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This article primarily covers team compositions used in high-tier Kingdom Arena battles, or PvP (player versus player). For the purposes of PvE (player versus environment), any balanced combination of appropriately-levelled Epic Cookies or effective Rare Cookies will get a new player through World Exploration's Story Mode, where progress is primarily gated by power level. Although many of the teams below utilize powerful Cookies that can easily clear through difficult PvE content, these teams should not be considered as optimized for PvE content.

While Treasure old pilgrims scroll.png Old Pilgrim's Scroll is considered the most essential Treasure, Treasure squishy jelly watch.png Squishy Jelly Watch is the most common second choice, with the third Treasure changing depending on the player's strategy. Certain strategies even forego the Jelly Watch for a more effective Treasure compliment, or to alter the timings of Cookies' Skills in battle.

See also Cookies Tier List and Treasures Tier List. For help with starting cooldowns, see Cooldown#Starting Cooldown Table

Teams


Caramel Arrow Comp

Front Middle Rear Treasures
Essential
Dark Cacao Cookie
Caramel Arrow Cookie
Wildberry Cookie
Pomegranate Cookie
Eclair Cookie
Clotted Cream Cookie
Herb Cookie
Librarian's Enchanted Robes
Optional
Madeleine Cookie
Sea Fairy Cookie
Frost Queen Cookie
Cotton Cookie
Parfait Cookie
Grim-looking Scythe


The mid-update for patch v2.7 has completely changed the meta as people once knew it. Able to completely ignore debuffs while also one-shotting almost any Cookie after applying enough CRK-caramelarrowdebuff.png arrows, Caramel head.png Caramel Arrow Cookie's total circumvention of all other Ancient/Legendary-centric compositions has forced the whole meta to readjust, leaving most others battered and broken in her wake.

Only Herbhead.webp Herb Cookie, able to purify nearly all debuffs (including those inflicted by Dark cacao skill icon.png Solemn Judgment, Eclair skill.png Book of History, and Caramel skill.png Arrow of Resolution), can give a team any real hope of surviving Caramel Arrow Cookie's Skill activations. However, it requires the proper timing of Herbskill.webp Sunny Garden or other purifying Treasures to purify the Arrow stacks before Caramel Arrow Cookie can charge — a challenging tactic that be difficult to pull off, especially when enemy players drop Treasure squishy jelly watch.png Squishy Jelly Watch on purpose in favor of a more deadly Treasure such as Treasure grim-looking scythe.png Grim-looking Scythe or Treasure librarians enchanted robes.png Librarian's Enchanted Robes. Every other Cookie choice in the team supports Caramel Arrow Cookie via debuffs and healing, potentially chipping off enough HP from enemies for Caramel Arrow Cookie to finish them off.

  • Pomehead.webp Pomegranate Cookie's recent buff allows her to use Pomeskill.webp Pomegranate Magic with much better timing, giving her allies an incredible +30% CRK-atkup.png ATK Up boost before they use their Skills. This also makes Caramel Arrow Cookie's attacks much deadlier and more difficult to survive, especially when paired with the CRK-weakness.png Weakness debuff provided by Eclairhead.png Eclair Cookie.
  • While it isn't as important for a tank facing a Caramel Arrow Cookie to be bulky, it's still vital to have some level of a frontline so that Arrow debuffs aren't applied entirely on Middle and Rear Cookies instead. Even when faced against Herb Cookie, Dark cacao head.png Dark Cacao Cookie's CRK-injury.png Injury debuffs are an important means of ensuring that enemies lack the HP to survive the next strike.
  • Madehead.webp Madeleine Cookie also benefits greatly from the Treasure librarians enchanted robes.png Librarian's Enchanted Robes treasure, is sufficiently tanky, and is entirely immune to debuffs while using his skill Madeskill.webp Commander's Honor, making him an ideal alternative for those who don't have Dark Cacao Cookie.
  • With the introduction of Wildberryhead.png Wildberry Cookie from the v3.0 patch, this meta shifting composition gets another powerful tank. His surprisingly quick starting cooldown of 3 seconds allows the team to survive the onslaught from a Cheese Comp or a mirror of the same team, making him the new standard. It is especially beneficial to fight burst teams to accumulate his Buff cookie0535 wild.png Wild stacks, as it'll maximize his Wildberry skill.png Wild Punch damage, reaching heights Dark Cacao Cookie and Madeleine Cookie (sometimes) could not.
  • Even with a disappointing release, Clottedcreamhead.png Clotted Cream Cookie has proven himself as a worthy member of many top teams. His buff makes it so he can now deal true damage against cookies, in the same way Sorbet can. His skill Clotted Cream Cookie skill.png Consul's Orders can also knock back any frontline cookies and keep them behind everyone else with his light cage, making him even more deadly toward single tank comps. Along with all his other great aspects, he can deal insane amounts of damage that often out-damage even the legendaries. All of this combined creates a cookie that absolutely deserves his spot in the meta.


Attack Speed

Front Middle Rear Treasures
Essential
Madeleine Cookie
Caramel Arrow Cookie
Pomegranate Cookie
Eclair Cookie
Mint Choco Cookie
Librarian's Enchanted Robes
Optional
Cocoa Cookie
Lilac Cookie
Pastry Cookie
Herb Cookie
Grim-looking Scythe


Combining Mintchocohead.webp Mint Choco Cookie's Mintskill.webp Battlefield Symphony with the CRK-atkspdup.png ATK SPD Up buff provided by Treasure librarians enchanted robes.png Librarian's Enchanted Robes can greatly enhance both Madehead.webp Madeleine Cookie and Caramel head.png Caramel Arrow Cookie's Caramel skill.png Skill-boosted attacks, creating a barrage of team-piercing attacks that very few teams can survive. Notable for not requiring any Ancient or Legendary Cookies, although any may be added to complement the team.

ATK SPD compositions in the current meta rely heavily on Caramel Arrow Cookie, who ignores many of the threats that had slowly pushing the strategy down over the past few months. While the choice leaves little exploration for previous ATK SPD-centric tactics, even pushing Lilachead.png Lilac Cookie down to an optional choice, its effectiveness is without question.

Classic Meta

Front Middle Rear
Essential
Dark Cacao Cookie
Eclair Cookie
Sea Fairy Cookie
Frost Queen Cookie
Cotton Cookie
Herb Cookie
Optional
Hollyberry Cookie
Strawberry Crepe Cookie
Sorbet Shark Cookie
Pumpkin Pie Cookie
Clotted Cream Cookie
Pure Vanilla Cookie
Parfait Cookie


With five Legendaries/Ancients to choose from, but only three allowed in a Kingdom Arena team at a time, it can be a struggle for even high-level players to decide which composition they ought to stick with. Dark cacao head.png Dark Cacao Cookie can be a very impactful addition, his Dark cacao skill icon.png Solemn Judgment Skill landing a host of status effects on enemies (CRK-injury.png Injury, CRK-atkdown.png ATK Down, CRK-defdown.png DEF Down, and CRK-zap.png Zapped) that any team can make use of, but also forcing a player to choose between attack power or durability with their remaining spaces. Many teams found in the climb to Masters tier may resemble this composition.

Strawberrycrepehead.png Strawberry Crepe Cookie tends to be the go-to tank to complement either Hollyberry head.png Hollyberry Cookie, Cocoahead.png Cocoa Cookie, or Dark cacao head.png Dark Cacao Cookie, enabling whatever utility they provide while also making the team more durable. In strategies with room for only a single tank, Dark Cacao Cookie is the most effective choice in the current meta, able to inflict the most damage in the time he has.

Even with his shields potentially nullified, Eclairhead.png Eclair Cookie makes a strong case for his inclusion with his continuous applications of CRK-weakness.png Weakness, competing between Sea fairy head.png Sea Fairy Cookie and Frostqueenhead.png Frost Queen Cookie for space (although all three can be used together to deal an unrivalled amount of damage). Cottonhead.png Cotton Cookie remains a reliable mainstay, providing both a secondary frontline and a useful amount of healing, and can even be accompanied by the rare Pumpkinpiehead.png Pumpkin Pie Cookie.

  • Some teams may opt to use Sorbet shark head.png Sorbet Shark Cookie and Pumpkinpiehead.png Pumpkin Pie Cookie as their Middle and Front Cookies in the current meta, stacking them both with DMG Resist Toppings and essentially playing attrition. Combined with Rear Cookies stacked with cooldown, this can form an effective self-purifying line of summons that can beat out enemy teams as the battle goes on.
  • Many teams may use Clottedcreamhead.png Clotted Cream Cookie as a great alternative and possibly replacement for a cookie like Sea Fairy or Frost Queen. His skill Clotted Cream Cookie skill.png Consul's Orders can knock back one frontline cookie and hold them there, especially useful if it's against a single tank comp, along with having the potential to out-damage either of the legendaries.
  • Because of the presence of numerous long term debuffs, some teams opt to use Booksellers monocle.png Bookseller's Monocle as their third Treasure instead of Treasure sugar swans shining feather.png Sugar Swan's Shining Feather to cleanse the debuffs entirely, although timing these abilities will generally be out of the player's hands.
    • This in turn makes Affogato head.png Affogato Cookie a potential counter to the Monocle, as his Skill can inflict even greater burst damage if it's Purified.


Tea Knight Comp[1]

Front Middle Rear Treasures
Essential
Tea Knight Cookie
Eclair Cookie
Insignia of the Indomitable Knights
Optional
Caramel Arrow Cookie
Dark Cacao Cookie
Pumpkin Pie Cookie
Sea Fairy Cookie
Frost Queen Cookie
Cream Puff Cookie
Almond Cookie

Sugar Swan's Shining FeatherMiraculous Natural RemedyBlind Healer's StaffBookseller's Monocle


This is not a team built for attrition; Teaknighthead.png Tea Knight Cookie and Treasure insignia of the indomitable knights.png Insignia of the Indomitable Knights only work at their best once the rest of their team has fallen, due to the way Tea knight skill.png Battlemaster works. So instead of building a team to last, build one that can deal the most amount of damage possible before its members get taken down, all while keeping Tea Knight Cookie alive via both Treasures and plenty of DMG Resist. Not only should Tea Knight Cookie be the last Cookie standing, but he'll have enough ATK and ATK SPD to defeat almost any opposing team by himself, no matter how many Cookies they have left.

  • Teams will attempt to counter Tea Knight Cookie by relying on either Caramel head.png Caramel Arrow Cookie or Sorbet shark head.png Sorbet Shark Cookie alongside gradual attrition strategies, ensuring that Tea Knight Cookie is one of the first Cookies to be defeated.
    • Some may counter this counterstrategy by putting Tea Knight Cookie in a team filled entirely with weaker underleveled Front Cookies such as Princesshead.webp Princess Cookie and Avocadohead.webp Avocado Cookie. This ensures that any damage focused on Tea Knight Cookie is likely to take his team down first instead, since they'd all be grouped up in the same area. Teams composed entirely of other Front Cookies work under a similar principle, making it difficult to focus down Tea Knight Cookie before other enemies.

Cheese Comp

Front Middle Rear Treasures
Essential
GingerBrave
Kumiho Cookie
Dark Cacao Cookie
Caramel Arrow Cookie
Sea Fairy Cookie
Librarian's Enchanted Robes
Bear Jelly's Lollipop
Optional
Tea Knight Cookie
Eclair Cookie
Frost Queen Cookie
Black Raisin Cookie
Almond Cookie
Tiger Lily Cookie

Grim-looking ScythePriestess Cookies Paper Charm


Also known as the Stun Setup, Brave Team, Gingerscam, or Kumiscam, but most commonly referred to as the Cheese Comp.

This subversive team relies on a unified, heavy-hitting burst of attacks and one generally weak yet particularly brave Gingerbravehead.webp protagonist to take out all of an opposing team at once. GingerBrave's Braveskill.webp Brave Dash Skill, beating most other Front Cookie Skills in starting cooldown, can knock an enemy's Front Cookies back such that either Kumihohead.webp Kumiho Cookie Kumihoskill.webp Somersault or Tigerlilyhead.webp Tiger Lily Cookie Tigerlskill.webp Tiger Rider Skills can CRK-charm.png Charm/CRK-stun.png Stun the entire enemy team (provided they have enough extra cooldown to reduce their starting cooldowns and immediately follow up). This provides the perfect opportunity for the DPS Cookies burst down the enemy team in one strike, complemented by Almondhead.png Almond Cookie's Almondskill.png Almond Handcuffs skill.

The variant using Tiger Lily Cookie allows Almond Cookie to use his Skill prior to the DPS Cookies, ensuring a more decisive round of burst damage while also accommodating almost any choice of Middle Cookies that can take advantage of the window of opportunity.

The variant using Kumiho Cookie can get around an enemy Cocoahead.png Cocoa Cookie's CRK-stunimmune.png Stun Immune buff while also applying a -20% CRK-defdown.png DEF Down debuff, charming the enemy team long enough for Frostqueenhead.png Frost Queen Cookie's Frost queen skill.png Freezing Squall Skill to detonate after Almond Cookie's Skill is applied; however, it's a combo that requires a lot of confidence in its damage timing, since Almond Cookie can only use his Skill after the DPS Cookies use theirs. Some teams may even forego Almond Cookie entirely and simply use the current meta damage trio of Eclair Cookie, Sea Fairy Cookie, and Frost Queen Cookie, or use the initial set-up simply to further enable Caramel head.png Caramel Arrow Cookie.

  • Can defeat teams with higher power levels, but may struggle to finish off enemy Cookies that either survive the combo or are revived by Treasure sugar swans shining feather.png Sugar Swan's Shining Feather
  • May not work against teams with certain Cookies such as Pumpkinpiehead.png Pumpkin Pie Cookie, Cocoahead.png Cocoa Cookie, or Gingerbravehead.webp GingerBrave, depending on the strategy.
  • Treasure librarians enchanted robes.png Librarian's Enchanted Robes can increase the ATK SPD of both GingerBrave and his partner Cookie, helping them perform their Skills quicker to outspeed the enemy team's potential counters.
    • Kumiho Cookie variants can also use this Treasure to turn Kumiho Cookie into a potent damage-dealer, finishing off a weakened enemy team with quickened team-wide attacks.
    • Another strategy is to speed up Cookies whose Skill's starting cooldown finishes charging at the same time as another's, in order to quickly allow one's remaining Cookies to cast their Skills in quicker succession.

Team Pairs

Ryemond

Cookies Treasures
Rye Cookie
Almond Cookie
Bear Jelly's Lollipop or Pilgrim's Slingshot


Ryehead.webp Rye Cookie's Ryeskill.webp Final Showdown Skill, which targets the most vulnerable enemy, tends to hit their target just before Almondhead.png Almond Cookie Almondskill.png Almond Handcuffs Skill lands, allowing a team to deal large amounts of damage to all enemies in a short amount of time. While much more reliant on maximized damage output than Gingerscam, this pair's damage combo is far more difficult to interrupt, and easier to hide in other team compositions without compromising them. On the other hand, DMG Resist on the lowest Health enemy blunts the effectiveness of this combo, especially if granted by Strawberrycrepehead.png Strawberry Crepe Cookie. Lower-tier teams may also add Beethead.webp Beet Cookie and/or Vampirehead.webp Vampire Cookie to further focus down a vulnerable target, though that particular strategy lacks long-term viability.

Important: You need to activate Almond Cookie's skill right after Rye Cookie for the team pair to work.

Super Crit

Cookies Optional Treasures
Mala Sauce Cookie
Twizzly Gummy Cookie
Cream Puff Cookie

Grim-looking Scythe



Combining the CRK-critrateup.png CRIT% Up buff from Malasaucehead.png Mala Sauce Cookie Mala Sauce Cookie's Skill.png Spicy Mala Strike Skill with the Treasure grim-looking scythe.png Grim-looking Scythe allows Twizzlygummyhead.png Twizzly Gummy Cookie and Creampuffhead.png Cream Puff Cookie to reach an ideal amount of CRIT without having to run full CRIT Toppings, allowing them to run ATK Toppings to maximize their output with TwizzlyBeam.png Twizzly Beam or Creampuffskill.png Jellius Extremus. This also boosts the damage of other hard-hitting Cookies on the team, giving a higher chance of taking out enemies in one shot, all while either getting past shields or healing one's team to boot.

Double Support/Healing

Cookies
Cotton Cookie
Parfait Cookie


Combining the healing-over-time of both Parfaithead.png Parfait Cookie's Parfaitskill.png Paru-paru-parfait!★ and Cottonhead.png Cotton Cookie's Cotton skill.png A Warm Light Skills can more than make up for the lack of a Healing Cookie while providing other buffs, healing almost twice as much Health as Pure Vanilla Cookie's Skill. While this duo may struggle against burst damage, it will keep the team constantly topped off against anything else it survives, while also getting around CRK-zap.png Zapped and CRK-freeze.png Frozen debuffs currently in the meta. One can even still add a Healing Cookie to make the team even harder to take down (assuming the remaining two Cookies in the team can both hold the line and take out the enemy side.)

Summoners

Cookies Optional Treasures
Pumpkin Pie Cookie
Cotton Cookie
Snow Sugar Cookie
Licorice Cookie
Treasure seamstress's pin cushion.png


The combination of the CRK-atkspdup.png ATK SPD Up buff from Pumpkinpiehead.png Pumpkin Pie Cookie Pumpkinpieskill.png Pompon, help! Skill, the CRK-atkup.png ATK Up buff from Cottonhead.png Cotton Cookie Cotton skill.png A Warm Light Skill, and Treasure seamstress's pin cushion.png Seamstress's Pin Cushion all greatly boost the DPS of summoned units. These, in turn, boost the effectiveness of other summoners like Snowsugarhead.webp Snow Sugar Cookie and Licohead.webp Licorice Cookie, although Pumpkin Pie Cookie and Cotton Cookie's summoned units can often be supportive enough on their own, to the point that a team can even forego having any Front Cookies in its composition.

Darkvamp

Cookies Treasures
Dark Choco Cookie
Vampire Cookie

Pilgrim's Slingshot



Darkchocohead.webp Dark Choco Cookie and Vampirehead.webp Vampire Cookie is one pair capable of taking down practically any Rear unit in one shot, especially in lower tiers where players are less likely to put DMG Resist Toppings or upgrades on their Rear Cookies. Using Dark Choco Cookie's Darkchoskill.webp Sword of Darkness Skill with the Pilgrim's Slingshot for further CRK-defdown.png DEF Down is the perfect setup for utilizing Vampire Cookie and his Vampskill.webp Vampirism Skill's immense sniping capabilities. This pair can immediately take out opposing units that would otherwise make or break an Arena Battle like or even another Vampire Cookie. For an even more effective snipe setup, adding Pomehead.webp Pomegranate Cookie can help increase damage done by Vampire Cookie's Skill with the CRK-atkup.png ATK Up provided by her Pomeskill.webp skill. One simply has to be careful not attack backlines that stack DMG Resist, or teams with Treasure sugar swans shining feather.png Sugar Swan's Shining Feather.

In addition, this pairing works well in both PvP and PvE, being particularly effective against PvE Bosses with large health pools like the Red Velvet Dragon and the Cake Witch.


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