Wolf resembles one of the 88 constellations, Lupus, the wolf. The face displays a wolf with an open mouth and teeth showing.
Energy Ring: Wolf
The edges of the Clear Wheel consists of 4 wolfs, one in each quarter of the energy ring, representing the body form of a wolf. This increases the stamina of the Bey. It also makes the Bey more stable. This energy ring is similar to the Pegasus ring in design but outclasses it in stamina, defense, and balance. Hasbro has recolored Wolf three times. Wolf is to be used if Bull, Aquario and Kerbecs is not available in Defense customizations.Wolf has equal levels of defense,stamina, and attack, however it is not close to making Dark Wolf the ultimate balance type Bey, as it is in Beyblade: Metal Fusion. It got cracked in half by L-Drago.
Attack: 3 - Defense: 2 - Stamina: 2
Fusion Wheel: Dark
Dark has twelve spikes facing the clockwise direction. These protrusions are closely packed together with minimal space between each, resulting in an overall round shape. This shape hinders the Metal Wheel in two
Dark Wheelways, as its protrusions are not pronounced enough to provide sufficient Smash Attack, while the perimeter is interrupted too frequently for sufficient Stamina. Still, the Hasbro version of Dark shows some decent defense and can be used competitively (to a small extent) this way but Twisted (Basalt) & Earth both outclass it.
Attack: 3 - Defense: 3 - Stamina: 2
Spin Track: Down Force 145 (DF145)
DF145 has four upward wings protruding from the top of the Track, which aside from giving it extra weight, are meant to push air up, increasing stamina. It is outclassed by UW145.
combinations, instead, tracks such as AD145, 85, 100, 90, and even 145 are used. DF145's gimmick is negligible. The wings aren't protruding out far enough to create the actual effect it should.
Attack: 1 - Defense: 1 - Stamina: 2
Performance Tip: Flat Sharp (FS)
FS features a flat tip with a smaller, sharp tip in the center. As a result, when launched at a straight angle, the Beyblade spins on this sharp tip, with very little movement. However, when tilted, either from the contact of an opposing Beyblade or from the launch, the Bottom moves in an offensive pattern. However, it suffers from the same problems as other Balance Bottoms, in that the two qualities are compromised, resulting in mediocre performance in both fields. After extensive use the tip , the sharp part becomes rounder and pretty act much like a defense bottom. However, it´s a good tip if you are looking for a mix of stamina and attack.
Benkei refers to Dark Wolf as "The Ultimate Balance Type" in Metal Fusion, which in real life is the total opposite.
However, prior to Metal Masters and Metal Fury, Dark Wolf was considered a powerful Balance type Beyblade.
The title as "The Ultimate Balance Type" most likely belongs to Diablo Nemesis instead, as it is considered one of the strongest Beyblades in the Metal Saga, both in the anime and in real life.
It has this title in the anime because it's said to have equal levels of Attack, Defense, and Stamina, but this isn't true either as if add up Wolf's total statistics, it comes up to 9 Attack (Possibly 10 Attack if the opposing bey gets hit by the wings on DF145, which is Extremely unlikely), 7 Defense, and 9 Stamina, the stats aren't equal.
Dark Wolf is the 1st Balance type Bey in Hybrid Wheel System.