The most precious thing in Honkai: Star Rail, apart from Herta’s Japanese voice lines during combat, would be Stellar Jade. For Genshin Impact players, it’s the equivalent of Primogems, and it’s practically the currency you use for rolling new characters or weapons. So naturally, you’d want to earn Stellar Jade– even better, you’d love to earn Stellar Jade without spending any real money.
Naturally, the game won’t tell you how or where to get these; some methods on how to earn Stellar Jade are even somewhat hidden. So we’ve compiled them for you. Make sure to try them all out before you bite the bullet and decide to whip out those credit-cards or crypto-pennies.
Here’s how you’ll earn Stellar Jade in Honkai: Star Rail for free.
Completing Different Quests
The most obvious method for earning Stellar Jade is through questing. The Trailblazer quests will readily reward players with around 60 to 80 Stellar Jade, though they take longer to complete and have lots of crucial dialogs that you shouldn’t skip.
Thus, we recommend Adventure and Companion quests as a more cost-effective way to farm Stellar Jade. They’re typically shorter, and most of them don’t have voiced dialog. There are a lot of them available at any given time in the game, too, making them easy to farm.
Even something as mundane as leveling up your Trailblazer Level is enough to earn Stellar Jade. Pom-Pom will usually give you some Stellar Jade bundles every other level as a reward, though they’re not really much—usually just in increments of 50.
The Trailblazing Will in the Travel Log, on the other hand, will provide you with thousands of Stellar Jade and dozens of Star Rail Pass so you can save up said Stellar Jade for the Character or Light Cone Event Warp. You’ll have to reach Trailblaze Level 35 in order to reap all the rewards, but they’re worth it; you might even snag yourself a couple of 5 stars.
The Simulated Universe
The Simulated Universe is one of the toughest challenges in the game and a good pastime for when you’ve run out of stuff to do with your Trailblazing Power. You’ll be pleased to know that apart from Planar Ornaments, you can also earn Stellar Jade from that special dungeon run.
Each unlocked Blessing, Curio, or Aeon will grant you a bit of Stellar Jade. Moreover, there’s a point reward system that resets every week, which also gives dozens of Stellar Jade along with some Star Rail Passes. You’ll have to go in prepared, though, as the Simulated Universe can get tough once you reach World 3 and above.
The Forgotten Hall
The Forgotten Hall is Honkai: Star Rail’s Spiral Abyss equivalent of Genshin Impact. Likewise, it also rewards players with premium gacha currency. The difference is that the reward system in the Forgotten Hall is more strict since you’ll need to get three stars. Stars are the metric they use to measure your combat performance.
Each 3-star Memory clear in the Forgotten Hall will reward you 200 Stellar Jade which is a lot. There are 15 Halls in total, meaning you can earn 3000 Stellar Jade if you manage to obtain 3 stars for all of them. That’s a lot of Warps and a lot of characters or weapons.
The World Shop
If the Simulated Universe and the Forgotten Hall are too difficult for you, then you can always just grind through everything and explore the world maps. Eventually, you’ll accumulate enough region-specific currency to spend in the region-specific World Shops.
These World Shops have different names in each region.
- Internal Purchase Officer (Herta Space Station, Master Control Zone)
- Underground Shop (Jarilo – VI, Boulder Town)
- Jeweler’s Pagoda (The Xianzhou Luofu – Central Starskiff Haven)
These World Shops sell level-up and ascension materials along with recipes. And you can get milestone spending rewards which give out Stellar Jade. Just don’t forget to claim them!
Signs of Fragmentum
Signs of Fragmentum are mini-games or isolated dungeon quests Honkai: Star Rail that rewards 30 Stellar Jade per difficulty level. There are three difficulty levels, so that’s 90 Stellar Jade total. Each region also has its own Signs of Fragmentum quest, so that’s 270 Stellar Jade in all.
There are bound to be more Signs of Fragmentum as more planets are added. In any case, these Signs of Fragmentum merely require players to find those cute Wubbaboos and scan them using the in-game camera. Other Stellar Jade rewards come from good combat performance.
Different In-Game Events
Events are one of the most consistent ways to earn Stellar Jade once you’ve reached the endgame in Honkai: Star Rail and you’ve exhausted all the other methods for earning Stellar Jades. Sadly, they’re all under HoYoVerse’s whims, and they’re all time-limited.
Recently, there was the Fight Club event which rewarded Stellar Jade for a few easy fights. Keep an eye out for other events in the future in the in-game Travel Log to see how much they give. There are bound to be more, and they pop up frequently.
While not exactly the easiest way to earn Stellar Jade, there are lots of Achievements to collect in Honkai: Star Rail. You can obtain them by performing certain actions or feats. Some achievements also come from milestones.
Most Achievements in Honkai: Star Rail reward only 5 to 10 Stellar Jades, but the occasional big one can give out 20 to 30. It’s best not to farm these Achievements actively, as you’ll usually get them along the way just by doing some normal game stuff.
Apart from waiting for Events, another consistent method of earning Stellar Jade in Honkai: Star Rail would be Daily Training. This is the equivalent of Daily Commissions in Genshin Impact. There are six of them, and they will require you to finish certain short missions or activities.
It can be anything from using a consumable item to going on assignments. There are five reward tiers, and each one of them gives out around 10-15 Stellar Jades for a total of 60 once you’ve completed the Daily Training track.
Opening Chests & Solving Puzzles
Like in Genshin Impact, you can simply go chest-hunting in Honkai: Star Rail to collect some small bits and pockets of Stellar Jade. Chests can reward around 5 to 15 Stellar Jade depending on their rarity and how hidden they are, though the game isn’t open-world, so there are fewer chests around.
You’ll want to pair that chest-hunting exercise with puzzle hunting (there are a lot in The Xianzhou Luofu, AKA Space Liyue). Solving puzzles in-game can also reward Stellar Jade though don’t expect them to be hefty; these puzzles are easy anyway.
Mini-boss Challenges & Warp Trotter Hunting
Throughout the explorable areas in the three currently available regions in Honkai: Star Rail, you might come across some lone mini-boss enemies on the map just standing there menacingly. Sometimes they can even get in the way of quests. Well, don’t just stand there; attack them! They give out lots of Stellar Jades, usually 60 if you defeat them. They’re tough and over-leveled, however, so be sure to pick your fights wisely.
Aside from mini-boss hunting, you can also hunt for Warp Trotters or those cute alien hamster creatures that sparkle. Turns out defeating them in combat can reward 60 Stellar Jades, assuming your conscience doesn’t take a hit; these things are docile and don’t fight at all, so you’re killing them for money. It’s all up to you. They don’t respawn once killed, however, but they can respawn if you fail to catch them.
Operation Briefing is a series of milestone and growth checklists in Honkai: Star Rail, similar to the Adventurer Guild Book in Genshin Impact. There are several pages of checklists here, and each page rewards around 50 to 100 Stellar Jades upon completion.
These are menial tasks like clearing Calyx dungeons and enhancing relics or Light Cones. The rewards are quite generous, however, as it can also give out relic sets apart from the Stellar Jade bundle. Again, just make sure to claim them; you can also actively hunt for them as a more aggressive way to earn Stellar Jade for free in Honkai: Star Rail.