- This article is about the Takara Tomy version. For the Hasbro version, see Energy Layer - Draciel Shield (Hasbro).
Draciel Shield (ドラシエルシールド, Dorashieru Shīru) is an Energy Layer released by Takara Tomy as part of Beyblade's 15th Anniversary for the Burst System. It debuted in Japan with the release of the B-67 Random Booster Vol. 5 Gigant Gaia.Q.F on December 28th, 2016.
Takara Tomy's Draciel Shield is a Burst System adaptation of the Cross Spike Attack Ring and Draciel Bit Chip from the Original Series' Spin Gear System. As such it features an overall square/diamond shape with four projected turtle heads with flat spikes which act as the main contact points with an image of the Bit Beast Draciel in the center. The only differences between the Energy Layer and original Attack Ring is that the four turtle heads are more compact making the Layer somewhat smaller than the Attack Ring and the "Bit Chip" is non-removable. Draciel Shield features teeth comparable to those of Victory Valkyrie.
The pointed design of the Layer makes Draciel Shield ill-suited for Defense or Stamina Combinations and instead function akin to a four pointed Xcalibur. While this may imply high Attack potential, Draciel Shield is crippled by its hollow construction which makes it one of the lightest Layers in the game. The light weight creates low inertia, which when coupled with the high recoil design, leaves the teeth incapable of compensating and thus Draciel Shield is highly prone to Bursts.
Due to the light weight and recoil heavy design, Takara Tomy's Draciel Shield is too Burst prone to be competitive.
As such, Takara Tomy's Draciel Shield is recommended for collection purposes only.
- B-67 Random Booster Vol. 5 Gigant Gaia.Q.F - 08: Draciel Shield Central Press (green)
- B-87 Random Booster Vol. 7 Maximum Garuda.8F.Fl - 05: Draciel Shield 4Flow Cycle
- B-00 Bakuten Shoot Beyblade 20th Anniversary Set - Draciel Shield Central Press