Path To Nowhere Ninety-Nine: Skill, Shackles & Farming

Learn how Ninety Nine operates, her skills, shackles and overall playstyle in detail!

Path To Nowhere has one of the most aesthetically pleasing character collections for players to interact with, and one of the units is known as Ninety Nine (quite literally). Our Path To Nowhere Ninety-Nine guide will give a character overview about her that will go into great detail! 

Key Takeaways
  • Ninety-Nine is an A-rank Fury sinner in Path to Nowhere. She is a melee-focused character with high attack and defense stats. 
  • Her skills deal with damage and crowd control, and her main skill, “Ninety-Nine Exclusive Brand“, deals damage to all enemies in front of her. 
  • She can be obtained through Arrests and is best used in close-quarters combat. 
  • She is a good choice for players who want a powerful melee-focused character.

Summarized stats for Ninety-Nine: 

AttributePhase 1Phase 2Phase 3
Magic Resistence186276401
Level cap407090


Path To Nowhere Playstyle
Playstyle (Image Credits Exputer)

Ninety-nine is an A-ranking unit, making her easy to acquire and beginner-friendly. She belongs to the fury role, primarily focusing on DPS (damage per second) and frontline combat. She excels in dealing physical or melee damage and provides a 5% lifesteal increase as a sinner.

Minimum stats for Ninety-nine are as follows:

  • HP: 1282
  • ATK: 152
  • Resistance: 110
  • Defense: 111

Promoting Ninety Nine 

Path To Nowhere Promoting Ninety Nine
Promoting Ninety Nine (Image Credits Exputer)

Moving on, let’s skip the jump to promoting ninety-nine and what resources are required for it. Alongside that, we will also be talking briefly about the way the promotion takes place. For each sinner, players will be able to max ascend them to phase 3, which makes them the strongest version. 

Phase 1

Path To Nowhere Phase 1
Phase 1 (Image Credits Exputer)

To level up your sinner, you’ll need items like Mania Essences and Discoins, the local currency. You can initially level your sinner to 20 before encountering a cap. Phasing up is the next step, which raises the cap to level 40 and enhances various stats:

  • HP increases to 2218
  • Base attack improves to 258
  • Defense goes up to 186
  • Magic resistance increases to 184

Additionally, the first phase unlocks the skill “Ebullition” and grants 40 hypercubes. The phase enhancement cost includes:

  • 15 Phase 1 Fury Elemental Particles
  • 12 Arsenopyrite Concentrate
  • 18 Shriveled Tentacle
  • 30,000 Discoins

Phase 2

Path To Nowhere Phase 2
Phase 2 (Image Credits Exputer)

In Phase 2, after reaching level 40 with your unit and ascending Ninety-nine, the level cap extends to 70. Phase 2 unlocks several features, including Berserk, the Crime Brand column for sinners, Blaze, and provides 60 hypercubes.

Stats improvements in Phase 2 include:

  • Base HP increased to 3257
  • Overall attack raised to 381
  • Overall defense enhanced to 276
  • Magic resistance increased to 273

The phase enhancement cost consists of:

  • 15 Phase 2 Fury Elemental Fluid
  • 12 Arsenopyrite Crystals
  • 18 Organic Tentacles
  • 100,000 Discoins

Phase 3 

Path To Nowhere Phase 3
Phase 3 (Image Credits Exputer)

Phase 3 marks the final stage of leveling up Ninety-nine, raising the level cap to 90. This phase brings significant improvements, including:

  • HP increased to 4748
  • Attack raised to 58
  • Defense enhanced to 404
  • Magic resistance improved to 401

Phase 3 also unlocks a new attire, allowing players to equip an exclusive crime brand on Ninety-nine and provides 80 hypercubes.

The enhancement costs for Phase 3 include:

  • 25 Phase 3 Fury Elemental Substance
  • 24 Frosted Arsenopyrite Crystals
  • 36 Infected Tentacles
  • 480,000 Discoins


Path To Nowhere Skills
Skills (Image Credits Exputer)

Moving on, let’s take a look at the skills that will be offered up to fury sinners, especially for a sinner like ninety-Nine. 

Furious Attack 

Ninety-nine’s first skill, “Furious Attack,” is her basic normal attack. It doesn’t require energy and can be freely used in battle. When activated, Ninety-nine wields her large sword to strike the target head-on, dealing damage equal to 108% of her base attack. This damage is physical or melee and not elemental. The skill range covers opponents in front, behind, to the right, and to the left of her.

To level up this skill, you’ll need to reach at least Sinner Phase One. The upgrade materials include Skill Module I and Skill Module II for increased damage output, as well as Twilight Stone Raw Ores and Discoins. Here are the level-up upgrades:

  • Level 2: 115% increase
  • Level 3: 123% increase
  • Level 4: 131% increase
  • Level 5: 140% increase
  • Level 6: 149% increase
  • Level 7: 159% increase
  • Level 8: 170% increase
  • Level 9: 181% increase
  • Level 10: 194% increase


Ninety-nine’s ultimate ability, “Incinerate,” is her most powerful skill, requiring 25 energy to use. When activated, she enters Incinerate mode, sacrificing 50% of her base HP in exchange for a 20% increase in attack. This attack boost lasts for 13 seconds, enhancing her combat capabilities significantly.

While in Incinerate mode, any incoming enemy damage directed at Ninety-nine is delayed by 5 seconds, giving her extra time to act. To level up this skill, you’ll need to reach Sinner Phase 1 and use skill modules, twilight stone raw ores, and Discoins. Here are the level-up upgrades:

  • Level 2: 21.3% increase
  • Level 3: 22.8% increase
  • Level 4: 24.3% increase
  • Level 5: 26% increase
  • Level 6: 27.7% increase
  • Level 7: 29.6% increase
  • Level 8: 31.6% increase
  • Level 9: 32.7% increase
  • Level 10: 36% increase


Once Ninety-nine reaches level 20 and is phased up to the next level, the passive skill “Ebullition” becomes unlocked. While it’s a passive skill, it can still be leveled up to level 10 and offers significant benefits. Whenever Ninety-nine loses 10% of her maximum HP, either through her ultimate ability or enemy attacks, Ebullition activates.

Ebullition provides a 2.5% increase in attack speed for Ninety-nine, allowing her to launch attacks faster. This enhancement makes her more effective in combat. Here are the upgrades for Ebullition:

  • Level 2: 2.7% increase
  • Level 3: 2.8% increase
  • Level 4: 3% increase
  • Level 5: 3.2% increase
  • Level 6: 3.5% increase
  • Level 7: 3.7% increase
  • Level 8: 3.9% increase
  • Level 9: 4.2% increase
  • Level 10: 4.5% increase


One of the next skills that we would also like to talk about is known as Berserk. It will be yet another passive skill which automatically means that it will not be cast or activated manually and would rather be used automatically in combat. 

Whenever the skill is cast, players can expect to have their overall damage output increased by 4%, which will allow them to defeat enemies even faster. Whenever Ninety Nine launches an attack against the same type of opponent, she will able to gain stacks of the damage increase and will be maxed out at 5 stacks. 

  • Level 2: 4.3% increase. 
  • Level 3: 4.6% increase. 
  • Level 4: 4.9% increase. 
  • Level 5: 5.2% increase. 
  • Level 6: 5.5% increase. 
  • Level 7: 5.5% increase. 
  • Level 8: 6.3% increase. 
  • Level 9: 6.7% increase. 
  • Level 10: 7.2% increase. 


Ninety-Nine has a set of shackles, similar to constellations in Genshin Impact, which are unlocked when you obtain duplicate copies of her characters. There are a total of 5 shackles that can be activated for Ninety-Nine:

  1. Boiling Point: This shackle affects her ultimate skill, Incinerate, by extending its duration by 3 seconds, allowing it to remain active for a longer period.
  2. Shackles Sync I: This shackle is a universal upgrade for all sinners and enhances Ninety-Nine’s normal attack by 5%. This boost is valuable for her role as a mainline sinner.
  3. Carmen Lucia: When activated, this shackle grants an attack bonus of 2% for each instance where Ninety-Nine experiences a 10% reduction in her max HP.
  4. Emotional Resonance: This shackle reduces Ninety-Nine’s energy consumption by 3 points, making it easier for her to use her skills.
  5. S5: The fifth shackle increases her attack by an additional 5%, further enhancing her combat prowess.

These shackles provide significant improvements to Ninety-Nine’s abilities and make her even more formidable in battle.

Farming Upgrade Resources

Next up, let’s discuss a little bit how you can actually farm the resources that are needed in order to level up the skills for promoting ninety-nine. 

Mania Essence

To strengthen Ninety-Nine, players will need to farm Mania Essence, which is used to increase her physical strength. Mania Essence can be found in the dungeon called “Seed of Omen,” which has four different difficulty levels:

  1. Seed of Omen I: Requires players to be at least level one.
  2. Seed of Omen II: Requires players to be at least level 15.
  3. Seed of Omen III: Requires players to be at least level 35.
  4. Seed of Omen IV: Requires players to be at a higher level.

By conquering these different difficulty levels, players can obtain Mania Essence to enhance Ninety-Nine’s abilities.

Skill Modules 

As far as leveling skills are concerned, players will need to get their hands on Skill Modules. In order to acquire the skill modules, you can first and foremost get them from the secret society, which is your guild. 

Apart from that, you can also get from the Restricted Area Investigations, and the first dungeon will be opened up after you clear chapters 4-8, and it will have a total of 4 dungeon difficulties to get skill modules. 

Twilight Stone Raw Ore 

Other than the skill modules, players will also need to get twilight stone raw ores, which can be achieved by three main methods: 

  • Supply chests are typically gifted to you by the game itself. 
  • By clearing stories 1-2, you can either decide to raid the story chapters once, or you can go ahead and do a 10x raid to fast-farm them. 
  • Secret society support can also provide these raw ores. 

Phase Fury Elemental Particles 

Other than that, in order to phase up Ninety Nine, one of the main things that you will require will be these fury elemental particles. 

One of the main ways that you can get it is through the Fury I instance, as well as by opening up the supply chest. 

Arsenopyrite Concentrate 

Now, arsenopyrite concentrates can actually be found by many methods. You can get your hands on them by opening the supply chests provided to you, or you can even get them from the secret society once you have formed one. 

Other than that, the main story 2-12, 3-8, 4-8, 6-7, 7-8, and 8-5 will also grant the arsenopyrite concentrate. 


Tentacles can be obtained through supply chests, clearing the main story 1-7, and by receiving support from a secret society. There are different types of tentacles, including shriveled, organic, and infected tentacles, which correspond to phases one, two, and three, respectively.

Discoins, on the other hand, can be acquired through Gold Rush domains, which come in various difficulties such as Gold Rush I, II, III, and IV. These resources are essential for upgrading and progressing in the game.


And there we have it! A complete overview discussing her skills, shackles, and resource farming! With that, we will wrap up our Path To Nowhere Ninety-Nine guide! 

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