Honkai Star Rail: Best Auto-battle Farming Teams

Take out legions of enemies with these team compositions for auto-battle farming Honkai: Star Rail.

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Many encounters in Honkai: Star Rail require a lot of your attention, whether that’s because you need to move your character between them or because you need to apply a very specific strategy to win. Farming materials across multiple battles, however, might not, and you can auto-battle all the way through. Calyx currency and upgrade mat farming is a great place to auto-battle, and with the team compositions presented below, you’ll be breezing through.

Best Auto-battle Farming Teams in Honkai: Star Rail

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If you’re in lower-difficulty content, or are farming low-level enemies, the right auto-battle team will let you not only make progress, but do literally anything else at the same time. The teams we’ll discuss here will let you do that efficiently, and we’ll discuss both free-to-play and paid teams (with paid assuming you want as many 5-star characters and Light Cones as possible).

We assume that you have at least one 5-star character for these teams using the 90 free pulls you get, as well as the ability to reroll in Honkai: Star Rail.

Free-to-Play Auto-battle Farming Team One: AoE and DoT Specialists

Characters: Serval, Herta, Dan Heng, Himeko

This team is all about clearing rooms quickly and covers almost every weakness you’ll face in most content. You don’t have any healing here, but the point is to delete everything before it becomes necessary. You can swamp out Dan Heng for Natasha or Bailu (if you have her) should you find yourself losing characters while farming.

Free-to-Play Auto-battle Farming Team Two: All-Rounder

Characters: Gepard, Hook, Serval, Sushang

This team should be good for almost any situation, with some defense and weakness coverage from Gepard, damage from Sushang and Hook, plus AoE with Serval. Again, no healing, but if you can keep Gepard’s Ultimate up semi-regularly, that shouldn’t be a problem.

Free-to-Play Auto-battle Farming Team Three: One-shot Everything

Characters: Bronya, Sushang, Pela, Hook

With the aid of Bronya’s buffs and Pela’s debuffs, our goal here is to kill almost any enemy in a single strike. Weakness coverage is a little lighter, but your raw damage output should more than make up for it. You can always trade out Hook for a healer if necessary, but ideally everything dies so fast, not having one won’t matter.

Seele Auto-battle Farming Team: Seele or Bust

Characters: Seele, Bronya, Pela, Natasha

If you got Seele, this team is all about enabling her and her almost exclusively, thanks to her ability to take multiple turns essentially for free. There’s not much gameplay variety with this team, but because it’s auto-battle, there doesn’t need to be.

Paid Auto-battle Farming Team One: Complete Control

Characters: Bronya, Seela, Himeko, Welt

With this team, you’ll not only have tons of possible DoT and single-target damage, Welt lets you manipulate the enemy’s turn order, maximizing not only your team’s total uptime but also getting even more value out of Seele’s passive. You can swap Bronya for Tingyun in case you need Lightning coverage or don’t yet have Bronya.

Paid Auto-battle Farming Team Two: Counter Specialists

Characters: Seele, Himeko, Clara, Herta

Follow-up attacks are the name of this composition’s game, so while you’re liable to take a couple of hits, that’s kind fo the point. Clara’s follow-up and Ultimate can carry lesser equipped teams, and between Himeko and Herta, your enemies will be spending more time waiting to attack than actually attacking. Seele is here for that extra spice.

Paid Auto-battle Farming Team Three: Sheer Damage

Characters: Steele, Yanqing, Bronya, Sushang

Nothing fancy here: you want to pump as much single-target DPS as possible into everything so everything dies in one hit, and with Seele’s extra turns, even the biggest groups will have almost no time to react.

No matter which team composition you choose, auto-battle farming for mats and currency in Honkai: Star Rail should be a relatively chill experience where you never worry about survivability. Using an optimal farming team would make it even more so, though. If you’re looking for more ways to get the most out of your time in HSR, check out our guides on how to get 90 free pulls, the best teams for boss DPS, and our Caverns of Corrosion guide. Our guides hub for the game has more.

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John Schutt

John Schutt has been playing games for almost 25 years, starting with Super Mario 64 and progressing to every genre under the sun. He spent almost 4 years writing for strategy and satire site TopTierTactics under the moniker Xiant, and somehow managed to find time to get an MFA in Creative Writing in between all the gaming. His specialty is action games, but his first love will always be the RPG. Oh, and his avatar is, was, and will always be a squirrel, a trend he's carried as long as he's had a Steam account, and for some time before that.