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This article is about the Takara Tomy version. For the Hasbro version, see Energy Layer - Forneus F4.

Emperor Forneus (エンペラーフォルネウス, Enperā Foruneusu) is an Energy Layer released by Takara Tomy as part of the Burst System as well as the Cho-Z Layer System. It debuted in Japan with the release of the B-106 Booster Emperor Forneus 0 Yard on March 17th, 2018.

Description

Takara Tomy's Emperor Forneus is a round Defense Type Energy Layer that features twelve counter-clockwise blades that create a low-recoil design and two shark heads that go from the perimeter to the center, meant to represent the Layer's namesake; the sea monster Forneus, a Great Marquis of Hell in demonology, the sea monster. As part of the Cho-Z Layer System, Emperor Forneus features metal in its design; in this case, in the shark details. The inclusion of metal makes Emperor Forneus heavier than most God Layers.

The placement of the metal improves Defense potential by not only increasing the weight but by creating a Centralized Weight Distribution (CWD) which resists movement. However, the blades of Emperor Forneus are warped which creates recoil akin to Nova Neptune or Psychic Phantom, and the Centralized Weight Distribution (CWD) creates poor Stamina, though the warped blades can create Destabilization potential and the heavy weight and strong teeth of Emperor Forneus can compensate for the recoil.

Like many other Cho-Z Layers, Emperor Forneus is unbalanced which increases Burst risk and drains Stamina. However, these issues can be solved with the use of a Level Chip that fits underneath the Layer.

Use in Defense Combinations

Emperor Forneus can be put to use in the Defense Combination Emperor Forneus 0/2/4/5/7/10 Cross/Glaive/Bump Atomic/Orbit. The heavy weight, tall teeth and counter-clockwise blades of Emperor Forneus gives this Combination high Knock-Out and Burst Resistance while the warping of the blades can also Destabilize the opponent. The heavy weight of 0/2/4/5/7/10 bolsters Knock-Out Resistance and Stamina while Atomic/Orbit can further bolster Stamina and Knock-Out Resistance while Atomic specifically can add Life-After-Death along with Cross/Glaive.

Overall

Takara Tomy's Emperor Forneus features heavy weight, a low recoil design and Destabilization potential, which made it a once top-tier choice for Defense Combinations. However, with the release of Archer Hercules, Hell Salamander, and Revive Phoenix, Emperor Forneus has become outclassed.

As such, Takara Tomy's Emperor Forneus is not a must have but is instead a welcome addition to a blader's collection.

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