Honkai Star Rail Leaks: Jiaoqiu Skills, Speculated Release Date & More

This article will show you all the speculative information we have about Jiaoqiu in Honkai: Star Rail, including his speculated release date, kit, eidolons, and signature light cone.

Honkai Star Rail Leaks: Jiaoqiu Skills, Release Date & More

Jiaoqiu is one of the two new 5-star characters being introduced in version 2.4. He is set to possibly release in the second phase of version 2.4, starting on August 21.

Today we received information on his kit, so keep scrolling to see if you’d like to pull for this character or not.

Jiaoqiu Speculated Release Date

Honkai Star Rail Leaks: Jiaoqiu Skills, Release Date & More

Considering that Jiaoqiu was the second character to be announced by Honkai: Star Rail’s official media channel, we can safely assume that he will make an appearance in the second phase of version 2.4. 

As of right now, the speculated date for the start of Version 2.4 phase two is August 21, which gives you more than enough time to start saving! You should note that this date is not final, and HoYoverse may change it before the official release of the version, so take it with a grain of salt.



Jiaoqiu Kit and Skills

Jiaoqiu is shaping up to be a premium Fire Nihility character that will likely fit nicely into a lot of Acheron teams. He is not only able to boost the team’s overall damage but also dish it out himself, so by looking at his kit, we can speculate that he will fit nicely in a lot of teams that have been hungry for a solid Fire character.

Here is his kit:



Heart Afire - Basic ATK


Heart Afire

  • Deals Fire DMG equal to 50% of Jiaoqiu's ATK to a single enemy.
Scorch Onslaught - Skill


Scorch Onslaught

  • Deals Fire DMG equal to 90% of Jiaoqiu's ATK to a single enemy and Fire DMG equal to 45% of Jiaoqiu's ATK to enemies adjacent to it.
  • Has a 100% base chance to inflict 1 stack of Ashen Roast on the primary target.
Pyrograph Arcanum - Ultimate


Pyrograph Arcanum

  • Sets the number of [Ashen Roast] stacks on enemy targets to the highest number of [Ashen Roast] stacks present on the battlefield.
  • Then, activates a Field and deals Fire DMG equal to 120% of Jiaoqiu's ATK to all enemies.
  • While inside the field, enemy targets take 9% increased Ultimate DMG, with a 50% base chance of being inflicted with 1 stack of Ashen Roast when taking action.
  • This effect can only be triggered once for enemies in each turn.
  • The Field lasts for 3 turn(s), and its duration decreases by 1 at the start of this unit's every turn.
  • If Jiaoqiu is knocked down, the Field will also be dispelled.
Quartet Finesse, Octave Finery - Talent


Quartet Finesse, Octave Finery

  • When Jiaoqiu uses his Basic ATK, Skill, or Ultimate to hit an enemy, there is a 100% base chance of dealing 1 stack of Ashen Roast, increasing the initial DMG enemies receive by 7.5%, with each stack additionally increasing DMG by 2.5% to a max of 5 stack(s).
  • Ashen Roast will last 2 turn(s).
Fiery Queller - Technique


Fiery Queller

  • After using Technique, creates a special dimension that lasts for 15 second(s).
  • After engaging enemies in the dimension, deals Fire DMG equal to 100% of Jiaoqiu's ATK to all enemies and has a 100% base chance of applying 1 Ashen Roast stack.
  • Only 1 dimension created by allies can exist at the same time.




Pyre Cleanse T1


Pyre Cleanse

  • When a Field exists, the enemies' Effect Hit Rate is reduced by 30%. At the start of each turn, they receive Fire Additional DMG equal to 150% of Jiaoqiu's ATK.
Hearth Kindle T2


Hearth Kindle

  • When Jiaoqiu's Effect Hit Rate is higher than 80%, for each 15% exceeded, Jiaoqiu additionally gains 60% ATK, up to a maximum of 240%.
Seared Scent T3


Seared Scent

  • When a Field exists, enemies entering combat will be inflicted with Ashen Roast stacks.
  • The number of stacks applied will match the highest number of Ashen Roast stacks inflicted while the Field is active, with a minimum of 1 stack(s).



Jiaoqiu Eidolons

Jiaoqiu’s eidolons further boost his utility and turn him from a solid Nihility DPS to a character that can debuff enemies further. Feel free to check them out below:



E1 - Pentapathic Transference


Pentapathic Transference

  • When an ally attacks an enemy target afflicted with Ashen Roast, increases DMG dealt by 48%.
  • Each time the Talent triggers Ashen Roast, additionally increases the present Ashen Roast stacks by 1.
E2 - From Savor Comes Suffer


From Savor Comes Suffer

  • Ashen Roast can be considered as a Burn status. Enemies with Ashen Roast will suffer Fire DoT equal to 300% of Jiaoqiu's ATK at the start of each turn.
E3 - Flavored Euphony Reigns Supreme


Flavored Euphony Reigns Supreme

  • Skill Lv. +2, up to a maximum of Lv. 15.
    Basic ATK Lv. +1, up to a maximum of Lv. 10.
E4 - Leisure In, Luster Out


Leisure In, Luster Out

  • When the Field exists, reduces enemy target's ATK by 15%.
E5 - Duel in Dawn, Dash in Dusk


Duel in Dawn, Dash in Dusk

  • Ultimate Lv. +2, up to a maximum of Lv. 15.
  • Talent Lv. +2, up to a maximum of Lv. 15.
E6 - Nonamorphic Pyrobind


Nonamorphic Pyrobind

  • When the enemy target is defeated, existing Ashen Roast stacks will be transferred to a surviving enemy with the lowest amount of Ashen Roast stacks. Increases max Ashen Roast stacks to 9. Every stack of Ashen Roast will reduce all enemies' All-Type RES by 3%.



Jiaoqiu Signature Light Cone

Below, you can see Jiaoqiu’s signature light cone and its effect.

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Those Many Springs

  • Increases the wearer's Effect Hit Rate by 60%.
  • If the target is not under the Unarmored effect dealt by the wearer, when the wearer uses a Basic ATK, Skill, or Ultimate on enemy targets, there is a 60% base chance to inflict Unarmored to the enemy.
  • Under the Unarmored state, the target enemy's DMG received is increased by 10%, lasting for 2 turn(s).
  • When the wearer deals DMG to an enemy with the Unarmored effect inflicted by themselves, there is a 60% base chance to escalate the Unarmored state from them into the Cornered state, which increases the target enemy's DMG received by 18%.




Honkai Star Rail Leaks: Jiaoqiu Skills, Release Date & More

Jiaoqiu looks like an interesting addition to the game when it comes to Nihility teams. His Signature Light Cone, and overall kit scream [Acheron support], but that is only at first glance.

As of right now, it’s hard to determine where or how he’ll be useful, but his ability to deal damage while also applying good damage buffs to your team will certainly find a place in a lot of setups, giving Jiaoqiu a nice bit of utility.

In the table below you can see the summary of the whole article if you decided to skip and not read it:

Name: Jiaoqiu
Rarity: 5 Star
Element: Fire
Path: Nihility
Role: Sub-DPS
Speculated Release Date: August 21, 2024 (NOT CONFIRMED)