Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2: Best Super Souls, Ranked (2024)

Highlights

  • Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 offers customizable characters, allowing players to create their own Dragon Ball character and customize costumes and skillsets.
  • Super Souls in the game provide gameplay impact and tease Easter Eggs, offering advantages in combat for players who equip them.
  • Recommended Super Souls, such as Beerus' "Before Creation Comes Ruin," Cabba's "I'll Make You Regret That!," and Goku's "I'm Still Not Used To This Form!," cater to different playstyles and provide strategic advantages in battles.

Among the gameplay features that make Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 quite the unique experience is its inclusion of customizable characters. Aside from creating one’s own Dragon Ball character, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 actually lets players customize not just the costumes but even the skillsets of various characters.

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Not only that, but certain items in this Dragon Ball provide both gameplay impact and a bit of a tease with regard to Easter Eggs. One such feature is Super Souls, essentially “catchphrases” or “essences” that can be equipped and that reflect a particular character’s spirit, mood, or tone in their appearance. In the game, certain Super Souls can give players a tremendous advantage in combat.

Updated October 23, 2023 by Rhenn Taguiam: With Akira Toriyama teasing a brand new adventure for Goku and friends in Dragon Ball Daima, fans of the Z-Fighters and their journeys to save the universe may want to create their own warrior to fight alongside their favorite Dragon Ball characters.

In that regard, players may want to equip these characters with the right Super Souls, especially if their bonuses fall in line with the kind of playstyles players want to pursue. Included among recommended Super Souls are the ones used by a God of Destruction, the Fusion between Goku and Vegeta’s children, a Saiyan from another world, and even an evil version of Goku.

15 "Before Creation Comes Ruin..." (Beerus)

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A being as powerful as Beerus doesn’t have to lift a finger unless he absolutely has to, a trait perfectly encapsulated by his Super Soul, “Before Creation Comes Ruin…” that capitalizes on a character’s Ki-Blasts with an XL Bonus. When Limit Bursting, the Super Soul boosts ATK and Ki Auto-Recovery as well as speeding up Stamina Recovery SPD.

The straightforward nature of this Super Soul makes it an ideal cornerstone for a Ki-centric player’s arsenal. Using Beerus or a long-range specialist and equipping them with this Super Soul ensures they maintain the advantage of distance while getting a much-needed bonus for ranged attacks. With the right toolkit, players can keep on poking opponents without giving them room to strike back.

14 "I’ll Make You Regret That!" (Cabba)

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The humble Cabba is by no means a pushover, and his Super Soul “I’ll Make You Regret That!” ensures his enemies feel his fury as soon as he turns into a Super Saiyan. When assuming the upgrade form, he gains an XL Boost to Normal Attacks, with an M Boost to Melee Attacks. In addition, his Limit Burst grants him a boost in Stamina Recovery on top of upgrades to his ATK and Ki Auto-Recovery.

Despite the straightforward nature of this Super Soul, the bonuses to both Normal and Melee Attacks incentivize more careful combo play on the part of players. This advantage makes this Super Soul an ideal starting ground for newcomers just learning the game’s ropes, especially combo rotations and strings.

13 "I'm Still Not Used To This Form!" (Super Saiyan 3 Goku)

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Prior to his more powerful Super Saiyan 4 and Super Saiyan God Forms, Goku’s Super Saiyan 3 was the final benchmark of all Super Saiyan forms. During his first few times using this, SSJ3 not only drained Goku’s energy reserves, but it started to take a toll on his lifespan as well. This is reflected by “I’m Still Not Used To This Form!” which is a Super Soul that grants an XL Boost to Ki-Blast Skills in exchange for Ki Depletion during Super Saiyan forms.

During Limit Bursts, users receive boosts to ATK and Ki Auto-Recovery as well as Stamina Recovery Speed. Despite the constant Ki Depletion, comboing into Limit Bursts should allow players to recover lost Ki quickly before dishing out attacks once more. When used right, SSJ3 can unleash Ki Skills fast enough to finish a match before running out.

12 "Damn… Gonna Have To Go All Out!" (Gotenks)

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Goten and Trunks fusing into Gotenks became one of the many trump cards Earth had in the fight against Majin Buu, with only the combined form’s inner braggart being their biggest flaw. With “Damn… Gonna Have To Go All Out!” Gotenks is finally shaken into fighting properly, which in the Dragon Ball game meant getting an XXL Boost to both Movement Speed and all Attacks. The user also gains Auto Just Guard during Limit Bursts, boosting his defenses.

At its core, the immense bonuses to base performance give players all the more reason to outpace opponents by staying up close. The buff in Movement Speed and Auto Just Guards during Limit Bursts incentivizes riskier plays, allowing players to stop enemies from cheesing Ki Blasts by juggling them in their combos.

11 "I Like You Better When You're Mad!" (Super Saiyan Rose Goku Black)

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The pure-hearted Goku becoming evil is a frightening prospect that the malevolent Goku Black presented to the Z-Warriors, especially when his Super Saiyan Rose form proved to potentially outmatch Goku’s own Super Saiyan Blue. In Xenoverse 2 gameplay, Super Saiyan Rose Goku Black also boasts “I Like You Better When You’re Mad!”, a Super Soul that always works whenever he breaks the guard of an opponent. When this happens, Guard Breaks restore Goku Black’s Ki in exchange for shortening their duration. In Limit Bursts, Goku Black now gets Auto Health and Stamina Recovery at the cost of lowered Defense.

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With this Super Soul, players get an incentive to go on the offensive. Even with the penalty of having shorter Guard Breaks, each instance healing his Ki means Goku Black is rewarded for staying put and unleashing his Ki Blasts to heal his Stamina.

10 "You Must Die By My Hand!"

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Used by: Frieza (1st Form), Frieza (Final Form), Frieza (Full Power)

Despite Goku and Vegeta’s long-lasting rivalry, it’s Frieza who is arguably the most iconic supervillain in the entirety of the Dragon Ball franchise. It makes sense that his “You must die by my hand!” Super Soul reflects this conviction of killing Goku with his own hands in his final transformation, and this is reflected in the tenacity this provides.

With this Super Soul, a character survives the first knockout with a single point of HP. Not only that, this temporarily nullifies all damage and even gives a temporary boost to all Ki Blasts. Players reliant on long-range play will especially appreciate this survivability boost, especially since the right dodges can help players pull off a counter-offensive just as easily.

9 "Don’t Quit! Get Up!"

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Used by: Frost

An alternative to “You must die by my hand!”, Frieza’s equivalent Frost from Universe 6 has a similar Super Soul, “Don’t quit! Get up!” that allows characters to get up from the direst of situations. Again, using this gives players one shot at skipping a KO in favor of a 1-point HP bar. This still gives temporary nullification from attacks.

However, the new thing here is how the ability boosts the potency of melee attacks. Players who love playing up close and personal can have “Don’t quit! Get up!” as a last-resort gambit, especially if their characters specialize in rushdowns and staggering moves that can stun opponents to oblivion when caught.

8 "Hmm Hmm Hmmm! Hm Hmmm! Hmmm!"

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Used by: Elder Kai

It’s thanks to the likes of Elder Kai that Goku managed to tap into his potential throughout the years in Dragon Ball, and it’s this level of support that can help players become more capable of helping allies from the backlines. With “Hmm Hmm Hmmm! Hm Hmmm! Hmmm!”, players will always shorten their allies’ revival time. This immediately makes them more capable of turning the tide of combat in longer incursions.

Not only that but with Awoken Skills and Reinforcement Skills Activated, this Super Soul will immediately activate Health Auto-Recovery for all allies. This immediately gives everyone a better fighting chance in combat, as they are always in a state of health recovery. While this means players may sacrifice more aggressive bonuses, the healing-related perks can drastically boost the team’s survivability.

7 "This Oughta Make Things Interesting."

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Used by: Broly

Despite appearing only in films, Broly the Legendary Super Saiyan has become one of the most iconic foes in Dragon Ball history due to his sheer tankiness, taking the forces of all existing Super Saiyans at the time and a completely new transformation to defeat him. As such, it’s no surprise that he’s such a coveted character in any Dragon Ball game, and his arrival in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is no different. This is especially true with this Super Soul, “This oughta make things interesting,” which is best used against transforming opponents.

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With this Super Soul, a character gets a medium boost to all attacks as soon as opponents activate a power-up. What’s more impressive is how this ability can stack up to ten (10) times, potentially putting pose-reliant enemies at a standstill. The fact that this Super Soul outright punishes transformations, a key component in the game, with player buffs does make this ability live up to its name - it does make combat interesting.

6 "Please, You Gotta Believe Me!"

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Used by: Raditz

It’s during the arrival of the villain Raditz in Dragon Ball Z that both Goku and viewers were informed of the protagonist’s alien heritage, eventually becoming the catalyst that transforms the series into the lowkey sci-fi martial arts franchise it’s known today. In the gameplay of Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, Raditz has the perfect line to answer the disbelief of his little brother Goku and viewers: “Please, you gotta believe me!”

Regardless of how appropriate this line is in the context of Dragon Ball history, this is also a nifty emergency Super Soul to have for players just about to enter the PVP scene. With this ability, players who experience a Guard Break for the first time will not only temporarily reduce the enemy’s movement speed, but also severely weaken enemy attacks for a short while. This immediately punishes enemies who are reliant on Stamina breaks, giving players a shot to dominate combat.

5 "Our Two Strengths Aren’t Just Added Together."

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Used by: Gogeta (DB Super)

It took Goku and Vegeta literally their combined strengths to defeat the Legendary Super Saiyan Broly, with this Super Saiyan form being known as Gogeta (DB Super). However, as the gameplay in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 affirms, Goku ensures both viewers and those around him that Gogeta isn’t simply a combination of both their parts. With “Our two strengths aren’t just added together,” Goku hints that Gogeta gets a massive power boost with the wills of both Goku and Vegeta added together.

In combat, players with this Super Soul immediately get a boost in Stamina recovery speed. Not only that, but they will also always have Ki Auto-Recovery Mode activated. Not only is this a great way to prolong the usage time of Super Saiyan Blue forms, but this Super Soul is a nifty resource management tool. Players with constant Stamina and Ki recovery can do a lot more damage over time in prolonged combat.

4 "Thank You, Dragon Balls!"

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Used by: Goku

It’s a common occurrence in the Dragon Ball series for Goku to clutch a victory against a seemingly undefeatable foe with an ultimate attack like the Kamehameha. In the gameplay of Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, a properly-timed Ultimate Attack can indeed turn the tide of combat. However, with “Thank you, Dragon Balls!”, players seemingly get another chance in an emergency.

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At its core, using this Super Soul is only available once while activating an Ultimate Attack. Not only does this recover Stamina and Ki by a large amount, but Health as well. This incentivizes the use of an all-out attack in the case of emergency and, should this hit, gives players plenty of room to dish out punishment to enemies who weren’t fast enough to finish them off.

3 "Very Well, I Shall Return Time."

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Used by: Whis

Accompanying the brash God of Destruction Beerus is his personal Angel, Whis. It’s thanks to his skill that even the likes of Goku and Vegeta have trained to become stronger under his wing, and he’s more than capable of taking on the front lines when necessary. In his gameplay from Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, Whis can tap into his Super Soul, “Very well, I shall return time” to incentivize blocking - something that is very characteristic of Whis’s pursuit of the perfect training.

With this ability, players restore a bit of health whenever they perform a Just Guard. This is perhaps one of the best inclusions of an incentive to play defensively in a fighting game, especially for something fast-paced like Xenoverse 2 that often wants players to get more aggressive.

2 "Any Taller And It Would Be Unnatural!"

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Used by: Frieza

It’s thanks to Frieza that fans of Dragon Ball saw for the first time how horrific it would be for a villain to have multiple transformations. And while Frieza’s Final Form is much smaller than his previous ones, this sleek look is perfect for Frieza’s villainous appeal. As such, “Any taller and it would be unnatural!” is quite a funny quip that fits Frieza’s prideful yet regal approach to combat, and it would be bad for anyone to underestimate him because of this.

With this Super Soul, Frieza immediately gets a small power boost to all attacks as soon as the battle begins. This incentivizes fast-paced rushdown gameplay for aggressive characters who want to finish combat as fast as possible. Moreover, a little after combat begins, this Super Soul will give the character a massive boost in attack. Aggressive characters will benefit greatly from this ability, and may immediately make the likes of Frieza a force to reckon with.

1 "I Think I’m Finally Warmed Up Now!"

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Used by: Vegeta

Of all the characters in Dragon Ball, it’s Vegeta who is often a fan-favorite simply because of his drive to become much better than ever-growing Goku and his numerous forms. This, coupled with his Saiyan Pride, makes him an utter badass in any combat situation. And “I think I’m finally warmed up now!” as a Super Soul is a perfect representation of this swagger.

A few seconds into battle, this Super Soul activates and gives the character a whopping boost in multiple elements. Aside from getting medium boosts to attacks, this also boosts a character’s movement speed and kicks in Auto-Recovery Mode. Players who want to rush in for the quick kill can definitely enjoy this Super Soul, especially if they’re using fairly balanced characters.

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Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
Platform(s)
PC , PS4 , Switch , Xbox One

Released
October 25, 2016
Developer(s)
Dimps

Genre(s)
Fighting
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