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Honkai: Star Rail – Pela build and ascension guide

Check out the best Light Cones and Relics for Pela in Honkai: Star Rail
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Break through the defense of your enemies with the best Honkai: Star Rail Pela build and strike where they are weak. Pela follows the Path of the Nihility and specializes in dealing Ice Damage, debuffing the Defense stat of opponents to make life easier for her party.

Pela’s Skill, Frostbite, deals Ice Damage based on her Attack to a single enemy and removes one buff from the target.

Her Ultimate, Zone Suppression, dishes out Ice Damage to all opponents based on Pela’s Attack and inflicts the Exposed status effect on them. Exposed reduces the Defense stat for two turns. Pela’s Talent, Data Collecting, helps you activate this Ultimate as often as possible by restoring Energy to her if an attack leaves an enemy debuffed.

Honkai: Star Rail Pela.

Pela is an adept debuffer that fits into many teams.

Pela gains additional Energy Regeneration from her first Eidolon level, which grants her five Energy for every defeated enemy. You can obtain Eidolon levels by getting duplicates of a character. Eidolon 2 boosts Pela’s Speed after she debuffed an enemy for two turns, Eidolon 4 additionally reduces the Ice Resistance of the target hit by her Skill making her especially great with an Ice Damage Main DPS like Yanqing, and Eidolon 6 increases her own damage against debuffed opponents.

Honkai: Star Rail – Pela: best Light Cones

Pela has a signature Light Cone in Honkai: Star Rail, which is named Good Night and Sleep Well. It boosts the wearer’s damage up to three times for every debuff the target has, which obviously provides Pela with additional offensive power.

However, she ideally should use Silver Wolf's signature Light Cone, Incessant Rain. This increases the wielder's Effect Hit Rate and implants the Aether Code debuff in enemies after using Basic Attack, Skill, or Ultimate. Aether Code makes enemies take more damage. In addition, after attacking a target that already has three or more debuffs on it, the wearer gains Critical Hit Rate.

Best Light Cones for Pela:

  • Incessant Rain (5-Star)
  • In the Name of the World (5-Star)
  • Good Night and Sleep Well (4-Star)
  • Before the Tutorial Mission Starts (4-Star)
  • Resolution Shines As Pearls of Sweat (4-Star)
  • Hidden Shadow (3-Star)
Honkai: Star Rail Pela ultimate.

Once Pela has you in her sights, you won't escape unharmed.

Honkai: Star Rail – Pela: best Relics

Just like fellow Nihility follower Welt, Pela ideally wants more Attack and Effect Hit Rate, so kitting her out in a similar fashion is a pretty good idea to maximize her damage output and make her more debuffs consistent.

Best Relic Sets for Pela:

  • Musketeer of Wild Wheat (4) – +12% Attack, +10% Normal Attack Damage, and +6% Speed.
  • Hunter of the Glacial Forest (4) – +10% Ice Damage, +25% Critical Hit Damage for the wearer for two turns after activating their Ultimate.

Best Planar Ornaments for Pela:

  • Pan-Galactic Commercial Enterprise (2) – +10% Effect Hit Rate, Attack increases by up to 25% of Effect Hit Rate.
  • Fleet of the Ageless (2) – +12% maximum HP, +8% Attack for all allies when the wearer’s Speed surpasses 120.

Prioritize the following Relic and Planar Ornament stats for Pela:

  • Head – HP (Primary), Effect Hit Rate %, Speed, Critical Hit Damage, Critical Hit Rate
  • Hands – Attack (Primary), Effect Hit Rate %, Speed, Critical Hit Damage, Critical Hit Rate
  • Body – Effect Hit Rate % (Primary), Speed, Critical Hit Damage, Critical Hit Rate, Attack %
  • Feet – Speed (Primary), Effect Hit Rate %, Critical Hit Damage, Critical Hit Rate, Attack %
  • Planar Sphere – Ice Damage % (Primary), Effect Hit Rate %, Speed, Critical Hit Damage, Critical Hit Rate
  • Link Rope – Energy Regeneration % (Primary), Effect Hit Rate %, Speed, Critical Hit Damage, Critical Hit Rate

Honkai: Star Rail – Pela: best teams

Pela is a fantastic addition to all kinds of teams thanks to her universal utility – after all, everyone benefits from having the enemy’s Defense reduced.

Yanqing is a powerful Main DPS you want to keep outside the line of fire as much as possible, so having a shielder from the Path of the Preservation like March or Gepard on board is helpful. Pela helps out by reducing the enemy team’s Defense and – given she has the right Eidolon level – can further maximize Yanqing’s damage by reducing their Ice Resistance. Bronya, Tingyun, Yukong, or Asta can buff the team’s damage output even more with their abilities.

Pela works great in combination with Silver Wolf and Welt as well, as they can stack lots of debuffs on the enemy.

Honkai: Star Rail – Pela: ascension materials

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

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

  • Credits x246,000
  • Extinguished Core x12
  • Glimmering Core x13
  • Squirming Core x12
  • Horn of Snow x50

You can obtain 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.

Horns of Snow are dropped by the Stagnant Shadow in the Corridor of Fading Shadows or gained through the exchange of similarly rare materials. The best source of Credits is the Great Mine's Golden Calyx.

Honkai: Star Rail Pela.

Pela is also a bit of a dork sometimes.

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

  • Credits x2,400,000
  • Extinguished Core x28
  • Glimmering Core x42
  • Squirming Core x42
  • Obsidian of Dread x12
  • Obsidian of Desolation x54
  • Obsidian of Obsession x105
  • Guardian’s Lament x12
  • Tracks of Destiny x5

For the materials already mentioned, check above. Obsidians can be farmed in the Great Mine's Crimson Calyx. 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 boss 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.