welcome to this post where we will delve into the DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 – Saiyans Pros and Cons, with the goal of providing you with valuable insights that will undoubtedly prove useful in your gameplay.
In this guide, we will focus on the new Beast transformation that has been introduced in the most recent DLC, and offer solutions to the problems that are likely to arise as you engage with it.
Now let’s talk about the Saiyan race, which is arguably the most popular character for players to apply this transformation to. While the damage output of the Saiyan transformations is comparable to that of other top-tier transformations, we do not believe that this upgrade is worth it. Let’s examine the reasons why.
First, let’s look at the pros of the Saiyan race. They have high basic attack damage, and male Saiyans receive a bonus to strike supers while female Saiyans receive a bonus to supers, which is comparable to that of the Frieza race. Additionally, they have the most transformations of any race and receive a Zenkai boost, which gives them a 10% damage boost after being revived following a knockout.
However, there are also cons to consider. Female Saiyans have the worst health pool in the game, and male Saiyans have lower health than other races.
Let’s examine the reasons why we do not believe the Beast transformation is worth it for Saiyans.
Reason 1: Ki Management
While SSB (Super Saiyan Blue) and SSBE (Super Saiyan Blue Evolution) had significant ki drain concerns in the past, the latest patch has addressed these issues. SSB’s ki drain has been reduced from 20% to a more manageable 10%, while SSBE’s drain has been reduced from 28% to 18%. With the majority of super soul enhancements including ki auto-recovery, adding Divinity Unleashed or Burst Charge to the mix will ensure that you don’t have to worry about running out of ki anytime soon.
Reason 2: Damages Incurred
Both SSB and SSBE offer damage reduction, with SSB’s initial damage taken debuff of 12% being modified to a damage reduction of 5%, resulting in a 17% increase in damage. In contrast, Beast takes 20% damage from any source, making it less desirable for players seeking to minimize damage taken.
Reason 3: Stamina Gain
SSB and SSBE have significant stamina recovery advantages that Beast does not have. While Beast does not suffer penalties for stamina like SSJ3 or Kaioken, taking 20% more damage from all sources makes stamina management all the more crucial. SSB/SSBE transformations also do less damage but have a faster stamina recovery rate.
Reason 4: Pure Game Mechanics
SSB and SSBE provide speed boosts, which Beast lacks. SSB/SSBE animation times are also shorter, while Beast has the longest transformation animation, which is still cinematic.
In conclusion, while the Saiyan race has its advantages, we do not believe that the Beast transformation is worth it for Saiyans due to the aforementioned reasons. We hope that this guide has provided you with valuable insights that will aid you in your gameplay.