How to upgrade Light Cones in Honkai: Star Rail. Includes the Enhancements, required materials and level, and EXP Materials farming.
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Light Cone Enhancements List
|Level Up||- Boosts basic HP/ATK/DEF|
|Ascend|| - Boosts basic HP/ATK/DEF|
- Raises Max Level of Light Cone
- Tab appears when Light Cone is raised to Max Level
|Superimpose||・Enhances the effect of Light Cone Ability|
Level-Up and Ascension
Boosts Basic Stats With Level-Up
Leveling up Light Cone can increase various basic stats. Different stat bonuses will be multiplied, so the effect is more than what it appears to be.
To Level-up, you need Credits and Light Cone Upgrade Materials called Aether.
Light Cone Upgrade Materials & EXP Gained
*Using 5-Star (or 4-Star) Light Cones as EXP Materials is generally not advisable.
|Light Cone EXP Material||Light Cone EXP|
|★5 Light Cone||60000|
|★4 Light Cone||12000|
|★3 Light Cone||500|
"Ascension" Can Boost Your Stats Even Further
Max Lv Light Cone can be significantly enhanced by "Ascension." This not only increases the stats, but also raises the level limit, giving you the opportunity for even more enhancements.
Ascension requires Light Cone to have reached the Max Level and risen to the required Equilibrium Level.
Requirements For Ascension
|Ascension Rank||Light Cone Max Lv||Equilibrium Lv||Trailblaze Lv|
Materials Required For Ascension
|Ascension Rank||Calyx Material||★5||★4||Drops Material||★5||★4|
|0→1|| Drops Material|
|1→2||Calyx Material (Green)||4||3|| Drops Material|
|2→3||Calyx Material (Blue)||4||3|| Drops Material|
|3→4||Calyx Material (Blue)||8||6|| Drops Material|
|4→5||Calyx Material (Purple)||5||4|| Drops Material|
|5→6||Calyx Material (Purple)||10||8|| Drops Material|
For Ascension, you need the materials from Calyx (Crimson), Drops materials, and Credit.
Materials Required To Raise To Each Level
*The required Credits increase by about 10,000 based on the quantity of EXP materials of each rarity. For reference only.
5-Star Light Cone
|Target Lv.||EXP||Credits||Calyx Materials||Drops Materials|
|129,000||79,500||Green ×4||Green ×20|
4-Star Light Cone
|Target Lv.||EXP||Credits||Calyx Material||Drops Material|
|104,000||63,500||Green ×3||Green ×15|
Consumes The Same Light Cones To Enhance
So-called Limit Break
Superimposition is a so-called Limit-breaking system for Light Cones. The same Light Cone can be used to enhance the abilities of a Light Cone. Only the amount of effect of the ability is enhanced, and the stats are not changed.
The Effect Of Light Cone Ability Increases In Stages
Enhancing Light Cone with Superimposition increases the amount of effect. Each rank boosts the effect by 25% and can even double the maximum. Recommended if you have the same Light Cones.
|Point!||Some powerful Light Cones may be useful to have two without Superimposition. If you obtain more than one Light Cone, especially a 5-Star Light Cone, you should carefully decide whether to superimpose them or not.|
How To Farm EXP Materials Fast
How To Get EXP Materials & Recommendations
|How To Get||Recommendation|
|Calyx (Golden) & Bud of Aether||★★★★★|
|Embers Exchange In Shops||★★★|
|Salvage Light Cones||★★★|
|Activity Rewards From Daily Training||★★|
|Nameless Honor Rewards||★★|
|Operation Briefing Rewards||★★|
|Trailblaze Level Reward||★★|
Calyx (Golden) Farming Is Recommended
Farming Calyx (Golden): Bud of Aether is an efficient way to obtain EXP Materials, and raising the Equilibrium Level will allow you to challenge more difficult missions and increase the number of rewards.
However, since it consumes Trailblaze Power, save some for Relics and other materials.