Doomscizor D3, known as Killer Deathscyther (キラーデスサイザー, Kirā Desusaizā) in Japan, is an Energy Layer released as part of the Burst System as well as the God Layer System. It debuted with the release of the B-85 Booster Killer Deathscyther 2Vortex Hunter on July 1st, 2017. It later debuted in western countries with the release of the SwitchStrike Starter Pack Doomscizor D3 2Vortex Hunter.
Doomscizor D3 is an Attack Type Energy Layer that features a hooded skull facing forwards, unlike previous iterations where the skull was seen from a side profile, holding a large scythe, meant to represent the Layer's namesake, the personification of Death otherwise known as the Grim Reaper. The Layer is made up of six blades. Like its predecessor Dark Deathscyther, two of the blades are made of colored plastic that are sloped to allow for small amounts of Upper Attack and Destabilization, the other four blades are made of clear plastic and are not sloped, meant for Burst Attack. As part of the SwitchStrike/God Layer System, Doomscizor D3 features a gimmick; the colored blade has a translucent blade that freely slides to create a "Double Strike".
In theory the translucent blade is meant to slide back due to Centrifugal Force, then once the Beyblade slows down due to contact with the opponent, the translucent blade slides forward, due to moving at the Layer's original speed, and strikes the opponent a second time. In practice however, the translucent blade has too little mass to affect the opponent in any noticeable way and the Beyblade is most likely to rebound away from the opponent before the translucent blade has time to shift forward. Furthermore, to accommodate the gimmick, the colored blades are too thick and too shallow of an angle for their intended Upper Attack and Destabilization to be successful. Finally, the translucent blade fails to even clear the colored blade so it cannot make contact with the opponent at all.
Compared to its predecessors, Doomscizor D3 has a much more aggressive and recoil heavy design in order to give it greater Attack potential, making it ill-suited for the Defense and Stamina Combinations Deathscyther and Dark Deathscyther were infamous for and the blades are still compact which limits the damage the Layer can do, making Doomscizor D3 ill suited for Attack Combinations as well. Furthermore, Doomscizor D3 is incredibly unbalanced which diminishes its Stamina even further, while this can create some degree of Destabilization potential to make up for the shallow angle of the colored blades, other Layers such as Alter Chronos can do the same while holding greater Stamina.
Killer Deathscyther features a design too compact for Attack and too recoil heavy and unbalanced for Defense and Stamina and its SwitchStrike/God Ability is intrusive to the design and fails to function. As such Killer Deathscyther is outclassed by many other Layers such as Sieg Xcalibur and Legend Spriggan for Attack, Alter Chronos for Defense, Guardian Kerbeus and Deep Chaos for Stamina and even its predecessor Dark Deathscyther for both Defense and Stamina.
As such, Killer Deathscyther is recommended for collection purposes only.
Differences in the Hasbro Version
Hasbro's Doomscizor D3 features a much more balanced weight distribution and more points of contact at the base of the “scythe blade”. While Doomscizor D3 has greater stamina than Takara Tomy's Killer Deathscyther, the added points of contact do little to compensate for the poor Burst Attack potential.
As such, Doomscizor D3 is also recommended for collection purposes only.
- B-82 Killer Deathscyther 2Vortex Hunter (black and silver, translucent blue God Chip)
- B-95 Random Booster Vol. 8 Shelter Regulus.5S.Tw - 03: Killer Deathscyther Quarter Loop
- BG-08 Random Layer Collection Vol. 8 - 03: Killer Deathscyther
- E1033 Doomscizor D3 2Vortex Hunter
- E2460 Shadow Snake Pit Battle Set - Doomscizor D3 8Glaive Nothing