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Kerbeus K4 Heavy Revolve, known as Guardian Kerbeus Heavy Revolve (ガーディアンケルベウス・ヘビー・リボルブ, Gādian Kerubeusu Hebī Riboribu) in Japan, is a Stamina Type Beyblade released as part of the Burst System as well as the God Layer System. It was released in Japan on August 11th, 2017 for 2700円 as part of the 3on3 Battle Booster Set.

Energy Layer - Kerbeus K4

Main article: Energy Layer - Kerbeus K4
Kerbeus K4 is a Defense Type Energy Layer that features three dog heads along the perimeter, two from a downward profile and one from a side profile, akin to the Dragooon Metal Wheel from Zero-G Beyblade, meant to represent the Layer's namesake, the mythological three headed hound Cerberus. As part of the SwitchStrike/God Layer System, Kerbeus K4 features a gimmick; the chains connecting each head are made of a softer plastic, allowing them to push in to create "Bound Defense", akin to Jerk.

In theory the chains would cushion impact with the opponent and bolster KO and Burst resistance. In practice however, because the chains have hardly any flexibility at all, the gimmick fails to function as the impact is the same as if the chains were made of normal plastic. This, combined with the Japanese release's weak teeth, makes Guardian Kerbeus incredibly prone to Bursts.

Despite the high Burst risk, Guardian Kerbeus excels in Stamina Combinations, capable of defeating other Top-Tier Stamina and Defense Energy Layers such as Drain Fafnir and Maximum Garuda in direct battles.

Forge Disc - Heavy

Main article: Forge Disc - Heavy
Heavy is a primarily circular Forge Disc, sporting a ring-like shape with numerous ridges on its interior that is interrupted by four rectangular protrusions designed to look like armored plates. As its name suggests, Heavy was the heaviest Forge Disc in the Burst System for a considerable period of time, until Gravity, which also weighs 21.6 grams, and Quarter, which weighs 21.8 grams were released. Despite this, Heavy is still one of the heaviest Forge Discs in the game, making it a popular choice for many Bladers. As its weight is a welcome asset to nearly any Beyblade, it enjoys a wide variety of uses on Combinations of all types. Heavy's high weight and compact shape gives it a Centralized Weight Distribution, making it particularly useful for Burst Attack as it will maximize the RPM of the Beyblade. This same weight distribution also makes it considerably more difficult to Burst than Gravity, the other disc in its weight class, at the cost of a significant amount of Stamina. Because of this, it is a better option for a KO Defense Combination than Gravity as KO Defense Combinations rely on high friction and weight to remain in the stadium, at the same time increasing their vulnerability to Bursting. However, due to its weight, Heavy is still more prone to Bursting than most lighter competitive Forge Discs such as Spread, Knuckle, and Armed.

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.

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  • Like its predecessor Kerbeus K2 Limited Press, Kerbeus K4's Japanese name, Guardian Kerbeus, is based from "guardian", defender or protector, and Cerberus, the three-headed monstrous dog that guards the gates to the Underworld in Greek mythology.

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