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Tier Rankings in Power Rangers: Legacy Wars
Saban's free-to-play mobile game Power Rangers: Legacy Wars offers a real-time fighting game with RPG-like elements; you collect and level up both classic and modern rangers, building the best three-man team you can (one leader and two assists). Plus, a few Street Fighter characters join the fray, attracting fans of both franchises.
Some warriors are more aggressive, others defensive, but not all are created equal—which reign supreme? These are the ten strongest fighters in Power Rangers: Legacy Wars!
10. Blake Bradley
Kicking off the A-tier, Ninja Storm's thunder ranger's moves don't execute as fast as some, so at times you want to hang back and let foes approach you. And while his attacks aren't amazing in their base forms, his super Thunder Mode drastically upgrades all of them. It's a brief boost, but enough to cause loads of damage, especially since it recovers two energy on activation.
9. M. Bison
Bison remains strong despite nerfs; his attacks drains energy quickly, but reward you with raw power and momentum. Any mistake will cost your opponent, but savvy players might be able to hold out against him, as he lacks guard-breakers unless in EX mode, where his Psycho Breaker becomes one.
8. Kat Manx
Power Ranger SPD's Kat Manx offers several breakers to bust through enemy defenses, plus a decent block of her own. And her breakers are remarkably fast, outspeeding many strike attacks, with low damage being her only failing. To best play Kat, use assists with strike attacks, letting her safely unleash breakers without fear of interruption.
Another Street Fighter guest, Guile's arsenal doesn't include breakers and has low damage, but his moves combo well and include two block attacks, making him amazing against strike-focused characters. His tools are also fast and low-cost, letting him unleash them in rapid succession without much risk of depleting energy.
6. Ryu Ranger
Ryu's ranger form has suffered some nerfs, but he's still a fierce opponent and awesome concept. He has both speed and power, with several attacks that rush forward (some of which dodge projectiles) and pressure foes, and like most Street Fighter characters, he gradually builds a super meter that powers up two of his attacks.
A Wild Force villain, Zen offers an interesting warrior with several unique abilities. While he's not as fast as some and has limited long-range options, Zen's attacks last awhile, which makes recovering energy easier, and his super mode negates blocks. This means he can combo easily without having to play defense, and since his attacks are powerful, it only takes a few combos to end opponents.
4. Robert "R.J." James
Jungle Fury's wolf ranger has an answer to just about anything. He's got two fast strikes, two long-range breaker moves, and several attacks that stagger mid-air opponents. Plus, his Hunter's Ploy has identical animation to a backwards dash, making RJ incredibly difficult to read. While each attack is weak, his ability to chain them, break guards, and keep opponents guessing provides excellent aggro.
3. Ryan Mitchell
Lightspeed Rescue's special titanium ranger (one of the strongest in the entire franchise) showcases his strength with fast, powerful, and multi-hit attacks. He's so proficient at juggling that I've heard fighting him described as watching a cutscene of you flying through the air.
Ryan's one weakness is his energy consumption, as his combos will eat through it pretty quickly, so he'll have to dodge and guard for a bit as it recovers.
2. Gia Moran
Rarity: Legendary (assist version is rare)
Super Megaforce's yellow ranger has received several buffs that skyrocketed her up the tier list. Her Saber Whip now initiates combos, her Skeet Shot provides a much-faster break attack than before, and her Sword Stinger had its cost reduced, giving her a cheap block to stave off aggression while waiting for EP to recover after combos.
In short, Gia has great range and versatility since she can cancel out of several moves, making her hard to read and dangerous at any distance.
1. Jason Lee Scott (Dragon Shield)
The original red ranger from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Legacy Wars also includes Jason's base suit and gold ranger forms, but you really want Dragon Shield Jason. Some of his breakers have significant cooldown, so mistakes can be punished, but Jason more than compensates with an incredible launcher (Rising Power), a three-hit combo that can be canceled (Dino Dragon Fury), and a super mode that offers enhanced versions of regular attacks.
More Legacy Wars Characters
As an ongoing mobile game, Legacy Wars will no doubt continue to receive new characters as well as nerfs and buffs for old ones, so keep in mind tier rankings can easily change (for instance, silver ranger Zhane was unholy before his nerf). Plus, keep in mind that some units work better as assists than leaders, so even low-tier characters have their uses.
We'll tackle future changes as they come, but for now, vote for your favorite unit and I'll see you at our next gaming countdown!
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