Cookie Run Kingdom Tier List – Best Cookies (PvE & PvP)

Last Updated on March 18, 2023 by Samuel Franklin

Cookie Run Kingdom Tier List – Best Cookies

Our Cookie Run Kingdom tier list will help players to develop the best cookies team possible from their available pool of sweet biscuit heroes for both PvE and PvP content. With a large number of cookies to unlock and develop the abundance of choice can often create analysis paralysis for new players as they are unsure which heroes to focus investing their limited game resources into. With this tier list you’ll be able to build a competitive team across game modes and also have confidence that the time and EXP Star Jelly stocks from your personalised cookie kingdom you are investing will pay dividends in the long run for your Cookie Run Kingdom account.

In addition to a general tier list on an individual scale this guide will help you develop the best cookies team with a number of tips and considerations when deciding which heroes will fight on your behalf across the hundreds of game campaign story stages and other content. As all cookie heroes in Cookie Run Kingdom are included below this list will be useful regardless of your current account progression and preferences (such as free to play or paying player).

Cookie Run Kingdom Best Cookies Guide

While it can be easy for players to visit a Cookie Run Kingdom tier list such as this one and select the highest ranked cookies from their available pool of heroes players still need a solid understanding of the game mechanics to maximise their cookies team power level. When reading the tier list below to design your best cookies team players should ensure that they consider the following specific to their account:

  • Team Composition: Creating a team full of the best healing cookie heroes will never be an effective strategy even if they are all highly ranked heroes. Players should ensure that any team they create is sufficiently balanced across hero types and position preferences even if that balance requires players to utilise cookies from a slightly lower tier as you’ll be better equipped to deal with the diverse range of enemies that Cookie Run Kingdom offers. A balanced team will typically involve 1 tank and 1 healer with the remaining team slots filled primarily with high damage heroes. For players that have a high tier utility focused cookie character unlocked this is also an option for your team at the cost of one damage hero slot.
  • Content (PvE or PvP): Like other hero collecting fighting games PvE and PvP have different cookie hero needs to create an effective fighting team. While there is some overlap for the truly powerful heroes players will need to consider the type of content they are focusing on and also the specific challenges. PvE for example also has story, cookie alliance, events, guild bosses and several difficulty mode variants that might require some team adjustment. While general rules are difficult given the breadth of combat available for PvE content that is generally longer in nature healing and survivability are critical while PvP favours towards aggressive damage focused cookies.
  • Game Funds: While free to play players can still experience most of what Cookie Kingdom has available your choice of free to play or playing player will impact the best cookies team you can develop. While a paying player can generally acquire a team full of high ranked heroes a free player will want to aim lower on the overall tier list and may need to commit to investing into a lower tier hero than a paying player would. Free to play players will also need to build their team around a the powerful heroes they can obtain to ensure they are reaching their maximum potential even if you may prefer another hero aesthetically.
  • Other Factors: There are a few other factors to consider in your choice of cookie heroes while they are generally going to be less of a factor than the above they may still be an important deciding factor for your account. This includes cookie bonds that provide a stat boost based on your team selections, the availability of toppings you have to boost heroes, the individual promotion level of each hero given this provides a boost to their stats and the special treasures you have that provide passive unique benefits. Noting that toppings, promotions and treasure sin particular have an element of luck to acquiring them.


Cookie Run Kingdom Tier List – Ranking Factors

There are many considerations that have been factored into the tier list rankings of Cookie Run Kingdom below. These factors are included below so players can also apply these considerations to their account progression, available sugary heroes and specific account factors that may slightly alter the tier list for you.

  • Base Stats/Skills: The core of hero strength in Cookie Run Kingdom and similar games on the market will be your cookie hero stats and skills. Generally the rarer a hero the higher their HP, ATK, DEF, CRIT % statistics will be initially alongside their stat growth with this also impacted by their intended game role. A defence front hero such as Strawberry Cookie has significantly more HP than an ambush middle character like Chili Pepper Cookie for example. Each cookie also has a specific skill to consider with some being more effective at their intended purposes either because the values are higher on these talents inherently or the nature of the attack has reduced effectiveness in real game play. Strawberry Cookie for example has a reasonable strong powerful area of effect attack for a defence hero but the range of this attack is tiny and thus requires careful timing to ensure there are enemies in range for this attack to be useful at all. For this tier list heroes with higher base stats and kills that are offer greater power or utility to the team are ranked higher.
  • Flexibility: With a wealth of different content challenges on offer in Cookie Run Kingdom having a hero that is flexible across content types can be invaluable as it allows you to achieve success with less resources invested into a hero. Cookies that are effective against multiple types of game content are ranked higher accordingly.
  • Role: As a balanced team is important to your overall cookie team strength this tier list has been designed by comparing cookies within the same roles to each other to highlight the best in each class type. While a healing character does not deal the same amount of damage as an attacking focused hero this doesn’t mean they are not a strong hero for your team and it is only fair to compare that healer against the other healers available in Cookie Run Kingdom when determining their tier rank.
  • Rarity: Rarity has had a minor consideration in this tier list creation with heroes that perform above their expectations for their rarity given a small boost in overall tier rank. For example a common hero that performs comparable to a rare or epic cookie will be ranked higher given their relative ease of access while a hero that is weak considering their rarity will be ranked lower.


Cookie Run Kingdom Tier List – Rankings

With the factors above the following tier list ratings have been assigned to each of the Cookie Run Kingdom cookies available, the following tier ratings are applicable:

  • S Tier: A powerhouse cookie that fulfils their role to the fullest potential. Heroes in this tier have deadly skills, fantastic base stats and are flexible in a number of team compositions regardless of the content you are  trying to overcome.
  • A Tier: A powerful cookie hero that is a great asset to any team composition and is one of the best (although not the best) at their role. Given the difficulty of acquiring many S tier heroes this is likely the tier of cookie hero a free to play player will strive for.
  • B Tier: A character that can fit into the right team although some element of their character design is lacking compared to the S and A tier options for the same role. This could be weaker stat bases or stat growth or a skill that simply isn’t as effective as other options.
  • C Tier: C tier cookie heroes fill niche roles that can work with some effort (such as careful manual activation of abilities) or are well suited to counter a particular piece of game content. In general though these are not worth long term investment of your account resources.
  • D Tier: The worst cookie characters available that you’ll only use when you don’t have another suitable hero for that role as they have few redeeming qualities.

The table tier list below is sorted by PvE ranking first and then PvP from S to D tier based on the criteria noted above. Ratings are heavily influenced based on the core game modes of world exploration (PvE) and Kingdom Arena (PvP) with only a minor consideration of the alternative game mode content.

Cookie Rating (PvE) Rating (PvP) Rarity Type Position Notes
Sherbet S S Super Epic Ranged Middle
Wildberry S S Epic Defence Front
Pure Vanilla S S Ancient Healing Rear
Black Pearl S S Legendary Ambush Middle
Captain Caviar S A Epic Bomber Middle
Schwarzwälder S A Epic Charge Front
Cotton S A Epic Support Rear
Eclair S A Epic Support Middle
Moonlight A S Legendary Magic Middle
Hollyberry A S Ancient Defence Front
Blueberry Pie A S Epic Magic Middle
Werewolf A S Epic Charge Front
Crunchy Chip A S Epic Charge Front
Cark Cacao A S Ancient Charge Front
Financier A S Epic Defence Front
Milky Way A S Epic Charge Front
Squid Ink A S Epic Magic Middle
Cream Puff A S Epic Support Rear
Frost Queen A S Legendary Magic Middle
Vampire A S Epic Ambush Rear
Oyster A S Super Epic Support Rear
Rye A S Epic Ranged Rear
BTS A S Special BTS Rear Includes all BTS cookies given stats and skills are identical between all 7
Herb A S Epic Healing Rear
Pumpkin Pie A A Epic Magic Middle
Espresso Cookie A A Epic Magic Middle
Carol A A Epic Healing Rear
Pinecone A A Epic Bomber Front
Cream Unicorn A A Epic Healing Rear
Pomegranate A A Epic Support Middle
Clotted Cream A A Super Epic Magic Middle
Purple Yam A A Epic Charge Front
Sea Fairy A B Legendary Bomber Middle
Licorice A B Epic Magic Middle
Affogato A B Epic Bomber Middle
Parfait A B Epic Support Rear
Macaron A B Epic Magic Middle
Prophet B S Epic Support Rear
Caramel Arrow B A Epic Ranged Front
Sorbet Shark B A Epic Ambush Middle
Strawberry Crepe B B Epic Defence Front
Red Velvet B C Epic Charge Front
Cherry Blossom B C Epic Ambush Rear
Dark Choco B C Epic Charge Front
Milk B C Epic Defence Front
Tiger Lily B C Epic  Ranged Rear
Moon Rabbit B C Epic Defence Front
Snow Sugar B C Epic Magic Middle
Kumiho B C Epic Charge Front
Black Raisin B C Epic Ambush Middle
Twizzly Gummy B D Epic Ranged Rear
Sparkling B D Epic Healing Rear
Madeleine C B Epic Defence Front
Tea Knight C B Epic Charge Front
Latte C C Epic  Magic Middle
Candy Diver C C Epic Support Rear
Poison Mushroom C C Epic Bomber Middle
Almond C C Epic Support Rear
Pastry C C Epic Ranged Rear
Lilac C C Epic Support Middle
Mint Choco C C Epic Support Rear
Mango C D Epic Magic Middle
Mala Sauce C D Epic Charge Front
Raspberry C D Epic Charge Front
Princess C D Rare Charge Front
Custard Cookie III C D Rare Healing Rear
Blackberry C D Rare Magic Rear
GingerBrave D C Common Charge Front
Cherry D D Rare Bomber Rear
Adventurer D D Rare Ambush Middle
Sonic D D Special Ambush Middle
Tails D D Special Ambush Middle
Knight D D Rare Defence Front
Avocado D D Rare Defence Front
Carrot D D Rare Support Middle
Wizard D D Common Magic Middle
Ninja D D Common Ambush Middle
Chili Pepper D D Epic Ambush Middle
Fig D D Epic Support Middle
Pancake D D Rare Ambush Rear
Devil D D Rare Magic Middle
Clover D D Rare Support Rear
Beet D D Common  Ranged Rear
Alchemist D D Rare Bomber Middle
Onion D D Rare Support Middle
Gumball D D Rare Bomber Rear
Strawberry D D Common Defence Front
Muscle D D Common Charge Front
Angel D D Common Healing Rear

Written by
Samuel Franklin
Samuel Franklin is the founder and lead editor of the Games Finder team and enjoys video games across all genres and platforms.

Sam enjoys the strategic mobile gameplay offered by Cookie Run Kingdom as he constantly develops and changes his team for the growing challenges of each game update. His favourite cookies designs are Sherbet, Werewolf and Dark Cacao who have each played a role in his team over the years. He also appreciated the high quality production values of Cookie Run Kingdom which is well above other titles in the genre.


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