All Honkai Star Rail Lightning characters: Bailu, Jing Yuan, Kafka, more

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Lightning characters in Honkai Star Rail deal devasting attacks using their thunderous skills. Most Lightning wielders in the game can use AoE attacks to damage every enemy on the battlefield which makes them a powerful DPS option for most teams. Here’s every current and upcoming Lightning character available in Honkai Star Rail. 

You can make quick work of groups of enemies in Honkai Star Rail by having Lightning characters in combat. Using their electrifying abilities they can swiftly take down even the toughest of foes. These fighters often fill the main DPS extremely well in team comps.

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If you want to know how many Lightning characters there are in the game or are looking for a specific warrior to round out your team, here’s a full list of them.

All Lightning characters in Honkai Star Rail


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Arlan is a 4-star DPS character.
  • Rarity: 4-star
  • Path: The Destruction

As the head of Herta Space Station’s security department, Arlan is no stranger to eliminating those who dare to harm those he cares about. This feisty 4-star also comes paired with his adorable dog, Peppy, who is known to put a smile on his face. 

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While Arlan’s abilities Skill Attack is focused on dealing Lightning damage to a single target,  his Ultimate can hit adjacent enemies. This makes it pretty useful if you wish to eliminate multiple opponents or just get some early damage off at the start of your turn. 


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Bailu is your stereotypical healer character.
  • Rarity: 5-star
  • Path: The Abundance

Bailu is known by many as the “Healer Lady” due to her expertise in medicine. As you might have guessed, this 5-star Lightning character excels at supporting her team with life-saving heals, which can turn the tide of even the toughest of fights. 

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Her Skill Attack Heals a single ally for 8%-20% of Bailu’s Max HP plus 64-152, which then heals a single ally two more times. However, it’s Bailu’s Ultimate that really makes her one of the best supports in the game, as she can heal all allies and keep her entire team topped up. 

Jing Yuan

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Jing Yuan delivers devastating AoE attacks.
  • Rarity: 5-star
  • Path: The Erudition

Jing Yuan is one of the six generals of the Xianzhou Alliance who commands the brave Knights of the Xianzhou Luofu. Thanks to his meticulous management, the Xianzhou have enjoyed many years of peace, which has led to Jing Yuan’s seemingly lazy demeanor. 

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While the Lightning 5-star may have earned the moniker of “Dozing General”, his AoE Lightning attacks can quickly eliminate waves of enemies in an instant. If you’re after an incredible DPS unit that can, then you’ll definitely want to add Jing Yuan to your team. 


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Kafka is shrouded in mystery.
  • Rarity: 5-star
  • Path: The Nihility

Kafka is perhaps one of the most mysterious characters in Honkai Star Rail. In fact, her record on the wanted list of the Interastral Peace Corporation only lists her name and her hobby. She is a member of the Stellaron Hunters, a mysterious organization that collects Stellarons – a lifeform with special properties.

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As a renowned hunter, Kafka uses her electrical attacks to debuff her enemies in order to gain an advantage over them. For example, when Kafka applies the Shocked debuff, her enemies receive 64% of Kafka’s ATK as Lightning DoT at the start of their turn. This is particularly useful for taking down tanky enemies who have large amounts of health. 


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Serval can be obtained for free in Honkai Star Rail.
  • Rarity: 4-star
  • Path: The Erudition

Serval is the free and rebellious eldest daughter of the Landau family, who loves rock ‘n’ roll and runs a workshop in Belobog. This character can target single and adjacent enemies with their Skill, which has an 80% chance for them to become shocked for two turns. While Shocked, enemies take Lightning DoT equal to 40% of Serval’s ATK at the beginning of each turn.

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Tingyun can buff her ally’s attacks.
  • Rarity: 4-star
  • Path: The Harmony

As the Head Representative of the renowned merchant guild, Whistling Flames, Tingyun is the main reason Xianzhou trade is known throughout the galaxy. While her captivating way with words may sway an audience, it’s her ability to empower her allies that makes her such a great support. 

After all, increasing the attack of your main DPS unit or replenishing their Energy will always be beneficial. 

So, there you have it, that’s every Lightning character in Honkai Star Rail. Make sure you check our Honkai Star Rail page for all the latest news and guides.

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