What are the best builds for Kafka in Honkai: Star Rail? Kafka is a Lightning elemental member of the Stellaron Hunters who subscribes to The Nihility Path Type. She's especially effective at inflicting damage of her time. On this page, as part of our Honkai: Star Rail guide, we're going to share the best builds for Kafka.
What Are the Best Builds for Kafka in Honkai: Star Rail?
Kafka is a mysterious member of the Stellaron Hunters, and one of the very first characters you'll play as during Honkai: Star Rail's storyline. Subscribing to The Nihility Path Type, she's especially effective at inflicting devastating DoT damage on her enemies. Below we'll detail everything you need to know about the character, including the best builds for Kafka.
Should You Roll or Pull for Kafka?
As a five-star character, Kafka is a capable unit who's especially effective at inflicting devastating damage over time. This means her damage output is not always immediately observed, but once she inflicts Shock on her rivals, it really begins to stack. As such, she's a great addition to your team if you're looking for someone who can slowly chip away at the health of enemies.
- Midnight Tumult: Basic Attack
Deals Lightning DMG equal to 50% of Kafka's ATK to a single enemy.
- Caressing Moonlight: Skill
Deals Lightning DMG equal to 80% of Kafka's ATK to a target enemy and Lightning DMG equal to 30% of Kafka's ATK to enemies adjacent to it. If the target enemy is currently receiving DoT, all DoTs currently placed on that enemy immediately produce DMG equal to 60% of their original DMG.
- Twilight Trill: Ultimate
Deals Lightning DMG equal to 48% of Kafka's ATK to all enemies, with a 100% base chance for enemies hit to become Shocked and immediately take DMG equal to 80% of the DoT. Shock lasts for 2 turn(s). While Shocked, enemies receive Lightning DoT equal to 115% of Kafka's ATK at the beginning of each turn.
- Gentle But Cruel
After an ally of Kafka's uses Basic ATK on an enemy, Kafka immediately launches 1 follow-up attack and deals Lightning DMG equal to 60% of her ATK to that enemy, with a base chance of 100% of increasing the DoT inflicted by 15% for 2 turns. This effect can only be triggered 1 time per turn.
- Mercy Is Not Forgiveness
Immediately attacks the enemy. After entering battle, deals Lightning DMG equal to 50% of Kafka’s ATK to a random enemy. In addition, all enemies have a 100% base chance to become Shocked for 3 turn(s). While Shocked, enemies receive Lightning DoT equal to 50% of Kafka’s ATK at the beginning of each turn.
When DoTs immediately deal DMG to enemies due to Kafka’s Skill or Ultimate, their DMG multiplier is proportionally increased. The increased proportion is equal to 15% of Kafka’s Break Effect, up to a max of 30%.
If an enemy is defeated while Shocked, Kafka additionally regenerates 5 Energy.
Talent has a 20% increased base chance to increase the DoT that the enemies receive. Ultimate has a 20% increased base chance to Shock enemies.
- Da Capo
When using Ultimate, instead of immediately receiving DMG from the Shock state, enemies will now immediately receive DMG from all currently applied DoT sources.
Weakness Break Efficiency boosted by 50%.
Skill Lv. +2, up to a maximum of Lv. 15. Basic ATK Lv. +1, up to a maximum of Lv. 10.
The duration of the increased DoT caused by Talent is extended by 1 turn(s). This effect is stackable and can stack up to 2 time(s).
Ultimate Lv. +2, up to a maximum of Lv. 15. Talent Lv. +2, up to a maximum of Lv. 15.
The Ultimate increases the DMG multiplier of Shock DMG dealt to enemies by 100% and extends the duration of Shock by 1 turn(s).
What Are the Best Light Cones for Kafka?
Below we've compiled some of the best Light Cones for Kafka to use, based on their attributes and how they align with the character's unique abilities.
Patience Is All You Need
- Base Stats:
- HP: 48
- ATK: 26
- DEF: 21
- HP: 48
Increases DMG dealt by the wearer by 24%. After every attack unleashed by the wearer, the wearer's SPD increases by 4.8%, stacking up to 3 times. If the wearer hits an enemy target that is not affected by Erode, there is a 100% base chance to inflict Erode on the target. Enemies afflicted with Erode are also considered to be Shocked and will receive Lightning DoT at the start of each turn equal to 60% of the wearer's ATK, lasting for 1 turn.
Eyes of the Prey
- Base Stats:
- HP: 43
- ATK: 21
- DEF: 15
- HP: 43
Increases the wearer's Effect Hit Rate by 20% and increases DoT by 24%.
What Are the Best Relic Sets for Kafka?
Below we've compiled some of the best Relics sets for Kafka to equip, based upon their buffs and how they align with the character's abilities.
Band of Sizzling Thunder
- 2 Set: Increases Lightning DMG by 10%.
- 4 Set: When the wearer uses Skill, increases the wearer’s ATK by 20% for 1 turn(s).
- Location: Path of Holy Hymn
Pan-Galactic Commercial Enterprise
- 2 Set: Increases the wearer’s Effect Hit Rate by 10%. Meanwhile, the wearer’s ATK increases by an amount that is equal to 25% of Effect Hit Rate, up to a maximum of 25%.
- Location: Simulated Universe
- Body: ATK%
- Feet: ATK%
- Sphere: LIGHTNING%
- Link Rope: ATK%
Preferred Sub Stats