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Nepstrius Armed Zephyr, known as Neptune Armed Zephyr (ネプチューン・アームド・ゼファー, Nepuchūn Āmudo Zefā) in Japan, is a Balance Type Beyblade released as part of the Burst System. It was released as a Booster in Japan on January 23rd, 2016 for 800円 and was later released in western countries as a part of the Nepstrius & Roktavor Dual Pack.
Energy Layer - Nepstrius
Main article: Energy Layer - Nepstrius
Nepstrius is a six-bladed Energy Layer with six smooth wave like blades. The center of the Energy Layer depicts the Japanese namesake; Neptune, the sea god in Roman mythology.
The round shape and smooth sided blades create a low recoil design which deflects attacks, giving this Energy Layer high Defense potential. Furthermore, majority of the weight of Neptune is focused around the perimeter creating high Outward Weight Distribution and Flywheel Effect giving Neptune high Stamina properties. The Takara Tomy release of Neptune features one tall tooth, two medium sized teeth and one short tooth, which combined with its low recoil design makes it very hard to Burst.
Forge Disc - Armed
Main article: Forge Disc - Armed
Armed is a symmetrical Forge Disc with six round shield-like protrusions and engravings along with two bumps on either side that make room for the Forge Disc's slots. While it has a bulky appearance implying a heavy weight, in reality it is actually very light due to how hollow it is. Armed’s lightness gave it the greatest Burst resistance of any Forge Disc at the time while the relatively smooth surface reduced recoil when struck if paired with a Performance Tip with poor stability. However, this same lightness severely reduced KO Defense and Stamina as a trade-off.
Performance Tip - Zephyr
Main article: Performance Tip - Zephyr
Zephyr features a flat tip with a hole in its surface, akin to the Hole Flat Performance Tip from the Metal Saga. A stylized letter Z is embossed on the top of the Performance Tip for easy differentiation.
Zephyr moves aggressively around the stadium; it gradually moves towards the center as its velocity decreases. Despite raw attacks that aren't generally as hard as Xtreme, Zephyr compensates for this and provides Stamina, allowing for increased versatility and viability in Attack/Stamina Hybrids as a result.