Tower of Fantasy characters: all Simulacra, traits and skins

Tower of Fantasy characters represent the best fighters this new fantasy world has to offer, so let’s take a look at all launch Simulacra and their weapons

Tower of Fantasy characters: Nemesis laying near her computer with several monitors

So you want to know about Tower of Fantasy characters? Known in-game as ‘Simulacra’, these are the new anime game’s collectable personae that you can earn. Sometimes they come as quest rewards, but the main unlock method is through interacting with the myriad of progression systems, Tower of Fantasy events, and the ‘special order’ banners that you’ll recognise from similar open-world games like Genshin Impact.

You might also see characters referred to by their signature Tower of Fantasy weapon. Unlike in Genshin Impact, Tower of Fantasy characters are unlocked the moment you obtain their weapon – you won’t have to draw for both, and you can’t get one without the other. Characters are also separated into SSR and SR tiers – a slightly old-school version of the five and four-star (respectively) system you’ll recognise from elsewhere.

Each character has two character traits that you can unlock by earning awakening points, which are generated by completing character story missions and giving them their favourite gifts. Let’s take a look at all 18 Tower of Fantasy characters available at launch.

SSR Tier Tower of Fantasy characters

There are 13 SSR characters available in Tower of Fantasy right now. These are generally only available as high-tier event rewards or via the ‘special order’ banner system. Every SSR character has an alternate skin that is unlocked when you progress the Simulacrum to three stars.

Art renders of the two different skins for Tower of Fantasy character Nemesis

Nemesis – Venus

Nemesis’ weapon, Venus, is a support, volt-type pair of aerial/shoulder laser weapons. This Angel of Clemency becomes an incredibly powerful killing machine under the mind control of the Sage.

  • Favourite gifts: Toys, decorations, and everyday items.
  • Birthday: May 23

Awakening traits

  • 1,200 points: Metamorphosis – After summoning an Electrode, deal volt damage equal to 60% of total attack power to all enemies within 30 meters. Heal all allies within range by 120% of attack power.
  • 4,000 points: Sublimation – After summoning an Electrode, deal volt damage equal to 100% of total attack power to all enemies within 30 meters. Heal all allies within range by 200% of attack power.

Art renders of the two different skins for Tower of Fantasy character Frigg

Frigg – Balmung

Frigg’s weapon is an ice-type blade. She’s a central character in the game’s storyline, has an interesting perspective about life, and a fairly blunt personality.

  • Favourite gifts: Metal items and everyday items.
  • Birthday: February 1.

Awakening traits:

  • 1,200 points: Freeze – Increase frost attack by 1.5% every three seconds after entering battle for a maximum of 15%. Maximum buff lasts for five seconds.
  • 4,000 points: Icebound – Increase frost attack by 2.4% every three seconds after entering battle for a maximum of 24%. Maximum buff lasts for five seconds. You also gain ‘hyperbody’ and will be immune to control effects in the Frost Domain.

Art renders for both skins for Tower of Fantasy character Crow

Crow – Thunderblades

Karasuma, known as Crow, is a jokester. He loves fun, and shows off with a dagger trick or two. Crow’s weapon is an offensive, volt-type pair of dual blades.

  • Favourite gifts: Everyday items, figurines, and Limited Store items.
  • Birthday: December 17.

Awakening traits:

  • 1,200 points: Loner – When Crow is not in a team, increase damage dealt by 6% and reduce damage taken by 4%
  • 4,000 points: Silent Night – When Crow is not in a team, increase damage dealt by 10% and reduce damage taken by 6%. When Crow enters combat, increase damage dealt by an additional 12% for 12 seconds.

Art renders of skins for Tower of Fantasy character Claudia

Claudia – Guren Blade

Claudia’s weapon is an offensive, grievous-type blade. A tough leader, Claudia is not one to be meddled with, but has a secret soft side once you get to know her.

  • Favourite gifts: Everyday items, rare items, and decorations.
  • Birthday: Unknown.

Awakening traits:

  • 1,200 points: Blink – Go invisible for one second after dodging.
  • 4,000 points: Shadow – Go invisible for 1.5 seconds after dodging.

Art renders for Tower of Fantasy character Cocoritter's skins

Cocoritter – Absolute Zero

Cocoritter’s weapon is a support, ice shell-type staff. A healer, Cocoritter is determined to help others, but her unwavering trust in others can be a cause for concern.

  • Favourite gifts: Toys, decorations, and rare items.
  • Birthday: June 1.

Awakening traits:

  • 1,200 points: Assistance – When Cocoritter uses a support weapon, increase healing effects by 20%.
  • 4,000 points: Trust – When Cocoritter uses a support weapon, increase healing effects by 20%. When she uses a support weapon’s discharge or weapon skill, increase nearby allies’ attack power by 15% for five seconds.

Art renders for skins for Tower of Fantasy characters Cobalt-B

Cobalt-B – Flaming Revolver

Cobalt-B’s weapon is an offensive, flame-type gun, and you meet her in Hykros as part of the initial storyline.

  • Favourite gifts: Metal items, ‘saved’, and Limited Store items.
  • Birthday: Unknown.

Awakening traits:

  • 1,200 points: Lingering Warmth – When Cobalt-B uses a discharge skill, restore a random amount of weapon charge between 50 – 120 points.
  • 4,000 points: Sparks – When Cobalt-B uses a discharge skill, restore a random amount of weapon charge between 90 – 180 points.

Tower of Fantasy character KING's two skins

KING – Scythe of the Crow

KING’s weapon is an offensive, flame-type scythe. You will meet him as part of the initial storyline as the organiser of the tournament. He has a strong personality and is heavily influenced by money. Well, he’s got to pay for those flamboyant clothes somehow.

  • Favourite gifts: Saved, rare items, and Limited Store items. 
  • Birthday: November 3.

Awakening traits:

  • 1,200 points: Coldblooded Swipe – For every seven enemies defeated by KING, restore HP equal to 8% of max HP
  • 4,000 points: Fear Reaper – For every five enemies defeated by KING, restore HP equal to 10% of max HP

Tower of Fantasy character Shiro's two skins

Shiro – Chakram of the Seas

Shiro’s weapon is an offensive, grievous-type chakram. The scientist is obsessed with the ocean, and it’s pretty much the only topic she’s interested in.

  • Favourite gifts: Metal items and everyday items.
  • Birthday: September 22.

Awakening traits:

  • 1,200 points: Security Alert – When Shiro uses a weapon or discharge skill, increase all attack power by 10% and physical attack power by an additional 7%, for eight seconds. Cooldown is 16 seconds.
  • 4,000 points: Red Alarm – When Shiro uses a weapon or discharge skill, increase all attack power by 16% and physical attack power by an additional 10%, for eight seconds. Cooldown is 16 seconds.

Tower of Fantasy character Tsubasa's two skins

Tsubasa – Icewind Arrow

Tsubasa’s weapon is an offensive, ice shell-type bow. Her incredible archery skills are down to her skilful use of wind and gravity. Out of battle, she makes friends easily thanks to her bubbly personality.

  • Favourite gifts: Figurines, Limited Store items, and rare items.
  • Birthday: March 24.

Awakening traits:

  • 1,200 points: Rainstorm – Gain one stack of Fierce Strike per second, each time Tsubasa deals damage. Each stack increases attack power by 0.5%, for a maximum of 12 stacks. This effect lasts for 30 seconds.
  • 4,000 points: Raging Waves – Gain one stack of Fierce Strike per second, each time Tsubasa deals damage. Each stack increases attack power by 0.6%, for a maximum of 30 stacks. This effect lasts for 30 seconds.

Tower of Fantasy character Huma's two skins

Huma – Molten Shield V2

Huma’s weapon is a defensive flame-type shield axe. Her incredible strength is the result of a rare disease, for which Huma is being looked after at Hykros.

  • Favourite gifts: Everyday items, games, and decorations.
  • Birthday: January 12.

Awakening traits:

  • 1,200 points: Fortitude – Each time Huma receives damage, gain one Fortitude mark (two if it is fire damage), no more than once per second, to a maximum of 12 stacks. When a weapon skill is activated all stacks are consumed, generating an HP shield with a strength of 0.4% of max HP times the number of stacks. If at maximum stacks when this is triggered, then the calculation is 0.6% of max HP instead.
  • 4,000 points: Iron Screen – Each time Huma receives damage, gain one Fortitude mark (two if it is fire damage), no more than once per second, to a maximum of 12 stacks. When a weapon skill is activated all stacks are consumed, generating an HP shield with a strength of 0.6% of max HP times the number of stacks. If at maximum stacks when this is triggered, then the calculation is 0.9% of max HP instead.

Tower of Fantasy character Samir's two skins

Samir – Dual EM Stars

Samir’s weapon is an offensive, volt-type pair of pistols. She may be laid-back, always playing pranks on others, but when it comes down to it, Samir is a fiery gunslinger – and one of the best.

  • Favourite gifts: Games and Toys.
  • Birthday: May 20.

Awakening traits:

  • 1,200 points: Trickery – Grant one stack of Concentration for every four seconds where Samir receives no damage. Each stack increases Samir’s damage by 3%, and the maximum number of stacks is four. Samir loses 1 stack per second after getting hit.
  • 4,000 points: Shadow – Grant one stack of Concentration for every four seconds where Samir receives no damage. Each stack increases Samir’s damage by 4%, and the maximum number of stacks is five. Samir loses 1 stack per two seconds after getting hit.

Tower of Fantasy character Meryl's two skins

Meryl – Rosy Edge

Meryl’s weapon is a defensive ice-type claymore. The Senior Executive for Hykros, Meryl has outstanding combat skills, and excelled in battle, but keeps herself to herself.

  • Favourite gifts: Saved and rare items.
  • Birthday: October 10.

Awakening traits:

  • 1,200 points: Cool Rose – Reduce incoming frost damage by 20%, gain immunity to ‘frostbitten’ debuff, and reduce frozen duration by 50%.
  • 4,000 points: Frosted – Reduce incoming frost damage by 25%, gain immunity to ‘frostbitten’ debuff, and reduce frozen duration by 50%.

Tower of Fantasy character Zero's two skins

Zero – Negating Cube

Zero’s weapon is a support, flame-type cube. He destroyed all information about himself, so no-one really knows much about him – other than that he’s a computer genius.

  • Favourite gifts: Games, and Limited Store items.
  • Birthday: June 6.

Awakening traits:

  • 1,200 points: Accurate Calculation – When Zero uses a weapon skill, reduce relic cooldown time by 1.5 seconds. Can only activate once per five seconds per weapon.
  • 4,000 points: Overall Planning – When Zero uses a weapon skill, reduce relic cooldown time by three seconds. Can only activate once per five seconds per weapon.

SR tier Tower of Fantasy characters

There are five SR-tier characters available at launch – you get one as part of the early-game story quests, and and it’s easier to obtain others than it is SSR-tier characters. Even rewards, and the special order banners, are the other main sources.

Tower of Fantasy character Echo

Echo – Thunderous Halberd

Echo’s weapon is an offensive, volt-type halberd.

  • Favourite gifts: Everyday items, Limited Store items, and games.
  • Birthday: August 14.

Awakening traits:

  • 1,200 points: Uprightness – When teamed up with Echo, other allies within ten meters gain a 4% damage boost
  • 4,000 points: Determination – When teamed up with Echo, other allies within ten meters gain a 6% damage boost

Tower of Fantasy character Pepper

Pepper – Staff of Scars

Pepper’s weapon is a support, volt-type staff.

  • Favourite gifts: Everyday items, decorations, and ‘saved’.
  • Birthday: Unknown.

Awakening traits:

  • 1,200 points: Revival – When Pepper spends satiety to restore HP, increase restoration effects by 100%
  • 4,000 points: Source – When Pepper spends satiety to restore HP, increase restoration effects by 200%

Tower of Fantasy character Bai Ling

Bai Ling – Nightingale’s Feather

Bai Ling’s weapon is an offensive, grievous-type bow.

  • Favourite gifts: Rare items, ‘saved’, and decorations.
  • Birthday: May 8.

Awakening traits:

  • 1,200 points: Valor – When Bai Ling puts away the Glider or Jetboard relics, she gets an 8% speed increase for 12 seconds, with a 60 second cooldown.
  • 4,000 points: Resoluteness – When Bai Ling puts away the Glider or Jetboard relics, she gets a 15% speed increase for 12 seconds, with a 60 second cooldown.

Tower of Fantasy character Ene

Ene – Pummeler

Ene’s weapon is a defensive, ice shell-type maul.

  • Favourite gifts: Games, decorations, and toys.
  • Birthday: August 17.

Awakening traits:

  • 1,200 points: Fast Mode – When Ene swims, climbs, or glides, reduce endurance consumption by 12%.
  • 4,000 points: Beyond Limits – When Ene swims, climbs, or glides, reduce endurance consumption by 20%.

Tower of Fantasy character Hilda

Hilda – The Terminator

Hilda’s weapon is an ice shell chain gun.

  • Favourite gifts: Limited Store items, figurines, and toys.
  • Birthday: April 11.

Awakening traits:

  • 1,200 points: Pedal to the Metal – When Hilda uses a Tower of Fantasy vehicle, increase speed by 7%.
  • 4,000 points: Full-Speed Drifting – When Hilda uses a vehicle, increase speed by 10%.

And that’s everything you need to know about Tower of Fantasy characters. There’s quite a few, so check out our Tower of Fantasy tier list for our top picks. For more information on this hot new RPG game, avail yourself of our guide to the Tower of Fantasy battle pass guide to find out how to earn merit points. We also have a Tower of Fantasy leveling guide if you’re wondering how to increase your stat points.