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Grace build | Zenless Zone Zero

Our Zenless Zone Zero Grace build helps you make the most of this gorgeous, S-rank agent with her best drive discs, w-engines, and more.

Zenless Zone Zero's Grace standing next to text that says "ZZZ GRACE"

Zenless Zone Zero’s Grace Howard is a kind, soft-spoken member of Belobog Heavy Industries – but don’t let her caring nature fool you, as she’s also an incredibly powerful anomaly agent capable of dishing out some truly shocking attacks. So let’s take a look at the best ZZZ Grace build, including her skills, top drive discs and W-Engines, and more.

If you’re wondering how Grace and her fellow Belobog pals size up against the other agents, be sure to check out our Zenless Zone Zero tier list. Then be sure to snap up some goodies from our Zenless Zone Zero codes list and keep an eye on our Zenless Zone Zero events schedule so you’ll always have a pocket full of chrome for when the next Zenless Zone Zero banner comes around.

Here’s everything you need to know about Zenless Zone Zero’s Grace.

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What is the best Grace build?

Zenless Zone Zero’s Grace is an S-rank agent who deals electric anomaly damage with pierce attacks. She has the anomaly specialty, meaning she’s skilled at accumulating anomaly buildup to trigger attribute anomalies and is capable of shocking and disarming her enemies.

The best W-Engine for Grace is her signature S-rank Fusion Compiler, and her best drive discs are four pieces of Thunder Metal and two pieces of Puffer Electro. This allows you to make the most of her electric damage, while also boosting her pen ratio so she can shred through enemy defenses.

Best W-Engine Fusion Compiler
Best drive discs 4pc Thunder Metal and 2pc Puffer Electro
Main stats Crit (rate or damage) > attack ratio or pen ratio > anomaly mastery or energy regen
Sub-stats Crit (rate or damage) > pen > attack ratio > anomaly proficiency

When picking a squad for Grace, we recommend pairing her up with other agents who share her attribute (electric) or allies from the Belobog Heavy Industries faction in order to activate her additional ability and make the most of her shock damage boost. Therefore, she works really well with Zenless Zone Zero’s Anton. We also love playing her alongside Zenless Zone Zero’s Rina for a really electrifying time.

What is Grace’s best W-Engine?

The best W-Engine for Grace is her signature S-rank, Fusion Compiler. It’s tailor-made to her kit, boosting her pen ratio and attack without any prerequisites, while also offering a nice increase to her anomaly proficiency when she uses her special attack or EX special attack.

If you don’t have Fusion Compiler, the A-rank Weeping Gemini is also a strong option, as it not only gives her extra attack ratio, but it also offers her a substantial boost to her anomaly proficiency whenever she or one of her allies inflicts an attribute anomaly on an enemy.

Electro-Lip Gloss is also a decent A-rank option for Grace, giving a flat increase to her anomaly proficiency as well as a boost to her attack when an enemy is inflicted with an attribute anomaly.

W Engine Effect
Fusion Compiler Increases Grace’s attack. When using a special attack or EX special attack, Grace’s anomaly proficiency increases for eight seconds, stacking up to three times. The duration of each stack is calculated separately
Weeping Gemini Whenever a squad member inflicts an attribute anomaly on an enemy, Grace gains a buff that increases her anomaly proficiency, stacking up to four times. This effect expires when you defeat the target or they recover from stun. The duration of each stack is calculated separately
Electro-Lip Gloss When there are enemies inflicted with attribute anomaly on the field, Grace’s attack increases and she deals additional damage to the target

What are the best drive discs for Grace?

We recommend equipping Grace with four pieces of Thunder Metal to boost her electric damage and attack, along with two pieces of Puffer Electro to boost her pen ratio so she can shred through enemy defenses quicker.

Alternatively, you can go with four pieces of Freedom Blues and two pieces of Thunder Metal to truly capitalize on the shock effect from her electrifying attacks. However, keep in mind that the decrease in anomaly buildup res doesn’t stack, so you only need one electric anomaly agent on your team with the full Freedom Blues set.

Drive disc set Effect
Thunder Metal Two pieces: increases electric damage by 10%
Four pieces: increases Grace’s attack by 28% as long as an enemy in combat is shocked
Freedom Blues Two pieces: increases anomaly proficiency by 30
Four pieces: when an EX special attack hits an enemy, the target’s anomaly buildup res to Grace’s attribute drops by 20% for eight seconds. This effect does not stack with others of the same attribute
Puffer Electro Two equipped: increases pen ratio by 8%

Grace stat recommendations

When picking drive discs for Grace, we recommend prioritizing the following stats.

Main stats:

  • Crit (rate or damage)
  • Attack ratio or pen ratio
  • Anomaly mastery or energy regen

Sub-stats:

  • Crit (rate or damage)
  • Pen
  • Attack ratio
  • Anomaly proficiency

What are Grace’s skills?

Here are all of Grace’s skills, including her attacks, dodges, passives, and more.

Grace’s attacks:

Skill Effect
Basic attack – High-Pressure Spike Unleash up to four attacks dealing physical and electric damage. While launching basic attacks, drag the joystick to attack while moving. This allows Grave to reposition herself and deal physical damage. While Grace is launching basic attacks, her basic attack combo won’t be interrupted if you launch her special attack, EX special attack, dodge, dash attacks, or dodge counter
Special attack – Obstruction Removal Press the special attack button to throw a grenade in front of Grace, dealing electric damage. Upon use, drag the joystick to change directions. Grace’s anti-interrupt level increases while using this skill
EX special attack – Supercharged Obstruction Removal With enough energy, press the special attack button to leap in the air and throw two grenades to the front, dealing massive electric damage. Upon use, drag the joystick to change directions. Grace is invulnerable while using this skill

Grace’s dodges:

Skill Effect
Dodge – Safety Regulation Perform a rapid dodge. Grace is invulnerable during this skill
Dash attack – Quick Inspection Press the attack button during a dodge to slide forward while shooting, dealing physical damage
Dodge counter – Violation Penalty Press the attack button during a perfect dodge to throw a grenade at enemies, dealing electric damage. Grace is invulnerable during this skill

Zenless Zone Zero's Grace smiling and holding a grenade

Grace’s combo attacks:

Skill Effect
Quick assist – Incident Management When an enemy launches the on-field character, switch to Grace to throw a grenade at the enemy, dealing electric damage. Grace is invulnerable during this skill
Evasive assist – Rapid Risk Response When an enemy is about to attack the on-field character, switch to Grace to dodge the enemy’s attack and activate vital view. Grace is invulnerable during this skill
Assist follow-up – Counter Volt Needle Press the attack button after an evasive assist to unleash a spinning hail of bullets against enemies in front and throw a grenade, dealing electric damage. Grace is invulnerable while using this skill
Chain attack – Collaborative Construction When a chain attack triggers, switch to Grace to throw three grenades into the air then strafe to detonate them, dealing massive electric damage. Grace is invulnerable while using this skill
Ultimate – Demolition Blast – Beware Throw a custom grenade which explodes in the air and splits into four smaller grenades, dealing massive electric damage. Grace is invulnerable while using this skill

Grace’s passives:

Skill Effect
Core passive –  Pre-Driven Needle When Grace’s basic attack or dash attack hits an enemy and deals physical damage, she gains one stack of zap (up to eight stacks). Upon reaching maximum stacks, using a special attack or EX special attack consumes all stacks of zap, increasing the electric anomaly buildup significantly
Additional ability – Tech Support Dept. When another character in your squad shares the same attribute (electric) or faction (Belobog Heavy Industries): upon hitting an enemy with an EX special attack, the next shock effect inflicted on the target increases shock damage by 18%. This effect can stack up to two times, and each enemy can trigger it once per skill use. Resets when the shock effect ends

What are Grace’s promotion materials?

In order to level Grace up, you need to promote her every ten levels. To do this, you need a fistful of denny, as well as a stash of anomaly certification seals. You can earn anomaly certification seals via the combat simulation – agent promotion combat challenges.

Here are all of Grace’s promotion materials:

Level Denny and Materials
20 24k denny and four basic anomaly certification seals
30 56k denny and 12 advanced anomaly certification seals
40 120k denny and 20 advanced anomaly certification seals
50 200k denny and ten controller certification seals
60 400k denny and 20 controller certification seals

What are Grace’s mindscape cinemas?

Mindscape cinemas are special passive skills and buffs that you can unlock by pulling more than one copy of a character, similar to Genshin Impact’s constellations and Honkai Star Rail’s eidolons.

Here are all of Grace’s mindscape cinemas:

Talent Effect
Recharge Chamber When the fourth hit of Grace’s basic attack hits an enemy, all squad members gain 0.25 energy. Within the same move, this effect can grant a max of two energy to all squad members
Lightning Piercer When Grace’s grenade hits an enemy during a basic attack, special attack, or EX special attack, the target’s electric res and electric anomaly buildup res drop by 8.5% for eight seconds
Chief Mechanic Increases the level of Grace’s basic attack, dodge, assist, special attack, and chain attack by two
Burst Capacitor When Grace uses her EX special attack, she gains six stacks of charge (max six stacks). When her basic attack or dash attack hits an enemy, she consumes one stack of charge, increasing the energy generation rate of the attack by 20%
“Frosty Cold Iron Witch” Increases the level of Grace’s basic attack, dodge, assist, special attack, and chain attack by two
Detonation Trigger When Grace consumes all zap stacks to activate a special attack or EX special attack, Grace’s skill is enhanced, tossing an extra grenade and increasing each grenade’s damage to 200%

Zenless Zone Zero Grace's mndscape cinema art

What are Grace’s core skill enhancement materials?

You can enhance Grace’s core skills a total of six times, but you need to use specific materials and a bunch of denny to do so. You can get higher dimensional data: destructive advance from the expert challenge gameplay mode, and living drives from the notorious hunt gameplay mode.

Here are all of Grace’s core skill enhancement materials:

Required leve Denny and materials
15 5k denny
25 12k denny and two higher dimensional data: destructive advance
35 28k denny and four higher dimensional data: destructive advance
45 60k denny, nine higher dimensional data: destructive advance, and two living drives
55 100k denny, 15 higher dimensional data: destructive advance, and three living drives
60 200k denny, 30 higher dimensional data: destructive advance, and four living drives

What are Grace’s skill enhancement materials?

To boost Grace’s power even further, you can also upgrade each of her individual skills by using plenty of denny and shock chips. You can earn the shock chips through the combat simulation – agent skills challenge.

On top of that, if you want to max out one of Grace’s skills (level 12), you also need a hamster cage pass (similar to Genshin’s crowns), which you can earn through events or the New Eridu City Fund.

Here are all of Grace’s skill enhancement materials:

Required level Denny and materials
15 2k denny and two basic shock chips
15 3k denny and three basic shock chips
25 6k denny and two advanced shock chips
25 9k denny and three advanced shock chips
35 12k denny and four advanced shock chips
35 18k denny and six advanced shock chips
45 45k denny and five specialized shock chips
45 67.5k denny and eight specialized shock chips
55 90k denny and ten specialized shock chips
55 112.5k denny and 12 specialized shock chips
60 135k denny, 15 specialized shock chips, and one hamster cage pass

That’s everything we’ve got in our best Zenless Zone Zero Grace build. For more Hoyo fun, check out our Genshin Impact tier list, Genshin Impact codes, and Genshin Impact events guides, or head over to our Honkai Star Rail tier list, Honkai Star Rail codes, and Honkai Star Rail events guides.