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Luinor L3 Destroy, known as Nightmare Longinus Destroy (ナイトメアロンギヌス・デストロイ, Naitomea Ronginusu Desutoroi) in Japan, is an Attack Type Beyblade released as part of the Burst System as well as the God Layer System. It was released as a Starter in Japan on November 11th, 2017 for 1512円 and was later released in western countries as a SwitchStrike Starter Pack.

Energy Layer - Luinor L3

Main article: Energy Layer - Luinor L3
Luinor L3, like its predecessor Luinor L2, is a Left-Spin Attack Type Energy Layer that's mostly round and somewhat elliptical in shape. Its design consists of a large jagged base, two large jagged wings, and four dragon heads; two if which are circling the center, and the other two are along the perimeter and are a part of the Layer's main points of contact. The snouts of the dragons are molded into the shape of a spearhead, representing the Layer's Takara Tomy namesake; Longinus, the Roman Soldier of Christian mythology who stabbed Christ with a lance. These dragon heads also depict the anime's rendition of this Layer's beast; a dragon.

As a part of the SwitchStrike/God Layer System, Luinor L3 features two gimmicks; the first is that the dragon heads are made of metal, akin to Xcalius X3, Legend Spryzen S3, Spryzen Requiem S3, and every other Cho-Z Layer. As such, the dragon heads are coated with translucent plastic, which is meant to reduce the chance of Luinor L3 breaking the opponent's Layer. The second gimmick, unlike every other Layer before or after Luinor L3, is that the Layer has a built-in Forge Disc.

The heavy weight of the metal dragon heads generates high inertia, which greatly increases the Layer's KO and Burst Attack potential, along with increased Burst Resistance. To prevent breaking the opponent's Layer, contact with the dragon heads is reduced by the wide plastic base and the aforementioned use of translucent plastic. Due to the Left-Spin nature of Luinor L3, 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, which also increases the rate of contact. However, the high recoil shape still creates strong KO potential in Opposite-Spin matches. Furthermore, the Left-Spin nature of Luinor L3 also allows for some degree of Spin Equalization, however not to the degree of Layers such as Fafnir F3, Spryzen Requiem S3, and Geist Fafnir. However, for the Takara Tomy release of Nightmare Longinus, it only features two teeth of average length. While this may imply poor Burst Resistance, the heavy weight of the Layer compensates for this.

Luinor L3's second gimmick is the fact that the Layer has a built-in Forge Disc comprised of a plastic base and as such, the dragon heads that are along the perimeter are designed in such as way that allows them to move independently from the rest of the Layer. This makes Luinor L3 heavier than most Layer and Forge Disc Combinations. Because of the built-in Forge Disc, Luinor L3 is incompatible with Forge Discs as a whole, however the plastic base features notches that allows Disc Frames to be attached. The dragon heads along the perimeter also function as the prongs of normal Forge Discs so they move behind the wings as the Luinor L3 Combination grows closer to Bursting, creating an effect akin to the Xcalius/Xcalibur line of Layers with their stock Discs; the closer they are to Bursting, the more weight is added to the points of contact, thus creating stronger attacks.

Performance Tip - Destroy

Main article: Performance Tip - Destroy
Destroy features an eight-pointed star tip, akin to Jaggy, under a free-spinning plate that sits at a standard height.

Due to the tip's shape and diameter, Destroy will create an aggressive movement pattern equivalent to Jaggy with the same moderately controllable movement pattern and speed.

What sets Destroy apart from Jaggy is the free-spinning plate that is meant to stabilize a Beyblade if it is knocked off balance by creating a second point of contact with only minimal Stamina loss due to its free spinning nature. Unlike other Tips with similar gimmicks such as Cycle and Guard, the low placement of Destroy's plate ensures that lock up does not occur, meaning that Destroy's gimmick works as intended.

While Destroy has poor Stamina from the star shaped tip, the smooth perimeter and free-spinning nature of the plate also grants Destroy high Life After Death which can allow Combinations to potentially Out Spin their opponent if a Burst or KO has not been achieved.

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Trivia

  • Like its predecessor, Luinor L2 Nine Spiral, Luinor L3 Destroy's japanese name, Nightmare Longinus Destroy, 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.
  • Nightmare Longinus is the first layer featuring a built-in disc.
  • The password to access Nightmare Longinus Destroy "Crimson Dragon version" in Beyblade Burst God 3DS game is "Nikiekosunate", which it must written in hiragana letters.
  • Nightmare Longinus is the second beyblade to have "nightmare" in its name, the first bey being Nightmare Rex SW145SD.

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