ssr+ king

DISCLAIMER: This guide is more for F2P players with limited BTs. Going forward, I will give insights on why the unit is good or bad, so that you can make your own informed decision. Due to everyone’s own unique line-up, BT count, situation, new units and constantly changing meta, I will NOT be advising on pulling or not.

  • All the SSR+s are strong in their own way. It’s a matter of which one you have to prioritize as an F2P
  • There is a different drawing mechanism. Here’s a guide on how that works!
  • As an F2P, it is too expensive to Awaken Passive 2 any SSR+, I would recommend you pull multiple good SSR+ units than to AWK2 one SSR+. However, if you want to please go ahead.

NOTE: SSR+KING is pulled at Awaken Wheel Event, see guide here.


Role: Team Speedster / Energy seal / Reduce enemy’s shields / Minion Summon (Drone) DPS + shared damage / 0 energy AOE ULT
Type: Esper/Hero (Class S1)

Basic: Restore an ally’s HP by 150% ATK
Ultimate: (No energy consumed) Apply [Fear] to all enemies (seal 2 energy for 1 round). Reduce the [Resillience/Tenacity] of 3 highest HP enemies by 40% and heal for 2 allies with lowest HP by 300% of their ATK.
Passive: Increase row speed by 90% of King’s SPD. (even if King is dead)
Awaken Passive: Summon drone at start of match (ATK &HP are 100% & 800% respectively of King’s ATK). Drone will absorb 90% of all types of DMG received by King (excluding emblem and reflect effect) until its HP is 1%. Drone will follow up (after allies move) on 1 random enemy (350% ATK, up to 2 times each round).

Energy seal 2 > 3
Reduce Resilience/Tenacity of 3 highest HP enemies > ALL enemies
HP reduce 40% > 50%
Heal allies 2 > 4
Increase own speed by 16%
5P Passive:
Increase own speed > 20%
Increase row speed 90% > 95%
Awakened 2:
Drones 1x > 2x


Suggested gear:


Recommended set is Monk/Flash. For red gear, would be Fiery/Ninja.

For KING you need to stack SPD no matter what, hence using full set in this case is TOP PRIORITY (better than no set).

Buff Gear:
Hero ATK% – SPD% Bonus x3 << compulsory
Class SATK% – ATK
Esper ATK% – ATK



  • Number one reason for pulling KING is to boost team speed. If you are focusing on PVP, KING is a must as generally who goes first will win (usually).
    • KING will have higher SPD than Sonic V2, due to the Awakening system (SPD upgrade), plus he boosts own speed by up to 20% (as compared to Sonic’s 15%)
    • Can be used together with Sonic in different rows to provide speed boost
  • 0 energy AOE ULT is always great!
  • Support heals
  • Energy seal (2 energy) for enemy
  • Reduce enemy’s shields
  • Summons Drone minions, which share damage as well as deal Follow-up dmg
  • Good fit for Geryu core (since require 2 grappler 2 espers)
  • Great for Hero side since still on Bomb core, so Tenacity weaken will help greatly


  • All-or-nothing unit; either you all-in with him, or don’t pull him at all. It’s a whale’s game – if enemy’s KING is faster than yours, then it defeats the purpose of you having KING since you’re going second anyway. Hence it is important to gear fully
  • Very expensive to gear – mandatory to have all SPD gear and full set, and 3x SPD% Bonus buff gear, P5, KS and Awakening 2 to make him work
  • Reduce enemy’s shields not as useful vs Geryu core line-ups; more useful against Bomb core
  • Countered in future by SSR+ Flashy, who is able to remove enemy’s acceleration. Eliminating KING’s acceleration will also affect the acceleration of the row


If you don’t have what it takes to fully gear KING, I suggest you can skip him for more F2P friendly units.


KING is an all-or-nothing unit; if you intend to pull him then you definitely need to pull his KS.

Check out the SSR+ guide here!


The King Engine is actually King’s VA’s voice, not a sound effect.

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