Best Gear in Mario Strikers: Battle League


Image of Mario and Bowser facing off in Mario Strikers: Battle League.

Preparing your lineup of intergalactic Nintendo characters? If so, our guide to the best gear in Mario Strikers: Battle League will help you choose how to kit out each character before a match. Gear can hugely modify the stats of each striker, and as such can greatly affect their in-game performance. Therefore, you'll need to pick the best items.

In this Mario Strikers: Battle League guide, we'll walk you through some of the best gear in the game. We'll also explain how to get new gear, but luckily they all come fairly cheap, so it's nice and easy to equip your players with the best kit.

Elsewhere, we've got plenty of other Mario Strikers: Battle League guides to help you out. Check out our tier list to see our ranking of all the best characters, as well as tips on how to intercept and how to celebrate. We'll get you scoring in the Battle League in no time.

Best Gear For Each Mario Strikers: Battle League Character

Gear type
Best choice
Head
Turbo Helmet
Arms
Chain Gauntlets
Body
Cannon Plate
Legs
Turbo Boots

See the above table for our picks of the best of each gear type in Mario Strikers: Battle League. They are a general breakdown of the best gear for each type, and as such may not necessarily benefit each character.

Yes, gear is most useful for altering the base stats of a character - and of course, not all strikers are made equal. A tanky character like Bowser for example may not benefit from the strength boost provided by the Muscle Boots or Muscle Gauntlets.

Instead, the options in our table will provide around-the-board boosts to passing, speed, and shooting, arguably the most important stats in the game. If you want to hone the gear setup for each character, your best option is to equip them in the Gear Settings menu and choose the equipment that give the best buffs.

Best Gear For Mario

Item type
Best choice
Head
Chain Helmet
Arms
Trick Gloves
Body
Turbo Pad
Legs
Cannon Boots

As one of the best all-rounders in the game, our best Mario build focuses on overall boosts to all of his stats. You'll notice that his passing and strength are his lowest stats, so we've picked items that will boost them without sacrificing other stats too much.

Best Gear For Luigi

Item type
Best choice
Head
Turbo Helmet
Arms
Muscle Gauntlets
Body
Cannon Plate
Legs
Turbo Boots

Our focus with this Luigi build is on speed and shooting, to make the green plumber a potent attacking force. They'll boost his speed on the ball and his ability to take shots from far out, meaning he'll be a must-pick in your roster.

Best Gear For Bowser

Item type
Best choice
Head
Muscle Helmet
Arms
Muscle Gauntlets
Body
Turbo Pad
Legs
Muscle Chest

Bowser is one of the more tanky characters in the game, so our build is all about advancing those stats even further. With three muscle items he'll have max strength stats, with just one turbo item thrown in there to ensure he isn't too slow when bounding for tackles.

Best Gear For Peach

Item type
Best choice
Head
Turbo Helmet
Arms
Muscle Gauntlets
Body
Cannon Plate
Legs
Chain Boots

Peach is one of the more underrated characters in Mario Strikers: Battle League, so our build boosts her even further. Already the joint-quickest character in the game, this will make her even quicker, while boosting her strength and speed.

Best Gear For Rosalina

Item type
Best choice
Head
Cannon Visor
Arms
Turbo Gloves
Body
Chain Plate
Legs
Cannon Boots

Rosalina is equally quite underrated, but harbours the best shooting stats in the game. As such, we've added some gear that'll get her even better in front of goal, with a few boosts to speed and passing to help balance things.

Best Gear For Toad

Item type
Best choice
Head
Cannon Visor
Arms
Muscle Gauntlets
Body
Trick Pad
Legs
Muscle Boots

Toad is also one of the most rapid characters in the game, and our best build ensures we don't jeopardise that. With some necessary boosts to his strength, just to ensure he doesn't get bullied off the ball, this will make Toad almost unstoppable.

Best Gear For Yoshi

Item type
Best choice
Head
Turbo Helmet
Arms
Turbo Gloves
Body
Trick Pad
Legs
Muscle Boots

Yoshi's base stats make him incredible on the ball, but pretty weak elsewhere. As such, we've buffed his strength and speed, so his other stats can match up to his shooting proficiency.

Best Gear For Donkey Kong

Item type
Best choice
Head
Muscle Helmet
Arms
Muscle Gauntlets
Body
Turbo Pad
Legs
Muscle Chest

Our best gear build for Donkey Kong is identical to our Bowser choices, because both characters play very similarity. Tanks like them need buffs to help make their strength useful in general gameplay, which is where the gear comes in.

Best Gear For Wario

Item type
Best choice
Head
Turbo Helmet
Arms
Turbo Gloves
Body
Trick Pad
Legs
Cannon Boots

Wario is another fairly underrated character, with weak speed and technique stats that don't do justice to his strength and shooting. As such, we've got plenty of turbo gear to ensure he can zip around the pitch.

Best Gear For Waluigi

Item type
Best choice
Head
Cannon Visor
Arms
Cannon Gloves
Body
Cannon Plate
Legs
Chain Boots

We decided to make Waluigi a shooting god with our build, as that is arguably his worst stat without any equipment. He's already fast and strong, so a jolt to his shooting ensures he's very well-rounded.

Image of the Gear Settings menu in Mario Strikers: Battle League.
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How Do I Get Gear in Mario Strikers: Battle League?

Luckily, purchasing new gear in Mario Strikers: Battle League is a nice and easy process. From the main menu, scroll down to the Gear Settings option, and you'll get to see the vast options.

Choose the character you wish to alter, and from there you can purchase or equip gear for the four areas: head, arms, body, and legs. There are five different gear pieces for each body part, meaning you've got plenty of customisation options.

When you first dive into the Gear Settings menu, the game gives you 400 coins for free to try it out. Each item only costs 100 coins, so it's very easy to kit out your main character. Further coins are earned by participating in matches, winning tournaments, as well as end-of-season prizes from the Battle League mode. As such, you'll constantly be inundated with currency to spend on new gear, making customisation very straightforward.

That's your lot for our look at the best gear in Mario Strikers: Battle League. While you're here, feel free to also check out our guide to the various shot types, to help you find the back of the net.

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