Guinaifen is a four-star Quantum Element Nihility Path character who will be arriving in Honkai Star Rail 1.4. While many players thought it would be Xueyi coming in patch 1.4, HoYovers pulled the rug out from under them and officially revealed Guinaifen. She is a powerful damage dealer that can burn enemies, inflicting them with DoT debuffs.
Players will want to focus on Guinaifen's damage and her Effect Hit Rate in order to ensure that she can land multiple debuffs on enemies and deal tons of damage.
Honkai Star Rail: Best Guinaifen Build
HoYoverse hasn't revealed all the details about Guinaifen, but based on her leaked abilities, we can say that she is a powerful damage dealer.
Best Light Cone
Eyes of the Prey will likely be the best-suited Light Cone for Guinaifen, as it will increase both her potential DoT and her Effect Hit Rate.
Alternatively, In the Name of the World is another great option for Guinaifen, as it will increase her damage to debuffed enemies while also increasing her Effect Hit Rate and ATK.
Because Guinaifen is a four-star character and not a five-star character, she will not be receiving a dedicated signature Light Cone like other five-star characters. This means players should equip the existing Nihility Light Cones to see which ones work best for them.
Here are some decent options to consider when equipping Guinaifen with a Light Cone.
Eyes of the Prey
- Increases the wearer's Effect Hit Rate by 20% and increases DoT by 24%.
In the Name off the World
- Increases the wearer's DMG to debuffed enemies by 24%. When the wearer uses their Skill, the Effect Hit Rate for this attack increases by 18%, and ATK increases by 24%.
Firesmith of Lave Forging (4-piece) is the best Relic set for Guinaifen, but if you don't have it, you can go with Musketeer of Wild Wheat (4-piece).
Firesmith of Lava Forging
2-Piece Bonus: Increases Fire DMG by 10%.
4-Piece Bonus: Increases the wearer's Skill DMG by 12%. After unleashing Ultimate, increases the wearer's Fire DMG by 12% for the next attack.
Mukseteer of Wild Wheat
2-Piece Bonus: ATK increases by 12%.
4-Piece Bonus: The wearer's SPD increases by 6%, and Basic ATK DMG increases by 10%.
And that is the best build for Guinaifen in Honkai Star Rail, including her best Light Cones and her best Relics.