Here is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the wiki and the game.
What is Tales of the Rays?
Tales of the Rays is a mobile game in the Tales of Series developed and published by Bandai Namco Games for IOS and Android. The game used the Advanced Flick-LMBS.
Where can I download the game?
You can find it in the Appstore or Google Play by typing "Tales of the Rays". For Android, you can also download the APK directly. For iOS, you have to create a JP Apple account to play the JP version.
Is the game pay-to-win?
For the moment, no. The battle system highly depends on your skills and strategy, and not just on what you get in the banner.
What are basic commands to know?
- Autoplay: Tap the button on the top left of the screen (works separately on the map and during a fight). Adjustable from Option, whether ON/OFF from the start, or to save the config (Example: if you want to autoplay the map but want to do the fight manually).
- Moving on the map: Use the left part of your screen.
- Backstep: Swipe on the left side backwards from the direction the character is facing.
- Attack: Tap the right part of your screen.
- Use arte: Slide the right part of your screen.
- Guard: Don't move (or touch your screen).
- Play another character during fight/quest: Tap the character icon on the bottom of the screen twice. Alternatively, pause (top right button), tap the character you want to play, and tap "Make Leader"
- Change focus: Tap the button under the Pause button.
- Use a Mirrage arte: Slide up on the character when your Mirrage Gauge is full.
What is the reset time?
There are 2 update times:
- 12 AM (JST), 8 AM (PST), 3 PM (UTC): daily dungeon / daily missions
- 4 AM (JST), 12 PM (PST), 7 PM (UTC): daily log-in bonus
What is "Just"?
If you cast your next arte with a very good timing, you will gain extra MG points to fill your MG faster. The timing is something you have to figure out; it's approximately as the animation for the previous arte or attack is ending, but it's different for every character and every arte.
What's the AP limit/regen rate?
Currently the max AP is 132 + 1 AP orb, and the regen rate is 3 minutes for 1 AP.
How do you get AP orbs?
You can get AP orbs from story scenarios (not events) and story sub-scenarios (available under Menu->Story Logs).
What is the dungeon rotation?
- Monday (): Chiral Crystal Slash / Anima Orb Bash / Dark Material
- Tuesday (): Chiral Crystal Shot / Anima Orb Spell / Fire Material
- Wednesday (): Chiral Crystal Spell / Anima Orb Shot / Water Material
- Thursday (): Chiral Crystal Bash / Anima Orb Slash / Wind Material
- Friday (): Chiral Crystal Slash-Bash / Anima Orb Spell-Shot / Light Material
- Saturday (): Chiral Crystal Spell-Shot / Anima Orb Slash-Bash / Earth Material
- Sunday (): Chiral Crystal Random / Anima Orb Random / Null Material
How does autoplay work?
Autoplay is be either ON or OFF in the stage (battle and map are distinct). When autoplay is ON:
- Map autoplay:
- Your character will move according to yellow arrow (directly to the boss). If monsters or chests aren't in the way, it will be ignored.
- Map autoplay will collect all monsters and chests on daily dungeons and event grinding dungeons, but often not other levels.
- Battle autoplay:
- The character will play according to the strategy you selected.
- They can guard automatically.
- If you control the character with autoplay set to ON, you cannot manually guard.
- To both (map/fight):
- You can control your character movement at any time (to take a chest, fight another enemy, use another artes, move where you want). Autoplay will automatically be reactivated when your finger doesn't touch the screen.
- You can set to ON, OFF, or use the setting from the previous fight by choosing this in the "Options" menu.
How do you recruit characters?
They are recruitable in three ways:
- through story chapters
- through events
- by pulling a character’s gacha mirrage arte or mirror gear (before encountering them in a story chapter or event)
Who’s out in the game right now?
Quite a few characters! Please see the character roster on the wiki front page or take a look at the character category.
How to get and use Overray?
Overray is a feature which boosts Ix and is unlocked after clearing chapter 6.
To use Overray: In the character selection screen, on Ix's profile, there's a small mirror which will indicate how many Overray charges are available (max 4). Enable/disable Overray by tapping on the mirror. You get another Overray charge after 6 hours of cooldown.
"Overray" also refers to a specific type of mirrage, as of Arc 2 Chapter 3. These mirrages are obtained through gacha pulls and cause a special effect such as "negate artes" or "extend stagger time" for a specific amount of time after use. They otherwise function like all other mirrages.
What’s the max level/stats for x character?
The default max level is 50 with the ability to use a character-specific item to level up beyond that (see Nexus Shards below).
You can check out each individual’s stat growth by accessing their respective page on this Wikia. Each page also shows how much exp they need to get to each level, though it’s the same for all characters.
- Spirrogem: Gives you 2,000 exp.
- Spirro Crystal: Gives you 25,000 exp.
- Spirro Jewel: Gives you 300,000 exp.
What are Nexus Shards?
Items to raise the level cap of your characters up to 70. To limit boost, you need to go to "Enhance", select a character, then select "Character limit boost" (the top middle option).
- Nexus shards are character-specific, so an Ix Nexus Shard can't be used on Mileena.
- Your character needs to be level 50 before using the Nexus Shard I.
- Nexus shards are correspond to the level cap they break. Level 1 shards raise the level cap from 50 to 60, and level 2 shards raise the cap from 60 to 70.
How do you get weapons?
You can pull them from banners, from the friend point banner or from limited-time events.
Is there any point to 1★ and 2★ weapons?
You can use them for extra stat boosts if you don’t have other spare weapons, but once you do, you can just sell those to get Prisms (and Gald).
Should I level 3★ weapons?
Yes (at least some of them). Some of them can have better artes than some 4★, so don't ignore them.
Tip: If a character is not in your current party, give their weapons to someone you’re using. They can’t use the arte (and won´t get "Bonus Drops" for events), but they’ll still get the stat boost.
Should I level a duplicate or limit boost it?
Limit boosting it is a good idea, and follow the above tip if you have extra slots and need more stats so that you can save gald and crystals. But that’s up to you.
What does arte enhancement / weapon enhancement do?
If you look on the second tab of the weapon summary, you’ll see a list of five enhancements you can add to the weapon. Some increase damage, others stagger time, or healing effect, or status infliction, etc. They’re very useful and can often make difficult stages much easier.
Do enhancements affect only the upgraded weapon, or other artes?
They only effect the upgraded weapon/arte.
Where do I find the materials for upgrades?
The weekly quests provide levels to grind for chiral crystals, anima orbs, and elemental orbs. Quests rotate each day, so keep an eye out for the type you need! Events also offer these items as rewards.
What are events?
Events are the second way characters are introduced into the game, the first being through regular story chapters. You will be able to get maxed out event 4 star weapons for the event characters as well as a free mirrage, like the free mirrages you get from clearing the story chapters.
The common event format, in which you get items from a Trading Shop. Event currency is obtainable in the event and will be removed after the event ends. You can grind for event currency in the stages marked for that purpose. Trading Shops generally offer event gacha tickets, 4* weapons, Nexus Shards, costumes, and weapon and mirrage enhancing materials.
In Raid Battles, by clearing battle stages you'll get points which will earn rewards at certain threshholds. Raid events also include a community challenge to reach goals in order to recruit the event character, or for bonus rewards.
Events come with a summoning pool that has increased rates for the event characters' weapons and mirrages. For example, the Mikleo and Edna event has a banner with increased rates for Mikleo, Edna, and Sorey’s gear. Each banner will list what characters and equipment it contains. Event characters can't be pulled from chapter banners unless they are later added as a chapter character.
So I can’t get (event character)’s mirrage or weapons after the event is over?
Some special banners will contain event characters (eg: Tales Festival, related events, New Year's Generational Banners, etc). You can recruit an event character you missed if you pull their mirrage or mirror gear. 3* weapons, 4* weapons, and free mirrage can also be bought for prisms in the Turtlez Shop, but free mirrage will not recruit a character. If you really want an event character's gear, it's best to pull when you can.
How do you get the 4 star event weapons?
Early events had 4* weapons as rewards and drops from the event stages. Current events feature 4* weapons in the Trading Shop, or as rewards for certain levels of points. To get a fully limit broken weapon, you need 5 copies total.
You'll find event missions under the "event" tab. Most event missions award diamonds. They generally include: completing the event stages, leveling the event characters, and limit breaking event weapons.
What is the rate?
- 3: 74%
- 4: 15%
- Mirror gear: 6%
- Mirrage: 5%
Detailed breakdowns for probabilities for each specific item in the banner can be seen by clicking the "gacha details" button.
Should I do only 1 pull or only x10 pulls?
The rate is the same between single pulls and multipulls. But multipulls guarantee at least one 4* weapon (diamonds) or one 5* (paid currency). Paid multipulls also award 220 Prisms. Because of the guarantee, it's preferable to only do x10 pulls (unless there is a discount on the single pull).
Are there limited-time banners?
Yes, event banners are limited-time, as are various special promotional banners. Weapons/Mirrage from characters you can get in chapters will be added in the permanent pool.
Any tier list for the game?
Not generally, although this is a subject of popular debate. More than rarity, an arte's utility tends to be determined by its animation and passives. Here is what is generally strong/recommended:
- Dash Arte weapons: Very useful to avoid any attacks from enemies. Really simple but very effective!
- Heal Arte weapons (especially AoE): Not as necessary in early game, but very useful with stronger monsters or extended battles, such as in the Tower.
- Iron Stance breaking passive weapons: It is pretty annoying when enemies still can attack when you focus them. If you have an Iron Stance breaking passive, you will be able to break down that faster!
- Multi-hit Arte weapons: With an Iron Stance passive, you will be able to destroy enemies' Iron Stance with only a few hit. Even without that passive, a full combo will probably destroy enemies' Iron Stance.
- Healing passive weapon: You might not heal a lot, but you let enough time for your healers to heal you! Especially OP with a Dash Arte weapon.
- Shot Arte: If you are in a bad situation (basically if all your allies died and you are alone against the boss), shot Arte can be pretty useful! :)
Most of the weapons with those features exist in 3* (for example: Dash animation = Yuri's Ghost Wolf or Ix's Rising Falcon). You won't get a lot of stats, but it's ok if you can clear content! :)
Is it recommended to reroll?
In this game, not really. Getting the rarest item in the banner (Mirrage) won't necessarily help you a lot to clear content unless you have the right character.
How to reroll?
iOS: Unfortunately, we don't have any good tutorial to reroll.
I've got a Mirrage, but it's not Ix or Mileena. Should I reroll?
It's up to you. Mirrages are, except the animation, pretty similar in term of damage. Ix and Mileena's Mirrage are pretty good because you can use them in every stage, but later, other Mirrage will be stronger!
So I've got no Mirrage, only weapons. Should I reroll?
It's up to you. Mirrage artes are generally used when you want to:
- Cancel an attack
- Do a final blow
- Increase your Mirrage Ratio (MR) for missions
- Heal (if you set the right Mirrage)
In addition, you have to fill your Mirrage Gauge (MG) to use them, so generally, you will be able to use only once your Mirrage arte.
A normal arte, you will be able to use them immediately. Some of them can also be super powerful (ie. Craltia can heal Ix and make a dash to avoid an attack!).
When should I reroll, then?
In this game? You don't need so. As long as you know how to guard, enhance your weapons, XP your characters, nothing can stop you. It's fine to just use what you get.
How to save data?
- On the welcome page, tap on "Transfer", and choose the account you want to use to bind your account.
- If you tap instinctively the screen, the game will ask you to bind your account, and tap on "Assign" to choose.
- If you refused instinctively: "Menu" => "Transfer Settings".
- If you choose:
- Facebook: Just log in and bind it.
- Bandai Namco ID: Start to register with a PC on the Bandai Namco ID website (https://www.bandainamcoid.com/v2/oauth2/signup). And start to bind it in the game.
How to recover my account?
- Your game should be newly installed (no existing data should be present, clear data/uninstall otherwise).
- The second popup will ask you if you want to transfer your account or start a new game.
- Tap on "Data Transfer".
- Enter your Facebook or Bandai Namco ID account.
Info: When the transfer is done, you won't be able to play with your account on your old device. You have to clear the data and do the recover again.
Info 2: Transfer from iOS to Android (or Android to iOS) will remove all your Mirrogems. Please use them before!
My game is crashing, how to fix it?
- Try to restart the game.
- Clear the cache, restart the game.
- If it doesn't work, clear the data, restart the game.
- On iOS, ignore this step.
- Uninstall and reinstall the game.
- Try asking on the Discord or the Reddit community if this doesn't solve the issue!
Does the game drain a lot of battery?
It depends on your device. If you feel it drains a lot, try to use the "Energy" mode. If it doesn't help, you might have to change phone or play the game on an emulator.
Does the game take a lot of space?
It could if you choose the "DL All" option. Otherwise, it only downloads what you need to play the game.
Does the game use a lot of mobile data?
Not really if you choose the "DL All" option. If you take the "Don't DL" option, it might take a lot (you will download assets as and when you progress in the game).
Can I help you?
Yes, of course! Wiki contributors are welcomed and encouraged. It's highly recommended to read the Manual of Style before starting to editing a page. If you have questions, feel free to contact Yewfelle or any other Rays Wikia admin.