Tower of Fantasy: How to Get Black and Gold Cores

Gold and black cores are the cornerstone of the gacha system in Tower of Fantasy, and you won’t get your hands on any of the standard banner characters without them.

Gold cores are the more valuable of the two currencies, as you can secure higher rarity mock weapons and even the most valuable SSR variants if you spend enough gold cores. Black cores are more common, and there’s no mercy system that guarantees higher rarity items, but you’ll have several times the chance to hit.

This Tower of Fantasy guide tells you how to get both gold and black cores, so you have as much of a chance as possible of getting the good stuff.

Where to find gold cores

There are seven ways to get your hands on Gold Nuclei, and most don’t require you to spend a dime.

  • Daily Missions: One Daily Mission per day rewards a single Gold Core. None of these missions take more than a few minutes to complete, and they’re essentially free loot.
  • Supply Pod II: These Golden Treasure Orbs are relatively rare, with only 44 across the entire Asperia map, but they do drop one Core per collection. However, they do not respawn, so collect them carefully.
  • Exploration Rewards: Gold cores also exist in nature. If you see tiered diamonds on your map, head to the location and complete any minor activity there. There are 111 Gold Cores available as items in the world. You can also earn five at a time by clearing each area of ​​the map enough.
  • Story Rewards: The story in Tower of Fantasy isn’t great, but there’s plenty. Completing story missions will sometimes award Nuceli Gold, so it’s up to you to do it the way you can.
  • Clotho Supply Pod: Available from the Rewards menu, the Clotho Supply Pod offers an ever-increasing discount for ten Gold Nuclei at a time. Selling at market price initially, you can get 10 for as little as 300 Black Crystals – or even free if you want it long enough.
  • Purchase for 150 Dark Crystals: In the “HOT” section of the store page, you can spend 150 Dark Crystals for a single gold core. We recommend not spending them on Red Nuclei for the limited event banner.

Where to find black cores

There are nearly 800 Black Nuclei on Asperia, which is a good thing because every Prosperity of Ida banner pull (the one that uses Black Nuclei) has no guarantee of good items. There is no bad luck protection, no mercy, only RNG. Find black cores in:

  • World Exploration: There are 556 black cores waiting in the overworld tangled in dandelions, mud and tar, and other easy-to-reach places.
  • Supply Pod I: The remaining Black Cores are found in Supply Pod I, of which there are 238 in total. Many are in fortresses, but others are wrapped in vines or sit in the open.
  • Support Shop: If you are used to helping newcomers to Tower of Fantasy, you can earn Support Points, which you can spend up to 10 Black Nuclei per week.

These are all sources of gold and black cores in Tower of Fantasy. They’re a limited resource, especially after putting a few dozen hours into the game, so use them sparingly once you start to run low. Check out our Tower of Fantasy guides hub for more content.