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This article is about the Takara Tomy version. For the Hasbro version, see Energy Layer - Spryzen Requiem S3.

Spriggan Requiem (スプリガンレクイエム, Supurigan Rekuiemu) is an Energy Layer released by Takara Tomy as part of the Burst System as well as the God Layer System. It debuted in Japan with the release of the B-100 Starter Spriggan Requiem 0 Zeta on December 28th, 2017.

Description

Takara Tomy's Spriggan Requiem is a Balance Type Energy Layer that features an overall circular perimeter with small indents, creating a shape akin to Jail Jormungand, two heads, meant to represent the Layer's namesake; a spriggan, a legendary beast of Cornish Faery Lore, and a large double bladed axe that goes from the center to the perimeter. As part of the God Layer System, Spriggan Requiem features gimmicks;

Like its predecessor Legend Spriggan, Spriggan Requiem is a Dual-Spin Layer with two sets of teeth for Right-Spin Mode and-Left Spin Mode.

Like Drain Fafnir, Spriggan Requiem features rubber parts to allow for Spin-Equalization.

Like its predecessor Legend Spriggan, as well as Sieg Xcalibur, Lost Longinus and Nightmare Longinus, Spryzen Requiem S3 features metal in the Layer to increase its weight, in this case in the form of a non-removable Metal God Chip.

Due to the Dual-Spin Gimmick, recoil between the opponent and Spriggan Requiem can be increased or reduced depending on the Layer's setting and the opponent's spin direction. While the asymmetrical design may imply different performance depending on spin direction, Spriggan Requiem's round design makes little to no discernible difference between Right-Spin Mode and Left-Spin Mode. Because of this, it is recommended to set the Layer to spin opposite to the opponent to maximize Defense and Stamina potential as there is too little recoil for Attack potential.

Due to the high friction rubber parts, Spriggan Requiem is capable of Spin-Equalization with an Opposite-Spin opponent, allowing a Spriggan Requiem Combination to Out-Spin its opponent depending on the Performance Tip, Disc and/or Frame used. While the effect is noticeably less than that of Drain Fafnir due to there being only two points of rubber contact, it is still comparable.

The thickness and thus weight of the Layer creates high inertia and Outward Weight Distribution (OWD) which increases the Stamina, Knock-Out Resistance and Burst Resistance of the Layer, making Spriggan Requiem a top-tier choice for Defense and Stamina Combinations.

However, like Legend Spriggan, in order to facilitate the Dual-Spin gimmick, two of the teeth on each set are made to the thickness of those found on Single Layers, meaning that the first two teeth on each set will wear down fairly quickly. Due to this, it is recommended to have multiple copies of this Layer and to be prepared to replace it.

Use in Defense/Stamina Spin-Equalization Combinations

Spriggan Requiem can be put to use in the Defense/Stamina Spin-Equalization Combination Spriggan Requiem 0/2/4/5/7/10 Cross/Glaive Atomic/Orbit/Destroy. Spriggan Requiem's Stamina and KO resistance is bolstered by the Stamina and weight of the 0/2/4/5/7/10 Disc and the Stamina of the Atomic/Orbit/Destroy Tip while the heavy weight and teeth of the Layer and the free-spinning and plastic nature of the Tip compensates for the increased Burst risk of using heavy Discs. When spinning opposite to the opponent, the rubber of Spriggan Requiem and the low friction of the Atomic/Orbit/Destroy Tip allows for high amounts of Spin-Equalization while the Life-After-Death of Cross/Glaive and Atomic/Destroy allows the Combination to Out-Spin its opponent.

Overall

Due to its round shape, heavy weight, Spin-Equalization potential, strong teeth and Dual-Spin nature, Takara Tomy's Spriggan Requiem has become a top-tier choice for Defense and Stamina Combinations, outclassing Alter Chronos and Drain Fafnir and to the point of being banned in tournament play. While now legal for tournament play, Spriggan Requiem has since been outclassed by the release of Cho-Z Layers such as Archer Hercules and Hell Salamander.

As such, Takara Tomy's Spriggan Requiem is not a must have but is instead a welcome addition to any blader's collection.

Products

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Gallery

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Trivia

  • The chances of pulling the Black recolor of Spriggan Requiem is 1 out of 72.

References

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