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Kerbeus K4 Heavy Survive-S is a Stamina Type Beyblade released as part of the Burst System as well as the SlingShock System. It was released in western countries as a part of the Blizzard-X Gaianon G4 & Kerbeus K4 Dual Pack.

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 God Layer System, Guardian Kerbeus 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 by absorbing the shock of the impact. 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 Takara Tomy release's weak teeth, make Guardian Kerbeus incredibly prone to losses by Burst.

Despite the high Burst risk, Guardian Kerbeus excels in Stamina Combinations, capable of defeating other Top-Tier Stamina and Defense 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 - Survive-S

Main article: Performance Tip - Survive-S

Standard SlingShock

Survive-S is a Performance Tip released as a part of the Burst System as well as the SlingShock System. It debuted in western countries with the release of the Blizzard-X Gaianon G4 & Kerbeus K4 Dual Pack.

Description

<onlyinclude>Survive-S is a Performance Tip based off of Survive that's been formatted for the SlingShock System. As such, unlike Survive, Survive-S is made at a significantly taller height than most Performance Tips. As a part of the SlingShock System, Survive-S can be manually altered to switch between "Battle Ring Mode" and "SlingShock Mode"; in this case, by sliding its tabs to the other side and vice-versa.

In "Battle Ring Mode", Survive-S performs on its low-angled cone tip. Like Survive, the cone tip of Survive-S can rebound from attacks to avoid potential KOs and well as resist roaming to a degree. Furthermore, even at a taller height its standard counterpart, which does imply the risk of destabilization, Survive-S has enough stability to take hits without losing all of its balance and roaming too early like most other sharp-based Performance Tips.

In "SlingShock Mode", the low-angled cone tip is hidden underneath the Performance Tip's cylinder base, revealing a wide hole-flat tip. This gives the Survive-S Combination a huge boost of speed, as well as an increase in Stamina thanks to the hole-flat tip. While "SlingShock Mode" may imply high Attack potential, in terms of maintaining a Banking Pattern, the wide diameter of the hole-flat tip makes maintaining a Banking Pattern impossible. However, while this may imply that "Battle Ring Mode" has the greater success, Survive-S is capable of Tornado Stalling against most opposing Combinations, giving Survive-S greater versatility over Survive. Furthermore, when paired up with Layers that excel in KO Attack, such as Khalzar K3, Survive-S can be used in KO Attack Combinations as well. However, in that case, it is only effective against opponents that stray too close to the Tornado Ridge.<onlyinclude>

Use in Stamina/Defense/Tornado Staller Combinations

Survive-S can be put to use in the Stamina/Defense/Tornado Staller Combination Kerbeus K4 4/0/7 Glaive/Cross Survive-S. The heavy weight, high Stamina and KO Defense of Kerbeus K4 and 4/0/7 is further bolstered by the low-angled cone tip of Survive-S. Furthermore, Survive-S' overall shape allows it to rebound attacks to avoid potential KOs and resist roaming to a degree. When using 7 and Cross specifically, their combined Stamina, KO Defense, and added Life After Death potential creates high late-game Stamina.

With Survive-S in "SlingShock Mode", it is capable of Tornado Stalling against the opponent if they are unable to either KO the Combination or if they end up in the center too early. This is more effective against Attack Combinations that are unable to reach the Tornado Ridge or make contact with the Combination's Layer.

Use in KO Attack Combinations

Survive-S can be put to use in the KO Attack Combination Luinor L3/Khalzar K3 1/2/0/7 Bump/Meteor Survive-S (SlingShock Mode). The heavy weight of 1/2/0/7 and Bump/Meteor bolsters Khalzar K3's KO Attack and combined with the wide hole-flat tip of Survive-S' "SlingShock Mode", makes this combo easily capable of KOing most opposing Combinations that stray too close to the Tornado Ridge. If a KO is not achieved, the Tornado Stalling capabilities of "SlingShock Mode" can instead potentially Out Spin the opponent. When using Luinor L3 specifically, it is incompatible with a Forge Disc, but can still use Disc Frames. Furthermore, its heavy weight and high Attack potential makes it a useful Layer, even without being compatible with a Forge Disc.

Overall

Survive-S is a versatile Performance Tip that has great use in different types of Combinations. While Performance Tips such as Atomic and Bearing are better options due to Survive-S's lack of free-spinning components, it has greater versatility over the aforementioned Performance Tips. However, Wedge-S is similar to Survive-S and only differs by having a metal construction, which makes it heavier than Survive-S. This gives the Wedge-S the potential to outclass Survive-S in terms of Stamina, Defense, KO Defense, and Tornado Stalling. If Wedge-S is unavailable, Survive-S is the best alternative.

As such, Survive-S is a welcome addition to a blader's collection in the Standard and Hasbro-Only Format.

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Trivia

In the Beyblade Burst app, Kerbeus K4 Heavy Survive-S was called Hazard Kerbeus, a totally seperate Beyblade Burst top.

The app also made an additional mistake: Kerbeus K4 Heavy Survive-S was Incorrectly labeled as a Defense Type.

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