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Honkai: Star Rail – Jingliu build and ascension guide

Check out the best Light Cones and Relics for Jingliu in Honkai: Star Rail
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Show the world what the former Sword Champion of the Luofu can do with the best Honkai: Star Rail Jingliu build. Though branded a traitor to the Xianzhou after having fallen to the Mara, Jingliu seems to have found a way back to something akin to normalcy. She’s a follower of the Path of The Destruction and deals Ice Damage, becoming the first character with this particular combo.

Her Skill, Transcendent Flash, deals Ice Damage based on Jingliu’s Attack to a single target, creating one stack of Syzygy.

Jingliu’s Ultimate, Florephemeral Dreamflux, deals Ice Damage based on Jingliu’s Attack to a single target, blasting it to adjacent enemies and creating one stack of Syzygy.

Honkai: Star Rail Jingliu artwork on space background.

Jingliu was one Jing Yuan's mentor and a hero of the Luofu.

Once Jingliu has two stacks of Syzygy, her Talent, Crescent Transformation, comes into play. This allows her to enter the Spectral Transmigration state, advancing her action by 100% and boosting her Critical Hit Rate by 55%. In this state, Jingliu gains the Enhanced Skill Moon On Glacial River and can’t use any other ability. Moon On Glacial River is an attack that consumes HP of Jingliu’s allies, boosting her Attack stat based on the amount of HP that was consumed. This skill deals Ice Damage to a single target based on Jingliu’s Attack, blasting damage to adjacent opponents and consuming one stack of Syzygy.

She may have up to three stacks of Syzygy in total. When all stacks are depleted, she leaves the Spectral Transmigration state again.

Jingliu’s Eidolon Levels, which are unlocked by getting additional copies of her, further improve her abilities. Level 1 allows her Ultimate and Enhanced Skill to deal additional damage when only a single target is available in addition to increasing her Critical Hit Damage. Level 2 boosts the damage of the next Enhanced Skill use after activating her Ultimate. Level 4 increases the Attack gained from consuming the HP of allies. Level 6 allows Jingliu to obtain another stack of Syzygy when entering the Spectral Transmigration state, increasing her Critical Hit Damage by 50% in that state.

Honkai: Star Rail – Jingliu: best Light Cones

Jingliu is all about the offensive, which means boosting her Attack, Critical Hit Rate, and Critical Damage is a great idea. Her signature Light Cone, I Shall Be My Own Sword, does exactly that, increasing her Critical Hit Damage. It synergizes with the HP consumption mechanic as well: When an ally gets attacked or loses HP, the wearer gains one stack of Eclipse with three stacks being the maximum. Each stack boosts the damage of the wearer’s next attack. If the stacks are maxed out, the wearer makes an additional attack that ignores part of the target’s Defense.

Many other Destruction Light Cones don’t provide their full benefits to her, since Jingliu doesn’t consume her own HP, but can still provide valuable stats.

Best Light Cones for Jingliu:

  • I Shall Be My Own Sword (5-Star)
  • On the Fall of an Aeon (5-Star)
  • The Unreachable Side (5-Star)
  • Brighter Than the Sun (5-Star)
  • Something Irreplaceable (5-Star)
  • Under the Blue Sky (4-Star)
  • Nowhere to Run (4-Star)
  • Collapsing Sky (3-Star)
Honkai: Star Rail Jingliu pointing her icy blade towards the camera.

Jingliu can only escape the madness of the Mara for short periods of time.

Honkai: Star Rail – Jingliu: best Relics

Since Jingliu is all about attacking, her Attack, Critical Hit Damage, and Critical Hit Rate are the prime stats you want to boost. Speed and Energy Regeneration Rate are important as well, allowing her to take her turns early and get her Ultimate going as often as possible.

Best Relic Set for Jingliu:

  • Hunter of the Glacial Forest (4) – +10% Ice Damage, +25% Critical Hit Damage for two turns after using the Ultimate.
  • Hunter of the Glacial Forest (2) + Pioneer Diver of Dead Waters (2) – +10% Ice Damage, +12% damage against debuffed enemies.

Best Planar Ornaments for Jingliu:

  • Rutilant Arena (2) – +8% Critical Hit Rate, +20% Basic Attack and Skill Damage when Critical Hit Rate reaches 70% or higher.

Prioritize the following Relic and Planar Ornament stats for Jingliu:

  • 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 Damage % (Primary), Critical Hit Rate %, Attack %, Speed, Break Effect %
  • Feet – Speed (Primary), Critical Hit Damage %, Critical Hit Rate %, Attack %, Break Effect %
  • Planar Sphere – Ice Damage % (Primary), Critical Hit Damage %, Critical Hit Rate %, Attack %, Speed
  • Link Rope – Energy Regeneration % (Primary), Critical Hit Damage %, Critical Hit Rate %, Attack %, Speed
Honkai: Star Rail Jingliu screenshot.

Jingliu's plans, hinted at during the epilog of the Luofu story arc, remain a mystery for now.

Honkai: Star Rail – Jingliu: best teams

Jingliu definitely wants a good amount of sustain on her team due to consuming her allies’ HP.

Bronya allows Jingliu to jump the turn order and increases her offensive capabilities even more. Luocha provides the entire team with lots of healing, while Fu Xuan further boosts the amount of damage the team can sustain. This way, Jingliu can concentrate on dealing damage without having to consider the health of her allies.

Honkai: Star Rail Jingliu.

When Jingliu fell to the Mara, Jing Yuan himself bested her in a legendary duel.

Honkai: Star Rail – Jingliu: ascension materials

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

Jingliu 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
  • Gelid Chitin x65

You can farm Immortal Scionettes, Aeroblossoms, and Lumintwigs from enemies on the Xianzhou Luofu 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 generate through the Daily Assignments to your characters, making for a steady income of the material. Gelid Chitin is dropped by the Stagnant Shadow in Cloudford or gained through the exchange of similarly rare materials. The best source of Credits are the Golden Calyxes found on several worlds.

Honkai: Star Rail Jingliu in fighting stance.

Jingliu has maintained her sword skills despite her precarious health state.

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

  • Credits x3,000,000
  • Immortal Scionette x41
  • Immortal Aeroblossom x56
  • Immortal Lumintwig x58
  • Shattered Blade x18
  • Lifeless Blade x69
  • Worldbreaker Blade x139
  • Regret of Infinite Ochema x12
  • Tracks of Destiny x8

For the materials already mentioned, check above. Shattered Blade, Lifeless Blade, and Worldbreaker Blade are available from the Crimson Calyx (Storage Zone). As usual, you can create the high-level materials by using 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.