Legend Spryzen S3, known as Legend Spriggan (レジェンドスプリガン, Regendo Supurigan) in Japan, is an Energy Layer released as part of the Burst System as well as the God Layer System. It debuted with the release of B-86 Starter Legend Spriggan 7 Merge on July 1st, 2017. It later debuted in western countries with the release of the SwitchStrike Starter Pack Legend Spryzen S3 7 Merge.
Legend Spryzen S3, like its predecessor Spryzen S2, is a Balance Type Energy Layer that feature four large blades; two of which are made of clear plastic, and the other two are molded into the shape of beast-like heads on them which are meant to represent the Layer's Japanese namesake; the Spriggan, a legendary beast of Cornish Faery Lore. In the center is a large double bladed axe, matching the weapon the anime's rendition of this Layer's beast wields. As part of the SwitchStrike/God Layer System, Legend Spryzen S3 features two gimmicks;
Like Xcalius X3, Luinor L2, Luinor L3, Spryzen Requiem S3, and every other Cho-Z Layer, Legend Spryzen S3 features metal in its design to increase its weight; in this case, in the form of an irremovable God Chip.
Due to the asymmetrical design of the Layer, Legend Spryzen S3's performance changes depending on the spin direction.
In Right-Spin Mode, the primary points of contact are the clear blades which are sloped to create Upper Attack. While the intended Upper Attack has some success, due to the thickness of the blades however, contact is more likely to be made on the tips of the blades, which instead produces Spike Attack and subsequent high Burst Attack. However, due to how the clear blades are shaped and how compact they are, Legend Spryzen S3 can only be used on high friction and high speed rubber Performance Tips such as Xtreme or else the combination will Self-Burst.
In Left-Spin Mode, the primary points of contact are the flat faces of the beast-like heads which are meant to create Smash Attack. However, due to the nature of the Burst System, such a heavy recoil design creates a high Self-Burst risk instead. While Left-Spin Mode can work against other Left-Spin Layers such as Drain Fafnir, Right-Spin Mode has the greater success overall.
Due to the high recoil design of the blades, Legend Spryzen S3 is ill-suited for Stationary Combinations. However, the heavy weight of the Layer, shape of the blades and the strong teeth of the Takara Tomy release of Legend Spriggan once made this Layer a Top-Tier choice for Attack Combinations.
Legend Spriggan has one major weakness however. Like Spriggan Requiem, to facilitate the Dual-Spin gimmick, two of the teeth on each set that are meant to switch spin direction are made to the thickness of those found on Single Layers made before the release of Xcalibur, meaning that the first two teeth on each set will wear down fairly quickly. Due to this, it is recommended to have multiple copies of this Layer and to be prepared to replace it.
Use in Attack Combinations
Legend Spriggan can be put to use in the Attack Combination Legend Spriggan 0/2/4/5/7 Bump/Meteor/Vortex Xtreme/Variable (Worn). The heavy weight of the 0/2/4/5/7 Bump/Meteor/Vortex Disc and Frame bolsters the Attack Potential of the Layer. The high speed and friction of Xtreme/Variable allows the Layer to Burst or Knock-Out opponents without Bursting the combination itself while Legend Spriggan's teeth and heavy weight compensates for the Burst risk of heavy Discs and high friction Tips.
Legend Spriggan's heavy weight and high-recoil blades made it one of the most successful Layers for Attack Combinations in the metagame at the time. However, with the release of Sieg Xcalibur, which outclasses Legend Spriggan in Right-Spin Attack, and Nightmare Longinus, which outclasses Legend Spriggan in Left-Spin Attack, Legend Spriggan has become outclassed. Furthermore, with the release of Cho-Z Layers such as Hell Salamander and Winning Valkyrie, Legend Spriggan has become too light to remain competitive.
As such, Legend Spriggan is recommended for collection purposes only.
Differences in the Hasbro Version
Hasbro's Legend Spryzen S3 is virtually unchanged from Takara Tomy's Legend Spriggan with the Dual-Spin gimmick intact. The only difference is that the Metal God Chip is thinner to facilitate the QR Code for the Beyblade Burst App, which creates a negligibly lighter weight. Like Spryzen Requiem S3, with the use of slopes, Legend Spryzen S3 does not wear down. Since Hasbro's versions of the Cho-Z Layers don't feature metal in their designs, like Legend Spriggan, Legend Spryzen S3 is only outclassed by Xcalius X3 and Luinor L3.
As such, Legend Spryzen S3 is not a must have but is instead a welcome addition to any blader's collection.
Use in Attack Combinations
Legend Spryzen S3 can be put to use in the Attack Combination Legend Spryzen S3 2/4/7 Meteor/Vortex Xtreme/Hunter. The heavy weight of 2/4/7 Meteor/Vortex bolsters the Attack Potential of the Layer. The high speed and friction of Xtreme/Hunter allows the Layer to Burst or KO opponents without Self-Bursting while Legend Spryzen S3's slopes and heavy weight compensates for the Burst risk of heavy Discs and high friction Tips.
- B-86 Legend Spriggan 7 Merge
- B-111 Random Booster Vol. 10 Crash Ragnaruk.11R.Wd - 08: Legend Spriggan 0Under Nothing
- B-132 Random Booster Vol. 14 Driger Fang.0.Xt - 06: Legend Spriggan 5Reach Eternal
- B-00 Legend Spriggan 7 Merge (Flame Axe Ver.)
- B-00 Legend Spriggan (Jashin Ver.)
- It was the first Burst Beyblade to be released with a Metal God Chip.
- Legend Spryzen S3 is the second Hasbro Beyblade released to have a prefix before its name and code, the first being Genesis Valtryek V3.
- Legend Spryzen S3 was the first Dual Rotation Burst Beyblade.