Tower of Fantasy’s Pepper is far more sweet than she is spicy. This adorable little healer has a heart of gold, with her main goal being to help those around her and find a way to reverse the aberration afflicting her parents and so many people around Aesperia. She’s also a real bright spark, lending her aid to the Hykros medical department in order to further their research – what an angel.
If you want to get Tower of Fantasy’s Pepper on your team and make the most of her volt healing weapon, Staff of Scars, you’re in the right place. In this guide, we take a look at the best ToF Pepper build, all of her attacks and skills, how to ascend her, and more. Of course, this cutie deserves a treat now and then, too, so we’ve also included how to upgrade her and all of her favourite gifts.
For more help picking your ideal line-up, check out our Tower of Fantasy tier list and Tower of Fantasy weapons guide. We’ve also got a bunch of other build guides for a heap of Simulacra, including Tower of Fantasy’s King, Tower of Fantasy’s Tsubasa, Tower of Fantasy’s Frigg, and more.
Tower of Fantasy Pepper
Pepper was born into a wealthy Banges family, and has grown into a well-educated and compassionate young woman. Tragically, her parents succumbed to aberration, but Pepper begged the Executor to let them live. Now, they are confined somewhere by Hykros, with Pepper having taken a position within the Hykros medical department, where she continues to search for a way to reverse their aberration.
Pepper is an SR Simulacra who wields a volt healing weapon called the Staff of Scars.
Pepper is an SR simulacra available on any of the limited or standard weapon banners. You are guaranteed to get one SR weapon every ten pulls, so it shouldn’t take long for you to gather at least one or two copies of Pepper and her Staff of Scars.
For more info about drop rates, currencies, and more, check out our Tower of Fantasy banners guide.
Pepper is first and foremost a healer, and is a good choice if you don’t have access to the stronger, SSR healers. Her Staff of Scars is also a great second or third weapon to compliment a benediction team play lineup, as she offers decent AoE heals and can remove debuffs from you and your allies.
She has great charge rate which only improves at higher advancement levels, and, if you manage to get her to full advancement, she provides you and your allies 60% damage reducing shields when you dispel a debuff with the weapon. Pepper’s staff also offers decent volt application, and her normal-charged attack combo can group and control lighter enemies.
While Pepper is easily outclassed by other SSR weapons in both damage and base healing, she’s very easy to gain advancement levels for, and can be a cost-effective asset to your team if you need a little boost in the support category.
Here, we list all the main stats for Pepper’s weapon, Staff of Scars. These are the weapon’s base stats before you level it up or equip it with any matrices.
The shatter ranking dictates how quickly Staff of Scars can break enemy shields, whereas the charge rate shows how quickly the weapon gains charge.
- CS: 47
- Shatter: 4.00 (B)
- Charge: 10.00 (A)
- Attack: 10
- Resistance: 5
- HP: 753
- 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 a set percentage of attack. Targets can’t receive any buffs for the next six seconds
Here are each of Tower of Fantasy Pepper’s skills and attacks. Note that this is based on Staff of Scars’ level one stats, which increase as you level up the weapon.
While on the ground, swing the staff to attack five times in a row.
First attack: deal damage equal to 25.1% of ATK +1
|Soaring barrage (jump attack)||While airborne or after jumping, tap normal attack to attack five times in a row.
First attack: deal damage equal to 32.5% of ATK +2
Second attack: deal damage equal to 23.5% of ATK +1
Third attack: deal damage equal to 25.5% of ATK +1
Fourth attack: deal damage equal to 45.6% of ATK +2
Fifth attack: deal damage equal to 47.7% of ATK +3
|Moonfall (jump, hold attack)||Tap and hold the normal attack while airborne to trigger moonfall. Upon landing, deal damage once every 0.2 seconds, for a total of 57.2% of ATK +3|
|Focused assault (attack, hold attack)||After the third normal attack, hold the normal attack button to trigger branch attacks, consuming 300 points of endurance. Pull in enemies in front of you, suspending them and dealing damage equal to 16.1% of ATK +1 every 0.3 seconds (up to four times). With the second attack, deal damage equal to 18.6% of ATK +1 at the target location and to nearby enemies every 0.3 seconds|
|Surge (perfect dodge, attack)||Tap normal attack during the short perfect dodge window (tap an arrow button before dodging) to trigger surge. Each weave of energy deals damage equal to 22.6% of ATK +1 to targets. Also grants 75 weapon charge points upon use|
|Tesseract (dodge, attack)||Tap normal attack during the short period after dodging to trigger an evasive blast, firing an orb forward that deals damage equal to 32.1% of ATK +2 to targets in its path every 0.3 seconds (up to five times). Also grants 75 weapon charge points upon use|
|Sanctuary||Create an energy shield at your location, healing allies within the shield for 81.7% of ATK +4 every second and reducing their damage taken by 3% for ten seconds||60 seconds|
|Swift deliverance||When weapon charge is full or Phantasia is triggered, switching to this weapon cleanses you of all debuffs. The staff continues to remove debuffs from you and your allies, while also healing you and your allies for 79% of ATK +4 HP for seven 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 Pepper and her Staff of Scars, you can purchase another copy through the Commissary’s weapon store for 35 black gold. Alternatively, you can get a duplicate of Pepper by pulling on the banner.
Advancing your weapons by spending fusion cores and gold unlocks special bonuses. Here are all of the bonuses you gain from unlocking each of Pepper’s advancement stars.
- One star: heal all teammates within ten metres for 100% attack after using a dodge skill
- Two star: increases the weapon’s base HP growth rate by 10%
- Three star: normal attacks also fire two missiles, each dealing damage equal to 5% of attack to the target and restoring five weapon charge points
- Four star: increases the weapon’s base HP growth by 20%
- Five star: increases the speed at which you obtain weapon charge by 20% (not applicable to missile attacks)
- Six star: grants all teammates within range 60% damage reduction whenever a skill dispels control effects from the target
When picking a matrix set for Pepper, Cocoritter’s is actually the best choice, due to its amazing healing boost. However, if you need an SR alternate, then you can go with Pepper’s set, which increases the rate at which you accumulate weapon charge. You also get an entire set of Pepper’s matrices when you complete chapter seven of your Wanderer’s log, so it’s pretty easy to get your paws on.
Still, if you’re after an R-rank option while you wait for something better to come along, you can go with Standard Operation for a slight volt damage boost, but this should be replaced as soon as possible as it doesn’t really benefit Pepper’s playstyle and role.
Check out our Tower of Fantasy matrices guide to find out more.
|ToF matrix set||Rarity||Effect|
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: increases speed of obtaining weapon charge by 10%/12.5%/15%|
|Standard Operation||R||Three equipped: increases damage dealt by volt weapons by 6%|
When upgrading Pepper, you need magcore, nanocoating, and booster frames. You can get boxes containing nanocoating and booster frames as rewards from Dimensional Trials, Interstellar Exploration, Omnium Beacons, and the weapon store. You can find magcore while out exploring, or by using elemental ore boxes. For more help locating materials, check out our Tower of Fantasy map guide.
Pepper is a great choice to elevate mono volt teams, alongside Tower of Fantasy’s Samir and Tower of Fantasy’s Nemesis. Nemesis is one of the few weapons that offers an elemental resonance buff, so having three volt weapons on this team boosts your volt damage dramatically, and allows you to self-sustain well with plenty of healing skills and the useful benediction buff. You can also use Pepper to heal Nemesis’ electrodes. This is a great option if you’re looking for a support line-up that can still pack a punch.
When picking out gifts for Pepper, keep in mind that she loves everyday items, decorations, and saved items. 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. For more information, head over to our Tower of Fantasy gift guide.
|Gift||Rarity||Awakening points given||How to obtain|
|Angela ornament||Purple||80||Special gift box|
|Aida comic||Purple||60||Special gift box|
|Crown token||Purple||60||Special gift box|
|Limited Peanut figurine||Purple||60||Special gift box|
|Silver cookware||Purple||60||Special gift box|
|Smarty doll||Purple||60||Special gift box|
|Snow globe||Purple||60||Special gift box|
|Warren fossil||Purple||60||Special gift box|
|Gem necklace||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|
|Vitamin pack||Blue||30||Fine gift box|
|Flower bouquet||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|
|Nice picture frame||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|
Giving Pepper gifts earns you awakening points. When you hit certain awakening progress milestones, you also unlock recollection rewards. Here are all of Tower of Fantasy Pepper’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|
|600||Log: Job List|
|1,200||Pepper: Revival trait – when Pepper spends satiety to restore HP, increases restoration effect by 100%|
|2,000||Log: Not Very Healthy|
|3,000||Log: Aberrants’ Dream|
|4,000||Pepper: Source trait – when Pepper spends satiety to restore HP, increases restoration effect by 200%|
Tower of Fantasy Pepper’s English voice actor is Kayli Mills, who has voice many notable characters previously, including Genshin Impact’s Keqing, Re: Zero’s Emilia, and Alice Synthesis Thirty from Sword Art Online.
Pepper’s Japanese voice actor is Mamiko Noto, who you may recognise as Fairy Tail’s Mavis Vermillion, Arknights’ Reed, Jun Kazama from Tekken: Bloodline, or Azur Lane’s IJN Shinano.
That’s all we’ve got on Tower of Fantasy’s Pepper. For a different adventure in the wide, virtual world, check out our list of the best games like Genshin Impact.