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Connoisseur Cut (テイスティングカット Teisutingukatto, lit. "Tasting Cut") is a technique used by Android 21 in Dragon Ball FighterZ.


The user rushes towards their opponent and grabs them by the throat, then stabs them with an energy blade. Depending on the opponent, the user can copy their moves after the attack. The copied technique will replace the variation of Connoisseur Cut used (forward or backward, grounded or aerial) which gives them up to four different techniques available at the same time.


  • Savory Slicer - A two-handed version used by Android 21 as one of her Super Skills in Xenoverse 2 as part of the Ultra Pack 2 DLC. The user leaps forward while slashing with both blades.

Video Game Appearances

This is one of Android 21's special moves in Dragon Ball FighterZ. In FighterZ, The characters are divided into four categories determining what move Android 21 will copy:

  • Blue group: Goku, Goku (Super Saiyan), Goku (SSGSS), Krillin, Gohan (Teen), Gohan (Adult), Yamcha, Tien, Goku Black, Videl, Goku (GT)
  • Yellow group: Vegeta, Vegeta (Super Saiyan), Vegeta (SSGSS), Trunks, Gotenks, Nappa, Broly, Bardock, Vegito (SSGSS), Gogeta (SSGSS), Broly (DBS)
  • Purple group: Piccolo, Frieza, Beerus, Fat Buu, Kid Buu, Ginyu, Hit, Zamasu (Fused), Cooler, Jiren, Janemba
  • Green group: Android 18, Android 16, Android 21, Cell, Android 17

The attack can be performed only once, resetting the move to its base Connoisseur Cut. Using the "Heavy" version of Total Detonation Ball resets all the absorbed moves at once and increases its size and power depending on how many moves were absorbed in the first place.

Android 21 performing Savory Slicer on the Future Warrior in Xenoverse 2

In Dragon Ball Legends, Connoisseur Cut appears as Android 21's Special Quirk Skill Arts.[2]

A two-handed variant appears in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 under the name Savory Slicer, where instead of grabbing the victim's throat, the user leaps forward while striking them with both blades. It appears in the Ultra Pack 2 DLC as part of Android 21's skillset and can be obtained by the Future Warrior as a reward from Parallel Quest 140: "Spirit Bomb Away!".[1]


  • Prior to Patch 1.15 in FighterZ, Android 21 could use the absorbed moves as many times as she wanted but conversely couldn't get rid of them without using an EX Total Detonation Ball.
  • Although the different groups are not officially named, they represent Turtle School (blue), Saiyans (yellow), Aliens (purple), and Androids (green).
  • During the final boss of the Story Mode, Android 21 (Evil) starts the match with one copied technique from each of the four groups, which is almost impossible to recreate in normal play since teams are composed at most of 3 characters. The only way to achieve this would be to have Captain Ginyu in the opposing team and have him perform Body Change with a character from the fourth missing group from Android 21's team.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, Ultra Pack 2 DLC
  2. Dragon Ball Legends, 2018

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