Honkai Star Rail Relics guide – Relic sets and stats explained

Honkai Star Rail Relics guide – Relic sets and stats explained
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Want to know how to get Honkai Star Rail Relics? They can be used to enhance your characters’ stats, letting them take more hits, heal more, and deal more damage. Suffice it to say, you need Relics in Honkai Star Rail to let your characters bash through enemies and dish out those beautiful big-number hits.

With so much to do in Honkai Star Rail, you should only consider getting Relics when you reach Trailblazer Rank 40, and this is because that is the level you unlock the five-star rarity version of all the Relic farming instances you can do. Here’s how to get Relics in Honkai Star Rail.

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Where to get Relics in Honkai Star Rail

Relics in Honkai Star Rail come from multiple sources, the most prominent of which is called the Cavern of Corrosion. These Domains are found in maps throughout Honkai Star Rail, and they let you challenge a group of enemies. If you win, you are rewarded with a chance to get the corresponding Relic. Using the Interastral Guide will open up a menu showing your Daily Training and other helpful resources in Honkai Star Rail.

As it stands, there are seven Cavern of Corrosion to challenge. Each one has two Relic sets that can reward you. Every time you take on the Cavern of Corrosion for Relics, you will need to spend 40 Trailblaze Power in order to take part. Outside of the Cavern of Corrosion options, Relics are awarded for clearing quests, opening chests, and beating the weekly bosses in the Echo of War.

A screenshot showing different Relics and how to get Relics in Honkai Star Rail.

Each character has a slot for the following Relice pieces: Head, Hands, Chest, and Boots. Each piece comes with a Main Stat, such as ATK%, Outgoing Healing, and so on. The idea behind this system is to find the Relic that has the main stat you want for your character and then level that relic up using the enhancement system. Relics can also be bought from shops and created if you have all the correct materials.

How to unlock Relics in Honkai Star Rail

When you first start playing Honkai Star Rail, you won’t be able to take on any of the Relic challenges until you unlock them in the overworld. You can find any undiscovered ones you need to find on your minimap by looking for a blue icon that represents a Link Rope and a Planar Sphere.

Interact with these orbs in the overworld and you’ll unlock the corresponding Relic challenge. Each Cavern of Corrosion has six difficulty options, which will unlock as you play more and increase your Trailblaze and Equilibrium Levels. The harder difficulty you choose, the more rewards you’ll get from the Cavern. Consider this when you’re trying to farm for specific Relic pieces.

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When to farm for Relics

In Honkai Star Rail, you should only consider farming for Relics when you unlock difficulty three or higher in the Cavern of Corrosion. To do this, you need to reach Trailblaze Level 40. This allows you to farm the five-star rarity Relics, which are the best versions of them all.

Relic stats in Honkai Star Rail

Every Relic in Honkai Star Rail has a main stat. For two of these Relic pieces you can equip – namely the Head and Hands slot – will always have the same main stat on every Relic you get regardless of which set it belongs to or its star rarity.

The final two Relic slots, the Chest and Boots, will always have a randomised Main Stat. This Main Stat is selected from a pool of potential stats, which for the Chest can be any one of the following: HP% increase, AKT%, Outgoing Healing boost, Defence, Effect Hit Rate, Crit Rate, and Crit DMG.

Honkai Star Rail - Relic set in the character menu

In contrast, Boot Relics can only have the following stats as their main: Defence, ATK, HP, and Speed. Due to the randomised nature of the main stats on your Relics, you will usually end up farming for the most desirable Relic for a long time. This isn’t taking into account substats, which are also entirely randomised. Ask any Genshin player and they will tell you the grind is real.

All Relic Sets in Honkai Star Rail

New Relic Sets are undoubtedly going to be added to Honkai Star Rail as it continues to receive updates. As of patch 1.2 and going into patch 1.3, there are 14 different Relic Sets in total. Each Relic Set is different and grants your characters corresponding set bonuses if you equip two or four pieces of the same set.

Each set has a passive set piece bonus and out of these, you can see which sets are going to be the best for each character. One set increases your outgoing healing, which is perfect for a healer as you might expect, and so on. We’ve put this table together to list all the Relic Sets and their bonuses, and which Cavern of Corrosion you get it from.

Relic SetSet BonusCavern of Corrosion
Hunter of Glacial FrostTwo-piece bonus: Increases Ice DMG by 10%.
Four-piece bonus: After the wearer unleashes their Ultimate, their CRIT DMG increases by 25% for 2 turns.
Path of Gelid Wind
Eagle of Twilight LineTwo-piece bonus: Increases Wind DMG by 10%.
Four-piece bonus: After the wearer uses Ultimate, their action is Advanced Forward by 25%.
Path of Gelid Wind
Champion of Streetwise BoxingTwo-piece bonus: Increases Physical DMG by 10%.
Four-piece bonus: After the wearer attacks or is hit, their ATK increases by 5% for the rest of the battle. This effect can stack up to 5 times.
Path of Jabbing Punch
Thief of Shooting MeteorTwo-piece bonus: Increases Break Effect by 16%.
Four-piece bonus: When the wearer inflicts Weakness Break on an enemy, regenerates 3 Energy.
Path of Jabbing Punch
Passerby of Wandering CloudTwo-piece bonus: Increases Outgoing Healing by 10%.
Four-piece bonus: At the beginning of the battle, immediately recovers 1 Skill Point.
Path of Drifting
Musketeer of Wild WheatTwo-piece bonus: ATK increases by 12%.
Four-piece bonus: The wearer’s SPD increases by 6% and Basic ATK DMG increases by 10%.
Path of Drifting
Guard of Wuthering SnowTwo-piece bonus: Reduces DMG taken by 8%.
Four-piece bonus: At the beginning of the turn, if the wearer’s HP is equal to or less than 50% of their Max HP, restores HP equal to 8% of their Max HP and regenerates 5 Energy.
Path of Providence
Genius of Brilliant StarsTwo-piece bonus: Increases Quantum DMG by 10%.
Four-piece bonus: When the wearer deals DMG to the target enemy, ignores 10% DEF. If the target enemy has Quantum Weakness, the wearer additionally ignores 10% DEF.
Path of Providence
Knight of Purity PalaceTwo-piece bonus: Increases DEF by 12%.
Four-piece bonus: Increases the max DMG that can be absorbed by the shield created by the wearer by 20%.
Path of Holy Hymn
Band of Sizzling ThunderTwo-piece bonus: Increases Lightning DMG by 10%.
Four-piece bonus: When the wearer uses Skill, increases the wearer’s ATK by 20% for 1 turn.
Path of Holy Hymn
Firesmith of Lava-ForgingTwo-piece bonus: Increases Fire DMG by 10%.
Four-piece bonus: Increases the wearer’s Skill DMG by 12%. After unleashing Ultimate, increases the wearer’s Fire DMG by 12% for the next attack.
Path of Conflagration
Wastelander of Banditry DesertTwo-piece bonus: Increases Imaginary DMG by 10%.
Four-piece bonus: When attacking debuffed enemies, the wearer’s CRIT Rate increases by 10%. If the enemy is Imprisoned, then the wearer’s CRIT DMG increases by 20%.
Path of Conflagration
Longevous DiscipleTwo-piece bonus: Increases Max HP by 12%.
Four-piece bonus: When the wearer is hit or has their HP consumed by an ally or themselves, their CRIT Rate increases by 8% for 2 turns and up to 2 stacks.
Path of Elixir Seekers
Messenger Traversing HackerspaceTwo-piece bonus: Increases SPD by 6%.
Four-piece bonus: When the wearer uses their Ultimate on an ally, SPD for all allies increases by 12% for 1 turn. This effect cannot be stacked.
Path of Elixir Seekers

To give you an example, you can see that a Wind DPS character will benefit the most out of Eagle of Twilight Line. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can mix and match these sets and wear two-pieces from two, but generally speaking, the four-piece bonus is better nine times out of 10. With that, this is all you need to know about the Relics and how to get them in Honkai Star Rail. If you’re looking for more, check out our guides on Honkai Star Rail co-op and our guide on Honkai Star Rail characters for background information on the cast.