Omega (オメガ, Omega) is a Fusion Wheel released by Takara Tomy as part of the 4D System. It debuted in Japan with the release of the Strongest Dragonis 4D Guide on January 20th, 2012. It debuted in western countries with the release of the BB-M28-FX Spark FX Starter Pack Omega Dragonis 85XF.
Omega is a right-spin 4D Metal Wheel comprised of two parts: a Core and a Frame. It can switch between two modes, Assault and Barrage, by rotating the Frame on the Core.
- Weight: 25.3 grams
The Core is composed of six protrusions. Three of them, resembling three overlapping scales, are curved inward, and have a shallow slope. The other three, representing simplistic dragon talons, are blunt and cylindrical, but are overshadowed by the scale protrusions. The underside of the Core slightly overhangs the Track. It is also hollowed, hence its light weight.
- Weight: 12.5 grams
The Frame consists of a simple metal ring with three wings. Two tabs of different widths, matching the sockets on the Core, are placed asymmetrically inside the Ring. This prevents the Frame from being used upside-down, as well as restricting the number of modes the Metal Wheel has.
Omega's modes, Assault and Barrage, are distinguished as followed:
- Assault Mode:
In Assault Mode, the Frame is positioned as to cover the gap between the talon and the scale protrusions.
- Barrage Mode:
In Barrage Mode, the Frame completely covers the scale protrusions.
Omega is definitely shaped for Attack, but it is not designed as aggressively as other 4D Attack wheels like VariAres or Blitz. This offers advantages and disadvantages, but in Omega’s case, in the current Metagame, it is mostly a disadvantage
In many ways, Omega is similar to Lightning; both have six relatively smooth wings, and the the main advantage for both is their low Recoil when compared to top-tier Attack wheels both old and new. The lower Recoil gives the potential for a larger window to KO opponents. However, in Omega's case, it doesn’t have the Stamina which Lightning inherently had through it's ability to spin steal to complement that attribute. It also does not possess the same raw Attack potential, or the weight, that the current top-tier wheels have. But the real problem is the opponents themselves: just as the current Attack wheels are extremely aggressively shaped, the current Defense wheels are heavy and extremely circular, making Omega's modest protrusions less effective, and its light weight more detrimental.
The result is that standing between two extremes, Omega requires perfection, in both technique and power/strength, to be remotely effective. In a competitive environment, Flash, VariAres and Blitz are a much more reliable choice.