Sword Art Online: MD - Best 5* Burst Damagers Tier List (Rank SS) Fire Element


This tier list will show you how good your 5 star characters are when it comes to burst damages and ranking events.

Rank [SS] 5* Burst DPS Damagers for Ranking Events (Fire Element)

   - 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 5* Burst Damagers Tier List (Rank SS)

SAO MD RANK SS Burst Damagers


Neutral ElementFire ElementWind ElementEarth ElementWater ElementHoly ElementDark Element
(This Ranking Page (Burst DPS Rank SS) is divided based on Element)

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.

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Image Character
Name
Elem.
Wep.
Combo
Gen
DPS Ratings
vs Elements
Mob
Clear
Roles
(Best As)
(Hits/Sec) Strong Others Weak


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
Kirito
[The King of Poker]
Fire
Dual
13 Hits
2.2sec*
(5.9)

SS+

SS

S+

A
*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%.
Rain [Countless Swords Blessing]
Rain
[Countless Swords Blessing]
Fire
Dual
13 Hits
2.7sec*
(4.8)

SS+

SS

SS

B
*Leader Skill:
+10% Attack
(Fire Element)
*Nuker
*Combo Gen

Combo Window: Passive Single Target
SS3 Notes

[MP:110],  [Midair Attack],  [SS3 has Invincibility],  [Ends at mid-ranged position],   [Targets: Ground and Midair Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam, just position your unit well.
Combo Partner[Rapier] - Increases damage by 10%. [Assist]: MP+ Buff
Yuuki [Gemini] Yuuki
[Gemini]
Fire
Rapier
7 Hits
1.5sec
(4.7)

SS

S+

S+

AA
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Stunner
*Crit+ Buffer
5 Stars Upgradable 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).
Combo Partner[Fire Element] - Increases damage by 5% vs Wind Element.
Asuna [Enchanting Love]
Asuna
[Enchanting Love]
Fire
Rapier
11 Hits
2.5sec
(4.4)

SS+

SS

S+

A
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Debuffer

Combo Window: Passive Single Target
SS3 Notes

[MP:100],  [Def Down Debuff],  [Self Heal],  [Teleports behind target],  [100% Frame Lock],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam, just position your unit well.
Combo Partner[Fire Element] - Increases damage by 5% vs Wind Element.
Yuuki [The Coveted Life]
Yuuki
[The Coveted Life]
Fire
Lance
10 Hits
2.5sec
(4.0)

SS

S+

S+

A
*Leader Skill:
+6% Attack
*Nuker
*Combo Gen

Combo Window: Passive Single Target
SS3 Notes

[MP:120],  [Instant SS3 upon switch],  [Teleports behind target],  [100% Frame Lock],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam, just time it well.
Combo Partner[Asuna] - Increases damage by 10%.
Silica
[Autumn Leaf Bath Beauty]
Fire
Dagger
9 Hits
2.3sec
(3.9)

SS

S+

S

B
*Leader Skill:
+6% Attack
*Nuker
*Combo Gen

Combo Window: Passive Single Target
SS3 Notes

[MP:120],  [Barrier negates 1 strike],  [Auto-aim Caster],  [100% Frame Lock],   [Targets: Ground and Midair Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam, just position your unit well.
Combo Partner[Leafa] - Increases damage attained by 10%.
Asuna [The Queen of Hearts]
Asuna
[The Queen of Hearts]
Fire
Rapier
9 Hits
2.5sec
(3.6)

SS

S+

S

B
*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%.
Yuuki [The Bunny Ace]
Yuuki
[The Bunny Ace]
Fire
Sword
9 Hits
2.5sec
(3.6)

SS

S+

S

B
*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%.
Leafa [Unfulfilled Wish]
Leafa
[Unfulfilled Wish]
Fire
Sword
7 Hits
2.6sec
(2.7)

SS+

SS

S+

A
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Debuffer

Combo Window: Passive Limited AoE Range
SS3 Notes

[MP:100],  [Def Down Debuff],  [Self Heal],  [Teleports behind target],  [100% Frame Lock],   [Targets: Ground and Midair Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam, just position your unit well.
Combo Partner[Fire Element] - Increases damage by 5% vs Wind Element.

Support Nukers

   - Characters with average or low Hits/Sec on their SS3s, using ranged or 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
Sinon [Choleric Cupid]
Sinon
[Choleric Cupid]
Fire
Bow
18 Hits
2.5sec
(7.2)

SS+

SS

S+

B
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Debuffer

Combo Window: Passive Single Target
SS3 Notes

[MP:100],  [Def Down Debuff],  [Self Heal],  [Teleports behind target],  [Midair Attack],  [Ends at mid ranged position],   [Targets: Ground and Midair Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam, while dodging certain attacks.
Combo Partner[Fire Element] - Increases damage by 5% vs Wind Element.
Lisbeth [Summer Sunshine] Lisbeth
[Summer Sunshine]
Fire
Mace
11 Hits
2.0sec
(5.5)

SS+

SS

SS

B
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
5 Stars Upgradable 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.
Combo Partner[Fire Element] - Increases damage by 5% vs Wind Element.
Asuna [Youthful Days]
Asuna
[Youthful Days]
Fire
Bow
10 Hits
2.0sec
(5.0)

SS

SS

S+

A
*Leader Skill:
+6% Attack
*Nuker
*Combo Gen

Combo Window: Passive Decent AoE Range
SS3 Notes

[MP:120],  [Instant SS3 upon switch],  [Auto-aim Caster],  [100% Frame Lock],   [Targets: Ground and Midair Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam, just time it well.
Combo Partner[Yuuki] - Increases damage by 10%.
Sinon [The Wild Joker]
Sinon
[The Wild Joker]
Fire
Bow
8 Hits
1.9sec
(4.2)

SS

S+

S

B
*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%.
Sinon
[Swing a Battledore with Love]
Fire
Bow
7 Hits
2.0sec
(3.5)

SS

SS

S+

B
*Leader Skill:
+6% Attack
*Nuker
*Combo Gen

Combo Window: Passive Single Target
SS3 Notes

[MP:120],  [Instant SS3 upon switch],  [Barrier negates 1 strike],  [Teleports behind target],  [100% Frame Lock],   [Targets: Ground and Midair Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam, just position your unit and time it well.
Combo Partner[Lisbeth] - Increases damage attained by 10%.
Silica [Platonic Love]
Silica
[Platonic Love]
Fire
Dagger
4 Hits
1.9sec
(2.1)

SS

SS

S+

A
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Debuffer

Combo Window: Passive Limited In-line AoE
SS3 Notes

[MP:100],  [Def Down Debuff],  [Self Heal],  [Ends behind target],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam, just time it well.
Combo Partner[Fire Element] - Increases damage by 5% vs Wind Element.

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 (and some units) 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! ^^


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