Icon Research This article is considered a Provisional Article.
As the contents of this article are still being researched, some of the information listed in this article may be incomplete or inaccurate.
Please visit the WBO discussion thread for this article to discuss the draft of this article.

Typhon T4 4 Defense-S is a Defense Type Beyblade released as part of the Burst System as well as the SlingShock System. It was released in western countries as a SlingShock Starter Pack.

Energy Layer - Typhon T4

Main article: Energy Layer - Typhon T4
Typhon T4 is an overall round a symmetrical Energy Layer designed for Defense that features numerous rounded notches, akin to the Poison Fusion Wheel from Metal Fight Beyblade, that surrounds twelve snakes; four of which are facing forward, and the other eight are in four pairs of two which are next the four that face forward. In the center is a devilish face facing forward, representing the Layer's namesake; Typhon, the most feared monster in all of Greek mythology.

Akin to all other Cho-Z Layers, except for Left Apollos and Right Artemis, Typhon T4 is compatible with a Level Chip that fits underneath the Layer.

Forge Disc - 4

Main article: Forge Disc - 4
4, like other even numbered Core Discs, is symmetrical and elliptical in shape in order to facilitate a Disc Frame. Each side features two protrusions, one molded into the shape of a "4" and the other molded into the shape of the Roman Numeral "IV". The protrusions extend further from the center more than other Core Discs which grants 4 high Outward Weight Distribution and subsequent Stamina potential. As a Core Disc, 4 is comparatively heavier than regular Forge Discs such as Heavy and Gravity which grants higher KO resistance and the ability to facilitate Disc Frames can add characteristics such as Life After Death with Cross or Glaive. While 7 has greater Stamina, 4's Stamina is still comparable.

Performance Tip - Defense-S

Main article: Performance Tip - Defense-S
Defense-S is a Performance Tip that features a ball tip with four tabs, and a protective disk that sits halfway down the Performance Tip. Its height is significantly increased in order to facilitate its SlingShock gimmick. Defense-S features a mode-change gimmick, able to switch from "Battle Ring Mode" to "SlingShock Mode".

In "Battle Ring Mode", Defense-S performs as a standard ball tip. Due to the small size of the ball tip, Defense-S has a small surface area, though not to the degree of Performance Tips such as Orbit, Yard-S, and Atomic. The four tabs surrounding the ball tip act as brakes against KOs by striking against the stadium floor when the Defense-S Combination is struck, at the cost of Stamina. While the increase in height may imply that the ring of Defense-S has a better chance of making contact with the opponent's Layer, it is positioned too low for any opposing Layer to make contact with. Furthermore, the ring of Defense-S has four protrusions, which nullifies its Life After Death potential.

In "SlingShock Mode", the ball tip is hidden, revealing a small hole-flat tip that's more akin to Zephyr. This mode gives the Defense-S Combination a huge boost of speed as well as an increase in Stamina thanks to the hole-flat tip. Since the height of both Battle Ring Mode and SlingShock Mode are similar, the Defense-S Combination isn't as prone to being destabilized as other SlingShock Performance Tips like Jolt-S and Xtend-S. While SlingShock Mode may imply that a Defense-S Combination in this mode is capable of maintaining a Banking Pattern, the four tabs of the tip makes maintaining a Banking Pattern impossible. Of the two modes, Battle Ring Mode has the greater success.