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The following is a Glossary of Terms used in Honkai Impact 3rd. They are separated into several categories. If you have a specific term you'd like to search, press Ctrl+F to search for your term.

Key Words

A collection of key terms to help players understand the story and gameplay of Honkai Impact 3rd. These key terms are taken from a glossary in the official Honkai 3rd artbook and have been translated. Although spoilers are rare, there are some small references.

A Series of Honkai Eruptions and aftershocks that result in the birth of a Herrscher.

The 1st Impact Happened in Berlin, 1952 [1]

The 2nd Impact Happened in Siberia 2000 [2]

The 3rd Impact Happened in Nagazora 2014 [3]

Decay, or Collapse (direct translation), Houkai (Romaji), Honkai (localisation)
The force behind the phenomenon that collapses the composition of every substance on earth, or its energy. It originates from the Imaginary Plane, a realm outside of our reality. As long as humanity and its technology will advance, so will the Honkai. It has a sentient Gestalt called the Will of Honkai which only understands malice. Honkai as an extra dimensional form of matter has no mass. It is incredibly unstable and highly radioactive.

Herrschers are humans with high Honkai resistance, who have been chosen by the Honkai as its envoys to humanity. Often, they try to destroy humanity.

Honkai Beasts
Beings originating from the Imaginary Plane to attack humanity. They are called "beasts" due to their fauna appearance, typically that of a quadrupedal animal.
Beasts are broken down into classes, from least to most powerful: Chariot, Archangel, Knight, Templar, Emperor, Judgment and Vipralopa.

Destiny (direct translation), Tenmei (Romaji)
To stop the Honkai and ensure the survival of humanity, Schicksal formed around the 400s CE. Led by the descendants of the Mantis soldiers from the Previous Era, they research biological methods to combat Honkai.
The organization was established by three stigmata bearing families.
The current leader is Overseer Otto Apocalypse, from the Apocalypse family, one of the three Stigmata families. He cannot manifest his own stigmata but has invented the Artificial Stigmata. They produce vaccines that delay corruption for civilians. Artificial Stigmata implants are available to Valkyries that couldn't manifest their own Natural Stigmata.

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Stigmata Families
The three influential families that support Schicksal and are the original founders of Schicksal.
House Apocalypse - The family representing the "Overseer". They were in involved with the founding of Schicksal due to inheriting part of the Keys of God from the Ancient Civilization.
House Schariac - The family representing the "Divine Maiden". Members of this family have excellent Honkai resistance.
House Kaslana - The family representing the "Knight". In addition to having Honkai resistance, this family has produced amazing warriors.

The phenomenon when a human with mild adaptability is corrupted by the Honkai. This process consists of rapid biological degeneration and mutation forming a human into a reinforced "Zombie".

Knight / Chevalier

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The term given to male members of Schicksal with any form of Honkai adaptability. They are rare and tend to have a safer support role.

Valkyrie Ranks
In the game, the term Valkyrie/Valkyrja applies to playable battlesuits, even of characters that don't belong to Schicksal, and their rank does not correspond with their lore strength.

  • Valkyries who are pure support and do not leave base are D-C Ranks.
  • B Rank - the lowest tier of deployable Valkyrie and most common. They can typically handle a Seraph-rank Honkai Beast.
  • A Rank - The majority commanders and instructors at training Academies.
  • S Rank - There is a higher chance to find a four-leaf clover than it is to find a S rank Valkyrie.
  • Paladins - Overseer's personal guard, consisting of a coed guard who can wield multiple Divine Keys.

Valkyries Abbreviation List


Also nicknamed Tuna (explanation)




Yae Sakura


Also nicknamed Teri, Teri-Teri, Teriri

Fu Hua

Also nicknamed Fuka







At this point the Battlesuit are more often called by the Character names.

MOTHs / World Serpent

Collaboration Valkyries

  • BH - Asuka (BH = Blazing Hope)
  • PV or Fish - Fischl (PV = Prinzessin der Verurteilung!)