In most cases, you’ll need to grind out tasks such as farming Star Jellies, Skill Powders, Soul Fragments, and Toppings for weeks or even months just to clear some of the hardest stages in the late game—especially if you’re F2P.
In this guide, we’re going to show you how to pass one of the hardest Exploration stages to clear in the game—Stage 16-18, including some tips and tricks to help you on your way!
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Recommended Cookies for Stage 16-18
Stage 16-18 features a boss and several mobs that have shields that can only be broken once a certain hit count has been achieved, instead of damage.
Cookies with anti-healing capabilities are also recommended for this stage, as enemies in Stage 16-18 have abnormally better healing compared to other enemies in the past several stages.
In short, Cookies with high hit counts and anti-healing on their skills will shine in Stage 16-18. Some Cookies with high hit counts and anti-healing include:
|Recommended Cookies for Stage 16-18||Class||Rarity||Position|
|Sherbet Cookie||Ranged||Super Epic||Middle|
|Crunchy Chip Cookie||Charge||Epic||Front|
|Milky Way Cookie||Charge||Epic||Front|
|Pitaya Dragon Cookie||Charge||Dragon||Front|
|Purple Yam Cookie||Charge||Epic||Front|
|Pumpkin Pie Cookie||Magic||Epic||Rear|
Note: Sherbet Cookie is arguably the best Cookie for Stage 16-18, as she has one of the highest hit counts in her skill as well as Freeze which can slow down the boss’s healing and offense. Use her if you have her!
Recommended Treasures for Stage 16-18
As for Treasures, bringing along ones that improve the overall DPS and Cooldown of your Cookies is generally recommended.
Although, if you’re having trouble breaking the enemies’ shields with your Cookies’ skills alone, then feel free to use the Elder Pilgrim’s Torch for additional hit counts.
To summarize, here are the best Treasures you should equip in Stage 16-18:
|Recommended Treasures for Stage 16-18||Rarity||Effects|
|Squishy Jelly Watch||Common||Improves Cooldown|
|Grim-looking Scythe||Rare||Improves DPS|
|Disciple’s Magic Scroll||Rare||Improves DPS|
|Dream Conductor’s Whistle||Epic||Improves DPS|
|Old Pilgrim’s Scroll||Epic||Improves DPS|
|Elder Pilgrim’s Torch||Epic||Improves DPS & Hit Count|
|Sleepyhead’s Jelly Watch||Epic||Improves Cooldown|
|Sugar Swan’s Shining Feather||Epic||Resurrects a Cookie once|
Note: The most important Treasure that you must bring in Stage 16-18 is a Jelly Watch, as it will allow your Cookies to use their multi-hit or anti-heal skills as often as they can. Either the Common or the Epic variant of the Jelly Watch will do.
Tips On How To Beat Stage 16-18
Beating Stage 16-18 will require lots of preparation—especially if you’re a beginner with very few resources accumulated in your account.
But with the right mindset and strategy, you might just clear this stage with flying colors!
To help you with your struggle, here are some of the best tips you need to follow if you want to clear Stage 16-18:
- Don’t use Auto Battle and time your Skill activation appropriately.
- Wait until all of your Cookies are at least Level 60.
- Optimize your Toppings.
- Switch out units that don’t excel in Stage 16-18 (no multi-hit/anti-heal skills).
- Try attempting the stage multiple times. Some runs are better than others in terms of luck.
Stage 16-18 is certainly one of the highest-difficulty stages in Cookie Run Kingdom. It cannot be beaten unless you’re using good, compatible Cookies and Treasures.
With that said, all you need is a little time and patience. If you keep playing the game and powering up your units consistently, you’ll eventually clear Stage 16-18 with ease!