Honkai Star Rail has a ton of unique gameplay mechanics that players will need to wrap their heads around in order to emerge victoriously in combat. While characters only have a limited number of skills, there are several other features that elevate the combat to a completely new level and give the system a lot more depth. One of these mechanics is follow-up attacks. These are attacks that will come out automatically after certain requirements have been met. Follow-up attacks have lots of different interactions with Light Cones and Simulated Universe Blessings, so it is important to know what constitutes a Follow-up attack.
So, if you want to learn more about Follow-up attacks, you've come to the right place. This article will cover everything you need to know about Follow-up attacks in Honkai Star Rail.
How To Perform Follow-Up Attacks In Honkai Star Rail
As mentioned, Follow-up attacks in Honkai Star Rail are automatic attacks that occur depending on a specific character's abilities. Players can influence Follow-up attacks by fulfilling a character's specific combat requirements, but there is no physical button that needs to be pressed in order to activate a Follow-up attack.
Several characters in Honkai Star Rail have the ability to perform Follow-up attacks. Clara is an obvious example and one of the easiest to use. Clara's Talent counts as a Follow-up attack. Whenever Clara is attacked, she will counterattack the enemy. This counterattack is considered a Follow-up attack and receives all the benefits given to Follow-up attacks from Light Cones and Simulated Universe Blessings. March 7th also has a Follow-up attack which activates whenever a shielded ally is attacked.
Himeko is another character who can perform Follow-up attacks. Whenever three enemies are affected by Weakness Break, Himeko will activate her Follow-up attack. Similarly, with Jing Yuan, when the Lightning-Lord has charged up enough stacks, it will activate an AOE follow-up attack.
Follow-up attacks are simply part of a character's kit in Honkai Star Rail. While some benefits can boost their power with specific Light Cones, Follow-up attacks get a huge upgrade in Simulated Universe by choosing the Path of Elation. Path of Elation Blessings will increase the power of all Follow-up attacks, with some even treating a character's Ultimate as a Follow-up attack (this is called Champion's Dinner: Cat's Cradle).
And that's everything you need to know about how to perform Follow-up attacks in Honkai Star Rail.