Calling all fans of Tower of God. The long-awaited game version of the manhwa series is here. Tower of God: New World was developed by Netmarble, the same studio that made mobile games of The King of Fighters, The Seven Deadly Sins, and several Disney properties.
Follow Bam’s path to the top of the Tower by collecting characters and building your ideal team. There is loads of content to explore, and this Tower of God: New World ultimate guide will help you get started with all of it.
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You will play the game as a regular, obtaining teammates and preparing them for battle in Adventure Mode, aka the Tower. It currently features over 20 floors, with numerous stages on each floor.
When you tap the Adventure button, you will be taken to the battle preparation panel, where you can choose up to five fighters. You can place three melee attackers in front and two ranged heroes in the back.
Preparation is vital since teammates will immediately start acting on their own once they enter a battle. You can participate by clicking on character cards once their energies are full. However, you can also select the Auto button to make matches fully automatic.
One of the highlights of Tower of God: New World is its Story Mode, which lets you replay the life of the protagonist, Twenty-Fifth Bam. You will unlock this after clearing stage 1 – 5 of Adventure Mode.
When you finish a part of the story, you can do a rerun as many times as you want. To move on to the next act, you need to clear more Tower stages.
It’s a great way to relive the story for long-time fans. Even with dialogue options and other game elements, it manages to be faithful to the source material.
Going back to the battle prep panel, you will see two opposing numbers. This represents the Combat Power of you and your opponent.
It is advised that you must have greater Combat Power, even if it’s just a slight edge, compared to your enemy to ensure a quick victory.
If your numbers are on the losing end, there are many ways to boost your stats. One of the best methods to do this is by leveling up your Shinsu Links.
The five interchangeable teammate slots for battle are called Shinsu Links. These are based on the manhwa’s power system. They provide HP, ATK, and DEF bonuses to whoever is dispatched.
You can level up each Shinsu Link on the Growth section using several resources that include coins, Link EXP, and Shinsu. However, there’s a limit to how much you can upgrade, depending on the link’s rank.
Once you reach a level-up ceiling, select the Limit Break option. This requires Soul Crystals, which you can receive when you summon teammates. Upgrading Shinsu Links all the way to rank A will unlock Origin Orb and Shinsu’s Blessing in the Growth panel.
You can get teammates from battle rewards or the Summon panel of the Control Center. There, you can Rate Up five SSR characters to boost your chances of getting them.
But to actually call in teammates, you need Summon Tickets. Alternatively, you can go to the Friendship section to get playable characters using friendship coins. You will randomly receive these from friends you add to the Friends List at the Lobby.
When you summon someone you already own, it will be converted into Break Stones. You can use this later to improve your teammate’s skills.
If there’s a character you want to fight with but haven’t summoned yet, try having envoy teammates. These are heroes you can borrow from friends.
You can do this by tapping the Support icon next to the reset button when preparing your troop for battle. Remember that you can only borrow characters three times a week.
To return the favor and let friends borrow teammates from you, select your profile icon on the top left side of the Lobby. Fill the five spaces for your envoy team, and you are done.
Initially, the resources you will get are from rewards. But right after you win the first stage of the Tower, you will gain access to the Lobby’s Loot section.
Here, your champions will fight monsters idly and accumulate loot over time. You can claim it whenever you want. You can also tap the Obtain Quick Loot option, which gives you two hours’ worth of rewards, excluding EXP, for 50 Suspendium.
The rate of loot per second will increase as you progress in Adventure Mode.
As with many action RPGs, there are classes that characters fall into based on their skill sets and types of attacks. In Tower of God: New World, there are six main ones.
These are tanks, warriors, assassins, ranged, mages, and supports. The first three classes perform best in the frontlines, while the last three usually like to keep their distance for maximum efficiency.
Apart from character types, you can also classify teammates with their elemental colors.
Elements are the colored icons beside the character class indicator on the top left side of every character card. There are five colors: green, blue, red, yellow, and purple.
Green has an advantage over blue, blue has an advantage over red, and red has an advantage over green. As for purple and yellow, either will gain the high ground when they outnumber the other color.
There are elemental buff combos you can form, and you can see all of them in the small icon left of the Combat Power total during battle preparation.
If you click on a character in the Teammates panel, you will find more ways to improve the Combat Power and abilities of individual heroes in Tower of God: New World. Let’s discuss each of them.
Teammates can carry up to six pieces of equipment. Once they are worn, you can tap on them to enhance them. For this, you can use Enhancement Hammers or sacrifice other equipment.
Regular equipment can only be used by their respective classes. There are also exclusive equipment available only to the hero who wields them. To activate them, your teammate must first reach the highest proficiency level.
PS: You can swap equipment with teammates during battle prep by tapping and holding their character cards.
This is where a fighter’s experience goes after every battle they take part in. Increasing the proficiency level will boost a teammate’s stats and give you Suspendium rewards.
Aside from battle experience, you can reinforce the proficiency of a hero by using instruction manuals.
You can review the abilities of teammates by going to their skills panel. But to upgrade your skills, you have to go to Limit Break. You can upgrade active and passive skills once you have enough Break Stones.
Every upgrade will give your teammate a star level. When you get three stars, you will receive a buff from the Pocket Certificate, and your ultimate skill will also go up one level.
Rapport is your relationship with each teammate. You can improve this by sending them their preferred gifts, which you can see on the left side of the character screen.
Well, you can send them any gift you have, but preferred items have double effects. Similar to proficiency, reaching a rapport level will give you bonus stats and Suspendium.
After clearing stage 2 – 4 of the Tower, you will unlock the Expedition section. This is where you can play the four different battle modes listed below.
This battle mode is the most similar to Adventure matches, which is fitting since it’s called the Trial Area. Here, you can try experimenting with different team formations you can use in regular battles.
If you think a specific formation is strong and can be used later, tap the Teams button in the battle prep panel. Then, select Save.
One thing that makes Trial Area battles different from regular matches is the rewards. Yes, the items you’ll get are mostly the same, but in this mode, you won’t get Loot improvements after every victory.
There are three Arena modes: regular, ranker, and high ranker. In all three, you have to set up a defense formation that other players will try to beat. They can challenge you anytime.
You can also be on the offensive side when you challenge other Tower of God: New World players. Whether on offense or defense, every victory will give you medals, and defeats will take some away. This will determine your Arena ranking.
You have two free challenges every day. Once you spend those two battles, you will have to pay with Arena Tickets.
In Conquest Mode, you and your opponent will take turns moving in a tiled platform. Your main objective is to beat the stage boss.
In the platform, there are several enemies, resources, and machines that give buffs. Sometimes, there are extra rewards if you use fewer turns, so you have to be strategic in every move.
Also, you have to pick your battles because your teammates’ health and energy won’t replenish unless you clear the final stage. Be sure you do so before the timer expires. Conquest Mode resets every 48 hours.
Mock Battle Facility
Here, your team will brawl against lone bosses but do not think for a second that you can finish them off on a whim. That’s because you can’t.
The enemy will get bigger and bigger as you deliver more damage. The purpose of this mini-game is to see how long your team can last.
The longer your crew survives, the more proficiency and rewards they will bring home. You can play in the Mock Battle Facility twice a day.
Your progress in the Adventure Mode and Trial Area is tracked in the first section of the Ranking Board in the Control Center. Check this from time to time because you will get rewards for milestones you will accomplish.
The second part of the board is the Growth Ranking. This has five subsections that represent the elements.
Every teammate will affect the growth points of the element they belong to. The ranking will improve if you summon more teammates and increase their proficiency, limit break, and rapport levels. It also helps if you activate their exclusive equipment.
If you want more Tower of God: New World lore, go to Archive in the Control Center. This section has a number of files that tell the connections of different teammate cliques.
You can read about how they are tied together if you select a file and tap the Story button on the top right side of the screen.
When a group is eligible, you can activate buffs in their files. It will raise the stats of everyone involved in that teammate category.
Agency Service Center
Like Botworld Adventure’s jobs for recruits, you can assign tasks to teammates in this RPG via the Agency Service Center. It features a list of requests with hefty rewards.
Press Go on a request to choose the heroes that will accomplish them. The more demands you fulfill, the better your reputation will be. This means that you will get finer requests with more advantageous rewards.
You can carry out tasks with your heroes or get help from your friends’ envoy teammates in the co-op version of the Agency Service Center.
Completing stage 3 – 4 of the Tower will give you access to alliances. You can create or join a group on the Control Center.
Alliances will let you participate in group events and activities. These will give you Alliance Coins that you can use to purchase goods in the Alliance Store.
Many will agree that the wait for Tower of God: New World was worth it. The game has a lot of respect for the original story, and it shows. For readers of the manhwa who are also RPG fans, this is pure bliss.