Honkai Star Rail has a summoning system known as ‘Warp’ that lets you get characters and light cones (weapons). While the system seems random at first, there is a ‘pity’ system that ensures that you get 5-star drops consistently after a certain number of pulls. Over time, the drop rate on banners keep going up until you get a 5-star weapon or light cone and then the drop rates reset.
How many pulls does it take to get a 5 Star in Honkai Star Rail
The “hard pity” of Honkai Star Rail is 90, which means that you are guaranteed to get a character or weapon in 90 pulls no matter what if you have not received one by then. Once you receive a 5 star, the system resets and you are guaranteed to get the next 5 star within the next 90 pulls.
On the rotating banners, the featured character is not the only drop you can expect when you roll a 5-star. You can get one of the non-featured 5 Star characters as well, which include:
If you happen to roll one of these characters it is called losing a “50-50” because you have a 50% chance to get the featured character and a 50% chance to get one of the above-mentioned Standard 5 Star characters. If you get unlucky and don’t get the on-banner drop, your next 5-star is guaranteed to be whoever is featured on the banner.
Light Cone Banner
The light cone banner works differently from Genshin Impact’s weapon banner. You have a 75% chance to get the featured light cone in Honkai Star Rail and if you get unlucky, the next drop will be an on-banner light cone. Just like the rotating banner, the pity count carries over.
Finally, we have the Standard banner which features the previously mentioned Standard characters and their best-in-slot light cones only. No other 5-star drops are available in this pool. It has the same soft pity and hard pity as the rotating banners but it is permanently available and there are no rate-ups.
If you do 300 summons on the Standard banner, you get to choose a Standard character of your choice for free. This does not count towards your pity and it is considered an exclusive drop.