Sword Art Online: MD - Best 4-Star Characters Tier List - Rank C


Here's a list of 4-Star Characters that are currently rated under Rank C! Together with their Stats, Skills and Character Info.

Rankings Are Mainly Based On:
   - Stats (+BS/Slots) and SS3s: DPS, MP, Animation, effects, drawbacks, how well it can connect, and more (it's a work in progress and not absolute). SS1 or 2 are situational (hard to consider them all for ranking, unless it has extra effects).
   - Weapon Type: Greatly affects MP gain, combo count, parry and dodging speed.
   - Please check below for more info on Ranking Order, Element Ranking and more.

Sword Art Online: MD - Best 4-Star Characters Tier List - Rank C
Rank [C] Characters
   - These characters are still great, and can help complete Story Mode and other game content.
   - Limit Breaking these characters are highly optional, but I would suggest though that you save your Hacking Crystals for better characters, just in-case.
   - Gets average stats, but some characters leans more towards a specialized role, like tanking, support fire, and more.

Starters/Combo Generators!
   - Units with high hits/second ( Hit ) on their SS3s. Can be used anytime during battle, but more effective if used from the start to generate fast combos (against single targets only like bosses).
   - Refer here for more info: Terminologies and Team Building Guide

Yuna [AR Idol]
Yuna [AR Idol]
HP MP ATK DEF CRIT Battle Skill 1 Battle Skill 2 Battle Skill 3
11819 208 2719 2157 2612 HP +3% MP Attack
Sword - Neutral Element Damage Up 1.5x vs Neutral +6% +12%
Skill Slots: Sword Skill;  BS1 Transform
SS1
SS2
MP:35
MP:45
SS3
Hit 3.0
MP:150 Buff all allies and restore MP with a smash hit augmented reality pop song.
Quick Notes
*OS Character
*Limited Event
SS3 is either YAY or NAY depending on how you execute it, best done after parrying or just simply use for clearing out enemy mobs. Defense buff is also a nice touch with extra 30 MP to all allies including Yuna.

Finishers!
   - Units with average or low hits/second ( Hit ) on their SS3s. Can be used anytime during battle, but more effective towards the end to get higher damages from combos (against single targets only like bosses).
   - Refer here for more info: Terminologies and Team Building Guide

Asuna [Nightwear]
Asuna [Nightwear]
HP MP ATK DEF CRIT Battle Skill 1 Battle Skill 2 Battle Skill 3
8788 180 2368 1894 2808 Defense HP MP
Dagger - Neutral Element +3% +6% +6%
Skill Slots: None at the moment...
SS1
SS2
MP:35
MP:45
SS3
Hit 0.5
MP:45 Brandish a dagger, then put all your weight behind it and bring it down on your opponent.
Quick Notes
*Limited Event
OK as filler for your team if you don't have any alternative. She has the lowest overall stats among all melee 4* characters, and her SS3 misses a lot too against a moving target. Rank C- character.

Asuna [Lightning Flash]
Asuna [Lightning Flash]
HP MP ATK DEF CRIT Battle Skill 1 Battle Skill 2 Battle Skill 3
10898 218 2824 2064 3097 Critical +6% Attack MP
Rapier - Neutral Element Damage Up 1.5x vs Neutral +6% +10%
Skill Slots: Rapier Skill;  BS1 Transform; SS3 Enhance (Speed+)
SS1
SS2
MP:50
MP:45
SS3+
Hit 2.3
MP:100 Enhance your speed and unleash a blinding eight-hit combo.
Quick Notes
*Start Dash
Rank C+ unit. To unlock her full potential, you need to focus more on her offense, and rely on your parry and dodging skills for survivability. Attack animation is still kinda long, hurting her low base damage, despite having a Speed+ buff.

Kirito [Fairy Dance]
Kirito [Fairy Dance]
HP MP ATK DEF CRIT Battle Skill 1 Battle Skill 2 Battle Skill 3
9048 181 2544 1709 2116 MP Defense Attack
Sword - Dark Element +3% +6% +6%
Skill Slots: None at the moment...
SS1
SS2
MP:35
MP:60
SS3
Hit 1.3
MP:60 Deal four horizontal hits to surrounding enemies.
Quick Notes
*Limited Event
Gets a pretty decent stats once you max and Limit Hack him all the way to Lvl 100 (farm from events). Decent unit if you still don't have a melee core unit.

Kirito [Black Swordsman]
Kirito [Black Swordsman]
HP MP ATK DEF CRIT Battle Skill 1 Battle Skill 2 Battle Skill 3
9311 208 3192 1881 2844 Critical +3% MP Attack
Dual Blades - Neutral Element Damage Up 1.5x vs Neutral +6% +10%
Skill Slots: Dual Wield Skill;  BS1 Transform;  Battle Healing (600 HP every 10sec);  SS3 Enhance (Attack+)
SS1
SS2
MP:35
MP:45
SS3+
Hit 2.7
MP:120 Increase your attack and quickly swing both swords in a 16-hit combo.
Quick Notes
*Start Dash
High Attack stat for a melee, but low HP and DEF. Good unit for Multiplayer Mode if you can master his SS3 and lock down bosses. SS3+ will also reduce attack animation but still too long. Not recommended for ranking events.

Kirito [Concealed Dualblades]
Kirito [Concealed Dualblades]
HP MP ATK DEF CRIT Battle Skill 1 Battle Skill 2 Battle Skill 3
10926 219 3532 1895 2873 Damage Up Skill at Switch Attack
Dual Blades - Neutral Element 1.5x vs Neutral Damage Up vs Neutral +12%
Skill Slots: Dual Wield Skill;  MP Recovery on Parry
SS1
SS2
MP:35
MP:60
SS3
Hit 1.8
MP:100 It's a sword skill that wields two swords in both hands at high speed and slash the space in to cross.
Quick Notes
*Medal Scout
*Sword Dance
Rank C+ unit. An upgraded version of Kirito [Black Swordsman], SS3 has lower MP requirement and attack animation. Dual blades are slow, so MP Recov from his Skill Slots might help. Great for parry+switch tactics especially against Neutral bosses.

Kirito [Skill Connect]
Kirito [Skill Connect]
HP MP ATK DEF CRIT Battle Skill 1 Battle Skill 2 Battle Skill 3
10299 200 2999 2129 2834 Defense Attack HP
Dual Blades - Water Element +3% +6% +10%
Skill Slots: None at the moment...
SS1
SS2
MP:35
MP:60
SS3
Hit 1.4
MP:120 A sword skill. Alternate between both hands to score a 15-hit combo with one-handed sword.
Quick Notes
*ALO Reborn
SS3 is great if you can master, but still kinda requires a little luck due to it's animation lags. SS1 or 2 might be a better choice, depending on your preference. Not recommended for ranking events.

Agil [Brawney Axeman]
Agil [Brawney Axeman]
HP MP ATK DEF CRIT Battle Skill 1 Battle Skill 2 Battle Skill 3
13326 208 2954 2317 2085 Defense +3% MP HP
Mace - Neutral Element Damage Up 1.5x vs Neutral +6% +10%
Skill Slots: Mace Skill;  BS1 Transform; SS3 Enhance (Attack+, Hits+)
SS1
SS2
MP:50
MP:45
SS3+
Hit 0.7
MP:100 Increase your attack and quickly swing your club with a powerful blast of explosive energy.
Quick Notes
*Start Dash
A nice sturdy character, but lacks fire power as the battle goes due to slow MP gain. Ideal for tanking and parry-switch tactics to get the most out of his SS3.

Lisbeth [Mace Master]
Lisbeth [Mace Master]
HP MP ATK DEF CRIT Battle Skill 1 Battle Skill 2 Battle Skill 3
13392 218 2895 2294 1980 Attack +3% HP MP
Mace - Neutral Element Damage Up 1.5x vs Neutral HP+6% +10%
Skill Slots: Mace Skill;  BS1 Transform; SS3 Enhance (Attack+, Hits+)
SS1
SS2
MP:50
MP:60
SS3+
Hit 1.0
MP:100 Increase your attack and swing your club violently, delivering a blow with meteoric power.
Quick Notes
*Start Dash
Same with Agil [Brawney Axeman].

Agil [Explosive Axe]
 Agil [Explosive Axe]
HP MP ATK DEF CRIT Battle Skill 1 Battle Skill 2 Battle Skill 3
16124 208 3341 2317 2023 Mp Gain Up Skill at Switch Attack
Mace - Earth Element vs Water Elem Damage Up vs Water +12%
Skill Slots: Sword Skill;  MP Recovery on Parry
SS1
SS2
MP:35
MP:60
SS3
Hit 1.6
MP:100 Swing the club, accumulate power of earth into the first, and strikes the field. Energy sprays out from the struck field.
Quick Notes
*Medal Scout
*Sword Dance
SS3 has a notable damage output and can magnetize enemies closer to him, but attack animation is just too long, which will hurt his overall performance. Best used for parry+switch tactics especially vs Water Elemental bosses.

Lisbeth [Fairy Blacksmith]
Lisbeth [Fairy Blacksmith]
HP MP ATK DEF CRIT Battle Skill 1 Battle Skill 2 Battle Skill 3
14658 197 3090 2233 1968 Defense Attack HP
Mace - Holy Element +3% +6% +10%
Skill Slots: None at the moment...
SS1
SS2
MP:50
MP:45
SS3
Hit 1.2
MP:120 Chant, causing lightning to strike together with your club.
Quick Notes
*ALO Reborn
Same with Agil [Brawney Axeman].

Rechka [Queen of Chef]
Rechka [Queen of Chef]
HP MP ATK DEF CRIT Battle Skill 1 Battle Skill 2 Battle Skill 3
13094 192 2467 2193 1761 HP Attack MP
Mace - Holy Element +3% +6% +10%
Skill Slots: None at the moment...
SS1
SS2
MP:35
MP:60
SS3
Hit 1.2
MP:80 Attacks with boiling soup, and replenishes HP.
Quick Notes
*Limited Event
Same with Agil [Brawney Axeman], but with extra self Heal and notable burst damages from her SS3. Rank C+ character, get her if you still don't have a melee core unit.

Asuna [Captive Princess]
Asuna [Captive Princess]
HP MP ATK DEF CRIT Battle Skill 1 Battle Skill 2 Battle Skill 3
6366 178 2622 1445 2201 Defense HP Attack
Rod - Earth Element +6% +6% +6%
Skill Slots: None at the moment...
SS1
SS2
MP:35
MP:60
SS3
Hit Na
MP:90 Replenish your party's HP and temporarily increase both your defense and that of nearby allies.
Quick Notes
*Limited Event
Naturally have lower HP and DEF, so learn to dodge well and time your casts. She's a full support caster, so focus more on her SS3 and MP stats, not for MP gain per hit but for max MP pool.

Sinon [Cool-Headed Sniper]
Sinon [Cool-Headed Sniper]
HP MP ATK DEF CRIT Battle Skill 1 Battle Skill 2 Battle Skill 3
9269 208 2723 2038 3180 Critical HP Attack
Bow - Water Element +3% +6% +10%
Skill Slots: None at the moment...
SS1
SS2
MP:35
MP:60
SS3
Hit 1.5
MP:100 Fire ice arrows in mid-air that sprout icebergs on impact. The ice sparkles like diamonds.
Quick Notes
*ALO Reborn
A bit challenging to play because you need to dodge attacks while attacking. SS3 is kinda unreliable sometimes, so better use SS2 or 1 for DPS and rely on your crits. Rank C+ unit, nice support fire character to have and if played right.

Important  Notes
   - Please note that these Tier Lists are for reference only, it's a work in progress and will never be final.

Character Rankings: Order List
   - Ordered by Weapon Type > Element > Name.
   - Characters under same rank are not always treated as on par in terms of overall performance, because they also have different roles like: Core units, full support/debuffer, support fire (burst damage) and tank (but mostly for burst damage), which will also require different playing styles.

Elemental Bonuses!
   - Fire > Wind > Earth > Water > Fire (Holy < > Dark)
   - For such events that recommends a specific character and Element to counter the Element of a certain Boss for example, consider that character's rank to be higher than his or her current rank!
   - Characters with an Element that is in a disadvantage (except Holy/Dark) will also get a lower Rank than his or her current rank.
   - Note that OS Characters and some selected characters have a Battle Skill or Skill Slot that increases their damages against Neutral element enemies.

Recommended Guides To Read
   - Terminologies and Team Building Guide
   - How Weapon Speed Affects Your Playing Style
   - How to Unlock Skill Slots and Stats Per Lvl

How To Obtain Specific 4* Characters?
   - Mostly from Gacha Scout (check "characters and rates" option under the featured banners for more info on which characters are available). Note: Some limited characters only appears once or twice a year, and only the game devs knows when will they come out.
   - Medal Scout: Limited characters that can be obtained via Medal Scouts (ranking events).
   - Limited Events: Free 4* characters via limited events.


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