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 Based On:
   - Overall Max Stats: This is a work in progress so ranking might change as we go.
   - Sword Skills: How well it can connect even if you are or the enemy is in an awkward position. DPS, additional effects and drawbacks will also be considered.
   - Survivability and Offensive Performance: How good are they for Solo Missions, Co-Op Matches, and other Modes.

Sword Art Online: MD - Best 4-Star Characters and Tier List - Rank S
   
      
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.

Philia [Treasure Hunter]
Philia [Treasure Hunter]
HP MP ATK DEF CRIT Battle Skill 1 Battle Skill 2 Battle Skill 3
10299 208 2765 2168 3226 MP +3% Critical HP
Dagger - Neutral Element Damage Up 1.5x vs Neutral +6% +10%
Skill Slots: Dagger Skill;  BS1 Transform;  SS3 Enhance (Lower Enemy Def)
SS1 MP:50 A sword skill. Rush back and forth, slashing with a dagger quicker than the eye can see.
SS2 MP:60 Spin through air, striking the enemy with a four-hit combo.
SS3+ MP:100 A sword skill. Use your dagger to block an attack, counter, and lower their defense.
Quick Notes Although she doesn't have a BS that gives attack+%, her ATK Speed and Crit Rates can make up for it. SS3+ will also decrease your enemy's DEF, a nice debuff support.

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 MP:50 Perform a speedy piercing attack with a rapier.
SS2 MP:45 Perform a lightning-quick four hit-combo.
SS3+ MP:100 Enhance your speed and unleash a blinding eight-hit combo.
Quick Notes To unlock her full potential, you need to focus more on her offense (stat-wise), and rely on your parry and dodging skills for survivability. Take advantage of her SS3's take down effect to regain MP. Rank B+ if you have SS3+.

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 MP:35 A basic skill for a one-handed sword. Rush forward, thrusting your sword.
SS2 MP:45 A sword skill. Perform a quick slash that looks like it was made by a three-clawed beast.
SS3 MP:150 Buff all allies and restore MP with a smash hit augmented reality pop song.
Quick Notes Free 4* OS Character (Limited Event): SS3 is either YAY or NAY depending on how you execute it, best done after parrying to get a higher chance of locking down your enemies. Defense buff is also a nice touch with extra 30 MP to all allies including Yuna. Rank B- though if against non-neutral enemies.

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 MP:50 Deal a single, fierce attack that hits hard and reaches far in front of you.
SS2 MP:60 Perform four vast vertical strikes.
SS3+ MP:100 Increase your attack power and unleash an upward and then downward strike.
Quick Notes Notable wide range damage output packed with a nice take down effect from her SS3! Kinda lacks some combo generator, but simply amazing for boss fights.

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 MP:50 Deal a single, fierce attack that hits hard and reaches far in front of you.
SS2 MP:60 Perform a powerful spinning slash, followed by a damaging blast of air.
SS3+ MP:100 Increase your speed, whip up a ferocious gale and fire a wind-element magical sword.
Quick Notes 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. Rank B+ if you have SS3+.

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 MP:50 Deal a single, fierce attack that hits hard and reaches far in front of you.
SS2 MP:60 Perform a powerful spinning slash, followed by a damaging blast of air.
SS3+ MP:100 Rain's OSS. Summon an endless hail of swords from a rift in spacetime to launch at your enemies.
Quick Notes 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.

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 MP:35 A sword skill unique to Dual Blades. Thrust with one sword; slash with the other.
SS2 MP:45 A Dual Blades sword skill. Spin at high speed while holding both swords out.
SS3+ MP:120 Increase your attack and quickly swing both swords in a 16-hit combo.
Quick Notes High Attack stat for a melee = great dmg output, but low HP and DEF. If you can master his SS3 and lock down bosses too (especially Multiplayer Mode), then consider him as a B+ Rank character.

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 MP:35 A sword skill unique to Dual Blades. Thrust with one sword; slash with the other.
SS2 MP:60 Fly at the enemy and deliver a devastating slash in a cross shape.
SS3 MP:120 A sword skill. Alternate between both hands to score a 15-hit combo with one-handed sword.
Quick Notes 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.


Other  Notes
Character Rankings: Order List
   - Ordered by Weapon Type > Element

How To Obtain Specific 4* Characters?
   - Mostly from Gacha Scout (check "characters and rates" option under the featured banners for more info). Free 4* characters can be obtained via limited events, check their "Quick Notes" above for more details.

Limited Events: Elemental Bonuses
   - For such events that recommends a specific Element to counter the Element of a Boss enemy for example, consider that character's rank to be higher than the others around 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.


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