Archer Hercules 10Axe Power (アーチャーヘラクレス・テン・アックス・パワー, Āchā Herakuresu Ten Akkusu Pawā) is an Attack Type Beyblade released by Takara Tomy as part of the Burst System as well as the Superking Layer System. It was released in Japan on December 26th, 2020 for 1188円 as one of eight possible Beyblades in Random Booster Vol. 23.
Energy Layer - Archer Hercules
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Takara Tomy's Archer Hercules is a symmetrical Stamina Type Energy Layer that features two bows on either side of the Layer and a face surrounded by that of a lion's, representing the Layer's namesake; Heracles, a divine hero of Greek mythology. As part of the Cho-Z Layer System, Archer Hercules features metal in its design; in this case, the two bows are lined with metal. The inclusion of metal makes this Layer heavier than most God Layers. Archer Hercules also features a gimmick; the bows can extend outwards, akin to Shadow Orichalcum and Orichalcum.
In theory, due to the centrifugal force of a Beyblade's spin, each bow will extend outward and creates an elliptical shape, increasing the Outward Weight Distribution (OWD) of the Layer and subsequent Stamina potential. When spin speed drops later in battle, the bows retract to create a rounder shape to reduce recoil and improve Defense potential. However, the movement of the bows is minor and does not create a noticeable increase in Outward Weight Distribution (OWD).
Despite this, Archer Hercules' existing Outward Weight Distribution (OWD) and teeth of medium/medium-tall length makes the Layer excel in Stamina Combinations, capable of defeating other top-tier Stamina and Defense Energy Layers. Furthermore, the Layer's shape produces little recoil and the teeth grant Archer Hercules high Burst Resistance.
Like many other Cho-Z Layers, Archer Hercules is unbalanced, which increases Burst risk and drains Stamina. However, these issues can be solved with the use of a Level Chip that fits underneath the Layer.
Forge Disc - 10
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10, like other even numbered Core Discs, is symmetrical and elliptical in shape in order to facilitate a Disc Frame. Each side features five protrusions, each molded into the shape of a "10". The protrusions extend further from the center more than other Core Discs which grants 10 high Outward Weight Distribution (OWD) and subsequent Stamina potential. Furthermore, the size of the protrusions makes 10 one of the heaviest Core Discs at the time of writing, heavier than 7 but less than 0, and grants an ideal weight distribution for Stamina Combinations. Its high Outward Weight Distribution (OWD) grants it not only the highest Stamina potential out of all other Core Discs, but its weight grants it high Attack and Defense potential. With the use of Frames, 10 can be used to great effect in any Combination.
Disc Frame - Axe
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Axe is a wide triangular Disc Frame akin to its predecessor Vortex. Like Vortex, Axe features wave-like details on each of its three sides. Compared to Vortex, it is thicker and wider, making it an overall superior version of Vortex. Axe is one of the thickest and heaviest Disc Frames available, with its wide shape providing high Attack potential when paired with Core Discs such as 7 and 00.
Performance Tip - Power
- Main article: Performance Tip - Power
Power features a spring-loaded flat star tip of a wide diameter, akin to a combination of Jaggy and Nothing. When the spring-loaded tip is retracted and the spring is compressed, the Burst Resistance increases to the level of a Dash Driver, similar to Venture. Despite this gimmick, Dash Drivers offer more immediate and consistent high Burst Resistance. Furthermore, Power has too little Stamina, and is difficult to control due to its jagged shape. Rubber Attack Type Performance Tips such as Quick' and Xtreme' offer greater speed and control, while plastic tips such as Destroy' and Zephyr' offer more Stamina. Therefore, there is no reason to use Power over more other Performance Tips.