Tower of Fantasy banners

Grab all the best Simulacra and matrices with the help of our Tower of Fantasy banners guide, featuring all current and upcoming Special Orders

Tower of Fantasy banner: Nemesis and Shirli

While it may have much in common with other open world and MMORPG games, in Tower of Fantasy, banners are king. Above all, its gacha system dictates which weapons and martices you have, so unless you intend to tickle those ravagers to death, you better get gathering those nuclei.

If you’re new to the world of gacha, or want to know which Simulacra and matrices are going to be featured next, we’ve gacha back. This Tower of Fantasy banner guide goes into all the standard, permanent banners, the current and upcoming limited banners, the currencies you need to make those Special Orders, and the rates for each of the drops. We update this guide whenever new limite banners are announced, so be sure to check back to keep on top of all the latest Simulacra!

To get familiar with all the Simulacra you can pull, check out our Tower of Fantasy character guide, and see how they rank in our Tower of Fantasy tier list. You should also take a peek at our Tower of Fantasy codes to see if you can snag any freebies, and head over to our Tower of Fantasy weapons and Tower of Fantasy cooking guides for more help in the wide, post-apocalyptic world.

What are Tower of Fantasy banners?

Banners are the different gachas you can pull on in-game in order to obtain random weapons, upgrade materials, matrices, and more. There are several types, with some being permanent, and others being time-limited, and they each require unique currencies to exchange for pulls – or, in Tower of Fantasy, ‘Special Orders’.

What’s the current limited Tower of Fantasy banner?

Limited weapon banners offer a pity system in which you are guaranteed an SR or higher every ten pulls, and an SSR after 80 pulls. The limited matric banners also guarantee an SR or higher every ten pulls, and an SSR after 40 pulls. They also offer an increased droprate on a featured SSR Simulacra or matrix, which means you have a 50% chance of pulling that featured item when you pull an SSR.

These limited banners require a different currency to the others – with the limited weapons banner taking red nucleus, and the limited matrix banner requiring a red special voucher. You can purchase both of these from the HOT shop for 150 Dark Crystals a pop.

Currently, there’s one limited Simulacra weapon banner called Forgiveness and Rebirth, and one limited matrix banner called Yesteryear’s Reconstruction. The details are as follows.

Tower of Fantasy banner for Frigg

Angel’s Guidance

50% droprate increase on Simulacra Tower of Fantasy’s Frigg (Balmung)

Here’s the probability of obtaining for all of the different item types on this banner.

  • SSR weapon: 0.75% base probability, 2% overall chance including guarantee. The SSR has a 50/50 chance of being Balmung (Frigg)
  • SR Weapon: 1% base probability, 12% overall probability (including guarantee)
  • R Weapon: 91.4% base probability, 80% overall probability (including guarantee)
  • High-Efficiency Energy Battery: 6.85% base probability, 6% overall probability (including guarantee)

The Angel’s Guidance (or Angel’s Path) banner runs until September 21.

Steelheart

50% droprate increase on Frigg SSR matrices

Here’s the probability of obtaining for all of the different items on this banner.

  • SSR matrix: 1.7% base probability, 4.2% overall probability including guarantee. When pulling an SSR matrix, you have a 50/50 chance of getting one from the Frigg set
  • SR matrix: 7.5% base probability, 18.5% overall probability including guarantee
  • R matrix: 90.8% base probability, 77.3% overall probability including guarantees

The Steelheart banner runs until September 21.

Standard Tower of Fantasy banners

In Tower of Fantasy, there are three standard banners that are always active.

Tower of Fantasy weapons banner

Choice Weapons: Black Nucleus Cache

This is the most basic banner, and the one you’ll likely be pulling on the most. It requires one black nucleus per pull, a currency readily available in Tower of Fantasy. You can gather Black Nucleus by completing missions, opening chests, or by simply exploring and finding them dotted around the map.

For those of you totally new to gacha, a pity system is intended to take a bit of the sting out of the RNG nature of gacha, where, after a certain number of pulls, the chance of you gaining a higher ranking item increases until, eventually, you get that SR or SRR pull. Other Tower of Fantasy banners feature a pity system, but the Black Nucleus Cache, unfortunately, doesn’t.

However, you can currently pull any of the playable Simulacra on it, along with a variety of R-rank weapons and weapon upgrade materials, and with how readily available Black Nucleus are, you’re likely to get at least a couple of decent pulls.

Here’s the probability of obtaining for all of the different item types on this banner.

  • SSR Weapon: 0.3%
  • SR Weapon: 3%
  • R Weapon: 30.7%
  • Standard Energy Battery: 5%
  • Small Energy Battery: 40%
  • Elementheart: 1%
  • Elementcore: 20%

Tower of Fantasy gold nucleus banner

Choice Weapons: Gold Nucleus Cache

Gold nucleus are a little harder to come by, so, naturally, the drops are a little more generous. As with the black nucleus, one gold nucleus can be exchanged for one pull, and it offers many of the same items shown above. However, this banner does have a pity system.

The pity system here means that the base chance for you getting an SSR weapon or SR weapon starts at a specific percentage, increasing to a higher overall chance with each pull you make up until you get that SSR or SR. You’re guaranteed one SR weapon or better every ten special orders, and one SSR weapon every 80 special orders.

Here’s the probability of obtaining all of the different items on this banner:

  • SSR Weapon: 0.75% base probability, 2% overall probability (including guarantee)
  • SR Weapon: 1% base probability, 12% overall probability (including guarantee)
  • R Weapon: 91.4% base probability, 80% overall probability (including guarantee)
  • High-Efficiency Energy Battery: 6.85% base probability, 6% overall probability (including guarantee)

Tower of Fantasy matrix banner page

Choice Matrices banner

Instead of weapons, the Choices Matrices banner is all about obtaining, you guessed it, Matrices, which you use to enhance your weapons. It requires Proof of Purchase tokens in exchange for orders, and offers a variety of handy matrices of all different types.

Like the Golden Nucleus Cache, the Choice Matrices banner has a pity system in play, which guarantees you an SR or better every ten pulls, and an SSR every 40 pulls. In addition to a random matrix, each pull grants you one base chip. Base chips are a type of currency, and you can exchange 80 base chips for an SSR matrix in the matrix store.

Here’s the probability of obtaining all of the different items on this banner:

  • SSR Matrix: 1.7% base probability, 4.2% overall probability (including guarantee)
  • SR Matrix: 7.5% base probability, 18.5% overall probability (including guarantee)
  • R Matrix: 90.8% base probability, 77.3% overall probability (including guarantee)

What’s Tower of Fantasy’s next banner?

We’re not sure what the next Tower of Fantasy banner is yet, but we’ll be sure to update this guide as soon as we find out.

 

Banner exhange currencies

When pulling on banners, you earn unique currencies that you can later use in the Commissary and Limited stores. Here are each of the currencies, and what banners you earn them from.

  • ToF black gold: earn by ordering weapons with gold nuclei. You can redeem it in the Commissary Weapon Store to purchase additional copies of weapons you already own, weapon upgrade materials, or gold
  • ToF base chip: earn by ordering matrices with proof of purchase tokens. You can redeem it in the Commissary Matrix Store to purchase a variety of matrices, data packs to upgrade your matrices, or gold
  • ToF flame gold: earn by ordering weapons with red nuclei. You can exchange it in the Limited Store, accessible through the limited banner page, to purchase a copy of the featured Simulacra and a matrix box for their weapon. If you don’t spend your flame gold by the end of the limited banner, it is automatically converted into black gold
  • ToF overclocking chip (rebirth): earn by ordering matrices with special vouchers. You can exchange it in the Limited Store, accessible through the limited banner page, to purchase limited matrices. If you don’t use your overclocking chips by the end of the limited banner, they’re automatically converted into base chips

Tower of Fantasy CN banners

Tower of Fantasy CN came out a while before the global version and, as such, has seen a number of banners. Here are all the Tower of Fantasy CN banners that have gone by so far. Please note that the global version does not appear to be following the same release schedule, and there’s no guarantee that these characters will be getting a global banner.

ToF Simulacra Weapon ToF CN banner release date
Claudia Guren Blade (grievous) December 22, 2021
Cobalt-B Flaming Revolver (flame) January 8, 2022
Baiyuekui Alaya (volt) January 26, 2022
Marc Dawn (grievous) February 14. 2022
Nemesis Venus (volt) March 5, 2022
Frigg Balmung (ice) March 25, 2022
Ruby Sparky (flame) April 25, 2022
Saki Fuwa Ryusen Toshin (ice) June 3, 2022
Lin Shadow Weaver (aberration) June 9, 2022
Lyra Vespers (grievous) July 29, 2022
Tian Lang Powerbreak (volt) August 17, 2022

That’s it for our Tower of Fantasy banner guide for now, but we’ll keep updating it as new banners come out. If you’re into the thrill of trying your luck with pulls and bowing down to the RNG gods, check out our list of the best gacha games, full of gacha goodness.