Honkai Star Rail Light Cones Tier List: Best 4-Star and 5-Star Options

This Honkai Star Rail Light Cones tier list ranks the game's 4-Star and 5-Star cones.

An image of the Warmth Shortens Cold Nights Light Cone in Honkai Star Rail
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This Honkai: Star Rail Light Cones tier list is a little different than others you might come across. Instead of ranking all of the Light Cones in HSR, we’re focusing on the best 4-Star and 5-Star options. Like many aspects of Honkai: Star Rail, the quality of Light Cones follows a star system, with these being the best ways to make your characters more powerful.

Honkai Star Rail Light Cones Tier List Breakdown

The tier structure I’ll be using here is S, A, and B. Here’s how that breaks down.

  • S is for the best Light Cones you can get.
  • A Cones are better than average.
  • B is for Light Cones that are average.

Currently, there aren’t any C Tier Light Cones in the game, so all of these options are, at the very least, decent and worth using, depending on your luck and situation.

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S Tier Light Cones

  • Before Dawn
  • But the Battle Isn’t Over
  • Cruising in the Stellar Sea
  • In the Name of the World
  • In the Night
  • Moment of Victory
  • Night on the Milky Way
  • On the Fall of an Aeon
  • Shared Feeling
  • Sleep Like the Dead
  • Something Irreplaceable
  • Texture of Memories
  • Time Waits for No One
  • Warmth Shortens Cold Nights

A Tier Light Cones

  • Carve the Moon, Weave the Clouds
  • Dance! Dance! Dance!
  • Day One of My New Life
  • Geniuses’ Repose
  • Good Night and Sleep Well
  • Landau’s Choice
  • Memories of the Past
  • Nowhere to Run
  • Only Silence Remains
  • Past and Future
  • Post-Op Conversation
  • Quid Pro Quo
  • Resolution Shines as Pearls of Sweat
  • Return to Darkness
  • Swordplay
  • The Birth of the Self
  • The Moles Welcome You
  • The Seriousness of Breakfast
  • This is Me!
  • Today is Another Peaceful Day
  • We Will Meet Again
  • Woof! Walk Time!

B Tier Light Cones

  • A Secret Vow
  • Eyes of the Prey
  • Fermata
  • Make the World Clamor
  • Perfect Timing
  • Planetary Rendezvous
  • River Flows in Spring
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  • Trend of the Universal Market
  • We are Wildfire

Given the nature of gacha games, it can be difficult to get items like 5-Star Light Cones without spending money or having a great amount of patience and a bit of luck. However, we’re hoping you can nab some of these for your builds! For more, you can check out our HSR relic guide or view our Honkai Star Rail guides hub to get information about the game.

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Melissa Sarnowski

Melissa Sarnowski turned her hobbies of gaming and writing into a job through freelancing with the help of an English degree. If she isn't playing games and writing guides for them, she's spending time with her family or her dog.