Toppings in Cookie Run Kingdom are items that you can equip to your characters for stat bonuses.
- How to collect and equip Toppings in Cookie Run Kingdom
- List of Toppings in Cookie Run Kingdom
- Upgrading Toppings
- Cookie Run Kingdom Toppings: Best character builds
- Best Toppings for general character builds
- Best Toppings for specialised character builds
How to collect and equip Toppings in Cookie Run Kingdom
Toppings are among the rewards you receive for completing World Exploration stages, Hot Air Balloon Expeditions, and other feats in Cookie Run Kingdom.
Each character begins with just one Topping slot. As you start to level them up, they’ll receive an additional Topping slot for every five levels they advance, starting from Level 15. Upon reaching Level 30, a character will receive their fifth and final Topping slot.
To equip Toppings, visit the Cookie menu and tap on a character, then choose the Toppings option on their profile. This opens a new menu where you can equip Toppings for that character.
You can equip Toppings for free, but it costs coins to remove them, so it pays to plan ahead!
Equipping multiple versions of the same Topping activates a “set effect”, which boosts the strength of that Topping’s base effect. Generally speaking, your best bet is to equip five of the same Topping where possible, in order to maximise its benefits.
List of Toppings in Cookie Run Kingdom
At the time of writing, there are ten types of Topping in Cookie Run Kingdom:
|Topping Name||Effect||Set Effect 1||Set Effect 2|
|Bouncy Caramel Topping||ATK SPD||Equip 2: +1% ATK SPD||Equip 5: +2% ATK SPD|
|Fresh Kiwi Topping||Debuff Resist||Equip 2: +3% Debuff Resist||Equip 5: +5% Debuff Resist|
|Hard Walnut Topping||DEF||Equip 3: +3% DEF||Equip 5: +5% DEF|
|Healthy Peanut Topping||HP||Equip 2: +3% HP||Equip 5: +5% HP|
|Hearty Hazelnut Topping||CRIT Resist||Equip 2: +10% CRIT Resist||Equip 3: +15% CRIT Resist|
|Juicy Apple Jelly Topping||CRIT%||Equip 5: +5% CRIT%||n/a|
|Searing Raspberry Topping||ATK||Equip 3: +3% ATK||Equip 5: +5% ATK|
|Solid Almond Topping||DMG Resist||Equip 5: +5% DMG Resist||n/a|
|Sweet Candy Topping||Amplify Buff||Equip 2: +1% Amplify Buff||Equip 5: +2% Amplify Buff|
|Swift Chocolate Topping||Cooldown||Equip 5: +5% Cooldown||n/a|
Just like Cookies themselves, Toppings come in three rarity levels: Common, Rare, and Epic.
Toppings of better rarity only appear in the later parts of the game, with Epic Toppings unlocking once you reach Stage 6.
Not only do rarer Toppings have better base stats, they also have the advantage of being more upgradeable. You can upgrade Common Toppings six times, Rare Toppings nine times, and Epic Toppings 12 times.
You can upgrade Toppings to increase their effects, as well as a small chance that they will gain random bonus effects. Upgrade Toppings using Topping Pieces and Coins as material. Topping Pieces are obtained by breaking down Toppings (which you can do in the Toppings menu).
The best idea is to keep your Common Toppings back, breaking them down for Topping Pieces. Your focus should be on upgrading Epic Toppings, and there’s not as much point upgrading Toppings of other rarities, since the benefits are much less in the long-run.
Cookie Run Kingdom Toppings: Best character builds
Now that you know a bit more about what Toppings are and what they do, your thoughts have probably turned towards character builds. Which Toppings work best for which Cookies, and what should you avoid?
Thanks to Twitter user @koffeebeecookie, there’s a handy infographic you can refer to when you start designing your character builds:
— Cookie Run Help ⭐ (@koffeebeecookie) March 7, 2021
As you can probably see, a few Toppings stand out as clear frontrunners. Meanwhile, several others can be safely ignored unless you have a very specific character build in mind.
Best Toppings for general character builds
Since you can only equip one type of Topping if you want to maximise set effects, it’s unsurprising that some Toppings have emerged as favourites among Cookie Run Kingdom players.
Equipping either 5x Searing Raspberry for the Attack boost or 5x Swift Chocolate for the Cooldown reduction is by far the best general recommendation.
However, there are a few Toppings that work particularly well for specific character builds. If you’re putting together a Cookie to act as your party’s Tank, for example, Solid Almond for increased Damage Resistance means they can wade in ahead with much more confidence.
(At the same time, Hard Walnut is one you can afford to pretty much ignore given the choice, since its maximum Defence isn’t as good as the maximum Damage Resistance offered by the Solid Almond Topping.)
Best Toppings for specialised character builds
If you can equip three characters in your party with full 5x sets of Searing Raspberry, Swift Chocolate, and Solid Almond, you’re basically sorted.
But if you’re looking to experiment with some different toppings, it’s worth considering swapping out Searing Raspberry for Bouncy Caramel and seeing whether you prefer a boost to Attack Speed instead of raw Attack strength.
Meanwhile, less aggressive characters like Support and Healer builds will make the best use of Sweet Candy and its Amplify Buff effect.
Finally is the question of whether it’s worth using Juicy Apple Jelly. This Topping increases your Crit likelihood. But it needs to be equipped to all five slots before you can gain any set effects, and it’s nowhere near the powerhouse that the similarly demanding Swift Chocolate is.
So, should you go for it? The answer is: maybe, under some circumstances. If you’re working on a heavily specialised build — for example a Magic user, or a Cookie with the Charge special move — Juicy Apple Jelly can be worth a shot. However, it can leave the character quite vulnerable, so make sure the rest of the party have the right build to support them.
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