Everything we know about all 23 heroes

Characters are one of Honkai: Star Rail’s biggest draws. How else would HoYoverse convince you to invest in another gacha game? The company has yet to dive into each one, but the beta and online lore opened the gates for testers to meet the 23 characters to varying extents. You get March 7th, Dan Heng, and Herta as guaranteed freebies — and maybe others as you progress! But what about the others?

Each of these characters has a unique design, backstory, and kit that can aid your team. Here’s what we know so far about all 23 Honkai: Star Rail characters so far.

Arlan

Just some splash art of Arlan with Peppy.HoYoverse

  • Rarity: 4-Star
  • Path: The Destruction
  • Element: Lightning
  • Affiliation: Herta Space Station

Arlan heads the Herta Space Station Security Department. He cares deeply about protecting the station’s staff, even viewing his scars as a “badges of honor” for protecting those he cares about. While he’s fairly aloof, he visibly has a soft spot for his dog, Peppy.

Asta

  • Rarity: 4-Star
  • Path: The Harmony
  • Element: Fire
  • Affiliation: Herta Space Station

Asta is the lead astronomist in charge of the Herta Space Station and foil to the actual master of the site. She manages the staff, operations, and astronomy research related to the station while Herta focuses on her own projects.

Blade

  • Rarity: 5-Star
  • Path: The Destruction
  • Element: Wind
  • Affiliation: Stellaron Hunters

Blade is a Stellaron Hunter, just like Kafka and Silver Wolf. As per his HoYoLAB introduction, he wields an ancient sword filled with cracks “like his body and his mind.” It’s unclear what that really means since we don’t have much lore on him.

Bronya

We meet Bronya in the middle of a spat with her mom.HoYoverse

  • Rarity: 5-Star
  • Path: The Harmony
  • Element: Wind
  • Affiliation: Belobog – Silvermane Guards

Bronya the commander of the Silvermane Guards, which are essentially the Belobog police force. She’s also the heir and next-in-line to become Supreme Guardian of Belobog. At first, she’s strict and set in her ways. Then, she starts to loosen up after realizing that her understanding of the Underworld is different than expected.

Fun fact: She shares her name with a counterpart from Honkai Impact 3rd.

Clara

  • Rarity: 5-Star
  • Path: The Destruction
  • Element: Physical
  • Affiliation: Belobog

Clara’s an orphaned child who’s typically accompanied by Svarog, a robot that’s supposedly from an ancient civilization. Her greatest wish is to “have a family.” We don’t know much about her role yet, but her status as a 5-star character and mascot on the beginner’s wish banner is promising.

Dan Heng

Isn’t it great that we get access to such an ikemen early on?HoYoverse

  • Rarity: 4-Star
  • Path: The Hunt
  • Element: Wind
  • Affiliation: Astral Express

Dan Heng is one of the first characters to join the protagonist’s team along with March 7th. If March 7th is sparkling water, he’s more of a cool wind. He serves as a guard for the Astral Express, which he apparently joined to escape his past. We don’t know much about it…yet.

Gepard

Gepard’s signature scowl.HoYoverse

  • Rarity: 5-Star
  • Path: The Preservation
  • Element: Ice
  • Affiliation: Belobog – Silvermane Guards

Gepard captains the Silvermane Guards under Bronya’s command. His iron grip around the city’s defenses keeps Belobog at peace, but those closest to him wonder if he could ever relax. He’s a part of the Landau noble family and is siblings with Serval, who teases him for his upright demeanor.

Herta

Herta looks like a child, but she’s actually much older. That’s just a puppet body.HoYoverse

  • Rarity: 4-Star
  • Path: The Erudition
  • Element: Ice
  • Affiliation: Herta Space Station

Herta might be the “master” of the space station, but she doesn’t manage it. She’s one of the most intelligent beings in the galaxy and a member of the Genius Society. Unfortunately, that means she loses interest quickly — like in the space station. She mostly appears in a puppet body modeled after her younger self.

Himeko

She’s got some style along with those explosive powers.HoYoverse

  • Rarity: 5-Star
  • Path: The Erudition
  • Element: Fire
  • Affiliation: Astral Express

Himeko, who seems completely unrelated to her Honkai Impact 3rd counterpart, is the navigator of the Astral Express. She found the train and repaired it as a child, jump-starting the Express’ journey across galaxies. Her main role is as a leader for the group, even if she doesn’t join them on the ground as often.

Hook

  • Rarity: 4-Star
  • Path: The Destruction
  • Element: Fire
  • Affiliation: Belobog – The Moles

Hook is proud of her position as the leader of The Moles, an “adventurer’s group” (read: children’s gang) in the Underworld. She’s apparently the top brass when it comes to hide and seek.

Jing Yuan

No one’s going to explain the lion? All right…HoYoverse

  • Rarity: 5-Star
  • Path: The Erudition
  • Element: Lightning
  • Affiliation: Xianzhou Luofu

Jing Yuan is one of the six generals of the Xianzhou Alliance and leader of the Cloud Knights, the protectors of Xianzhou Luofu. He appears at the end of the Summer Game Fest trailer along with a sneak peek at the new location.

Kafka

Kafka goes from zero to 100 when she fights. This is her as she’s setting off her ult.HoYoverse

  • Rarity: 5-Star
  • Path: The Nihility
  • Element: Lightning
  • Affiliation: Stellaron Hunters

Kafka is the first character we meet in the beta and the one to bring the main character to life. She’s a Stellaron Hunter, which makes sense why she would know plenty about a being able to absorb it’s contents. However, her connection to the protagonist is still a mystery.

Personality-wise? She’s typically low-key with a lazy demeanor, but she could flip the switch to sadistic in an instant.

Luocha

You’d think he’d just leave the coffin somewhere convenient…HoYoverse

  • Rarity: 5-Star
  • Path: The Abundance
  • Element: Imaginary
  • Affiliation: Xianzhou Luofu

Luocha wasn’t meant to stay at Xianzhou Luofu. He’s a member of the intergalactic merchant’s guild that was supposed to just drop off a body at the Luofu. Unfortunately, he didn’t expect a Stellaron Crisis to trap him there. Maybe his medical skills will come in handy during the wait?

“This coffin isn’t mine. I was merely entrusted to take the body back to the Luofu,” he says.

March 7th

  • Rarity: 4-Star
  • Path: The Preservation
  • Element: Ice
  • Affiliation: Astral Express

March 7th is one of your fellow Trailblazers. She makes fast friends with the protagonist with her outgoing, cheerful personality. Her past is similar to yours, where she was discovered frozen in space and woke up without any memories of her past. She regained consciousness on March 7th, which is where she gets her namesake.

Natasha

  • Rarity: 4-Star
  • Path: The Abundance
  • Element: Physical
  • Affiliation: Belobog

Hellooo, nurse! Just kidding. Natasha is one of the only doctors taking care of civilians in the Underworld. She’s also friendly enough to be popular with her people, including children like Hook. The Trailblazers receive treatment from her on their first visit to the Underworld.

Pela

  • Rarity: 4-Star
  • Path: The Nihility
  • Element: Ice
  • Affiliation: Belobog

Pela, a.k.a. Pelageya Sergeyevna, is an intelligence officer for the Silvermane Guards. She may be young, but she’s capable of managing logistics, troops, and other tactics. Her phone case apparently references HoYoverse’s other game, Tears of Themis.

Sampo

Look at that devilish grin!HoYoverse

  • Rarity: 4-Star
  • Path: The Nihility
  • Element: Wind
  • Affiliation: Belobog – Wildfire

You can’t trust Sampo. He’s a mercenary currently working with Wildfire, the Underworld’s law enforcement group, as a contractor. The man might be a little sketchy and self-centered, but he tends to come in handy at unexpected times.

Seele

Seele has butterfly-themed powers, which are really pretty.HoYoverse

  • Rarity: 5-Star
  • Path: The Hunt
  • Element: Quantum
  • Affiliation: Belobog – Wildfire

Seele protects the Belobog’s Underworld as an officer of Wildfire. She sneers at Overworlders that don’t know the truth about what happens underground but deeply cares for the citizens of the Underworld. One of her goals is to eliminate the barrier between the Overworld and Underworld.

Serval

  • Rarity: 4-Star
  • Path: The Erudition
  • Element: Lightning
  • Affiliation: Belobog

Serval works as a mechanic in Belobog’s Overworld but often puts business on hold for rock and roll. She’s known for electrifying performances with her guitar, which are complemented by her powers. Peep her trailer! It has an actual vocal track from her voice actor. She’s much more relaxed than her brother, Gepard.

Silver Wolf

I guess bubble gum still exists in space.HoYoverse

  • Rarity: 5-Star
  • Path: The Nihility
  • Element: Quantum
  • Affiliation: Stellaron Hunters

Silver Wolf is a Stellaron Hunter and one of Kafka’s teammates. She’s the more petite, tech-savvy one of the two. In fact, a certain space station operation might’ve not been possible if not for her genius hacking skills.

Sushang

The stuff of legends.HoYoverse

  • Rarity: 4-Star
  • Path: The Hunt
  • Element: Physical
  • Affiliation: Xianzhou Luofu – Cloud Knights

Sushang is a naive, energetic newcomer to the Cloud Knights. She’s a fan of the group’s history and aims to become as renowned as the Cloud Knights in historic legends. As per her HoYoLAB intro, she spends her days helping others because of her conviction to “be eager to help those in need” and “do one good deed a day and reflect on oneself three times a day.”

Welt

  • Rarity: 5-Star
  • Path: The Nihility
  • Element: Imaginary
  • Affiliation: Astral Express

Welt might just be the strongest connection to Honkai: Star Rail’s sister game, Honkai Impact 3rd. In the official Honkai: Star Rail description, Welt is described as a “former Anti-Entropy Sovereign” who had no choice but to travel through a portal after the “incident with St. Fountain.” These are both references to Honkai Impact 3rd, where the St. Fountain incident happened.

That being said, Welt hasn’t revealed any significant connection yet. He’s just your Trailblazer senior for now.

Trailblazer

They aren’t twins, but you do get the choice between them.HoYoverse

  • Rarity: 5-Star
  • Path: The Destruction
  • Element: Physical

Lastly, there’s you. The Trailblazers found you in the middle of a space station invasion without any memories. You absorbed the power of Stellaron, which then made you an interest of space station lead Herta. She gave you two options: Live at the space station or travel with the Trailblazers, only coming back when needed.

The rest is history.

Honkai: Star Rail is currently in development for PC, iOS, and Android.

Characters are one of Honkai: Star Rail’s biggest draws. How else would HoYoverse convince you to invest in another gacha game? The company has yet to dive into each one, but the beta and online lore opened the gates for testers to meet the 23 characters to varying extents. You get March 7th, Dan Heng,…

Characters are one of Honkai: Star Rail’s biggest draws. How else would HoYoverse convince you to invest in another gacha game? The company has yet to dive into each one, but the beta and online lore opened the gates for testers to meet the 23 characters to varying extents. You get March 7th, Dan Heng,…