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Odax, known as Odin (オーディン, Ōdin) in Japan, is an Energy Layer released as part of the Burst System. It debuted with the release of the B-17 Booster Odin Central Blow on October 17th, 2015. It later debuted in western countries with the release of the Spryzen & Odax Dual Pack.

Description

Odax is an elliptical Energy Layer that features three sloped blades on the longer sides and the center features a face on either side with only one eye colored red; meant to represent Odin, father of Thor in Norse mythology.

While elliptical shapes normally generate high recoil, the sloped blades act like those found on Wyvern; deflecting attacks and reducing recoil. Furthermore the elliptical shape concentrates this Layer's weight onto two sides creating a high Outward Weight Distribution and Flywheel Effect, giving Odin comparable stamina to Deathscyther. The Takara Tomy release of Odin features three teeth of medium length allowing it to withstand most of the recoil that isn't deflected by the blades the elliptical shape produces. However, like other pre-Xcalibur Layers, Odin's teeth will wear down quickly with use, meaning that multiple copies must be purchased to replace ones that have worn down.

There are two mold variations of Odin that have been released. The second mold reinforces one side increasing the weight by 0.2 grams and making the Layer slightly off balanced. However this does little to affect performance.

Overall

Odin features high Stamina and Burst resistance when launched weaker than the opponent and was once a Top-Tier Layer in the metagame to the point of being banned in tournament play. However, with the release of the SwitchStrike/God Layer System, Odin is now too light to remain competitive.

As such, Odin is recommended for collection purposes only.

Differences in the Hasbro Version

Hasbro's Odax has weak slopes, making it very Burst prone and the Flywheel Effect is significantly reduced, making it outclassed Stamina wise by other Layers such as Kerbeus and Yegdrion. Furthermore, the ends of elliptical shape features a new point of recoil.

As such, Odax is also recommended for collection purposes only.

Products

Takara Tomy

Hasbro

Gallery

Takara Tomy

Hasbro

Trivia

  • Odax is based on Odin, the king of all Norse gods in Norse Mythology.

References

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