Cookie Run: Kingdom is one of the few games that isn’t afraid to take a cute, cartoony style and run with it. However, don’t be fooled by the bright colors and sweets; the battles in the game can be brutal. While there are plenty of cookies that become a fixture in your party, depending on how Cookie Run: Kingdom’s battles play out, you’ll find yourself mixing and matching members more often.
Magic cookies are generally good at dealing damage and adding buffs to the party or debuffs to enemies, but they are very soft in return. Since they’re usually in the middle, it’s essential to know which ones are best at fighting stronger enemies without dying too quickly.
Updated June 4, 2023 by Rena Darling: Each magic user in the game does something different that can make or break your party. Before it received some new cookies, the damage output was heavily reliant on ambush and charge cookies. While magic cookies contributed to overall damage, they were used more because of the different effects on enemy and ally cookies. However, when we see magic cookies with skills that excel at more than just damage, they have created a level playing field for the magic group. If you’re looking for a new cookie to add to your list, check out these cookies below.
11 Blackberry cookie
This cookie is rare, making it less powerful than its Epic counterparts, but also easier to obtain. It’s good to use when you’re just starting out, but also in certain scenarios where you want to increase your critical rate, as her skill allows for just that. However, there is a rare treasure that you can equip that increases the party’s crit rate, so you may prefer to use it and let another cookie take Blackberry’s place.
Overall, Blackberry has its niche market. Although she’s always straight-faced, you’d be hard-pressed to find a Cookie as hard-working and helpful as she is.
10 Snow Sugar Cookie
Unfortunately, this Epic Cookie is pretty quickly overshadowed by other cookies. His skill summons his friend the Snow King, which damages enemies. The Snow King also reduces the attack speed of enemies close enough to his blizzard, which can be useful.
The downside to this is that Sugar Cookie’s skill has a whopping 20 second cooldown, and Snow King’s damage and debuff range just aren’t enough to make up for it. Still, Snow Sugar Cookie can be very useful in the early to mid stages. He mostly uses his wand to summon friends to play with, but they can also fight.
9 Macaroni cookie
Macaron Cookie’s cheer is contagious to the point where parades randomly start all around her, while cookies and treats of all kinds can join her and dance to her drum. Sometimes the party can get a little too festive, but that never bothers this little dollop of sweet dough.
Her skill, Mighty Macaron Parade, increases the morale of all your party members, which in turn increases their attack and critical percentage for a limited time. In addition, a small percentage of HP is also recovered for the party. It comes in handy, but it would still be better to have a dedicated healer or damage dealer.
8 Squid Ink cookie
Squid Ink Cookie’s skill allows them to damage enemies that are in the middle and back rather than in front, making them good against enemies that take a lot of damage while hiding behind others. This skill can also make them useful in Arena, as most front cookies specialize in defense, and those that hit really hard, have unique skills, or heal their teammates are usually mid and back.
However, if you don’t have a problem with enemies in the back, you can choose between better cookies, as the damage of Squid Ink is not strong enough to have in regular situations. Maybe that’s why they always cry?
7 Licorice cookie
Like Snow Sugar Cookie, Licorice Cookie’s skill allows her to summon servants to fight for her. It also increases the party’s defense for a while. Unfortunately, these servants are small and don’t do much to protect Licorice while summoned. This, along with Licorice Cookie’s low HP, means that he will likely die easily in battle.
However, the summoned creatures still remain in battle if the cookie that summoned them is gone, and Licorice’s minions can get rid of enemies more easily than the Snow King. Ultimately, Licorice’s goal is to do as much damage as possible before it dies. Who knew dabbling in black magic made you so weak?
6 Blueberry pie cookie
A lonely cookie stands alone at the edge of space, protecting the secrets of ancient wizards for untold years. It’s a sad fate that the Blueberry Cookie proudly bears for all Cookie-kind. Curiosity got the better of her and she opened the forbidden book and gained the current skill.
Cursed Tome takes control of the Blueberry Pie Cookie and attacks anyone in its path, causing all enemies to receive the Greed of the Tomb debuff. While the debuff helps Blueberry Cookie self-heal, it also increases her attack power. The less damage she deals, the less effective her Tome is.
5 Espresso cookie
You can often see this cookie in the Arena, and for good reason. Espresso Cookie is one of the lucky cookies that has a magical candy that you can equip to give it a whole new skill. His regular skill hits enemies seven times in a row, with a large final blow. His Magic Candy skill not only stuns enemies, which can mean life or death for you, but also knocks them out with damage, reducing their maximum HP.
So Espresso with Magic Candy can take down virtually anyone in Arena with the right party, as well as do some sick damage in PvE.
4 Frost Queen Cookie
This cookie switches between second and third place depending on your style and other available cookies. In general, the legendary rarity of Frost Queen Cookie is ahead of her. Her skill does a fair amount of damage on its own, and she also applies Freeze to enemies, which can make or break your team in battle. Freeze, like stun, temporarily stops enemies. However, it also temporarily pauses their skill cooldowns for the duration, making enemies take longer to use their skills.
Unfortunately, there are stages where enemies are immune to freezing. When using Frost Queen outside of these levels, it’s a good choice if you can keep her alive. She won’t let anyone stop her from achieving her goal, even if she has to freeze them.
3 Pumpkin Pie Cookie
The Pumpkin Pie skill is another prompt. Her dearest friend Pompon turns into a giant pumpkin monster and attacks enemies. This skill is great because Pompon acts as a tank, attacker and debuffer at the same time. In addition, Pompon’s duration on the battlefield is 20 seconds, which means that Pumpkin Pie can summon them almost constantly with the help of the Squishy Jelly Watch treasure.
It should be noted that Pumpkin Pie Cookie herself dies incredibly easily on the battlefield. It is recommended that you bring a good healing cookie with you to help with her stamina. You can also mix attack resistance and damage resistance toppings, or give her full damage resistance to make her more durable. Just be careful not to anger Pompon and let her die, or…
2 Cookies with clotted cream
This cookie was the first Super Epic to be added to the game, and Super is right. His skill does several things, and all of them are extremely useful. First, the skill hits 22 times in a row, destroying enemies that aren’t ready for it. Hits also stun one front facing enemy and knock them back. Second, the skill activates a cage of light that traps the pat back in front of the enemy in front of it. This causes enemies in the middle and back to be temporarily exposed to rampage.
But wait, there’s more! Clotted Cream’s skill also gives him a damage resistance buff, making it harder to go down. That’s good news, because like other Magic Cookies, it’s not very sensitive. All these factors together make Clotted Cream extremely useful in many situations. You may not be able to trust his smile, but you can at least trust him in battle.
1 Moonlight Cookie
The protector of the city of wizards, Moonlight Cookie, has spent countless years in slumber, grieving for every wizard who has disappeared without a trace from the city she now guards. Only with the help of Gingerbrave and company can he awaken to the present and help save Earthbread from certain destruction.
Her ability proves how powerful she is, even in her sleep. Dreaming of the Night Sky causes everyone on the enemy field to become drowsy as he takes the opportunity to drop stars on their heads while they sleep. Even better, when she wakes up, Moonlight Cookie will restore some of the HP she lost while sleeping. By the time the enemies wake up and realize what’s going on, it’s too late.
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