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This article is about the Takara Tomy version. For the Hasbro version, see Energy Layer - Roktavor R3.

Blaze Ragnaruk (ブレイズラグナルク, Bureizu Ragunaruku) is an Energy Layer released by Takara Tomy as part of the Burst System as well as the God Layer System. It debuted in Japan with the release of the B-75 Booster Blaze Ragnaruk 4Cross Flugel on March 18th, 2017.

Description

Takara Tomy's Blaze Ragnaruk is a round Energy Layer designed for Stamina. Consisting of a small inner layer made of clear plastic and four wings, two of which are small and made of clear plastic and two of which are large are made of colored plastic. The large wings are molded to create the visage of heads to match the anime's rendition of the Layer's beast, a winged demon. The small clear wings are dubbed the "Stamina Wings" and make up the gimmick of this Layer.

In theory, the edges of the wings would extend from their hinges and increase a Beyblade's stamina by increasing the Layer's Outward Weight Distribution (OWD), however in practice the size of the wings are simply too small to cause any noticeable weight shift and thus serve no real purpose.

The compact placement of the wings creates a very round design where any protrusions and gaps from and between the wings are too shallow to create high recoil. The large size of the wings imply high Outward Weight Distribution (OWD) and Stamina potential but in actuality, Blaze Ragnaruk's Stamina is only average. Blaze Ragnaruk features four teeth of tall height giving this Layer high Burst Resistance.

Use in Defense Combinations

Blaze Ragnaruk can be put to use in the Defense Combination Blaze Ragnaruk 2/4/5/7 Glaive/Cross Atomic/Orbit. Due to the high Burst Resistance of Blaze Ragnaruk, it can use heavier Core Discs such as 2/4/5/7 without suffering from high Burst risk and the Glaive/Cross Disc Frame can add Life-After-Death. The free spinning ball of Atomic/Orbit aids Blaze Ragnaruk's Burst Resistance and gives the Combination Stamina.

Overall

Takara Tomy's Blaze Ragnaruk is a vast improvement over its predecessors Ragnaruk and Rising Ragnaruk due to changing from elliptical to round in shape and the much taller teeth. The Burst Resistance of the Layer makes is a great choice for Defense Combinations with greater Stamina than other Layers such as Kreis Satan and its smooth perimeter makes it a consistent counter against Drain Fafnir. However, with the release of Alter ChronosBlaze Ragnaruk has become outclassed.

As such, Takara Tomy's Blaze Ragnaruk is recommended for collection purposes only.

Products

Takara Tomy

Gallery

Takara Tomy

Trivia

  • The Rugby Top League Ver. Blaze Ragnaruk Energy Layer was distributed at certain rugby games in Japan.

References

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