Jingliu in Honkai Star Rail: Release date, kit and lore cover image

Jingliu in Honkai Star Rail: Release date, kit and lore

Jingliu’s unique DPS style has her consume both her own and her party’s health to deal increased damage.

Is there a chill in the air, or is it just Honkai: Star Rail’s latest character Jingliu? Honkai developers MiHoYo have unveiled a brand new character, Jingliu, the Sword Master of the Luofu, as part of the 1.4 release.

Jingliu was first teased over three months ago as part of the animated short A Flash. However, this is the first complete look we’ve gotten of the character as the splash art and additional details were posted on Twitter.

Jingliu release date in Honkai Star Rail

Jingliu will be released on October 11, 2023 in the version 1.4 update which is called Jolted Awake From a Winter Dream. This will be the first phase of version 1.4, with Jingliu being part of this first wave of characters.

Jingliu kit in Honkai Star Rail

Jingliu talent showcase (via <a href="https://www.hoyolab.com/article/22140042?utm_source=sns&amp;utm_medium=twitter&amp;utm_campaign=link&amp;utm_id=6" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">MiHoYo</a>)
Jingliu talent showcase (via MiHoYo)
  • Jingliu's abilities are listed below:
    • Skill 1: Transcendent Flash Feathered Frost: Deals Ice DMG to one enemy and gains 2 stacks of “New Moon”
    • Skill 2: Transcendent Flash Moonlit River: Deals Ice DMG to one enemy to one enemy and surrounding enemies. Consumes 2 stacks of “Moonlight.”
    • Ult: Precipitous Blossoms, Fleeting as Stellar Dreams: Deals Ice DMG to one enemy and the surrounding enemies. If Jingliu is in a “Transcendence” state, gains two stacks of “Moonlight.” If not, gain two stacks of “New Moon.”
    • Talent: Crescent Transmigration: When having 4 stacks of “New Moon,” Jingliu enters the “Transcendence” state and sacrifices hers and her teammates’ HP to increase her ATK DMG. In the Transcendence state, “New Moon” becomes “Moonlight” and Jingliu gains a new skill “Moonlit River” (Skill 2). When “Moonlight” stacks reach 0, the Transcendence state ends.
    • Technique: At the beginning of battle, Jingliu gains 2 stacks of “New Moon.”
    • Enhanced Skill: Moon on Glacial River: Deals Ice DMG equivalent to Jingliu’s ATK to a single target and surrounding enemies.
Jingliu ultimate showcase (via MiHoYo)
Jingliu ultimate showcase (via MiHoYo)


  • Jingliu is a DPS. 
  • She uses her skills to consume both her and the party’s HP to boost her own ATK DMG.
  • She is also reportedly capable of applying the Freeze debuff
Upcoming and key characters in Honkai Star Rail version 1.4

Jingliu Backstory and Honkai lore

Jingliu was a sword master, Sword Champion of the Xianzhou Cangcheng Flagship, and mentor to Jing Yuan. She was part of the legendary High-Cloud Quintet, which was made up of five members from different Xianzhou ships, including Jingliu, Jing Yuan, Dan Feng, Baiheng, and Yingxing.

“One of the legendary heroes making up the High-Cloud Quintet, and bestowed with the title "Transcendent Flash." Having ascended beyond mortal concepts of victory, she chose to walk a different path to obtain the power capable of slaying gods. Thereafter, one Sword Champion of the Luofu was removed from the Xianzhou's records, and one traitor erased from the annuals was added.”

Official Jingliu character backstory from Honkai: Star Rail's Twitter

The High-Cloud Quintet were formidable in they heyday, and had many triumphs, including defeating the Borisin at Thalassa, and destroying the alliance between the Hoyuhnhnms and the Wingweavers. But the Quintet would eventually fall apart, after Jingliu was afflicted by Mara, the "Long-Life Curse," and went on a rampage. This continued until she was defeated by her student Jing Yuan.

Following this, she left Xianzhou, and the title of Sword Champion remained vacant since this incident.

Who voices Jingliu in Honkai Star Rail?

In the English version, Jingliu will be voiced by Amanda “AmaLee” Lee, also known as LeeandLie, a voice actor, YouTube, and Vtuber.

She’s known for providing the english voice of Marin Kitagawa in My Dress-Up Darling, and Ai Hayasaka in Kaguya-sama: Love Is War.

AmaLee is the English voice actor for Jingliu
AmaLee is the English voice actor for Jingliu

The Japanese voice actor for Jingliu is Kuwashima Houko, perhaps best known for providing the voice of Kie Kamado, Tanjiro Kamado’s mother in Demon Slayer.

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