Honkai: Star Rail – Lightning characters | Tier List

Honkai Star Rail

Honkai Star Rail is constantly gaining popularity due to its amazing character skill sets. There is a vast array of characters to choose from and the selection of these characters can play a major role in your success rate of combat. This tier list will help you choose the best Lightning characters in Honkai Star Rail and help you with the advantages each of them can provide in team composition.

Honkai Star Rail: Lightning Characters Tier list

Honkai Star Rail Lightning character tier list
Honkai Star Rail Lightning character tier list (Image by Spiel Times)



Bailu, Honkai Star Rail
Bailu, Honkai Star Rail (Image by Fandom)
  • Path: The Abundance
  • Element: Lightning
  • Star: 5*
  • Tier: S

Reason: Bailu is the strongest support character in Honkai Star Rail. She is a 5* character and hence it can be hard to secure. She is the strongest healer in the game which makes her one of the core characters in any boss fights. Bailu can provide healing to multiple allies. Not to forget her passive which can revive a fallen ally once, which can be useful if you lose your DPS early in a fight.

Jing Yuan

Jing Yuan, Lightning character
Jingyuan, Lightning character, Honkai Star Rail (Image by Fandom)
  • Path: The Erudition 
  • Element: Lightning
  • Star: 5*
  • Tier: S

Reason: Another 5* Lightning character on this tier list is Jing Yuan. He is a high DPS character that excels at dealing damage to multiple targets at the same time. This makes him a favorable pick in boss fights and especially against enemies that are weak to his element. I recommend building him with a high crit rate build. In addition to his excess damage, Jing Yuan excels at crowd control and offers utility with his kit making him an all-around DPS character.


Tingyun, Lightning Character
Tingyun, Honkai Star Rail (Image by Fandom)
  • Path: Harmony 
  • Element: Lightning
  • Star: 4*
  • Tier: S

Reason: Tingyun is a 4* support but she can be as useful as a 5* character if paired with the right team composition. She is best paired with a high DPS character as she can buff their attack damage and help them dish out more damage. In addition, her ultimate restores the energy of an ally which means you can hit your enemy twice! Isn’t that amazing?


I believe that the rest of the characters within Ice elements are not as good to be considered worthy of A-tier hence I didn’t add any character to this tier on purpose. Although the Ice element already has its share of 3 S-tier characters.



Arlan, Honkai Star Rail
Arlan, Honkai Star Rail (Image by Fandom)
  • Path: Destruction 
  • Element: Lightning
  • Star: 4*
  • Tier: B

Reason: Arlan is a strong character but the only thing that cages him in this tier is that his skills eat his health and this can be a double-edged sword that can leave you in a bad spot sometimes. Therefore, having him on a team will only work if you have a healer with you, or it will get even harder to have a favorable outcome from the combat. The biggest positive of using Arlan is he doesn’t need a skill point to cast his skills, which can save a spot for your main DPS character.


Serval, Honkai Star Rail
Serval, Honkai Star Rail (Image by Fandom)
  • Path: The Erudition
  • Element: Lightning
  • Star: 4*
  • Tier: B

Reason: Serval is undoubtedly one of the easiest characters to pull off in Honkai Star Rail. She is good against enemies that are weak to her element as she does AoE damage. Also, enemies affected by her lightning effect take extra damage from her when she strikes them. Sadly, for us, her damage is not enough as there are better heroes compared to her in the current meta.

Have you played this game yet? What are your favorite Lightning characters? If you have any questions regarding the Honkai Star Rail Lightning characters tier list, feel free to ask in the comments below. For more content, stay with us, here at Spiel Times.  

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