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Wonder Valtryek V4, known as Winning Valkyrie (ウイニングヴァルキリー, Uiningu Varukirī) 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-104 Starter Winning Valkyrie 12 Volcanic on March 17th, 2018. It later debuted in western countries with the release of the Rail Rush Battle Set as well as the SlingShock Starter Pack Wonder Valtryek V4 12 Volcanic-S.

Description

Wonder Valtryek V4 is an Attack Type Energy Layer, the center features a feathered, armored face facing forward, akin to its predecessor God Valkyrie, meant to represent the Layer's namesake; Odin's handmaidens of Norse mythology, albeit changed to match the anime's rendition; an armored knight. Like its predecessors, Wonder Valtryek V4 features three large wings as the primary points of contact, granting the Layer high KO and Burst Attack potential. As part of the Cho-Z Layer System, Winning Valkyrie features metal in its design; in this case, concentrated on the wings.

The inclusion of metal makes Winning Valkyrie heavier than most SwitchStrike/God Layers and improves Attack Potential by increasing the weight of the Layer, granting higher inertia that increases both KO and Burst Attack as well as increasing the Layer's Burst resistance as the high inertia resists teeth skipping, a property that compliments the tall teeth of the Takara Tomy release of Winning Valkyrie. Due to these factors and the shape of the blades, Wonder Valtryek V4 performs well in Attack Combinations. However, the wings of Wonder Valtryek V4 are made at an obtuse angle, more so than its predecessors which hinders recoil, though the weight of the Layer can compensate.

Like many other Cho-Z Layers, Winning Valkyrie is unbalanced which increases Burst risk, is liable to break Banking Patterns and drains Stamina. However, these issues can be solved with the use of a Level Chip that fits underneath the Layer.

Use in Attack Combinations

Winning Valkyrie can be put to use in the Attack Combination Winning Valkyrie 0/2/4/5/7 Bump/Meteor Xtreme/Jolt. The heavy weight of 0/2/4/5/7 Bump/Meteor and the high speed of Xtreme/Jolt bolsters Winning Valkyrie's Burst potential while the Layer's strong teeth and weight can compensate for the increased Burst risk. Furthermore, Xtreme/Jolt's high friction resists banking pattern loss from Winning Valkyrie's unbalanced nature.

Overall

Despite the obtuse angle of the wings, Winning Valkyrie's heavy weight and strong teeth make the Layer one of the best choices for Right-Spin Attack at the time of writing.

As such, Winning Valkyrie is a must have for competitive bladers.

Differences in the Hasbro Version

Hasbro's Wonder Valtryek V4, unlike Takara Tomy's Winning Valkyrie, does not feature any metal, making it lighter than most SwitchStrike Layers, and features weakened slopes as well. As a result of this, Wonder Valtryek V4 lags behind most SwitchStrike Layers such as Legend Spryzen S3 and Xcalius X3.

As such, Wonder Valtryek V4 is recommended for collection purposes only.

Products

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