Everything to know about Kafka in Honkai: Star Rail
Calm, alluring, and deadly, Kafka is a key character in Honkai: Star Rail. Here’s everything to know about unlocking her, Kafka’s lore, and more.
Honkai: Star Rail remains a popular title and Kafka one of the most memorable characters. When you first enter the game, you get to play as Kafka. However, it is not until the Nessun Dorma banner in version 1.2 that you can unlock her permanently. Read on for everything we know so far about the character and unlocking Kafka in Honkai: Star Rail.
How to unlock Kafka in Honkai: Star Rail
Kafka's banner is now in Honkai Star Rail version 1.2. In the banner, Kafka has a 50% boosted drop rate, so if you've been a fan of Kafka so far in the story, now is the time to spend those Stellar Jades.
If you do unlock Kafka you've been blessed, as she is one of the best characters in the entire game. Make sure to start collecting her Ascension Materials asap.
The Nessun Dorma banner features the following characters:
- Kafka (5-star) - Lightning
- Luke (4-star) - Physical
- Sampo (4-star) - Wind
- Serval (4-star) - Lightning
All four characters have a 50% boosted drop rate.
Who is Kafka in Honkai Star Rail?
In the current game, players get introduced to Kafka during the tutorial and opening story. She battles Voidrangers and chats with Silver Wolf about the Stellaron. Honkai: Star Rail also highlights Kafka's ultimate, which is Twilight Trill. Later, she wakes up the Trailblazer and implies that they should know her.
"All you need to know is that I'm leaving, and you will be left all alone on this space station. From now on, you needn't think about your past or doubt yourself," Kafka says. "I must leave now. Listen: someone will come and find you very soon, just go with them. You won't remember a thing except me."
She then leaves the Trailblazer, who wakes up after some time to meet March 7th and Dan Heng.
Honkai: Star Rail Kafka's lore and ultimate
In addition to having a calm demeanor and alluring voice, Kafka is deadly in combat. The opening cinematic implies that she plays the violin. Meanwhile, the tutorial highlights some moves such as her Twilight Trill ultimate, Caressing Moonlight skill, and Midnight Tumult basic attack. She also represents the Lightning element in Honkai: Star Rail.
According to Kafka official biography, Kafka "likes collection coats." She is also a Stellaron Hunter, a trusted member of Destiny's Slave Elio, and wants to achieve Elio's envisioned future. Kafka is on the International Peace Corporation's wanted list as well.
Deals 50% of Kafka's ATK as Lightning DMG to a target Enemy.
Deals 70% of Kafka's ATK as Lightning DMG to a target enemy and 25% of Kafka's ATK as Lightning DMG to enemies adjacent to the target.
If the target enemy is already taking DoT, immediately deals equal to 100% of all current DoT effect the enemy has.
Deals 38% of Kafka's ATK as Lightning DMG to all enemies. There is a 100% base chance for enemies to be Shocked and immediately take DMG equal to 82% of received DMG.
When Shocked, enemies receive 64% of Kafka's ATK as Lightning DoT at the start of their turn.
Mercy is Not Forgiveness
Immediately attacks the enemy. After entering battle, deals 50% of Kafka's ATK as Lightning DMG to a random enemy.
In addition, all enemies have a 100% base chance of being Shocked for 3 turn(s). While Shocked, enemies will take 50% of Kafka's ATK as Lightning DoT at the start of each turn.
Gentle But Cruel
After an ally uses Basic ATK on a Shocked enemy, Kafka immediately deals 75% of her ATK as Lightning DMG to that enemy.
This effect can only be triggered once per turn.
Kafka in Chapter 3: Xianzhou
After being introduced to Kafka in the prologue, your next encounter with Kafka is in Chapter 3. This is the final chapter in version 1.0 of Honkai: Star Rail. Kafka appears as a hologram on the Astral Express and talks to your party about Stellaron activity being recorded in Xianzhou Luofu. During this chapter, you get to hunt for Kafka herself.
Kafka in other Honkai games
Honkai: Star Rail is the third Honkai game where a version of Kafka has made an appearance. Kafka made her debut in MiHoYo's Houkai Gakuen 2, also known as Guns Girl Z. She was later added to MiHoYo's Honkai Impact 3 as part of collaboration. In both games, her backstory was as a gloomy writer who was used to smiling at others and feeling sad for the weak.
That's all for now. Stay tuned on esports.gg for more Honkai: Star Rail news and updates.