- This article is about the Takara Tomy version. For the Hasbro version, see Ring - Mirage (Hasbro).
Mirage (ミラージュ, Mirāju) 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-167 Booster Mirage Fafnir Nothing 2S on May 30th, 2020.
Takara Tomy's Mirage is a Left-Spin Stamina Type Ring that features a three-sided shape that depicts three dragon heads and a lot of rubber coating the perimeter. Akin to its predecessors, Mirage has a "F" on each side to represent Fafnir, specifically with the top of the "F" being at the very back of each head and the rest of the "F" being formed by the area in front of the next head. As a part of the Superking Layer System, Mirage is compatible with any Left-Spin or Dual-Spin Superking Chip or Chassis.
In theory, the moderately aggressive shape and large amounts of rubber should make Mirage excel in Spin-Equalization, but both of those traits actually make it experience a lot of recoil. While this would make it easy to knock out, it allows Mirage to work well in Mobile Attack Combinations. Something to note about Mirage is that it has a thin underside that holds itself and the Superking Chip that's attached very close to the Chassis, poorly exposing the teeth on the Chassis, granting below average Burst Resistance. However, the Burst risk can be mitigated by using a Double Chassis.
Mirage is designed to be used with the 2S Chassis, which allows it to make two separate modes. Absorb Mode is when the contact points of the Ring and Chassis align to make it easier to Spin-Equalize and Counter Mode is when the contact points on the Chassis are exposed to make it perform better against other Left-Spin Beyblades. Both modes are useful, so the mode that a player uses is mainly based on preference. The 3A Chassis can also be a great choice for it in Mobile Attack Combinations because the aggressive contact points give it more Smash Attack and Upper Attack power at the cost of putting less emphasis on the contact points on the Ring itself. The 1B Chassis can also be a decent choice on Mirage, solely due to boasting better Life-After-Death than the previously mentioned 2S and 3A Chassis, which mainly comes into play when using a Driver such as Destroy/Destroy'.
Use in Mobile Attack Combinations
Mirage can be put to use in the Mobile Attack Combination Mirage Helios/Fafnir/Longinus/Diabolos Xtreme/Xtreme'/Variable/Variable'/Hunter/Hunter'/Destroy/Destroy'/Jolt/Jolt'/Dimension/Dimension'/Quick/Quick'/Xceed/Xceed'. No Single Chassis combos were stated because Mirage depends on a Double Chassis to strengthen its attacks and increase its Burst Resistance.
Takara Tomy's Mirage features a relatively aggressive shape and a lot of rubber, which give it a respectable amount of attack power. However, it is outclassed by Zwei and Rage for Left-Spin Attack due to their weight and intentionally aggressive contact points.
As such, Mirage is not a must have but is instead a welcome addition to a blader's collection.
- B-167 Mirage Fafnir Nothing 2S