Leopard L4, known as Vise Leopard (ヴァイスレオパルド, Vuaisu Reoparudo) in Japan, is an Energy Layer released as part of the Burst System as well as the Cho-Z Layer System. It debuted with the release of the B-118 Random Booster Vol. 11 Vise Leopard.12L.Ds on July 14th, 2018. It later debuted in western countries with the release of the Silver-X Jormuntor J4 & Leopard L4 Dual Pack.
Leopard L4 is a symmetrical Attack Type Energy Layer that features a leopard head on either side, meant to represent the Layer's namesake; the Leopard, each head having a large mouth lined with red "teeth". As part of the Cho-Z Layer System, Vise Leopard features metal in its design, in this case; the leopard heads are made of metal. The inclusion of metal makes Vise Leopard heavier than most SwitchStrike/God Layers. Leopard L4 also features a gimmick; the top half of the Layer is spring-loaded for it to "bite" onto the opponent.
Theoretically, the opponent's Layer would slip into the gap in the perimeter of Leopard L4 and become caught on the red "teeth", which are made of rubberized plastic, stopping the opponent's Layer and creating Burst Attack potential. In practice however, the gap in Leopard L4 is too small for any opposing Layers' protrusions to be caught in, the teeth are too small to grip into the opponent's Layer and the spring used in the Layer itself is too strong to move up during impact. As such, Leopard L4 features poor recoil, making it ill-suited for Attack Combinations. However, for the Takara Tomy release of Vise Leopard, the three strong teeth and fairly round shape of the Layer can create moderate Defense potential.
Vise Leopard, while fairly heavy, features too little recoil and a non-functioning gimmick, making it ill-suited for Attack Combinations. While the Layer exhibits Defense Potential from its strong teeth and shape, it remains heavily outclassed by Archer Hercules and Revive Phoenix.
As such, Vise Leopard is recommended for collection purposes only.
- B-118 Random Booster Vol. 11 Vise Leopard.12L.Ds - 01: Vise Leopard 12Lift Destroy
- B-118 Random Booster Vol. 11 Vise Leopard.12L.Ds - 02: Vise Leopard 4 Yard
- B-140 Random Booster Vol. 15 Cosmo Valkyrie.11.Et Ten - 08: Vise Leopard 1'Proof Operate