Honkai Star Rail Kafka Tier List – February 2024

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Kafka stands out as a 5★ character in Honkai Star Rail, wielding the power of Lightning within the Path of Nihility.

Renowned for her exceptional beauty and charm, she has earned a coveted spot on the wanted list of the Interastral Peace Corporation.

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Limited information is available about this Stellaron Hunter, except that she holds a position of utmost trust among Destiny’s Slave Elio’s inner circle.

In pursuit of Elio’s envisioned future, Kafka diligently engages in her tasks.

If you’re struggling to find the optimal Light Cone for Kafka, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, I’ll provide a tier list of recommended Light Cones for Kafka to enhance her performance in Honkai Star Rail!

Honkai Star Rail – Kafka Light Cones

In Honkai Star Rail, Light Cones plays a pivotal role for characters, providing a diverse array of benefits such as stat boosts and passive abilities.

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They are also categorized into Paths, and their passive abilities activate only when aligned with the character’s designated Path. In Kafka’s case, she adheres to the Path of Nihility.

S Tier

Here are the top-tier Light Cones recommended for Kafka in Honkai Star Rail, offering a significant advantage in a variety of situations.

Patience Is All You Need (5★)

It boosts her damage output and increases her SPD with every attack launched. Given that Kafka’s primary substat is SPD, leading to heightened team damage, “Patience Is All You Need” undeniably stands out as the best Light Cone for Kafka.

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Increases DMG dealt by the wearer by 24/28/32/36/40%.

After every attack launched by the wearer, their SPD increases by 4.8/5.6/6.4/7.2/8%, stacking up to 3 times.

If the wearer hits an enemy target that is not afflicted by Erode, there is a 100% base chance to inflict Erode to the target.

Enemies afflicted with Erode are also considered to be Shocked and will receive Lightning DoT at the start of each turn equal to 60/70/80/90/100% of the wearer’s ATK, lasting for 1 turn(s).
Best at S5
Decent at S1

Incessant Rain (5★)

“Incessant Rain” provides a solid base stat and Effect Hit Rate. This Light Cone is most effective when utilized in a Damage over Time (DoT) team, maximizing its benefits from various effects.

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Increases the wearer’s Effect Hit Rate by 24/28/32/36/40%.

When the wearer deals DMG to an enemy that currently has 3 or more debuffs, increases the wearer’s CRIT Rate by 12/14/16/18/20%. 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 12/14/16/18/20% increased DMG for 1 turn.
Best at S5
Decent at S1

Good Night and Sleep Well (4★)

“Good Night and Sleep Well” serves as a dependable Light Cone alternative if you don’t have access to “Patience Is All You Need.”

While it lacks additional speed compared to its counterpart, it provides a respectable damage increase that accumulates up to 3 times for each debuff the target possesses in Honkai Star Rail.

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For every debuff the target enemy has, the DMG dealt by the wearer increases by 12/15/18/21/24%, stacking up to 3 time(s).

This effect also applies to DoT.
Recommended S5

A Tier

These Light Cones in Honkai Star Rail maintain considerable strength, providing solid stats and dependable effects. While they may not reach the dominance of S Tier, they excel in specific areas.

In the Name of the World (5★)

A viable Light Cone for Kafka is available for purchase through Starlight Exchange in Honkai Star Rail. S5 acquisition can be challenging due to the high demand for Undying Starlight; fortunately, it remains effective at S1.

This Light Cone boasts a high base stat, increasing DMG, effect hit rate, and ATK to debuff enemies.

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Increases the wearer’s DMG to debuffed enemies by 24/28/32/36/40%.

When the wearer uses their Skill, the Effect Hit Rate for this attack increases by 18/21/24/27/30%, and ATK increases by 24/28/32/36/40%.
Recommended S1

Fermata (4★)

Readily available at the Forgotten Hall Shop in Honkai Star Rail and friendly for free-to-play users, this Light Cone enhances Kafka’s Break Effect and boosts her DMG against enemies afflicted with Shock or Wind.

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Increases the Break Effect dealt by the wearer by 16/20/24/28/32%, and increases their DMG to enemies afflicted with Shock or Wind Shear by 16/20/24/28/32%. This also applies to DoT.Recommended S5

B Tier

While not the most powerful in Honkai Star Rail, these Light Cones provide respectable effects and can be effective within the right team composition.

Solitary Healing (5★)

This 5★ Light Cone in Honkai Star Rail is attainable through Herta’s Store and exchanged for Herta Bond. It enhances Kafka’s Break Effect and, upon unleashing her Ultimate, extends her Damage over Time (DoT) for two turns.

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Increases the wearer’s Break Effect by 20/25/30/35/40%.

When the wearer uses their Ultimate, increases DoT dealt by the wearer by 24/30/36/42/48%, lasting for 2 turn(s).

When a target enemy suffering from DoT imposed by the wearer is defeated, regenerates 4/5/6/7/8 Energy for the wearer.
Recommended S5

Eyes of the Prey (4★)

Yet another free-to-play-friendly Light Cone, providing a remarkable boost in Effect Hit Rate (EHR) and Damage over Time (DoT). Ideal for Kafka enthusiasts seeking a high EHR for your team.

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Increases Effect Hit Rate of its wearer by 20/25/30/35/40% and increases DoT by 24/30/36/42/48%.Recommended S5
Decent S1

Resolution Shines As Pearls of Sweat (4★)

While this Light Cone doesn’t directly increase Kafka’s individual damage, it contributes to overall team damage. It is particularly suitable for a team with a sub-DPS role.

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When the wearer hits an enemy and if the hit enemy is not already Ensnared, then there is a 60/70/80/90/100% base chance to Ensnare the hit enemy.

Ensnared enemies’ DEF decreases by 12/13/14/15/16% for 1 turn(s).
Recommended S5

Conclusion

“Patience Is All You Need” stands out as the premier Light Cone for Kafka, with “Incessant Rain” and “Good Night and Sleep Well” following closely.

When choosing a Light Cone, consider that our enigmatic Queen reaches her peak strength with a high Speed (SPD) and balanced Attack Percentage (ATK%) in her substats, complemented by Effect Hit Rate and Break Effect.

For more Honkai Star Rail light cone build, check out HuoHuo Tier and Argenti Tier.

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