- This article is about the Hasbro version. For the Takara Tomy version, see Ring - Rage.
Raid is a Ring released by Hasbro as part of the Burst System as well as the SpeedStorm System. It debuted in western countries with the release of the SpeedStorm Starter Pack Raid Luinor L6 3A-D Destroyer-SPM.
Hasbro's Raid is a Left-Spin Attack Type Ring that features two dragon heads followed by points serving as the Ring's main contact points. Behind the dragon heads are slopes intended to provide Upper Attack - however these slopes are shorter and notably less steep than those of its Takara Tomy counterpart, Rage. Another notable difference is the lack of metal on the dragon heads, which were separate pieces riveted onto Rage; Raid is instead a single plastic piece. Furthermore, like other Hasbro Rings, Raid is hollow on its underside, and these factors combined results in a very light Energy Layer comparable to SwitchStrike System Layers in terms of weight. Due to its light weight, Raid is often thrown around by its own recoil.
A major change is the lack of the 3A Chassis that Takara Tomy's Rage worked in tandem with to create powerful contact points for Upper Attack. Hasbro's equivalent, the 3A-D Forge Disc, is unable to effectively provide any additional contact points for Raid, rendering it ineffectual for Attack Combinations. As a result, Raid is outclassed by its predecessors such as Luinor L4 and the Zone Layer Base, which have superior shapes for Attack Combinations.
Raid's light weight makes it ineffective in Attack Combinations, while its aggressive shape makes it unusable in other Combinations.
As such, Hasbro's Raid is recommended for collection purposes only.