Tower of Fantasy’s Nemesis is a dual pistol-wielding Angel of Clemency who plays an integral part in the unwinding narrative of the game. She may look sweet and innocent, but her weapon, Venus, has soared to the top of the PvE and PvP charts with its amazing utility, healing, and damage.
As the first Simulacra featured on a limited banner, Tower of Fantasy’s Nemesis is an extremely valuable unit and a powerful addition to any wanderer’s roster. So let’s take a look at the best ToF Nemesis build, including her skills, advancement bonuses, upgrade materials, top matrices, and more. We’ll also dive into her favourite gifts, awakening rewards, and the best weapons to team her up with, so you can be a true nemesis to anyone who crosses your path.
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Tower of Fantasy Nemesis
After her suppressor failed, Nemesis suffered mutation, almost turning into an aberrant. Before she could fully succumb to her affliction, the Heirs of Aida stepped in. Through their modifications, Nemesis became an Angel of Clemency. She’s usually a quiet and introverted girl, but she becomes a merciless killing machine when under the mind control of the Heirs of Aida’s leader, Sage.
Nemesis is an SSR Simulacra who wields volt dual pistols called Venus. She excels at healing, and is an extremely powerful healer sub-DPS with great utility, making her a formidable unit in both PvE and PvP gameplay.
Nemesis is Tower of Fantasy’s first limited Simulacra. This means that she’s not available to pull through the standard choice weapons banners using gold or black nucleus, and you can only get her through her time-limited Forgiveness and Rebirth rate-up banner, using red nucleus.
The Forgiveness and Rebirth banner ran until August 31, and, during this time, Nemesis had an increased drop rate. The banner is now over, and we’re not sure when she’ll be available again, though she’ll likely have a rerun in the future.
To find out more about drop rates, pity, and current and upcoming limited banners, check out our Tower of Fantasy banners guide.
Nemesis unlocks the weapon Venus, which is a set of pistols that deal volt damage. It’s categorised as a support weapon due to its powerful healing chain skill, which you activate by dodging. The healing chain heals both you and nearby allies continuously and can be stacked up to five times, though changing weapons cancels the effect. In addition to Venus’ powerful healing capabilities, it also dishes out heaps of damage, which has quickly seen Nemesis dominate SS ranks in both our overall and PvP Tower of Fantasy tier list.
Venus offers great utility through its magnetic field which slows enemies in range, reducing their movement speed and attack speed by 35%. It also spawns electrodes which attack every 1.5 seconds and grants you five stacks of healing chain enhancement, further enhancing its support capabilities. Overall, Venus is an extremely powerful weapon capable of both healing and dishing out DPS, making it a great support sub-DPS hybrid.
Below, we’ve listed all of the main stats for Nemesis’ weapon, Venus. These are the weapon’s base stats before levelling it up or equipping it with any matrices.
The shatter ranking relates to how quickly Venus can break enemy shields, whereas the charge ranking shows how quickly the weapon gains charge.
- CS: 273
- Shatter: 6.00 (B)
- Charge: 8.00 (A)
- Attack: 18
- HP: 1165
- Crit: 14
- Type: Volt – when your weapon is fully charged, your next attack paralyses targets for one second and electrifies them for six seconds, negating all buffs and dealing damage equal to 144.00% percentage of attack. Targets can’t receive any buffs for the next six seconds
Here are each of Tower of Fantasy Nemesis’ skills and attacks. Note that this is based on Venus’ level one stats, and the damage, heals, and buffs increase as you level up the weapon.
|Normal attack||While on the ground, use Venus to attack five times in a row, with the following damage multipliers.
First attack: 50.8% of attack +3
Second attack: 36.3% of attack +2
Third attack: 98.3% of attack +5Fourth attack: 67.3% of attack +4
Fifth attack: 148.3% of attack +8
|Aerial discharge||While airborne, tap normal attack to attack five times in a row, with the following damage multipliers
First attack: 62.4% of attack +3
Second attack: 62.5% of attack +3
Third attack: 120% +6
Fourth attack: 71.2% +4
Fifth attack: 126% of attack +7
|Forward pursuit||After the second normal attack, hold the normal attack to trigger forward pursuit, shooting a laser-guided missile at the target that deals up to 107.5% of attack +6|
|Dual focus||Hold normal attack to charge a shot and release an electrified ball that explodes on hit, dealing damage equal to 118.4% of attack +6 to nearby enemies|
|Dodge||Dodge right before getting hit by a strong attack to trigger a phantasia, reducing the speed of enemies within an area. Become immune to hitstun for 0.5 seconds while dodging.|
|Twin spinning focus||Tap normal attack at the right moment to trigger a slowing magnetic field. Venus then fires an orb forward which explodes on contact with targets, dealing damage equal to 171.6% of attack +9 and generating a magnetic field which reduces the movement and attack speed of enemies in its AoE by 35% for three seconds. Dodging triggers a healing chain that heals nearby allies for 67.7% of your attack. Within the following ten seconds, a small healing chain triggers every two seconds, healing nearby allies for 22.5% of your attack. Dodging again grants one stack of healing chain enhance, which increases the effects of healing chains by 25% (stacks up to five times) and lasts for 30 seconds. Switching weapons cancels this effect.|
|Parallel beams||Tap normal attack during the perfect dodge window to trigger a set of parallel beams, dealing piercing damage equal to 171.6% of attack +9. Dodging triggers a healing chain that heals nearby allies by 67.7% of your attack. For the next ten seconds, a small healing chain triggers every two seconds, healing nearby allies for 22.5% of your attack. Dodging again grains one stack of healing chain enhance, which increases the effects of healing chains by 25% (stacks up to five times) and lasts for 30 seconds. Switching weapons cancels this effect.|
|Pulse Lock||Fire a guided missile that explodes on contact with enemy targets, dealing damage equal to 233.2% of attack +12 and knocking targets down||25 seconds|
|Particle beam burst||When weapon charge is full or you trigger phantasia, switching to Venus cleanses you of all debuffs and commands Venus to fire a cross-shaped ray at the ground, creating an unstable area and reducing targets’ movement speed by 70% for five seconds. After a brief delay, unleash an electromagnetic burst that deals damage equal to 393.9% of attack +21. Using this discharge attack spawns one electrode near the enemy’s position that attacks once every 1.5 seconds, dealing damage equal to 39.9% of attack +2. The electrode gains 100% of your stats, can be attacked or healed, and loses 3% of its max HP every second. Only one electrode can exist at any given time, and summoning a new electrode replaces the previous one.|
You can advance Tower of Fantasy weapons by using their corresponding fusion cores, which you obtain by getting more than one copy of a character. For most SSR and SR weapons, you can purchase these through the Commissary’s weapon store. However, as Nemesis is a limited character, her weapon is currently unavailable through this process.
For now, the only way to get advancement stars for Nemesis’ weapon is by pulling another copy of her on the banner, or by purchasing her from the Limited Store with Flame Gold during her banner’s run.
Here are all the bonuses you gain from each of Nemesis’ advancement stars.
- One star: after you use pulse lock or particle beam burst, you create one electrode that immediately grants you five stacks of healing chain enhance. It also unleashes a healing chain that heals nearby allies by 135% of your attack
- Two stars: increases the weapon’s base attack growth by 16%
- Three stars: every six seconds, the electrode unleashes ring lightning, dealing damage equal to a maximum of 205% of attack in a target area
- Four stars: increases the weapon’s base attack growth by 32%
- Five stars: after using Pulse Lock, increases your attack by (5 + (Number of Electrodes times five))% for 25 seconds.
- Six stars: up to two electrodes can be active at the same time. Summoning more electrodes replaces the one furthest from you.
You also gain a special skin for Nemesis upon reaching three advancement stars, as seen above.
As with most SR and SSR characters, Nemesis has her own matrix set designed to perfectly complement her kit. You can obtain them through the Yesteryear’s Reconstruction matrix banner, or purchase them through the Limited Store with overclocking chips (rebirth) or flame gold (rebirth).
If you’ve not managed to get your hands on the Nemesis matrix set but managed to snag Cocoritter’s set, its healing bonus is also very handy. Alternatively, for more affordable options to tide you over until you get something better, you could go with SR Pepper’s set, which increases weapon charge, or the R-rank Standard Operation set, which increases volt damage.
|Nemesis||SSR||Two equipped: when you heal a target, their volt attack increases by 8%/10%/12%/15% for 20 seconds. This effect doesn’t stack, and only the highest level’s effect is applied when obtained repeatedly
Four equipped: when healing yourself or your electrode, the target of healing gains a charge of lightning. This causes the next attack within 30 seconds to cast lightning upon the target, dealing volt damage equal to 240%/300%/360%/420% of volt attack, and damage caused by electrodes is reduced by 50%. Cannot be triggered more than once in ten seconds. Lightning charges don’t stack. Only the highest level’s effect is applied when obtained repeatedly
Two equipped: increases healing capability and healing received by 10%/12%/14%/16%
Four equipped: when you or your teammates are healed, increases attack by 12.5%/15%/17.5%/20% for six seconds. Only the highest level’s effect is applied when obtained repeatedly.
|Pepper||SR||Three equipped: Increase speed of obtaining weapon charge by 10%/12.5%/15%|
|Standard operation||R||Three equipped: increases damage dealt by volt weapons by 6%|
If you want to upgrade Tower of Fantasy Nemesis’ weapon, Venus, you’ll need the following items. Check out our Tower of Fantasy map guide for help finding what you need.
|Three||30||1,200||Three magcore, three acidproof glaze I|
|Four||40||1,600||Three magcore, three acidproof glaze I, three nanofiber frame I|
|Five||50||20,000||Four magcore, four acidproog glaze I, four nanofiber frame I|
|Six||60||24,000||Six magcore, six acidproof glaze I, six nanofiber frame I|
When planning out a weapon lineup, Nemesis’ Venus fits the utility and support role, and should be paired with two high damage weapons. Due to its middling shatter score, we recommend pairing Venus with King’s Scythe of the Crow, which excels at shieldbreaking and burst damage, and applies great DoT with its flame type.
In King and Nemesis teams, adding another DPS-type weapon like Samir or Tsubasa offers you plenty of damage potential, along with the attack resonance effect, which gives you increased final damage.
Alternatively, you could replace King’s scythe with Meryl’s Rosy Edge for shieldbreaking capabilities and keep a main DPS in the other slot to reap the benefits of the balance weapon resonance effect, which offers increased final damage, damage reduction, shatter, and healing effects.
When picking gifts for Nemesis, keep in mind that her favourite tags are toys, decorations, and everyday items. We’ve listed all her favourite gifts below, along with their rarity, the number of awakening points you get from giving them to her, and where to get them from. You can also check out our Tower of Fantasy gifts guide to find out more about the gift of giving.
|Gift||Rarity||Awakening points given||How to obtain|
|Angela ornament||Purple||80||Special gift box|
|Aida comic||Purple||60||Special gift box|
|Banges specialty||Purple||60||Special gift box|
|Limited peanut figurine||Purple||60||Special gift box|
|Plush toy||Purple||60||Special gift box|
|Smarty doll||Purple||60||Special gift box|
|Snow globe||Purple||60||Special gift box|
|Cat throw pillow||Blue||30||Fine gift box|
|Moonrabbit kit||Blue||30||Fine gift box|
|New kalka ornament||Blue||30||Fine gift box|
|Perfume bottle||Blue||30||Fine gift box|
|Tailor-made suit||Blue||30||Fine gift box|
|Tartarus ornament||Blue||30||Fine gift box|
|Flower bouquet||Green||15||Small gift box or from the item vendor in Banges port|
|Mini potted plant||Green||15||Small gift box or from the item vendor in Banges port|
|Nice picture frame||Green||15||Small gift box or from the item vendor in Banges port|
|Paper pinwheel||Green||15||Small gift box or from the item vendor in Banges port|
|Wool scarf||Green||15||Small gift box or from the item vendor in Banges port|
Giving Nemesis her preferred gifts as listed above increases her awakening progress. After reaching specific awakening point milestones, you unlock a variety of bonuses called recollection rewards, including unique logs that unveil more about her character, avatars, and unique traits.
Here are all of Nemesis’ recollection rewards:
|Awakening points||Recollection rewards|
|600||Log: Rebirth and Coexistence|
|1,200||Nemesis: Metamorphosis trait – after summoning an electrode, deal volt damage equal to 60% of attack to all enemies within 30 metres of the electrode and heal all allies (including yourself) within range by 120% of your attack|
|2,000||Log: Experimental Operation|
|3,000||Log: In Front of the Bionic Eye|
|4,000||Nemesis: Sublimation trait – after summoning an electrode, deal volt damage equal to 100% of attack to all enemies within 30 metres of the electrode and heal all allies (including yourself) within its range by 200% of your attack|
Nemesis’ English voice actor is Suzie Yeung, who you may recognise from one of her many appearances in anime and videogames, including Genshin Impact’s Eula, Nina Deforges from Star Ocean: The Divine Force, Live A Live’s Lei Kugo, and Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Stone Ocean’s Miraschon, among many others.
Nemesis’ Japanese voice actor is Haruka Tomatsu, who also has a huge filmography under her belt, having voiced Persona 5’s Haru, Sword Art Online’s Asuna, Xuan Zang from Dragalia Lost, and a bunch of other iconic characters.
That’s it for our Tower of Fantasy Nemesis build. If you’re on the hunt for a fresh world to explore, head over to our list of the best games like Genshin Impact and set off on a new adventure today.