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Sparking Tier List Change Log

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Introduction

 A Sparking Tier List change log gives a bit of insight into the thought process of why some Fighters move up or down, but will also give an evaluation of Fighters to keep an eye on for future updates.

The Situation of Legendary Finishers

Legendary Finish Fighters have been a matter of discussion after the last update, since the new Star System seemingly nerf them compared to the rest of the Sparkings because they’re harder to pull in general. However, they see no change on the Tier List for multiple reasons. The first is that the Meta still has to settle, LF Fighters are still very Effective since only few of the most recent Fighters are consistently at a high Star Level in PVP ( SP SSB Goku BLU to name one ). Similarly, it’d be too hard to exactly identify each Fighter’s average Star Level in PVP, something that would permit to accurately analyze how big of a hit LF Fighters take following the Update. For these reasons all of them stay where they were pre update.

New Entries

HP 2,334,121
Strike ATK 250,084
Blast ATK 216,399
Strike DEF 154,617
Blast DEF 156,169
Critical
1,416
Ki Restore Speed
2,527

He alongside with SP SSJ4 Vegeta RED introduce seemingly a new level of power creep, with their Damage inflicted Buffs on entry making almost everyone else's pale in comparison. Durability shouldn't be too much of an issue for him either as he reduces Damage received every time he comes in and restores 10% of his Health.

Get used to seeing him in Z Tier, it's unlikely to change any time remotely soon.

HP 2,210,433
Strike ATK 229,502
Blast ATK 258,354
Strike DEF 156,169
Blast DEF 153,073
Critical
1,345
Ki Restore Speed
2,325

He's an unrelenting Ranged Fighter, receiving 40% Damage inflicted and 40% Blast Damage when popping into the battlefield, as well as restoring 30 Ki. Those traits paired with his permanent increased Card Draw speed and reduced Blast Arts cost make him one of the best Ranged Fighters this game has seen to date, relative to their release.

HP 2,437,292
Strike ATK 217,157
Blast ATK 227,902
Strike DEF 161,759
Blast DEF 164,978
Critical
1,385
Ki Restore Speed
2,456

He could've been Z Tier had he done a bit more Damage and if it wasn't so situational, but he's still an amazing Support and the primary Blue for two tags that just got a huge resurgence: GT and Regeneration.

Almost everything in his toolkit sticks out. Every time he's switched out, he provides a Team-wide Heal and gives his allies Damage inflicted. He has an extra 40% Damage to some of the more popular Tags in the game. His Main Ability gives him a permanent Damage received Buff, makes his allies do a whopping extra 40% Damage, and increases their Health Restoration which synergizes very well with his aforementioned switch-out Heal.

Who Moved Up?

HP 2,311,735
Strike ATK 215,985
Blast ATK 242,161
Strike DEF 159,802
Blast DEF 159,794
Critical
1,465
Ki Restore Speed
2,545

The Android Tag has stagnated, but he's now the primary Green Fighter for arguably the best Tag in the game in GT due to the addition of the Super Saiyan 4 Fighters and SP Super Baby 2 BLU.

HP 2,301,104
Strike ATK 248,248
Blast ATK 226,826
Strike DEF 145,114
Blast DEF 146,552
Critical
1,363
Ki Restore Speed
2,331

He synergizes exceptionally well with SP Super Baby 2 BLU due to the Health Restoration and Damage inflicted Buffs he gives him, so he's moved back up to S Tier.

HP 2,388,399
Strike ATK 243,664
Blast ATK 217,364
Strike DEF 157,894
Blast DEF 154,797
Critical
1,368
Ki Restore Speed
2,299

His toolkit still has the same aspect of clunkiness to it, and his Damage primary relies on burst with his Main Ability, but SP Super Baby 2 BLU makes him very difficult to play against.

HP 2,287,919
Strike ATK 208,099
Blast ATK 213,362
Strike DEF 158,447
Blast DEF 155,320
Critical
1,281
Ki Restore Speed
2,289

Tier 4 is reserved for Z-Ability/bench Fighters, and with the resurgence of Regeneration he does have a spot on their bench.

Who Moved Down?

HP 2,472,536
Strike ATK 242,856
Blast ATK 239,388
Strike DEF 147,944
Blast DEF 149,435
Critical
1,438
Ki Restore Speed
2,478

He was always borderline when it came to Z Tier. The primary reason he was in Z Tier was due to his Enemy Team-wide Debuff which essentially caused them to take 30% more Damage from his God Ki and Future Teammates. It was stated in the previous changelog that any popular Fighters that can effectively deal with these Debuffs could push him out.

Now that SP Super Baby 2 BLU is not affected by these Debuffs, and SP SSJ4 Vegeta RED can clear them with his Extra Move, he's a bit less effective as before. Depending on releases for Future and God Ki, he'll always be hovering around the area at the very least.

HP 2,497,359
Strike ATK 238,282
Blast ATK 238,294
Strike DEF 151,039
Blast DEF 149,541
Critical
1,361
Ki Restore Speed
2,292

SP Bardock YEL was a bit overvalued in the last Tier list update, and did not have that much of an effect on the Meta at all. He's still OK in the Saiyan Team, but it's preferable to bring basically every other core member over him.

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

His situation is similar to SP Bardock YEL. He was a bit overvalued in the last Tier list update. It's increasingly difficult to break up the primary Sagas From the Movies trio of SP Boujack PUR, SP Vegeta BLU, and SP SSJ Youth Gohan YEL

HP 2,335,419
Strike ATK 234,783
Blast ATK 250,319
Strike DEF 147,064
Blast DEF 151,494
Critical
1,379
Ki Restore Speed
2,304

SP SSJ4 Goku PUR completely kicks him out of the core in Son Family, and Hybrid Saiyans are still a big work in progress.

HP 2,288,296
Strike ATK 236,230
Blast ATK 219,133
Strike DEF 149,094
Blast DEF 150,585
Critical
1,442
Ki Restore Speed
2,295

After his Legends Road, he's gotten basically nothing in terms of support Team wise, so he's gone down to Tier 2 for the time being.

HP 2,412,656
Strike ATK 234,795
Blast ATK 221,140
Strike DEF 157,453
Blast DEF 162,199
Critical
1,395
Ki Restore Speed
2,452

SP Angry Goku BLU is superior in Son Family and he's feeling the effects of power creep.

HP 2,436,122
Strike ATK 211,734
Blast ATK 238,608
Strike DEF 138,912
Blast DEF 136,167
Critical
1,478
Ki Restore Speed
2,556

It's a shame what's happening to such an iconic Fighter and character, but it needs to be done.

He's been replaced in Sagas From the Movies Teams multiple times over, been power crept, has had his Blast Armor capability made less effective, and his Unique Abilities are not even in the same stratosphere of what newer Fighters have.

He should only be used if the Player is missing multiple core Fighters, which fits the Tier 3 description.

HP 2,009,502
Strike ATK 235,612
Blast ATK 206,563
Strike DEF 165,265
Blast DEF 156,884
Critical
1,294
Ki Restore Speed
2,341

SP SSJ4 Vegeta RED kicks him out of the core, and even after his Balance Change he was never really that great anyway.

HP 2,359,396
Strike ATK 237,542
Blast ATK 214,022
Strike DEF 143,676
Blast DEF 142,274
Critical
1,295
Ki Restore Speed
2,130

SP Super Baby 2 BLU is the superior core Fighter, it's arguable whether he's even better than EX Evil Buu BLU  at this point, and he's been power crept to death. He should only be used if the Player is missing multiple core options.

HP 2,188,550
Strike ATK 218,639
Blast ATK 216,466
Strike DEF 150,080
Blast DEF 150,073
Critical
1,367
Ki Restore Speed
2,378

He was never that great, never saw consistent play, and has no Team or place in the Meta whatsoever.

HP 2,289,030
Strike ATK 199,771
Blast ATK 247,428
Strike DEF 145,737
Blast DEF 141,466
Critical
1,318
Ki Restore Speed
2,190

There are superior core and even bench options at this point. He simply has no place anywhere and was never that good even after a Balance Change.

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

He was actually pretty good after his Balance Change some time ago, but he's been power crept again and his Z-Ability is tied to a Purple Color Counter Team, which is currently not a viable Team.

On The Bubble

HP 2,388,399
Strike ATK 243,664
Blast ATK 217,364
Strike DEF 157,894
Blast DEF 154,797
Critical
1,368
Ki Restore Speed
2,299

Despite moving up, he still has the same problems as before. SP Super Baby 2 BLU is keeping him afloat, for now.

HP 2,288,296
Strike ATK 236,230
Blast ATK 219,133
Strike DEF 149,094
Blast DEF 150,585
Critical
1,442
Ki Restore Speed
2,295

He's not that bad of a Fighter, but Hybrid Saiyans just need a few releases is all.

HP 2,311,302
Strike ATK 238,496
Blast ATK 210,196
Strike DEF 139,457
Blast DEF 143,686
Critical
1,287
Ki Restore Speed
2,228

He moved up because of the 14 star update, as soon as power creep starts setting in again he'll see himself drop down to Tier 1.

About the Author(s)

I'm a Dragon Ball Legends' writer who also consistently ranks in top 1k in the game's PVP.  I'm not part of the Hit bandwagon.

18-0 in both LBRs, top 1k in PVP ever since they started giving CC out for it, immune to anecdotal evidence, 250 pound bench press for reps