Transparent splash art for Silver Wolf from Honkai: Star Rail

Silver Wolf

"Nobody gets to open an alt account, not even Elio."

Silver Wolf, the genius hacker from Punklorde, is an aloof member of the Stellaron Hunters. But is she here to just have fun, or is she hiding an ulterior motive?

Silver Wolf is a Quantum character following the Path of Nihility. She’s an offensive support able to apply debuffs consistently to enemies, increase her team’s overall damage, as well as take advantage of her own debuffs to deal respectable single-target damage. Her unique trait, and potentially most powerful, is being able to apply Weaknesses to enemies based on her team.

A big strength is her flexibility to fit into many teams and builds based on personal preferences or needs. She can be a single-target damage dealer, a skill point generator, a weakness breaker, a debuffer, or any combination.

Although Silver Wolf sounds powerful on paper, she does come with shortcomings. She’s hard-locked into single-target and requires endgame relics to bring out her best.


Common Drop

Image of the ancient parts family common drop material from Honkai: Star Rail Silver Wolf uses the family of Ancient Parts as her common drop. They’re easily farmed from Jarilo-VI robots concentrated in the Robot Settlement map.

Calyx Material

Image of the Obsidian family calyx material from Honaki: Star Rail Like all Nihility units, Silver Wolf uses the Obsidian calyx materials to upgrade her traces and Lightcones. The Calyx is found in the Great Mine of Jarilo-VI.

Stagnant Shadow

Image of void cast iron stagnant shadow material from Honaki: Star Rail And like all Quantum characters, she uses the Void Cast Iron material for ascension. This boss is found in the Base Zone of Herta Space Station.

Echo of War

Image of destroyer's final road echo of war in Honaki: Star Rail Silver Wolf uses Destroyer’s Final Road dropped from the Destruction’s Beginning boss. Which is fitting, since she likely had a hand in their attack on the Herta Space Station.

Skills & Traces

Basic Attack: System Warning

Icon for silver_wolf's basic attack from Honkai: Star Rail

"Deals Quantum DMG equal to 100% of Silver Wolf's ATK to a single enemy." (Lv.6)

Energy Gain: 20

Toughness Break: 30

On its own, Silver Wolf’s basic attack is typical. But her talent gives it the chance to implant a debuff.

Once Silver Wolf has implanted the Weakness debuff, there is no need to use her Skill again until it needs refreshed. Because of this, she can also be the team’s Skill Point generator. Thus, leveling up her Basic Attack is a decent investment, but shouldn’t be done until both her Skill and Ultimate are maxed.

Skill: Allow Changes?

Icon for silver_wolf's skill from Honaki: Star Rail"There is a 85% base chance to add 1 Weakness of an on-field ally's Type to the target enemy. This also reduces the enemy's DMG RES to that Weakness Type by 20% for 2 turn(s). If the enemy already has that Type Weakness, the effect of DMG RES reduction to that Weakness Type will not be triggered. Each enemy can only have 1 Weakness implanted by Silver Wolf. When Silver Wolf implants another Weakness to the target, only the most recent implanted Weakness will be kept. In addition, there is a 100% base chance to reduce the All-Type RES of the enemy further by 10% for 2 turn(s). Deals Quantum DMG equal to 196% of Silver Wolf's ATK to this enemy." (Lv.10)

Energy Gain: 30

Toughness Break: 60

Silver Wolf’s Skill is her defining trait. She applies a Weakness to one enemy and reduces their DMG RES to that Weakness type. This allows teammates to Break targets they normally wouldn’t be able to.

One major note that isn’t stated in her Skill description is that Silver Wolf will never apply a Weakness the enemy is naturally weak too. This means if the enemy is only missing one Weakness based on the team’s composition, that Weakness is guaranteed to be chosen.

But a Skill this powerful has some drawbacks. The Weakness applied is at random based on the team’s elements and its single-target only. This makes her an excellent boss killer but weaker against multiple enemies and waves.

Silver Wolf’s Skill is a top priority Trace to level-up. It not only increases her personal damage and the All-Type RES reduction, but it increases the base chance to apply the debuffs.

Ultimate: User Banned

Icon for silver_wolf's ultimate from Honkai: Star RailEnergy Cost: 110 "There's a 100% base chance to decrease the target enemy's DEF by 45% for 3 turn(s). And at the same time, deals Quantum DMG equal to 380% of Silver Wolf's ATK to the target enemy." (Lv.10)

Energy Gain: 5

Toughness Break: 90

User Banned is pretty straightforward. It reduces the defense of one target and then deals damage, allowing herself to take advantage of the debuff.

Silver Wolf’s Ultimate is another high-priority Trace to level up. It increases the base chance to apply the defense debuff, and increases the damage dealt and amount of defense decreased.

Talent: Awaiting System Response...

Icon for silver_wolf's talent from Honkai: Star Rail"Silver Wolf can create three types of Bugs: reduce ATK by 10%, reduce DEF by 8%, and reduce SPD by 6%. Every time Silver Wolf attacks, she has a 72% base chance to implant a random Bug that lasts for 3 turn(s) in the enemy target." (Lv.10)

Energy Gain: 0

Toughness Break: 60

Although the Talent debuffs might seem insignificant compared to her Skill or Ultimate, they are applied more frequently and easier to land on multiple enemies. Her talent solidifies her role as an all-inclusive debuffer.

One unmentioned boon of the Talent is it will always attempt to implant a bug that isn’t already there. Getting all three debuffs on a boss is easier than first thought.

It might not seem like it, but her Talent has a high level-up priority as well. Her debuff amounts will double from lv. 1 to lv. 10, and the increase to the base chance is much appreciated too.

Overall Talent Priority

Overall, Silver Wolf has high Talent level-up priorities, if not one of the highest on a team. Leveling her Talents not only increases her damage and the strength of the debuffs, but increases the chance they will stick. Which is a major factor in Silver Wolf’s overall reliability.

Technique: Force Quit Program

Icon for silver_wolf's technique from Honkai: Star Rail"Immediately attacks the enemy. After entering battle, deals Quantum DMG equal to 80% of Silver Wolf's ATK to all enemies, and ignores Weakness Types and reduces Toughness from all enemies. Enemies with their Weakness Broken in this way will trigger the Quantum Weakness Break effect."

Silver Wolf’s Technique is one of the most powerful initiation Techniques. It reduces the entire enemy team’s Toughness regardless of their natural Weaknesses. This will deal a Quantum Weakness break on fodder enemies and give Silver Wolf’s team a head start on the bosses.

Quantum Weakness break is arguably the most powerful in the game. It reduces enemy’s action points and deals massive damage when their turn comes around. If Silver Wolf is in the team, use her Technique to initiate combat.


Icon for silver_wolf's first trace from Honkai: Star RailBranch 1: Generate

"Bug's duration is extended for 1 turn(s). Every time an enemy is inflicted with Weakness Break, Silver Wolf has a 65% base chance of implanting a random Bug in the enemy."

Effect Hit Rate: +4%

ATK: +4%
Quantum DMG: +3.2%

Generate has two significant benefits. First is the duration increase of her bugs from 3 -> 4 turns. This allows Silver Wolf to maintain all three bugs on a target reliably.

The second is being able to apply bugs outside her turn. If paired with powerful breaking units, she could consistently keep any entire team infected with all three bugs.

Icon for silver_wolf's second trace from Honkai: Star RailBranch 2: Inject

"The duration of the Weakness implanted by Silver Wolf's Skill increases by 1 turn(s)."

ATK: +6%

Effect Hit Rate: +6%
ATK: +6%

The second branch simply gives Silver Wolf more time to be a Skill Point generator without it expiring on bosses.

Icon for silver_wolf's third trace from Honkai: Star RailBranch 3: Side Note

"If there are 3 or more debuff(s) affecting the enemy when the Skill is used, then the Skill decreases the enemy's All-Type RES by an additional 3%."

Quantum DMG: +4.8%

Effect Hit Rate: +8%

Branch three is arguably the weakest aspect of Silver Wolf’s kit. The All-Type RES increase is a nice additive, but it’s small and only applied when her Skill is used.

Stat Only Branchs

ATK: +4%

ATK: +8%


Eidolon 1: Social Engineering

Image of silver_wolf's first eidolon from Honkai: Star Rail"After using her Ultimate to attack enemies, Silver Wolf regenerates 7 Energy for every debuff that the target enemy currently has. This effect can be triggered up to 5 time(s) in each use of her Ultimate."

Silver Wolf’s first eidolon is a powerful addition to her kit. She can effectively gain back almost 1/3rd of her ultimate energy after every use. This gives her consistent Ultimate usage even when using a Break Effect Link Rope over an Energy Recharge one.

Eidolon 2: Zombie Network

Image of silver_wolf's second eidolon from Honkai: Star Rail"When an enemy enters battle, reduces their Effect RES by 20%."

The second Eidolon is her most powerful one. This gives Silver Wolf a no condition, no turn limit Effect RES reduction, allowing her to run less Effect Hit Rate and save room for other stats. But it is powerful specifically because of this line: “When an enemy enters battle”. This means Zombie Network will trigger on every new wave or summoned enemy.

Eidolon 3: Payload

Image of silver_wolf's third eidolon from Honkai: Star Rail"Skill Lv. +2, up to a maximum of Lv. 15. Talent Lv. +2, up to a maximum of Lv. 15."

Eidolon three is the typical Skill and Talent level-up.

Eidolon 4: Bounce Attack

Image of silver_wolf's fourth eidolon from Honkai: Star Rail"After using her Ultimate to attack enemies, deals Additional Quantum DMG equal to 20% of Silver Wolf's ATK for every debuff currently on the enemy target. This effect can be triggered for a maximum of 5 time(s) during each use of her Ultimate."

Silver Wolf’s fourth Eidolon adds up to 100% more damage to her Ultimate. It’s nice, but only a 25% overall damage increase to a single enemy.

Eidolon 5: Brute Force Attack

Image of silver_wolf's fifth eidolon from Honkai: Star Rail"Ultimate Lv. +2, up to a maximum of Lv. 15. Basic ATK Lv. +1, up to a maximum of Lv. 10."

The fifth Eidolon is the traditional Ultimate and Basic Attack level-up.

Eidolon 6: Overlay Network

Image of silver_wolf's sixth eidolon from Honkai: Star Rail"For every debuff the target enemy has, the DMG dealt by Silver Wolf increases by 20%, up to a limit of 100%."

Silver Wolf’s final Eidolon is an upgraded fourth Eidolon. It increases her personal damage by a sizeable amount and isn’t limited to only the Ultimate like Bounce Attack is.

Eidolon Final Thoughts

Overall, Silver Wolf has decent Eidolon, but she’s a complete character at E0. They are all just personal damage increases or reduces a specific stat requirements.


Icon for 5 star rarity in Honkai: Star Rail 5* Lightcones

Image of incessant rain lightcone from Honkai: Star RailIncessant Rain

HP: 1058
ATK: 582
DEF: 463

Mirage of Reality: (Si1) "Increases the wearer's Effect Hit Rate by 24%. When the wearer deals DMG to an enemy that currently has 3 or more debuffs, increases the wearer's CRIT Rate by 12%. After the wearer uses their Basic ATK, Skill, or Ultimate, there is a 100% base chance to implant Aether Code on a random hit target that does not yet have it. Targets with Aether Code receive 12% increased DMG for 1 turn. "

Incessant Rain is Silver Wolf’s signature Lightcone. It gives her both Effect Hit Rate and Crit Rate, both much-desired stats. But the biggest benefit is the Aether Code debuff. This introduces another unique debuff to her kit that doesn’t overlap with her built-in debuffs, making both much more powerful.

Image of in the name of the world lightcone from Honkai: Star RailIn the Name of the World

HP: 1058
ATK: 582
DEF: 463

Inheritor: (Si1) "Increases the wearer's DMG to debuffed enemies by 24%. When the wearer uses their Skill, the Effect Hit Rate for this attack increases by 18%, and ATK increases by 24%. "

In the Name of the World is a decent Lightcone but it does nothing special. It increases her personal damage and only increases the Effect Hit Rate of her Skill.

Icon for 4 star rarity in Honkai: Star Rail4* Lightcones

Image of before the tutorial mission starts lightcone from Honkai: Star RailBefore the Tutorial Mission Starts

HP: 952
ATK: 476
DEF: 330

Quick on the Draw: (Si5) "Increases the wearer's Effect Hit Rate by 40%. When the wearer attacks DEF-reduced enemies, regenerates 8 Energy. "

Before the Tutorial Mission Starts is an event-limited Lightcone given for free at Superimpose level 5 to those that took part in the Starhunt Game event from version 1.1. It’s made specifically for Silver Wolf, giving her a massive amount of Effect Hit Rate and a built-in Ultimate energy recharge. This Lightcone is Silver Wolf’s second best option currently.

Image of good night and sleep well lightcone from Honkai: Star RailGood Night and Sleep Well

HP: 952
ATK: 476
DEF: 330

Toiler: (Si5) "For every debuff the target enemy has, the DMG dealt by the wearer increases by 24%, stacking up to 3 time(s). This effect also applies to DoT. "

If you missed Before the Tutorial Mission Starts in the 1.1 event, and don’t have any 5* nihility lightcones, Good Night and Sleep Well is an okay option for Silver Wolf. Since she applies a lot of debuffs, she makes use of its full effect.

Relics & Ornament

Desired Stats

Icon for the body relic slot in Honkai: Star RailBody

Main Stat: Effect Hit Rate%

An Effect Hit Rate Body piece is really the only way to go. A Crit piece could be an option, but that’s only if you already have high Effect Hit Rate, which is unlikely.

Icon for the feet relic slot in Honkai: Star RailFeet

Main Stat: SPD

Speed on Feet is the best, which is typical for most characters.

Icon for the planar sphere relic slot in Honkai: Star RailPlanar Sphere

Main Stat: Elemental Dmg%

A Quantum Damage Planar Sphere is the best option.

Icon for the link rope relic slot in Honkai: Star RailLink Rope

Main Stat: Energy Regen% = Break Effect%

There are both pros and cons to running either Energy Regen or Break Effect. The Link Rope is the only place in relics that increases Energy Regen. But the amount is a lot smaller compared to Break Effect.

On the other hand, Break Effect is a great stat for Silver Wolf because she has access to the best Weakness break, and she’s able to implant Quantum weaknesses on enemies that don’t naturally have it.

In the end, use the piece that has the better sub-stats and rounds out the rest of Silver Wolf’s stats.

Sub Stats

Speed Target: 147
SPD > Effect Hit Rate% > Break Effect% > Crit Rate% > Crit Dmg% >> ATK%

Silver Wolf is stat-hungry, which has both benefits and drawbacks. She makes use of any stat on a relic, except defense or health, but she requires endgame gear to bring out the best she can be.

Speed is the first stat to focus on. Silver Wolf ideally wants 147 speed for two reasons. First, to apply her debuffs before her teammates turn, so they can take advantage of them. And second, so she can get an extra turn in cycle 0, 2, 4, & 6. The more turns she gets, the more energy, Skill Points, and debuffs she can apply. This speed target is an easy target because Silver Wolf comes with a huge 107 base speed. Equip her with a Speed Feet relic and she already has 132 speed. Getting the extra 15 in sub-stats shouldn’t be an issue.

Next up is Effect Hit Rate. Regardless if you’re using Effect Hit Rate on the Body part or not, every piece should have it as a sub. This is Silver Wolf’s most important stat, so the more the better.

Silver Wolf is a Quantum character, so she has access to the best Weakness break in the game. And since she can apply her own weakness to any enemy, adding Break Effect synergies well.

After those, Crit stats will bring her more damage than Atk will. Try to achieve a 1:1 ratio.

Genius of Brilliant Stars

Icon for the genius of brilliant stars relic set from Honkai: Star Rail2pc Effect: "Increases Quantum DMG by 10%."
4pc Set Effect: "When the wearer deals DMG to the target enemy, ignores 10% DEF. If the target enemy has Quantum Weakness, the wearer additionally ignores 10% DEF."

Genius of Brilliant Stars is Silver Wolf’s best Cavern set. It gives her the largest damage increase because she’s able to bypass the condition of the enemy having a Quantum weakness by simply applying it herself.

Thief of Shooting Meteor

Icon for the thief of shooting meteor relic set from Honkai: Star Rail2pc Effect: "Increases Break Effect by 16%."
4pc Set Effect: "Increases the wearer's Break Effect by 16%. When the wearer inflicts Weakness Break on an enemy, regenerates 3 Energy."

If you’re lacking Break Effect or wanting to build her as a dedicated breaker, the Thief of Shooting Meteor is an excellent option.

Musketeer of Wild Wheat

Icon for the musketeer of wild wheat relic set from Honkai: Star Rail2pc Effect: "ATK increases by 12%."
4pc Set Effect: "The wearer's SPD increases by 6% and Basic ATK DMG increases by 10%."

This set is a decent chose with the biggest draw being the 6% speed increase. Other than that, the damage increase is smaller than other sets.

Talia: Kingdom of Banditry

Icon for the talia kingdom of banditry relic set from Honkai: Star Rail2pc Effect: "Increases the wearer's Break Effect by 16%. When the wearer's SPD reaches 145 or higher, the wearer's Break effect increases by an extra 20%."

This set is tied for Silver Wolf’s best Planar Ornament options. It gives her a beefy 36% Break Effect if you can hit the 145-speed mark. Which should be a goal anyway.

Pan-Galactic Commercial Enterprise

Icon for the pan galactic commercial enterprise relic set from Honkai: Star Rail2pc Effect: "Increases the wearer's Effect Hit Rate by 10%. Meanwhile, the wearer's ATK increases by an amount that is equal to 25% of the current Effect Hit Rate, up to a maximum of 25%."

This set gives Silver Wolf her most desired stat, but it’s a small amount. It increases her attack based on her Effect Hit Rate by a decent amount. Between this and Talia: Kingdom of Banditry, use whichever has the better stats and rounds out the build.


Hunt Teammates

Since Silver Wolf is a single target debuffer, teammates that chase her debuffs benefit more than teammates that don’t. Hunt allies like Seele, Yanqing, or Sushang can take down enemies faster than ever before.

Duo-Element Teams

Building mono teams isn’t advised, since they don’t take advantage of the enemy’s natural Weakness. But Silver Wolf empowers Duo-element teams. This is a highly flexible team that can be built around a specific boss.

Break Teams

Silver Wolf’s first Branch Trace. combined with her Quantum element. makes her an excellent addition to break teams. She rewards breaks by implanting bugs, infects weaknesses to enemies for more reliable breaks, and adds her own Quantum break to the mix.