Honkai: Star Rail – Clara build and ascension guide

Check out the best Light Cones and Relics for Clara in Honkai: Star Rail

Have Mr. Svarog protect you with the best Honkai: Star Rail Clara build and unleash devastating counters against anyone daring to hurt you. Clara is a small and fragile looking girl with a tender heart, though she follows the Path of The Destruction and deals Physical Damage – probably thanks to the aforementioned Mr. Svarog, her beefy robot companion.

Clara has an interesting kit. Her Skill, Svarog Watches Over You, deals Physical Damage to all enemies, which is increased if an enemy has the Mark of Counter (the mark will be removed after the Skill has been used). This effect is applied by her passive Talent, Because We’re Family. This reduces all incoming damage by 10% and allows Scarog to mark anyone attacking Clara, retaliating with a Physical Damage attack that’s based on Clara’s Attack stat. In effect, this allows Clara to serve as a tank, who consistently counters enemy attacks.

Her Ultimate, Promise, Not Command, further emphasizes this playstyle: It boosts her damage reduction and taunts enemies for two turns, increasing the chance of Clara being attacked. In addition, Svarog watches over every member of the party for two turns, dealing damage to any enemies adjacent to the attackers as well – that’s a lot of Physical Damage being dealt in a consistent manner.

Clara’s Eidolon Levels, which are increased by getting duplicates of her, are quite solid as well: Level 1 allows Marks of Counter to stay even after an enemy has been targeted with the Skill, Levels 2 and 4 boost Clara’s Attack and damage resistance further, and Level 6 gives Svarog a 50% chance of launching counters after allies have been hit even without the Ultimate.

Honkai: Star Rail – Clara: best Light Cones

Clara has a signature Light Cone in Honkai: Star Rail, which is called Something Irreplaceable. It increases the wearer’s Attack substantially and allows them to regenerate HP based on that stat whenever they are hit or defeat an enemy. In addition, they deal additional damage for one turn if one of these conditions is met.

Clara’s damage output is based on Attack and she’ll be a prime target for enemies, so having a bit of regeneration of her own will greatly benefit her.

Best Light Cones for Clara:

  • Something Irreplaceable (5-Star)
  • The Unreachable Side (5-Star)
  • On the Fall of an Aeon (5-Star)
  • The Moles Welcome You (4-Star)
  • Desperate Times (4-Star)
  • Collapsing Sky (3-Star)
Honkai: Star Rail Clara and Svarog in the Robot Settlement.
Svarog is Clara's protector and weapon. / HoYoverse

Honkai: Star Rail – Clara: best Relics

All of Clara’s and Svraog’s moves deal Physical Damage and depend on her Attack stat, so it’s pretty clear what you have to concentrate on when it comes to her Relics. Her Speed is relatively irrelevant in most cases, as the majority of her damage comes from follow-up attacks made out of turn.

Best Relic Sets for Clara:

  • Champion of Streetwise Boxing (4) – +10% Physical Damage, +5% Attack after the wearer attacks or is hit (can stack up to five times).

Best Planar Ornaments for Clara:

  • Duran, Dynasty of Running Wolves (2) – +5% follow-up attack damage for the wielder whenever a stack of Merit is gained, up to five times. Merit is obtained by allies making follow-up attack attacks; +25% Critical Hit Damage for the wearer upon reaching five stacks of Merit.
  • Inert Salsotto (2) – +8% Critical Hit Rate, +15% follow-up attack and Ultimate Damage when the wearer’s Critical Hit Rate surpasses 50%.

Note: Use Duran, Dynasty of Running Wolves only as part of a follow-up attack team.

Prioritize the following Relic and Planar Ornament stats for Clara:

  • Head – HP (Primary), Attack %, Critical Hit Rate, Critical Hit Damage, HP %
  • Hands – Attack (Primary), Attack %, Critical Hit Rate, Critical Hit Damage, HP %
  • Body – Critical Hit Rate or Critical Hit Damage (Primary), Attack %, Critical Hit Rate or Critical Hit Damage, HP %, Break Effect
  • Feet – Attack % (Primary), Attack %, Critical Hit Rate, Critical Hit Damage, HP %
  • Planar Sphere – Physical Damage % (Primary), Attack %, Critical Hit Rate, Critical Hit Damage, HP %
  • Link Rope – Attack % (Primary), Attack %, Critical Hit Rate, Critical Hit Damage, HP %
Honkai: Star Rail Clara in the Robot Settlement.
Clara has become the leader of the Robot Settlement thanks to her compassion, technical skill, and good relationship to Svarog. / HoYoverse

Honkai: Star Rail – Clara: best teams

A team around Clara should have a healer or shielder to keep her healthy. Buffs to Attack and follow-up attacks in particular will help her maximize her damage as well.

  • Clara (Main DPS), Topaz (Sub DPS), Robin (Support), Aventurine (Support)

This follow-up attack team can easily maximize the benefits gained from Duran, Dynasty of Running Wolves, and provides a variety of related buffs to each other. Clara and Topaz will be this party’s main damage dealers with Robin providing offensive boosts and Aventurine being a reliable shielder.

Sparkle, Tingyun, and Bronya are all fantastic support characters to accompany Clara. March 7th (her Preservation form) offers great synergy as well, being able to shield Clara and add to her taunt value, ensuring a steady stream of attacks coming her way.

Honkai: Star Rail Clara and Svarog in front of their mansion.
Clara has become stronger and stronger since Honkai: Star Rail's release. / HoYoverse

Honkai: Star Rail – Clara: ascension materials

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

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

  • Credits x308,000
  • Ancient Part x15
  • Ancient Spindle x15
  • Ancient Engine x15
  • Broken Teeth of Iron Wolf x65

You can collect Ancient Parts, Spindles, and Engines from Automaton enemies in the Robot Settlement or the Great Mine as well as the Simulated Universe. You can create or exchange them through the Omni-Synthesizer on the Astral Express, too. Ancient Parts 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. Broken Teeth of Iron Wolf are dropped by the Stagnant Shadow in the Great Mine or gained through exchange. The best source of Credits are the Golden Calyxes found on many worlds.

Clara requires the following materials to upgrade her combat abilities and Traces:

  • Credits x3,000,000
  • Ancient Part x41
  • Ancient Spindle x56
  • Ancient Engine x58
  • Shattered Blade x18
  • Lifeless Blade x69
  • Worldbreaker Blade x139
  • Guardian’s Lament x12
  • Tracks of Destiny x8

For the materials already mentioned, check above. Blades can be farmed in the Crimson Calyx (Storage Zone) on Herta Space Station. As usual, you can create the high-level materials by using lower-level materials in the Omni-Synthesizer on the Astral Express.

Guardian’s Lament is a rarer material only gained from the Echo of War (Everwinter Hill) 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.

Marco Wutz


Marco Wutz is a writer from Parkstetten, Germany. He has a degree in Ancient History and a particular love for real-time and turn-based strategy games like StarCraft, Age of Empires, Total War, Age of Wonders, Crusader Kings, and Civilization as well as a soft spot for Genshin Impact and Honkai: Star Rail. He began covering StarCraft 2 as a writer in 2011 for the largest German community around the game and hosted a live tournament on a stage at gamescom 2014 before he went on to work for Bonjwa, one of the country's biggest Twitch channels. He branched out to write in English in 2015 by joining tl.net, the global center of the StarCraft scene run by Team Liquid, which was nominated as the Best Coverage Website of the Year at the Esports Industry Awards in 2017. He worked as a translator on The Crusader Stands Watch, a biography in memory of Dennis "INTERNETHULK" Hawelka, and provided live coverage of many StarCraft 2 events on the social channels of tl.net as well as DreamHack, the world's largest gaming festival. From there, he transitioned into writing about the games industry in general after his graduation, joining GLHF, a content agency specializing in video games coverage for media partners across the globe, in 2021. He has also written for NGL.ONE, kicker, ComputerBild, USA Today's ForTheWin, The Sun, Men's Journal, and Parade. Email: marco.wutz@glhf.gg