- This article is about the Takara Tomy version. For the Hasbro version, see Energy Layer - Galaxy Zeutron Z4.
Galaxy Zeus (ギャラクシーゼウス, Gyarakushī Zeusu) 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-90 3on3 Battle Booster Set on August 11th, 2017.
Takara Tomy's Galaxy Zeus is a Stamina Type Energy Layer that features four large blades, producing an overall rounded square design. As part of the God Layer System, Galaxy Zeus features a gimmick; it features four metal balls on tracks, like the two metal balls of its predecessor, Zillion Zeus.
In theory the metal balls would move outward due to centrifugal force and increase Outward Weight Distribution (OWD), Stamina and Stability. In practice, due to the increased number and thus weight of the balls and how much closer the tracks are to the edge of the Layer compared to its predecessor, Galaxy Zeus' gimmick works as intended, giving Combinations that use it long spin times.
While Galaxy Zeus has teeth of only average length and a recoil inducing square shape akin to Wild Wyvern, the Layer's metal balls and large blades gave the Layer a relatively high weight of 12.8 grams which heavily bolstered its Burst Resistance. As a result, Galaxy Zeus had great Defense and Attack potential along with its Stamina, making it a once top-tier Layer for Balance Combinations.
Use in Balance Combinations
Galaxy Zeus can be put to use in the Balance Combination (Metal God Chip) Galaxy Zeus 2/4/5/7 Cross/Glaive Atomic/Orbit. The free-rotating ball of Atomic/Orbit bolsters the Stamina and Burst Resistance of Galaxy Zeus, the heavy weight of 2/4/5/7 further bolsters Stamina and aids in Knock-Out Defense while the other parts can compensate for the Burst risk of using heavy Discs, and Cross/Glaive adds Life-After-Death, giving the Combination greater chances of Out-Spinning the opponent. This Combination is capable of Out-Spinning Attack and Defense Combinations with its Stamina, Burst Resistance, and Knock-Out Defense, and can potentially Burst Combinations with its recoil-inducing rounded square shape. However, this Combination must be moderate launched to be successful.
With Takara Tomy's Galaxy Zeus' heavyweight design, high Stamina and Burst Attack potential, it was once a top-tier Layer for Balance Combinations. However, like other "Jack-of-all-Trades" parts, Galaxy Zeus doesn't perform as consistently as a dedicated Attack, Defense or Stamina Layer such as Legend Spriggan/Sieg Xcalibur, Alter Chronos/Drain Fafnir or Guardian Kerbeus/Deep Chaos respectively. Furthermore, with the release of Cho-Z Layer System, Galaxy Zeus is now too light to remain competitive.
As such, Takara Tomy's Galaxy Zeus is not a must have but is instead a welcome addition to any blader's collection.
- B-90 3on3 Battle Booster Set - Galaxy Zeus 4Meteor Planet
- BG-09 Random Layer Collection Vol. 9 - 03: Galaxy Zeus