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Honkai Star Rail: Best Herta Build — Relics, Light Cones, Eidolons and Abilities

This best build for Herta will prove just how strong of a Sub-DPS character she can truly be.

Herta is a 4-star character who follows the path of The Erudition in Honkai: Star Rail, you an ability to deal with multiple enemies at once. Herta’s main damage source is an Ice element, which not only hurts enemies, but also immobilizes them. With the right set of relics, light cones, eidolons and abilities, she can become a truly formidable teammate.

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Best Herta Build in Honkai: Star Rail

Herta can be an excellent team player if you give her the right role, which in this case is a Sub-DPS with AoE Ice damage. She may not do too well on her own, but when combined with Himeko as the main DPS of the team, Herta can really shine. The rest of the team could be either Serval and Asta or March 7th.

Best Herta Relics

The most powerful Herta relic is Hunter of Glacial Forest, which increases her Ice damage by 10%, and boosts here critical damage by 25%. You can get this relic by spending 40 Trailblaze Power at the Cavern of Corrosion: Path of Gelid Wind, which can be found in the Storage Zone of Herta Space Station.

The next best relic for Herta would be Musketeer of Wild Wheat, which increases her attack power by 12%, and boosts her speed by 6%. This relic can be obtained at Cavern of Corrosion: Path of Drifting, which can be found in the Corridor of Fading Echoes on Jarilo-VI.

Best Herta Light Cones

The best 5-star light cone for Herta would be Before Dawn, which is perfect for The Erudition path. Its ability Long Night has a number of advantages:

  • Increases critical damage by 36%.
  • Increases skill and ultimate damage by 18%.
  • Boosts damage of the follow-up attack by 48%, after triggering Somnus Corpus.

The best 4-star light cone is The Birth of the Self, which is very similar to Before Dawn:

  • Increases damage of all follow-up attacks by 24%.
  • Increases damage of all follow-up attacks by another 24%, if the enemy has 50% HP or less.

The best 3-star light cone for Herta is Sagacity, which boosts all ultimate damage by 24%.

Best Herta Eidolons

We strongly recommend leveling Herta’s E3 eidolon, known as “That’s the Kind of Girl I Am,” which adds an extra level to her basic attack, and two extra levels to Herta’s skills. But note that in this case the level cap for basic attack is 10 and 15 for skills.

The next best eidolon would be E5, known as “Cuss Big or Cuss Nothing,” which adds two extra levels to both your ultimate attack and talents. It’s just so much more effective than grinding for all of these stats manually.

Best Herta Abilities

Herta’s best ability is One-Time Offer, which is an AoE attack with Ice damage that specifically targets enemies that have more than 50% HP, as in that case this skill inflicts 20% more damage. Once they drop below 50%, that’s where her light cones will come in very handy with all that conditional extra damage.

Her ultimate attack It’s Magic, I Added Some Magic will continue dealing damage in the same fashion, but with unconditional 120% damage, which will put an end to any and all enemies left alive. Those are the best Herta relics, light cones, eidolons and abilities in Honkai: Star Rail. Stay tuned for more Honkai: Star Rail tips and tricks articles right here.


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