SP Goku Black YEL is a devastating Ranged Fighter that can melt an opposing Fighter in the blink of an eye, accentuated by the fact that he owns one of the better Unique Abilities in the game: an extra 30% Damage to Saiyans and Hybrid Saiyans.
He’s a Goku imposter, which sets him back in terms of Equips and Synergy, but almost everything else about him makes that forgivable.
While his Defensive stats and meta countering used to be more impressive, power creep has made his spot on Saiyan and Future Teams far more shakey--especially with the release of SP Perfect Cell YEL.
An extra 30% Damage to Saiyans and Hybrid Saiyans is simply one of the best Unique Abilities in the game. These two Tags are extremely prevalent, making this Unique Ability outrageously powerful. He especially pulverizes Hybrid Saiyans as they still do not have a good Red Fighter to counter him.
Devastating Main Ability
His Main Ability has a very short charge time of 15 timer counts and grants two different Buffs based on his Health, meaning that it can be used based on the needs of the moment. Both instances of this Main Ability still give a massive Boost to Damage inflicted but additionally Restores his Health if he’s below 50%.
While SP Goku Black YEL is an exceptional Blast Damage dealer regarding, his Strike Attack lags behind considerably. This essentially means the opposing Team can optimize to play against him by utilizing Blast Tanks.
Due to how popular Strike Offense is in the Meta, A Saiyan who can act as Both Tank and Range is great because it means the other two Fighters can throw all they have into Melee.
The only real downside is his Future Buffing Z-Ability, but this almost a non-issue when looking at the rest of his toolkit.
Due to his Future Z-Ability and Tag, he’s an excellent fit for the Future Team whether he’s used as a bench Fighter or brought into a Match. Future Teams tend to be fairly Defense-oriented, which is great news for SP Goku Black YEL as he has the Defense to earn his spot.
SP Goku Black YEL is a Ranged Fighter and should be given plenty of Blast Attack Buffs. However, despite being an Offensive powerhouse, he also has exceptional Defenses and a very high Health total.
The Health Buff from this Equip only makes him even more durable. The extra Damage to Hybrid Saiyan coupled with his Anti-Hybrid Saiyan Unique Ability makes this Fighter rip through any Hybrid Saiyan in the game, even if he’s at a color disadvantage.
This Equip is the only viable one left that gives Blast Attack and luckily, it’s very good stats-wise.
The following effects occur based on the amount of health left. [Health is 50% and up] +50% to damage inflicted for 20 timer counts. [Health is below 50%] Restores own health by 20% and +35% to damage inflicted for 20 timer counts. Requirements: 15 timer counts must elapse.
+30% damage inflicted to the following tags. "Tag: Saiyan" "Tag: Hybrid Saiyan"
Deals major Impact damage. Inflicts Attribute Downgrade "+20% to Blast Damage Received" to enemy for 15 timer counts on hit.
Body Grows Familiar
+30% to own Vanishing Gauge Recovery for 15 timer counts. The following effects also occur depending on the number of timer counts elapsed since the start of the battle. 15 counts elapsed: +20% to Blast damage inflicted for 15 timer counts. 25 counts elapsed: +20% to Blast damage inflicted for 15 timer counts and +25% to Ki Recovery for 15 timer counts.
FutureandSaiyan Teams have far better options than SP Goku Black YEL, making him the second or third pick when building those Teams.
This Fighter’s Main Ability is amazing. It gives him incredible tactical versatility by changing effects based on his needs.
But a creep in the Meta has affected his placement; he isn’t any worse than before, it’s just that his place in the Meta is slipping due to better Fighters filling his role. This is sadly especially true for Ranged Fighters.