Which Free Honkai: Star Rail Stellar Warp 5-Star Character Should You Pick?
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Some Free Honkai: Star Rail Stellar Warp 5-Star Characters Are Very Helpful

HoYoVerse offers a promotion in Honkai: Star Rail with its always-available Stellar Warp gacha banner that involves letting players pick one free 5-star character. The catch is that only seven options are available after pulling 300 times. You can only pick from Bailu, Bronya, Clara, Gepard, Himeko, Welt, and Yanqing. All of them are allies who are available at all times, which means you might even have some of them. Now, in general any 5-star character could have potential. Especially if your team is lacking a person in a role like a debuffer or AOE damage dealer. However, a few of these possible allies are especially useful regardless of who you already own.

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So which 5-star Honkai: Star Rail character should I pick once I hit 300 pulls on the regular Stellar Warp banner?

I’m going to make this really easy for you with my top recommendation. If you don’t already own Bailu, pick her. Even if you already earned the free Natasha as part of the Trailblaze Missions’ story. Bailu is fantastic due to her AOE healing and Invigorated status buff. When Invigorated is active, one ally with it applied who falls in battle will be immediately revived with some help. Yes, it can only happen once per fight, but it’s great. Also, any ally with that status will be healed automatically once after being damaged.

For a second pick, it might be a good idea to get Gepard. March 7th is a fantastic Preservation character and is great at shielding characters, then following up with attacks when that protected person is hit. But Gepard is an upgrade due to exactly how he protects the party. He’ll still cover ice attacks, like she does. But his Comradery Technique gives everyone a shield when a battle starts and his Ultimate gives a shield to all allies at once. He also has an Integrity trace that draws aggro, which makes him your tank. Plus if he does fall in battle, his Unyielding Will Talent revives him once and restores his health.

Finally, my third recommendation would be Bronya. This is because she’s one of the best supporters in the game, as well as being good at dealing damage. Her Skill removes debuffs, while also immediately letting someone act and deal more damage than usual. Her ultimate increases everyone’s attack and critical hit damage. Her Technique also increases everyone’s attack. Plus, by virtue of being around, her Battlefield and Military Might Traces increase everyone’s defense and damage output.

But really, any of the seven could be a good pick. Especially if you’ve seen them in the story, like them, and are willing to find the Light Cones and Relics to make them useful.

Honkai: Star Rail is available for PCs and mobile devices, and PS4 and PS5 versions are in development.


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