- This article is about the Takara Tomy release. For the Hasbro release, see Orichalcum O3 Outer Octa.
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Orichalcum Outer Octa (オリハルコン・アウター・オクタ, Oriharukon Autā Okuta), stylized as Ωrichalcum Ωuter Ωcta, is a Stamina Type Beyblade released by Takara Tomy as part of the Burst System as well as the God Layer System. It was released as a Rare Bey Get Battle Prize Booster in Japan in August 2017.
Energy Layer - Orichalcum
Main article: Energy Layer - Orichalcum
Takara Tomy's Orichalcum features a round design with a face on either side and orbs on either side, meant to represent this Layer's namesake, the historical metal Orichalcum. As part of the God Layer System, Orichalcum features a gimmick; the underside of the Layer features claws that grip onto the Performance Tip.
Due to the centrifugal force of a Beyblade's spin, each half of the Layer will extend outward and in turn bring two grooved claws on the underside of the Layer inwards to grip onto the Performance Tip and revealing red coloration for identification. In theory this is meant to increase the Burst Resistance of an Orichalcum Combination early in battle where spin speeds and thus Burst risks are highest. In practice, the grooved claws increase the friction between the Layer and Tip and thus the gimmick works as intended.
However, two factors limit the gimmick's effectiveness: The action of each half of the Layer extending outwards creates an elliptical shape akin to Metal Fight Beyblade's Flash Metal Wheel. Such a shape creates high amounts of recoil and increases the Burst risk and can create a Knock-Out risk depending on the Tip used. Orichalcum features four teeth of only medium length and thus the Layer must depend on its gimmick to not Burst with the aforementioned shape.
Unlike its predecessor Shadow Orichalcum, Orichalcum features much more intricate detail molding which creates more gaps. However these gaps are very shallow and small which creates no discernible difference in performance.
Forge Disc - Outer
Main article: Forge Disc - Outer
Outer features a wide, almost perfectly circular shape with large gaps separating the center form the edge, these gaps are mean to increase Outward Weight Distribution (OWD) to increase Stamina while the circular perimeter increases Life-After-Death. Outer boasts the highest Stamina and Life-After-Death in the game, outclassing 2/4/5/7 Cross/Glaive Core Disc and Disc Frame Combinations while not presenting the same Burst risk as the aforementioned Core Discs and Disc Frames or similar Forge Discs such as Ring due to its weight.
Performance Tip - Octa
Main article: Performance Tip - Octa
Octa is a driver with an octagonal metal piece and 4 holes and an octagonal shaped pattern that it expands into a dome. The metal piece will make it one of the heaviest drivers implying Knock-Out Resistance. Near Octa’s spring lock, there are bumps, which increase friction on the burst locks causing Burst Resistance. However, there are drawbacks of Octa as well:
First, the heavy weight decreases Octa’s Burst Resistance as a trade-off even with the bumps at the end of the battle where the Octa combination slows down. Second, Octa lacks behind Atomic for Life-After-Death due to the octagonal design which nullifies Life-After-Death. Finally, due to segments on Octa, the tip has poor stamina and lags behind already outclassed tips such as Survive. Despite being a rare item, Octa is useless for tournament play.