A recent leak from Honkai: Star Rail has unveiled exciting gameplay details for the upcoming five-star character, Aventurine, scheduled for release in Version 2.1. The introduction of Penacony has ushered in a wave of new characters within the HoYoverse RPG, some featured in Version 2.0 and others teased for subsequent updates. Black Swan, Sparkle, and Misha debuted in Version 2.0, with three more characters officially confirmed for the upcoming Version 2.1. Now, players can get a sneak peek into Aventurine's gameplay kit.
Despite earlier rumors surrounding Aventurine before Penacony's launch, players were already acquainted with him in Honkai: Star Rail's Version 1.4, where he appeared as an NPC in the "Jolted Awake From a Winter Dream" Trailblaze Mission. Initially introduced as a senior manager within the Interastral Peace Corporation, Aventurine was further teased in the game's lore through Topaz's character story, voiceovers, and Black Swan's voice lines. Now, the spotlight is on his playable version.
A leak shared by the reputable HoYoverse leaker, HomDGCat, has spilled the details about Aventurine's kit in Honkai: Star Rail. As an Ice Preservation character, akin to the past five-star unit Gepard, Aventurine's Skill involves applying a stackable shield to all allies based on his DEF, incorporating a unique card mechanic. His Ultimate aligns with the new "Coin" mechanic, accumulating Coins, dealing damage, and potentially reducing an enemy's Crit Damage. The Coins play a vital role in his Talent, unleashing extra Imaginary damage when he amasses 6 Coins.reddit_https://www.reddit.com/r/HonkaiStarRail_leaks/comments/1ao7nq6/aventurine_preliminary_kit_via_homdgcat/
Aventurine's intricate mechanics come with additional perks through his Traces and Eidolons. His Traces provide bonus Crit Rate, increased Effect RES for shielded allies, and additional benefits such as extended shield durations with the "Coin Attack." Eidolons offer special bonuses, with E1 boosting Crit Damage for allies with "A" and "B" cards, and E4 introducing a follow-up attack. Aventurine is slated for release in the Version 2.1 update, confirmed to launch on March 28.
However, Aventurine won't be the sole addition to Honkai: Star Rail in Version 2.1. Acheron, the much-anticipated sci-fi RPG variant of Honkai Impact 3rd's Raiden Mei, is set to debut, along with Gallagher, a new four-star unit boasting supportive Abundance abilities focused on debuffs and healing allies. The game's roster is gearing up to welcome multiple unique characters throughout Penacony's initial updates.