Odax O2, known as Obelisk Odin (オベリスクオーディン, Oberisuku Ōdin) in Japan, is an Energy Layer released as part of the Burst System as well as the Dual Layer System. It debuted as the prize Layer of Random Layer Collection Vol. 2 in March 2016 and was later released in the B-46 Booster Obelisk Odin Triple Xtreme on June 18th, 2016. It later debuted in western countries with the release of the Wyvron W2 & Odax O2 Dual Pack.
Odax O2, unlike its predecessor Odax, is an Attack Type Energy Layer that’s thick and angular in shape. Its design consists of a colored blade molded into the shape of a sword on either side, matching the weapon the Layer’s spirit wields; a large sword, two blades on either side that are made of both clear and colored plastic that run behind the sword-like blades, and two orb-like designs on either side that are also made of clear plastic and have a small protrusion on them. Surrounding the center of the Layer are two sideways armored heads on either side, with one of their eyes colored red, representing the Layer’s Takara Tomy namesake; Odin, father of Thor in Norse mythology.
Unlike Odax, Odax O2’s more aggressive design greatly resembles the Samurai Upper Attack Ring from the Hard Metal System (HMS), which at its time, was a Top-Tier Attack Ring. While the resemblance may imply high Attack potential, in practice, Odax O2’s overall shape ends up reducing some beneficial recoil. While this may imply that it is ill-suited for Attack Combinations, the aforementioned protrusions on the Layer’s orb-like designs imply high Burst Attack, as the protrusions can catch onto the protrusions of the opponent’s Layer and thus create enough recoil to Burst them. For Smash Attack, the blunt designs of the Layer’s sword-like blades can create enough recoil to potentially KO the opponent. However, while the Layer’s design does make it great for Attack Combinations, it is ill-suited for Defense and Stamina Combinations, as the recoil created by the Layer’s aggressive shape increases the risk of Bursting.
For the Takara Tomy release of Obelisk Odin, it features three teeth of tall length, allowing it to withstand its own recoil. Furthermore, when paired up with rubber-based Drivers such as Xtreme or Jolt, the Layer's tall teeth can compensate for the Performance Tip's resistance to the Layer’s spin.
Use in Attack Combinations
If superior Layers such as Valkyrie, Victory Valkyrie, Xcalibur, or Minoboros are unavailable, Obelisk Odin can be used in the KO Attack Combination Obelisk Odin Heavy Xtreme, which draws out what little Attack power Obelisk Odin has. A KO Combination is preferred, as Obelisk Odin performs miserably when stationary.
Despite its aggressive appearance, Obelisk Odin's mediocre performance made it become outclassed at the time of its release. Furthermore, with the release of Cho-Z Layers such as Winning Valkyrie and Buster Xcalibur, Obelisk Odin is far too light to be competitive.
As such, Obelisk Odin is recommended for collection purposes only.
Differences in the Hasbro Version
Aside from the use of softer plastic and the center of the Layer being filled in to facilitate its QR Code for the Beyblade Burst App, Odax O2 is virtually unchanged from Obelisk Odin, with the same thick and angular shape and aggressive-looking design.
In terms of Burst Resistance, its slopes are average in strength, though not equivalent to that of Obelisk Odin’s strong teeth. This makes Odax O2 a somewhat risky choice for Attack Combinations and as such, it is critical to pair up Odax O2 with a Performance Tip with a strong spring lock, such as Xtreme or Variable. As such, Dual Layers such as Valtryek V2, Spryzen S2, Ifritor I2, and Xcalius X2 are better options. Furthermore, with the release of SwitchStrike Layers such as Xcalius X3 and Luinor L3, Odax O2 is also too light to be competitive.
As such, unless one prefers to use Odax O2, it is also recommended for collection purposes only.
- BG-02 Random Layer Collection Vol. 2 - 05: Obelisk Odin
- B-46 Obelisk Odin Triple Xtreme
- B-61 Random Booster Vol. 4 Quad Quetzalcoatl.J.P - 05: Obelisk Odin Upper Jaggy
- C0599 Wyvron W2 & Odax O2 Dual Pack - Odax O2 Triple Xtreme
- C2281 Odax O2 Triple Xtreme
- C3401 Apex Attack Pack - Odax O2 Triple Xtreme
- E3882 Surtr S2 & Odax O2 Dual Pack - Odax O2 Vertical Claw
- Obelisk Odin's three teeth could reference its stock Forge Disc Triple, as it has three main points of contact.