Honkai: Star Rail – Topaz build and ascension guide

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

Unleash the adorable power of Numby with the best Honkai: Star Rail Topaz build and become the IPC’s top-performing employee. Following the Path of The Hunt and dealing Fire Damage, Topaz and Numby are an unconquerable duo when they work together to make their adversaries pay any outstanding debts.

Topaz summons her loyal Warp Trotter Numby at the beginning of the battle thanks to her Talent, Trotter Market?!, after which Numby will have their own slot on the turn order. When it’s Numby’s turn, they’ll attack whichever enemy has the Proof of Debt status, dealing Fire Damage based on Topaz’s Attack. These attacks are counted as follow-up attacks. In addition, Numby’s action is Advanced Forward whenever the target affected by Proof of Debt is hit by an ally’s follow-up attack.

Topaz’s Skill, Difficulty Paying?, inflicts the target with the Proof of Debt status, which increases the follow-up attack damage they take. Only the most recent enemy targeted with this Skill can have the Proof of Debt status and Topaz will inflict a random enemy with this status, in case no one carries it when an allied character’s turn begins. Numby will attack the target immediately when the Skill is used, dealing Fire Damage based on Topaz’s Attack.

Her Ultimate, Turn a Profit!, enables Numby to enter the Windfall Bonanza! state, increasing their Damage and Critical Damage. When Numby is in this state, their action will be Advanced Forward whenever a target afflicted by Proof of Debt is hit by an ally’s Basic Attack, Skill, or Ultimate. Numby exits this state once again after they have made two attacks.

Topaz’s Technique, Explicit Subsidy, allows Numby to search for Trotters and chests in the world and grants the player up to 10,000 Credits per day as additional battle rewards.

Her Eidolon Levels, which can be obtained by getting additional copies of her, provide additional boons: Eidolon 1 inflicts enemies with Proof of Debt that have been attacked with Debtor, which increases the Critical Hit Rate of follow-up attacks against them – a powerful tool for follow-up attack teams. Eidolon 2 allows Topaz to gain Energy whenever Numby attacks. Eidolon 4 causes Topaz’s next action to be Advanced Forward when Numby acts. Eidolon 6 allows Numby to attack an additional time before leaving Windfall Bonanza! and boosts their Fire Resistance Penetration.

Honkai: Star Rail – Topaz: best Light Cones

Topaz wants as much Attack, Critical Hit Rate, and Critical Damage as she can get to help boost Numby’s offensive moves. Her signature Light Cone, Worrisome, Blissful, offers that and more: It increases the wearer’s Critical Hit Rate and their follow-up attack damage. Additionally, after the wielder uses a follow-up attack, it inflicts the Tame status on the target, which can stack up to two times. When allies hit an enemy afflicted by Tame, the Critical Damage they deal is boosted.

Since Topaz can build up Speed through her Skill, this synergizes well with her kit – especially with Eidolon 2, which allows that Speed bonus to stack up to two times.

Best Light Cones for Topaz:

  • Worrisome, Blissful (5-Star)
  • Cruising in the Stellar Sea (5-Star)
  • Sleep like the Dead (5-Star)
  • Return to Darkness (4-Star)
  • Swordplay (4-Star)
  • Only Silence Remains (4-Star)
Honkai: Star Rail Topaz holding Numby in her arms.
You basically can't separate Topaz and Numby from each other. / HoYoverse

Honkai: Star Rail – Topaz: best Relics

Just like with her Light Cone, the Relics for Topaz should focus on boosting her offensive stats. Thanks to several sets focusing on follow-up attack bonuses being released ever since Topaz came out, she now has plenty of equipment options.

Best Relic Sets for Topaz:

  • 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.
  • Firesmith of Lava-Forging (4) – +10% Fire Damage, +12% Skill Damage, and another +12% Fire Damage for the next attack after using the Ultimate.

Best Planar Ornaments for Topaz:

  • 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 and +15% Ultimate and follow-up attack Damage if the wearer’s Critical Hit Rate is 50% or higher.

Prioritize the following Relic and Planar Ornament stats for Topaz:

  • Head – HP (Primary), Critical Hit Rate %, Critical Damage %, Speed, Attack %
  • Hands – Attack (Primary), Critical Hit Rate %, Critical Damage %, Speed, Attack %
  • Body – Critical Damage % (Primary), Critical Hit Rate %, Speed, Attack %, Break Effect %
  • Feet – Speed (Primary), Critical Hit Rate %, Critical Damage %, Attack %, Break Effect %
  • Planar Sphere – Fire Damage % (Primary), Critical Hit Rate %, Critical Damage %, Speed, Attack %
  • Link Rope – Energy Regeneration Rate % (Primary), Critical Hit Rate %, Critical Damage %, Speed, Attack %
Honkai: Star Rail Topaz checking out the stock market.
Stock of follow-up attackers? Rising steadily! / HoYoverse

Honkai: Star Rail – Topaz: best teams

Topaz is a powerful damage dealer and should prove to be a lot of fun in conjunction with other characters that have access to follow-up attacks.

  • Dr. Ratio (Main DPS), Topaz (Sub DPS), Robin (Support), Aventurine (Support)

Topaz is a crucial part of what’s currently the best follow-up attack composition in the game. Not only is she dealing solid damage herself, her ability to boost the follow-up attack damage of other characters on the team is a massive help. This allows Dr. Ratio to make full use of his potential, especially with buffs from Robin coming in as well. Aventurine is the trusty shielder keeping the team alive.

You could slot in Clara as the Main DPS here as well, going with March 7th as a shielder.

Honkai: Star Rail Topaz and Numby.
Topaz apparently has an entire eco-ship full of adorable creatures. / HoYoverse

Honkai: Star Rail – Topaz: ascension materials

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

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

  • Credits x308,000
  • Silvermane Badge x15
  • Silvermane Insignia x15
  • Silvermane Medal x15
  • Searing Steel Blade x65

You can collect Silvermane Badges, Insignia, and Medals from enemies on Jarilo-VI as well as the Simulated Universe. You can create or exchange them through the Omni-Synthesizer on the Astral Express, too. Silvermane Badges are one of the materials you can easily farm through the Daily Assignments to your characters, making for a steady income of the material. 

Searing Steel Blades are available from the Stagnant Shadow in the Great Mine. The best source of Credits are the Golden Calyxes found on different worlds.

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

  • Credits x3,000,000
  • Silvermane Badge x41
  • Silvermane Insignia x56
  • Silvermane Medal x58
  • Arrow of the Beast Hunter x18
  • Arrow of the Demon Slayer x69
  • Arrow of the Starchaser x139
  • Regret of Infinite Ochema x12
  • Tracks of Destiny x8

For the materials already mentioned, check above. Arrow of the Beast Hunter, Arrow of the Demon Slayer, and Arrow of the Starchaser can be farmed in the Crimson Calyx on the Outlying Snow Plains. As usual, you can create the high-level materials by using up 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.

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