Few Fighters in Dragon Ball Legends can claim to have aged as gracefully as SP FF Cooler BLU. He’s been through a meteoric rise to stardom with the Lineage of Evil Tagthat he spearheaded, a system change that nerfed the defining aspect of his toolkit, a name change, and a return to relevance with the introduction of new, Meta-defining Fighters to his main Tag Team multiple times.
Despite the twists and turns of the Meta, SP FF Cooler BLU himself has remained a powerful Fighter with a simple playstyle: dominating the neutral game with Blast Armor and Supporting his Lineage of Evil brethren with significant Damage Buffs. The vast roster of Lineage of Evil keeps him valuable in combat, letting him nearly double the combat effectiveness of the Fighters he’s paired with.
The way his kit is structured has proven to be fairly resistant to Meta-defining strategies, namely Buff Removal. Regardless of how the Meta changes in the future, 3 things in life are certain: death, taxes, and SP FF Cooler BLU tearing through the PVP ladder with style and poise.
Strongest in the Universe
SP FF Cooler BLU has a shockingly annoying toolkit that makes him one of the most difficult Fighters to play against.
His Blast Armor Strike Cards give him an inherent advantage in the neutral game, and the permanent Buffs he gives himself on entrance to the battlefield are always refreshed, assuming he has a Lineage of Evil Teammate. All this adds to a Fighter who can ignore enemy Blast Cards, shrug off Buff removal, and make his Allies far stronger than they would be otherwise.
Time to Reflect
One aspect of SP FF Cooler BLU’s toolkit that is commonly overlooked is that he has two abilities that allow him to “freeze time.” When SP FF Cooler BLU actives his Main Ability, which draws an Ultimate Arts Card with Blast Armor, his controller can see whether or not their opponent is performing an action if the exclamation point symbol is above Cooler’s head. If it is, they’re essentially free to use Cooler’s Ultimate Arts Card, as it has priority over all actions that aren’t a Rising Rush or Ranged Special Move Arts Card.
SP FF Cooler BLU’s Special Arts Card, Matchless Pride, replaces all his Blast Cards with Strike Cards, which is strong enough on its own, but it also briefly pauses time, giving players using Cooler the opportunity to survey the field and plan accordingly. For example, if the enemy is using a Blast Card when Matchless Pride is activated, Cooler’s controller is free to use a Strike Card and secure a punish.
His Strike Attack is still powerful, but his Defenses have fallen off completely. It's not uncommon for SP FF Coora BLU to die in a single Combo to some of the most popular Fighters in the Meta. Luckily, Lineage of Evil is full of bulky teammates that can mitigate this weakness of his, but it is still something to keep in mind when using him.
Lineage of Evil
SP FF Cooler BLU is an integral part of Lineage of Evil - the Tag he essentially enabled by himself upon his release. The Tag now has a bevy of powerful options in every Color, which lets it adapt its playstyle depending on the opponent’s Team.
SP FF Cooler BLU is not only the Team’s best Blue option, he is also a deadly Damage buffer who can turn Lineage of Evil’s most powerful Offensive Fighters into veritable nuclear warheads, or its Defensive Fighters into well-rounded killing machines.
The fact that SP FF Cooler BLU’s Support can supplement the Offenses of the Fighters his Color naturally complements, SP FP Frieza YEL and SP Cooler PUR, catapults his value as a core member into the stratosphere. He can also be paired with the Tag’s Fighters who naturally counter specific Tags, like SP Golden Frieza GRN and SP FF Frieza RED to all but assure victory in certain match-ups. Even when left on the bench, SP FF Cooler BLU is a welcome addition to the Team with his dual Strike Buffing Z-Ability.
This gives an absurd amount of additional Strike Damage.
I'm the Strongest in the Universe!
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Call of Evil
When this character enters the battlefield, the following effects occur if a "Tag: Lineage of Evil" other than this character is a battle member: +40% to damage inflicted. -5 to own Strike & Blast Arts cost. +25% to own Ki Recovery.
SP FF Cooler BLU is starting to feel like SP SSJ Bardock BLU in the sense that he’s a walking switch-out Buff with just OK Strike Damage at this point, but his Team is still so good that he warrants a spot in Tier 1.