- This article is about the Takara Tomy version. For the Hasbro version, see Layer Base - Bushin (Hasbro).
Bushin (ブシン, Bushin) is a Layer Base released by Takara Tomy as part of the Burst System as well as the Gatinko Layer System. It debuted in Japan with the release of the B-135 Booster Bushin Ashura Hurricane Keep Ten on March 16th, 2019.
Bushin is a Defense Type Layer Base that features six downward-sloping blades similar to Rock. However, the gaps between the blades are much smaller than Rock, reducing recoil and making it a more viable option than Rock for Defense combinations. Like other Defense Bases, Bushin exposes less of a Gatinko Chip's teeth, reducing the Chip's burst resistance. The low-recoil design, however, mitigates the effect.
Due to Bushin exposing less of a Chip's teeth, Bushin combinations are more burst-prone than other combinations using a different Base. The use of Gatinko Chips with strong teeth, however, such as Dragon or Valkyrie solve this issue.
Use in Defense Combinations
Bushin can be used in the Defense Combination Bushin Valkyrie/Dragon 0/00/10/7 Turn/Bump/Meteor/Proof/Cross/Glaive Atomic/Orbit Ten/Zan/Sen. Bushin is a good defense Layer Base and its low Burst Resistance is mitigated by the use of Valkyrie/Dragon. Ten/Zan/Sen feature high Outward Weight Distribution and have great Stamina and Defense properties. 0/00/10/7 also have high Outward Weight Distribution and similarly have good Stamina and Defense potential. Atomic/Orbit feature high Life-After-Death and are good for Defense Combinations.
Bushin has a high Defense out of a lot of Layer Bases, without the crippling recoil Rock has. However, Bushin is still slightly outclassed by previous Layers such as Archer Hercules, Perfect Phoenix, and Hell Salamander.
As such, Bushin is a welcome addition to any blader's collection.
- B-135 Bushin Ashura Hurricane Keep Ten
- B-140 Random Booster Vol. 15 - 03: Bushin Dragon 7 Friction Retsu
- B-147 Random Layer Vol. 2 Poison Hydra Zan - 02: Bushin Hydra Retsu
- B-151 Random Booster Vol. 17 - 06: Bushin Valkyrie 0 Unite' Retsu
- B-158 Random Booster Vol. 19 - 06: Bushin Ashura 13 Anchor Sen
- B-00 Bushin Ashura Hurricane Keep Ten (G4 Limited Color Ver.)
- B-00 Bushin (Gold Turbo Ver.) (CoroTour 2019 Defeat Diabolos Campaign)
- The Gold Turbo Ver. Bushin Layer Base came from the CoroTour 2019 Defeat Diabolos Campaign in Japan. By defeating motorized Diabolos Beys in stadiums where the Mugen/Mugen-L Drivers are used, you could have a chance at winning this special Layer Base recolor.