Arlan Honkai Star Rail Build Guide with Best Options

Arlan Honkai Star Rail Build Guide with Best Options
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Arlan is a playable DPS/Sub-DPS character, and this article will guide you to build him with his best Light Cones, Relics & Teams in Honkai Star rail. In addition, here, you will get the best options to build Arlan F2P in the game. 

Arlan is a 4-star Rarity character obtainable through the Steller Wrap. He is a Lightning Element Character who follows Destruction Path in the game. When Arlan uses his technique, he attacks an enemy and enters Battle. He deals Lightning DMG to all enemies. His skill will deal Lightning DMG to one of the enemies. When Arlan uses his skill, no skill Point is consumed. Instead of the Skill point, 15% of his HP is reduced. His Ultimate attack deals a high amount of DMG to a selected single target enemy, and later, the enemies near the selected enemy also get DMG from his Ultimate. 

Arlan Materials

Here are the ascension materials to upgrade Arlan level to 80 in Honkai Star Rail:

Materials NameQuantityHow to Obtain
Extinguished Core x12By Defeating Flamespawn, Frostspawn, Windspawn, Thunderspawn, Blaze Out of Space, Ice Out of Space, Mask of No Thought 
Glimmering Core x13Depending on the level of your equilibrium
Squirming Core x12 By defeating those enemies mention-above
Lightning Crown of the Past Shadow x50You can obtain the Lightning Crown of Past Shadow from Stagnant Shadow, or you can get it from Synthesize by exchanging it with other ascend material

Best Light Cones

Here are the Honkai Star Rail Light Cones, which are suitable for the Arlan Build:

5-Star OptionsDescription
arlan's best light cone honkai star rail
On the Fall of an Aeon
On the Fall of an Aeon is the best premium Light Cone of Arlan. This Lightcone increases the ATK by 8%. It can be stacked up to 4 times, giving a total of 32% ATK. When Arlan depletes the toughness bar of the enemy, he gains an extra 12% DMG for 2 turns. In addition, it increases his DPS by a lot if you are fighting against enemies whose weakness is Lightning.

Something Irreplaceable
Something Irreplaceable can also be a good option for building Arlan, as this Light cone gives him 24% ATK. It heals your character each time they hit an enemy. Arlan is a character who loses HP when he uses his Skill. This effect can be useful. It also increases the DMG in each turn, increasing his Overall DMG. 
Arlan F2P Build Light ConesDescription
F2P light cone of arlan honkai star rail
A Secret Vow
A Secret Vow is a suitable free-to-play 4-star Light Cone for him. This Lightcone increases the DMG dealt by him by 20% and increases the DMG by a further 20% when his HP is less than the enemy’s HP. As Arlan loses his HP each time he uses his Skill, he can use the 20% DMG more frequently.

Collapsing Sky
Collapsing Sky is a 3-star F2P Light Cone which is good for Arlan in Star Rail, which increases the DMG of Basic ATK and Skill by 20%. You can use it at the early stage of the game.

Best Relic Sets

Here is the best Relic sets to build Arlan a good DPS in Honkai Star Rail:

arlan's best relic in honkai star rail
Band of Sizzling Thunder
Band of Sizzling Thunder is the best set for him. It increases the Lightning DMG by 10% at the 2-piece set. At a 4-piece set, it increases 25% ATK for 1 turn when Skill is cast. You can use this Relic for Arlan if you are building him DPS, as it will increase his Lightning DMG as well as his ATK% at the same time.

Band of Sizzling Thunder+Musketeer of Wild Wheat
You can use the combination of Band of Sizzling Thunder and Musketeer of Wild Wheat, as this will increase the Lightning DMG by 10%. It also gives 10% ATK as well for a 2-piece set of both relics. You can use this if you haven’t got the 4-piece set of Sizzling Thunder. 
Honkai star relic of arlan
Space Sealing Station
Space Sealing Station increases ATK by 12% and ATK by a further 12% when the SPD of the character is above 120 at the 2-piece set. You can use this Relic set if your Arlan has high SPD, or you are using him with a support character who gives SPD, such as Asta. 

Arlan Premium Team Comp

  • Bronya+Selee+Arlan+Bailu

(Read Bronya Build)

(Read Seele Build)
Main DPS
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(Read Bailu Build)

Bronya will play the support role as she is from The Harmony Path and will provide ATK Buff to all the characters so they can deal more DMG to all the enemies. Seele is the Single Target DPS, as she is from The Hunt Path. She is the best character to kill Elite enemies who have higher HP. She can also be used to break the Toughness bar of the enemies who are weak against Quantum Element. 

Arlan will be the Sub-DPS in this Honkai Star Rail team and deal DMG to multiple enemies with his Ultimate. He also doesn’t use Skill points, so he benefits the party with the skill point economic. Bailu is from The Abundance Path, so she will be the best healer as she can heal a lot with her Skill and can revive a character when one of the characters when they are knocked out.

Arlan Team Comp F2P

  • Arlan+Asta+Dan Heng+Natasha
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Dan Heng
Main DPS


In this F2P team, Arlan will be the Sub-DPS due to the Nature of his kit. He can also be used to deal DMG to multiple enemies or break the Toughness bar of multiple enemies at once who are weak to Lightning Element. Asta is going to be the Support Character as she is from The Harmony Path. She can be a good support as she provides ATK% to the entire member. Depending on the enemies she hits with her skill, she gives more ATK% to them.

Dan Heng is the Single Target DPS, as he is from The Hunt Path. He can be used for Elite enemies who have higher HP. He can also be used to break the Toughness bar of the enemies who are weak against Wind Element. Natasha is a healer, and she will heal your one character with her skill and with her Ultimate, she can heal all the Party members.

  • Arlan+Fire Character+Sushang+Natasha
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Fire Character
Damage Dealer
arlan and sushan team honkai star rail
Main DPS


Arlan is going to be the Sub-DPS in this free-to-play team comp. The Fire Main Character will be used in one slot as they can have a good DMG output and also give Shield to allies. The shield may not be that great, but it can still be useful to absorb the DMG given by the enemy. Sushang is going to be the Main DPS to take down Elite Enemy. Natasha will heal other characters.