EX Mercenary Tao (Purple) Discussion

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Character Tier
2

DBL01-31E

Character Stats

Soul Boost
Advanced
Power Level
454897
HP 2,010,714
Strike ATK 210,361
Blast ATK 156,531
Strike DEF 118,532
Blast DEF 122,712
Critical
1,441
Ki Restore Speed
2,576

Character Info

Battle Style
Support
Arts Cards Held
Tags

Where to Obtain

Drop
Clear Rewards

Overview

Mercenary Tao is an Assassin from the Dragon Ball Saga and was considered a gag Fighter up until the second balancing update gave him an incredible Z-Ability and stats that were a bit more competitive.

EX Merc Tao PUR has one of the highest Critical stats in the game after a full soul boost and all his Abilities also have a consistent focus on Critical Damage. He would have had great Damage potential if it wasn't for the game’s absurd Critical mechanics.

Strengths

Double Buff Z-Ability

With the recent changes, he not only buffs Base Critical but max Health as well, making him a good pick for the Purple Color-Counter bench.

Consistent Kit

His entire toolkit revolves around Critical Rate and Damage. While the former is Buffed by his Abilities, the latter gets boosted by Extra and Special Moves.

Weaknesses

Ineffectiveness of Critical

The way Critical Rates are handled by the game renders this mechanic almost useless. The base rate is 3% and further increased based on the ratio of Teammates’ and Enemies’ Critical.

In most cases, EX Merc Tao PUR sees only a slight increase to 5%-6% Critical Rate which is insignificant.

Held Blast Arts Cards

His already low Blast Attack stat is made even worse with two held Blast Arts Cards. This heavily limits his Damage output unless there's another Teammate with two Strike Arts Cards.

Lack of Tags

The absence of proper Tags not only locks him into Color-Counter Teams, but he also suffers from a lack of Equips.

Team Synergy

Purple Color-Counter

He is a crucial bench Fighter for sure, but it’s hard to recommend him as a Core Fighter. At most, he is a decent third in PVE that restrict Teams to EX Rarity

Dragon Ball Saga

There are quite a handful of Fighters from the Dragon Ball Saga, albeit only two of them carry a relevant Z-Ability. Hopefully, more of them will be added in upcoming updates, making this Team more viable.

Equippable Items

Main Ability

Assassin's Virtuosity

+20% to own Critical Rate for 30 timer counts. Requirements: 10 timer counts must elapse.

Unique Ability

Crisis: Critical Rate UP

+20% to own Critical Rate when 2 allies are downed.

Z Ability

1
+20% to "Element: PUR" base Critical during battle. Character(s) Affected
2
+23% to "Element: PUR" base Critical during battle. Character(s) Affected
3
+30% to "Element: PUR" base Critical & +17% to max base health during battle. Character(s) Affected
4
+33% to "Element: PUR" base Critical & +19% to max base health during battle. Character(s) Affected

Special

Full Power Dodon Ray Can Teach

Deals major Impact damage. +10% to Critical damage inflicted for 15 timer counts.


Cost 50

Extra

Unlock Ki: Form of Attack

+15% to own Critical damage for 30 timer counts.


Cost 15

Resistance

Slice
98
Pierce
102
Impact
101
Explode
99

Soul Boost Stats

Stat 100% 200% 300% 400% 498%
Health 19476 40336 71216 109916 158724
Strike Attack 1602 3317 5858 9045 13061
Blast Attack 1585 3279 5791 8943 12919
Strike Defense 1327 2749 4852 7492 10820
Blast Defense 1348 2788 4921 7596 10977
Critical 192 424 772 1158 1584
Strike Art Level 2 3 4 5 5
Blast Art Level 2 3 4 5 5
Special Art Level 1 1 2 2 2
Extra Art Level 1 1 2 2 2
Equipment Slots 1 2 2 2 3

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