Honkai: Star Rail 1.1 – Silver Wolf vs Luocha | Who should you pull?

Hoyoverse’s most recent Gacha game, Honkai: Star Rail, has revealed the release of its first major update on June 7th. Accompanied by a range of fresh events, this banner will introduce two new 5-star characters, Silver Wolf and Luocha. Within this guide, we will delve into the details of these characters and their respective banners and the corresponding rate-up characters, providing insights to assist you in choosing who to pull between Silver Wolf and Luocha Honkai: Star Rail 1.1.

Honkai: Star Rail 1.1 – Upcoming 5-Star Characters

Silver Wolf

Honkai: Star Rail 1.1 - Silver Wolf vs Luocha | Who should you pull? - SW
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The first banner in the upcoming Honkai: Star Rail 1.1 patchContract Zero, features Silver Wolf. The “super hacker” of the Stellaron Hunters, Silver Wolf gained significant fame through her intense hacking battle against Screwllum.

  • Silver Wolf is a Quantum character following the Path of Nihility. Her exceptional ability lies in inflicting Weakness upon her enemies.
  • When utilizing her Skill, she imposes Weakness upon a designated enemy. The type of Weakness inflicted will match that of at least one of her allied combatants.
  • Additionally, her Ultimate can decrease the DEF of a single enemy target and inflict damage upon them.
  • Furthermore, Silver Wolf may plant a random Bug onto an enemy with each attack. Each bug decreases ATK, DEF, or SPD for the affected target.

This makes Silver Wolf stand out as one of the most exceptional support characters within the game. Her presence ensures complete break coverage, reaching 100% for any team she joins. This attribute proves invaluable when tackling Memory of Chaos, the most difficult content in the game. This is because it enables teams to dismantle enemy shields swiftly.

Silver Wolf will become an indispensable unit even as new Quantum characters are introduced in future updates. Players can construct a mono-quantum team centered around her, solidifying her role and contribution. With Silver Wolf in a mono-quantum team, the enemy’s weakness consistently shifts to Quantum. This enables every unit within the team to deplete the opponent’s shield efficiently.


Honkai: Star Rail 1.1 - Silver Wolf vs Luocha | Who should you pull? - Luocha
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The next banner in the Honkai: Star Rail 1.1 patch, “Laic Pursuit,” showcases the arrival of Luocha, an intergalactic merchant with exceptional medical skills. Luocha played a crucial role in assisting Xianzhou Luofu during the Stellaron Crisis.

  • Luocha, an Imaginary-Type character following the Path of Abundance, possesses some unique abilities. His Skill restores a significant amount of HP to a chosen ally.
  • Additionally, whenever any ally’s HP falls to 50% or lower, an effect similar to Luocha’s ability will be immediately triggered.
  • As Luocha uses his Skill or Ultimate, he accumulates stacks of Abyss Flower. Once the Abyss Flower reaches 2 stacks, Luocha can consume all the stacks to create a force field. Whenever an ally attacks an enemy within the field, the attacking ally immediately restores a certain amount of HP.

Luocha’s abilities establish him as the ultimate healer in the game, surpassing even Bailu. His passive healing is a valuable asset to any team composition since it does not require skill points to activate. This consequently makes the team very skill-point efficient.

His Ultimate provides excellent sustainability to the team. This especially benefits more fragile units with higher speed attributes (Hunt, Erudition, and Harmony). This is because they generally gain more turns and enhance their healing capabilities.

Banners to pull from in Honkai: Star Rail 1.1

Contract Zero

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The first banner in the Honkai: Star Rail 1.1 patch will feature Dan Heng, Asta, and Serval as the 4-star rate-up units. Dan Heng and Serval are excellent DPS options for free-to-play players, while Asta has proven herself to be a staple unit in clearing higher Memory of Chaos levels.

Laic Pursuit

The second banner, Laic Pursuit, will feature Pela, Qingque, and Yukong as the rate-ups. Pela is the other character besides Asta, who is consistent in any team attempting Memory of Chaos.

Qingque is an excellent quantum DPS unit, and players who don’t have Seele can benefit from her abilities. Yukong will probably be one of the best 4-star Harmony units, almost as good as Tingyun because of her abilities that buff allies.

Silver Wolf vs. Luocha Banners | Which one is better?

Silver Wolf and Luocha possess remarkable qualities that contribute to their excellence. Nevertheless, upon comparing their abilities, practical applications, and respective banners, it becomes evident that pulling in the Luocha banner is significantly more advantageous than choosing the Silver Wolf banner.

  • In Contract Zero, the Silver Wolf banner features rate-up units that are obtainable for free by players through simply playing the game. Consequently, players will not acquire any new 4-star characters but rather obtain their Eidolons. Asta, Dan Heng, and Serval face limitations wherein only their E4 and E6 significantly enhance their performance.
  • Contrasting the previous Silver Wolf banner, the Laic Pursuit banner featuring Luocha exclusively features exceptional 4-star units that can be acquired via the in-game Gacha system. Qingque and Yukong exhibit superb scaling capabilities alongside their respective Eidolons.
  • Despite the extensive anticipation surrounding Silver Wolf’s effectiveness in a mono-quantum team, the current reality remains that players are unable to form such a team due to a straightforward reason: the insufficient number of quantum characters available.
  • Furthermore, Qingque and Seele, both vying for the DPS slot, pose an additional challenge, rendering a mono-quantum team highly inefficient.
  • Players must form two highly durable teams to tackle the demanding challenges posed by the game’s toughest content, Memory of Chaos. However, the game’s limited availability of healers and shielders creates a shortage. Consequently, including a second healer becomes crucial, making Luocha an indispensable unit for players who lack Bailu.
  • Even if you already have Bailu in your roster, investing in Luocha remains highly beneficial, as Luocha easily beats Bailu in performance. As a result, players can minimize their investment in shielders and other Preservation units, thanks to Luocha’s exceptional abilities.
  • For Memory of Chaos teams to function effectively without healers, the sole option is to rely on a Gepard capable of generating approximately 2500 shield value every two turns. Unfortunately, achieving this feat demands substantial investment in Gepard, rendering it almost impossible for free-to-play players.
  • We only advise considering rolling on the Silver Wolf banner if you have Natasha and Bailu fully built to tackle Memory of Chaos. Even under these circumstances, obtaining your second permanent healer at this stage is advantageous since it lessens concerns about further healer investments in the future.


Silver Wolf is an excellent addition to amplify your current DPS output, making her desirable in any team. However, Luocha is a crucial character in most cases due to his skill set and the lack of healers in the game.

Nevertheless, we always recommend that players should prioritize characters they like. At the end of the day, the primary motive for playing the game should be enjoyment. If Silver Wolf is a character you would enjoy using, then pulling on her banner is certainly recommended.

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