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Down (ダウン, Daun) is a Forge Disc released as part of the Burst System. It debuted with the release of the B-56 Booster Unlock Unicorn Down Needle on August 6th, 2016. It later debuted in western countries with the release of the Doomscizor D2 & Unicrest U2 Dual Pack.

Description

Down features a dropping shape akin to Armed and Vertical with thin bands that connect the interior of the Disc with the weighted nubs along the bottom portion. Like all other Forge Discs, it features two tabs with stylized 'D's that protrude from the top to fit into the slots of an Energy Layer.

Down's design is meant to lower the center of gravity on a Beyblade, doing so increases a Beyblade's stability and reduces the risk of floor scrapes. In addition, the wide shape of Down focuses much of its weight around the perimeter, giving this Disc excellent Stamina properties and giving Attack Combinations greater aggressive movements with its Flywheel Effect.

However, Down has two features that give both advantages and disadvantages: The first is weight, Down's average weight means that its KO Defense is sub-par compared to more popular choices such as Heavy or Gravity, but at the same time gives more Burst Defense than the aforementioned Discs. The second is height and shape, while excellent for stability and Stamina, the weighted nubs create a rough perimeter and the low positioning makes it easy for said nubs to contact the stadium floor late in battle when spin velocity is low, rendering any Life After Death null. However, the low center of gravity helps resist listing and Destabilization to prevent such contact.

Overall

While Spread's shape may give Life After Death, Down offers greater stability and comparable Stamina mid battle. While Heavy or Gravity offer greater KO resistance throughout a whole battle without the penalty of Stamina, Down offers greater Burst resistance and comparable aggressive movements in Attack Combinations. However, with the release of the SwitchStrike/God Layer Core Discs and Disc Frames, Down is no longer viable in the current metagame.

As such, Down is recommended for collection purposes only.

Products

Takara Tomy

Hasbro

Gallery

Takara Tomy

Hasbro

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