Glossary of Terms
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[edit | edit source]
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 a 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.
Kiana[edit | edit source]
Also nicknamed Tuna (explanation)
- WC - White Comet
- VR - Valkyrie Ranger / VD - Void Drifter
- DP - Divine Prayer
- KM or KMB - Knight Moonbeam
- GK, HoV, or HotV - Herrscher of the Void (GK = God Kiana, pre-Global release nickname)
Mei[edit | edit source]
- CI - Crimson Impulse
- SD - Shadow Dash / DS - Danzai Spectramancer
- VB or VBS - Valkyrie Bladestrike / StFu - Striker Fulminata
- LE - Lightning Empress
- HoT or HT - Herrscher of Thunder
Bronya[edit | edit source]
- VC - Valkyrie Chariot
- SS or Snowy - Snowy Sniper
- YA - Yamabuki Armor / DK - Drive Kometa
- DB - Dimension Breaker
- BN - Black Nucleus
- HR, HoR or Tronya - Herrscher of Reason
- WD - Wolf's Dawn
Himeko[edit | edit source]
- BS - Battle Storm
- VT - Valkyrie Triumph
- SF - Scarlet Fusion
- BR - Blood Rose
- Ice Himeko or Kriegs - Kriegsmesser
- VK - Vermilion Knight - Eclipse
Yae Sakura[edit | edit source]
- Miko - Gyakushinn Miko
- UA, Meme or Memento - Goushinnso Memento (UA stands for Unforgotten Apostle)
- FS - Flame Sakitama
- DJ or DBJ - Darkbolt Jonin
*(As both Miko and Memento share the same abbreviation of GM, it is recommended to avoid using GM to refer to either, to avoid confusion between the two.)
Theresa[edit | edit source]
Also nicknamed Teri
- VP - Valkyrie Pledge
- VE - Violet Executer / TP - Twilight Paladin
- SR - Sakuno Rondo
- CH - Celestial Hymn
- LK - Luna Kindred
- SA or Zhuge - Starlit Astrologos
Fu Hua[edit | edit source]
- VA - Valkyrie Accipiter / HotF or HF - Hawk of the Fog
- PX or PHX - Phoenix
- NS - Night Squire
- SK - Shadow Knight
- AE - Azure Empyrea
Kallen[edit | edit source]
Rita[edit | edit source]
- UR - Umbral Rose
- PI - Phantom Iron
- AK, AKA or Ice Rita - Argent Knight: Artemis
- FR - Fallen Rosemary
Olenyevas[edit | edit source]
Seele[edit | edit source]
Durandal[edit | edit source]
Also nicknamed Goose (explanation)
- KoR - Key of Reason
- DoR or Door - Domain of Revelation
- KoV - Keys of the Void
- DoV - Domain of the Void
- KoC - Key of Castigation
- DoS - Domain of Sanction
- SoE - Star of Eden
- Twins - Twins of Eden
- SB - Sleeping Beauty
- SL - Swan Lake
- Sleepri or Sleeper(s) - Sleeper's Dream
- BE - Blood Embrace (can also refer to the Blood Embrace ELF)
- BD - Blood Dance
- JWW or JW - Jingwei's Wings (can also refer to the Jingwei's Wings ELF)
- ND or Neb - Nebulous Duality
- Uwu - Might of An-Utu
- Wolves - Skoll and Hati
- GTX - Grips of Tai Xuan
- Leit - 11th Leitourgia
- Iris - Iris of the Dreams
- XY pistols or XY guns - Xuanyuan Pistols
- XY sword - Xuanyuan Sword
- DXY sword - Dark Xuanyuan Sword
- Bri EX or Bri - Briareus EX (Bri can sometimes refer to Briareus PRI)
- JST - Jin Shengtan
- PPM or Mei M - Mei: Beach Party (M)
- DXY - Dark Jixuanyuan
- CNY or Fireworks - New Year
- Balloon - Summer Day
- Hymn - Kallen - Hymn
- FHM or Musician - Fu Hua Musician
- Margrave or Marg - Fu Hua: Margrave
- Lee or LWH - Leeuwenhoek
- Gluttony or Candy - Theresa - Gluttony
- Origins - Theresa: Origins
- Sima or Shui - Shuijing
- Cat or Schro - Schrodinger
- Tband - Tesla Band
- Sband - Schrodinger Band
- Mich - Michelangelo
- Beet - Beethoven
- Cleo - Cleopatra
- BellA - Benares - Awakening
- RB1 - Rebel's Blades
- RB2 - Rebel's Blades 2
Enemies[edit | edit source]
- Lobster, Tony, or Tona - Tonatiuh
- DXY - Dark Jingxuanyuan
- AKA - Argent Knight: Artemis
- Heph - Hephaestus
- GK or HoV - Herrscher of the Void
- Higo or Fox - Hellmaru
- Benny or Bella - Benares
- Tank - MHT-3 Pax
- Pig - Ganesha
- Ice pig or Parv - Parvati
- Clock, Clockwork, or Clock boi - Husk - Nihilius
Other[edit | edit source]
- TF - Time Fracture
- UE - Ultimate Evasion
- MA - Memorial Arena
- RL - Red Lotus (Abyss skill division)