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Best Finishing Badges in NBA 2K22: Which to Use

Here are the best Finishing Badges to use in NBA 2K22 MyCareer on Current Gen and Next Gen.
Here are the best Finishing Badges to use in NBA 2K22 MyCareer on Current Gen and Next Gen. / Photo courtesy of Ralston Dacanay, 2K

For those looking to be able to get to body bag help defenders under the rim consistently in NBA 2K22, it is important that you equip and upgrade the best Finishing Badges available for your build.

Although having the right layup and dunk animations is one-half of the battle, it can mean next to nothing if your MyPlayer doesn't have the right Badge setup. Here are the best Finishing Badges to use in NBA 2K22 MyCareer on Current Gen and Next Gen.

Best Finishing Badges in NBA 2K22: Which to Use

Here are the best Finishing Badges to equip for your MyPlayer in NBA 2K22, ranked in order of upgrade priority for those still in the middle of the Badge grind:

  1. Limitless Takeoff
  2. Posterizer
  3. Slithery Finisher
  4. Fearless Finisher
  5. Unstrippable
  6. Mouse in the House
  7. Giant Slayer
  8. Acrobat
  9. Lob City Finisher
  10. Putback Boss
  11. Rise Up
  12. Fast Twitch
  13. Grace Under Pressure
  14. Pro Touch
  15. Tear Dropper
  16. Post Spin Technician
  17. Dropstepper
  18. Backdown Punisher
  19. Dream Shake
  20. Hook Specialist

To highlight some of the higher-tier Defensive Badges in the game, I'm going to start with the category's Top 2 Badges — Limitless Takeoff and Posterizer. Before I get grilled for putting a brand-new Badge on top of Posterizer, I'd like to emphasize that these two are more like 1A and 1B, going hand in hand with one another. The reason why Limitless Takeoff is slightly ahead is that regardless of if you have contact dunks, whether your build can't get them or you simply do not have enough VC to equip them, this new Badge allows you to begin your animations like Michael Jordan and LeBron James. Meanwhile, for those who are slashers with the best contact animations in the game, Posterizer remains the cream of the crop in allowing you to maximize your potential inside.

These next three Finishing Badges all help you do what you need to do in the paint. Slithery Finisher helps you get animations that keep you from getting blocked, Fearless Finisher helps you get more contact dunks and Unstrippable protects you from losing the ball.

For more on NBA 2K22 MyCareer, feel free to check out our guides on how to get the Gym Rat Badge and the Mamba Mentality Badge, as well as the best Defensive/Rebounding Badges to use.