Honkai Star Rail Jiaoqiu leaks & everything we know

Ezequiel Leis
Jiaoqiu's character card in Honkai Star Rail

After many twists and turns, Honkai Star Rail completed the Penacony storyline, but many players are already thinking about what’s coming next.

Leaks suggest the story will return to the Xianzhou Alliance to reunite players with some characters while also introducing new additions. So, here’s everything we know about Jiaoqiu in HSR, including his leaked abilities, expected release date, and more.

Who is Jiaoqiu?

Jiaoqiu is described as “a foxian healer from the Xianzhou Yaoqing and a counselor.” He’s “skilled in the study of alchemical prescription that views food as medicine” and will be part of the next storyline in HSR.

Leaks suggest players will go back to the Xianzhou Alliance, just like Genshin Impact keeps adding areas and activities in Liyue every year. Jiaoqiu’s official description says he’s treating General Feixiao, who’s rumored to be a new boss and playable character in coming updates.

Does Jiaoqiu have a release date?

No, HoYoverse haven’t revealed Jiaoqiu’s release date yet, but he’s expected to arrive with the 2.4 update that’s coming in late July 2024.

We’ll make sure to update this section once Jiaoqiu’s release date is officially revealed.

Leaked abilities

  • Heart Afire (Basic ATK) – Deals Fire DMG to a single target enemy.
  • Scorch Onslaught (Skill) – Deals Fire DMG to a single enemy and additional Fire DMG to adjacent units. Additionally, inflicts one stack of Ashen Roast on the primary target.
  • Pyrograph Arcanum (Ultimate) – Sets the number of Ashen Roast stacks on enemy targets to the highest number of stacks present on the battlefield. Then, activates Field and deals massive Fire DMG to all enemies. While inside the Field, enemy targets take 18% increased Ultimate DMG, with a chance of being inflicted with one stack of Ashen Roast when taking action. The Field lasts for three turns and is dispelled if Jiaoqiu is knocked down.
  • Quartet Finesse, Octave Finery (Talent) – When Jiaoqiu uses his Basic ATK, Skill, or Ultimate to hit an enemy, there’s a 100% base chance of dealing one stack of Ashen Roast, increasing the initial DMG enemies receive, with each stack additionally increasing DMG to a max of five stacks. Ashen Roast lasts for two turns.
  • Fiery Queller (Technique) – Creates a special dimension that lasts for 15 seconds. After engaging enemies in the dimension, deals Fire DMG to all enemies and applies one stack of Ashen Roast.

Jiaoqiu is a Fire element character in the Path of The Nihility. These characters specialize in applying debuffs on enemies to weaken them. Do note that all of the abilities above come from leaks, so they might change when Jiaoqiu debuts.

Some leakers are describing Jiaoqiu as a five-star Pela, with a focus on debuffs that could work well alongside Acheron. Previous rumors suggested Jiaoqiu would have healing abilities, but that’s not the case during the current 2.4 beta of HSR.

Leaked Light Cone

Jiaoqiu is a five-star character in Honkai Star Rail, meaning he’ll debut alongside his signature Light Cone, and here’s its leaked description:

Those Many Springs

Increases the wearer’s Effect Hit Rate by 60% for starters. When the wearer uses a Basic ATK, Skill, or Ultimate on enemy targets, there is a 60% base chance to inflict Unarmored to the enemy. Under the Unarmored state, the target enemy’s DMG received is increased by 10% for two turns.

That’s not all, as when the wearer deals DMG to an enemy with the Unarmored effect inflicted by themselves, there is a 60% base chance to escalate the Unarmored state from them into the Cornered state, which increases the target enemy’s DMG received by 18%.

Nihility characters will benefit from this Light Cone, so keep an eye out when Jiaoqiu debuts.

Jiaoqiu leaked materials

Honkai Star Rail players will need these materials to Ascend Jiaoqiu, according to leaks:

Level 205x Immortal Scionette4,000 Credits1x Star Rail Pass
Level 3010x Immortal Scionette8,000 Credits
Level 406x Immortal Aeroblossom, 3x Raging Heart16,000 Credits1x Star Rail Pass
Level 509x Immortal Aeroblossom, 7x Raging Heart40,000 Credits
Level 606x Immortal Lumintwig, 20x Raging Heart80,000 Credits1x Star Rail Pass
Level 709x Immortal Lumintwig, 35x Raging Heart160,000 Credits

You can already start farming all these materials in HSR, so keep that in mind if you plan to get Jiaoqiu. Additionally, these are all the materials you’ll need to level his Traces up:

  • 18x Fiery Spirit
  • 41x Immortal Scionette
  • 69x Starfire Essence
  • 56x Immortal Aeroblossom
  • 139x Heaven Incinerator
  • 58x Immortal Lumintwig
  • 12x Lost Echo of the Shared Wish
  • 8x Tracks of Destiny
  • 3,000,000 Credits

Leaked Eidolons

Jiaoqiu’s Eidolons have also leaked ahead of his Honkai Star Rail debut, so here’s everything you need to know about them:

  • Pentapathic Transference (E1) – When an ally attacks an enemy target afflicted with Ashen Roast, increases DMG dealt by 48%. Each time the Talent triggers Ashen Roast, additionally increases the present Ashen Roast stacks by one.
  • From Savor Comes Suffer (E2) – When an enemy is in Ashen Roast state, increases the DMG multiplier of Fire DoT inflicted by Ashen Roast by 300%.
  • Flavored Euphony Reigns Supreme (E3) – Skill Level +2, up to a maximum of Level 15. Basic ATK Level +1, up to a maximum of Level 10.
  • Leisure In, Luster Out (E4) – When the Field exists, reduces enemy target’s ATK by 15%.
  • Duel in Dawn, Dash in Dusk (E5) – Ultimate Level +2, up to a maximum of Level 15. Talent Level +2, up to a maximum of Level 15.
  • Nonamorphic Pyrobind (E6) – When the enemy target is defeated, existing Ashen Roast stacks will be transferred to a surviving enemy with the lowest amount of Ashen Roast stacks. Increases max Ashen Roast stacks to 9. Every stack of Ashen Roast will reduce all enemies’ All-Type RES by 3%.

We’ll make sure to keep this article up to date with the latest information, so we recommend taking leaks with a grain of salt for now.

Make sure you know how to unlock the Fire & Imaginary Trailblazer before Jiaoqiu debuts in HSR, and check out the best builds for Firefly, Aventurine, Acheron, and Robin to stay on top of the meta.

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