Like March 7th, Dan Heng is a great, free, four-star Honkai: Star Rail character who can easily become one of your best assets with many different Relic sets and Light Cone builds. The thing with him is to remember two things. You want him to be as fast as possible so he attacks often. You also want him to be dealing a lot of damage.
What are the best Light Cones for a Dan Heng build in Honkai: Star Rail?
I’m going to go ahead and borrow a lot of my recommendations for Seele here, because Dan Heng works similarly. You want him attacking often. So Adversarial, a three-star Light Cone, increases his speed by 10% after each enemy he beats. I’d also go with Darting Arrow, as it boosts his attack by at least 24% temporarily after beating an enemy.
As a four-star option, I went with River Flows in Spring since it’s… all I have. It boosts Dan Heng’s speed by at least 12% and damage by 24% until he takes damage, but then brings that buff back after his next turn. The Only Silence Remains Light Cone with him actually on it is good too, as it at least increases his attack by 16% and, if there are one or two enemies around, increases his critical rate by at least 12%.
Also like Seele, In the Night is the best five-star option. As its description notes, “Increases the wearer’s CRIT Rate by 18%. While the wearer is in battle, for every 10 SPD that exceeds 100, the DMG of the wearer’s Basic ATK and Skill is increased by 6% and the CRIT DMG of their Ultimate is increased by 12%. This effect can stack up to 6 time(s).”
What is the best Relic set for a Dan Heng build in Honkai: Star Rail?
There are only two Relic sets to consider initially for the best Dan Heng builds in Honkai: Star Rail. One is Musketeer of Wild Wheat. You can buy the one each of the four-star pieces of this set at Herta Space Station or get it from Cavern of Corrosion: Path of Drifting at Jarilo-VI’s Corridor of Fading Echoes. Two pieces will increase his attack by 12%, while four pieces increase his speed by 6% and attack damage by 10%. I’ve found it’s the default “The Hunt” character equipment.
Also great is the Eagle of Twilight Line Relic set. This one increases wind damage by 10% with two pieces and advances the user’s action by 25% after they use their Ultimate with four. Again, both suit Dan Heng well, since he deals wind damage and you want him acting as often as possible. It’s at the Cavern of Corrosion: Path of Gelid Wind at the Herta Space Station’s Storage Zone.
Honkai: Star Rail is available for PCs and mobile devices, and PS4 and PS5 versions are in development.