Honkai Star Rail 2.1 Characters Tier List: Ranked Best to Worst

This tier list ranks every character in Honkai Star Rail 2.1 from the best to the worst.

Honkai Star Rail 2.1 Characters Tier List: Ranked Best to Worst

With the release of Honkai Star Rail version 2.1, players are curious to discover which characters reign supreme in the game. This comprehensive tier list ranks all Honkai Star Rail 2.1 characters from best to worst, helping you make informed decisions when building your ultimate team.



Honkai Star Rail 2.1 Characters Tier List: Ranked Best to Worst

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All characters in this tier list are ranked using a point system, with a slight preference for DPS units that excel in AoE-Target damage, as endgame content frequently requires defeating multiple enemies. Check them out!

Honkai Star Rail 2.1 SS-Tier Characters 

These characters are the absolute best in Honkai Star Rail 2.1, boasting incredible abilities and game-changing potential.

Character Image Element
Acheron Acheron.png Lightning
Jingliu Jingliu.png Ice
Imbibitor Lunae Imbibitor Lunae.png Imaginary
Sparkle Sparkle.png Quantum
Bronya Bronya.png Wind
Ruan Mei Ruan Mei.png Ice
Fu Xuan Fu Xuan.png Quantum
Luocha Luocha.png Imaginary
Silver Wolf Silver Wolf.png Quantum
Huohuo Huohuo.png Wind
Tingyun Tingyun.png Lightning

Acheron deals massive AoE damage with her Ultimate. Jingliu deals high damage but sacrifices party HP with her Enhanced State. Imbibitor Lunae excels in both single-target and AoE situations, requiring good SP management for maximum damage.

Honkai Star Rail 2.1 S-Tier Characters 

While not quite as game-breaking as the SS Tier, these characters are still incredibly strong in their respective roles.

Character Image Element
Argenti Argenti.png Physical
Blade Blade.png Wind
Kafka Kafka.png Lightning
Dr. Ratio Dr Ratio.png Imaginary
Seele Seele.png Quantum
Black Swan Black Swan.png Wind
Pela Pela.png Ice
Lynx Lynx.png Quantum
Topaz Topaz.png Fire
Jing Yuan Jing Yuan.png Lightning
Clara Clara.png Physical
Gepard Gepard.png Ice
Asta Asta.png Fire
Bailu Bailu.png Lightning

Argenti's Ultimate is excellent against three or more targets. Blade deals strong AoE damage and manages SP efficiently. Kafka excels at DoT damage and pairs well with another DoT dealer for meta viability.

Honkai Star Rail 2.1 A-Tier Characters 

These A Tier Honkai Star Rail 2.1 characters are good options that can perform even better with the right investment and team composition.

Character Image Element
Himeko Himeko.png Fire
Hanya Hanya.png Physical
Guinaifen Guinaifen.png Fire
Yukong Yukong.png Imaginary
Welt Welt.png Imaginary
Qingque Qingque.png Quantum
Herta Herta.png Ice
Natasha Natasha.png Physical
March 7th March 7th.png Ice
Xueyi Xueyi.png Quantum
Gallagher Gallagher.png Fire
Trailblazer (Fire) Trailblazer (Fire).png Fire
Hook Hook.png Fire
Serval Serval.png Lightning

Himeko excels at crowd control with multi-target attacks. On the other side, Guinaifen specializes in AoE Burn DoTs and can increase the damage taken by multiple enemies affected by the Burn status.

Honkai Star Rail 2.1 B-Tier Characters 

While not the most optimal choices, these characters can still find their niche in certain team compositions or game modes.

Character Image Element
Yanqing Yanqing.png Ice
Misha Misha.png Ice
Luka Luka.png Physical
Sampo Sampo.png Wind
Dan Heng Dan Heng.png Wind
Sushang Sushang.png Physical

Yanqing is a single-target DPS who provides himself with offensive buffs to increase his damage but struggles against multiple enemies. Misha's Ultimate gets stronger through Skill Point consumption, making him effective against single targets but less so against multiple enemies.

Honkai Star Rail 2.1 C-Tier Characters 

These characters have limited combat utility and are often overshadowed by their higher-tier counterparts.

Character Image Element
Trailblazer Trailblazer.png Physical
Arlan Arlan.png Lightning

The Physical Trailblazer is a DPS that deals decent single-target and AoE damage but is outclassed by other Physical damage dealers. Arlan sacrifices his HP for damage, getting stronger the closer he is to death, but most characters can achieve the same damage output without the need for such a risky playstyle.



Building Your Dream Team in Honkai Star Rail 2.1

While this Honkai Star Rail 2.1 characters tier list provides a general overview of the characters' strengths, you still need to consider your playstyle and team synergy when building your team.

Experiment with different combinations and invest in characters you enjoy. Stay updated with future tier lists and character guides to stay ahead in Honkai Star Rail!