Nominated cutest bug baby to exist for the express purpose of being cannon-fodder, EX Cell Jr YEL is far more valuable than his HE counterpart and might just make his father proud.
This Fighter suffers from some poor Battle Style and held Arts Card choices but otherwise, he has exceptional power and Synergy within the Android Tag.
With a toolkit of Enemy debuffs an Android Boosting Z-Ability, EX Cell Jr YEL has a place on the core line-up or the bench.
SP Rank Strike Attack
This Fighters stats are overall pretty good for an EX Rarity, but his Strike Attack stat is truly unbelievable.
It’s not just on SP levels, it’s a high tier SP stat. Fortunately, despite being classified as a Ranged Fighter, EX Cell Jr YEL’s Blast-related Buffs are actually Enemy Debuffs, so they benefit the Team as a whole and makes this defect a little more forgivable.
In a Team willing to work around him, EX Cell Jr YEL can do some serious Damage.
With an Android Tagged Z-Ability and an almost exclusively Enemy debuffing toolkit, EX Cell Jr YEL makes a pretty good argument for putting him in the core line-up rather than limiting him to the bench.
He works particularly well alongside Cell variants with SP PF Cell RED as the obvious first choice, since their toolkits are so complimentary.
Even with so many positive things to say, the elephant in the room cannot be ignored; if not for the SP rank Strike stat, everything about EX Cell Jr YEL would fit the archetype of a Ranged Fighter.
No matter how well he and SP PF Cell RED compliment each other, they both have Blast Held Arts Cards and this further limits the options for the third Fighter.
If EX Cell Jr YEL just had Strike Cards instead of Blast, all this would be forgiven since his toolkit binds him to a high ranking SP Fighter but sadly this is not the case.
Contradictory toolkit aside, this is still a valuable Fighter overall. Pair him up with SP PF Cell RED and SP Android #16 GRN and his defects all but disappear and he becomes the third in a highly effective Team.
EX Cell Jr YEL has an extremely similar toolkit to EX Zarbon BLU.
This Fighter's Tags work better within the Meta, and his Buffs and debuffs are more relevant to the current combat system.
EX Cell Jr YEL has SP Rarity stats, but they conflict with his held Arts Cards and Fighting style. Luckily this isn't difficult to work around, so long as the Player using him considers him a Melee Fighter and makes sure to put him on a Team that can use his two held Blast cards while also providing Strike Cards for EX Cell Jr YEL to use.