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Wonder Valtryek V4 12 Volcanic-S is an Attack Type Beyblade released as part of the Burst System as well as the SlingShock System. It was released in western countries as a part of the Rail Rush Battle Set as well as a SlingShock Starter Pack.

Energy Layer - Wonder Valtryek V4

Main article: Energy Layer - Wonder Valtryek V4
Wonder Valtryek V4 is an Attack Type Energy Layer, the center features a feathered, armored face facing forward, akin to its predecessor God Valkyrie, meant to represent the Layer's namesake; Odin's handmaidens of Norse mythology, albeit changed to match the anime's rendition; an armored knight. Like its predecessors, Wonder Valtryek V4 features three large wings as the primary points of contact, granting the Layer high KO and Burst Attack potential. As part of the Cho-Z Layer System, Winning Valkyrie features metal in its design; in this case, concentrated on the wings.

The inclusion of metal makes Winning Valkyrie heavier than most SwitchStrike/God Layers and improves Attack Potential by increasing the weight of the Layer, granting higher inertia that increases both KO 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 the Takara Tomy release of Winning Valkyrie. Due to these factors and the shape of the blades, Wonder Valtryek V4 performs well in Attack Combinations. However, the wings of Wonder Valtryek V4 are made at an obtuse angle, more so than its predecessors which hinders recoil, though the weight of the Layer can compensate.

Like many other Cho-Z Layers, Winning Valkyrie is unbalanced which increases Burst risk, is liable to break Banking Patterns and drains Stamina. However, these issues can be solved with the use of a Level Chip that fits underneath the Layer.

Forge Disc - 12

Main article: Forge Disc - 12
12, like other even numbered Core Discs, is symmetrical and elliptical in shape in order to facilitate a Frame. Each side features three protrusions with the center protrusion in each set featuring molding in the shape of a "12" and four holes in the center, akin to 6. While the aggressive design of the Disc may imply high Burst potential from Disc-to-Layer contact, due to the fact that most Burst Performance Tips are of the same height, such contact is rare. Furthermore, 12's design is so aggressive that there have been numerous cases of the Disc severely damaging Layers that collide with it. Finally, 12 is the lightest Disc at the time of writing, lighter than even Armed which severely hinders Attack, Defense and Stamina potential. While the light weight would create high Burst resistance, the heavy weight of the SwitchStrike/God Layer System and the Cho-Z Layer System makes the use of lightweight Discs for Burst resistance obsolete.

Performance Tip - Volcanic-S

Main article: Performance Tip - Volcanic-S
Volcanic-S features a tilting, free rotating flat tip with a textured design, akin to a smaller Hold. Unlike Takara Tomy's Volcanic, Hasbro's Volcanic-S has a mode change gimmick, allowing it to change between "Battle Ring Mode" and "SlingShock Mode". 

In "Battle Ring Mode", Volcanic-S functions similarly to its Takara Tomy counterpart. Like Hold, the wide surface area of the plate makes Volcanic-S one of the more aggressive and faster tips in the game. While this level of speed implies that a Beyblade using this Tip would be in danger of Self-Knock-Outs, the friction given by the textured ring allows Volcanic-S to stay on the Tornado Ridge, the free spinning nature and smaller diameter of the tip mitigates its speed to more controllable levels and the tilting aspect of the tip provides stability to prevent the Beyblade from tipping over and allows more of the textured ring to contact the stadium and the Tornado Ridge. While the smaller diameter makes it easier to maintain a banking pattern with Volcanic than with Hold, the pattern still breaks very quickly.

Due to Volcanic-S' design, the speed of the Performance Tip can vary as some Volcanic-S tips spin more freely than others, the more the tip spins freely, the more Stamina it has and the easier it is to control, but at the cost of speed.

Due to the identical mechanism and similar shape to HoldVolcanic-S would also perform well in Spin Equalization Combinations as the free spinning nature and tilting plate of Volcanic-S would allow for excellent Spin Equalization potential while also granting the procession and Life After Death needed to win such matches. However, the smaller diameter mitigates Volcanic-S' Life After Death potential and the tip's tendency to lock up due to the mode change gimmick severely hampers Spin Equalization potential.

In "SlingShock Mode" the tip is extended and locked in place. While the locked tip makes Volcanic-S much more aggressive, it also make the tip even more difficult to control and worsens Stamina. Furthermore, the substantial increase in height makes a Volcanic-S combination very easily destabilized.

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