As the season continues, NBA 2K23 Season 4 is ending. Through extensive data surveys and feedback, as well as some players' love for specific badges, the most popular shooting and defensive badges are ranked below, and some of them are explained to help players refer to them.
|Ranked||Shooting badges||Defense badges|
|1||AGENT 3, BLINDERS, LIMITLESS RANGE||ANOHOR, REB OHASER|
|2||CLAYMORE, CATCH & SHOOT||INTEROEPTOR, BOXOUT BEAST, CLAMPS, GLOVE|
|3||DEADEYE, GREEN MACHINE, SPACE CREATOR, AMPED, VOLUME SHOOTER, CLUTCH SHOOTER||BRICK WALL, CHASEDOWN, CHALLENGER, PICK DODGER|
|4||COMEBACK KID, SLIPPERY OFF BALL||WORKHORSE, POGO STICK, MENACE, POST LOCKDOWN, ANKLE BRACES|
|5||CORNER SPEC||OFF BALL PEST|
About AGENT 3
For both new and reborn players, AGENT 3 will surprise you enough at Silver rank, and when paired with Green Machine Gold and Volume Shooter Hof, it will be a perfect combination.
AGENT 3 and Space creator
When standing still and doing the size-up escape, the badge that works is AGENT 3. The space creator really only activates on the step-back shots with the stick. On spin-back threes, AGENT 3 is more important than Space creator.
What do moves not activate AGENT 3?
1. Running Turbo Step Back
2. Limitless Range
3. Triple Threat
About Claymore and Limitless Range
The critical thing about Claymore is that it can be activated from within the Limitless Range so that you can stack these two badges together. It allows you to hit the ball from anywhere, so it's not just for corner spot-ups. It actually allows you to move your feet a little bit. Claymore stack with limitless goes crazy on the 7-foot builds when defenders don't go out that far on you.
You can shoot from limitless without the badge, but HOF Limitless makes a logo shot in REC feel like you are shooting right on the line; it's unreal.
HOF LIMITLESS and NO LIMITLESS
In Myteam, with 99 3PT, you can shoot from deep but a smaller green window, but with the limitless badge and a lower 3PT rating, you can shoot from deep. Most players prefer a higher 3PT rating.
About Corner Spec
Previously, some players said on YouTube that Corner Spec didn't work, even though it was often activated, but it was impossible to determine if it was working. But some players say it now gives players a 10% rise in 3PT% from last season, and even if you play a mode like Rec Ransoms where shooting is harder, Corner Spec gives you an effective hit rate boost, and it even helps for stepback hop jumpers from the corner and corner fades.
A player who is tall and lacks the ability to steal effectively benefits greatly from playing without the ball, as it helps to impede backdoor cuts while opponents attempt to penetrate with passes. With many people playing squad and zone patterns, the full effect of some of these badges will never be seen.
Smaller buildings are especially good for Workhorse, and when you react quickly, you'll find yourself more likely to scramble for the ball on the ground or steal it from your opponent. Also, if you use High steal and get a lot of pokes, it makes sense to use the run badge. When you get pluck steals, Workhorse Gold can make that job even better.
About Off Ball Pest
Off Ball Pest allows players to move laterally more smoothly when they use Ankle braces. In some players' minds, Off Ball Pest can rank as high as #1 or #2.
For smaller players, Challenger is one of the important defensive badges. You will often encounter some big players in Rec, and as soon as your hand touches them, this badge will almost always be triggered immediately. It can reduce the opponent's green window by about 30% and can effectively stop them from shooting. Among the different levels of Challenger, HOF is the most effective. It gives you enough power to compete in any competition and helps players comparable to S-rank badges.
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