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This article is about the Takara Tomy version. For the Hasbro version, see Energy Layer - Kerbeus K2.

Kaiser Kerbeus (カイザーケルベウス, Kaizā Kerubeusu) is an Energy Layer released by Takara Tomy as part of the Burst System as well as the Dual Layer System. It debuted in Japan with the release of the B-37 Booster Kaiser Kerbeus Limited Press on April 2nd, 2016.

Description

Takara Tomy's Kaiser Kerbeus, like its predecessor Kerbeus, is a round and thin Energy Layer designed for Defense. As such, its design consists of a six-bladed top-layer made of clear plastic; that each have a large gap in between, and a round bottom-layer made of colored plastic that's molded into the shape of chains; with each "link" of the chain-like layer slightly protruding outwards. In the center of the Layer are three dogs heads with flames near each head, representing the Layer's namesake; Kerberos, the three-headed guard dog of the Underworld featured in Greek mythology.

At first glance, the design of Kaiser Kerbeus, while round, appears to imply high recoil. However in reality, due to how thin the Layer is, both the clear and colored plastic layers come into contact with the opponent's Layer at the same time and cover each other's gaps in the process, and as such, is capable of reducing recoil and potential subsequent Stamina loss. Its strong teeth made it excel in Defense Combinations when in certain conditions. However, while this may imply high Defense potential, there are two major weaknesses:

First, when the Kaiser Kerbeus Combination is knocked off balance, only the six-bladed top-layer will come into contact with the opponent. As such, due to the aforementioned large gaps in between each blade, this increases the risk of the Kaiser Kerbeus Combination Bursting. As such, it is critical to pair up Kaiser Kerbeus will a Performance Tip with great Stability.

Finally, the weight distribution of the Layer ends up creating poor Stamina, making Kaiser Kerbeus Combinations liable to being Out-Spun.

Overall

Takara Tomy's Kaiser Kerbeus was a great and commonly available Energy Layer for Defense, however with the release of the SwitchStrike/God Layer System, Kaiser Kerbeus is now too light to be competitive.

As such, Takara Tomy's Kaiser Kerbeus is recommended for collection purposes only.

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