Tower of Fantasy’s Tsubasa is a carefree, spirited young woman sure to shoot an arrow through your heart with her adorable nature, cute design, and unbeatable archery skills. Her bow, Icewind Arrow, is a powerful weapon that offers great range, ice damage, and AoE capabilities, making her a valuable asset in most combat situations.
So, if you’re looking for a top Tower of Fantasy Tsubasa build, you’re in the right place. In this guide we take an in-depth look at Icewind Arrow’s attacks, advancement, best matrices and more. We also go over ToF Tsubasa’s banner, best build, team comps, gifts, and more, so you’ll be a true icewind expert in no time.
For more guides just like this, check out our Tower of Fantasy Nemesis, Tower of Fantasy Crow, and Tower of Fantasy Shiro guides. We’ve also got a heap of other handy ToF content, including guides to Tower of Fantasy cooking, Tower of Fantasy vehicles, Tower of Fantasy co-op, and more.
Tower of Fantasy Tsubasa
Who is Tower of Fantasy’s Tsubasa?
Tower of Fantasy’s Tsubasa is a free spirit who does whatever she wants, and goes wherever she wants to go. She has a vibrant and energetic personality, making it easy for her to make friends, however she’s never been tied down, and doesn’t seem to belong anywhere in particular.
Tsubasa is an SSR Simulacra who wields an ice bow called Icewind Arrow. She’s a brilliant archer, who has the power of gravity and wind on her side.
What is Tower of Fantasy Tsubasa’s banner?
Tsubasa and her weapon, Icewind Arrow, is one of the SSR Simulacra always available on all weapon banners. This means you can pull her on the Weapons Galore black and gold nucleus banners, or on the limited banner if you don’t pull the featured weapon.
To find out more about drop rates and currencies, as well as current, upcoming, and ongoing banners, check out our Tower of Fantasy banners guide.
What’s the best Tower of Fantasy Tsubasa build?
Tsubasa’s Icewind Arrow is a great ranged DPS option that dishes out great damage, especially at its first advancement star. It offers great AoE attacks, and is capable of freezing and slowing enemies, allowing you or your teammates to come in and finish them off. She does suffer from a mediocre shatter rating, but her charge rate is the highest among the damage class weapons.
As such, Tsubasa is a great DPS or sub-DPS, best combined with a powerful, high shatter-rate DPS in order to make the most of her great utility. Her charged attack also allows you to aim and shoot down airborne enemies, or snipe bosses from a distance, which gives you the opportunity to stay at a safe distance from large enemy AoEs. As a result, she’s a great option in most combat situations, and is highly compatible with other weapons.
Here, we list all the main stats for Tsubasa’s weapon, Icewind Arrow. These are the weapon’s base stats before you level it up or equip it with any matrices.
The shatter ranking dictates how quickly Icewind Arrow can break enemy shields, whereas the charge rate shows how quickly the weapon gains charge.
- CS: 272
- Shatter: 4.00 (B)
- Charge: 11.50 (S)
- Attack: 18
- HP: 1165
- Crit: 14
- Type: Ice shell – when your weapon is fully charged, it freezes the target for two seconds and leaves them frostbitten for six seconds. If you break the ice shell, it causes additional damage equal to a set percentage of attack. While frostbitten, the target’s weapon charge rate is reduced
What are Tower of Fantasy Tsubasa’s attacks and skills?
Here are each of Tower of Fantasy Tsubasa’s skills and attacks. Note that this is based on Icewind Arrow’s level one stats, which increase as you level up the weapon.
|Quickdraw (normal attack)||While on the ground, draw the bow repeatedly to attack five times in a row.
First attack: deal damage equal to 48.8% of attack +3
Second attack: deal damage equal to 43.7% of attack +2
Third attack: deal damage equal to 78.6% of attack +4
Fourth attack: deal damage equal to 121.2% of attack +6
Fifth attack: deal damage equal to 112.5% of attack +6 and knock the target back a short distance
|Charged arrow (hold attack)||Hold normal attack to charge an arrow. Upon hit, deal basic damage equal to 87.8% of attack + 5, and 50% more for each second spent charging, up to three seconds. Deal double damage and knock down the enemy when scoring a headshot or when hitting their weak point. Headshots are ineffective against other Wanderers|
|Arrow rain (attack, hold attack)||After any normal attack, hold the normal attack button to unleash Arrow Rain, dealing up to 287.2% of attack +15 area damage to targets|
|Air volley (jump attack)||While airborne, tap normal attack to attack four times in a row in the air
First attack: deal damage equal to 56.3% of attack +3
Second attack: deal damage equal to 74% of attack +4
Third attack: deal damage equal to 112.7% of attack +6
Fourth attack: deal damage equal to 169.8% of attack +9
|Loaded arrow||Tap attack after dodging to trigger a loaded arrow, which knocks the target back and deals damage equal to 124% of attack +7|
|Piercing shot||Perform a backflip and fire three piercing shots. The main shot deals damage equal to 258.3% of attack +14, and the other two shots deal 60% damage. Also knocks targets back and stuns them for five seconds if they collide with an obstacle||12 seconds|
|Explosive barrage||When weapon charge is full or you trigger Phantasia, switch to this weapon to cleanse yourself of all debuffs and create a hailstorm at the target location, dealing damage equal to 570% of attack +30. The storm has a 10% chance to inflict a two-second freeze effect. You also gain cold front, and your speed increases by 45% for seven seconds|
Tower of Fantasy Tsubasa advancement
You can advance Tower of Fantasy weapons by using their corresponding fusion cores, which you get by collecting more than one copy of a character. After you get your first copy of Tsubasa and her Icewind Arrow, you can purchase another copy through the Commissary’s weapon store for 120 black gold. Alternatively, you can get a duplicate of Tsubasa by pulling on the banner, but, of course, this is entirely up to RNG.
Advancing your weapons by spending fusion cores and gold unlocks special bonuses. Here are all of the bonuses you gain from unlocking each of Tsubasa’s advancement stars.
- One star: grants a stack of Sharp Arrow each time the arrow fired by a dodge attack hits a target. Each stack increases damage by 5% for 15 seconds. Stacks up to three times
- Two stars: increases the weapon’s base attack growth by 16%
- Three stars: launching a dodge attack fires three charged arrows
- Four stars: increases the weapon’s base attack growth by 32%
- Five stars: doubles the duration of arrow rain and slows targets by 25%
- Six stars: sharp arrow stacks up to five times. Hitting a target with a charged arrow immediately grants three stacks, headshots grant five stacks
As with all SR and SSR Simulacra, Tsubasa has her own matrix set designed around her kit, which is always the best choice if available, as it specifically buffs her damage after landing a headshot or using her piercing shot attack. Using two pieces of SSR Samir’s set is also a good idea, as Tsubasa has a quick fire rate, and as such can easily reap the benefits of the buggs.
However, both of these sets are SSR, meaning they can be tricky to get your paws on. If you’re looking for an easier to obtain SR set, Hilda’s matrices are great, as they offer a similar bonus to Tsubasa’s two piece set. Alternatively, for an R-rank set you can use until you get something better, you can go with Functional Dash, which gives you a decent frost damage buff. Check out our Tower of Fantasy matrices guide for more info.
Here are the best Tower of Fantasy Tsubasa matrices.
|ToF matrix set||Rarity||Effect|
|Tsubasa||SSR||Two equipped: increases damage dealt by 14%/16%/18%/20% when there are no enemies within four metres
Four equipped: upon landing a headshot or using Icewind Arrow: Piercing Shot, increases attack by 15%/18%/21%/25% for eight seconds
|Samir||SSR||Two equipped: increases your damage progressively by 1% upon hitting a target. Stack up to 10/13/16/20 times. Lasts 1.5 seconds
Four equipped: increase Dual EM Stars’ electrical explosion damage by 16%/22%/30%/40% of attack
|Hilda||SR||Three equipped: increases attack by 15%/19%/22.5% when there are no enemies within six metres|
|Functional dash||R||Three equipped: increases damage dealt by frost weapons by 6%|
What are Tower of Fantasy Tsubasa’s upgrade materials?
If you want to upgrade Tower of Fantasy Tsubasa’s weapon, Icewind Arrow, you need the following items. Check out our Tower of Fantasy map guide for help finding what you need.
|Three||30||1,200||Three icecore, three nano coating I|
|Four||40||1,600||Three icecore, three nano coating I, three nanofiber frame I|
|Five||50||20,000||Four icecore, four nano coating I, four nanofiber frame I|
|Six||60||24,000||Six icecore, six nano coating I, six nanofiber frame I|
What are the best Tower of Fantasy Tsubasa team comps?
As mentioned above, Tsubasa is a strong DPS with amazing range, and her ice damage offers some great utility. However, she suffers from a low shatter rate, meaning it’s pretty tough to break shields with her alone. As such, for an attack-focused team, we recommend pairing her with Tower of Fantasy’s King. King’s Scythe of the Crow has extremely high shatter value, and dishes out heaps of AoE damage. This lineup also allows you to switch between close quarters and ranged combat, meaning you’re prepared for most situations.
For the third slot in the King and Tsubasa lineup, it’s a good plan to bring a healer for self-sustain. Tower of Fantasy’s Nemesis is a great option due to her high healing rate and her healthy damage output, but, if you don’t have her, Cocoritter’s Absolute Zero is also a great choice, especially at advancement star one. With Cocoritter and Tsubasa’s ice application, you can also control enemies well.
In PVP play, a team pairing Tsubasa with Nemesis and Cocoritter is a great option. You gain the benediction bonus and, in conjunction with two extremely strong healers, you’re topping your health up constantly. This line up also offers plenty of range, meaning you can kite your opponent, chipping them down as you keep yourself at a safe distance. For a slightly different take on this team comp, you can switch Cocoritter or Nemesis out for Tower of Fantasy’s Zero, who offers a tanky shield and healing packs at advancement star one.
What are the best Tower of Fantasy Tsubasa gifts?
When looking for gifts for sharp-shooting Tsubasa, remember that her favourite tags are figurines, limited store items, and rare items. We’ve listed all her favourite gifts below, along with their rarity, the number of awakening points they give, and where to get them from. Head over to our Tower of Fantasy gifts guide to find out more.
|Gift||Rarity||Awakening points given||How to obtain|
|Plush toy||Purple||80||Special gift box|
|Void angel figure||Purple||80||Special gift box|
|3D Hykros puzzle||Purple||60||Special gift box|
|Aida comic||Purple||60||Special gift box|
|Crown token||Purple||60||Special gift box|
|Limited Peanut figurine||Purple||60||Special gift box|
|Metal Alf figurine||Purple||60||Special gift box|
|New game console||Purple||60||Special gift box|
|Snow globe||Purple||60||Special gift box|
|Warren fossil||Purple||60||Special gift box|
|Crazy Dumont figurine||Blue||30||Fine gift box|
|Meteorite in a bottle||Blue||30||Fine gift box|
|Spirit princess figurine||Blue||30||Fine gift box|
|Postcard of Aida||Green||15||Small gift box or from the item vendor in Banges|
|Retro harmonica||Green||15||Small gift box or from the item vendor in Banges|
|Snack box||Green||15||Small gift box or from the item vendor in Banges|
What are Tower of Fantasy Tsubasa’s awakening rewards?
Giving Tsubasa gifts earns you awakening points. When you hit certain awakening progress milestones, you also unlock recollection rewards. Here are all of Tower of Fantasy Tsubasa’s awakening rewards.
Keep in mind that you can use a Simulacra’s unlocked trait without taking on their appearance by toggling the ‘use Simulacra trait’ switch underneath them on the Simulacra selection page.
|Awakening points||Recollection reward|
|600||Log: A Natural Warmth|
|1,200||Tsubasa: Rainstorm trait – each time Tsubasa deals damage, gain one stack of fierce strike, up to one stack per second. Each stack adds 0.5% of attack, up to 15 stacks. Refreshes during effect duration upon gaining the effect again. The effect lasts for 30 seconds|
|2,000||Log: Freeze Warning|
|3,000||Log: You Know Best|
|4,000||Tsubasa: Raging Waves trait – each time Tsubasa deals damage, gain one stack of fierce strike, up to one stack per second. Each stack adds 0.6% of attack, up to 15 stacks. Refreshes during effect duration upon gaining the effect again. The effect lasts for 30 seconds|
Tower of Fantasy Tsubasa’s English voice actor is Amber Lee Connors, who has previously voiced many notable characters including Chica from Five Nights at Freddy’s, Pieck Finger from Attack on Titan, Roselia and Shirley Orlando from The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV, and a bunch of characters from Smite.
Tsubasa’s Japanese voice actor is Konomi Kohara, who also has an impressive resume, having voiced Genshin Impact’s Mona, Fire Emblem Heroes’ Reginn, Chika Fujiwara from Kaguya-Sama: Love is War, and Hanako Kamado from Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, among many others.
That’s it for our Tower of Fantasy Tsubasa guide. To see how Tsubasa ranks against the other Simulacra, check out our Tower of Fantasy tier list. Or, for a different world of characters to explore, take a look at our Genshin Impact tier list.