SP Android #17 PUR is a Defensive Fighter with impressive stats and a Cover Unique Ability. His Barrier Extra Move is perfect for when Vanish-Step is charging because it an stop everything but Rising Rushes.
He packs a punch with his fairly competitive Blast Attack stat and Buffing Abilities and also has some good Synergy with the Android Team Builds and Purple Color Counters.
Both Defense stats remain some of the highest in the game, which is nothing to sneeze at for such an old Fighter. He also has an Extra Move which can block everything but Rising Rushes. This coupled a Unique Ability that reduces Damage against Fighters when SP Android #18 PUR switches in makes for a powerful Tank who can take a lot of Damage and still won't go down.
High Blast Damage Output
His Damage may not be as competitive as some of the newer Fighters, but SP Android #17 PUR comes pretty close. Despite being a Defense Fighter, his Main, Unique, and Z- Abilities all focus on boosting Blast Attack. This makes him a good Offense Fighter as well as a capable Tank.
It's a shame that all these Defense buffs are hampered by an underwhelming Health stat. Due to how Health values are handled in Dragon Ball Legends, this is a huge issue for a Fighter who’s supposed to be all about Defense.
Barrier's Cost Increases
Between how rare it is to draw Extra Arts Cards and Barrier's cost increase of 5 with every use to a maximum of 25, it's unlikely to come into play very often in a single match.
Deals major Slice damage. Causes enemies to receive 20% more Strike damage for 15 timer counts. 40% chance to inflict Paralyze.
Nullifies enemy attacks, excluding certain moves like Rising Rush. If enemy is at close range while attacks are nullified, they will be knocked back to long range. +5 cost to own Special Arts cost per use (max +15).
Incredible Defensive stats that when paired with a powerful Unique Ability, make this Fighter one of the more formidable Tanks in the game. On top of this, he is able to reduce the threat of a one-shot from an Enemy’s Rising Rush.
Top Players have found a work-around for Cover by dropping a Combo intentionally and waiting for the Cover Buffs to wear off. This makes that particular Ability less effective than it once was.
This Fighter is one of the better Tanks in the game; not only does he have a diverse toolkit allowing him to absorb and reduce Damage, but his Offense stats are no longer on the high end of the current line-up.