How to Unlock Path of Erudition in Honkai Star Rail: Simulated Universe

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How to Unlock Path of Erudition in Honkai Star Rail: Simulated Universe

Abhimannu Das
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During the Gold and Gears: Experimental Teaching mission in the Simulated Universe, players gain access to the Path of Erudition Blessings.
Path of Erudition has resonance interplay with Nihility and Elation.

The Path of Erudition was introduced in Honkai Star Rail’s patch 1.6 update on 27th December. The new Path is designed around area-of-effect damage and Ultimate abilities. It can help your team dish out massive amounts of damage and clear not just waves of enemies near instantaneously, but also obliterate Torturous Difficulty bosses in a single turn in some cases. If you're wondering how to unlock the Path of Erudition in the Simulated Universe, here’s what you need to do.

How to Unlock Path of Erudition in Simulated Universe

During the Gold and Gears: Experimental Teaching mission in the Simulated Universe, players gain access to the Path of Erudition Blessings. This mission serves as an introduction to the Gold and Gears game mode.

To unlock the Path of Erudition in the standard Simulated Universe mode, players must first complete all the Trailblaze and Aeon Secrets within the Gold and Gears game. Following this, they need to successfully complete the mission titled "Gold and Gears: The End."

How Does The Path of Erudition Work? 

The Path of Erudition's Resonance deals Imaginary Damage and establishes a connection between the enemy with the highest Maximum HP and other enemies present, triggering the Synapse Resonance effect.

Synapse Resonance causes both a selected enemy target and the one with the highest Max HP to receive Ultimate Damage each time they are attacked. Typically, the enemy with the greatest Max HP is either the elite unit or the boss on the field.

Therefore, it's advisable to activate the Resonance of the Path of Erudition early in the encounter. This strategy ensures that Synapse Resonance is applied to the most durable enemy right from the start, maximizing its effectiveness.

Activation Requirements:

  • Path Resonance is enabled upon acquiring 3 Blessings of Erudition. Additionally, Resonance Formation becomes available when you collect 6, 10, or 14 of these blessings.

  • If you already possess 3 Blessings of Erudition and then obtain either 3 Blessings of Elation or 3 Blessings of Nihility, you can activate the corresponding Resonance Interplay.

Path Boost:

  • When the preconditions for the Custom Dice's passive effect are satisfied, all allies gain a boost: Enhanced Ultimate Damage.

Effects:

  • Synapse Resonance: Once an enemy is hit by a character, both that enemy and the one with the highest Max HP suffer Ultimate Damage equivalent to 70% of the attacker's ATK, occurring only once per attack. This effect has 15 triggers in total, and one trigger is consumed with each activation.

  • Brain in a Vat: If a character uses their Ultimate in any way other than through Brain in a Vat, and if the Enlightenment Charge of Brain in a Vat is fully (100%) charged, temporary Energy is provided. This Energy allows for an additional use of the Ultimate and remains until the start of the next turn. Using the Ultimate again consumes all Enlightenment Charges.


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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.

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