The Best Seele DPS Build In Honkai: Star Rail | Best Light Cones, Relics, and Team Composition

A build sure to show all why Seele is the game's best single-target Quantum DPS!

by Franklin Bellone Borges
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Among the wide array of characters in Honkai: Star Rail, very few can reach the same damage heights in single-target scenarios as Seele, given her ability to perform sequential attacks and completely obliterate anything standing in her way when in the right team compositions.

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But how should you build her? To show all why the name Babochka is feared all over the Underworld, here’s the best Seele DPS build In Honkai: Star Rail.

The Best Seele DPS Build In Honkai: Star Rail | Best Relics and Planar Ornaments

Given her ability to deal massive amounts of single-target Quantum Damage, as well as her unique ability to get an extra turn and deal increased damage after defeating any opponent, the best overall set for Seele in Honkai: Star Rail will be a 4-piece Genius of Brilliant Stars. The set will increase her Quantum DMG by 10% while also allowing her to ignore 10% of the defense of all targets (20% if the enemy is weak to Quantum).

Using a 2-piece Genius of Brilliant Stars + 2-piece Thief of Shooting Meteor / Musketeer of Wild Wheat can also work as a good placeholder as you try to get the full set.

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Planar Ornament-wise, I recommend the use of the Celestial Differentiator. The set will provide an 8% increase in CRIT Rate and allow Seele’s Basic Attack and Skill to deal 20% more damage if your CRIT Rate value goes above 80%.

How to Get the Genius of Brilliant Stars and the Celestial Differentiator Sets

You can get the Genius of Brilliant Stars Relic set by completing the Path of Providence Cavern of Corrosion, which can be found in Jarilo-VI’s Everwinter Hill area. The Celestial Differentiator Planar Ornament Set can be acquired through the Simulated Universe.

Best Stats and Substats

As a single target DPS, as well as a character who will get a handy amount of CRIT DMG (23%) after having all of her traces unlocked, I recommend the use of a CRIT Rate body piece. For the other pieces, our picks will be ATK%/Speed, Quantum DMG, and either ATK% or Break Damage.

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To recap, you can check out below the best stats for each Relic and Planar Ornament piece:

  • Head: HP%
  • Hands: ATK%
  • Body: Crit Rate
  • Feet:  ATK / Speed (Depending on your Light Cone)
  • Planar Sphere: Quantum DMG
  • Link Rope: ATK% / Break Damage.

Substat-wise, CRIT DMG is a must, followed by ATK%, and Speed. As Seele is a Single-target DPS, you should focus on reaching the always-recommended 80/100+ Crit Rate/DMG threshold to both maximize her performance and enable all of the buffs of the Celestial Differentiator set.

The Best Light Cones for Seele in Honkai: Star Rail

As usual, the best Light Cone for Seele is her signature one, In the Night. The 5-star Light Cone is my main pick for Seele given how it will provide her with 18% CRIT Rate (lv1), as well as increase her Basic Attack and her Skill DMG by 6% and her Ultimate CRIT DMG by 12% (lv1) for each 10 Speed she has above 100. The effect can stack up to 6 times.

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When using In the Night, try to get as close to 160 Speed as possible while also reaching the mentioned CRIT threshold for maximum damage.

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If her signature Light Cone is not an option, Cruising in the Stellar Sea (5-star) would be my main pick, followed by Sleep Like the Dead.

At A1, Cruising in the Stellar Sea will both increase Seele’s CRIT Rate by 8% as well as further increase the buff by 8% when she faces enemies whose health is below 50%. The Light Cone will also increase her Attack by 20% for two turns after Seele defeats an enemy. Sleep Like the Dead will increase her CRIT DMG by 30% while also increasing the chance of scoring a CRIT after a failed attempt.

The Best 4-star Light Cones for Seele

The best 4-star Light Cones for Seele would be Return to Darkness and Only Silence Remains. While Return to Darkness will increase her CRIT Rate by 12% and allow Seele to dispel buffs, Only Silence Remains will permanently increase her ATK% by 16%, as well as increase her CRIT Rate by 12% when facing two or fewer enemies (lv1).

To recap, here are the best Light Cones for Seele, as well as a good 3-star pick:

  • Best Overall: In the Night (5-star)
  • Best Alternatives: Cruising in the Stellar Sea (5-star) / Sleep Like the Dead (5-star)
  • Best 4-stars: Return to Darkness / Only Silence Remains
  • 3-star Alternative: Arrows

Best Team Compositions for Seele in Honkai: Star Rail

The best team composition for Seele in Honkai: Star Rail features her as its main single-target DPS, Bronya as its main support, Silver Wolf as its debuffer, and a healer. Ideally Luocha.

This is the best overall team for Seele as Bronya will provide her with both extra turns per rotation and a CRIT DMG Bonus, while Silver Wolf will be able to massively increase the team’s damage by implanting weaknesses and debuffing enemies. Loucha, on the other hand, can be considered the game’s premier healer and will guarantee that your whole party stays healthy no matter what you are facing.

Using Pela, Fu Xuan, or Yukong in the supporting slots can also work well. For me, Asta feels like a match made in heaven for Seele given her massive Speed buff. If you want to go for more damage in the place of utility, using an AoE DPS like Blade in the place of one of the supports would be my main pick.

- This article was updated on November 3rd, 2023

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