Mastering the Fire Trailblazer in Honkai Star Rail

  • Olivia Harrington
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Mastering the Fire Trailblazer in Honkai Star Rail

In the vast universe of Honkai: Star Rail, an undeniable favourite amongst gaming communities is the coveted Fire Trailblazer. This valuable character has drawn attention and generated excitement not for its elemental traits, but rather for its path of Preservation, which allows it to tank damage for the player's team. And here's the best part: this formidable character can be obtained for free! This guide will provide you with a step-by-step strategy to unlock, enhance, and make the most out of your Fire Trailblazer.

The Journey towards the Fire Trailblazer

Securing the Fire Trailblazer character doesn't happen in the early stages of the game. Players have to complete part of the story' the Trailblaze Mission chain on Jarilo VI, before this main character variant is unlocked. Specifically, during Chapter 1's Trailblaze Mission: 'In the Sweltering Morning Sun,' the Fire Trailblazer is unlocked in the aptly named part, 'Roads to the Past Have Long Been Closed' - with no specific effort required by the player.

Dawn of the Fire Trailblazer: A Critical Battle

But the journey does not end there. In order to turn into the Fire Trailblazer, players must prevail in an epic battle against Cocolia on Everwinter Hill. After the initial cutscene, the Trailblazer you currently have faces Cocolia alone. Despite the odds, another cutscene triggers, transporting the player to another area. A fiery sword awaits there, and once acquired, players return to the game as the Fire Trailblazer.

Switching Between Different Trailblazers

Having overcome the Cocolia battle, players are now free to switch between different Trailblazer Elements and Paths when not engaged in combat or challenges. This is achieved by accessing the character menu, tabbing over to your current Trailblazer and pressing the 'Switch' button appearing in the screen's bottom right corner. As a caveat, note that when switching between different Trailblazers, you will need to manually change the Light Cone and Relics - a task which can become quite exasperating.

Enhancing Your Fire Trailblazer: Levelling, Ascending, and Eidolons

The Fire Trailblazer, once unlocked, benefits from levelling up and Ascending activities, which carry over across all variations of the Trailblazers. However, Traces and Eidolons are specific to each path and Element. Eidolons, which enhance a character's abilities, passive talents, and stats, play an indispensable role in enhancing the Fire Trailblazer. So how do you get these, you might ask?

  • To secure Fire Trailblazer Eidolons in Honkai Star Rail you need to reach the end of the Trailblaze Mission on Xianzhou Luofu.
  • In the interim, securing four Eidolons by purchasing them at the World Shop is also possible.

Putting the Fire Trailblazer to Use

Accumulating Strales through activities like opening chests and completing Adventure Missions on the Xianzhou Luofu can be used to purchase Shadows of Preservation. Once your arsenal of Fire Trailblazer Eidolons reaches its maximum potential and the sturdy Fire Trailblazer character stands ready, the game's landscape promises to change drastically. With the ability to tank damage for your team and navigate through game challenges smoothly, the Fire Trailblazer is nothing short of a game-changer, redefining the Honkai Star Rail gameplay experience.