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Best Honkai Star Rail Clara build

With her trusted mech by her side, the best Honkai Star Rail Clara build is capable of dealing incredible amounts of damage without taking a single action.

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Looking for the best Honkai Star Rail Clara build? Clara has had an unfortunate upbringing; a child vagrant, she found solace in a group of robots, with one, in particular, becoming her protector. Her mech, Svarog, is her family now and strikes back at anyone who dares attack his ward.

The best Clara build is capable of dealing high damage simply by being on the defensive. Anyone who deals damage to Clara is met with a devastating blow from Svarog, her paternal mech. This counter-strike can happen multiple times in one turn, so to get her performing at her best in Honkai Star Rail, we want to maximise her attack and crit stats to ensure that the loss of health is met with the most power possible. Clara’s currently sitting near the top of the Honkai Star Rail tier list, so stock up on currency for Warps with our Stellar Jade farming guide and our up-to-date list of Honkai Star Rail codes to maximize your chances of pulling her.

What is the best Clara build?

The best Honkai Star Rail Clara build is:

  • Light Cone – Something Irreplaceable
  • Relic – Champion of Streetwise Boxing (four piece)
  • Eidolons – Long Company (level six)
  • Team comp – Clara, March 7th, Tingyun, Bailu

To get the most out of Clara, you need to increase her attack and critical strike stats as much as possible. Her passive ability, and ultimate both reduce the damage you take, so by focusing on her offensive stats you can deal the most punishment possible for even the smallest amount of damage taken. This table lists the best Light Cone, Relic, and Eidolon to use in the best Honkai Star Rail Clara build.

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Best Clara Light Cone

The best Clara Light Cones are:

  • Something Irreplaceable (five-star)
  • Nowhere to Run (four-star)
  • Mutual Demise (three-star)

Clara’s best Honkai Star Rail Light Cone is, unsurprisingly, her own five-star; Something Irreplaceable. Not only does it increase her base attack by 24% at the lowest level, but every time she’s hit it increases the damage again. The healing received every time Clara receives damage is also invaluable in keeping her alive and in the fight.

Best Clara Relic

The best Clara Relic is:

Relic Effect
Champion of Streetwise Boxing (four-piece set) After the wearer attacks or is hit, their attack increases by 5% for the rest of the battle. This effect can stack up to five times.

Clara’s best Honkai Star Rail Relics are the Champion of Streetwise Boxing set. Building on the same stacking damage that Something Irreplaceable provides, the Champion of Streetwise Boxing offers a 5% increase in damage, stacking up to five times, whenever Clara is hit in battle. You’ll have to equip the full four-piece set to get this powerful buff, but the huge damage potential during longer fights is well worth it.

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Best Clara Eidolon

The best Eidolon for Clara is:

Eidolon Effect
Level Six: Long Company After other allies are hit, Svarog also has a 50% fixed chance to trigger a counter on the attack and mark them with a Mark of Counter. When using Clara’s ultimate, trigger an additional Enhanced Counter.

Unlocking Eidolons for five-star Honkai Star Rail characters is a daunting proposition; the only way to gain the materials to increase your Eidolon level is by pulling duplicates, and as we know, those five-star pulls don’t come around very often. You are rewarded handsomely if you are able to unlock the last Eidolon for Clara, however, as it gives her a 50% chance to counter-attack an enemy if they hit one of her allies. This is a game-changer, as her extremely high damage output will no longer be solely tied to Clara taking damage. Eidolons are hard to come by, but you may be in with a chance to purchase them from the Starlight Exchange with Honkai Star Rail Undying Starlight, depending on the shop rotation.

Clara Ascension Materials

Here’s Clara’s Ascension Materials:

  • Credits
  • Ancient Part
  • Ancient Spindle
  • Broken Teeth of Iron Wolf
  • Ancient Engine

Getting Clara anywhere near level 80 will require plenty Broken Teeth of Iron Wolf, and Ancient Engine – fairly rare Ascension Materials. Broken Teeth of Iron Woof can be found in Great Mine: Stagnant Shadow and Ancient Engine can be found in the Simulated Universe and through the Synthesiser.

Best Clara team comp

The best team comp for Clara is:

  • Clara – Tank
  • March 7th – DPS
  • Tingyun – Buffer
  • Bailu – Support

Clara and March 7th have incredible synergy, so pairing them together in your Honkai Star Rail team comp is an absolute must. March 7th can bestow a shield upon Clara to improve her overall survivability, but that shield also doubles as an additional taunt, so that you can start stacking Mark of Counter immediately.

Clara’s kit makes her incredibly flexible, so you can opt for several sub-DPS or buffer options, including Herta and Pela for follow-up attack synergy and enemy defense reduction, respectively. We’ve chosen Tingyun for her impressive damage buff, which has the added bonus of not recognizing follow-up attacks as turns – and you’re going to be doing a lot of follow-up attacks in this comp.

Since this is a taunt-heavy team comp, we’ve taken Bailu as our dedicated healer thanks to her resurrective talent, which is all but guaranteed to keep targeted teammates on their feet. However, we can’t discount the efficacy of Natasha’s cleanse, which makes her a great alternative if you’re relying on free-to-play characters.

Now you know the best Honkai Star Rail Clara build, it’s time to get grinding and make her the best she can be so she can carry the rest of your team. Be sure to check out our Honkai Star Rail review if you’re curious about our own journey across the stars, as well as the banners for the current and next update.