Best Huohuo Honkai Star Rail build: Light Cones, Relics, teams, more

Aakrit Sharma
Huohuo splash art in Honkai Star Rail

Honkai Star Rail players can unlock a solid healer in Huohuo, thanks to her arrival in the first half of the version 1.5 update. To help you make the strongest Huohuo, we’ve compiled the character’s best build including Light Cones, Relics, teams, Planar Ornaments, and more.

Honkai Star Rail, like Genshin Impact, is all about unlocking a ton of characters with unique abilities and using them to fight a wide range of enemies in the open world and the campaign. Every three weeks, the developers release new banners that let you unlock characters and Light Cones.

Having said that, you must spend a few hours collecting the desired ascension materials, traces-level-up materials, Relics, Ornaments, and other things for your favorite units. This is because the characters you unlock aren’t useful by default, and they must be built properly.

Huohuo is no exception, and if you want a solid healer to join your team, here are the best Light Cones, Relics, team compositions, Planar Ornaments, and stats for her in Honkai Star Rail.

Honkai Star Rail 1.5 update art featuring Huohuo
The 1.5 update introduced Huohuo to Honkai Star Rail.

Huohuo’s abilities in Honkai Star Rail explained

Huohuo in Honkai Star Rail belongs to the Wind element and follows the path of Abundance. Basically, she’s a healer who can also support the team, and for a clearer picture, here are her abilities:

  • Banner: Stormcaller (Basic ATK) – Deals Wind DMG to a single target based on Huohuo’s max HP.
  • Talisman: Protection (Skill) – Removes debuffs applied to an ally and heals them based on almost 25% of Huohuo’s HP + 718. The character adjacent to the target ally also receives healing based on her HP.
  • Tail: Spiritual Domination (Ultimate) – Regenerates Energy for all allies based on their max Energy and increases their ATK by 48% for 2 turns.
  • Possession: Ethereal Metaflow (Talent) – Huohuo gains an effect called Divine Provision after using her Skill which has the following impacts on allies:
    • If an ally’s turn begins with Huohuo having Divine Provision or an ally uses an Ultimate skill, their HP is restored based on Huohuo’s max HP.
    • Every ally with 50% HP or below is healed once.
    • The allies healed by Divine Provision also lose one debuff.

From Huohuo’s kit, it is clear that she is a very solid healer for any team in Honkai Star Rail.

Huohuo trace level-up priority in Honkai Star Rail

Huohuo’s Skill and Talent are two of her best abilities in Honkai Star Rail, and you should prioritize leveling them up. Once you’ve upgraded them, focus on leveling up the Ultimate if you look forward to using her as a supporting character.

Huohuo’s Basic Attack can be ignored since you don’t get any healing from it and there’s no need to upgrade a damage-dealing ability for a healer.

How to play Huohuo in Honkai Star Rail

Huohuo should be the battery and healer of your team in Honkai Star Rail. It’ll usually take four turns to get her Ultimate, and the ideal rotation would be Basic Attack > Skill > Basic Attack. The goal here is to have the Divine Provision effect active at all times.

Best Relics for Huohuo in Honkai Star Rail

Location of the domain to get Huohuo's signature Relic set in Honkai Star Rail
You can get Passerby of Wandering Cloud from the Corridor of Fading Echoes.

Passerby of Wandering Cloud + Longevous Disciple

  • 2-piece bonus of PWC– Increases Outgoing Healing by 10%.
  • 2-piece bonus of LD – Increases max HP by 12%.

If you want Huohuo to be a dedicated healer and care little about Energy regeneration or attack buffs, combining Passerby of Wandering Cloud and Longevous Disciple is great. While one set directly increases the healing ability of the wielder, the other boosts Huohuo’s max HP which indirectly means she’ll provide more healing to allies.

Messenger Traversing Hackerspace

  • 2-piece bonus – Increases SPD by 6%.
  • 4-piece bonus – When the wearer uses their Ultimate on an ally, SPD for all allies increases by 12% for 1 turn. This effect cannot be stacked.

This is a Relic set for Huohuo that is most beneficial if you want to use her as a support character and not just a healer. It is suitable for teams of veteran players who have well-built shielders and don’t want a dedicated healer to save them from rocky encounters.

Best Planar Ornaments for Huohuo in Honkai Star Rail

Fleet of the Ageless

This Planar Ornament in Honkai Star Rail increases the wearer’s max HP by 12%, and when the wearer’s speed reaches 120 or higher, all allies get an attack boost. With this ornament, Huohuo not only gets a decent healing boost but can also support the team with the additional attack buff.

One thing to keep in mind is the SPD requirement. If you use this Ornament, make sure to have enough SPD in Huohuo’s kit.

Broken Keel

Broken Keel is another Honkai Star Rail Planar Ornament that you can use to make Huohuo a solid supporting character. If your team relies on Critical Hits a lot, this ornament will definitely come in handy by granting 10% additional Crit DMG when the wearer’s Effect Resistance reaches 30% or higher.

You’ll have to invest a bit on Effect Resistance through Relics as the Planar Ornament only gives 10% Effect Resistance.

Broken Keel Planar Ornament stats in Honkai Star Rail
Planar Ornaments are essential to building characters in Honkai Star Rail.

Best Relics and Planar Ornaments stats for Huohuo in Honkai Star Rail

Focus on getting the following stats through Light Cones, Planar Ornaments, and Relics while building Huohuo in Honkai Star Rail:

  • Body – Outgoing Healing
  • Feet – HP% or SPD (If using Fleet of the Ageless)
  • Planar Sphere – HP%
  • Link Rope – Energy Regeneration
  • Sub- stats – HP%, SPD

Best Light Cones for Huohuo in Honkai Star Rail

Night of Fright

Night of Fright is the tailor-made five-star Light Cone for Huohuo in Honkai Star Rail. It lets Huohuo heal the team endlessly and also boosts her Energy Regeneration rate. Most importantly, when the wearer heals an ally, their attack is increased by 2.4% which can be stacked 5 times.

You can drastically improve and diversify Huohuo’s kit with this Light Cone. Many believe that Lynx and Tingyun provide more value because of their rarity, but Huohuo easily outshines them if paired with the signature Light Cone.

Time Waits for No One

If you want Huohuo to vigorously heal the allies while also dealing some damage, Time Waits for No One is a great option. This five-star Light Cone is tailor-made for Bailu, but as it turns out, other healers like Huohuo can make the most of it as well.

Quid Pro Quo

If you don’t want to spend Stellar Jade on Honkai Star Rail’s Light Cone gacha, we can’t help but recommend using Quid Pro Quo with Huohuo. This free-to-acquire Light Cone doesn’t provide healing or HP, but it can boost the Energy Regeneration abilities of the wearer.

Shared Feeling

Shared Feeling isn’t a free-to-acquire Light Cone, but being a four-star, it is still easier to obtain than the five-star alternatives mentioned above. From Outgoing Healing to Energy Regeneration, Shared Feeling boosts the most important stats in Huohuo’s kit.

Warmth Shortens Cold Nights

Battle Pass owners in Honkai Star Rail can get Warmth Shortens Cold Nights at level 30. The Light Cone increases the wearer’s max HP and restores the HP of allies upon using a Skill or Basic Attack. Based on Huohuo’s ideal attack rotation mentioned above, it is easy to see why Warmth Shortens Cold Nights can help her become an overpowered healer.

Huohuo in Honkai Star Rail
Huohuo has brilliant healing capabilities in Honkai Star Rail.

Best teams for Huohuo in Honkai Star Rail

Characters like Huohuo are quite versatile in Honkai Star Rail because they can be placed in any team and serve their purpose of healing allies, regenerating Energy, and boosting the attack of damage dealers.

Having said that, her kit relies heavily on the Skill and you might want to use teammates that can deal damage without using too many Skill Points. On top of that, damage dealers like Seele who have explosive Ultimate skills can also utilize Huohuo’s skills the most.

Here are some powerful teams that will give Huohuo the best opportunities to showcase her potential:

  • Huohuo, Seele, Silver Wolf, Bronya
  • Huohuo, Imbibitor Lunae Dan Heng, Welt, Yukong
  • Argenti, Tingyun, Pela, Huohuo
  • Topaz, Tingyun, Asta, Huohuo
  • Blade, Bronya, Silver Wolf, Huohuo

Well, this was everything to know about building Huohuo in Honkai Star Rail with the right Relics, Light Cones, stats, and team members. For similar content, check out:

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