How to unlock Honkai Star Rail Fire Trailblazer: Exploring abilities, builds, and more

Honkai Star Rail is set in a sci-fi world boasting numerous playable characters that belong to each of the seven elements. Moreover, any Trailblazer starts with Physical power and later swaps to Fire during the Cocolia boss fight. The new element, in combination with ‘The Preservation’ path, turns them into one of the top-tier units in the game. 


The Fire Trailblazer packs a strong shielding capability and great AoE damage application. Additionally, you can activate their Skill to taunt, which is a useful mechanic to divert the enemy’s attention from squishier targets. Thus, building them should be a top priority to breeze through some of the tougher contents of Honkai Star Rail

The following guide will expand on how to unlock the Fire Trailblazer, along with their abilities, Light Cone options, and more.

Fire Trailblazer unlocks during the Cocolia boss fight in Honkai Star Rail 

The Fire element is unleashed during the Cocolia boss fight in Honkai Star Rail
Trailblazers unlocks their Fire element during the Cocolia boss fight (Image courtesy of HoYoverse)

Trailblazer is the protagonist of Honkai Star Rail so most of their developments are tied to the story progression. Likewise, you will be able to unlock their Fire element by following the Jarilo VI quest line. 

During its climax, you face Cocolia in her ‘Mother of Deception’ form, who will outmatch your strength. As a result, your Trailblazer gets stabbed with her sword which sends them to a sub-conscious realm. Inside, you will find the weapon rooted to the ground and by pulling it Qlipoth bestows upon you ‘The Preservation’ path, unlocking the Fire element. 

By possessing the new abilities, you should be able to effortlessly defeat Cocolia in her true form. It will unlock the option to switch between the two elements under the Trailblazer’s character menu in the game. However, every time you swap elements make sure to change their Relics and Light Cones to properly utilize them.

Fire Trailblazer abilities in Honkai Star Rail

Fire Trailblazer's uses their ability for first time during the Cocolia boss fight in Honkai Star Rail
Fire Trailblazers uses their ability for first time during the Cocolia boss fight (Image courtesy of HoYoverse)

Once the Fire Trailblazer is unlocked, you can make use of their support potential across multiple team compositions. Additionally, they will also act as a bruiser to destroy enemy shields that are weak against the element. Here is a detailed breakdown of all their abilities in Honkai Star Rail. 

  • Ice-Breaking Light (Basic Attack): On use, it consumes 4 stacks of Magma Will to deal enhanced Basic ATK as Fire DMG equal to 90/135/146% of the Trailblazer’s ATK to a single enemy. It also deals an additional Fire DMG equal to 36/54/58% of the Trailblazer’s ATK to adjacent enemies.
  • Ever-Burning Amber (Skill): On cast, it increases the Trailblazer’s DMG Reduction by 40/50/52%. Additionally, it provides a stack of Magma Will, with a 100% base chance to Taunt all enemies for a single turn. 
  • War-Flaming Lance (Ultimate): Using the ability Trailblazer deals Fire DMG equal to 50/100/110% of ATK plus 75/150/165% of DEF to all opponents. It also enhances the next basic attack to not cost Magma Will stack. 

Furthermore, the Trailblazer’s Talent and Technique are catered towards amplifying their shielding, which stacks on their DEF stat.

Best Relic and Light Cones for Fire Trailblazer 

Gepard's Light Cone is the Fire Trailblazer's best-in-slot option
Gepard’s Light Cone is the Fire Trailblazer’s best-in-slot option (Image courtesy of HoYoverse)

When it comes to Relics, anything that provides DEF will work on the Fire Trailblazer. Moreover, their best set is the 4-piece Knight of Purity Palace, which provides the following passive in the game: 

  • The 2-piece increases the wearer’s DEF by 12%.
  • The 4-piece increases their shield’s damage absorption by 20%. 

For Light Cone, the ‘Moment of Victory’ is your best pick due to its passive which increases the wearer’s DEF by 24% and Effect Hit Rate by 24%. Additionally, the wearer gets an increased chance of getting focused by the enemy. When that happens their DEF will be increased by an extra 24% until the turn ends. 


Here are some alternate options that will synergize with the Honkai Star Rail’s Fire Trailblazer. 

  • Trend of the Universal Market (4-Star Light Cone)
  • Landau’s Choice (4-Star Light Cone)
  • At this very moment (4-Star Light Cone)

The Fire version unleashes a completely different playstyle, which when paired with the right build can sustain an entire team. Hence, you should level them up to push through most of the demanding late game-content. 

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