Renowned fighter, Zenless Zone Zero’s Anby, looks to be one of the first characters we meet in Hoyoverse’s upcoming game. It’s noted that she’s very mysterious and that not much is known about her past, but read on to see what we do know about her.
Here is everything you need to know to build Zenless Zone Zero’s Anby.
Anby is an A-tier character capable of dealing electric damage and slash attacks with a sword. Anby’s kit means she excels at close-range combat, and she gains significant boosts when she’s in a party with other electric and slash damage dealers.
We suggest the Demara Battery Mark II W Engine for her, as it fits her kit the best. You can see her in action here in some footage from the first beta where she shows off her skills with a sword.
The best W Engine for Anby is the A-tier Demara Battery Mark II. All current A-rank characters have an Engine apparently made just for them, and this one is for Anby. This increases her electric damage and increases her energy regeneration. The Drill Rig and [Reverb] Mark II also work well on her, adding electric damage, or close-range bonuses.
|Demara Battery Mark II||Bonus stat: increases penetration ratio
Effect: Electric damage increases by 15%. Anby gains 2.7 energy when a dodge counter hits an enemy. This can trigger once every five seconds
|Drill Rig – Red Axis||Bonus stat: increases crit rate
Effect: When launching an EX special attack, electric damage from basic attacks increases by 45%, lasting ten seconds. This can trigger once every 15 seconds.
|[Reverb] Mark II||Bonus stat: increases attack
Effect: When an attack hits an enemy, the damage increases with the user’s distance from the enemy. The closer they are, the greater the damage, with a minimum of 5% increase and a maximum of 15%
Anby’s skills can deal a high level of daze, so we recommend amping up her attack stat to go with it. You can also go all-out on a daze build by giving her a four-piece set of Unicorn Electro, or Vagabond Folk, too.
|Disc drive set||Effect|
|Assassin’s Ballad||Two equipped: increases attack by 10%
Four equipped: basic attacks deal 20% more damage and an additional 12% upon defeating an enemy. This effect can stack up to three times and lasts for 15 seconds. Repeated triggers reset the duration
|Noisy Pop||Two equipped: increases attack by 10%
Four equipped: increases damage dealt by basic attacks by 15%
|Vagabond Folk||Two equipped: increases impact by 6%
Four equipped: increases daze caused by dodge counters, EX special attacks, and assist attacks by 16%
|Unicorn Electro||Two equipped: increases impact by 6%
Four equipped: increases the daze inflicted by Anby’s attacks by 6%
If you want to know the specifics of Anby’s kit and what she can do in battle, here are all her skills, dodges, and combo moves.
|Basic attack – Turbo Volt||Press the basic attack button to activate.
Anby unleashes up to four strikes. The first three deal physical damage, and the fourth deals electric damage
|Basic attack – Thunderbolt||After the third hit of her basic attack, hold down the basic attack button to activate Thunderbolt.
Anby unleashes a downward strike dealing electric damage. Her anti-interrupt level increases while using this skill
|Special attack – Fork Lightning||Press the special attack button to activate.
Unleash an upward strike dealing electric damage. This attack launches faster when you use it after the third hit of Anby’s basic attack. Her anti-interrupt level increases while using this skill
|EX special attack – Lightning Bolt||When Anby has enough energy, press the special attack button to activate.
Unleash a powerful upward slash that deals electric damage. This attack launches faster when you use it after the third hit of Anby’s basic attack. Her anti-interrupt level increases while using this skill
|Dodge – Slide||Press the dodge button to quickly evade an attack. Anby is invulnerable while using this skill|
|Dash attack – Taser Blast||Press the basic attack button during a dodge to activate this skill, slashing all nearby enemies and dealing physical damage|
|Dodge counter – Thunderclap||Press the basic attack button during a perfect dodge to activate this skill.
Anby slashes all nearby enemies, dealing electric damage. Anby is invulnerable while using this skill
Anby’s chain attacks:
|Chain attack – Electro Engine||When a chain attack triggers, switch to Anby to unleash a powerful upward slash at enemies in a small area, dealing massive electric damage. Anby is invulnerable while using this skill|
|Ultimate – Overdrive Engine||When the Decibel Rating is at maximum, press the ultimate button to activate. Anby unleashes a powerful upward slash at enemies in a small area, followed by several falling attacks, dealing massive electric damage. The daze dealt to struck targets increases by 10%. Anby is invulnerable while using this skill|
Anby’s core skills:
|Core passive – Fluctuating Voltage (unlocked at agent level 15)||Launch a basic attack, special attack, or EX special attack after the third hit of Anby’s basic attack for an extra 6.3% daze|
|Additional ability – Parallel Connection (unlocked at agent level 15)||When there are two or more electric agents in your squad:
-When Anby hits an enemy with a dodge counter, she generates an extra 2.1 energy. This activates once per four seconds
When there are two or more slash agents in your squad:
-The effect of Fluctuating Voltage increases to 142% of its original effect
|Reactive assist – Thunderfall||When the character in combat gets knocked back, press the swap character button to activate this skill.
Anby slashes all nearby enemies with electric damage. Anby is invulnerable while using this skill
|Defensive assist – Flash||When the character in combat gets attacked, press the swap character button to activate this skill.
Anby parries the enemy’s attack, inflicting massive daze on them. Anby is invulnerable while using this skill
|Assist follow-up – Lightning Whirl||Press the special attack button after a defensive assist to activate.
Anby performs a spinning slash against enemies in front of her, dealing electric damage. Anby is invulnerable while using this skill
You get your first Anby during the story, and then any you pull on the banners unlock her talents. Think of them like eidolons in Honkai Star Rail, or constellations in Genshin Impact. Here are the extra talents Anby gets.
|A – Rapid Charge Mode||When the fourth hit of Anby’s basic attack hits an enemy, her energy generation rate increases by 16% for 30 seconds|
|B – Precision Discharge||When Thunderbolt hits a stunned enemy, the damage dealt increases by 15%. When Anby’s EX special attack hits an enemy that isn’t stunned, the daze inflicted increases by 10%|
|C – Well-Disciplined||All skill levels increase by two|
|D – Conducting Charge||When Anby launches a chain attack or uses her ultimate, idle electric agents recover three energy. For every 15% additional energy generation rate, they recover an additional two energy, up to a maximum of six|
|E – Street Experience||All skill levels increase by two|
|F – Charging Field||When Anby uses her EX special attack, she gains eight stacks of charge. When she hits an enemy with her basic or dash attack, one stack is consumed, increasing her attack’s damage by 40%|
Anby’s skills can be enhanced with shock chips, available in basic, advanced, and specialized rarities. You can purchase them from the 141 Store on Sixth Street, with the three bangboos standing outside it.
Every ten levels, you need to promote Anby. To do this, you need some slash seals, which are available in the VR training – or you can craft them into higher rarities.
Anby’s Japanese voice actor is Atsumi Tanezaki, and her Chinese actor is Yan Ning. Yan voices Noelle, Lumine, and Qiqi in Genshin Impact, and Atsumi is known for Spy X Family and Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure.
Anby Demara is a bit of a mystery for now – both in the game’s lore and to us. She’s a member of the Cunning Hares faction and is a highly efficient fighter, but nobody quite knows where she learned to fight or any details about her past.
The only thing we know for sure is that she was the first employee of the Cunning Hares and has remained in the organization up until now.
We’re putting together some build guides for new characters like Zenless Zone Zero’s Billy and an explainer on the Zenless Zone Zero Proxies. You can, of course, also grab some Honkai Star Rail codes for good measure.