If you have been playing Honkai: Star Rail, you must have come across the Follow-Up Attack mechanics by now. This turn-based game by HoYoverse has introduced many new mechanics which work wonders when utilized timely!
But what exactly are the Follow-Up Attack system and bonuses, and how do the triggered effects work? More importantly, which characters can use this effect to add some extra buffs to their damage potential?
We will be answering these questions today!
What is Follow Up Attack?
In Honkai: Star Rail, Follow-Up Attacks don’t follow any turn order per se and trigger automatically if the character has successfully met the required conditions using their skills.
It is an additional attack that is only possible by certain Honkai: Star Rail characters, and can be specified as counterattacks that include-
- Extra damage for breaking the shield and initiating Break Effect
- One-hitting low-health opponents
- Damage over time (DoT)
Each character with this potential comes with conditions that initiate their Follow Up Attack. And since these attacks do not need an extra turn for execution, they can happen during any time of the battle as long as your character is not stunned or dead.
How are Follow Up Attacks Triggered?
The additional Follow Up Attack is triggered when a character, who can perform such an attack, fulfills the requirement to do so.
Let’s say you have Herta on your team, and your enemy’s HP falls below or equal to 50%. This condition alone can trigger Herta’s Follow Up Attack. Since they are passives, you cannot actively make them happen unless your characters with Follow Up ability or an alley do something to activate it.
Keeping this in mind, you can curate a team composition that aids in setting off Follow Up Attacks based on favorable circumstances and conditions. Many such characters in Honkai: Star Rail is capable of triggering Follow Up attacks, so if your team compositions include them, you are in for a powerful treat!
Characters with Follow Up Attacks Ability
We have compiled a list of characters who can trigger Follow Up Attacks so you can plan and strategize your team composition for each battle. We shall also explain in this list what counts as a Follow Up Attack from these Honkai: Star Rail characters.
Follow Up Attack Name: Victory Rush
Himeko gains 1 Charge point when an enemy has a Weakness Break and can gain a maximum of 3 charges. When Himeko has all 3 points of Charge while an ally is attacking enemies, her Follow Up Attack triggers.
Victory Rush deals FIRE DMG equal to 70% of her ATK. This exhausts all 3 Charges, but no worries, as she regains 1 Charge at the beginning of the Battle.
Follow Up Attack Name: Because We’re Family
DMG from enemies’ hits is reduced by 10% under the protection of Svarog for Clara. Svarog gives a Mark of Counter over the enemies who target and attack Clara.
This Counter counter-damages with Physical DMG equal to 80% of Clara’s ATK.
3. Jing Yuan
Follow Up Attack Name: Prana Extirpated
At the same time, it also deals 25% of the DMG towards the target enemy, to all the adjacent enemies.
When each ATK count increases, Lightning-Lord’s SPD rises by 10.
Follow Up Attack Name: Shuhu’s Gift
For every DMG Blade takes, he gains 1 charge stack for 3 turns. He can stack up to 5 times. When he is fully stacked, Blade activates his Follow Up Attack, dealing 21% of his ATK and 54% HP Loss while stacking Charges.
These Charges stack as Wind DMG. The Follow Up Attack also restores 30% of his maximum HP.
Follow Up Attack Name: Fine, I’ll Do It Myself
Whenever an enemy’s HP falls below 50% due to an ally’s ATK, if Herta is in your team, it triggers her Follow Up Attack. The ATK deals Ice DMG worth 25% of her ATK to all enemies.
Follow Up Attack Name: One With the Sword
The chances of enemies attacking Yanqing decreases if Soulsteel is active. During this time, he receives a 15% rise in his Crit Rate and Crit DMG.
After he attacks an enemy, Yanqing has a 50% chance for a Follow Up Attack with Ice DMG worth 25% of his ATK. Any enemy inflicted by this Ice DMG has a 65% chance of being Frozen and also takes DMG equal to 25% of Yanqing’s ATK.
Follow Up Attack Name: Gentle but Cruel
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Follow Up Attack Name: Girl Power
All in all, Follow Up Attacks are passives that some of the Honkai: Star Rail characters possess. These triggers depend on the character, as well as their allies on the team, making them high-utility when you’re planning powerful team compositions.
They are unique and compelling, and ensure your team composition stays strong and unrelenting till the end of combat.
Which Follow Up Attack is your favorite? We would love to know your fighting style!