The first of his kind to revolt against Frieza, EX Bardock YEL won’t give up without a fight.
Unfortunately, his stats have not stood the test of time to maintain relevance. That isn’t to say he doesn’t have his uses, but they are pretty much limited to the bench or PVE friendship grinding.
While he’s certainly not the best in the game, as an EX Tank, this Fighter can definitely take care of himself in PVE.
He can regain Health and Ki with his Main Ability and Crisis Unique Ability. Even if his Defensive stats have aged, the rest of his toolkit still gives him a fighting edge.
Incredible Teachable Special Move
Even if he lacks PVP viability beyond the bench, his teachable Special Move makes EX Bardock YEL absolutely necessary to grind for friendship rank.
While this article explains exactly why his Special Move is so powerful, to summarize: the Damage is calculated by his Strike Attack--not Complex Damage--meaning that it isn’t lowered to an average between his Blast and Strike Attack stats while also gaining an immediate Buff to Special Move Damage.
The fact it’s teachable means HE Shallot LGT can put it to way more use.
Even by Extreme Fighter standards, EX Bardock YEL has not aged well and can’t even really hold up well against newer EX Fighters.
This doesn’t keep him from being put on the bench, but it does limit him to a non-combat support role for more powerful Fighters.
Yellow Color Counter
EX Bardock YEL has two Strike-centric stat Z-Ability Buffs right from the get-go, so he’s a perfect choice for the bench of a Melee Yellow Color Counter Team.
EX Bardock YEL is a resilient Melee Fighter with very high Strike Attack and needs to be optimized for that. This Equip continues to be the best option for any Strike-based Yellow Fighter.
Not only does it give him a Boost of up to 20% Strike Attack, but the Special Defense in slot 3 helps protect against the most popular Tag in the Meta right now. Saiyan countering continues to be relevant.
Yet another 20% Strike Attack Boost and a must-have, but the Ki Recovery Speed Boost from both of these on top of his Ki Recovery Speed Buffing Crisis Ability brings this stat to a whole ‘nother level.
Excellent Ki management due to his Main Ability, Crisis Unique Ability, and base Recovery Speed.
One of the most powerful all-around Offense Fighters, due in a large part to his top tier Special Move.
EX Bardock YEL is kind of like SP SSJ Vegeta RED, only less Tanking and more Melee combat. He truly shines on a Saiyan Team where an incredible 15% Buff to his Blast at all times--his stats are already pretty solid across the board. His Strike based Special Move hits harder than most currently in the game. Lastly, his toolkit includes self-healing and Ki Recovery Boosts to make him a self-sufficient and all-around great Fighter.