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Sieg Xcalibur 5Bump Atomic (ジークエクスカリバー・ファイブバンプ・アトミック, Jīku Ekusukaribā Faibu Banpu Atomikku) is a Defense Type Beyblade released by Takara Tomy as part of the Burst System as well as the God Layer System. It was released in Japan on April 28th, 2018 for 993円 as one of eight possible Beyblades in Random Booster Vol. 10 Crash Ragnaruk.11R.Wd.
Energy Layer - Sieg Xcalibur
- Main article: Energy Layer - Sieg Xcalibur
Takara Tomy's Sieg Xcalibur, like its predecessors Xcalibur and Xeno Xcalibur, is an Attack Type Energy Layer based on the legendary sword Excalibur that features a large sword running down the length of the Layer, the end of which protrudes from the bottom which acts as the primary point of contact. However, due to the exaggerated designs around the sword, the contact point doesn't even protrude as far as Xeno Xcalibur's contact point. To make up for this, Sieg Xcalibur has an overall diamond shape as opposed to round as such a shape creates four recoil heavy points of contact. As part of the God Layer System, Sieg Xcalibur features a gimmick; the sword is made of metal, akin to the dragon heads found on Lost Longinus. However the tip of the sword is covered in plastic, to reduce the possibility of breaking the opponent's Layer.
The inclusion of metal increases the weight of the Layer, granting higher inertia that increases both Knock-Out and Burst Attack as well as increasing the Layer's Burst Resistance as the high inertia resists teeth skipping, a property that compliments the tall teeth of Sieg Xcalibur. However the asymmetrical design of the metal sword means that this Layer is incredibly unbalanced, a trait that drains the Stamina of Combinations and can break a Combination's banking pattern.
However, the large gap where the hilt of the sword lies is liable to denting and even chipping due to how thin the molding is. While not enough to completely break Sieg Xcalibur, if one is fearful of possible performance changes or simply dislikes the damaged appearance, they may want to own multiple copies of this Layer.
Forge Disc - 5
- Main article: Forge Disc - 5
5, like other odd numbered Core Discs, is asymmetrical and elliptical in shape in order to facilitate a Disc Frame. One side features two protrusions and the other features three, all molded in the shape of "5"s and the center features two small holes on either side. While the asymmetrical design may imply imbalance, the smaller size of two of the protrusions on the three lobed side ensures that the Disc is balanced. 5's overall shape resembles a reversed 4 and acts almost identically with the same high Stamina potential, Knock-Out Resistance and Life-After-Death when paired with Disc Frames such as Glaive or Cross. While 7 has greater Stamina, 5 is still comparable.
Disc Frame - Bump
- Main article: Disc Frame - Bump
Bump is a round Disc Frame with numerous protrusions to give it a rough perimeter. While too small to come into contact with the opponent's Layer, Bump is one of the thickest and thus heaviest Frames in the game, heavier than Meteor, which grants high Attack potential when paired with Core Discs such as 7. While the round shape may imply high Life-After-Death, the rough perimeter makes it outclassed for Defense and Stamina by Glaive and Cross.
Performance Tip - Atomic
- Main article: Performance Tip - Atomic
Atomic is a Performance Tip that features a free-rotating ball tip, akin to its predecessor Orbit, surrounded by a four-tabbed, free-spinning ring. Compared to Orbit, the ball of Atomic is approximately 3.4 times larger in volume or 1.3 times wider in diameter. In theory, the wider tip would increase a Beyblade's Knock-Out Defense by having greater surface area and friction. However, in practice, the free-rotating nature of the ball reduces most of the Knock-Out Defense given by the surface area of the ball. Like all other ball-based Performance Tips, the tabs around Atomic are meant to act as brakes against Knock-Outs at the cost of Stamina by striking against the stadium floor. However, the large diameter makes such contact rare. If hard launched, the greater surface area creates a semi-aggressive movement pattern early in the battle, bringing the Beyblade close to the Tornado Ridge.
While these features may imply that an Atomic Combination would be easy to Knock-Out, the heavy weight of Energy Layers and Forge Discs released after the God Layer System, along with Atomic's own weight, compensates for the rotating ball. Furthermore, the free-rotating ball increases the Burst Resistance of a Defense Combination. However, the Takara Tomy release of Atomic has noticeably weaker Burst Lock spring than Orbit, making Atomic lag behind its predecessor in terms of Burst Resistance.
In addition to its Defense properties, Atomic features high Stamina and Spin-Equalization potential. The free-rotating nature of the ball reduces friction with the stadium floor, as the wide ball tip will keep a Combination stable and thus prevent scraping. The free-spinning ring also increases Life-After-Death (LAD).
The Hasbro version of Atomic is mostly unchanged from its Takara Tomy counterpart. However, there are three variations of Hasbro's Atomic. The first variation, which debuted in the Wyvron W3 4Glaive Atomic Starter Pack, does not spin as freely as the second and third variations. The second variation, which debuted in the Quad Ring Combat Pack, has a better free-spinning ring than the first and a better molded free-rotating ball than the third variation. The third variation, which debuted in the Balkesh B3 2Bump Atomic Starter Pack, has the same amount of free-spin as the second variation, but differs by having a bump on the ball tip.