Honkai: Star Rail enthusiasts have been treated to a thrilling announcement with the reveal of three new characters coming in version 1.6. Ruan Mei, Dr. Ratio, and Xueyi have generated an enormous amount of excitement among players eagerly awaiting the release of this update in December.
Unlike previous versions, version 1.6 took a different approach by unveiling all three characters at once, intensifying the anticipation for the forthcoming release. Let’s delve into what we know so far about these captivating additions to the game.
Ruan Mei, member #81 of the Genius Society, originates from the Xianzhou Alliance. Hailed as an expert in the field of biological sciences, Ruan Mei caught the attention of Nous, the Aeon of Erudition, with her remarkable talent and unwavering dedication to researching the origin of life within the universe’s hidden corners.
While it remains uncertain if Ruan Mei possesses the ability of Emanation like Herta, another member of the Genius Society, we can infer that her role as a harmonious ally will involve providing valuable buffs to support her teammates during battles. As the game’s first limited 5-star Harmony character, Ruan Mei is expected to exhibit extraordinary strength, much like her fellow Harmony character, Bronya.
Although Ruan Mei has yet to make a physical appearance within the game, fans can catch glimpses of her in the Simulated Universe, where she collaborates with other Genius Society members to craft an immersive experience. In rare occurrences, players may encounter an event where Ruan Mei generously bestows Cosmic Fragments or Blessings upon the protagonist.
Apart from her intellectual pursuits, Ruan Mei has a penchant for theater, embroidery, and creating delectable desserts. Her endearing qualities are showcased in the Light Cone ‘Geniuses’ Repose’, where she is seen gracefully serving tea and pastries to her peers.
Voiced by talented individuals such as Emi Lo (English dub), Saori Ōnishi (Japanese dub), 张文钰 (Chinese dub), and Yoon Yeojin (Korean dub), Ruan Mei’s character promises to captivate players with her unique abilities and charm.
Dr. Ratio is an entirely new character, yet undiscovered in promotional material or Light Cones, who belongs to the Intelligentsia Guild. Unlike the exclusive Genius Society, the Intelligentsia Guild welcomes all who possess the desire for knowledge, providing them with the resources necessary for their intellectual pursuits.
Known for his candid nature and self-centered outlook, Dr. Ratio refers to himself as a “Mundanite,” suggesting a fascination with the ordinary and often overlooked aspects of life. He firmly believes that genius is not confined to a select few and strives to alleviate ignorance by disseminating knowledge throughout the universe.
As a character wielding the powerful Imaginary element and following the Path of the Hunt, Dr. Ratio specializes in inflicting significant damage to single targets. His inclusion as the first Hunt character utilizing the Imaginary element adds further intrigue to his character design.
Voiced by Jordan Paul Haro (English dub), Shunsuke Takeuchi (Japanese dub), and Lee Dong-hun (Korean dub), Dr. Ratio’s unique perspective on knowledge and his incredible combat prowess bring a refreshing dynamic to Honkai: Star Rail.
Xueyi, one of the esteemed judges of the Ten-Lords Commission, resides in Xianzhou Luofu and possesses the responsibility of capturing and imprisoning criminals using her iron chains and deadly Marasunder Awl. Notably, Xueyi is the older sister of Xueyi, another judge who will make her debut as a playable character in version 1.5.
In a fascinating twist, Xueyi is deceased, with the soul we encounter in the game occupying a puppet body gifted by the Ten-Lords Commission. This enables her to return to the realm of the living and fulfill her missions. Hints of Xueyi’s story can be found in various Light Cones, including scenes depicting happier moments with her sister Hanya and somber depictions of her lifeless body.
With the Quantum element at her disposal and following the Path of Destruction, Xueyi exhibits the ability to unleash devastating damage upon multiple enemies, although some drawbacks may accompany her incredible power. Given that her sister, Hanya, is a Physical Harmony character, it is likely that they possess synergistic abilities.
The character of Xueyi, voiced by Jenny Yokobori (English dub), Maki Kawase (Japanese dub), and Park Ri-Na (Korean dub), adds a compelling layer of complexity and depth to the Honkai: Star Rail universe.
Honkai: Star Rail version 1.6, which is scheduled for release around Christmas, will introduce Ruan Mei, Dr. Ratio, and Xueyi to the eagerly-awaiting players. Prior to this update, gamers can look forward to version 1.5 in mid-November, featuring the highly-anticipated characters Huohuo, Argenti, and Hanya.
Stay tuned for more updates as Honkai: Star Rail continues to evolve and amaze players with its immersive gameplay and captivating characters.
Q: When will Honkai: Star Rail version 1.6 be released?
A: Version 1.6 is expected to drop around Christmas.
Q: Who are the new characters in Honkai: Star Rail version 1.6?
A: Ruan Mei, Dr. Ratio, and Xueyi are the three new characters introduced in version 1.6.
Q: What are Ruan Mei’s abilities?
A: Ruan Mei is a 5-star Harmony character who wields the Ice element and focuses on providing buffs to her allies.
Q: What is Dr. Ratio’s role in the game?
A: Dr. Ratio is a Hunt character who wields the Imaginary element, specializing in dealing significant damage to single targets.
Q: What element does Xueyi use?
A: Xueyi utilizes the Quantum element and specializes in dealing damage to multiple enemies.
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