As you might expect from a HoYoVerse free-to-play game with a gacha, there are a lot of items you’ll collect! Plenty of Honkai: Star Rail currencies are present, from straightforward ones like Credits and Stellar Jade, to ones like Undying Embers and Undying Starlight. You could even say the various Warp Passes for the gacha fall into this category. Here’s what you need to know.
First, here are the two of the different currencies you can use to acquire items in Honkai: Star Rail and how they work.
- Credits: This is essentially the in-game money. For example, you use credits at NPCs to buy things or when improving characters and equipment.
- Stellar Jade: Think of these as the Honkai: Star Rail equivalent of Genshin Impact’s Primogems. You can earn them in-game, but they’re a real-cash currency that can be used for things like pulling on the character gacha banners.
There are some area-specific currencies as well used for certain stores. When you do things like take on missions at places like Herta Space Station, Jarilo-IV, or Xianzhou Lofou, you can get kinds of money that can be used at Special Stores there. So at Herta Space Station, you can can earn or find Hertaerums. Jarilo-IV has Shields as a currency too. Xianzhou Lofou’s other kind of money is called Strale.
You can also get two kinds of passes to pull on the Honkai: Star Rail gacha. Both appeared in the beta and will show up in the game at launch. They’re not exactly currency, but they’re close.
- Star Rail Pass: This can be used on any Warp banner.
- Star Rail Special Pass: This can be used to pull on the Limited Warp banners. Those are the sorts of banners only around for a few weeks with characters and Light Cones that aren’t always available in the gacha pool.
Finally, you might also find yourself getting Undying Embers and Undying Starlight as you pull on the Warp banners for characters and Light Cones in Honkai: Star Rail. These are two more currencies present since the beta. They are used in the Embers Exchange and Starlight Exchange stores. You can get Undying Embers every time you get a three-star Light Cone. Those can be exchanged at the Embers Exchange for things like Warp passes, credits, and upgrade materials. The Undying Starlight are acquired by getting four or five-star Light Cones or duplicate four and five-star characters. In the Starlight Exchange, you can trade Undying Starlight for Warp passes, four-star characters, and five-star Light Cones.
Honkai: Star Rail will launch on the PC and mobile devices on April 26, 2023. PS4 and PS5 versions are in development.