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Note: none of the builds below is the definitive best out of the suggested ones, the fighters highlighted below are just all strong enough to put up a serious argument to be on the team, so they're all listed. Also, "Bench" Fighters aren't necessarily worse than the "Core" Fighters, as the choice of which ones to use is dependant on the matchup.

The Dragon Balls in the LF icons indicate the stars required for them to be considered Core options. If a LF doesn't have the Dragon Ball, it means it's core regardless of Stars.

Core
Bench
Core
Bench
Core
Bench

Core - Leader

HP 2,435,374
Strike ATK 271,622
Blast ATK 251,174
Strike DEF 165,482
Blast DEF 163,836
Critical
1,330
Ki Restore Speed
2,255
HP 2,484,796
Strike ATK 256,991
Blast ATK 256,991
Strike DEF 163,114
Blast DEF 162,308
Critical
1,358
Ki Restore Speed
2,302

Core

HP 2,436,283
Strike ATK 248,336
Blast ATK 268,265
Strike DEF 161,495
Blast DEF 161,503
Critical
1,328
Ki Restore Speed
2,289
  • He's an explosive Offensive Fighter that starts with high Damage Buffs, and gets even better by activating his Extra Moves and even simply staying on the field for long periods of time ( thanks to his Debuff ). Last but not least, both his Special and Ultimate Move are perfect tools to finish off an opponent.
  • His durability isn't ideal due to his low stats at 3*, but him being very hard to catch through his constant Vanish Gauge restoration still makes it deceptively tough to take him down.
HP 2,550,096
Strike ATK 237,202
Blast ATK 237,178
Strike DEF 158,711
Blast DEF 163,535
Critical
1,369
Ki Restore Speed
2,364
HP 2,460,196
Strike ATK 270,392
Blast ATK 229,431
Strike DEF 161,501
Blast DEF 162,308
Critical
1,358
Ki Restore Speed
2,279
HP 2,482,314
Strike ATK 262,266
Blast ATK 238,046
Strike DEF 160,788
Blast DEF 159,191
Critical
1,476
Ki Restore Speed
2,391
  • He starts off slow Offensively in terms of Buffs, but considering he can stretch Combos through Strike Draw, put pressure on opponents through his AoE Extra Move, and deal great Damage through his Special Move which can basically always be used at a reduced cost, it's fair to consider him a decent Offensive Fighter even at the start of the Match. By mid Game, his Buffs usually reach their ceiling, by that point his Strike Cards hit pretty hard and his Ultimate Move is a very dangerous card, although that's the case for almost every recent LF.
  • While he's not a Tank by any means due to his bad durability, Endurance allows him to be thrown in against moves that don't ignore the mechanic, for example Rising Rushes. In the context of Powerful Opponent, he's often paired with 1st Form Frieza and FP Frieza, and specifically he makes a great Defensive tandem with the latter since both of them can control Rising Rushes capabilities, although they do that in different ways.
HP 2,486,914
Strike ATK 263,670
Blast ATK 251,452
Strike DEF 162,526
Blast DEF 162,518
Critical
1,360
Ki Restore Speed
2,304
  • Cell is a Fighter that thrives in the Meta at the moment thanks to his Anti-Tag capabilities that make him a natural counter for Saiyans and Hybrid Saiyans. Otherwise, he's just a pretty great option thanks to his all-around Buffs and Arts Draw Speed.
  • While Cell needs to charge up a bit to unlock a big chunk of his Buffs, that's not a big deal as that's quite easy to do, especially by using the Charge-Step tech.
HP 2,411,526
Strike ATK 250,405
Blast ATK 262,569
Strike DEF 157,308
Blast DEF 158,883
Critical
1,397
Ki Restore Speed
2,384
  • At 3*, his early Game Offensive potential is quite limited even when paired alongside 1st Form Frieza, but he can still be useful thanks to his overall utility.
  • At 6*, he noticeably improves Offensively, and most importantly he also becomes a bit more durable which really comes in handy, as he's supposed to last as long as possible in the Match to get all of his Buffs. He's generally a good and versatile Fighter all around, with permanent Anti-Endurance which makes him perfect against Hybrid Saiyan.

Bench

1
+12% to "Tag: Powerful Opponent" max base Health during battle.
2
+14% to "Tag: Powerful Opponent" max base Health during battle.
3
+18% to "Tag: Powerful Opponent" max base Health during battle.
4
+20% to "Tag: Powerful Opponent" max base Health during battle.

Discussion

Powerful Opponent is a Team that has many different types of Fighters, and as such it can be said that it has various identities: you can either go full Blast, full Strike, or do a mix.

Having said that, it has a couple Fighters that are good enough to be considered staples in most cases. For example, LF Perfect Cell thanks to his capability to directly counter some of the best Teams in the Game, through his sheer Damage output which gets amplified by valuable Anti-Tag Capabilities, and incredible Anti-Revive Effects which make him the right answer to the fearsome Hybrid Saiyans.

In general, Powerful Opponent has established itself as a Team full of Fighters that benefit from plenty of utility in their toolkit, specifically Dragon Ball Destruction is the niche that's really helping them right now in the Meta, as it boosts their Rising Rush control capabilities. Both the already mentioned Cell and FP Frieza are very important Fighters for that exact reason. Paring those two with a Tank like Boujack is a great choice, as it's a trio that allows you to take an offensive approach while having rock-solid defensive tools too.

A more peculiar choice would be the mixed Core with 1st Form FriezaApe VegetaKid Buu and FP Frieza, which combines great Supportive capabilities with some nifty Defensive options ( Vegeta Endurance + FP Frieza Dragon Ball Destruction ) and a couple aces up its sleeve that can really turn the tides of a battle.. Something that has to remembered is that, since 1st Form Frieza needs a Frieza Force/Lineage of Evil ally to unlock his Support for the whole Team, the mixed core is filled with Fighters having one of those tags.

The addition of SP Kid Buu GRN to the mix has also been really valuable, since he's without a doubt one of the Tankiest Fighters on the Team. Considering he also Supports, he's a fighter who can reliably cover multiple roles in pretty much any Powerful Opponent lineup, so he's the classic "glue guy" that really sets a balance for the Team, both in the Strike and Blast variant of the Team.

The Strike variant of the Team sacrifices a bit of utility for better Damage, as Demon King Piccolo is considerably deadlier than FP Frieza, but lacks flexibility in terms of all-around Effects. Still, he single-handedly enables a very reckless approach to Matches that can annihilate most Teams, thanks to his Dragon Ball stealing Main Ability coupled with Anti-Endurance, meaning his Rising Rushes can only be Tanked by Revive Fighters.

Overall, the Team is steadily getting better, and now that it finally has various options to be used, the only thing it truly needs is more accessible options for the Team, as most of the Core Fighters are LFs.

Alternate Core Members

HP 2,498,268
Strike ATK 246,165
Blast ATK 253,635
Strike DEF 155,676
Blast DEF 157,236
Critical
1,477
Ki Restore Speed
2,301

He's still a really strong Offensive Fighter who can also stall incredibly well thanks to all of his Card Draw related Effects. Sadly, he has a pretty bad Z-Ability for the Team.

HP 2,388,463
Strike ATK 275,677
Blast ATK 226,115
Strike DEF 159,683
Blast DEF 155,005
Critical
1,360
Ki Restore Speed
2,214

He's a decent Strike Based Fighter with nice Anti-Cover Effects and Blast Armor that always comes in handy, but he falls short compared to Goku Black overall, even in a Strike based composition as the latter can still do very good Strike Damage while having a much more resourceful toolkit than Jiren's.

HP 2,436,080
Strike ATK 272,329
Blast ATK 249,395
Strike DEF 151,350
Blast DEF 149,860
Critical
1,429
Ki Restore Speed
2,432

His Offensive capabilities are quite high, especially against Saiyans, and his Debuffs combined with his Extra Move make him quite annoying to face all around. However, due to his terrible durability, he can feel pretty bad on a Team like Powerful Opponent, which doesn't have the means to properly Cover him most of the time.

HP 2,510,348
Strike ATK 260,265
Blast ATK 251,969
Strike DEF 154,501
Blast DEF 155,276
Critical
1,430
Ki Restore Speed
2,385

Bleed Effects and Anti-Endurance make him a Fighter that can take opponents by surprise, but he absolutely needs at least 6* to be a meaningful Offensive threat on the Strike Variant of Powerful Opponent.

HP 2,405,788
Strike ATK 233,968
Blast ATK 251,969
Strike DEF 158,391
Blast DEF 157,611
Critical
1,353
Ki Restore Speed
2,283

At his peak, he's a really strong Blast Damage dealer that can continuously harass opponents thanks to all of his non-Damage related Effects as well. His only real flaw is that he's a slow starter due to the relatively harsh conditions on his Transformation Main Ability.

Alternate Bench Members

1
+25% to "Element: YEL" base Strike Attack & Blast Defense during battle.
2
+35% to "Element: YEL" base Strike Attack & Blast Defense during battle.
3
+40% to "Element: YEL" or "Element: BLU" base Strike Attack & Blast Defense during battle.
4
+50% to "Element: YEL" or "Element: BLU" base Strike Attack & Blast Defense during battle.
1
+19% to "Tag: Regeneration" base Blast Attack during battle.
2
+22% to "Tag: Regeneration" base Blast Attack
+18% to "Tag: Powerful Opponent" base Blast Defense during battle.
3
+26% to "Tag: Regeneration" base Blast Attack
+22% to "Tag: Powerful Opponent" base Blast Defense during battle.
4
+32% to "Tag: Regeneration" base Blast Attack
+26% to "Tag: Powerful Opponent" base Blast Defense during battle.
1
+19% to "Episode: Sagas From the Movies" base Blast Attack during battle.
2
+22% to "Episode: Sagas From the Movies" base Blast Attack during battle.
+18% to "Tag: Powerful Opponent" base Strike Attack during battle.
3
+26% to "Episode: Sagas From the Movies" base Blast Attack during battle.
+22% to "Tag: Powerful Opponent" base Strike Attack during battle.
4
+32% to "Episode: Sagas From the Movies" base Blast Attack during battle.
+26% to "Tag: Powerful Opponent" base Strike Attack during battle.
1
+20% to "Episode: Sagas From the Movies" base Strike Attack & Defense during battle.
2
+22% to "Episode: Sagas From the Movies" or "Tag: Powerful Opponent" base Strike Attack & Defense during battle.
3
+24% to "Episode: Sagas From the Movies" or "Tag: Powerful Opponent" base Strike Attack & Defense during battle.
4
+26% to "Episode: Sagas From the Movies" or "Tag: Powerful Opponent" base Strike Attack & Defense during battle.
1
+20% to "Tag: Lineage of Evil" base Strike & Blast Defense during battle.
2
+22% to "Tag: Lineage of Evil" or "Tag: Powerful Opponent" base Strike & Blast Defense during battle.
3
+24% to "Tag: Lineage of Evil" or "Tag: Powerful Opponent" base Strike & Blast Defense during battle.
4
+26% to "Tag: Lineage of Evil" or "Tag: Powerful Opponent" base Strike & Blast Defense during battle.
1
+20% to "Tag: GT" base Blast Attack & Defense during battle.
2
+24% to "Tag: GT" or "Tag: Saiyan" base Blast Attack & Defense during battle.
3
+28% to "Tag: GT" or "Tag: Saiyan" base Blast Attack & Defense during battle.
4
+32% to "Tag: GT" or "Tag: Saiyan" base Blast Attack & Defense during battle.
1
+24% to "Tag: Rival Universe" base Strike Attack during battle.
2
+26% to "Tag: Rival Universe" or "Tag: Powerful Opponent" base Strike Attack during battle.
3
+30% to "Tag: Rival Universe" or "Tag: Powerful Opponent" base Strike Attack & Defense during battle.
4
+35% to "Tag: Rival Universe" or "Tag: Powerful Opponent" base Strike Attack & Defense during battle.
1
+22% to "Tag: Powerful Opponent" base Strike Attack during battle.
2
+24% to "Tag: Powerful Opponent" or "Episode: Sagas From the Movies" base Strike Attack during battle.
3
+28% to "Tag: Powerful Opponent" or "Episode: Sagas From the Movies" base Strike Attack & Defense
+15% to characters that are both "Tag: Powerful Opponent" and "Episode: Sagas From the Movies" base Blast Attack during battle.
4
+32% to "Tag: Powerful Opponent" or "Episode: Sagas From the Movies" base Strike Attack & Defense
+18% to characters that are both "Tag: Powerful Opponent" and "Episode: Sagas From the Movies" base Blast Attack during battle.
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