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

Learn everything you need to know about Ruby and her companion Spark to built them to the best possible extent!

Ruby is the Flame DPS type limited character to appear in Tower of Fantasy along with the Vera update. Ruby’s weapon, Sparky has a very powerful skill that not only has a long activation duration but can also slow down enemies. Ruby also has Flame Resonance, which can buff Flame ATK and Resistance by a great margin, which makes her great support for current Flame element characters. In this guide, we will learn more about Ruby in Tower of Fantasy, her best matrices, team compositions, and the materials required for leveling her up.

Learning about her abilities at the earliest may provide players with an edge since the game has rankings associated with rewards in nearly all content.

Tower of Fantasy Ruby Guide: Character information

Ruby is a very mysterious character, and her origins are not exactly unknown. According to some people, She is the daughter of an old friend of Lin’s which would explain why Lin takes care of her all the time. Lin and Ruby are seen together so often, that people would occasionally find it strange if one of them is alone. 

Lin even got the Research and Development department to make a specialized weapon for Ruby “Spark”.  This special weapon not only acts as a protection for Ruby but has an advanced AI integrated with it, due to which Spark has grown to become a companion for Ruby and guides her wherever possible. From waking her up and even helping her find Lin if she ever gets lost.

Ruby’s Weapon Information

sparky
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  • Weapon Name: Sparky
  • Resonance: DPS
  • Element: Flame
  • Shatter: 11.50
  • Charge: 8.00

Weapon Effect

Flame

Fully charged weapons will set the target on fire for 8 seconds with the next attack, causing ongoing damage of 58.00% of ATK every second. Ignited targets receive 50% efficacy from healing.

Flame Resonance

When equipped with 2 or more Flame weapons, increase Flame ATK by 20% and Flame Resistance by 40%, taking effect in the background.

Ruby’s Playstyle and Skillset

Name / DescriptionType
Neutral Attack Abilities
Spark AttackAttack x5

While on the ground, tap the normal attack button to command Spark to attack 5 times in a row.
Deal total damage equal to 84.6% of ATK + 4 against each target.Deal total damage equal to 93% of ATK + 5 against each target. Deal total damage equal to 101.5% of ATK + 5 against each target. Deal total damage equal to 109.9% of ATK + 6 against each target. Deal total damage equal to 253.7% of ATK + 13 against each target and launch targets.
Aerial DischargeJump + Attack x4

While airborne, tap the normal attack button to command Spark to attack 4 times in a row.
Deal total damage equal to 97.1% of ATK + 5 against each target. Deal total damage equal to 106.8% of ATK + 6 against each target. Deal total damage equal to 121.3% of ATK + 6 against each target. Deal total damage equal to 145.6% of ATK + 8 against each target.
Blazing DiveJump + Hold-Attack

Tap and hold normal attack while airborne to trigger Blazing Dive. 
Envelop the body in energy before rapidly plunging into the ground, dealing damage equal to 172.1% of ATK + 9 to nearby targets.
Lockdown ZoneAttack x2 + Hold + Attack 

After the second normal attack, hold the button during any attack to deal damage equal to 40% of ATK + 2 against the target. The locked-on target is confined and burned for 3 seconds, and damage equal to 26.2% of ATK + 1 is dealt to the target every second (ineffective against bosses).
Gotcha!Tap and hold the normal attack button to do this after Lockdown Zone is triggered to continuously fire searing energy beams at enemies in a target direction, dealing damage equal to 40% of ATK + 2. Consumes Wanderer’s endurance.
Dodge Abilities
DodgeDodge

Dodge right before being hit to trigger Phantasia, reducing the speed enemies within the area. Become immune to hitstun for 0.5 seconds while dodging.
Go, Dolly!Dodge + Attack

Throw Dolly after dodging. Dolly remains for 10 seconds, drawing in nearby enemies and dealing damage equal to 84.6% of ATK + 4 against them, as well as taunting them for 1.5 seconds, causing them to divert their attacks to Dolly (cannot taunt enemies when in a team).
Skill and Discharge
Sparkling Collider (Skill)Spark fires out Sparks that last for 15 seconds and bounce between the target and the Wanderer. Upon hitting the target, the Sparks slow it down for 4 seconds with a 15-second cooldown. Sparks deal more damage the further it travels. 
On being hit, it deals damage up to 350% of ATK + 37 and inflicts a 25-second Emblazen mark on the target. At the same time, Spark fires 4 bullets with each bullet dealing damage equal to 50% of ATK + 3 against its target. 

Spark’s normal attacks deal 30% more damage to Emblazen-marked targets. When Sparks hit targets burned by the Wanderer, 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 6 seconds, and the skill cooldown is 30 seconds. 

Passive: When Sparks is active, each time Spark Attack deals damage, the Wanderer gains 1 point of Heal with a 0.9-second cooldown, for up to 8 points of Heat. When Heat reaches the maximum, the Wanderer gains the effect of Ultimate Heat, increasing flame ATK by 10% for 25 seconds.
Super Nova (Discharge)When the weapon charge is full or Phantasia is triggered, switching to this weapon from another weapon removes all debuffs from the wielder. Spark enters a charged state, continuously blasting searing energy beams at the target location before eventually exploding, dealing damage equal to 750% of ATK + 39.

 When Spark hits targets burned by the Wanderer, 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 6 seconds. Damage immunity lasts for 1.5 seconds when the skill is active (unavailable in Apex League).

Ruby’s Simulacrum Awakening

Awakening Points neededUnlocks
200Avatar: Ruby
600Log: Dolly’s New Friend
1200Trait (Ruby: Dreamcatcher)Increases the flame damage taken by all enemies within 5 meters of Dolly by 8%. This effect does not stack.
2000Log: The Unknown
3000Log: Post-Dream
4000Trait (Ruby: Dolly’s Domain)Increases the flame damage received by all enemies within 5 meters of Dolly by 8%. Not stackable. Increases flame ATK after throwing Dolly by <12% for 10 seconds. This effect does not stack.

Ruby’s Stars Levels

Star Level Effect(s)
S1 Emblazen boosts the damage of Spark Attack to 80%. Skill cooldown drops to 24 seconds.
S2Increase the current weapon’s base ATK growth by 16%.
S3Emblazen increases flame boost by 8% and the burn multiplier to 75%.
S4Increase the current weapon’s base ATK growth by 32%.
S5Restore an additional 75 points of weapon charge each time Spark Attack hits an enemy. Cooldown: 0.9 seconds. Shatter increases by 25% when Ultimate Heat is active.
S6Emblazen boosts the damage of Spark Attack to 160% and doubles Heat acquisition efficiency. Skill cooldown drops to 16 seconds.

Ruby’s 3rd Star Level Skin

Ruby’s 3rd Star Level Skin
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Tower of Fantasy Ruby Level-up Guide and Tips

In this section of the guide, here are the materials required for Ruby’s leveling and ascension all the way to the max level of 200. It is to be noted that currently, the Global versions’ level cap is around 100 which will eventually go up.

Weapon LevelLeveling Materials 
Level: 102x Firecore, 400
Level: 202x Firecore, 800
Level: 303x Nano Coating, 3x Firecore, 1200
Level: 40×3 Booster frame, ×3 Nano Coating, ×3 Firecore, 1600
Level: 50×4 Booster frame, ×4 Nano Coating, ×4 Firecore, 2000
Level: 60×6 Booster frame, ×6 Nano Coating, ×6 Firecore, 2400
Level: 70×8 Booster frame, ×8 Nano Coating, ×4 Firecore, 2800
Level: 80×11 Booster frame, ×11 Nano Coating, ×11 Firecore, 3200
Level: 90×5 Booster frame II, ×5 Nano Coating II, ×5 Heart of Lava, 3600
Level: 100×6 Booster frame II, ×6 Nano Coating II, ×6 Heart of Lava, 4000
Level: 110×8 Booster frame II, ×8 Nano Coating II, ×8 Heart of Lava, 4400
Level: 120×11 Booster frame II, ×11 Nano Coating II, ×11 Heart of Lava, 4800
Level: 130×15 Booster frame II, ×15 Nano Coating II, x15 Heart of Lava, 5200
Level: 140×20 Booster frame II, ×20 Nano Coating II, x20 Heart of Lava, 5600
Level: 150×5 Booster frame III, ×5 Nano Coating III, x5 Sunsource, 6000
Level: 160×5 Booster frame III, ×5 Nano Coating III, x5 Sunsource, 6400
Level: 170×5 Booster frame III, ×5 Nano Coating III, x5 Sunsource, 6800
Level: 180×5 Booster frame III, ×5 Nano Coating III, x5 Sunsource, 7200
Level: 190×6 Booster frame III, ×6 Nano Coating III, x6 Sunsource, 7600
Level: 200×6 Booster frame III, ×6 Nano Coating III, x6 Sunsource, 8000

Ruby Gift Preference

Ruby will get additional points when she receives gifts that have the following traits, named Games, Toys and Vera.

Best Gifts for Ruby

  • Purple Gifts (+60)
  • Ultimate Warrior Otter
  • 3D Hykros Puzzle
  • Music Box
  • New Game Console
  • Banges Specialty
  • Smarty Doll
  • School Idol Albis
  • Blue Gifts (+30)
  • Chess Set
  • Coloring Book
  • Cat Throw Pillow
  • Moonrabbit Kit
  • Plush Toy

Best Matrices Build for Ruby in Tower of Fantasy

In this guide, we will discuss the best Matrices build for Ruby in Tower of Fantasy along with all their roles.

Support / SUB DPS Build

Ruby is a powerful Hybrid-DPS character that can either be played as a Full DPS or a dedicated Shieldbreaker. She is best paired with another Flame element character to activate the Flame Resonance, which will provide an extra Flame Attack buff for both of them. She can also provide a decent Shatter even when she is a DPS-type character, this shatter damage is not comparable to pure Tanks but is better than most of the DPS characters. 

Ruby Matrix (SSR)

  • 2-piece Set: After using the weapon skill, Flame ATK is increased by 15%/18%/21%/25% for 25 seconds. The effect works in the background, and if multiple sets are used, the highest star set will take effect (does not stack).
  • 4-piece Set: After releasing the weapon skill, gain Mastery for 15 seconds, cooldown for 15 seconds. While Mastery is active, successful basic attacks increase Flame damage by 4%/5%/6%/7%, up to 6 stacks, with a cooldown of 0.2 seconds between stacks. At 6 stacks, gain a shield to resist damage 1 time. Mastery cannot be stacked, and different levels of mastery share cooldown.

Samir Matrix (SSR)

  • 2-piece Set: Increase damage progressively by 1% upon hitting a target. Stack up to 10/13/16/20 times. Lasts 1.5 seconds.
  • 4-piece Set: Increase Dual EM Stars’ electrical explosion damage by 16%/22%/30%/40% of ATK.

Crow Matrix (SSR) 

  • 2-piece Set: Increase crit damage to targets with less than 60% HP by 24%/30%/36%/42%.
  • 4-piece Set: Crits deal additional damage over time equal to 18%/22%/26%/30% of ATK every second for 5 seconds. Does not stack.

Hybrid Matrices Sets

Aside from the 4pc Marix sets, you can also try for hybrid sets of 2pc since SSR matrices are not that easy to obtain currently and most players won’t have specific ones. You can pair a number of matrices together to form double 2pc effects, like 2pc Samir + 2pc Ruby for buffing total damage by a great margin.  2pc Crow matrix can also be added in various combinations.

Best Team Comps for Ruby in Tower of Fantasy

In this guide, we will discuss about the best team comps for Ruby in Tower of Fantasy.

DPS Flame Team

Ruby + King + Cobalt-B

This character combination is a full offensive team geared for more damage in less time. In this team, Cobalt-B can provide sustained damage during downtime, and Ruby along with King can act as the Shieldbreakers and also deal damage with their other abilities.

Ruby has higher on-field damage than the rest of the team, and when she gains another Flame character, she can activate her Flame Resonance to shred enemies quickly. This is somewhat of a risky team since the hardest content in the game has prolonged battles and one mistake can ruin that very easily. It is recommended to use this team in Bygone Phantasm and Solo content.

Ruby + Cobalt-B +  Zero / Nemesis

Another alternative DPS team includes adding a Healer or Support at the third slot. The best option for that is either Nemesis and Zero, with Nemesis having a slight edge over Zero, since she has a unique crowd control ability and much powerful heals.

PvP Team

Ruby + Huma + Nemesis

For PvP focused team, Huma and Nemesis can be paired with Ruby to form a very solid combination. Nemesis is unrivalled when it comes to PvP battles, and Huma can provide sustained charged attacks that can break shied very quickly. Adding a powerful Relic on top of this team will make any opponent quite helpless in battle aside from the Ice Meta teams.

Aside from PvP, this team should be your go-to -team for various co-op content, since having both a shield breaker and healer will make it easier for your co-op teams, dedicated healer and tank to work in the battle.

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