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This article is about the Takara Tomy version. For Hasbro's SlingShock Layer, see Energy Layer - Perfect Phoenix P4. For Hasbro's Pro Series Layer, see Energy Layer - Perfect Phoenix (Hasbro).

Perfect Phoenix (パーフェクトフェニックス, Pāfekuto Fenikkusu) is an Energy Layer that's a part of the Burst System as well as the Cho-Z Layer System. While this Layer doesn't have an official release, it is possible to create by combining the Dead Armor from Dead Phoenix and the Revive Core from Revive Phoenix.

Description

Takara Tomy's Perfect Phoenix is a Defense Type Energy Layer that is created by combining the Dead Armor from Dead Phoenix and the Revive Core from Revive Phoenix. The name Perfect Phoenix is derived from the fact that the Energy Layer is a combination of the heaviest Core and Armor components of the Dead Phoenix and Revive Phoenix Energy Layers. Perfect Phoenix is consequently heavier than Dead Phoenix and Revive Phoenix and outclasses both. The alternate combination featuring the lightest components is referred to as Unperfect Phoenix.

Like its predecessors, Perfect Phoenix features a bird in the center and four feathered blades that make up the bird's wings, representing the Energy Layer's namesake; the mythical immortal bird, the Phoenix. As a part of the Cho-Z Layer System, Perfect Phoenix features metal in its design, on both the Dead Armor and the Revive Core. The Dead Armor is attached to the rest of the Energy Layer via a locking mechanism, and the Armor can be knocked off during battle. While the loss of the Dead Armor makes the Energy Layer lighter, the smoother perimeter created reduces recoil. Furthermore, the Dead Armor is left in the stadium, interfering with the opponent and impeding Banking Patterns and reducing Stamina. However, this can also interfere with the Perfect Phoenix Combination.

Perfect Phoenix's design creates fantastic Outward Weight Distribution (OWD), and thus the Energy Layer excels in Stamina Combinations, eclipsing Archer Hercules upon its release as the dominant Energy Layer in the metagame. Its round perimeter has good performance against Same-Spin opponents and excellent performance against Opposite-Spin opponents. Perfect Phoenix can be used to great effect on Performance Tips such as Mobius and Xtend+.

Like other Cho-Z Layers, Perfect Phoenix is unbalanced which increases Burst risk and drains Stamina. However, these issues can be solved with the use of a Level Chip that fits underneath the Energy Layer.

Overall

Upon its release, Takara Tomy's Perfect Phoenix dominated the metagame, becoming one of the most used Energy Layers for over a year, well into the Gatinko Layer System era. However, Takara Tomy's Perfect Phoenix has since been outclassed as it is too light to be competitive in the current metagame.

As such, Takara Tomy's Perfect Phoenix is recommended for collection purposes only.

Takara Tomy's Perfect Phoenix is not legal in the WBO's Burst Limited Format.

As such, Takara Tomy's Perfect Phoenix is recommended for collection purposes only.

Takara Tomy's Perfect Phoenix is not legal in the WBO's Burst Classic Format.

As such, Takara Tomy's Perfect Phoenix is recommended for collection purposes only.

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