Beginner's guide

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The following is a Beginner's guide to help get started in Tears of Themis.

Introduction[edit | edit source | hide | hide all]

Tears of Themis is a mobile romance detective game developed and published by miHoYo. The game is played from the perspective of the Main Character, an up-and-coming attorney in the city of Stellis. The player goes through cases with her while interacting with a main cast of love interests: Luke Pearce, Artem Wing, Marius von Hagen, and Vyn Richter. Together, they solve various cases as well as look into the reason for the sudden abnormal increase in the amount of mental illness cases.

Cards[edit | edit source | hide]

See also: Card mechanics, Cards

Cards are the main "units" and collectibles in the game. Each card features art of a respective love interest.

Cards are used in "combat" debate stages. They have two stats: Influence (Attack) and Defense. A card can be strengthened in various ways to improve these stats including:

  • Leveling up
  • Evolving
  • Upgrading/Starring up
  • Increasing skill level

SR and SSR Cards also feature unlockable content such as private messages with the love interest, video calls, and card stories. Unlocking and reading these will increase a player's Affection with the love interest.

Gameplay[edit | edit source | hide]

See also: Game mechanics

Progression[edit | edit source | hide]

When starting, prioritize completing the Main Story as well as completing dailies. There is game content that is unlocked when completing the Main Story (e.g. Trials of Themis, NXX Headquarters after 04-02), and unlocking these will provide another place for players to gain resources.

If struggling against a Main Story level, use Gold and Oracle of Justice (EXP) to level up cards. Also, don't be afraid to level new cards (such as R cards) that have a strong attribute against the boss of that stage, as R cards with a strong attribute take less resources to level up and can hit harder than higher rarity cards with a weak attribute against the boss.

If you run out of Gold/EXP, here are a few places to grind them from:

  • Business Consult/Operations Study quests (2x/Daily)
  • Anomaly Levels
  • Trials of Themis
  • Temple of Trials

Not only can Trials of Themis give Gold and EXP materials, but also try to prioritize completing Trials of Themis 01-10 to unlock Temple of Trials. In the Temple of Trials, players can earn a set amount of Btn money s.png S-Chips weekly, which is a valuable limited currency used to pull on Visions. When strong enough, players can also increase the S-Chip cap by completing the Trials of Themis 01-25 and 02-25 as well.

In addition, add as many friends as possible to increase the amount of Friendship Badges gained. These can be used to purchase materials for strengthening Cards as well.

Make sure to pay attention to what day it is in-game as well to obtain the necessary evolve materials from Legal Studies.