Honkai Star Rail’s Sushang, the naive but enthusiastic Cloud Knight belonging to the Hunt Path, has made some waves as a great damage dealer. Despite being a four-star character, with the best Honkai Star Rail Sushang build she’s deadly on the field. You’re in luck because this guide will cover the Relics, Light cones, abilities, and more that create the best Sushang build right now.
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What is the best Honkai Star Rail Sushang build?
The best Honkai Star Rail Sushang build is:
- Relics – Champion of Streetwise Boxing (4pc), Celestial Differentiator (2pc)
- Light Cone – The Battle Isn’t Over
- Stats – Crit Rate/DMG, ATK%, Physical DMG%, SPD, Break
- Role – DPS
- Team – Sushang, Bronya, Tingyun, Natasha/Bailu
Being a Hunt Path character, Sushang is a great single-target damage dealer who will excel against tough enemies, including bosses. If you’re in the market for a strong main DPS character and you don’t have Honkai Star Rail Seele, then Sushang will be a great pick, especially since she’ll be slightly easier to get.
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 Sushang build in Honkai Star Rail.
Which Relics should I use for Sushang in Honkai Star Rail?
The best Honkai Star Rail Sushang build will use two different sets to improve damage through various stats.
|Champion of Streetwise Boxing||
Two-piece: Increases Physical DMG by 10%.
Four-piece: After the wearer attacks or his hit, their ATK increases by 5% for the rest of the battle. This effect can stack up to five times.
|Celestial Differentiator||Two-piece: Increases the wearer’s Crit Rate by 8%. When the wearer’s current Crit Rate is 80% or above, the wearer’s basic attack and skill damage increases by 20%.|
The best Relics for a Honkai Star Rail Sushang build will be four-piece Champion of Streetwise Boxing and two-piece Celestial Differentiator. Champion of Streetwise Boxing is tailor-made for Physical DPS characters like Sushang or the Trailblazer. It will increase Physical DMG and provide a stacking ATK buff when the wearer attacks an enemy or is hit by an enemy. This is a simple way to gain some handy bonus damage. Likewise, Celestial Differentiator will increase Crit Rate and, if you reach 80% Crit Rate or higher, increase the damage of the wearer’s basic attack and skill. Crit Rate is a great stat for Sushang and damage dealers in general, so you’re going to want to try to reach that 80% Crit Rate value for a massive improvement in damage output.
With that said, other Relic setups include replacing Celestial Differentiator with Space Sealing Station or Inert Salsotto. Space Sealing Station will increase ATK, and a further increase in ATK if you reach 120 SPD. Inert Salsotto provides a similar boost to Celestial Differentiator, though its bonus effect will improve ultimate and follow-up attack damage instead of basic attack and skill damage.
Which Light Cone should I use for Sushang in Honkai Star Rail?
Sushang’s best Light Cone is In the Night. However, there are plenty of alternatives if you don’t own this five-star Light Cone.
|In the Night (Best)||Increases the wearer’s Crit Rate by 12%. While the wearer is in battle, for every 10 SPD that exceeds 100, increase the wearer’s basic attack and skill damage by 6%, and increase the Crit DMG of their ultimate by 8%. This effect can stack up to eight times.|
|Swordplay (Alt)||For each time the wearer hits the same target, damage increases by 8%, stacking up to five times. The stack effect will be reset when the wearer changes targets.|
|Return to Darkness (Alt)||Increases the wearer’s Crit Rate by 12%. After a Crit Hit, there is a 12% fix chance to dispel one buff on the target enemy. This effect can only trigger once per attack.|
|Arrows (F2P)||At the beginning of the battle, increase the wearer’s Crit Rate by 12% for three turns.|
In the Night, Seele’s signature Light Cone, provides a significant boost to Sushang’s power. Perhaps most importantly, it will provide a substantial increase in Crit Rate which pairs well with the best Relics to improve Sushang’s damage even further. Furthermore, In the Night will also increase basic attack, skill, and Crit DMG for every 10 SPD over 100. I
Luckily, there are alternative Light Cones you can use for the best Sushang build in Honkai Star Rail. Swordplay, Sushang’s own signature Light Cone, is the best alternative. This will provide a stacking damage increase for each consecutive hit on the same target. If you’re up against a boss or there’s a particularly challenging foe, then this Light Cone well help Sushang excel in her single-target DPS role.
Return to Darkness is another great four-star Light Cone for the best Sushang build. This will increase her Crit Rate by a large amount. Furthermore, if an enemy is damaged by a Critical Hit, there is a small chance that a buff will be cleansed from the opponents.
As for a three-star option, Arrows is likely the best choice. This Light Cone will increase Sushang’s Crit Rate at the start of a battle to hopefully end the fight before it drags on any longer.
What is the best Honkai Star Rail Sushang team comp?
The best Honkai Star Rail Sushang team comp will feature Sushang as the main DPS, supported by offensive buffers or debuffers and a healer or tank.
|Character 1||Character 2||Character 3||Character 4|
|Sushang (Main DPS)||Pela (Debuffer)||Asta (Buffer)||Natasha/Bailu (Healer)|
|Sushang (Main DPS)||Tingyun (Buffer)||Bronya (Buffer)||Natasha/Bailu (Healer)|
|Sushang (Main DPS)||Tingyun (Buffer)||March 7th (Tank)||Natasha (Healer)|
The best team for Sushang is Tingyun and Bronya as two powerful offensive buffers and Bailu as a healer. If you don’t have Bailu, then you could also use Natasha, though keep in mind you will have more narrow elemental coverage with two Physical characters. Nevertheless, Sushang will be able to dish out some heavy damage in this team comp.
A more accessible, free-to-play team would feature Sushang as the main DPS, Tingyun as offensive support, March 7th as a tank, and Natasha as a healer.
What do Sushang’s attacks and abilities do in Honkai Star Rail?
|Cloudfencer Art: Starshine (Basic)||Deals Physical DMG equal to 50% of Sushang’s ATK to a single enemy.|
|Cloudfencer Art: Mountainfall (Skill)||Deals Physical DMG equal to 105% of Sushang’s ATK to a single enemy. In addition, there is a 33% chance to trigger Sword Stance on the final hit, dealing further Physical DMG equal to 50% of Sushang’s ATK to the enemy. If the enemy is inflicted with Weakness Break, Sword Stance is guaranteed to trigger.|
|Shape of Taixu: Dawn Herald (Ultimate)||Deals Physical DMG equal to 192% of Sushang’s ATK to a single enemy and immediately Advances Forward her actions by 100%. In addition, Sushang’s ATK increases by 18% and using her skill has two additional chances to trigger Sword Stance for two turns. Sword Stance triggered from the extra chances deals 50% of the original damage.|
|Dancing Blade (Talent)||When an enemy has their Weakness Broken on the field, Sushang’s SPD increases by 15% for two turns.|
|Cloudfencer Art: Warcry (Technique)||Immediately attacks the enemy. Upon entering battle, Sushang deals Physical DMG equal to 80% of her ATK to all enemies.|
|Guileless (Trace Ascension)||When her HP is at 50% of Max HP or less, reduces the chance of Sushang being attacked by enemies.|
|Riposte (Trace Ascension)||For every Sword Stance triggered, the damage dealt by Sword Stance increases by 2.5%. Stacks up to ten times.|
|Vanquisher (Trace Ascension)||After using a basic attack or skill, if there are enemies on the field with Weakness Break, Sushang’s action is Advanced Forward by 15%.|
Sushang’s abilities focus on dealing high Physical damage to a single-target. A key mechanic of her kit is Sword Stance which, when triggered, deals additional Physical damage based on Sushang’s ATK stat. This makes increasing her ATK from Relics and Light Cones a great idea. For example, Sushang’s skill deals Physical damage to a single enemy and has a 33% chance to trigger Sword Stance. However, if an enemy is inflicted with Weakness Break, then Sword Stance will be guaranteed to trigger. This results in some strong bonus damage with little extra effort required. What’s more, her ultimate will increase the chance of Sword Stance to trigger, alongside increasing her ATK and Advancing Forward her actions.
Sushang will be an excellent single-target damage dealer, especially when supported by buffing teammates.
What are Sushang’s Eidolons in Honkai Star Rail?
|Cut With Ease||After using a skill against a Weakness Broken enemy, regenerate one skill point.|
|Refine in Toil||After triggering Sword Stance, the damage taken by Sushang is reduced by 20% for one turn.|
|Rise From Fame||Ultimate level +2, up to a maximum of level 15. Talent level +2, up to a maximum of level 15.|
|Cleave With Heart||Sushang’s Break Effect increases by 50%.|
|Prevail via Taixu||Skill level +2, up to a maximum of level 15. Basic attack level +1, up to a maximum of level 10.|
|Dwell Like Water||Sushang’s talent SPD boost is stackable and can stack up to two times. Additionally, after entering battle, Sushang immediately gains one stack of her talent’s SPD boost.|
Eidolons are the equivalent of Constellations from Genshin Impact, acting as permanent buffs for characters after each additional copy of the character you receive.
Sushang’s Eidolons improve upon the weaker elements of her kit, namely her self-sustain rather than improving raw damage. For example, Sushang’s first Eidolon will cause her to regenerate a skill point after using a skill against a Weakness Broken enemy. This small change can drastically reduce the strain on your skill points during battle, as Sushang will want to use her skill frequently. Likewise, her fourth Eidolon will increase her Break Effect, synergising well with her skills and first Eidolon for a smoother time dealing increased damage. Her final Eidolon is her least important, lowering the chances of Sushang being attacked by enemies when she is under 50% HP. With a strong team composition, you shouldn’t get all that much use out of this Eidolon.
How do I get Sushang in Honkai Star Rail?
Sushang can be obtained from any banner type in Honkai Star Rail. This includes the Stellar Warp banner, the Departure Warp banner, Character Event Warp banners, and limited Light Cone banners in Honkai Star Rail.
As a four-star character, Sushang should be easier to obtain than five-stars. While she’s not obtained for free through the main missions like Honkai Star Rail March 7th, she is available in every banner type, much like Honkai Star Rail Natasha. Over time, you are likely to get at least one copy of Sushang from your Warps. Nevertheless, it’s worth reading up on the Honkai Star Rail pity system so you have a better understanding of how many Warps it could take.
Who is Honkai Star Rail’s Sushang?
Sushang is a four-star Physical single-target damage dealer belonging to the Hunt Path who will act as the main DPS in a team.
As the rookie in the Cloud Knights of the Xianzhou Luofu, Sushang is rather naive but highly enthusiastic about her position. She aspires to one day be renowned across the universe after hearing of the legacy of the Cloud Knights she is now a part of.
That’s everything you need to know to make the best Honkai Star Rail Sushang build, including what Relics and Light Cones to use, her abilities, Eidolons, and more. Once you’ve got your team set up correctly, with Sushang leading the charge, it’s time to take on the Honkai Star Rail Forgotten Hall endgame activity to see if you emerge victorious. If you’re struggling to win, check out the best Honkai Star Rail builds for every character and the best Honkai Star Rail team comp to improve your chances.