For the despair of all who failed to get Seele as well as the delight of all who were waiting anxiously and saving for the playable debut of Jing Yuan, the second wave of banners part of Honkai: Star Rail’s version 1.0 is here. But should you pull for Jing Yuan? Now, here’s whether or not you should pull for Jing Yuan in Honkai Star Rail.
Should You Pull for Jing Yuan in Honkai Star Rail?
Overall, given his ability to deal truly massive amounts of Lightning damage in AoE, Jing Yuan is the best Lightning DPS in Honkai: Star Rail, as well as a must-have for all looking for a unit capable of excelling in both single and multi-target scenarios.
As an extra, those who pull for his banner on version 1.0 will also have an increased chance of getting Tingyun, who is undoubtedly the best Lightning/energy-focused offensive support in the game, as well as the best overall 4-star support for Jing Yuan.
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Should You Pull for Jing Yuan’s Light Cone?
We thoroughly recommend that all pulling for him try to get his Light Cone, as while equipped to Jing Yuan, Before Dawn will both increase his CRIT DMG by 36% and his Skill and Ultimate DMG by 18%.
As all of Jing Yuan’s Lightning Lord attacks are considered follow-ups, the Cone will also increase the damage of the first attack in a sequence by 42% after you perform a Skill or Ultimate with Jing Yuan.
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And What About Eidolons?
Although not necessary for him to excel, those who are looking to bring the most out of Jing Yuan should try to get up to his second Eidolon.
His first Eidolon (Slash, Waves Split), will increase the Lightning Lord’s damage multiplier against adjacent enemies by 25% of the damage received by the main target. The second one (Swing, Skies Squashed), will increase Jing Yuan’s Basic Attack, Skill, and Ultimate DMG by 20% after the Lightning Lord performs an attack.
With that said, Silver Wolf and Luocha fans may want to wait for a Jing Yuan rerun in order to unlock his Eidolons, as both characters will debut during version 1.1, set to be released at the end of his banner.
- This article was updated on May 18th, 2023