Tower of Fantasy Ruby is an SSR flame Simulacra who wields an unusual weapon called Spark. Ruby may be cute, but she’s a real firecracker when teamed up with her sparky pal – so let’s take a look at her skills, advancement, best build, and top matrices.
If you want to dominate all ToF content, you should check out our Tower of Fantasy tier list. We’ve also got a bunch of build guides like this one for every character, including Tower of Fantasy Claudia, Tower of Fantasy Cobalt B, Tower of Fantasy King, and more, along with a list of all new Tower of Fantasy codes.
Tower of Fantasy Ruby
Who is Tower of Fantasy’s Ruby?
Ruby is an introverted, shy girl who isn’t very familiar with the outside world. As a part of the Grayspace Entity, she’s often found alongside Tower of Fantasy’s Lin, but feels like she needs to work harder to become more independent so as to not cause Lin any trouble. Ruby is never far from her beloved stuffed toy, Dolly.
Ruby is an SSR Simulacra who wields a flame weapon called Spark.
What is Tower of Fantasy Ruby’s banner?
Ruby’s global debut banner ran from October 19 – November 9, 2022. We’re not sure when she’s getting another banner, but she’s bound to have a rerun at some point in the future!
What’s the best Tower of Fantasy Ruby build?
Ruby is a DPS Simulacra who wields a flame weapon called Sparky. Sparky has flame resonance, and appears to offer some great utility in both ranged and close-quarters combat. Ruby’s shatter rate is also very high, though her weapon charge rate is mediocre.
Ruby falls into the SS category in both the CN and global Tower of Fantasy tier list, so you can expect a lot from this little bright spark!
What are Tower of Fantasy Ruby’s weapon stats?
Here, we list all the main stats for Ruby’s weapon, Spark. The shatter ranking dictates how quickly Sparky can break enemy shields, whereas the charge rate shows how quickly the weapon gains charge.
- CS: Unknown
- Shatter: 11.50 (S)
- Charge: 8.00 (A)
- Attack: 16
- HP: 1,010
- Crit: 12
- Type: Flame – when your weapon is fully charged, your next attack sets the target on fire for eight seconds, causing ongoing damage equal to a set percentage of attack every second. Ignited targets receive reduced efficacy from healing
- Flame Resonance: when equipped with two or more flame weapons, flame attack increases by 15% and flame resistance increases by 25%
What are Tower of Fantasy Ruby’s attacks and skills?
Here are each of Tower of Fantasy Ruby’s skills and attacks. Note that this is based on Spark’s level one stats, which increase as you level up the weapon.
|Spark Attack||Command Spark to attack five times in a row.
First attack: deal damage equal to 84.6% of attack +4 to each target
Second attack: deal damage equal to 93% of attack +5 to each target
Third attack: deal damage equal to 101.5% of attack +5 to each target
Fourth attack: deal damage equal to 109.5% of attack +6 to each target
Fifth attack: deal damage equal to 253.7% of attack +13 to each target and suspend them
|Aerial Attack (jump, attack)||
While airborne, attack with Spark four times in a row.
First attack: deal damage equal to 97.1% of attack +5 to each target
|Gotcha! (hold attack)||Hold normal attack to continuously fire a flame beam, dealing damage equal to 40% of attack +2 to targets in its path. Consumes stamina|
|Falling Flames (jump, hold attack)||Hold basic attack while in the air to trigger Falling Flames. Wrapped in an energy body, quickly fall to the ground, dealing 172.1% of attack +9 damage to surrounding targets|
|Imprisonment Cage (two basic attacks, one hold attack)||Deal damage equal to 40% of attack +2 to the target, locking and burning them for three seconds, dealing damage equal to 26.2% of attack +1 per second (doesn’t work on bosses)|
|Dolly (dodge, attack)||Throw Dolly, an entity that lasts for ten seconds, attracting nearby enemies, dealing damage equal to 84.6% of attack +4, and taunting the enemy for 1.5 seconds. Taunted enemies target Dolly. Taunting doesn’t work in group play|
|Sparky Crash||Shoot a Spark forward for 15 seconds, bouncing between you and the target, slowing the target’s movement and attack speed for four seconds. The cooldown for this is 15 seconds. The farther the distance, the higher Sparks deals more damage the further it travels. On hit, it deals damage up to 350% of attack +37 and inflicts a 25 second Emblazen mark on the target. At the same time, Spark fires four bullets with each bullet dealing damage equal to 50% of attack +3 against its target. Spark’s normal attack deals 30% more damage to Emblazen-marked targets. When Sparks hits targets burned by you, it burns or ignites the target once and deals additional damage equal to 45% of the total remaining damage (multiple burn or incendiary effects are counted together). The result calculation cooldown is six seconds and|
|Passive||When Spark is active, each time Spark Attack deals damage you gain one point of Heat with a 0.9 second cooldown, for up to eight points of Heat. When Heat reaches the maximum, you gain the effect Ultimate Heat, increasing flame attack by 10% for 25 seconds|
|Supernova Explosion||When weapon charge is full or Phantasia is triggered, switch to this weapon to cleanse yourself of all debuffs. Spark enters a charged state, continuously blasting searing energy beams at the target location before eventually exploding, dealing damage equal to 750% of attack +39. When Sparks hits targets already burned by you, it burns or ignites the target once and deals additional damage equal to 45% of the total remaining damage (multiple burn or incendiary effects are counted together). The result calculation cooldown is six seconds. Damage immunity lasts for 1.5 seconds while the skill is active (unavailable in Apex League)|
Tower of Fantasy Ruby advancement
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 Ruby and Sparky, you can purchase another copy through the limited store during her banner for 120 flame gold. Alternatively, you can get a duplicate of Ruby 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 Ruby’s advancement stars.
- One star: Emblazen boosts the damage of Spark Attack to 80%. Weapon skill cooldown reduces to 24 seconds
- Two stars: increases Spark’s base attack growth by 16%
- Three stars: Emblazen increases flame boost by 8%, and the burn multiplier to 75%
- Four stars: increases Spark’s base attack growth by 32%
- Five stars: each time Spark Attack hits an enemy, restore 75 weapon charge. The cooldown is 0.9 seconds. Also increases your shatter by 25% when Ultimate Heat is active
- Six stars: Emblazen boosts the damage of Spark Attack to 160% and doubles Heat acquisition efficiency. Skill cooldown drops to 16 seconds
What’s the best Tower of Fantasy Ruby matrix set?
As is the case with other Tower of Fantasy SR and SSR characters, Ruby has her own matrices. This is the best set for her in most situations, due to its dramatic buff to her flame damage, and its useful shielding. Alternatively, combining two pieces of Samir’s set with two pieces of Shiro’s set is great for boosting Sparky’s damage and shatter even further.
The best SR option for Ruby has to be Sobek’s Swamp Shadow, which is great against large groups of enemies, like those in the Bygone Phantasm. For more information on the different sets available, check out our Tower of Fantasy matrices guide.
|ToF matrix set||Rarity||Effect|
|Ruby||SSR||Two equipped: after using your weapon skill, increases flame attack by 8%/10%/12%/15% for 25 seconds. If multiple star rating effects trigger, the one triggered last prevails. This effect does not stack
Four equipped: casting a weapon skill grants you Mastery for 15 seconds, with a cooldown of 15 seconds (Mastery shares cooldown across levels). Mastery is not stackable. Increases flame damage by 2%/2.5%/3%/3.5% every time you hit the target with a normal attack until the end of Mastery. Stacks up to six times, adding a maximum of one stack every 0.2 seconds. At six stacks, grants a shield that can block damage one time
|Samir||SSR||Two equipped: increases your damage progressively by 1% upon hitting a target. Stack up to 10/13/16/20 times. Lasts 1.5 seconds
Four equipped: increase Dual EM Stars’ electrical explosion damage by 16%/22%/30%/40% of attack
|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
|Sobek||SR||Three equipped: increases damage dealt by 6%/7.5%/9% for each enemy nearby. Up to three stacks|
What are Tower of Fantasy Ruby’s upgrade materials?
To upgrade Ruby, you need firecore, acidproof glazes, and nanofiber frames. You can get boxes containing acidproof glazes and nanofiber frames as rewards from Dimensional Trials, Interstellar Exploration, Omnium Beacons, and the weapon store. You can find firecore while out exploring, or by using elemental shard boxes. For more help locating materials, check out our Tower of Fantasy map guide.
What are the best Tower of Fantasy Ruby gifts?
We don’t know all of Tower of Fantasy Ruby’s favourite gifts yet, but we do know she prefers items with the games, toys, and Vera tags. Additionally, as she’s a Vera character, you get a smaller amount of awakening points from gifts from outside of Vera.
What are Tower of Fantasy Ruby’s awakening rewards?
Giving Ruby gifts earns you awakening points. When you hit certain awakening progress milestones, you also unlock recollection rewards. Here are all of Tower of Fantasy Ruby’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||Ruby trait – enemies within five metres of Dolly receive 8% more flame damage. This effect does not stack|
|4,000||Ruby trait – increases the flame damage taken by all enemies within five metres of Dolly by 8%. Not stackable. Also increases flame attack after throwing Dolly for 12% for ten seconds|
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