King Fafnir 8' Defense 1S (キングファブニル・エイトダッシュ・ディフェンス・1S, Kingu Fabuniru Eito Dasshu Difensu 1S) is an Defense Type Beyblade released by Takara Tomy as part of the Burst System as well as the Superking Layer System. It was released in Japan on July 23rd, 2020 for 1100円 as one of eight possible Beyblades in Random Booster Vol. 21.
Superking Chip - Fafnir
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Ring - King
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King is a left-spin Balance Type Ring that features five prominent blades that are raised at the back and five smaller blades in between that are slightly angled, creating a shape with moderate recoil. In theory the larger blades are meant to perform an Upper Attack and the smaller blades are supposed to parry attacks, but in practice they are not very effective at either.
As part of the Superking Layer System, King is compatible with any Left Spin or Dual Spin Superking Chip and Chassis. King is intended to be used with the 1B Chassis to facilitate its gimmick of changing between a five bladed mode for Attack and a ten bladed mode for Defense, depending on the orientation of the Ring in relation to the Chassis. In practice, these two modes have a negligible effect on the performance of the Combination, although the five bladed mode applies more Weight Distribution to the larger blades of King, which causes a miniscule increase in the Attack potential of the combination.
In addition, King has a thick underside that holds itself and the attached Superking Chip a bit higher than the Chassis, which exposes the teeth of the Chassis more, granting higher Burst Resistance. Despite the intent of the contact points and its high Burst Resistance, King has little use in competitive play, although it can be used in niche Attack and Spin-Equalization Combinations.
Chassis - 1S
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Forge Disc - 8'
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Performance Tip - Defense
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Defense features a Ball tip and sits at a standard track height. A protective disk sits halfway down the Performance Tip, and the Ball tip has four support ridges. The center of the Performance Tip also contains a shield decal to symbolize itself.
When simply spinning by itself, Defense behaves as a normal Ball tip. When struck however, the tabs will force the Beyblade back into an upright position after being knocked off balance and act as brakes to prevent Knock-Outs by striking against the stadium floor at the cost of Stamina. While the ring may imply Defense potential akin to Metal Fight Beyblade's D125 track, it is positioned too low for any Burst System Beyblade to make contact with. However, the smooth perimeter of the ring does grant Life-After-Death potential.