- This article is about Merge. For its Dash counterpart, see Performance Tip - Merge'.
Merge (マージ, Māji) is a Performance Tip released by Takara Tomy and Hasbro as part of the Burst System as well as the God Layer System and SwitchStrike System. It debuted in Japan with the release of the B-86 Starter Legend Spriggan 7 Merge on July 1st, 2017. It later debuted in western countries with the release of the SwitchStrike Starter Pack Legend Spryzen S3 7 Merge.
Merge features a six pointed flat rubber tip with a sharp plastic tip in the center, that sits at the standard height. Like its predecessor Unite, when launched straight down into the stadium, the sharp tip in the center will keep the Beyblade stable and still in the center, preventing Stamina loss.
When a mint condition Merge is either knocked off balance by an opponent or launched at an angle, the rubber will make contact with the stadium, creating an aggressive movement pattern with speeds exceeding Xtreme due to the increased surface area created by the six points. However this aggressive movement is somewhat unreliable as the sharp center can slow it down in the center of the stadium or stop the movement entirely and the greater surface area cripples Stamina.
When worn however, instead of creating aggressive movement when struck, the rubber will instead act as brakes against a Knock-Out, at the cost of Stamina, before going back to stable from the sharp center.
Despite, or rather because of, being an upgrade to Unite, Merge is generally outclassed for competitive use due to its similarly inconsistent Attack potential and poorer Stamina.
However, its versatility makes Merge a welcome addition to a blader's collection.
- B-86 Legend Spriggan 7 Merge (translucent dark red and black rubber)
- B-111 Random Booster Vol. 10 Crash Ragnaruk.11R.Wd - 07: Lost Longinus 2Reach Merge
- B-00 Legend Spriggan 7 Merge (Flame Axe Ver.)