Nicole Best Builds and Teams | Zenless Zone Zero (ZZZ)|Game8 (2024)

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Nicole is a playable Ether Support character in Zenless Zone Zero (ZZZ). See Nicole's best builds and teams, kit overview, promotion and upgrade materials, and how to get Nicole here!

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List of Contents

  • Character Profile
  • Best Builds
  • Best W-Engines
  • Best Drive Discs
  • Best Teams
  • How to Play
  • Promotion and Skill Upgrade Materials
  • Skill Priority
  • Mindscape Cinema (Duplicates)
  • How to Get
  • Voice Actor and Lore
  • Related Guides

Nicole Character Profile

Nicole Agent Information

Agent Information
Nicole Best Builds and Teams | Zenless Zone Zero (ZZZ)|Game8 (4) Nicole Demara Rarity

Rank

Attribute

Ether

Specialty

Support

Faction

Cunning Hares AKA Gentle House

Core Stat Energy Regen
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Nicole Tier List Ranking

Overall DPS Debuffer Supporter
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Nicole Base Stats

Stat Base @ Lv. 60
HP 8145
ATK 574
DEF 622
Impact 88
Anomaly Mastery 93
Anomaly Proficiency 90

Nicole Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths
• Nicole can gather enemies with her EX Special Attack. • Can reduce DEF with her enhanced Basic and Dash Attacks. • A free character that can be unlocked early in the game.
Weaknesses
• While Nicole is useful against small enemies, she may struggle against heavier enemies.

Nicole is a free Support unit that can easily group up enemies with her EX Special Attack. She can also reduce enemy DEF with her enhanced Basic and Dash Attacks. But, Nicole may struggle against heavy enemies.

Nicole Best Builds

Nicole Support Build

Best W-Engine

The Vault

Alt. W-Engines

1. Unfettered Game Ball

2. Slice of Time

3. Reverb - Mark II

4. Reverb - Mark III

Drive Disc Build

Swing Jazz (4-pc)

Chaotic Metal (2-pc)

Disc Main Stats IV: Anomaly Proficiency
V: Ether DMG
VI: Energy Regen
Disc Substats Anomaly Proficiency, Energy Regen

This build maximizes Nicole's supporting capabilities by buffing her allies' DMG with her Drive Discs and W-Engine. Focus on increasing her Anomaly Proficiency and Energy Regen.

Nicole Best W-Engines

Recommended W-Engines

W-Engine Effect
1 The Vault Money-Lover Dealing Ether DMG using an EX Special Attack, Chain Attack, or Ultimate increases all squad members' DMG against the target by 15% and increases the equipper's Energy Regen by 0.5/s for 2s. Passive effects of the same name do not stack.
2 Unfettered Game Ball Game Start! Whenever the equipper's attack triggers an Attribute Counter effect, all squad members' CRIT Rate against the struck enemy increases by 12% for 12s. Passive effects of the same name do not stack.
3 Slice of Time Say Cheese Any squad members' Dodge Counter, EX Special Attack, Assist Attack, or Chain Attack respectively generates 20/25/30/35 more Decibels and generates 0.7 Energy for the equipper. This effect can trigger once every 12s. The cooldown for each type of attack is independent of others. Passive effects of the same name do not stack.
4 Reverb - Mark II Roaring Waves Launching an EX Special Attack or Chain Attack increases all squad member's Anomaly Mastery and Anomaly Proficiency by 10 for 10s. This effect can trigger once every 20s. Passive effects of the same name do not stack.
5 Reverb - Mark III Booming Sound Launching an Chain Attack or Ultimate increases all squad member's ATK by 8% for 10s. This effect can trigger once every 20s. Passive effects of the same name do not stack.

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The Vault is the Best for Nicole

The Vault is an A Rank W-Engine and is the best for Nicole since it allows her to increase the team's DMG whenever she uses her EX Special Attack, Chain Attack, or Ultimate. It also provides Nicole with Energy Regen.

Nicole Best Drive Discs

Best Drive Discs and Set Bonuses

Drive Disc Rating and Merits
Swing Jazz
(4-pc) Chaotic Metal
(2-pc)
★★★ - Best Set! Swing Jazz increases Nicole's Energy Regen and provides a DMG buff to the team when launching a Chain Attack or Ultimate. Chaotic Metal is a great 2-piece set since it increases Nicole's Ether DMG.
Chaotic Metal
(4-pc) Swing Jazz
(2-pc)
★★☆ - 2nd Best If you have a 4-piece set of Chaotic Metal, that can be equipped instead since enemies take more DMG when allies inflict Corruption. Using a 2-piece set of Swing Jazz increases Nicole's Energy Regen by 20%. This combination is useful in the early game.
Freedom Blues
(4-pc) Hormone Punk
(2-pc)
★☆☆ - 3rd Best A 4-piece set of Freedom Blues is also a good option for Nicole since it reduces a target's Anomaly Buildup RES to Ether. Filling up the remaining slots with Hormone Punk increases Nicole's ATK.

Nicole Best Teams

Nicole F2P Early Game Team

Nicole F2P Team Bangboo
Nicole Best Builds and Teams | Zenless Zone Zero (ZZZ)|Game8 (29) NicoleSupport AnbyStun BillyAttack Avocaboo
Bangboo Alternatives

Sumoboo

Exploreboo

This is a solid team in the early game since all the characters above are free and they can activate all Additional Abilities.

Billy will be the team's main damage dealer, Anby stuns enemies, and Nicole supports the team by reducing enemy DEF and grouping them up. Avocaboo is a solid Bangboo to use in the early game since it can heal the team.

How to Play Nicole

  • Nicole's Abilities Can Gather Enemies
  • Reload Bullets to Enhance Basic Attack
  • Nicole Can Shred Enemy Defense

Nicole's Abilities Can Gather Enemies

Nicole has several abilities that can generate an energy field, which groups up enemies and continuously damages them. Specifically, it's her Ex Special Attack, Chain Attack, and Ultimate.

Out of all of the abilities mentioned, Nicole's Ultimate generates thelargest energy field, allowing it to gather more enemies in an area.

Also, note that you can increase the damage of Nicole's Ex Special Attack by holding down the Special Attack button!

Switch to Your Main DPS Right Away

After Nicole's energy field groups up the enemies, immediately swap out to your Main DPS so they can deal damage against the enemies. Characters like Corin, whose abilities are mainly for single target units, can take advantage of the energy field's crowd control.

Reload Bullets to Enhance Basic Attack

Nicole Best Builds and Teams | Zenless Zone Zero (ZZZ)|Game8 (35)

Nicole's enhanced bullets increase the damage of her Basic Attacks and can be used 8 times before you need to reload it.

Almost all of Nicole's abilities except for her normal Dodge, Defensive Assist, and Assist Follow-Up reload Nicole's enhanced bullets.

Since you will most likely be using Nicole during the early game as a damage dealer, we recommend always reloading and using her enhanced Basic Attacks when fighting enemies!

Nicole Can Shred Enemy Defense

Nicole's Enhanced Basic Attack and Energy Field can shred an enemy's DEF, which scales off her Core Skill. Unfortunately, it has a really short duration of 3.5 seconds.

So, the only way for the other characters in the team to take advantage of the debuff is when Nicole's energy field actually gathers a lot of enemies and the team's Main DPS switches in.

Nicole Can Buff Allies' Ether DMG

If the Additional Ability of Nicole's Core Skill is active, her Enhanced Basic Attack and Energy Field can also apply a debuff to enemies that allow her teammates to deal more Ether DMG.

Do note that this effect will only activate if at least one member of the team is an Ether or a Cunning Hares unit.

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Nicole Promotion and Skill Upgrade Materials

Nicole Total Upgrade Materials

Total Promotion Materials

Basic Support Certification Seal x4

Advanced Support Certification Seal x32

Ruler Certification Seal x30

Denny x800,000

Total Skill Upgrade Materials

Basic Ether Chip x5

Advanced Ether Chip x15

Specialized Ether Chip x50

Hamster Cage Pass x1

Denny x500,000

Total Core Skill Upgrade Materials

Ferocious Grip x9

Higher Dimensional Data - Murderous Obituary x60

Denny x400,000

Promotion Materials Per Level

Lv. Character Promotion Materials
10

20

Denny x24,000

Basic Support Certification Seal x4

20

30

Denny x56,000

Advanced Support Certification Seal x12

30

40

Denny x120,000

Advanced Support Certification Seal x20

40

50

Denny x200,000

Ruler Certification Seal x10

50

60

Denny x400,000

Ruler Certification Seal x20

Skill Materials Per Level

Lv. Skill Materials
02

Denny x2,000

Basic Ether Chip x2

03

Denny x3,000

Basic Ether Chip x3

04

Denny x6,000

Advanced Ether Chip x2

05

Denny x9,000

Advanced Ether Chip x3

06

Denny x12,000

Advanced Ether Chip x4

07

Denny x18,000

Advanced Ether Chip x6

08

Denny x45,000

Specialized Ether Chip x5

09

Denny x67,500

Specialized Ether Chip x8

10

Denny x90,000

Specialized Ether Chip x10

11

Denny x112,500

Specialized Ether Chip x12

12

Denny x135,000

Hamster Cage Pass x1

Specialized Ether Chip x15

Core Skill Materials Per Level

Materials
A

Denny x5,000

B

Higher Dimensional Data - Murderous Obituary x2

Denny x12,000

C

Higher Dimensional Data - Murderous Obituary x4

Denny x28,000

D

Ferocious Grip x2

Higher Dimensional Data - Murderous Obituary x9

Denny x60,000

E

Ferocious Grip x3

Higher Dimensional Data - Murderous Obituary x15

Denny x100,000

F

Ferocious Grip x4

Higher Dimensional Data - Murderous Obituary x30

Denny x200,000

Nicole Skill Priority

Skill Priority Explanation
Nicole Best Builds and Teams | Zenless Zone Zero (ZZZ)|Game8 (95) Core Skill ★★★★★ Nicole's Core Skill enhances the DEF reduction debuff that her abilities inflict. This should be upgraded together with Nicole's Special Attack.
Nicole Best Builds and Teams | Zenless Zone Zero (ZZZ)|Game8 (96)Basic Attack ★★★☆☆ You do not need to immediately increase the DMG and Daze of Nicole's Basic Attack since she is a Support unit. So, this is a low-priority upgrade.
Nicole Best Builds and Teams | Zenless Zone Zero (ZZZ)|Game8 (97)Dodge ★★★☆☆ Barely used by Nicole in combat, so her Dodge is a low-priority upgrade.
Nicole Best Builds and Teams | Zenless Zone Zero (ZZZ)|Game8 (98)Assist ★★★★ There is no harm in raising Nicole's Assist. But, upgrading it has a lower priority compared to her Special Attack and Core Skill.
Nicole Best Builds and Teams | Zenless Zone Zero (ZZZ)|Game8 (99)Special Attack ★★★★★ Upgrade Nicole's Special Attack first since it increases the DMG and Daze of all of her Special Attack's variations.
Nicole Best Builds and Teams | Zenless Zone Zero (ZZZ)|Game8 (100)Chain Attack ★★★☆☆ Barely used by Nicole in combat, so her Chain Attack is a low-priority upgrade.

Nicole should focus on her Special Attack as it increases the DMG and Daze of this skill. Her Core Skill should also be upgraded, as it increases the DEF shred she provides.

Core Skill

Nicole Best Builds and Teams | Zenless Zone Zero (ZZZ)|Game8 (101)Core Basic Dodge Asst Spe Chain
Skill Effects
Core Passive - Mechanical Case After hitting an enemy with a Special Attack, EX Special Attack, Chain Attack, or Ultimate, Nicole can reload, enhancing her Basic Attack and Dash Attack. When her enhanced bullets or Energy Field hits an enemy, the target's DEF is reduced by 20% for 3.5s.
Additional Ability - Hare of Many Burrows When another character in your squad shares the same Attribute or Faction: When Nicole's Core Passive - Mechanical Case applies a debuff, the target additionally takes 25% more Ether DMG to the target for 3.5s.

Core Skill Enhancements

Total Core Stat Upgrade Bonus
Base Energy Regen +0.36/s
Base ATK +75
Final Core Passive Upgrade Effect
After hitting an enemy with a Special Attack, EX Special Attack, Chain Attack, or Ultimate, Nicole can reload, enhancing her Basic Attack and Dash Attack. When her enhanced bullets or Energy Field hits an enemy, the target's DEF is reduced by 40% for 3.5s.
Core Enhancement
A • Base Energy Regen increases by 0.12/s
• Core Passive: Mechanical Case Skill Lv. +1
B • Base ATK increases by 25
• Core Passive: Mechanical Case Skill Lv. +1
C • Base Energy Regen increases by 0.12/s
• Core Passive: Mechanical Case Skill Lv. +1
D • Base ATK increases by 25
• Core Passive: Mechanical Case Skill Lv. +1
E • Base Energy Regen increases by 0.12/s
• Core Passive: Mechanical Case Skill Lv. +1
F • Base ATK increases by 25
• Core Passive: Mechanical Case Skill Lv. +1

Basic Attack

Core Nicole Best Builds and Teams | Zenless Zone Zero (ZZZ)|Game8 (108)Basic Dodge Asst Spe Chain
Skill Effects
Basic Attack - Cunning Combo Press Basic Attack to activate. Unleashes up to 3 strikes, dealing Physical DMG.
Basic Attack - Do As I Please After using a Special Attack, EX Special Attack, Chain Attack, or Ultimate, Nicole can reload, and her Basic Attack and Dash Attack are enhanced, increasing the power of her bullets.

Dodge

Core Basic Nicole Best Builds and Teams | Zenless Zone Zero (ZZZ)|Game8 (115)Dodge Asst Spe Chain
Skill Effects
Dodge - Speed Demon Press to Dodge activate. A rapid dodge. Character is invulnerable while using this skill. Move the joystick to dodge, then hold Dodge to reload while dodging, enhancing Basic Attacks and Dash Attacks up to 8 times.
Dash Attack - Jack in the Box When dragging the joystick during a dodge, press Basic Attack. Dashes in the target direction and strikes nearby enemies, dealing Physical DMG. When not dragging the joystick during a dodge, press Basic Attack. Vaults backward and launches a ranged strike against enemies in front, dealing Physical DMG. Automatically reloads after the attack to enhance her Basic Attack and Dash Attack, up to 8 times.
Dodge Counter - Diverted Bombard Press during a Perfect Dodge to activate. Dodge backwards and send a ranged strike at enemies in front, dealing Ether DMG. Character is invulnerable while using this skill. Automatically reloads after the attack to enhance Basic Attack and Dash Attack up to 8 times.

Assist

Core Basic Dodge Nicole Best Builds and Teams | Zenless Zone Zero (ZZZ)|Game8 (122)Asst Spe Chain
Skill Effects
Quick Assist - Emergency Bombard When the on-field character is launched, press Assist activate. Dodge backwards and send a ranged strike at enemies in front, dealing Ether DMG. Character is invulnerable while using this skill. Automatically reloads after the attack to enhance Basic Attack and Dash Attack up to 8 times.
Defensive Assist - The Hare Strikes Back! When the character on field is about to be attacked, press Assist to activate. Parries the enemy's attack, dealing massive Daze. Character is invulnerable while using this skill.
Assist Follow-Up - Window of Opportunity Press Basic Attack after a Defensive Assist to activate. Charge forward and bombard enemies, dealing Ether DMG. Character is invulnerable while using this skill.

Special Attack

Core Basic Dodge Asst Nicole Best Builds and Teams | Zenless Zone Zero (ZZZ)|Game8 (129)Spe Chain
Skill Effects
Special Attack - Sugarcoated Bullet Press Special Attack to activate. Unleashes a ranged strike against enemies in front, dealing Ether DMG. Anti-Interrupt level is increased while using this skill. Automatically reloads after the attack to enhance Basic Attack and Dash Attack up to 8 times.
EX Special Attack - Stuffed Sugarcoated Bullet With enough Energy, press EX Special Attack to activate. A powerful ranged strike, generating an energy field that pulls enemies towards its center to deal Ether DMG. Hold down EX Special Attack to charge up this attack, during which a small energy field is generated at the muzzle as Energy is consumed, dealing bonus DMG to enemies nearby.Character is invulnerable while using this skill. A Quick Assist is triggered when this skill hits an enemy. Automatically reloads after the attack to enhance Basic Attack and Dash Attack up to 8 times.

Chain Attack

Core Basic Dodge Asst Spe Nicole Best Builds and Teams | Zenless Zone Zero (ZZZ)|Game8 (136)Chain
Skill Effects
Chain Attack - Ether Shellacking When a Chain Attack is triggered, select the character to activate. Unleashes a powerful ranged strike at enemies in a small area, generating an energy field that pulls enemies towards its center to deal Ether DMG. Character is invulnerable while using this skill. A Quick Assist is triggered when this skill hits an enemy. Automatically reloads after the attack to enhance Basic Attack and Dash Attack up to 8 times.
Ultimate - Ether Grenade When Decibel Rating is at Maximum, press Chain Attack to activate. Unleashes a powerful ranged strike at enemies in a small area, generating an energy field that pulls enemies towards its center to deal Ether DMG. Character is invulnerable while using this skill. A Quick Assist is triggered when this skill hits an enemy. Automatically reloads after the attack to enhance Basic Attack and Dash Attack up to 8 times.

Nicole Mindscape Cinema (Duplicates)

Recommended Cinema

Why We Recommend It
C1 ★★★★★ - Amazing Increases the duration of the energy field created by Nicole's EX Special Attack, which is a core ability of hers.
C2 ★★★☆☆ - Good A good upgrade for Nicole since she needs a lot of Energy.
C4 ★★★★☆ - Great Increases the range of the energy field generated by Nicole.
C6 ★★★★★ - Amazing Nicole's energy fields increase a target's Anomaly Buildup RES for up to 44%. This is a solid debuff that the team can take advantage.

C3 and C5 are excluded since they are only for skill enhancement.

Mindscape Cinema List and Effects

Cinema Effect
C1 Supercharged BombThe DMG and the Anomaly Buildup inflicted by Nicole's EX Special Attack increases by 16%. For each additional 0.1s of charging when Nicole activates her EX Special Attack, the duration of the energy field created at the target location increases by 0.15s.
C2 Charging DeviceNicole recovers 5 Energy when Core Passive: Mechanical Case's debuff is triggered. This effect can trigger once every 15s.
C3 A Hare's CunningBasic Attack, Dodge, Assist, Special Attack, and Chain Attack Lv. +2
C4 Field ExpansionWhen Nicole uses her EX Special Attack, Chain Attack, or Ultimate, the diameter of the energy field generated at the target location is increased by 3m.
C5 Industry StarBasic Attack, Dodge, Assist, Special Attack, and Chain Attack Lv. +2
C6 Corrupting Energy FieldWhen Nicole's energy fields deal DMG to an enemy, all squad member's CRIT Rate against that enemy increases by 1.5% stacking up to 10 times, and lasting 12s. The duration of each stack is calculated separately.

How to Get Nicole

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Can Be Obtained for Free

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Nicole is available to get for free after completing the main mission The Hare and the Proxy during the Prologue of Zenless Zone Zero (ZZZ).

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Nicole Voice Actor and Lore

Voice Actor and Basic Info

Voice Actor (JP) Yu Serizawa
Gender Female
Birthday 11/11
Height 165cm

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