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This article is about the Takara Tomy version. For Hasbro's HyperSphere Base, see Layer Base - Wizard (Hasbro). For Hasbro's Pro Series Base, see Layer Base - Wizard (Pro).

Wizard (ウィザード, Uizādo) 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-139 Starter Wizard Fafnir Ratchet Rise Sen on April 27th, 2019.

Description

A Stamina Type Base that specializes in rotation with almost all of the Layer's outer circumference covered with rubber.
— Official Description

Takara Tomy's Wizard, like its predecessor Geist Fafnir, is a left-spin Stamina Type Layer Base that features a triangular perimeter and three side profile dragon heads with an "F" along each, meant to represent Fafnir, son of the dwarf king Hreidmar. Like its predecessors in the Fafnir line of Layers, Wizard features rubber in the shape of "F"s along its circumference.

While the triangular shape and rough perimeter of Wizard may imply recoil, the left-spin nature of this Layer reduces recoil against a right-spin opponent. When spinning slower than a right-spin opponent, the rubber "F"s of Wizard allows for Spin-Equalization, where the Layers of two opposite spinning Beyblades work akin to gears and equally distribute their spin. Due to the greater exposed surface area of the rubber, the effect is more prominent than in Drain Fafnir, though the greater weight makes the effect far less pronounced against lightweight opponents.

When against a left-spin opponent, Wizard cannot equalize spin and the rubber will instead act as brakes. If the opponent has less Burst Resistance than Wizard, then the friction can potentially Burst the opponent. However, if the opponent has greater Burst Resistance than Wizard, the friction of the rubber can cause a Wizard Combination to Self-Burst or severely lose Stamina.

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