A lot has changed when it comes to finishing badges in NBA 2K23. Having the best badges for your team will provide you with numerous advantages in the game. We will cover all the finishing badges in NBA 2K23 in this guide, and provide you with the best ones to consider for your squad.
Best Finishing badges ranked
#1 Limitless Takeoff
During dunk attempts, players with this badge will begin from a greater distance than their opponents allowing you to get crazy highlights.
This badge allows you to slam the ball into the ring by flying high just like Michael Jordan. You can not only make flashy plays but also prove extremely impactful in the match.
You can, for example, use Limitless Takeoff to maximize your potential of the dunk build and cover further distances while dunking.
Boosts your ability to dunk allowing you to get more contact dunks. You would need 99 Diving Dunk to unlock the hall of fame tier for this badge. It might seem expensive but, in our opinion, it’s worth it.
You can get more consistent dunks over the opponent’s defenders when using this badge. This will make you an unstoppable offensive player that defenders have to worry about.
#3 Fearless Finisher
Taking a hit does not hinder the player from continuing the play. The energy lost during contact layups is also less. This badge not only increases a player’s ability to deal with contact but also finish while doing so.
This badge allows you to target contact layups, which is essential for slasher builds.
#4 Pro Touch
You get a bonus shot boost on layups if you’re a little early, a little late, or if you make a great shot. You must turn layup timing on for this. This boost works for all sorts of shot timings (early, excellent, slight late). To use this badge, move and hold and hold the right stick in the up direction.
#5 Giant Slayer
Improves layup percentage when facing a taller defender and reduces block chances. If you decide to attack with players having shorts heights, this badge is a must-have. Your layups will dramatically improve while facing players that are taller than you.
#6 Aerial Wizard
Boosts your ability to finish the alley-oops of a teammate and offensive rebound putbacks. This badge is basically the combination of Lob City Finisher and Putback Boss Badges.
It’s worth it to unlock at least unlock bronze for this badge to unlock some putback animations if you are not going for the hall of fame tier.
Layup attempts, including spins, hop steps, euro-steps, cradles, reverses, and change shots, have been enhanced. Combined with gathers, it’s easier to beat defenders making it ideal for slasher role.
This badge is highly suited for those players who like to dribble and score with finesse. Acrobat when combined with Fearless finisher can help you score more freely.
#8 Fearless Finisher
Taking a hit does not hinder the player from continuing the play which is very important for slashers. The energy lost during contact layups is also less. This badge is highly useful when you’re finishing a counterattack.
If you want to combine Fearless finisher, Posterizer is the best one for you. When you use it with Posterizer, you can increase your ability to dunk as well.
#9 Giant Slayer
If you’re facing trouble against tall defenders, then Giant Slayer is the badge for you. It improves layup percentage when facing a taller defender and reduces block chances.
This badge is highly useful when the other team has marked all your players and you have no space to pass. It will help you drive through and increase your strength as well. Apart from that, you can also protect the ball better as a Slasher when combined with Slithery.
Improves a player’s ability to minimize contact when surrounded. It also helps in collecting the ball, keeping it safe, and increases the ability to dribble through a bunch of players. Allowing you to keep the ball in your control, making this badge ideal for Slashers.
#11 Backdown Punisher
The ability to back down a defender is enhanced when posting up, so players have more success than they would normally have.
This badge is one of the staple badges in Big Man build and works best with Dream Shake as the attributes of both of these badges can create a lethal combo.
It plays a big role in initiating contact and getting to the rim for layups. When combined with Fearless Finisher and Posterizer, you maximize the potential of your Big Man builds.
The ability to dunk around the rim is improved for players, especially against smaller opponents. There aren’t many badges that go well with basher, but if you combine it with Acrobat, it can prove to be very lethal in any Big Man build.
How to get Finishing badges in NBA 2K23
The MyCareer option allows you to obtain finishing badges. Depending on your build, you can earn various badges. Keep in mind that tier-specific Badges are determined by your MyPlayer’s physical attributes.
For certain builds, this may result in badges being expensive. For compensation, you are allowed to equip one Core Badge in each category for free, if you can afford it in normal circumstances.
Here are the attribute requirements for each of all the finishing badges in NBA 2K23.
- Strength: 74 (Bronze)
- Strength: 82 (Silver)
- Strength: 89 (Gold)
- Strength: 95 (Hall of Fame)
- Close Shot: 65 (Bronze) and Driving Layup: 67 (Bronze)
- Close Shot: 75 (Silver) and Driving Layup: 77 (Silver)
- Close Shot: 84 (Gold) and Driving Layup: 87 (Gold)
- Close Shot: 93 (Hall of Fame) and Driving Layup: 97 (Hall of Fame)
- Driving Dunk: 65 (Bronze)
- Driving Dunk: 79 (Silver)
- Driving Dunk: 86 (Gold)
- Driving Dunk: 96 (Hall of Fame)
- Driving Dunk: 72 (Bronze)
- Driving Dunk: 85 (Silver)
- Driving Dunk: 93 (Gold)
- Driving Dunk: 99 (Hall of Fame)
- Standing Dunk: 80 (Silver)
- Standing Dunk: 90 (Gold)
- Standing Dunk: 98 (Hall of Fame)
- Driving Layup: 69 (Bronze) and Driving Dunk: 70 (Bronze)
- Driving Layup: 79 (Silver) and Driving Dunk: 84 (Silver)
- Driving Layup: 89 (Gold) and Driving Dunk: 92 (Gold)
- Driving Layup: 99 (Hall of Fame) and Driving Dunk: 98 (Hall of Fame)