cookie run kingdom tier list

Cookie Run: Kingdom Tier List: A Complete Ranked List of Cookies

Welcome to our comprehensive Cookie Run: Kingdom cookie tier list! While all cookies are loveable and worth collecting, not all of them are particularly useful in combat. Similarly to gacha games such as Azur Lane, Arknights and this game’s daddy Cookie Run: Ovenbreak, certain cookies are more effective than others.

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Unfortunately, the actual tiers of Epic, Rare and Common only give a vague idea on how effective a cookie is, usually only pertaining to their raw stats. Some Epics are pretty bad. Some Rares are strong enough to beat certain Epics. Even some of the Commons manage to grab on to a weird niche past earlygame. And of course, some cookies are absolutely busted.

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This tier list assumes you’ve been playing Cookie Run: Kingdom for a bit of time. If you’re a new player, be sure to head over to our Cookie Run: Kingdom beginner’s guide and give it a read. You may also want to check out our squad composition guide, as it uncovers some powerful team builds in the game. In case you are looking for some advice regarding progression, kingdom management, combat and related topics, then we suggest you reading our dedicated article!

COOKIE RUN: KINGDOM TIER LIST

S TIER – GOURMET

Licorice Cookie
Espresso Cookie
Dark Choco Cookie
Milk Cookie
Herb Cookie

This is the meta squad. They’re absolute monsters in PVP while still being very reliable in PVE, at all stages of the game. They’ll flatten the majority of the World Map. You’ll see them everywhere in the Arena. You’ll lose your temper fighting them together. If you have them the only thing stopping you from rolling all over PVE is your sense of timing and if you forgot to feed them their Star Jellies.

Licorice Cookie

EPIC, MID, MAGIC, Summoner, Buffer, Low Power AOE Damage, Tablet-Launcher Supreme

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He’s so powerful, he should have been dipped in molten fondue and called Cheese Cookie. He is ostensibly a squishy mid Magic cookie. He’s closer to an immensely powerful Support though. His skill is a salt-inducing horror in PVP, and an excellent shield in PVE. In one tap, he will summon several licorice soldiers, give your cookies a 20% defense buff, and zap the enemy with an AOE lightning bolt.

Give him Hard Walnuts, and his mooks become a frontline wall that can hold back the enemy. Pair him with a levelled Squishy Jelly Watch and his cooldown ends just in time to refresh his mooks. Oh, and that DEF buff applies to his mooks too. He’s especially strong once you get him past 0-star. A guy worth grinding soulstone mileage for!

Espresso Cookie

EPIC, MID, MAGIC, AOE Damage Dealer, Ethically Questionable Physics

espresso cookie cookie run kingdom

This smug jerk has the kind of damage capability normally reserved for single target damage dealers, but applied to a crowd. Espresso’s Grinder vortex not only hits hard enough to often wipe an enemy wave all on its own, but sucks any unfortunate survivors into its center.

The poor fools will wish they were killed by the initial vortex when the rest of your team beats the jam out of them. He looks dang good while doing it too. Fill this guy with Searing Raspberries, and laugh maniacally.

Dark Choco Cookie

EPIC, FRONT, CHARGE, AOE Debuffer, Medium Tank, Overall Scary Guy

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Cool black armor, amazing silky hair, and an imposing figure aren’t Dark Choco Cookie’s only good points. While his damage potential is nothing impressive on its own, that 20% DEF Down debuff his skill inflicts to a whole crowd is serious stuff.

He often finds use in both PVP and PVE. Give him some Solid Almonds or Hard Walnuts to keep him tough. Now if only he’d cheer up and remember that he’s one of the most wanted cookies in the current meta as of the time of this writing.

Milk Cookie

EPIC, FRONT, DEFENSE, Taunter, Heavy Tank, Milk Makes For Strong Bones

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An overall nice guy willing (and capable!) of taking a big hit for his team. His skill is a straight up better version of Knight Cookie’s. He not only taunts the enemy, but also jumps right into them while raising his own DMG Resist.

This way, he demands the attention of the enemy, much to the relief of squishier teammates like Espresso. His calcium-rich statline is built to reflect that. He has a high DEF but lackluster ATK. Cram this guy full of Hard Walnuts so he can shrug the enemy off like a mild insult.

Herb Cookie

EPIC, REAR, HEALER, AOE Healer and Debuff Cleaner, Hoo Hoo Boy

herb cookie cookie run kingdom

Herb Cookie is the definition of boring yet practical. He’s a healer, he heals the party. No ifs, or buts. He doesn’t waste time attacking the enemy like another certain cookie in bottom tier with a similar skill as him. His skill is an instant AOE heal followed by area heal over time and debuff cleaning.

It scales with his ATK, so it may seem lackluster until you start feeding him Searing Raspberries, then suddenly it outclasses Custard Cookie III’s picky healing. Easy to understand, easy to use, and highly effective. Just watch out for PVP teams with Vampire Cookie in them.

A TIER – FLAVORFUL

Kumiho Cookie
Vampire Cookie
Custard Cookie III
Princess Cookie
Poison Mushroom Cookie
Tiger Lily Cookie
Rye Cookie
Sparkling Cookie
Pomegranate Cookie
Cherry Cookie
Avocado Cookie

While not as powerful as the Gourmet tier, these cookies are pretty strong in their own right. These guys are definitely good cookies, just overshadowed. They don’t like that though! Some of them can be used to counter some of the cookies in Gourmet tier in PVP, but often at the cost of generalist reliability. Thankfully this being the widest tier means you’re spoiled for choice.

Kumiho Cookie

EPIC, FRONT, CHARGE, AOE Stun, Medium Tank, Foxy Marshmallow

kumiho cookie cookie run kingdom

This marshmallow fox pretending to be a cookie is pretty tough for someone whose shtick is flirting with the enemy. Her ability is to transform into a Cookie, flirting with the enemy to stop them attacking for two seconds. While doing this, she charges up an attack.

A front disabler could be very useful as it frees up a slot for a damage dealer. Kumiho’s ability also does a bit of damage on top of disabling a crowd, so she’s a good way to open a wave to attack or to interrupt a dangerous enemy. Give her some Hard Walnuts or Solid Almonds so she can last longer.

Vampire Cookie

EPIC, REAR, AMBUSH, Single Target Rear Damage, Herbicidal Guided Missile

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For a cheerful, lazy drunkard, Vampire Cookie is quite an accurate killer. If you get him early on, he’s fairly useless. But later in the game when levels start sending out dangerous heavy spellcaster types instead of mass gunlines in the rear, he starts to truly sparkle. In one click, Vampire Cookie can instantly delete (or at least badly injure) the rearmost target in a wave with a 600-800% damage bite.

Usually, that’s a boss, a dangerous rear enemy, or the enemy healer in PVP. Cram him full of Searing Raspberries and turn him into a guided bomb! Of course, if the enemy wave sends you a massive blob of small enemies instead, Vampire will do you little good. Save him for really dangerous enemies.

Custard Cookie III

RARE, REAR, HEALER, Double Target Healer, Miniature Vanilla King

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Quite possibly the longest-lasting cookie in the starter squad. While he’s pickier with his healing than Herb Cookie, he heals more HP per target with his skill (though comparing regular heals, Herb is still stronger) and puts a short-duration shield on top of said heal.

He’s also good at picking his heal targets. He picks the two most likely to end up dead, often saving their butts in a clutch situation. Timing that shield well can mean the difference between a total party kill, and a desperate victory. Overall, an adorably annoying cookie willing to work towards his self-proclaimed title. Give him some Searing Raspberries to make his healing stronger.

Princess Cookie

RARE, FRONT, CHARGE, AOE Debuffer, Medium tank, Dark Choco But Cute

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Let’s face it, she’s a discount version of Dark Choco Cookie. While Princess Cookie’s skill technically does more straight damage than Dark Choco’s, it has a weaker DEF Down debuff of 15% compared to Dark Choco’s 20%. That said, being a mini Dark Choco is a good thing!

You’ll usually have Princess Cookie instead of Dark Choco because of the Gacha’s rather iffy rates. She’ll last you long into the game, and the only one that can truly replace her is Dark Choco. Says a lot about how strong she is. Perhaps give her some Solid Almonds, or Searing Raspberries to take advantage of her skill’s higher damage power. Overall, a good cookie, just overshadowed by her Epic-tier edgy counterpart.

Poison Mushroom Cookie

EPIC, MID, BOMBER, AOE Poison Damage, Lil’ Shroomy

poison mushroom cookie cookie run kingdom

If Princess Cookie is Discount Dark Choco, then Shroomy here is Off-Brand Espresso. They does the same job of doing area damage over time, but this time in the form of a poison debuff. Not bad right? Unfortunately, you better keep them in PVE as dang near everyone in PVP has Herb Cookie in their backline. Herb will clean the poison out.

Otherwise, the poison is a great source of extra area damage against large crowds. As a Bomber, their basic attacks also do splash damage, great for clearing frontline crowds in PVE. Give them some Searing Raspberries to make the most of both their skill and basic attack.

Tiger Lily Cookie

EPIC, REAR, RANGE, AOE Stun, Maker Of Funny Faces

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Tiger Lily Cookie is an odd mix. She’s a rear ranger, but her skill is an AOE stun that sends her forward to the enemy while increasing her attack speed. Crowd disablers are quite a rare sight in this game so if you get her, you’ll likely find some use for her. A lot more courageous than another cookie I’ll be listing down later. Give her some Swift Chocolates so you can stun the enemy more reliably.

Rye Cookie

EPIC, REAR, RANGE, Single Target DPS, Big Wholegrain On Her Hip

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This cookie’s a real crackshot. Rye Cookie’s skill tooltip says she will aim for whoever has the most HP with a single powerful shot then increase her ATK Speed. It didn’t say anything about a massive bullet barrage in between both! A high damage shot against a tank, a barrage against the mid or rear, then a general ATK Speed buff for herself. The buff itself isn’t anything special.

The barrage will often kill or severely injure its target though. None of her shots are wasted either. If the barrage kills its target early, she immediately switches targets. She is also great for bossfights in general. Think of her as a less precise but easier to use Vampire Cookie. Her skill is still useful vs small crowds as well as single hard targets. Cram her full of Raspberries and fill them outlaws with holes.

Sparkling Cookie

EPIC, REAR, HEALER, Double Target Healer, Team Buffer, Vampire Cookie’s “Juice” Supplier

sparkling cookie cookie run kingdom

Sparkling Cookie could be seen as a more offense-oriented version of Custard Cookie III. He has the same double target heal, but ditches the two target shield for an all-team critical hit chance increase. While he’s an Epic and Custard’s only a Rare, neither is a true replacement for the other.

It all depends on whether you want child-friendly defensive shields, or more violent booze powered critical hits in your team. If Custard’s for ending a fight safely, Sparkling is for ending a fight quickly. Both of them are pretty good.

Pomegranate Cookie

EPIC, REAR, SUPPORT, AOE Heal-over-time, Team Buffer, Shroomy’s Babysitter

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Pomegranate Cookie isn’t a particularly good healer. For one thing, she’s a Support, so instead of healing other cookies in her idle time, she wastes time attacking the enemy with her fairly poor ATK stat. Her actual skill doesn’t heal all that much either.

Now if she were such a terrible healer, why is she up here in Flavorful tier? Because she gives a big fat 20% ATK buff to everyone in the party, including herself. Give her some Swift Chocolates so she can go first during a fight and set up a wave-cleaning barrage. If you need a dedicated healer though, give her an actual Healer partner.

Cherry Cookie

RARE, REAR, BOMBER, AOE Stun, Atomic Prankster

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Cherry Cookie is good fun! There are few things simpler or more effective than tossing a gigantic bomb at the enemy. Her giant bomb has a 2 second stun, not quite as powerful as Tiger Lily’s 3 second stun. But the bomb itself still does good damage, and Cherry Cookie arguably has the better basic attack.

Being a Bomber instead of a Ranger, her basic attacks do splash damage. Great for cleaning frontline crowds in PVE. Give her a ton of Raspberries to take advantage of both her big bomb and her little bombs.

Avocado Cookie

RARE, FRONT, DEFENSE, Single Target Buff, Heavy Tank, AOE Pushback, Pun-Happy Blacksmith

avocado cookie cookie run kingdom

A very strong cookie with more application in the PVE late game than the early game. You’d think that giving a 30% ATK Buff only to whoever has the highest ATK stat automatically makes her inferior to Pomegrenate Cookie giving a 20% ATK buff to everyone in the team. Wrong! Being a tanky Defense cookie instead of a squishy Support makes up for it.

She makes a good partner to AOE nukers like Espresso. She’ll also last longer than supports against AOE-happy enemy formations, because of her fairly beefy stats. As for the actual damage of her skill though, it’s nothing to take note of. Give her some Walnuts or Almonds to help her keep the squishy mids alive.

B TIER – SWEET

Mint Choco Cookie
Carrot Cookie
Madeleine Cookie
Purple Yam Cookie
Chili Pepper Cookie
Onion Cookie
Adventurer Cookie

These guys aren’t bad, but they’re not awesome either. Some might be otherwise powerful cookies with a rather blatant flaw. Others are just rather boring, but fairly practical. They make good space fillers for roles you need but lack. Like if you need a tank but don’t have Princess, Avocado, Dark Choco or Milk.

Mint Choco Cookie

REAR, SUPPORT, AOE Healer, Team Buffer, A Sweet Violinist

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A support who fires at the enemy as opposed to being a dedicated healer. Unlike Rye’s greedy ATK Speed buff, Mint Choco Cookie’s team-wide ATK Speed buff actually has a noticeable effect. It causes the squad healer to heal faster, and several cookies attacking more rapidly is much more powerful than just one cookie doing it.

That being said, Mint Choco’s stuck down here because Pomegranate Cookie steals his thunder. Deploying this guy instead of another damage dealer might not be wise, and deploying him instead of a dedicated healer is a terrible idea. Deploying him WITH a dedicated healer isn’t so bad though.

Carrot Cookie

RARE, REAR, SUPPORT, Area Heal, Area Buff, Light AOE Damage, Biggest Carrot Award Winner

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The hard-working Carrot Cookie is a pretty weird Support cookie. Her support skill damages the enemy and heals your team. It also comes with a decent DEF buff. She feels like a strange buffer version of a Magic cookie rather than a Support cookie. Either way, not bad, very simple, and quite adorable too.

Madeleine Cookie

EPIC, FRONT, “DEFENSE”, AOE Damage, Self-Heal, Heavy Tank, Stop Hiding In Mid If You Want Glory!

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A majestically shiny cookie with gleaming white armor and a fancy sword. Madeleine Cookie’s skill is to heal himself, make himself immune to debuffs, and shoot AOE piercing sword beams. Sounds awesome right? You’ll notice we put the word “DEFENSE” in sarcastic quotation marks. He hides in mid when using his skill! This would be perfectly okay if he had a good ATK stat, but he doesn’t.

It comes with being a Defense cookie. He can’t do his job as a Defense cookie if he’s hiding with Espresso! At least his stats are pretty beefy elsewhere. Maybe use his skill when there are big crowds or in a desperate situation. Against singular deadly targets or if the mid is in danger, it might be better to keep him in front to take hits and let the real damage dealers do the job.

Purple Yam Cookie

EPIC, FRONT, CHARGE, AOE Damage and Knockback, Medium Tank, Spin 2 Win

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If you used Strawberry Cookie a lot early in the game, Purple Yam Cookie will be quite familiar. Unlike the shy, quiet Strawberry Cookie though, this massive hothead has the statline of an Epic. You tap his skill, and he spins, mashing his way through the enemy and pushing them back. You can use this to cram the enemy frontline into its rearline.

This makes the enemy vulnerable to cookies like Princess Cookie or Chili Pepper Cookie, who have a relatively small area of effect with their skills. It’s not amazingly destructive or flashy, but it does the job and gives your squad some protection by keeping the enemy out of their faces. Give him some Walnuts or Almonds so the big guy can take some hits for the cookies behind him.

Chili Pepper Cookie

EPIC, MID, AMBUSH, Rear-line AOE Damage, Sticky Fingers

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Early on, Chili Pepper Cookie is a pretty good rear line killer. Her skill is made to cut down neat rear gunlines, which are common in early levels. She also works quite well with the other starter cookies. Later on though, she starts to suffer as enemy rear formations start getting messy and uneven. Often, her skill will only hit one or two targets if the enemy hasn’t been pushed into each other. All in all, she’s in an awkward spot. She’s an area damage cookie with small AOE, and a backline assassin with insufficient killing power against late game heavy spellcasters. If you do plan on using her, give her Searing Raspberries and send her in after your frontliners have hammered the enemy formation into a tight blob.

Onion Cookie

RARE, MID, SUPPORT, Screen-Wide Damage and Debuffer, Do Not Bully

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Putting Onion Cookie into the battlefield is a war crime. This poor little crying baby does not even have a basic attack. Instead, she has a skill that does damage and reduces enemy ATK by 10%. The skill also has a stacking mechanic. It gains up to roughly 700% damage power the more she gets scared, usually by new enemy waves or enemy strikes. Anything to reduce the ATK of the enemy is always useful.

Unfortunately, her skill, while powerful, takes a lot of time to collect stacks. The spammy AI also makes her useless in PVP. It also isn’t helped by her Support statline giving her inferior ATK. Give her some Searing Raspberries if you want her to fight and deploy her against the final wave. You monster.

Adventurer Cookie

REAR, AMBUSH, Single Target Rear Heavy Damage, Single Target Stun, Edible Indiana Jones

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Adventurer Cookie works very similarly to Vampire Cookie except trading some of the damage for a stun. Pretty good, but why would you want to stun an enemy when you can kill them outright? Because sometimes, you just can’t kill them outright! Might as well keep the target from murdering your party for a couple of seconds.

It might be a good idea to pair Adventurer and Vampire Cookie together to tag team a boss, but they’ll be fighting over the Ambush powder needed for their skills. Cram this guy full of Searing Raspberries. Use him like Vampire Cookie, but time the attack to interrupt the target if you can.

C TIER – FRESH

GingerBrave
Snow Sugar Cookie
Angel Cookie
Gumball Cookie
Pancake Cookie
Blackberry Cookie

Rather lackluster cookies that nonetheless find some use in battle. Many of these cookies are weak lategame but strong earlygame. Some also find some weird niche in the meta to take advantage of. That being said, there are certainly better choices around.

GingerBrave

COMMON, FRONT, CHARGE, AOE Knockback, Everyone’s First Cookie

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How did a Common, and the starter cookie at that, end up all the way up here? GingerBrave’s skill has an absurd 8 second cooldown, compared to everyone else’s 10-20 seconds. The AOE is just perfectly sized to only hit the two enemy front cookies in PVP. The knockback is so powerful it’ll toss the victims right into the rear, leaving their mid cookies wide open! This plays into the PVP meta in a hilarious way.

Normally, you can set up a weak defense party to attract weaker players into fighting you. Then you wreck them in the Defense tab later for Arena shop medals. They get medals for beating your defense team too, so no foul. Here, you instead bait weaker players into attacking what LOOKS like a weak party (a very eye-catching levelled and 5-starred GingerBrave backed up by vastly more dangerous cookies, often hidden), only for them to get demolished!

This alone was enough to jump GingerBrave up a couple tiers here. You still shouldn’t rely on a tactic that assumes your target is stupid though! Also he’s generally weak even in mid-level PVE.

Snow Sugar Cookie

EPIC, MID, MAGIC, Sumonner, AOE Debuffer, If Only The Snow King Were In Front

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The loveable Snow Sugar Cookie sadly suffers from Strong Early, Weak Later syndrome as with many other cookies. They summon a large monster called the Snow King. The Snow King’s basic attack is a low-damage AOE breath that gives everyone it hits an ATK Slow debuff. An enemy Herb Cookie isn’t able to clean it out either, as the Snow King will simply reapply it. Decent early on, she can turn some PVP matches around against incomplete meta teams.

Unfortunately, the poor damage the Snow King does and the later enemies’ higher raw damage makes Snow Sugar Cookie suffer. ATK Slow doesn’t matter if you’re worried about high damage attacks with a low fire rate. The Snow King also stays in the rear instead of moving forward, wasting the Snow King’s rather high HP. If you’ve been using them, you might have to replace them with another damage dealer or support.

Angel Cookie

COMMON, REAR, HEALER, AOE Heal, Flight Incapable

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Another rather strong common. This is the closest thing to a Discount Herb Cookie you can get (albeit a much weaker one vs the milder gap between Princess and Dark Choco), and as long as you keep their star level up, they can keep up with your team.

Now why isn’t this cookie a tier higher then? Because Custard Cookie III exists and you get him at the start of the game. Custard’s ability to save team members that need healing the most is more reliable than Angel Cookie’s weaker area heal, which doesn’t have enough kick.

Gumball Cookie

RARE, REAR, BOMBER, AOE Slow, Artistic Artillery

gumball cookie cookie run kingdom

Thank goodness his skill description is contradicted by his skill’s stat tooltip. A 20% ATK Slow is certainly much better than a pointless Movement Slow! Just like Snow Sugar, ATK Slow becomes rather bland later on, but at least Gumball Cookie’s a Bomber too. This means his basic attack has AOE. Give him some Raspberries to strengthen his firepower if you want to use him.

Pancake Cookie

RARE, REAR, AMBUSH, Light AOE Damage, Squad Buffer, Give Acorn Jelly

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This little flying chubster is another weird one that doesn’t exactly fit his classification. An Ambush cookie with the wide AOE of a Magic Cookie, lackluster damage, but also a 20% ATK Speed buff for the whole party. Pancake Cookie is less a rear-line killer and more an offensive Support without a heal. Since he uses different powders than Support cookies, it might be safe to pair him with Mint Choco to power up Rye Cookie.

At that point though, getting a more traditional Ambush cookie might be a better idea. All in all, neither amazing nor terrible. Give him some Swift Chocolates or Raspberries so he can do the buff, or for his skill to do more useful damage. Too bad Acorn Jellies aren’t a topping.

Blackberry Cookie

RARE, REAR, MAGIC, AOE Damage Over Time, Squad Buffer, Adventurer Cookie’s Minder

blackberry cookie cookie run kingdom

The quiet Blackberry Cookie is a pretty simple damage dealer that gives the team a buff to their Critical Hit Chance. Her own skill is affected by this buff, so that’s pretty good. That being said, it might be better to either pair her with a dedicated damage dealer or replace her outright with one. Give her some Raspberries if you plan to send her to combat instead of letting her keep an eye on Adventure Cookie.

D TIER – KINDA BLAND

Knight Cookie
Werewolf Cookie
Strawberry Cookie
Beet Cookie

These unfortunate cookies need some additional love from the developers. You won’t find them often in PVP other than as a revenge bait defense team, spot fillers, or because they look cool. As for PVE, they’re useable but there are much better cookies around. If the Gacha’s been mean though, you might as well learn to use them until you get some better Cookies.

Knight Cookie

RARE, FRONT, DEFENSE, Taunt, Medium Tank, LEEROY JENKINS!

knight cookie cookie run kingdom

Knight Cookie seriously needs some form of defensive buff. He’s like Milk Cookie except he can’t take the heat after making the enemy lose their tempers. He’s useful in the early to mid-game to draw fire, but in later levels the enemy will outright obliterate him for taunting.

He’s also fairly useless in PVP. Once you’re past chapter 4, you might need to find him a bulkier or harder hitting replacement. If you absolutely have no choice but to use him, fill him with Almonds so he lasts longer.

Werewolf Cookie

EPIC, FRONT, CHARGE, General DPS, Medium Tank, Needs Friends

werewolf cookie cookie run kingdom

His skill causes area damage before transforming him into a werewolf and giving him double-strike attacks. Sounds cool right? Well, his stats as a Front cookie don’t exactly help this skill much.

Compared to cookies like the wave-pushing Purple Yam or the defense-cracking Dark Choco and Princess, or even the fearlessly stupid Knight Cookie, Werewolf Cookie has very little utility. It is only a straight DPS increase for himself mixed with a lackluster AOE attack. Get someone with better pushback, or cram this guy full of Almonds so he can still take some hits.

Strawberry Cookie

COMMON, FRONT, DEFENSE, AOE Pushback, Spin 2 Win Lite

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The shy and adorable Strawberry Cookie is one of the weaker Starter Cookies. Her description as a Defense isn’t entirely accurate, as she has more in common with Purple Yam Cookie, an Epic-tier Charge cookie with a bad temper.

Her skill is a long duration AOE spin attack that pushes the enemy back as she goes. Nothing special, nothing terrible. Unlike Gingerbrave though, she isn’t weird enough to exploit the meta. Replace her with a stronger Front cookie when you can, and be nice to her in the castle.

Beet Cookie

COMMON, REAR, RANGED, Single Target Damage, Aim For The Injured!

beet cookie cookie run kingdom

Beet Cookie could have so much potential if it weren’t for their Common statline. She aims her skill at whoever has the least HP. Such a skill on a stronger cookie would make them a hard counter to meta monsters like Espresso and Licorice, a pair of glass cannons that are high priority targets.

Unfortunately, they’re a Common, and other focus-target cookies like Rye, Vampire and Adventurer blow them out of the soda pond. If you absolutely want to use Beet Cookie, give her Raspberries like any other damage dealer.

F TIER – SALTY

Muscle Cookie
Wizard Cookie
Clover Cookie
Ninja Cookie
Alchemist Cookie

These cookies can’t even be used to replace the starter squad. Their ability is often pointless or so weak as to be forgettable. It ain’t their fault though, so be nice to them. Most of the cookies that deserve a sentence to the Sugar Quarry are in the higher tiers anyway!

Muscle Cookie

COMMON, FRONT, CHARGE, AOE Pushback, Don’t Skip Leg Day

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His skill doesn’t hit hard (80% damage with a Shock debuff vs Gingerbrave’s straight up 120% or so damage). The knockback on his skill isn’t strong enough to immediately toss enemies into their own rear gunline, so he doesn’t pair very well with Chili Pepper Cookie in the starter squad. Both Gingerbrave and Strawberry Cookie are better at cramming the enemy into a tight blob. Put the big guy in the Sugar Quarry or the Lumberjack Lodge so he can spend the day exercising. He doesn’t actually mind!

Wizard Cookie

COMMON, MID, MAGIC, AOE Damage, Ice Cream Shortstop

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The loveably nerdy Wizard Cookie is in the starter squad, but it’s rather easy to forget he’s in your team. Chili Pepper and Gingerbrave’s earlygame combo often kills a wave before you think of using Wizard Cookie.

By the time you start seeing the weird uneven gunlines and deep, narrow formations that give Chili Pepper so much trouble, you probably already have a replacement for Wizard Cookie. Have the little guy water some plants in your kingdom once you get a new AOE damage unit. It should give him some time to study the magic he loves so much.

Clover Cookie

RARE, REAR, SUPPORT, AOE Debuff Cleaner and Healer, The Happy Bard

clover cookie cookie run kingdom

This guy is Herb Cookie but terrible. While having a very similar skill to Herb Cookie (an area heal over time that cleans debuffs, but lacking the initial stronger heal), he is a Support. That means he wastes time shooting at the enemy instead of healing your cookies.

Unlike most Supports though, he doesn’t give your cookies any real buffs! Just keep Custard Cookie III in your backline and get a real support cookie instead. Have this guy tell tales of your main team back home, he’ll be happier that way.

Ninja Cookie

REAR, AMBUSH, AOE Damage, Silent But Not Particuarly Deadly

ninja cookie cookie run kingdom

Ninja Cookie is another one who is immediately rendered obsolete by Starter Squad, particularly Chili Pepper Cookie. His skill is a small AOE attack with moderate damage. Being an Ambush cookie means they’ll be fighting Chili Pepper over Ambush powder, so you might as well keep Wizard Cookie on your team if you found Ninja Cookie in the gacha. Pull a Karate Kid on him and trick him into doing chores in the name of training!

Alchemist Cookie

RARE, MID, BOMBER, AOE Poison Damage, Vampire Cookie’s Designated Driver

alchemist cookie cookie run kingdom

The ever busy nerd Alchemist Cookie is a rather confusing cookie to use. She has an AOE poison bomb that supposedly gets stronger every use, reaching its peak after three uses.

Unfortunately, even at it’s strongest it’s pretty weak and has small AOE. It makes her basic attack’s poison more powerful too though, but at that point you probably want a better damage dealer. Give her a nice lab to work on at home. Preferably far away from Wizard Cookie. Those two hate each other!

And this ends our comprehensive tier list for Cookie Run: Kingdom! If you guys have any tips on how to use these cookies more effectively, or opinions on whether or not a cookie should be higher or lower on the chart, don’t forget to leave us a message in the comment section below! Stay civil though, leave the battles in the Arena!

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