Honkai Star Rail Boothill character model
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Honkai Star Rail: Boothill Kit, Materials, Abilities, & More

Max out Boothill's abilities and decimate enemies cowboy-style.

The second half of Honkai: Star Rail’s 2.2 update marks the release of Boothill, the game’s latest 5-star character. While players really got to know the Galaxy Ranger during 2.2’s main story, there weren’t any opportunities to use him in battle. However, now that his banner is live, players can test him out and see what he’s made of. Ahead, we’ve broken down everything that makes Boothill tick, including his traces, ascension materials, and more. 

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Boothill’s Element and Path

Boothill is a 5-star Physical unit that follows The Hunt path. As a Hunt character, Boothill’s specialty lies in dealing massive single-target damage, making him suitable for taking down bosses. In addition to this, his abilities also give him access to debuffs that delay enemy turns and inflict Physical element weakness.

Boothill’s Skills, Talent, and Traces

Boothill’s skills, talent, and traces are all focused on debuffing single enemy targets and enhancing his own attack power. The following is a breakdown of each component of his kit at their base levels:

Skullcrush SpursBoothill’s basic attack. Deals Physical DMG equal to 50% of Boothill’s ATK to a single target enemy.
Fanning the HammerBoothill’s enhanced basic attack. Deals Physical DMG equal to 110% of Boothill’s ATK to a single target enemy. The enhanced Basic Attack cannot recover Skill Points and can only target the enemy that is in the Standoff.
Sizzlin’ TangoBoothill’s skill. Forces Boothill and a single target enemy into the Standoff state. Boothill’s Basic ATK gets Enhanced, and he cannot use his Skill, lasting for 2 turn(s). This duration reduces by 1 at the start of Boothill’s every turn. The enemy target in the Standoff becomes Taunted. When this enemy target/Boohill gets attacked by the other party in the Standoff, the DMG they receive increases by 15%/15%. After this target is defeated or becomes Weakness broken, Boothill gains 1 stack of Pocket Trickshot, then dispels the Standoff. This Skill cannot regenerate Energy. After using this Skill, the current turn does not end.
Dust Devil’s Sunset RodeoBoothill’s ultimate. Applies Physical Weakness to a single target enemy, lasting for 2 turn(s). Deals Physical DMG equal to 240% of Boothill’s ATK to the target and delays their action by 30%.
Five Peas in a PodBoothill’s talent. Each stack of Pocket Trickshot increases the Enhanced Basic Attack’s Toughness Reduction by 50%, stacking up to 3 time(s). If the target is Weakness Broken while the Enhanced Basic ATK is being used, based on the number of Pocket Trickshot stacks, deals Break DMG to this target equal to 35%/60%/85% of Boothill’s Physical Break DMG. The max Toughness taken into account for this DMG cannot exceed 16 times the base Toughness Reduction of the Basic Attack “Skullcrush Sprus.” After winning the battle, Boothill can retain Pocket Trickshot for the next battle.
3-9x SmileBoothill’s technique. After the Technique is used, when casting the Skill for the first time in the next battle, it applies the same Physical Weakness to the target as the one induced by the Ultimate, lasting for 2 turn(s).
Ghost LoadBoothill’s bonus trace. Increases this character’s CRIT Rate/CRIT DMG, by an amount equal to 10/50% of Break Effect, up to max increase of 30%/150%.
Above SnakesBoothill’s bonus trace. While Boothill is in the Standoff, reduces the DMG he receives from targets that are not in the Standoff by 30%.
Point BlankBoothill’s bonus trace. When in Standoff and gaining Pocket Trickshot, regenerates 10 Energy. Can also trigger this effect when gaining Pocket Trickshot stacks that exceed the max limit.

Boothill’s Eidolons

Boothill’s Eidolons can be obtained by obtaining multiple copies of him via his warp banner. Here’s what each Eidolon does:

Dusty Trail’s Lone StarWhen the battle starts, obtains 1 stack of Pocket Trickshot. When Boothill deals DMG, ignores 16% of the enemy target’s DEF.
MilestonemongerWhen in Standoff and gaining Pocket Trickshot, recovers 1 Skill Point(s) and increases Break Effect by 30%, lasting for 2 turn(s). Can also trigger this effect when gaining Pocket Trickshot stacks that exceed the max limit. But cannot trigger repeatedly within one turn.
Marble Orchard’s GuardUltimate Lv. +2, up to a maximum of Lv. 15. Basic ATK Lv. +1, up to a maximum of Lv. 10
Cold Cuts ChefWhen the enemy target in the Standoff is attacked by Boothill, the DMG they receive additionally increases by 12%. When Boothill is attacked by the enemy target in the Standoff, the effect of him receiving increased DMG is offset by 12%.
Stump SpeechSkill Lv. +2, up to a maximum of Lv. 15. Talent Lv. +2, up to a maximum of Lv. 15.
Crowbar Hotel’s RaccoonWhen triggering the Talent’s Break DMG, additionally deals Break DMG to the target equal to 40% of the original DMG multiplier and additionally deals Break DMG to adjacent targets equal to 70% of the original DMG multiplier.

Boothill’s Ascension Materials

All of the materials you need to level up Boothill can be found by taking out Memory Zone Memes in Penacony and farming the Stagnant Shadow challenge in Clock Studios Theme Park. To max out his level, you need the following number of materials:

  • x65 IPC Work Permit
  • x15 Tatters of Thought
  • x15 Fragments of Impression
  • x15 Shards of Desires
  • 308,000 Credits

Boothill’s Trace Materials

Leveling up Boothill’s traces can be obtained by defeating Memory Zone Memes throughout Penacony, farming the Crimson Calyx in Scorchsand Audition Venue, and taking on Harmonious Choir: The Great Septimus in Penacony Grand Theater. Ahead is how many materials you need to max out his traces:

  • x8 Tracks of Destiny
  • x12 Lost Echo of the Shared Wish
  • x139 Countertemporal Shot
  • x69 Destined Expiration
  • x18 Meteoric Bullet
  • x58 Shards of Desires
  • x41 Tatters of Thought
  • x56 Fragments of Impression
  • 3 million Credits

We wish you the best of luck when pulling for Boothill! For more tips on character builds, team comps, and more, be sure to check out our HSR guides.

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