Honkai Star Rail: Best Yanqing Build

Yanqing is one of the strongest single-target DPS units in the game and is an ideal option for your party when enemies are weak to Ice damage.

Overall, Yanqing is a great asset for your team when dealing with bosses or formidable foes in the open world.

In this Yanqing build guide in Honkai Star Rail, I will mention the best Light Cone, Relic set, Ornaments, and team compositions for Yanqing.

If you’re not convinced about his performance, consider checking out our tier list of the best characters in Honkai Star Rail. Yanqing is easily an A-Tier character, only bested in single-target damage by Seele.

Best Yanqing Light Cone in Honkai Star Rail

Besst Yanqing Build in Honkai Star Rail - Best Light Cone for Yanqing.

Here are the best weapons for Yanqing in Honkai Star Rail:

  1. Sleep Like the Dead (5-Star)
  2. Only Silence Remains (4-Star)
  3. Darting Arrow (3-Star)

Sleep Like the Dead is Yanqing’s signature weapon and the best Light Cone for him overall. It increases his Crit DMG by 32% and gives him 40% Crit Rate whenever his attacks do not Crit.

Only Silence Remains is a solid 4-star option that increases ATK by 16% and Crit Rate by 12% if there are two or fewer enemies on the field.

Lastly, Darting Arrow can be used as a 3-star option since it increases ATK by 24% for three turns when the user defeats an enemy.

Best Yanqing Relics

Besst Yanqing Build in Honkai Star Rail - Best Relics for Yanqing.

The best Relic set for Yanqing is the Hunter of Glacial Forest. Overall, players should aim for any set that increases ATK and Crit DMG.

  • Hunter of Glacial Forest 2-set: Increases Ice DMG by 10%.
  • Hunter of Glacial Forest 4-set: After using Ultimate, increase Crit DMG by 25% for two turns.

Alternatively, Musketeer of the Wild Wheat is a solid early-game option as it gives ATK and SPD.

  • Musketeer of Wild Wheat 2-set: ATK increases by 10%.
  • Musketeer of Wild Wheat 4-set: The wearer’s SPD increases by 6% and Basic ATK DMG increases by 10%.

Best Yanqing Ornaments

For Yanqing, the best Ornaments focus on increasing his ATK and Crit DMG/Crit Rate stats. Here are the two best Ornaments for Yanqing:

  1. Inert Salsotto – Increases Crit Rate by 8%. When the user has 50% or more Crit Rate, increase ultimate and follow-up attack DMG by 15%.
  2. Celestial Differentiator – Increases Crit Rate by 8%. When the user has 80% or more Crit Rate, increase ATK and Skill DMG by 20%.

Best Yanqing Team Compositions in Honkai Star Rail

Besst Yanqing Build in Honkai Star Rail - Best team for Yanqing.

Overall, the best team for Yanqing involves one healer/shielder, one support that focuses on buffs or debuffs, and one AoE DPS. Here are some of the best team recommendations:

  • Yanqing, Himeko (AoE DPS), Bronya (Support Buffer), March 7th (Shielder).
  • Yanqing, Clara (AoE DPS/Bruiser), Pela (Debuffer), Natasha (Healer).
  • Yanqing, Seele (Single-target DPS), Bronya (Support Buffer), Bailu (Healer).

The best teammate for Yanqing is Bronya as she allows him to move twice in one turn and charge up his ultimate faster, while also increasing his overall damage.

Wrapping up

To sum up this Yanqing build guide, that’s everything you need to know on how to optimize your character with the best Light Cone, Relics, Ornaments, and team compositions.

With the right setup, Yanqing will be able to one-shot most enemies and help you easily take down bosses and formidable foes.

Have you pulled Yanqing yet or are you hoping to get him? What’s your go-to team for him? Let us know in the comments below.

As you’re exploring the open world, you’ll notice many enemies that look like pigs. Check out our guide on what are Warp Trotters in Honkai Star Rail and why you should always go after them.

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