Honkai Star Rail Memory Of Chaos Dream Within Dream 2
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Honkai Star Rail MOC Dream Within Dream guide (1-12)

Robin and Topaz are perfect for this Memory of Chaos phase.

A new Memory of Chaos phase is now live in Honkai Star Rail, and Dream Within Dream is one of the easiest challenges that we’ve gotten in quite some time.

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As long as you have a solid roster of units (especially some good follow-up attackers like Aventurine or Topaz), you should be able to clear all 12 stages without much issue. The later stages aren’t easy, but taking advantage of the Memory Turbulence effect will give you the damage boost you need to defeat your foes as fast as possible.

Honkai Star Rail Dream Within Dream Guide

As always, Dream Within Dream will be live for 42 days in Honkai Star Rail. This MOC phase will last from Monday, May 13, 2024, until Monday, June 24, 2024. That’s shortly after Honkai Star Rail version 2.3 is slated to launch, so you have the entire remainder of this patch cycle and then some to clear Dream Within Dream.

Here’s the Memory Turbulence effect for Dream Within Dream.

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Memory Turbulence: After every attack launched by an ally, applies one stack of Memory Imprint to all allies. Allies in the Memory Imprint state deal 5% more DMG. This effect stacks up to six time(s). When Memory Imprint reaches max stacks, immediately regenerate 25% Energy for all allies. The Energy regenerated by this effect can exceed the target’s Max Energy. Remove all Memory Imprints from all allies at the start of every wave or Cycle.

Stage 1

As per usual, the first Memory of Chaos stage is super easy to clear with any team since the enemies are only level 68. Try these team lineups if you need some inspiration.

  • Team 1
    • Aventurine
    • Ruan Mei
    • Black Swan
    • Blade
  • Team 2
    • Robin
    • Clara
    • Natasha
    • Sushang

The first team relies on some 5-star all-stars to clear the first half relatively quickly. If you need some F2P alternatives, then Asta, Dr. Ratio, Dan Heng Imbititor Lunae, Dan Heng, Herta, and Sampo are all solid replacements. The second team relies on Robin to boost everyone’s DPS and Clara’s follow-up attacks to rack up Memory Imprint stacks, but you can swap them out for other characters and just use Sushang as a Physical hypercarry if you’re F2P.

Stage 2

The second stage ramps things up slightly, but it’s still very manageable for most players. Use these teams to clear with ease.

  • Team 1
    • Kafka
    • Serval
    • Yukong
    • Gallagher
  • Team 2
    • Aventurine
    • Robin
    • Asta
    • Clara

The first group is a classic DoT team with Kafka and Serval dealing damage while Gallagher heals and Yukong buffs. F2P replacements for the first half include Asta, Herta, Guinaifen, Hook, and Tingyun. The second half uses Clara to carry with Asta and Robin buffing her while Aventurine keeps everyone alive and launches follow-up attacks to gain Memory Imprint stacks. Sushang can replace Clara if you need another Physical unit, and you can swap in Natasha, March 7th, Physical Trailblazer, Harmony Trailblazer, or Dr. Ratio if you need other alternatives.

Stage 3

The third stage features level 73 enemies so there’s plenty of wiggle room if you have a team of level 80 units. Try these team compositions if you’re having trouble on this stage.

  • Team 1
    • Herta
    • Serval
    • Yukong
    • March 7th
  • Team 2
    • Asta
    • Gallagher
    • Blade
    • Ruan Mei

You can get away with an entirely F2P team for the first half, but feel free to swap in 5-stars like Gepard, Kafka, or Acheron if you have them. The second team uses Asta, Ruan Mei, and Gallagher to support Blade as a hypercarry. If you need a replacement for Blade, then Dan Heng/Sampo are good Wind alternatives. Ruan Mei can be replaced by any Ice or Quantum unit, but Xueyi and Pela are great choices.

Stage 4

Stage four features some annoying enemies, but their elemental weaknesses allow for some strong team compositions. If you’re having trouble on this stage, use these lineups.

  • Team 1
    • Kafka
    • Serval
    • Xueyi
    • Bailu
  • Team 2
    • Robin
    • Natasha
    • Blade
    • Asta

Electric and Quantum are the major weaknesses of the first half, so Kafka and Serval will take the lead with Xueyi helping to take out any Quantum weaknesses. You can remove Kafka and replace her with another unit like Dr. Ratio or Harmony Trailblazer if you have them. The second team uses Blade to deal most of the damage and Robin to boost his capabilities even further. Blade can be replaced with Dan Heng for an F2P alternative, and you can swap Robin out for Sushang since Asta can handle buffs on her own just fine.

Stage 5

Stage five is one of the easiest stages in all of Dream Within Dream as long as you have a decent set of characters built for the occasion. Use these team compositions to clear easily.

  • Team 1
    • Robin
    • Asta
    • Natasha
    • Clara
  • Team 2
    • Aventurine
    • Yukong
    • Ruan Mei
    • Jingliu

Physical and Fire damage are king in the first half, so Robin and Asta are the perfect buffers for this fight. Clara is the best Physical DPS for this half, but you can easily replace her with Sushang. Natasha is a solid 4-star healer, but you can swap her out for the sustain unit of your choice. The second half is super weak to Ice and Imaginary. Aventurine and Jingliu are the perfect fits here, but you can swap Aventurine out for other Preservation units like March 7th or Gepard and Jingliu out for other DPS units like Dr. Ratio, Dan Heng Imbibitor Lunae, or even Herta.

Stage 6

The sixth stage is the first real challenge of Dream Within Dream, and if you’re still new to Memory of Chaos, it’s the last stage that you need to clear before you can get the most out of auto-clear like everyone else. Use these team compositions to get three stars without much hassle.

  • Team 1
    • Blade
    • Ruan Mei
    • Luocha
    • Jingliu
  • Team 2
    • Aventurine
    • Robin
    • Acheron
    • Black Swan

Any stage is easy to clear with the duo of Blade and Jingliu, especially with Ruan Mei and Luocha supporting. Most players will need F2P replacements for this lineup, so you can swap in Dan Heng, Serval, Asta, Natasha, and Herta if you need alternatives. The second half relies on Acheron and Black Swan to deal damage with Robin and Aventurine supporting. If you need replacements, then Dr. Ratio, Yukong, March 7th, Serval, and Sushang are great choices.

Stage 7

The seventh stage of Dream Within Dream isn’t that hard compared to the rest since the elemental weaknesses line up perfectly and you can get some extra damage in during the second half with shields. Use these team compositions for this stage.

  • Team 1
    • Bailu
    • Dr. Ratio
    • Kafka
    • Serval
  • Team 2
    • Aventurine
    • Robin
    • Dan Heng Imbibitor Lunae
    • Hanya

The first team is a group of Nihility characters that work super well together. Acheron and Black Swan also work great here if you have them. If you need some F2P alternatives, then feel free to swap in Asta, Herta, Gallagher, or Yukong. Topaz is great here too if you pulled her from her rerun banner.

This MOC phase really feels designed to sell recent follow-up attackers and support units like Aventurine, Robin, and Topaz. Aventurine and Robin will carry you through the second half of this stage as long as you have decent Physical and Imaginary DPS units to pair with them. If you need some F2P replacements, then Yukong, March 7th, Physical Trailblazer, Harmony Trailblazer, and Natasha will work.

Stage 8

The eighth stage of Dream Within Dream is a roadblock for many players because it features some of the most challenging foes in Honkai Star Rail and the elemental weaknesses will divide most people’s best units into unideal groups. Try these team lineups if you’re struggling on stage eight.

  • Team 1
    • Acheron
    • Kafka
    • Ruan Mei
    • Bailu
  • Team 2
    • Blade
    • Asta
    • Gallagher
    • Fu Xuan

Putting Acheron on these lists always feels like cheating, but she really is that good especially when you pair her with other Nihility units like Kafka or Black Swan. The same goes for Ruan Mei, who remains one of the best Harmony units in the game. This is an expensive lineup, though, so an entirely F2P alternative is Harmony Trailblazer, Serval, Herta, and either Natasha or Lynx.

For the second half, Blade comes in clutch yet again to carry us through a Wind-centric fight. Swap in Dan Heng if you need a 4-star replacement for him. Fu Xuan is the best sustain for this fight, but you can swap in a Preservation or Abundance unit of your choice if you don’t have her. Really, Asta and Gallgher will do enough to keep you alive and boost your damage no matter who else you bring.

Stage 9

Moving on to stage nine, you should be getting a feel for the best team compositions that can make the most out of this phase’s Memory Turbulence effect. Try these lineups to blast through the ninth stage of Dream Within Dream.

  • Team 1
    • Fu Xuan
    • Silver Wolf
    • Jing Yuan
    • Yukong
  • Team 2
    • Aventurine
    • Black Swan
    • Acheron
    • Robin

Jing Yuan is a great hypercarry for the first half, especially if you have Silver Wolf debuffing enemies and Asta buffing your team. Fu Xuan will help keep everyone alive while also whittling down Quantum weaknesses without using too many skill points. If you need some F2P replacements for the first half, then Harmony Trailblazer is a good alternative for Silver Wolf. Xueyi and Lynx also work for Quantum replacements, and you can use your best Electric or Imaginary unit for DPS.

As for the second phase, Acheron and Black Swan will make quick work of that annoying Dreamjolt Troupe dinosaur who’s the real threat of this half. Aventurine and Robin will help you maximize Memory Imprint stacks on top of that so they can do even more damage. A solid F2P lineup for this half is Dan Heng, Asta, Natasha, and March 7th.

Stage 10

Stage 10 of Dream Within Dream is when things really start to heat up. You’re up against True Sting in the second half, so it’s the first boss battle of this MOC phase. Try these team lineups to make quick work of this stage.

  • Team 1
    • Robin
    • Kafka
    • Acheron
    • Aventurine
  • Team 2
    • Fu Xuan
    • Ruan Mei
    • Jingliu
    • Pela

Surprise, surprise, Acheron and Robin are back on the list for the first half. Since this half includes a Sweet Gorilla, Aventurine will help you squeeze out some extra damage by reflecting damage with his shields. Kafka and Acheron are self-explanatory picks for this half, but you can swap them out for other Electric units like Jing Yuan, Serval, or Tingyun to fill various roles. Since Fire is recommended, Asta and Guinaifen are also good choices for buffing or DPS.

The second half relies on Jingliu to decimate the swarm. Since there’s an IPC Senior Staff Team Leader in this half as well, Ruan Mei will help Jingliu break their weaknesses to claim Performance Points. AOE Ice damage is key to success in this phase, so Herta can fill Jingliu’s shoes if you don’t have her. Imaginary units are great here too, so you could try Dr. Ratio or Dan Heng Imbibitor Lunae instead if you have them.

Stage 11

In stage 11 of Dream Within Dream, things get even tougher. The first half features a duel with Svarog and the second half pits your team against the Abundant Ebon Deer, one of the game’s most annoying bosses. The elemental weaknesses line up quite nicely for this stage, though, so try these teams if you’re having trouble.

  • Team 1
    • Acheron
    • Black Swan
    • Sparkle
    • Fu Xuan
  • Team 2
    • Aventurine
    • Jingliu
    • Ruan Mei
    • Himeko

You really can’t go wrong with an Acheron team in Honkai Star Rail, especially with Black Swan and Sparkle backing her up for increased damage. You can swap in any Electric or Wind DPS units to replace them, however, including Blade, Jing Yuan, or Kafka. Fire units also work wonders here, so it’s the perfect place to test out Topaz if you pulled her. Good F2P choices for this half include Dan Heng, Asta, Serval, Natasha, Sampo, Hook, and Guinaifen.

The second half relies on Jingliu and Himeko to deal most of the damage while Ruan Mei buffs and Aventurine provide shields. The main threat is the Abundant Ebon Deer, so having AoE-capable units that can take down the plants he spawns is crucial. That’s why Ruan Mei is so great here, too. If you need some F2P replacements, then you can’t go wrong with Guinaifen, Qinque, or Herta for DPS. Lynx is a great 4-star Quantum healer for this half, too.

Stage 12

The twelfth and final stage of Dream Within Dream is a doozy with back-to-back boss battles against Gepard and Kafka. To get three stars on this stage, you’ll need some very specific team compositions that can make the most out of the Memory Imprint buffs for this phase. Use these team lineups if to have the easiest time clearing the final Dream Within Dream stage.

  • Team 1
    • Acheron
    • Black Swan
    • Kafka
    • Bailu
  • Team 2
    • Robin
    • Aventurine
    • Blade
    • Ruan Mei

There’s not much more to say about the Acheron team comp that hasn’t already been said. If you have Sparkle, then it’s worth bringing her in the place of Kafka or Black Swan to squeeze out some extra damage. If you need some F2P alternatives for the first half, then Serval, Sushang Asta, Guinaifen, Harmony Trailblazer, Physical Trailblazer, and Tingyun are suitable choices for DPS or buffing.

The second half features a fight with Kafka, so you should already know what to expect. Bringing someone who can buff your team’s effect resistance is imperative, which is why Aventurine is the best sustain unit for this half. Robin is another solid choice for this phase because of her insanely powerful Ultimate, too. You can’t go wrong with Blade and Ruan Mei, either. For a fully F2P lineup on stage 12, try Yukong, Natasha, Dan Heng, and Harmony Trailblazer. Add in any 5-star units where you can to spice things up.


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