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Anubion A2 Yell Orbit, known as Acid Anubis Yell Orbit (アシッドアヌビス・エール・オービット, Ashiddo Anubisu Ēru Ōbitto) in Japan, is a Defense Type Beyblade released as part of the Burst System as well as the Dual Layer System. It was released as a Booster in Japan on February 18th, 2017 for 972円 and was later released in western countries as a Starter Pack.
Energy Layer - Anubion A2
Main article: Energy Layer - Anubion A2
Anubion A2 is a round and slim Energy Layer designed for Defense. The center of the Layer depicts a jackal, meant to represent its Japanese namesake; Anubis, the Egyptian god of the afterlife.
Anubion A2's perimeter consists of a colored, six segmented bottom layer and a clear, six pointed top layer. Every segment of the bottom layer has four small protrusions and each gap between the segments is filled in with one of the points of the top layer.
Due to the round design of the Layer, Anubion A2 has little recoil and decent defensive properties and its weight distribution gives the Layer a strong Flywheel Effect, thus increasing its Stamina. Furthermore, the small bumps on Anubion A2 allows for some degree of destabilization akin to Doomscizor D2. However, the Takara Tomy release of Acid Anubis has Burst Resistance that lags behind that of Wyvern and Neptune, due to its average teeth and lack of blades that can deflect attacks.
Forge Disc - Yell
Main article: Forge Disc - Yell
Yell features a ring with a wide diameter, greater than Spread and equal to Polish, and a thick metal star in the center to create a centralized weight, akin to Central. The centralized weight is meant to increase spin velocity which has numerous effects on Performance:
If used on Attack Combinations, the higher spin velocity will increase the force of impact. If used on Defense Combinations, the centralized weight will increase KO resistance.
Combined with the wide, circular perimeter and the raised position of the ring, Yell will also grant high Life After Death and increase procession time. However, the centralized weight creates numerous drawbacks as well:
The centralized weight will reduce movement speed in Attack Combinations making it ill-suited for Mobile Combinations and the lack of Outward Weight Distribution gives Defense and Stamina Combinations poor spin retention.
Driver - Orbit
Main article: Performance Tip - Orbit
Orbit features a free rotating plastic ball tip with a diameter equal to Massive, surrounded by a three tabbed ring. In theory, the wider tip would increase a Beyblade's KO Defense by having greater surface area and friction, however, in practice the free rotating nature of the ball reduces most of the KO resistance given by the surface area of the ball. Like other ball based Defense Performance Tips, the tabs around Orbit are meant to act as brakes against KOs at the cost of Stamina by striking against the stadium floor, however, the large diameter makes such contact rare. If hard launched, Orbit creates an aggressive movement pattern early in the battle, bringing the Beyblade to the Tornado Ridge.
While these features may imply that Orbit-based Combinations would be easy to KO, in reality the heavy weight of SwitchStrike/God Layers and Core Discs compensate for the rotating ball. Furthermore, the free rotating tip increases the Burst resistance of an Orbit-based Combination and Orbit consistently has a stronger spring lock than Atomic which further improves Burst resistance.
In addition to the Defense properties, Orbit also features high Stamina as the free rotating nature reduces friction with the stadium floor, the wide ball tip keeps a Combination stable and thus prevents scraping.
- Anubion's Japanese name, Acid Anubis, is based on "acid" and Anubis, the lord of the undead in Egyptian mythology, which is enforced by the bey's avatar: a humanoid jackal with Egyptian-style head gear and armor.
- Anubion was the last Dual Layer System release before the God Layer System came out.
- This is the second Burst Beyblade to be based off an Egyptian god; the first being Horusood H2 Upper Claw.