Tower of Fantasy’s Claudia is a fierce queen capable of commanding an entire room with little more than a look. Her imposing presence, badass fashion sense, and unmatched fighting skills are enough to strike fear into the hearts of her enemies while bringing admiration to the eyes of her allies. With her powerful Guren Blade at her hip, there’s nothing she can’t do.
If you’re as eager to add Tower of Fantasy’s Claudia to your line up as we are, then you’re in the right place. With our help, you’ll be mastering the art of the Guren Blade in no time, as we go into its skills and attacks, best matrices, advancement, and more. We also explore the best ToF Claudia team comps, her favourite gifts, and just about everything else you need to know about this badass gal.
To find out how Claudia sizes up against the other Simulacra, check out our Tower of Fantasy tier list and Tower of Fantasy weapons guides. We’ve also got plenty of other build guides just like this one, for characters including Tower of Fantasy Huma, Tower of Fantasy Frigg, Tower of Fantasy Crow, and more.
Tower of Fantasy Claudia
If her fierce appearance doesn’t give it away, Tower of Fantasy’s Claudia is a righteous, dominant, powerful woman, and certainly isn’t the type of person you want to mess with. Heralded as the ‘captain and commander of all heroes’, she’s known to strike fear into the hearts of her enemies – shortly before slicing them in two with her razor-sharp Guren Blade, of course. But even Claudia has a soft side, as, beneath that tough surface, she hides a secret love for cats.
Claudia is an SSR Simulacra who wields a grievous one-handed sword called Guren Blade.
Tower of Fantasy Claudia’s global release date was September 15, 2022. Claudia’s banner coincided with the release of version 1.5, the first major content update to come to the global release. Her banner is now over, meaning you can’t pull her at the moment. We’re unsure of when she’ll get a rerun, but we’ll update this guide as soon as we find out.
Claudia is a powerful DPS who inflicts grievous damage to enemies, increasing the damage they receive and giving you the opportunity to line up some devastating takedowns. Claudia’s weapon, Guren Blade, has quite a short range, but her fast-paced fighting style allows you to zip from target to target with ease.
Guren Blade has very hit charge rate, allowing you to use your discharges more frequently, but her shatter rate is pretty poor. Luckily, her skill and discharge are capable of shattering enemy shields pretty reliably. However, in order to make the most of Claudia, we recommend teaming her up with a strong shield breaker, then switching to her Guren Blade to destroy the enemy when their defences are down.
Here, we list all the main stats for Claudia’s weapon, Guren Blade. These are the weapon’s base stats before you level it up or equip it with any matrices.
The shatter ranking dictates how quickly Guren Blade can break enemy shields, whereas the charge rate shows how quickly the weapon gains charge.
- CS: 272
- Shatter: 7.50 (A)
- Charge: 12.00 (S)
- Attack: 16
- Resistance: 6
- HP: 1165
- Type: Grievous – when your weapon is fully charged, your next attack inflicts damage equal to a set percentage of attack, making the target ‘grievous’ for seven seconds. Grievous targets take increased damage.
Here are each of Tower of Fantasy Claudia’s skills and attacks. Note that this is based on Guren Blade’s level one stats, which increase as you level up the weapon.
|Quick slash (normal attack)||While on the ground, swing the blade to attack five times in a row.
First attack: deal damage equal to 42.9% of ATK +2 and knock the target back a short distance
Second attack: deal damage equal to 60% of ATK +3 and knock the target back a short distance
Third attack: deal damage equal to 54.4% of ATK +3 and knock the target back a short distance
Fourth attack: deal damage equal to 95.7% of ATK + 5 and knock the target back a short distance
Fifth attack: deal damage equal to 163% of ATK + 8 and launch the target
|Jumping strike (jump, attack)||While airborne, tap normal attack to attack four times in a row.
First attack: deal damage equal to 25.5% of ATK +1
Second attack: deal damage equal to 44.4% of ATK +2
Third attack: deal damage equal to 105% of ATK +5
Fourth attack: deal damage equal to 127.4% of ATK +6 and deliver a knockdown
|Cyclone (attack, hold attack)||Hold the normal attack button after normal attacks to trigger cyclone. Knock the target, suspending them in mid-air and dealing 43.8% of ATK +2 to a single target|
|Sneak attack (crouch attack)||Approach the enemy from behind while crouching, then tap normal attack to unleash a sneak attack, dealing damage equal to 570% of ATK +30|
|Leap attack||Tap normal attack during the short period after dodging to trigger a leap attack. Swing your blade and deal damage equal to 34.7% of ATK +2, knocking the target into the air, then dealing additional damage equal to 52.1% of ATK +2|
|Roam||Dance through up to five targets while swinging the blade, dealing damage equal to 418% of attack +22. Repeated attacks on the same target deal 20% less damage. At the end of the skill, slash the space in front of you, dealing damage equal to 264% of attack +14 to targets and suspending them. You’re immune to crowd-control effects when using this skill, and all the damage you take is reduced by 50%||15 seconds|
|Unbridled flurry||Charge towards and strongly suspend a target, dealing 523.3% of attack +28 and leaving behind a bladestorm that deals 209.6% of attack +11 to the target. Also grants you immunity to grievous/freeze/burn/electrify effects for five seconds|
You can advance Tower of Fantasy weapons by using their corresponding fusion cores, which you get by collecting more than one copy of a character. After you get your first copy of Claudia and her Guren Blade, you can purchase another copy through the limited store during her banner for 120 flame gold. Alternatively, you can get a duplicate of Claudia by pulling on the banner, but, of course, this is entirely up to RNG.
Advancing your weapons by spending fusion cores and gold unlocks special bonuses. Here are all of the bonuses you gain from unlocking each of Claudia’s advancement stars.
- One star: each time a skill or discharge skill hits a target, you gain a stack of damage boost, increasing your damage dealt by 8% for 25 seconds (can stack up to three times, each successful skill or discharge only grants one stack)
- Two stars: increases the weapon’s base attack growth by 16%
- Three stars: when you hit a target with a skill or discharge skill, you apply a stack of War Wounds to them, increasing their incoming physical damage and shatter effects from physical and elemental weapons by 10% for 15 seconds. Can stack once
- Four stars: increases the weapon’s base HP growth rate by 32%
- Five stars: when you hit targets with skills or discharge skills, you’re granted a damage boost, increasing all of your damage by 20% for 25 seconds. This effect cannot be stacked
- Six stars: hitting the same target no longer reduces your damage dealt. After using Guren Blade or a discharge skill, all targets with War Wounds within eight metres gain another stack of War Wounds
Claudia has her own SSR matrices, which are likely to be featured on the limited matrix banner alongside her limited weapon banner. Claudia’s set capitalises on her aerial attack heavy playstyle and buffing her skills and cooldowns, making it a strong pick. Alternatively, pairing two Shiro matrices with two Crow matrices is a good choice, as they boost her damage, shatter, and crit rate.
If you’re looking for a strong SR substitute, Sobek’s Swamp Shadow set is great. It buffs your damage based on how many enemies are around you, which compliments Claudia’s playstyle very well. For an easy-to-obtain R rank option, you can use Plunder for a small physical damage boost until something better comes along.
Head over to our Tower of Fantasy matrices guide to find out more.
|ToF matrix set||Rarity||Effect|
|Claudia||SSR||Two equipped: increases damage by 13%/17%/20%/23% when hitting a target mid-air or initiating an aerial attack. Also resets your double jump upon hitting the target while airborne
Four equipped: hitting an enemy with a skill reduces the cooldowns of all weapon skills by 1.5/2/2.5/3 seconds and increases the damage of discharge skills by 36%/45%/54%/63% for 15 seconds
|Shiro||SSR||Two equipped: increases both damage and shatter to targets with more than 50% HP by 15%/19%/22.5%/26%
Four equipped: upon entering battle, gain a 20%/25%/30%/35% damage boost for 35 seconds. Resets five seconds after exiting battle
|Crow||SSR||Two equipped: increases crit damage to targets with less than 60% HP by 24%/30%/36%/42%
Four equipped: crits deal additional damage over time equal to 18%/22%/26%/30% of attack every second for five seconds. Does not stack
|Sobek||SR||Three equipped: increases damage dealt by 6%/7.5%/9% for each enemy nearby. Up to three stacks|
|Plunder||R||Three equipped: increases damage dealt by physical weapons by 6%|
To upgrade Claudia, you need rockcore, nano coating, and nanofiber frames. You can get boxes containing nano coating and nanofiber frames as rewards from Dimensional Trials, Interstellar Exploration, Omnium Beacons, and the weapon store. You can find rockcore while out exploring, or by using elemental shard boxes. For more help locating materials, check out our Tower of Fantasy map guide.
We’ve obviously not had much of a chance to explore Tower of Fantasy Claudia team comps yet, as we only had brief access to her during the closed beta back in May. However, we believe pairing her up with Tower of Fantasy’s King to make the most of both his high shatter rate and the attack weapon resonance bonus will be a good choice.
In the third slow, Tower of Fantasy’s Nemesis will likely be the best option, as she offers some additional range, good damage, and brilliant healing for self-sustain. However, we’ll be sure to update this section as soon as we’ve had the chance to test Claudia out.
When looking for gifts for Claudia, remember that her favourite tags are everyday items, rare items, and decorations. We’ve listed all her favourite gifts below, along with their rarity, the number of awakening points they give, and where to get them from. Head over to our Tower of Fantasy gifts guide to find out more.
|Gift||Rarity||Awakening points given||How to obtain|
|Snow globe||Purple||80||Special gift box|
|Angela ornament||Purple||80||Special gift box|
|Warren fossil||Purple||60||Special gift box|
|Aida comic||Purple||60||Special gift box|
|Void Angel figurine||Purple||60||Special gift box|
|Limited Peanut figurine||Purple||60||Special gift box|
|3D Hykros puzzle||Purple||60||Special gift box|
|Tailor-made suit||Blue||30||Fine gift box|
|Vitamin pack||Blue||30||Fine gift box|
|Meteorite in a bottle||Blue||30||Fine gift box|
|Perfume bottle||Blue||30||Fine gift box|
|Tartarus ornament||Blue||30||Fine gift box|
|New Kalka ornament||Blue||30||Fine gift box|
|Flower bouquet||Green||15||Small gift box or from the item vendor in Banges|
|Nice picture frame||Green||15||Small gift box or from the item vendor in Banges|
|Postcard of Aida||Green||15||Small gift box or from the item vendor in Banges|
|Wool scarf||Green||15||Small gift box or from the item vendor in Banges|
|Mini potted plant||Green||15||Small gift box or from the item vendor in Banges|
|Retro harmonica||Green||15||Small gift box or from the item vendor in Banges|
Giving Claudia gifts earns you awakening points. When you hit certain awakening progress milestones, you also unlock recollection rewards. Here are all of Tower of Fantasy Claudia’s awakening rewards.
Keep in mind that you can use a Simulacra’s unlocked trait without taking on their appearance by toggling the ‘use Simulacra trait’ switch underneath them on the Simulacra selection page.
|Awakening points||Recollection reward|
|1,200||Claudia trait – go invisible for one second upon dodging|
|4,000||Claudia trait – go invisible for 1.5 seconds upon dodging|
That’s everything we’ve got on Tower of Fantasy’s Claudia for now. If you’re on the hunt for a different kind of magical adventure, check out our Disney Dreamlight Valley events and Disney Dreamlight Valley realms guides.