DRAGON BALL FighterZ
Super Saiyan Vegeta
DRAGON BALL FighterZ
DRAGON BALL FighterZ

Super Saiyan Vegeta

Vegeta has achieved this legendary form right after his rival, Goku. In fact, Vegeta was so angry that it was not he who managed to transform first, that this emotion triggered the miracle. Super Saiyan Vegeta is a well-rounded character in DBFZ, with many effective tools for players of all levels.Know more

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Biography

The whole race of Saiyans is dedicated to battling. These warriors were traveling across galaxies and conquered planets to then sell them profitably. Demolish a civilization? Yeah, if it’s worthless for Saiyans!

It’s a good thing to have this race almost entirely exterminated (no one wants those guys flying around). But those few remained still keep their battling nature. They enjoy fighting (which is great for our gaming genre), and they have lots of unusual features to become even mightier and more dangerous. One of them is the ability to transform into Super Saiyans, kind of a superior form for fighting. Goku has it. And Vegeta certainly has it too — he never wants to let his rival be better at anything.

Vegeta is a prince of Saiyans. When his home planet was destroyed, he still continued the business of his people — yep, that thing about conquering planets. But then, he and Nappa received info about Dragon Balls. They decided to get those magical artifacts and wish for immortality. In this role of an evil guy, Vegeta fought against Goku and his friends. It cost them some significant effort to actually defeat Vegeta and protect the Earth from him.

Later, the fight for Dragon Balls continued on another planet, and Vegeta started showing the first signs of personality changes. He did not attack Krillin and Gohan, even having a perfect opportunity for this. And then, he united with Goku to fight against Frieza.

After quite a few episodes of the Dragon Ball anime, Vegeta is not a villain anymore. He is still very arrogant and often underestimates his opponents. But he is an Earth protector now, one of the Z Fighters.

So, what about that Super Saiyan form? It’s not a common thing for Saiyans to achieve this transformation. It comes from ancient legends, and Vegeta aimed to develop this unique ability. He wasn’t the first one who did this, though.

When Goku was desperate in a fight against Frieza, seeing his friends murdered, this powerful emotion triggered the Super Saiyan transformation. Vegeta experienced the same kind of emotion just from the fact that Kakarot (he calls Goku by his Saiyan name) can perform this transformation, and he, the prince himself, is still unable.

It turned out that Saiyans should have some specific number of S-Cells in their body to become Super Saiyans. First, powerful emotions are needed for this, but then, the strong will of a warrior can do the trick. Vegeta can become a Super Saiyan whenever he wants to, significantly boosting his fighting skills.

Vegeta (Super Saiyan) in the story of Dragon Ball FighterZ

Theoretically, Super Saiyans are better in fights. That’s why this form is primary for Vegeta and Goku matches of the Dragon Ball FighterZ story mode. In the cutscenes, you see Vegeta in his default form with black hair, but if you pick him for a battle, he gathers energy and transforms into Super Saiyan Vegeta. 

Practically, the advantage of Super Saiyans is not obvious in the game (otherwise, it would be imbalanced). Basic Vegeta is pretty good at DBFZ fights, but he is a DLC character and can’t fight in the story. Also, Vegeta can transform into an even more superior form of Super Saiyan Blue. If you develop him up to Level 40, you will have Vegeta SSGSS instead of Super Saiyan fighting in the story matches.

Playstyle of Vegeta (Super Saiyan) in DBFZ

He is a pretty versatile character, suitable for both beginners and advanced players. Neutrals of Super Saiyan Vegeta are solid but have rather short range. His ki blasts might feel weaker than the beam of Super Saiyan Goku, but they are actually good for a zoning game. Supers of this character are effective and easy to use.

Being a well-rounded guy usually has its downside, and that’s true for Vegeta Super Saiyan as well. He has tools for most situations, but none of them is exceptional. He can’t shine especially bright with devastating damage, super long combos, or anything of that sort.

Attacks and Moves for Vegeta (Super Saiyan) in Dragon Ball FighterZ

8-Way directional Inputs:

  • 1 — Down Back
  • 2 — Down
  • 3 — Down Forward
  • 4 — Back
  • 5 — Standing
  • 6 — Forward
  • j — Jumps
  • 7 — Up Back
  • 8 — Up
  • 9 — Up Forward

6 Attack Notations:

  • L — Light
  • M — Medium
  • H — Heavy
  • S — Special
  • A1 — Z Assist 1
  • A2 — Z Assist 2

DBFZ | Vegeta (Super Saiyan) — Basic Attacks

  • 5L a very good jab, you can chain it into 4L
  • 5LL — Vegeta moves a bit forward and hits with his elbow; this attack is good as a combo starter
  • 5LLL — a strong punch
  • 5M — a kick to fill combos; it can be punished by quick jabs
  • 5H — a strong kick; Vegeta moves a bit forward
  • 5S very effective projectiles; Vegeta can shoot up to 8 ki blasts
  • 2L — a quick low kick, good for mix-up
  • 2M rather a low hit; you can start midscreen combos with it
  • 2H — an upward kick with both legs
  • 6M an overhead attack
  • j.L Vegeta hits with his knee
  • j.M an air-to-air kick
  • j.H a jumping overhead attack
  • j.S Vegeta shoots ki blasts diagonally downwards
  • j.2H — an upward kick with an impressive range
  • j.2L — Vegeta rushes diagonally downwards and performs a kick

DBFZ | Vegeta (Super Saiyan) — Special Moves

  • 236L/M/H — Super Dash Kick. Vegeta performs a dash and a kick. Three variants have notable differences.
  • 214L/M/H — Crushing Knee Kick. Vegeta rushes diagonally upwards and performs a knee attack.
  • 236S — Consecutive Energy Blast. Vegeta fires energy blasts at a super high rate. From the air, they are directed diagonally downwards.

DBFZ | Vegeta (Super Saiyan) — Z Assists 

  • Assist A — Consecutive Energy Blast.
  • Assist B — Super Dash Kick.
  • Assist C — Crushing Knee Kick.

DBFZ | Vegeta (Super Saiyan) — Super Moves

  • 236L+M or 236H+S — Big Bang Attack. Vegeta shoots a very powerful energy sphere.
  • 214L+M or 214H+S — Final Flash. It’s a destructive beam of golden energy.

Key Information

First Manga Appearance of Vegeta: Dragon Ball Z, ch. 10 The Needs of the Many”; November 7, 1988.

First Anime Appearance of Vegeta: Dragon Ball Z, ep. 5, "Gohan's Rage"; May 24, 1989.

First Game Appearance of Vegeta: Dragon Ball Z: Kyōshū! Saiyan; October 27, 1990.

Dragon Ball FighterZ introduction: Vegeta Super Saiyan has been available since the game release; February 1, 2018.

Availability: Base Game

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