Knowing how to "Nuke" a boss in Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle is a required skill, so it's in a player's best interest to know just what's required to perform a nuke. Not every Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle player will be able to perform a nuke, and even then a proper nuke scales best with rarer cards. Still, knowing what to collect, what to aim for, and then pursing the pieces of an epic Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle nuke team should be a goal for every player.
What is a Nuke
First off, let's clarify what nuking really refers to. Many prefer to limit a nuke composition to one that can kill an LR (a 120-level UR) boss in one hit. For the sake of this introduction, we'll focus on the core facets of implementing a nuke composition.
The "perfect" nuke will be left to the experts, who can really break down the numbers for the perfect composition. Needless to say, since Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle is a gacha game, a perfect nuke comp takes a lot of luck, a lot of grinding, and a lot of love for Dragon Ball Z.
How to Nuke in Dokkan Battle
There are two major facets of nuking: team composition and preparing the Ki orb field. Regarding team composition, you need a team of a single attribute/color, but it's your team's Leader that plays the most important role. The leader must be a special character with the a Passive Leader Skill that gives 30% increased attack for each of a specific colored Ki orb used. Here are those leaders, as there's only one per color:
- AGL/Blue: Golden Frieza - Golden Emperor
- INT/Purple: Super Baby 2 - Revenge Exacted
- PHY/Orange: Super Saiyan God SS Vegeta - Burning Fury
- STR/Red: Super Saiyan 3 Goku (GT) - Ultimate Aspiration
- TEQ/Green: Super Saiyan God SS Goku - Crusher of Evil
Unfortunately the STR/Red leader isn't a Dokkan Awakening and isn't as strong as the other leaders, which means the others are better choices for one-shotting bosses. Fill out the rest of the team with heavy hitters (have +% ATK passives), characters with strong links, or characters that can help change Ki orbs to the color you need. Worst case, just use characters with the right color and replace them later when you get better cards.
Changing the field of Ki orbs all to one color is the second major part of nuking. This maximizes the benefits of the leader's passive ability for disgusting damage. Ki orb color is changed by using four support items consecutively, as there's no limit on how many items can be used at a time. Note that there's no item for changing Rainbow colored orbs, but ignoring them is fine for a basic nuke composition.
Depending on which color your team is, you need to use your support items in a specific order. Here's the order to use them, based on your color:
- AGL/Blue: PHY Puar (red to orange) -> INT Puar (orange to purple) -> TEQ Oolong (purple to green) -> AGL Oolong (green to blue)
- INT/Purple: AGL Oolong (green to blue) -> STR Puar (blue to red) -> PHY Puar (red to orange) -> INT Puar (orange to purple)
- PHY/Orange: TEQ Oolong (purple to green) -> AGL Oolong (green to blue) -> STR Puar (blue to red) -> PHY Puar (red to orange)
- STR/Red: INT Puar (orange to purple) -> TEQ Oolong (purple to green) -> AGL Oolong (green to blue) -> STR Puar (blue to red)
- TEQ/Green: STR Puar (blue to red) -> PHY Puar (red to orange) -> INT Puar (orange to purple) -> TEQ Oolong (purple to green)
If you've got the right leader and a team that complements them, then you turn the whole field of Ki orbs to the color that empowers your team, then all you need to do is attack and the rest takes care of itself. Optimizing each team with different cards and creating different colored teams to fight different colored bosses would be the next step in evolving your Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle game. And of course, nuking isn't a required strategy. There's plenty of ways to enjoy Dokkan Battle. Enjoy it in your own way!
Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle is available now on iOS and Android devices.