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Honkai Star Rail: Best Build for Guinaifen – Relics, Light Cones, Eidolons, and Abilities

A strong Burn DPS.

Guinaifen is a 4-star character in Honkai: Star Rail, released in the latter half of the game’s Version 1.4 update. This street performer brings a manic energy to battle, using her charms and showmanship to bring the pain to any enemy that crosses her path. Her unique damage-over-time playstyle makes her one of the only Fire characters who can reliably proc the “Burn” ailment, giving her a special niche in the game. You can make sure Guinaifen’s flame burns the brightest by pairing her with the strongest pieces of gear possible. Here’s our guide on the best build for Guinaifen in Honkai: Star Rail.

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Honkai Star Rail: Best Build for Guinaifen

Best Light Cone for Guinaifen in Honkai: Star Rail

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Guinaifen is a 4-star Nihility character that deals a surprising amount of damage with her ability to spread the “Burn” and “Firekiss” ailments on enemies. The “Firekiss” ailment can also cause enemies to take more damage, provided they have enough Firekiss stacks.

  • The Solitary Healing Light Cone is a 5-star Light Cone available for free to all players as a reward from the Simulated Universe. Not only is this a great free-to-play Light Cone, but it also works great with Guinaifen as it increases the damage of her DoTs. It also generates a bit of energy for Guinaifen, allowing her to use her Burst more often.
  • Before the Tutorial Mission Starts is a Light Cone previously available through an event for Silver Wolf. This Light Cone increases the wearer’s Effect Hit Rate, which will allow Guinaifen to more reliably spread her ailments on enemies.
  • If you have enough Effect Hit Rate and wish to push Guinaifen to a more support role for a character like Kafka, consider Good Night and Sleep Well as her Light Cone. This Light Cone causes enemies to take up to 36% more damage based on the number of debuffs inflicted on them, or 72% damage if you have enough copies of this Light Cone.

Best Relics for Guinaifen in Honkai: Star Rail

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Here are the best relics for Guinaifen in Honkai: Star Rail:

  • Guinaifen’s best relic set is a combination of the 2-piece Firesmith of Lava-Forging set for the Fire DMG bonus, as well as the 2-piece Musketeer of Wild Wheat set for the ATK bonus. As Guinaifen’s damage comes mostly from DoTs, the 4-piece Firesmith set is less useful for her, so we’ll opt for an ATK boost instead as her Burn damage scales off of her ATK.
  • For her Planar Ornaments, we recommend using the 2-piece Space Sealing Station set for the potential 24% ATK buff that will increase the damage of her DoTs.

Guinaifen’s Eidolons

Here are all of Guinaifen’s Eidolons:

Slurping Noodles During HandstandWhen Skill is used, there is a 100% base chance to reduce the attacked target enemy’s Effect RES by 10% for 2 turn(s).
Brushing Teeth While WhistlingWhen an enemy target is Burned, Guinaifen’s Basic ATK and Skill can increase the DMG multiplier of their Burn status by 40%.
Smashing Boulder on ChestSkill Lv. +2, up to a maximum of Lv. 15. Basic ATK Lv. +1, up to a maximum of Lv. 10.
Blocking PIke with NeckEvery time the Burn status inflicted by Guinaifen causes DMG, Guinaifen regenerates 2 Energy.
Gambit for the TilesUltimate Lv. +2, up to a maximum of Lv. 15
Talent Lv. +2, up to a maximum of Lv. 15.
Catching Bullet with HandsIncreases the stackable Firekiss count by 1.

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Joshua Chu is a Contributing Writer for PC Invasion since June 2021. His undying love for live-service games like Overwatch 2, Valorant, and Honkai: Star Rail (amongst other soul-rending games) has led him to spend hours and hours on his PC. After earning his Print Journalism degree at Pennsylvania State University, he proceeded to freelance for a variety of sites, with other bylines including Gamepur and Kotaku. He is probably sad he demoted in rank in Overwatch.