Best Seele Honkai Star Rail build: Light Cone, Relics, teams, more

Seele's official artwork in Honkai Star Rail

Seele is one of the strongest damage dealers in Honkai Star Rail but to get the best out of her, you must build her properly with a Light Cone and Relics and place her in a balanced team. If you’re yet to do so, here’s the best Seele build guide for Honkai Star Rail.

Honkai Star Rail and Genshin Impact have a fair share of similarities, including a diverse cast of characters, quests, and treasure chests, among other things. Unlocking new characters through the gacha system is the first step in both games and to get any real benefits from these characters, players must build them.

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Like Genshin Impact has artifacts and weapons, Honkai Star Rail has Relics and Light Cones. While Light Cones are like weapons that grant stats and passive buffs, Relics work best in sets of two or four.

On that note, here’s how you can build Seele in Honkai Star Rail with the best Light Cone, Planar Ornaments, and Relics.

Seele during a battle in Honkai Star RailSeele doesn’t have any support abilities in Honkai Star Rail.

Seele’s abilities in Honkai Star Rail explained

Seele belongs to the Quantum element in Honkai Star Rail and being a The Hunt character allows her to excel in single-target damage. As a result, it is best to use her against Elite enemies.

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Seele has the following skills in Honkai Star Rail:

  • Thwack (basic skill) – Deals Quantum DMG equal to 50% of Seele’s ATK to a single enemy.
  • Sheathed Blade (skill) – Seele’s SPD increases by 25 % for 2 turns and deals Quantum DMG equal to 110% of Seele’s ATK to a single enemy.
  • Butterfly Flurry (Ultimate) – Seele locks onto a target and deals Quantum DMG equal to 255% of her ATK to a single enemy.
  • Resurgence (Talent) – Seele gets an extra turn after defeating an enemy with Basic ATK, Skill, or Ultimate. She also enters a buffed state in which her DMG increases by 40% for 1 turn. However, she does not get another turn after defeating an enemy in the extra turn.
  • Phantom Illusion (Technique) – Seele gains Stealth for 20 seconds and while Stealth is active, Seele cannot be detected. When entering battle by attacking enemies, Seele enters in her buffed state.

Long story short, Seele is all about dealing damage. Her basic skill, skill, and Ultimate primarily focus on hurting the enemies and with her Talent, Seele gets an additional turn after defeating opponents with combat skills. Last but not least, Seele’s Technique makes it harder for enemies to trace her which acts as an indirect layer defense.

How to play Seele in Honkai Star Rail

Seele should be the main damage dealer of your team in Honkai Star Rail as no other role suits her. Keep in mind that her playstyle is selfish and all her moves are focused on dealing damage or saving herself from the enemies.

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To make the most of Seele, you can try getting killing blows with her skills and get an additional turn. When paired with supports like Tingyun, you can get multiple attacks in every turn which is a nightmare for any enemy.

While building Seele, you should enhance her ability to one-shot enemies and her teammates should work to support her.

Seele in Honkai Star RailSeele can be the carry DPS of a team in Honkai Star Rail.

Best Relics for Seele in Honkai Star Rail

Genius of Brilliant Stars

  • Two-piece bonus – Increases Quantum DMG by 10%
  • Four-piece bonus – Ignores 10% enemy DEF during normal combat and 10% more enemy DEF if the enemy has a Quantum Weakness.

The two-piece set bonus is ideal for Seele. However, the four-piece bonus is slightly situational and you might want to pair Genius of Brilliant Stars with the two-piece of another set to get a better bonus.

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Musketeer of Wild Wheat

  • Two-piece bonus – ATK increases by 12%.
  • Four-piece bonus – Increases SPD and Basic Attack DMG

ATK is one of the most desirable stats for Seele in Honkai Star Rail which is why you can pair two-piece Genius of Brilliant Stars and two-piece Musketer of Wild Wheat.

Another thing to note here is that these Relic sets are recommended for players in the late game. During the early game, you can mainly focus on stats and start farming for sets after reaching the end game.

What Relic stats are best for Seele in Honkai Star Rail?

Crit % and ATK% are the two most important Relic stats for Seele in Honkai Star Rail. You might think that SPD is equally important but Seele is already one of the fastest units in the game.

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On top of this, you want Seele to be an explosive damage dealer who can finish enemies in a single attack. For this to happen, Crit % (the % of attacks that will deal Critical Damage) and ATK% are far more essential.

Seele in a Honkai Star Rail cut sceneSeele mainly benefits from aggressive stats like ATK, Break Effect, and Crit.

Best Planar Ornament for Seele in Honkai Star Rail

Space Sealing Station is the best Planar Ornament for Seele in Honkai Star Rail. It increases her speed and attack and if her SPD stat reaches 120 or higher, the ATK is increased by another 12%.

The alternative to this is the Talia: Kingdom of Banditry which increases Break Effect. With this Planterar Ornament, you might get more opportunities to one-shot opponents.

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What Planar Ornament stats are best for Seele in Honkai Star Rail

Quantum DMG%, ATK%, and Break Effect% are the best Planar Ornament stats for Seele in Honkai Star Rail. Yet again, this is to make Seele a solid damage dealer who can one-shot enemies with ease.

Best Light Cone for Seele in Honkai Star Rail

In the Night

In the Night is the tailor-made Light Cone for Seele in Honkai Star Rail. It increases her Crit Rate, Crit DMG of her Ultimate, and buffs ATK and Skill damage based on the character’s speed.

Sleep Like the Dead

Sleep Like the Dead buffs Seele’s Crit DMG in Honkai Star Rail and sometimes you’ll also get additional Crit Rate%. As mentioned above, both these stats make Seele a better damage dealer.

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Cruising in the Stellar Sea

This Light Cone grants Crit Rate and buffs damage when the wielder kills an enemy. Since this is exactly how you need to play with Seele, Cruising in the Stellar Sea is a decent option. Luckily, Cruising in the Stellar Sea is a F2P weapon and is way more accessible than other Light Cones on the list.


This Light Cone increases Crit Rate% for 3 turns which is perfect for Seele. Refining these Light Cones can help in increasing the Crit Rate% buff and the number of turns during which the buff stays active.

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Darting Arrows

This Light Cone buffs ATK after you defeat an enemy and this effect sits well with Seele. She’ll be the executioner in your team and Darting Arrows benefits from this.

Arrows and Darting Arrows Light Cones are recommended for beginners. As you progress, feel free to switch to more complex Light Cones like Sleep Like the Dead.

Seele's official artwork in Honkai Star RailSeele is a five-star character in Honkai Star Rail.

Best teams for Seele in Honkai Star Rail

You can make the strongest teams in Honkai Star Rail by pairing Seele with these characters:

  • Natasha/ Bailu – Help with healing and skill point generation.
  • Tingyun – Grants DMG buffs and generates energy.
  • Trailblazer (Fire) – Generates shields and skill points.
  • Bronya – Helps Seele move up in the attack list.

Because Seele is all about damage, you don’t need to worry about having a secondary DPS unit in your team. Instead, it is better to add shielders, healers, or attack buffers who can add to Seele’s one-shot ability.

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Are Seele’s Eidolons worth it in Honkai Star Rail?

Here’s how Seele’s abilities are buffed in Honkai Star Rail through Eidolons:

  • Eidolon 1 – Seele’s Crit Rate increases by 15% when attacking enemies that have 80% health or lower.
  • Eidolon 2 – The SPD Boost effect of Seele’s Skill can stack up to 2 times.
  • Eidolon 3 – Skill Lv. +2, up to a maximum of Lv. 15. Talent Lv. +2, up to a maximum of Lv. 15.
  • Eidolon 4 – Upon defeating an enemy, Seele generates 15 energy.
  • Eidolon 5 – Ultimate Lv. +2, up to a maximum of Lv. 15. Basic ATK Lv. +1, up to a maximum of Lv. 10.
  • Eidolon 6 – Seele inflicts the target enemy with Butterfly Flurry for 1 turn after using her Ultimate. Enemies affected by Butterfly Flurry take additional Quantum DMG equal to 15% of Seele’s Ultimate DMG every time they are attacked.

Seele is a very strong character without any Eidolons in Honkai Star Rail and you can easily get a lot of value from her at E0. Having said that, her Eidolons are quite powerful and they make her playstyle smooth and convenient.

While F2P players should not get pressurized into unlocking any of Seele’s Eidolons, the most dedicated players in the community won’t regret the decision.

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We hope this guide helps you build Seele in Honkai Star Rail and that your team finally gets a damage dealer who can carry you through all situations. For more content on gacha games, you can check out:

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