- This article is about the Takara Tomy version. For the Hasbro version, see Layer Base - Wizard (Hasbro).
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.
Takara Tomy's Wizard, like its predecessor Geist Fafnir, is a 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.
Wizard also features gimmicks: The first is that this Layer is meant to spin Left, opposite to most other Beyblades. The second is that the "F"s are made of rubber, akin to both its predecessor and the L-Drago II Clear Wheel from Metal Fight Beyblade. The inclusion of rubber aids in this Layer's ability to equalize spin with a Right-Spin opponent.
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, by acting as a cushion against impact, increasing friction between Layers, acting as a "hook" for the other Beyblade to catch into and propel Wizard faster and reducing recoil to increase the rate of contact. 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.
- B-139 Wizard Fafnir Ratchet Rise Sen
- B-151 Random Booster Vol. 17 - 07: Wizard Bahamut 00Cross Jolt' Gen
- B-00 Wizard Fafnir Ratchet Rise Sen (Light Dragon Ver.)