Today, we’re going to talk about the upcoming new character 5-Star Dan Heng Imbibitor Lunae. As always, keep in mind that Dan Heng is still in beta, so his stats may change before the official release.
In this guide, we’ll examine his talents and abilities, as well as some advice on pre-farming and building him. This guide will help you prepare to fully build him and assemble his best team to unleash his full DPS potential. So, without further ado, let’s get started!
Talents & Abilities
Dan Heng Imbibitor Lunae is an Imaginary 5-Star Destruction character. His base attack is just a 2-hit attack, dealing Imaginary DMG to a single enemy target.
Once we buffed his base attack on Transcendence, Divine Spear, or Fulgurant Leap. Every build you use changes his base attack and can stack with some type of damage from his ultimate.
After pressing this skill once, it will transform the basic attack into Transcendence and consume 1 skill point. Use it twice to transform into a Divine Spear, and consume 2 skill points to release an Imaginary DMG with 260% of Dan Heng’s attack power. And launch 5 combos, causing an Imaginary DMG equivalent to 380% of Dan Heng’s attack power to a single enemy.
And starting from the fourth hit, an Imaginary DMG with 60% of Dan Heng’s attack power will be dealt to adjacent targets.
Tapping it 3 times will convert his base attack damage to Fulgurant Leap. And trigger a seven-hit combo, causing a large amount of Imaginary DMG equivalent to 500% of Dan Heng’s attack power to a single enemy target. This is almost on a par with the damage multiplier of most other character ultimates.
When casting Divine Spear or Fulgurant Leap, he gains a stack of Dominating Roar before each attack. Dan Heng’s Critical Strike Damage is increased by 12% per stack, up to a maximum of 4 stacks. These stacks last until the end of his turn. Makes his enhanced attacks do more damage.
His ultimate is a powerful 3-hit attack that deals Imaginary DMG to a single enemy target and its neighbors. It also grants him 2 stacks of Squama Sacrosancta. Dan Heng can spend these stacks as skill points to boost his base attack.
So, your priority should be to use his ultimate as soon as possible to avoid wasting too many skill points and ensure a smoother rotation.
Eidolons by Dan Heng IL is also very good. Since its E3 and E5 are only for his skill boosts, I’ll skip them here.
E1 - Tether the Sky: Righteous Heart has 4 more stacks. Each attack gains 1 stack per hit. Each stack increases his DMG by 10%. This makes his boosted attacks do more damage, and it boosted all of his hits.
E2 - Banners of Dominion: After using the ultimate, Dan Heng’s moves will advance by 100% and gain 1 extra SS stack. And you’ll get another free max boosted base attack.
E4 - Outbound Dragonling: This causes Dan Heng's buff from Dominating Roar to last until the end of the next turn.
E6 - Divine Dragon Returns: Dan Heng’s next Fulgurant Leap attack gains 20% Imaginary RES PEN after any other ally uses an Ultimate, stacking up to 3 times.
Wastelander of Banditry Desert is a really nice farm set for Imaginary characters. It will increase your Imaginary DMG by 10%. And when attacking debuffed enemies, Dan Heng’s critical strike rate will increase by 10%.
And his Fulgurant Leap has 120 units of Weakness Breaks on a single target and 60 units of Weakness Breaks on adjacent targets. This system works even better if you run a Mono Imaginary team.
Also, this Longevous Disciple set of 4 is not bad. Because he is a Destruction character, they will attack him a lot. When he is hit or an ally drains his life, it increased his critical strike chance by 8% for 2 rounds.
Pairing with Rutilant Arena will also increase Dan Heng’s crit rate by 8%. When Dan Heng’s current crit rate reaches over 70%, the basic attack power and skill damage increase by 20%. Since Dan Heng only gets 24% crit from his Relics and his Light Cones, you can easily reach 70%.
Best Light Cones
Dan Heng’s best Light Cone slot is obviously Light Brighter Than The Sun. It significantly increases his critical strike chance by 18%, making his attacks do more damage. Each normal attack will superimpose 1 layer of Dragon’s Call, which lasts for 2 rounds, with a maximum of 2 layers.
These stacks increase his Attack by 18% and increase his Energy Regeneration by 6%. If your goal is to take Dan Heng to the next level, use this Light Cone. Especially if you want to unlock his E1 or E2. I highly recommend it.
Alternatively, 5-Star Light Cones from Herta Store are another solid pick from Dan Heng. Whenever Dan Heng attacks, his attack power increases by 8%, stacking up to 4 times. Also, when he inflicts Weakness Breaks on enemies, his damage is also increased by 12% for 2 rounds.
Nowhere to Run is also another solid option. This Light Cone increases his attack power by 24%, and every time he defeats an enemy, he regains 12% of his attack power as health. If you don’t have a wonderful healer, this Light Cone comes to the rescue, making sure he can sustain himself and stay in the fight longer.
Finally, Under The Blue Sky will increase Dan Heng’s attack power by 16%, and the critical strike rate when knocking down enemies will increase by 12%, lasting for 3 rounds. This Light Cone is great for AoE combat. It would give Dan Heng a unique edge in the right scenario.
Dan Heng is without a doubt one of the best DPS characters in the game so far. His self-sufficiency and unique ability to empower and support himself sets him apart. If you’re looking for a strong DPS, I think he’ll definitely provide great value for your Honkai Star Rail Account.
Finally, let’s examine some team compositions to maximize Dan Heng’s full potential. It turns out that Tingyun is the ultimate partner for Dan Heng. With her support, Dan Heng’s attack has been greatly improved. She makes sure Dan Heng has a steady stream of energy to cast his ultimate and get those precious SS stacks.
Bronya is also a good pick. She has a skill buff and an extra Dan Heng turn. Also, her ultimate also grants him critical strike damage, enhancing his destruction attack.
For focused single-target encounters, Silver Wolf is the best choice. Her precise defense is lowered, her damage is higher, and she can also inflict Weakness Breaks on enemies and reduce their damage. This makes her a great addition to Dan Heng’s team.
For the last position, any Preservation characters would be fine. But preferably one that’s skill point positive, so it’s easier to manage skill points to keep the damage flowing without interruption. And Gepard is one of the best options to use with him.
Anyway, Dan Heng is one of the best damage dealers in the game. He outperforms even top contenders like Seele thanks to his powerful attack and ability to support and empower himself.
The only problem I see right now is that he doesn’t work for Auto Battle players. Because his hit rate is improved alone. But whether you are an old fan or a novice, Dan Heng’s power will definitely impress you.