Honkai: Star Rail 2.0 – Best 4-Star from the Penacony Selector

Honkai: Star Rail’s Penacony update is upon us, and with it comes a free 4-star selector! But with four amazing options staring you down, who should you choose? Fear not, Trailblazers, for this guide will help you navigate the decision-making process.

Honkai: Star Rail 2.0 – Best 4-Star from the Penacony Selector


  • Strengths: Tremendous DoT damage, E4 and E6 power spikes, ideal for building a dedicated DoT team.
  • Weaknesses: Less useful outside of DoT teams, limited impact at low Eidolon levels.

If DoT teams are your jam and you lack Sampo, grab him without hesitation! His high damage potential and Eidolon synergy make him a valuable DoT asset. For other team compositions, though, he might not be the optimal pick.


  • Strengths: Massive party-wide Speed and Attack boosts, hefty Fire damage against weak enemies, strong DoT team support with Fire Damage Bonus trace.
  • Weaknesses: Eidolon-reliant, needs all 6 Eidolons for peak performance.
Honkai Star Rail 2.0 Selector
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Asta shines as a DoT team enabler, but unlocking her full potential requires significant Eidolon investment. If you’re already on that path (especially near E6), she’s a fantastic pick. If not, other choices might offer more immediate impact.


  • Strengths: Strong DoT performance even at E0, E1 power spike with DoT effect hit rate reduction, Firekiss debuff and resistance shred for broader team utility.
  • Weaknesses: Less dedicated DoT support compared to Sampo, relies on specific setups for optimal DoT application.

Guinaifen offers impressive DoT damage without heavy Eidolon reliance. Her E1 further strengthens DoT teams, and her debuffing and shredding abilities give her value even outside dedicated DoT compositions. She’s a flexible choice with broad utility.

  • Strengths: Potent buffs, especially at E6, useful for diverse compositions.
  • Weaknesses: Complex buff mechanics, requires precise Speed tuning to avoid buff stealing, subpar at low Eidolon levels.
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Yukong’s buffs can significantly boost your team, but maximizing them requires careful planning and high Eidolon levels. Unless you’re nearing E6 or have a specific strategy in mind, other options might be more immediately beneficial.

Ultimately, the best choice depends on your existing roster, DoT plans, and Eidolon situation. Consider your needs and aspirations, and let this guide be your compass as you navigate the Penacony Selector. May your choice lead you to stellar victories in Honkai: Star Rail!