How to Get Phantom Echoes in Wuthering Waves?

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Wuthering Waves is the new sensation in the Pokémon world, even if it is a completely different franchise. Most of the game mechanics are similar to any Pokémon open world game where you travel long distances to defeat and capture various species. However, there are a few differences between the two as it comes with an anime-style combat touch and the ability to briefly transform into your favorite Echoes. 

If you loved the shinies in the Pokémon world, you would definitely want a Phantom Echo in your inventory. Keep in mind that the "Phantom" or "Shiny" versions of beasts don't offer any additional boosts and bonuses. So, it's more like applying a fresh, shiny skin to your already-absorbed beasts. Still, if you are wondering how to get Phantom Echoes in Wuthering Waves, this article will help you out a lot!

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What are Phantom Echoes in Wuthering Waves?

What are Phantom

Echoes are the creatures whose abilities you absorb after defeating them in battle. You can briefly transform into your absorbed Echoes and use all of their abilities in Wuthering Waves. The word "Phantom Echoes" refers to an alternate version of their basic counterparts. They have pretty much the same stats and move sets but with a fresh new look. So, apart from a new shiny look, you don't get any major boosts for hunting and absorbing these rare beasts. 

You can easily distinguish between the basic and Phantom creatures due to their shiny appearance and the word Phantom written behind their name. However, their appearances are random, and your chances of spotting one in the wild are quite slim. Still, if you show a bit of patience and dedication, you will eventually stumble upon one such beast in your travels. Currently, there are 6 unique Phantom Echoes in Wuthering Waves, namely:

  • Phantom: Feilian Beringal
  • Phantom: Hoartoise
  • Phantom: Thundering Mephis
  • Phantom: Mourning Aix
  • Phantom: Rocksteady Guardian
  • Phantom: Impermanence Heron

How to Get Phantom Echoes in Wuthering Waves?

How to get

As mentioned earlier, there are no added benefits of acquiring the rarer Phantom Echoes apart from the shiny appearance. However, they are still quite useful to standout when playing with other players in the Wuthering Waves coop mode. So, it is a challenge for all you completionists out there to capture every possible creature in the game. 

From our experience, there are three ways to get Phantom Echoes in Wuthering Waves. Fortunately, you don't have to spend real money as long as you are consistent in your efforts. Here are all the ways to get shiny echoes:

  • Phantom Echoes Farming 
  • Buy Phantom Echoes from Store and Illusive Shop.
  • Explore the Overworld with friends.

Where to Farm Phantom Echoes?

Where to Farm

Even though the spawn rate of Phantom Echoes is significantly low in the game, it doesn't mean that you can't hunt them down. Fortunately, you don't need to explore the entire world map to spot these creatures as long as you know where to look. Secondly, the spawn time refreshes every day, so even if you weren't lucky in your first few attempts, don't give up just yet.

Basically, all you need to do to farm Phantom Echoes is to visit their dens at the start of each day, try your luck, and get on with your other chores. Also, don't forget to check different stores, as you can only unlock certain species after buying them. If you stick to this routine, you will eventually capture all Shiny Echoes in the game. Here are the best locations to farm every Phantom in Wuthering Waves:

  • Phantom Hoartoise: Head south from the Bell-Borne Geocheloneor to find a Phantom Hoartoise near the waterfall if you are lucky. Alternatively, you can also try your luck in the Thorn Passage.
  • Phantom Rocksteady Guardian: Phantom Rocksteady Guardian is a bit hard to catch as it seldomly spawns in various locations. Still, you can check out the following locations to increase your chances:
    • Withering Frontline located south of the Thundering Mephis.
    • Tower of Adversity, go to the northern island to find it.

Where to Buy Phantom Echoes?

If you don't feel like hunting, you can always buy Phantom Echoes from different stores. However, the store listings refresh daily and, so you must act quickly to purchase your favorite Echoes before they disappear. Secondly, you must acquire various currencies and points as each store runs on a different currency. In any case, here's how to buy all Phantom Echoes in Wuthering Waves:

  • Phantom: Feilian Beringal: You can buy it for 120 Hazard Records from the Adversity Exchange Point Shop.
    • Requirements: Collect 1,200 Hazard Records
  • Phantom: Thundering Mephis: You can buy it for 300 Data Sets from the Simulation Training Point Shop.
    • Requirements: Obtain 2,500 Data Sets
  • Phantom: Mourning Aix: You can buy it for 300 Data Sets from the Simulation Training Point Shop.
    • Requirements: Obtain 3,500 Data Sets
  • Phantom: Impermanence Heron: Buy it for 400 Illusive Specimens from the Illusive Shop.
    • Requirements: Clear Difficulty IV in Depths of Illusive Realm.

Explore the Overworld with friends

You might have heard, "Unity is Strength", well, it couldn't be more relevant than in Wuthering Waves. In other words, hunting Phantom Echoes is a lot easier when you play with your friends in the coop mode. Let's say you have emptied out all possible farming locations for the day without any luck in your world, and you aren't ready to purchase anything yet. Well, you can always visit your friend's world or the Overworld to try your luck there. 

If you have supportive friends, they may even invite you to their realm as soon as they spot a Phantom that you really desire. However, the invitation should be sent before the start of the battler, or else the Phantom won't leave any Echo behind for you to absorb. The best part is that every participant of the battle gets to absorb the Phantom, so it is a win-win situation for everyone. Just make sure to send the invites before attacking anything.

How to Use Phantom Echoes in Wuthering Waves?

How to use

Okay so you have captured your first Phantom Echo but you don't see any shiny beast in transformations. Don't worry, you did absorb the Phantom, its just not activated yet. So, how to equip Phantom Echoes in Wuthering Waves? 

First, open the Resonators Menu and browse to the Echoes Section. This screen shows a list of all your captured Echoes and their stats. Next, look for the species that you want to equip the Phantom skin. Here, you will see a "new" badge on top of the Monster Logo, select it to enter the skin selector. Finally, select the Phantom Echo Skin and tick "Effective for all" to use it. Now you will see the new shiny Phantom look whenever you transform to your favorite Echoes.

Conclusion

Phantom Echoes are the rare versions of their basic counterparts. These beasts have the same stats and abilities as the originals but come with a shiny new look. However, these beasts are quite rare in the game and don't spawn so often in the large world map. Fortunately, you can collect them all if you know where to look for each beast. Therefore, this article explained how to get Phantom Echoes in Wuthering Waves to help you stand out from your friends.

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