Dan Heng in Honkai Star Rail is a character that many players find interesting because he looks cool and has a mysterious background. Let’s find out about him and the role he can play in your team.
Dan Heng has some powerful abilities and attacks. These are the moves that he uses in battles. If you want to make him strong, you have to focus on building him the right way. It means you have to choose the right equipment for him. We will talk about the areas where his attacks impact the most, aka “light cones”. This will help you position him well in a battle.
“Relics” are the special items that help in boosting Dan Heng’s abilities. Picking the right relics is important to make Dan Heng even more effective in battles.
To make Dan Heng a top performer in your team, you have to focus on his attacks, get the best gear, position him smartly, and equip him with the best relics.
Honkai Star Rail Dan Heng Build
Best Light Cone: In the Night
Light Cone Alternatives: Only Silence Remain
Best relic set: Eagle of Twighlight Line
Best planar ornament set: Space Sealing Station
- Body: Crit Rate
- Feet: Speed
- Planar: Wind damage
- Rope: Attack%
Dan Heng’s most effective light cone is called “In the Night”. When Dan Heng is in this cone, it affects and boosts his critical rate, critical damage, and overall damage. It makes him hit harder most of the time.
For the best relics, it’s suggested to use The Eagle of Twilight Line set along with the Space Sealing Station. This combination works well for new players because it’s easy to get, making Dan Heng powerful. Choosing the right relics is like giving Dan Heng special abilities that help him perform well.
Dan Heng’s abilities focus on speed and dealing with critical hits. So it’s good to build Dan Heng with a lot of critical damage, attack, wind damage, and critical rate. It means giving him the relics and equipment that boost these abilities, making him fast and more likely to deal with critical hits.
He might not be the strongest damage dealer in the game, but he’s the best choice for players who don’t want to spend money on the game (free to play). This means that even without spending real money, you can still make Dan Heng a fantastic and effective character.
Best Light Cones for Dan Heng
You should aim for specific Light Cones for Dan Heng. The ones you want to chase after are Darting Arrow, Only Silence Remains, In The Night, or Cruising in the Stellar Sea.
Darting Arrow is a 4-star Light Cone, which is best for the characters who deal a lot of damage with regular attacks and skills. The special thing about this ability is that when the character wearing it defeats an enemy their attack power increases by 24% for 3 turns.
And you can obtain this Light Cone from Gacha.
Only Silence Remains
It is a good 4-star Lightning Cone, that works well while facing fewer enemies. It boosts Dan Heng’s Attack by 16%. Anyhow if he’s against 2 or fewer enemies his Critic rate automatically rises by 12%.
You can obtain this from Gacha.
In the Night
This is the best 5-star Lightning Cone, that you should use. This one comes with a lot of benefits for Dan Heng. Firstly, it enhances its critic rate by 18%, without any special condition. For every 10 speeds exceeding 100 in a battle, Dan’s basic attack and skills increase by 6%, and his ultimate critic damage is increased by 12%.
You can obtain this from Bygone Reminiscence Event Gacha.
Cruising in the Stellar Sea
The best replacement for Only Silence Remains Lightning Cone, is Cruising in The Stellar Sea. You can purchase from Herta’s Store for 8 Herta Bonds. This 5-star Light Cone can double Heng’s Crit Rate when he’s fighting an enemy with half or less of their health left. After he defeats an enemy, his Attack goes up, which lets him deal more damage to the next enemy. This effect lasts for 2 turns, making it a useful choice.
When it comes to relics, you just need one set, and the Best choice is Eagle of Twilight Line. This relic not only gives a boost to his Wind Damage but also activates “Advance Forward” after he uses Ethereal Dream Ultimate. It might not be as powerful as the Roaring Dragon or Soaring Sun Eeidolon, which gives you a 100% chance of Advancing Forward, but it’s still good enough. This relic set might give you an extra Turn in battle, making it a decent option for Dan Heng.
To acquire The Eagle of Twilight Line, You have to farm it from the Cavern of Corrosion: Path of the Glid Wind.
As Dan Heng will be the main DPS character, it’s a good idea to keep a Sub DPS (Damage Per Second) character who is skilled at causing debuff. The best character to go with Heng is Welt. Welt has the skill to slow down opponents, and the ability to trap them using Gravitational Imprisonment.
The best support character that can keep the Team strong and alive is Natasha of The Abundance Path. She has the ability called Gift of Rebirth Ultimate, that can heal all the allies with just one press of a button. It means Natasha can quickly restore the health of the entire team, while they’re busy in the battle.
It’s important to include a buffer in your team, and you have two great options “Tingyun” and “Asta” from the Harmony Paths. Tingyun is great at making her teammates stronger. She has the ability to increase their attack power and the damage they deal to their opponents. And her special ability, Amidst Rejoicing Clouds Ultimate, not only boost their energy but it can also restore a big chunk of it. This makes Tingyun an important member of the team.
Asta can be another good option for your team, She can make her allies hit harder by boosting their Attack Stat. But she’s great at making her team faster. So, whether you choose Tingyun or Asta, both of them are important to make your team better.