- This article is about the Takara Tomy version. For the Hasbro version, see Ring - Triumph.
Tempest (テンペスト, Tenpesuto) 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-171 Superking Triple Booster Set on August 8th, 2020.
Takara Tomy's Tempest is a right-spin Attack Type Ring that features an "Awakening" feature as its main gimmick. Tempest features two front blades as well as two rear upper blades, similar to its predecessor, Ace. The original B-171 release of Tempest features rainbow stickers, referencing Rainbow-Flux.
Like its predecessor the Imperial Base, Tempest features an "Awakening" gimmick, with it being able to transform into its "Bound Mode" and later into its "Ultimate Form". Tempest features 4 bound blades. In Bound Mode, the wings are hidden beneath the Ring, the long bound blades are spring loaded, and can be used to perform bound attacks, similar to God Valkyrie's spring blades. To enter Awakened Mode, the front short bound blades have to be pushed out and will lock in places. When the two front blades have been pushed out, the rear long bound blades will follow along and lock in place with the front short bound blades due to its internal mechanisms. However, the two front bound blades are not connected with each other and can only be pushed out individually. In Awakened Mode, the Tempest Ring features a much more aggressive design compared to Tempest in Bound Mode. In theory, this was supposed to drastically increased Tempest's Attack power. However in real life, the bound blades do not have enough Attack power to consistently knock out its opponents, a must have ability for a competitive Attack Type ring. Plus, the bound blades would be pushed back to bound mode if the front bound blade creates a heavy impact against its opponent, meaning that its Attack power is limited. Furthermore, the rear bound blades do not feature designs as aggressive as the front bound blades, and the front bound blades have limited Attack power due to the possibility of being pushed back into Bound Mode.
Despite being advertised as an Attack Ring, Tempest's real potential lies in Stamina and Stamina-Defense hybrid combinations. In Bound Mode, Tempest has an extremely round shape, the rear long bound blades can nullify attacks due to its spring loading gimmick. Besides, Tempest is more heavier than other rings that excel in Stamina and Defense combos such as World, Infinite (with the Infinite Shield) or Curse, which increases its endurance capabilities and stability. Tempest is also usable in Balance type combos, but it excels in Stamina combos.
Use in Stamina/Defense Combinations
Use in Balance Combinations
Tempest can also work with Tempest Lucifer 1/Lucifer 2/Spriggan/Hyperion 2/Solomon/Diabolos Wave 2A/2B. If one prefers to use a Single Chassis rather than a Double Chassis, 1S is recommended to minimize Burst risks.
Tempest features a very round shape and thus excels in Stamina Combinations. Its Attack Potential is limited, so it is not recommended to use Tempest in Attack Combinations. Although Tempest features a Burst risky design due to its thickness, the weight of Superking Layer System Combinations compensates for it. At its release, Tempest was a must have Ring among Superking Layer System parts - however, Superking Layers are too light to be competitive in the current metagame.As such, Tempest is recommended for collection purposes only.
Tempest is not legal in the WBO's Burst Limited Format.As such, Tempest is recommended for collection purposes only.
Tempest is not legal in the WBO's Burst Classic Format.As such, Tempest is recommended for collection purposes only.
- B-171 Superking Triple Booster Set - Tempest Dragon Charge Metal 1A
- B-196 Random Booster Vol. 28 - 02: Tempest Achilles Xceed'+Z 1B (Demon King Color Ver.)