A new Honkai: Star Rail leak is teasing the gameplay for upcoming character Boothill, expected to be released later in the Penacony cycle.
- A leak from Honkai: Star Rail reveals the upcoming character Boothill’s unique skillset, featuring a dueling mechanic and a special attack upon reaching five stacks of his passive.
- Boothill’s gameplay suggests that he will excel as a DPS character, dealing high damage with his duel-themed Skill and damage-buffing Ultimate.
- Boothill’s role within Honkai: Star Rail will likely benefit from party compositions focused on buffing one specific character, making him compatible with supports like Ruan Mei.
A new leak from Honkai: Star Rail is teasing the gameplay for upcoming character Boothill, showcasing the Penacony cowboy’s unique skillset. With the newest world in the sci-fi RPG just around the corner, leaks have started to give plenty of new information about the game’s cast of upcoming playable characters. Recent leaks have teased the gameplay for Version 2.0’s confirmed characters like Black Swan and Sparkle, as well as hinting at upcoming cast members like Robin and Screwllum. Now, cowboy character Boothill is the newest character to see his kit leaked early.
Honkai: Star Rail‘s expansive cast of 40 playable characters has already experimented with a wide variety of unique gameplay mechanics. Characters like Qingque and Version 1.3 five-star Imbibitor Lunae feature unique interplay between their Skill and Normal Attack, with the Skill working to power up their Normal Attack. Others like Xueyi and the Fire Trailblazer feature their own unique stacking mechanics, offering extra attacks or enhanced Normal Attacks. Boothill’s early kit looks to be bringing his own unique gameplay based on his cowboy aesthetic.
Honkai: Star Rail Leak Teases New Penacony Boss
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A recent leak shared to the Honkai: Star Rail leaks subreddit via prominent leaker Dimbreath gives the first details about Boothill’s kit within Honkai: Star Rail. Boothill’s Skill features a unique dueling mechanic, locking himself into combat with an enemy until either their weakness is broken or they are defeated. Boothill also receives a “bullet” stack as a reward, granting him a special attack and an extra turn once he reaches five stacks. Boothill’s Ultimate within Star Rail is said to increase break damage and delay the target’s turn, potentially also afflicting the enemy with Physical Weakness.
While the post does not give any details about Boothill’s role within Star Rail teams, the kit lends itself to Boothill arriving as a DPS. Boothill’s gameplay appears to heavily focus on dishing out high damage to opponents between his duel-themed Skill and his damage-buffing Ultimate. Boothill’s Skill putting him in a solo duel with an enemy means the character will likely benefit from parties built around buffing one specific character, pairing well with supports like the recently released Ruan Mei. A release window was not confirmed for Boothill’s addition to Honkai: Star Rail.
Boothill’s impending arrival to the roster comes as HoYoverse has already revealed a plethora of new characters for Penacony’s debut. Black Swan and Sparkle will star as Version 2.0’s two featured five-star characters, with the former acting as a DPS unit while the latter comes as a Skill-focused support. Version 2.0 will also see the addition of four-star character Misha, leaked to be an Ice DPS unit focused around AoE damage. Honkai: Star Rail‘s roster is set to grow significantly with Penacony, both through already revealed characters and teased newcomers.
Honkai: Star Rail
The fourth entry in HoYoverse’s Honkai franchise, Honkai: Star Rail is a free-to-play sci-fi RPG. Utilizing a turn-based combat system, the game includes dungeons, multiple planets, and a gacha system for unlocking new characters. Debuting on April 26, 2023, on PC and mobile, Honkai: Star Rail has also been announced for the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4.
- April 26, 2023
- T for Teen