Ruan Mei from Honkai: Star Rail: Leaks, Abilities, and More

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Ruan Mei's Official Art (Photo from Honkai Star Rail)

Ruan Mei is an Ice character on the path of Harmony, similar to Bronya and Asta. Her beauty has captivated the majority of fans, making her popular in no time. Luckily, new leaks have been discovered, which covers everything players need to know about Ruan Mei.

Honkai: Star Rail released her official art on Oct. 31, with two other characters. They will be available in version 1.6, which will be around mid-December. Lastly, these leaks are still prone to change as they aren’t final.

For a quick background, Ruan Mei is member #81 in the Genius Society similar to Screwllum and Herta. She also assisted the latter in creating the Simulated Universe.

Abilities of Ruan Mei Via Leaks

Ruan Mei’s abilities focus on buffing her entire team. Thankfully, X user Star Rail Universe shared in-game footage of the elegant ice user. Her basic attack deals ice damage, but her Skills, Ultimate, and Talent are where she truly shines.


Her Skill gives allies a crucial SPD boost, and a weakness break efficiency. The SPD boost would help teams in the late-game content, while the weakness break would help in slowing down enemies. It also goes well with Himeko’s kit.

“After using her Skill, Ruan Mei gains “Overtone” that lasts for 2 turn(s). The duration of this state decreases by 1 at the start of Ruan Mei’s each turn. When Ruan Mei has “Overtone,” all allies’ SPD increases by 12.0% and Weakness Break Efficiency increases by 50%.”

Ruan Mei’s Skill: Strings Sing in Slow Twirls


Ruan Mei, once again, increases the weakness break among allies and deals additional ice damage.

However, the most important part of her Ult will be increasing All-Type PEN for all allies. Users explained that PEN, short for Penetration, means it lowers the enemies’ resistance to all types by 20 percent. For example, if an enemy has ice resistance while you’re using an ice DPS, then Ruan Mei will lower it, allowing your DPS to shine.

“Ruan Mei opens up a field that lasts for 2 turns and reduces by 1 at the start of each turn. Increases All-Type PEN for all allies inside the field by 12.0%, applying Seamrend to every enemy hit. Seamrend extends Weakness Break duration for enemies trying to recover from it, plus also delays action for 15% of Ruan Mei’s Break Effect + 10% while dealing additional Ice DMG equal to 90% of Ruan Mei’s Ice Break DMG. Enemy targets cannot have Seamrend re-applied until recovering from Weakness Break.”

Ruan Mei’s Ultimate: Shake the Flow, Cling the Cloth

Additionally, here are Ruan Mei’s Talent and Technique.

Talent: Somatotypical Helix

  • “DMG for all allies increases by 15.0%. After Breaking an enemy’s Weakness or attacking a Weakness Broken enemy, additionally deals Additional Ice DMG equal to 6.0% of Ruan Mei’s Ice Break DMG.”

Technique: Wipe the Strings, and Sweep the Sleeves

  • “Obtains “Wipe the Strings, and Sweep the Sleeves” after using the Technique. At the start of the next battle, automatically triggers for 1 time(s) an effect equal to her Skill. Triggering this effect does not consume Skill Points. When Ruan Mei has “Wipe the Strings, and Sweep the Sleeves,” actively attacking a target in Simulated Universe to enter battle will be regarded as attacking their Weakness to enter battle, and this attack can deplete Toughness regardless of Weakness types for all enemies. When inflicting Weakness Break in this way, triggers Break Effect corresponding to the Weakness Type of the attack. With every Blessing in possession, increases Toughness DMG of this attack by 100%. At the same time, increase Break DMG equal to 100% of Ruan Mei’s Ice Break DMG.”

Additional Traces

Breathing OrganismIncreases Break Effect for all allies by 20%.
Time Grows ReverieRuan Mei regenerates 5 Energy at the start of her turn.
Wax Drips, Water BurnsWhen Ruan Mei is on the field, increases DMG dealt to Weakness Broken enemies by 24%.

Ruan Mei’s Eidolons via Leaks

Ruan Mei's Chibi Emotes (Photo from Star Rail Universe)
Photo from Star Rail Universe

Here is a complete list of Ruan Mei’s Eidolons. A lot of players are eyeing her Eidolon 1 due to its massive buff.

Neural Replication EmbroideryOvertone’s duration is extended by 1 turn(s). When Ruan Mei has Overtone, all allies’ ATK is increased by 40%.
 Reedtide StrollWhen an enemy’s Weakness is Broken, Ruan Mei’s Break Effect increases by 100% for 2 turn(s).
Smoke Rises, Viridescence SwaysUltimate Lv. +2, up to a maximum of Lv. 15. Talent Lv. +2, up to a maximum of Lv. 15.
Divinity in Reflected BronzeWhen Ruan Mei is on the field, increases CRIT DMG inflicted by allies against Weakness Broken enemies by 40%.
Hairpin of the Languid CrafterSkill Lv. +2, up to a maximum of Lv. 15. Basic ATK Lv. +1, up to a maximum of Lv. 10.
Gauze Amidst a FallThe field generated by the Ultimate lasts 1 turns longer. When Ruan Mei’s Break Effect is over 180%, for every 10% over this value, her Ultimate deals 24% more DMG

And that is all the crucial leaks about Ruan Mei. Stay tuned for updates about her kit.

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