After a very long time of waiting, Hoyoverse’s next title Honkai: Star Rail has arrived. Just like most of their other games, Star Rail is filled to the brim with colourful characters to play as, each with their own unique kits and abilities. Thanks to being a turn-based RPG, what kind of characters you use is more important than in any other Hoyoverse game, so some players may want to step aboard the Astral Express fully prepared with the best characters possible.
The easiest way to do this is to reroll your account. Rerolling is a term in gacha games where you will reset your account at the beginning of the game until you get the units you want. Some players do this to get their favourite character while others want the most meta units right off the bat. Whatever the case may be, rerolling is usually a very time-consuming process and that goes for rerolling in H: SR, too. If you have the time (and the patience) to reroll, though, you’ll be starting the game off to a great start.
Here’s everything you need to know about rerolling in Honkai: Star Rail, including what characters to be on the lookout for.
How to Reroll in Honkai: Star Rail
Compared to some other gacha games, rerolling your account in Honkai: Star Rail is going to be pretty arduous. You need to have a Hoyoverse account to even launch the game meaning that, without a guest login option, you’ll need to make a completely new account for every reroll. The main problem with this is that if you already have a Hoyoverse account for Genshin Impact or Honkai Impact 3rd you won’t be able to link it with your Star Rail account: if you plan on rerolling, you’ll never be able to have all of your games linked on the same account.
This isn’t even mentioning the long tutorial and how low the pull rates for 5 Star characters are. You’ll have to play the game for around 30-40 minutes to reach Asta and access the Warp Banners and, even then, you’ll only have about 20 pulls to use. This, paired with the low 5 Star rate (0.6%) means that the likelihood of getting the character you want will be very slim.
If you’re still willing to reroll for your most desired waifus and husbandos, the rerolling process will go as follows:
- Launch the game as normal.
- Play through the tutorial until you reach Asta and unlock Warping. This will take about 30 minutes.
- Use up all of your pulls on the Warp Banner you want.
- If you don’t get the character you want, log out of the game and then log back in with a new account.
- Rinse and repeat until you get the characters you want (or until you simply grow tired enough to continue with the game).
How Many Pulls Can You Get
One thing to note about the rerolling process in Honkai: Star Rail is that the number of pulls you can do will vary dramatically based on how long you spend on each attempt. The regular method for rerolling listed above will always work, but the amount of time you spend collecting resources and playing through the story will determine how many pulls you end up doing.
From completing the prologue and progressing through the game, you will be given Stellar Jade, the pull currency in Honkai: Star Rail. You can spend Jade on a number of different Warp Banners:
- Event Warp | Rate-Up Banner
- Departure Warp | Beginner Banner (guaranteed 5-Star character within 50 pulls)
- Stellar Warp | Standard Banner
It is worth noting that, in addition to the pulls you’ll earn from completing the prologue, you should also have 20 Star Rail Tickets thanks to the pre-registration campaign. You can spend these on either the Standard Warp or Beginner Warp. However, you will not be able to use them on the Event Warp, which requires its own Special Star Rail Passes.
If you want to get through your rerolls as quickly as possible, reroll after spending your first lot of currency. Upon unlocking Warping, you should have the resources to spend either 20 on the Departure Warp or 20 on the Stellar Warp.
This will take 30-40 minutes, making it by far the fastest method, but it is also the most risky. As we previously outlined, the chance of getting a 5 Star character from any of the Warps is very low at 0.6%. The main downside with this method is that you won’t be able to reroll for any of the Event Wish characters. These 20 pulls are going to come exclusively from Star Rail Passes, limiting your choice and blocking you off completely from characters like Seele or Jing Yuan.
If you’re not concerned about those and just want as many 5 Stars as possible, try to use your 20 pulls of rerolling on the Stellar Warp. the Departure Warp is permanently available until you do all 50 pulls, which is guaranteed to earn you at least one 5 Star character. As such, using 20 on the Stellar Warp gives you a very slim chance of obtaining a 5 Star from it while keeping the guaranteed 5 Star from the Departure Warp.
Highest Value Method
If, instead, you want as many opportunities to pull as you can get, you’re going to be playing for a good bit longer. After unlocking Warp and earning your 20 Star Rail Passes, continue playing up until Trailblazer Level 15. Reaching Levels 5 and 15 will get you another 20 Star Rail Passes, which is actually enough to hit the 50 pity on the Departure Warp (as it is a discount banner). If you don’t like the 5 Star you get, reroll and go again.
As we said, though, this is a much longer grind. Instead of 30-40 minutes, you’re looking at about 2 hours, minimum, to get to 40 pulls. This is an incredibly long time, especially when there are so many options for your potential 5 Star: you have a one in seven chance of getting who you want. If you must have Himeko, though, you’ll do what you must and this is the best method for those looking to get the most value out of your rerolls.
Best Characters to Reroll For
So, if you’re going to reroll, who should you reroll for?
If you already have a favourite character in mind and are determined to get them no matter what, go for it! Favourites over meta is the way that gacha games should be played. However, if you do want to have the best start in Honkai: Star Rail with some of the best units available, you should be on the lookout for Bronya, Bailu and Welt. The other standard 5-Star characters are still really strong units and can absolutely put in work, but those three units are going to work best in most compositions.
|A Tier | Best of the best, highly consider rerolling for||Bronya, Bailu, Welt|
|B Tier | Good units but ones that need a bit more work to use||Clara, Gepard|
|C Tier | Situational or niche units with some noticeable downsides||Himeko, Yanqing|
There is the possibility of pulling on the Event Warp, which is where limited Rate-Up characters will appear. For Version 1.0 the Event Warp will host Seele and Jing Yuan, both very good DPS characters. While you cannot spend any of the Star Rail Passes you acquire on the Event Warp, you can spend your Stellar Jade and potentially get whoever is currently featured. However, your chance is astronomically lower than just rerolling for standard characters as you will have less currency to work with from the start. If you’re determined to get Seele no matter what, be ready to reroll for a long while before you can actually play.
Possibly the best support in the game, Bronya is a must-have for any players wanting to breeze through content in both the early and late game. The main reason for this supremacy is her Skill Combat Redeployment which provides a variety of buffs to one of her allies: not only does it dispel debuffs but it also increases their damage and advances their turn, allowing them to act again much sooner. This can prove vital for some compositions and strategies, especially for buffing up your DPS characters or coming in with a clutch heal.
Obviously, Bronya’s Skill isn’t her only selling point. Her Ultimate, The Belobog March, is similarly excellent as it increases all allies’ ATK and CRIT DMG based on Bronya’s CRIT DMG for 2 turns. Meanwhile, a lot of her Talents and Traces revolve around buffing up allies’ ATK or DEF, making her the perfect support for any team.
Bronya is such a hot-ticket unit because of how versatile she is. No matter what characters you have, Bronya will be there as top-tier support no matter what. She improves the damage of every DPS unit and can provide incredible amounts of sustain by accelerating the turns of any of her allies, no matter what role they play. If you’re looking for the best of the best in Honkai: Star Rail, get ready to reroll for Bronya.
It may surprise you that, at launch, Honkai: Star Rail only has 2 main healers. The first is Natasha and all Trailblazers will get access to her via the main story. The other is the cute standard 5-Star Bailu and she is certainly someone to consider when rerolling your account. Having as many healers as possible for harder content like the Forgotten Hall and Simulated Universe is always going to be important, but Bailu still has some unique quirks that make her interesting outside of just being another healer.
Bailu’s Talent, Gourdful of Elixir, is especially great. There are two parts to this passive ability but the most important is its ability to instantly revive one character per battle. Some of Star Rail’s end-game content is going to be tough: there’s no doubt that things are sure to get dicey and having Bailu to bring you back to speed is very good. The second part of her skill will allow her Invigorated status (which is applied to allies via her Ultimate and Technique) to heal allies when they are hit, serving as a good defensive and healing option.
Aside from her Talent, Bailu’s Skill and Ultimate are both top-tier direct heals. Her Singing Among the Clouds Skill targets a single ally for an impressive amount of healing, whereas Leap of a Marsh Brakon will target the entire team and Invigorate them. Bailu’s healing output is absurdly good and is sure to carry you through a lot of Star Rail quite easily, especially if you have some powerful units to pair her with.
Lastly, we have Welt. Aside from just being incredibly cool, Welt is going to be the only Imaginary element character at launch. This alone puts him in this special tier where you may want to pick him up simply to future-proof upcoming content that may benefit from having an Imaginary character. Luckily for us, though, he’s also an excellent character and another great supportive unit to put on your teams.
Instead of buffing or healing, Welt is in charge of debuffing. Specifically, he is the master of Slow. Using his Skill Edge of the Void, Welt can Slow enemies and decrease their SPD for 2 turns. Then there’s his Ultimate, Synthetic Black Hole, which will always inflict all enemies with the Imprison effect, delaying their actions to later in the round and reducing their SPD even more. These debuffs are incredibly potent, especially the ability to delay your enemies and give some of your other allies time to act: you can even inflict Imprison directly from the start of battle if you use his Technique before engaging an enemy.
Welt doesn’t just stand idly by, either, as almost all of his Skills deal a respectable amount of damage for offensive support. There will be a lot of opportunities where Welt will shine as he rips apart your foes and continually debuffs them. Consider picking up Welt if you want to not only prepare yourself for content in the future but get the jump on enemies in the present.
And that was everything you needed to know about rerolling in Honkai: Star Rail.