Sword Art Online: MD - Best 4* Burst Damagers Tier List (Rank SS)


This tier list will show you how good your characters are when it comes to burst damages and ranking events.

Rank [SS] 4* Burst DPS Damagers for Ranking Events

   - For best results, use vs their counter element and with teams. For beginners with limited number of characters, aim for a high ranked Dagger, Lance, RapierDual, or Sword wielder that can also generate combos.

Other Useful Lists:

   - Character List (Element, Stats and Info)
   - 4* Burst DPS Tier List (Ranking Events)
   - 5* Burst DPS Tier List (Ranking Events)
   - 4* Characters Tier List (Overall)
   - 5* Characters Tier List (Overall)
   - 4* Support Units (Buffers and Debuffers)
   - 5* Support Units (Buffers and Debuffers)
Sword Art Online: MD - Best Burst Damagers Tier List (Rank SS)

SAO MD RANK SS Burst Damagers

Wide AoE Nukers and/or Combo Generators

   - Note: Units with high Hits/Sec on their SS3s are great combo builders vs mobs. The effectiveness of mob clearing units depends on how the mobs are spaced out.

Image Character
Name
Elem.
Wep.
Combo
Gen
DPS Ratings
vs Elements
Mob
Clear
Roles
(Best As)
(Hits/Sec) Strong Others Weak
Asuna [Promise at that Time] Asuna
[Promise at the Time]
Holy
Rapier
9 Hits
1.6sec
(5.6)

SS

S+

--

AA
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Mob Clearer
*Stunner
5 Stars Upgradable Combo Window: Passive Decent In-line AoE
SS3 Notes

[MP:110],  [Self Heal],  [Likely to Stun],  [Ends behind target],   [Targets: Ground and Midair Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam, turn off auto-approach to control range. Stun chance triggers after a set number of SS3s (usually 2 or 3).
Sinon [Stillroom Maid] Sinon
[Stillroom Maid]
Wind
Bow
11 Hits
2.0sec
(5.5)

SS

S

AA

SS
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Mob Clearer
Combo Window: While Buffed Massive In-line AoE
SS3 Notes

[MP:100],  [Attack+ Buff],  [100% Frame Lock],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- Spam SS3s with caution, watch out for auto-aim and dashing attacks.
Alice [Golden Knight] Alice
[Golden Knight]
Earth
Sword
12 Hits
2.9sec
(4.1)

SS

S+

AA

S
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Mob Clearer
5 Stars Upgradable Combo Window: Passive Wide In-line AoE
SS3 Notes

[MP:100],  [Attack+ Buff],  [Critical+ Buff],  [Speed+ Buff],  [Ends behind target],  [100% Frame Lock],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam, and can also damage enemies behind her.
Alice [Fragrant Olive in June] Alice
[Fragrant Olive in June]
Holy
Sword
12 Hits
3.0sec
(4.0)

S+

S

--

S
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Mob Clearer
*Stunner
5 Stars Upgradable Combo Window: Passive Wide AoE Range
SS3 Notes

[MP:110],  [Self Heal],  [Likely to Stun],  [100% Frame Lock],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s can be spammed thanks to her frame locks, turn off auto approach to control range. Stun chance triggers after a set number of SS3s (usually 2 or 3).
Seven [Santa is Coming] Seven
[Santa is Coming]
Holy
Lance
7 Hits
1.9sec
(3.7)

SS

S+

--

S
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Mob Clearer
*Stunner
5 Stars Upgradable Combo Window: Passive Wide AoE Range
SS3 Notes

[MP:100],  [Auto-aim Caster],  [100% Frame Lock], [Likely to Stun],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam, just position your character and time it well. Stun chance triggers after a set number of SS3s (usually 2 or 3).
Suguha
[Summer Girl]
Water
Sword
8 Hits
2.4sec
(3.3)

SS

S+

AA

SS
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Mob Clearer
*Stunner
Combo Window: While Buffed Massive Wide AoE Range
SS3 Notes

[MP:100],  [Auto-Heal],  [Likely to Stun],  [100% Frame Lock],   [Targets: Ground and Midair Enemies]
- SS3s are similar to an auto-aim caster, just position your unit and time it well. Stun chance triggers after a set number of SS3s (usually 2 or 3).
Yui [All Aboard] Yui
[All Aboard]
NeutralSword 7 Hits
2.1sec
(3.3)

SS

S

--

S
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Mob Clearer
*Debuffer
Combo Window: While Buffed Wide In-line AoE
SS3 Notes

[MP:100],  [Atk&Def Down Debuff],  [Auto-Aim Caster],  [100% Frame Lock],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam, just position your character and time it well.
Leafa [Summer Night Shout] Leafa
[Summer Night Shout]
Wind
Rapier
3 Hits
1.6sec
(1.9)

SS

S+

S

SS
*Nuker
*Mob Clearer
Combo Window: Passive Massive In-line AoE
SS3 Notes

[MP:100],  [Self-Heal],  [Temporary Damage Reduction],  [100% Frame Lock],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s can be spammed from a ranged position, but watch out for incoming attacks.
Heathcliff [Holy Sword] Heathcliff
[Holy Sword]
Holy
Shield
Blade
3 Hits
2.1sec
(1.4)

S+

S

--

SS
*Nuker
*Mob Clearer
5 Stars Upgradable Combo Window: Passive Massive In-line AoE
SS3 Notes

[MP:100],  [Auto-aim Caster],   [Targets: Ground and Midair Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam, just position your character and time it well.


Nukers and Combo Generators

   - Units with high Hits/Sec on their SS3s. Can be used anytime during battle, but more effective if used from the start to generate fast combos (against single targets like bosses).

Image Character
Name
Elem.
Wep.
Combo
Gen
DPS Ratings
vs Elements
Mob
Clear
Roles
(Best As)
(Hits/Sec) Strong Others Weak
Silica
[Starlight Prayer]
Dark
Rapier
14 Hits
2.4sec
(5.8)

SS

S

--

A
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Atk+ Buffer
Combo Window: While Buffed Single Target
SS3 Notes

[MP:100],  [Attack+ Team Buff],  [Self Heal],  [Ends behind target],  [100% Frame Lock]   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam, just time it well.
Kirito [Tropical Beach Boy] Kirito
[Tropical Beach Boy]
Dark
Dual
16 Hits
2.8sec*
(5.7)

SS

S

--

A
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
Combo Window: Passive Limited In-line AoE
SS3 Notes

[MP:120],  [Barrier negates 1 strike],  [Ends behind target],  [Instant SS3 upon Switch],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam, just position your unit and time it well.
Rain [Blossom Shower] Rain
[Blossom Shower]
Earth
Dual
10 Hits
1.8sec*
(5.6)

SS

S+

S

A
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Stunner
5 Stars Upgradable Combo Window: Passive Limited In-line AoE
SS3 Notes

[MP:100],  [Attack+ Buff],  [Likely to Stun],  [100% Frame Lock],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3 is pretty much on point, so use after parry or while target is stunned.
Rain [Parlor Maid] Rain
[Parlor Maid]
Wind
Sword
17 Hits
3.1sec
(5.5)

SS

S+

AA

B
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
Combo Window: While Buffed Single Target
SS3 Notes

[MP:100],  [Attack+ Buff],  [Auto-Heal],  [Auto-Aim Caster],  [100% Frame Lock],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- Animation is kinda long, so be careful when spamming SS3s without parry.
Asuna [Healing Beauty] Asuna
[Healing Beauty]
Wind
Rapier
8 Hits
1.7sec
(4.7)

SS

S+

SS

AA
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
Combo Window: Passive Decent AoE Range
SS3 Notes

[MP:110],  [Self-Heal],  [Instant SS3 upon Switch],  [Auto-Aim Caster],  [100% Frame Lock],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam, just position your character and time it well.
Leafa [Mellow Maid] Leafa
[Mellow Maid]
Wind
Rapier
7 Hits
1.5sec
(4.7)

SS

S+

S

A
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
Combo Window: While Buffed Limited In-line AoE
SS3 Notes

[MP:100],  [Attack+ Buff],  [100% Frame Lock],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- Still kinda easy to spam due to her short SS3 attack animation. Turning off auto-approach will increase her range but target might get lower hits.
Yuuki [Gemini] Yuuki
[Gemini]
Fire
Rapier
7 Hits
1.5sec
(4.7)

SS

S+

S+

AA
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Stunner
*Crit+ Buffer
Combo Window: Passive Decent In-line AoE
SS3 Notes

[MP:105],  [Crit+ Team Buff],  [Likely to Stun],  [Ends behind target],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam but can also be easily interrupted by enemy attacks, so time it well. Stun chance triggers after a set number of SS3s (usually 2 or 3).
Asuna [Heart Flash] Asuna
[Heart Flash]
NeutralRapier 12 Hits
2.6sec
(4.6)

S+

S

--

A
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
5 Stars Upgradable Combo Window: Passive Limited AoE Range
SS3 Notes

[MP:110],  [Attack+ Buff],  [Critical+ Buff],  [Speed+ Buff],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s are a bit hard to spam or use, ideal after parrying or while enemy is stunned.
Lisbeth
[Good Street Vendor]
Wind
Sword
12 Hits
2.6sec
(4.6)

SS

S+

S

B
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
Combo Window: Passive Single Target
SS3 Notes

[MP:100],  [Self-Heal],  [Temporary Damage Reduction],  [Teleports behind target],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam, just time it well.
Silica [Attention Please] Silica
[Attention Please]
Neutral
Dagger
11 Hits
2.4sec
(4.6)

S+

S

--

A
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Debuffer
Combo Window: While Buffed Limited In-line AoE
SS3 Notes

[MP:100],  [Atk&Def Down Debuff],   [Targets: Ground and Midair Enemies]
- SS3 is pretty much on point, so use after parry or while target is stunned.
Asuna
[Time of Injection]
NeutralRapier 10 Hits
2.2sec
(4.5)

SS

S+

--

AA
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Debuffer
Combo Window: While Buffed Decent In-line AoE
SS3 Notes

[MP:100],  [Atk&Def Down Debuff],  [Ends behind target],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s can be easily spammed, just time it well.
Rain [Personal Santa] Rain
[Personal Santa]
Holy
Dual
Blade
8 Hits
1.8sec*
(4.4)

SS

S+

--

A
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Stunner
5 Stars Upgradable Combo Window: Passive Limited In-line AoE
SS3 Notes

[MP:120],  [Likely to Stun],  [Ends behind target],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam, just position your character and time it well. Stun chance triggers after a set number of SS3s (usually 2 or 3).
Asuna [Gorgeous Quartermaster] Asuna
[Gorgeous Quartermaster]
Water
Rapier
8 Hits
1.8sec
(4.4)

SS

S+

S

A
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Debuffer
*Atk+ Buffer
Combo Window: While Buffed Limited In-line AoE
SS3 Notes

[MP:100],  [Attack+ Team Buff],  [Def Down Debuff],  [100% Frame Lock],  [Teleports to nearby target],  [Ends behind target],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam, just position your unit and time it well.
Premiere [Kagura Dance] Premiere
[Kagura Dance]
Wind
Lance
12 Hits
2.8sec
(4.3)

SS

S

AA

A
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
Combo Window: Passive Single Target
SS3 Notes

[MP:100],  [Self-Heal],  [Temporary Damage Reduction],  [100% Frame Lock],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s are pretty much on point, Auto Approach can be turned off to increase range.
Strea [Spartan Female Teacher] Strea
[Spartan Female Teacher]
NeutralLance 9 Hits
2.1sec
(4.3)

SS

S+

--

A
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Debuffer
Combo Window: While Buffed Limited AoE Range
SS3 Notes

[MP:100],  [Atk&Def Down Debuff],  [Auto-Aim Caster],  [100% Frame Lock],   [Targets: Ground and Midair Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam, just position your character and time it well.
Yuuki [Celestial Dancer]
Yuuki
[Celestial Dancer]
Dark
Dual
11 Hits
2.6sec*
(4.2)

SS

S

--

B
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Atk+ Buffer
5 Stars Upgradable Combo Window: While Buffed Single Target
SS3 Notes

[MP:100],  [Attack+ Team Buff],  [Self Heal],  [SS3 has Invincibility],  [Ends behind target],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam, just time it well.
Asuna [Heart of Confront] Asuna
[Heart of Confront]
NeutralRapier 12 Hits
3.0sec
(4.0)

SS

S+

--

A
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
5 Stars Upgradable Combo Window: Passive Single Target
SS3 Notes

[MP:120],  [Attack+ Buff],  [Auto-Heal],  [100% Frame Lock],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s can be used freely thanks to her SS3's frame locks. Note that her SS3 is a Sword/Slash type not Rapier/Thrust.
Asuna [Lightning Dance] Asuna
[Lightning Dance]
Holy
Sword
12 Hits
3.0sec
(4.0)

SS

S+

--

AA
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Debuffer
5 Stars Upgradable Combo Window: Passive Decent AoE Range
SS3 Notes

[MP:100],  [Atk&Def Down Debuff],  [100% Frame Lock],  [Auto-Aim Caster],   [Targets: Ground and Midair Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam, just position your unit and time it well.
Rain [Raindrops Girl] Rain
[Raindrops Girl]
Water
Dual
11 Hits
2.8sec*
(3.9)

SS

S

AA

B
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
5 Stars Upgradable Combo Window: Passive Single Target
SS3 Notes

[MP:110],  [Self-Heal],  [Temporary Damage Reduction (15sec)],  [SS3 has Invincibility],  [Ends at mid-ranged position],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s can be used to dodge attacks while dealing damages, but lands at mid-ranged position, making it a bit awkward to spam.
Suguha [Midsummer Babe] Suguha
[Midsummer Babe]
Dark
Lance
9 Hits
2.3sec
(3.9)

SS

S+

--

A
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
Combo Window: Passive Limited AoE Range
SS3 Notes

[MP:110],  [Self Heal],  [Instant SS3 upon Switch],  [100% Frame Lock],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s are pretty much on point, can be used from a distance but inflicts lesser hits.
Yui
[True Heart]
NeutralSword 9 Hits
2.3sec
(3.9)

SS

S+

--

A
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
Combo Window: Passive Limited In-line AoE
SS3 Notes

[MP:100],  [100% Frame Lock],  [Barrier negates 1 strike],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s are pretty much on point, but still spammable with frame locks and barrier.
Kirito [Lofty Captain] Kirito
[Lofty Captain]
Water
Dual
8 Hits
2.1sec
(3.8)

SS

S+

S

B
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Debuffer
*Atk+ Buffer
Combo Window: While Buffed Single Target
SS3 Notes

[MP:100],  [Attack+ Team Buff],  [Def Down Debuff],  [100% Frame Lock],  [Auto-aim Caster],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam, just position your unit and time it well.
Alice [Integrity Knight] Alice
[Integrity Knight]
Earth
Sword
9 Hits
2.5sec
(3.6)

S+

S

AA

AA
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
Combo Window: Passive Decent AoE Range
SS3 Notes

[MP:120],  [Attack+ Buff],  [Auto-Heal],  [100% Frame Lock],   [Targets: Ground and Midair Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam, just position your unit and time it well.
Kirito [Hero's Return] Kirito
[Hero's Return]
Neutral
Sword
16 Hits
4.0sec
(3.6)

SS

S+

--

A
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
5 Stars Upgradable Combo Window: Passive Single Target
SS3 Notes

[MP:100],  [Attack+ Buff],  [Auto-Heal],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- Animation is too long to spam but still great to use after parry of while the enemy is stunned, to unleash high damages.
Asuna [Libra] Asuna
[Libra]
Fire
Lance
7 Hits
2.0sec
(3.5)

SS

S+

AA

AA
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Stunner
*Crit+ Buffer
Combo Window: Passive Decent AoE Range
SS3 Notes

[MP:100],  [Crit+ Team Buff],  [Likely to Stun],  [100% Frame Lock],  [Stacks vs Clustered Mobs],   [Targets: Ground and Midair Enemies]
- SS3s can be spammed with the help of her frame locking SS3s, just time it well to avoid interruptions. Stun chance triggers after a set number of SS3s (usually 2 or 3).
Lisbeth [Pumpkin Knight]
Lisbeth
[Pumpkin Knight]
Dark
Lance
6 Hits
1.8sec
(3.3)

S+

S

--

B
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
5 Stars Upgradable Combo Window: Passive Single Target
SS3 Notes

[MP:100],  [Midair Attack],   [Targets: Ground and Midair Enemies]
- SS3s are possible to spam, but best after parrying.
Asuna [Illuminating Weeping Willow] Asuna
[Illuminating Weeping Willow]
Earth
Rapier
8 Hits
2.7sec
(3.0)

SS

S

AA

A
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Stunner
Combo Window: Passive Single Target
SS3 Notes

[MP:100],  [Attack+ Buff],  [Likely to Stun],  [100% Frame Lock],  [Ends behind target],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam, just time it well.
Suguha [Dusk Lespedeza] Suguha
[Dusk Lespedeza]
Earth
Dagger
6 Hits
2.1sec
(2.9)

SS

S

AA

A
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Stunner
Combo Window: Passive Limited In-line AoE
SS3 Notes

[MP:100],  [Attack+ Buff],  [Likely to Stun],  [Ends behind target],  [Ends at mid ranged position],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s are a bit awkward to spam because of her landing position after SS3s, but her DPS will make up for it.
Yuna [Tropical dB] Yuna
[Tropical dB]
Earth
Sword
5 Hits
1.7sec
(2.9)

SS

S+

S

B
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Team Heal
Combo Window: Passive Single Target
SS3 Notes

[MP:100],  [Teleports to nearby target],  [Team Heal],  [100% Frame Lock],  [SS3 has Invincibility],   [Targets: Ground and Midair Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam with the help of her frame locks, unlock her "SS3 Enhance" to get invincibility buff to her SS3.
Yuuki [Intuitive Navigator] Yuuki
[Intuitive Navigator]
Water
Dagger
5 Hits
1.8sec
(2.8)

SS

S+

S

AA
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Debuffer
*Atk+ Buffer
Combo Window: While Buffed Decent AoE Range
SS3 Notes

[MP:100],  [Attack+ Team Buff],  [Def Down Debuff],  [100% Frame Lock],  [Auto-aim Caster],   [Targets: Ground and Midair Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam, just position your unit and time it well.
Silica [Sunflower Girl] Silica
[Sunflower Girl]
Holy
Dagger
4 Hits
1.7sec
(2.4)

SS

S+

--

A
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
Combo Window: Passive Limited In-line AoE
SS3 Notes

[MP:110],  [Self-Heal],  [Instant SS3 upon Switch],  [Ends behind target],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s can spammed, just time it well.

Support Nukers

   - Characters with average or low Hits/Sec on their SS3s, or using slow speed weapons. Still strong characters especially against their counter elements, best played with combo generators to deal stronger nukes at higher combo counts.

Image Character
Name
Elem.
Wep.
Combo
Gen
DPS Ratings
vs Elements
Mob
Clear
Roles
(Best As)
(Hits/Sec) Strong Others Weak
Lisbeth [Summer Sunshine] Lisbeth
[Summer Sunshine]
Fire
Mace
10 Hits
2.0sec
(5.0)

SS

S+

SS

B
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
Combo Window: Passive Single Target
SS3 Notes

[MP:110],  [Self-Heal],  [Instant SS3 upon Switch],  [Auto-aim Caster],  [100% Frame Lock],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam, just position your character and time it well, Avoid directly top/bottom of target to avoid misses.
Yuuki
[Bouquet Toss]
Holy
Mace
11 Hits
2.6sec
(4.2)

S+

S

--

AA
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Stunner
5 Stars Upgradable Combo Window: Passive Decent AoE Range
SS3 Notes

[MP:100],  [Self Heal],  [Speed+ Buff],  [Likely to Stun],  [Auto-aim Caster],  [100% Frame Lock],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam, just position your unit and time it well. Stun chance triggers after a set number of SS3s (usually 2 or 3).
Sakuya [Indoor Gamer] Sakuya
[Indoor Gamer]
Water
Bow
8 Hits
1.9sec
(4.2)

SS

S

AA

B
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
Combo Window: Passive Single Target
SS3 Notes

[MP:100],  [Self-Heal],  [Temporary Damage Reduction (15sec)],  [Auto-Aim Caster],  [100% Frame Lock],   [Targets: Ground and Midair Enemies]
- SS3s can be spammed from a ranged position, but watch out for incoming attacks.
Sinon [Fiery Morning Glory] Sinon
[Fiery Morning Glory]
Earth
Gun
8 Hits
2.0sec
(4.0)

SS

S+

S

A
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Stunner
Combo Window: Passive Single Target
SS3 Notes

[MP:100],  [Attack+ Buff],  [Likely to Stun],  [Auto-aim Caster],  [100% Frame Lock],   [Targets: Ground and Midair Enemies]
- SS3s can be spammed from any location, but watch out for incoming attacks.
Sinon
[Great Sniper on the Lookout]
Water
Gun
9 Hits
2.4sec
(3.8)

SS

S+

S

B
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Debuffer
*Atk+ Buffer
Combo Window: While Buffed Single Target
SS3 Notes

[MP:100],  [Attack+ Team Buff],  [Def Down Debuff],  [100% Frame Lock],  [Auto-aim Caster],  [Ends at mid-ranged position],   [Targets: Ground and Midair Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam, just position your unit and time it well.
Yuna [Roller Waitress] Yuna
[Roller Waitress]
Neutral
Mace
8 Hits
2.1sec
(3.8)

SS

S+

--

A
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Debuffer
Combo Window: While Buffed Limited In-line AoE
SS3 Notes

[MP:100],  [Atk&Def Down Debuff],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- Possible to spam SS3s, but needs some crucial timing.
Sinon [Dangerous Kiss] Sinon
[Dangerous Kiss]
Earth
Gun
4 Hits
1.1sec
(3.3)

SS

S+

S

A
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Debuffer
Combo Window: Passive Limited AoE Range
SS3 Notes

[MP:50],  [Attack+ Buff],  [Atk&Def Down Debuff],  [Ends behind target],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam especially against enemies with no auto-aim attacks.
Sinon
[Novice Police]
Neutral
Gun
7 Hits
2.2sec
(3.2)

SS+

SS

--

B
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Debuffer
Combo Window: While Buffed Single Target
SS3 Notes

[MP:100],  [Atk&Def Down Debuff],  [Auto-Aim Caster],  [100% Frame Lock],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s can be spammed from a ranged position, but watch out for incoming attacks.
Sinon [Progressive Gunner] Sinon
[Progressive Gunner]
NeutralGun 7 Hits
2.2sec
(3.2)

SS

S+

--

B
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
Combo Window: Passive Single Target
SS3 Notes

[MP:100],  [Attack+ Buff],  [Auto-Heal],  [100% Frame Lock],   [Targets: Ground and Midair Enemies]
- Can be spammed from a ranged position or while enemy is stunned, just time it well.
Silica [My Little Lover] Silica
[My Little Lover]
Dark
Mace
8 Hits
2.6sec
(3.1)

S+

S

--

AA
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Debuffer
5 Stars Upgradable Combo Window: Passive Decent AoE Range
SS3 Notes

[MP:100],  [Atk&Def Down Debuff],  [100% Frame Lock],  [Auto-Aim Caster],   [Targets: Ground and Midair Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam, just position your unit and time it well.
Sinon [Stiletto heel Bride] Sinon
[Stiletto heel Bride]
Holy
Bow
5 Hits
1.7sec
(2.9)

SS

S+

--

B
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Stunner
Combo Window: Passive Wide In-line AoE
SS3 Notes

[MP:110],  [Self Heal],  [Likely to Stun],  [Auto-aim Caster],   [Targets: Ground and Midair Enemies]
- SS3s can be spammed from a ranged position, but best vs single targets. Stun chance triggers after a set number of SS3s (usually 2 or 3).
Strea [Abounding Spring Water ] Strea
[Abounding Spring Water]
Wind
Mace
7 Hits
2.5sec
(2.8)

SS

S

AA

A
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
5 Stars Upgradable Combo Window: Passive Limited In-line AoE
SS3 Notes

[MP:120],  [Ends behind target],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam, just time it well.
Sinon [Leo] Sinon
[Leo]
Fire
Lance
5 Hits
2.3sec
(2.2)

SS

S

AA

AA
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Stunner
*Crit+ Buffer
Combo Window: Passive Decent AoE Range
SS3 Notes

[MP:100],  [Crit+ Team Buff],  [Likely to Stun],  [100% Frame Lock],  [Teleports to nearby target],   [Targets: Ground and Midair Enemies]
- SS3s are ok to spam, but needs more timing. Use after parry or when the target is about to get stunned. Stun chance triggers after a set number of SS3s (usually 2 or 3).
Sinon [Mischievous Summer Chick] Sinon
[Mischievous Summer Girl]
Water
Gun
4 Hits
1.9sec
(2.1)

SS

S+

S

A
*Nuker
Combo Window: Passive Limited In-line AoE
SS3 Notes

[MP:110],  [Self-Heal],  [Instant SS3 upon Switch],  [Midair Attack],  [Ends behind target],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam and can be used while dodging attacks. Avoid directly top/bottom of target to avoid misses though.
Leafa [Radiant First Mate] Leafa
[Radiant First Mate]
Water
Sword
4 Hits
2.1sec
(1.9)

S+

S

AA

AA
*Nuker
*Debuffer
*Atk+ Buffer
Combo Window: While Buffed Decent AoE Range
SS3 Notes

[MP:100],  [Attack+ Team Buff],  [Def Down Debuff],  [100% Frame Lock],  [Auto-aim Caster],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam, just position your unit and time it well.
Suguha [Faroff Fencer] Suguha
[Faroff Fencer]
NeutralSword 2 Hits
1.6sec
(1.3)

S+

S

--

A
*Nuker
Combo Window: Passive Limited AoE Range
SS3 Notes

[MP:110],  [Attack+ Buff],  [Critical+ Buff],  [Ends behind target],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam and can be used while dodging attacks.

Support Characters

   - DO NOT limit your team by only using high DPS units, also consider using Support units like Debuffers. Refer here for a list of Support Units.
   - Characters that focuses on inflicting status effects like Stuns are also effective as support/utility units, depending on your current character pool and/or battle situation.

Rankings Are Based On:

Lvl 80 Character Stats (Lvl 100 for Free Characters).
   - Note that Ranking Event limited characters will get higher stat bonuses than Gacha characters when limit breaking.

SS3 Attack Duration (Seconds):
   - SS3 Attack Duration in seconds (on-click until he/she can move again)
   - #.#sec* =  Average Time. Dual Wielders will get Max/Min speed depending on combos (10~50) but will only consider their average speed and DPS.
   - (Hits/Sec) determines how fast they can generate combos "per target".

Ranking Event - Burst DPS:
   - Overall Damage Output/Sec (including buffs, defense debuffs, non-elemental damage multipliers, crit damage, and more). Tested on a null enemy (no elemental advantage) with same armor rating, without gears. Elemental damage multipliers will be calculated according to their overall DPS rating.
   - Combo Generation and "how easy" SS3s can be spammed will affect DPS Ratings.

Ranking Event - Mob Clearing:
   - Heavily based on their AoE Range (considering all skills) and Speed.
   - We will not consider Mob Clearing as ranking basis for now because it would be unfair for other limited ranged units.

Support Units that can buff, debuff enemies, or heal your team won't affect their rankings for now, since these characters' effectiveness also depends on their teammates' strengths.

   - Please note that these Tier Lists are for reference only, ranking basis is a work in progress and will never be final. It's not 100% accurate, but we'll do our best to polish the guides.

Other Helpful Notes

Character Rankings: Order List

   - Ordered By: Category > Combo Generation (Hits/Sec) > Faster 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.

Elemental Bonuses and Weaknesses

   - Fire > Wind > Earth > Water > Fire (Holy < > Dark)
   - Characters with an Element that is in a disadvantage (except Holy/Dark) can only deal 75% damage.
   - 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


How To Obtain Specific 5* and 4* Characters?

   - Mostly from Gacha Scout (check "characters and rates" option under the featured banners for more info on which characters are available).
   - Medal Scout/Ticket Scout: Limited characters that can be obtained from Ranking Events (gets a different image thumbnail).
   - Limited Events: Free 5* and 4* characters via limited events.

Final Notes: 

   - The list above isn't absolute, if we missed some info regarding their SS3's performance like range or extra effects for example, please notify us below, thanks!
   - For new characters or banners, please check the Changelog and Updates Section.
   - Enjoy! ^^


Related Sword Art Online: MD Tips & Guides:
Sword Art Online: MD - Terminologies and Team Building Guide
- Sword Art Online: MD - How to Defeat Ranking Event Bosses (Master+1)
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