Sword Art Online: MD - List of 5-Stars 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)
   - 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 - 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
Leafa [Realization of Big Wishes] Leafa
[Realization of Big Wishes]
Wind
Rod
8 Hits
2.4sec
(3.3)

SS

AA

AA

A
*Leader Skill:
+6% Attack
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Healer
Combo Window: Passive Decent In-line AoE
SS3 Notes [MP:120],  [SS1 Team Heal],  [Barrier negates 2 strikes],  [Teleports behind target],  [Ends at mid-ranged position],  [100% Frame Lock],  [Midair Attack]  [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam, with bonus barrier to ignore some attacks!
Combo Partner: [Kirito] - Increases damage attained by 10%.
Yui [Sacred Dance] Yui
[Sacred Dance]
Earth
Rod
10 Hits
2.8sec
(3.6)

SS

B

B

AA
*Leader Skill:
+6% Attack
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Atk+ Buffer
*Healer
Combo Window: Passive Single Target
SS3 Notes [MP:120],  [Atk+ Team Buff],  [SS1 Team Heal],  [Auto-aim Caster],  [Midair Attack],  [100% Frame Lock],   [Targets: Ground and Midair Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam from any location and can dodge attacks by staying midair!
Leafa [Visitor in Snow] Leafa
[Visitor in Snow]
Holy
Rod
8 Hits
2.0sec
(4.0)

SS

A

B

AA
*Leader Skill:
+6% Attack
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Stunner
*Healer
Combo Window: Passive Limited In-line AoE
SS3 Notes [MP:120],  [Likely to Stun],  [Teleports behind target],  [100% Frame Lock],  [SS1 Team Heal],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam just time it well. Stun chance triggers after a set number of SS3s (usually 2 or 3).
Combo Partner: [Asuna] - Increases damage attained by 10%.
Asuna
[Midnight Temptation]
Dark
Rod
9 Hits
3.4sec
(2.6)

SS

B

A

S
*Leader Skill:
+6% Attack
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Healer
Combo Window: Passive Single Target
SS3 Notes [MP:120],  [Self Heal],  [SS1 Team Heal],  [Teleports behind target],  [Midair Attack],  [100% Frame Lock],   [Targets: Ground and Midair Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam and can be used to dodge most enemy attacks!
Combo Partner: [Alice] - Increases damage attained by 10%.


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.
None at the Moment...
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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

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
Kirito [Swordsman in the Wilderness] Kirito
[Swordsman in the Darkness]
Neutral
Sword
8 Hits
2.7sec
(3.0)

SS+

A

B

AA
*Leader Skill:
+6% Attack
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Crit+ Buffer
Combo Window: Passive Limited In-line AoE
SS3 Notes [MP:120],  [Critical+ Team Buff],  [100% Frame Lock],  [Ends behind target],  [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam, just time it well.
Combo Partner: [Sinon] - Increases damage attained by 10%.
Sinon [Sniper in Love] Sinon
[Sniper in Love]
Neutral
Gun
9 Hits
2.5sec
(3.6)

SS+

B

B

AA
*Leader Skill:
+6% Attack
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Crit+ Buffer
Combo Window: Passive Single Target
SS3 Notes [MP:120],  [Critical+ Team Buff],  [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s must be executed in-line or far from target to avoid misses.
Combo Partner: [Kirito] - Increases damage attained by 10%.
Asuna [The Queen of Hearts] Asuna
[The Queen of Hearts]
Fire
Rapier
9 Hits
2.5sec
(3.6)

SS+

B

B

AA
*Leader Skill:
+6% Attack
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Atk+ Buffer
Combo Window: Passive Single Target
SS3 Notes [MP:120],  [Attack+ Team Buff],  [Teleports behind target],  [100% Frame Lock],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam, just position your unit well.
Combo Partner[Kirito] - Increases damage attained by 10%.
Kirito
[The King of Poker]
Fire
Dual
13 Hits
2.2sec*
(5.9)

SS+

A

B

AA
*Leader Skill:
+6% Attack
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Atk+ Buffer
Combo Window: Passive Single Target
SS3 Notes [MP:120],  [Attack+ Team Buff],  [Ends behind target],  [100% Frame Lock],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam, just position your unit well.
Combo Partner[Asuna] - Increases damage attained by 10%.
Sinon [The Wild Joker] Sinon
[The Wild Joker]
Fire
Bow
8 Hits
1.9sec
(4.2)

SS+

B

B

AA
*Leader Skill:
+6% Attack
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Atk+ Buffer
Combo Window: Passive Single Target
SS3 Notes [MP:120],  [Attack+ Team Buff],  [Teleports behind target],  [Ends at mid ranged position],  [100% Frame Lock],   [Targets: Ground and Midair Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam, just position your unit well.
Combo Partner[Yuuki] - Increases damage attained by 10%.
Yuuki [The Bunny Ace] Yuuki
[The Bunny Ace]
Fire
Sword
9 Hits
2.5sec
(3.6)

SS+

B

B

AA
*Leader Skill:
+6% Attack
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Atk+ Buffer
Combo Window: Passive Single Target
SS3 Notes [MP:120],  [Attack+ Team Buff],  [Auto-aim Caster],  [Midair Attack],  [100% Frame Lock],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam, just position your unit well.
Combo Partner[Sinon] - Increases damage attained by 10%.
Asuna [Foxy Shrine Maiden] Asuna
[Foxy Shrine Maiden]
Earth
Rapier
8 Hits
1.8sec
(4.4)

SS

AA

A

AA
*Leader Skill:
+6% Attack
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Atk+ Buffer
Combo Window: Passive Decent In-line AoE
SS3 Notes [MP:120],  [Atk+ Team Buff],  [Ends behind target at mid ranged position],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam from any location.
Combo Partner: [Yui] - Increases damage by 10%.
Sinon [The Unexpected] Sinon
[The Unexpected]
Earth
Lance
7 Hits
2.6sec
(2.7)

SS

A

B

AA
*Leader Skill:
+6% Attack
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Atk+ Buffer
Combo Window: Passive Limited In-line AoE
SS3 Notes [MP:120],  [Atk+ Team Buff],  [Teleports to nearby target],  [Ends behind target at mid ranged position],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam from any location.
Combo Partner: [Leafa] - Increases damage by 10%.
Suguha [Gorgeous Priestess Costume] Suguha
[Gorgeous Priestess Costume]
Earth
Sword
7 Hits
2.2sec
(3.2)

SS

B

B

AA
*Leader Skill:
+6% Attack
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Atk+ Buffer
Combo Window: Passive Single Target
SS3 Notes [MP:120],  [Atk+ Team Buff],  [Teleports behind target at mid ranged position],  [100% Frame Lock],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam from any location.
Combo Partner: [Sinon] - Increases damage by 10%.
Yui [Sacred Dance] Yui
[Sacred Dance]
Earth
Rod
10 Hits
2.8sec
(3.6)

SS

B

B

AA
*Leader Skill:
+6% Attack
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Atk+ Buffer
*Healer
Combo Window: Passive Single Target
SS3 Notes [MP:120],  [Atk+ Team Buff],  [SS1 Team Heal],  [Auto-aim Caster],  [Midair Attack],  [100% Frame Lock],   [Targets: Ground and Midair Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam from any location and can dodge attacks by staying midair!

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
[Reach the Finish Line]
Wind
Rapier
6 Hits
1.7sec
(3.5)

SS

AA

A

AA
*Leader Skill:
+6% Attack
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Debuffer
Combo Window: Passive Decent In-line AoE
SS3 Notes [MP:120],  [Def Down Debuff],  [Ends behind target],  [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam, just position your unit and time it well.
Combo Partner: [Yui] - Increases damage attained by 10%.
Leafa [Flush of Youth] Leafa
[Flush of Youth]
Wind
Sword
12 Hits
2.2sec
(5.5)

SS

B

B

AA
*Leader Skill:
+6% Attack
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Debuffer
Combo Window: Passive Single Target
SS3 Notes [MP:120],  [Def Down Debuff],  [Teleports to nearby target],  [100% Frame Lock],  [Mid-air Attack],  [Ends behind target],  [Targets: Ground and Midair Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam, excellent starter for combination attacks too!
Combo Partner: [Lisbeth] - Increases damage attained by 10%.
Lisbeth [Never Give Up] Lisbeth
[Never Give Up]
Wind
Lance
6 Hits
2.2sec
(2.7)

SS

A

B

AA
*Leader Skill:
+6% Attack
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Debuffer
Combo Window: Passive Single Target
SS3 Notes [MP:120],  [Def Down Debuff],  [Auto-aim Caster],  [100% Frame Lock],  [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- - SS3s are easy to spam, excellent starter for combination attacks too!
Combo Partner: [Leafa] - Increases damage attained by 10%.
Yui [Go for the Top] Yui
[Go for the Top]
Wind
Dagger
7 Hits
1.9sec
(3.7)

SS

B

B

AA
*Leader Skill:
+6% Attack
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Debuffer
Combo Window: Passive Single Target
SS3 Notes [MP:120],  [Def Down Debuff],  [100% Frame Lock],  [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s are pretty much on point, so rely on her frame locks (turn off AP to increase range).
Combo Partner: [Asuna] - Increases damage attained by 10%.

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.
None at the Moment...
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Thumb
Character
Name
Elem.
Wep.
Combo
Gen
Ranking
Event DPS
Floor Clear
Event
--- Roles
(Best As)
Hits/sec Burst Mob Clear Boss

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* and 5* 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 - Best 4-Star Characters and Tier List
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