Best Guinaifen Honkai Star Rail build: Relics, Light Cones, Eidolons, & abilities

James Busby
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Guinaifen is a 4-star Fire unit in Honkai Star Rail hailing from the path of Nihility. Here is a detailed guide for Guinaifen in the game.

Guinaifen is a Nihility unit, which means her kit revolves around inflicting status effects on enemies in the game. She is quite good since her ability to inflict Burn on enemies is very efficient.

However, being Nihility, her teams are a bit restrictive as she will rely on units like Kafka and Tingyun to function efficiently. Even then, she is a really good pick, especially if you are lacking a proper Fire unit in the game.

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Here is a guide for Guinaifen covering her Traces, Eidolons, Light Cones, and much more.


Guinaifen Traces in Honkai Star Rail

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Guinaifen can deal DoT damage through her abilities
  • Basic Attack – Standing Ovation: Deals Fire DMG equal to 50% of Guinaifen’s ATK to a single enemy.
  • Skill – Blazing Welcome: Deals Fire DMG equal to 60% of Guinaifen’s ATK to a single enemy and deals Fire DMG equal to 20% of Guinaifen’s ATK to any adjacent enemies with a 100% base chance to cause the target and adjacent targets to be inflicted with Burn. When afflicted with Burn, enemies will take Fire DoT equal to 83% of Guinaifen’s ATK at the beginning of each turn for 2 turn(s).
  • Ultimate – Watch This Showstopper: Deals Fire DMG equal to 72% of Guinaifen’s ATK to all enemies. If the target is inflicted with Burn, then their Burn status immediately deals DMG equal to 72% of the original DMG it would have caused.
  • Talent – PatrAeon Benefits: When Guinaifen is on the field, there is a 100% base chance to inflict Firekiss on the enemy after the Burn suffered by the enemy causes DMG. While inflicted with Firekiss, the enemy receives 4% increased DMG, which lasts for 3 turn(s) and can stack up to 3 time(s).
  • Technique – Skill Showcase: Immediately attacks the enemy. After entering battle, deals DMG for 4 time(s), with each time dealing Fire DMG equal to 50% of Guinaifen’s ATK to a random enemy target and inflicting Firekiss on them.

Guinaifen Eidolons in Honkai Star Rail

A screenshot from the game Honkai Star RailGuinaifen’s Eidolons are worth investing in Honkai Star Rail
  • Level 1 – Slurping Noodles During Handstand: When using Skill, there is a 100% base chance to reduce the attacked target enemy’s Effect RES by 10% for 2 turn(s).
  • Level 2 – Brushing Teeth While Whistling: When the enemy target is Burned, Guinaifen’s Basic ATK and Skill increases the DMG multiplier of her Burn effect by 40%.
  • Level 3 – Smashing Boulder on Chest: Skill Lv. +2, up to a maximum of Lv. 15. Basic ATK Lv. +1, up to a maximum of Lv. 10.
  • Level 4 – Blocking Pike with Neck: Every time the Burn inflicted by Guinaifen causes DMG, Guinaifen regenerates 2 Energy.
  • Level 5 – Swallowing Sword to Stomach: Ultimate Lv. +2, up to a maximum of Lv. 15. Talent Lv. +2, up to a maximum of Lv. 15.
  • Level 6 – Catching Bullet with Hands: Increases the stackable Firekiss count by 1.

Best Guinaifen Light Cone in Honkai Star Rail

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Good Night and Sleep Well is the best Light Cone for Guinaifen

The best Light Cone for Guinaifen in Honkai Star Rail is Good Night and Sleep Well. This Light Cone increases the DMG dealt by the wearer for every debuff applied to the enemy. Additionally, this effect also applies to DoT.

However, if you have access to it, then Incessant Rain is another really good option for Guinaifen. Unfortunately, it is a limited Light Cone that can only be obtained from the Light Cone Event Warp. Solitary Healing is a powerful and accessible 5-star Light Cone that can be picked from Herta’s Store for Guinaifen.

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Patience is All of You Need is a top-tier choice as well, though it is also limited in terms of availability. Another 4-star alternative is Eyes of the Prey, which increases Effect Hit Rate by 20% and DoT by 24%.

Best Relics and Ornament for Guinaifen in Honkai Star Rail

The best Relic set for Guinaifen in Honkai Star Rail is Prisoner in Deep Confinement. You can find the set bonus below:

  • 2-piece: Increases ATK by 12%
  • 4-piece: For every DoT the target enemy is afflicted with, the wearer will ignore 6% of the target’s DEF when dealing DMG to them. This effect is valid for a max of 3 DoTs.

The best Ornament set for Guinaifen in Honkai Star Rail is Firmament Frontline Glamoth. This Ornament boosts the wearer’s ATK by 12%, and when the wearer’s SPD is equal to or higher than 135/160, the wearer deals 12%/18% more DMG.

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Trace level-up and stat requirement for Guinaifen in Honkai Star Rail

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Guinaifen relies on High ATK stats

The Trace priority for Guinaifen in Honkai Star Rail has been provided below:

  • Skill
  • Talent
  • Ultimate

The stat requirement for Guinaifen has been discussed in the table below:

Main StatSub stat
Body: Effect Hit Rate or ATK%Effect Hit Rate
Feet: ATK% or SPDATK%
Sphere: Fire DMGSPD
Rope: Energy Regen or ATK%Break Effect

Guinaifen is a Nihility character. Every character in this category scales off ATK%. Therefore, you need to stack as much ATK as possible on her. Additionally, being a Nihility unit, Effect Hit Rate is a must as it increases the chance of inflicting debuff on the enemy.

Best Guinaifen Team comp in Honkai Star Rail

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Guinaifen functions quite well with Kafka and Tingyun

Guinaifen is a Nihility unit, which means she has a very dedicated team comp. The best units to pair with Guinaifen are Kafka, Tingyun, and Luocha.

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In this team, Kafka is the primary DPS, while Tingyun and Luocha will function as support. However, if you want, you can replace Tingyun with Silver Wolf. It isn’t the most optimal, but Kafka and Luocha are kind of a necessity.

So, there you have it, that’s everything we know about Guinaifen in Honkai Star Rail. Make sure you check out our Honkai Star Rail page for all the latest guides and updates.

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