Sword Art Online: MD - Best 5* Burst Damagers Tier List (Rank SS) Wind 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 (Wind 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)
   - 6* Burst DPS Tier List (Ranking Events)
   - 6* Characters Tier List (Overall)
   - 5* Burst DPS Tier List (Ranking Events)
   - 5* Characters Tier List (Overall)
   - 4* Burst DPS Tier List (Ranking Events)
   - 4* Characters Tier List (Overall)
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.

Image Character
Name
Elem.
Wep.
Combo
Gen
DPS Ratings
vs Elements
Mob
Clear
Roles
(Best As)
(Hits/Sec) Strong Others Weak
Leafa [Swifty Slash] Leafa
[Swifty Slash]
Wind
Sword
8 Hits
2.0sec*
(4.0)

SS

S+

S+

S
*LS:+10% Atk
(30+ Combos)
*Nuker
*Mob Clearer
*Trap Zone

Combo Window: Passive Wide In-line AoE
SS3 Notes

[MP:120],  [Trap Zone],  [Ends behind target at mid ranged position],   [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam, just time it well.
Combo Partner[Sinon] - Increases damage attained by 10%.


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
Asuna [Foxy Beauty] Asuna
[Foxy Beauty]
Wind
Rapier
9 Hits
1.5sec
(6.0)

SS+

SS

S+

A
*LS:+6% Atk
(Wind Elem)
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Stunner


Combo Window: Passive Single Target
SS3 Notes [MP:120],  [Likely to Stun],  [100% Frame Lock],  [Ends behind target],  [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam, just time it well.
- Combo Partner: [Alice] - Increases damage attained by 10%. [Assist]: Crit DMG+ Buff
Leafa [Flush of Youth] Leafa
[Flush of Youth]
Wind
Sword
12 Hits
2.2sec
(5.5)

SS+

SS

S+

B
*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%.
Leafa [Beach Lancer] Leafa
[Beach Lancer]
Wind
Lance
9 Hits
1.9sec*
(4.7)

SS+

SS

S+

A
*LS:+10% Atk
(Wind Elem)
*Nuker
*Combo Gen


Combo Window: Passive Limited AoE Range
SS3 Notes [MP:110],  [Auto-aim Caster],  [Frame Lock],  [Targets: Ground and Midair Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam, just time it well.
- Combo Partner: [Sinon] - Increases damage attained by 10%. [Assist]: MP+ Buff
Alice
[Bashful Tanuki Girl]
Wind
Sword
11 Hits
2.6sec
(4.2)

SS

S+

S+

A
*LS:+6% Atk
(Wind Elem)
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Stunner


Combo Window: Passive Limited AoE Range
SS3 Notes [MP:120],  [Likely to Stun],  [100% Frame Lock],  [Ends behind target],  [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam, just time it well.
- Combo Partner: [Asuna] - Increases damage attained by 10%. [Assist]: Crit DMG+ Buff
Silica [Auspicious Blue Sky] Silica
[Auspicious Blue Sky]
Wind
Dagger
8 Hits
2.0sec
(4.0)

SS

SS

S+

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


Combo Window: Passive Limited AoE Range
SS3 Notes [MP:120],  [Midair Attack],  [Barrier negates 2 strikes],  [100% Frame Lock],  [Targets: Ground and Midair Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam while in midair, with bonus barrier to ignore some attacks!
- Combo Partner: [Yuuki] - Increases damage attained by 10%.
Yuuki [New Year's Breeze] Yuuki
[New Year's Breeze]
Wind
Sword
8 Hits
2.0sec
(4.0)

SS

SS

S+

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


Combo Window: Passive Single Target
SS3 Notes [MP:120],  [Barrier negates 2 strikes],  [Teleports behind target],  [100% Frame Lock]  [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam, with bonus barrier to ignore some attacks!
- Combo Partner: [Silica] - Increases damage attained by 10%.
Yuuki [Funky Play] Yuuki
[Funky Play]
Wind
Lance
10 Hits
2.6sec
(3.8)

SS+

SS

S+

A
*LS:+10% Atk
(30+ Combos)
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Atk+ Zone


Combo Window: Passive Limited AoE Range
SS3 Notes [MP:120],  [Attack+ Zone],  [Self Heal],  [Auto-aim Caster],  [100% Frame Lock],  [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam, just time it well.
- Combo Partner: [Asuna] - Increases damage attained by 10%.
Alice [Ring the Bell] Alice
[Ring the Bell]
Wind
Sword
7 Hits
1.9sec
(3.7)

SS

SS

S+

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


Combo Window: Passive Decent In-line AoE
SS3 Notes [MP:120],  [Instant SS3 upon switch],  [Barrier negates 1 strike],  [Ends behind target],  [Ends at mid-ranged position],  [100% Frame Lock],  [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam, turn off auto-approach if needed to control range.
- Combo Partner: [Asuna] - Increases damage attained by 10%.
Yui [Go for the Top] Yui
[Go for the Top]
Wind
Dagger
7 Hits
1.9sec
(3.7)

SS

S+

S

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


Combo Window: Passive Single Target
SS3 Notes [MP:120],  [Def Down Debuff],  [SS3 has Invincibility],  [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%.
Leafa [The Blade] Leafa
[The Blade - Facing the Feelings]
Wind
Sword
8 Hits
2.2sec
(3.6)

SS

S+

S

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


Combo Window: Passive Single Target
SS3 Notes [MP:120],  [Teleports behind target],  [Midair Attack],  [100% Frame Lock],  [Targets: Ground and Midair Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam, just position your unit and time it well.
- Combo Partner: [Sinon] - Increases damage attained by 10%.
Sinon [Cute Bunny] Sinon
[Cute Bunny]
Wind
Dagger
7 Hits
2.0sec
(3.5)

SS

S+

S

A
*Leader Skill:
+6% Attack
(Wind Elem)
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Stunner


Combo Window: Passive Single Target
SS3 Notes [MP:120],  [Likely to Stun],  [100% Frame Lock],  [Teleport to a nearby target],  [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam, just time it well.
- Combo Partner: [Leafa] - Increases damage attained by 10%. [Assist]: Crit DMG+ Buff
Asuna
[Reach the Finish Line]
Wind
Rapier
6 Hits
1.7sec
(3.5)

SS

S+

S+

AA
*Leader Skill:
+6% Attack
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Debuffer


Combo Window: Passive Decent In-line AoE
SS3 Notes [MP:120],  [Def Down Debuff],  [SS3 has Invincibility],  [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%.
Lisbeth [Never Give Up] Lisbeth
[Never Give Up]
Wind
Lance
6 Hits
2.2sec
(2.7)

SS

S+

S

B
*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%.
Kirito [Fortune comes in at the merry gate] Kirito
[Fortune comes in at the merry gate]
Wind
Sword
5 Hits
1.9sec
(2.6)

SS

S+

S

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


Combo Window: Passive Limited In-line AoE
SS3 Notes [MP:120],  [Auto-aim Caster],  [Barrier negates 2 strikes],  [Ends behind target],  [Ends at mid-ranged position]  [Targets: Ground Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam, with bonus barrier to ignore some attacks!
- Combo Partner: [Leafa] - Increases damage attained by 10%.

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
Leafa
[Innocent Puppy]
Wind
Rod
17 Hits
2.8sec
(6.1)

SS

SS

S+

B
*LS:+6% Atk
(Wind Elem)
*Nuker
*Combo Gen
*Stunner
*Healer


Combo Window: Passive Single Target
SS3 Notes [MP:120],  [SS1 Team Heal],  [Likely to Stun],  [100% Frame Lock],  [Teleports behind target at mid-ranged position],  [Targets: Ground and Midair Enemies]
- SS3s are easy to spam, just time it well.
- Combo Partner: [Sinon] - Increases damage attained by 10%. [Assist]: Crit DMG+ Buff
Leafa [Realization of Big Wishes] Leafa
[Realization of Big Wishes]
Wind
Rod
8 Hits
2.4sec
(3.3)

SS

S+

S

AA
*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%.

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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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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