How to Unlock and Get Relics in Honkai: Star Rail

How to Get Relics in Honkai: Star Rail
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You don’t need to change characters’ weapons or armor in Honkai: Star Rail. Rather, additional buffs and bonuses come from equipping Light Cones and Relics. The former are acquired through pulling on gacha banners. However, if you’re looking for how to get Relics in Honkai: Star Rail, you’ll actually need to play the game to find or earn them.

How to unlock Relics in Honkai: Star Rail

It takes a bit before you can even start getting Relics in the game! You need to get to the Trailblaze Mission “In the Withering Wintry Night” and finish its “Ones Fallen into the Abyss” task on Jarilo-VI. This involves being at Trailblaze Level 14 and helping Seele save the miners. Once you start the mission, you’ll get two Musketeer of Wild Wheat pieces to equip as part of the tutorial. At level 24, you’ll unlock the Cavern of Corrosion dungeons with more of them.

How to get Relics in Honkai: Star Rail

Well, an almost effortless way to get Relics is to take part in missions and storyline stuff. This is because as you explore places like Jarilo-VI, you might get one of these pieces of equipment from Bountiful Chests found in the world or Trailblaze Missions. There will also be World Shops in each location, which would let you use Hertaerums at Herta Space Station, Shields at Jarilo-IV, or Strale at Xianzhou Lofou to buy them. However, you will need to hit certain Trailblaze Levels to be able to buy them. So the Musketeer of Wild Wheat set will be at Herta Space Station’s shop, but you need to be at Trailblaze Level 20 to buy it, for example.

However, there is a faster way to acquire Relics for characters in the early game. The Caverns of Corrosion at locations like Herta Space Station and Jarilo-VI let you fight for them. These involve using 40 Trailblaze Power to access.

Here are all the Caverns of Corrosion locations on Herta Space Station and Jarilo-VI, as well as the Relic Sets in them:

  • Path of Drifting is at Jarilo-VI’s Corridor of Fading Echoes and features Musketeer of Wild Wheat and Passerby of Wandering Cloud
  • Path of Gelid Wind is at Herta Space Station’s Storage Zone and features Eagle of Twilight Line and Hunter of Glacial Forest.
  • Path of Holy Hymn is at Jarilo-VI’s Great Mine and has Band of Sizzling Thunder and Knight of Purity Palace
  • Path of Jabbing Punch is at Jarilo-VI’s Everwinter Hill and features Champion of Streetwise Boxing and Thief of Shooting Meteor

Once you get to a high enough Trailblaze Level, you can also head into Herta’s Simulated Universe to earn Relics. However, that is down the road a ways. Upon immediately hitting Trailblaze Level 24, going through Caverns of Corrosion is the most helpful method.

Honkai: Star Rail is available for PCs and mobile devices. It will also come to the PS4 and PS5 eventually.

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Jenni Lada
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