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This article is about the Takara Tomy release. For Hasbro's HyperSphere release, see Wizard Fafnir F5 Ratchet Rise-H. For Hasbro's Pro Series release, see Wizard Fafnir Ratchet-P Rise Zan.
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Wizard Fafnir Ratchet Rise Sen (ウィザードファブニル・ラチェット・ライズ・閃, Uizādo Fabunīru Rachetto Raizu Sen) is a Stamina Type Beyblade released by Takara Tomy as part of the Burst System as well as the Gatinko Layer System. It was released as a Starter in Japan on April 27th, 2019 for 1728円. It was created in inspiration of Free De La Hoya's Geist Fafnir 8'Proof Absorb.

Gatinko Chip - Fafnir

Main article: Gatinko Chip - Fafnir
The motif is of the golden dragon, Fafnir. A left-spin Gatinko Chip with four standard locks.
— Official Description

Takara Tomy's Fafnir depicts the two dragons in the form of Fafnir, son of the dwarf king Hreidmar. The two dragons' claws grip the center hole of the Gatinko Chip. Fafnir has a standard weight for Gatinko Chips, and average Burst Resistance. Its average Burst Resistance is due to its four standard locks.

Layer Weight - Sen

Main article: Layer Weight - Sen
A Weight built into a Layer. A Stamina Type Weight that gradually distributes its weight to 6 places.
— Official Description

In-depth information for Takara Tomy's Sen Layer Weight will be placed here once drafting has been completed for it. Please be patient.

Layer Base - Wizard

Main article: Layer Base - Wizard (Takara Tomy)
A Stamina Type Base that specializes in rotation with almost all of the Layer's outer circumference covered with rubber.
— Official Description

Takara Tomy's Wizard, like its predecessor Geist Fafnir, is a left-spin Stamina Type Layer Base that features a triangular perimeter and three side profile dragon heads with an "F" along each, meant to represent Fafnir, son of the dwarf king Hreidmar. Like its predecessors in the Fafnir line of Layers, Wizard features rubber in the shape of "F"s along its circumference.

While the triangular shape and rough perimeter of Wizard may imply recoil, the left-spin nature of this Layer reduces recoil against a right-spin opponent. When spinning slower than a right-spin opponent, the rubber "F"s of Wizard allows for Spin-Equalization, where the Layers of two opposite spinning Beyblades work akin to gears and equally distribute their spin. Due to the greater exposed surface area of the rubber, the effect is more prominent than in Drain Fafnir, though the greater weight makes the effect far less pronounced against lightweight opponents.

When against a left-spin opponent, Wizard cannot equalize spin and the rubber will instead act as brakes. If the opponent has less Burst Resistance than Wizard, then the friction can potentially Burst the opponent. However, if the opponent has greater Burst Resistance than Wizard, the friction of the rubber can cause a Wizard Combination to Self-Burst or severely lose Stamina.

Forge Disc - Ratchet

Main article: Forge Disc - Ratchet (Takara Tomy)

Takara Tomy's Ratchet is a round Forge Disc that consists of a metal core and plastic piece. The plastic piece locks in place against a Right-Spin opponent and spins freely against a Left-Spin opponent, akin to the Tornado Wyvern Energy Layer, to theoretically help with Spin-Equalization and shock absorption. However, in practice, the plastic piece has little to no effect as it is too small to come into any contact unless Disc-to-Layer contact occurs.

Its gimmick is similar to that of Takara Tomy's Hurricane, but it can only spin in one direction, unlike Hurricane. In addition, Ratchet has better weight distribution than Hurricane, allowing it to find more use.

Ratchet finds the most use in Spin-Equalization Combinations in opposite spin matchups, as it hangs rather low. This allows Performance Tips such as Bearing', Drift, and Mobius to be used to great effect with Ratchet, as the lower center of gravity means the Performance Tips will be able to tilt longer and Spin-Equalize more effectively. However, the low-hanging nature of Ratchet renders it only useful in opposite spin matchups, as in same spin matchups, Ratchet has the potential to scrape the stadium floor. In a same spin matchup, Takara Tomy's Sting is recommended instead.

Performance Tip - Rise

Main article: Performance Tip - Rise

Rise features a sharp tip surrounded by a downward facing plate that is not free spinning. In theory the plate is meant to make contact with the stadium floor when the Beyblade is struck, forcing it back upright, acting as brakes to prevent a Knock-Out. In practice however, the vertical movement prevents the plate from Stabilizing a Combination on the shallow curvature of the stadium and because the plate does not spin freely, it causes the Beyblade to lose stamina instead of recovering which worsens Stamina.

However, the relatively smooth rim of the plate and its non-free spin nature makes greater Stamina loss and the small diameter of the tip does little to stop the Beyblade. While the sharp tip would imply high Stamina, the aforementioned plate nullifies any Stamina benefit and instead the plate is placed so low that it creates a high scrape risk.

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  • Like its predecessor Drain Fafnir 8 Nothing, Geist Fafnir 8' Absorb and Geist Fafnir 8'Proof Absorb, Wizard Fafnir's name is based off of Fafnir, a son of the dwarf king Hreidmar, in Norse mythology. Fafnir was cursed by Andvari's ring and gold, turning him into a dragon, which is enforced by Fafnir's dragon avatar.
    • The "wizard" portion of its name is based from wizard, a man in legends and fairy tales, who's skilled in the arts of magic.
  • This is the first Fafnir Beyblade not to be owned by Free De La Hoya, as it was created by Fumiya using Free as an inspiration. Due to this, the Wizard Fafnir avatar is a separate entity than an upgrade of Geist Fafnir's avatar, noted by Wizard Fafnir's more bipedal dragon features, two eyes, and a white organ on its torso with sea-green electrified energy pulsing.
  • Like Free, Fumiya rarely used a Bey Launcher to launch Wizard Fafnir, but instead of spinning it from his hand like Free, Fumiya places the Beyblade on the Beystadium's center, letting it absorb spin from the opponent's Beyblade's attacks.
  • Wizard Fafnir is the second of seven Beys in Beyblade Burst Rise to retain its original name in both the Japanese and English Versions of the anime; the others being Ace Dragon, Rock Dragon, Judgement Joker, Union Achilles, Prime Apocalypse, and Master Dragon.

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