The Hero of the Sagas Warriors Tag has arrived, and he’s packing an iconic sword and a soothing tune. SP Hero Tapion RED distinguishes himself from other Support-oriented Fighters by acting as a supremely annoying disruptor with actual combat prowess.
Speaking of his combat prowess, Tapion’s is through the roof. The Hero utilizes Crisis buffs and a Special Move Arts Card with Blast Armor to get an edge. He can also enhance the damage of his Sagas Warriors comrades and seal specific enemy Arts Cards, making him an integral part of the Sagas Warriors gameplan.
SP Hero Tapion RED fills so many roles that he can be considered one of the most versatile Sagas Warriors, as his utility was largely unexplored design space prior to his release. This Hero is making sure everyone is playing by the rules.
SP Hero Tapion RED’s defining characteristic is his potential to act as a “sealer” of Main Abilities, Special Arts Cards, and Special Move Arts Cards with own Main Ability and his Special Arts Card, Flute of Sealing. This power of his makes him a menace for Fighters that Transform or rely on their Special Arts or Special Move Arts Cards for advantage in the neutral game. Fighters with Counters for example will need to tread lightly around this warrior.
Any Ally SP Hero Tapion RED switches into is awarded a significant +25% Damage Inflicted Buff, bringing his Team’s Damage to a whole new dimension. This isn’t the only direct Offense Support Tapion offers, as his ability to gain 20 Ki upon entering the battlefield allows him to shorten the downtime between his Team's combos.
Heroic Last Stand
SP Hero Tapion RED becomes more heroic with each downed Ally. He accrues Damage Buffs every time he enters combat depending on the number of Allies fighting alongside him, culminating in a massive Damage boost and a 25% Heal when his second friend falls. These Crisis Buffs are not visible, meaning they’re reliable and not susceptible to Buff Removal effects.
Low Level Armor
Unfortunately, all of SP Hero Tapion RED’s versatility has a cost, and that would be his durability. While he is a complete buzzkill to play against, he is very susceptible to long combos. Defensive Fighters are necessary teammates for SP Hero Tapion Red to ensure he survives in the long run.
This weakness of his is mitigated when a Trunks Fighter is deployed alongside Tapion. The mere presence of his protege reduces Tapion’s Sustained Damage by 15% permanently, giving him much more longevity in combat.
Similar to "This is the Kaioken" albeit slightly worse, it's still a great choice for one-dimensional Melee Fighters.
Draw a Special Arts Card next. Seals all enemies' Main Abilities for 15 timer counts. Requirements: 10 timer counts must elapse.
Applies the following effects to self when this character enters the battlefield: -5 to Strike & Blast Arts costs for 15 timer counts. Restores Ki by 20. +25% to damage inflicted by allied "Episode: Sagas From the Movies" for 15 timer counts when this character is switched to standby.
Applies the following effects to self based on the number of battle members when this character enters the battlefield: 3 battle members: +40% to Strike damage inflicted (cannot be cancelled). 2 battle members: +40% to damage inflicted (cannot be cancelled). 1 battle member: Restores health by 25% and +50% to damage inflicted (cannot be cancelled). Also reduces damage received by 15% when "Character: Trunks" is a battle member (cannot be cancelled).
Deals major Slice damage. Inflicts enemy with Attribute Downgrade "-100% to Ki Recovery" for 10 timer counts on hit. 100% chance to inflict Heavy Bleed on hit. *Blast Armor when charging forward.
Flute of Sealing
Reduces enemy Ki by 20. Seals enemy Special Moves and Special Arts. The sealed Arts cannot be used for 5 timer counts.
Soul Boost Stats
Strike Art Level
Blast Art Level
Special Art Level
Extra Art Level
Recommended Soul Boosts
SP Hero Tapion (Red)
Strike ATK 246,430
Blast ATK 207,986
Strike DEF 155,425
Blast DEF 150,845
Why this Tier?
SP Hero Tapion RED brings a lot of useful abilities to the field, but still remains a secondary option to the main Core for Sagas Warriors
He does, however, fill the Red void for Sagas Warriors, making the Team more flexible altogether.
SP Hero Tapion RED offers a similar switch Support like other members of Sagas Warriors, and his Crisis Ability can be the difference in the final moments. SP Hero Tapion RED's flaw is he is flanked by stellar Teammate options, namely SP Super Saiyan Youth Gohan YEL, SP Full Power Boujack PUR, and SP Vegeta BLU, which is a hard trio to break up.