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Phoenix P4, known as Revive Phoenix (リヴァイブフェニックス, Rivaibu Fenikkusu) in Japan, is an Energy Layer released as part of the Burst System as well as the Cho-Z Layer System. It debuted with the release of the B-117 Starter Revive Phoenix 10 Friction on July 7th, 2018. It later debuted in western countries with the release of the Cyclops C4 & Phoenix P4 Dual Pack.

Description

Phoenix P4 is a Defense Type Energy Layer that features a bird in the center and four feathered blades that make up the bird's wings, representing the Layer's namesake; the mythical immortal bird, the Phoenix. As a part of the Cho-Z Layer System, Revive Phoenix features metal in its design; in this case, lining the tips of the wings and surrounding the center. The inclusion of metal makes Revive Phoenix heavier than most SwitchStrike/God Layers. Phoenix P4 also features a gimmick; the Layer can Burst twice.

To Burst twice, the four bladed outer perimeter making up the wings, known as the Revive Armor, is attached to the rest of the Layer by a mechanism different to what connects a Layer to a Performance Tip and will only release once a Revive Phoenix Combination loses a click, or in the case of Phoenix P4, when its slopes begin to move. Since the Revive Armour has a weaker lock than Revive Phoenix's own medium length teeth, it parries impacts with the opponent akin to Tornado Wyvern's free-spinning Layer. While the loss of the Revive Armour makes the Layer much lighter, the smoother perimeter this action creates reduces recoil to compensate.  

Furthermore, the Revive Armour is left in the stadium so as to interfere with the opponent's Tip and impede Banking Patterns and reduce Stamina. However, this can also interfere with the Phoenix P4 Combination.

Like many other Cho-Z Layers, Revive 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 Layer.

Use in Defense Combinations

Revive Phoenix can be used in the Defense Combination Revive Phoenix 0/2/4/5/7/10 Cross/Glaive Atomic/Orbit. The heavy weight, teeth and gimmick of Revive Phoenix gives this combination high KO and Burst resistance. The 0/2/4/5/7/10 Disc bolsters KO resistance and Stamina while Atomic/Orbit can further bolster Stamina and KO resistance. Atomic specifically can provide Life After Death along with the Cross/Glaive Frame.

Overall

Revive Phoenix features heavy weight, a working gimmick and a low recoil design, making it a Top-Tier choice for Defense Combinations. Furthermore, with greater Stamina than Emperor Forneus, Revive Phoenix has become the best Right-Spin Defense Layer in the game.

As such, Revive Phoenix is a must have for competitive bladers.

Products

Takara Tomy

Hasbro

Gallery

Takara Tomy

Hasbro

Trivia

  • This Energy Layer is named after the Phoenix, a legendary bird in Greek mythology that would burst into flames when it neared the end of its life and was reborn from the ashes.
  • Revive Phoenix is the second heaviest layer at the time of writing, the first being Nightmare Longinus.


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