will help out in the damage department with his high AoE damage. Bronya or Asta will support the damage dealers to effectively increase overall damage.
Clara is also very free-to-play friendly. If you want a more F2P Clara team, use Clara, Tingyun, Asta, and March 7th. This works much the same as the premium team, only Clara will have two supports to help out, which Tingyun boosting ATK and granting ultimate Energy.
What do Clara’s attacks and abilities do in Honkai Star Rail?
|I Want to Help (Basic)
|Deals Physical DMG equal to 50% of Clara’s ATK to a single enemy.
|Svarog Watches Over You (Skill)
|Deals Physical DMG equal to 60% of Clara’s ATK to all enemies; deals additional Physical DMG equal to 60% of Clara’s ATK to enemies marked by Svarog with a Mark of Counter. All Marks of Counter will be removed after skill is used.
|Promise, Not Command (Ultimate)
Damage dealt to Clara is reduced by an additional 15%, and Clara has a greatly increased chance of being attacked by enemies for two turns.
Additionally, Svarog’s Counter is enhanced. When an ally is attacked, Svarog is guaranteed to launch Counters, with its damage multiplier on the enemy increased by 96%. Adjacent enemies take 50% of the damage dealt to the target enemy. Enhanced Counter can take effect twice.
|Because We’re Family (Talent)
|Under the protection of Svarog, Clara’s damage taken is reduced by 15%. Svarog will mark enemies who attack Clara with Mark of Counter and retaliate with a Counter, dealing Physical DMG equal to 80% of Clara’s ATK.
|Small Price for Victory (Technique)
|Immediately attacks the enemy. Upon entering battle, the chance Clara will be attacked by enemies increases for two turns.
|Kinship (Trace Ascension)
|When Clara is attacked, there is a 35% fixed chance to remove a debuff currently applied on her.
|Under Protection (Trace Ascension)
|Resistance to crowd control debuffs is increased by 35%.
|Revenge (Trace Ascension)
|Increases Svarog’s Counter damage by 30%.
Clara’s abilities centre around dealing physical damage, the Mark of Counter mechanic involving Svarog, and tanking damage. Mark of Counters are gained by taking damage, which Clara aims to do to have Svarog follow-up with additional damage. For example, Clara’s skill will deal additional damage to enemies marked by Svarog with a Mark of Counter, though it will remove this effect afterwards. Luckily, Clara is designed to take damage, having passives and abilities that help with this. Clara’s ultimate, for instance, results in her taking significantly less damage while increasing her chance of being attacked by enemies for two turns.
Overall, Clara is a tank and bruiser that also brings high damage to the table thanks to Svarog’s counterattacks. This is only improved by Clara’s Eidolons.
What are Clara’s Eidolons in Honkai Star Rail?
|A Tall Figure
|Using Clara’s skill will no longer remove the Mark of Counter on the enemy.
|A Tight Embrace
|After using Clara’s ultimate, her ATK increases by 30% for two turns.
|Cold Steel Armor
|Skill level +2, up to a maximum of level 15. Basic attack level +1, up to a maximum of level 10.
|After being hit, damage taken by Clara is reduced by 30%. This effect lasts until the start of her next turn.
|A Small Promise
|Ultimate level +2, up to a maximum of level 15. Talent level +2, up to a maximum of level 15.
|After other allies are hit, Svarog also has a 50% fixed chance to trigger a Counter on the attacker and mark them with a Mark of Counter. When using Clara’s ultimate, trigger an additional Enhanced Counter.
Eidolons are the equivalent of Constellations from Genshin Impact, acting as permanent buffs for characters after each additional copy of the character you receive.
Clara’s Eidolons further build upon her strengths in the damage and tanking department. She gains increased damage and damage reduction when certain conditions are met which will help out her teams. Furthermore, her final Eidolon will grant a 50% chance to trigger a counter by Svarog when allies are hit and apply a Mark of Counter. Not only does this cause Svarog to trigger more frequently and improve damage, but it also synergizes well with her skill and earlier Eidolons.
How do I get Clara in Honkai Star Rail?
Clara can be obtained from the Stellar Warp banner, the Departure Warp banner, and Character Event Warp banners.
As a five-star character, Clara could take you a significant number of Warps to get. Thankfully, Clara features on both the standard Stellar Warp banner and the starter Departure Warp banner. It’s also possible she’ll be available as the featured character in event Warp banners to focus your search. Read up on the Honkai Star Rail pity system so you’re in the know on how many Warps it could take you to get her.
Who is Honkai Star Rail’s Clara?
Clara is a five-star Physical damage dealer and defensive support belonging to the Destruction Path who will serve as a main DPS character and tank.
Having no home or family at a young age, Clara joined the prospectors to survive. Shortly after doing so, she accidentally reactivated an ancient relic from a past civilization. Luckily, this turned out to be the friendly mech Svarog who has raised her ever since.
That’s everything you need to know about the best Honkai Star Rail Clara build, including what Relics and Light Cones to use, her abilities, Eidolons, and more. Once you’ve built her and her mech companion Svarog, dive into the Honkai Star Rail Forgotten Hall endgame activity to cause some chaos with the best Honkai Star Rail builds for every character. Good luck, Trailblazer.