- This article is about the Takara Tomy release. For the Hasbro release, see Wyvron Armed Massive.
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Wyvern Armed Massive (ワイバーン・アームド・マッシブ, Waibān Āmudo Masshibu) is a Defense Type Beyblade released by Takara Tomy as part of the Burst System. It was released as a Starter in Japan on September 19th, 2015 for 1512円. It later evolves into Wild Wyvern Vertical Orbit.
Energy Layer - Wyvern
Main article: Energy Layer - Wyvern
Takara Tomy's Wyvern is a circular, seven-bladed Energy Layer. The center of the Energy Layer features the head of a dragon to represent this Layer's namesake; a two legged, winged dragon, the Wyvern.
While the spiked design may imply that this Energy Layer has a lot of recoil, the direction of the blades means that they would parry the oncoming hits which reduces recoil. When the opponent's Layer comes into contact with Wyvern, there are two likely outcomes. The opposing Energy Layer hits the outside of Wyvern’s blade, resulting in minimal impact, or the opposing layer hits the empty space between Wyvern’s spikes, causing the opposing Energy Layer to be pushed away. This gives this Energy Layer high Defense potential. Most of the weight of this Energy Layer is focused around the perimeter which combined with its circular shape gives it excellent Stamina properties as well.
Wyvern features four teeth of short length, while this may imply poor Burst Resistance, the circular shape of Wyvern produces such little recoil that it can be withstood by its teeth, creating a Layer with high Burst Resistance. However, like other pre-Xcalibur Layers, the teeth of Wyvern wear out fairly quickly and thus multiple copies must be purchased in order to replace ones that have worn down.
Forge Disc - Armed
Main article: Forge Disc - Armed
Armed is a symmetrical Forge Disc with six round shield-like protrusions and engravings along with two bumps on either side that make room for the Forge Disc's slots. While it has a bulky appearance implying a heavy weight, in reality it is actually very light due to how hollow it is. Armed’s lightness gave it the greatest Burst Resistance of any Forge Disc at the time while the relatively smooth surface reduced recoil when struck if paired with a Performance Tip with poor Stability. However, this same lightness severely reduced Knock-Out Defense and Stamina as a trade-off.
Performance Tip - Massive
Main article: Performance Tip - Massive
Massive features a ball shaped tip that sits at the standard height, akin to Defense, but differs by having a larger diameter, having three tabs instead of four and lacking the defensive ring. In theory, the wider tip would increase a Beyblade's Defense by having greater surface area and friction, however in practice, Massive lags behind Defense in almost every aspect.
Like other ball based Defense Performance Tips, the tabs around Massive are meant to act as brakes against Knock-Outs at the cost of Stamina by striking against the stadium floor, however, the larger diameter makes such contact rare, giving Massive weaker Knock-Out Resistance than Defense.
The greater surface area of the larger ball creates a semi-aggressive movement pattern early in the battle, bringing a Beyblade closer to the Tornado Ridge. Due to the aforementioned weaker Knock-Out Resistance, any Beyblade using this tip will become very easy to Knock-Out.