Zenless Zone Zero’s Soukaku is one of Section 6’s fighters, helping to fight back against the Hollows appearing in New Eridu. Here, we’ll go through her combat abilities, who she is, and how best to build her.
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Here is everything you need to know about Zenless Zone Zero’s Soukaku.
What is the best Soukaku build?
Soukaku is an interesting character in terms of combat. She uses the ice element, and can also use slash and strike attacks, allowing her to deal ranged and close-up damage. The best part of her kit is the icy whirlwind she can deploy, dealing multiple instances of damage to targets in close range.
Soukaku performs best when paired with another slash or a strike agent, and another ice agent. This may prove difficult as for now, the only other ice agents are Zenless Zone Zero’s Ellen and Zenless Zone Zero’s Lycaon, who are both S-tiers.
The best W-Engine for Soukaku is the Steam Oven, designed with her in mind. Pairing this with Unicorn Electro or Mammoth Electro disc drives should give you a good edge with her.
What is Soukaku’s best W-Engine?
Soukaku seems to fit the A-rank Steam Oven W-Engine, as it compliments her kit and also draws on her love for food. If you happen to get Lycaon’s W-Engine, but don’t have him, you can use his signature to boost Soukaku’s ice damage.
|Steam Oven||Bonus stat: Increases defense
Effect: EX special attacks deal additional damage based on Soukaku’s defense. This effect can only trigger once every eight seconds
|[Reverb] Mark II||Bonus stat: Increases attack
Effect: When an attack hits an enemy, the damage dealt increases with Soukaku’s distance from the enemy. The closer, the greater the damage, with a minimum of 5% and a maximum of 15%.
|The Restrained||Bonus stat: Increases attack
Effect: Ice damage increases by 25% in combat. When a basic attack deals ice damage, the skill deals an extra 15% damage and daze.
What are the best disc drives for Soukaku?
We’re currently figuring out what works the best on Soukaku, but judging by her kit, amping up her impact, daze-inflicting, and defense complement her skills.
|Disc drive set||Effect|
|Unicorn Electro||Two equipped: Increases impact by 6%
Four equipped: Increases the daze inflicted by Soukaku’s attacks by 6%
|Mammoth Electro||Two equipped: Increases defense by 16%
Four equipped: Reduces the damage Soukaku takes by 8%
|Vagabond Folk||Two equipped: Increases impact by 6%
Four equipped: Increases daze caused by dodge counters, EX special attacks, and assist attacks by 16%
What are Soukaku’s skills?
Soukaku can provide some hefty ice damage along with physical attacks on the field. Here is the breakdown of all her skills:
|Basic attack – Making Rice Cakes||Press the basic attack button to activate.
Soukaku unleashes up to three slashes, dealing physical damage
|Basic attack (during Frosted Banner) – Making Rice Cakes||Press the basic attack button to activate during Frosted Banner.
Soukaku unleashes up to three faster slashes, dealing ice damage
|Special attack – Cooling Bento||Press the special attack button to activate.
Soukaku releases a wind current in front of her and unleashes her finishing move, dealing ice damage. During this skill, Soukaku’s anti-interrupt level increases, and the damage taken reduces by 50%.
Hold the special attack button while using this skill to activate Fly the Flag.
|Special attack – Rally!||Soukaku’s weapon gains Vortex upon using the following attacks, which stacks up to three times:
-EX special attack: one stack
-Chain attack: one stack
-Ultimate: three stacks
Hold the special attack button to Fly the Flag.
Plunging her weapon into the ground changes it into a flag, and when Fly the Flag hits an enemy, it triggers a reactive assist. If Soukaku has three stacks of Vortex when using Fly the Flag, she consumes all stacks and enters the Frosted Banner state. This lasts for up to 45 seconds, during which Soukaku can use up to six basic or dash attacks. The state ends when six attacks are spent.
Press the basic or special attack buttons after Fly the Flag to launch a special attack, retracting the flag and dealing ice damage.
|EX special attack – Fanning Mosquitoes||When Soukaku has enough energy, press the special attack button to activate.
Soukaku repeatedly releases wind currents of extended range, dealing ice damage. Each use costs a certain amount of energy. When her energy runs out, Soukaku unleashes a finishing move, dealing more ice damage.
During this skill, Soukaku anti-interrupt level increases, and the damage taken reduces by 50%.
Hold the special attack button while using this skill to activate Fly the Flag.
|Dodge – Grab A Bite||Press the dodge button to quickly avoid an attack. Soukaku is invulnerable when using this skill|
|Dash attack – 50/50||While moving during a dodge, press the basic attack button to activate.
Soukaku slashes enemies in front of her dealing physical damage
|Dash attack (during Frosted Banner) – 50/50||When Frosted Banner is active, press the basic attack button to activate.
Soukaku slashes enemies in front of her dealing ice damage
|Dodge counter – Away From My Snacks||Press the basic attack button during a perfect dodge to activate.
Soukaku slashes enemies in front of her dealing physical damage. Soukaku is invulnerable when using this skill
Soukaku’s chain attacks:
|Chain attack – Sweet Lemon Slash||When triggering a chain attack, select Soukaku to activate.
Soukaku unleashes a series of strikes at enemies in front of her and follows up with Fly the Flag, dealing massive ice damage. Soukaku is invulnerable when using this skill
|Ultimate –||When Soukaku’s Decibel Rating is at maximum, press the ultimate button to activate.
Soukaku unleashes a series of more strikes at enemies in front of her and follows up with Fly the Flag, dealing massive ice damage. Upon activating, Soukaku enters the Masked state. This lasts for 15 seconds and deals 25% extra daze. Soukaku is invulnerable when using this skill
Soukaku’s core skills:
|Core passive – Blade Flurry (unlocked at agent level 15)||The anomaly buildup inflicted by Soukaku’s special, chain, ultimate attacks, and assist follow-ups while Flying the Flag increases by 24%|
|Additional ability – Group Set Meal (unlocked at agent level 15)||When there are at least two ice agents in your squad, Soukaku gains the following:
-When Soukaku hits an enemy with an EX special attack, the skill’s Decibel Rate gain increases by 45%
When there are at least one slash and one strike agent in your squad:
-When Soukaku’s chain attack hits a stunned enemy, their stun damage multiplier increases by 22%
|Reactive assist – A Set for Two||When the character in combat gets knocked back, press the swap character button to activate.
Soukaku slashes enemies in front of her, dealing ice damage. Soukaku is invulnerable when using this skill
|Defensive assist – Guarding Tactics||When the character in combat is about to be attacked, press the swap character button to activate.
Soukaku parries the enemy attack, inflicting massive daze. Soukaku is invulnerable when using this skill
|Assist follow-up – Sweeping Strike||Press the special attack button after an evasive assist to activate.
Soukaku charges and strikes enemies in front of her, dealing ice damage. Soukaku is invulnerable when using this skill
What are Soukaku’s talents?
Soukaku’s talents are akin to eidolons for Honkai Star Rail characters or constellations in Genshin Impact. If you get more than one Soukaku off the banners, you can unlock a talent.
|A – Hypothermia||If an enemy is hit by Fly the Flag, its ice resistance reduces by 10% for eight seconds|
|B – Experimental Charging Module||Basic, dash, dodge attacks, and reactive assists have a 15% chance to gain one stack of Vortex on hit, triggering once per second. When Vortex reaches maximum stacks, extra stacks regenerate 1.2 energy for Soukaku|
|C – Attendance Meal Allowance||All skill levels increase by two|
|D – Uplifting Current||During Fly the Flag, all squad members have their attack increased by 8% of Soukaku’s base attack, lasting for 15 seconds. When consuming Vortex to use Fly the Flag, this effect doubles|
|E – Late-Night Snacks||All skill levels increase by two|
|F – Northern Wind||While in the Frosted Banner state, the number of usable enhanced basic and dash attacks increases to 12, while attacks deal 35% more damage|
What are Soukaku’s skill enhancement materials?
In classic Hoyoverse style, Soukaku’s skills need some enhancing. To do this, you need to use freeze chips. These are sold at the bangboo store called 141 on Sixth Street.
What are Soukaku’s promotion materials?
To promote Soukaku to the next bracket of levels, you need some slash seals. You can get these from specific VR training enemies, and craft them into higher rarities, for her higher levels.
Who are Soukaku’s voice actors?
Soukaku’s Japanese voice actor is Machico, a singer and voice actor known for her work on Fate/Grand Order and Project Sekai, and her Chinese VA is Liu Wen, a model and actress.
Who is Zenless Zone Zero’s Soukaku?
Soukaku, a blue girl with a pointy tail and horns, is a member of the Section Six faction along with Miyabi. She’s one of their best ‘assets’, though we’re yet to find out what this means.
While she’s still young, don’t underestimate her – her full nickname, as written by herself, is “the cute little one who always gobbles down everything and is super happy when full but can’t reed or rite”. She obviously loves food and is happy as long as she’s got a full belly.
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