Robin is an incredible 5-star support character in Honkai Star Rail who follows the path of Harmony and deals Physical damage.

The best thing about Robin is her abilities are multi-targeted, so she can buff up the entire party at once, which in turn can lead to some interesting scenarios.

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The Halovian singer also boasts a unique ultimate ability that not only provides buffs to party members but also deals a devastating amount of damage to enemies. 

If you want to add Robin to your trailblazing party, you’re in the right place. In this guide, we explain the best Robin build in Honkai Star Rail, covering details like the best light cones, planar ornaments, and team compositions. 

Best Robin build: light cones

Honkai Star Rail Robin light cone
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Flowing Nightglow The wearer gains 1 stack of Cantillation every time any ally attacks. Each stack of Cantillation increases the wearer’s Energy Regeneration Rate by 3.0%, up to 5 stacks. When the wearer uses their Ultimate, removes Cantillation and gains Cadenza. Cadenza increases the wearer’s ATK by 48% and the team’s DMG dealt by 24%, lasting for 1 turn.Robin Light Cone Warp
Carve the Moon, Weave the CloudsAt the start of the battle and whenever the wearer’s turn begins, one of the following effects is applied randomly: All allies’ ATK increases by 10%, all allies’ CRIT DMG increases by 12%, or all allies’ Energy Regeneration Rate increases by 6%. The applied effect cannot be identical to the last effect applied, and will replace the previous effect. The applied effect will be removed when the wearer has been knocked down. Effects of the similar type cannot be stacked.Nameless Honor 
But the Battle Isn’t OverIncreases the wearer’s Energy Regeneration Rate by 10% and regenerates 1 Skill Point when the wearer uses their Ultimate on an ally. This effect can be triggered after every 2 uses of the wearer’s Ultimate. When the wearer uses their Skill, the next ally taking action (except the wearer) deals 30% more DMG for 1 turn(s).Stellar Warp
Meshing CogsAfter the wearer uses attacks or gets hit, additionally regenerates 4 Energy. This effect can only be triggered 1 time per turn.Random drop

Robin’s ultimate is the most important of her kit, but you will need lots of energy to use it frequently. Hence, the best light cones for Robin are the ones that increase her energy regeneration rate, boost allies attacks, or both.

As such, it’s no surprise that the best light cone for Robin is her signature light cone, ‘Flowing Nightglow,’ which increases her energy regeneration and attack as well as boosts allies’ damage.

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If you can’t afford Robin’s signature light cone, fret not. There’s another solid option named ‘Carve the Moon, Weave the Clouds.’

Equipping this will get you one of the three buffs at the beginning of the battle, all of which are incredibly beneficial for Robin and her team.

‘But the Battle Isn’t Over’ is always a great option since it can regenerate energy for Robin and boost damage for one ally. However, to trigger its effect, you have to use Robin’s ultimate twice, which can be a bit tedious.

Lastly, there’s ‘Meshing Cogs,’ which is a surprisingly effective 3-star Light Cone that generates energy every time you hit a target or get hit by them. However, this can only be triggered one time every turn, but it’s still quite good at accumulating energy quickly.

Best Robin build: relics

Best Robin team in Honkai Star Rail
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Musketeer of Wild Wheat2-piece bonus: ATK increases by 12%
4-piece bonus: The wearer’s SPD increases by 6% and Basic ATK DMG increases by 10%.
Champion of Streetwise Boxing 2-piece bonus: Increases Physical DMG by 10%
4-piece bonus: After the wearer attacks or is hit, their ATK increases by 5% for the rest of the battle. This effect can stack up to 5 time(s).
Prisoner in Deep Confinement 2-piece bonus: ATK increases by 12%
4-piece bonus: For every DoT the target enemy is afflicted with, the wearer will ignore 6% of its DEF when dealing DMG to it. This effect is valid for a max of 3 DoTs.

Since Robin’s skill and ultimate depends on her ATK, it’s best to equip Relics that bolster that stat. Equipping four pieces of the Musketeer of Wild Wheat relic set is the best option since it can boost Robin’s attack and speed.

With more speed, Robin can get more turns and regenerate energy quickly. Plus, it will also help trigger the effects of the Planar Ornaments (more on that below.)

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Champion of Streetwise Boxing is also a good option since it can provide an attack boost and raise your Physical Damage.

While the attack boost you get is slightly lower than Musketeer’s, this Light Cones makes up with the Physical damage boost, which Robin’s ultimate greatly benefits from. 

Lastly, if you’re running a Robin DoT team, you may go with four pieces of Prisoner in Deep Confinement.

You will get the same attack boost as Musketeer’s, but having two DoT characters in the team will allow Robin to penetrate the enemy’s defense better with her ultimate and deal more damage. 

Best Robin build: planar ornaments

Best Robin build in Honkai Star Rail
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Sprightly Vonwacq2-piece bonus: Increases the wearer’s Energy Regeneration Rate by 5%. When the wearer’s SPD reaches 120 or higher, the wearer’s action is Advanced Forward by 40% immediately upon entering battle.
Space Sealing Station2-piece bonus: Increases the wearer’s ATK by 12%. When the wearer’s SPD reaches 120 or higher, the wearer’s ATK increases by an extra 12%.

For Robin’s planar ornaments, you can go with either Sprightly Vonwacq if you want more energy regeneration or Space Sealing Station if you want more attack boost.

You can get an additional attack boost with Space Sealing Station or get your action advanced forward with Sprightly Vonwacq if Robin’s speed reaches 120. This is where the Musketeer relic set comes in handy, as it can provide the necessary speed buff. 

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If you’re running a follow-up attack team, we recommend going with Sealing Station instead of Sprightly Vonwacq since Robin will already have a decent energy regeneration rate. However, if you’re running a DOT team, Sprightly Vonwacq would be more beneficial to make the most out of Robin’s kit. 

Best Robin build: team composition

Robin works the best in a follow-up attack team. A DoT team (consisting of Kafka and Black Swan) would also work, especially if you have Huhuo for energy regeneration.

Lastly, a free-to-play team consisting of Herta, Natasha, and any DoT or DPS character could also work with Robin. We have explained our best Robin teams in a separate guide, where we break down the perks of each team composition, so you may want to check that for a more detailed explanation. 

That sums up our best Robin build guide in Honkai Star Rail.

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