- This article is about the Takara Tomy release. For the Hasbro release, see Dranzer Flame Yell Zeta (Hasbro).
Dranzer Flame Yell Zeta (ドランザーフレイム・エール・ゼータ, Doranzā Fureimu Ēru Zēta) is a Balance Type Beyblade released by Takara Tomy as part of the Burst System. It was released in Japan on December 28th, 2017 for 972円 as one of the prize Beyblades in Random Booster Vol. 9 Beat Kukulcan.7U.Hn.
Energy Layer - Dranzer Flame
- Main article: Energy Layer - Dranzer Flame (Takara Tomy)
Takara Tomy's Dranzer Flame is a Burst System adaptation of the Flame Wing Attack Ring and Dranzer Bit Chip from the Original Series' Spin Gear System. As such it features an overall elliptical shape with two bird heads and wings on either side which act as the main points of contact creating an aggressive, recoil heavy shape and an image of the Bit Beast Dranzer in the center. The only differences between the Energy Layer and the original Attack Ring is that the Layer is somewhat thicker overall, the tips of the wings are more sharply pointed, the wings lack the Upper Attack slopes, the wings are more compact, making the Layer somewhat smaller, and the "Bit Chip" is non-removable.
Dranzer Flame features three teeth of tall length which implies high Burst Resistance. However, one factor leads to the downfall of this Layer despite the teeth; the Layer's weight. Like other Remastered Original Plastic Layers, Dranzer Flame is made from only a single layer of plastic and is very hollow which creates light weight. Such weight generates little inertia making this Layer very Burst prone despite the strong teeth.
Forge Disc - Yell
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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 Knock-Out Resistance.
Combined with the wide, circular perimeter and the raised position of the ring, Yell will also grant high Life-After-Death and increase Precession 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 (OWD) gives Defense and Stamina Combinations poor spin retention.
Performance Tip - Zeta
- Main article: Performance Tip - Zeta
Zeta features an adjustable tip at a standard height with three settings; Attack, Defense and Stamina, akin to the Original Plastic Generation's Flame Change Base or Metal Fight Beyblade's Delta Drive Performance Tip.
The Attack Setting features a rectangular flat tip, akin to Quake, albeit not slanted. Due to the surface area of this setting, Zeta will create a highly aggressive movement pattern with high speeds akin to Quake, however the rectangular shape makes Zeta's Attack Setting incapable of maintaining a Banking Pattern as the corners of the rectangular shape grind against the stadium floor. Furthermore, the same corners will grind against the Tornado Ridge causing a severe reduction in Stamina making the setting ill-suited for both Mobile Attack and Tornado Staller Combinations. Finally, without the slant in the tip, Zeta's Attack Setting is incapable of hopping and potentially creating Disc-to-Layer contact like Quake, which was already inconsistent in the original.
The Defense Setting features a wide ball tip, akin to Massive, albeit without tabs. In theory, the wide ball tip would increase a Beyblade's Defense by having greater surface area and friction, however in practice, Zeta's Defense Setting lags behind Defense and even Massive in almost every aspect. On prior ball Performance Tips such as Defense, tabs surrounded the ball to act as brakes by striking against the stadium floor at the cost of Stamina, due to the lack of tabs, the Defense Setting's Knock-Out Resistance lags behind Massive which also had poor Knock-Out Resistance. This issue is exacerbated by the surface area of the Defense Setting as it will create a semi-aggressive movement pattern early in battle, bringing a Beyblade closer to the Tornado Ridge. Due to the aforementioned poor Knock-Out Resistance, this will make a Beyblade using Zeta's Defense Setting highly susceptible to Knock-Outs.
The Stamina Setting features a flat tip with a small protrusion in the center, akin to Fusion. When launched parallel to the stadium, Zeta's Stamina Setting will spin on the protrusion, creating a stable, Stamina-conserving spin. When knocked off balance by the opponent or launched at an angle, the flat tip will contact the stadium floor and create a movement pattern with the same speed as Accel before returning to balancing on the protrusion. While both Fusion and Accel have acceptable levels of Stamina due to their plastic construction, they lag behind Tips such as Survive, Revolve and Atomic due to the flat tip and the lack of a free-spinning component. While the Stamina Setting can create and maintain a Banking Pattern better than the Attack Setting due to the round shape, it lags behind Tips such as Accel and Xtreme due to the center protrusion which can also break the Banking Pattern.