During your journey in Tower of Fantasy, you’ll obtain many Relics that assist in combat, exploration, or puzzle-solving. Whether you’re a heavy spender or free to play, you’ll want to know where your resources are best spent for grinding relic shards. The best relics tend to specialize in improving your damage output with combat being such a major part of the game. Since you can equip up to six relics, we’ll be ranking the six best relics in Tower of Fantasy.
Best Tower of Fantasy Relics, Ranked
Let’s get right into our ranking!
The Drone provides several different buffs over a long period, boosting both your offense and defense. By default, it gives a ramping damage reduction boost every 5 seconds for 15 seconds total. Advancing the Drone to two stars makes the duration 25 seconds, allowing the damage reduction to ramp up higher. Three stars lets the Drone boost your own damage, which is when it really becomes good.
While this relic has a long overall duration, the buff effects take a while to become potent. It’s best to activate the Drone as an opener or during idle moments in combat to give the stronger boosts time to kick in.
The Alternate Destiny is uniquely the only relic on here that doesn’t provide any damage boosts at all. Its defensive capabilities are just that powerful. At base, it creates an area that gives immunity to hitstun and inability to drop below 20% HP for 8 seconds. You’re basically allowed to be as aggressive as you want without consequences during that time. As you can imagine, it’s a pretty strong effect.
Unlike other relics on this list, extra advancements are nice, but not necessary. They mostly revolve around lifesteal and other recovery tools, which will keep Wanderers healthy when the buff runs out. Due to a cooldown on how often the buff can be received, it takes some coordination when used in team play to get the most out of it.
Ever get frustrated at enemies getting outside your range often? Throw the Spacetime Rift at them. At base, it launches a projectile that will create a vacuum with damage over time for 10 seconds. It’s a strong relic for clearing groups of enemies, but also packs a punch against bosses with its three-star effect.
When you advance the Spacetime Rift to three stars, it increases damage dealt to any enemies in its area by 20%, a fairly strong boost to your DPS. More importantly, this applies to all damage dealt to the enemy, so it ends up supporting your teammates as well. The damage boost doesn’t stack with other Wanderers’ Rifts, though, so you’ll need to coordinate to get the most out of it.
The Hologram Projector has the potential to be one of the most powerful relics in the game. When used, it creates a duplicate of your character that mirrors all of your attacks and skills.
The hologram can only move via dodging or melee lock-on and creates its own instances of attacks. This does mean that the hologram can fall out of position and miss the enemy completely, so you need to be careful when using it. If you can control it, though, it’s basically a 35% boost to your damage. That’s already the highest of any relic, but it’s boosted further to 50% at five stars.
Unfortunately, the Hologram Projector is possibly the hardest to grind. It doesn’t show up in SSR boxes, meaning shards can only be gotten through Dream Machines or the rotating Crew Store. This, plus the long cooldown and awkward usage, hold it back from being the best relic in the game, but it still definitely earns a spot in this list.
Couant/Type II Couant
The Couant is the only SR relic on this list, so it must be hiding something big to be this far up. At base, this relic generates a shield that lasts for 5 seconds and can completely block one attack. On its own, it lets you ignore a big attack from an enemy to maintain the offensive, which is pretty useful.
When this relic is advanced to two stars, you’re rewarded even more for playing aggressively with it. You’ll be given a 20% damage boost for 10 seconds, assuming you get hit while the shield is active. The buff is easy to trigger and can be applied often with Couant’s low 30 second cooldown. For a relic this easy to acquire, that’s a highly respectable increase to your DPS, making it of the best relics in the game.
If you’re a light spender and have access to the monthly pass, the Type II Couant is strictly better. Compared to the standard Couant, the Type II gives a greater damage boost and provides damage reduction after the shield breaks rather than speed. Since both share a cooldown, there’s no reason to equip both.
The Omnium Shield seems unassuming at first. Initially, it’s a wall that blocks enemy projectiles for 10 seconds or until it takes damage equal to 200% of your max HP. If you need portable cover, the Omnium Handcannon is acquired much easier and doesn’t have a health bar. So, what makes the Omnium Shield the best relic in Tower of Fantasy?
Turns out that the purpose of this relic is completely altered at 5 stars. Admittedly, that’s a huge investment, but it’s well worth it. The 5-star effect is to give any ally a 25% damage boost for 7 seconds when passing through the shield. That’s already one of the stronger damage buffs in the game, but it’s accentuated with its amazing uptime.
The shield lasts for 20 seconds, and the buff is reapplied every time you pass through it. At most, that lets you maintain the buff for 27 seconds. With the shield’s cooldown being only 60 seconds, you won’t be going long without the extra damage when solo. Since you can be buffed by anyone’s shields, though, you only need two others using it to have 100% uptime on the damage boost.
Join the High Ground!
That’s it for our ranking of the best relics in Tower of Fantasy — thanks for reading! Using these relics should help you optimize your damage for high-level content. Any relics you feel should always be part of your set? Let us know in the comments below. Be sure to subscribe to our weekly newsletter as well for more Tower of Fantasy guides and other gaming content.
Good luck, Wanderers!