Mercury Anubius 85XF (マーキュリーアヌビウス 85XF, Mākyurī Anubiusu 85XF) is an Attack Type Beyblade that appears in Beyblade: Metal Fury. It could be obtained by winning the Bey Ta 1 machine or through a tournament from the WBBA in Japan. It is owned by Yuki Mizusawa. As of the episode Awaken Anubius!, Yuki owns the Legend Ver. variant with a darker Energy Ring and a black and blue Fusion Wheel as shown to the right.
Face Bolt - Anubius
The Face Bolt depicts "Anubis". In Ancient Egyptian civilization, Anubis was the God of many things such as the jackal-headed God of Mummification, Embalming, Afterlife, and Death. The design features the head of Anubis, looking to the left with his jackal-headed face. It is coloured in purple, but highlighted in yellow whilst printed on a translucent blue face bolt.
Energy Ring - Anubius
- Weight: 2.86 grams
Anubius is a translucent blue that is primarily two-sided. It features rounded sides but with a triangular-like spike between them. The rounded sides also appear to have a very small gap as well. It is very similar to the Pegasus Energy Ring. It is great when paried with the Vulcan wheel.
Fusion Wheel - Mercury
- Weight: 28.94 grams
Mercury has a resemblance to Vulcan, with it's two rounded sides and a medium-sized spike with a gap between each rounded side. With this, one may think that Mercury would hold powerful Smash Attack but contrary to this, Mercury has absolutely no Attack-Type potential whatsoever. Due to its light weight, it also is even lighter than Poison, another terrible Attack-Wheel by one gram. Luckily, it's heavier than the Torch Wheel. This does not give Mercury enough weight to pack any powerful hits, or hold it's ground against others, therefore, making it useless in Attack, Defense, and Stamina; Variares, Blitz, and Beat are much better for Attack.
Mercury is coloured a metallic blue with eight silver highlights on it's two sides, while it's inner part is a light blue. But overall, despite the the uselessness of Mercury to the current metagame, it is indeed quite a collectible part; for it is made up for its monetary value, and rarity. Mercury is not used much competitively due to the lightness of the wheel and the fact that it only comes painted so collectors do not want to scratch the design.
Spin Track - 85
Main article: Spin Track - 85
85 is the lowest Spin Track available and thus, the best Spin Track for low attackers due to its Attack and Stamina capabilities. However, its low height causes it to scrape the stadium floor when it begins to lose spin. Due to this, some prefer to use 90 over 85. However, if placed with tall Performance Tips, like HF/ S or RF, it can avoid floor scrapes as much as possible. Although 85 can be countered with Spin Tracks like TH170 and 230, it still remains an excellent Spin Track for Attack Type customizations. However, low-attacker Spin Tracks like 85 and 90 have fallen into disuse with the release of Flame Byxis 230WD and Hades Kerbecs BD145DS, as their Spin Tracks are immune to low attackers.
Performance Tip - Extreme Flat
Main article: Performance Tip - Extreme Flat
Extreme Flat is the second widest "Flat" Peformance Tip currently available, the first being Giga Flat (GF). Due to its wide surface, Extreme Flat has fast and aggressive movement, similar to Right Rubber Flat (R2F). However, as it is made of plastic rather than rubber, it has greater stamina and not as much grip. It is overall a superb Attack Type Performance Tip, and when combined with a low track such as 85, which it is often paired with, it makes a powerful low attacker combo.
Mercury Anubius 85XF is one of the worst beyblades from the metal saga, mostly because of the terrible Mercury fusion wheel, but also because its parts have no synergy whatsoever. The 85 spin track and XF tip can be obtained from Omega Dragonis 85XF, which is a far better beyblade. Therefore, this beyblade has absolutely no use in competitive play and should only be purchased for collection purposes.
The Beast inside of Anubius is the jackal-headed Egyptian God of Mummification and the Afterlife, Anubis.
- Brave Impact: Yuki's first special move. Mercury Anubius releases the God of Mummification, Anubis, who hurls himself into the opposing bey, inflicting huge amounts of damage.
- Mercury Anubius 85XF - Brave Ver. (Red and yellow Fusion Wheel).
- Mercury Anubius 85XF - Legend Ver. (Blue and black Fusion Wheel).
- Omega Dragonis 85XF and Ultimate Meteo L-Drago Assault 85XF also include the 85XF combo.
- Mercury Anubius is the second Beyblade to be based on Ancient Egyptian gods, with Vulcan Horuseus 145D being the first and Divine Chimera TR145FB being the third.
- Mercury Anubius can be obtained in the video game, Beyblade: Metal Masters by using one of it's features to download data from it's predecessor,Beyblade: Metal Fusion.
- It is the only Beyblade owned by a Legendary Blader that doesn't have any 4D parts.
- It seems to have evolved but it does not have a 4D Metal Wheel like the other Legendary Bladers. It's actually just a recolor.
- In The Tenacity Of Hades, it was destroyed faster than the other Solar System Bladers Beys, along with Jade Jupiter S130RB.
- Hasbro released Mercury Anubius 85XF Brave Ver. on March 16, 2013. It came in a booster with no ripcord launcher, similar to the Hasbro release of Black Hole Galaxy Pegasus. It was only obtainable in tournaments in participating Toys "R" Us stores across Canada.
- The Hasbro package of Mercury Anubius 85XF Brave Ver. is misspelt "Anubis".
- This is the only Metal Fury Bey that was not released in regular retail.
- Mercury Anubius is one of the few Beyblades that made its debut in the toyline and video games prior to its anime appearance.