Honkai Star Rail: What are Pity and Soft Pity? Explained

A must-know for all!

by Franklin Bellone Borges
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Gacha games are known for their low 5-star probabilities, and Honkai: Star Rail is no exception, which means that fully understanding how the game’s Pity system works is key if you plan on getting all of your favorite characters and Light Cones. Now, here’s what are Pity and Soft Pitty on Honkai: Star Rail.

What are Pity and Soft Pity

The Pity System guarantees that players will pull for a 5-star after a determined number of pulls, while Soft Pity is the name given to a set number of pulls leading to the guaranteed one, which will then have a higher probability of featuring a 5-star.

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How Does the Pity System Work in Honkai: Star Rail?

With the exception of the Beginner Warp Banner —which guarantees a 5-star after 50 pulls and does not reset— you are guaranteed to get a 5-star on your 90th pull in all Warp Banners in Honkai: Star Rail.

Like on Genshin Impact, if you reach your 90 pull on an Event Warp Banner in Star Rail and do not get the featured character/Light Cone, you will be guaranteed to get them as your next 5-star pull.

To recap, here’s how the Pity system works in Honkai: Star Rail:

  • Pity: Guarantees a 5-star character/Light Cone during your 90th pull. On Event Warp Bannes, getting non-featured 5-star guarantees that your next 5-star pull will be the featured character/Light Cone.
  • Soft Pity: Triggers once you reach your 70-80th pull and increases your chances of getting a 5-star.

The pull count will also be shared between the Event Warp Banners, which means that if you reached your 89th pull in the Seele banner, you will be able to get Jing Yuan by pulling once on his Event Warp Banner.

- This article was updated on April 26th, 2023

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Franklin is a writer and journalist. A video game fanatic with more than 3 years of experience, his work can also be seen on sites such as The Click, Games Atlas, and Try Hard Guides. When not writing, he is most likely making his wallet cry while playing Gacha Games or trying to stay composed as we get closer to the release of Final Fantasy XVI.