Mario Strikers: Battle League Best Team - Who Are The Best Characters?

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If you're diving into the new Mario Strikers game, the chances are you'll want a lineup guaranteed to win games. As such, we've got the best team in Mario Strikers: Battle League, so you can see our recommendations for the four characters you should choose in the tournament modes.

In this Mario Strikers: Battle League guide, we'll tell you which characters you should select to make the best team in the game. While some of it will boil down to personal preference and the sort of football you want to play, there are some characters you'll want in your team regardless.

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While you're here, feel free to check out our Mario Strikers: Battle League tier list to see our ranking of all ten characters currently in the game. We've also got a look at how to score goals to boost your performance, and exactly how to celebrate once the ball does hit the back of the net.

What Is the Best Team in Mario Strikers: Battle League?

You can only ever have four characters on your roster at one time, so it's crucial to strike the balance between tough defenders and tricky attackers. The list below uses the tier list linked above to determine which four-player squad is the best to run around the pitch.

For our money, this is the current best team in Mario Strikers: Battle League:

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  • Mario
  • Luigi
  • Donkey Kong
  • Toad

While it may seem like a fairly generic team on the surface, each of our four picks earns their place on the roster.

Mario and Luigi are there almost by default, as the two best all-rounders in Battle League. None of their stats are especially low, meaning they can dribble, shoot, and defend quite easily.

The only downside to these two plumbing brothers is their strength, as they can be bullied off the ball by a meaty tackle. However, you can remedy that by equipping gear that boosts their strength, taking the two iconic characters to very OP levels.

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The other two characters in our best Mario Strikers: Battle League team are on two opposite ends of the spectrum. Donkey Kong is a tanky defender who can lay waste to oncoming attackers, while also able to hold off tackles while dribbling.

Toad is quite the opposite: pretty useless in defence, but a nimble dribbler who can also shoot. Neither are all-rounders, but if Donkey Kong stays to defend while Toad barrels out to attack, they're a lethal partnership.

Mario makes up one part of the Mario Strikers: Battle League best teams.

Mario Strikers: Battle League Team Options

Of course, there are other characters within the game that also have a part to play. Waluigi and Peach are both nimble dribblers, though they lack the strength to hold off defenders. Yoshi is another great choice due to his shooting stats, and could easily slot in Toad's place on your team if you choose the right gear.

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Ultimately though, it boils down to how you want to play. If you want a team full of strong brutes, you can choose Bowser, Donkey Kong, Wario, and Mario to bully your opponents with plenty of tackles. If you prefer dribbling through teams, then Peach, Rosalina, Toad, and Yoshi are for you. Our best team is the one that's most balanced and likely to give you the best chance of success, but the choice is always there!

That's it for our look at the best team in Mario Strikers: Battle League. We've also got a detailed breakdown of the different shot types in the game, to give you the best chance of scoring.