Xueyi Revealed for Honkai Star Rail 1.6: What We Know So Far
Hoyoverse just revealed three new characters for patch 1.6 and one of them is Xueyi. She is a 4-star Quantum character who treads on the Path of Destruction. She might be the perfect fit for free-to-play mono Quantum teams so you might want to keep an eye out for her. Here is a quick rundown of everything we know about her kit so far. A lot of the information listed below is based on leaks so take things with a grain of salt. Wait for the official 1.6 livestream to know if you should pull for her or not.
Who is Xueyi in Honkai Star Rail?
Xueyi is one of the judges of the Ten-Lords Commission. Of the four duties of a judge (detention, interrogation, incarceration, and punishment), she is charged with detention. Holding iron chains and a Marasunder Awl in her hands, she tirelessly tracks down wanted criminals and subdues them.
Xueyi’s Abilities in Honkai Star rail
Skill: Xueyi deals Quantum DMG to a specific enemy equal to 150% of her ATK, and to nearby enemies equal to 60% of her ATK.
Ultimate: Xueyi deals Quantum DMG equal to 342% of her attack to a specific enemy, which can ignore the enemy’s weak points and reduce their tenacity. Each layer of “Vendetta” obtained during this attack increases the damage dealt by 19%, up to a maximum increase of 76%.
Talent: When Xueyi deals tenacity damage to an enemy, she gains up to 6 layers of “Vendetta.” When it reaches the maximum, Xueyi immediately launches an additional attack against the enemy, dealing three instances of Quantum damage to a random enemy equal to 93% of her attack. If the target’s weak point is Quantum damage, the damage dealt by this attack will be increased by 28%.
Technique: Xueyi immediately attacks a random enemy, dealing Quantum damage equal to 80% of her attack to all enemies after entering battle.
The above information is based on leaks so the damage multipliers and other aspects of her kit are subject to change.
Xueyi’s Release Date
Xueyi is expected to be released in December 2023 when patch 1.6 arrives. If she is in the second-half of the patch, you will have to wait around 20 days after the patch drops to spend your Star Rail Passes on her banner. Do note that getting 4-stars can be tricky and you should summon on her banner only if you are okay with getting the featured 5-star.