The Honkai: Star Rail Equilibrium is your world level. The higher the equilibrium the tougher the enemies and the better the rewards.
What is the Equilibrium level in Honkai: Star Rail?
The Honkai: Star Rail Equilibrium level is your world level. It affects how difficult or tough your enemies are, and also affects the rarity and power of their drops. Your equilibrium level will also determine how far you can level up your characters, Relics, and Light Cones. It's kind of a big deal.
How to increase your Honkai Star Rail Equilibrium level?
You can increase your Honkai: Star Rail equilibrium level by completing Trial of the Equilibrium Rift. In order to be eligible to attempt the trial you must first reach a certain Trailblazer Level.
If you complete the trial you will unlock the next Equilibrium Level, this will increase the rarity of drops but it also increases the difficulty and power of enemies.
Here are the Honkai: Star Rail Equilibrium levels and their Trailblazer level requirement:
Equilibrium Level 1
Trailblazer Level 20
Trailblazer Level 30
Equilibrium Level 3
Trailblazer Level 40
Equilibrium Level 4
Trailblazer Level 50
Equilibrium Level 5
Trailblazer Level 60
Equilibrium Level 6
Trailblazer Level 65
Once you reach the required Trailblazer level, a new Trial of the Equilibrium Rift quest will appear. What's in the trial you might ask? Powerful monsters meant to test your skills and decide whether you deserve to ascend to a higher Equilibrium level.
How to get Equilibrium Level 1
How to get Equilibrium Level 1: You will unlock the first Trial of the Equilibrium after reaching Trailblazer level 20, which you should hit around the time of the main quest of Rail to Rot. Once you reach level 20, you will hear an ominous voice inviting you to compete in the trial! You will later learn this is the voice of a creature known as the "Arbitrator".
Step-by-step How to get Equilibrium Level 1
- Reach Trailblaze Level 20
- Navigate to the new Trial of the Equilibrium: Part One mission
- Complete the trial by killing the two elite bosses
To start the first trial simply enter the Mission Menu and you will see a new mission option set in the Robot Settlement of Jarilo-VI.
"A creature calling himself the Abritrator gave you a trial. According to its vague but convinced declaration, you will meet stronger foes but receive better rewards in the future by passing the trial. This doesn't seem to be a bad thing?"
Make sure to heal all your characters at a Space Anchor and have a look at the two elite enemies you'll be going up against below, a Searing Prowler and Ice Out of Space. Both enemies are weak to opposite elements, so bear that in mind when you pick who you're bringing with you!
Beat the Trial 1
- The two elite enemies in Equilibrium Trial 1 are not weak to Physical so leave Trailblazer out
- Make use of pre-battle consumables such as Simple Protective Gear (increased DEF by 25%) or Bottled Soda (10% + 210 extra HP). You can make them via Synthesizing.
- Check that your party has over 700 HP each.
- If not Upgrade Relics or level up your character for an HP boost.
- Balance the elements in your party to match enemy weakness (more below!)
Enemies in Equilibrium Trial 1
- Searing Prowler level 29: Weak to Ice, Lighting and Imaginary
- Ice Out of Space level 29: Weak to Fire, Wind and Quantum
Rewards for Equilibrium Trial 1
- Trailblazer Timer x 1 (Increase max Technique Points by 1)
- Star Rail Pass x 3
- Traveler's Guide x 5 (20,000 Character EXP)
- Refined Aether x 4 (6,000 Light Cone EXP)
- Cosmic Fried Rice x 5
- 30,000 Credit
If you fail the Trial of the Equilibrium Rift quest you can replay it. If you keep failing well... maybe it's time to upgrade your Light Cones, Relics or pick a better comp!
A higher Equilibrium level also improves the rewards in the various challenge areas in Honkai: Star Rail such as Stagnant Shadows, Echoes of War and Calyxes.
How to check my Trailblazer progress?
You can track your Trailblazing progress in your Travel Log. Certain milestones will result in a reward, usually 10 Warp Tickets!
How to increase my Trailblazer level? (Trailblaze EXP)
Here are some of the ways to increase your Trailblazer level early-on:
- Complete Trailblazer Missions
- Complete Adventure Missions
- Open Chests
- Complete Daily Quests
- Complete Calyx challenges
- Daily training (e.g. Herta’s Simulated Universe)
Check out our How to Get Trailblaze levels complete guide for full details.
In order to improve your Equilibrium level, increasing your Trailblazer level is a must! The most effective way is to complete main story line quests known as Trailblazer missions, which will reward you with Trailblaze EXP.
Alternatively, you can complete optional Adventure Missions which you will unlock via interacting with characters on your journeys.
Adventure missions also grant Trailblazer EXP, but not nearly as much as Trailblazer missions. Other ways to gain Trailblazer EXP include opening chests and completing dailies. Calyx challenges also yield Trailblaze EXP, the more waves you beat, the bigger the reward.
Now hop on the Astral Express and go increase your Honkai: Star Rail Equilibrium level!