The general consensus for Honkai: Star Rail is that it’s considerably more difficult compared to its sister game, Genshin Impact. The lack of dodging and the omnipresent shield from a certain geriatric god made healers in Honkai: Star Rail more in demand. This brings us to the current best healer in the game, Bailu.
Bailu, with her widespread healing, can easily carry a team to the accursed ends of the Simulated Universe and the Forgotten Hall. But first, you’ll need a Bailu Honkai: Star Rail guide for this puffy Healer Lady.
If you build her right, relics, Light Cones, skills, and all, she might just make auto-play viable for any content. And speaking of building her right, let’s start with…
The Best Relics for Bailu
It’s pretty easy to guess what’s the most complementary relic set for Bailu. It’s the same one you’re probably already using for Natasha, the 4-piece Passerby of Wandering Cloud set, preferably of 5-star rarity.
She’s a healer on the Abundance path, after all, and most characters in this combat role will usually gravitate toward that particular relic set.
Passerby of Wandering Cloud
This relic set– even with just a measly pair, will increase Bailu’s outgoing healing, letting you afford more mistakes. Moreover, since Bailu can bounce off some of her healing, it’s a domino-effect bonus. Regardless, these are the stats:
- 2-Piece Bonus – Increases Outgoing Healing by 10%.
- 4-Piece Bonus – At the beginning of the battle, immediately recovers 1 Skill Point.
The 4-piece bonus is less-than-ideal for Bailu, but it still lets you save up Bailu’s Ultimate in case you need emergency heals by making the Skill available.
You can obtain this relic set in the Cavern of Corrosion in Corridor of Fading Echoes, Jarilo-VI. It shares a reward pool with the Musketeer of Wild Wheat which is good as a placeholder set for just about any damage dealer or crowd-control character.
Meanwhile, you’ll want a Fleet of the Ageless for Bailu’s Planar Ornaments.
Fleet of the Ageless (Planar Ornament)
Fleet of the Ageless, as expected, focuses on boosting a character’s max HP amount. You can obtain these in the Simulated Universe. Bailu, like most healers, benefits immensely from this stat boost since they scale their healing off of their max HP. These are the following stats for Fleet of the Ageless.
- 2-Piece Bonus – Increases the wearer’s Max HP by 12%. When the wearer’s SPD reaches 120 or higher, all allies’ ATK increases by 8%.
You might want to ignore the second bonus since not only is it hard to trigger, but it also doesn’t synergize well with Bailu’s playstyle. In any case, more HP will always be good for her.
Relic Stats to Prioritize
As always, you’d want a healer in Honkai: Star Rail to have as much HP as possible. This not only makes them double up as a tank, but it also increases their healing capabilities. So for Bailu, prioritize these relic stats, ranked from most to least important.
- Outgoing Healing Boost
- Energy Regen
- Effect Res
Just go HP all the way, though if you find a main stat with an Outgoing Healing Boost, that can also work well as a substitute for a pure HP bonus. Additionally, you’d want Bailu to be tankier, so the Effect Res is also appreciated here.
On to the Light Cones.
Best Light Cones for Bailu
She’s a 5-star character that’s permanently available on all banners, and rightfully so, Bailu has her own signature 5-star Light Cone. That would be “Time Waits for No One.” It increases all her dominant stats and adds a buff for the whole team based on the amount that Bailu has healed, turning her into a buffer.
Those who fail to obtain this weapon because the standard banner pull rates can be brutally random need not worry because there are budget 4-star alternatives. We’ll discuss those later.
Time Waits for No One
“Time Waits for No One,” or Bailu’s signature weapon is an awesome tool, not just for her but for any Lighting damage character you have in the party since it gives out a damage buff based on the wearer’s element.
“Time Waits for No One” has the following stat bonuses and perks:
- Increases the wearer’s Max HP by 18% and Outgoing Healing by 12%.
- When the wearer heals allies, record the amount of Outgoing Healing. When any ally launches an attack, a random attacked enemy takes additional DMG equal to 36% of the recorded Outgoing Healing value. This Additional DMG is of the same Type as the wearer’s, is not affected by other buffs, and can only occur 1 time per turn.
That’s a huge wall of text, but basically, Bailu deals additional damage proportional to the healing she performs. Since her kit revolves around constant healing, that’s a lot of damage. Well, not really, but you can expect it to trigger every turn.
Not everyone’s lucky enough to get both Bailu and her signature weapon; a lot of you will have to make do with what you’re given. Thankfully, there are some competent 4-star alternatives for Bailu. You have plenty of options here.
“Warmth Shortens Cold Nights” is a lovely alternative that still provides tons of healing triggers to synergize ideally with Bailu’s abilities. Check out its stats:
- Increases the wearer’s Max HP by 16%.
- When using Basic ATK or Skill, restores all allies’ HP by an amount equal to 2.0% of their respective Max HP.
“Post-Op Conversation” ensures that Bailu gets to frequently cast her Ultimate and that this Ultimate ability also heals a lot more. Pretty straightforward; here are the stats:
- Increases the wearer’s Energy Regeneration Rate by 8% and increases Outgoing Healing when they use their Ultimate by 12%.
It’s not really that exciting compared to the first budget alternative, but Bailu’s Ultimate is her bread and butter, so you might as well capitalize on that.
Last but not least, we have “Shared Feeling.” This 4-star weapon turns Bailu into a battery support similar to Tingyun thanks to these stats:
- Increases the wearer’s Outgoing Healing by 10%.
- When using Skill, regenerates 2 Energy for all allies.
These will have to do if you don’t have Bailu’s ideal 5-star, and they will pale in comparison to that monstrous Light Cone, but even Bailu can be an overpowered healer with just these 4-star Light Cones thanks to her abilities.
Skill Priorities for Bailu
For Bailu, you’re going to want to level up certain abilities or combat skills more attentively, namely her Ultimate. That’s going to be her most powerful asset. Make sure to pour all your resources into maxing it out and then the other abilities in this order of importance:
- Felicitous Thunderleap (Ultimate) – Heals all allies for 9%–15.75% of Bailu’s Max HP plus 90–461.25. Bailu applies Invigoration to allies that are not already Invigorated. For those already Invigorated, Bailu extends the duration of their Invigoration by a turn. The effect of Invigoration can last for two turns. This effect cannot stack. Invigoration restores HP when attacked.
- Gourdful of Elixir (Talent) – After an ally with Invigoration is hit, restores the ally’s HP for 3.6%–6.3% of Bailu’s Max HP plus 36–184.5. This effect can trigger two times. When an ally receives a killing blow, they will not be knocked down. Bailu immediately heals the ally for 12%–21% of Bailu’s Max HP plus 120–615 HP. This effect can be triggered one time per battle.
- Singing Among Clouds (Skill) – Heals a single ally for 7.8%–13.65% of Bailu’s Max HP plus 78–399.75. Bailu then heals random allies two times. After each healing, HP restored from the next healing is reduced by 15%.
- Diagnostic Kick (Basic ATK) – Deals Lightning DMG equal to 50%–130% of Bailu’s ATK to a single enemy.
Invigoration is what makes Bailu overpowered in conjunction with her chain healing. You probably won’t even need a shield giver on the team with Bailu around. So make sure to take full advantage of Invigoration by prioritizing Bailu’s Ultimate and Talent.
For resources to level those up, you’ll need copious amounts of the following:
|Extinguished Core (tier 1)||Seed of Abundance (tier 1)||Millions of Credits|
|Glimmering Core (tier 2)||Sprout of Life (tier 2)||Guardian’s Lament|
|Squirming Core (tier 3)||Flower of Eternity (tier 3)||Tracks of Destiny|
You can obtain most of these through events, quests, and Calyx Dungeons.
Bailu Team Composition
Again, as a support, you really don’t want a build a team around Bailu. Rather, you would want her on all your teams, at least those with no healers. She’s such a powerful character that other healers (or even shield givers) will look stingy by comparison.
So, as a rule of thumb, just put her on any team that doesn’t have a healer yet. Or even better, put her on your favorite or main team.
Certain characters synergize well with Bailu, so you might want to include her in teams with these guys present:
- Tingyun (basically grants Bailu unlimited Ultimate usage)
- Sushang (she’s like Seele but with more area damage)
- Clara (she’ll need tons of healing for her playstyle)
- Pela (for debuffs and energy)
- Asta (SPD increase and area damage)
- Bronya (for giving another turn to characters)
You might find that Bailu can fit in well on just about any team that doesn’t have a healer. So don’t be afraid to experiment with her team compositions, especially if you’ve successfully followed this Bailu Honkai: Star Rail guide.