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CRK Tier List – Best Cookies in Cookie Run Kingdom

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Building a team from Cookie Run: Kingdom's massive cast of characters can be overwhelming. If you want to progress through tough battles, this CRK tier list will help you choose the best Cookies in the game.

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Cookie Run Kingdom Tier List - Best Cookies ranked

Every Cookie in CRT is useful, even those lower ranked. They may need specific team comps or are less versatile than other Cookies, but you can still win with them often. To find out which Cookies are the best, look at the CRT tier list below for all Epic, Super Epic, Special, Legendary, and Ancient Cookies. These encompass their useability across both PvP and PvE game modes.

SBlack Pearl Cookie, Captain Caviar Cookie, Caramel Arrow Cookie, Cotton Cookie, Crème Brûlée Cookie, Dark Cacao Cookie, Eclair Cookie, Fettuccine Cookie, Golden Cheese Cookie, Hollyberry Cookie, Milky Way Cookie, Moonlight Cookie, Pure Vanilla Cookie, Schwarzwalder Cookie, Sherbet Cookie, Stardust Cookie, Tarte Tatin Cookie
ABlueberry Pie Cookie, Carol Cookie, Clotted Cream Cookie, Cream Puff Cookie, Cream Unicorn Cookie, Crimson Coral Cookie, Crunchy Chip Cookie, Financier Cookie, Herb Cookie, Icicle Yeti Cookie, Oyster Cookie, Parfait Cookie, Pinecone Cookie, Pitaya Dragon Cookie, Rebel Cookie, Sea Fairy Cookie, Snapdragon Cookie, Space Doughnut, Squid Ink Cookie, Vampire Cookie, Werewolf Cookie, White Lily Cookie, Wildberry Cookie
BAffogato Cookie, Black Raisin Cookie, Burnt Cheese Cookie, Capsaicin Cookie, Espresso Cookie, Frilled Jellyfish Cookie, Frost Queen Cookie, Licorice Cookie, Linzer Cookie, Macaron Cookie, Mango Cookie, Milk Cookie, Mozzarella Cookie, Peppermint Cookie, Pomegranate Cookie, Prune Juice Cookie, Pumpkin Pie Cookie, Purple Yam Cookie, Rockstar Cookie, Rye Cookie, Shining Glitter Cookie, Sorbet Shark Cookie, Werewolf Cookie
CAlmond Cookie, Cherry Blossom Cookie, Cocoa Cookie, Dark Choco Cookie, Kouign-Amann Cookie, Kumiho Cookie, Latte Cookie, Prophet Cookie, Silverbell Cookie, Sparkling Cookie, Strawberry Crepe Cookie, Tea Knight Cookie, Tiger Lily Cookie, Twizzly Gummy Cookie
DAdventurer Cookie, Avocado Cookie, Beet Cookie, Candy Diver Cookie, Clover Cookie, Devil Cookie, Lilac Cookie, Madeleine Cookie, Mala Sauce Cookie, Mint Choco, Moon Rabbit Cookie, Ninja Cookie, Pancake Cookie, Pastry Cookie, Poison Mushroom Cookie, Raspberry Cookie, Red Velvet Cookie, Snow Sugar Cookie, Wizard Cookie
FAlchemist Cookie, Chili Pepper Cookie, Muscle Cookie, Fig Cookie, Onion Cookie, GingerBrave Cookie, Gumball Cookie, Sonic Cookie, Tails Cookie

Related: How to get & use Sugar Crystals in Cookie Run Kingdom

Best Cookies in CRK, ranked

Cookie Run: Kingdom's meta is constantly changing, but here are some constants under each rank that have, so far, performed consistently across updates. These are not the best Cookies in the game—but they're easy picks if you can't decide who to build.

S Tier

Pure Vanilla Cookie

While the Arena is usually partial to versatile healers with packed kits, some team comps can benefit from a powerful healer like Pure Vanilla. He's also instrumental against bosses and other complex PvE content, with his ability to cast a DMG-absorbing shield that will improve the team's survivability.

Hollyberry Cookie

If you can't choose a tank, choose Hollyberry, whose straightforward and reliable kit can defend the frontlines in any game mode. Whether you're against Cookies or Cake Hounds, Hollyberry will always hold the fort.

Moonlight Cookie

Moonlight is a potent DPS unit that has dominated the meta since her release. She can cast unique Sleep and Drowsiness debuffs, weakening even the most resilient Arena teams. She's best used in the Arena but can also carry PvE-focused game modes, such as World Exploration.

A Tier

Financier Cookie

Financier is a staple in Arena tank comps, with a particular affinity to being paired with Clotted Cream. She's a reliable unit with the capability to cast a lot of buffs, which are mainly useful in the Arena and tough PvE battles.

Cream Unicorn Cookie

Healers are few and far between in Cookie Run: Kingdom, so Cream Unicorn is an always-useful character across all game modes. They can heal the team, cast the Silence debuff, and buff the team's DMG and Crit Resist. Their all-around versatile kit allows you to slot more DPS units into the party.

Squid Ink Cookie

Squid Ink has a unique DEF reduction debuff, which makes them ideal against Cookies and challenging bosses, especially in higher World Exploration stages and Guild and Alliance battles. Use their Magic Candy to get even better results.

Related: What is a Magic Candy & how to use it in Cookie Run Kingdom

B Tier

Espresso Cookie

Despite being one of the first Cookies in the game, Espresso has maintained his relevance throughout the quickly-evolving meta. He has a straightforward DPS kit that's useful in any game mode. Make sure to equip his Magic Candy for the best results.

Pumpkin Pie Cookie

Pumpkin Pie likes to stay in the middle position, where her summon, Giant Pompon, acts as a pseudo-tank that supports the team's frontline. The summon decreases enemies' healing, making Pumpkin Pie a functional unit against difficult bosses and Arena teams with potent healers.

Pomegranate Cookie

Pomegranate Cookie can heal allies over time and provide a useful ATK buff. Her straightforward kit is helpful in any situation, making her a great alternative to higher-ranked healers.

C Tier

Cherry Blossom Cookie

While Cherry Blossom can light up any room with her adorable personality, her overall DMG output can be underwhelming compared to other DPS units. She shines in PvE and generally isn't recommended for PvP Arena battles.

Dark Choco Cookie

Don't let the low rank fool you. Dark Choco Cookie's simple kit can be helpful against boss battles, where his DPS prowess shines the most. Like Cherry Blossom, he isn't instrumental in the Arena.

Twizzly Gummy Cookie

Twizzly Gummy has a flashy kit and can be incredibly fun to play, especially against tough bosses. However, she's often overshadowed by more powerful Cookies with a better burst DMG output.

D & F Tiers

D and F Tier Cookies aren't the most valuable picks, especially for free-to-players with a limited supply of EXP Star Jellies. We don't recommend prioritizing building any of these characters, as you'll likely drop them after getting a better unit with the same role.

To help your progression, check out our guide on How to use the Hall of Ancient Heroes in Cookie Run Kingdom and our Cookie Run Kingdom Might of the Ancients guide here on Pro Game Guides.

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