Honkai: Star Rail - Guide To Divergent Universe (2024)

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  • How To Unlock Divergent Universe

  • Divergent Universe General Walkthrough

  • Equations, Explained

  • Ordinary And Cyclical Extrapolation, Explained

  • Inspiration Circuit Guide

  • Divergent Universe Rewards

  • Planar Ornament Extraction

Ever since the release of Honkai: Star Rail, HoYoverse has made constant additions to Simulated Universe, sometimes in the form of new Worlds, while other times in the form of an entirely new game mode like the Swarm Disaster. However, nothing has been quite as big as the Divergent Universe released in the Version 2.3 update.


Honkai: Star Rail - All Paths In The Simulated Universe, Ranked

Know the right Path to use in order to get through the Simulated Universe in Honkai: Star Rail.

Apart from featuring a remarkably different play style, this mode also solves the issue of having to go through a 15-minute run just to get a few Planar Ornaments. However, if you want to beat this game mode, you'll have to understand its mechanics.

How To Unlock Divergent Universe

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If you want to take part in the Divergent Universe, there are essentially two requirements, but only one of them is necessary. The requirement that you absolutely have to fulfill is the one where you have to beat the third world of the Simulated Universe on any difficulty. This will unlock an event featuring the Divergent Universe.

However, this game mode is located at an area in Penacony that only unlocks during the Farewell, Penacony quest, which is the Prologue of the area. If you're fairly new to the game, this can take you quite a while to reach. Thankfully, there's a way for you to go around it using the Finality's Vision mechanic.

This mechanic lets you skip all the pre-requisite quests for specific game modes like Divergent Universe or Apocalyptic Shadow.

You also don't get spoiled about a ton of things when you use this for Divergent Universe since the only thing you'll see is a small part of the area where the game mode is situated.

Divergent Universe General Walkthrough

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As mentioned above, the Divergent Universe features the perfect blend of normal Simulated Universe and specific game modeslike Gold And Gears. If you've taken part in these game modes, the gameplay loop will feel similar. Much like the higher worlds of Simulated Universe, you have to beat 13 different rooms to get past one run in the Divergent Universe.

However, similar to Gold And Gears, you have to go through three planes, with the first and third plane being four floors and the middle one being five. At the end of each plane, which is on floors four, nine, and 13, you'll have to fight and defeat a main boss to get to the next plane and continue the run.

In this mode, if you end up getting defeated or are about to get defeated in battle, you can simply restart it from the main menu.

The game lets you restart the battle as many times as you'd like, so you no longer have to close the game for it.

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After defeating the first two bosses on the fourth and ninth floors, a mechanic called Excessive Conversion triggers. In this part of the battle, two Elite enemies spawn, and you can get points of Conversion Data whenever you deal damage to them. You'll get an extra chest after the battle for reaching 1,500, 4,000, and 10,000 Conversion Data respectively.

However, you can only reach 10,000 points by defeating both enemies, and you have limited turns to do that. This is just a bonus battle, so your characters regenerate all their HP after it, and even if you get defeated in it, the game considers it a victory and you get to move forward in the run.

You can essentially consider the Excessive Conversion as a reward battle for beating the boss where you have nothing to lose.

As you might notice, the game won't ask you to select a specific path while entering the Divergent Universe. This system has been replaced by Equations, where two paths can be combined to form a special effect (more on this below). Since the main system is replaced, you also get a new set of Blessings, Occurrence, Curios, and Weighted Curios in the Divergent Universe.

Weighted Curios are special Curios that give various buffs only to the characters on specific paths and combat types mentioned on the Curio.

Moreover, normal Curios are divided into various rarities in the Divergent Universe.

Some of them are the same as the Simulated Universe while others feature special effects involving the Equations. When you're choosing blessings after a battle or an Occurrence in this game mode, you will sometimes see a special green-colored sign when a blessing can contribute to your Equation.

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Most of the rooms during a Divergent Universe run will be familiar, but some of them will have a little difference. For example, the Occurrence, Reward, and Encounter domains will now permanently feature two Occurrences, and you have to take both of them. Moreover, you can sometimes get three choices for the next room instead of the regular two.

You'll also sometimes find Divergent Universe-exclusive domains like Wealth and Escapade. These rooms feature the Penacony gacha feature where you can try your luck at getting various rewards using Cosmic Fragments. The Wealth domain will also give you a bunch of Cosmic Fragments for free, and you can always ignore the gacha machines if you want.

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You'll also regularly encounter a new interactable NPC in the Divergent Universe called the Workbench of Creation. Using this, you can have a chance to do three things:

  • Choose one of your current Equations and replace it to get a choice between three random Equations.
  • Choose one of your Blessings and replace it to get a choice between three random Blessings.
  • Use a special Heat currency to upgrade some of your Blessings. Each Workbench contains four Heat and you'll have to use three to enhance a golden blessing, two for blue, and one for white.

You'd want to consume all four Heat for every Workbench of Creation that you encounter since this currency isn't shared between them.

If you don't enhance your Blessings with it, you'd essentially be wasting free upgrades.

Equations, Explained

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If you want to have a chance at beating the different difficulties of the Divergent Universe, you'll need to understand how Equations work. Essentially, instead of asking you to choose one path for the entire run, Equations lets you make a combination of multiple paths by using small abilities from each of them.

Each Equation consists of two paths, and it requires a certain number of Blessings from both these paths to be activated. However, you can have multiple Equations in the same run, allowing you to create a unique effect for each one. You get to choose one Equation at the start of a normal run, while getting others as you progress.

In Divergent Universe, you have all the characters on your account available in each run, and you can switch between them at any point.

This brings life to the Equation system. For example, if you started a run with Firefly thinking of making a Break-based run but end up getting Ultimate-based Equations, you can switch to an Acheron team at any point.

The game also upgrades all your characters and gives them recommended Relics and Light Cones when they're not fully upgraded only for Divergent Universe. This makes it the perfect place to test out characters before you commit resources to upgrade them.

Ordinary And Cyclical Extrapolation, Explained

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When you press the Start Game button in Divergent Extrapolation, you can choose from two different modes: Ordinary and Cyclical Extrapolation. These are mostly the same with a few differences:

Ordinary Extrapolation

This is the main part of Divergent Universe as you have to beat this at a certain difficulty to take partin the same difficulty of the Cyclical Extrapolation. However, the enemies and Equations in this mode are completely randomized.

Cyclical Extrapolation

This is a controlled version of Divergent Universe where you already learn the final boss from the beginning. You also get specific Equations to set you on a certain play style from the start.

Cyclical Extrapolation gets reset every week with new enemies and play styles. You can get some extra Synchronicity Points (more on this below) by taking part in it every week.

When you're entering Cyclical Extrapolation, it's recommended to click on the enemy as you can see the recommended Weaknesses here. You can also check the initial Equations before entering the run, which gives you an idea of the team you're supposed to use. For example, the first Cyclical Extrapolation was completely based on Break Effect due to Firefly's release.

Inspiration Circuit Guide

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If you've played the multiple Simulated Universe game modes, you're probably already used to seeing an ability tree that slowly gives you permanent boosts to make these Roguelike modes a little easier. The Inspiration Circuit is the ability tree for Divergent Universe, and you can get Inspiration after finishing a run, which can be spent here.

The smaller nodes in the circuit give you various permanent boosts like ATK, Crit Rate, Crit DMG, Break Effect, and many more. On the other hand, the bigger nodes contain special abilities that can make your runs a lot easier, especially on higher difficulties.

Divergent Universe Rewards

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Once you fully beat the Divergent Universe, you can get a whopping 3,000 Stellar Jades among many other rewards. However, these rewards are divided into multiple mechanics:

Gallery Of Possibilities

Whenever you gain a new Occurrence, Blessing, Curio, Weighted Curio, or Equation, it gets tabulated here. You can claim Stellar Jades when you have a certain number of any one of them.

During your run, you'll see a special book icon on the top right of these when you don't have them documented yet.

Stable Computing Array

This area features a ton of tasks that you can finish to claim Stellar Jades, Relic Fragments, Synchronicity Points, and many other EXP materials.

Synchronicity Level

You'll gain Synchronicity points whenever you finish a run, take part in the Cyclical Extrapolation every week, or finish certain tasks in the Stable Computing Array. Getting a certain number of points will unlock rewards here.

Weekly Reset

The weekly reset from the Simulated Universe is also shared with the Divergent Universe, meaning you can easily get these rewards by taking part in this game mode as well.

After getting Herta: Collector's Edition in Stable Computing Array or Road of the Mundanite in Synchronicity rewards, you'll unlock the Probability Museum where you can put various items on display to get special buffs in the Divergent Universe.

Planar Ornament Extraction

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Finally, the best feature in the Divergent Universe is the Planar Ornament Extraction, which you can find on the bottom-left of your screen after clicking on Start Game. In this screen, you'll see the final bosses of each Simulated Universe world along with the boss in the Divergent Universe with two Ornament sets.

Whenever you successfully beat a run in the Divergent Universe at any difficulty, you can save every Equation, Blessing, and Curio you've acquired. These saves can be used in the Ornament Extraction to directly challenge the bosses and claim Planar Ornaments, reducing the time it takes by a lot.


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Honkai: Star Rail - Guide To Divergent Universe (2024)


Are Honkai: Star Rail and Honkai Impact in the same universe? ›

honkai impact 3rd, genshin, and honkai: star rail all take place on the same larger "imaginary tree" that is the universe, although their world "leaves" are different. the traveler and the unknown god (the heavenly principles) are from a honkai impact 3rd leaf. "the finality" is an aeon.

Do you need to play the other Honkai games before Star Rail? ›

Jarilo-IV and the Xianzhou Luofu can also be considered bubble worlds born from the Imaginary Tree. However, newbies aren't necessarily required to get through Honkai Impact 3rd's story first to understand Honkai: Star Rail.

Is Honkai: Star Rail a prequel to Honkai Impact? ›

Naturally, some fans believe that it's a sequel to either of the two former releases. However, miHoYo has clarified that Honkai Star Rail is a stand-alone title, meaning players can enjoy it without having played Honkai Impact 3rd or Genshin Impact before.

Why won t there be another Divergent? ›

A fourth and final film, titled Ascendant, was meant to wrap up the franchise but it never came to fruition due to Allegiant's lackluster box office performance. As Divergent turns 10, here's everything the cast and creator have said about the fourth final that never was.

Can you choose your faction in Divergent? ›

The Choosing Ceremony is a ceremonial day observed each year at The Hub. Those who are sixteen years of age will choose one of the five factions (most likely the result of their Aptitude Test or born-faction). When they choose their new faction, they will then become an initiate of that faction.

Is HSR canon to HI3? ›

It was also comfirmed by Hoyoverse that HSR is NOT a sequel to any Hoyoverse games, especially Honkai Impact 3rd. HSR is comfirmed to be a spin-off of Honkai series, NOT a sequel.

How are HI3 and HSR connected? ›

While Honkai: Star Rail and Honkai Impact 3rd follow different narratives, the universes of both games are actually connected because of the presence of a certain former animator and now Astral Express senior member: Welt Yang.

Is Welt from HSR the same from HI3? ›

Trivia. Welt in Honkai: Star Rail is the same iteration of him as seen in Honkai Impact 3rd. His story takes place after the events of the "Alien Space" manga and A Post-Honkai Odyssey. He left Earth after an alien invasion, hoping to protect other worlds from similar predicaments.

Is it too late to start HSR? ›

It's not too late to start at all! You can just take the story at your own pace and there is not much to catch up to! So basically, you can .

Will Honkai Star Rail be better than Genshin Impact? ›

Star Rail is a much better turn-based RPG than Genshin. Genshin is a much better action adventure game than Star Rail. It's definitely way more refined due to the experience they gained in Genshin and you notice this alot when playing. However as a game it lacks the depths Genshin offers in both Combat and World.

Is now a good time to start Honkai Star Rail? ›

Nah, it's a great time to start. They just released one of the best supports in the game for free (a version of the main character) and they can work with basically every character with an easy build.

Are Bronya and Silver Wolf the same? ›

Bronya Rand and Silver Wolf are based on TWO different HI3 characters; they aren't both based on HI3's Bronya Zaychic.

Are Haxxor Bunny and Bronya the same? ›

Bronya in Honkai Impact 3rd has multiple forms, and in Honkai: Star Rail, Silver Wolf seems to resemble her original form, commonly referred to as Haxxor Bunny Bronya.

How do you become factionless in Divergent? ›

Members. Many people become factionless because of their inability to complete their chosen faction's initiation but there are also some of those who choose to take on the label of factionless because they do not agree with the views of the faction they chose as their own.

Is Tobias Divergent too? ›

Tobias learns that he is a Divergent when he manages to escape the simulation serum through unorthodox means. Amar, a fellow Divergent, warns him to lay low, a warning that proves right when he is found dead mysteriously. He learns about Erudite's plan to mind control Dauntless and begins spying on them.

What happens if you are Divergent in Divergent? ›

Being Divergent is considered dangerous. Since a Divergent mind cannot be controlled or made to adapt to one certain way of thinking (at least for not for long), faction leaders are terrified as to what Divergent people are capable of.

Is four Divergent too? ›

Luckily Four blends in as well. Tris believes he was drugged too until on the train car he squeezes her hand and mouths to her “run.” So this was really strong evidence that Four was divergent, just like Tris.

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