Cookie Run Kingdom Tier List 2021: Best Teams & Cookies!

Started playing the Cookie Run Kingdom and wondering what are the best cookie characters in the game? Read on for Cookie Run Kingdom tier list 2021. {May 2021: New Cookie Tier Ratings will be updated this month)

Cookie Run Kingdom Tier List

Cookie Run Kingdom Tier List 2021: Best Cookie Characters May 2021⇓

In this Cookie Run Kingdom tier list, we are going to showcases the top-tier cookies A.K.A. cookie characters in the Cookie Run Kingdom that you can use to curate the top-tier team in PvE and PvP game modes. This tier list ranks all the cookies featured in the game in these tiers; S/top-tier(the best ones), A/good-tier, B/average tier, and C/below-average tier. If you are new to the game, make sure to check out this beginner’s guide and redeem these new coupon codes for free crystals. Now, let’s not waste any time and check out the Cookie Run Kingdom Tier List 2021: –

Cookie Run Kingdom Tier List: S Tier Cookies⇓

  • Strawberry Crepe Cookie – S Tier Tank
  • Pure Vanilla Cookie – S Tier Support
  • Herb Cookie – S Tier Healer
  • Espresso Cookie – S Tier DMG
  • Licorice Cookie – S Tier DMG
  • Milk Cookie – S Tier Tank
  • Dark Choco – S Tier Unit
  • Black Raisin  Cookie – S Tier
  • Latte Cookie – S Tier
  • Cream Puff Cookie – Good Cookie(based on other players’ reviews)
  • Almond Cookie – N/A Tier

Strawberry Crepet Cookie – S Tier*

  • Provisional Tier Ratings: S Tier*(New Cookie)
  • Skills: Area DMG, reduces DMG received by X2 cookies with lowest max HP
  • Toppings: go for DMG Resist

Pure Vanilla Cookie – S Tier*

  • Provisional Tier Ratings: S Tier*(New Cookie)
  • Remarks: Pure Vanilla Cookie is a healer/support role cookie character in the Cookie Run Kingdom with skills that heal(restores HP) allies during the battle and provide them a shield that absorbs damage.
  • In our opinion, this cookie is a top-tier healer/support, just like Herb cookie. 
  • Toppings: go for CD(for quick healing) or full ATK(for more healing)

Herb Cookie – S TierCookie Run Kingdom Tier List

Herb Cookie is one of the healing characters in the Cookie Run Kingdom game. Speaking of its grade, it’s “Epic”. You would definitely need a good healing character in your team; especially in PvE – as healers specialize in restoring the HP of allies and removing debuffs from them. Herb is a top-tier healing character in our opinion. This cookie not only heals allies but also dispels debuffs from them. What do you think about this character? Share your opinion in the comments. 

Also, see – Best Toppings For Cookies In Cookie Run Kingdom

Espresso Cookie – S TierCookie Run Kingdom Tier List

Espresso cookie is known for its skills that inflict AoE DMG and CC effects. With the Grinding skill, Espresso Cookie generates a whirlwind that pulls the enemies into the center and also inflicts damage. Its position is middle and its role is “magic DMG”. In our opinion, this cookie is one of the top-tier cookies in the Cookie Run Kingdom. 

Licorice Cookie – S TierCookie Run Kingdom Tier List

If you are looking for a mid-line damage dealer just like the Espresso Cookie, you should definitely give this cookie a spot in your team. Licorice Cookie is known for its magic skills that summon minions to cause damage and use the potent spell to increase the party’s defense. In our opinion, Licorice is among the top-tier epic-grade middle-line characters in the Cookie Run Kingdom game. 

Milk Cookie – S TierCookie Run Kingdom Tier List

NOTES: Most players have started to prefer STRAWBERRY Crepe Cookie as the main front-line cookie. Milk Cookie is one of the top-tier cookie characters in the Cookie Run Kingdom game. It’s known for tanky performance in the PvP, PvE game modes; stands in front and contributes by causing area damage, “taunting enemies” to protect allies, and decreasing the incoming damage. 

Also, see – Best Toppings For Cookies In Cookie Run Kingdom

Dark Choco – S TierCookie Run Kingdom Tier List

Dark Choco is a frontline cookie character in the game that we think is among the top-tier tanky characters. Its skill can lower the defense of enemies and also causes massive DMG.

 Black Raisin Cookie – S Tier*

  • Provisional Tier: S Tier*(New Cookie)
  • Role: Ambush
  • Position: Middle
  • Strength: Area DMG
  • Topping Recommendation: Full ATK Build/Searing Raspberry Topping

Latte Cookie – S Tier

  • Latte Cookie was released in March update of Cookie Run Kingdom
  • Latte Cookie tier list rank: S Tier
  • Players can get Latte Cookie from the gacha
  • Latte Cookie stands in the middle 
  • Latte Cookie’s main strength is CC(Crowd Control); by using her skills, players can generate a Latte Glyph. The latte glyph will then attract the enemies to its center and cause damage + silence effect. The glyph causes DoT(damage over time); inner as well as outer. By upgrading this skill, you can increase Latte Cookie’s DMG. 

Cream Puff Cookie – N/A Tier

  • Cream Puff Cookie was released in March update of Cookie Run Kingdom
  • Players can get Cream Puff Cookie from guild gacha. You can join a guild once you clear the stage 3-6
  • Cream Puff Cookie tier list rank: N/A(New cookie, tier ratings are yet to be posted)
  • She is a support class cookie who stands in the backline
  • Her main strength is restoring the health of the party members. Her Jellius Extremus skill conjures a tornado of Jellies over a large area, causing area damage. The might of the spell restores the party’s HP. 

Almond Cookie – N/A Tier

  • Almond Cookie is a support class rear line cookie character in the Cookie Run Kingdom game
  • Almond Cookie uses magical handcuffs to apprehend the foe with the lowest max HP and apply the DMG link debuff. which disperses a portion of DMG the apprehended foe receives between linked foes. It can not be interrupted; the handcuffs would not work on summoned foes

Also, see – Best Toppings For Cookies In Cookie Run Kingdom

Cookie Run Kingdom Tier List: A Tier Cookies⇓

In this Cookie Run Kingdom tier list part, we are going to showcase the cookies that are quite good but not the best or OP: –

  • Kumiho Cookie – A Tier
  • Sparkling Cookie – A Tier
  • Madeleine Cookie – A Tier
  • Pomegranate Cookie – A+ Tier
  • Tiger Lily Cookie – A+ Tier

Also, see – Best Toppings For Cookies In Cookie Run Kingdom

Kumiho Cookie – A Tier

Kumiho Cookie

  • Tier Ratings: A Tier 
  • Kumiho Cookie is a front-line unit that excels in inflicting damage to the enemies. It has two forms; marshmallow fox form and cookie form. Cookie form causes area damage and charm nearby enemies(enemies affected with charm effect would not be able to unleash any offensive action). Kumiho’s charm effect is not permanent; it lasts for a few moments only. The fox form fires upon foes. 
  • How to get Kumiho Cookie: Event and gacha.
  • You can complete the pouch missions(check the events) and then spend on the “Kumiho Cookie’s Pouch Mania” event. From there, you can collect its soulstones. 
  • Also, see – Best Toppings For Cookies In Cookie Run Kingdom

Sparkling Cookie – A TierCookie Run Kingdom Tier List

Sparkling Cookie is another good healing character (Epic Grade) in the game. We prefer Herb – but Sparkling Cookie is also good. Its skill not only heals the allies but also raise the Critical Strike Chances. 

Madeleine Cookie – A TierCookie Run Kingdom Tier List

Madeleine Cookie is an epic grade front line defense role cookie character in the Cookie Run Kingdom game that’s known for its high HP and DEF stats. With the skill “Commander”, this cookie restores HP, inflicts ranged attacks instead of regular ones – also, while the skill effect is in play, Madeleine would be immune to debuffs. There are many epic grade front-line characters; we prefer Milk because of its DMG reduction and taunt skill. Also, Dark Choco because of its ability to lower the defense of enemies. Madeleine is also a good choice if you are looking for a front-line unit. 

Also, see – Best Toppings For Cookies In Cookie Run Kingdom

Pomegranate Cookie – A+ TierCookie Run Kingdom Tier List

Pomegranate is an epic-grade support type character that stands in the rear line and supports the squad in combat by providing them ATK buff. Great unit to buff ATK power of allies. 

Tiger Lily Cookie –  A+ TierCookie Run Kingdom Tier List

Tiger Lily Cookie is one of the most popular epic-grade cookies in the game that’s known for immobilizing the enemies, causing damage to the enemies, and faster regular attacks with the active skill. Good unit. Can perfrom well in PvE as well as PvP with a healer in its side.

Cookie Run Kingdom Tier List: B ~ A Tier Cookies⇓

In this Cookie Run Kingdom tier list part, we are going to showcase the average tier cookies that we think are neither best/good nor too bad: –

  • Purple Yam Cookie – B+ ~ A Tier
  • Werewolf Cookie – B+ ~ A Tier
  • Vampire Cookie – B+ ~ A Tier
  • Rye Cookie – B+ ~ A Tier
  • Chili Pepper Cookie – B+ ~ A Tier

Purple Yam Cookie – B+ ~ A TierCookie Run Kingdom Tier List

Purple Yam Cookie is an epic-grade front-line character in the game that’s known for its skill that causes damage over time. Average to good unit. 

Also, see – Best Toppings For Cookies In Cookie Run Kingdom

Werewolf Cookie – B+ ~ A TierCookie Run Kingdom Tier List

Werewolf if another epic-grade front-line character unit in the game that’s known for its wolf form; when you unleash its skill, the cookie will transform into a wolf from – while in this form, the cookie would have more HP and damage power. Average to good unit.  

Vampire Cookie – B+ ~ A TierCookie Run Kingdom Tier List

Vampire Cookie is an epic-grade rear line cookie character that’s known for its lifesteal skill; cause DMG and restores HP. Average to good unit.

Rye Cookie – B+ ~ A TierCookie Run Kingdom Tier List

Rye is an epic-grade rear line damage dealer with the skill that targets the enemy with the highest HP and causes great damage. Average to Good unit. Very good against booses. 

Chili Pepper Cookie – B+ ~ A Tier

Chili Pepper Cookie is an epic grade cookie in the Cookie Run Kingdom with specialty to cause area damage to the rear line on the enemy side. Average to good tier unit. 

Cookie Run Kingdom Tier List: Cookies That Are Below Average Or Situational⇓

In this Cookie Run Kingdom tier list part, we are going to showcase the below-average to average tier characters(situational): –

Snow Sugar Cookie – Situational 

Cookie Run Kingdom Tier List

  • Position: Middle
  • Role/Type: Magic
  • Skill: AoE DMG, Lower the ATK Speed of Frozen enemies
  • Can perform well in some situations, overall an average Unit as compared to other Epic grade units. 

Mint Choco Cookie – Situational

Cookie Run Kingdom Tier List

  • Position: Rear
  • Role/Type: Support
  • Skill: Heals allies, increase ATK Speed
  • Can perform well in some situations, overall an average Tier Unit as compared to other Epic grade units. 

Poison Mushroom Cookie – Situational

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Cookie Run Kingdom Tier List: Rare Cookies Tier List⇓

In this Cookie Run Kingdom tier list part, we have shared remarks on the rare grade cookies in the game: –

  • Avocado Cookie – Top Tier Rare Grade Tank With Buff(Replaceable once you get an epic grade tank.)
  • Knight Cookie – A ~ B Tier Rare Grade Tank(we recommend building Avocado cookie as your tank if you don’t have an epic grade tank)
  • Blackberry Cookie – Below Average Tier Mage DMG Dealer(there are better units in the game that do well as compared to this cookie)
  • Custard Cookie – If you have this cookie but not Herb or Sparkling, then this unit can be your healer in the early game. Below average to average tier unit
  • Princess Cookie – A front unit with a defense shred kit. Causes area damage and lowers enemy defense. Decent in the early game. Below average to average tier unit.
  • Cherry Cookie – Can stun and do area damage(situational, but not good for late game)
  • Alchemist Cookie – DoT is its main strength; damage over time to the enemy. Below average to average tier unit.
  • Pancake Cookie – Can increase the party’s attack speed. Situational.
  • Clover Cookie – Another rare grade healer. Not recommended because of slow healing and poor performance 
  • Carrot Cookie – A good early game support unit that can increase the party’s defense. Below average to average tier unit.
  • Gumball Cookie – Rear line unit with AoE DMG and speed debuff skill. Situational. 

Also, see – Best Toppings For Cookies In Cookie Run Kingdom

Common Cookies Tier List⇓

  • Strawberry Cookie – C Tier/Below average tier tank(not good for the long run)
  • Wizard Cookie – C Tier/Below average tier Mage DMG Dealer(not a good unit for the long run; better DMG dealers are in the game)
  • Angel Cookie – C Tier/Below average tier healer(better healers are in the game – this one is not recommended for the long run)
  • GingerBrave – C Tier/Below average tier front unit (not good for late game)
  • Ninja Cookie – C Tier/Just bad
  • Beet Cookie – C Tier/Targets the enemy with the lowest HP. Below average tier

Cookie Run Kingdom Best Team⇓

We would recommend adding x2 tank characters(preferred: Milk, Strawberry Crepe Cookie, or Dark Choco), x2 damage dealers(preferred: Espresso or Licorice, Black Raisin), x1 support/healer(preferred: Pure Vanilla Cookie or Herb). Share your best team recommendations in the comments. 

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So this would be all in this post on Cookie Run Kingdom tier list: best cookie characters, team, etc. 

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43 thoughts on “Cookie Run Kingdom Tier List 2021: Best Teams & Cookies!”

  1. Hello, was thinking this input might be of some help…
    I got lucky and got the newest cookies, Pastry and Fig.
    Pastry is a Ranger, Skill: fires an arrow that can ricochet on enemies while increasing ATK Speed and DMG. I tried the Bouncy Caramel (ATK Speed) with Searing Berry (ATK), works pretty well so far.

    Fig is a damage dealing Support, Skill: summons a swarm of Fig birds that deal DMG and reduce enemy’s ATK for a few seconds. (7 secs at lvl 1)
    Haven’t used him yet, though.

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    • Update: Fig is dealing AOE DMG Support, if i’m using the term correctly. His skill deals DMG to all of the enemy, the direction of the attack goes forward.
      The skill shows Single Hit DMG, and the ATK debuff on enemy.

      I hope those informations help you, and thanks for your articles!! They really help casual players like me.

      (i didn’t put my name in the first post, but feel free if you wish to add me in Cookie Run: Kingdom)

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  2. I have Madeleine cookie in front, latte cookie and raisin cookie in the middle, and chili pepper with pure vanilla in the back, (I am planning on replacing chili pepper with espresso once I level him up) any advice? I’m currently on hall of enlightenment

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  3. Team suggestion:

    Front1 : Dark choco or princess for defense debuff, hard walnuts or healthy peanuts

    Front2 : Milk or Knight, Knight has to be careful with his taunting, hard walnuts or healthy peanuts

    Mid1 : Esspresso for high damage, Latte for silence, both searing rasperries

    Mid2 : Licorice for summoning walking meat shields and raise defense, swift chocolates or hard walnuts and healthy peanuts for his minions.

    Rear1 : Pure vannila for massive heal and shield, Herb heals more overtime if your cookies stand still, Custard if you don’t have pure vanilla or herb, or pomegranate for attack raise, all searing rasperries or swift chocolates.

    Rear2 : You could switch out Licorice for Rye for high damage, Vampire for sniping dangerous rear enemies or the enemy rear in pvp, Cherry or Tiger lily for stuns, the first two searing rasperries and the last to swift chocolates

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  4. A team suggestion :
    Front1: Preferably Dark choco for defense debuff with swift chocolates to more realibly debuff the enemies, or Hard Walnuts and Healthy Peanuts, princess cookie is also an option,

    Front 2 : Milk Cookie for taunting to protect the others, Knight is also an option but he has to be careful with his taunting later on, both Hard Walnuts and/or Healthy Peanuts,

    Mid 1: Expresso has the damage normally reserved for single target damage, but applied to a crowd, Latte cookie is a weaker alternative but with silence, both searing rasperries,

    Mid 2: Licorice is there to raise defense and summon litteral walking meat shields, swift chocolates so he can more reliably summon minions and raise defense, or Hard Walnuts and Healthy Peanuts so his minions can live longer,

    Rear 1: Pure Vannila Heals at the minimum a wopping 100% of his attack stat, while herb overtime heals more, that’s if you’re cookies stand still, Both should have Searing rasperries, or swift chocolates for pure vannila, you could also use pomegranate to raise attack stat, in casa you do use her use Swift chocolates,

    Rear 2 : You could switch out Licorice so you can put in the rear rye for damage, Vampire to snipe dangerous rear enemies, rear gunlines and the enemy healer in pvp, tiger lily or Cherry for stuns, Searring rasperries for the first two and swift chocolates for the last two

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  5. I don’t consider Vampire as an Average to good unit, he isn’t worth putting in your main squad, but should be reserved against dangerous rear enemies, and later game heavy spellcasters

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  6. U didn’t add muscle cookie

    And I totally agree

    Good team would be 2 support/healing(herb, cream puff), 2 attack(kumiho, latte), and 1 tank(avocado,Madeline)

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  7. Now being on 8-30 my team is dark choco in the front lvl50 5 star
    Milk level 50 5 star
    Espresso lvl 50 5 star
    Rye lvl 50 5 star
    Herb level 50 5 star
    To friend search kilopurnuson

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  8. Having to be at 8-30 now my team is
    Dark choco lvl 50 5 star
    Milk level 48 4 star
    Espresso lvl 50 5 star
    Rye lvl 50 5 star
    Herb level 50 5 star
    Team power 152319
    Enemy power 90877
    Lol lmfao lmao

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  9. My current team is Madeleine and Milk in front
    Espresso and licorice in middle
    And Rye is rear

    I used to use herb instead of licorice long time ago but herb always kept dying so I got licorice by buying soul stones and it works much better
    Espresso I got on the first day and till now I never removed it

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  10. I thought of a very annoying team in PvP
    Madeline and Dark Choco in front
    Espresso and licorice in mid
    Herb in back

    Dark Choco and Espresso are already annoying AF

    Beta Version: Milk and Dark Choco in front
    Madeline and Espresso in mid
    Custard in back cuz extra shield is nice
    The frontliner in mid was intentional.

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  11. I have dark choco cookie in the front with kumiho cookie. Then in the middle i have expresso cookie and chili pepper cookie. And finally my healer the mint choco healer.

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  12. My team currently is knight and princess in the front, Esspresso and chilli pepper in middle and herb in rear, but Im in chapter 4.

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