There are a couple of things you need to take advantage of in Honkai: Star Rail, and that revolves mostly around the shops. Not the shops where you spend real-world money, mind you, but shops like the Starlight and Ember Exchange. Below, we’ll go over all Starlight Exchange Rewards in Honkai: Star Rail.
What is the Starlight Exchange?
You’ve probably already begun to collect Undying Starlight and Undying Embers. These drops actually are available for free every time you pull on the Warp Banners, sometimes coming with duplicate characters and light cones. These two items will prove to be very useful since the more you wish, the more you’ll be able to pay yourself back for all the gacha pulling that you do.
However, each month will change the rewards that are available. This is seen commonly in Genshin Impact and can be expected to work quite similarly in Honkai: Star Rail as well. Each month, they will come out with two characters, a batch of light cones, and there will always be Star Rail Passes and Star Rail Special Passes for exchange.
Current Available Starlight Exchange Items (June 2023)
Each month, the Starlight Exchange will showcase two characters available in the shop. Although they will come at a steep cost of 140 Undying Starlights, you are basically gaining a free character added to your arsenal. But what if you already have that character? Instead, you will gain the Eidolon for that person. It’ll help increase their Skill Levels and unlock special abilities you would not have access to otherwise unless you were able to pull in the Warp Banners.
The characters available for the month of June are Natasha and Sampo.
Natasha is a fantastic healer and is also our only free healer in case you didn’t pull Bailu from one of the Warps. Not only can she provide some healing over time by targeting other teammates with her Skill, but you can heal the entire party by a hefty amount using her Ultimate. Some of her Eidolons greatly boost her healing abilities as well as buff Natasha so whenever she’s in low health, she can heal herself without needing a turn in battle. Then some of her later Eidolons include dealing some more damage for her Basic Attacks which helps provide a slot in dealing Physical Damage for your team.
Sampo’s most tremendous boon to his kit is that he can deal multiple attacks while triggering damage over time on enemies that will deal Wind Damage. His Eidolons ensure that he can trigger more instances of Wind Shear on his targets and boost the damage that is dealt against them as well. Honestly, his kit feels more like an Erudition at times, but the damage over time can be stacked with other teammates’ effects on enemies and take them out over time before your next attack will.
In Hoyoverse’s other games, the weapons, or Light Cones in this situation, would change every month. However, with Honkai: Star Rail being new and with a fresh batch of standard Five-Stars, we can expect that these might not change all that much. Makes it easier to grab in the meantime if you’re willing to part with 600 Undying Starlight.
All Available Light Cones in the Shop
- Night on the Milky Way (Erudition)
- Something Irreplaceable (Destruction)
- But the Battle Isn’t Over (Harmony)
- In the Name of the World (Nihility)
- Moment of Victory (Preservation)
- Sleep Like the Dead (Hunt)
- Time Waits for No One (Abundance)
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Star Rail Passes
The Star Rail Special Pass and the Star Rail Pass will always be available for exchange at the price of 20 Undying Starlights. Whenever you need a spare Pass to add your total up to 10, this may be your saving grace! To garner a quick review over how many Light Cones are currently available in Honkai: Star Rail, check out our guide and refresh yourself on who they would be best for as well as what they do!