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Tower of Fantasy Lin Guide: Best matrices, team comps and materials required for leveling

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Tower of Fantasy just released its first Altered Weapon with a new Limited Banner for the Simulacrum Lin in the latest 2.1 Version update. Lin is the first playable weapon in Tower of Fantasy that has an entirely new Element from the rest. Her Element is ‘Altered’ and she is a DPS weapon, hence can enable the DPS Resonance. She provides a wide amount of utility to other Element teams while also dealing huge amounts of damage mid-air. In this guide, we will learn more about the abilities of Lin in Tower of Fantasy, her best matrices, team comps, and the materials required to level her up.

Tower of Fantasy Lin Guide: Character Information

As Ruby‘s guardian and the Archon of Mirroria, Lin’s responsibilities can be nearly overwhelming, but her steadfastness and commitment to her duties always shine through. She is a young officer who walks with an aura of strength. A renowned Executor, the dutiful Lin is immensely popular amongst the residents of Mirroria and an idol in their eyes.

Tower of Fantasy Lin release November 2022
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She is a clean freak and can’t stand a single speck of dust. She has very high standards both for herself and others. The trait makes most people think that she is a stickler for rules, but she is actually amicable and can be reasoned with.

Her weapon ‘Shadoweave’, in its initial design, shows it to be a lightweight and covertly concealed weapon, but it’s changed to a heavy blade by Lin’s own request. It is heavy and not like a concealed weapon at all.

Lin’s Weapon Information

  • Weapon Name: Shadoweave
  • Resonance: Defense
  • Element: Altered
  • Shatter: 11.50
  • Charge: 11.50

Weapon Effects

  • Altered: When the weapon is fully charged, the next attack will mark the target, causing an explosion after 5 seconds. Additionally, 25% of all inflicted damage received by the target while the mark exists, up to a total of 560% of the ATK. Only 1 mark can be added to a target at a time.
  • Weapons Master: When pairing Shadoweave with other weapons, the Weapons Master effect can be created. Epiphyllum will appear around the target randomly and explode within 1-3 seconds, dealing 25% area damage.

Lin Playstyle and Skillset Abilities

Normal Attack Abilities 
Normal AttackAttack x5
While on the ground, one must use Shadow Weaver to perform 5 attacks.  
Deal damage equal to 59.9% of ATK + 3.  
Deal damage equal to 57.1% of ATK + 3.
Deal damage equal to 49.5% of ATK + 3.
 Deal damage equal to 114.2% of ATK + 6.
Deal damage equal to 152.2% of ATK + 8.
Aerial DischargeJump + Attack x5
While airborne, tap basic attack 5 times to perform consecutive attacks in the air. Deal damage equal to 30.6% of ATK + 2.
Deal damage equal to 55.6% of ATK + 3.
 Deal damage equal to 48.2% of ATK + 3.
 Deal damage equal to 111.2% of ATK + 6.
Deal damage equal to 148.3% of ATK + 8.
Scattered SoilAttack + Hold: Attack

After the second normal attack on the ground or in mid-air, hold a normal attack to trigger Scattered Soil.
Attack the target position, dealing damage equal to 83.2% of ATK + 4 and knocking the target down.
Passive: After unleashing Scattered Soil on the ground, rapidly tapping normal attack will immediately unleash Brief Bloom (fully charged).
Brief BloomHold: Attack
Hold normal attack to unleash Brief Bloom.
Can be charged for up to 3 stacks, with hyper body and control immunity during charging.
  First stack: Deal damage equal to 73.9% ATK + 4.
Second stack: Deal damage equal to 146.2% of ATK + 8.
Third stack: Deal damage equal to 246.4% of ATK + 13.
Falling ShadowJump + Hold: Attack
Hold normal attack in mid-air to trigger Falling Shadow.
Plummet from the skies, dealing damage equal to 160% of ATK + 8 and knocking the target down.
Dodge Abilities 
DodgeDodge right before getting hit to trigger a Phantasia, reducing the speed of enemies within an area. Become immune to hitstun for 0.5 seconds while dodging.
Leafy GreenDodge + Attack
Unleash Leafy Green at the target while performing a backflip, dealing damage equal to 70% of ATK + 4, generating 1-3 epiphyllums upon hit, and forming a Green Field that lasts for 5 seconds. When enemies in the Green Field lock onto the Wanderer, their movement speed is reduced by 50%. Passive: Can be unleashed on the ground or mid-air. Passive: Immediately break the control if under control effect and automatically release Leafy Green without any cost of dodge. Skill cooldown lasts for 20 seconds.
Skill and Discharge 
Moonlight Realm (Skill)Create a Moonlight Realm around yourself for 15 seconds. The attack in the realm is increased by 15%, jumping ability is increased by 20%, and endurance consumption is reduced by 50%.

Cooldown: 30 seconds. Players must enter the special state Airbloom, when using Shadoweave in the realm. Your fall speed is greatly reduced and you can perform multiple double jumps. In this state, using the directional controls or jumping button while mid-air will perform a Roam and launch an attack on the target. Upon hit, deal damage equal to 66% of ATK + 3 and randomly generate 1-3 epiphyllums.   Passive: In the Moonlight Realm, 1 epiphyllum will be generated near 1 target every 0.8 seconds. Passive: When you use Shadoweave in Moonlight Realm, an extra 50% of damage is dealt to enemies with less than 20% HP. Passive: When you use Shadoweave in the Moonlight realm, you will blink away from the target when incoming damage is detected. Cooldown: 10 seconds.
Passive: Weapons Master (Skill)Flame: When Shadoweave is paired with 2 flame weapons, Moonlight Realm is converted to Flame: Moonlight Realm, which lasts for an extra 4 when burning targets seconds. Targets with shields take an extra 15% flame damage.  

Volt: When Shadoweave is paired with 2-volt weapons, Moonlight Realm is converted to Volt: Moonlight Realm, with a 65% chance of not consuming a dodge attempt when dodging, and a 5% boost to dodge attack damage, and volt damage is boosted an extra 10%.  

Frost: When Shadoweave is paired with 2 frost weapons, Moonlight Realm is converted to Frost: Moonlight Realm. While in Frost: Moonlight Realm, frost ATK is increased by 10%.  

Physical: When Shadoweave is paired with 2 physical weapons, Moonlight Realm is converted to Physical: Moonlight Realm. While in Physical: Moonlight Realm, deal damage equal to 50% of ATK + 3 to targets within attack range every second.  

Balance: When Shadoweave is paired with any two different elemental weapons (among flame, volt, frost, and physical weapons), the Wanderer’s ATK is increased by 15% in the realm, and counted as activating flame, volt, frost, and physical resonance without resonance effects.
Gravity Weave (Discharge)When the weapon charge is full or Phantasia is triggered, switching to this weapon from another weapon removes all debuffs from the wielder and unleashes Gravity Weave with a stronger absorption force, dealing damage equal to 368.5% of ATK + 19. Then explode and create a ranged diffusion wave after 5 seconds, dealing damage equal to 184.3% + 10. Damage immunity lasts for 1.5 seconds while the skill is active

Lin’s Advancement Levels

Star LevelEffects
1* STARNormal attacks now deal area damage upon hit. When there is another epiphyllum within the epiphyllum explosion area, increase the damage of each of the subsequent epiphyllum explosions by 10%, up to a maximum of 50%. The epiphyllum generation interval from Moonlight Realm is now reduced to 0.5 seconds.
2* STARIncrease the current weapon’s base ATK growth by 16%.
3* STARThe epiphyllum generation interval from Moonlight Realm is now reduced to 0.3 seconds. Epiphyllums will attach to the enemy. The duration of Moonlight Realm is now increased to 20 seconds.
4* STARIncrease the current weapon’s base ATK growth by 32%.
5* STARWhile under the effect of Moonlight Realm, gain 30 weapon charges every second and increase the damage of discharge skills by 15%.
6* STARMoonlight Realm can be activated up to 2 times. Gain 1 charge from the skill cooldown. Gain 1 charge from using discharge skills 3 times (effective in the background). The ATK bonus while inside Moonlight Realm is increased to 15%.

Lin’s 3 Stars Advancement Level Awaken Skin

Lin’s 3 Stars Advancement Level Awaken Skin
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Lin’s Simulacrum Awakening Traits

Awakening Points NeededUnlocks
200Avatar: Lin
600Log: Different Faiths
1200Trait (Lin: Epiphyllum Blossom) Increase epiphyllum explosion damage by 15%.
2000Log: Mirror
3000Log: Life in the Dark
4000Trait (Lin: Epiphyllum Glamour) Increase epiphyllum explosion damage by 20%. Reduce all resistance by 7% upon hit by epiphyllums for 7 seconds. This effect does not stack.

Tower of Fantasy Lin Level-up Guide and Tips

In this guide, we will discuss how to level up Lin in Tower of Fantasy, along with all of their roles.

Weapon LevelLevelling Materials Needed
Level 10400 Gold
Level 20Gold 400x, Nano Coating Ix2, Acidproof Glaze I x2
Level 30Gold 800x, Nano Coating l x3, Acidproof Glaze I x3
Level 40Gold 1200x, Nano Coating I x4 Acidproof Glaze l x4
Level 50Gold 1600x, Nano Coating I x3, Acidproof Glaze I x3, Booster Frame I x3, Nanofiber Frame x3
Level 60Gold 2000x, Nano Coating I x4, Acidproof Glaze I x4, Booster Frame I x4, Nanofiber Frame x4
Level 70Gold 2400x, Nano Coating I x5, Acidproof Glaze I x5, Booster Frame I x5, Nanofiber Frame x5
Level 80Gold 2800x, Nano Coating I x6, Acidproof Glaze I x6, Booster Frame I x6, Nanofiber Frame x6
Level 90Gold 3200x, Nano Coating I x8, Acidproof Glaze I x8, Booster Frame I x8, Nanofiber Frame x8
Level 100Gold 3600x, Nano Coating lI x5, Acidproof Glaze Il x5, Booster Frame Il x5, Nanofiber Framell x5
Level 110Gold 3600x, Nano Coating lI x6, Acidproof Glaze Il x6 , Booster Frame Il x6, Nanofiber Frame ll x6
Level 120Gold 4000x, Nano Coating lI x8, Acidproof Glaze Il x8 , Booster Frame Il x8, Nanofiber Frame ll x8
Level 130Gold 4800x, Nano Coating lI x11, Acidproof Glaze Il x11 , Booster Frame Il x11, Nanofiber Frame ll x11
Level 140Gold 5200x, Nano Coating lI x15, Acidproof Glaze Il x15 , Booster Frame Il x15, Nanofiber Frame ll x15
Level 150Gold 5600x, Nano Coating lI x20, Acidproof Glaze Il x20 , Booster Frame Il x20, Nanofiber Frame ll x20
Level 160Gold 6000x, Nano Coating lIl x4, Acidproof Glaze Ill x4, Booster Frame Ill x4, Nanofiber Frame lll x4
Level 170Gold 6400x, Nano Coating lIl x5, Acidproof Glaze Ill x5, Booster Frame Ill x5, Nanofiber Frame lll x5
Level 180Gold 6800x, Nano Coating lIl x5, Acidproof Glaze Ill x5, Booster Frame Ill x5, Nanofiber Frame lll x5
Level 190Gold 7200x, Nano Coating lIl x6, Acidproof Glaze Ill x6, Booster Frame Ill x6, Nanofiber Frame lll x6
Level 200Gold 7600x, Nano Coating lIl x6, Acidproof Glaze Ill x6, Booster Frame Ill x6, Nanofiber Frame lll x6

Lin’s Gift Preference

Lin will get additional points when she receives gifts that have the following traits, which involve the likes of Metal Items, Decoration Items, and Vera.

Best Gifts for Lin

  • Banges Specialty
  • Metal Alf Figurine
  • Music Box
  • Silver Cookware
  • Ultimate Warrior Otter
  • School Idol Albis
  • Angela Ornament
  • Limited Peanut Figurine
  • Snow Globe
  • Mirroria Toy Bricks
  • Tool Set
  • New Kalka Ornament
  • Tartarus Ornament
  • Rabbit Throw Pillow
  • Nice Picture Frame
  • Mini Potted Plant
  • Dumbbells
  • Flower Bouquet
  • Moonflower Ornament

Best Matrices Build for Lin in Tower of Fantasy

Lin can exploit these two matrices the most based on her kit and playstyle. She plays a DPS role and can utilize both her Matrices and also Claudia’s matrices. In this guide, we will discuss the best Matrices build for Lin in Tower of Fantasy, along with all of their roles.

Lin Matrix (SSR)

  • 2-piece Set: Increase ATK by 2.1%/2.6%/3.1%/3.6% on hit for 18 seconds, stacking up to 5 times. Only the effect of the highest level is applied when obtained repeatedly.
  • 4-piece Set: Every 5m traveled within Moonlight Realm grants 1 stack of Moonlight, increasing final damage by 4%/4.9%/5.8%/6.7% for 15 seconds, stacking up to 3 times. This Matrix’s effect is also active in the off-hand slot, but only the set with the highest star rating will take effect.

Claudia Matrix (SSR)

  • 2-piece Set: Increase damage by 13%/17%/20%/23% when hitting a target in mid-air or initiating an aerial attack. Reset double-jump upon hitting the target in mid-air.
  • 4-piece Set: Hitting an enemy with a skill reduces the cooldowns of all weapon skills by 1.5/2/2.5/3 seconds and increases the damage of discharge skills by 58%/80%/103%/126% for 15 seconds.

Best Team Comps for Lin in Tower of Fantasy

Lin is a very flexible weapon to use and hence can be put into many sorts of team compositions due to her Altered Element, as she can provide buffs and amplify damage in all Elements. Nevertheless, here are some fun and recommended team comps you can use to maximize her damage potential.

Cobalt-B + Lin + Ruby (Flame Team)

Lin’s ‘Moonlight Realm’ stays permanent in this team comp. You should start and end each cycle with the Skill cooldown of Cobalt-B’s ‘Barrage’. This team can extend the duration of the Moonlight Realm when burning the target enemy due to her burning and Ion Scorch effects with Cobalt-B’s ‘Barrage’ and ‘Close Quarters’ and maximize Ruby’s burning damage with ‘Supernova’. Furthermore, it can deal additional flame damage to shielded targets.

Saki Fuwa + Lin + Frigg (Frost Team)

With the Moonlight Realm activated, it will increase Frost’s attack within the realm. Double Ice Elements is due to the Frost Resonance being enabled. Saki Fuwa’s ‘Surge’ Burst will exert the damage burst of Frigg’s ‘Fimbulwinter’.

Samir + Lin + Nemesis (Volt Team)

This team has a chance of providing constant dodge attacks due to the chance of costing no dodge attempts. Within the Moonlight Realm, the Volt team can deal additional damage while launching dodge attacks and provide additional volt damage.

Claudia + Lin + Shiro (Physical Team)

A physical-focused team such as this can deal additional damage to targets within the Moonlight Realm range every second. Shiro’s ‘Full Bloom’ can ensure a stable release and enables you to make quick swaps with Lin and Claudia to deal more increased damage.

Some other mixed teams include: (Nemesis + Lin + Ruby) and (Tsubasa + Lin + Samir)

What are your thoughts on our Lin guide in Tower of Fantasy? Let us know in the comments below!

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