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Merge (マージ, Māji) is a Performance Tip released as part of the Burst System as well as the God Layer System. It debuted 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.

Description

Merge features a six pointed flat rubber tip, akin to the Left Rubber Flat Performance Tip of Metal Fight Beyblade, with a sharp plastic tip in the center, akin to the Coated Sharp Performance Tip of Metal Fight Beyblade, 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 KO, at the cost of Stamina, before going back to stable from the sharp center.

Overall

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.

Products

Takara Tomy

Hasbro

Gallery

Takara Tomy

Hasbro

Trivia

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