- 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 Awakening blades as its main gimmick. Tempest features two front golden blades as well as two rear upper blades, similar to its predecessor, Ace, but the two rear upper blades are stickered with rainbow stickers instead of Ace Dragon's terra cotta stickers, a symbol of its iconic move, Rainbow-Flux. As a part of the Dragon line, it features transformability just like the Imperial Base, 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 somehow 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
Tempest works with Tempest Lucifer I/Lucifer II/Spriggan/Hyperion II/Solomon/Diabolos Xtend+/Zone'+Z/Universe 2B/2A. If one prefers to use a Single Chassis rather than a Double Chassis, 1D is recommended to minimize Burst risks.
Use in Balance Combinations
Tempest can also work with Tempest Lucifer I/Lucifer II/Spriggan/Hyperion II/Solomon/Diabolos Wave 2A/2B. If one prefers to use a Single Chassis rather than a Double Chassis, 1S is recommended since it has more weight than 1D to further enhance the Beyblade's capabilities.
Tempest features a very round shape and excels in Stamina Combinations. It's Attack capabilities are limited so it is not recommended to use Tempest in Attack Combinations. Although Tempest features a very thick layer which reduces its Burst resistance, and is only limited to right-spin rotation, its weight compensates for all of that.
As such, Tempest is a must-have for competitive bladers.