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


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

Rank [AA] DPS Characters
   - Highly recommended characters that can make your gameplay much easier.
   - Limit Breaking/Hacking is purely optional and according to your preference.
   - Powerhouse Stats, Sword Skills with very useful passive effects, and many more ~ nuff said!
   - Note: Dagger, Rapier, and Sword wielders listed here can be used as your Main Core Unit.

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

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).

Yuuki [Zekken]
Yuuki [Zekken]
HP MP ATK DEF CRIT Battle Skill 1 Battle Skill 2 Battle Skill 3
11414 218 2893 2214 2542 HP MP +6% Attack
Sword - Dark Element +3% MP +15% +10%
Skill Slots: Sword Skill;  SS3 Enhance (Attack+); BS2 Transform; Skill Damage Up (vs Holy)
SS1
SS2
MP:50
MP:60
SS3+
Hit 4.4
[MP:120],  [2.5 Seconds],  [Attack+ Buff],  [100% Frame Lock]
Quick Notes
*Start Dash
Her 11 hits SS3 is full of hard hitting damages and can connect well from any position. Ideal for generating combos with nice burst damages.

Silica [Flower Peach Baby]
Silica [Flower Peach Baby]
HP MP ATK DEF CRIT Battle Skill 1 Battle Skill 2 Battle Skill 3
11267 221 3054 1921 3585 Mp Gain Up MP Attack
Dagger - 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 3.7
[MP:120],  [3.0 Seconds],  [Speed+ Buff]
Quick Notes
*Hina-Matsuri
Her 11 hits SS3 packs a good damage output, but avoid using from the top/bottom area of your target. Speed buff will greatly increase her fast attack and move speed making her a nice combo generator!

Eugeo [Born Genius]
Eugeo [Born Genius]
HP MP ATK DEF CRIT Battle Skill 1 Battle Skill 2 Battle Skill 3
13905 213 3349 2359 2476 Critical 30+ Combo MP & Attack
Sword - Water Element +10% vs Fire Damage +10% +6%
Skill Slots: Sword Skill;  Combo Window Up; Combo Damage Up
SS1
SS2
MP:50
MP:45
SS3
Hit 2.3
[MP:100],  [3.5 Seconds],  [Attack+ Buff],  [Auto-Heal],  [Wide In-line AoE]
Quick Notes
*Alicization
His SS3 is great for clearing mobs to cut more time and for building high combo counts (situational though). Pair with units that also have "Combo Window" to maintain combos. Best used vs Fire elemental enemies.

Silica [Dragon Tamer]
Silica [Dragon Tamer]
HP MP ATK DEF CRIT Battle Skill 1 Battle Skill 2 Battle Skill 3
10094 208 2806 2178 3291 Critical +3% MP Attack
Dagger - Neutral Element Damage Up 1.5x vs Neutral +6% +10%
Skill Slots: Dagger Skill;  BS1 Transform;  SS3 Enhance (Reduced Required MP)
SS1
SS2
MP:50
MP:45
SS3+
Hit Na
[MP:80],  [1.5 Second],  [Self-Heal],  [Attack+ Buff (1.8x)]
Quick Notes
*Start Dash
Great DPS and survivability. After using SS3, use SS1 to defeat enemies. Lacks a combo generator skill, so mix in some regular attacks and rely on crits for added DPS.

Support Nukers!
   - SS3s with average or low hits/sec ( Hit ). Still strong characters especially against their counter elements, but best played with combo generators to deal stronger nukes at higher combo counts.
   - NOTE: Do not use Parry+Switch from or to units that doesn't have a passive or active Combo Window skill, it will break your combos (unless done right). Fore more info, refer here: How to Maintain and Avoid Breaking Combos

Lisbeth [Efficient Smith]
Lisbeth [Efficient Smith]
HP MP ATK DEF CRIT Battle Skill 1 Battle Skill 2 Battle Skill 3
15991 239 3397 2665 1980 Damage Up 30+ Combo Attack
Mace - Neutral Element 1.5x vs Neutral Damage +10% +12%
Skill Slots: Mace Skill;  Combo Window Up;  Combo Damage Up
SS1
SS2
MP:35
MP:60
SS3
Hit 2.9
[MP:100],  [2.8 Seconds],  [Attack+ Buff],  [Auto-Heal]
Quick Notes
*OS Character
*Ordinal Scale
Great tank unit with high HP and Defense stats. Combo generation is a bit shaky but her SS3 can still deal A LOT of damage. Best used after parrying, or for parry switch tactics.

Sinon [Progressive Gunner]
Sinon [Progressive Gunner]
HP MP ATK DEF CRIT Battle Skill 1 Battle Skill 2 Battle Skill 3
9290 213 3831 2091 2847 Damage Up 30+ Combo MP
Gun - Neutral Element 1.5x vs Neutral Damage +10% +12%
Skill Slots: Gun Skill;  Combo Window Up;  Combo Damage Up
SS1
SS2
MP:45
MP:60
SS3
Hit 2.8
[MP:100],  [2.5 Seconds],  [Attack+ Buff],  [Auto-Heal],  [100% Frame Lock]
Quick Notes
*OS Character
*Ordinal Scale
SS3s has high burst damages with nice buffs, while her SS1 also has a notable DPS and can abuse all combo damage bonuses (multiplayer). Great support nuker or as a finisher (turn off auto-approach to increase range).

Silica [Dragon Caster]
Silica [Dragon Caster]
HP MP ATK DEF CRIT Battle Skill 1 Battle Skill 2 Battle Skill 3
8517 223 3621 1748 2631 Critical Dmg
+10% vs Holy
Combo Window Up While Buffed MP
Rod - Dark Element 1.5 to 1.6 3 Seconds +12%
Skill Slots: Dark Magic Skill;  Skill Damage Up (vs Holy)
SS1
SS2
MP:45
MP:60
SS3
Hit 2.3
[MP:120],  [2.2 Seconds],  [Speed+ Buff],  [Critical+ Buff],  [SS1 Team Heal]
Quick Notes
*Deadly Beautiful Kunoichi
Her SS3 packs huge burst damages, but avoid using directly top or bottom of target. Speed buff can also help increase her MP gain, but better focus on spamming SS3s. SS1 can also heal your team if needed.

Asuna [Kitchen Maid]
HP MP ATK DEF CRIT Battle Skill 1 Battle Skill 2 Battle Skill 3
7716 243 3539 1687 3233 Critical Dmg
+10% vs Earth
Combo Window Up While Buffed MP & Attack
Rod - Wind Element 1.5 to 1.6 3 Seconds +6%
Skill Slots: Wind Magic Skill;  Skill Damage Up (vs Earth);  HP&MP Recovery on Enemy Kill
SS1
SS2
MP:45
MP:60
SS3
Hit 1.8
[MP:100],  [2.2 Seconds],  [Attack+ Buff],  [Auto-Aim Caster],  [SS1 Team Heal]
Quick Notes
*Wind Maid
An auto-aim caster that can also deal high burst damages because of her high damage output and short attack animation. SS3 will let her stay in mid-air, could be useful against ground based attacks. Use SS1 to heal your team if needed.

Premier [Pudding Rather Than Praise]
Premier [Pudding Rather Than Praise]
HP MP ATK DEF CRIT Battle Skill 1 Battle Skill 2 Battle Skill 3
11481 242 3051 2050 3218 Mp Gain Up MP Attack
Rapier - Wind Element vs Earth Elem +10% +12%
Skill Slots: Rapier Skill;  Skill Damage Up (vs Earth Element)
SS1
SS2
MP:50
MP:60
SS3
Hit 1.6
[MP:120],  [2.5 Seconds],  [Speed+ Buff]
Quick Notes
*Hina-Matsuri
SS3 is easy to use with added Speed buff paired to her rapier's fast attack speed. Attack animation is also short, allowing her to deal high burst damages.

Silica [Young Idol]
Silica [Young Idol]
HP MP ATK DEF CRIT Battle Skill 1 Battle Skill 2 Battle Skill 3
12236 205 3109 1980 2998 Critical Dmg
+10% vs Holy
MP Attack
Dagger - Dark Element 1.5 to 1.6 +10% +12%
Skill Slots: Dagger Skill;  Skill Damage Up (vs Holy)
SS1
SS2
MP:50
MP:45
SS3
Hit 1.5
[MP:120],  [2.6 Seconds],  [Barrier negates 1 strike],  [Teleports Behind Target]
Quick Notes
*Enduring Love from Another Space
SS3 will instantly teleport her behind the enemy, useful for cutting more time. Damage output is high but her low hits/sec and burst damages pulled her scores down. Barriers could be helpful for spamming SS3s with ease.

Yuuki [Eccentric Riding Hood]
Yuuki [Eccentric Riding Hood]
HP MP ATK DEF CRIT Battle Skill 1 Battle Skill 2 Battle Skill 3
8367 208 3467 1826 3219 MP Recover MP Attack
Rod - Fire Element +10% 5 MP per 5 sec (standby) +12%
Skill Slots: Fire Magic Skill;  Skill Damage Up (vs Wind);  Combo Window Up
SS1
SS2
MP:45
MP:35
SS3
Hit 0.4
[MP:110],  [2.5 Seconds],  [Atk&Def Down Debuff],  [SS1 Team Heal]
Quick Notes
*Fairyland
SS3 has only 1 hit, which is pretty bad for combos, but her damage output and burst damages are pretty high, best paired with combo generators to exploit her high damages, with bonus Atk&Defense down debuffs. Use SS1 to heal your team if needed.

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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