|This article is considered a Provisional Article.|
As the contents of this article are still being researched, some of the information listed in this article may be incomplete or inaccurate.
Please visit the WBO discussion thread for this article to discuss the draft of this article.
Luinor L2 Nine Spiral, known as Lost Longinus Nine Spiral (ロストロンギヌス・ナイン・スパイラル, Rosuto Ronginusu Nain Supairaru) in Japan, is an Attack Type Beyblade released as part of the Burst System as well as the Dual Layer System. It was released as a Starter in Japan on December 28th, 2016 for 1620円 and was later released in western countries as a Starter Pack.
Energy Layer - Luinor L2
Main article: Energy Layer - Luinor L2
Luinor L2 is a wide and heavy Energy Layer designed for Left-Spin Attack that features two large dragon heads, representing the anime's rendition of this Layer's beast; a dragon, that come from the perimeter in towards the center and four wings, two of which are larger and make up the main contact points and two of which are smaller and make up secondary contact points, creating an aggressive, high recoil design. The contact points of the larger wings are molded in the shape of spear heads which are meant to represent this Layer's Japanese namesake, the Roman Soldier Longinus of Christian Mythology who stabbed Christ in the heart with a lance.
Luinor L2 has two main gimmicks: The first are the dragon heads as they are made of metal. The inclusion of the metal makes Luinor L2 one of the heaviest Layers in the game, until the release of SwitchStrike Layers such as Luinor L3. The second is the fact that this Layer is made to spin left (counter-clockwise), opposite to every other Dual Layer Beyblade before it.
The heavy weight of Luinor L2 generates high inertia and with the aggressive design, makes this Layer excel in KO and Burst Attack potential in Left-Spin vs. Left-Spin matches. However, the left-spinning nature of Luinor L2 means that it and a Right-Spin opponent's Layer will spin together like gears if they are of similar spin speed, which heavily reduces recoil and the rate of Bursts. However, the high recoil shape can still create strong KO potential in Opposite-Spin matches. Furthermore, the opposite spin allows for some degree of Spin Equalization, however, it is not to the degree of Layers such as Fafnir F3, Geist Fafnir, and Spryzen Requiem S3.
The Takara Tomy release of Lost Longinus features three teeth of medium-high length that are capable of withstanding the recoil this Layer produces, even against other Left-Spin opponents, as the heavy weight further increases its Burst Resistance as the Layer's higher inertia can better resist teeth skipping.
Forge Disc - Nine
Main article: Forge Disc - Nine
Nine is a Forge Disc that features nine downward sloping blades that are meant to create Down Force in Left-Spin and Upper Force in Right-Spin, akin to the blades of Boost, albeit reversed. However, the small size of the blades makes any generated Down/Upper Force negligible. Furthermore, the downward sloping nature of the blades increases the risk of floor scrapes and the Forge Disc has an only average weight, so its KO Resistance and Attack potential lag behind those of Forge Discs such as Heavy, Gravity, 2, 4, 5 and 7.
Performance Tip - Spiral
Main article: Performance Tip - Spiral
Spiral is a flat tip with spikes protruding outwards and pointing to the left, akin to Metal Fight Beyblade's Left Flat Performance Tip. Like Left Flat, Spiral creates high speed, greater than Assault, with its large surface area. However, due to the wide tip and the fact that the tip is made out of plastic, Spiral is incapable of maintaining a banking pattern and the rough perimeter creates poor Stamina issues as well. The tip therefore, essentially spins around its opponent, wasting what little Stamina it has.
- Luinor L2 Nine Spiral's Japanese name, Lost Longinus Nine Spiral, is based after Longinus, the name given in Christian mythology to the unnamed Roman soldier who pierced Jesus in his side with a lance and who in medieval and some modern Christian traditions is described as a convert to Christianity.
- Luinor L2 Nine Spiral is the first left spinning Beyblade of the Burst franchise.
- Luinor L2 Nine Spiral is the first Beyblade from the Burst franchise to have metal on the top layer.
- Luinor L2 Nine Spiral is one of the best selling Beyblades from the Burst franchise.
- Luinor L2 Nine Spiral is the final boss of the Dual Layer Series of Burst, and the winner of the Beyblade Championship in the anime.
- Luinor L2 Nine Spiral is the Beyblade that broke Shu's Spryzen S2 Knuckle Unite in the anime.