In Honkai: Star Rail, the Mastery level is one of the game parameters that shows the level of account leveling. Thanks to its increase, new mechanics, activities, missions and modes are opened. Plus, there are various awards. There are many ways to increase this indicator, and we will consider everything in this guide, indicating the most effective ones.
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Why you need to increase the level of Mastery
This parameter indirectly demonstrates how far you were able to advance in the exploration of the game world. However, once you reach a certain threshold, you will no longer be able to level up your Mastery until you increase your Balance rank. It is the increase of the latter that unlocks a lot of additional functions. You can read more about it in our separate guide.
The table below shows at what level of Mastery the Balance increase is unlocked and what exactly it unlocks.
Characters and light cones can be leveled up to level 40.
The number of vehicle points is increased to 4.
Opens access to the crimson sepals.
Each Daily Practice quest earns 230 Mastery XP.
Characters and light cones can be upgraded up to level 50.
Vehicle points increased to 5.
Access to Stagnant Shadows is unlocked.
Each Daily Practice quest earns 260 Mastery XP.
Characters and light cones can be upgraded to level 60.
Opens access to crafting relics.
Each Daily Practice quest earns 290 Mastery XP.
Characters and light cones can be leveled up to level 70.
Each Daily Practice quest earns 320 Mastery XP.
Characters and light cones can be upgraded to level 80.
Each Daily Practice quest earns 350 Mastery XP.
|Each Daily Workout quest earns 380 Mastery XP.
The maximum level of Mastery at the present time is 70th. At the same time, increasing it to this value now practically does not make sense. It is enough to get the 60th level and the 5th rank of Equilibrium to upgrade your heroes and weapons to the maximum values. Almost all of the content will be available to you.
How to increase Mastery in Honkai: Star Rail
There are a huge number of ways to increase this indicator. Some of them are more efficient than others. There are also both one-time and permanent level-up methods. Below we will describe each of them in as much detail as possible.
Mission, companion and adventure missions
Exploration missions are story missions and are almost the only source of exploration experience at the very beginning of the game. We advise you to take on all the main quests available to you as early as possible, as they often give several hundred “exps” for completing them.
In addition, it is precisely when advancing through the story that you will often discover new mechanics and modes, for which they can also give experience of development. Here are just some missions that can only be completed after reaching a certain account level, so you still can’t do without participating in additional activities.
These side activities include companion missions and adventures. The first are the personal quests of your companions. For them, too, you can often get 300-600 Mastering experience. The second ones are secondary tasks for which they give a smaller reward, but they are usually completed much faster.
One of the most profitable permanent ways to earn mastery experience in the game . Access to it is unlocked when completing the story mission “The Long Wait for the Edge of the Blade”. To go to the corresponding window, you need to press the F4 key or the Interstellar World Guide icon in the main menu.
Here you will find 6 tasks, for the completion of which they give out 100 or 200 activity points. To receive all rewards, you need to earn 500 points, that is, it is not necessary to complete all assignments. We add that you will close many of them simply by performing daily routine actions on, like, farming materials, so there should be no problems with them.
We have already indicated above that the amount of experience gained depends on your level Balance. For example, at rank 4, for getting 500 activity points, you can earn 1600 “exp”. Plus, you will be given star jade, crystals and useful materials. Rewards are updated when the server is reset (occurs every day at 4am).
Another one-time source of learning experience. It is also in the Guide to the Interstellar World (first section). By completing various tasks, you will earn 100 experience points. Often you will just need to upgrade characters and light cones to certain levels, open chests and go through various activities, that is, again, these tasks will be closed when simply exploring the world.
Caves of corrosion, sepals, stagnant shadows and echoes of war
We decided to add all these activities in one section, since they are all to pass, they require the expenditure of Energy of development and are in the same category of the Interstellar World Guide – “Survivability Index”.
In terms of the experience points they give out, they are all equal, that is, for 10 units of energy spent, you will receive 50 “exp” from any of them, and for 60 – 300. However, they differ in speed and ease. Fighting weekly bosses and elite enemies is noticeably more difficult than ordinary mobs. Among the latter, there are also easy enemies, for example, offspring of ice and fire. Therefore, if you need to quickly gain mastery experience, then we advise you to simply go through the golden sepals of the “Bud of Memories” 3 times.
We will add that the activity data will not be available to you immediately, but after performing certain actions:
- The Caverns of Corrosion is unlocked as part of the story quest “Under the Scorching Dawn Sun” (requires level 24).
- Echoes of War is unlocked after completing the story quest “Paths to the Past Long Closed” (requires mastery level 24).
- Crimson sepals open after reaching level 1 of Equilibrium.
- Stagnation shadows open after reaching level 2 of Equilibrium.
If you are a bit short on Mastering XP to advance to the next level and want to do it today instead of waiting for tomorrow, you can restore 60 Mastery Energy by spending:
- Fuel x1 – given as a reward for reaching a new level of Mastery.
- 50 Star Jades – up to 8 exchange attempts can be made per day.
Opening chests is not the best method of earning exploration experience, since you won't get very many of them, plus, finding these objects often requires solving puzzles and carefully exploring locations. However, chests give a lot of other valuables, including star jade.
So consider gaining mastery experience just a nice addition to other types awards. By the way, for an ordinary chest they give 5 points, for a valuable one – 20 points, and for a luxurious one – 30 points.
Although it is also included in the Survival Index section, we nevertheless decided to single it out separately, since it is somewhat different from other activities. Firstly, mastering experience can only be gained after defeating elite opponents and the boss. In total, for completing the World, you can earn 800 exploration experience by spending 160 exploration energy.
Secondly, instead of energy, you can spend dive keys – 4 pieces are issued as a reward for points earned when clearing Worlds zones. Rewards are updated every week. Thus, once every 7 days, you can get an additional 800 development experience. In addition, for the first passage of the World on each difficulty level, you will receive an additional 200 experience.
We will add that to open the last 5th level of difficulty of each World of the virtual universe, the 6th level of Equilibrium is required. This is, in fact, the only reason for leveling Mastery to level 65.
Rewards for leveling Mastery
In addition, you can also receive various rewards from Pom-Pom, which is located in the Common Car, for increasing the level of Balance and Mastery. They include additional Technique points, star passes, credits, and valuable materials. For this reason, don't forget to visit this cute furry from time to time.
The pictures below show all the rewards that can be obtained for each level of Pom Pom's Balance.
We hope this guide has helped you figure out what Honkai: Star Rail Mastery is and why it needs to be increased, and how exactly this can be done.