Honkai Star Rail: All Paths and damage types explained
You may want an explanation of all Honkai: Star Rail Paths and damage types, so you know exactly what direction you want to take your characters.
With Honkai: Star Rail finally here, it is time to decide which paths your characters will follow in the game. With Paths determining the classes and playstyle your characters will take, it is essential to know your attackers from your healers, and your buffs from your de-buffs.
Here we’ll break down everything you need to know about the Honkai: Star Rail Paths and damage types.
- Make sure you also check our list of all Honkai Star Rail Planets, so you know the places you'll be exploring.
What are the playable paths in Honkai Star Rail?
As of writing, there are seven playable Paths in Honkai: Star Rail's free to play release. These Paths are effectively the classes your characters fall into and how they will play in battle. Here, we’ve broken down the Paths, their traditional role and how they play:
Characters in the Abundance Path are the healers on your team, using their abilities to heal wounded allies.
Characters in the Destruction Path are the main damage dealers and are at their best when battling alone.
|Area of Effect damage
Characters in the Erudition Path excel in AoE damage and battling multiple targets.
|Characters in the Harmony Path specialise in providing buffs for allies and boosting the party’s power when working cooperatively.
Characters in the Hunt Path specialise in single-target damage, placing their focus on one enemy. This can be helpful in those more overwhelming situations or focusing on bosses.
Characters in the Nihility Path focus on de-buffs and reducing the enemy’s power.
|Characters in the Preservation Path are most effective when acting defensively, focusing on protecting their allies. They will absorb a lot of damage.
- You may also want to know, can you play Honkai: Star Rail on Steam Deck? Check out if the game is playable on Valve's handheld PC.
Are more Paths coming to Honkai: Star Rail?
As of writing, no new paths have been confirmed for Honkai: Star Rail, but with the game aiming for longevity, who knows what the future will hold. After all, there are plenty of Honkai: Star Rail characters to choose from and plenty of Paths to explore.
That's our explainer of all Honkai: Star Rail Paths, and now you know how the game's class system works.
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