Best Welt Honkai Star Rail build: Light Cone, Relics, Planar Ornament, more

Ezequiel Leis
Welt in Honkai Star Rail

Welt is part of the Astral Express crew and Honkai Star Rail players interact with him very early in the game. For those who want this five-star character in their teams, we’ll cover his best build with the proper Light Cone, Relics, and Planar Ornament.

Honkai Star Rail takes players to the Astral Express very early in the game and the crew is filled with colorful and equally mysterious characters. Welt is a huge part of the lore of HoYoverse’s latest RPG and he’s also a five-star character with powerful abilities.

If you’re looking to add Welt to your team, here’s the best possible build that includes a Light Cone, Relics, and more.

Welt has saved the world many times before in Honkai Star Rail’s lore.

Welt’s abilities in Honkai Star Rail explained

Welt, also known as Joachim Nokianvirtanen, is a five-star Imaginary element character in the Path of The Nihility in Honkai Star Rail. As such, Welt specializes in debuffing and weakening enemies.

He has the following abilities in Honkai Star Rail:

  • Gravity Suppression (Basic attack) – Deals single-target Imaginary DMG equal to 50%–130% of Welt’s ATK.
  • Edge of the Void (Skill) – Deals single-target Imaginary DMG equal to 36%–90% of Welt’s ATK and further attacks a random enemy two times with each time dealing Imaginary DMG equal to 36% / 82.8% / 90% of his ATK. On a hit, there is a 65%–80% base chance that the enemy’s SPD is reduced by 10% for 2 turns.
  • Synthetic Black Hole (Ultimate) – Deals Imaginary DMG equal to 90%–180% of Welt’s ATK to all enemies and there’s a 100% base chance that the targetted enemies will enter the Imprisoned stage. Imprisoned enemies’ actions are delayed by 32%–44% and their SPD reduces by 10%.
  • Time Distortion (Talent) – Welt deals Additional Imaginary DMG equal to 30%–75% of his ATK to slowed enemies.
  • Gravitational Imprisonment (Technique) – After using Welt’s Technique, create a dimension that lasts for 15 seconds and all the enemies in this dimension have 50% less movement SPD. If you enter the battle with enemies in the dimension, there’s also a 100% chance of them getting Imprisoned. Imprisoned enemies’ actions are 20% late and their SPD is reduced by 10%. Only 1 dimension created by allies can exist simultaneously.

Welt is a very versatile character that can fill different positions in your team. You’ll want to improve his CRIT DMG and CRIT Rate as well as Effect Hit rate to have better use of his abilities.

Best Relics for Welt in Honkai Star Rail

Wastelander of Banditry Desert

  • Two-piece bonus: Increases Imaginary DMG by 10%.
  • Four-piece bonus: When attacking debuffed enemies, the wearer’s CRIT Rate increases by 10%. If the enemy is Imprisoned, then the wearer’s CRIT DMG increases by 20%.

As you can see, this Relic set seems tailor-made for Welt in Honkai Star Rail. Not only does it increase his Imaginary DMG slightly, but it also takes advantage of his abilities for more effective attacks.

Thief of Shooting Meteor

  • Two-piece bonus: Increases Break Effect by 20%.
  • Four-piece bonus: Increases the wearer’s Break Effect by 20%. The wearer generates 3 Energy after applying the Break Effect to an enemy.

Thief of Shooting Meteor is a good alternative that will boost Welt’s Break Effect with either a two or a four-piece set. It works great to enhance Welt’s Break Effect to combine it with other powerful buffs.

Keep in mind that you won’t find Relics in the early stages of the game, so you should focus on leveling up characters and finding the best Light Cone for them in the meantime.

Welt greets players with a bang.

Best Planar Ornament for Welt in Honkai Star Rail

Pan-Galactic Commercial Enterprise can work to enhance other stats for Welt in Honkai Star Rail. This Planar Ornament increases Welt’s Effect Hit Rate by 10%. Meanwhile, his ATK increases by an amount that is equal to 25% of Effect Hit Rate, up to a maximum of 25%. If you’re not focusing on Welt’s ATK with other items, this is a great way to do it.

Sprightly Vonwacq is another Planar Ornament that works well with this character. It increases Welt’s Energy Regeneration Rate by 5%, and when his SPD reaches 145 or higher, his action is Advanced Forward by 50% immediately upon entering battle. This option allows Welt to display all his abilities, whether eliminating enemies or debuffing them.

If none of those suit your playstyle or you couldn’t get them yet, Talia Kingdom of Banditry can be another interesting choice. It increases Welt’s Break Effect by 20%, and when his SPD reaches 145 or higher, his Break Effect increases by an extra 28%.

Best Light Cone for Welt in Honkai Star Rail

In the Name of the World

This is Welt’s signature Light Cone in Honkai Star Rail, so you won’t find anything that adapts to him better.

It increases Welt’s DMG to debuffed enemies by 24%. Additionally, when Welt uses his Skill, the Effect Hit Rate for this attack increases by 18%, and ATK increases by 24%. As you can see, it takes advantage of everything Welt has to offer.


As an alternative that also works well with other characters, this Light Cone provides a buff that can be crucial for Welt in any battle. At the start of the battle, Welt’s Effect Hit Rate increases by 20% for 3 turns thanks to this Light Cone.

Eyes of the Prey

This is a similar choice to Void since it increases Welt’s Effect Hit Rate by 20% and increases DoT (Damage over Time) by 24%.

Good Night and Sleep Well

Lastly, if you prefer to enhance Welt’s DMG, this might be your safest bet. For every debuff the target enemy has, the DMG dealt by Welt increases by 12%, stacking up to 3 times. This effect also applies to DoT for better results.

Welt uses his mysterious cane to battle in Honkai Star Rail.

Best Honkai Star Rail teams for Welt

Welt’s versatility in Honkai Star Rail means he can play different roles in battle. At the same time, this means you’ll need to complete your formation with at least another DPS and support character.

That said, Dan Heng can be great as the main DPS in a team alongside Welt. You’ll need support to keep them attacking and debuffing enemies, so we recommend Asta or Bronya. Both of them can increase their teammates’ SPD so they can land more attacks in one turn.

To complete the team, you’ll probably need a healer as well, so you should add either Bailu or Natasha for a balanced composition.

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