Tower of Fantasy Crow and Thunderblades Build Guide
We all have that one friend who likes to crack the lamest jokes in an attempt to make us smile. Nonetheless, it’s the thought that counts. In Tower of Fantasy, that’s Crow.
If you’re having trouble and probably wondering on how to build Tower of Fantasy Crow, then you’ve arrived at the right place. Know more about her using our in-depth strategy guide featuring her weapon, skills, best matrices build and best team composition.
Tower of Fantasy presents a unique world with futuristic facilities, giving you a glimpse of what it’s like to live in a sci-fi fantasy environment. The game itself has plenty of things to offer, including compelling stories and a complete roster of interesting and well thought-out characters to explore.
Simultaneously, encountering large enemies and terrifying bosses will become a big part of your life in the world of Aida. That being said, it is necessary to keep your character strong and become adept at fighting.
Who is Tower of Fantasy Crow?
He is the kind of person who believes that optimism and being able to smile often gets you somewhere – it’s precisely why Crow’s a roundabout goofball, with a knack for cracking jokes, and a magnet to having fun. He wields dual blades, and they are just a fraction of his vast collection of daggers. This is his pride and joy, along with showing off his many, mesmerizing tricks up his sleeves – the ones you wouldn’t want to miss.
Let us now take a look on how he fares up in this Tower of Fantasy Crow Build Guide. From his weapon, attacks and skills, advancement and awakening, best team compositions, down to his upgrade materials and gifts, and how to obtain this powerful unit. If your plan is to be a Crow main and would like to know if he is worth investing for, then this guide is for you.
Crow is an SSR Simulacrum whose main role as a Main DPS doesn’t really outshine the likes of Samir and Frigg, but viable on its own. He is considered an A Tier unit who wields Lightning dual daggers, one he calls Thunderblades, whose main assets lie on sneak attack buffs which, if done properly, could push his damage to greater lengths.
- Height: 162cm
- Birthplace: Astra
- Horoscope: Sagittarius
- Birthday: December 17
- EN Voice Actor: Casey Mongillo
- JP Voice Actor: Nobuhiko Okamoto
Thunderblades, a damage-dealing dual blades that specializes in sneak attacks, is Crow's weapon of choice. His playstyle is a lot of fun if you're diving head first into the battle and at the same time, can bring out high damage to opponents on the first hit. This is no doubt Crow’s greatest strength, and it’s all thanks to his weapon.
Shatter means the ability to break enemy shields. Crow does that terribly with only a shatter value of 6, which clearly indicates that he’s not suited for such a role, while Charge means the rate at how quickly he can gain those weapon charges.
However, Crow does make up for his low Shatter value by having high ATK value instead. He’s the only stealth character in the game so far, and will remain so for the time being.
Listed down below are the base stats of his weapon without the upgrades from equipped matrices, nor leveling it up yet.
- CS: 272
- Shatter: 6.00 (B)
- Charged: 8.00 (S)
- Attack: 18
- Crit: 14
- HP: 1165
- Type: Volt – When the weapon is fully charged, the next attack will paralyze targets for 1 second and electrify them for 6 seconds, negating all buffs and dealing damage equal to 144% of ATK. Targets can't receive any buffs for the next 6 seconds.
Tower of Fantasy Crow Skills
Now we’re off to learning more about his combat skills and attacks in this Tower of Fantasy Crow Build Guide. It’s important to take note that, down below, is Thunderblades’ base stats at level one. As you level up the weapon, the damages and buffs it should provide for you will be having an increase as well.
|While on the ground, swing the dual blades to attack 5 times in a row.|
First Attack: Deal damage equal to 60.1% of ATK + 3 and knock the target back a short distance.
Second Attack: Deal damage equal to 73% of ATK + 4 and knock the target back a short distance.
Third Attack: Deal damage equal to 90.9% of ATK + 5 and knock the target back a short distance.
Fourth Attack: Deal damage equal to 96.8% of ATK + 5 and knock the target back a short distance.
Fifth Attack: Deal damage equal to 202.2% of ATK + 11 and knock the target back a short distance. Attacks
Sky Flurry (Aerial)
|While airborne or after jumping, tap normal attack to attack 4 times in a row.|
First Attack: Deal damage equal to 65.6% of ATK + 3.
Second Attack: Deal damage equal to 38.4% of ATK + 2.
Third Attack: Deal damage equal to 92% of ATK + 5.
Fourth Attack: Deal damage equal to 138% of ATK + 7.
Rapid Lunge (Hold Attack)
|After the third normal attack, hold the normal attack button to trigger Rapid Lunge.|
Upon hit, strongly suspend the target, dealing total damage equal to 116.8% of ATK + 6.
Spiral Drive (Hold Attack)
|Tap and hold normal attack while airborne (or tap when a target is selected), or tap normal attack while climbing, jumping backward, or using the Jetpack to trigger Spiral Drive.|
While falling, deal damage equal to 42% of ATK + 2 each hit.
|Approach the enemy from behind while crouching, then tap normal attack to use Sneak Attack, dealing damage equal to 570% of ATK + 30.|
|Tap normal attack during the short perfect dodge window (tap an arrow button before dodging) to trigger Flying Blades.|
Slash a target 5 times, each dealing damage equal to 26.4% of ATK + 1. Grant immunity to control effects while phasing.
|Fire 6 returning blades, each dealing damage equal to 52.8% of ATK + 3. Gains hyperbody for up to 8 seconds, and the effect is removed when the blades return. Cooldown: 45 seconds.|
|When weapon charge is full or Phantasia is triggered, remove all debuffs from the wielder and blink to the target location upon switching to this weapon and attack, dealing damage equal to 86.9% of ATK + 5 and electrocuting the target (after 5 seconds, deals volt damage equal to 15% of damage dealt, up to 350% of the Wanderer's ATK. This is an abnormal status that can be dispelled). Also spawn 3 blades that orbit around the Wanderer, dealing damage equal to 65.2% of ATK + 3 to those that touch them.|
Tower of Fantasy Crow Advancement
If by any chance you’ve managed to obtain more than one copy of a Simulacra and you’ve got around to using their corresponding fusion cores, then that’s what you call Advancement. There are currently two ways – acquiring the character again via means of gacha pulling or purchasing them via the Commissary’s weapon store that is worth 120 black gold. Here in this Tower of Fantasy Crow Build Guide are each of the dagger trickster’s special bonuses once you’re able to unlock his Advancement stars.
|Level 1||Attacking targets from behind increases crit rate of all dual blades attacks by 40%. Backstabbing an electrified target increases crit rate by 100% and crit damage by 30%.|
|Level 2||Increase the current weapon's base ATK growth by 16%.|
|Level 3||Increase damage by 30% to targets with less than 60% HP.|
|Level 4||Increase the current weapon's base HP growth by 32%.|
|Level 5||Triggering a Back Attack grants a 100% crit chance for the next 4 seconds and increases crit damage by 50%. Cooldown: 10 seconds.|
|Level 6||After using a skill, increase volt damage dealt to the target by 20% for 20 seconds.|
Tower of Fantasy Crow Awakening Traits and Rewards
Awakening system can be unlocked once you’ve reached Level 18 in the game. These are the traits that can be unlocked when you’ve improved your relationship with the Simulacra. In other terms, these are like “passive skills” that are direct buffs for the said character, using the Awakening points accumulated along the way. In this Tower of Fantasy Crow Build Guide, these are two of the dagger trickster’s most valuable Awakening traits – while the rest are things like an avatar and additional lore content.
|1200 Awakening||When Crow is not in a team, increase damage dealt by 6% and reduce damage received by 4%.|
|4000 Awakening||When Crow is not in a team, increase damage dealt by 10% and reduce damage received by 6%. When Crow enters combat, increase damage dealt by 12% for 12 seconds.|
Additionally, recollection rewards are given when you spoil Crow his favorite gifts. Listed down below are the Awakening points you need to accumulate along the way to receive said rewards in-game.
|Awakening Points||Recollection Rewards|
|600||Log: Friend Identified|
|2000||Log: Optimist Romance|
|4000||Trait: Silent Night|
Tower of Fantasy Crow Best Matrices
Matrices system in Tower of Fantasy are similar to that of Artifacts in Genshin Impact. These items basically act like the backbone to your character’s performance in-game because of the direct stat buffs and set bonuses they can offer. It can be a game-changer when equipped to a weapon accordingly, and make your gameplay experience much better as you go on.
For Crow, here are his best matrices in the game currently. There are two options – Samir’s set grants an increased damage per hit onto locked-on targets, while Crow’s set is tailored around his kit which relies on crit hits against enemies with an HP below 60%. Either of which works well within Thunderblades’ capabilities.
|4-set Samir|| Deal more damage upon hitting a target, each time |
by 1.5%, up to 10/13/16/20 stacks. Buff stacking time: 2 seconds.
 Each attack onto locked-on targets deals extra
damage equal to 10%/12.5%/15%/17.5% of ATK.
|4-set Crow|| Increase crit damage to targets with less than 60% |
HP by 33%/42%/50%/58%.
 Crits deal additional damage over time equal to
12%/15%/18%/21% of ATK every second for 5
seconds. Effect cannot be stacked.
Tower of Fantasy Crow Best Team
For the best teams involving Crow, it is best to know that he works well in either an Attack or Balance teams. By definition, Attack means there’s an increase to the final damage which is 10%, and in team play it is further increased by 40%. On the other hand, Balance means an increase to final damage and damage reduction by 25%, shatter and healing by 5%, and in team play, the final damage and damage reduction is further increased by an additional 20%.
In this situation, it’s a good choice to pair Crow with a shield breaking unit, and being the best one yet in that role is King. This is where the Attack weapon resonance buff takes place. Alternatively, Meryl is another option, as she and King serve the same role. Likewise, Balance weapon resonance buff takes place in this lineup.
For the last slot, it is recommended to put in Nemesis if you have her. She is a unit that’s on a league of her own when it comes to both PVP and PVE experience. Nemesis will be the one in charge of the team’s long term sustainability, as she can offer both plenty of healing as well as ranged DPS.
These are two of Crow’s most viable teams at the moment, and it should now depend on which Simulacra you have on your roster, or how you want your game to play out for you to be able to pick your chosen ones.
Tower of Fantasy Crow Pros and Cons
Crow’s kit, and his role as a Main DPS, have their own pros and cons. While it is already established that he’s one hell of a deadly stealth unit with powerful sneak attacks, one of the downsides of Crow is that he still needs his first Advancement level to really bring out his true potential. Until then, this is only when he’ll be considered an S Tier unit.
It’s important to remember that Crow’s DPS output heavily lies on his sneak attacks, or “backstabbing” an opponent from behind (so don’t be surprised if he isn’t dishing out the same amount of damage otherwise!). Along with this, Crow can be a little difficult to play as considering his specialty lies in stealth, so it’s usually recommended to understand how his movesets work and the combos that are tied to his playstyle.
Character Upgrade Materials
In order for you to be able to upgrade Crow’s weapon, Thunderblades, you will need certain upgrade materials which you can see below for your reference. The locations for the items can be found in this Tower of Fantasy Interactive Map available online.
Rank Level Gold Materials
|3||30||1200||Magcore x3, Nano Coating I x3|
|4||40||1600||Magcore x3, Nano Coating I x3, Nanofiber Frame I x3|
|5||50||2000||Magcore x4, Nano Coating I x4, Nanofiber Frame I x4|
|6||60||2400||Magcore x6, Nano Coating I x6, Nanofiber Frame I x6|
|7||70||2800||Magcore x8, Nano Coating I x8, Nanofiber Frame I x8|
|8||80||3200||Magcore x11, Nano Coating I x11, Nanofiber Frame I x11|
|8||80||3600||Heart of Lightning x5, Nano Coating II x5, Nanofiber Frame II x5|
Best Gifts for Tower of Fantasy Crow
When improving your relationship with your Simulacra, they can be given their favorite gifts to score Awakening points. For Crow, here is a list of his favorite gifts under the Everyday items, Figurines, Limited Store items.
- New Game Console
- Alda Comic
- Crown Token
- Limited Tata Figurine
- Metal Alf Figurine
- Limited Peanut Figurine
- Vold Angel Figurine
- Angela Ornament
How to obtain Tower of Fantasy Crow
Currently, although Crow is an SSR unit, he can be obtainable by all means in-game. There’s the standard Weapons Galore banner which you can pull for using black or gold nucleus, and if you decide to pull on the limited banner, there is also a chance that you can get him there if the featured weapon refused to come home. Alternatively, an SSR Selector Box will be given once you’ve reached 700 points in the Newcomer Event. There, Crow is a choice along with other powerful SSR characters and their weapons.
What do you think of Crow as a stealth master DPS and how he fares in Tower of Fantasy? Let us know in the comments!