Honkai: Star Rail players hit breaking point with “horrible” relic farming grind

Honkai: Star Rail Relics

Grinding to get relics in Honkai: Star Rail has players hitting their breaking point due to a “horrible” farming experience.

Honkai: Star Rail is a turn-based strategy role-playing game released in April 2023 by HoYoverse. The game emphasizes skill and turn planning to win battles, compared to HoYoverse’s other action-based games, such as Genshin Impact and Honkai Impact 3rd.

Due to the need to strategize, players also consider the relics that they get to aid their characters in combat. These relics can be farmed in Cavern of Corrosion and the Simulated Universe, and currently, there are a total of 18 Cavern Relics and 12 Planar Ornaments.

However, getting good main and sub-stats on these relics in Honkai: Star Rail can be challenging, and that’s one of the reasons why some players are feeling discouraged from rolling for new banners.

One player posted on Reddit sharing that they rolled for both Kafka and Black Swan due to their potential together as DoT units. Everything in their plan went smoothly except for relic farming, which they stated “sucks really bad.” The relics’ sub-stats and main stats for body, feet, planar sphere, and link rope are all based on RNG.

They shared that this kills their excitement for the character, as it could take weeks or months to farm the best relic sets or spend real money on the game. Due to this, they have been discouraged from rolling for other banners, such as Sparkle, due to the tiring experience of relic farming. They hoped that there would be an option to choose one or two sub-stats when farming or synthesizing relics in the future.

Others stated that they don’t mind some level of RNG in the game but would want to receive the main stat that they want so that they’d only be grinding for the sub-stats. In the current status of the game, there are multiple layers of RNG, which ruins their relic-grinding experience.

Cavern of Corrosion Honkai: Star Rail
Cavern of Corrosion in Honkai: Star Rail

A Reddit user replied that they’d much rather get a set of the sub-stats they want than grind for the main stats. They shared that there are fewer main stats compared to the sub-stats and that the latter is much more finicky.

There are currently no updates regarding the relic system. Players may look forward to the new banners despite the difficulty in grinding for sets, especially with Acheron’s skill animations!

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