Brave Frontier Guide: How to Get More Zel
by Amy White
Zel is one of the three currencies in Brave Frontier.
- Zel: Used for Unit Evolution and Fusion
- Karma: Used for upgrading your town and surroundings
- Gems: Premium (buyable) currency that can buy a chance at rare summons, expand your item or unit inventory, purchase energy, and provide other player perks.
Since Karma and Zel are not purchased, you gain them naturally as you progress throughout the game, but there are some actions that will reward you more than others.
How to Get More Zel
Open the Chests!
If you're used to other games, be warned: treasure chests aren't going to loot themselves; not in Brave Frontier at least. Forget to click on the chest and open it before you leave battle, and you are literally leaving cash on the playing field. Bad move.
Hit enemies as often as possible
Don't need a three unit combo strike to finish the enemy? Use it anyway. The more hits you land on opponents, the more Zel and Karma you'll earn from battle.
Don't skip Weekend Special Votex Gate Battle: The Golden Vault
On weekends you can access the Golden Vault, and rack up Zel. Jewel type units are also more common in the Golden Vault, and if you are willing to sell them they go for great prices.
Level 1 Contents: Jewel Ghost Chest with 1,000 Zel, potentially a Jewel Ghost or two. The boss Jewel Ghost does not leave a chest, but is available for capture (and sells well).
Level 2 Contents: Jewel Ghost Chest with 2,000 Zel, possible Jewel King Chest with 5,000 Zel. You will encounter the Jewel Ghost you're familiar with from Level 1, and there is also a potential for encountering a Jewel King on this level. Capture the Jewel King boss to sell if possible.
Level 3 Contents: Jewel Ghost Chests with 3,000 Zel, Jewel King Chest at 7,000 Zel, Jewel God Chest at 10,000 Zel. Expect to encounter Jewel Ghosts, random Jewel Kings are possible as are random encounters with Jewel Gods prior to the boss. The boss battle with Jewel God unit will not leave a chest, but (you guessed it) you can potentially capture and sell the unit for a handsome profit.
Which leads us to...
Never fuse Jewel Units - Sell them
Fuse at your own risk, especially if they are higher levels - if you don't sell these units you will have missed out on heaps of Zel.
Equip Items that Boost Zel Drop Rate
The Zelnite Ring boosts the drop rate of Zel - You'll need a Level 14 Sphere House, 85,000 Karma, and the following materials:
- Prized Stone x3
- Honor Bone x20
- Honor Pelt x20
- Skill Bracer x1
- Holy Blade x1
Have more Zel boosting tips we haven't included here? Share them below!
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