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Snowbreak: Containment Zone Tier List and Guide

NOTE: This tier list and guide in general is for neural simulation, as all other content can be cleared with any character right now
IMPORTANT: if you are viewing this guide on mobile, please click the blue table icon on the top left of each table. Otherwise, it will only show the first column of each table

Introduction:
Neural Simulation is the only competitive game mode currently in Snowbreak: Containment Zone, where your goal is to defeat bosses as fast as possible, using teams of 3 characters. In this mode, you are ranked against other players based on the time it takes to defeat the two , and earn certain profile borders you can use if you get into the top 5% and 1% respectively. Note that there are no additional rewards given past clearing Neural Simulation 4, which is easy, and you can use whoever you want for these lower difficulties, as they have no time limit
Tier List for Neural Simulation
Tier
DPS
Support

Tier List Criteria:


Tier
Criteria
1
SS
DPS: Highest DPS and fastest time against the majority of bosses, with relatively low investment. Also, they are relatively easy to use and learn
Support: Supports that benefit the best dps in the game, being basically universal or slotting into a large number of meta teams. Have extremely high damage buffs or unique abilities
2
S
DPS: Good DPS with fast times against some of bosses, but require higher investment. Also, they might be a bit more skill dependent to use.
Support: Supports that benefit many dps, but are still on the niche side and only work in certain team comps/are not as good as other optionns. However, given two supports are used on most teams, it is very possible they will be taking up a team slot
3
A
DPS: DPS with solid times against the majority of bosses, but are worse than the options in tiers above. However, against certain bosses or with high investment, they can potentially preform better than higher tiered operatives
Support: Supports that offer solid increases in damage, but are niche with a select (or only one) operative, or don't offer as much benefits as other characters
4
B
DPS: DPS that are outclassed by others, but still preform decently. Most of these characters can be used as substitutes or other options if you do not have higher tier operatives.
Support: Supports that can provide solid buffs or support, but are still outclassed by other supports, and generally aren’t the best pick
5
C
DPS: Outclassed by other DPS, and don't even preform as well as easily obtainable characters. Can still be used to clear the bosses, but will have slow times.
Support: Supports that are outclassed by others, don’t have useful abilities in the currennt environment, or give negligible buffs
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Important Notes:

Neuronics state which cluster they are (1-6 as shown through the guide) if you click on one of the nodes, and then press “Details”
Neuronic 1 is top left
Neuronic 2 is top right
Neuronic 3 is middle left
Neuronic 4 is middle right
Neuronic 5 is bottom left
Neuronic 6 is bottom right
All 4* gacha weapons can also be obtained in the daily shop for 300,000 silverbucks, and may be worth getting the “support weapons” (Prismatic Igniter, Strawberry Shortcake, Deep Sea’s Call, Frigatebird, Lapis Lazuli) if you have enough silverbucks to spare
The manifestation column in the tier list will often highlight the most important manifestations for the character, or recommend a stopping point for certain characters whose manifestations aren’t worth grinding for
In the Personal File Section, you can farm shards of characters, which you can use to obtain manifestations (similar to constellations in Genshin). You can farm 2 shards per day for each 5* character after completing their personal file story
Event Logistics can now be farmed in the “Mind Refinement” operation after their corresponding event
Event Shop 4* weapons can be farmed in the “Arms Hub” operation after their event
5* weapons under limited characters (Crowned Flail for Siris-Ksana, for example) will be assumed to be limited, unless otherwise stated
Healers and Shielders are ranked relatively low on this tier list due to them not being useful for clearing content fast. However, they still can be incredibly useful if you are struggling to stay alive while defeating the boss
All bosses are vulnerable to the slow effect, while the other effects (paralyze, freeze, stun) only work on certain bosses
Titans are weak to freeze, mechs (robots) are weak to paralyze, and humanlike entities are weak to stun
Ballistic (Shooting) Damage is better against shields, dealing double the damage
This tier list guide does not account for weekly modifiers, so characters may preform better or worse than expected on certain weeks/bosses

Logistics Substat rolls:

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Third Talents (Also known as Lvl 15 talents or stats) are unlocked at lvl 15, and have separate stat options than the first and second talents (substats)
Third Talents can be rerolled with Application Revisions, but the first and second stats cannot
Event Logistics can be bought in the unlimited section of the event shop during their respective event

Characters:


Cherno-Enigma

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Overview:
Cherno-Enigma is a skill based dps who deals the majority of her damage in her “detonations” of her orbs, based on the number of stacks of Enmity, a DoT effect, capping out at 300. She can gain these stacks by shooting enemies (2 stacks per shot, as well as ricochets one of her neuronics) , using her ult(100 stacks). Additionally, placing an orb (30 stacks) or enemies being within the radius of her orbs (1 stack per second, regardless of number of orbs they are touching) gains more stacks.

After stacking enmity, you can hold down the skill button if the enemy is close to any of the orbs on the field or Cherno herself, and they will detonate, taking massive damage depending on the number of enmity stacks that can even one shot bosses at high investments!
Weapons
Logistics
Teammates
Manifestations
Neuronics
1
Uninvited Adieu(5* Gacha)(Highly recommended)
Dziady(Standard Logistics)
Enya-Exuvia (Skill support)
M2 is an absurd game changer, giving 30% final dmg increase on detonations
1, 2 (Standard Skill)
2
100 Battle Veteran (5* Standard Gacha)
Stats
Attack
Alignment Index
Crit Dmg
Tess(Ult spam for quicker detonate)
6, 5 (Ultimate)
3
Halo of Hope(4* Event Shop)
Lvl 15 Stat Chaos Dmg
Acacia-Kaguya(Universal Shred)
4, 3 (Support Skill)
4
Tension Headache(3* Gacha)
Marian-Queen of Pain (Chaos Shred)
5
Mauxir-Shadow Ka (Detonation on dummy)(Alloy Truth)
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Notes:
Uninvited Adieu is very strong, and is recommended to pull if you have the funds
The number of orbs touching the enemy doesn't effect the detonation damage
Cherno can get a 4 second slow on her ult, which can be useful in certain circumstances
Even if using Cherno as a dps, it is recommended to get all neuronics unlocked to get the alignment index and deiwos passive
Cherno can also ignore damage reductions such as Njall with her DoT and detonations
Cherno is NOT an offield dps, as she gets a significant amount of her damage from detonations and shooting
Extremely high investment Cherno can skip fiend phases, making her in theory the best character against Fiends, but this is only with really high investment and in general pretty impossible to pull off


Katya-Blue Bolt

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Overview:
Katya is a ballistic damage focused character with the new weapon type, the crossbow. This weapon cannot crit, but does gain ballistic damage bonuses from crit stats (0.6% per 1% crit dmg / 1% per 1% of crit rate). It has both an explosive fire and a rapid fire variation that can be switched by reloading, but as of now, there is no point to use the explosive fire in neural sim.
Katya’s skill, arguably her most important part of her kit, prevents her from moving, but massively increases her fire rate, allowing her to absolutely shred bosses. Her gameplay is very simple, just staying in a singular spot, and turreting down bosses. Her ult is pretty much useless (just more damage) aside from the passive aptitude buff, and using her offield is a waste.

Weapons
Logistics
Teammates
Manifestations
Neuronics
1
Neptune Nova(5* Gacha)
Eli Squad (Event logistics)
Mauxir-Shadow Ka (Ballistic support)
M1 provides a good rate of fire buff
1, 2 (Standard Skill)
2
Alpine Gentian (4* event shop)
Stats
Attack
Alignment Index
Acacia-Kaguya (Frost Shred)
M2 is good for partbreaking, but not needed otherwise
5, 6, 4, 3
3
Burbank Sky (3* Gacha)
Lvl 15 Stat Frost Dmg
Lyfe-Wild Hunt (Amarna Support or Twilight Shred)
4
Acacia-[Redacted] (Navigator support)
5
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Notes:
Katya is extremely good against Njall, especially with Shadow Ka
Katya’s manifestations past M1 are extremely insignificant, except M2 for partbreaking. This makes her one of the best units against Joseph-Hardened. However, other than partbreaking, only M1 is necessary

Yao-Winter Solstice

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Overview:
Yao-Winter Solstice, despite being a standard 5*, still is arguably the strongest DPS character in the game. Her skill quickly reloads a bullet, dealing damage in a small AOE with a damage boost. However, the best use for her skill is simply to spam reload bullets, as the s-energy cost is relatively cheap, and it has 5 charges.
Her ult gives Yao a rail gun she can use to evaporate bosses, drastically increasing the damage her normal ballistic shots do. She does require both M1 and Space Cowboy to be the best she can possibly be, as M1 allows her to use her standard skill to reload her ult, and Space Cowboy can double her ballistic dmg whenever she reloads (including with her skill). She doesn’t preform that well against hordes of enemies, but since neural simulation is boss focused, she is amazing.

Weapons
Logistics
Teammates
Manifestations
Neuronics
1
Space Cowboy(5* Gacha)
Amano-Iwato Squad (Standard logistics)
Mauxir-Shadow Ka (Ballistic support)
M1 is absurdly good, reloading bullets allows for more shots as well as buff from Cowboy
6, 5 (Ultimate)
2
Chocolate Filling (5* Pardoxical Labyrinth Reward)
Stats
Attack
Crit Dmg
S-Energy recovery
Tess- The Magician (U-Energy Battery)
M2 is good, but not nearly as impactful as M1, though still nice to have
1, 2 (Standard Skill)
3
Mark of Mesmer/Wetland Park(4* Gacha)
Lvl 15 Stat Thermal Dmg
Lyfe-Wild Hunt/Acacia-Kaguya(Amarna Support)
M5 is the best standard banner M5 by far, with up to 10% final damage bonus, but isnt gamebreaking
3, 4 (Support Skill)
4
Mulberry (3* Gacha)
Acacia-[Redacted] (Navigator support + discount Tess)
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Notes:
Yao is able to maintain her high placement despite being a launch character due to extremely high ult dps, and Tess + Shadow Ka benefitting her a lot
Space Cowboy is probably the only weapon in the game that is “needed”, and should be bought as soon as possible with 480 reward codes
Selecting Yao from the free 5* selector is always recommended if you care about high scores in Neural simulation
Mark of Mesmer and Wetland Park are about equal, and whichever one has the highest tier is recommended to use
While Yao is very strong in Neural, she isn’t the best character for casual stages due to her being single target focused
Yao is a surprisingly good part breaker during her ultimate form, but is worse than shotguns at purely partbreaking. However, after the necessary parts are broken, she more than makes up for it in damage.

Chenxing-Ethereal Cloud

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Overview:
Chenxing-Ethereal Cloud is a hybrid that both enjoys deals both skill and ballistic damage. Her standard skill marks enemies with slips, including each individual part. If the enemy is shot, then all slips will deal damage each shot. It can deal damage to each individual enemy part, making her by far the best character for both Hela variants, and should be used against both of them. She is also pretty good against Cerberus for the same reasons.
Her ultimate, is pretty bad in general, as it is primarily a tool against hordes, and not strong against bosses. However, since time freezes during ult animations, you can use her ult to reset her slips. Surprisingly, her support skill is actually useful against certain fights, as paralyzes can be used to interrupt certain enemies’ invulnerability phases. In light of the release of Enya-Exuvia, she has become much better, but is still not as strong as the SS tier operatives against the majority of bosses

Weapons
Logistics
Teammates
Manifestations
Neuronics
1
Anti Evil Ward (5* Gacha)
Amano-Iwato Squad (Standard logistics)
Enya-Exuvia (Twilight support)
M3 is the best, granting 30% crit dmg amp for having her slips on enemies
2, 1 (Standard Skill)
2
Wild Leer (4* Event Shop)
Stats
Attack
Crit Dmg
Alignment Index
Mauxir-Shadow Ka (Ballistic support)
M2 and M1 are both solid, but is yet again strongly recommended to go to M3
4, 3 (Support Skill for Paralyze)
3
Ender (3* Gacha)
Lvl 15 Stat Electrical Dmg
Acacia-Kaguya (Universal Shred)
5, 6 (Ultimate)
4
Fritia-Little Sunshine(Ballistic Support+Aptitude)
5
Chenxing- The Observer (Skill support + Twilight)
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Notes:
Chenxing has a unique synergy with Shadow Ka, as her dummy counts as another part for chenxing to lock onto
As stated before, she is by far the best character for both the Hela bosses and other bosses with many parts
Despite Fiend having multiple parts, Haru-Absconditus is better than her due to her slower time to break Fiend’s pillars
Despite the Mingyi squad being made for her, Amano is still better due to its buffs being much easier to maintain

Fritia-Hush

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Overview: Fritia-Hush is an extremely strong DPS in theory, however, she needs very high investment to be used. All her skills are not great, except for her ultimate, which allows you to control a giant laser that can do stupid amounts of damage at high investment. M1 is the bare minimum, but m4 is strongly recommended.
It should be noted that Tess has extremely good synergy with her but must be M3 so her ult attacks trigger with Hush’s laser. However, Yao-Winter Solstice, with lower investment can have faster clears than Hush, and only against Joseph-Hardened can Hush beat out Yao with ideal investments.

Weapons
Logistics
Teammates
Manifestations
Neuronics
1
Lava Bones (5* Gacha)
Thebes (Standard Logistics)
Fenya Squad (Standard Logistics)
Tess (M3, U-Energy Battery)
M1 is necessary, and without M1 using Fritia is just not going to work
6,5 (Ultimate)
2
Warhammer (3* gacha)
Stats
Attack
Alignment Index
U-Energy recovery
Acacia-Kaguya (Universal Shred)
M2 and M3 are both very nice, especially M3’s U energy recovery
1, 2 (Standard Skill)
3
Strawberry Shortcake (4* gacha)
Lvl 15 Stat Thermal Dmg
Acacia-Redacted (Initial Ult energy + navigator)
M4 is very nice and helpful to have, and the recommended stopping point
3, 4 (Support Skil)
4
Eatchel (Sig damage buff)
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Notes:
The main reason Hush does better than Yao for Hardened is due to the necessity of a part breaker
Yet again, Hush is an amazing character, but requires really high investment
Her signature weapon is pretty highly recommended given the best alternative is a 3* weapon
Thebes is the best logisitcs squad, due to Fenya only being active for 10 seconds


Haru-Absconditus

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Overview: Haru-Absconditus is a mobbing focused DPS who is very good in casual content, and less focused on neural simulation. However, it should be mentioned that she is still decent at clearing bosses. Her standard skill deals an AOE attack that deals pretty solid damage, and her ult deals damage enters a special form, where recasting the ult will do an AOE slash in a massive radius for a lot of victory points, and her skill is enhanced to instead cost victory points instead of S-energy. However, when she runs out of victory points, her ult ends.
Haru has two niches in neural simulation, both of them being surprisingly useful. Her support skill offers an extremely valuable stun, which can be used to interrupt certain bosses’ invincibility phases, such as Sartre. Her other niche is against the two fiend bosses as Haru is by far the best character to use against both Fiends. Her skill can hit every individual part of the fiends, thus leading them to take massive damage from all the different hits.
With Star Ocean, she can also inflict bleed on every part of the Fiend, dealing even more stupidly good damage. This is not even accounting for that her ult can one shot all 4 pillars at once
Weapons
Logistics
Teammates
Manifestations
Neuronics
1
Star Ocean (5* Standard Gacha)
Thebes (Standard Logistics)
Enya-Exuvia (Skill support, M3 recommended but not needed)
M1 at minimum, as it gives a free ult at the beginning of the battle
1, 2 (Standard Skill)
2
16-Psyche (5* Gacha)
Stats
Attack
Skill Haste
Acacia-Kaguya(Universal Shred)
M2 is recommended stopping point and is very strong, 25% attack boost that is easy to always have active
6, 5 (Ultimate)
3
Wild Wasp Stinger (4* Event Shop)
Lvl 15 Stat Kinetic Dmg
Chenxing- The Observer (Skill Support+Heal)
4, 3 (Support Skill)
4
Yojimbo (4* from supply drop)
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Notes:
This build is made for Neural Simulation, not usual content. Star Ocean is worse than 16-Psyche for mobbing, and all other bosses other than Fiend
While Haru can work against other multiple part bosses, she loses to Chenxing in all other matchups other than the Fiends
Haru is undeniably the best character right now for hordes of enemies, including gigalink, underground purge, and most story missions



Marian-Swift

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Overview: Marian-Swift is a interesting sniper who benefits significantly with manifestations. While not as extreme as Hush, she is still pretty high investment. Assuming you are using her at least M1, she pairs well with dharma squad to increase her standard ballistic damage (non-ADS ballistic damage) after her spammable skill as well as automatically locking onto the enemy target.
ADS (Scoping) should only be used when the skill is on cooldown to refresh her ability to auto lock onto targets. Coupled with her deiwos that ignores defense on weakspots, Swift can do a lot of damage. Additionally, Horn of the Orca allows Swift to never have to reload given her rotations, especially with high manifestations. Without M1, you can play her like a typical ADS sniper with Amano-Iwato squad, but she will not be close to as good, and is highly recommended to rush M1. Also, as a ballistic DPS, she is much better against shields.
With the release of Woden-Demiurge, and Katya-Frostcap (Especially Frostcap), Marian is become much stronger, as she can take advantage of the massive kinetic weakness.
Weapons
Logistics
Teammates
Manifestations
Neuronics
1
Horn of the Orca (5* Standard Gacha)
Dharma(Standard Logistics)
Acacia-Kaguya(Universal Shred)
M1 is basically required, as it allows her to lock onto a target after her skill with a standard ballistic shot instead of being forced to ADS
1, 2 (Standard Skill)
2
Wetland Park(4* Gacha or supply drop)
Stats
Attack
Skill Haste (especially without M3)
S-energy Recovery
Mauxir-Shadow Ka (Ballistic Support)
M3 is amazing, as a whole one second off her cooldown on her incredibly strong skill is amazing. Requires a kinetic weapon, however
6, 5 (Ultimate)
3
Sweet Soul (4* Gacha)
Lvl 15 Stat Kinetic Dmg
Acacia-Redacted (Navigator CC)
M4 is pretty solid if you are willing to invest, as a damage boost in her skill is nice
4, 3 (Support Skill)
4
The Wrench (3* gacha)
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Notes:
Horn of the Orca is highly recommended to go for at high investments as crystal drill (an ADS focused sniper, which doesn't benefit Swift) is the only 4* kinetic sniper
The Wrench and Sweet Soul will outperform Wetland Park if Swift is M3
Marian Swift has a very mobile, untraditional sniper gameplay, which is very fun
Mauxir-Shadow Ka in theory should be the best support for Marian-Swift, but is buggy due to her skill being unable to crit


Fenny-Coronet

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Overview:
DPS: Fenny-Coronet is a low investment shotgun that can perform well, but has fallen off a bit since release with the increase of new DPS. Her best ability, her standard skill, will rapidly increase her fire rate depending on her stacks of Mercy (Which are gained by shooting and defeating enemies), which allows her to pump out damage pretty quickly, and can shoot up to 10 pellets with Sunny Payback+her deiwos. Additionally, when first activating the skill, she will gain the max amount of Mercy.
The downside to this is her reload time is not cut, meaning she will be spending a lot of the battle reloading. This is the main problem with Coronet, as she will have significant dry spots between bursts of damage.
Her support skill with neuronic cluster 4 can be used her further boost her own fire rate, boosting her DPS, but even further extenuating the problem. Her other problem is, being a shotgun, she wants to get up close, and struggles against highly mobile bosses without Shadow Ka. Her ult is fine, but not really that great other than a short paralyze.
Support:
Despite seeming kind of strange, Fenny-Coronet is actually a decent support due to her ability in part breaking, mainly against Joseph-Hardened, where a part breaker is required. Which Eatchel is generally better due to her attack buff, Coronet can be used due to her firing up to 10 pellets, and her support skill increasing her own attack speed. It should be noted to not use her standard skill here as it reduces her part breaking ability.

DPS:
Weapons
Logistics
Teammates
Manifestations
Neuronics
1
Sunny Payback (5* Standard Gacha)
Amano Iwato(Standard Logistics)
Mauxir-Shadow Ka (Ballistic Support)
M1 is a great QoL, as it makes her standard skill infinite duration as long as Coronet has enough mercy points.
1 (Standard Skill), 4 (Support Skill)
2
Discordance(4* Gacha or supply drop 2)
Stats
Attack
Crit Dmg
Crit Rate
Acacia-Kaguya(Universal Shred)
M2 is definitely nice, as it allows her to gain more Mercy points
5, 6 (Ultimate)
3
Malbec(3* gacha)
Lvl 15 Stat Electrical Dmg
Acacia-Redacted (Navigator CC)
The rest of her manifestations are pretty good too, but may not be worth getting as opposed to other characters.
2 (Standard Skill), 3 (Support Skill)
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Support (Part Breaker):
Weapons
Logistics
Teammates
Manifestations
Neuronics
1
Lapis Lazuli(4* Gacha)
Amarna(If no one else is using)
Navigator (I guess if you are using her ult for paralyze?)
Any DPS, this is purely for part breaking
None required
3, 4 (Support Skill)
2
Sunny Payback(5* Standard Gacha)
Stats
Skill Haste
S-energy recovery
5, 6 (Ultimate)
3
Malbec(3* gacha)
Lvl 15 Stat Electrical Dmg (Unnecessary)
1, 2 (Standard Skill)
4
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Notes:
Coronet can in theory break parts the fastest, but a high investment Eatchel’s damage buffs will cause her to lose against her in time
Other than part breaking, please don’t use Coronet as a support. Her support skill isnt good enough to be used solely as a support
In general, Discordance is the best pick out of weapon supply drop 1, so feel free to get it for Coronet


Lyfe-Wild Hunt

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Overview:
DPS: Lyfe-Wild Hunt is a hybrid DPS that really enjoys having her manifestations. Her standard skill works on its own ammo system, shooting homing missiles at enemies at allow her to shoot her SMG while firing her missiles. She can replenish ammo for shooting enemies with M1, which is extremely helpful for her, and her M2, M4, and M5 help her. However, past M2, its probably not worth it to invest shards in her unless you really like Wild Hunt.
Stardust memory is definitely recommended, but it is not necessary. Another note is that while Wild Hunt was falling off a little, but Enya-Exuvia, especially being free, bolstered her preformance a lot, as Exuvia synergizes with Hybrid DPS


Support: Lyfe-Wild Hunt can be used as a support, especially with the release of Amarna squad and Alloy Truth. Since her support skill does DoT and over 10 seconds with her neuronics, this can constantly activate the “Aten's sight” buff of Amarna squad, and Alloy Truth is comically broken.
However, without Alloy Truth, you can run Frigatebird (4*) which can still do pretty solid. However, Alloy will really improve her performance. She needs no manifestations, and especially is good as a ballistic DPS support with Amarna, or a frost support if you run Twilight squad instead

DPS:
Weapons
Logistics
Teammates
Manifestations
Neuronics
1
Stardust Memory (5* Standard Gacha)
Thebes(Standard Logistics)
Twilight(Standard Logistics)
Enya-Exuvia (Hybrid Support)
M1 is basically needed, and should be farmed asap
1, 2 (Standard Skill)
2
Safety Line (3* gacha)
Stats
Attack
Skill Haste
Alignment Index
Acacia-Kaguya(Frost Shred)
M2 is a solid attack buff that’s nice
5, 6 (Ultimate)
3
Lvl 15 Stat Frost Dmg
Acacia-Redacted (Navigator CC)
The rest of her manifestations are pretty good, but may not be worth getting as opposed to other characters unless you really like WH
3, 4 (Support Skill)
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Support:
Weapons
Logistics
Teammates
Manifestations
Neuronics
1
Alloy Truth (5* LIMITED gacha)
Amarna(If no one else is using)
Twilight (Frost Support)
Ballistic DPS with Amarna
None required
3, 4 (Support Skill)
2
Frigatebird(4* Gacha or supply drop 2)
Stats
Skill Haste
Attack (Only with Frigatebird)
Frost DPS with Twilight
5, 6 (Ultimate)
3
Lvl 15 Stat Frost Dmg (Unnecessary)
1, 2 (Standard Skill)
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Notes:
WH is significantly worse as a support without Alloy, but given it being a limited weapon, it may not be worth it to pull for it as it is expensive
Wild Hunt is even better against enemies with weak spots as it allows her to gain more skill ammo back
Wild Hunt can use Navigator against enemies that can be frozen, but given how good amarna is, it is not recommended in general
Specifically, Twilight can be used as a cost effective DPS option, as its not as good as Thebes, but its fairly close and allows for you to not need two different logistics sets for Lyfe

Fenny-Lionheart

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Overview: Fenny-Lionheart is undeniably the best 4* DPS, but is ultimately worse than every 5* DPS. Her shotgun rush allows her to close the gap on enemies, and get right in their face to shoot them. Her ult, however, is really bad and basically useless. She has an extremely high base atk stat for a 4*, and does have a solid 4* shotgun option in Full Alert, albeit being a battle pass weapon.
However, Tiny Grains + her abilitiy to self shield allows her to activate Tiny Grains’ debuff, which increases her attack even more. M1 makes her really fun to play against hordes of enemies, but doesn’t end up helping her in neural simulation.
However, given how good Amano Iwato is, you pretty much have to play her in ADS, limiting her mobility, and her ideal playstyle. Mauxir-Shadow Ka makes her really strong, especially with the dummy being locked in one place, though it might be a better choice to use Shadow Ka with a stronger DPS.
Weapons
Logistics
Teammates
Manifestations
Neuronics
1
Tiny Grains (5* Standard Gacha)
Amano Iwato(Standard Logistics)
Dharma (If you really dont want to ADS, but significantly worse)
Mauxir-Shadow Ka (Ballistic Support)
M2 and M3 are the only significant buffs, but its not recommended to farm shards for 4*
1, 2 (Standard Skill)
2
Full Alert(4* Battlepass)
Stats
Attack
Crit Dmg
Crit Rate
Acacia-Kaguya(Universal Shred)
5, 6(Ultimate)
3
Knock Knock(3* gacha)
Lvl 15 Stat Kinetic Dmg
Acacia-Redacted (Navigator CC)
3, 4 (Support Skill)
4
Fritia-Little Sunshine (Amarna buff if you dont have Shadow Ka)
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Notes:
M5 in theory allows her to be a support, reloading bullets and granting an attack boost, but this isn’t really that strong of a role and in general not worth building at all
Full Alert is a really good 4* alternative, but is unfortunately limited to the battlepass.
As mentioned previously, she is really fun in content with hordes of enemies, given her M1, such as Paradoxical Labyrinth or Underground Purge


Mauxir-Meow

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Overview: Mauxir-Meow is a character to attempts to circumvent the weakness on smgs by creating an “ID avatar” with her standard skill, which can ignore the high ricochet rates. This is the bread and butter of her kit, which can have 100% uptime with M1. Her ult is an execute ability that grants her an aptitude effect scaling off her HP if it fails to execute, which is fine. Nothing incredible, however. Prefers Battle Veteran, but there any many alternatives if needed
Weapons
Logistics
Teammates
Manifestations
Neuronics
1
100 Battle Veteran (5* Standard Gacha)
Amano Iwato(Standard Logistics)
Eli(Event Logistics)
Acacia-Kaguya(Frost Shred)
M1 allows 100% uptime on standard skill, making it really solid
1, 2 (Standard Skill)
2
Stardust Memory (5* Standard Gacha)
Stats
Attack
Acacia-Redacted (Navigator CC)
M3 gives massive shred to defense on her ID avatae, thus further enabling her ability as a ballistic DPS
5, 6(Ultimate)
3
Homecoming(4* Gacha)
Lvl 15 Stat Frost Dmg
Lyfe-Wild Hunt (Frost shred with Twilight)
3, 4 (Support Skill)
4
Safety Line (3* Gacha)
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Notes:
Hp is probably the second best logistic stat, but its such a minor difference that its pretty much useless
While Mauxir could be used as a support, the only character who would really want Mauxir would be Absconditus, and she prefers other supports regardless
Despite Mauxir being a DPS, battle veteran is so ridiculously good it can be used despite being the wrong element (Chaos)
Eli Squad only works with frost weapons







Marian-Queen of Pain

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Overview:
DPS: Marian-Queen of Pain, unlike her 5* version, is a very simplistic sniper with very simplistic abilities. However, they are still pretty effective. Her standard skill creates a dummy that taunts enemies, which is fairly useful to distract enemies.
However, the main usefulness of the skill is surprisingly its passive, which increases ballistic damage while ADS (Scoping), up to 20% increased dmg (22% at M4). Her ult is literally just a singular powerful shot (especially with neuronics) thats basically considered ballistic dmg.
The ult is fine, and if you hold down on it, you can aim and lock unto enemies. Its not gamechanging, but does pretty solid damage. It is really cheap as well, only costing 50 energy with a 5 second cooldown. Then again, you can literally just send small enemies flying with it.
Support: Arguably, Marian is better as a Chaos support basically only due to Cherno-Enigma. With her 4th neuronic unlocked, her support skill reduces the chaos res of enemies hit without a shield, which Enigma prefers regardless, by 20%, which is really good.
Couple this with Twilight squad + Deep Sea’s Call (Or even Disco Confusion) you can provide a massive damage increase to Enigma, making her an amazing support. Tess is stronger than Marian when using them with Cherno, but only if you are hitting extremely quick times (1-2 detonate speedruns). Plus, Marian is a 4*, and Tess is a limited 5* (more expensive and harder to get)

DPS:
Weapons
Logistics
Teammates
Manifestations
Neuronics
1
Chocolate Filling (5* Pardoxical Labyrinth Reward)
Amano Iwato (Standard Logistics)
Mauxir-Shadow Ka (Ballistic Support)
M1 is pretty good, giving her first shot after her skill double damage
5, 6 (Ultimate)
2
Mark of Mesmer (4* Gacha)
Stats
Attack
Crit Dmg
Crit Rate
Tess-The Magician (Ult Spam)
M2 isn’t as beneficial as it might sound, because you shouldn’t be scoping that long
1, 2 (Standard Skill)
3
Steel Birch Forest (3* gacha)
Lvl 15 Stat Chaos Dmg
Acacia-Kaguya (Universal Shred)
M3 is really nice, as if you
3, 4 (Support Skill)
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Support:
Weapons
Logistics
Teammates
Manifestations
Neuronics
1
Deep Sea’s Call (4* Gacha or supply drop 2)
Twilight (Chaos Support)
Cherno-Enigma or any other Chaos DPS
None required
4, 3 (Support Skill)
2
Disco Confusion(4* Gacha)
Stats
Skill Haste
Attack (Only with Deep Sea’s Call)
S-recovery
5, 6 (Ultimate)
3
Steel Birch Forest (3* Gacha)
Lvl 15 Stat Chaos Dmg (Generally Unnecessary)
1, 2 (Standard Skill)
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Notes:
Chocolate Filling can be obtained 100% free through the Paradoxical Labyrinth, and even can be gotten to T2 with it!
Disco Confusion can be better than Deep Sea’s Call, but only if it has really high tiers compared to DSC
If any more Chaos DPS get released in the future, Marian will go up in value, though she is niche as she can only support one element



Acacia-Kaguya

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Overview:
Acacia-Kaguya was the first ever limited character, and is absolutely busted. The only important part of her kit is her support skill, as while her standard skill was buffed to work offield, it really isn’t worth using, even with her Deiwos’s ability. Her support skill throws a “dart” at enemies, sucking them in while following them, which importantly decreases their all type resistance by about 24%.
Acacia’s universal shred is absurd, and given its high uptime, Kaguya is extremely easy to slot into any teams. Her ultimate in general is good against hordes, but tends to be useless in neural simulation Kaguya can also use Amarna extremely well, with the only caveat being Amarna is limited to one set per team.
While Kaguya seems generalized, she is also an extremely strong frost support, using her signature Pine Aurora and running Twilight Squad. Even more, since using a frost weapon activates her M2, she can be really strong supporting someone like Katya or even Wild Hunt.
Weapons
Logistics
Teammates
Manifestations
Neuronics
1
Pine Aurora(5* Gacha)(Best choice for frost DPS)
Amarna(Event Logistics)
Twilight(Standard Logistics)(With Frost DPS)
Frost DPS with Twilight
M2 is definitely an improvement, but only worth it if you are using T2 Pine or with a Frost DPS
4, 3 (Support Skill)
2
Prismatic Igniter(4* Gacha or supply drop 2)(T5 Igniter > T1 Aurora unless Frost DPS)
Stats
Attack (With Igniter)
Skill Haste
Literally Anyone (Universal Shred)
5, 6(Ultimate)
3
Tribute of Rose(4* Event Shop)(Frost DPS)
Lvl 15 Stat: Frost DMG (Unnecessary)
1, 2 (Standard Skill)
4
Aye Aye Captain(4* Gacha)(Frost DPS)
5
Muddy Snow(3* Gacha)
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Notes:
Aye Aye Captain can outclass Igniter when supporting a frost dps at m2
T2 Pine Aurora is better than Igniter T5 even for non-frost DPS especially at M2, but pulling two copies is in general not worth it.
Amarna, in theory will beat out Twilight for ballistic frost DPS, but since you can only have one Amarna per team, Frost DPS in general will want Kaguya with Twilight
Attack stats on logistics can be used only if you are using Igniter

Mauxir-Shadow Ka

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Overview:
Mauxir-Shadow Ka is a stupidly good ballistic dmg support who really wants her manifestations. Her standard skill deals some damage based off HP, but it really isn't significant enough to actually use. Her ultimate can slow for 5 seconds, but ultimately (pun not intended) its not worth it in almost all circumstances. Her support skill is absolutely amazing, creating a dummy that transfers 110% of dmg (120% if M5) to the enemy target, while also dealing damage to it over time. This is includes both ballistic and skill damage.