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Honkai Star Rail: Kafka ascension materials guide

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Kafka is a 5-star Honkai: Star Rail character introduced in the second half of the version 1.2 update. Kafka is a Nihility Lightning character and is the premier DoT damage dealer in Honkai: Star Rail. Kafka gets stronger the more characters with DoTs you pair with her, putting Kafka in a unique position compared to the other damage dealers in Honkai: Star Rail. This member of the Stellaron Hunters can instantly trigger DoT effects and deal insane damage. If you are preparing to pull Kafka and want to use her on your team, use this guide to prepare the materials you’ll need to level up Kafka as quickly as possible. Here’s our guide on the ascension materials you’ll need for Kafka in Honkai: Star Rail.

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Kafka leveling materials in Honkai: Star Rail

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To level up Kafka in Honkai: Star Rail, you’ll need the following ascension materials:

  • Level 20 – 40: x4,000 Credits, x5 Thief’s Instinct
  • Level 40 – 50: x16,000 Credits, x6 Usurper’s Scheme, x3 Shape Shifter’s Lightning Staff
  • Level 50 – 60: x40,000 Credits, x9 Usurper’s Scheme, x7 Shape Shifter’s Lightning Staff
  • Level 60 – 70: x80,000 Credits, x6 Conqueror’s Will, x20 Shape Shifter’s Lightning Staff
  • Level 70 – 80: x160,000 Credits, x9 Conqueror’s Will, x35 Shape Shifter’s Lightning Staff

You can get the Thief’s Instinct item and its higher-tier variants by fighting enemies at the Storage Zone at the Herta Space Station. You can also get this item in the Simulated Universe, the Embers Exchange store, and as Assignment Rewards.

You can get the Shape Shifter’s Lightning Staff item by farming the Stargazer Navalia Stagnant Shadow calyx located at the Xianzhou Loufu.

Kafka traces materials

To level up Kafka’s traces, you’ll need the following materials:

Trace Effect Materials
Torture When the Ultimate is used, enemy targets will now receive DMG immediately from all currently applied DoT sources instead of just receiving DMG immediately from the currently applied Shock state. x5,000 Credits, x3 Obsidian of Dread, x1 Regret of Infinite Ochema
Effect Hit Rate Boost
Effect Hit Rate increases by 4%. x5,000 Credits, x3 Obsidian of Dread, x6 Thief’s Instinct
ATK Boost
ATK increases by 4%. x10,000 Credits, x3 Obsidian of Desolation, x3 Usurper’s Scheme
HP Boost
Max HP increases by 4%. x10,000 Credits, x3 Obsidian of Desolation, x3 Usurper’s Scheme
Plunder If an enemy is defeated while Shocked, Kafka additionally regenerates 5 Energy. x20,000 Credits, x5 Obsidian of Desolation, x1 Tracks of Destiny, x1 Regret of Infinite Ochema
ATK Boost
ATK increases by 6%. x20,000 Credits, x5 Obsidian of Desolation, x4 Usurper’s Scheme
Effect Hit Rate Boost Effect Hit Rate increases by 6%. x45,000 Credits, x3 Obsidian of Obsession, x3 Conqueror’s Will
ATK Boost
ATK increases by 6%. x45,000 Credits, x3 Obsidian of Obsession, x3 Conqueror’s Will
Thorns
The base chance for target enemies to get Shocked by the Ultimate, the Technique, or the Talent-triggered follow-up attack increases by 30%. x160,000 Credits, x8 Obsidian of Obsession, x1 Tracks of Destiny, x1 Regret of Infinite Ochema
HP Boost
Max HP increases by 6%. x160,000 Credits, x8 Obsidian of Obsession, x8 Conqueror’s Will
Effect Hit Rate Boost
Effect Hit Rate increases by 8%. x160,000 Credits, x8 Obsidian of Obsession, x8 Conqueror’s Will
ATK Boost
ATK increases by 4%. x2,500 Credits, x2 Thief’s Instinct
ATK Boost
ATK increases by 8%. x160,000 Credits, x8 Obsidian of Obsession, x8 Conqueror’s Will

You can get the Obsidian of Dread item and its higher-tier variants by farming the Bud of Nihility Calyx at Jarilo-IV at the Great Mine.

You can get one Tracks of Destiny per week by completing the Simulated Universe, once a month at the Embers Exchange shop, or by participating in various events.


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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.
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