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This article is about the Takara Tomy version. For the Hasbro version, see Energy Layer - Luinor L2.

Lost Longinus (ロストロンギヌス, Rosuto Ronginusu) 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-66 Starter Lost Longinus Nine Spiral on December 28th, 2016.

Description

Takara Tomy's Lost Longinus is a wide and heavy Energy Layer designed for Attack that features two large dragon heads, representing the anime's rendition of this Layer's beast, a dragon, that come from the perimeter in towards the center and four wings, two of which are larger and make up the main contact points and two of which are smaller and make up secondary contact points, creating an aggressive, high recoil design. The contact points of the larger wings are molded in the shape of spear heads which are meant to represent this Layer's namesake, the Roman Soldier Longinus of Christian Mythology who stabbed Christ in the heart with a lance.

Lost Longinus has two main gimmicks: The first are the dragon heads as they are made of metal. The inclusion of the metal made Lost Longinus one of the heaviest Layers in the game at the time of release. The second is the fact that this Layer is made to spin Left, opposite to every other Burst Beyblade before it.

The heavy weight of Lost Longinus generates high inertia and with the aggressive design, makes this Layer excel in Knock-Out and Burst Attack potential in Left-Spin vs. Left-Spin matches. However, the Left-Spinning nature of Lost Longinus means that it and a Right-Spin opponent's Layer will spin together like gears if they are of similar spin speed which heavily reduces recoil and rate of Bursts. However, the high recoil shape can still create strong Knock-Out potential in Opposite-Spin matches. Furthermore, it allows for some degree of Spin-Equalization, however not enough to be the primary focus for Combinations.

Lost Longinus features three teeth of medium-high length that are capable of withstanding the recoil this Layer produces, even against another Left-Spin opponent as the heavy weight further increases Burst Resistance as the Layer's higher inertia can better resist teeth skipping.

Use in Attack Combinations

Lost Longinus can be put to use in the Attack Combination Lost Longinus 0/2/4/5/7 Cross/Glaive/Bump/Vortex/Meteor Xtreme/Hold/Destroy. The heavy weight of 0/2/4/5/7 Cross/Glaive/Bump/Vortex/Meteor further enhances Lost Longinus' high inertia and the Layer's teeth and weight reduces the Burst risk associated with using heavy Discs while the aggressive movement speed of Xtreme/Hold/Destroy compliments the Layer's Knock-Out Attack. When using Hold/Destroy specifically, due to the soft launch needed control it, this Combination is able to give Lost Longinus the low rotational velocity needed to Burst the opponent, while the free-spinning plate of the Hold/Destroy allows the Combination to potentially Out-Spin its opponent through Spin-Equalization and Life-After-Death in the event that a Burst is not achieved.

Overall

Takara Tomy's Lost Longinus' heavy weight, aggressive design and strong Burst Resistance made the Layer an excellent part in Knock-Out Attack Combinations. Its weight prevented the Layer from being immediately outclassed by weight alone with the release of the subsequent SwitchStrike/God Layer System.

However, Lost Longinus was outclassed with the release of its successor Nightmare Longinus, which has greater success in matches against both Opposite-Spin and Same-Spin opponents. Furthermore, Dual Layers are heavily outclassed by later releases in the current metagame.

As such, Takara Tomy's Lost Longinus is recommended for collection purposes only.

Takara Tomy's Lost Longinus finds niche use in the format, due to its heavy weight and aggressive design. As such, it can be utilized in Knock-Out Attack Combinations. However, in most Combinations it is outclassed by Bloody Longinus.

As such, Takara Tomy's Lost Longinus is not a must have but is instead a welcome addition to a blader's collection.

Takara Tomy's Lost Longinus is not legal in the WBO's Burst Classic Format.

As such, Takara Tomy's Lost Longinus is recommended for collection purposes only.

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