Honkai Star Rail 1.5: Should you pull for Huohuo or Argenti?

Ezequiel Leis
Huohuo and Argenti in Honkai Star Rail

The Honkai Star Rail version 1.5 update has gone live, meaning players have a couple of new characters to discover. If you’re wondering who’s best between Huohuo and Argenti, we’ve got you covered with everything you need to know.

Honkai Star Rail finally launched its version 1.5 update, and players can continue the main storyline with a couple of new characters. After many teasers, Huohuo and Argenti are debuting in HoYoverse’s RPG, but players with limited amounts of Stellar Jade need to think very carefully about the character they want to add next.

Huohuo is currently featured in the first phase of the update, while Argenti will arrive in the second one. Both are powerful five-star units, meaning they can be great additions to almost any team you’re building. However, pulling for these characters doesn’t guarantee you’ll get them.

So, to help you choose between these two powerful allies, here’s what you need to know to pick between Huohuo and Argenti in Honkai Star Rail.

Honkai Star Rail 1.5 official artwork
Honkai Star Rail 1.5 brought spooky content and new characters.

Should you pull for Huohuo or Argenti in Honkai Star Rail?

It’s worth noting that there really is no definitive answer to this Honkai Star Rail dilemma. Five-star characters are always the most powerful in the game, meaning you’ll always find use for them when battling tough enemies. However, there are many factors to consider before making the decision that will cost you all your Stellar Jade and Star Rail Passes.

Of course, some players already picked between Huohuo and Argenti based on their looks or Honkai Star Rail’s lore. However, if you’re still wondering which one is better for your team in terms of gameplay and abilities, this guide is here to help.

Huohuo & Argenti pros & cons in Honkai Star Rail

Huohuo is a healer, while Argenti is in the Path of The Erudition in Honkai Star Rail, meaning he specializes in dealing AoE damage to enemies. This information might be enough for some players lacking a healer or a sub-DPS in their teams. However, let’s take a look at Huohuo and Argenti’s pros and cons in HoYoverse’s RPG.

Huohuo character card in Honkai Star Rail
Huohuo is a five-star Wind character in the Path of The Abundance.

Huohuo is a healer, but she can also provide support with the proper build. This means she can heal allies, remove debuffs, and help with Energy Regeneration and ATK buffs thanks to her different abilities. This makes her similar to Fu Xuan, a character that can play two different roles in a team.

While that’s very enticing, it’s also important to note that her Skill is her most valuable ability. This means that you shouldn’t pair her with other characters that consume many Skill Points if you want to rely on her. What’s more, her abilities are very particular, meaning she’s not a great character for auto-battles. Is always best to devise a strategy and be mindful of the order in which you use her abilities.

On the other hand, Argenti is a very interesting Erudition character who can buff his own attacks by simply using his abilities. What’s more, he can regenerate his own Energy faster, which is necessary to access two different Ultimates. Argenti can very easily be your main DPS if paired with a support character, so you should keep that in mind.

However, you should also note that Argenti isn’t very good at dealing with single-target enemies, meaning he can’t do much against bosses and other Formidable Foes that don’t summon minions. What’s more, Argenti doesn’t offer anything new that you can’t get with other powerful DPS characters. And being a Physical element character isn’t very enticing in Honkai Star Rail, at least in update 1.5.

Argenti's splash art in Honkai Star Rail
Argenti is a five-star Physical character in the Path of The Erudition.

Who’s best for your Honkai Star Rail team: Huohuo or Argenti?

So, who’s the best pick between Huohuo and Argenti for your Honkai Star Rail team? That, of course, depends on the kind of team you want to build.

If your only healer is the free-to-acquire Natasha, then pulling for Huohuo is a no-brainer. What’s more, if you have a team with DPS characters that rely heavily on their Ultimate, Huohuo is ideal for them thanks to her Energy regeneration capabilities.

On the other hand, you should try to get Argenti if you’re still lacking a good DPS or AoE character. Additionally, if you don’t have any Physical character leveled up, Argenti could be your best option. What’s more, if you have a good support character, it’s very likely they will pair really well in battle. And if you’re lucky enough to pull Hanya when she’s available, she can make a wonderful team with Argenti.

And there you have it! That’s everything you need to know to decide between Huohuo and Argenti in Honkai Star Rail. You might even have enough Stellar Jade to pull for both, so don’t limit your options if you want to add them to your teams.

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