- This article is about the Takara Tomy version. For the Hasbro version, see Energy Layer - Minoboros (Hasbro).
Minoboros (ミノボロス, Minoborosu) is an Energy Layer released by Takara Tomy as part of the Burst System. It debuted in Japan with the release of the B-21 Beyblade Custom Set Attack & Balance on November 14th, 2015.
Takara Tomy's Minoboros is a six sided Energy Layer designed for Attack. The center of the Energy layer features the head of a bull to match the namesake of the Layer; the Minotaur, a monster from Greek mythology. The face of the Minotaur and the four notches around the perimeter make up the primary points of contact. Most of the weight of Minoboros is spread in a anchor-like shape throughout the Layer and while this may imply that Minoboros is imbalanced, the effect is so minuscule it does not affect the performance.
Due to its aggressive shape, Minoboros works well in Attack Combinations and has relatively high Stamina for an Attack-oriented Layer. Furthermore, Minoboros features three tall teeth allowing the Layer to withstand its own recoil. Despite being overshadowed by Valkyrie in Burst Attack and Xcalibur in Knock-Out Attack, Minoboros is considered a decent choice for Attack Combinations that focus on Out-Spinning the opponent if a Burst or Knock-Out is not achieved due to its relatively high Stamina compared to other Attack-oriented Energy Layers.
Takara Tomy's Minoboros was a decent choice for Attack Combinations at the time of release and was a consistent counter against the highly prevalent Dark Deathscyther. However, with the release of the SwitchStrike/God Layer System, Minoboros has become too light to be competitive.
As such, Takara Tomy's Minoboros is recommended for collection purposes only.
- B-21 Beyblade Custom Set Attack & Balance - Minoboros Oval Quake
- BG-02 Random Layer Collection Vol. 2 - 03: Minoboros