HoYoverse has officially revealed the arrival of a new character, HSR Topaz in version 1.4, confirming earlier leaks.
Though certain aspects related to Topaz are still a mystery, we can quite accurately predict the time of her release, that is around October 11, 2023, coinciding with the launch of the first HSR 1.4 banner. While the identities of the 4-star characters accompanying her banner are still under wraps, the spotlight is firmly on Topaz.
HSR Topaz Official Reveal
The developers of Honkai: Star Rail, HoYoverse, have officially unveiled the second 5-star character poised to grace version 1.4: none other than HSR Topaz, accompanied by her loyal companion, Numby the pet Warp Trotter.
Topaz emerges as a prominent 5-star character in the impending version 1.4 of Honkai Star Rail, armed with the element of fire. Her journey follows the Path of the Hunt, a theme that promises thrilling gameplay dynamics. Accompanying her is Numby, a companion with a unique potential, similar to Jing Yuan and his Lightning Lord.
As the largest and most powerful organization in Honkai: Star Rail that comes after Qlipoth, the Aeon of Preservation, Topaz will also be the game’s first playable character to come from the IPC. Despite being young, Topaz is already a senior manager in the IPC’s Strategic Investment Department and the team captain for the Special Debts Picket Team.
With her core stone being the “topaz of debt retrieval,” Topaz is also one of the “Ten Stonehearts,” possibly a group of influential people within the IPC. Topaz is in charge of pursuing numerous debts and liabilities that have a detrimental impact on the IPC’s business efforts, as you might infer from her job titles. Numby helps Topaz in her work because of its keen sense of where “riches” lie.
HSR Topaz Release Date
HSR Topaz’s has been introduced along with another captivating character, Jingliu, who wields the power of Ice Destruction. Both characters are set to make their debut in the anticipated HSR 1.4 banner, slated for an early October release.
Currently, the Stellaron Hunter Kafka’s banner is in the spotlight with version 1.2. And Version 1.3, set to debut on August 30, features new 5-star characters Imbibitor Lunae and Fu Xuan, along with the arrival of Lynx Landau as the new 4-star.
Based on the leaks, it is expected that HSR Topaz will release on October 11, which is phase 1 of the HSR 1.4 banner, however, we have one more theory. If Hoyoverse goes by the previous pattern, that is releasing the characters in the same order as their splash art reveal, then there are changes that HSR Topaz will debut in phase 2 of the 1.4 banner, similar to KAkfa in version 1.2.
HSR Topaz Abilities Leak
Leaked details regarding HSR Topaz’s skills and abilities offer a sneak peek into her potential gameplay. Here’s a breakdown of her Skill, Ultimate, and overall approach:
- Basic Attack: Unleashes Fire DMG equal to a ? percentage of Topaz’s ATK on a single enemy target.
- Skill: Summons her dedicated pet, Warp Trotter, to inflict Fire DMG on a single enemy, accompanied by a 100% chance to inflict the burn status for 2 turns. Under the effect of Burn, the enemy experiences fire damage at the outset of each round.
- Warp Trotter Skill: Enables the selection of an enemy for executing a special attack.
- Ultimate: Elevates the summoned Warp Trotter’s performance by amplifying its Critical Rate for the subsequent 2 attacks, infusing additional Fire DMG, and bolstering its speed by 100 points for 2 rounds.
- Talent: Initiates the battle with her pet boasting a speed of 90. Whenever Topaz employs a skill against an enemy, her pet likewise targets that specific enemy, if feasible; otherwise, it targets an enemy at random. The creature’s attacks deal Fire DMG and restore 15 energy whenever the target is under the influence of Burn.
- Technique: Post-executing her technique, the pet is liberated from its constraints at the commencement of the next battle and returns to its bound state after one turn.
Naturally, similar to all leaks, these details could also undergo alterations before HSR Topaz’s official unveiling.
HSR Topaz Eidolons
Leaks have also revealed HSR Topaz’s Eidolons across various platforms, such as Clutch Points, along with with some unspecified percentage points.
- Incentive Mechanism: Post using her Ultimate, Zhang Zhang gains an additional attack during the [Astonishing Increase] state.
- Steady Growth: When an enemy targeted under [Attack Mark] encounters a subsequent attack, the effects of [Attack Mark] intensify. Follow-up assaults on enemies under Strengthened [Attack Mark] incur ?% increased Crit DMG; this effect can be stacked up to a maximum of ? times.
- Catch Big, Release Small: Skill Lv. incremented by 2, attaining a maximum of Lv. 15, alongside Basic ATK Lv. increased by 1, reaching a maximum of Lv. 10.
- Agile Processing: Upon the onset of Zhang Zhang’s turn, Topaz’s actions accelerate by ?%.
- Need for Inflation: Ultimate Lv. amplified by 2, peaking at a maximum of Lv. 15, and Talent Lv. heightened by 2, capped at a maximum of Lv. 15.
- Friendly Takeover: In the [Astonishing Increase] state, Zhang Zhang experiences an augmented Fire RES PEN by ?%. While under this state, as Topaz activates her skill and Zhang Zhang launches an attack, a base chance of ?% materializes to reclaim the skill point.
That wraps up all that we know about Topaz in Honkai Star Rail.
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