Sushang stands out as an exceptionally adaptable damage dealer in Honkai: Star Rail. With her impressive repertoire of Cloudfencer techniques, she overwhelms adversaries by unleashing relentless waves of Physical damage, steadily chipping away at their health and resilience.

Similar to other characters focused on dealing high damage per second (DPS) in the game, Sushang requires considerable investment before she can fully unleash her potential. Players must carefully acquire the optimal statistics and gear combinations to maximize the effectiveness of this 4-star unit. Here's a guide on how to build a formidable Sushang in Honkai: Star Rail.

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Sushang Build Guide

Sushang skillset overall review

She does want heavy investment into crit to bring the most out of her kit, so it can take quite some time to get her to the point where she’s dealing as much as you’d hope for, and by that point, you may have your other units end up being stronger than Sushang.


  • Good single-target damage output,
  • Fantastic breaker
  • Turn advance allows her to act far more frequently and can offset weak AoE.


  • Very skill point hungry
  • She’s subject to RNG if the enemy is not weakness broken.

Honkai: Star Rail Sushang Build

Sushang, an expert in the Hunt category, excels at dealing substantial damage to individual targets. While she shares similarities with characters such as Dan Heng, who focuses on manipulating enemy SPD (Speed), Sushang distinguishes herself by relying on a crucial combat mechanic known as Weakness Breaking (more details to follow). Nevertheless, her development path aligns with that of other DPS units in Honkai: Star Rail.

  • Core Stat Priorities: CRIT, ATK%, SPD
  • Planar Ornament Stat Priorities: Physical DMG, ATK%
  • Relic Sets: Champion of Streetwise Boxing (4PC), Space Sealing Station (2PC)
  • Light Cones: In The Night (5-Star), Cruising in the Stellar Sea (5-Star), Swordplay (4-star), Only Silence Remains

In the early stages of the game, players are advised to prioritize accumulating as much ATK (Attack) as possible until they acquire a chest piece with CRIT Rate as its primary statistic. Alternatively, they should continue searching for Relics that provide sufficient CRIT stats to achieve the desired 1:2 ratio of critical chance to damage.

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The Champion of Streetwise Boxing emerges as the optimal Relic set for Sushang, offering a substantial increase in her damage output. For a more immediate advantage in shorter battles, players can also consider combining this set with either the Wild Wheat or Thief of Shooting Meteor sets to gain an enhanced initial bonus.

When it comes to Planar Ornaments, the Space Sealing Station emerges as the most optimal selection for Sushang due to its percentage-based ATK increases. However, players have the option to substitute it with either the Inert Salsotto or Celestial Differentiator to make up for any lacking CRIT statistics.

The exclusive In The Night Light Cone stands as a top-tier preference for all Hunt units, thanks to its beneficial CRIT Rate and ATK enhancements. However, the Cruising in the Stellar Sea serves as an excellent alternative, particularly for characters struggling to boost their CRIT Rate stat. Swordplay also proves to be an ideal Light Cone choice for prolonged battles, such as boss encounters.

Sushang Abilities and Trace Leveling Order

To get the most out of Sushang's skills while leveling up, upgrade her Traces with this priority order in mind:

  • Shape of Taixu: Dawn Herald (Ultimate)
  • Cloudfencer Art: Mountainfall (Skill)
  • Dancing Blade (Talent)
  • Basic attack

Make sure to claim Sushang's Ascension Traces as soon as they become available and unlock her floating passive nodes when the need for them arises.

Chibi Sushang

As previously mentioned, Sushang's damage output depends on whether an enemy's Toughness bar is broken or not. Her primary skill, Cloudfencer Art: Mountainfall, guarantees bonus damage against broken enemies, while her Talent, Dancing Blade, boosts Sushang's SPD for each Weakness Broken enemy present on the battlefield. Furthermore, her ultimate ability advances her next turn by 100% once used.

By having sufficient SPD and a good number of Weakness Broken enemies on the field, Sushang can unleash a flurry of empowered attacks. However, this places a heavy demand on her Skill Points, and she loses much of her DPS potential when attacking non-broken targets. Therefore, Sushang synergizes best with characters who have a neutral Skill Point consumption like Natasha, as well as units capable of manipulating SPD such as Welt and Asta.

Sushang Eidolon

Cut With Ease

After using Skill against a Weakness Broken enemy, regenerates 1 Skill Point.

Refine in Toil

After triggering Sword Stance, the DMG taken by Sushang is reduced by 20% for 1 turn.

Rise From Fame

Ultimate Lv. +2, up to a maximum of Lv. 15. Talent Lv. +2, up to a maximum of Lv. 15.

Cleave With Heart

Sushang's Break Effect increases by 50%.

Prevail via Taixu

Skill Lv. +2, up to a maximum of Lv. 15. Basic ATK Lv. +1, up to a maximum of Lv. 10.

Dwell Like Water

Talent's SPD Boost is stackable and can stack up to 2 times. Additionally, after entering battle, Sushang immediately gains 1 stack of her Talent's SPD Boost.

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