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.
- 1 Key Words
- 2 Valkyries
- 3 Weapons
- 4 Stigmata
- 5 Enemies
- 6 Other
- 7 References
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, 1953 
The 2nd Impact Happened in Siberia 2000 
The 3rd Impact* Began in Nagazora 2013 *due to a delay in a Herrscher awakening this eruption sequence didn't climax until 2015,
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. It has a sentient Gestalt which only understands malice.
Honkai as an extra dimensional form of matter has no mass.
It is incredibly unstable and highly radioactive.
A being originating from the Imaginary plane to attack humanity. It is called "beast" due to it's fauna appearance, typically that of a quadrupedal animal.
Beasts are broken down into Categories, Minion, Radical, Cavalier, Elite, Emperor, Judgement, Celestial.
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 soliders from the Previous Era, they research biological methods to combat Honkai.
The organization was established by three stigmata bearing families.
The current leader is Bishop 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 Artificial Stigmata vaccines that delay corruption for civilians. Artificial Stigmata implants are available to Valkyries.
The three influential families that support Schicksal and are the original founders of Schicksal.
Apocalypse - The family representing the "Bishop". They were in involved with the founding of Schicksal due to inheriting part of the Keys of God from the Ancient Civilization.
Schariac - The family representing the "Divine". Members of this family have excellent Honkai resistance.
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".
The term given to males with any form of Honkai adaptability. They are rare and tend to have a safer support role.
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 Radical Honkai
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 - Archbishop's personal guard, consisting of a co ed guard who can wield multiple Divine Keys.
Also nicknamed Tuna (explanation)
- WC - White Comet
- VR - Valkyrie Ranger / VD - Void Drifter
- DP - Divine Prayer
- KM or KMB - Knight Moonbeam
- GK, HV, HoV, or HotV - Herrscher of the Void (GK = God Kiana, pre-Global release nickname)
- FK, HFS, or HoFs - Herrscher of Flamescion (FK = Fire Kiana)
- CI - Crimson Impulse
- SD - Shadow Dash / DS - Danzai Spectramancer
- VB - Valkyrie Bladestrike / SF or StFu - Striker Fulminata
- HoT or HT - Herrscher of Thunder
- VC - Valkyrie Chariot
- SS - Snowy Sniper
- YA - Yamabuki Armor / DK - Drive Kometa
- DB - Dimension Breaker
- BN - Black Nucleus
- HoR or HR - Herrscher of Reason
- WD - Wolf's Dawn
- HB or Bronie - Haxxor Bunny
- BS - Battle Storm
- VT - Valkyrie Triumph
- SF - Scarlet Fusion
- BR - Blood Rose
- Ice Himeko or Kriegs - Kriegsmesser (formerly named Arctic Kriegsmesser)
- VK or VKE - Vermilion Knight - Eclipse
- Miko - Gyakushinn Miko
- Meme or Mentos- Goushinnso Memento (UA = Unforgotten Apostle, pre-Global release nickname)
- FS - Flame Sakitama
- DJ or Kasumi - Darkbolt Jonin
Also nicknamed Teri, Teri-Teri, Teriri
- VP - Valkyrie Pledge
- VE - Violet Executer / TP - Twilight Paladin
- SR - Sakuno Rondo
- CH - Celestial Hymn
- LK - Luna Kindred
- SA - Starlit Astrologos
Also nicknamed Fuka
- VA - Valkyrie Accipiter / HotF, HoF or HF - Hawk of the Fog
- PX - Phoenix
- NS - Night Squire
- SK - Shadow Knight
- AE - Azure Empyrea
- HoS or HS - Herrscher of Sentience
- IR or RI - Imayoh Ritual (sometimes written "Ritual Imayoh" in the game)
- 6S - Sixth Serenade
- SJ - Sündenjäger
At this point the Battlesuit are more often called by the Character names
- Elysia - Miss Pink Elf ♪
- Mobius - Infinity • World Serpent
- Raven - Midnight Absinthe
- DoV - Domain of the Void
- JWW or JW - Jingwei's Wings (can also refer to the Jingwei's Wings ELF)
- KoV - Keys of the Void
- Eden - Twins of Eden
- XY pistols or XY guns - Xuanyuan Pistols
- KoRa or KoR - Key of Radiance
- DoI - Domain of Incandescence
- Bri EX or Bri - Briareus EX (Bri can sometimes refer to Briareus PRI)
- DoR - Domain of Revelation
- KoR - Key of Reason (KoR can sometimes refer to Key Of Radiance)
- SoE - Star of Eden
- BD - Blood Dance
- DXY sword - Dark Xuanyuan Sword
- SB - Sleeping Beauty
- SL - Swan Lake
- Sleepri or Sleeper(s) - Sleeper's Dream
- Uwu - Might of An-Utu
- XY sword - Xuanyuan Sword
- BE - Blood Embrace (can also refer to the Blood Embrace ELF)
- Leit or 11th- 11th Leitourgia
- SoS - Salvation of Sakura
- DoSe or Senpri - Domain of Sentience
- FHD - Fenghuang Down
- GTX - Grips of Tai Xuan
- KoO - Keys of Oblivion
- ND or Neb - Nebulous Duality
- Neb PRI or Cosmic - Cosmic Duality
- Skoll or Wolves - Skoll and Hati
- Iris - Iris of the Dreams or Iris of Helheim (determined by player level, 81+ expected to have PRI)
- PtA - Path to Acheron
- Avo or Avocado - Avogadro
- Balloon - Summer Day
- Beet - Beethoven
- BoL - Bringer of Light
- Candy or Gluttony - Theresa - Gluttony
- Cat or Schro - Schrodinger
- Cleo - Cleopatra
- CNY or Fireworks - New Year
- DXY - Dark Jixuanyuan
- Children - Children (Can sometimes refer to Columbus since they're interchangeable)
- FHM or Musician - Fu Hua Musician
- Hymn - Kallen - Hymn
- Higo - Higokumaru
- JST - Jin Shengtan
- Lee or LWH - Leeuwenhoek
- Margrave or Marg - Fu Hua: Margrave
- Mich - Michelangelo
- Origins - Theresa: Origins
- PPM or Mei M - Mei: Beach Party (M)
- RB1 - Rebel's Blades
- RB2 - Rebel's Blades 2
- SBand - Schrodinger Band
- Sima or Shui - Shuijing
- SirinA or SAsc - Sirin: Ascendant
- SSwords or Shattered - Shattered Swords
- TBand - Tesla Band
- Turg - Turgenev
- AK or AKA - Argent Knight: Artemis
- Benny or Bella - Benares
- BK or BKE - Bright Knight: Excelsis
- Clock, Clockwork, or Clock boi - Husk - Nihilius
- DXY or Horse - Dark Jixuanyuan
- GK or HoV - Herrscher of the Void
- Heph - Hephaestus
- Higo or Fox - Hellmaru
- Ice pig or Parv - Parvati
- Lobster, Tony, or Tona - Tonatiuh
- Pig - Ganesha
- Rime - Herrscher of the Rimestar
- Tank - MHT-3 Pax
- Wolf - Dominator of Wolves
- A button - ATK button
- B button - ULT button
- LoW - Land of Wishes
- GMN or GlutMeiNewt - Theresa: Gluttony (T), Mei: Beach Party (M), Newton (B) combination set
- MA - Memorial Arena
- TF - Time Fracture
- TSC - Twin Soul Crystal
- TSW - Twin Sakura Will
- RL - Red Lotus (Abyss skill division)
- UE - Ultimate Evasion
- PtG - Path to Greatness