This is a list of useful Food Souls and a short description of their uses in game meant to help free to play players determine which Food Souls to invest in and which to use in various fights.

It can be assumed that any Food Souls not mentioned on these list are not useful in the long run; however, early game (until lvl 60) any Food Soul can be useful.

Contact Experimentalcrafts if you have any edits or suggestions that you would like to add to these lists.

This is compiled by fans and therefore not official, players are welcome to compile their own list.


Character Usefulness
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Food Souls are ordered most useful to least useful from top to bottom.
UR
Ultra Rares
Crab Long Bao.png
Crab Long Bao
Best f2p tank and easier to get to 5* from UR to UR fusion
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Double Scoop
Best dps in current permanent pool
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Foie Gras
Best catacombs control f2p food soul
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Peking Duck
Best catacombs unit if you don't have 3*+ Mapo Tofu
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Rum
Better than other enemy cleansers like Butter Tea and Toso. 2* free from Do-It-All King, but needs fusion update to easily ascend to 5*
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Bibimbap
Hard to get and not needed currently. Sweet Tofu with artifacts or Nagashi Somen(for team cleanse) are better.
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Bamboo Rice
Very useful with T1 togi artifact, but still usable even without artifact.
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B-52
Useful only if you don't have limited URs 3*+ or select SRs 4*+
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Gingerbread
Useful for Sky Showdown
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Boston Lobster
Not that useful without his artifact but can replace SRs if 3*+, very useful if you can get T4 togi artifact.
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Dragon's Beard Candy
Better than Foie Gras but 5* isn't possible yet, so in long run not worth until fusion update
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Cloud Tea
Only useful if you have T3 togi artifact and above
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Fruit Tart
Easy to get (Activeness report), takes too long to ascend
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Canele
Too costly to obtain and ascend, better to spend guild money & sky showdown tokens on other items such as embers
SR
Super Rares
Pineapple Bun.png
Pineapple Bun
Best SR stun unit for catacombs and sky showdown.
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Steak
Best tank in SR permanent pool and useful until Crab Long Bao 2/3*.
Laba Congee.png
Laba Congee
Useful for disasters that need team cleanse.
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Sweet Tofu
Best SR healer but no cleanse.
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Sanma
Useful for good damage until you have 3*+ UR damage dealers.
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Vodka
Useful for catacombs/sky showdown if you don't have the URs with stun/charm/silence.
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Tangyuan
Useful in combo with Moon Cake to avoid heavy aoe hit in guild boss or disasters.
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Moon Cake
Accessible enemy dispel for disasters but can be removed from teams once you get Rum or other enemy dispellers, slaying effect helpful for story chest stages, grants Tangyuan link skill.
Red Wine.png
Red Wine
Lower than Sanma, so not really worth using if you have same * Sanma. Easier due to ascend due to Wait for Growth
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Black Tea
Good damage dealer until you get better souls like UR 3*.
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Hamburger
good tank substitute until you have better units for certain hard stages. Not a must have.
R
Rares
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Tom Yum
Useful for world bosses with brave fallen angel where tanks are needed.
Miso Soup.png
Miso Soup
Great damage and heals with energy skill. Useful if you have good brave fallen angel. Can be replaced with 2*+ UR.
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Milk
Ok for early game.
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Crepe
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Macaron
M
Managers
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Strawberry Daifuku
Usable for team cleanse if you don't have Laba Congee or Bibimbap or Nagashi Somen.

This is compiled by fans and therefore not official, players are welcome to compile their own list.


Character Usefulness
UR Flame icon.png SR
Food Souls are ordered generally most useful to least useful from top to bottom, but this is not an absolute tierlist eg. Turkey may not be more useful than Mapo Tofu in certain cases.
This list only includes limited Food Souls released or soon to be released in the global version.
Due to the fact that these are limited Food Souls, their events have passed and event reruns are not expected.
Food Souls will be added as they are released in game.
UR
Ultra Rares
Turkey.png
Turkey
Best damage dealer with T2+ togi artifact
Mapo Tofu.png
Mapo Tofu
Can replace Peking Duck if 3*+
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Pizza
Has immune in T1 togi artifact, very useful for some disasters and good damage dealer.
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White Truffle
If you don't have ranking units 3 *+ Truffle is must use if 4 *+, good healer substitute in low heal situations
Nagashi Somen.png
Nagashi Somen
Best f2p healer with cleanse.
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Butter Tea
Best enemy cleanse unit as can aoe enemy cleanse and give 20% speed boost.
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Oyster
Need at least 4*+ to use in catacombs (if replacing 5* Crab Long Bao) or otherwise useful for disasters when tank is needed.
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Osechi
Can replace Miso Soup and more useful with artifact.
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Souffle
Can be used for enemy cleanse (T2) and team cleanse, decent damage dealer at high star.
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Toso
Useful for enemy cleanse if you don't have Rum or Butter Tea.
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Hishi Mochi
Useful if you don't have Oyster, but gets outclassed by Crab Long Bao without arti and if low star.
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Milt
Useful with Caviar to survive some disasters if at least 1-2*, other than that not needed.
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Caviar
Useful with Milt to survive some disasters if at least 1-2*, other than that not needed.
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Apple Pie
Not worth the cost as airships are costly and free ones are slow to ascend. Otherwise can replace Crab Long Bao.
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Wuyi Da Hong Pao
Very costly as summons only. But very good damage with artifacts
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Whisky
Champagne.png
Champagne
Huangshan Maofeng Tea.png
Huangshan Maofeng Tea
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Stargazy Pie
Buddha's Temptation.png
Buddha's Temptation
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Matsutake Dobinmushi
Not worth the cost as airships are costly and free ones are slow to ascend. Otherwise can replace Peking Duck.
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Sichuan Hotpot
Has some niche uses.
SR
Super Rares
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Beer
Best unit if you have at least 3*+ UR and have made attack speed fallen angels for them. Otherwise useless. But better to get him when available.
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Margarita
Useful for healing and better damage. Good replacement for Beer if you need more survival.
Borscht.png
Borscht
Useful if you have no other usable cleanse food souls.
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Fondant Cake
Must have for (F2p) Jellyfish disaster for charm immunity
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Lion's Head
Can replace Tom Yum for disaster when tank is needed. Oyster can replace him but usable if 3*.
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Pretzel
Good if you can get decent * and has a good artifact.
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Unadon
Very good damage dealer if you have high *.
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American Corn Bread
One of best damage dealer. Useful if you have 3*+. Very useful if you use Apple Pie as well due to linked skill.
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Surströmming
Useful if you have 3* or above. Charm on basic.
Mandarin Squirrel Fish.png
Mandarin Squirrel Fish
One of best SR damage dealer. 3*+ usable.
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Cassata
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Bonito Rice
Useful if you have hard time surviving as he has enemy cleanse and damage reduction for team.
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Donut
Useful if you have 3* or above.
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Osmanthus Cake
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Black Pudding
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Soba
Useful if you have 3* or above. Has stun on basic.

This list is catered towards low-leveled players, strongly factoring accessibility and separated by permanent and limited Food Souls. The analysis and advice are written by Sniper C. Players are welcome to compile their own list.

Update

  • 6/2/2020 - add Tequila, Pad Thai, Tonkotsu Ramen
  •  8/4/2020 - Century Egg, Dongtang, Wensi Tofu, Okonomiyaki, Mixed Fish Soup; moved Pad Thai
Limited SR Strength, Magic
Limited SR Food Souls have the strong disadvantage of unpredictable obtainability after their initial release. Therefore, they require high ascension upon release in order for them to have long-term use.
1. Decent SR Food Souls at 3*+. Provide unique utility relevant to the meta or provide high damage output due to superior stats or skills.
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Unadon
Insanely high speed stat, Single target damage
Mandarin Squirrel Fish.png
Mandarin Squirrel Fish
Team speed boost, single target damage
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American Corn Bread
High skill damage, slaying effect, heal-block
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Eggnog
Ascension, artifact accessible when first debuted
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Surströmming
Single target skills, Single target charm helpful for Team Up, high speed stat
Borscht.png
Borscht
Enemy dispel and team cleansing in one basic skill (helpful for Disaster bosses), Damage increase in energy skill
Beer.png
Beer
Attack and speed boost with team silence, only relevant for teams with heavy artifact investment
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Pretzel
Single target damage, stuns and heal-blocks on energy skill, ascension, artifact accessible when first debuted
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Tequila
Heals team on energy skill

2. Okay SR Food Souls. Some may be more helpful than others but overall are not necessary versus more obtainable options. Alright to use if your options are limited but should not be sought after in limited banners.

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Bloody Mary
Donut.png
Donut
Cassata.png
Cassata
Seaweed Soup.png
Seaweed Soup
Osmanthus Cake.png
Osmanthus Cake
Salt 'n Pepper Shrimp.png
Salt 'n Pepper Shrimp
Realgar Wine.png
Realgar Wine
Waffle.png
Waffle
Black Pudding.png
Black Pudding
Soba.png
Soba
Snowskin Mooncake.png
Snowskin Mooncake
Kashiwa Mochi.png
Kashiwa Mochi
Opera Cake.png
Opera Cake
Gyudon.png
Gyudon
Laba Noodles.png
Laba Noodles
Tonkotsu Ramen.png
Tonkotsu Ramen
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Century Egg
Dongtang.png
Dongtang
Wensi Tofu.png
Wensi Tofu
Pad Thai.png
Pad Thai
3. Collection SR Food Souls. Have inferior skills that serve little to no relevance in battle. Should not be worked on at all.
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Green Curry
Marshmallow.png
Marshmallow
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Chrysanthemum Wine
Okonomiyaki.png
Okonomiyaki
Mixed Fish Soup.png
Mixed Fish Soup
Permanent SR Strength, Magic

1. Easiest SRs to ascend due to farmable shards, overall worth building and relevant to use vs 0*, 1* URs.

  • Note that none of them are in the summon pool so just fuse their shards ASAP.
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Black Tea
Shard sources: Hard stages, Daily Missions, SR → SR fusion
  • Easiest SR to 5*
  • Fastest access to a solid dps
  • Link skill for milk good for team survival
  • Should be in every beginner team until she can be replaced with 2* URs
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Vodka
Shards sources: Exploration, Delivery Chests, SR → SR fusion
  • Chance of AOE silence in basic one-of-a-kind for SRs
  • Stun in energy helps, increases by 1sec with B-52 via link skill
  • Relatively high speed stats helps her do her job
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Moon Cake
Shard sources: Hard stages, Medal Shop
  • Dispel in basic helpful for unique content such as world bosses
  • Stats make her a decent hybrid tank
  • Grants Tangyuan link skill for controllable invincibility
  • Note that damage output from skill is mediocre, slaying effect only helpful for story chests
2. Harder to ascend but incredibly viable to have at high ascension even with 2*+ URs due to good skills.
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Pineapple Bun
Shard sources: Permanent Banner only
  • Only food soul with AOE stun on basic
  • Relatively high speed stat
  • Meta for catacombs
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Sanma
Shard sources: Shard Fusion, Airship, Permanent Banner
  • Single-target dmg for both basic/energy skill
  • Grants Miso Soup link skill for controllable healing
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Red Wine
Shard sources: Shard Fusion, Airship, Permanent Banner
  • Shards also in level up bonus
  • Single-target dmg for both basic/energy skill
3. Viable mainly due to easier ascension. However, they can be replaced quickly with any limited UR or SR from banner.
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Hamburger
Shard sources: Medal Shop, Shard Fusion, Airship, Purple Restaurant Chests
  • Good hybrid tank, decent skills, best in this category
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Mango Pudding
Shard sources: Medal Shop, Shard Fusion, Airship
  • Poor skills → investment not ideal, replace her ASAP
  • Single target stun on energy skill incredibly subpar compared to other food souls that grant AOE status for energy skill
  • Preferred FA is Thundaruda, a difficult FA to get at low level → Have to equip a non-preferred FA
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Yuxiang
Shard sources: Hard Stages, Airship
  • Shards in hard stages but not useful compared to the 3 mentioned in #1
  • Bad basic skill, poor for damage, replace her ASAP
  • Silence in energy not that unique
  • Link skill with Peking Duck unhelpful

4. Alright to use if you have no other options but will soon be benched due to difficulty ascending.

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Pastel de Nata
Yunnan Noodles.png
Yunnan Noodles
Fried Chicken.png
Fried Chicken
Udon.png
Udon
Wonton.png
Wonton
Eggette.png
Eggette
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Soft Serve Cone
5. Hard to ascend AND have impractical basic and/or energy skills that never make them a good contender in teams. Arguably better to use R FS with good skills. Waste of seasonings.
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Chocolate
Pineapple Cake.png
Pineapple Cake
Napoleon Cake.png
Napoleon Cake
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Hotdog
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Kimchi
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Brownie
6. Shards are farmable through farming in various content but you have better options by the time you can get them to 0*. None of them are stellar at anything. NOT in the summon pool
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Sushi

Tip shop

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Salty Tofu

Aizen Hard Team Up

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Spaghetti

Guild shop

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Tortoise Jelly

Tsuchigumo Hard Team Up

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Sweet & Sour Fish

Thundaruda Hard Team Up

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Beggar's Chicken

Food Soul Collection

This list is catered towards low-leveled players. The analysis and advice are written by Sniper C. Players are welcome to compile their own list.

Breakdown of healers that can replace Milk for beginners.

  • Analysis assumes that Milk is at 5* since this is very easy to achieve if players are good about farming her shards in hard stages.
  • Milk MUST be used with SR Black Tea.
  • Assumes none of the Food Souls discussed has artifacts
  • In general, she outperforms many healers despite her R rarity.

Update:

6/2/2020 - Add Mango Pomelo Sago, edit Fruit Tart description

Healers vs Milk
1. Healer replaces Milk even at 0*
Bibimbap.png
Bibimbap
Damage boost, team cleanse on basic skill
Nagashi Somen.png
Nagashi Somen
Superior healing from skills; team cleanse on basic skill
Fruit Tart.png
Fruit Tart
Energy recovery on energy skill
Osechi.png
Osechi
Deals damage on basic skill, invisibility on energy skill; falls off due to lack of utility and 0 healing on basic skill
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Milt
Superior healing from link skill with Caviar; falls off due to lack of utility
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Blue Cheese
0 healing on basic skill but superior healing on energy skill; buffs on basic skill mostly endgame optimization
2. Healer replaces Milk at 1* or higher.
Sweet Tofu.png
Sweet Tofu
Easy to ascend; staple in many players' teams
Fondant Cake.png
Fondant Cake
Superior healing from skills; charm immunity in basic skill
Laba Congee.png
Laba Congee
Team cleansing on basic skill helpful for Disasters
Tangyuan.png
Tangyuan
Low healing from skills but has controllable invisibility when linked with Moon Cake
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Zitui Bun
Good healing from skills but impossible to obtain
Miso Soup.png
Miso Soup
Healing not good but incredible damage output and stun chance from basic skill; controllable and improved healing when linked with Sanma, requires max ascension
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Mashed Potatoes
Plentiful team healing, team damage boost on energy skill a good bonus
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Mango Pomelo Sago
Plentiful team healing, team cleansing on energy skill
3. Healer does not replace Milk due to bad skills: single target healing in skills, skills with 0 healing, unique effects do not justify use.
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Cloud Tea
Healing from skill too low; energy recovery not important
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Milk Tea
Heals less than Milk with skills
Mung Bean Soup.png
Mung Bean Soup
Healing single target; too difficult to ascend
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Qingtuan
Healing single target; too difficult to ascend
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Salad
Accessible but skills too terrible to use
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Tiramisu
Healing output far too low, AOE charm on energy skill not useful on a healer
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Yogurt
Damage output from basic skill incredibly subpar
Margarita.png
Margarita
No healing on basic; attack and speed boost insignificant for low level players
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Plum Juice
Inferior healing from skills
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Yakitori
Single target skill healing; team cleanse on basic and energy skill but too difficult to obtain
Doenjang Jjigae.png
Doenjang Jjigae
M Food Souls should not be used in battle
Jello.png
Jello
M Food Souls should not be used in battle
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Rice
M Food Souls should not be used in battle
Strawberry Daifuku.png
Strawberry Daifuku
Team cleanse on basic skill but it's better to bring a healer that actually heals

This list is catered towards low-leveled players. The analysis and advice are written by Sniper C. Players are welcome to compile their own list.

Breakdown of Defenders that can replace Tom Yum for beginners.

  • Analysis assumes that Tom Yum is at 5* since this is very easy to achieve if players are good about farming his shards in hard stages.
  • Analysis more focused on story stages and Catacombs. Disasters, Guild Boss and other content may call for different Defenders. Consult outside info regarding these.
  • Assumes none of the Food Souls discussed has Artifacts. Do keep in mind it is worth building Tom Yum's Artifact since he's the only R worth spending Universal R artifact tickets on.
  • All Defender SRs, Rs will be outclassed by URs due to differences in base HP and Defense.

Updates

  • 6/2/2020 - Add Awamori, Easter Egg, Sachetorte
  • 8/4/2020 - Add Oden, Umeshu, edit text for Steak, Escargot
Defenders vs Tom Yum
1. Defender replaces Tom Yum at 1*+ if UR, 2*+ if SR. Problematic at lower * due to the level cap.
Oyster.png
Oyster
Best UR Defender, top choice for Catacombs, Tsuchigumo preference
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Hishi Mochi
Great Defender to use if Crab Long Bao isn't 5* yet
Apple Pie.png
Apple Pie
Good Defender but ascension walled by being Airship exclusive
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Caviar
Tanks well but outclassed by other Defenders that deal damage
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Lion's Head
Best SR Defender
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Gyoza
Great early game asset but deals no damage
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Ddeokbokki
Falls off later due to difficulty ascending
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Awamori
Falls off later due to difficulty ascending
2. Defender replaces Tom Yum at 2*+ if UR, 3*+ if SR. Overall don't have skills that help with tanking so they need high ascension to make up for it. Ascension is accessible for all players (shard fusion, permanent banner, other farmable means).
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Crab Long Bao
Easiest UR Defender to ascend, Catacombs staple
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Gingerbread
Harder to ascend than Crab Long Bao, worst UR Defender in terms of base stats
Steak.png
Steak
outclassed by Tom Yum with Artifact; Used by many due shard availability in delivery chests
Escargot.png
Escargot
outclassed by Tom Yum with Artifact; Can reach decent * if you're good about doing shard fusion
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Umeshu
outclassed by Tom Yum with Artifact; Bad skills but was easy to ascend during her event
3. Defender NEVER replaces Tom Yum. Skills are inferior to Tom Yum's, too difficult to ascend to use because of stats, unique skills don't justify use.
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Longjing Tea
Useless without artifact. Inaccessible DPS tank niche from artifact.
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Bonito Rice
Can dispel on basic skill, damage reduction skills not significant enough
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Sukiyaki
Too difficult to ascend
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Eclair
Skills worse than Tom Yum's
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Nasi Lemak
Skills worse than Tom Yum's
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Tempura
Not worth using over Tom Yum for Sanma link skill
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Toast
M Food Souls should not be used in battle
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Easter Egg
Skills bad for tanking, AOE on energy skill not important
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Sachertorte
Skills bad for tanking
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Oden
Can team cleanse on energy skill but stats too low

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