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

James Busby
Topaz in Honkai Star Rail

Making a blazing entry as a Fire Hunt path contender, Topaz ignites the battles of Honkai Star Rail. Dive into the details we’ve gathered on this latest game addition.

Unlike the typical Hunt unit archetype, such as Seele, known for dealing direct damage, Topaz excels in supporting roles, providing crucial follow-up assaults.

Topaz uses her pet Numby in battle, who will attack enemies from time to time. Therefore, you have to become creative with Topaz regarding her team building and Trace priorities.

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As it happens, we have got you covered. Here is a detailed guide for Topaz in Honkai Star Rail covering her Traces, Relics, Ornaments, and much more.

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Topaz abilities in Honkai Star Rail

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Topaz abilities are quite strong in Honkai Star Rail
  • Basic Attack – Deficit: Deals Fire DMG equal to 50% of Topaz’s ATK to a single enemy.
  • Skill – Difficulty Paying?: Causes a single enemy to enter the Proof of Debt state and increases the target’s DMG received from follow-up attacks by 25%. Proof of Debt only takes effect on the most recent target it is applied to. At the start of an ally’s turn or during allies’ action, if there are no enemies with Proof of Debt on the field, Topaz will cause a random enemy to enter Proof of Debt. Numby deals Fire DMG equal to 75% of Topaz’s ATK to this target. Using this Skill to deal DMG is considered as launching a follow-up attack.
  • Warp Trotter Skill: Select an enemy to perform a special attack.
  • Ultimate – Turn a Profit: Numby enters the Windfall Bonanza! state and its DMG multiplier increases by 75% and CRIT DMG increases by 12%. Also, when enemies with Proof of Debt receive attacks from an ally’s Basic ATK, Skill, or Ultimate, Numby’s action is Advanced Forward by 50%. After Numby uses attacks, exit the Windfall Bonanza! state.
  • Talent – Trotter Market!?: Summons Numby at the start of battle. Numby has 80 SPD by default. When taking action, Numby launches follow-up attacks on the single enemy target afflicted with Proof of Debt, dealing Fire DMG equal to 75% of Topaz’s ATK. When enemies afflicted with Proof of Debt receive an ally’s follow-up attacks, Numby’s action is Advanced Forward by 50%. The action Advance Forward effect cannot be triggered during Numby’s own turn. When Topaz is downed, Numby disappears.
  • Technique – Explicit Subsidy: Summons Numby when Topaz enters the overworld. Numby will automatically search for Basic Treasures and Trotters in a set radius. Using her Technique causes Topaz to regenerate 60 Energy after Numby’s first attack in the next battle. After using her Technique, if Topaz is still in the team when enemies in the overworld are defeated, additionally receive a small amount of credits when obtaining credits. Only 10000 additional credits can be received every calendar day. After using her Technique and defeating enemies in Simulated Universe, additionally receive a small amount of Cosmic Fragments with a small chance to obtain 1 random Curio.

Topaz Eidolons in Honkai Star Rail

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Topaz’s Eidolon 1 is worth investing in the game
  • Level 1 – Future Market: When enemies afflicted with Proof of Debt receive follow-up attacks, they will enter the Debtor state. This can only take effect 1 time in a single action. Debtor increases CRIT DMG from follow-up attacks dealt to affected enemies by 25%, stacking up to 2 time(s). When Proof of Debt is removed, Debtor is also removed.
  • Level 2 – Bona Fide Acquisition: After Numby takes action and launches an attack, Topaz regenerates 5 Energy.
  • Level 3 – Seize the Big and Free the Small: Skill Lv. +2, up to maximum Lv. 15 and Basic ATK Lv. +1, up to a maximum Lv. 10.
  • Level 4 – Agile Operation: After Numby’s turn begins, Topaz’s action is Advanced Forward by 20%.
  • Level 5 – Inflationary Demand: Ultimate Lv. +2, up to maximum Lv. 15 and Talent Lv. +2, up to maximum Lv. 15.
  • Level 6 – Incentive Mechanism: Numby’s attack count while in the Windfall Bonanza! state increases by 1, and its Fire RES PEN increases by 10% during its attacks.

Best Light Cone for Topaz in Honkai Star Rail

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Topaz relies a lot on 5-star Light Cones to deal damage

The best Light Cone for Topaz in Honkai Star Rail is Worrisome, Blissful. This Light Cone enhances the CRIT Rate of the wearer by 18%-30% and also enhances the follow-up DMG by 30%-50%. Upon using a follow-up attack, a Tame status will be inflicted on a target (2 stacks).

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Once allies hit a target with the aforementioned status effect, every Tame stack will increase the CRIT Rate by 12%. This Light Cone can only be obtained from the Light Cone Event Warp for a limited duration.

However, if you are looking for something more affordable, Cruising in the Stellar Sea from Herta’s Store is a very good option for Topaz. You can also use the Light Cone called Sleep Like the Dead, which can be claimed for 600 Undying Starlight from the Starlight Exchange Shop.

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When it comes to 4-star options, Swordplay and Only Silence Remains are also decent. However, Topaz relies heavily on the stats from a 5-star Light Cone to be effective.

Best Topaz Relics and Ornaments in Honkai Star Rail

Topaz is a fire unit, which means the best Relic set for her is The Ashblazing Grand Duke. The set bonus for this Relics set has been provided below:

2-piece: Increases follow-up attack DMG by 20%.

4-piece: When the wearer uses follow-up attacks against the target enemy, increase the wearer’s ATK by 6% for every time the follow-up attack deals DMG. This effect can stack for a maximum of 8 times and lasts for 3 turns. This effect is removed the next time the wearer uses a follow-up attack.

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The best Ornament set for Topaz is Inner Salsotto. This Ornament set increases Topaz’s Crit Rate by 8%. Additionally, once the overall CRIT Rate crosses 50%, the DMG output from Ultimate and follow-up attacks is further enhanced by 15%.

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

Topaz’s primary damage depends on the follow-up attacks from her pet Numby. The Trace priority for Topaz in Honkai Star Rail is:

  • Skill
  • Talent
  • Ultimate

When it comes to stats, these are the ones that you need to prioritize:

Main StatSub Stat
Body: Crit Rate or CRIT DMGCRIT DMG
Feet: SPD or ATK%Crit Rate
Sphere: Fire DMGATK%
Rope: ATK%SPD

Lastly, when it comes to Eidolons, her E1 is of the highest priority and a must-have for both spenders as well as free-to-play players.

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Best Topaz Team Comp in Honkai Star Rail

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Topaz and Asta is a very good combo to run in Honkai Star Rail

Topaz is a Hunt unit, but she relies on follow-up attacks to deal damage. Therefore, if you are planning to play Topaz, you have to become a little creative with your teams. Some of the best characters you can pair with Topaz are Asta, March 7th, and Luocha.

In this team, Topaz is the main DPS, with support from Asta. However, you also run a team with Topaz, Himeko, Silver Wolf, and Fu Xuan. In this team, Topaz and Himeko will function quite well in a follow-up damage-oriented team.

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You can replace Silver Wolf with Bronya, and Fu Xuan with Gepard.

You could also run a team focused on follow-up attacks with Topaz, Clara, Tingyun, and Lynx. Tingyun would provide ATK buffs and give Clara energy to use her Ultimate.

Topaz trailer in Honkai Star Rail

On October 26, 2023, Honkai Star Rail released a trailer for Topaz on their official YouTube channel. If you did not check it yet, you can find it from the link provided below:

So, there you have it, that’s everything you need to know about Topaz. Make sure you check out our Honkai Star Rail page for all the latest news and information.

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