The flamboyant IPC gambler Aventurine is a 5-star character in Honkai Star Rail of the Preservation Path who deals Imaginary damage. Aside from his personality, what’s great about Aventurine is that he can increase the party’s defense and deal decent follow-up damage to enemies. 

If you want to add Aventurine to your Trailblazing party, you have come to the right place.

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Our guide to the best Aventurine build covers everything you need to know to make this blonde IPC gambler the best defense and sub-DPS character of your team in Honkai Star Rail, including the best light cones, relics, planar ornaments, and team composition.

Best Aventurine build: light cones

Best Aventurine light cone in Honkai Star Rail
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Inherently Unjust Destiny Increases the wearer’s DEF by 36%/42%/48%/54%/60%. When the wearer provides a Shield to an ally, the wearer’s CRIT DMG increases by 40%/46%/52%/58%/64%, lasting for 2 turn(s). When the wearer uses a follow-up attack, there is a 100% base chance to increase the DMG taken by the attacked enemy by 8%/9%/10%/11%/12%, lasting for 2 turn(s).Aventurine Light Cone warp
Trend of the Universal MarketIncreases the wearer’s DEF by 16%. When the wearer is attacked, there is a 100% base chance to Burn the enemy. For each turn, the wearer deals DoT that is equal to 40% of the wearer’s DEF for 2 turn(s).Event Warp
This is Me!Increases the wearer’s DEF by 16%. Increases the DMG of the wearer when they use their Ultimate by 60% of the wearer’s DEF. This effect only apply 1 time per enemy target.Nameless Honor
Day One of My New LifeIncreases wearer’s DEF by 16%. After entering battle, increases All-Type RES of all allies by 8%. Effects of the same type cannot stack.Stellar Warp

Aventurine’s entire kit revolves around the Defense stats, which means, that if you increase or decrease his defense, everything else will change accordingly.

Inherently Unjust Destiny is the best of both worlds because it can significantly increase Aventurine’s defense (which increases his basic and ultimate damage) and his crit damage.

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So with this, Aventurine (and other party members) won’t just have improved defense, but the IPC gambler will also be able to deal more crit damage with his basic, ultimate, and follow-up attacks.

Speaking of which, this light cone also increases the damage enemies take from follow-up attacks, making this a trifecta light cone for Aventurine

The Trend of the Universal Market is a great alternative light cone for Aventurine if you run a DoT team or have Acheron as the main DPS.

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Equipping it will get you a decent defense buff, but most importantly, every time an enemy attacks you, they will get Burn DoT damage. Additionally, Aventurine will deal up to 40% DOT damage, scaling of his defense for two turns, which can stack up if you have Guinaifen in your team. 

This is Me! is a perfect alternative if you plan to use Aventurine as a sustain and as a sub-DPS character. It’s pretty self-explanatory. You get increased defense and deal more ultimate damage. Just make sure you have someone like Tingyun on your team for increased energy regeneration. 

Day One of My New Life is also a good choice if you don’t have the other Light Cones in this list. Equipping it will boost Aventurine’s defense and increase everyone’s resistance, which is just a bonus on top of the fortification Aventurine provides. 

Best Aventurine build: relics

Knight of Purity Palace2-piece bonus: Increases DEF by 15%.
4-piece bonus: Increases the max DMG that can be absorbed by the Shield created by the wearer by 20%.
Wastelander of Banditry Desert 2-piece bonus: Increases Imaginary DMG by 10%.
4-piece bonus: When attacking debuffed enemies, the wearer’s CRIT Rate increases by 10%, and their CRIT DMG increases by 20% against Imprisoned enemies.
Messenger Traversing Hackerspace2-piece bonus: Increases SPD by 6%.

Knight of Purity Palace is the perfect relic for Aventurine since it increases his defense and strengthens the shields he provides to his allies.

You can also mix and match two pieces of Knight of Purity Palace and Messenger Traversing Hackerspace to get defense and speed buff. 

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Lastly, Wastelander of Banditry Desert is a decent choice if you want to maximize Aventurine’s damage output.

Aside from the Imaginary damage boost, you also get an increased crit rate and crit damage against Imprisoned enemies. However, to get the most out of it, you must activate Aventurine’s follow-up attacks more frequently.  

Best Aventurine build: planar ornaments

Broken Keel2-piece bonus: Increases the wearer’s Effect RES by 10%. When the wearer’s Effect RES is at 30% or higher, all allies’ CRIT DMG increases by 10%.
Inert Salsotto 2-piece bonus: Increases the wearer’s CRIT Rate by 8%. When the wearer’s current CRIT Rate reaches 50% or higher, the wearer’s Ultimate and follow-up attack DMG increases by 15%.

The Broken Keel is the best planar ornament for Aventurine. Firstly, it increases his Effect RES by 10%, which stacks up with the 25% Effect RES he gets by using his skill.

It means every time Aventurine uses his skill, he can activate the Broken Keel’s bonus, granting all allies (including himself) a crit damage boost. The crit damage can be further amplified if an ally attacks an enemy inflicted by the Unnerved debuff applied by Aventurine’s ultimate ability. 

Inert Salsotto is a good alternative if you want to increase Aventurine’s damage output. Before you use this set, make sure to unlock the Leverage bonus trace ability. 

Best Aventurine build: team composition

Best Aventurine build for HSR in combat
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With Aventurine, you can finally build a follow-up attack team, a mono-imaginary team, and a surprisingly powerful free-to-play friendly team. We explain all this in detail in our best Aventurine team guide. 

That concludes our best Aventurine build in Honkai Star Rail. 

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