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


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

Rank [SS] DPS Characters
   - Highly recommended characters that can make your gameplay so much easier.
   - Definitely Limit Break/Hack them whenever possible.
   - Powerhouse Stats, Sword Skills with very useful passive effects, and many more ~ nuff said!
   - Note: Daggers, Rapiers, and Sword wielders listed here are the best Main Core Units!

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

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).

Asuna [Heart of Confront]
Asuna [Heart of Confront]
HP MP ATK DEF CRIT Battle Skill 1 Battle Skill 2 Battle Skill 3
9840 265 2980 1980 3597 Damage Up 30+ Combo MP & Attack
Rapier - Neutral Element 1.5x vs Neutral Damage +10% +6%
Skill Slots: Rapier Skill;  Combo Window Up;  Combo Damage Up
SS1
SS2
MP:50
MP:45
SS3
Hit 4.4
MP:120 Increase your attack and auto heals HP and deal ten hits in the shape of a cross, followed by a central attack.
Quick Notes
*OS Character
*Ordinal Scale
SS3 is similar to Yuuki [Zekken] (Sword/Slash type not Rapier/Thrust), but with nice attack buff and heal. DPS is also notably high that can be increased further due to her high crit rates and combo bonuses (with extra lock downs too!). Highly recommended that you get her weapon, to reduce her SS3's MP requirement.

Silica [Augmented Tamer]
Silica [Augmented Tamer]
HP MP ATK DEF CRIT Battle Skill 1 Battle Skill 2 Battle Skill 3
8462 228 3164 1936 3291 Damage Up 30+ Combo MP & Attack
Dagger - Neutral Element 1.5x vs Neutral Damage +10% +6%
Skill Slots: Dagger Skill;  Combo Window Up;  Combo Damage Up
SS1
SS2
MP:50
MP:45
SS3
Hit 4.0
MP:100 Perform successive attack while the small dragon Pina's AI is breathing. Increase your attack and auto heals HP.
Quick Notes
*OS Character
*Ordinal Scale
Has lower attack buff than Silica [Dragon Tamer], but her high DPS SS3 plus combo bonuses will definitely surpass it. Position and time it well to home in all Pina's attacks. She has low defense output, so dodge attacks that can't be parried.

Asuna [Lightning Dance]
Asuna [Lightning Dance]
HP MP ATK DEF CRIT Battle Skill 1 Battle Skill 2 Battle Skill 3
10892 228 3343 2112 2632 MP Recover MP Attack
Sword - Holy Element +10% 5 MP per 5 sec (standby) +12%
Skill Slots: Sword Skill;  Skill Damage Up (vs Dark);  Combo Window Up
SS1
SS2
MP:35
MP:60
SS3
Hit 4.0
MP:100 A sparking spell creates a prism clock shooting 12 sword as the time ticks. Decreases enemy defense and attack.
Quick Notes
*Fairyland
An auto-aim caster that can parry and inflict Atk&Defense down debuffs with her SS3s. Excellent hits/sec enabling her to generate quick combos from a ranged position. Use her from the start to let her regenerate MP overtime (if needed).

Kirito [Hero's Return]
Kirito [Hero's Return]
HP MP ATK DEF CRIT Battle Skill 1 Battle Skill 2 Battle Skill 3
9560 228 3441 1910 2870 Damage Up 30+ Combo Attack
Sword - Neutral Element 1.5x vs Neutral Damage +10% +12%
Skill Slots: Sword Skill;  Combo Window Up;  Combo Damage Up
SS1
SS2
MP:50
MP:60
SS3
Hit 4.0
MP:100 Rising once again in augmented reality, increases your attack and auto heals HP and a hero accelerates further to unleash this 16-hit move.
Quick Notes
*OS Character
*Ordinal Scale
First unit with high attack stat that can exceed over 6000 Attack without Battle Skills (viewable stats). Combined with his SS3 and combo bonuses, damage output is definitely devastating! Attack animation is kinda long though so burst damage is a bit lower.

Alice [Integrity Knight]
Alice [Integrity Knight]
HP MP ATK DEF CRIT Battle Skill 1 Battle Skill 2 Battle Skill 3
9617 245 3334 1977 2919 Critical 30+ Combo MP & Attack
Sword - Earth Element +10% vs Water Damage +10% +6%
Skill Slots: Sword Skill;  Combo Window Up; Combo Damage Up
SS1
SS2
MP:50
MP:45
SS3
Hit 3.6
MP:120 Release the hidden memory of "Fragrant Olive Sword", and change the blade into thousands of Golden Flowers. Regenerates HP and raise ATK.
Quick Notes
*Alicization
An auto-aim caster that can parry! Damage output, especially her burst damages are pretty high despite having 120 MP requirement. Turn-off auto-approach if you need more range.

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
   - Default Order: SS3 Hits/Sec > Weapon Type > Name.
   - Characters under same rank are not always treated as on par, because they also have different roles, which will also require different playing styles.

Weapon Type Weaknesses (Floor Clearing Event)
   - To find which characters are effective to a certain floor, refer below.
   - Slash - Swords and Dual Blades
   - Effective against soft-bodied enemies such as Mantises, Slimes and Gerberas (plant monsters).
   - Not effective against tough-skinned enemies such as Lizardmen.
   - Strike - Mace and Guns
   - Effective against hard-bodied enemies such as Elementals and Skeletons.
   - Not effective against soft-bodied enemies such as Mantises, Slimes and Gerberas (plant monsters).
   - Thrust/Pierce - Rapiers, Daggers, and Bows.
   - Effective against tough-skinned enemies such as Lizardmen.
   - Not effective against hard-bodied enemies such as Elementals and Skeletons.
   - Magic - Rods
   - Deals more damage to a certain element than the usual elemental affinity bonus damage.

Elemental Bonuses and Weaknesses
   - 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/Ticket Scout: Limited characters that can be obtained from Ranking Events (gets a different image thumbnail).
   - Limited Events: Free 4* characters via limited events.


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