Make the most out of your Trailblaze Level experience with the tips in this guide to Honkai: Star Rail.

Honkai Star Rail: How to Increase Trailblaze Level

Make the most out of your Trailblaze Level experience with the tips in this guide to Honkai: Star Rail.

Trailblaze Level is one of the core progression metrics in Honkai: Star Rail, with many of the game’s activities, areas, and even quest progression locked behind a level requirement. Earning Trailblaze EXP to gain Levels is thankfully reasonably straightforward, provided you know where to look and how to maximize your gains. We’ll discuss all of that in this guide.

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How to Increase Trailblaze Level in Honkai: Star Rail


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There are many ways to earn Trailblaze EXP, and most are pretty consistent in their reward amount, frequency, and ability to be farmed.

You aren’t going to make thousands upon thousands of EXP overnight, especially not at first, but there are a few best practices to focus on as you make your way through the story of Honkai: Star Rail.

  • Complete Calyx activities. The tree-like Calyxes are probably the most rewarding, grindable activities providing Trailblaze EXP. You can farm these combat challenges for upgrade materials, currency, and experience if you have Trailblaze Power, which regenerates one point every five minutes to a maximum of 180.
  • Complete any missions presented to you. The many mission types in the game are the best source of Trailblaze EXP. And don’t think only the main missions offer the best regards. Companion missions, which occur as you interact with the world through dialog, text messages, and so on, also award solid EXP. Adventure Missions (sidequests by any other name) are even more plentiful. Speak to everyone you meet to get the most out of your grinding.
  • Complete Daily Training. Completing your Daily Mission and the five levels of Daily Training allows you to easily make over 1000 Trailblaze EXP with relatively little effort.
  • Complete Operation Briefing tasks. Not the most efficient method, but you will get 100 EXP per task completion, and the rewards for progressing through the Briefing are well worth it.
  • Open chests you find in the world. Chests don’t give much Trailblaze EXP, but they do provide materials, currency, and other necessities, though some are guarded by tough monsters.
  • Catching Warp Trotters. These chonky but otherwise harmless beasts hide throughout the various dungeons of Honkai: Star Rail. They don’t attack, but you only have three turns to defeat them before they run, and you’ll have to reload the area to encounter them again. Defeating them also provides currency, materials, and a tidy sum of Trailblaze EXP.

Those are the main ways you’ll be farming for Trailblaze EXP in Honkai: Star Rail. Expect to spend at least a few days progressing up the Level track before you can take on any locked quests unless you are incredibly efficient with your farming. For more content on HSR, check out our guides on how to use memory bubbles, character damage types and enemy weaknesses, and more in our guides hub.

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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.