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


Here's a list of 4-Star Characters that are currently rated under Rank B! 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 B
Rank [B] Characters
   - Still recommended characters that can help make your gameplay easier.
   - Limit Breaking/Hacking is purely optional and according to your preference.
   - Great overall stats, with nice DPS output especially when used to counter certain Elements.

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


Silica [Fairy Dragon Tamer]
Silica [Fairy Dragon Tamer]
HP MP ATK DEF CRIT Battle Skill 1 Battle Skill 2 Battle Skill 3
8983 219 2817 2122 3324 HP Attack MP
Dagger - Water Element +3% +6% +10%
Skill Slots: None at the moment...
SS1
SS2
MP:50
MP:60
SS3
Hit 4.4
MP:120 Strike twice with a dagger, then get Pina to perform Bubble Breath on you.
Quick Notes
*ALO Reborn
Dagger + nice MP gain will enable her to spam skills and create more combos, but still be aware of her low HP and DEF. Best used after parrying or for parry+switch tactics to home in all hits. Rank B- for now because she doesn't have Skill Slots.

Leafa [Storm Mage]
HP MP ATK DEF CRIT Battle Skill 1 Battle Skill 2 Battle Skill 3
11587 208 2810 2247 2607 Attack HP MP
Sword - Wind Element +3% +6% +10%
Skill Slots: Sword Skill;  SS3 Enhance (Whirlwind Hits+; Speed+)
SS1
SS2
MP:50
MP:60
SS3+
Hit 3.7
MP:100 Increase your speed, whip up a ferocious gale and fire a wind-element magical sword.
Quick Notes
*Start Dash
Casting SS3 needs some practice, too near or directly above/below the enemy isn't ideal. Step back before using and quickly re-gain MP once your enemies are taken down.

Rain [Multi-Wielder]
Rain [Multi-Wielder]
HP MP ATK DEF CRIT Battle Skill 1 Battle Skill 2 Battle Skill 3
11529 218 2837 2236 2672 Attack Defense MP
Sword - Earth Element +3% +6% +10%
Skill Slots: Sword Skill;  SS3 Enhance (adds Earth Element; Hits+)
SS1
SS2
MP:50
MP:60
SS3+
Hit 4.0
MP:100 Rain's OSS. Summon an endless hail of swords from a rift in spacetime to launch at your enemies.
Quick Notes
*Start Dash
SS3 needs to be in range because most attacks will miss if you are too near or directly above/below the enemy. Other than that, her damage output is pretty good.

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

Klein [Furinkazan]
Klein [Furinkazan]
HP MP ATK DEF CRIT Battle Skill 1 Battle Skill 2 Battle Skill 3
11472 208 2865 2224 2658 Defense +3% MP Attack
Sword - Neutral Element Damage Up 1.5x vs Neutral +6% +10%
Skill Slots: Sword Skill;  BS1 Transform;  SS3 Enhance (Attack+, Reduced Charged Time)
SS1
SS2
MP:35
MP:60
SS3+
Hit 1.0
MP:100 Increase your attack power and deliver a quick and devastating slash.
Quick Notes
*Start Dash
One of the underrated characters. Stats are actually pretty good, and with nice damage output. SS3+ will make him shine even more because of his short attack animation, best used as one of your burst damagers!

Strea [MHCP-002]
Strea [MHCP-002]
HP MP ATK DEF CRIT Battle Skill 1 Battle Skill 2 Battle Skill 3
11819 218 2738 2202 2515 Attack +3% MP HP
Sword - Neutral Element Damage Up 1.5x vs Neutral +6% +10%
Skill Slots: Sword Skill;  BS1 Transform; SS3 Enhance (Attack+)
SS1
SS2
MP:50
MP:60
SS3+
Hit 0.7
MP:100 Increase your attack power and unleash an upward and then downward strike.
Quick Notes
*Start Dash
Notable wide range damage output packed with a nice take down effect from her SS3! (some higher tier bosses can't be taken down though). Kinda lacks some combo generator, but simply amazing for boss fights.

Argo [Early Spring Dance]
HP MP ATK DEF CRIT Battle Skill 1 Battle Skill 2 Battle Skill 3
11877 227 3334 2187 2737 Mp Gain Up MP Attack
Sword - Wind Element vs Earth Elem +10% +12%
Skill Slots: Sword Skill;  Skill Damage Up (vs Earth Element)
SS1
SS2
MP:50
MP:60
SS3
Hit 2.0
MP:120 Enhance movement speed and blows a strong wind by the flute.
Quick Notes
*Hina-Matsuri
SS3 connects well, but make sure to sink in her last hit (that's her 50% dmg). Use Speed buff to increase MP gain and DPS. Attack animation is kinda long though but sill packs some nice damages.

Silica [Shouting Cheers]
Silica [Shouting Cheers]
HP MP ATK DEF CRIT Battle Skill 1 Battle Skill 2 Battle Skill 3
13259 236 3353 2305 1295 Stat Buffs MP Attack
Mace - Holy Element Increase Effects +10% +12%
Skill Slots: Mace Skill;  Skill Damage Up
SS1
SS2
MP:35
MP:60
SS3
Hit 2.5
MP:120 A sword skill that delivers combo like baton twirling, increasing attack of all party members by cheering.
Quick Notes
*Cheer Girls
Burst damage is low due to her SS3's long attack animation, so she is mainly used as support buffer. Note that attack+ buffs doesn't stack and only lasts 15 seconds.

Asuna [Undine Healer]
HP MP ATK DEF CRIT Battle Skill 1 Battle Skill 2 Battle Skill 3
7812 228 3128 1831 2562 Critical MP Attack
Rod - Water Element +3% +6% +10%
Skill Slots: None at the moment...
SS1
SS2
MP:45
MP:60
SS3
Hit 1.0
MP:120 A high-level water spell. Concentrate cold air into an ice force field from the ground.
Quick Notes
*ALO Reborn
Naturally have lower HP and DEF, so learn to dodge well and time your casts, use SS1 if needed and to heal your team. Can rain down SS3 damages from any position but not ideal for fast burst damages due to it's long casting time.

Seven [Star Scientist]
Seven [Star Scientist]
HP MP ATK DEF CRIT Battle Skill 1 Battle Skill 2 Battle Skill 3
8299 228 3012 1861 2656 Attack Critical MP
Rod - Holy Element +3% +6% +10%
Skill Slots: Holy Magic Skill;  SS3 Enhance (Attack+; Reduced Charge Time)
SS1
SS2
MP:45
MP:60
SS3+
Hit 2.0
MP:120 Increase your attack and draw a devastating pillar of light from the heavens onto a target. Reduced cast time.
Quick Notes
*Start Dash
Same with Asuna [Undine Healer]

Asuna [Cheer of Love]
Asuna [Cheer of Love]
HP MP ATK DEF CRIT Battle Skill 1 Battle Skill 2 Battle Skill 3
10197 228 2817 1957 3402 Stat Buffs MP Attack
Bow - Holy Element Increase Effects +10% +12%
Skill Slots: Bow Skill;  Skill Damage Up
SS1
SS2
MP:35
MP:60
SS3
Hit 2.5
MP:100 Attacks by shower of holy pompons, increasing attack of all party members by cheering.
Quick Notes
*Cheer Girls
SS3 will force you to attack at melee range first then exits at the back, best done at melee range after dodging (requires player skill for timing) or parry+switch. Could be useful if you want to switch from melee to a ranged unit while spamming SS3s.

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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