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SP Hero Tapion (Red)

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Character Tier
3

DBL19-03S

Character Stats

Soul Boost
Advanced
Power Level
HP 2,334,239
Strike ATK 246,430
Blast ATK 207,986
Strike DEF 155,425
Blast DEF 150,845
Critical
1,547
Ki Restore Speed
2,514

Character Info

Battle Style
Melee
Arts Cards Held
Tags

Overview

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 an Offensive Pivot with some gimmicky flourish, but his primary utility as a disruptor is honestly irrelevant at this point considering opponents can easily work around his Extra Arts Card. 

Tapion can find use as a Supporter on one of the game's strongest Tag Teams, but that's about the extent of his usefulness. 

Strengths

Positive Influence

Any Ally SP Hero Tapion RED both works well as the Support of the Team and as a deceptively decent Offensive Fighter. Tapion's constant, permanent Offensive Damage Buff contributes to his Damage output; while it's not stellar, it's notably stronger than the self-Buffing effects possessed by most other Supporters. 

His Ki-Restore on switch is a welcome bit of utility, since it can be used to chain a three cards combo into a Special Move, something that couldn't be normally done without the extra Ki this switch effect provides. 

Weaknesses

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. 
 
The presence of a Trunks variant ameliorates his Defensive issues, as he gains a +15% permanent Sustained Damage Cut when one is around, but that's nowhere close to enough to fix his bulk woes.
 

Barely Useful Gimmick

SP Hero Tapion RED is the perfect example of a Fighter with wasted potential. His Extra Move's concept is good, but its Effect doesn't last long enough to practically influence a Match in any shape or form and it lacks consistency.

Likewise, his Main-Sealing Main Ability might be interesting at first glance, but it'll hardly result in a really advantageous situation most times.

More often than not, Tapion's foe needs only to switch to a Fighter capable of countering Tapion to negate this advantage, as by the time the Fighter Tapion sealed switches back in, any effect Tapion had will have dissipated. 

Team Synergy

Sagas From the Movies

SP Hero Tapion RED has a good Z-Ability for Sagas Warriors, but SP Super Janemba RED completely outclassed him. Despite that, Tapion possesses a strong Z-Ability, which Buffs Strike Attack and Defense, and can function on the Tag as a Supporter and a Crisis Fighter. 

With SP Full Power Boujack PUR's Support behind him, SP Hero Tapion RED is able to lob and receive Support Buffs, greatly enhancing the Team's overall Damage. 

Equippable Items

Main Ability

Legendary Hero

Draw a Special Arts Card next.
Seals all enemies' Main Abilities for 15 timer counts.

Requirements: 10 timer counts must elapse.

Unique Ability

Resolute Faith

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.

Proud Hero

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).

Z Ability

1
+19% to "Episode: Sagas From the Movies" base Strike Defense during battle. Character(s) Affected
2
+22% to "Episode: Sagas From the Movies" base Strike Defense during battle. Character(s) Affected
3
+25% to "Episode: Sagas From the Movies" base Strike Attack & Defense during battle. Character(s) Affected
4
+28% to "Episode: Sagas From the Movies" base Strike Attack & Defense during battle. Character(s) Affected

Special

Brave Sword Attack

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.


Cost 50

Extra

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.


Cost 15

Resistance

Slice
99
Pierce
104
Impact
99
Explode
98

Soul Boost Stats

Stat 100% 200% 300% 400% 500% 600% 698%
Health 21428 44376 78348 120920 174612 243720 323492
Strike Attack 1842 3811 6732 10392 15008 20952 27813
Blast Attack 1782 3691 6526 10080 14560 20328 26988
Strike Defense 1532 3173 5605 8654 12501 17452 23168
Blast Defense 1486 3077 5436 8397 12131 16938 22486
Critical 158 348 632 948 1296 1660 2032
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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