Evil Befall UW145EWD or Killer Beafowl UW145EWD (キラービフォールUW145EWD, Kirā Bifōru UW145EWD) is a Balance Type Beyblade that appears in the anime and manga series Beyblade: Metal Masters. It was released by Takara Tomy in Random Booster Vol. 6 Killer Beafowl on December 28, 2010 in Japan, and in western countries as a Starter Pack in November 2011.
Face Bolt - Befall
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The Face Bolt depicts "Pavo", one of the 88 constellations in space. Pavo is Latin and Spanish for "peacock" and is represented as such. The design features the Befall/Beafowl in a white outline while printed on a translucent violet Face Bolt.
Energy Ring - Befall
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Befall is a translucent pink in color and features black arrow designs emulating the feathers of a peacock, opposite of each other; a total of eight. The arrows point right as well. Befall also has square-like sides between the wings. These sides feature very small gaps with circular, peacock details.
Fusion Wheel - Evil
- Main article: Fusion Wheel - Evil
Evil has a textured, bumpy, two-winged design that ends in two rounded edges. However, unlike its predecessor, it is considerably thinner even with a smaller amount of metal dropping below the base of the Fusion Wheel. Being so thin, the edges of each wing do not apply as much force as those of the Evil/Killer Gemios Fusion Wheel. As a result, Evil loses any of the potential Smash Attack the first incarnation had. Being so thin negates any possible defensive qualities, and though it may seem suited for Stamina, it performs horribly compared to the Top-Tier Stamina Fusion Wheels such as Earth, Thermal, Flame, Burn, Scythe, and Phantom.
Attack: 3 - Defense: 3 - Stamina: 1
Spin Track - Upper Wing 145
- Main article: Spin Track - UW145
Upper Wing 145 is a variation of ED145 and WD145 that as its name suggests, is to provide Upper Attack. UW145 is composed of three large wings that are very spiky and edgy in design. It has two Modes, "Attack Mode" and "Defense Mode". It can switched simply by removing the wings and flipping them. In Attack Mode, the wings are angled downwards, in a clockwise manner. In Defense Mode however, the wings are angled upwards, counter-clockwise. Although UW145 was stated to be able to conduct Upper Attack, this does not have any effect due to UW145 being placed under the Wheel where it does not have any known contact with the opposing Bey's Wheel. However, UW145's sharp points in Attack Mode can conduct Smash Attack, but the effect is, once again, negligible.
Overall, UW145 is not an outclassed Spin Track. Despite its name, it cannot conduct any Upper Attack at all, only Smash Attack, but this does not have much of an effect. Its wings can be used for Defense however, it has more stamina because of the up-force power, which performs opposite DF145 and T125. This may also reduce its defense power since UW145 adds almost no weight to the bey, and since the wings do not come in contact with regularly height beys, against regularly height beys the wings are overall quite useless.
Performance Tip - Eternal Wide Defense
- Main article: Performance Tip - Eternal Wide Defense
Eternal Wide Defense is part of a series of existing Bottoms prefixed with Eternal, featuring bearing-based tips. EWD, as its name suggests, is a bearing-implemented version of WD. It features a similar wide shape, but the pointy tip of the Bottom is replaced by a free-spinning sharp piece. This rotates freely, and increases the balance and spin-retention of the Bottom. Unlike ES, the Bottom does not suffer from balance issues because of its wide shape, which allows it many of the same survival capabilities as WD at low spin velocities. Friction on this part seems to be a problem for it. As EWD wears down, it loses a lot of its stamina capabilities and wearing down affects its performance a lot. Since it is only one bearing, there is still a considerable amount of friction between the bearing and the tip, and paired together, the effects are hardly negligible in comparison to WD. WD usually overshadows EWD because of more availability due to a more widespread release, and EWD has more cons than pros when compared. The grinding between the bearing and the tip often can lead to both increased stamina and decreased stamina if too much grinding is produced. This Bottom is also more useful in mid-height customizations, whereas WD is prefered for low combos and SD and D on higher ones. As such, mid-height Beyblades are generally not prefered in battles due to their average performance and their imbalance caused by a slightly off center of gravity. However, EWD has found a very special place in Spin Stealing combinations, providing the few more rotations to a Beyblade needed to outspin an opponent in the last few seconds of a match. It therefore goes beyond WD in that domain, but the friction between its components can still render the BeyBattle a draw instead of surviving the opposing Beyblade. Furthermore, like with every Bottom of the D series, EWD remains rather easy to knock out with any proper Attack combination.
Around the time of its release, EWD was paired with Meteo L-Drago and CH120 for a powerful Spin Stealing customization, however, with the appearance of the 4D System and then Zero-G, Meteo L-Drago's light weight was inefficient to keep winning against new top-tier combos. It has although found use in the innovative Zero-G metagame.
Wearing of EWD
EWD Bottoms in general are vulnerable to wearing that renders them illegal and alters their performance, transforming them into more aggressive tips, however Hasbro has been found to release even more fragile EWDs. These widespread versions wear down and become rounder considerably more quickly than both TAKARA-TOMY's and SonoKong's releases. It is therefore preferable to purchase more of the latter companies' Killer Beafowl UW145EWD or Nightmare Rex UW145EWD to ensure a longer, legal performance.
Use in Stamina customization
EWD's Spin-Stealing abilities convey to the combination Duo Cancer/Cygnus/Aquario SA165/W145EWD the extra spin required to outlast other Beyblades in Zero-G Stadiums.
Killer Beafowl UW145EWD - Original Version
- In the video game, Beyblade: Metal Fusion - Battle Fortress, there is a Bey called Pavo, also based on the Peacock constellation.
- The Japanese name, Beafowl, is a wordplay with the word peafowl.
- The Hasbro Version of this Bey does not have black print on the Energy Ring.