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Piper build | Zenless Zone Zero

Our Zenless Zone Zero Piper build lets you know her best W-Engines and drive discs, along with details on her active and passive skills.

A custom image of Zenless Zone Zero's Piper with her hand on her weapon

In Zenless Zone Zero, Piper is a member of the Sons of Calydon and a top-notch logistics driver. This A-rank character dishes out physical slash damage and has an anomaly specialty, meaning she can apply some debuffs to foes while chipping away at their HP.

If you want to meet another Sons of Calydon member, check out our Zenless Zone Zero Lucy build, then head over to our Zenless Zone Zero tier list to see if they’re worth rolling for. You can also pick up some free stuff with our Zenless Zone Zero code guide.

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

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What is the best Piper build?

Piper is an A-rank character who deals physical damage with a slash fighting style and has an anomaly specialty. Anomaly specialists are great at applying debuffs and accumulating anomaly buildup to weaken enemies.

We recommend equipping her with the Roaring Ride W-Engine to increase her attack. As for drive discs, we’re running with four pieces of Freedom Blues to increase her anomaly proficiency and two Fanged Metal for a physical damage boost.

 Best W-Engine Roaring Ride
Best drive discs Two piece – Fanged Metal
Four piece – Freedom Blues
Main stats Anomaly proficiency > physical damage bonus > anomaly mastery or energy regen
Sub-stats Anomaly proficiency > attack ratio > attack > crit (rate or damage)

This information may change over the coming months as we come to grasp with this character, so keep this page bookmarked and check back again soon for further information.

What is Piper’s best W-Engines?

Our favorite W-Engine for Piper is Roaring Ride as it boosts her attack and can also help with her anomaly proficiency and anomaly buildup rate.

W-Engine Effect
 Roaring Ride  When Piper’s EX Special attack hits an enemy, one of three effects is randomly triggered for five seconds.
  1. Increases Piper’s attack by 8%
  2. Increases Piper’s anomaly proficiency by 40
  3. Increases Piper’s anomaly buildup rate by 25%

This effect can trigger every 0.3 seconds and the same type of effect cannot stack. Repeated triggers reset the duration, allowing several effects to be active at once

What are the best drive discs for Piper?

We recommend you equip Piper with four pieces of Freedom Blues to boost her anomaly proficiency and two pieces of Fanged Metal for a 10% boost to physical damage. As we’re barely past release this build is a work in progress so may change as we come to grips with the meta.

 Drive discs Effect
 Freedom Blues Two pieces – Increases anomaly proficiency by 30
Four pieces – Reduces the target’s anomaly buildup resistance to Piper’s attribute by 20% for eight seconds when an EX Special attack hits them. This does not stack
Fanged Metal Two pieces – Increases physical damage by 10%
Four pieces – Piper deals 35% additional damage to a target for 12 seconds when a squad member inflicts assault on them

Piper’s stat recommendations:

Here are the stats you should prioritize when building Piper.

Main stats:

  • Anomaly proficiency
  • Physical damage bonus
  • Anomaly mastery or energy regen

Sub-stats:

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

What are Piper’s skills?

Piper’s skills include some attacks that deal heavy slash damage against foes.

Piper’s attacks:

Skill Effect
Basic attack – Load Up and Roll Out Performs up to five slashes, dealing physical damage
Special attack – Tire Spin Piper spins in the air dealing AoE physical damage. Hold the special attack button to extend the duration of the attack, performing increasingly powerful spinning slashes.
If you use this skill after the third hit of your basic attack, dash attack, or dodge counter then the more powerful hit is activated, during this activation Piper’s anti-interrupt level increases and reduces the damage taken
Special attack – One Trillion Tons Release the special attack button when Tire Spin is active to trigger a downward smash attack that deals physical damage based on the charge level of Tire Spin. Piper is invulnerable when using this skill
EX special attack – Engine Spin Keep holding the special attack button after it lights up purple to make Piper rapidly spin and unleash a powerful spinning slash that deals massive physical damage. This skill consumes energy for up to three seconds and during this time Piper’s anti-interrupt level increases and reduces the damage taken
EX special attack – Really Heavy Release the special attack button during Engine Spin to unleash a downward smash attack that deals massive physical damage. If Engine Spin reaches its limit or your energy drops to 20, Really Heavy automatically activates. Piper is invulnerable when using this skill

Piper’s dodges:

Skill Effect
Dodge – Handbrake Drift Piper rapidly dodges and is invulnerable
Dask attack – Pedal to the Metal Press the basic attack button during a dodge to slash in front, dealing physical damage
Dodge counter – Power Drift Press the basic attack button during a perfect dodge to unleash a downward smash that deals physical damage. Piper is invulnerable when using this skill

Zenless Zone Zero's Piper holding a large axe in a construction area

Piper’s combo attacks:

Skill Effect
Quick assist – Brake Tap Launch a downward smash at enemies in front, dealing physical damage. Piper is invulnerable when using this skill
Defensive assist – Emergency Brake Parry the enemy’s attack and deal massive daze. This skill reduces the consumption of assist points when the character is under intense attacks. Piper is invulnerable when using this skill
Assist follow-up – Overtaking Maneuver Charge forward and slash enemies, dealing physical damage. Piper is invulnerable when using this skill
Chain attack – Buckle Up Unleash a powerful downward slash that deals AoE physical damage. Piper is invulnerable when using this skill
Chain attack ultimate – Hold~ On~ Tight~ Unleash powerful slashes that deal physical damage in a large AoE. Piper is invulnerable when using this skill

Piper’s passives:

Skill Effect
Core passive – Power Charge When Engine Spin or Hold~ On~ Tight~ hits an enemy Piper gains one stack of power, up to a maximum of 20 stacks, lasting for 12 seconds. Repeated triggers reset the duration. For every stack of power, Piper’s physical anomaly buildup rate increases
Additional ability – Synced Acceleration Increases all squad members’ damage when Piper has 20 or more power if another character on your team shares the same attribute or faction

What are Piper’s promotion materials?

To get Piper to max level you need to save up your denny and nab numerous certification seals from combat simulation – agent promotion or craft them from old seals and components you don’t need.

Here are all of Piper’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 Piper’s mindscape cinemas?

To increase Piper’s mindscape cinema level you need to receive a repeat of her during a gacha pull. The mindscape cinema is similar to Genshin Impact’s constellations and Honkai Star Rail’s eidolons.

Here are all of Piper’s mindscape cinemas:

Mindscape cinema Effect
Leisure Moment When Tire Spin, Engine Spin, or Hold~ On~ Tight~ hits an enemy there’s a 50% chance to gain an additional stack of power. Increases Piper’s maximum stack limit of power to 30
Motivation Piper’s movement speed increases during Tire Spin and Engine Spin. Increases the physical damage of One Trillion Tons, Really Heavy, and Hold~ On~ Tight~ by 10% when they hit an enemy. This buff is increased by 1% for each stack of power
Truck Expert Increases the level of basic attack, dodge, assist, special attack, and chain attack by two
Refined Techniques Piper receives 20 energy whenever a squad member inflicts and attribute anomaly on an enemy. Can trigger once every 30 seconds
Personal Hobbies Increases the level of basic attack, dodge, assist, special attack, and chain attack by two
Mild Excitement Increases the duration limit of Engine Spin by two seconds and the duration of power by four seconds

Zenless Zone Zero's Piper looking sleeping leaning against a steering wheel

What are Piper’s core skill enhancement materials?

To increase the levels of Piper’s core skills you need lots of denny, plenty of higher dimensional data: crimson awes, and a handful of finale dance shoes.

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

Required level Denny and materials
15 5k denny
25 12k denny and two higher dimensional data: crimson awe
35 28k denny and four higher dimensional data: crimson awe
45 60k denny, nine higher dimensional data: crimson awe, and two finale dance shoes
55 100k denny, 15 higher dimensional data: crimson awe, and three finale dance shoes
60 200k denny, 30 higher dimensional data: crimson awe, and four finale dance shoes

What are Piper’s skill enhancement materials?

You need different levels of physical chip to enhance Piper’s skills. You can get them by completing combat simulation – agent skills and by dismantling other chips.

Here are all of Piper’s skill enhancement materials:

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

That’s everything you need to know about Zenless Zone Zero’s Piper. If you’re after more ZZZ, take a look at our Zenless Zone Zero banner and Zenless Zone Zero update guides.