Diomedes D2 is an Energy Layer released by Hasbro as part of the Burst System as well as the Dual Layer System. It debuted in western countries with the release of the Starter Pack Diomedes D2 Triple Accel.
Hasbro's Diomedes D2 is an Attack Type Energy Layer featuring three walls made from colored plastic and three points made from clear plastic. The points and walls create the visage of a bow and arrow, meant to represent the Layer's namesake; Diomedes, a hero in Greek mythology.
The pointed design of the Layer makes Diomedes D2 ill-suited for Defense or Stamina Combinations and instead function akin to a three pointed Xcalius. While this may imply high Attack potential, Diomedes D2 is crippled by its light weight and the walls that cover the points up, severely reducing recoil.
While Hasbro's Diomedes D2 features strong slopes, they cannot compensate for the poor performance in Attack, Defense and Stamina. Furthermore, with the release of the SwitchStrike/God Layer System, Diomedes D2 is too light to be competitive.
As such, Hasbro's Diomedes D2 is recommended for collection purposes only.
- E1062 Diomedes D2 Triple Accel