Maximilian examines Goku Black’s divine brutality in this Dragon Ball FighterZ character breakdown

By on January 6, 2018 at 3:00 pm
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Following his recent trip to the Bandai Namco Entertainment America offices, Maximilian continues his breakdowns of some of the newest revealed characters in the rapidly-approaching Dragon Ball FighterZ, this time looking at the menacing Goku Black.

Max declares Goku Black to be the “Evil Ryu” of Dragon Ball FighterZ, in that he has the same model as Goku, but has a very different moveset. Max feels Goku Black will be a very tricky, albeit meter-intensive, well-rounded mixup character that can crack open adversaries quite easily, thanks to moves like the Binding Black Kamehameha, God Slicer and Instant Transmission.

God Slicer and Instant Transmission are great for opening people up, particularly with the Heavy/EX versions, which can lead to full-combos, while the Black Kamehameha and Fierce God Kick are standard fireball and divekick fare. As for his Supers, God Slicer Dance and the Holy Light Grenade appear to be solid 1-bar combo enders, despite their relatively low damage, with HLG potentially being screen size-dependent, which will do more damage and hits the higher you are in the air upon releasing it. His Level 3, The Work Of A God, also has a large amount of utility and ways to execute it.

Dragon Ball FighterZ will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam PC in most of the world on January 26th. A Japanese release will follow for the same platforms on February 1st. Keep your browser locked to Shoryuken, as Max is still releasing character breakdowns for the remaining members of the base roster at a steady pace.

Source: Maximilian Dood

Arkansas-based freelance journalist who enjoys fighting games of all sorts. When he's not grinding out setups, he enjoys watching anime and wrestling.