Sword Art Online: MD - How to Defeat Ranking Event Bosses (Master+1)


Here's a list of video links recorded by players from the action RPG - Sword Art Online: MD mobile game app.

IMPORTANT NOTES!
   - There are a lot of videos out there that are probably better than the ones listed below, but should be enough to get ideas on how to effectively parry and dodge enemy attacks. Watch, learn and memorize boss attack patterns or animations (including how wide the area of effect is and if it can be parried or not), this is the main purpose of this guide.
Quick Tips
   - For best results, use Characters that can counter the Element of the enemy Boss.
   - Upgraded Gears will also affect completion time, so make sure that you have the best possible gears that you can equip. Featured farmable items that can increase your damage (+%) for the next ranking event is also an excellent choice (accessory most of the time; MUST BE EVOLVED TO R4 to get the effect).
   - Boss attack patterns are not always exact as the videos below, because it would still depend on your Gears and Lvl of Characters, sometimes including RNG.
   - Team composition will also affect results, so check that too if you have the characters used.
   - Above all, player skill is the most important factor!

Basic and General Steps
Step 1: 
   - Approach enemy then attack, or dodge/parry first attack then continue. Memorize every next move it will make, and if it can be parried or not (light orange areas means, that attack is parriable). Dodge attacks that can't be parried, either by swiping, jumping, or using SS3s that can go behind enemy.
Step 2: 
   - If you get hit, go "Retry", but this time you MUST follow the exact pattern you just did, unless the boss has a random move, that is hard to predict. Note though that sometimes taking a small damage for better completion time is also ok.
   - Skip this step for Mini Ranking Event, since it's ok to get hit unless you want to keep the combos.
Step 3:
   - Memorize all patterns, including when to switch, when to do normal attacks/SS3/SS1, every bits of things. Note that stronger teams will get shorter patterns to memorize because they can end the battle quicker.
Step 4: 
   - Find a way to cut your time: Maybe a better way to approach the enemy faster, a better method of dodging like jumping if the enemy uses a low blow, countering elements, maintaining combos, and more. Note that if you upgrade or change your team, all patterns will change.


Coming Soon! (Master +1)
   - If you want your video or any related links to be added here, contact us or just add the link to the comments section below (must be Master+1, Rank S completion with at least 1:20 seconds clear time (minimum damage possible, unless needed for better speed). Global characters only, even better if the characters used aren't on the list yet. ^^).
   - Suggestion: Also include info of your equips and character lvl to your videos, that would be very helpful to all viewers.

Character Recommendations! ^^
   - Refer here too for recommended characters: Ranking Events Burst DPS Tier List


Most Dangerous Pair in SAO (Master +1)
Boss/es: 
   - Heathcliff and Kuradeel
   - Limited only to 2 characters! So weapons would probably matter here.
   - Characters that can participate: Limited Event Free Characters and Sword Dance Characters (Medal Scouts), except Sachi.
   - Note: Holy Attacks will only deal 1.05x damage instead of 1.5x. Sword Dance characters will deal more damage than usual.

Team Run
   - 27 Seconds Clear Time (Score: 2.17M)
   - with Yui [Idol],  and  Sinon [SD]
   - 31 Seconds Clear Time (Score: 2.15M)
   - with Yui [Idol],  and  Klein [SD]
   - 32 Seconds Clear Time (Score: 2.14M)
   - with Kirito [SD],  and  Asuna [SD]
   - 38 Seconds Clear Time (Score: 2.08M)
   - with Yui [Idol],  and  Sinon [SD]
   - 44 Seconds Clear Time (Score: 2.04M)
   - with Kirito [SD],  and  Sinon [SD]
   - 51 Seconds Clear Time (Score: 1.98M)
   - with Yui [Idol],  and  Kirito [SD]
   - 55 Seconds Clear Time (Score: 1.95M)
   - with Yui [Idol],  and  Sinon [SD]

Battle Royale of AR Newbies (Master +1)
Boss/es: 
   - The Meladictus Machina
   - Note: This boss will definitely get high Defense, so use Debuffers and high DPS Neutral element Characters. Most of it's attacks are parriable, easy to predict and with lesser RNG.

Team Run
   - 22 Seconds Clear Time (Score: 1.43M)
   - with Asuna [Worker],  Asuna [OS v1],  and  Sinon [OS]
   - 24 Seconds Clear Time (Score: 1.43M)
   - with Suguha [OS],  Asuna [OS v2],  and  Sinon [Worker]
   - 24 Seconds Clear Time (Score: 1.42M)
   - with Suguha [OS],  Sinon [OS],  and  Sinon [Worker]
   - 27 Seconds Clear Time (Score: 1.41M)
   - with Asuna [Worker],  Asuna [OS v1],  and  Kirito [OS v2]
   - 27 Seconds Clear Time (Score: Not Stated)
   - with Strea [Worker],  Asuna [OS v1],  and  Sinon [Worker]
   - 28 Seconds Clear Time (Score: 1.41M)
   - with Asuna [Worker],  Asuna [OS v2],  and  Asuna [OS v1]
   - 29 Seconds Clear Time (Score: 1.40M)
   - with Silica [Princess],  Asuna [OS v1],  and  Suguha [OS]
   - 33 Seconds Clear Time (Score: 1.39M)
   - with Silica [Worker],  Kirito [OS v1]
   - 33 Seconds Clear Time (Score: 1.39M)
   - with Asuna [OS v2],  Sinon [Worker]
   - 37 Seconds Clear Time (Score: 1.37M)
   - with Yui [Worker],  Asuna [OS v2],  and  Kirito [OS v1]
   - 43 Seconds Clear Time (Score: 1.35M)
   - with Philia [Treasure Hunter],  Silica [OS],  and  Kirito [OS v2]
   - 47 Seconds Clear Time (Score: 1.33M)
   - with Asuna [OS v1],  Silica [OS],  and  Kirito [OS v1]

Tutorials
   - Detailed Attack Patterns by Xlice

Bridal Competition (Master +1)
Boss/es: 
   - Carrie the Romance Scythe
   - Note: Boss will take more damage from Holy-elemental characters than usual. Attack patterns are mostly RNG but still possible to predict if the next one is parriable or not based from it's previous move. Time and use stuns to skip some annoying attack patterns to cut time, and if needed.

Team Run
   - 11 Seconds and 16 Seconds Clear Time (Score: 5.72M)
   - with Asuna [Bride],  Sinon [Bride],  and  Leafa [Maid]
   - then with Yuuki [Gemini],  Alice [Bride],  and  Yuuki [Bride]
   - 21 Seconds and 23 Seconds Clear Time (Score: 5.62M)
   - with Yuuki [Gemini],  Leafa [Idol],  and  Sinon [Bride]
   - then with Yui [Cheer],  Asuna [Bride],  and  Yuuki [Bride]
   - 33 Seconds and 23 Seconds Clear Time (Score: 5.60M)
   - with Asuna [Princess],  Sinon [Cheer],  and  Alice [Bride]
   - then with Yui [Princess],  Asuna [Bride],  and  Yuuki [Bride]
   - 33 Seconds and 39 Seconds Clear Time (Score: 5.53M)
   - with Asuna [Bride],  Silica [Princess],  and  Alice [Bride]
   - then with Asuna [Princess],  Leafa [Bride],  and  Yuuki [Gemini]
   - 1:07 Seconds and 1:05 Seconds Clear Time (Score: 5.29M)
   - with Asuna [OS],  Lisbeth [OS],  and  Eugeo [V2]
   - then with Yuuki [Gemini],  Leafa [Aries],  and  Alice [V2]

Solo Run
   - 38 Seconds and 44 Seconds Clear Time (Score: 5.49M)
   - with Alice [Bride],  then with  Yuuki [Bride]
   - 46 Seconds and 49 Seconds Clear Time (Score: 5.44M)
   - with Asuna [Bride],  then with  Asuna [Princess]


Battle Against the Goddess (Master +1)
Boss/es: 
   - Athena (2 Stages)
   - Note: From here on, switching characters while the Boss is stunned will instantly let you do a SS3 instead of SS1.

Team Run
   - 12 and 13 Seconds Clear Time (Score: 4.27M)
   - with Yuuki [Gemini],  Leafa [Mellow Maid]  and  Yuuki [Eccentric Riding Hood]
   - with Asuna [Libra],  Sinon [Leo],  and  Asuna [Hit Idol of Love and Effort]
   - 17 and 16 Seconds Clear Time (Score: 4.24M)
   - with Sinon [Dangerous Kiss],  Sinon [Stillroom Maid]  and  Sinon [Leo]
   - with Asuna [Libra],  Yuuki [Gemini]  and  Yuuki [Eccentric Riding Hood]
   - 17 and 24 Seconds Clear Time (Score: 4.21M)
   - with Leafa [Ephemeral Feelings],  Silica [My Little Lover]  and  Sinon [Leo]
   - with Yui [Pearl Tears],  Leafa [Aries]  and  Sinon [Cheer]
   - 20 and 21 Seconds Clear Time (Score: 4.21M)
   - with Yui [Pearl Tears]  and  Sinon [Leo]
   - with Asuna [Libra]  and  Yuuki [Eccentric Riding Hood]
   - 29 and 21 Seconds Clear Time (Score: 4.18M)
   - with Yui [Pearl Tears]  and  Yuuki [Gemini]
   - with Sinon [Leo]  and  Yuuki [Eccentric Riding Hood]
   - 24 and 32 Seconds Clear Time (Score: 4.15M)
   - with Asuna [Libra],  Yuuki [Eccentric Riding Hood],  and  Silica [Foxy Priestess]
   - with Suguha [Summer Girl],  Lisbeth [Smile on Waterfront],  and  Leafa [Aries]
   - 1:00 and 54 Seconds Clear Time (Score: 3.91M)
   - with Silica [OS]
   - with Kirito [OS],  Silica [Foxy Priestess],  and  Eugeo [Blue Silver Knight]

Solo Run
   - 1:13 and 1:01 Seconds Clear Time (Score: 3.84M)
   - with Klein [Faithful Swordsman],  then with  Silica [Foxy Priestess]
   - 1:28 and 1:02 Seconds Clear Time (Score: 3.77M)
   - with Asuna [OS],  then with  Kirito [OS]

Mini Event: Rage of Salamanders (Master +1)
Boss/es:
   - Elite Salamander Lancer (Fire) + Salamander Mobs (All Fire)
   - Note: As much as possible, let all the mobs spawn to sink in more damages and get higher score. It is possible to Guard Break and stun the Boss, by dealing enough high damages like Alice V2's SS3.

Team Run
   16 Seconds Clear Time (2.11M)
   - with Alice [Golden Knight], and Eugeo [Blue Silver Knight]
   18 Seconds Clear Time (2.09M)
   - with Alice [Golden Knight], Eugeo [Blue Silver Knight], and Eugeo [Born Genius]
   18 Seconds Clear Time (2.09M)
   - with Sinon [Cool Headed Sniper], Sinon [Free Style Artist], and Sinon [Stillroom Maid]
   18 Seconds Clear Time (2.09M)
   - with Leafa [Ephemeral Feelings], Philia [Pure Hunter Soul], and Yuuki [Umbral Flight]
   19 Seconds Clear Time (2.08M)
   - with Suguha [Summer Girl], Alice [Golden Knight], Eugeo [Blue Silver Knight]
   22 Seconds Clear Time (2.06M)
   - with Eugeo [Born Genius], Alice [Integrity Knight], and Alice [Golden Knight]
   22 Seconds Clear Time (2.06M)
   - with Leafa [Ephemeral Feelings], Philia [Pure Hunter Soul], and Silica [OS]

Solo Run
   19 Seconds Clear Time (2.08M)
   - with Alice [Golden Knight]
   21 Seconds Clear Time (2.06M)
   - with Alice [Golden Knight]
   - 32 and 26 Seconds Clear Time (1.97M and 2.02M)
   - with Leafa [Ephemeral Feelings]



Maid to Fight (Master +1)
Boss/es:
   - Kidnapper Boss (Earth) > Kidnapper Mobs (Earth; 6 total)

Team Run
   - 18 Seconds Clear Time (2.43M)
   - with Yui [Pearl Tears], Sinon [Stillroom Maid], and Seven [Omniscient Maid]
   - 26 Seconds Clear Time (2.40M)
   - with Yui [Pearl Tears], Asuna [Kitchen Maid], and Yuuki [Natural Pop Star]
   - 27 Seconds Clear Time (2.40M)
   - with Yui [Pearl Tears], Asuna [Kitchen Maid], and Leafa [Mellow Maid]
   - 28 Seconds Clear Time (2.39M)
   - with Yui [Pearl Tears], Leafa [Ephemeral Feelings], and Yui [Angel Cheer]
   - 30 Seconds Clear Time (2.39M)
   - with Yui [Pearl Tears], Asuna [Kitchen Maid], and Alice [Integrity Knight]
   - 37 Seconds Clear Time (2.36M)
   - with Yuuki [Natural Pop Star], Leafa [Storm Mage], and Yuuki [Fledgling Tweeny]

Solo Run
   - 33 Seconds Clear Time (2.38M)
   - with Leafa [Mellow Maid]
   - 42 and 37 Seconds Clear Time (2.33M and 2.35M)
   - with Yui [Pearl Tears]
   - 1:17 Seconds Clear Time (2.20M)
   - with Kirito [OS]

Onikiri (Master +1)
   - This is the fixed version, refer below for the video links.

A Witch To Destroy Fairyland (Master +1)
Boss/es:
   - Paramisia Magisa (Fire) > (Holy) > (Water) = Counter with Water, Dark, and Earth units.
   - Paramisia Magisa (Earth) (Dark) > (Wind) = Counter with Wind, Holy, and Fire units.

Team Run
   - 21 and 24 Seconds Clear Time (Score: 4.07M)
   - with Leafa [Ephemeral Feelings], Silica [My Little Lover], and Sinon [Dangerous Kiss]
   - then with Yuuki [Natural Pop Star], Asuna [Lightning Dance] and Yuuki [Eccentric Riding Hood].
   - 26 and 25 Seconds Clear Time (Score: 4.05M)
   - with all 6 Princess characters from Fairyland series.
   - 33 and 40 Seconds Clear Time (Score: 3.97M)
   - with Leafa [Ephemeral Feelings], Silica [My Little Lover], and Alice [Integrity Knight]
   - then with Yui [Pearl Tears], Asuna [Lightning Dance] and Yui [Up-and-Coming Tiny Idol].
   - 42 and 32 Seconds Clear Time (Score: 3.96M)
   - with Eugeo [Born Genius], Yuuki [Umbral Flight], and Alice [Integrity Knight]
   - then with Yui [Pearl Tears], Asuna [Lightning Dance] and Yuuki [Eccentric Riding Hood].
   - 54 and 54 Seconds Clear Time (Score: 3.83M)
   - with Eugeo [Born Genius], Asuna [Shinobi Slash], and Alice [Integrity Knight]
   - then with Asuna [OS], Sinon [OS] and Silica [OS].
   - 59 and 1:04 Seconds Clear Time (Score: 3.77M)
   - with Eugeo [Born Genius], Lisbeth [Dark Dancer], and Alice [Integrity Knight]
   - then with Silica [OS], Asuna [OS] and Silica [Foxy Priestess].
   - 1:09 and 1:15 Seconds Clear Time (Score: 3.68M)
   - with Alice [Integrity Knight] and Yui [Up-and-Coming Tiny Idol].
   - then with Asuna [OS]

Solo Run
   -


Popstar Online Part 2 (Master +1)
Boss/es:
   - Lucian the Big Idol (Holy) = also weak to Mace, Gun, Rapier, Dagger and Bow.
   - Goblin the Great Idol Fan (Fire) = also weak to Magic, Sword, and Dual Blades.
   - The Crazed Eyes Big Fan (Earth) = also weak to Sword, Dual Blades, Mace and Gun.

Team Run
   - 28 Seconds Clear Time (Score: 2.48M)
   - with Silica [Young Idol], Sinon [OS], and Yuuki [Natural Pop Star]
   - 30 Seconds Clear Time (Score: 2.48M)
   - with Yuuki [Umbral Flight], Asuna [OS], and Sinon [OS]
   - 36 Seconds Clear Time (Score: 2.45M)
   - with Yuuki [Umbral Flight], Asuna [OS], and Sinon [OS]
   - 43 Seconds Clear Time (Score: 2.43M)
   - with Asuna [Shinobi Slash], Silica [OS], and Sinon [OS]
   - 43 Seconds Clear Time (Score: 2.42M)
   - with Yuuki [Umbral Flight], Alice [Integrity Knight], and Premier [Pudding Rather than Praise]
   - 57 Seconds Clear Time (Score: 2.37M)
   - with Leafa [Void Runner], Silica [OS], and Asuna [OS]
   - 1:20 Seconds Clear Time (Score: 2.25M)
   - with Asuna [OS], Lisbeth [OS], and Sinon [OS]

Solo Run
   - 1:32 Seconds Clear Time (2.23M)
   - with Kirito [OS]

Popstar Online Part 1 (Master +1)
Boss/es:
   - Minotaurus the Big Fan (Water) = also weak to Mace, Gun, Rapier, Dagger and Bow.
   - Berserk Wolf the Big Fan (Wind) = also weak to Magic, Sword, and Dual Blades.
   - Kobold Lord the Great Fan (Dark) = also weak to Sword, Dual Blades, Mace and Gun.

Team Run
   - 29 Seconds Clear Time (2.25M)
   - with Yuuki [Umbral Flight], Asuna [OS] and Sinon [OS]
   - 33 Seconds Clear Time (2.23M)
   - with Yuuki [Umbral Flight], Asuna [OS] and Kirito [OS]
   - 38 Seconds Clear Time (2.21M)
   - with Alice [Integrity Knight], Asuna [OS] and Kirito [OS]
   - 1:12 Seconds Clear Time (Score: 2.07M)
   - with Asuna [OS], Lisbeth [OS], and Sinon [OS]

Solo Run
   - 1:15 Seconds Clear Time (2.06M)
   - with Kirito [OS]

Onikiri (Master +1)
   - Boss/es: Guld the Ancient Ogre (Holy)
Team Run
   - 14 Seconds Clear Time (Score: 1.96M)
   - with Yuuki [Umbral Flight] and Asuna [Shinobi Slash]
   - 15 Seconds Clear Time (Score: 1.95M)
   - with Silica [Dragon Caster] Silica [My Little Lover], and Asuna [Shinobi Slash]
   - 17 Seconds Clear Time
   - with Yuuki [Umbral Flight], Asuna [Shinobi Slash] and Asuna [OS]
   - 17 Seconds Clear Time
   - with Leafa [Void Runner], Asuna [Shinobi Slash] and Strea [Cheer]
   - 27 Seconds Clear Time
   - with Yuuki [Umbral Flight] and Asuna [Shinobi Slash]
   - 37 Seconds Clear Time
   - with Asuna [OS] and Silica [OS]
   - 39 Seconds Clear Time
   - with Kirito [OS] and Asuna [OS]

Solo Run
   - 53 Seconds Clear Time
   - with Kirito [OS]
   - 57 Seconds Clear Time
   - with Yuuki [Zekken]

Voices of Support in Despair (Master+1)
   - Boss/es: Mobs (Dark) > Skull Rhinoceros (Dark)> Gleam Eyes Darkness (Dark)
Team Run
   - 21 and 22 Seconds Clear Time
   - with Asuna [OS] and Sinon [OS]; then with Sinon [Cheer] and Yui [Cheer].
   - 37 and 40 Seconds Clear Time
   - with Asuna [OS]; then with Silica [OS]
   - 37 and 45 Seconds Clear Time
   - with Asuna [OS] and Yuna [OS]; then with Kirito [OS] and Philia [Treasure Hunter].

Samurai Soul (Master+1)
   - Boss/es: Samurai Soul (Neutral)
Team Run
   - 26 Seconds Clear Time
   - with Kirito [OS] and Asuna [OS].
   - 45 Seconds Clear Time
   - with Silica [Dragon Tamer] and Philia [Treasure Hunter].

Solo Run
   - 30 Seconds Clear Time
   - with Kirito [OS].
   - 33 Seconds Clear Time
   - with Asuna [OS].
   - 35 Seconds Clear Time
   - with Silica [OS].

*Please Note that this list doesn't show how strong a character is to another character, because they have different Lvl or Stats, Gears, and Playing Styles.


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