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Tower of Fantasy Gacha Summon System & Currencies Explained

Here's a breakdown of Tower of Fantasy's currencies and the gacha system itself.

If you’re new to gacha games in general and you’re planning on checking out Tower of Fantasy, some of its summoning systems might feel a tad overwhelming. That’s where we come in. Here’s a complete breakdown of Tower of Fantasy’s gacha summoning system and its various currencies.

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Tower of Fantasy Gacha Summon System Explained

Like any other gacha game on the market, Tower of Fantasy features banners that you can pull on to obtain items and weapons. The most coveted weapons are, of course, the SSR rarity ones, as they’re usually the very best weapons you can use in the game.

However, the SSR rates are much lower than their SR and R counterparts, which means that you’ll need to spend a considerable amount of currency to keep pulling on these banners until you get the weapons you want. Before we get into the nitty-gritty, here are the three different banners you’ll encounter in the game:

  • Weapons Galore
  • Prosperity of Ida
  • Limited banners

The first banner, called the Weapons Galore, is the regular banner in Tower of Fantasy that you’ll likely spend most of your currency on. The SSR rate on Weapons Galore is 0.75%, which sounds extremely low, but the good news is that there’s a built-in pity system that guarantees that you’ll get an SSR weapon at 80 pulls.

The second banner is called Prosperity of Ida, and this banner mostly rewards you with items and resources, as well as the odd weapon here and there. There’s no pity system on this banner, but you do still have a reduced chance of getting an SSR drop, at only 0.3%.

Finally, there’s the limited event banner that will rotate in and out over the course of Tower of Fantasy’s lifespan. Just like Weapons Galore, this banner also has a pity system at 80 pulls. Whenever you pull an SSR weapon on this banner, you have a 50% chance of getting the featured weapon as well, similar to Genshin Impact.

The 50-50 mechanic might sound like a bit of a bummer, but it’s worth noting that as you pull on the limited banner, you’ll also get tokens that can be exchanged in the shop for the featured weapon itself. This means that you won’t be stuck throwing your currency at the banner with no end in sight while hoping to eventually pull the featured weapon.

All Currencies in Tower of Fantasy

Now that you know what all the different banners are for, it’s time to talk about the currencies in Tower of Fantasy, and this can get a tad confusing. First off, here’s a list of all the currencies in the game:

  • Dark Crystals
  • Tanium
  • Black Nucleus
  • Gold Nucleus
  • Red Nucleus

There’s also gold, which you’ll be rewarded with in bulk as you play the game, and this is used to purchase regular items and resources. Gold is pretty easy to get, but if you want to focus all your efforts on pulling on the banners, you’ll need to know what the other five currencies do.

Dark Crystals and Tanium

Dark Crystals and Tanium are the premium currency of Tower of Fantasy. They’re basically the same thing and serve the same purpose, except Tanium has to be bought from the premium shop, while Dark Crystals can be obtained by playing the game and doing your daily quests.

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Here’s what you can expect to pay if you’re planning on purchasing the Tanium packs in Tower of Fantasy:

  • 60 Tanium – $0.99
  • 300 Tanium – $4.99
  • 980 Tanium – $14.99
  • 1,980 Tanium – $29.99
  • 3,280 Tanium – $49.99
  • 6,480 Tanium – $99.99

Dark Crystals and Tanium can then be used to purchase Gold Nucleus and Red Nucleus, which are for summoning on the various banners.

Black Nucleus

Black Nucleus is one of the summoning currencies you can get in Tower of Fantasy, and they’re also the most common one you’ll find. You can get these just by opening chests, exploring the world, and even picking them up in the open-world.

These are used for pulling on the Prosperity of Ida banner, which rewards you mostly with items and resources as mentioned previously. Whenever you get Black Nucleus, just dump them on the Prosperity of Ida banner.

Gold Nucleus

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This one’s a little more valuable. Gold Nucleus is used for pulling on the regular Weapons Galore banner with the pity system. These can also be found in the open-world, though they’re a lot rarer than their Black counterparts.

You can get them by purchasing them with Dark Crystals and Tanium, or receive them as event rewards or developer gifts if you’ve already gotten all the available ones in the open-world.

Red Nucleus

Finally, Red Nucleus are the rarest summoning currency in the game. They cannot be picked up in the open-world at all, and they’re used for pulling on the limited event banners. As the name suggests, the limited banners will only be available for a set period of time, which means that once they’re gone, you won’t be able to get the featured weapon anymore.

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Red Nucleus are primarily obtained as event rewards and developer gifts, though you can also purchase them with Dark Crystals and Tanium. For all the whales out there, you’ll probably want to buy Tanium, then exchange them for Red Nucleus in the shop.

And for F2P players, it is possible to save up Dark Crystals over time just by playing the game. The F2P strategy here is to save up enough Dark Crystals to buy 80 Red Nucleus, which would then guarantee that you’d be able to hit pity on the limited banner to get the featured weapon. This will take time, but it’s possible if you’re planning on sticking with the game for the long haul.

That’s all you need to know about how the gacha summoning system works in Tower of Fantasy and what all the currencies do. Be sure to search Twinfinite for more tips and information on the game.

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Zhiqing is the Reviews Editor for Twinfinite, and a History graduate from Singapore. She's been in the games media industry for nine years, trawling through showfloors, conferences, and spending a ridiculous amount of time making in-depth spreadsheets for min-max-y RPGs. When she's not singing the praises of Amazon's Kindle as the greatest technological invention of the past two decades, you can probably find her in a FromSoft rabbit hole.