Poison Serpent SW145SD is a Balance Type Beyblade released as part of the Hybrid Wheel System.
Face Bolt - Serpent
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The Face Bolt depicts "Serpens", one of the 88 constellations in space. The constellation represents a snake being tamed by the snake-handler, "Ophiuchus". The design is a green cobra showing its deadly sharp teeth on a red background.
Energy Ring - Serpent
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- Weight: 3.1 grams
This Clear Wheel's rather angular design features eight serpents overlapping and interlocking with each other in a pattern reminiscent of a Celtic knot. Its original release is deep green.
Fusion Wheel - Poison
- Main article: Fusion Wheel - Poison
Poison has fifteen rectangular protrusions on its circumference, each the same size and about 4 mm apart at the widest point. While this is not wide enough to provide useful Smash Attack, it still produces relatively large amounts of Recoil, making this part useless for Defense or Stamina. Furthermore, similar to Flame, the Metal Wheel is raised at the base, exposing the Track to opposing Beys, making it even less useful for Defense purposes.
Spin Track - Switch 145
- Main article: Spin Track - Switch 145
SW145 has three 'wings'. The gimmick of this Track is the ability to change from Attack to Defense by taking off the wings, and then putting them on the opposite way. The purpose of this is the ability to adapt to opponent Beys. In Attack mode, which is denoted by six grey claw-like stickers on the underside, the pointed ends of the Track are used for Smash Attack; meanwhile in Defense mode, shown by three triangular blue stickers, the edges are more rounded, in order to deflect opponent Beys. The modes are reversed for Left-Spin Beys. Testing has shown that SW145 is quite useful at attacking lower opponents in a similar fashion to H145 and R145. It is however outclassed for Defense purposes by GB145, BD145, and 230 due to the recoil it produces.
Performance Tip - Semi-Defense
- Main article: Performance Tip - Semi-Defense
Just as the Semi-Flat Bottom has a sharper tip than Flat, so too does Semi-Defense when compared to Defense. Before the release of SD, D was the absolute best Stamina Bottom available, but SD quickly took over the top spot, as is evidenced by the following tests:
SD is not able to wobble as much as D, so for defensive purposes, D should still be chosen over SD if you are trying to add some Stamina to your Defense custom. That being said, WD would be a better choice than D for that situation, and also arguably for Stamina as well because with the even wider tip. With it, it is allowed to circle the stadium in some situations when it is on a larger angle towards the end of a battle, thus outspinning D or SD based opponents. However, sometimes this does not happen, and SD easily knocks over the wobbling WD custom before it topples over itself.
It really comes down to personal preference when deciding whether to use SD or WD because they are so closely matched. For pure Stamina, it is impossible to tell which would win a given match, but WD would prepare you for more situations by being able to take hits better than SD. Test both and decide for yourself which one works best for what you are trying to do.
- Burn Serpent WA130ES - Random Booster Vol.5 Grand Ketos (Light Red)
- Storm Serpent T125HF - Random Booster Vol.5 Grand Ketos (Deep Purple)
- Ray Serpent M145MS - Faceoff: Shadow Strike Standoff (Opaque Lime Green)
- Flame Serpent SW145F - Hasbro (Pink)
- Poison Serpent SW145SD - Hasbro Sonic Series (Lime Green)
- Poison Serpent - WBBA prize (clear grey Clear Wheel and black Face with a gold WBBA logo)
- Serpent Clear Wheel - WBBA Exclusive Color Ver., Grade 4 3rd-place prize (Fluo Purple)