The highly anticipated arrival of version 1.3 in Honkai: Star Rail brings forth an exciting addition to the game’s roster – Dan Heng • Imbibitor Lunae. This formidable character is set to make his debut as a playable character, and there are compelling reasons why players should consider pulling for him.
The Rise of Imbibitor Lunae
Character Name: Dan Heng • Imbibitor Lunae
Role: Destruction Character
Introduction: Imbibitor Lunae, an alternate version of Dan Heng, a member of the Astral Express Crew, takes the spotlight in Honkai: Star Rail. With a lore that bestows upon him the title of High Elder of the Luofu and the inheritor of the Azure Dragon’s legacy, Imbibitor Lunae is a character of immense power and significance.
Embracing the Path of Destruction
Imbibitor Lunae is categorized as a 5-star Imaginary-type element character within the Path of Destruction. This classification places him in the league of potent damage dealers. His skill set is finely tuned for both single-target and area-of-effect attacks, making him versatile in various battle scenarios. As a core DPS or a secondary support, Imbibitor Lunae proves his prowess as a dynamic addition to any team composition.
The Gameplay Mechanics
Imbibitor Lunae excels at stacking basic attacks, a mechanic that is central to his playstyle. These stacks come at the cost of high SP consumption, positioning him as a hyper carry with substantial damage potential. To harness his full power, assembling a team with complementary support characters is recommended. Thanks to his remarkable stat scaling, Imbibitor Lunae’s damage capabilities rank among the game’s highest, ensuring his effectiveness on the battlefield.
Ascensions and Abilities
Imbibitor Lunae’s ascensions offer a range of enhancements that synergize harmoniously with his damage output and utility. Through ascensions and traces, he gains significant damage boosts and stat enhancements. His impressive CRIT Rate and Imaginary Damage boosts, in particular, solidify his role as a dominant hyper carry within the Destruction category.
Basic Attack – Beneficent Lotus
- Basic Attack (Single Target) 1 – Inflicts Imaginary damage on a selected enemy equal to 50% of Imbibitor Lunae’s ATK.
- Basic Attack (Single Target) 2 – Transcendence: Executes a 3-hit attack, inflicting Imaginary Damage equal to 260% of Dan Heng – Imbibitor Lunae’s ATK to a single enemy.
- Blast Attack – Divine Spear: Initiates a 5-hit attack, causing Imaginary Damage equal to 380% of Dan Heng – Imbibitor Lunae’s ATK to a single enemy. Starting from the fourth hit, also deals with Imaginary Damage equal to 60% of Dan Heng – Imbibitor Lunae’s ATK to nearby targets.
- Blast Attack – Fulgurant Leap: Unleashes a 7-hit attack, delivering Imaginary Damage equal to 500% of Dan Heng – Imbibitor Lunae’s ATK to a single enemy. Beginning from the fourth hit additionally deals with Imaginary Damage equal to 180% of Dan Heng – Imbibitor Lunae’s ATK to adjacent targets.
Skill – Unrestrained
Boosts Basic ATK. Enhancements can be applied up to 3 times in a row. This doesn’t use Skill Points and isn’t a Skill itself. Enhancing Beneficent Lotus once changes it to Transcendence. Enhancing twice turns it into Divine Spear, and three times change it to Fulgurant Leap.
When using Divine Spear or Fulgurant Leap, gain 1 stack of Dominating Roar before every hit (starting from the fourth hit). Each Dominating Roar stack raises Imbibitor Lunae’s CRIT DMG by 12% for up to 4 stacks. Stacks last until the turn ends.
Ultimate – Cleansing of the World
Releases a single-hit attack. Deals Imaginary Damage equal to 300% of Dan Heng Imbibitor Lunae’s ATK to a single enemy, plus Imaginary Damage equal to 140% of Dan Heng – Imbibitor Lunae’s ATK to nearby targets. Gains 2 Squama Sacrosancta, with a maximum of 3 held at once. Imbibitor Lunae can spend Squama Sacrosacanta instead of Skill Points. Using Squama Sacrosancta is treated as using Skill Points.
Talent – Righteous Heart
Imbibitor Lunae gets 1 stack of Righteous Heart after each hit in an attack. Each stack boosts his DMG by 14%, up to 6 stacks. Stacks last until the turn ends.
Technique – Heaven-Quelling Prismadrakon
After using his Technique, Imbibitor Lunae enters the Leaping Dragon state for 20 seconds. In this state, his attack moves him rapidly forward, hitting all enemies he touches and blocking incoming attacks. When starting combat by attacking enemies in the Leaping Dragon state, he deals Imaginary DMG equal to 120% of his ATK to all enemies and gains 1 Squama Sacrosancta.
Imbibitor Lunae Eidolons
Skill Set and Ultimate Move
Imbibitor Lunae’s abilities showcase a unique skill set that centers around stacking basic attacks. His ultimate move, “Cleansing of the World,” unleashes a powerful attack, dealing both single-target and area-of-effect Imaginary Damage. Imbibitor Lunae’s talents further amplify his abilities, allowing him to enhance his damage output, CRIT DMG, and other key attributes.
The Strategic Edge
Imbibitor Lunae’s potential as a DPS powerhouse is undeniable, especially considering his specialization in the potent Imaginary element. His stacking mechanic and ability to manage SP consumption make him a force to be reckoned with. Furthermore, his compatibility with various support characters further enhances his overall effectiveness on the battlefield.
The Countdown Begins
As version 1.3 approaches its release on August 30, 2023, Imbibitor Lunae takes center stage as the featured character in the character banner order. Anticipation runs high as players eagerly await the opportunity to add this exceptional character to their roster. With his exceptional skill set, damage capabilities, and potential as a hyper-carry, Imbibitor Lunae is poised to become a formidable presence in the world of Honkai: Star Rail.
For those seeking a character that marries power, versatility, and strategic depth, the time to pull for Imbibitor Lunae is on the horizon. Get ready to embrace the path of destruction with this electrifying addition to the Honkai universe.
Please note that the details provided above are based on available information and are not officially confirmed. As with all unofficial information, players should exercise caution and remain open to the possibility of changes before the official release.