SP Paikuhan YEL comes straight from Dragon Ball Z anime filler episodes and movies and joins the Dragon Ball Legends roster as a strong Melee Fighter with quite a few Supportive tricks up his sleeve.
Once thought of as the last Fighter a Player ever wants to see from a banner pull, he received some much-needed Buffs during the second balance update is significantly better now.
SP Paikuhan YEL has some serviceable Damage but really makes his presence felt with very disruptive Abilities, such as increasing Arts Card cost or inflicting the most devastating status possible: Faint.
Crippling Main and Unique Abilities
This Fighter tends to leave his mark on the Enemy Team whether he is still alive or not. His Main Ability increases the cost of Enemy Strike and Blast Arts Cards by 10 for a whole 20 timer counts, crippling their Damage output significantly.
Alternatively, he also increases the Enemy substitution count by 5 when he is defeated, once again compromising the other Team.
Faint Inflicting Special Move
Although it may not happen often, his Special Move has a 20% chance to inflict Faint, a status which prevents the Enemy from moving at all. This is very useful for turning the tides of an entire Match.
Double Dipping Z-Ability
SP Paikuhan YEL’s Z-Ability buffs Yellow Health, and is upgraded at 5 stars to Buff Sagas Warrior Strike Defense. However, this is not an either/or situation: any Yellow Fighter who is also a Sagas Warrior will receive both of these Buffs.
Situational Unique Ability
His Anti-Frieza Force Unique Ability is very situational seeing as there are only a select few Frieza Force Fighters used in the current Meta. Not only that, but Unique Abilities that target a specific Tag can have a Fighter in and out of a Meta in terms of viability with every update.
This Fighter is as one dimensional as they come, geared entirely towards Strike Attack. While that is definitely preferable to being a one-dimensional Ranged Fighter, he’s still predictable overall seeing as his Blast Attack is utterly worthless.
His Defense after his balance change was very high, but he’s yet again becoming a victim of power creep and as such, has very low Defenses.
His Z-Ability makes this an obvious choice, as does his toolkit considering most Sagas Warriors would prefer to be allied with a Melee Fighter. The two Strike Arts Cards he brings to the Team are very valuable.
Many of his Abilities now have increased durations and after 5 stars, his Z-Ability Buffs Sagas Warriors.
He’s been power crept out of core viability.
Considering how the side-step mechanic now works, it can allow for some pretty long Combos once they are locked in. The Meta is currently pretty Strike-centric and those Fighters don't have nearly as much Ki Recovery Speed.
SP Paikuhan YEL's Main Ability forces them to spend as much as a Ranged Fighter only with less Ki to work with.