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Goddess of Victory: NIKKE guide: Best tips, tricks, and strategies for beginners

Restore humanity and lead your anime girl squad to victory

Goddess of Victory: NIKKE is a third-person RPG shooter game set in a post-apocalyptic world developed by Shift Up and published by Tencent’s Level Infinite. It is a free-to-play game released recently on mobile platforms and follows each method. The players will have to recruit different types of Nikke and command them into battle against the Ruptures in Goddess of Victory: NIKKE. In this guide, we’ll discuss all the basic tips and strategies for the beginners of Goddess of Victory: NIKKE to get a headstart.

The game’s main objective is to pass through the different game modes by defeating the unknown mechanical creatures, also known as Ruptures, and restoring humanity. The Ruptures are strong robot-like creatures which can only be destroyed by the Nikke, a human-like robot character. Their commander must direct Nikkes, and the players play their roles in the game. They will have to command the Nikkes and use them in battles against the Ruptures to advance through the game.

goddess of victory nikke anis
Image via Shift Up

If you have just started playing Goddess of Victory: NIKKE and are looking for tips on finishing the missions easier and faster, don’t worry. You have come to the right place, this guide will discuss all the things you need to know as a beginner in Goddess of Victory: NIKKE.

Choose the best-suited Nikke for your squad

There are several factors included in the task of choosing the best Nikke for your squad. All are explained to you in detail:

1. Understanding Burst type to select the best Nikke

When choosing the best Nikke for your squad, the first factor to consider is the burst type of your Nikke. There are three types of burst for the Nikke:

  1. Burst I
  2. Burst II
  3. Burst III

Each of the Nikke will have any one of the three types of burst in the game. Burst I and II Nikke are usually Defenders or Supporters, and Burst III are mostly Attackers. Your characters can use their burst skills once the burst meter is filled.

However, you can only use burst skills in particular phases. For example, you will have to use the Burst I unit’s ability first, and then you will have access to use the Burst II ability. After you have used the Burst II ability, you will get access to use the Burst III ability, and once you use that too, you will go into the full burst mode.

goddess of victory nikke characters
Image via Shift Up

So you will have to select all three burst skills to progress through the battle. Not using the previous type of burst ability will make you unable to use the following type. Each burst ability will have either 20 second or a 40-second cooldown. It is advised to keep a combination of shorter and longer cooldown Nikke so you can complete the burst phase more often.

We would suggest the combination of 1 burst I Nikke, 2 burst II Nikke and 2 burst III Nike.

2. Understanding Weapons

Goddess of Victory: NIKKE has over 60 different Nikke for the players to select for their squad. The players must choose a squad of 5 Nikke before going on a mission. Selecting the best-suited Nikke for a mission is essential since each mission will have different types of enemies and has to be dealt with various weapons. There are six types of weapons in Goddess of Victory: NIKKE:

  • Assault Rifle: Assault rifles are a decent choice for fighting against enemies in close and medium-range fights. It has a range of 25 to 45 in the game with a decent reloading time and it also deals good damage to the enemy units.
  • Sub-Machine Gun: Like shotguns, Submachine guns are also used against enemies at close distances. They have considerably decent damage and a higher fire rate with a range of 15 to 36.
  • Shotgun: Shotguns are best used against enemies at close range. They have a 0 to 25 range and cannot deal damage to enemies outside this range. They have a decent reload time but low magazine capacity.
  • Sniper Rifle: Sniper rifles are a good choice for engaging with enemies at long range. They have a range of 45 to 100 but have to be charged before firing a shot. However, sniper rifles have higher reloading time and less magazine capacity.
  • Rocket Launcher: Rocket Launchers can deal damage to enemies at any range. They have high damage stats but need to be reloaded after every shot.
  • Minigun: Miniguns or Gatlin Guns can be used against enemies in medium or long range. They have a range of 35 to 55 with the highest magazine capacity in the game. However, they lack damage and have a longer reload time.
goddess of victory nikke gameplay
Image via Shift Up

Each Nikke can use only one of the above six weapons, so it is essential to select Nikke for your squad, considering what weapon they use and which enemies you will be fighting. However, you must not choose all Nikke with the same type of weapon just because it matches the mission. Various weapons in the squad are also essential to battle against enemies efficiently.

3. Understanding the class, rarity, environment and abilities of Nikke

There are also three classes of Nikke for the players to choose from for their squad. A balance of all these three classes is important when you will be picking the Nikke for your squad:

  • Attackers: These units have the best damage stats in the game and can play as the tank for their team. They can take on the enemy bosses easily in the later phase of the game with their abilities.
  • Defenders: Defenders are the class of Nikke who absorbs the damage for their team. They have higher defensive and HP stats which gives them the ability to defend their team from enemy damage.
  • Supporters: As their name suggests, Supporters are the ones who provide support to their teammates during the battle. They have comparatively lower attacking stats but their healing or buff abilities make them a viable pick for your squad.

There are three rarity ratings for the Nikke in Goddess of Victory: NIKKE: SSR, SR and R. SSR are the strongest Nikke while R-rated Nikke is the most basic character the players will acquire by default at the start.

goddess of victory nikke attackers
Image via Shift Up

Each Nikke excels in a certain environment and can deal extra damage while fighting in its own type of environment. So it is advised to choose Nikke not only according to the enemies, but also the environment you will be fighting in. This will grant you 10% extra damage and possibly a better outcome in the game. The five types of environments are:

  1. Fire
  2. Water
  3. Wind
  4. Electric
  5. Iron

All Nikke also has certain unique skills:

  • Active skills (Must be cast manually)
  • Passive skills (Cast automatically)
  • Burst skill (Must be cast manually)

Beginner-friendly Nikke in Goddess of Victory: NIKKE

Some of the best beginner-friendly Nikke are mentioned along with their class and burst type.

goddess of victory nikke yuni
Image via Shift Up
  • Rapi (Attacker, Burst III)
  • Harran (Attacker, Burst II)
  • Anis (Defender, Burst II)
  • Ludmilla (Defender, Burst I)
  • Emma (Supporter, Burst I)
  • Liter (Supporter, Burst I)

Best tips for beginners in Goddess of Victory: NIKKE

  1. Upgrade your Nikke’s stats and gears using combat records, core and credits. You can collect these resources from Outpost or Ark game modes.
  2. Gather equipment from the outpost, shop, campaign or Ark game modes. You can also earn them through daily login, quests, achievements, and events. This equipment will give you a higher bonus for your Nikke and also boost their stats.
  3. Construct your own base in the Outpost where you can build and construct new buildings like the command centre, Arsenal, Cafe, Hotel and many more.

We hope our beginner guide on Goddess of Victory: Nikke will help you. Which guide do you want us to cover next? Let us know in the comments!

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