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Snowbreak Containment Zone Beginner's Guide

Character Builds, Tier List & Team Building Guide By Flux Kairos

Introduction

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Disclaimer

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This guide is meant to be for reference only.
It is not a bible or a definitive guide, since many of the mechanics of the game have yet to be unravelled and a lot of testing is required to find the optimal builds & teams. The translation of a lot of mechanics is also not accurate, so we won’t know how things actually work till we test them out. Please use this as a way to try out new teams and playstyles rather than a manual for how the game should be played.
This game is somewhat skill based, so some builds might work better for your playstyle than others. There will also be times where it might be worth tweaking your builds for specific endgame stages, so please keep that in mind.
Team building is very dependent on your roster and the recommendations listed in this guide are only suggestions for experimentation as opposed to optimal team recommendations from extensive testing. Team recommendations might also be outdated, so just use them as reference for ideas.
Navigator, Mizuho and Usha are available in Underground Purge shop.
4* weapons can be bought from shop for 300k silverbucks. The featured 4* weapon refreshes daily, so make sure to always keep 300k available if you really need the weapon. Compatible 3* weapons, max modified to Tier 5 with dupes, will often be more effective than an incompatible 4* weapon. Strawberry Shortcake and Prismatic Igniter are high value 4* weapons which are worth purchasing from the shop if needed.
Certain weapons might not be available after the event, they were introduced in, has ended.
Some weapons are only available from boxes, so choose carefully when you get a 4* weapon box.
The substats column shows the optimal logistic substats for that specific build, it’s not a priority list.
For theotropic clusters, 1 is top left and 2 is top right. All the clusters have numbers when you click on them to upgrade.
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Starter’s Guides

Best Pick for Free Selector & Reroll Guide

Note: Make sure the limited banners are good before rerolling for them.

Shop and Resource Farming Guide

Logistics Guide

5* Orange Logistic Talent Chart
Talent
D
C
B
A
S
1
Max HP
4.0%
5.5%
7.0%
8.5%
10.0%
2
ATK
4.0%
5.5%
7.0%
8.5%
10.0%
3
DEF
4.0%
5.5%
7.0%
8.5%
10.0%
4
CRIT DMG Amplifier
4.2%
5.8%
7.4%
9.0%
10.6%
5
Shooting CRIT Rate
2.1%
2.9%
3.7%
4.5%
5.3%
6
Skill Haste
7.7
10.6
13.5
16.4
19.3
7
Alignment Index
42.4
58.3
74.2
90.1
106
8
S-Energy Recovery Bonus
5.6%
7.8%
9.9%
12.0%
14.1%
9
U-Energy Recover
5.6%
7.8%
9.9%
12.0%
14.1%
10
Kinetic DMG (3rd Talent)
3.4%
4.7%
5.9%
7.2%
8.5%
11
Thermal DMG (3rd Talent)
3.4%
4.7%
5.9%
7.2%
8.5%
12
Frost DMG (3rd Talent)
3.4%
4.7%
5.9%
7.2%
8.5%
13
Electrical DMG (3rd Talent)
3.4%
4.7%
5.9%
7.2%
8.5%
14
Chaos DMG (3rd Talent)
3.4%
4.7%
5.9%
7.2%
8.5%
15
Heal Bonus (3rd Talent)
4.2%
5.8%
7.4%
9.0%
10.6%
16
Auxiliary Units Strength (3rd Talent)
4.2%
5.8%
7.4%
9.0%
10.6%
17
Shield Construction Efficiency (3rd Talent)
4.2%
5.8%
7.4%
9.0%
10.6%
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Weapons Guide

Weapon ATK Buff Stacking Chart
1

Strawberry Shortcake

Prismatic Igniter

Lapis Lazuli

Deep Sea's Call

Frigatebird

2

Strawberry Shortcake

X

O

O

O

O

3

Prismatic Igniter

O

X

O

O

O

4

Lapis Lazuli

O

O

X

X

X

5

Deep Sea's Call

O

O

X

X

X

6

Frigatebird

O

O

X

X

X

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Neuronics Guide

Base/Dorm Guide

(Tutorial in the video above)
You can get one block “9” pieces by sending pieces to others. These are very useful for completing puzzles.
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Spending Guide

Buy monthly pass
Buy all packs with pulls

Buy this $30 pack for BitGold ↓ ​
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Banner Guide

Advanced Guides

Phantom+Xinye Build for Neural Simulation Speedruns

Note: This build is only good if you have a highly invested main DPS character where the majority of their DPS is through their ultimate skill. You are trading damage for time, so that you can score higher for Neural Simulation.
Roles
Weapons
Logistics
Operatives
Substats
1
Main DPS with high Manifestations
Optimal Weapon
Optimal Logistics
Yao - Winter Solstice
Haru - Absconditus
Fritia - Hush
or any other viable main DPS depending on the buffs for that week.
Optimal Substats
2
1st Support
Optimal Support Weapon
4* Phantom U-Energy Recovery (Squad) +21% & After any operative deals DMG, +1.5 U-Energy. 5s Cooldown
Mauxir - Shadow Ka


Acacia - Kaguya


Marian - Swift
Start with her and use the ADS → Standard Skill → Hip fire → Standard Skill → Hip fire rotation to generate U-energy quickly, and then swap to Main DPS with ultimate. She is the fastest U-energy generator.
1) Max HP: 10%
2) Alignment Index: 106
3) Chaos DMG: 8.5%
1) Alignment Index: 106
2) Skill Haste: 19.3
3) Frost DMG: 8.5%
1) U-Energy Recovery Bonus: 14.1%
2) Skill Haste: 19.3
3) Kinetic DMG: 8.5%
3
2nd Support
Optimal Support Weapon
Xinye U-Energy Recovery (Squad) +28%, After this operative uses their Ultimate Skill, refund 20% U-Energy
Acacia - Redacted
You typically want to use Redacted for speedruns because of her Deiwos:
Upon entry, full squad immediately gains 29 initial U-Energy, for each 100 Alignment Index, gains extra 1 U-Energy
For your second team, use any support that best supports your second main DPS
1) Alignment Index: 106 2) Skill Haste: 19.3 3) Chaos DMG: 8.5%
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The idea of this build is to maximize U-energy recovery so you can ult faster for faster times. There’s a certain point of investment in your main DPS where this is more effective than maximizing damage for speedruns.

Winter Solstice demonstration by ryeo

Thermal/Kinetic +30% DMG Chaos Resist -25%
M5 Winter Solstice + T2 Space Cowboy. Amano-Iwato Logistics. M5 Shadow KA + T2 Alloy Truth. Phantom Logistics. M5 Redacted + T5 Prismatic Igniter. Xinye Logistics.

Hush+Swift U-energy battery demonstration by Sviel

Credits: Thanks to ryeo, paep3nguin, Vicyush & Sviel for help with this guide

Tier List V1.8

Disclaimer: This is an investment tier list for clearing content with ease, not a DPS comparison. Support is a highly valued ability for this list as it is always useful.
1

SSS+

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2

SSS

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3

SS+

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4

SS

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(S Tier at M0)
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(A without optimal Tess)
5

S

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(SS at high investment)
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6

A

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(SS with T2 Alloy Truth)
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(S with T2 Alloy Truth)
7

F

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Team Building Guide V1.8

Disclaimers:
1) This guide is aimed at F2P & low spenders under the following assumptions:
Weapons: Top 2 options from build guide, so either T1 Sig weapon or T5 recommended 4* weapon
Manifestations: M2 for most. M3 for chars like 5* Mauxir, 5* Chenxing, etc. who get a huge boost at the stage.
2) This guide does not take weekly modifiers into account, so choose the right main DPS based on the modifiers.
Bosses & DPS Guide
Strategy
Recommended DPS
Resistances & CC
Boss
Traits
Notes
Just DPS them lol
5* Yao
5* Katya
5* Cherno
5* Siris
5* Fritia
5* Fenny
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5* Yao
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Kinetic: -10
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Thermal: -10
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Frost: -5
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Stunned
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Slow
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Esther
5* Mauxir is very useful for her because she’s highly evasive.
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Will Anderson
Destructible Parts
Teleportation
5* Mauxir’s Kebechet is erased when the boss phases or becomes invulnerable.
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Teleportation
5* Mauxir’s Kebechet is erased when the boss phases or becomes invulnerable.
Burst DPS during vulnerable phases
5* Cherno
5* Yao
5* Katya
5* Siris
5* Fenny
5* Chenxing
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5* Cherno
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Kinetic: -10
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Thermal: -10
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Frost: -5
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Stunned
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Slow
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Invulnerable Phases
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Chaos: -10
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Electrical: -10
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Thermal: -5
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Paralyzed
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Slow
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Destructible Parts
Invulnerable Phases
Gimmick Phases
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Non-Destructible Parts
Invulnerable Phases
Gimmick Phases
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Kinetic: 40
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Chaos: -20
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Slow
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Destructible Parts
Invulnerable Phases
No Kinetic DPS like 4* Fenny or 5* Marian
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5* Katya
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Frost: -10
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Electrical: -5
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Chaos: -5
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Kinetic: -5
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Frozen
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Slow
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Non-Destructible Parts
Fortified Parts
Invulnerable Phases
Gimmick Phases
Use M2+ 5* Katya for part breaking. Otherwise, use a shotgun part-breaker like Fenny or Eatchel to destroy pillars. Yao/Tess: Use Tess ult before pillar phase and shoot pillars after standard skill.
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5* Siris
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Kinetic: 40
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Thermal: -20
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Paralyzed
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Slow
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Invulnerable Phases
Gimmick Phases
Teleportation
5* Mauxir’s Kebechet is erased when the boss phases or becomes invulnerable. No Kinetic DPS like 4* Fenny or 5* Marian
Parts Breaker + Burst DPS
5* Cherno
5* Yao
5* Siris
5* Chenxing
5* Katya
5* Fenny
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5* Cherno
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Chaos: -10
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Electrical: -10
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Thermal: -5
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Paralyzed
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Slow
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Destructible Parts
Non-Destructible Parts
Fortified Parts
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Destructible Parts
Non-Destructible Parts
Fortified Parts
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5* Katya

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Kinetic: -10
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Thermal: -10
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Frost: -5
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Stunned
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Paralyzed
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Slow
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Destructible Parts
Non-Destructible Parts
Gimmick Phases
Use M2+ 5* Katya for part breaking. Otherwise, use a good part-breaker like sniper or shotgun.
Burst Ballistic DPS
5* Yao
5* Katya
5* Cherno
5* Fenny
5* Chenxing
4* Fenny
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5* Yao

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Kinetic: -10
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Thermal: -10
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Frost: -5
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Stunned
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Slow
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Ordinary Shield
Gimmick Phases
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Ordinary Shield
Teleportation
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Ordinary Shield
Teleportation
Multi-target DPS
5* Chenxing
5* Cherno
5* Haru
5* Yao
5* Katya
5* Siris
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5* Chenxing
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Frost: -10
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Electrical: -5
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Chaos: -5
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Kinetic: -5
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Frozen
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Slow
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Destructible Parts
Non-Destructible Parts
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Hela Ragethorn
Destructible Parts
Non-Destructible Parts
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5* Haru
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Thermal: 80
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Frost: -10
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Electrical: -5
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Kinetic: -5
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Frozen
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Slow
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Non-Destructible Parts
Gimmick Phases
No Thermal DPS like Yao or Fritia
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Frost: 80
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Electrical: -5
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Kinetic: -5
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Slow
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Non-Destructible Parts
Gimmick Phases
No Frost DPS like Katya or Lyfe
Frost Ballistic DPS
5* Katya
5* Cherno
5* Yao
5* Fenny
5* Lyfe
5* Chenxing
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5* Katya
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Frost: -10
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Electrical: -5
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Chaos: -5
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Kinetic: -5
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Frozen
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Slow
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Non-Destructible Parts
Fortified Parts
Ordinary Shield
Applying Slow with 4* Acacia or 4* Cherno is kinda tricky.
Support
Main DPS
Priority 1
Priority 2
Priority 3
Priority 4
Priority 5
Priority 6
Notes
1
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5* Cherno
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5* Enya
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5* Tess
(Neural)
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5* Mauxir
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4* Marian
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5* Acacia
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4* Acacia
Hybrid Chaos Skill DPS Source: DoT+Stack Detonation
2
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5* Yao
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5* Mauxir
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5* Tess
(Neural)
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5* Acacia
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4* Acacia
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4* Fritia
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