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Son Family Matters

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Overview

The dynastic Son Family proves just how deep blood runs. Despite the mediocrity of other family Tags like Lineage of Evil or the entirely forgotten Vegeta Family, Goku’s own lineage has provided some fantastic Fighters and the support to make dad proud.

Defined by high Blast Damage and Father-Son Kamehameha bonding time, the Top Son Family Team is taking a family trip to the top of the Meta. This family is so powerful that it may even knock Regeneration from their throne. After being analyzed in Son Family vs. Regeneration: Battle For Meta Dominance, it became evident that the Meta might indeed have a new champion.

Son Family is not without counters though. Fighters like SP Chi-Chi GRN and SP Turles PUR each have a Unique Ability to directly counter the Family. Are these outdated Fighters strong enough to end the dynasty?

Son Family Counters

HP 2,131,273
Strike ATK 221,828
Blast ATK 225,168
Strike DEF 134,722
Blast DEF 137,431
Critical
1,424
Ki Restore Speed
2,415
  • Despite her impressive +80% Damage to Son Family, her rice paper thin Defenses make her an underwhelming answer to her own family. She fits on the deadly Female Warriors Team where her “hit-and-run” strategy can shine the most, but the Team would fare better with a stouter Fighter.

  • Bottom line, SP Chi-Chi GRN is not a reliable counter to Son Family. SP SSJ Kid Goten PUR has color advantage over SP Chi-Chi GRN and he has the Defensive stats to withstand her discipline

HP 2,256,711
Strike ATK 233,791
Blast ATK 249,241
Strike DEF 138,162
Blast DEF 138,845
Critical
1,310
Ki Restore Speed
2,206
  • Although a much older Fighter, SP Turles PUR underwent an SP Fighter Balance Change which not only Buffed his stats but his Unique Abilities as well--including his Anti-Son Family Unique Ability. His Defenses are still mediocre at best, but his Damage Reduction in the first 30 timer counts and Self-Heal increases his longevity to a serviceable level.

  • While both his Sagas from the Movies and Saiyan Tags have strong support, SP Turles PUR lacks a Team that could take on Son Family toe-to-toe. Goku’s family bonds are simply too strong for a standalone Fighter to contest.

Anti-Son Family Team

Not a Goku look-alike or even Goku’s own wife could stop the Tag’s climb to the top of the Meta. These are only individual Fighters while the key to the Son Family success is their teamwork. It would take an entire Team to compete with the strongest Saiyan's bloodline, but what would an Anti-Son Family Team look like?

Core
Bench
HP 2,111,492
Strike ATK 200,111
Blast ATK 236,102
Strike DEF 144,951
Blast DEF 147,841
Critical
1,394
Ki Restore Speed
2,415

Synergy

+43% (Max)
+23%
+51%
+23%
+23%
  • If you can't beat them, inhabit their body and boost Blast Damage by up to +135%. SP Goku Black YEL is the main damage dealer with his access to two Unique Abilities that specifically target Saiyans and Hybrid Saiyans, so no one in Son Family is safe from taking an extra 30% Damage from SP Goku Black YEL.

  • In this Team, SP Goku Black YEL enjoys two Health Boosting Z-Abilities, a Self-Heal, and Team Healing Teammate. SP Goku Black YEL is more durable on this Team than with his Future allies.

HP 2,020,913
Strike ATK 189,851
Blast ATK 219,044
Strike DEF 144,228
Blast DEF 144,235
Critical
1,236
Ki Restore Speed
2,106

Synergy

+25% (Max)
+28%
  • SP Mai GRN lends her aid to keep the Blast Attacks firing. Her Ki Restoration when she enters or leaves the field helps to mitigate the cost of this Blast-centric Team. She also brings a Team Heal to the party, which the importance of cannot be overstated.

  • SP Mai GRN has a unique Synergy with SP Turles PUR in that he draws an Extra Arts Card and SP Mai GRN has one of the most useful Extra Moves in the game. Her Flash Bang is a multi-faceted tool to start a Combo, prevent a Combo, safely switch Fighters, prevent a Rising Rush, or just buy some time to charge and cool down her Teammates.

HP 2,256,711
Strike ATK 233,791
Blast ATK 249,241
Strike DEF 138,162
Blast DEF 138,845
Critical
1,310
Ki Restore Speed
2,206

Synergy

+18% (Max)
+51%
+23%
+51%
+23%
  • SP Turles PUR brings along his “Fruit of the Tree of Might” Extra Move, which can turn this Fighter into a fearsome Fighter, especially against Son Family.

  • SP Turles PUR shines the most in the first 35 counts of the Match, where his Assault Unique Ability cuts Damage by 30%. This works well with SP Goku Black YEL, who is more powerful later in the match.

Discussion

This Team is optimized to target the Son Family, offering several Boosts to go head-to-head against the Son Family's Blast potential. SP Mai GRN should be switched in and out often to keep the Ki bar full. Use SP Turles PUR in the beginning stages of the Match to capitalize on his Unique Abilities.

SP Goku Black YEL is the perfect counter to SP SSJ Goten PUR, but he needs to stay away from SP SSJ2 Youth Gohan RED, who not only has a color advantage but far outclasses SP Goku Black YEL's stats.

While this Team specializes in countering Son Family, it is a poor matchup against other top Teams like Regeneration or Future. Even other Blast Fighters like SP SSJ Kid Goku GRN and SP SSJ2 Youth Gohan RED, who are both members of Son Family, outclass this Team's Damage potential with their Blast Arts Card cost Reduction and deadlier toolkits.

Conclusion

The Son Family Team has stepped out from behind the Hybrid Saiyan shadow and has hit the Meta full force. Goku and his lineage can enjoy their spot in the sun, as their strongest counters are outdated, and their Teamwork-centric strategy is unmatched.

The best opposition to the Son Family is either Regeneration or opposing Son Family Teams, with opposing Son Family Teams having the highest chance of success. Goku and his Family are likely to enjoy a long reign unless a powerful and specific counter is released. This powerful Tag shows that the Son Family strength is at its peak when they work together.