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Honkai: Star Rail – Argenti build and ascension guide

Check out the best Light Cones and Relics for Argenti in Honkai: Star Rail
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Blind the world through your beauty with the best Honkai: Star Rail Argenti build and be a knight in shining armor for your team. This 5-Star character deals Physical Damage and follows The Erudition, which means that he excels at dealing with waves of small fry standing in his way.

Argenti’s Skill, Justice, Hereby Blooms, is a very simple area-of-effect move dealing Physical Damage to all enemies based on his Attack stat.

Argenti can decide how much Energy he wants to invest into his Ultimate. Consuming 90 Energy, he unleashes For In This Garden, Supreme Beauty Bestows and deals Physical Damage to all enemies based on his Attack stat. However, consuming 180 Energy, Argenti instead uses Merit Bestowed In “My” Garden, which deals a lot more Physical Damage to all enemies based on his Attack stat as well as randomly hitting enemies an additional six times.

Honkai: Star Rail Argenti character artwork.

Argenti is on a quest to find Idrila, the missing Aeon of Beauty.

His Talent, Sublime Object, regenerates Energy for Argenti for every enemy hit with his Basic Attack, Skill, or Ultimate. Additionally, he can obtain up to ten stacks of Apotheosis this way, increasing his Critical Hit Rate.

Argenti’s Eidolon Levels, which you can boost by obtaining more copies of him, maximize his power. Eidolon 1 increases the Critical Hit Rate provided by Apotheosis. Eidolon 2 increases Argenti’s Attack substantially if there are three or more enemies on the field when he uses his Ultimate. Eidolon 4 allows him to obtain up to a dozen stacks of Apotheosis, starting him off with two right from the beginning of combat. Finally, Eidolon 6 allows his Ultimate to ignore 30% of the Defense of his targets.

Honkai: Star Rail – Argenti: best Light Cones

Argenti benefits most from his signature Light Cone, An Instant Before A Gaze. It boosts the Critical Hit Damage of its wearer substantially and increases their Ultimate’s damage based on the character’s Energy. Since Argenti has a maximum Energy capacity of 180, this can amount to a massive damage boost for him.

This is essentially a powered-up version of Today Is Another Peaceful Day, which is a solid 4-Star alternative to keep in mind.

Best Light Cones for Argenti:

  • An Instant Before A Gaze (5-Star)
  • Night on the Milky Way (5-Star)
  • Today Is Another Peaceful Day (4-Star)
  • Make the World Clamor (4-Star)
  • The Seriousness of Breakfast (4-Star)
  • Geniuses’ Repose (4-Star)
Honkai: Star Rail screenshot showing Argenti during his Ultimate.

Naturally, red roses feature prominently in Argenti's animations.

Honkai: Star Rail – Argenti: best Relics

Argenti is depending on his offensive stats to deal lots of damage, which suggests a focus on Attack, Critical Hit Rate, and Critical Hit Damage. Much of his power stems from his Ultimate, making this another consideration to keep an eye on. His Talent should provide all the Energy Regeneration he requires.

Best Relic Sets for Argenti:

  • Champion of Streetwise Boxing (4) – +10% Physical Damage, +5% Attack for the rest of the battle after the wearer attacks a target or is hit, stacking up to five times.

Best Planar Ornaments for Argenti:

  • Inert Salsatto (2) – +8% Critical Hit Rate, +15% Ultimate Damage and follow-up attack damage, when wearer’s Critical Hit Rate surpasses 50%.
  • Firmament Frontline: Glamoth (2) – +12% Attack, +12%/18% more damage when the wearer surpasses 135/160 Speed.

Prioritize the following Relic and Planar Ornament stats for Argenti:

  • Head – HP (Primary), Critical Hit Damage %, Critical Hit Rate %, Speed, Attack %
  • Hands – Attack (Primary), Critical Hit Damage %, Critical Hit Rate %, Speed, Attack %
  • Body – Critical Hit Damage % or Critical Hit Rate % (Primary), Critical Hit Damage % or Critical Hit Rate %, Speed, Attack %, Break Effect %
  • Feet – Speed (Primary), Critical Hit Damage %, Critical Hit Rate %, Attack %, Break Effect %
  • Planar Sphere – Physical Damage % (Primary), Critical Hit Damage %, Critical Hit Rate %, Speed, Attack %
  • Link Rope – Attack % (Primary), Critical Hit Damage %, Critical Hit Rate %, Speed, Break Effect %
Honkai: Star Rail screenshot showing Argenti doing a polite bow.

Argenti comes with all the trappings of chivalry.

Honkai: Star Rail – Argenti: best teams

Argenti excels at defeating waves of weaker opponents thanks to his sweeping attacks. He has strong built-in Energy Regeneration, but it won’t hurt him to have Support characters around that provide more of that.

Argenti is the team’s star with Bronya helping him build up his Apotheosis stacks quickly through turn order manipulation. Tingyun boosts his offensive capabilities and helps him build Energy for quicker Ultimate use. Huohuo not only keeps the team healthy, but provides additional Attack and Energy as well through her Ultimate.

Supports like Silver Wolf and Pela, who can chip away at the enemy’s Defense, benefit Argenti as well. Hanya is a strong generalist Support working well with the knight, too.

Honkai: Star Rail screenshot of Argenti running at a huge foe.

As a true knight, Argenti is always the first to charge.

Honkai: Star Rail – Argenti: ascension materials

Here’s everything you need to know to get Argenti ascended to the maximum level and upgrade all of his talents.

Argenti requires the following ascension materials to get to level 80 in addition to the necessary XP:

  • Credits x308,000
  • Extinguished Core x15
  • Glimmering Core x15
  • Squirming Core x15
  • Netherworld Token x65

You can collect Cores from enemies in Backwater Pass and Rivet Town as well as the Simulated Universe. You can create or exchange them through the Omni-Synthesizer on the Astral Express, too. Extinguished Cores are one of the base materials you can easily farm through the Daily Assignments to your characters, making for a steady income of the material. Netherworld Tokens are dropped by the Stagnant Shadow in Fyxestroll Garden or gained through exchange. The best source of Credits is the Great Mine’s Golden Calyx.

Honkai: Star Rail screenshot showing Argenti in the spotlight.

Argenti is also a bit... extra. He certainly enjoys being in the spotlight.

Argenti requires the following materials to upgrade his combat abilities and Traces:

  • Credits x3,000,000
  • Extinguished Core x41
  • Glimmering Core x56
  • Squirming Core x58
  • Key of Inspiration x18
  • Key of Knowledge x69
  • Key of Wisdom x139
  • Regret of Infinite Ochema x12
  • Tracks of Destiny x8

For the materials already mentioned, check above. Keys can be farmed in the Crimson Calyx in Rivet Town. As usual, you can create the high-level materials by using up lower-level materials in the Omni-Synthesizer on the Astral Express.

Regret of Infinite Ochema is a rarer material only gained from the Echo of War (Scalegorge Waterscape) domain, while Tracks of Destiny can be obtained during time-limited events, the Embers Exchange, the Nameless Honor, or as a Simulated Universe Points Reward.