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What Is DoT In Honkai Star Rail?

Here is everything you need to know about DoT in Honkai Star Rail!
What Is DoT In Honkai Star Rail?

Honkai Star Rail has tons of unique gameplay elements that spice up combat and keep players engaged. Whether this is the Weakness system requiring players to bring characters of a specific Element to a fight or the gearing system, which necessitates farming for the perfect sub-stats, hours can be spent min-maxing your gameplay experience and having fun in battles. One other damaging effect is known as DoT. DoT can be a very handy way to damage your opponent without you even having to press a button. 

So, if you want to learn more about DoT, you've come to the right place. This article will cover everything you need to know about DoT in Honkai Star Rail, including what it is, each different type of DoT currently in the game, which characters can utilize it, and more. 

What Is DoT In Honkai Star Rail?

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Kafka is a great DoT enabler. (Picture: HoYoverse)

DoT stands for Damage Over Time and refers to debuffs that will inflict damage at the start of an enemy's turn. Most games are no strangers to damage over time effects. These usually come in the form of Burns, Poisons, and Frostbite. Honkai Star Rail is no exception, and several characters can inflict DoT effects on enemies to slowly chip away at their health bar. While only some characters can inflict DoT effects in Honkai Star Rail, almost every Element has some kind of DoT capabilities, meaning we will likely see more and more DoT characters released for each Element as the game progresses.

Here are all the DoT effects currently in Honkai Star Rail:

  • Physical: Bleed DoT. No additional effects. 
  • Fire: Burn DoT. No additional effects. 
  • Ice: Frozen DoT. Freezes the enemies' movements for one turn. 
  • Wind: Wind Shear DoT. No additional effects. 
  • Lightning: Shock DoT. No additional effects. 
  • Quantum: Entanglement DoT. Delays enemies' actions. 

Characters that inflict DoT often require a team dedicated to supporting this more niche combat approach. Kafka, for example, is a great example of a DoT team comp enabler, as she not only can inflict DoT herself with her own abilities but can detonate the DoT effects attached to an enemy regardless of which character inflicted them. 

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Sampo is another great DoT attacker. (Picture: HoYoverse)

Players who are interested in running a DoT team in the future will want to keep an eye out for characters that can fit into and support their team composition (such as Kafka). 

And that's everything you need to know about DoT in Honkai Star Rail.