Best W-Engines for All ZZZ Agents with F2P alternatives And Cheat Sheets

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In Zenless Zone Zero, equipping your agents with the right W-Engine can significantly enhance their performance and maximize their potential on the battlefield. Each agent has unique abilities and playstyles, making the choice of W-Engine crucial for optimal gameplay. In this guide, we'll dive into the best W-Engine options for each agent, helping you to gear up and dominate from the very start. Whether you're aiming for raw power, strategic utility, or balanced performance, our recommendations will ensure your agents are perfectly equipped for every challenge they face. Let's explore the top W-Engine choices for every agent in ZZZ!

Cheat sheets

Anby

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Demara Battery Mark II, Rarity: A | Type: Stun (F2P friendly)

  • Effect: Increases Electric DMG by 15/17.5/20/22/22%. When the equipper hits an enemy with Dodge Counter or Assist Attack, their Energy Generation Rate increases by 18/20.5/23/25/27.5% for 8s.
  • Secondary stat tats: Impact

You get this Rank A W-Engin for free while playing the game and it is designed for Anby.

Anton Ivanov

Drill Rig - Red Axis, Rarity: A | Type: Attack (F2P friendly)

  • Effect: When launching an EX Special Attack or Chain Attack, Electric DMG from Basic Attacks and Dash Attacks increases by 50/57.5/65/72.5/80% for 10s. This effect can trigger once every 15s.
  • Secondary stat tats: Energy Regen

This Attack type of engine boosts Anton's attacks when he deals electric damage and is perfectly suited for him.

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Ben

Big Cylinder, Rarity: A | Type: Defence (F2P friendly)

  • Effect: Reduces DMG taken by 7.5/8.5/9.5/10.5/12%. After being attacked, the next attack to hit an enemy will trigger a critical hit and deal 600/690/780/870/960% of the equipper's DEF as additional DMG. This effect can be triggered once every 7.5s.
  • Secondary stat tats: Defense

Turn Ben's defense stats into damage with this perfect W-Engine

Billy Kid

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Starlight Engine Replica, Rarity: A | Type: Attack (F2P friendly)

  • Effect: Increases the equipper's Physical DMG by 36/41/46.5/52/57.5% for 8s upon hitting an enemy at least 6 meters away with a Basic Attack or Dash Attack.
  • Secondary stat tats: Attack

This is the Engine made for Billy. However, make sure to attack your enemies from a distance to increase your damage!

Corin

Housekeeper, Rarity: A | Type: Attack (F2P friendly)

  • Effect: While off-field, Energy Regen increases by 0.45/0.52/0.58/0.65/0.72 per second. When an EX Special Attack hits an enemy, the equipper's Physical DMG increases by 3/3.5/4/4.4/4.8%, stacking up to 15 times and lasting 1s. Retriggering refreshes duration.
  • Secondary stat tats: Attack

If you have this W-engine you will want to play Corin as your 2nd DPS so she can stack more Energy Regen while off field!

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Ellen

Deep Sea Visitor, Rarity: S | Type: Attack

  • Effect: Increases Ice DMG by 25/31.5/38/44.5/50%. Upon hitting an enemy with a Basic Attack, the equipper's CRIT Rate increases by 10/12.5.15/17.5/20% for 8s. When dealing Ice DMG with a Dash Attack, the equipper's CRIT Rate increases by an additional 10/12.5.15/17.5/20%for 15s. The duration of each effect is calculated separately.
  • Secondary stat tats: Crit Rate

This is the S-tier engine designed for Ellen, nothing can be better than this weapon.

Cannon Rotor, Rarity: A | Type: Attack (F2P friendly)

  • Effect: Increases ATK by 7.5/8.6/9.7/10.8/12%. Attacks that land a CRIT on an enemy will inflict an additional 200% of ATK as DMG. This effect can only be triggered once every 8/7.5/7/6.5/6s.
  • Secondary stat tats: Crit Rate

Ellen needs to have a high crit rate % to deal massive damages so Cannon Rotor is her best F2P-friendly alternative weapon.

Starlight Engine, Rarity: A | Type: Attack (F2P friendly)

  • Effect: Launching a Dodge Counter or Quick Assist increases the equipper's ATK by 12/13.8/15.6/17.4/19.2% for 12s.
  • Secondary stat tats: Attack

Street Superstar, Rarity: A | Type: Attack (F2P friendly)

  • Effect: Whenever a squad member launches a Chain Attack, the equipper gains a Charge stack, stacking up to 3 times. Upon activating their own Ultimate, the equipper consumes all Charge stacks, and each stack increases the skill's DMG by 15/17.2/19.5/21.7/24%.
  • Secondary stat tats: Attack

Grace

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Fusion Compiler, Rarity: S | Type: Anomaly

  • Effect: Increases ATK by 12/15/18/21/24%. When using a Special Attack or EX Special Attack, the equipper's Anomaly Proficiency is increased by 25/31/37/43/50 for 8s, stacking up to 3 times. The duration of each stack is calculated separately.
  • Secondary stat tats: PEN Ration

This is the S-tier engine designed for Grace, she can stack tons of Anomaly with her skills

Electro-Lip Gloss, Rarity: A | Type: Anomaly (F2P friendly)

  • Effect: When there are enemies inflicted with Attribute Anomaly on the field, the equipper's ATK increases by 10/11.5/13/14.5/16% and they deal an additional 15/17.5/20/22.5/25% more DMG to the target.
  • Secondary stat tats: Anymaly Proficiency

Rainforest Gourmet, Rarity: A | Type: Anomaly (F2P friendly)

  • Effect: For every 10 Energy consumed, the equipper gains a buff that increases ATK by 2.5/2.8/3.2/3.6/4% for 10s, stacking up to 10 times. The duration of each stack is calculated separately.
  • Secondary stat tats: Anymaly Proficiency

Weeping Gemini, Rarity: A | Type: Anomaly (F2P friendly)

  • Effect: Whenever a squad member inflicts an Attribute Anomaly on an enemy, the equipper gains a buff that increases Anomaly Proficiency by 30/34/38/42/46, stacking up to 4 times. This effect expires when the target recovers from Stun or is defeated. The duration of each stack is calculated separately.
  • Secondary stat tats: Attack

Koleda

Hellfiore Gears, Rarity: S | Type: Stun

  • Effect: When off-field, the equipper's Energy Regen increases by 0.6/0.75/0.9/1.5/1.2 per second. When using an EX Special Attack, the equipper's Impact is increased by 10/12.5/15/17.5/20% for 10s, stacking up to 2 times. The duration of each stack is calculated separately.
  • Secondary stat tats: Impact

This is the S-tier engine designed for Koleda, let her off-field to generate Energy Recharge then call her to use EX Special Attack and optimize the boost of Impact to stun your opponents.

Steam oven, Rarity: A | Type: Stun (F2P friendly)

  • Effect: For every 10 Energy accumulated, the equipper's Impact is increased by 2/2.3/2.6/2.9/3.2%, stacking up to 8 times. After Energy is consumed, this bonus remains for 8 more seconds. The duration of each stack is calculated separately.
  • Secondary stat tats: Energy Regen

Precious Fossilized Core, Rarity: A | Type: Stun (F2P friendly)

  • Effect: When the target's HP is no lower than 50%, the equipper inflicts 10/11.5/13/14.5/16% more Daze. When the target's HP is no lower than 75%, this bonus is further enhanced by 10/11.5/13/14.5/16%.
  • Secondary stat tats: Impact
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Lucy

Kaboom the Cannon, Rarity: A | Type: Support (F2P friendly)

  • Effect: When any friendly unit in the squad attacks and hits an enemy, all squad members' ATK increases by 2.5/2.8/3.2/3.6/4% for 8s, stacking up to 4 times. The duration of each stack is calculated separately, and each friendly unit can provide 1 stack of the buff. Passive effects of the same name do not stack.
  • Secondary stat tats: Energy Regen

This is perfect for Lucy who's a support who can increase the Attack of your squad members.

Nekomata

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Steel Cushion, Rarity: S | Type: Attack

  • Effect: Increases Physical DMG by 20/25/30/35/40%. The equipper's DMG increases by 25/31.5/38/44/50% when attacking the enemy from behind.
  • Secondary stat tats: Crit Rate

This is the S-tier engine designed for Nekomata, try always to attack from behind to have a massive bonus damage.

Starlight Engine, Rarity: A | Type: Attack (F2P friendly)

  • Effect: Launching a Dodge Counter or Quick Assist increases the equipper's ATK by 12/13.8/15.6/17.4/19.2% for 12s.
  • Secondary stat tats: Attack

Street Superstar, Rarity: A | Type: Attack (F2P friendly)

  • Effect: Whenever a squad member launches a Chain Attack, the equipper gains a Charge stack, stacking up to 3 times. Upon activating their own Ultimate, the equipper consumes all Charge stacks, and each stack increases the skill's DMG by 15/17.2/19.5/21.7/24%.
  • Secondary stat tats: Attack

Cannon Rotor, Rarity: A | Type: Attack (F2P friendly)

  • Effect: Increases ATK by 7.5/8.6/9.7/10.8/12%. Attacks that land a CRIT on an enemy will inflict an additional 200% of ATK as DMG. This effect can only be triggered once every 8/7.5/7/6.5/6s.
  • Secondary stat tats: Crit Rate

Nicole

The Vault, Rarity: S | Type: Support (F2P Friendly)

  • Effect: Dealing Ether DMG using an EX Special Attack, Chain Attack, or Ultimate increases all squad members' DMG against the target by 15/17.5/20/22/24% and increases the equipper's Energy Regen by 0.5/0.58/0.65/0.72/0.8 per second for 2s. Passive effects of the same name do not stack.
  • Secondary stat tats: Energy Regen

This item allows Nicole to increase the damage of the team as well as getting a lot more energy to spam her skill and pack the mobs.

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Piper

The Vault, Rarity: S | Type: Anomaly (F2P Friendly)

  • Effect: When EX Special Attack hits an enemy, one of three possible effects is randomly triggered for 5 seconds. This effect can trigger once every 0.3s. The same types of effects cannot stack. Repeated triggers reset the duration allowing several effects to be active at once:
  1. increases the equipper's ATK by 8/9.210.4/11.6/12.8%,
  2. increases the equipper's Anomaly Proficiency by 40/46/52/58/64,
  3. increases the equipper's Anomaly Buildup Rate by 25/28/32/36/40%.
  • Secondary stat tats: Attack

Hold Nicole's EX Special attack to let her rotate enough time to trigger all the buffs!

Rina

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Weeping Cradle, Rarity: S | Type: Support

  • Effect: While off-field, Energy Regen increases by 0.6/0.75/0.9/1.05/1.2 per second. Attacks from the equipper enhance the squad's DMG against a struck target by 10/12.5/15/17.5/20% for 3 seconds. During this period, this effect is further increased by 1.7/2/2.5/3/3.3% every 0.5s, up to a maximum additional increase of 10.2/12/15/18/19.8%. Repeated triggers only refresh its duration without refreshing the DMG increase effect. Passive effects of the same name do not stack.
  • Secondary stat tats: PEN Ratio

This is the S-tier engine designed for Rina.

Unfettered Game Ball, Rarity: A | Type: Support (F2P friendly)

  • Effect: Whenever the equipper's attack triggers an Attribute Counter effect, all squad members' CRIT Rate against the struck enemy increases by 12/13.5/15.5/17.5/20% for 12s. The bonuses triggered by the same type of passive effects do not stack.
  • Secondary stat tats: Energy Regen

Street Superstar, Rarity: B | Type: Support (F2P)

  • Effect: Launching an EX Special Attack or Chain Attack increases all squad members' Anomaly Mastery and Anomaly Proficiency by 10/12/13/15/16 for 10s. This effect can trigger once every 20s. Passive effects of the same name do not stack.
  • Secondary stat tats: Energy Regen

Soldier 11

The Brimstone, Rarity: S | Type: Attack

  • Effect: Upon hitting an enemy with a Basic Attack, Dash Attack, or Dodge Counter, the equipper's ATK increases by 3.5/4.4/5.2/6/7% for 8s, stacking up to 8 times. This effect can trigger once every 0.5s. The duration of each stack is calculated separately.
  • Secondary stat tats: Attack

This is the S-tier engine designed for Soldier 11.

Starlight Engine, Rarity: A | Type: Attack (F2P friendly)

  • Effect: Launching a Dodge Counter or Quick Assist increases the equipper's ATK by 12/13.8/15.6/17.4/19.2% for 12s.
  • Secondary stat tats: Attack

Street Superstar, Rarity: A | Type: Attack (F2P friendly)

  • Effect: Whenever a squad member launches a Chain Attack, the equipper gains a Charge stack, stacking up to 3 times. Upon activating their own Ultimate, the equipper consumes all Charge stacks, and each stack increases the skill's DMG by 15/17.2/19.5/21.7/24%.
  • Secondary stat tats: Attack

Cannon Rotor, Rarity: A | Type: Attack (F2P friendly)

  • Effect: Increases ATK by 7.5/8.6/9.7/10.8/12%. Attacks that land a CRIT on an enemy will inflict an additional 200% of ATK as DMG. This effect can only be triggered once every 8/7.5/7/6.5/6s.
  • Secondary stat tats: Crit Rate
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Soukaku

Bashful Demon, Rarity: S | Type: Support (F2P friendly)

  • Effect: Increases Ice DMG by 15/17.5/20/22/24%. When launching an EX Special Attack, all squad members' ATK increases by 2/2.3/2.6/2.9/3.2% for 12s, stacking up to 4 times. Retriggering refreshes duration. Passive effects of the same name do not stack.
  • Secondary stat tats: Attack

It increases Soukaku's damage and buffs the whole team. This is the main reason why Soukaku is the best support character for Ellen

Von Lycaon

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The Restrained, Rarity: S | Type: Stun

  • Effect: When an attack hits an enemy, DMG and Daze from Basic Attacks increase by 6/7.5/9/10.5/12% for 8s, stacking up to 5 times. This effect can trigger at most once during each skill. The duration of each stack is calculated separately.
  • Secondary stat tats: Impact

This is the S-tier engine designed for Lycaon and it helps him to stun his targets quite easily.

Steam oven, Rarity: A | Type: Stun (F2P friendly)

  • Effect: For every 10 Energy accumulated, the equipper's Impact is increased by 2/2.3/2.6/2.9/3.2%, stacking up to 8 times. After Energy is consumed, this bonus remains for 8 more seconds. The duration of each stack is calculated separately.
  • Secondary stat tats: Energy Regen

Precious Fossilized Core, Rarity: A | Type: Stun (F2P friendly)

  • Effect: When the target's HP is no lower than 50%, the equipper inflicts 10/11.5/13/14.5/16% more Daze. When the target's HP is no lower than 75%, this bonus is further enhanced by 10/11.5/13/14.5/16%.
  • Secondary stat tats: Impact

Zhu Yuan

Riot Suppressor Mark VI, Rarity: S | Type: Attack

  • Effect: Increases Ether DMG by 25/31.5/38/44.5/50%. Launching an EX Special Attack grants the equipper 8 Charge stacks, stacking up to 8 times. Whenever the equipper's Basic Attack or Dash Attack deals Ether DMG, consumes a Charge stack and increases the skill's DMG by 45/56/67/78/90%.
  • Secondary stat tats: Crit Rate

This is the S-tier engine designed for Zhu Yuan, nothing can be better than this weapon.

Cannon Rotor, Rarity: A | Type: Attack (F2P friendly)

  • Effect: Increases ATK by 7.5/8.6/9.7/10.8/12%. Attacks that land a CRIT on an enemy will inflict an additional 200% of ATK as DMG. This effect can only be triggered once every 8/7.5/7/6.5/6s.
  • Secondary stat tats: Crit Rate

Zhu Yuan needs to have a high crit rate % to deal massive damages so the Cannon Rotor is her best F2P-friendly alternative weapon.

Starlight Engine, Rarity: A | Type: Attack (F2P friendly)

  • Effect: Launching a Dodge Counter or Quick Assist increases the equipper's ATK by 12/13.8/15.6/17.4/19.2% for 12s.
  • Secondary stat tats: Attack

Street Superstar, Rarity: A | Type: Attack (F2P friendly)

  • Effect: Whenever a squad member launches a Chain Attack, the equipper gains a Charge stack, stacking up to 3 times. Upon activating their own Ultimate, the equipper consumes all Charge stacks, and each stack increases the skill's DMG by 15/17.2/19.5/21.7/24%.
  • Secondary stat tats: Attack
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