Blade in Honkai Star Rail: Abilities, Eidolons, release date

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Honkai Star Rail is gearing up to unleash a brand new force of nature with their 1.2 update – the lethal 5-star Wind character, Blade. Famed for his mastery of destruction, the gaming community is buzzing with anticipation over this dynamite addition to the roster.

The Honkai Star Rail Version 1.1 is well underway, but that hasn’t stopped a fresh batch of leaks from appearing online. One of the most highly anticipated character releases is for Blade, the game’s deadly Destruction 5-star. 

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Information on Blade has been few and far between, but thanks to some juicy leaks from the Honkai Star Rail community, we now have a sneak peek into Blade’s abilities and Eidolons. This inside intel has given fans a tantalizing preview of Blade’s kit and potential prowess when he eventually storms into the game.

Whether you’re already planning to integrate Blade into your team, or you’re just curious about this whirlwind of a character, here’s everything you need to know about this incoming storm.

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Is there a Blade release date in Honkai Star Rail?

During the Honkai Star Rail Version 1.2 Special Program, the game confirmed Blade would debut on July 19, 2023. His banner will premiere in the first phase of Version 1.2 alongside 4-star characters Arlan, Natasha, and Sushang.

Who is Blade in Honkai Star Rail? 

Blade is a swordsman who abandoned his body to become a blade. This mysterious character has pledged his loyalty to Elio, the founder, and leader of the Stellaron Hunters. He is known to possess a terrifying self-healing ability, and wields an ancient sword that is said to be “riddled with cracks, just like his body and his mind”.

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Blade abilities in Honkai Star Rail

Blade’s abilities have now been leaked and posted on the Honkai Star Rail leaks Reddit page, giving players an early look at his kit. As always, the details below could change before Blade is officially released, so we’ll be sure to update this section as soon as more details are revealed.

Basic Attack: Shard Sword

Deals 50% of Blade’s ATK as Wind DMG to a target enemy.

Basic Attack during Hellscape state: Forest of Swords

Consumes health equal to 10% of Blade’s max HP stat and deals Wind damage to a single enemy equal to the sum of 20% of his attack stat and 50% of his max HP stat. Blade also deals Wind damage to adjacent enemies equal to 8% of his attack stat and 20% of his max HP stat. If Blade’s current HP is insufficient, his HP will go down to 1 when using Forest of Swords instead. Additionally, Forest of Swords doesn’t regenerate Skill Points

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Skill: Hellscape

Blade consumes health equal to 30% of his max HP and enters the Hellscape state. When in this state, Blade’s damage is increased by 12%, and his Basic attack Shard Sword is enhanced to Forest of Swords for three turns. If Blade’s current HP is insufficient, his HP will go down to 1 after using Hellscape instead. Additionally, Blade’s Skill can’t be used again while Hellscape is active, and Blade doesn’t regenerate Energy when using his Skill – but using the Skill doesn’t end his turn

Ultimate: Death Sentence

Sets Blade’s health to 50% of his max HP and deals Wind damage to one enemy equal to the sum of 24% of his attack stat, 60% of his Max HP stat, and 60% of the total HP he has lost in the current battle. The total HP Blade has lost in the current battle is capped at 90% of his max HP. This is reset and re-accumulated after his Ultimate has been used

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Talent: Shuhu’s Gift

When Blade takes damage or consumes his health, he gains one stack of Charge which can stack up to five times, with a maximum of one Stack gained every time Blade is attacked. When his Charge stack is maximized, Blade immediately launches a follow-up attack on all enemies that deals Wind damage equal to 22% of Blade’s attack stat, plus 55% of his max HP stat. Additionally, Blade restores 25% of his max HP stat. After this follow-up attack, Blade’s Charges are consumed and reset to zero.

Technique: Karma Wind

Immediately attacks the enemy and deals Wind damage equal to 40% of Blade’s attack stat to all enemies while consuming 20% of Blade’s max HP stat. If Blade’s current HP in insufficient, his HP will go down to 1 after using his Technique instead.

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Blade Eidolons in Honkai Star Rail

Details on Blade’s Eidolons have also leaked early on Eurogamer, showcasing how powerful the 5-star Wind character can get if you’re lucky enough to get multiple copies of him.

  • Level 1 – Blade Cuts the Deepest in Hell: Blade’s Ultimate deals additional damage to a single enemy equal to 150% of his total HP lost in the current battle. The total health Blade loses in the battle is capped at 90% of his max HP. This cap is reset and re-accumulated after his Ultimate is used.
  • Level 2 – Ten Thousand Sorrows From One Broken Dream: Blade’s Crite Rate is increased by 15% when he is in the Hellscape state.
  • Level 3 – Hardened Blade Bleeds Coldest Shade: Ultimate Lv. +2, up to a maximum of Lv. 15. Talent Lv. +2, up to a maximum of Lv. 15.
  • Level 4 – Rejected by Death, Infected With Life: Blade increases his max HP by 20% when his current health drops to 50% or lower of his max HP stat. This can stack up to two times.
  • Level 5 – Death By Ten Lords’ Gaze: Skill Lv. +2, up to a maximum of Lv. 15. Basic ATK LV. +1, up to a maximum of Lv. 10.
  • Level 6 – Reborn Into an Empty Husk: The maximum number of Charge stacks Blade needs is reduced to 4, and the damage of the follow-up attack triggered by Blade’s Talent increases by an additional 50% of his max HP stat.

That’s everything you need to know about Blade in Honkai Star Rail. Be sure to check out our Honkai Star Rail page for all the latest news and guides.

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