If you are playing Honkai: Star Rail (HSR) and want to learn about the Shadows of Destruction, keep reading!
Just like how Genshin Impact’s Travelers get stronger with Constellations, HSR‘s Trailblazers do the same with Eidolon Resonance, meaning they obtain copies of their characters by completing story quests.
By this method, they also choose a path and an element to follow. There are 7 elements in the game, the first being the Physical element and The Destruction path. And the Physical and Destruction Trailblazer’s Eidolons are known as the Shadows of Destruction!
How does the Trailblazer get Destruction Path and Physical Element?
Before we answer this, let us get a short understanding of Paths and Elements.
Character Paths are the classes and jobs they have, which help them synergize with their team members. It helps to strategize game plans and utilize their full power potential!
Character Elements are assigned elements like:
These elements determine their damage potential to enemies with the same elemental weakness, lowering their Toughness gauge.
The Physical Element Trailblazer follows the Path of Destruction. This Element throws out massive physical damage by triggering the Physical Weakness Break in the targetted enemies.
The Path of Destruction is 1 of the 7 Paths in HSR and offers massive damage potential, as well as abilities that raise Trailblazer’s sustainability in battles.
The Path of Destruction and Physical Element is obtainable as the Trailblazer journeys to vanquish enemies, activating their Physical Eidolon, i.e., Shadows of Destruction.
These are available from main quests, as level-up rewards, and in-game shops.
What is the Shadow of Destruction?
The Shadow of Destruction is a Physical Trailblazer’s Eidolon for the Path of Destruction. These are 6 Shadows, and all are Trailblazer-exclusive, as it is the only way to raise their Eidolon Resonance!
Each of these 6 Shadows amps up the Trailblazer’s stats and abilities, like-
- E1 (A Falling Star): Once per Ultimate attack, Trailblazer regenerates 10 extra energy after defeating enemies.
- E2 (An Unwilling Host): When Trailblazer attacks an enemy with Physical Weakness, they regain HP equal to 5% of the Attack
- E3 (A Leading Whisper): +2 Skill Level till Level 15 max, and +2 Talent Level till Level 15 max
- E4 (A Destructing Glance): The Trailblazer’s CRIT rate boosts by 25% when attacking enemies with a Weakness Break
- E5 (A Surviving Hope): +2 Basic Atk Level till Level 15 max, and +2 Ultimate Level till Level 15 max.
- E6 (A Trailblazing Will): Upon defeating an enemy, the Trailblazer’s Talent gets triggered.
How to Get the Eidolons
As mentioned above, Eidolons are HSR‘s version of Genshin Impact’s character constellations. They are copies of a character that help unlock and use additional abilities.
All regular character Eidolons are available through banners. However, you cannot get copies of the Trailblazers the same way.
For Trailblazer Eidolons, there are main quests, rewards, and various other fun and adventurous methods, which will make you want to play more!
Locations for the 6 Shadows of Destruction
Here is a quick summary of all places and moments where you get the Physical Trailblazer’s Shadows of Destruction (SoD) Eidolons:
1st Shadow of Destruction (SoD) Eidolon
For the 1st SoD, you will need to defeat the Doomsday Beast in the Herta Space Station at the game’s prologue portion.
2nd Shadow of Destruction (SoD) Eidolon
Get to Level 18 to unlock the Rot or To Burn quest line. After completing this quest, you will get The Seriousness of Breakfast, a new 4-Star Light Cone weapon, as well as your 2nd SoD.
3rd Shadow of Destruction (SoD) Eidolon
When you reach level 19, head back to Herta Space Station. Here, you will find Wen Shiqi, a shop merchant who sells various items for Hertareum.
Here, pay 500 Hertareum for 1 SoD! Hertareum currencies are available through hidden tasks, missions, and by opening Chests!
4th Shadow of Destruction (SoD) Eidolon
Use the teleport point near Goethe Grand Hotel to reach Jarilo-VI. Here, you will find the Boulder Town shop, run by Lauder. Lauder accepts Shields, a currency only exclusive to Jarilo-VI.
Pay 1,000 Shields to Lauder, and get your 4th SoD!
5th Shadow of Destruction (SoD) Eidolon
When you reach Trailblaze Level 19, Pompon will give you the 5th SoD.
6th Shadow of Destruction (SoD) Eidolon
Once you reach Trailblaze Level 30, interact with Pompom to receive your 6th and last SoD. Now you have all the Physical Trailblazer’s Eidolons.
In conclusion, these are how you get the 6 Shadows of Destruction to activate your Trailblazer’s Eidolon Resonance.
Honkai: Star Rail is available on Android, iOS, and PC, so enjoy gaming!