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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

X TIER – GOURMET


X1
Clotted Cream Cookie
Wildberry Cookie
Caramel Arrow Cookie
Eclair Cookie
Dark Cacao Cookie
Hollyberry Cookie
Dark Choco Cookie
Sea Fairy Cookie

X2
Crunchy Chip Cookie
Frost Queen Cookie
Cream Puff Cookie
Sorbet Shark Cookie
Pure Vanilla Cookie
Black Raisin Cookie
Cotton 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. Being core cookies, you use them to fill up at least three slots once you get them, with AOE damage cookies in particular being used depending on which one you own and have invested in.

X1

Clotted Cream Cookie

SUPER EPIC, MID, MAGIC, Disabler, AOE Damage, Front Sniper, 2% Connivingness

PVE Damage Dealer, PVP Super Disabler, Tankbuster

Toppings: Searing Raspberries or Swift Chocolates

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The writer was about to tier Clotted Cream down since he wasn’t as strong as the writer initially thought, but then he got buffed fast enough to keep him up here. The connivingly calculating Consul of the Creme Republic Clotted Cream Cookie is an incredibly powerful disabler, the first of the Super Epic tier, basically an in-between for Epics and Ancients/Legendaries. Having similar power to the latter but not fitting in either Ancient or Legendary thematically due to being a modern cookie, as opposed to the heroes of old (Ancient) or beings of myth(Legendaries), they’re certainly worth the new tier.

Clotted Cream has an unstoppable disable, ignoring interrupt-proofing from the likes of stun-immunity buffer cookies like Cocoa, or even ones that ignore all disables like Caramel Arrow during her skill. This isn’t even to mention their devastating AOE damage, and the even more horrific single target damage they do to whoever they happened to disable, prioritizing the nearest enemy Cookie. They do 89.9% DMG based on the victim’s max HP (which can be reduced by enemy defense) and another 20% of fixed damage based on the same, not caring about defense, though it doesn’t go past a total of 300,000 damage, similar to Sorbet Shark.

If it isn’t a cookie though, it only does 1.9% total HP damage. Then the cage itself does 189% of the Consul’s ATK, while the AOE attack does a total of 308.5% of his ATK. Overall, a giant threat to his releasemate and any other front cookie who happens to get within his skill’s sights. Resist the urge to punch his smug suspicious politician face and put him in your team!

Wildberry Cookie

EPIC, FRONT, DEFENSE, Berserker, Heavy Tank, Knockback Spammer, Naggingberry Cookie

PVE Tank, PVP Anti-Speed/Anti-Summoner Damage Dealer/Tank Team Enabler

Toppings: Solid Almonds (Wildberry’s damage depends on him taking loads of hits)

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Hollyberry’s unwanted babysitter, Wildberry Cookie, is a rather dangerous warrior seemingly built to fight against the current PVP meta teams in action at the moment. In spite of their skill’s complicated description, the way it works in practice is simple: While it’s active, the more hits Wildberry takes for his team, the harder his final punch hits. His final punch goes up by an extra 35.3% of his ATK for every hit he suffers, maxing out at a truly bonkers 30 hits for an extra 1059% damage, but with the usual enemy team he’ll stack about 15 before the big punch if his enemy is equal with him. This is on top of a 1.3 second stun.

The common enemy teams nowadays usually involve Caramel Arrow Cookie, a cookie whose skill lets her fire off lots of hard hitting arrows, and Cotton Cookie, a summoner whose sheep rapidly attack the enemy front cookies. Do the math, and Wildberry Cookie’s attack power goes from not bad (At lv60 without toppings, they reach 23k ATK, with the standard for Defense Epics before them being around 15-20k tops) to giving true damage dealers a run for their money, while he maintains his bulky Defense Cookie statline.

The best part, being in front lets him easily avoid cookies that would theoretically be his weakness: high damage single hit cookies like Vampire or Red Velvet, who target the rear! While his releasemate Clotted Cream Cookie seems to counter him specifically, Wildberry’s existence along with Caramel Arrow’s DPS, Madeleine’s AOE spamming and Dark Cacao’s insane cleaving swing and debuff barrage means there are now enough high tier offensively-oriented front cookies to make a bulky 4-front 1-support team viable. Which is way more than just one tank to snipe away for the Republic’s Consul.

Caramel Arrow Cookie

EPIC, RANGER, FRONT, Damage Dealer, HP-Percentage Damage, Multiple Target Attack, Damage Stacker, Debuff Immunity, Boba Tea Based Bow Of Boom

PVE Anti-Cookie, PVP Heavy Damage

Toppings: Bouncy Caramels for Arrow Mark stacking, or Searing Raspberries to take advantage of her good ATK stat, a mixture could be viable

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Caramel Arrow is the first to blatantly break the rule of “damage dealers out back, not in front”, though one could argue the more recent Charge Cookies were practically just skimming the edge of that rule. You’d think this makes her pretty worthless, because how the heck is a Ranger gonna do damage if they’re in front, and therefore, die in two seconds?

Thankfully, her statline is more akin to a highly offensive Charge cookie (Abnormally high ATK compared to a Charge cookie, good but not particularly impressive HP and passable defense), allowing her to last unusually long considering her actual cookie type. Her skill is what makes her truly shine: She jumps to the rear like Madeleine except she doesn’t lie about her actual job, and starts hammering the enemy with arrows. Each shot can stack an Arrow Mark (a fancy name for “sticky bomb”) on the target, which detonates after she stops firing.

After she stops shooting, she dashes at the enemy, dealing some initial damage with some extra based on the target’s HP. The dash’s percentage damage is higher than Sorbet’s (max around 38% compared to Sorbet’s 30%, at least when used against Cookies), but doesn’t count as true damage, and therefore can be reduced by DEF and Damage Resist. Her skill also renders herself immune to debuffs for a solid 8 seconds, allowing her to assassinate the likes of Frost Queen, and maintain consistent damage even after Sea Fairy drops a tsunami on her.

Best of all, her skill comes with a natural 10 second cooldown, in a game where 15 seconds is considered good or at least average. You’ll want to put her in a speed comp (Lilac Cookie’s machinegun squad, either with or taking the slot of Pastry Cookie) as the majority of her damage comes from her arrow spam and subsequent Arrow Mark stacks, though she is definitely powerful enough to strengthen a mainline general purpose team.

Eclair Cookie

EPIC, “SUPPORT”, MID, ATK Target Priority, DMG Booster, Puts Heroes In Obituaries

PVP Anti-Attacker, PVE General Damage Dealer, Anti-Boss Support, Force Multiplier, Anti-Spellcaster

Toppings: Searing Raspberries/ Swift Chocolates

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Broken, cheese, unfair, pure evil, there are many words to describe this unassuming historian. Imagine Raspberry Cookie in her bossfight form (if you haven’t made it there yet, she loves oneshotting your damage dealer), except squishy and playable.

This should give you an idea on how nuts Eclair Cookie is. They have the perfect mix of a statline with near- Magic cookie level ATK, target priority based on whoever in the enemy team has the highest ATK, a frightfully high damage percentage on their skill (At max, they hit roughly 800% in a single hefty blow, against 3 high-ATK targets), and a stackable debuff that makes their victim take even more damage from everyone else, if they didn’t already die from the first hit.

Deploy Eclair Cookie if you want to neutralize an enemy team’s damage ability. While this complete nerd can go toe to toe with the likes of Sea Fairy or Frost Queen after a few debuff stacks, pairing one of them with him will truly let you see his absolute murdertastic insanity. On top of this, they’re easy to deploy with other damage dealers since they count as a Support, and won’t fight the other damage dealers over their Ambush, Ranged, and Magic powders. Must be the shield they give on kill.

As for PVE, they would work best in chapters 9 and 12, where dangerous mid-targeting spellcasters exist, and for bossfights in general since they will let your designated bossbuster (along with your entire team) do loads of extra damage. Searing Raspberries work fine on Eclair, though Swift Chocolates will help him assist other damage dealers handily.

Dark Cacao Cookie

ANCIENT, CHARGER, FRONT, AOE Debuff Barrage, Extremely Large Hitbox Basic Attack, Max HP Reduction, Passively Debuff Resistant, Worst Dad Award

PVE General Purpose Debuffer, PVP Healer-Denial And AOE Damage

Toppings: Almonds, Swift Chocos to quickly stack Injury

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A poorly-advised king, a terrible dad (Though granted, his son isn’t any better at being a son), and a great Front Cookie. Don’t be fooled by their similar AOE and good looks: Dark Cacao Cookie fills a more generalist role compared to his son, Dark Choco Cookie.

They both have a DEF Reduction on their skill , but Dark Choco’s is far more powerful: The son deals 20% DEF Reduction up to three times depending on the target’s hitbox size for a total of 60% maximum, while the dad deals 15% once, on the second hit of his skill. This makes Dark Choco more suited to busting large bosses compared to his dad.

Dark Cacao makes up for this by dumping a whole load of other debuffs on his victim: He can reduce the enemy’s max HP temporarily with the Injury debuff, making enemy healers less effective: They won’t be able to heal the victims to full no matter how hard they try for the duration, making the m more vulnerable to follow-up attacks from the likes of Sea Fairy.

The Injury debuff can also stack up to 25% of the enemy’s max HP, and can’t be dispelled unless the skill doing so specifically mentions it, so Herb isn’t going to solve it either. He also has Twizzly’s Zap debuff on his skill’s first hit, instantly disabling shields from the likes of Eclair, Pure Vanilla, and Custard Cookie III while causing damage over time. Dark Cacao also reduces enemy ATK by 10.8%.

On top of all this, his painfully slow yet hard-hitting basic sword attack has an absolutely bonkers cleave area, which can hit all 5 cookies on the enemy team. Ironically, Dark Cacao’s reliance on a wide range of debuffs compared to a single powerful one like his son’s or Eclair’s makes him suffer in his own release chapter, Chapter 13 Snow On The Black Gates (All enemies are 40% more debuff resistant there), though he’s still great everywhere else. Dark Cacao Cookie pairs well with Affogato Cookie in combat, which is probably why he listens to Affogato’s poisonous advice.

Hollyberry Cookie

ANCIENT, FRONT, DEFENSE, Tank, Big Mama’s Hardtack Hugs

PVP/PVE Heavy Tank (found in most top PVP teams, can counter anti-mid/rear units)

Toppings: Solid Almonds

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Hollyberry Cookie had a very troubled update history, starting off weak then getting buffed to be relatively okay, but still unworthy of her Ancient rarity. Her problem being that she tended to get herself killed using her own skill, which redirects 20% of most damage (Not counting continuous damage, debuffs or Almond’s shackles) away from her team and towards herself. No more! Apparently when Moon Rabbit was released, Hollyberry got a huge buff, extending her 20% damage redirection skill from 6 seconds to 9 seconds, making it more useful for protecting her team.

But wouldn’t that kill her even faster you ask? Not anymore, because her HP and DEF stat got buffed sky high straight into the Vanilla Kingdom’s gates, at +25% HP and +30% DEF respectively. Hollyberry’s so tough, she can break Sorbet Shark’s jaws using her face! Paired with a good healer like Pure Vanilla or a souped up Herb, or a DEF buffer like Parfait or Licorice, she’s practically a walking 20% Damage Resistance button for your soft-doughed damage dealers. Finally, she has earned her abysmal gacha drop rates. As usual, give her Almonds for damage resistance.

Dark Choco Cookie

EPIC, FRONT, CHARGE, AOE Debuffer, Medium Tank, A Dark Shower Curtain Of Death

PVP DEF Reduction, PVE Triple Stack Debuff Hits vs Very Large Bosses and Guild Boss

Toppings: Solid Almonds

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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 still one of the most wanted cookies in the current meta even after so many updates.

Further research done by the lovely players in the Cookie Run Discord server have determined that his skill can hit very large targets three times, stacking the DEF Down debuff on the unfortunate victim thrice. This means that in spite of being an AOE cookie, they’re still a very good choice for certain bossfights.

Sea Fairy Cookie

LEGENDARY, MID, BOMBER, Multi-target Burst Damage, Multi-target Heavy Stun, Walking Naval Disaster Zone

PVP-Specialized Attack {Found on most top teams, or quick-attack stun comps), PVP/PVE Damage/Disable

Toppings: Searing Raspberries for Damage, or Swift Chocolates to mitigate long cooldown

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With Sea Fairy’s appearance, you suddenly have a lot more use for those Bomber powders you’ve been accumulating. Upon her arrival, Sea Fairy Cookie singlehandedly sank the top level PVP meta with her sheer insane power. They have one of the heaviest stuns in the game at 3 seconds to a grand total of five targets. While Red Velvet can do 5 second stuns, this is limited to only one target from the rear.

On top of that, they are capable of horrifyingly powerful burst damage. She is built to be hideously deadly in PVP (five targets, five cookies in a team, this is not a coincidence), but is still scarily effective in PVE, especially in late game where enemies are more about quality than quantity. Give her some Raspberries so she can instantly delete 5 enemies from a wave, or some Swift Chocos to mitigate her painfully slow (but well deserved) 17 second cooldown.

X2

Crunchy Chip Cookie

EPIC, FRONT, CHARGE, Berserker, Debuffer, Summoner, Velvet’s Fellow Dog Appreciator

PVP/PVE Frontline DPS, Summoner Team Anchor

Toppings: Solid Almonds

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Crunchy Chip Cookie continues Caramel Arrow’s current trend of offensively powerful front cookies, this time as a summoner. The Cream Wolf he rides on has a separate HP count and is there without needing the use of any skills, and if Crunchy Chip dies before the Wolf, the Wolf gets incredibly angry and continues to fight with added buffs. Crunchy Chip himself benefits from summoner buffs like the Seamstress’ Pincushion treasure, but only by 25% compared to his Wolves.

That doesn’t sound like much until you remember Pumpkin Pie, the Seamstress’ Pincushion and Cotton Cookie all exist and can be used at the same time: Crunchy Chip makes an excellent anchor front for Summoner spam, taking a ton of buffs from three sources at once, not counting what he’ll also likely get from the OP Scroll, Pomegranate Cookie, or whatever other buffs might get dumped onto him.

His Cream Wolf, which fights separately as his mount, doesn’t need to be summoned, and comes with their own autoattack (Chip throws claw blades at range, Cream Wolf bites at melee). Said Cream Wolf also gets the full buffs rather than just 25%, turning them into the world’s most adorable cakemower. As for their actual skill, Crunchy Chip Cookie calls upon smaller Cream Wolves to crowd the enemy and eat their faces faster, adding to the hilarity.

Frost Queen Cookie

LEGENDARY, MID, MAGIC, All-Range Attack, Disabler, Cold Shoulder

PVP Disabler/Damage/Anti-Cocoa Cookie (Found on most top PVP teams), PVE Weak vs Bosses, Strong vs Mookspam

Toppings: Swift Chocolates to mitigate long cooldown, or Searing Raspberries to maximize damage

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An incredibly deadly disabler much like Sea Fairy, but with a far more indiscriminate attack, Frost Queen Cookie is an absolute horror in PVP and PVE alike. Though she has one small yet pretty blatant weakness, which the devs have recently been making heavy use of to make her life harder. Frost Queen’s skill has an incredibly huge AOE (Far larger than most AOE damage cookies, but one that can still miss if she uses it too early when set to Auto in PVE) with a flash freeze that pauses skill cooldowns while immobilizing them. The real pain comes from the thaw, which does far heavier damage than the initial attack itself.

All this is amazing, until you run into a PVE boss. Bosses are usually immune to debuffs, disables, and interrupts, of which her Freeze happens to be all three. Bosses might take only the mildly annoying initial damage from the skill and nothing else. She also has a slightly rough time against Parfait Cookie and Pumpkin Pie Cookie, with Parfait’s debuff resistance skill and Pumpin Pie’s resistance to interrupts while summoning Pompon. Pair her with Sea Fairy to shut the enemy team down completely, and fight her with Parfait Cookie to keep nice and warm.

As a sidenote, she’s immune to her own freeze, so two Frost Queens in a duel will mostly just kill each other with autoattacks. Feed her good ol’ Raspberries and keep her away from bossfights. Or bring her anyway, since she can instantly delete mooks around the boss and open them up to true bossbusters like Vampire Cookie.

Unfortunately, the fact she can’t freeze a target as dangerous (and soon enough, rather common) enemy such as Caramel Arrow will soon make her very difficult to use in PVP, and she is completely useless against chapters 13 and 14, since everyone in there is immune to freeze! That being said, neither weakness is enough to bump her down a tier, especially since she’s likely gonna be on the top list of mookbusters again as soon as a new, non-frozen chapter appears anyway. And she still slaps the rest of the game rather brutally.

Cream Puff Cookie

EPIC, REAR, SUPPORT, Crit-Based, AOE Damage, Burst Healing, Finally A True Wizard

PVP/PVE Crit-Based Healing And Damage

Toppings: Juicy Apple Jellies

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Cream Puff Cookie got buffed from being one of the worst Epics in the game, to utterly ripped in the recent Guild update. She’s pretty much able to do everything except tank provided they’re given a crit-build: Her ATK stat was boosted from mildly ticklish to somewhere just below that of what you’d expect from a Magic cookie.

Now their skill does real damage, and insane amounts of it too because of her immensely bloated skill percentages (Around 469.5% when normal, and an utterly maniacal 1166.8% with a crit-triggered success, and that’s before you even give them any Skill Powders). Keep in mind this is an area of effect attack, not many AOE attacks have this kind of bonkers percentage.

Her heal is also affected by the crit stat, since a failed heal gives around a decent 103.5% heal based on her ATK, and a success gives a big fat 238.6% heal, enough to give true healers a heart attack. Since she’s crit reliant, she might work well with Mala Sauce and Twizzly Gummy Cookie, though with Juicy Apple Jellies, she’s good enough to be put in most teams as a healer and damage dealer. Of course, she still has her nightmarishly horrible drop chance from the Guild Gacha, so she better be good.

Sorbet Shark Cookie

EPIC, MID, AMBUSH, Anti-Tank, OOOoooOOOOoooOO

PVP-Anti-Front Attack, PVE Strong vs Cookie Enemies

Toppings: Searing Raspberries

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An adorably tiny deckswabbing shark who can only make bubble noises and rip tanks open with their cute little jaws. Sorbet Shark Cookie’s skill comes in two hits: The first hit deals normal damage to the two enemies closest to the front. The second blow hits with a linear AOE, causing either normal damage to normal foes, or true damage to Cookies. This true damage is a percentage based on the victim’s max HP, though it cannot exceed 300000 damage in one hit.

This means they’re useful for removing an enemy’s front line and leaving the enemy’s mid exposed, since the more HP the target has, the more damage the skill deals, and it only gets nastier the more Ambush powder you feed them. When paired with Red Velvet, they can also delete Healers with jaw-dropping efficiency, as Healer cookies often have fairly high HP numbers and Red Velvet pulls them to the front where they’ll take the brunt of the damage.

Another PVP hazard much like Sea Fairy, though if you’re using them in PVE, you better make sure to turn off Auto and wait until you see the whites of the enemy’s eyes before popping their attack off. Add to that their Ambush Cookie statline (Ambushers often have really high ATK) and they’re one of the worst tiny terrors you’ll find in the Arena. Licorice Cookie may be used to blunt their front-targeting attacks, but even then it’s a gamble. As usual, give ’em a set of Raspberries for sharper teeth.

Pure Vanilla Cookie

ANCIENT, REAR, HEALER, Team Healer, Team Shield, Custard After Vitamin Gummies

PVP/PVE Healer and Shield

Toppings: Swift Chocolates to maintain Shield

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A gentle, familiar face from the tutorial. Pure Vanilla Cookie is the first released of the Ancient Tier cookies, and he certainly earns his spot above Epics. He has a very simple, easy to understand ability: He instantly heals the whole party for a minimum of 100% of his ATK stat. He also gives a shield to the whole team that adds up to 20% of the individual target cookies’ HP. While theoretically, Herb’s roughly 40-50% ATK instant heal mixed with his area heal over time provides more health over a longer time, that’s only if your cookies stand still.

Pure Vanilla’s skill is much more reliable, and that shield on top of the powerful heal can make the difference between a total party kill, and a game-winning counter-attack. Give him some Raspberries to make his heal more powerful, or Swift Chocolates to mitigate his admittedly abysmal 19 second skill cooldown. Now we just gotta wait for his buddies!

Black Raisin Cookie

EPIC, MID, AMBUSH, Area DPS, Supersonic Blackbird

PVP Anti-Mid Damage, PVE AOE Damage

Toppings: Searing Raspberries

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It’s easy to mistake Black Raisin’s skill as a similar choice to Chili Pepper until you see a high level one beat your team down. She uses a multihit AOE strike that looks like a binch of linear slashes. Whereas Chili Pepper Cookie strikes the rearmost line of enemies, Black Raisin Cookie attacks wherever the heck she wants, and usually picks her central target well. Her linear strikes also criss-cross all over the place, giving her superior coverage, making a comparison with Espresso more apt.

She can be used as both an AOE damage dealer or to beat down a boss with DPS. She lacks the vacuum effect of Espresso’s vortex or the silence of Latte’s glyph. She makes up for both by being an Ambush cookie though, which means she doesn’t fight with either Latte or Espresso for Magic skill powder.

Cotton Cookie

EPIC, REAR, SUPPORT, Summoner, Summon ATK Buffer, Heal Over Time, Area Stun, Not Cotton Candy

Found on most top PVP or stun-heavy comps, PVP/PVE Summoner/Healer/Stun

Toppings: Swift Chocolates for stun and Sheep spam

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Now this is how you bake an aggressive healer. The warm-hearted yet inedible Cotton Cookie has more in common with Licorice Cookie than other Supports, considering her skill is an AOE stun attack that summons a mob of adorable sheep to act as cannon fodder. But this time, it comes with a heal over time. While her heal takes a while just like with most Support Cookies, her sheep protect the front and make sure your cookies get the most out of it safely.

On top of this, they buff other Summons’ attack power by 75%, making them pair with Licorice, Snow Sugar, and Pumpkin Pie very well. As with any summoner, give her Swift Chocos so she can keep the sheep marching forward, and her heal running constantly.

S TIER – SPECIALIST

S1
Oyster Cookie
Latte Cookie
Pomegranate Cookie
Cocoa Cookie
Vampire Cookie
Tea Knight Cookie
Strawberry Crepe Cookie
Pumpkin Pie Cookie
Herb Cookie
Almond Cookie
Poison Mushroom Cookie

S2
Moon Rabbit Cookie
Twizzly Gummy Cookie
Espresso Cookie
Affogato Cookie
Red Velvet Cookie
Parfait Cookie
Licorice Cookie
Lilac Cookie
Raspberry Cookie

S3
Mango Cookie
Mint Choco Cookie
Sonic Cookie
Kumiho Cookie
Pastry Cookie

If Gourmet tier forms the core of your team, then Specialist tier determines what specific tactic you are going for. Mixing these guys in with the core Gourmet tier cookies in such a way to either defeat a certain enemy map composition or hostile PVP team is often key to victory.

S1

Oyster Cookie

SUPER EPIC, REAR, SUPPORT, Strong Summons, Slow Cooldown, Requires Heavy Investment in Topping Substats

PVP Heavy Summoner, Newbie-Unfriendly

Recommended Toppings: Swift Chocolates+Solid Almonds mix

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Oyster Cookie is a weird summoner seemingly built to take advantage of the first PVP casting barrage, and one that is most definitely not friendly to new players. Her cooldown is an abysmal 17 seconds, and worst of all, it cannot be boosted by any cooldown buffs such as the Jelly Clock or Swift Chocolates. Sounds bad, but it is still useful to give her Cooldown toppings: Every 18% cooldown boost she gets lets her summon one more Creme Republic soldier, one of the more powerful summons in the game since they come with a knockback-resisting HP shield and hit hard, to a max of 4.

On top of this, cooldown boosts also add to the individual soldiers’ stats, making their weapons more deadly and their dough tougher. Here comes the “not friendly to new players” part: Getting enough cooldown to get 4 soldiers is incredibly difficult even with a maxxed out Jelly Watch, so she’ll be underwhelming in the hands of a new player, who can probably only muster about 2 soldiers or so at such a state.

A more realistic goal even for veteran players is to simply use the Jelly Watch treasure then give her only enough Swift Chocolate toppings to summon 3 soldiers tops. The rest of her toppings? Solid Almonds so she can live longer, perhaps long enough to summon another squad. Her sheer newbie-torturing cooldown greed bumps Oyster Cookie down a tier, though if you’ve been playing a while, you’ve got a far better chance of using her, and she is genuinely strong.

As for counters against her, Dark Cacao Cookie and Twizzly Gummy Cookie can immediately disable Creme Republic soldier shields, and since they count as Cookies, Sorbet Shark and their own Consul Clotted Cream Cookie can deal extra damage against them. To be fair though, you’d probably prefer your Sorbet Shark and Clotted Cream to hit the actual enemy team instead.

As usual with any summoner, they do well in a summoner team with Cotton and Pumpkin Pie, though in a modern summon team she’ll likely play second fiddle to Crunchy Chip Cookie. Nothing wrong with putting both of them in the same team!

Latte Cookie

EPIC, MID, MAGIC, AOE Damage, Silence, Smooth And Sweet

PVP/PVE AOE/Disabler

Toppings: Swift Chocolates to maintain Silence, or Searing Raspberries for Damage

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A kindly lady whose gentle personality belies her offensive power. Latte’s skill and statline is similar to Espresso’s. She summons a vortex that pulls enemies into its center. Unlike Espresso’s vortex though, it does its damage at the end along with a silence, followed by a long lasting latte art glyph with damage over time. The damage isn’t as immediate as Espresso’s, but the silence can help shut an enemy squad down for a second.

You can use her as a more aggressive substitute for Licorice in PVP, who has a more defensive skill. As for PVE, you can use her to wipe out enemy waves the same way you use Espresso. Just like Espresso, give her some Raspberries and treat her as a squad nuker.

Pomegranate Cookie

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

PVP ATK Buffer

Toppings: Swift Chocolates to maintain ATK Buff

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Pomegranate Cookie isn’t a particularly good healer. For one thing, she’s one of the older Supports, 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.

Nobody uses her for her healing though. The devs, rather than buffing her to be more in line with the newer supports with their stronger healing and direct attack abilities, decided to double down on Pomegranate’s old strength: They buffed her ATK boost from 20% to 30%. A big enough buff for her to claw her way back up to Specialist tier.

Sadly, she still can’t quite get her old Queen of Supports crown off Eclair’s head, who won’t let go of such a precious historical relic any time soon. She’s practically an extra Old Pilgrim’s Scroll if she can maintain that buff consistently, so top her with some Swift Chocos and pair her with a good nuker, Caramel Arrow, or Eclair. Better yet, group her with all three!

Cocoa Cookie

EPIC, FRONT, “DEFENSE”, Healer, Multi-Heal Basic Attack, AOE Attack, Team Heal, Team Stun Immunity, CHOCOLATE? CHOCLATE! CHOCOLAAAAAATE!

PVP Anti-Sea Fairy, PVP/PVE Anti-Stun Healing, Useful in Chapter 11 and Chapter 12

Toppings: Swift Chocolates for PVP vs Sea Fairy, Solid Almonds or Swift Chocolates for PVE

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The game says she’s a Defense cookie, but the best analogy for Cocoa Cookie is a chocolate-fueled marshmallow-armored ambulance. Her skill heals the entire team for roughly 50% of her ATK (depending on skill level) while dealing damage to the enemy and pushing them back. Her basic attack also heals 3 cookies at once but does no damage. Compare this to actual dedicated healers, who tend to have more powerful healing skills but whose basic “attacks” only heal one target at a time.

On top of this, she has the bulky stats of a Defense cookie, so she’ll be able to take AOE strikes more readily than true healers. Not to mention staying in front means Vampire Cookie, Red Velvet and Adventurer Cookie can’t immediately snipe her out of the fight, as they do with most true healers who hang out back. Of course, being in front means she takes the brunt of the enemy’s basic attacks, so it’s a tradeoff. Finally, activating their skill gives the team 8 solid seconds of Stun immunity. You read that right: Immunity, not resistance!

A Swift Choco-boosted Cocoa is Sea Fairy’s bane, though Frost Queen Cookie can still dunk her into a snowy grave, and Kumiho Cookie can still flirt with her, especially if you don’t pair her with Parfait Cookie. If you’re not planning to use them solely to humiliate Sea Fairy and GingerBrave-Almond-Stun teams, Almonds (The topping, not the Cookie!) are also a good choice. While you will never use her as a sole dedicated healer, pairing her with a real healer, one of the newer supports like Cotton and Parfait, or even both a healer and support will give your team a completely deranged amount of general healing-based bulkiness.

Vampire Cookie

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

PVP Anti-Healer, PVE Anti-Boss, Anti-Spellcaster, Weak vs Mookspam, Weak in Earlygame, Strong in Lategame

Toppings: Searing Raspberries

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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.

Tea Knight Cookie

EPIC, FRONT, CHARGE, Light Tank, Revenge Mechanic, Buffer,  Insignia Of The Indomitable Knights Treasure Mandatory, Local Old Man Too Angry To Die

PVP Revenge Attack, Anti-Stun Spam, Anti-Cheese, Super Mayhem Specialized, PVE Last Resort Mission De-clogger, Cookie Alliance Force Multiplier

Toppings: Solid Almonds

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Tea Knight Cookie is one of the weirdest, hardest to use cookies in the game, but not necessarily weaker for it. Tea Knight’s skill has a very high damage percentage and hits a single target, while buffing the Crit of 2 of your crit reliant cookies, and the ATK of 2 of your ATK reliant cookies by a small amount. He has a higher than normal ATK stat for a Charge cookie, so this does a surprising amount of damage.

His basic attack has an AOE, and ties in very well with his mechanic: Everytime a cookie on your team dies, he gets a huge buff to his ATK and ATK SPD, about 50% and 20% for each stat respectively. This stacks up to four times, and the fourth stack gives 100% extra ATK and 150% ATK SPD, for a total of 250% and 210% respectively.

On top of this, he becomes immune to all interrupts on the 4th stack, and neither a basic stun, Frost Queen’s refrigerator, or even one of Kumiho’s air-kisses will stop his vengeance-fueled, manly-tears-inducing berserker rampage. Naturally, if you plan to use Tea Knight in normal PVE, it’s because you’re stuck on a level and don’t mind getting only 1 star just to roll past it with his death-powered buffs. He’s much more useful in modes like PVP and especially the Super Mayhem (whenever THAT returns, it’s gone at the moment of this writing) and Cookie Alliance modes, where casualties are sky-high and you may be expected to roll in with a weaker team.

He requires a lot of investment though. The Insignia of The Indomitable Knights treasure, which renders the last cookie alive invincible for 6 seconds after hitting 0 HP, is practically mandatory for teams relying on him, and he might suffer early on without it. Once he has that treasure though, you can put him in a team full of Commons, and he’ll absolutely rip the other team to pieces for bullying his babies. As usual with most Front cookies, give him Solid Almonds so he survives long enough to get very, very angry. Poor Tea Knight will feel miserable for failing to protect his friends, but you’ll laugh over the enemy’s crumbled cookie corpses.

Strawberry Crepe Cookie

EPIC, FRONT, DEFENSE, AOE Knockback, Mid-Buffer, Adorable Lil’ Psycho

PVP Tank, Weaker in PVE except vs Mid-Targeting Enemies

Toppings: Solid Almonds

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Strawberry Crepe Cookie has a very protective and friendly skill considering their rather cheerfully cold-hearted personality. Their ability involves slamming a pair of giant robotic waffle fists into the enemy, dealing AOE knockback and giving a chunky 50% defense buff to the two squishiest cookies in your team. This usually means they buff your midline damage dealers, such as Espresso and Latte. This makes Strawberry Crepe Cookie a very strong option in PVP, since Espresso usually needs protection the most.

They’re down here instead of up in Gourmet since Dark Choco is useful in both PVP and PVE, while Strawberry Crepe is rather bleh in PVE unless you’re in a map full of AOE spamming enemies (Bring Strawberry Crepe to World 9 if you have them though: Lots of angry ice cream cone cannons that shoot your midliners full of holes there) who ignore your front cookies.

Pumpkin Pie Cookie

EPIC, MIDDLE, MAGIC, Summoner, AOE Damage, Summon Buff, Anti-Heal, Cheese Pie Cookie

PVP Summon Tank (Found on ost top PVP teams), PVE Distraction vs Raspberry Cookie Boss

Toppings: Swift Chocolates

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you took Snow Sugar’s tanky Ice King summon and gave it the kind of bravery Licorice’s mooks have? Sprinkle some extra pain on that formula and here’s your answer! Pumpkin Pie’s summon, Giant Pompon, is an oversized pumpkin-bunny-doll monstrosity with a 3-target basic attack, decent tank stats (They get roughly 3 times the HP of Pumpkin Pie Cookie, but Pumpkin Pie being a Magic cookie means that’s 3 times something squishy) and the heart to go in front and take hits.

And instead of a rather weedy ATK SPD debuff, they deal out a painful 70% reduction to healing for 3 seconds, for every blow they deal out. Pompon also increases ATK SPD for all of your other summons in the field. This makes Pumpkin Pie pair well with Licorice and his mooks, though she doesn’t need Licorice to cause an aneurysm.

Take note that she’s strongest in PVP: She loses quite a bit of her utility in PVE since NPC enemies rarely have healers, so it’s a choice between Licorice and his 20% DEF buff or Pompon’s attack power and bulk… Or you can get them both. Give her Swift Chocos to make Pumpkin Pie summon Pompon faster, since she has a painful 18 second cooldown.

Just keep in mind that if you plan to use Pompon as bait against Raspberry Cookie’s bossfight, that got patched out. The Raspberry Cookie boss prioritizes cookies over summoned mooks.

Herb Cookie

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

PVP/PVE Healer/Anti-Debuff

Toppings: Searing Raspberries

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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. If you don’t have Pure Vanilla, Herb will do the job just fine. While Pure Vanilla is definitely better in PVE, they’re both good in PVP because your team doesn’t move away from Herb’s area heal over time.

Almond Cookie

EPIC, SUPPORT, REAR, Damage Distribution

PVP Extreme-Damage Quick-Dying Comp Enabler (With Sea Fairy, Gingerbrave, many Stun Cookies, great for normal Arena but poor for Super Mayhem unless it only has one team left to fight)

Toppings: Swift Chocolates

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Finally, an offensive Support Cookie who isn’t hampered by their miserable ATK stat! Detective Almond Cookie has a rather unique skill. He’ll throw out magical almond handcuffs which tie several foes to a single enemy who happens to have the lowest max HP in the group. If the single enemy everyone is tied to takes hits, a substantial portion  (70% at skill level 1!) of the damage they took gets spread to everyone else who is chained. It makes sense that he pairs well with Rye, since they are both law enforcers.

Almond shackles a target, then Rye fills them (and everyone else because of the damage distribution mechanic) with wholegrain caliber bullets. You could also try pairing him with Vampire Cookie or Adventurer Cookie if you’re really good (or extremely lucky) at timing and directing knockback. You could send the handcuff center target to the back of the line  and nuke a good chunk of the enemy formation.

We moved Almond up a tier thanks to the addition of many options that work well with his skill, such as Black Raisin, Sea Fairy and Eclair, who all have a tendency to hit the enemy’s midline, which is Almond’s usual target.

Poison Mushroom Cookie

EPIC, MID, BOMBER, AOE Poison Damage, Heal-Reduction Debuff, Bonus Damage vs Monsters and Bosses, Eat The Shroomy

PVE AOE Anti-Monster, Anti-Boss, Heal-Reduction

Toppings: Searing Raspberries or Swift Chocolates

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Little Shroomy here was recenty reworked from a general purpose poisoner to a PVE- specialized cookie. Not only have their general overall stats been slightly buffed, their skill now does an extra 80% damage vs monster-type enemies (ie, anything that isn’t a cookie, so they might have a few problems in chapters 11-12 where most of the enemies are NPC cookies) and a whopping extra 120% damage against bosses, making them likely to make a comeback against the Guild Boss. They also have a bigger AOE than they used to, meaning they’re your go to for killing swarms of mooks.

As for PVP, well, you’ll probably just bring them along if you don’t have any other AOE damage dealers around, or as a heal-denier, since their poison now weakens enemy healing by 15%. Note that this is all on top of their initial 127% (when at skill level 1) damage and their 25% poison damage per second for 10 seconds.

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Moon Rabbit Cookie

DEFENSE, FRONT, Heal On Kill, AOE Damage, GIMME YOUW WICE CAKEF

PVP Heal and Win Secure (Occasionally found in top PVP teams), PVE Strong in Chapter 11-12

Toppings: Solid Almonds or Swift Chocolates

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An adorably fat cookie with a thing for rice cakes, Moon Rabbit Cookie’s skill transforms her into an equally adorable yet unfathomably fatter rabbit, who slams into the enemy. This attack deals AOE damage and marks targets. Targets marked by Moon Rabbit’s skill heal the party when killed within 10 seconds, and the heal is 10 times stronger when a cookie is marked as opposed to normal PVE enemies. It might be better to bring a dedicated healer in most PVE situations.

That being said, she’s an excellent way to snowball in PVP when used as a secondary healer. Her presence means your HP tops up when you get a kill, practically kicking the enemy while they’re down. If she pops her skill then Vampire murders the enemy healer within the 10 second timer, you just made it impossible for the enemy to recover, even if your own team was badly dinged up by the enemy’s efforts beforehand. Her heal on a cookie kill is 253% her ATK stat, more than twice that of even Pure Vanilla, though with extra steps needed.

She’s also hilariously busted in Chapter 12, where you have a lot of non-playable NPC cookies as enemies. Yes, the devs remembered that little detail, as the cookie kill heal counts toward unplayable cookie NPC foes like those jerkwad assassins and meddlers in Chapter 12.

Twizzly Gummy Cookie

EPIC, REAR, RANGED, Shield-Destroyer, AOE Damage, Debuffer, Rapid Fire, Crit Focus, Walking Electrical Hazard

PVP Crit Comp Core (with Mala Sauce and Sparkling Cookie), PVP/PVE Crit-based Damage Dealer

Toppings: Juicy Apple Jellies

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The electrically psychotic Twizzly Gummy Cookie is a counter to Pure Vanilla, as her Twizzly Beam can temporarily disrupt shields. This makes her very dangerous to such teams, and even if the enemy team lacks Pure Vanilla, she can still do heavy damage if you run a Crit build (Use Juice Apple Jelly toppings) rather than the typical ATK build.

She could work well with Vampire Cookie for Pure Vanilla-busting. Pray their cooldowns line up, with Twizzly zapping Vanilla’s shield off followed by Vampire giving him a big ol’ bite to the head. She also increases her own critical hit damage when doing this, so Mala Sauce might help her well with that since Mala significantly improves Crit Chance with their skill.

On top of all this, her autoattack fires 4 shot bursts, again working well with anything that gives her a better crit chance, though it generally has fairly poor total damage if it fails to crit. That being said, Herb Cookie can clean out her Zap debuff, and Parfait Cookie can prevent it entirely with a sprinkle of luck. Pair her with Sparkling Cookie or Mala Sauce Cookie to make the most of her skill, as she does little damage when she doesn’t crit.

Espresso Cookie

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

PVP/PVE AOE Damage, Pull-to-Center helps Sorbet Shark and other small AOE attackers

Toppings: Searing Raspberries

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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.

As one of the older cookies, he’s still very good, but got shunted down to Specialist as he’s rarely the core of teams nowadays, with the likes of Sea Fairy usually being the main damage dealer now. He looks dang good while doing it too. Fill this guy with Searing Raspberries, and laugh maniacally.

Affogato Cookie

EPIC, BOMBER, MID, Debuff Amplifier, AOE Poison, Heavy Single Target Poison, Single Target Buff-Dispel, ATK-based Target Priority, Royal Ice-Cream Headache

PVP Sniper-Enabler, PVE Anti-Gunline, Anti-Boss, Debuff Enabler

Toppings: Swift Chocos to maintain debuff amplifier, Searing Raspberries for better poison damage

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Licorice’s cowardice without his loyalty, Pomegrenate’s silver-tongued evil, and Poison Mushroom’s… Poison, but better. The back-stabbing buttkisser Affogato Cookie is a very good companion to the likes of Eclair and Frost Queen, or anyone else reliant on debuffs. In PVP or PVE, Affogato and Eclair together enable each other.

Affogato’s ability heavily amplifies debuffs (By 30%!) taken by a single high-ATK target (Usually a boss or enemy rearliner in PVE, or the enemy main damage dealer in PVP), which means Eclair can completely ruin them with his own debuff and attack, while increasing Affogato’s poison effectiveness.

On top of this, any enemy in close proximity to the one Affogato put a curse on suffers poison damage. Much like Frost Queen, his poison hits for one final blow once it is dispelled. Affogato Cookie also prevents his main target from getting any buffs for 10 seconds, so Pure Vanilla can’t shield them from the incoming attack either! Just watch out for enemy teams with Herb Cookie in them. 

Ironically, Affogato suffers in the chapter he released with, Chapter 13 Snow On The Black Wall, since all the enemies there have a 40% debuff resist aura. Though his debuff amplification ability can partially negate this for himself and other debuff users in your team, at least against important targets, so bring him if you have no choice but to use debuff spammers there.

Red Velvet Cookie

EPIC, FRONT, CHARGE, Rear-Target Pull and Burst, Heavy Stun, Light/Medium Tank, Cake Hound Baker Supreme

PVP Anti-Healer, PVE Anti-Spellcaster, Weak vs Large Mobs

Toppings: Solid Almonds for DMG Resist, Searing Raspberries for Damage, or Swift Chocolates to mitigate long Cooldown

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Red Velvet Cookie, gameplay-wise, is either Vampire Cookie’s best friend or worst enemy depending on how you use them, and whether or not they’re teammates or opponents. They do a similar job, killing a single target from the enemy rear. Whereas Vampire Cookie usually kills them outright, Red Velvet Cookie yoinks the victim out front while stunning them for an agonizing 5 seconds, making them much more vulnerable. Their whopping 800%+ skill damage modifier mixed with their Front cookie statline allows them to do double duty as tank and single target marksman.

Charge cookies tend to have higher ATK than Supports (though not as high as Magic cookies), so they don’t suffer as badly as the likes of Onion. A good combo is either Vamp and Red, or Red and Pastry. Vamp can hit the healer first while Red Velvet deals the finishing blow, or Red Velvet can yank someone important into Pastry Cookie’s crossbow.

Red Velvet especially shines in achievement hunting team comps, especially missions which require you to only use 3 cookies at a time, since they fill two roles in one cookie. You can give Red Velvet some Almonds or Walnuts to make them tougher, or Raspberries to make the most out of their skill, which hits much harder than what most Front cookies have.

Parfait Cookie

EPIC, REAR, SUPPORT, Defense Buff, Debuff Resistance, Just Take Life One Scoop At A Time

PVP Anti-Frost Queen (found on top PVP teams occasionally)

Toppings: Swift Chocolates

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Parfait Cookie’s a support? She’s the one that needs emotional support with a storyline like that! She’s a support cookie who gives the whole team a 10% defense buff and 40% debuff resistance. There are better cookies than her when it comes to improving general squad survival, namely Pure Vanilla Cookie, Licorice Cookie and Strawberry Crepe Cookie, at least in general, day-to-day usage.

She got moved up a tier again not because of any buffs, but because Frost Queen Fairy was added to the game: Parfait’s 40% general debuff resistance skill can mess up Sea Fairy’s skill and deny the stun entirely, and cut down Frost Queen’s thaw damage and freeze duration by that aforementioned 40%.

On top of this, she can protect Pure Vanilla’s shield from Twizzly Gummy Cookie’s Zap debuff, which normally cancels shields. That makes 3 extremely deadly cookies she counters, though ironically enough she suffers against older meta teams who don’t rely on debuffs as much as Sea Fairy and Frost Queen do. Usually any old teams using Sorbet Shark, Espresso or Black Raisin as their main damage dealers.

And even then her healing ability is unusually powerful for a Support, blowing older Supports like Pomegranate (who nobody gets for her healing, but instead for that big, chunky ATK buff) out of the water, at least in terms of refilling HP bars. As with most Support cookies, give her Swift Chocos so she can spam that debuff resist, DEF buff, and heal over time.

Licorice Cookie

EPIC, MID, MAGIC, Summoner, Buffer, Low Power AOE Damage, A True Generalist

PVP/PVE Defensive Summoner, PVP Sorbet-Blocker

Toppings: Swift Chocolates for Mookspam

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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. Ditch the Walnuts for Swift Chocos and watch as the mook spam refreshes constantly. He’s especially strong once you get him past 0-star. A guy worth grinding soulstone mileage for! He’s what you pick in the extra slot if you want someone reliable in all situations, and aren’t sure with how to kill your enemy. Or if you’re absolutely sick of Sorbet Shark ruining your day.

Lilac Cookie

EPIC, MID, SUPPORT, Normal Attack Buff, Yogurt’s Minder

PVP/PVE ATK Speed Comp Enabler

Toppings: Swift Chocolates

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The flower-scented Lilac Cookie is a weird one. Their skill buffs the team’s normal attack damage based on whatever attack speed buffs they get from outside sources, with a .4% increase in normal attack damage for every 1% of extra attack speed. This makes their skill generally useless unless you have an extremely specific team setup. You’ll need Mint Choco Cookie and the Librarian’s Enchanted Robes treasure to make anything out of Lilac’s skill.

They also pair very well with Pastry Cookie’s self-buff skill but poorly with most other damage cookies, who rely on directly damaging skills to do the majority of their damage. It doesn’t help that the actual damaging part of their skill is hampered by their Support statline and lackluster percentage modifier.

If you’ve got all that, then great! If you don’t have any of them though, Lilac will have to stay in town, especially since Pomegranate Cookie exists and does the same job for a much wider variety of setups.

Raspberry Cookie

FRONT, EPIC, CHARGER, Single Target DPS, ATK-Based Targeting, Glory To House Raspberry!

PVP Anti-Damage Dealer, PVE ATK-dampener, Sniper and Bait

Toppings: Searing Raspberries or Swift Chocos for DPS, or Solid Almonds for tanking, Almond plus one type of offensive topping mix viable, Searing Raspberries for PVE bait duty

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Not to be confused with Ovenbreak’s Raspberry Mousse Cookie, Raspberry Cookie was released along with Hollyberry. Let’s get one thing straight: Raspberry makes a very poor tank. She has the bulky statline of a front cookie, but you’ll be using her similarly to Vampire Cookie or Red Velvet: To snipe targets you really hate. Raspberry excels in PVP, since her targeting priority is based on ATK. She bullies whoever has the highest ATK stat on the enemy team, usually someone like the dreaded Sea Fairy Cookie or their rear sniper like Vampire.

She’ll rarely target herself in mirror matches since she has a Front cookie statline. Deleting your enemy’s primary damage dealer early might as well be a guaranteed victory, perhaps even more so than deleting their healer early. On the other hand, she’s not the best for PVE unless it’s a bossfight. In PVE, Vampire and Red Velvet are easier to predict and use, though Raspberry will still rip bosses in half like they do. Bring her for guild raids and PVP, and feed her some Searing Raspberries for maximum laughs. Only reason she isn’t Gourmet tier is her unpredictable aim and weakness to massive crowds in general PVE.

As a note, she can be useful as a tank specifically in chapter 13 and in her own bossfight due to a quirk with her stats: Raspberry Cookie’s ATK stat is high enough that with a full Searing Raspberry topping build, she can beat the ATK stats of certain damage dealer cookies (In particular, Sorbet Shark, Eclair and Affogato) provided those attack cookies are running Swift Chocolate builds instead, and are around equal level and stars.

This makes her draw aggro from dangerous enemies who target whoever has the highest ATK on your team, like Chapter 13’s Mountain Ents, or herself in her boss battle. Paired with her Charge Cookie HP and DEF stats, she can keep your damage dealers alive long enough to do their jobs, provided she has a good healer or two looking out for her.

Even though her tanking ability is below that of other Front cookies, it’s certainly better than what those squishy nerds she’s protecting has, and having your damage dealer die first is usually a loss waiting to happen.

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Mango Cookie

EPIC, MID, MAGIC, AOE Damage, Team ATK Buff, Be Glad That’s Mango Juice

PVP/PVE AOE/ATK Buffer

Toppings: Searing Raspberries

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A cookie that, while rather weak when alone, is great when paired with other cookies like him. Mango Cookie is an AOE damage cookie who trades raw killing power for a fast cooldown and a team-wide ATK buff. This makes them a more agressive alternative to Pomegranate Cookie, who has a stronger buff but has a heal that basically does diddly.

While Mango’s AOE attack does only roughly 50% damage per hit, it is backed up by Mango’s Magic statline, which has high ATK. Give them some Raspberries since their cooldown is good enough not to need Swift Chocos, then pair them with a dedicated damage dealer like Espresso or Latte.

Mint Choco Cookie

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

PVP/PVE ATK SPD Comp Healer(with Lilac Cookie)

Toppings: Swift Chocolates

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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. While Mint Choco Cookie is normally overshadowed by Pomegranate in any other team comp, putting him, Pastry and Lilac together turns the three of them into a deadly machinegun team, with Mint Choco and Lilac being Pastry’s ammo loaders.

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. Give him Swift Chocolates to keep that buff going and Pastry’s ammo flowing.

Sonic Cookie

SPECIAL, AMBUSH, MID, ATK Speed Buffer, AOE Damage, Gotta Go Fast

PVP/PVE ATK Speed Comp AOE Damage (with Lilac)

Toppings: Swift Chocos or Searing Raspberries

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So Sega had their anniversary, and Cookie Run Kingdom celebrated by having Sonic and Tails in the game. Sonic Cookie is an ambush cookie that works well in Lilac’s machinegun team. His attack is an AOE strike with him pinballing all over the enemy, while giving your whole team a 15% ATK SPD buff. More damage for Lilac to send Pastry’s way! He could be considered a more aggressive option compared to Mint Choco for that spot. As usual, Raspberries or Swift Chocos since you either want the damage to go up or spam the skill for constant ATK SPD buffs, which also makes the damage go up anyway.

Kumiho Cookie

EPIC, FRONT, CHARGER, Disabler, Defense Reduction, AOE Attack, Super Form, Foxy Marshmallow

PVP/PVE Disabler, Defense Reduction, Charm Ignores Cocoa Cookie’s Stun Immunity

Toppings: Solid Almonds or Searing Raspberries

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Kumiho Cookie got a rather hefty buff! Not quite enough to kick Dark Choco Cookie off his throne, but she’s clearly gunning for it really hard. Technically, Kumiho Cookie, on top of her ability to flirt with and Charm enemies (which is functionally the same as Stunning them, except Stun immunity doesn’t stop it), can now reduce enemy DEF by 20%, same as Dark Choco Cookie. Except Dark Choco Cookie’s black lightning can hit large targets (usually bosses) three times, stacking the debuff thrice compared to Kumiho’s single stack.

Not to mention most bosses are immune to disabling debuffs like Charm, Stun and Freeze anyway. This is clearly a sizeable improvement though, and against mobs of mooks they’re roughly on par with each other. While Dark Choco hits in a larger area and for more initial damage, Kumiho can interrupt the enemy with her skill.

On top of this, this tiny marshmallow fox transforms into her Cookie form for a short time, roughly doubling her basic attack’s strength on top of making it hit multiple enemies at a time. Either get her Almonds, or a set of Raspberries to make the most of her post-transform muti-target spirit ball attacks, if you’re rich enough to substat for DMG Resist.

Pastry Cookie

EPIC, REAR, RANGED, Near-Target DPS, LET THE PURGATION BEGIN!

PVP/PVE ATK Speed Comp Damage Dealer (with Lilac Cookie)

Toppings: Searing Raspberries

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Pastry Cookie is about as plain and simple a DPS as you can get. No special target priorities to worry about, they only care about killing whatever filthy, disgusting, cake-loving heretic is immediately in front of them. Their ability is to ramp up their basic attack’s fire rate while shooting an extra light arrow after every normal shot. Unfortunately, their lack of a targeting priority more advanced than “Shoot whoever’s in front” means they tend not to aim for damage dealers and healers, which you normally need dead first.

Also, AOE cookies like Latte, Espresso and Black Raisin tend to be better for overall DPS. All that said, deploying her with Mint Choco, Lilac, and the Librarian’s Enchanted Robes turns her little holy crossbow into a sanctified Gatling cannon. They also pair extremely well with Red Velvet Cookie, who can yank high-value targets right into Pastry’s firing line. Ironic since they utterly despise each other. If you plan on using them, give them Raspberries to make them rip up enemy fronts faster so they can get to the juicier targets behind them.

A TIER – FLAVORFUL

Cherry Blossom Cookie
Blackberry Cookie
Milk Cookie
Mala Sauce Cookie
Custard Cookie III
Princess Cookie
Tiger Lily Cookie
Rye Cookie
Sparkling Cookie

Cherry Cookie
Avocado Cookie
Adventurer Cookie
Fig Cookie

Squid Ink Cookie
Madeleine Cookie

While not as powerful as the Gourmet or Specialist 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 as low cost versions of the cookies above them. Princess Cookie is a particular standout, being pretty much one of the best Front cookies in the entire game, beating out a lot of the Epic fronts in spite of being only a Rare. Thankfully this being the widest tier means you’re spoiled for choice.

Cherry Blossom Cookie

EPIC, REAR, AMBUSH, AOE Attack, Stacking ATK Buff, Anti-Monster, Polite Outside, Cherry Cookie Inside

PVE AOE Attacker/ Buffer, PVP Anti-Summoner

Toopings: Swift Chocos For Buff Maintenance,  Searing Raspberries for Damage

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Oddly enough, Cherry Blossom Cookie has less in common with her sister Cherry Cookie, and is closer to an upgraded and specialized Pancake Cookie in terms of how she works. Her skill has her fly into the air to avoid enemy attacks, and carpet bomb the field with exploding cherry blossoms, like how Pancake bombards the field with Acorn Jellies.

They even both give buffs, but Cherry Blossom’s is generally better if there’s a lot of enemies in the field: Pancake gives an ATK Speed buff, while Cherry Blossom gives a 2.5% ATK buff that stacks up to 10 times for a max of 25%, depending on how many enemies she hits with her bombing raid. This makes her specifically specialized for PVE against large crowds of mooks.

Unfortunately, she is so heavily specialized for that that it causes her problems fighting anything else: Her skill does less and less damage to a target if it is hit multiple times, meaning it’s weak against bosses and elite mooks. Large enemy crowds become less prevalent past Chapter 10 in favor of few high quality heavies every wave, so she suffers late in PVE.

And for PVP, you can either get a better damage dealer like Caramel Arrow, Sorbet Shark or any of the Legendary attackers, or get Pomegrenate cookie for a guaranteed 30% ATK buff instead of a 25% ATK buff that takes two skill barrages to fully pull off. You could perhaps use her against enemy Summoners in PVP, though if you already have a good, well-fed damage dealer on your team then just stick with them instead.

All that said, she thankfully has a high ATK stat inherent in Ambush cookies, avoids attacks with her skill, and covers a wide area. All that still keeps Cherry Blossom Cookie a good choice, just one with extremely heavy competition.

Blackberry Cookie

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

PVE AOE Damage, PVE Twizzly Crit Enabler

Toppings: Searing Raspberries for general use, Swift Chocolates when with Twizzly Gummy Cookie

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We had unfortunately underestimated Onion Cookie’s de-facto mom. Blackberry Cookie is one of the better Rares in the game, though overshadowed by the absolute mess of Epic damage dealers available. She summons a crowd of ghosts to shred the enemy team with many, many hits, and while this happens everyone’s crit chance goes up by 10% for 6 seconds. Simple, but her being a Rare gives her a small but unique advantage over other damage dealers: You probably have her lying around at 5 stars!

A well-fed Blackberry with proper support from other cookies like Eclair and Dark Choco can fill in for an Epic damage dealer well enough to fight the final boss of chapter 12, a very tough nut to crack. Of course, if you have Eclair or Dark Choco, then you must have incredibly bad luck or poor mileage spending habits (Unless you spent ALL of it on Treasure Tickets and absolutely none on Soulstones, which is fair, you gotta get that Old Pilgrim’s Scroll after all!) to have only Blackberry as your main dedicated damage dealer by the end of Chapter 12. She can also go with crit-reliant cookies like Twizzly or Cream Puff thanks to her crit-based buff.

Milk Cookie

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

PVP/PVE Tank

Toppings: Solid Almonds or Hard Walnuts

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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, but ditch him for another damage dealer when you hit 8-30 or don’t need a partner for Dark Choco.

He used to be meta in the first days of the game, but the arrival of cookies like Strawberry Crepe, Moon Rabbit, Cocoa and especially Hollyberry post-buff knocked him down a peg. He doesn’t see as much fighting as he used to.

Mala Sauce Cookie

EPIC, FRONT, CHARGE, Crit Buffer, Debuffer, Damage Over Time, AOE Damage, Extra Spicy

PVP/PVE Crit Comp (with Twizzly Gummy Cookie)

Toppings: Solid Almonds or Swift Chocolates

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It seems the devs forgot about Herb Cookie’s existence when designing Mala Sauce Cookie’s attack. While her AOE skill’s Burn debuff has potential to deal heavy damage, Herb Cookie is a healer almost everyone owns and can easily douse that fire with his skill. Not to mention Parfait Cookie gives your team a pretty good chance to avoid the debuff entirely. This means they’re rather weak on their own, but there is one cookie who benefits from having Mala Sauce around so much that pairing the two of them together becomes extremely deadly.

Mala Sauce’s skill also gives a CRIT chance buff to the two highest CRIT cookies on the team, most likely their release-mate Twizzly Gummy Cookie, who relies extremely heavily on crits. Working with a hard-counter to Vanilla well enough to make them give Sorbet Shark a run for their money is enough to put Mala Sauce up here. As usual, they’ll need Almonds like any other front cookie.

Custard Cookie III

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

Early- Late Midgame PVE Healer/Shield

Toppings: Searing Raspberries

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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

Early-Late Midgame PVE Frontliner, Queen Of Rares

Toppings: Solid Almonds

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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.

Tiger Lily Cookie

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

PVP/PVE Stunner, Normally found in PVP Stun-spam Comps

Toppings: Swift Chocolates

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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

PVP/PVE Single Target Attack, Pairs with Almond Cookie in PVP/PVE

Toppings: Searing Raspberries

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This cookie’s a real crackshot. The devs finally fixed Rye Cookie’s skill description, making it more clear that she tears into the enemy with a barrage of shots. She fires a barrage at whoever has the lowest max HP, usually squishy mages in the mid in PVP, or gunlines in PVP. She then gives herself an ATK speed buff for her normal shots. 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. She is especially deadly when paired with her fellow lawman, Almond Cookie, whose skill synergizes extremely well with hers.

Sparkling Cookie

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

PVP/PVE Crit Comp Healer (With Twizzly Gummy Cookie)

Toppings: Swift Chocolates

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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.

Cherry Cookie

RARE, REAR, BOMBER, AOE Stun, Atomic Prankster

PVE Stunner, Sometimes used in PVP Stun Comps

Toppings: Searing Raspberries for damage, or Swift Chocolates for maintaining Stun

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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

PVE ATK Buffer

Toppings: Solid Almonds

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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 Pomegranate 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.

Adventurer Cookie

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

Midgame-to-Late Midgame PVE Anti-Spellcaster, Weak vs Mookspam

Toppings: Searing RaspberrIes

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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.

Fig Cookie

EPIC, MIDDLE, SUPPORT, AOE Debuffer, Doot Doot

PVE ATK Debuffer

Toppings: Swift Chocolates

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Fig Cookie is similar to Onion Cookie in purpose, except they gave up all pretense of being a damage dealer to focus on their debuff game. Their AOE attack predictably does very little damage, but slaps a big ugly 20% ATK reduction on whatever it hits. You can also keep this debuff up more reliably than with Onion Cookie, since not only does Fig Cookie have the faster cooldown, they also don’t need to wait for Fear Stacks to make the most of their skill.

You could perhaps bring them in PVE to dull the teeth of particularly deadly monster encounters, but it might still be more reliable to kill the enemy faster with more damage dealers anyway. If you plan on using them, feed them some Swift Chocolates to keep that debuff going.

Squid Ink Cookie

EPIC, Magic, AOE Damage, Squidly Sob Story

PVP/PVE AOE Damage Dealer

Toppings: Searing Raspberries

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This squishy little crybaby Squid Ink Cookie is as simple and easy to understand as the Espresso-likes get: They repeatedly slam their giant tentacles into the enemy for rapid area damage. No vortexes, janky hitboxes, or debuffs, just treating the enemy wave like a pair of bongos.

They could be a viable option if you’re new to the game and got them as your first AOE cookie, but for everyone else who probably already owns the earlier Espresso-likes, they won’t be worth upgrading since they’re just below them in terms of utility. If you do wish to use them, give them Searing Raspberries as one usually does with damage dealers.

Madeleine Cookie

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

PVE/PVP ATK SPD Comp Frontliner/AOE Damage (with Lilac Cookie)

Toppings: Solid Almonds or Swift Chocolates

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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.

We moved Madeleine up a tier though, as while he is still a coward who hides in mid, his skill becomes uncannily destructive when paired with Lilac’s ATK SPD-based heavy machinegun team, even considering Madeleine’s Defense Cookie statline giving him poor ATK.

B TIER – SWEET

Tails Cookie
Carrot Cookie
Purple Yam Cookie
Chili Pepper Cookie
Onion Cookie
Devil 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.

Tails Cookie

SPECIAL, AMBUSH, MID, DEF Buffer, AOE Damage, Adorable Airborne Airbro

PVE AOE Damage and Buffer

Toppings: Searing Raspberries or Swift Chocolates

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Tails suffers a bit more than his blue bro. He’s got the same skill but with a DEF buff at 15% instead of Sonic’s ATK SPD buff. Honestly a good cookie, though Licorice outclasses him big time. Licorice, while doing less damage with his lightning strike, comes with a 20% DEF buff AND mooks. If you want a damage dealer, get an Espressolike, and if you want a DEF buffer, get Licorice. If you want BOTH AOE damage and a DEF buffer, get Licorice anyway! To add insult to injury, Licorice is available for mileage since he’s an old cookie. Get Tails some Raspberries to make the most of his damage if you want to use him.

Carrot Cookie

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

Early-Midgame PVE Offensive Healer

Toppings: Swift Chocolates

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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.

Purple Yam Cookie

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

PVE AOE Knockback

Toppings: Solid Almonds

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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

PVE Early to Midgame Anti-Gunline Damage

Toppings: Searing Raspberries

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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

PVE Slow Nuker/Debuffer, Useless in PVP Because of Mandatory Auto

Toppings: Searing Raspberries, Swift Chocos are pointless because her Fear stacks won’t be maxxed by the time the cooldown is done anyway

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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.

Devil Cookie

RARE, MIDDLE, MAGIC, AOE Debuffer, Angel Cookie’s Unwilling Best Friend

PVE Early to Midgame AOE Damage

Toppings: Searing Raspberries

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Devil Cookie had the misfortune of being released after the likes of Latte Cookie, considering Devil has a similar but honestly inferior skill. They summon a rune on the ground, dealing AOE damage over time and inflicting ATK Speed Down and Movement Speed Down. Sadly, nobody cares about either stat. ATK Speed Down doesn’t actually slow down skill cooldowns, which is the primary source of damage in the game, and there are far better ways to stop enemies from moving than a Movement Speed reduction.

Like you know, blasting them into crumbs! That being said, if the gacha’s been unkind to you and you lack the high tier AOE damage dealers, Devil Cookie might be a good choice. Cram them with Raspberries to make their attack hit harder and take advantage of their Magic statline, since the debuffs they give out aren’t particularly noteworthy.

C TIER – FRESH

GingerBrave
Snow Sugar Cookie
Angel Cookie
Gumball Cookie
Pancake 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

PVP Rapid Interruptor, Newbie-Bait (Usually part of Extreme Damage No Survivability Almond-reliant Stun teams, often called GingerScam teams)

Toppings: Swift Chocolates

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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!

The popular team for this is GingerBrave with Almond Cookie, Black Raisin or if you’re really lucky, Sea Fairy Cookie with two other cookies who can stun. Gingerbrave slams into the front to expose the enemy midline, Almond and the damage dealer pair up to wreck the enemy team, and the stun cookies prevent them from fighting back. This has low survivability if the enemy somehow resists the stun and fights back, but if the stun works your cookies can destroy the heavily injured enemy with impunity.

Snow Sugar Cookie

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

PVP Vampire/Red Velvet Cookie Distraction, AOE Attacker

Toppings: Swift Chocolates

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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. They had a recent buff, but it isn’t enough to move them up a tier.

Angel Cookie

COMMON, REAR, HEALER, AOE Heal, Flight Incapable

PVE Early-Midgame AOE Healer

Toppings: Swift Chocolates or Searing Raspberries

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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

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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.

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!

PVE Early to Midgame Tank

Toppings: Solid Almonds

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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

PVE Frontline DPS, Sometimes Used with Lilac Cookie

Toppings: Solid Almonds

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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

PVE Earlygame Knockback

Toppings: Solid Almonds

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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!

PVE Earlygame Precision Attack

Toppings: Searing Raspberries

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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

Earlygame PVE AOE Knockback

Toppings: Solid Almonds

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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

Earlygame PVE AOE Attack

Toppings: Searing Raspberries

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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

PVE Earlygame Healer

Toppings: Swift Chocolates

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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

Earlygame PVE AOE Damage

Toppings: Searing Raspberries

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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

Earlygame AOE Damage

Toppings: Searing Raspberries

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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!

Kalebed

Thursday 23rd of June 2022

Do the buffs to Beet, Blackberry, Red Velvet, and/or Werewolf make any changes to the list?

Level Winner

Wednesday 22nd of June 2022

The tier list has been updated with Oyster Cookie.

Level Winner

Thursday 2nd of June 2022

Update:

Crunchy Chip Cookie has been added to the tier list.

MallGoth

Friday 27th of May 2022

Are you going to put crunchy chip cookie on here ?

Level Winner

Thursday 2nd of June 2022

@MallGoth,

Yes, we have just added Crunchy Chip Cookie to the list.

Level Winner

Thursday 5th of May 2022

Update:

Clotted Cream Cookie and Wildberry Cookie have been added to the tier list.