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Kerbeus K2 Knuckle Revolve, known as Kaiser Kerbeus Knuckle Revolve (カイザーケルベウス・ナックル・リボルブ, Kaizā Kerubeusu Nakkuru Riboribu) in Japan, is a Stamina Type Beyblade released as part of the Burst System as well as the Dual Layer System. It was released in Japan on July 16th, 2016 for 972円 as one of eight possible Beyblades in Random Booster Vol. 3 Yaeger Yggdrasil.G.Y.
Energy Layer - Kerbeus K2
Main article: Energy Layer - Kerbeus K2
Kerbeus K2, like its predecessor Kerbeus, is a round and thin Energy Layer designed for Defense. As such, its design consists of a six-bladed top-layer made of clear plastic; that each have a large gap in between, and a round bottom-layer made of colored plastic that's molded into the shape of chains; with each "link" of the chain-like layer slightly protruding outwards. In the center of the Layer are three dogs heads with flames near each head, representing the Layer's original namesake; Kerberos, the three-headed guard dog of the Underworld featured in Greek mythology.
At first glance, the design of Kerbeus K2, while round, appears to imply high recoil. However in reality, due to how thin the Layer is, both the clear and colored plastic layers come into contact with the opponent's Layer at the same time and cover each other's gaps in the process, and as such, is capable of reducing recoil and potential subsequent Stamina loss. For the Takara Tomy release of Kaiser Kerbeus, its strong teeth made it excel in Defense Combinations when in certain conditions. However, while this may imply high Defense potential, there are two major weaknesses:
First, when the Kerbeus K2 Combination is knocked off balance, only the six-bladed top-layer will come into contact with the opponent. As such, due to the aforementioned large gaps in between each blade, this increases the risk of the Kerbeus K2 Combination Bursting. As such, it is critical to pair up Kerbeus K2 will a Performance Tip with great stability.
Finally, the weight distribution of the Layer ends up creating poor Stamina, making Kerbeus K2 Combinations liable to being Out Spun.
Forge Disc - Knuckle
Main article: Forge Disc - Knuckle
Knuckle is a circular Forge Disc with six notches around the perimeter and four holes near the center of the Forge Disc. The letter "K" is written on its prongs for easy differentiation from other Forge Discs. Due to the holes in the Disc, Most of the weight of Knuckle is focused around its perimeter giving it high Outward Weight Distribution which results in excellent Stamina properties. However, it lags behind other Forge Discs like Spread and Gravity in terms of Stamina potential.
Although, one advantage Knuckle holds over the aforementioned Forge Discs is increased Burst resistance which only falls behind Down and Armed, both of which suffer from scraping issues and low Stamina respectively. Due to its good Stamina, decent weight and high Burst resistance, Knuckle was once an excellent Forge Disc for all kinds of Combinations. However, Knuckle has one major weakness, the protrusions nullify Life After Death potential which is detrimental in the current Life After Death centered metagame.
Performance Tip - Revolve
Main article: Performance Tip - Revolve
Revolve features a sharp tip of a small diameter surrounded by a free-spinning ring, akin to the Around Sharp Performance Tip from the Metal Fight Saga. The sharp tip of Revolve provides low friction with the stadium floor, resulting in high Stamina and Burst Defense properties. While the small diameter of the sharp tip may imply easy Destabilization, the wide diameter of the free-spinning ring helps maintain stability. The wide diameter of the ring also provides Revolve high procession time which is useful against Opposite-Spin and Mobile Stamina Combinations. Furthermore, when launched at an angle, the free-spinning ring of Revolve makes more contact with the stadium floor resulting in decent KO resistance, however said KO resistance still lags behind that of Orbit and Atomic due to the lower surface area and some Beyblades that are off center are easier to Burst.
In the current metagame, Revolve is best suited for Pure Stamina Combinations due to the release of Atomic. However, Revolve's spring lock is stronger than that of Atomic and Orbit's, allowing it to be a safer choice for Layers with weak teeth such as Deep Chaos.
Due to considerable manufacturing variations, Bladers must be careful when using this Tip. Some variations of Revolve do not spin freely as they should, and the disc becomes very stiff to tilt. Others have the disc pop out after significant usage. For competitive use, the most free-spinning one is ideal. The chances of obtaining one, however, are random.