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Honkai Star Rail Paths Guide: Path System Explained

Here is everything you need to know about Paths in Honkai Star Rail.
Honkai Star Rail Paths Guide: Path System Explained

There is a ton of unique and exciting characters to collect in Honkai Star Rail. Each character has a rich personality, an Element, and a powerful Ultimate ability to distinguish them from the many other playable units in your roster. Paths are yet another way to classify characters in Honkai Star Rail, and understanding them will prove vital on your journey throughout the galaxy. 

So, if you are interested in learning more about Honkai Star Rail Paths, you've come to the right place. This article will cover everything you need to know about Honkai Star Rail Paths, including what they are and how they work. 

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Each character has a specific Path in Honkai Star Rail. (Picture: HoYoverse)

What Are Honkai Star Rail Paths?

Honkai Star Rail Paths are similar to character classes in other games. Each character will have an assigned Path, and this will give players general information about the type of unit they are. Additionally, a character's Path will determine the Path-specific Light Cones they are able to equip.

Currently, there are 14 total Paths in the game, 7 of which are playable. These include:

Playable Paths:

  • Abundance: Healer
  • Destruction: General DPS
  • Erudition: AOE DPS
  • Harmony: Utility Support
  • Hunt: Single-target DPS
  • Nihility: Debuffer
  • Preservation: Tank

Currently Unplayable Paths:

  • Beauty
  • Elation
  • Enigmata
  • Propagator
  • Remembrance
  • Trailblaze
  • Voracity

Paths do not play as important a role in Honkai Star Rail as Elements or Light Cones, but they are important to be aware of when it comes to character building.

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Paths are broken up into DPS, Support, and Tank categories. (Picture: HoYoverse)

Understanding the limitations and excellence of a character will help it when it comes time to start making a well-balanced team to take on more difficult missions. 

Here are some of the characters in Honkai Star Rail alongside their corresponding path. 

It is very likely that the currently unplayable Paths will become playable sometime in the future. As more characters make their way into the world of Honkai Star Rail, new Paths should follow closely behind. Master Trailblazers will understand the most optimal combination of Paths when selecting their team, ensuring a healthy mix of DPS, tanks, and supports are present. 

And that's everything you need to know about Paths in Honkai Star Rail! Get out there and start exploring the endless galaxy, Trailblazer!