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Black Dranzer (ブラックドランザー, Burakku Doranzā) is a Balance Type Beyblade released by Takara as part of the Spin Gear System. It was released in Japan in October 2001 as a part of the Bey Ultimate Stadium. It was later released by Hasbro in 2003 to international audiences as part of the Beyblade: V-Force toyline. It is a variant of Dranzer F.

Attack Ring (AR): Flame Wing

Main article: Attack Ring - Flame Wing
  • Weight: 5 grams

Flame Wing is a multi-attack style ring capable of both Upper Attack and Smash Attack. Unfortunately its ‘Jack of All Trades’ design tends to give it more setbacks than advantages. The sources of its Smash Attack are the two blunt notches on the end of the spikes. Upon contact these notches have the potential to cause significant damage to its opponent in right spin. These protruding notches are also the source for the AR’s main weakness; durability. Like many Smash attackers, Flame Wing is fragile and the notches have a tendency to break off with constant use.

Since the spikes are angled upwards it is capable of Upper Attack. The upper attack however is inferior to a lot of the competition (Upper Dragoon, Triple Tiger). The cause of this is the smaller angle of the slope (around 10 degrees) compared to Upper Dragoon’s 15 degrees (Right Spin). This is an AR that should be used when superior Upper Attack or Smash Attack AR’s are unavailable.

Use in Smash Attack Customization

  • AR: Flame Wing
  • WD: 10 Wide
  • BB: Grip Base (Dragoon Grip Attacker)

This combination is lightweight, resulting in high speeds. The fast movement can be hard to control, unless a shooting technique such as the Sliding Shoot is employed. Use of this technique improves the chances of performing an early KO.

Use in Upper Attack Customization

  • AR: Flame Wing
  • WD: 10 Heavy
  • SG: Neo Right SG Heavy Metal Core (Metal Driger)
  • BB: Storm Grip Base (Dragoon S)

This customization makes the best of the Upper Attack that Flame Wing has. Its heavier weight and low height allows it to lift the opposing beyblade, instead of being pushed downwards.

Use in Smash Attack Customization

This combination is lightweight, resulting in high speeds. The fast movement can be hard to control, unless a shooting technique such as the Sliding Shoot is employed. Use of this technique improves the chances of performing an early KO.

Use in Upper Attack Customization

  • AR: Flame Wing
  • WD: 10 Heavy
  • SG: Neo Right SG
  • SG Core: Heavy Metal Core (Metal Driger)
  • BB: Storm Grip (Dragoon S)

This customization makes the best of the Upper Attack that Flame Wing has. Its heavier weight and low height allows it to lift the opposing beyblade, instead of being pushed downwards.

Weight Disk (WD): Eight Heavy

Main article: Weight Disk - Eight Heavy

As the name “Heavy” implies, the Heavy series of WDs is the heaviest available weight disk (including WDs not in the Six/Eight/Ten sided category). Due to the heavy weight and the compactness of that weight, the Heavy weight disks are often used for Compact type combos for the simple reason of increased RPM. When the weight of a Beyblade is focused towards the centre (as opposed to a Wide WD where it is focused around the perimeter), its RPM will increase. This weight is also often put to use in Defense oriented customs, with weight being the primary concern in that type. Ten Heavy is the heaviest out of all of the Heavy weight disks, and generally speaking, is chosen over Six and Eight Heavy when customizing.

Spin Gear (SG): Right SG (Triple Change Version)

  • Weight: 5 grams

SG Triple Change Version can only be used with Flame Change Base. Its casing houses a triple-tipped plastic piece, which when pulled down allows the player to change between flat, sharp, and semi-flat tips. Although this tip adds versatility and acts as a good practice base for newer players, some problems start to emerge. First, while able to use three different tips with three different battle styles, it isn’t able to do any of them very well since the SG is too tall. Second, there is a manufacturing flaw with many of the SGs that make the triple-tipped plastic piece too loose to stay on one tip. So during a battle it can get stuck between two of them, significantly reducing endurance and costing the player the match. This unreliability automatically disqualifies it from being a serious choice for many competitive players, but as mentioned before, newer players might find this useful to practice with.

In the Hasbro version, the tip changer is green, while it is red in the Takara release.

Blade Base (BB): Flame Change Base

  • Weight: 9 grams

This base can only be used in conjunction with SG Triple Change Version. It contains no other notable features.

Other Versions







  • Aside from its color scheme, this Beyblade is identical to Dranzer F.
  • This Beyblade was an exclusive that came with the Japanese Ultimate Stadium, a blue stadium with a flat red motorized center that could be set in either direction (clockwise/anticlockwise).
    • Outside of Japan it was issued on its own by Hasbro. However, for some versions released, the Bit Chip had the regular red Dranzer instead the Black Dranzer Bit Chip sticker.

In The Media


In the first season, it was considered to be the most powerful Beyblade initially. However it seems it is not that powerful in front of the Four Sacred Bitbeasts. Max successfully defends all of Black Dranzer's attacks easily at the Lake Baikal battle.

Black Dranzer was first used by Kai when he was a child but it proved to be too strong for him to handle. After a long while, when Kai returns to Russia for the World Championship Finals (2000) and defects to the Demolition Boys, Boris gives it again to Kai. Kai manages to capture seven bitbeasts using Black Dranzer. He defeats the All Starz in a four-on-one beybattle as well. In a three-on-one battle against Tyson, Kenny, and Ray, Kai manages to defeat them only to be stopped by Max single-handedly using Draciel. Later Tyson spins Dranzer, and both Draciel and Dranzer defeat Black Dranzer. Kai comes back to his senses after this loss and realizes his mistake. He returns to the Biovolt headquarters and destroys their mainframe by launching Black Dranzer and escapes, rejoining the Bladebreakers.

The Bitchip alone in the anime was said to cause a Blader's soul to fall into darkness. The Demolition Boys destroyed the Beyblade and the bitbeasts Kai had captured using Black Dranzer were released and they went into the beyblades of the Demolition Boys.

However Black Dranzer itself remained in its bitchip which was not destroyed as it is later shown in the hands of Voltaire. Voltaire hands over the Black Dranzer bitchip to Kai asking him to use it, which Kai despite initially inserting into his Dranzer beyblade has removed at some point before his launch and chooses to use Dranzer instead. What becomes of the Black Dranzer bitchip is not shown but presumably Kai destroys it at some point after the World Championships (2000).