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Honkai: Star Rail – Sushang build and ascension guide

Check out the best Light Cones and Relics for Sushang in Honkai: Star Rail
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Let the phoenix rise with the best Honkai: Star Rail Sushang build and crush your enemies under the weight of a giant chicken. Yes, you read that correctly. It’ll make sense, we promise. Sushang is a character following the Path of the Hunt and dealing Physical Damage, so she’s a solid Main DPS for your team.

Sushang’s Skill, Cloudfencer Art: Mountainfall, is a single-target Physical Damage attack that has a 33% chance of triggering Sword Stance on the final hit, which deals additional damage. Sword Stance is guaranteed to activate if the opponent suffers from Weakness Break.

She benefits from Weakness Break thanks to her Talent, Dancing Blade, as well: Whenever there is an enemy inflicted with Weakness Break on the field, her Speed gets boosted.

Honkai: Star Rail Sushang.

Sushang has been Xianzhou Luofu's hidden event star so far.

Her Ultimate, Shape of Taixu: Dawn Herald, summons a giant chicken to assault a single enemy, dealing Physical Damage against them and advancing Sushang’s next action by 100%. Sushang increases her Attack for the next two turns as well. Her Skill has two additional chances to trigger Sword Stance in the same time window, though they deal a little less damage.

Eidolon levels, which are obtainable by getting duplicates of a character, can upgrade Sushang’s power further. Level 1 allows her to restore a Skill Point for the team by using her Skill against an opponent with Weakness Break. Level 2 enhances her own durability by boosting her damage resistance for a turn after triggering Sword Stance. Level 4 increases her Break Effect by 40%, and Level 6 makes her Talent’s Speed buff stackable up to two times. In addition, one stack is applied immediately after entering combat.

Honkai: Star Rail – Sushang: best Light Cones

The Light Cones for characters following the Hunt are all pretty useful in general, so Sushang really has a lot of choice in this regard. Seele’s signature Light Cone, In the Night, is a fantastic option for Sushang as well, since her Talent allows her to build up Speed and make use of the Light Cones’ full effects, which revolve around reaching a certain Speed threshold to buff the Normal Attack and Skill damage as well as Critical Hit Damage of the Ultimate.

Best Light Cones for Sushang:

  • In the Night (5-Star)
  • Sleep Like the Dead (5-Star)
  • Swordplay (4-Star)
  • Subscribe for More! (4-Star)
  • River Flows in Spring (4-Star)
  • Darting Arrow (3-Star)
Honkai: Star Rail Sushang Ultimate.

Big chicken, just as promised.

Honkai: Star Rail – Sushang: best Relics

Attack, Critical Hit Damage, and Critical Hit Rate are the important stats you want to boost on Sushang. Speed is always great to have and especially crucial if you’re using In the Night. If that’s not the case, prioritize Break Effect % over Speed, as you’ll want to inflict Weakness Break as often as possible with Sushang to make full use of her kit.

Best Relic Sets for Sushang:

  • Champion of Streetwise Boxing (4) – +10% Physical Damage, +5% Attack for the rest of the battle whenever the wearer attacks or is hit (stacks up to five times).
  • Musketeer of Wild Wheat (4) – +12% Attack, +10% Normal Attack Damage, and +6% Speed.

Best Planar Ornaments for Sushang:

  • Rutilant Arena (2) – +8% Critical Hit Rate, +20% Basic Attack and Skill damage when the wearer’s Critical Hit Rate reaches 70%.
  • 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 Sushang:

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

Honkai: Star Rail – Sushang: best teams

Sushang is a great single-target damage dealer, who should focus on any opponent already suffering from Weakness Break.

Sushang works great with the premium support package offered by the trio of Bronya, Tingyun, and Bailu. Bronya and Tingyun keep the Main DPS buffed up, Bronya can bring her into play at the most opportune moment thanks to her turn manipulation, and Tingyun restores her Energy. Bailu is there to heal everyone. You can place Asta or Yukong in one of the buffer slots, while Natasha, Lynx, Huohuo, or Luocha are able healers.

Getting Pela, Silver Wolf, or Welt into the mix for some debuffs is a good option, too. You could even consider adding an area-of-effect attacker like Himeko, Herta, or Serval to the team, as they are adept at inflicting lots of Weakness Breaks – the synergy with Himeko in particular is nice.

Honkai: Star Rail – Sushang: ascension materials

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

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

  • Credits x246,000
  • Artifex’s Module x12
  • Artifex’s Cogwheel x13
  • Artifex’s Gyreheart x12
  • Broken Teeth of Iron Wolf x50

You can farm the Artifex’s Modules, Cogwheels, and Gyrehearts from Entranced Ingenia and other enemies in Stargazer Navalia as well as the Simulated Universe. You can create or exchange them through the Omni-Synthesizer on the Astral Express, too. Artifex’s Modules 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.

Broken Teeth of Iron Wolf are dropped by the Stagnant Shadow in the Great Mine or gained through the exchange of similarly rare materials. The best source of Credits is the Great Mine's Golden Calyx.

Honkai: Star Rail Shushang.

Sushang is a woman of the sword, not of the word.

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

  • Credits x2,400,000
  • Artifex’s Module x28
  • Artifex’s Cogwheel x42
  • Artifex’s Gyreheart x42
  • Arrow of the Beast Hunter x12
  • Arrow of the Demon Slayer x54
  • Arrow of the Starchaser x105
  • Guardian’s Lament x12
  • Tracks of Destiny x5

For the materials already mentioned, check above. Arrow of the Beast Hunter, Arrow of the Demon Slayer, and Arrow of the Starchaser are available from the Crimson Calyx in the Outlying Snow Plains. 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 resource 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.