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Tier Z

What makes a Team 'Z Tier'?

Consistent Teams Offensively and Defensively. All Teams in this Tier have multiple Win conditions, so they can afford to make mistakes multiple times per Battle without their chances of victory decreasing. In short, these Teams are clearly superior to the other placed lower in this list.

Why this Tier? 

-  The low Team-wide Ability Bonus is not an issue considering each Core Fighter has a Zenkai Ability.

Son Family's Core Fighters are truly terrifying, boasting both very high Offensive Power annoyingly Effective Late Game tools.

Discussion:

 

 Son Family is Team packed with high Damage Buffs and record setting Ultimate attacks, as well as Healing and Endurance Effects. The additions of SP SSJ2 Gohan RED and SP SSJ3 Goku PUR completely change the Team for the better, thanks to their combinations this Team doesn't have any problematic matchup. The only issue with this Team is that only the Zenkai Fighters have high Ability Bonus, so they're the only ones that will see the field most of the time.

 

Tier S

What makes a team 'S' Tier?

The Teams listed here would be Z Tier worthy it wasn’t for some small flaws that either make them less diverse, or a bit less powerful as a whole, which hurts their consistency compared to Z tier Teams. 

Why this Tier?

- Androids have a vast amount of Fighters with double stat Z-Abilities, so Building this Team isn't hard at all.

- After the release of Zenkai 7 SP Android 16 GRN and Zenkai 7 SP Android #18 YEL, this Team found a perfect balance between Offense and Defense.

 

Discussion:

Androids main ploy is their Synergy, working together like a well oiled machine, and sporting some of the best Double Buffing Z-Abilities in the Game means that any new Android coming in will receive a warm welcome. Right now, the Team has three fantastic Fighters, namely SP Android #18 YEL, SP Android #16 GRN and SP Perfect Cell (Revived) RED, who can face basically any opponent in the Meta without fear. This Team's only issue is the lack of a great Blue, which exposes SP Android #18 YEL to huge risks against SP SSJ2 Youth Gohan RED.

Why this Tier?

- Saiyans are the focal point of Dragon Ball in general, so they'll always receive frequent additions.

- SP SSJ3 Goku PUR's Zenkai Awakening fixes many matchups related issues for the Team.

Discussion:

As always, the Saiyan Tag has many Fighters to Build a Team with, and is the  easiest Tag to “splash” into custom builds. SP SSJ3 Goku PUR leads the Team by example thanks to his raw Damage output right off the bat, while Fighters like SP Youth Goku YEL and SP Angry Goku BLU rotate well around him, making Saiyan a phenomenal Offensive Team with nice durability and strong Late Game tools.

Why this Tier?

- SP SSJ2 Gohan RED is this Team's carry, since he can make his Teammates better while inflicting incredible Damage right off the bat.

- Hybrid Saiyans are still lacking something Defensively, but the Team's Supportive Effects make its ace shine even brighter.

Discussion:

Hybrid Saiyans have a many powerful Fighters, with SP SSJ2 Gohan RED being the clear best. The rest of the Core revolves around his capability to take over Matches at any point, in fact Fighters like SP Goten (Kid) YEL, SP Gohan (Adult) BLU and provide him of enough Damage Buffs that he's even capable of putting Blue Fighters on life support.

Z7 SP SSJ2 Gohan PUR was also a needed addition as he's Effectively a mini SP SSJ2 Gohan RED in terms of value, so he makes the Team more versatile and dangerous.

 

Why this Tier?

SP SSB Vegito BLU and SP Goku Black GRN are some really strong Offensive Fighters to have.

- SP SSB Vegeta PUR is an amazing option for the Team as he can Support any of the Core Fighters extremely well.

Discussion:

Future has a full color wheel, fantastic Offensive capabilities, great Defensive tools and a lot of nifty Capabilities that can take opponents by surprise. Even if SP SSB Vegito BLU doesn't buff Future until 6*, it's not a problem as he Buffs God Ki and Fusion, so even the Ability Bonus is not an issue for this Team. However, the Team is missing something in raw power to counteract the almighty Zenkai Fighters that are dominating the Meta nowadays.

Tier 1

What makes a Team 'Tier 1'?

Compared to S Tier Teams, the ones listed here have more matchup problems but they can still compete with the strongest Teams in the Meta, as they have very powerful Fighters and solid Win Conditions. However they really have to outplay Z Tier Teams in order to win against those.

Why this Tier?

- God Ki has a very solid Supportive Abilities in its Core, allowing every new release to shine in this Team.

-  SP SSB Goku BLU is the staple of this Team, as he makes things much easier for those around him.

Discussion:

God Ki is a very good Team, but not top tier. SP SSB Goku BLU is a really solid Fighter and SP SSB Vegeta PUR makes a good combination with him, Vados-Champa's release gave the Team much needed color versatility, but the lack of a clear Z tier Fighter is showing. Still, the Team has a solid structure and is only one piece away from being on par with the Teams ranked above.

Why this Tier?

- Regeneration lost most of its durability advantage over other Teams due to powercreep, although SP Perfect Cell (Revived) RED's Resurrection Effect is still the best Defensive tool in the Meta.

- SP Demon King Piccolo YEL is strong right off the bat, especially because he can generate a Rising Rush by himself through long Combos and his Main Ability.

Discussion:

Regen is a very strong Team, but the unfortunate Meta situation makes it look just above average. In fact, in the past few months, fighters that specifically counter this Team like SP SSJ3 Goku PUR and SP SSJ2 Youth Gohan RED have taken the Meta by storm, relegating Regen to an off-Meta spot in PVP. The Team can still be great against any Team that doesn't have SSJ2 Gohan, but since those Teams are some of the strongest and most popular in the Game, it's not looking bright.

Why this Tier?

- The dynamic pair of SP SSJ2 Kefla GRN and  SP SSB Vegito BLU makes things very easy for Fusion Warriors in early Game.

- SP Vegito YEL and EX Gogeta RED are very reliable options on the Team, featuring everlasting Offensive Buffs as well as nice Defensive Tools.

Discussion:

Fusion Warriors are  powerful and are well built to  compete in the Meta, especially as SP SSJ2 Kefla GRN , SP SSB Vegito BLU, and EX Gogeta RED still make one of the most Effective Offensive trios in the entire Game. However, for the first time since Anniversary, Fusion's Defensive shortcomings are starting to show, since its Offense alone isn't enough to have a decisive advantage against every other Team in the Meta - especially against Teams packed with Zenkai Fighters -.

Why this Tier?

- SP Android #18 YEL is the queen of this Tag and SP SSJ2 Kefla GRN is the perfect partner in crime for her.

- SP Vados GRN makes the Core even more monstrous Offensively.

Discussion:

The Team built a hyper-Offensive identity after SP Android #18 YEL's release, boasting some of the highest Damage potential in the Meta. What this Team lacks to truly be ranked higher, is a more diverse Core color-wheel wise, as the GGY lineup isn't particularly hard to counter by typing. Specifically a Blue defensive Fighter would work wonders, because this Team just crumbles against SP SSJ2 Youth Gohan RED.

Why this Tier?

- All the three Fighters in the Core are very versatile and have Crisis Effects.

- The multiple Supportive Effects on this Team make it so the you're capable of inflicting high Damage whatever Core Fighter you're using.

Discussion:

Since all the Core Fighters are either Hybrid Saiyan or Son Family (or both), SP SSJ2 Gohan RED synergizes very well with them. This variant of Legends Road is great Offensively, and Defensively it can boast high Stats values, Endurance and Cover Effects. The limited Color-wheel is this Team's biggest issue as it makes some matchups really problematic, but this will change as soon as a new Legends Road Fighter gets a Zenkai Awakening.

Why This Tier?

Vegeta Family isn't very durable, despite having Defensive Fighters such as SP SSJ Rage Trunks YEL and SP SSJ Trunks RED Z7.

- This Team has incredible Offensive potential thanks to the multitude of Supporting Effects its Fighters have.

 

Discussion:

 

SP Trunks (Kid) GRN, SP SSB Vegeta PUR and SP Vegeta (Majin) BLU form the basis for a devastating Offensive Core capable of the highest consistent Damage, but all three of them are also very easy to defeat. It's true that the Team doesn't lack Defensive option, but when it takes just a Combo or a strong Ultimate Move to defeat most of this Team's Fighters, even solid Cover based Tanks won't be of help.

Tier 2

What makes a Team 'Tier 2'?

Solid Teams, but they have a lot of matchup problems against higher tier ones that make them inconsistent in the Meta.

Why this Tier?

- SP FF Cooler BLU is the main show, since his combination of monstrous Offensive Power and fantastic Supportive Effects make this Team fast paced and deadly.

- The rest of the Team's composition complements SP FF Cooler BLU rather well, but those other Fighters aren't good on their own.

Discussion:

Lineage of Evil can boast some moments of excellence Offensively, but it has definitely lost its luster after the Anniversary's Meta Shift. In fact, while in the past this Team was probably the best Offensive one, now there are a lot of Teams that are least on par or even better in that regard and have just better Fighters than Lineage of Evil's. Even Defensively, SP FP Frieza YEL isn't able to carry the Team anymore as his base Defense stats aren't that high and there are a plenty of Fighters that can take advantage of that by removing his Damage Reduction. 

Why This Tier?

- Super Saiyan has been revived by SP SSJ Bardock BLU's Zenkai, but it has a long way to go before reaching top tier.

- While it has no very good Build, it's a very accessible Tag, as Bardock is easy to obtain and there are a lot of Super Saiyans in the Game.

Discussion:

In short, Super Saiyan is not that great of a Team yet, since it completely relies on Bardock's capabilities of being a good enough Support to generate Team synergy, and a good enough carry to beat other Teams on his own at times, but sadly that's too much even for him at high levels. Still, it's a very promising Tier 2 Team that could skyrocket in relevancy after a few more releases.

Why this Tier?

Sagas Warrior is not that good of a Team Defensively, although SP SSJ Vegeta PUR is a nice addition in that regard.

- SP Metal Cooler GRN and Z7 SP LSSJ Broly BLU are essential for this Team, as their Offensive upside is its main win condition.

Discussion:

Sagas Warriors received multiple releases recently, which made it a decent Offensive Team, but it's still not nearly at the same level as S/Z Tier Teams, since its highs aren't impressive compared to what Top Tier Teams can achieve, and its lows - mostly Defensively - make it a fundamentally flawed Team that would need at least two more additions to reach the top of this list.

Why This Tier?

- It's a work in progress but promising Team, since it already has a strong enough basis to be perfectly viable.

- SP Vados GRN, makes everybody better Offensively, which is great in a Team that still lacks a clear staple Fighter.

Discussion:

The Trio De Danger made this Team possible, and the Champa-Vados duo strengthened its structure. Also, Universe Survival has very good Z-Ability Support, so it's definitely ready to receive a staple Fighter. As of now, Universe Survival is still a quite decent Offensive Team, thanks to Arts Draw Speed Effects, high Damage Buffs, and Support but that's not enough to make its Defensive shortcomings negligible, so it can't go higher than Tier 2.

Tier 3

What makes a Team 'Tier 3'?

Teams here are generally the ones that are really disadvantaged against some of the higher Tier Teams and would need to be played perfectly, or even be very lucky, to have chances at winning if matched up with those.

Why This Tier?

SP Omega Shenron RED and SP SSJ4 FP Goku GRN are nice Offensive options for the Team.

GT has been completely neglected after the 2nd Anniversary.

Discussion:

Half of the 2nd Anniversary banners focused on the GT Tag, releasing Fighters that have significantly improved its state in the Meta. Still, the Tag got the short end of the stick compared to Fusion Warriors, God KI ,and Future, as none of its new Fighter is truly game changing. All things considered, GT is a very lackluster Team that'll need a full Core overhaul to Top Tier status.

Why This Tier?

- SP Kid Goku YEL and SP Youth Trunks BLU are the staples of this Team thanks to their Zenkai 7 .

- Legends Road Zenkai Abilities make this Team very future-proof Ability Bonus wise.

Discussion:

Legends Road has a good structure for the future, but nothing more than that at the moment. SP Youth Goku YEL and SP Youth Trunks BLU are just not enough to carry this Team anymore, and regardless of the Build, the third option on the Team is a Fighter that has been tremendously powercrept. Legends Road will probably be a decent Team after receiving more F2P Zenkai additions, although most likely not the overpowered Meta force people expected it to be moving forward.

Why This Tier?

- The combined Zenkai power of SP Demon King Piccolo YEL and SP Kid Goku YEL raise this Team's Offensive ceiling.

- The Color Counter structure of this Team's color wheel makes it more vulnerable compared to more diverse Builds.

Discussion:

While Dragon Ball Saga is more of a meme Team concept rather than a seriously competitive Build at very high levels, now that it has two very good Fighters in its Core it packs a serious punch. In fact, Offensively this Team is very dynamic, since it can build a Rising Rush very quickly and constantly hit the Enemy with long Combos. Defensively, the vulnerability against Red Fighters is clear, but SP Kid Goku YEL's Endurance and SP Demon King Piccolo YEL's Dragon Ball stealing capability can slow opponents down.

Why this Tier?

SP 1st Form Frieza PUR makes every Fighter on this Team shine Offensively.

This Team's versatility allows it to rotate between builds without losing its Core identity.

 

Discussion:

SP 1st Form Frieza PUR's Support has been the "Water Of Youth" for this Team in early 2020, but it's not enough anymore to make it even Meta relevant, as it hasn't gotten any impactful release for a while. As a result, it fell down to the lowest spots of the Tier List.

Tier 4

"What Makes A Team Tier 4?"

It's really hard to justify playing these Teams competitively in the Meta. The Teams listed here are basically fun Builds that are meant to be played for some matches before being swapped for actual Meta Teams. 

Why this Tier?

- The goofy gaggle of multi-colored Ginyu goons are still some of the synergetic EX Fighters in the Game, boasting also incredible Equips choices that still make their stats pretty decent, however after the 2nd Anniversary Meta Shift this Team really lost its luster.

- The nature of this Team makes it hard for it to receive frequent updates.

Discussion:

This Team’s fantastic Z-Abilities are a double-edged sword. Every member Buffs Frieza Force -- which keeps Team options open --but also keeps Frieza’s elite force from ever pulling ahead of the entire army. Unless specific and unprecedented support arrives for Ginyu Force, they will always be just a subsection of the more established Frieza Force. 

They've gone down to Tier 4 because their consistency has really fallen off after the 2nd Anniversary, as they lack Fighters that can go head to head with S-Z tier threats. 

Why This Tier?

- They have a Core that synergizes well, but each Fighter on there is one-dimensional, so the Team has a few apparent flaws as a result.

- Super Warriors doesn't have many Z-Ability options.

Discussion:

Super Warrior's attempt at becoming a relevant Team is rather timid. While they have enough Fighters to make a three man core, that's still not enough as the Team lacks diversity color wise, and even dismissing that, the current Super Warriors aren't strong enough individually to compete against great Fighters in the current Meta.

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