- This article is about the Takara Tomy release. For the Hasbro release, see Xcalius Force Xtreme.
Xcalibur Force Xtreme (エクスカリバー・フォース・エクストリーム, Ekusukaribā Fōsu Ekusutorīmu) is an Attack Type Beyblade released by Takara Tomy as part of the Burst System. It was released as a Starter in Japan on December 26th, 2015 for 1512円. It later evolves into Xeno Xcalibur Magnum Impact.
Energy Layer - Xcalibur
- Main article: Energy Layer - Xcalibur
Takara Tomy's Xcalibur is an Attack Type Layer based on the legendary sword Excalibur and features a large sword running down the length of the Layer, two bird heads along the sides and a large "X" in the center. This Layer contains one primary contact point, the tip of the sword which protrudes significantly from the bottom which makes this Layer excel at giving both Knock-Outs and Bursts. Xcalibur was the first Layer to have redesigned teeth in that they were made much wider to fix a problem with wear, said teeth are also very tall which allows the Layer to withstand its own recoil and avoid Self-Bursts. However, Xcalibur's design makes it incredibly unbalanced which worsens its stamina and can break Banking Patterns.
Forge Disc - Force
- Main article: Forge Disc - Force
Force is a symmetrical Forge Disc that has a diamond or plus-like shape. Its design consists of four main armor-like protrusions; two of which are behind the Forge Disc's prongs, and the other two are on the opposites sides and are fully exposed. Such shape has two uses: The first is to increase the weight of a Beyblade's attacks via aligning with the Layer's protrusions, such as the golem heads of Gigant Gaia or the small square-like protrusions of Storm Spriggan. The second use is to balance out unbalanced Layers such as Xcalibur by aligning with the Layer's contact points as it grows halfway to Bursting. This effect also allows Combinations to have increased Stamina and Burst Resistance.
While this may imply that Force is top-tier for Attack Combinations, it weighs less than Heavy and Gravity, despite its rather heavy appearance. This also limits its use in Stamina Combinations, as its aggressive design reduces Stamina and can throw the Combination off balance, increasing the risk of Bursts. Due to these drawbacks, Force is rendered outclassed and ill-suited for all types of Combinations.
Performance Tip - Xtreme
- Main article: Performance Tip - Xtreme
Xtreme features a flat rubber tip with a circular depression in the center that sits at the standard height. Embossed on the top is a stylized "X" for easy differentiation.
Due to the surface area to friction ratio, Xtreme will create a highly aggressive, and if launched with a Banking Shoot, somewhat controllable movement pattern. In terms of speed, Xtreme is faster than Accel, Zephyr and Assault but is as fast as or slower than Hold or a worn Variable. Xtreme's high speed allows for strong attacks and its high friction creates less chances of losing the Banking Pattern in battle making it one of the most common choices for Attack Combinations.
However, Xtreme has three major weaknesses. Firstly, the high friction of the rubber means that Xtreme has incredibly low Stamina, furthermore, the light weight of the Burst System compared to previous Systems means that there is less inertia, exacerbating the Stamina issue further. Secondly, the high friction also means that Xtreme resists changes to the Beyblade's spin from contact with the opponent, thus more force is transferred the teeth in Takara Tomy Layers or the slopes in Hasbro Layers, increasing the chances of Self-Bursts. Lastly, Xtreme will wear down with use, decreasing its aggression with little to no improvement to the tip's Stamina, meaning that multiple copies much be purchased in order to replace worn ones.
- Xcalibur is based from the legendary sword Excalibur from Arthurian tales.