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Honkai: Star Rail – Jing Yuan build and ascension guide

Check out the best Light Cones and Relics for Jing Yuan in Honkai: Star Rail
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Prove yourself worthy of command with the best Honkai: Star Rail Jing Yuan build. While the Arbiter-General of the Xianzhou Alliance only reaches the game in the second half of version 1.0, we already have seen his kit in action during the beta tests and it’s never too early to begin farming his materials. Dealing Lightning Damage and being on the Path of the Erudition, Jing Yuan specializes in area-of-effect devastation.

His Skill, Rifting Zenith, deals Lightning Damage to all enemies and increases the attack count of the Lightning-Lord by two for the next turn. The Lightning-Lord is a summon from Jing Yuan’s Talent, Prana Extirpated, and gains Speed as well as damage with each attack count stack (of which it can have up to ten). Its moves count as follow-up attacks and deal Lightning Damage to one target as well as all enemies adjacent to it.

Jing Yuan’s Ultimate, Lightbringer, is another Lightning Damage attack against all opponents. It boosts the attack count of Lightning-Lord by three.

Honkai: Star Rail Jing Yuan.

Jing Yuan never fights alone, as the Lightning-Lord's spirit is with him.

His Eidolon levels, which can be obtained by getting duplicates, have lots of additional buffs for the Lightning-Lord in store: Level 1 boosts its damage against adjacent enemies to the main target and Level 6 enables it to inflict Vulnerable on hit opponents, making them receive more damage. Level 2 increases the damage of Jing Yuan’s other moves after Lightning-Lord has attacked, while Level 4 allows Jing Yuan to regenerate Energy after the summon has moved.

Honkai: Star Rail – Jing Yuan: best Light Cones

Jing Yuan is best equipped with Before Dawn, his signature Light Cone. It Increases the wearer's Critical Hit Damage by 36% and boosts their Skill and Ultimate Damage by 18%. After the wearer uses their Skill or Ultimate, they gain Somnus Corpus. Upon triggering a follow-up attack, Somnus Corpus will be consumed and the follow-up attack’s damage increases by 48%.

Best Light Cones for Jing Yuan:

  • Before Dawn (5-Star)
  • The Birth of the Self (4-Star)
  • Geniuses’ Repose (4-Star)
  • The Seriousness of Breakfast (4-Star)
  • Data Bank (3-Star)
  • Sagacity (3-Star)
Honkai: Star Rail Jing Yuan Ultimate.

Animations hardly get more badass than that.

Honkai: Star Rail – Jing Yuan: best Relics

It’s all about going on the offense for Jing Yuan, so you want more damage stats like Attack and Critical Hit Damage on your Relics.

Best Relic Sets for Jing Yuan:

  • The Ashblazing Grand Duke (4) – +20% follow-up attack damage, +6% Attack each time the wearer uses a follow-up attack to deal damage. This effect lasts three turns and can stack up to eight times. It's removed the next time the wearer uses a follow-up attack.
  • Band of Sizzling Thunder (4) – +10% Lightning Damage, +25% Attack for the wearer for one turn after using their Skill.

Best Planar Ornaments for Jing Yuan:

  • Inert Salsatto (2) – +8% Critical Hit Rate, +15% Ultimate Damage and follow-up attack damage, when wearer’s Critical Hit Rate surpasses 50%.
  • Space Sealing Station (2) – +12% Attack, another +12% Attack when the wearer’s Speed surpasses 120.

Prioritize the following Relic and Planar Ornament stats for Jing Yuan:

  • Head – HP (Primary), Critical Hit Damage %, Critical Hit Rate %, Attack %, Speed
  • Hands – Attack (Primary), Critical Hit Damage %, Critical Hit Rate %, Attack %, Speed
  • Body – Critical Hit Rate % (Primary), Critical Hit Damage %, Attack %, Speed, Break Effect %
  • Feet – Attack % (Primary), Critical Hit Damage %, Critical Hit Rate %, Speed, Break Effect %
  • Planar Sphere – Lightning Damage % (Primary), Critical Hit Damage %, Critical Hit Rate %, Attack %, Speed
  • Link Rope – Energy Regeneration Rate % (Primary), Critical Hit Damage %, Critical Hit Rate %, Attack %, Speed
Honkai: Star Rail Jing Yuan Ultimate.

The Lightning-Lord crushes every enemy equally.

Honkai: Star Rail – Jing Yuan: best teams

Jing Yuan excels at defeating waves of enemies thanks to his area-of-effect attacks, but can provide plenty of single-target damage as well.

Jing Yuan is the team’s main damage dealer and will be buffed by Bronya, who can also boost him in the turn order. Pela reduces the enemies’ Defense thanks to her debuffs, making Jing Yuan’s attacks hit even harder. Finally, Bailu takes the job as healer of the party. As usual, you can replace her with Natasha, Lynx, Luocha, or Huohuo, while Bronya’s position can be taken over by Asta, Tingyun, or Yukong.

For a team focused on follow-up attacks, you can bring in Topaz or Kafka.

Honkai: Star Rail – Jing Yuan: ascension materials

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

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

  • Credits x308,000
  • Immortal Scionette x15
  • Immortal Aeroblossom x15
  • Immortal Lumintwig x15
  • Shape Shifter’s Lightning Staff x65

You can collect Immortal Scionettes, Aeroblossoms, and Lumintwigs from Mara-Struck Soldiers and other enemies in Cloudford and Stargazer Navalia as well as the Simulated Universe. You can create or exchange them through the Omni-Synthesizer on the Astral Express, too. Immortal Scionettes 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.

Horn of Snow is dropped by the Stagnant Shadow in the Corridor of Fading Shadows or gained through exchange. The best source of Credits is the Golden Calyx in the Great Mine.

Honkai: Star Rail Jing Yuan Ultimate.

Jing Yuan isn't just great on the battlefield, as he's also a masterful strategist.

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

  • Credits x3,000,000
  • Immortal Scionette x41
  • Immortal Aeroblossom x56
  • Immortal Lumintwig x58
  • Key of Inspiration x18
  • Key of Knowledge x69
  • Key of Wisdom x139
  • Destroyer’s Final Road 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.

Destroyer’s Final Road is a rarer material only gained from the Echo of War (Supply Zone) 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.