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Leone I (レオーネI, Reōne I) is an Energy Ring released by Takara Tomy as part of the Hybrid Wheel System. It debuted in Japan with the release of the BB-30 Starter Rock Leone 145WB on March 28, 2009, and in western countries with the release of the BB-30 Starter Pack Rock Leone 145WB.

Description

Leone I is a round Energy Ring that consists of a six-segmented design with two repeating patterns: three segments have a smooth armor-like pattern, with the other three have a rougher design with gaps between small ridges. Leone I features camouflage stickers for its detailing. Its round shape gives it use in Defense and Stamina Combinations, which Leone I initially found success in.

The light weight of Fusion Wheels compared to Synchrome Combinations and their larger diameter (which makes Leone I's raised design disadvantageous and removes the benefits of its side angles) has lead to Leone I being outclassed by lower profile alternatives such as Cygnus and Gasher. Despite this, Leone I remains a usable if somewhat outclassed option for Combinations utilizing the Duo Fusion Wheel.

Leone I has returned to prominence in the WBO's MFB Limited Format on low Track Defense Combinations thanks to its smooth shape and rounded sides. When paired with certain Fusion Wheels such as Bakushin, it creates an uninterrupted graduation and smooth sides that are difficult for an opponent to grip onto. Leone I enhances the Defensive capabilities of low Spin Track Defense Combinations more than heavier Energy Rings such as Aquario, and this outweighs the advantage of any Destabilization offered by Bull or Gasher.

Use in Low Track Defense Combinations

Leone I can be used in the low Track Defense Combination MF-H Bakushin Leone 90RF/RSF.

Overall

Leone I has been outclassed following the introduction of Synchrome Combinations. However, Leone I is a welcome addition if the Blader plans to compete in the WBO's MFB Limited Format, where it finds uses on low Spin Track Defense Combinations.

As such, Leone I is not a must have but is instead a welcome addition to a blader's collection.

Products

Takara Tomy

Hasbro

Gallery

Takara Tomy

Hasbro

Trivia

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