Another Cell Saga Z callback Fighter, EX Youth Gohan RED’s toolkit is interesting to say the least and an effort-intensive gamble to say the most.
A Support with Offensive Stats and a Blast Fighter with mixed held Arts Cards average Ki Recovery Speed--it’s an unlikely combination, and that seems to be EX Youth Gohan RED’s primary goal by the looks of his Z-Ability.
EX Youth Gohan has a pretty good Support toolkit with a Special Move that reduces Teammate substitution counts by 3 timer counts and an Extra Move that can Boost Damage by up to 20% (more on that later).
But what really catches the eye about this Fighter is his exceptionally high Blast Attack and Defensive stats. EX Youth Gohan RED is equally good supporting the Team as he is dishing out Damage.
In His Father’s Footsteps
This Fighter provides great Team Support, but his potential is fully realized when a Goku variant is also on the Team.
This addition means his Main Ability draws a Special Arts Card in addition to restoring 40 Ki instantly and curing all Abnormal Conditions.
It also means his Extra Move Boosts Team Damage by 20% instead of 10%. To top it all off, EX Youth Gohan RED’s Z-Ability Boosts Son Family Blast Attack by up to 23%.
Bad Tag Synergy
Regardless of how a Team can be manipulated to fit this type of Fighter, there’s no denying that his Z-Ability is a detriment to him and the Team as a whole.
It’s attempting to bridge the gap between Hybrid Saiyans and full-blooded Saiyans, and this simply isn’t viable with the current Fighter roster or Meta.
Tags aside, EX Youth Gohan RED toolkit, especially as a Support is a bit confusing. He has extremely high Blast Attack, but he also has mixed held Arts Cards.
Mixed Arts Cards are par for the course for Supports, but a depressingly low Ki Recovery stat is not. But the most confusing is his secondary Unique Ability, which improves his Blast Damage by 15% for each Teammate that dies.
This matches Gohan’s characterization during the Cell Saga but doesn’t make for a very good Support Fighter.
This Tag doesn’t have a lot in the way of Z-Abilities, but it does have a lot of high ranking Fighters like SP SSJ Goku GRN and SP SSJ Youth Gohan PUR who would benefit from someone who can dish out Ki Buffs and Blast Damage in spades.
This sort of Team will definitely limit the overall Z-Ability Buffs until the Tag gets more Fighters with the right Z-Ability, but EX Yough Gohan RED is a good start.
Saiyan/Hybrid Saiyan Bench
It’s probably not worth it at the moment to try and force a Son Family Team. A completely viable alternative would be to put EX Youth Gohan RED on the bench of an all Goku variant Saiyan Team or an all Son Family Hybrid Saiyan Team.
He has SP Rarity stats and 105 resistance to Impact Damage.
While his toolkit is crazy strong, many of EX Gohan RED's Abilities are tied to being on a team with a Goku variant.
EX Gohan RED is part of the extremely Synergizing Hybrid Saiyan Tag, but his own Z-Ability is Tagged for Son Family. His Abilities are great for benefiting the Team through Blast Damage Buffs and Ki Recovery Speed. If it weren't for his Team viability restrictions, this would be a Z-Tier Fighter.