Sword Art Online: MD - List of Support Units and Tier List


Here's a list of support characters in the action RPG mobile game Sword Art Online: Memory Defrag. Support units can be used to regain HP and/or MP, enhance the stats of your team, or debuff enemy stats during battle.

Team Building with Support Units

   - Please check this guide to learn more about this list: Terminologies and Team Building Guide
   - DO NOT limit your team by only using high DPS units, also consider using Support units like Debuffers.

Other Useful Lists:

   - Character List (Element, Stats and Info)
   - Overall Character Rankings
   - Burst DPS Tier List (Ranking Events)
Sword Art Online: MD - Burst Damagers Tier List (Rank C-D)

Support Units: Team Healers

   - Characters that can heal your entire team (Attack Stat can also increase the healing amount). Recommended units for Floor Clearing Events! Note that you can also heal your team between fights while the timer is not ticking.

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Character
Name
Elem.
Wep.
Combo
Gen
Ranking
Event DPS
Floor Clear
Event
--- Roles
(Best As)
Hits/sec Burst Mob Clear Boss
Asuna [Hit Idol of Love and Effort] Asuna
[Hit Idol of Love and Effort]
Fire
Rod
7 Hits
2.8sec
(2.5)

AA

S

AA

A
*Wind Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Mob Clearer
*Healer

Combo Window: None Wide In-line AoE
SS3 Notes [MP:120],  [Barrier negates 1 strike],  [Midair Attack],  [SS1 Team Heal],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS1 can heal your team, costs 45 MP with 3 seconds cast time (large recovery).
Yuuki [Eccentric Riding Hood] Yuuki
[Eccentric Riding Hood]
Fire
Rod
1 Hit
2.2sec
(0.4)

S

B

B

B
*Nuker
*Debuffer
*Healer
Combo Window: Passive Single Target
SS3 Notes [MP:110],  [Atk&Def Down Debuff],  [SS1 Team Heal],   [Targets: Ground and Midair Enemies]
- SS1 can heal your team, costs 45 MP with 3 seconds cast time (large recovery).
Asuna
[Kitchen Maid]
Wind
Rod
4 Hits
2.2sec
(1.8)

S

B

B

B
*Nuker
*Healer
Combo Window: While Buffed Single Target
SS3 Notes [MP:100],  [Attack+ Buff],  [Auto-Aim Caster],  [Midair Attack],  [SS1 Team Heal],   [Targets: Ground and Midair Enemies]
- SS1 can heal your team, costs 45 MP with 3 seconds cast time (large recovery).
Asuna [Undine Healer] Asuna
[Undine Healer]
Water
Rod
4 Hits
4.0sec
(1.0)

C

A

B

B
*Fire Nuker
*Healer
Combo Window: None Decent AoE Range
SS3 Notes [MP:120],  [Auto-Aim Caster],  [SS1 Team Heal],   [Targets: Ground and Midair Enemies]
- SS1 can heal your team, costs 45 MP with 3 seconds cast time (large recovery).
Silica [Dragon Caster] Silica
[Dragon Caster]
Dark
Rod
5 Hits
2.2sec
(2.3)

AA

B

B

B
*Holy Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Healer
Combo Window: While Buffed Single Target
SS3 Notes [MP:120],  [Speed+ Buff],  [Critical+ Buff],  [SS1 Team Heal],   [Targets: Ground and Midair Enemies]
- SS1 can heal your team, costs 45 MP with 3 seconds cast time (large recovery).
Seven [Star Scientist] Seven
[Start Scientist]
Holy
Rod
8 Hits
4.0sec
(2.0)

C

A

B

B

*Dark Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Healer
Combo Window: None Decent AoE Range
SS3 Notes [MP:120],  [Auto-Aim Caster],  [SS1 Team Heal],   [Targets: Ground and Midair Enemies]
- SS1 can heal your team, costs 45 MP with 3 seconds cast time (large recovery).
Asuna [Captive Princess] Asuna
[Captive Princess]
Earth
Rod
0 Hit
4.0sec
(n/a)

D

C

C

C
*Healer
*Def+ Buffer
Combo Window: None None
SS3 Notes [MP:90],  [Team Heal],  [Defense+ Team Buff],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3 can heal your team, costs 90 MP with 4 seconds cast time (replenish HP of nearby allies).
Yuna [Tropical dB] Yuna
[Tropical dB]
Earth
Sword
5 Hits
1.7sec
(2.9)

SS+

B

A

S
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Team Heal
Combo Window: Passive Single Target
SS3 Notes [MP:100],  [Teleports to nearby target],  [Team Heal],  [100% Frame Lock],   [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.


Notable 3-Stars Team Healers
   -  Their SS1 skills can also heal your team, costs 45 MP with 3 seconds cast time (partial recovery).
Seven [The Young Pooka]Leafa [Wind Mage]SiuneAlicia Rue

Support Units: Team MP Recovery

   - Characters that can recover your entire team's MP (fixed amount). Note that you can also recover your team's MP between fights while the timer is not ticking.
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Character
Name
Elem.
Wep.
Combo
Gen
Ranking
Event DPS
Floor Clear
Event
--- Roles
(Best As)
Hits/sec Burst Mob Clear Boss
Yuna [AR Idol] Yuna
[AR Idol]
NeutralSword 9 Hits
3.0sec
(3.0)

C

A

B

B
*Neutral Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Def+ Buffer
*MP+ Buffer
Combo Window: None Limited AoE Range
SS3 Notes [MP:150], [Defense+ Team Buff],  [Team MP+30],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- Possible to spam but be careful with auto aim and ranged attacks.

Support Units: Team Stat Buffers

   - Characters that can buff and increase your team's attack damage or crit rate around 10% (doesn't stack and only lasts 15 seconds). Note that you can also buff your team between fights while the timer is not ticking.
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Character
Name
Elem.
Wep.
Combo
Gen
Ranking
Event DPS
Floor Clear
Event
--- Roles
(Best As)
Hits/sec Burst Mob Clear Boss
Asuna [Cheer of Love] Asuna
[Cheer of Love]
Holy
Bow
10 Hits
4.0sec
(2.5)

B

B

B

A

*Dark Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Atk+ Buffer
Combo Window: None Limited AoE Range
SS3 Notes [MP:100],  [Attack+ Team Buff],  [Lands at mid-ranged position],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3 burst damages are pretty good, but mostly used as Attack+ team buffer.
Silica [Shouting Cheers] Silica
[Shouting Cheers]
Holy
Mace
10 Hits
4.0sec
(2.5)

B

B

B

A

*Dark Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Atk+ Buffer
Combo Window: None Single Target
SS3 Notes [MP:120],  [Attack+ Team Buff],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3 burst damages are pretty good, but mostly used as Attack+ team buffer.
Sinon [Victorious Girl] Sinon
[Victorious Girl]
Holy
Dagger
9 Hits
3.2sec
(3.1)

S

B

B

A
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Atk+ Buffer
Combo Window: Passive Single Target
SS3 Notes [MP:100],  [Attack+ Team Buff],  [Ends behind target],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s can be spammed while dodging attacks, just time it well.
Strea [Glittering Youth] Strea
[Glittering Youth]
Holy
Rapier
7 Hits
4.0sec
(1.8)

B

B

B

A
*Dark Nuker
*Atk+ Buffer
Combo Window: None Single Target
SS3 Notes [MP:120],  [Attack+ Team Buff],  [Ends behind target],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s can be spammed while dodging attacks, just time it well.
Yui [Angel Cheer] Yui
[Angel Cheer]
Holy
Sword
3 Hits
2.3sec
(1.3)

S

B

B

A
*Nuker
*Atk+ Buffer
Combo Window: None Single Target
SS3 Notes [MP:100],  [Attack+ Team Buff],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3 is pretty much on point, so use after parry or while target is stunned.
Silica
[Starlight Prayer]
Dark
Rapier
14 Hits
2.4sec
(5.8)

SS

A

AA

AA
*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.
Yuuki [Celestial Dancer] Yuuki
[Celestial Dancer]
Dark
Dual
11 Hits
2.6sec*
(4.2)

SS

B

A

AA
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Atk+ Buffer
Combo Window: While Buffed Single Target
SS3 Notes [MP:100],  [Attack+ Team Buff],  [Self Heal],  [Ends behind target],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam, just time it well.
Philia [Promise of Reunion] Philia
[Promise of Reunion]
Dark
Dagger
7 Hits
1.8sec
(3.9)

S

AA

S

AA
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Atk+ Buffer
Combo Window: While Buffed Decent In-line AoE
SS3 Notes [MP:100],  [Attack+ Team Buff],  [Self Heal],  [Ends behind target],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam, just time it well.
Asuna [Libra] Asuna
[Libra]
Fire
Lance
7 Hits
2.0sec
(3.5)

S

AA

A

A
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Stunner
*Crit+ Buffer
Combo Window: Passive Decent AoE Range
SS3 Notes [MP:120],  [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).
Leafa [Aries] Leafa
[Aries]
Fire
Sword
12 Hits
3.0sec
(4.0)

S

AA

A

A
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Stunner
*Crit+ Buffer
Combo Window: Passive Limited AoE Range
SS3 Notes [MP:120],  [Crit+ Team Buff],  [Likely to Stun],   [Targets: Ground and Midair Enemies]
- SS3s are a bit hard to spam, but DPS is just too good to ignore. Turn off Auto-Approach to turn her into an Auto-Aim Caster but will only deal 60%. Stun chance triggers after a set number of SS3s (usually 2 or 3).
Sinon [Leo] Sinon
[Leo]
Fire
Lance
5 Hits
2.3sec
(2.2)

SS

AA

A

A
*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).
Yuuki [Gemini] Yuuki
[Gemini]
Fire
Rapier
7 Hits
1.5sec
(4.7)

SS+

AA

A

A
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Stunner
*Crit+ Buffer
Combo Window: Passive Decent In-line AoE
SS3 Notes [MP:120],  [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).

Support Units: Enemy Stat Debuffers

   - Characters that can use debuffs to decrease the stats of enemies, for best results, use from the start.
   - Debuffs usually lasts around 30 seconds and doesn't stack, it will only reset the timer if used again.
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Character
Name
Elem.
Wep.
Combo
Gen
Ranking
Event DPS
Floor Clear
Event
--- Roles
(Best As)
Hits/sec Burst Mob Clear Boss
Asuna
[Time of Injection]
NeutralRapier 10 Hits
2.2sec
(4.5)

SS+

AA

AA

A
*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.
Silica [Attention Please] Silica
[Attention Please]
Neutral
Dagger
11 Hits
2.4sec
(4.6)

SS

A

A

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.
Sinon
[Novice Police]
Neutral
Gun
7 Hits
2.2sec
(3.2)

SS+

B

B

A
*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.
Strea [Spartan Female Teacher] Strea
[Spartan Female Teacher]
Neutral
Lance
9 Hits
2.1sec
(4.3)

SS+

A

A

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.
Yui [All Aboard] Yui
[All Aboard]
Neutral
Sword
7 Hits
2.1sec
(3.3)

SS

S

S

A
*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.
Yuna [Roller Waitress] Yuna
[Roller Waitress]
Neutral
Mace
8 Hits
2.1sec
(3.8)

SS+

A

A

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.
Yuuki [Eccentric Riding Hood] Yuuki
[Eccentric Riding Hood]
Fire
Rod
1 Hit
2.2sec
(0.4)

S

B

B

B
*Nuker
*Debuffer
*Healer
Combo Window: Passive Single Target
SS3 Notes [MP:110],  [Atk&Def Down Debuff],  [SS1 Team Heal],   [Targets: Ground and Midair Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam from a ranged position, but watch out for auto-aim and dashing attacks.
Yui [Pearl Tears] Yui
[Pearl Tears]
Wind
Rapier
2 Hits
2.1sec
(1.0)

S

A

AA

A
*Nuker
*Debuffer
Combo Window: Passive Limited AoE Range
SS3 Notes [MP:110][Atk&Def Down Debuff],  [Self Heal],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- A bit hard to spam, find an opening from the start, or use after parry or stun.
Sinon [Dangerous Kiss] Sinon
[Dangerous Kiss]
Earth
Gun
4 Hits
1.1sec
(3.3)

SS+

A

B

A
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Debuffer
Combo Window: Passive Limited In-line AoE
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.
Leafa [Ephemeral Feelings] Leafa
[Ephemeral Feelings]
Water
Dagger
4 Hits
2.7sec
(1.5)

S

S

AA

A
*Nuker
*Mob Clearer
*Debuffer
Combo Window: Passive Wide AoE Range
SS3 Notes [MP:120],  [Atk&Def Down Debuff],  [Ends behind target],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s are fairly good to spam (turn off auto-approach to increase range), just watch for auto-aim attacks because of the little delay at the end.
Asuna [Lightning Dance] Asuna
[Lightning Dance]
Holy
Sword
12 Hits
3.0sec
(4.0)

SS+

AA

AA

AA
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Debuffer
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.
Silica [My Little Lover] Silica
[My Little Lover]
Dark
Mace
8 Hits
2.6sec
(3.1)

SS

AA

A

A
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Debuffer
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.
Philia [Treasure Hunter] Philia
[Treasure Hunter]
Neutral
Dagger
2 Hits
1.5sec
(1.3)

C

B

C

C
*Neutral Nuker
*Debuffer
Combo Window: None Single Target
SS3 Notes [MP:100],  [Defense Down Debuff],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3 is mostly used for a quick defense down debuff from the start of battle.

Support Units: Team Buffers and Enemy Stat Debuffers

   - Characters that can buff and increase your team's attack damage or crit rate around 10% (doesn't stack and only lasts 15 seconds). Note that you can also buff your team between fights while the timer is not ticking.

   - Characters that can use debuffs to decrease the stats of enemies, for best results, use from the start.
   - Debuffs usually lasts around 30 seconds and doesn't stack, it will only reset the timer if used again.
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Character
Name
Elem.
Wep.
Combo
Gen
Ranking
Event DPS
Floor Clear
Event
--- Roles
(Best As)
Hits/sec Burst Mob Clear Boss
Asuna [Gorgeous Quartermaster] Asuna
[Gorgeous Quartermaster]
Water
Rapier
8 Hits
1.8sec
(4.4)

SS+

A

B

AA
*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.
Kirito [Lofty Captain] Kirito
[Lofty Captain]
Water
Dual
8 Hits
2.1sec
(3.8)

SS+

B

B

AA
*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.
Leafa [Radiant First Mate] Leafa
[Radiant First Mate]
Water
Sword
4 Hits
2.1sec
(1.9)

SS

AA

A

AA
*Nuker
*Debuffer
*Atk+ Buffer
Combo Window: While Buffed Decent AoE Range
SS3 Notes [MP:110],  [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.
Sinon
[Great Sniper on the Lookout]
Water
Gun
9 Hits
2.4sec
(3.8)

SS+

B

B

AA
*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.
Yuuki [Intuitive Navigator] Yuuki
[Intuitive Navigator]
Water
Dagger
5 Hits
1.8sec
(2.8)

SS+

AA

A

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.

Important  Notes

   - Ranking Order: Support Type > Element > Name.
   - 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.

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).
   - 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.

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 - Best 4-Star Characters and Tier List
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