- This article is about the Takara Tomy version. For the Hasbro version, see Ring - Curse (Hasbro).
Curse (カース, Kāsu) is a Ring released by Takara Tomy as part of the Burst System as well as the Superking Layer System. It debuted in Japan with the release of the B-164 Random Booster Vol. 20 on April 25th, 2020.
Takara Tomy's Curse is a right-spin Defense Type Ring that features five main wings with three small blades each, positioned in a way that is meant to minimize recoil. The spaces between each of the five wings are occupied by free-spinning plastic "rollers" attached only from underneath. As a part of the Superking Layer System, Curse is compatible with any right-spin or dual-spin Superking Chip and Chassis.
In theory, the rollers should be able to reduce the recoil experienced in battle when they're hit because they spin freely, but they don't cover enough of the perimeter to get hit constantly and they stick out enough to generate even more recoil. Furthermore, Curse has a very rough perimeter, so it's prone to experience a fair amount of recoil in-battle. On the bright side, Curse has a thick underside that allows it to hold itself and the attached Chip high enough to properly expose the teeth on the Chassis, granting great Burst Resistance. Due to the rough but overall circular perimeter, Curse performs well in Defense/Stamina Combinations.
As a five-sided Ring, Curse lines up well with the 1B Chassis, although pairing them up together doesn't affect the combination's perimeter to an important degree. However, the 2A Chassis works a bit better than 2B due to sticking out enough to aid in destabilization and boasting better Life-After-Death.
Use in Defense/Stamina Combinations
Curse can be put to use in the Defense/Stamina Combination Curse Hyperion/Ragnaruk/Valkyrie/Satan/Solomon/Uranus/Lucifer/Diabolos Orbit/Orbit Metal/Atomic/Xtend+ 1B/2A, or if one prefers to use a Single Chassis, Curse Hyperion/Ragnaruk/Valkyrie/Satan/Solomon/Uranus/Lucifer/Diabolos 0/10/00/Outer/Sting/Around/Wheel Cross/Glaive/Bump/Proof/Expand Orbit/Orbit Metal/Atomic/Xtend+. As a side note, Orbit/Orbit Metal/Atomic are meant to be used against right-spin Xtend+ combinations due to their destabilization capabilities and Xtend+ is meant to be used primarily agains left-spin combinations to utilize its amazing Life-After Death.
Takara Tomy's Curse features a fairly reserved but rough design that limits its Defense and Stamina capabilities due to generating more recoil than it needs, although it can use the recoil to win through destabilization or spin equalization. However, there are other options that are better for those kinds of matchups, such as Archer Hercules, Orb Egis, Cho-Z Spriggan, Perfect Phoenix, Lord, and Master.
As such, Curse is not a must have but is instead a welcome addition to a blader's collection.
- B-164 Random Booster Vol. 20 - 01: Curse Satan Hurricane Universe 1D
- B-164 Random Booster Vol. 20 - 03: Curse Ragnaruk 0 Accel' 1S
- B-171 Superking Triple Booster Set - Curse Satan Aero' Hold' 1D
- B-176 Random Booster Vol. 23 - 04: Curse Deathscyther 8' Zeta' 1S