Jormuntor J2, known as Jail Jormungand (ジェイルヨルムンガンド, Jeiru Yorumungando) in Japan, is an Energy Layer released as part of the Burst System as well as the Dual Layer System. It debuted as the Prize Layer of the BG-03 Random Layer Collection Vol. 3 in July 2016 and was later released in the B-69 Booster Jail Jormungand Infinity Cycle on January 21st, 2017. It later debuted in western countries with the release of the Jormuntor J2 & Fengriff F2 Dual Pack.
Jormuntor J2 is a Stamina Type Energy Layer that has a mostly circular shape composed of two slopes with slight ridges and two small gaps or protrusions at the end of the slopes. The center of the Layer depicts two serpents spitting fire, meant to represent the Layer's Japanese namesake; Jörmungandr, the Midgard Serpent of Norse Mythology.
While Jormuntor J2 has a well-balanced and defensive-looking shape that makes it appear to be good for Stamina and Defense Combinations, for the Takara Tomy release of Jail Jormungand, it only has one good tooth, with the rest of its teeth being sub-par at best. This in turn, makes Jail Jormungand an ultimately useless Layer for competitive play.
While Jail Jormungand has an optimal shape for Defense Combinations, its poor teeth make it a very risky option for competitive play. Furthermore, with the release of the Cho-Z Layer System, especially with the release of Layers such as Archer Hercules and Revive Phoenix, Jail Jormungand is far too light to be competitive.
As such, Jail Jormungand is recommended for collection purposes only.
Differences in the Hasbro Version
Hasbro's Jormuntor J2 is virtually unchanged from Takara Tomy's Jail Jormungand, albeit the slopes on Jormuntor J2 are above-average, much stronger than the sub-par teeth of Jail Jormungand, making it a safer choice for Defense Combinations. However, with the release of SwitchStrike Layers such as Kerbeus K4 and Spryzen Requiem S3, Jormuntor J2 is not only outclassed Defense wise, but is also too light to be competitive.
As such, Jormuntor J2 is also recommended for collection purposes only.
- BG-03 Random Layer Collection Vol. 3 - 05: Jail Jormungand
- B-69 Jail Jormungand Infinity Cycle
- B-87 Random Booster Vol. 7 Maximum Garuda.8F.Fl - 08: Jail Jormungand 6Glaive Nothing
- B-00 Jail Jormungand Infinity Cycle (Flame Snake Ver.) (CoroCoro Exclusive)
- Jormuntor J2’s has ties to Fengriff, Odax, and Roktavor, all of which are Energy Layers in the Burst System that are based upon their namesakes in Norse Mythology.