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Energy Layer - Regulus R3
Main article: Energy Layer - Regulus R3
Regulus R3 is a Balance Type Energy Layer that features two lion heads and two lion claws on each side meant to represent this Layer’s namesake, the brightest star in the Leo Constellation, Regulus. As part of the SwitchStrike/God Layer System, Regulus R3 features a gimmick; the lion heads and claws can extend and retract in battle to create an Attack Mode and Defense Mode, akin to the Variares Metal Wheel from Metal Fight Beyblade.
Due to centrifugal force, the lion heads and claws will extend outward to increase the gaps in the Layer and when spin speed drops later in battle, the heads and claws will retract. In theory this is meant to increase Burst Attack potential early in battle and reduce Stamina draining recoil to win by Out Spin if a Burst is not achieved. However in practice, the change in recoil is minuscule at best with no observable change in performance, furthermore, Regulus R3's perimeter is square, even in "Defense Mode" which creates the recoil the gimmick was trying to avoid. Shelter Regulus' performance is further hampered by the weak teeth of the Japanese release which, when combined with the recoil inducing square shape, cause Shelter Regulus Combinations to Burst easily.
Forge Disc - 6
Main article: Forge Disc - 6
6, like other even numbered Core Discs, is symmetrical and elliptical in shape in order to facilitate a Disc Frame. Each side features three, loop shaped protrusions. 6's overall shape resembles that of 7's which implies the same weight distribution ideal for Attack. However, 6 is hindered by its relatively light weight caused by the thinness of the protrusions and the four large holes in the center of the Core Disc where the Performance Tip is meant to sit. While 6 is still heavier than normal Forge Discs such as Heavy and Gravity, numerous other Core Discs such as 2, 4, 5 and 7 are far heavier with better weight distributions.
Performance Tip - Destroy
Due to the tip's shape and diameter, Destroy will create an aggressive movement pattern equivalent to Jaggy with the same moderately controllable movement pattern and speed.
What sets Destroy apart from Jaggy is the free-spinning plate that is meant to stabilize a Beyblade if it is knocked off balance by creating a second point of contact with only minimal Stamina loss due to its free spinning nature. Unlike other Tips with similar gimmicks such as Cycle and Guard, the low placement of Destroy's plate ensures that lock up does not occur, meaning that Destroy's gimmick works as intended.
While Destroy has poor Stamina from the star shaped tip, the smooth perimeter and free-spinning nature of the plate also grants Destroy high Life After Death which can allow Combinations to potentially Out Spin their opponent if a Burst or KO has not been achieved.