In Honkai: Star Rail, World 5 is part of the Virtual Universe and is a kind of dungeon, clearing it you will be able to get various rewards, including planar decorations. As part of its passage, you have to fight a couple of elite enemies and one powerful boss.
To successfully clear the World, you need to choose the right characters to create an effective team, choose the optimal Path and adhere to certain tactics when collecting blessings and fighting the boss. In this guide, we will take a detailed look at all these elements so that you can complete World 5 without any problems.
How to complete World 5 in the Virtual Universe
First, let's look at the basic information on this test. The level of your enemies will depend on the chosen difficulty. In the loading menu of the first unit, you can see 4 elite opponents, two of which you can face (selected randomly), and a boss.
Here you can get a rough idea of the stats and vulnerabilities of the main enemies you have to fight, but we'll look at their characteristics are a little more detailed in the table below.
|Name||Resilience||Damage Type||Elemental Resistance||Debuff Resistance|
50% Freeze Resistance
|Apprentice Sanctus Medicus: Werewolf||360 units|
Shock Resistance 100%
|Space Fire||300 points|
100% Burn Resistance
|Guardian Shadow||300 units|
|Void Ranger: Suppressor||300 units|
It is necessary to take into account the characteristics of the above enemies when choosing characters, which we will discuss later.
Damager – since the boss and most elite opponents are vulnerable to physical damage, we advise you to take to the squad main-DD, capable of inflicting the corresponding type of damage. As for secondary DPS, they can be either wind or imaginary combat.
Shield/Tank/Support – March 7 is a good option for this challenge, as it can remove debuffs from allies when leveling up. If you teamed up with Pathfinder (Fire) or Cheetah, we advise you to select Conservation blessing “Design: Rotation” when possible, which has a 20% chance to remove a debuff from the character after receiving a shield. This will allow you to remove Domination from heroes when fighting Kafka.
You can also take Armor as a support, which is also able to dispel debuffs with its skill. Plus, it deals wind damage, which will help you break Kafka's toughness.
Healer – With the help of Natasha's skill, you can remove Kafka's debuffs from allies and penetrate her vulnerability. Baylu is unable to do any of this, but she does heal a little better and can resurrect a fallen comrade. Locha can also be a good choice, as it has good healing abilities and deals imaginary damage.
The table below shows the best characters for World 5, which you should definitely add to your squad if available.
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Important: The correct selection of characters is only half the battle. We should also not forget that the selected heroes must be pumped enough to fight the boss. For example, if Kafka's level is 72, then your heroes must be at least level 70, and have the same upgraded light cones. Don't forget to upgrade their Traces and Relics as well. Otherwise, you will lose.
Next, we will look at several teams that will be the easiest to go through World 5 and defeat Kafka. We'll also briefly point out the optimal path and blessings (more on this in a moment).
Both teams will provide you with good debuff protection and survivability when choosing the Abundance path (the first will do this a little better). Both can effectively knock vulnerabilities off Kafka, causing her a lot of damage. The main thing is to take the blessings of Abundance, Hunting and Preservation.
Welt (Dan Heng)
Armor (Cheetah, March 7)
|Abundance||Abundance, Destruction and Preservation|
Tingyun (Cheetah, March 7)
|Abundance||Abundance, Nothingness, and Preservation|
Armor (Cheetah, March 7)
|Plenty||Populence, Hunting and Conservation|
In the first team, Clara will be able to tank well, countering opponents and dealing splash damage with her skill. Armor and Welt will be able to support it, increasing damage and slowing enemies respectively. Blessings of Destruction will increase Clara's damage even further, but her life bar will need to be kept below 50%.
The second team is aimed at slowing down the opponents (Welt and Tingyun), allowing Dan Heng to deal significant damage to them. In terms of dealing damage, Tingyun will be almost useless in this fight, as many of the enemies are resistant to electricity. But she can significantly strengthen the main-DD. Blessings of Nothingness will allow you to more effectively slow down enemies.
The third unit is built around Sushan, who can deal massive physical damage to the boss, being enhanced by Armor and blessings of the Hunt. Velt, as usual, will slow enemies and break through their vulnerabilities.
Better Paths and Blessings
In theory, you can complete World 5 by choosing any Path that matches your characters. However, we strongly advise you to choose one of two paths: Abundance or Hunt, both of which can be customized for the unit and characters listed above.
Abundance is considered the most suitable for this challenge. The fact is that starting from the second phase, Kafka will begin to put marks on two of your characters at once, which in a few moves will be subject to her will if you do nothing. It will be possible to remove these weakenings from all heroes at once thanks to the discovery of the formation of the Aniccha resonance, which is precisely present in Abundance. By doing so, you neutralize the boss's most dangerous ability.
Hunting is also a good option for this World. Thanks to her, you will get more moves for action, and, therefore, you will have more time to unmark characters. This path is also aimed at dealing damage, which is also suitable for fighting Kafka, as the latter will constantly accumulate buffs to strengthen her attacks. So, the sooner you can defeat her, the lower the chance that the boss will kill your fighters with one attack. Plus, the resonance of the Hunt deals wind damage, which Kafka is vulnerable to.
Next, consider the strategy for choosing blessings for each Path separately.
First of all, you should decide on the priority of choosing resonance formations (if you were lucky enough to open them all):
- Anicca – it is for him that you choose this Path, so this formation should be taken in the first place. It will allow you to easily remove control from the characters even in the third phase of the fight with Kafka. So be sure to collect at least 6 Blessings of Abundance.
- Anatta – Gives a slightly weakened version of Path Resonance that appears in the Action Bar and activates automatically after a few turns. You'll be very lucky if it goes off immediately after Kafka's debuffs are applied, as you can then remove them immediately.
- Nirvana without a trace – essentially resurrects one character per battle. Not a very useful bonus for fighting Kafka.
Once again, the boss will gradually accumulate buffs and at some point will be able to take out your heroes from two – three attacks. To prevent this, you need to balance your defensive and offensive abilities. In the Path of Opulence, the main source of damage is the blessings associated with the Dewdrop, so they should be taken first.
Below, we list all the most important blessings of this path. Their description can be found in the game itself or in the pictures below.
- Prosperity, longevity (enhanced).
- Blessing mudra (enhanced).
- Salvation from the Curse – When the Dewdrop disappears, there is a 65% chance to remove 1 debuff from the character.
- Mortal Buddhafields (enhanced) – When the character's current HP is equal to their maximum health, increases the efficiency of charging the Dewdrop by 120%.
- Victorious Power
- Rain of Truth (Enhanced).
- Aversion to Suffering
- Precious Moonlight Candle (Enhanced).
At the same time, it should be taken into account that although you will receive the blessings of the path of Abundance more often, their drop is still random. Therefore, if you do not see the bonuses you need, then take buffs to increase damage (Hunting) or protection (Save) from other categories.
First of all, you should decide on the priority of choosing resonance formations (if you happen to open them all):
- Bow and Arrows – We recommend choosing this formation first of all, as it increases the damage from Resonance more than the others. Plus, you will be able to restore energy faster when fighting ordinary mobs.
- Perfect Accuracy – gives you more energy, and therefore you can use Resonance more often.
- Star Hunter – strengthens your characters. Can be selected immediately after obtaining Bow and Arrow.
Most of the blessings of the Hunt are aimed at increasing the overall damage of characters by increasing their speed, critical damage, and crit chance . hits. The list below shows the most interesting buffs:
- Imperishable Victory (Enhanced).
- Imperial Rule (Enhanced).
- Adept's Bow (Empowered) – When an ally uses an Super ability or performs consecutive attacks, they have a chance to inherit a Critical Strike Buff and increase the number of stacks of the buff by 1.
- Floating Mist.
- Borisin's Banishment ( enhanced).
- Battle with an old enemy (enhanced) – if the character's critical chance exceeds 100%, and he has a critical boost, then for every 1% of the critical chance above 100%, he receives an additional 3% to critical damage . For each stack of critical amplification crt. damage is increased by another 0.2%. The maximum critical damage can be increased up to 200% this way.
- Beneficial location.
- Thunder sweeps the earth.
- A catastrophic constellation.
- High aspirations.
- On the verge of life and death .
At the same time, it should be taken into account that although you will more often fall blessings of the path of the Hunt, their drop is still random. Therefore, if you do not see the necessary bonuses, then take buffs to increase damage from other paths. Naturally, the characters used should be taken into account. If you have damage dealers with bonus attacks, then take more blessings of Joy, and if with periodic damage, then take Non-Existence.
Also, don't forget to increase your team's survivability by sometimes taking blessings from the paths of Abundance and Preservation.
General tips for clearing World 5
If you have chosen the path of Abundance (recommended), then your main goal will be to collect the appropriate blessings until you get the resonance formation: Anicca and Anatta. To do this, you will need to get 10 buffs of the specified path, which can be quite difficult if luck is not on your side. Without these bonuses, the fight with Kafka will be much more difficult, since you will not be able to quickly heal the entire team and remove debuffs from them.
To maximize the chances of getting the desired blessings, try to keep a 2 to 1 ratio regarding the choice of battle zones and events. The former guarantee you at least one buff, and sometimes two. In events, they drop much less frequently. You can also spend Space Fragments at Recreation Areas to buy 1-star bonuses – be sure to take advantage of this option if you're short on blessings.
Early battles are unlikely to cause you problems when leveling your heroes properly. Serious danger can arise when fighting a second elite enemy with a significant amount of health, or as part of an event where two mini-bosses can attack you at once. Don't underestimate these opponents by playing half your strength against them.
How to beat Kafka
In World 5, at the end, you have to fight Kafka, the Stellaron hunter. The fight with her will consist of three phases. We will look at each of them, as they have a number of differences from each other.
In addition to Kafka, two ordinary mobs will appear on the battlefield. Fortunately, the boss is unable to call for reinforcements, so after killing these common enemies, you will only have to fight the huntress.
Already in the first stage, Kafka will begin to accumulate a permanent buff that increases her damage by 2% when on your character is triggered by the “Shock” effect. With this information in mind, here are a couple of tips for fighting the boss in the first stage:
- Concentrate all your attacks on Kafka, as the faster you kill her, the less likely she will be able to oneshot your heroes.
- As for ordinary mobs, then hit them with attacks on the area or with Clara – just kill them with Svarog's counters.
- Although removing Shock from the heroes will slow down Kafka's buff, we still advise spending points skills to deal damage to the boss, not to remove debuffs. However, with the Aniccia and Anatta resonance formations, you won't be affected by any debuffs.
Starting from the second stage, Kafka will apply a skill that marks your two characters and adds a special ability to the action bar, when activated, the selected fighters will become the boss's puppets and start attacking their allies.
Your main task at this stage is to remove marks from the heroes as quickly as possible. To do this, use Resonance Path of Abundance, abilities of supports (Natasha or March 7) or bonuses from blessings.
Of course, you need to continue to deal damage to the boss. When she has 3-5% left, try not to use ults and other powerful attacks so as not to drain their damage for nothing. Better wait for the third phase.
At this stage, the enemy will begin to impose labels on three of your characters at once. It won't be easy to take them out with mere abilities. It is for this reason that we advise you to choose the path of Abundance, the resonance of which can immediately remove debuffs from your entire squad.
If you choose another path and don't have time to remove weakening from all heroes, then prioritize the purification of the characters. The first step is to remove the debuffs from the healer and the damage dealer.
Let's add that Kafka at this stage will begin to behave even more aggressively, constantly using attacks that hit the area. So get ready to heal your fighters often. In the end, you will be able to deal with the enemy.