Honkai Star Rail: How to Re-Roll

For when you're totally happy with your pulls, for real. But maybe one more shot from the top.

by J.R. Waugh
Honkai Star Rail Re-Roll
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So you’ve played through the tutorial of Honkai: Star Rail. You wondered to yourself, am I going to be among the lucky few and get some good pulls in the Departure Warp, to get the fiery redhead Himeko? Or will you go through all sorts of disappointing pulls only to get something underwhelming? Thankfully, there is a way you can perform a re-roll in Honkai: Star Rail, even if it comes off as try-hard by nature. But when it comes to getting your waifu or husbando, you can never be trying too hard.

How Do You Re-Roll Banners in Honkai: Star Rail?

The simple answer is to create a new account in Honkai: Star Rail and redo the tutorial. Complete the beginning segment, go through the opening dungeon, and defeat the Doomsday Beast. Get your Star Rail Passes, 50 being enough to guarantee a 5-star pity pull and gear up for the re-roll to get the characters you wish for. Maybe cross your fingers while doing so, it’s a gacha mechanic that can be completely infuriating but is ultimately a numbers game.

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Within the evening of its release people have already resorted to speedrunning this opening segment at least 3 times in an attempt to get their desired outcomes. This is nothing new, with other examples of re-rolling in games being referred to sometimes as save-scumming, where you reload your save frequently to achieve a different outcome.

Different people play the game for different reasons, and maybe they wanted something other than a Clara after all that patience and effort, to begin with. But this isn’t from experience, don’t worry. We’re all totally happy with our pulls. But coincidentally, some of us might wind up with more than one account if it means another shot at Himeko. Just one more try.

- This article was updated on April 26th, 2023

About The Author

J.R. is a content creator with AOTF and has been covering gaming and entertainment in the industry since 2022. Along with a B.A. in History from the University of Cincinnati, he has studied at the University of Birmingham, UK, and part of his M.A. at the University of Waterloo. You'll find J.R. particularly at home writing about the hottest manga and anime. He is highly passionate about horror, strategy, and RPGs, and anything about Star Trek or LOTR. When not ranting about fan theories or writing guides, J.R. also manages his local movie theater.