Welt is one of the more enigmatic characters in Honkai: Star Rail. As a player character, he is currently the only character that can cause Imaginary damage and all his attacks involve him breaking space by waving a cane around. He’s a five-star Nihility character, meaning that he is incredibly useful at debuffing and damaging enemies. This is especially true if your Honkai: Star Rail Welt build includes the right Light Cones and Relic sets.
What Are the Best Light Cones for a Welt Build in Honkai: Star Rail?
Welt’s strength is in his ability to reduce enemy SPD with his Skill and his Ultimate, then follow up with huge damage on enemies inflicted with that status. He is also capable of inflicting the Imprisoned status with his Weakness Break and Ultimate, which can be incredibly useful at keeping enemies at bay. Naturally, you’ll want a build that enhances his ability to do damage to debuffed enemies, and he has some great options.
Loop is your best choice for a three-star Light Cone. It increases damage done to Slowed enemies by 24% at its lowest level. This means he has a high chance of boosting his own damage output just by using his Skill, so it’s incredibly useful.
However, his four-star and five-star options are even better. Good Night and Sleep Well is a good four-star match for him due it stacking additional damage for debuffs. Not only is this a good combo with his abilities, but it makes him stronger when paired with other characters who can are good at inflicting debuffs, such as Serval.
Welt’s best five-star option feels like the logical step up from this. In the Name of the World not only features Welt’s face, it enhances everything he does. Just like Good Night and Sleep Well, it boosts his ATK against debuffed enemies. In addition, it also increases the Effect Hit Rate for his Skill, allowing him to create more debuffs to boost his ATK. It’s the perfect match for his playstyle.
What Are the Best Relic Sets for a Welt Build in Honkai: Star Rail?
The ideal Relic set for Welt is the Wastelander of Banditry Desert. After all, he’s currently the only character who’d get any use out of its Imaginary damage boost with two pieces. However, a full set also adds further boosts against debuffed enemies. This time, it’s his CRIT rate that increases, and inflicting the Imprisoned status on enemies enhances it further. The best place to find this is Cavern of Corrosion: Path of Conflagration in The Xianzhou Luofu.
If you need an option before you can get there, however, the Thief of Shooting Meteor set is also useful for Welt. A full set boosts his Break Effect twice, allowing him to delay enemies even more than usual. The boost to his Energy after a Weakness Break may not sound like much, but it has led to moments for me where the Imprisoned status stacked so much that enemies barely moved.
Honkai: Star Rail is available for PC and mobile devices. Versions for PS4 and PS5 are coming soon.