Who is Kafka in Honkai Star Rail? Expected release date, abilities & everything we know

Ezequiel Leis
Kafka in Honkai Star Rail

Honkai Star Rail players already met Kafka in the game, but need to wait a little longer to add her to their teams. In the meantime, here’s everything we know about the character, including abilities and more.

Honkai Star Rail has many more characters arriving in the coming months, and players have their sights set on Kafka, a powerful five-star character. In fact, players already met Kafka in the tutorial of the game, and that’s why they are so eager to add her to their teams.

Let’s go through everything we know about Kafka in Honkai Star Rail, including her expected release date, abilities, and more.

Who is Kafka in Honkai Star Rail?

Kafka is a Honkai Star Rail Lightning element character in the Path of The Nihility, which means she specializes in debuffing and weakening opponents.

She’s a Stellaron Hunter, like Blade and Silver Wolf, characters that will also arrive in the game later this year. There’s a lot of mystery around her figure and the Interastral Peace Corporation’s entry on her only registered her name and a phrase: “Likes collecting coats.”

Players will have the chance to delve into her story once she officially arrives in Honkai Star Rail.

Kafka playing air violin in Honkai Star Rail
Players expect Kafka to arrive in Honkai Star Rail very soon.

Kafka Honkai Star Rail expected release date

It was confirmed that Kafka will arrive in Honkai Star Rail with update 1.2. While there’s no official release date for that version, players expect it will launch on July 19.

Honkai Star Rail Kafka abilities

Here’s every skill and ability Kafka has in Honkai Star Rail:

  • Midnight Tumult (Basic attack) – Deals half of Kafka’s ATK stat as Lightning DMG to a single enemy.
  • Caressing Moonlight (Skill) – Deals 70% of Kafka’s ATK stat as Lightning DMG to an enemy and 25% to adjacent enemies.
  • Twilight Trill (Ultimate) – Deals 38% of Kafka’s ATK as Lightning DMG to all enemies. Additionally, enemies are Shocked and immediately take DMG equal to 82% of received DMG. When Shocked, enemies receive additional DoT at the start of their turn.
  • Gentle But Cruel (Talent) – After an ally uses their Basic ATK on a Shocked enemy, Kafka immediately deals Lightning DMG to that enemy. This effect can only be triggered once per turn.
  • Mercy Is Not Forgiveness (Technique) – Immediately attacks the enemy. After entering battle, deals 50% of Kafka’s ATK as Lightning DMG to a random enemy. With this, all enemies have a chance of being Shocked for 3 turns.

Honkai Star Rail Kafka trailer

While there isn’t a trailer centered around Kafka, Honkai Star Rail players can see glimpses of the character on the Tokyo Game Show teaser released in 2022:

That’s everything you need to know about Kafka in Honkai Star Rail. We’ll make sure to update this article when her release date is confirmed alongside a useful guide so you can build her properly.

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