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Nekomata Best Build and Team Comp

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Best build and team for Nekomata (Nekomiya Mana) in Zenless Zone Zero (ZZZ). See the best W-Engine/weapon, Driver Disc, upgrade priority, promotion & enhancement materials!

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AgentSignatured Weapon
NekomataNekomataSteel CushionSteel Cushion
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Nekomata - Tier and Basic Info

Nekomiya Mana

Rank S Nekomata - Basic Information

Attack Type/Faction
Signatured W-EngineSteel Cushion
How to GetStar-Studded Cast



Tier and Rating

- Attack character great at attacking multiple enemies
- Can deal high damage right away using Quick Assist
- There are no Physical support characters at this point so you will need to apply Assault buff
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Nekomata's Strength

Attack Character that can Damage Multiple Enemies

Nekomata is an Attack Character that can damage multiple enemies by attacking sideways and charging long distances at the enemy. When she starts charging at the enemy with her Basic Attack it penetrates them rather than pushing them back, so you can gather enemies using a Support Character then use Nekomata to finish them off.

Increase Self Damage Output

Nekomata can buff DMG by 30% for 6s with a Dodge Counter and Quick Assist. Also apply Assault to greatly increase damage output of EX Special Attacks. The 30% DMG buff is easy to maintain. One strategy is to use a Support character for the buff and use Quick Assist to go into battle, then use the EX Special Attack to deal high burst damage.

Nekomata's Weakness

Extreme Low Durability

While Nekomata has high Base ATK stats, her Endurance stats, especially Base DEF stats are very low. Because she has few attacks with invulnerability, you will need to fight while successfully dodging attacks not just to avoid damage but also to activate the damage buff.

Nekomata - Best Build (W-Engine/Disc Drive)

Recommended Drive Disc

Physical CRIT Build

Drive DiscSet Effect
Fanged MetalFanged Metal x42-Pieces: Increases Physical DMG by 10%.
4-Pieces: Whenever a squad member inflicts Assault on an enemy, the equipper deals 35% additional DMG to the target for 12s.
Woodpecker ElectroWoodpecker Electro x22-Pieces: Increases CRIT Rate by 8%
Recommended Base Stat
[4]CRIT Rate / Crit DMG
[5]Physical DMG / PEN Ratio
[6]ATK / Energy Regen
Recommended Random Stats
CRIT Rate / Crit DMG / ATK (%) / PEN

Recommended W-engine

Steel CushionSteel Cushion Recommend:
- Nekomata's signature W-engine
- CRIT Rate and Physical Damage always greatly increased
- Effect is enhanced when faced backwards which makes it easier to Daze
Cannon RotorCannon Rotor Recommend:
- Combine with Advanced Stats to greatly increase CRIT Rate
- Additional Damage upon Crit hit
- Obtain in New Eridu City Fund
HousekeeperHousekeeper Recommend:
- Enhanced Crit Damage and increased Energy Regen when out of battle
- Physical DMG Buff almost never activates
Starlight EngineStarlight Engine Recommend:
- W-Engine that greatly increases ATK
- Effect should activate frequently since you will be using assist attacks
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Nekomata - Best Team Comp

Cunning Hares Team


Early Game Cunning Hares Team Variant

This is an early Game Cunning Hares Team except Nekomata replaced Billy. Nicole's short time buff is a great match with a Quick Assist, finishing off enemies while they are gathered together.

Double Electric Team


Aim for Shock Anomaly

Use Anby and Rina who are both Electric and Billy's firepower to constantly aim for shocking the enemy. Nekomata can also apply Disorder if she stays in battle and all characters can activate their Additional Abilities in this team.

Nekomata can use Quick Assist

Support Character Rina can use her Special Attack, Chain Attack or Ultimate, then the next character can use Quick Assist to switch in. Nekomata can increase damage after using Quick Assist so always use Quick Assist to switch in for Rina.

Recommended Bangboo

- Activate Additional Ability with 2 Cunning Hares Factions
- Simple Physical Damage Bangboo
- Activate Additional Ability with 2 Physical Attributes
- Added Attribute Anomaly/high firepower
- The problem is that Active Skill has a chance to miss
- Additional Ability automatically activated with 1 Attack
- Simple Physical Damage Bangboo
- Activate Additional Ability with 1 Support
- Helps restore energy
- Chain Attack cannot be used

Recommended Characters

AnbyAnby Recommend:
- Additional Ability activates when another character in your squad shares the same Faction
- Gives you many choices for the 3rd character with the most common Electric Attribute
NicoleNicole Recommend:
- Additional Ability activates when another character in your squad shares the same Faction
- Works well with using the Energy Field and charging at the enemies
- Utilize high burst damage against enemies
PiperPiper Recommend:
- Additional Ability activates when another character in your squad shares the same Attribute
- Apply Flinch to Stun enemy faster without Stun character
RinaRina Recommend:
- Additional Ability activates when Anby is in your squad
- PEN buff is also powerful with long duration time
LucyLucy Recommend:
- Additional Ability activates when Piper is in your squad
- ATK buff is also powerful with long duration time
▶Best Team Comps

Nekomata - Skill Upgrade Priorities and Effect

Skill Upgrade Priorities

Basic Attack
Special Attack
Chain Attack
Core Skill

Skill Effect

Basic Attack: Kitty Slash

Press to activate. Unleashes up to 5 slashes, dealing Physical DMG. On the last hit, there is a 33.33% chance to repeat this hit 3 times.

Basic Attack: Crimson Blade

Hold during the first 3 hits of Nekomata's Basic Attack to activate: Slashes enemies in front and passes through them, dealing Physical DMG. Upon activation, there is a 33.33% chance to repeat this attack 3 times.

*Some information has been referenced from HoYoWiki.

Best Mindscape Cinema for Nekomata

Effect and Recommended Mindscape Cinema

C1Bird Hunter
When Nekomata hits an enemy from behind, she ignores 16% of her target's Physical RES. If the enemy is Stunned, all Nekomata's attacks are considered back attacks.
C2Cat & Mouse
When there's only one enemy on the field and Nekomata is in combat, her Energy Generation Rate is increased by 25%.
C3Curious Left Tail
Basic Attack, Dodge, Assist, Special Attack, and Chain Attack Lv. +2
C4Sharpen Claws
When Nekomata uses her EX Special Attack, her CRIT Rate increases by 7% for 15s, stacking up to 2 times, with each stack's duration being calculated separately.
C5Lucky Right Tail
Basic Attack, Dodge, Assist, Special Attack, and Chain Attack Lv. +2
C6Predator Lineage
When Nekomata launches a Chain Attack or uses her Ultimate, her CRIT DMG increases by 18%, stacking up to 3 times. The effect expires when she's no longer in-combat. This effect gains maximum stacks immediately on defeating an enemy.

Nekomata - Strategy and Combo

Switch characters with Quick Support from Support Characters

Nekomata can gain +30% damage buff for 6 seconds after using Quick Support. While maintaining the Support Effect, switch to the next ally, which you need to place to the right (next slot) of the Support Character, using Quick Support then deal high damage with EX Special Attack with all the buffs.

Aim for the Dodge Counter while Repeatedly Attacking with Basic Attack

After she finishes her first attack when entering battle, use regular Dodge Counter to maintain the total damage buff and fight mainly with Basic Attack's rush. The rush attack has a chance of being activated 3 times, but the Base Multiplier is low, so aim for 5 hits if possible.

Nekomata - Promotion/Skill Enhancement Materials

All Required Materials

Required Denny

DennyDenny ×1205000

Materials for Promotion

Lv.20Basic Offense Certification SealBasic Offense Certification Seal ×4
DennyDenny ×24000
Lv.30Advanced Offense Certification SealAdvanced Offense Certification Seal ×12
DennyDenny ×56000
Lv.40Advanced Offense Certification SealAdvanced Offense Certification Seal ×20
DennyDenny ×120000
Lv.50PioneerPioneer's Certification Seal ×10
DennyDenny ×200000
Lv.60PioneerPioneer's Certification Seal ×20
DennyDenny ×400000

Materials for Skill Enhancement

Materials for Core Skill Enhancement

DennyDenny ×5000
Higher Dimensional Data: Crimson AweHDD: Crimson Awe×2
DennyDenny ×12000
Higher Dimensional Data: Crimson AweHDD: Crimson Awe×4
DennyDenny ×28000
Ferocious GripFerocious Grip×2
Higher Dimensional Data: Crimson AweHDD: Crimson Awe×9
DennyDenny ×60000
Ferocious GripFerocious Grip×3
Higher Dimensional Data: Crimson AweHDD: Crimson Awe×15
DennyDenny ×100000
Ferocious GripFerocious Grip×4
Higher Dimensional Data: Crimson AweHDD: Crimson Awe×30
DennyDenny ×200000

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