Honkai Star Rail Aetherium Wars Event: Topaz Battle Guide
The Honkai Star Rail Aetherium Wars event has captured the imagination of players with its Pokémon-inspired gameplay and intense battles. Among the top challengers is Topaz, a formidable opponent whose Aether Spirits may prove challenging for some. In this guide, we will explore the strategies and teams you need to defeat Topaz and emerge victorious in the Aetherium Wars.
The Showdown with Topaz
Before confronting Topaz in the Final Showdown, players will have a chance to meet her during the Future Market Prologue, setting the stage for the epic battle. The clash with Topaz takes place in the Old Weapon Testing Ground, where your team's mettle will be tested.
Building the Right Team
Aetherium Wars brings a unique turn-based combat system into the Honkai Star Rail world, where you assemble a team of four Aether Spirits. These spirits have distinct abilities and are categorized into Mechanical, Humanoid, or Aberrant types, each with weaknesses and strengths. Understanding these categories is vital in crafting an effective strategy.
Here's a quick breakdown of the Aether Spirit categories:
Humanoid: Weak against Aberrant, strong against Mechanical.
Mechanical: Weak against Humanoid, strong against Aberrant.
Aberrant: Weak against Mechanical, strong against Humanoid.
Topaz's Aether Spirits include Senior Staff - Team Leader (Humanoid), Grunt - Field Personnel (Humanoid), Grunt - Security Personnel (Humanoid), and Warp Trotter (Aberrant). The majority of her team falls into the Humanoid category, which makes them susceptible to Aberrant spirits.
Recommended Team Composition
To maximize your chances of success against Topaz, you'll need to select Aether Spirits with the appropriate elemental strengths. Here are some suggestions for Aether Spirits that can help you overcome her team:
Entranced Ingenium - Illumination Dragonfish and Obedient Dracolion: Both deal Fire damage, making them effective against the Humanoid Aether Spirits on Topaz's team.
Everwinter Shadewalker: This Aether Spirit deals Ice damage, countering the Humanoid Spirits' weaknesses.
Silvermane Cannoneer: In addition to dealing Physical damage, the Cannoneer provides support for your team.
Imaginary Weaver: This Aether Spirit deals Imaginary damage and is effective for single-target attacks.
Silvermane Lieutenant: A Physical damage dealer, which can help take down the Humanoid Spirits.
Aurumaton Gatekeeper: Deals Imaginary damage, useful for countering the vulnerabilities of the Humanoid Spirits.
Voidranger - Reaver and Eliminator: Both deal Imaginary damage, which can be instrumental in weakening Topaz's team.
Silvermane Soldier and Gunner: Both deal Physical damage and can assist in reducing the HP of the Humanoid Spirits.
Effective Battle Strategy
Now that you have your team in place, it's time to develop a strategy to defeat Topaz. Here's a step-by-step plan:
Take Out the Warp Trotter First: Topaz's Warp Trotter Aether Spirit has healing abilities, making it essential to eliminate it early in the battle to prevent a drawn-out fight.
Focus on the IPC Guards: Use an Aether Spirit that deals Imaginary or Physical damage to target the IPC Guards, Grunt-Field Personnel, and the Warp Trotter. This will help weaken these Spirits.
Buff the Trampler and Finish Off the Team Leader: After dealing with the smaller enemies, focus all your attacks on the Senior Staff - Team Leader. Use Silvermane Cannoneer's Ultimate to buff the Trampler, allowing it to deal massive damage to the Team Leader.
Defeating Topaz in the Aetherium Wars requires a well-considered team composition and a strategic approach to the battle. By exploiting the weaknesses of her Aether Spirits and focusing your attacks on the right targets, you can emerge victorious in this challenging showdown.