Zenless Zone Zero: Character Tier List (2024)

Higher-tier characters can make things easier in Zenless Zone Zero as some candidates have better damage output, while others are less likely to fall in combat. A few Agents also have simpler combat mechanics, making them more reliable.

Keep in mind that tiers are very miniscule in the overall gameplay of Zenless Zone Zero. Picking the “best” and the “worst” characters might only improve performance by a few percentage points. Using units you already own for free or pulled characters in ZZZ is better than neglecting an important role entirely. Always stick to having at least one attacker, support character, and elemental attributes that exploit a boss' weakness.

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Unlike other miHoYo games, the main protagonists, ZZZ's Wise and Belle, are not playable in combat. You won’t have a fully customizable Agent as you did with Stelle and Caelus in Honkai Star Rail or Lumine and Aether in Genshin Impact. This means you will have to fully rely on Agents gained from the story or acquired via the Gacha system: Signal Search. Each Agent has their own fighting style, attribute, and faction that can play a role in combat.

In some cases, utilizing the faction bonuses may be more important to the whole team than a single strong character. If you were planning on using Koleda Belobog, it may be better to take Ben Bigger and Grace Howard because they are all part of Belobog Heavy Industries.

S-Tier

S-tier agents have the most upward potential for maximizing damage. They work well in most team compositions or bring out the best of other characters. Investing your upgrade items and Dennies, either earned from playing the standard content or via monthly Active Codes is a good idea.

Agent

Tier Placement

Fighting Style

Attribute

Faction

Acquisition

Lycaon

Can Stun by using just Charged Attack. Works extremely well with other Ice-Attribute characters.

Stun

Ice

Victoria Housekeeping

Star-Studded Cast Signal Search

Grace

Can deal out consistent Electric damage with Shock. Invaluable when paired with other Electric Agents.

Anomaly

Electric

Belobog Heavy Industries

Star-Studded Cast Signal Search

Soldier 11

Currently, the only character that is both Fire and Attack. This makes her mandatory for a Fire team. Unfortunately, no other Obol Squad members have been released yet.

Attack

Fire

Obol Squad

Star-Studded Cast Signal Search

Ellen

Extremely quick and reliable damage output. Gets even better when paired with both Rina and Lycaon.

Attack

Ice

Victoria Housekeeping

Mellow Waveride Signal Search

Rina

Rina can increase the chance of ignoring the enemy’s defenses. This makes her one of the strongest support options in all of Zenless Zone Zero.

Support

Electric

Victoria Housekeeping

Star-Studded Cast Signal Search

A-Tier

The A-Tier Agents also have good upward potential but usually are gated by some personal mechanic or circ*mstance. You typically need to build the rest of your team around them rather than placing them with anyone available in Zenless Zone Zero.

However, with the right setup, A-Tier can be devastating. YouTuber God Doggos showcased how to turn Piper into an incredible damage dealer with the correct gear setup.

Agent

Tier Placement

Fighting Style

Attribute

Faction

Acquisition

Soukaku

Can easily improve the damage output of other Agents. But, she has no faction-aligned teammates to further improve herself.

Support

Ice

Section 6

Story Chapter 2

Lucy

Summons a Guard Boar that significantly improves damage output. However, Lucy herself doesn’t add much once the minion is deployed.

Support

Fire

Sons of Calydon

Agent-based Signal Searches

Koleda

Very good Stun potential, but still mostly works best with other Fire-users.

Stun

Fire

Belobog Heavy Industries

Star-Studded Cast Signal Search

Piper

Once she uses her Ultimate, she can dish out absurd damage. But she is a bit lackluster without it.

Anomaly

Physical

Sons of Calydon

Agent-based Signal Searches

Nicole

Very good at taking on groups of foes. Ether damage isn’t the most reliable during Zenless Zone Zero’s launch, but may become stronger.

Support

Ether

Cunning Hares

Start of Story Campaign

B-Tier

The B-Tier Agents are highly situational or only work with the right team composition. You might have acquired them mostly while Signal Searching for others in Zenless Zone Zero, especially before triggering ZZZ's Pity System. Still, with the correct gear builds, a B-Tier can excel. Just don’t plan on creating a three-person team solely with them.

Agent

Tier Placement

Fighting Style

Attribute

Faction

Acquisition

Nekomata

Another good option for defeating waves of minions. But, she deals out poor damage to bosses.

Attack

Physical

Cunning Hares

Star-Studded Cast Signal Search

Ben

High defense and can protect others. But Ben is among the slowest characters in Zenless Zone Zero.

Defense

Fire

Belobog Heavy Industries

Story Chapter 2

Billy

Mostly a free tutorial character that is easy to build around. Billy has lower damage potential late-game.

Attack

Physical

Cunning Hares

Start of Story Campaign

C-Tier

Finally, the C-Tier agents are for specific encounters. They can devastate foes designed explicitly for their attribute or fighting style. Having them at least in reserve and ready to switch in can be excellent. But, outside these fights, it can be hard to justify using rare resources on them.

Agent

Tier Placement

Fighting Style

Attribute

Faction

Acquisition

Anton

Deals low damage if the target isn’t already under Shock. However, these can occur with even basic attacks.

Attack

Electric

Belobog Heavy Industries

Mellow Waveride Signal Search

Anby

Very reliant on Special Attack and Energy to stack Daze. Can also Daze via basic attacks, but only on certain hits.

Stun

Electric

Cunning Hares

Start of Story Campaign

Corin

Completely single-target based, which can be detrimental when fighting groups of foes. Corin does have uses when you know you’ll face large single targets.

Attack

Physical

Victoria Housekeeping

Milestone Reward

While these are the current character tiers during the launch of Zenless Zone Zero, they might not last long. A new Agent, Zhu Yuan, is set to be released before the end of July. She is Ether-based, which could boost someone like Nicole. It is best to reassess Agent strength after each patch cycle, along with other balance updates.

Source: God Doggos/YouTube

Zenless Zone Zero: Character Tier List (3)
Zenless Zone Zero
Platform(s)
PC , PS5 , iOS , Android

Released
July 4, 2024

Developer(s)
HoYoverse (Formerly miHoYo)
Publisher(s)
HoYoverse

Genre(s)
Action RPG

Engine
Unity

ESRB
T (Teen) - Suggestive Themes & Violence
System
Mobile , PC , PlayStation
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