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

Odin (オーディン, Ōdin) is an Energy Layer released by Takara Tomy as part of the Burst System. It debuted in Japan with the release of the B-17 Booster Odin Central Blow on October 17th, 2015.

Description

Takara Tomy's Odin 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 (OWD) and Flywheel Effect, giving Odin comparable stamina to Deathscyther. 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

Takara Tomy's 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, Takara Tomy's Odin is recommended for collection purposes only.

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