Honkai: Star Rail is a turn-based RPG with a complex plot and a broad cast of characters, each with their own special powers. Support characters are important in battle since they provide their team with buffs, debuffs, healing, and shielding skills. There are four categories of support characters: Harmony, Nihility, Preservation, and Abundance, each with a specific focus. Players need to choose the right support character for their team's strategy. Some units shine in combat, making it difficult to compare them to others.

In this article, Gurugamer is going to showcase the top 10 best support characters in Honkai Star Rail, ranked.

10. March 7th

Honkai Star Rail March 7th Selfie
March 7th
  • Element: Ice
  • Path: Preservation

March 7th is a support character in the game who may be underestimated by some players, but she can be a valuable asset in the early stages of the game, despite her low ranking. Interestingly, players can obtain March 7th for free as part of the game's storyline and she is even the game's mascot. As a defensive support character, March 7th can offer a team member a long-lasting shield that reduces the likelihood of them being targeted by enemy attacks. Moreover, March 7th has the ability to eliminate harmful effects that may be affecting her allies and redirect the enemy's focus towards the shielded character. This effectively allows the shielded character to absorb incoming damage for the team, triggering March 7th's follow-up attack.

Moreover, March 7 possesses an ultimate skill that is not only effective for dealing damage, but also serves as a defensive tool. This skill can freeze several enemies, allowing the team to have a higher turn priority. March 7 is particularly effective against foes that are vulnerable to ice, as her ultimate skill can quickly exploit their weakness. Furthermore, her follow-up skill after a shielded character is attacked can help to decrease their toughness meter.

9. Asta

Honkai Star Rail Asta
  • Element: Fire
  • Path: Harmony

Asta is a support character who can prove to be a valuable asset to teams that prioritize Fire DPS characters, especially Himeko, as Asta can enhance the Fire damage dealt by characters while on the field. As a Harmony character, she can also boost the speed of team members, which can give them an advantage in turn-based battles against formidable foes. In addition to her support skills, Asta has a variety of ways to deal Fire damage, which makes her a handy utility character against foes who have a Fire weakness and, with the right gear, might even make her a Sub-DPS character. She might not be as well-liked as other support units in the game, although her utility might be constrained in some situations.

8. Natasha

Honkai Star Rail Natasha
  • Element: Physical
  • Path: Abundance

Currently, the selection of healer characters in Honkai: Star Rail, which are known as The Abundance path characters, is quite limited. In the game's storyline, Natasha is the only healer unit that players can obtain for free. For players who prefer to have a dedicated healer on their team, Natasha is an excellent choice, especially if they are not willing to spend money or have not been fortunate in their Warps. Since healing is a crucial aspect of maintaining the health of team members in challenging content, Natasha is a practical option, even though she may be overshadowed as more Abundance characters are introduced in the future.

7. Pela

Honkai Star Rail Pela
  • Element: Ice
  • Path: Nihility

Pela is a formidable character in Honkai: Star Rail, especially when it comes to lowering the DEF of all enemies, making them more vulnerable to attacks. Her Technique and Ultimate skills are particularly effective in this regard, making her a valuable asset to any team. Additionally, when she is ascended, her trace ability can increase the hit rate of ally effects by 10%, providing another layer of support to her kit.

What distinguishes Pela from most other support characters is her ability to remove an enemy's buff, which can be highly valuable in difficult boss encounters. Her versatility in debuffing foes and allowing the team to deliver more damage makes her an invaluable addition to any team.

6. Fire Trailblazer

Honkai Star Rail Trailblazer 1
Trailblazer (Fire)
  • Element: Fire
  • Path: Preservation

The Fire Trailblazer is a support unit that focuses on defense and is different from the Physical Trailblazer. They are great at providing shields to all team members while still dealing considerable damage, which is beneficial in breaking enemy toughness. Unlike other characters who rely on their skills, Trailblazer deals damage primarily through their normal attack and ultimate, making them ideal for conserving skill points. Additionally, they possess a complete taunt ability, which means that enemies will prioritize attacking them when they use the skill. This makes them a strong defensive option, especially since their skills scale with DEF.

5. Gepard

Honkai Star Rail Gepard
  • Element: Ice
  • Path: Preservation

Like March 7th, Gepard is a support character that specializes in ice-element and has a defensive focus. He can protect the entire team by creating a shield, which is very useful against enemies with powerful area-of-effect attacks. On top of that, his abilities have a high probability of freezing enemies, inflicting damage over time based on Gepard's attack power. This makes him a unique character that combines defensive and offensive capabilities. Additionally, Gepard has impressive talent scaling, which further enhances his usefulness on the team.

4. Tingyun

Honkai Star Rail Tingyun
  • Element: Lightning
  • Path: Harmony

Many players believe that Tingyun is the most powerful offensive support character among the available 4-star units in Honkai: Star Rail. Her Skill allows her to increase an ally's attack power by a percentage based on her own attack, while her Ultimate skill boosts the targeted ally's damage output even more and provides them with 50 energy to use their own Ultimate. Obtaining her Eidolons is also easier since she is a 4-star unit, which further enhances her buffs. These Eidolons offer additional benefits, including speed boosts, increased DMG multiplier for blessed allies, and more energy generation. As a result, Tingyun is an excellent choice for players who prioritize offense.

3. Welt

Honkai Star Rail Welt
  • Element: Imaginary
  • Path: Nihility

Welt is highly effective in slowing down enemies, which is essential in battles where bosses can cause significant damage if not slowed down. As a Nihility character, he is particularly adept at this. Furthermore, as the only Imaginary character currently in the game, he has a distinct role in exploiting the weakness of certain enemies. He is able to debuff enemies and deal considerable damage or break their toughness with his skills and ultimate, making him a valuable sub-DPS choice.

2. Bailu

Honkai Star Rail Bailu Pre Registration Incentives
  • Element: Lightning
  • Path: Abundance

Bailu is a superior healer to Natasha as she can effortlessly provide strong AoE healing. Her most prominent trait is her ability to save a team member from being knocked down once per battle, which can be a game-changer in critical scenarios. She lacks any other buffs or utilities, which may make her less sustainable in the long run and vulnerable to replacement by other healers.

1. Bronya

Honkai Star Rail Bronya
  • Element: Wind
  • Path: Harmony

Bronya, a popular and adaptable character from Honkai Impact 3rd, provides exceptional and exclusive buffs that make her challenging to substitute. Her abilities include an increase in team ATK% after using her technique, a skill that grants a turn and boosts DMG while removing negative effects from allies, and an Ultimate that increases ATK, Crit Rate, and Crit DMG. If players want to increase the damage output of their team, Bronya is a great option. However, she doesn't have substantial damage output by herself, and it may be challenging to balance her skill points with other characters if players don't have access to her Eidolons.

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