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Sonata Effects and Echo Set Guide

In this guide, we explain each of the set Sonata Effects in Wuthering Waves, what Echoes belong to each one, and the best characters for each Echo set.

In Wuthering Waves, equipping characters with Echoes you collected by defeating monsters from the same set triggers their Sonata Effect. There are currently bonuses for equipping 2 and 5 unique Echoes (note: A Phantom shiny Echo counts as different ones!) from the same set.

Below we will cover each set in more detail, on what Echoes you need to farm and what characters they are best suited for.

Sonata Effect Overview

Currently, there are 9 different Echo sets in Wuthering Waves that serves their purpose to characters with different roles - whether they are DPS, support DPS, or a healer.

  • Freezing Frost: Glacio DPS
  • Molten Rift: Fusion DPS
  • Void Thunder: Electro DPS
  • Sierra Gale: Aero DPS
  • Celestial Light: Spectro DPS
  • Sun-sinking Eclipse: Havoc DPS
  • Rejuvenating Glow: Healer
  • Moonlit Clouds: Support
  • Lingering Tunes: Generic DPS

The Echo Cost system gives your characters up to 12 capacity (at Data Bank level 9) to equip your Echoes as you see fit. You can place either Cost 1, 3 or 4 echo on your first slot as your Echo skill and it won’t affect your set’s effect.

To fulfill your 5 set Sonata Effects, your Echoes should be something like:

  • Early game: 4, 1, 1, 1, 1
  • Mid game: 4, 3, 1, 1, 1
  • End game: 4, 3, 3, 1, 1

All sets share Cost 1 echoes across 3 different sets. This means that every drop is between a 33% or a 50% chance whether it's in the set you want or not (not taking into account their stats, which rarity also plays a huge factor).

For ease of farming, sometimes mixing and matching the two-piece set effects may be warranted so you can equip an off-set Echo with desired stats instead. 2 Lingering Tunes + 2 of an Elemental set is the most common combination, but is mainly as a transitional build.

Sonata Effects:

  • 2pcs Set: Glacio DMG + 10%.
  • 5pcs Set: Glacio DMG + 10% after releasing Basic Attack or Heavy Attack. This effect stacks up to 3 times, each stack lasts 15s.

Echoes:

CostEcho
4Lampylumen Myriad
3Tambourinist
Roseshroom
Autopuppet Scout
1Glacio Predator
Gulpuff
Glacio Prism
Fusion Prism
Sabyr Boar
Excarat
Hoartoise

Characters:

Freezing Frost is your typical elemental DPS set for Glacio DPS characters, which is only Lingyang at the moment. Sanhua can also make use of the set as a primary DPS or if you are sharing Echoes around.

Sonata Effects:

  • 2pcs Set: Fusion DMG + 10%.
  • 5pcs Set: Fusion DMG + 30% for 15s after releasing Resonance Skill.

Echoes:

CostEcho
4Inferno Rider
3Violet-Feathered Heron
Geohide Saurian
Havoc Dreadmane
1Electro Predator
Fusion Warrior
Snip Snap
Fusion Prism
Spectro Prism
Young Geohide Saurian
Fusion Dreadmane
Traffic Illuminator

Characters:

Molten Rift is your typical elemental DPS set for Fusion DPS characters such as Encore and and [item]Chixia. Mortefi could also make use of this set if you want to share Echoes around.

Sonata Effects:

  • 2pcs Set: Electro DMG + 10%.
  • 5pcs Set: Electro DMG + 15% after releasing Heavy Attack or Resonance Skill. This effect stacks up to 2 times, each stack lasts 15s.

Echoes:

CostEcho
4Thundering Mephis
Tempest Mephis
3Violet-Feathered Heron
Flautist
1Vanguard Junrock
Fission Junrock
Electro Predator
Fusion Warrior
Spectro Prism
Havoc Prism
Aero Predator
Young Geohide Saurian
Traffic Illuminator

Characters:

Void Thunder is an unique set in that it has two possible 4 cost Echoes for Electro DPS characters, but only two 3 cost ones. Calcharo is the primary user of this set, although Yinlin and Yuanwu could also make use of this set effectively if sharing Echoes around.

Sonata Effects:

  • 2pcs Set: Aero DMG + 10%.
  • 5pcs Set: Aero DMG + 30% after releasing Intro Skill.

Echoes:

CostEcho
4Feilian Beringal
3Cyan-Feathered Heron
Hoochief
Chaserazor
1Fusion Warrior
Whiff Whaff
Aero Predator
Sabyr Boar
Young Roseshroom
Hooscamp
Chirpuff
Traffic Illuminator

Characters:

Sierra Gale is for Aero DPS characters, namely Jiyan. Aalto, Jianxin, and Yangyang can also make use of this set effectively.

Sonata Effects:

  • 2pcs Set: Spectro DMG + 10%.
  • 5pcs Set: Spectro DMG + 30% after releasing Intro Skill.

Echoes:

CostEcho
4Mourning Aix
3Cyan-Feathered Heron
Rocksteady Guardian
Autopuppet Scout
1Havoc Warrior
Zig Zag
Glacio Predator
Gulpuff
Spectro Prism
Havoc Prism
Cruisewing
Hoartoise

Characters:

The Celestial Light set for Spectro DPS is currently only usable for Rover (Male), which even then is not a very good investment. Consider pre-farming for future characters such as Jinhsi.

Sonata Effects:

  • 2pcs Set: Havoc DMG + 10%.
  • 5pcs Set: Havoc DMG + 7.5% after releasing Basic Attack or Heavy Attack. This effect stacks up to 4 times, each stack lasts 15s.

Echoes:

CostEcho
4Crownless
Dreamless
3Tambourinist
Roseshroom
Havoc Dreadmane
1Havoc Warrior
Tick Tack
Glacio Prism
Havoc Prism
Excarat
Young Roseshroom
Chirpuff

Characters:

The Sun-sinking Eclipse set is for Havoc DPS is best for Rover (Havoc) (Male) and Danjin.

Great effect for healings to provide additional buffs to your DPS characters.

Sonata Effects:

  • 2pcs Set: Healing Bonus + 10%.
  • 5pcs Set: Increases the ATK of all party members by 15% for 30s upon healing allies.

Echoes:

CostEcho
4Bell-Borne Geochelone
3Stonewall Bracer
Chasm Guardian
Rocksteady Guardian
Hoochief
1Vanguard Junrock
Fission Junrock
Snip Snap
Whiff Whaff
Tick Tack
Cruisewing
Fusion Dreadmane

Characters:

The Rejuvenating Glow set is for the two healers in the game, Verina and Baizhi. However, note that the 5-piece set effect also triggers if using Originite: Type IV on characters such as Jianxin or Yuanwu, making them solid supports.

Moonlit Clouds

Sonata Effects:

  • 2pcs Set: Energy Regen + 10%.
  • 5pcs Set: After using Outro Skill, increases the ATK of the next Resonator by 22.5% for 15s.

Echoes:

CostEcho
4Bell-Borne Geochelone
Impermanence Heron
3Stonewall Bracer
Geohide Saurian
Spearback
Chaserazor
1Fission Junrock
Zig Zag
Whiff Whaff
Glacio Prism
Cruisewing
Sabyr Boar
Diamondclaw

Characters:

Moonlit Clouds is an amazing set for support - Sub DPS or Amplifiers like Yinlin, Aalto[item], [item]Sanhua, Jianxin, and Mortefi, who appreciate the Energy Regen while also supporting the Main DPS further more.

Sonata Effects:

  • 2pcs Set: ATK + 10%.
  • 5pcs Set: While on the field, ATK increases by 5% every 1.5s. This effect stacks up to 4 stacks. Outro Skill DMG + 60%.

Echoes:

CostEcho
4Mech Abomination
3Flautist
Chasm Guardian
Spearback
1Vanguard Junrock
Snip Snap
Zig Zag
Tick Tack
Fusion Prism
Young Geohide Saurian
Hooscamp
Diamondclaw

Characters:

Lingering Tunes can be used as a replacement set to the elemental sets or as a 2pc + 2pc combination alternative. This will allow the use of off-set pieces and make farming a bit easier. Otherwise, it's not a best in slot set for any character yet. Depending on your playstyle and if farming Void Thunder has you down, Calcharo could use it.

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