- This article is about the Takara Tomy version. For the Hasbro version, see Energy Layer - Kerbeus K4.
Guardian Kerbeus (ガーディアンケルベウス, Gādian Kerubeusu) 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 BG-06 Random Layer Collection Vol. 6 in May 2017 and was later released in the B-90 3on3 Battle Booster Set on August 11th, 2017.
Takara Tomy's Guardian Kerbeus is a Defense Type Energy Layer that features three dog heads along the perimeter, two from a downward profile and one from a side profile, akin to the Dragooon Metal Wheel from Zero-G Beyblade, meant to represent the Layer's namesake, the mythological three headed hound Cerberus. As part of the God Layer System, Guardian Kerbeus features a gimmick; the chains connecting each head are made of a softer plastic, allowing them to push in to create "Bound Defense", akin to Jerk.
In theory the chains would cushion impact with the opponent and bolster Knock-Out and Burst Resistance. In practice however, because the chains have hardly any flexibility at all, the gimmick fails to function as the impact is the same as if the chains were made of normal plastic. This, combined with its weak teeth, makes Guardian Kerbeus incredibly prone to Bursts.
Despite the high Burst risk, Guardian Kerbeus excels in Stamina Combinations, capable of defeating other top-tier Stamina and Defense Energy Layers such as Drain Fafnir and Maximum Garuda in direct battles.
Use in Stamina Combinations
Guardian Kerbeus can be put to use in the Stamina Combination (A Mold God Chip) Guardian Kerbeus 2/4/5/7 Glaive/Cross Revolve/Orbit/Atomic. The high Stamina of 2/4/5/7 Glaive/Cross synergizes with Guardian Kerbeus' own and Revolve/Orbit/Atomic further bolsters Stamina through the free spinning parts. This combination is capable of Out-Spinning almost any other Stamina/Defense Combination, however, this combo is highly vulnerable against Attack Combinations.
Despite its weak Burst Resistance, Takara Tomy's Guardian Kerbeus boasts some of the greatest Stamina in the game and acts as a solid counter against other top-tier Layers such as Maximum Garuda. However, due to the release of Hell Salamander and Archer Hercules, Guardian Kerbeus has become outclassed.
As such, Takara Tomy's Guardian Kerbeus is recommended for collection purposes only.
- B-90 3on3 Battle Booster Set - Guardian Kerbeus Heavy Revolve
- B-101 Random Booster Vol. 9 Beat Kukulcan.7U.Hn - 05: Guardian Kerbeus 7 Nothing
- BG-06 Random Layer Collection Vol. 6 - 05: Guardian Kerbeus