SP Goku Black (Purple)

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Character Tier


Character Stats

Soul Boost
Power Level
HP 2,312,009
Strike ATK 217,566
Blast ATK 217,576
Strike DEF 161,897
Blast DEF 160,299
Ki Restore Speed

Character Info

Battle Style
Arts Cards Held


A new variant of one of the most beloved villains in the Dragon Ball series, the fan-favorite - Goku Black, is back. This time shares some similarities with his best buddy SP Zamasu RED in the Defense department, while also growing more familiar with possessed Goku’s body, picking up the near-death powering up technique that Saiyans are well known for.

While his toolkit is easily understood, Goku Black sets himself apart with his unique blend of Permanent Buff Stacking, Defensive Utility, Tag Hate-Buffs, and excellent longevity via Health Recovery. He is the Future Tag's best Defensive Fighter by far, and though the Tag isn't as prominent as it used to be, Goku Black remains a major part of it's strength in certain match-ups. 


The Best Defense

Not only does SP Goku Black PUR possess very high base Strike and Blast Defense stats he also cuts his Sustained Damage in half with his Cover-change Ability. His 10% Damage to Health restoration after and Enemy Combo, his +10% self-Healing Extra Move, and his +20% Heal from his Main Ability make him a very bulky Fighter that won’t go down easily. 

Is a Good Offense

His Unique Ability ‘This pain will make me stronger!’ certainly lives up to its name. After each Enemy Combo SP Goku Black PUR sustains, he receives a whooping 50% Damage Inflicted Buff for 15 Timer Counts - which can be stacked multiple times. 

This ability is fantastic on its own, but it truly becomes absurd when active in tandem with the permanent +15% Strike Attack and +15% Blast Attack provided by his Extra Arts Card. His capacity to switch from Defensive to Offensive thanks to these Damage Buffs is what makes him such an excellent mid and late-game Fighter.

All this is further amplified by his second Unique Ability, which makes him inflict +35% Damage to Saiyans.

A Parting Gift!

If a foe Goku Black switches into the combo of tries to flee from his devlish onslaught, they are saddled with a +30% Damage Received Debuff for a whopping 30 Timer Counts, as well as a flat 20 Ki Reduction. The duration of this Debuff gives it a high likelihood of impacting the game later on. 


High Risk, High Reward

While his Damage Buffs can potentially stack up quickly, he needs to get hit first in order to receive his primary Damage Inflicted Buff. This can be played around by skilled players, and also expose him to high Health loss combos or Rising Rush by Enemy Fighter.

Stats Distribution

SP Goku Black PUR has one of the best Defenses in the game, but his base Strike and Blast Attack stats are rather subpar, making him rely very heavily on amassing Damage Buffs from either his own or his Teammate's Support Abilities. If Black doesn't get the chance to stack his permanent Buffs, his Damage output as an Offensive Pivot is laughable, especially against non-Saiyans. 

Vulnerable to Buff Removal

Like all Fighters that rely on permanent Buffs, SP Goku Black PUR is vulnerable to Fighters with the power to remove Buffs. If Goku Black is ready and willing to crush any of those Fighters after their combo ends, they need only to purge his Buffs to completely blunt Black's blade. Goku Black's Extra Arts Card only offers permanent Damage Buffs the first two times it's used, so if those Buffs somehow dissipate, there's no way to get them back. 

Team Synergy


Seeing as this is the only Tag he Buffs with his Z Ability, the Future Tag is the best place for SP Goku Black PUR. His Yellow counterpart, Zenkai 1 SP Goku Black YEL, is an excellent partner for the scourge of the future. The two of them can each act as Crisis Fighters, giving their Team multiple late-game win conditions. 

SP Super Saiyan Rose Goku Black RED is a natural partner for his un-awakened doppelganger, offering Offensive Support via Debuffs and Color Coverage for SP Goku Black PUR. SP Gohan GRN and SP Super Saiyan Gohan YEL each offer Crisis Utility in their own way, the former gaining Damage Buffs as his Teammates fall, and the latter giving permanent Debuffs to his remaining Allies when he dies. Each cement Future as a Tag with staggeringly threatening late-game potential, and each work very well with Goku Black. 

Equippable Items

Main Ability

Bringer of Despair

Draw a Special Arts Card next.
Restores own health by 20%.
+30% to damage inflicted for 15 timer counts.

Requirements: 20 timer counts must elapse.

Unique Ability

This pain will make me stronger!

Reduces damage received by 50% until combo ends when changing cover.
+2 to own substitution count when activated.

The following effects occur after enemy attack is over:

+50% to damage inflicted for 15 timer counts.
Restores 10% of damage received (Restores up to 10% of own health).

Path to Destruction

+35% to damage inflicted against "Tag: Saiyan" (cannot be cancelled).

Applies the following effects to enemy when this character is switched to standby:

Reduces Ki by 20.
+30% to damage received for 30 timer counts.

Hope Medal (Silver) +1

+1 to Hope Medals (Silver) dropped during the Legends Road - Trunks (Youth) - Event.
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Z Ability

+17% to "Tag: Future" base Strike Defense during battle. Character(s) Affected
+19% to "Tag: Future" base Strike Defense during battle. Character(s) Affected
+25% to "Tag: Future" base Strike & Blast Defense during battle. Character(s) Affected
+30% to "Tag: Future" base Strike & Blast Defense during battle. Character(s) Affected


Black Kamehameha

Deals major Impact damage.
Seals 1 enemy card slot randomly on hit.
The sealed card slot cannot be used for 5 timer counts.

Cost 50


Body Grows Familiar

The following effects occur based on the number of times Special Arts Card "Body Grows Familiar" is used by this character:

Card 1: +15% to Strike damage inflicted.
Card 2: +15% to Blast damage inflicted.
Card 3 onward: Restores own health by 10%.

Cost 15



Soul Boost Stats

Stat 100% 200% 300% 400% 500% 600% 698%
Health 21216 43936 77568 119716 172872 241292 320264
Strike Attack 1842 3811 6732 10392 15008 20952 27813
Blast Attack 1821 3773 6666 10287 14859 20747 27545
Strike Defense 1532 3173 5605 8654 12501 17452 23168
Blast Defense 1518 3141 5545 8566 12374 17276 22936
Critical 146 322 586 880 1204 1542 1888
Strike Art Level 2 3 4 5 5 5 5
Blast Art Level 2 3 4 5 5 5 5
Special Art Level 1 1 2 2 2 2 2
Extra Art Level 1 1 2 2 2 2 2
Equipment Slots 1 2 2 2 3 3 3

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