Honkai: Star Rail Light Cone Tier List – April 2023

The featured image for our Honkai: Star Rail Light Cone tier list, featuring two characters from the game drifting unconsciously in space. They have their backs to each other, and a golden glow emits from their chests.

Spoiled for choice in Honkai: Star Rail? Well, you’ve come to the right place. In our Honkai Star Rail Light Cone tier list, we rank all of the Light Cones into tiers, S is the best, and D is the worst. We’ll keep it updated as often as new Light Cones drop, and alongside balance changes. So, bookmark this page and check back for reference.

Honkai: Star Rail is the newest title from the gacha game giant, MiHoYo, and the latest in the Honkai series. It takes place in a wide, spacefaring world as you board the Astral Express and explore many wide and beautiful worlds.

You can find Honkai: Star Rail available on Google Play. If you’re looking for more Honkai: Star Rail guides, have a read of our Honkai: Star Rail tier list, Honkai: Star Rail reroll guide, and our guide covering How To Claim Pre-Registration Rewards In Honkai: Star Rail.

Honkai: Star Rail Light Cone Tier List

Now, let’s take a look at the rankings.


The best of the best.

  • Time Waits For No One
  • Sleep Like The Dead
  • Moment Of Victory
  • Texture of Memories
  • Something Irreplaceable
  • In The Night
  • Before Dawn
  • The Battle Isn’t Over
  • On The Fall Of An Aeon
  • In The Name Of The World
  • Cruising In The Stellar Sea
  • Night On The Milky


Very good Light Cone content.

  • Woof! Walk Time!
  • Nowhere To Run
  • Post-op Conversation
  • Make The World Clamor
  • Warm Nights Won’t Last
  • Good Night And Sleep Well
  • Eye Of The Prey
  • Landau’s Choice
  • Memories Of The Past
  • We Will Meet Again
  • The Moles Welcome You
  • Carve The Moon
  • Resolution Shines As Pearls Of Sweat
  • Swordplay
  • Day One Of My New Life
  • Weave The Clouds
  • Today Is Another Peaceful Day
  • Return To Darkness
  • Shared Feeling
  • A Secret Vow, This Is Me!
  • Only Silence Remains
  • Planetary Rendezvous
  • The Birth Of The Self
  • The Seriousness Of Breakfast


Solid and dependable.

  • Hidden Shadow
  • Shattered Home
  • Defense
  • Amber
  • Void
  • Data Bank
  • Sagacity
  • Multiplication
  • Meshing Cogs
  • Passkey
  • Arrows
  • Chorus
  • Meditation


Useful situationally.

  • Darting Arrow
  • Loop
  • Collapsing Sky
  • Fine Fruit
  • Adversarial
  • Cornucopia
  • Mutual Demise
  • Pioneering



  • There are no D-tier Light Cones right now, check back soon!

Honkai: Star Rail Light Cone Tier List FAQ

Now that you’ve seen the tiers and Light Cones, let’s tackle questions.

How do Our Tiers Work?

Our tiers run from best to worst and rank the general usefulness of the characters/items/weapons.

  • S Tier: The must-have characters. If you can get hold of one, don’t hesitate. Prioritize grabbing these ones if you can.
  • A Tier: These are excellent and will make a great addition to your game. They might not be as desirable as the S Tier, but they’re definitely worth your time.
  • B Tier: Solid characters that are, at worst, a bit average. If they work for you though, go for it. 
  • C Tier: Underachievers who won’t hold up terribly well.
  • D Tier: Practically useless. Avoid like the plague.

How Did We Decide on the Rankings?

We try and draw from a number of sources when composing tier lists. We draw lists from our own gameplay, but the aim is to try and create lists that cater to as broad a range of playstyles as possible. For that reason, we also like to draw information from other players’ rankings within the game community. 

When Do We Update Our Honkai Star Rail Tier List?

We try and update the list regularly to reflect new character release and rebalances. For that reason, it’s best to check back from time to time if you want to know the latest ranking.  Keep an eye on the official website for news on updates.

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