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
  • 9/9/2020 - Add Candy Cane
  • 11/29/2020 - Add Nanjing Roast Duck, Weisswurst, Tsukimi Dango
Healers vs Milk
1. Healer replaces Milk even at 0*
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Bibimbap
Damage boost, team cleanse but 0 healing on basic skill
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Nagashi Somen
Superior healing from skills; team cleanse on basic skill
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Fruit Tart
Energy recovery on energy skill
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Osechi
Deals damage on basic skill, team invulnerability 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
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Candy Cane
Damage boost on basic skill, team invulnerability and damage on energy skill
2. Healer replaces Milk at 1* or higher.
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Sweet Tofu
Easy to ascend; staple in many players' teams
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Fondant Cake
Superior healing from skills; charm immunity in basic skill
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Laba Congee
Team cleansing on basic skill helpful for Disasters
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Tangyuan
Low healing from skills but has controllable invisibility when linked with Moon Cake
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Zitui Bun
Good healing from skills
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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
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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
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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
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Doenjang Jjigae
M Food Souls should not be used in battle
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Jello
M Food Souls should not be used in battle
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Rice
M Food Souls should not be used in battle
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Strawberry Daifuku
Team cleanse on basic skill but it's better to bring a healer that actually heals
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Nanjing Roast Duck
PVP/Top Showdown niche
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Tsukimi Dango
Top Showdown niche for team survival; lackluster otherwise
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Muenchner Weisswurst
Single target buffer, barely heals
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