Is It Still Worth Pulling Jing Yuan in Honkai: Star Rail 2.0?
Jing Yuan is one of the best Erudition characters in Honkai: Star Rail and he is making a return in patch 2.0. He boasts of high area-of-effect (AOE) damage and is capable of deleting waves of trash mobs or elites with ease. He is often misunderstood by the community and requires a lot of investment to truly shine. If you are on the fence about pulling for Jing Yuan in Honkai: Star Rail, here's what you need to know.
Is Jing Yuan Still Worth It
Jing Yuan is still a great Erudition character and if you do not have a great area-of-effect (AOE) DPS, you can consider picking him up. His pull value goes up significantly if you do not have Kafka and it goes down a fair bit if you already have Kafka.
With Acheron right around the corner, his pull value becomes even more contentious. It has not been a year since the game's release and we are about to get our third Lightning DPS. Leaks about Acheron's kit should surface as soon as patch 2.0 drops so you can consider holding off for a bit to see which character you find more appealing.
How Exactly Does Jing Yuan's Lightning Lord Work?
Rifting Zenith, a skill possessed by Jing Yuan, inflicts Lightning Damage upon all enemies while also boosting the Lightning-Lord's attack count by two for the subsequent turn.
The Lightning-Lord, summoned through Jing Yuan's Talent, Prana Extirpated, accumulates Speed and damage with each attack count stack, capped at ten. Its actions, classified as follow-up attacks, result in Lightning Damage directed at a single target and all enemies positioned adjacent to it.
While the Lightning Lord deals a lot of damage, it contributes around a third of his total damage output. As proven by the Pure Fiction game mode, you do not need to rely on the Lightning Lord to completely obliterate your enemies. His Skill and Ultimate also contribute greatly to his overall damage and are sufficient to 0-cycle Pure Fiction. The Lightning Lord is a very important part of his kit but players often overestimate Jing Yuan's reliance on the summon to dish out great damage.
Jing Yuan's Kit in Honkai: Star Rail
Basic Attack: Glistening Light
Jing Yuan will deal Lightning DMG equivalent to 50%-130% of his ATK stats to a single enemy.
Skill Attack: Rifting Zenith
Jing Yuan will deal Lightning DMG equivalent to 50%-120% of his ATK stats to all enemies and also enhances the Lightning Lord’s Hits per Action by 2.
Jing Yuan will deal Lightning DMG equivalent to 120%-240% of his ATK stats to all enemies and increases Lightning Lord’s Hits per Action by 3.
Technique: Spirit Invocation
Upon using this Technique, the Lightning Lord’s Hits per action is increased by 3 for the first turn at the beginning of the next battle
E1- Slash, Seas Split: Once Lightning Lord attacks, the DMG multiplier on adjacent enemies is enhanced by 25% of the multiplier against the target enemy.
E2 - Swing, Skies Squashed: Jing Yuan’s Basic ATK, Skill, and Ultimate gain a 20% DMG increase for 2 turns after Lightning-Lord takes action.
E3- Strike, Suns Subdued: Ultimate increased by +2 up to a maximum of level 15 and Basic ATK increased by +1 up to a maximum of level 10.
E4- Spin, Stars Sieged: For each hit by the Lightning Lord, Jing Yuan will regenerate 2 Energy.
E5- Stride, Spoils Sieged: Skill and Talent increased by +2, up to a maximum of level 15.
E6- Sweep, Souls Slain: The Lightning Lord’s hits on a target enemy make them vulnerable. In this state, the enemies take 12% more DMG until the end of Lightning Lord’s turn up to a maximum of 3 times.