- This article is about the Hasbro release. For the Takara Tomy release, see Sieg Xcalibur 1 Iron.
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Xcalius X3 1 Iron is an Attack Type Beyblade released by Hasbro as part of the Burst System as well as the SwitchStrike System. It was released in western countries as a SwitchStrike Starter Pack for CAD$17.99 in Canada, USD$12.99 in the United States, and AUD$24.99 in Australia.
Energy Layer - Xcalius X3
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Forge Disc - 1
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1, like other odd numbered Core Discs, is asymmetrical and elliptical in order to facilitate a Disc Frame. One side features two small sword-tip like protrusions and the other side features a single, larger protrusion of the same shape. 1's gimmick is that it is highly unbalanced, it achieves this by having the side with the larger protrusion being more filled in with metal than the other, akin to Quarter. This weight distribution has two primary uses: The first is to increase the Burst Attack of Attack Combinations by generating momentum like a flail which is further enhanced by the heavy weight of 1. The second is to make a Combination using an unbalanced Layer such as Sieg Xcalibur more properly balanced by aligning the heavier side opposite the the heavier side of the Layer which increases Stamina and Burst Resistance.
Compared to Quarter, 1 has greater success in Attack Combinations and has proven capable of increasing the rate of Bursts despite being lighter than most other Core Discs. However, the same imbalance makes 1 unsuitable for Stamina or Defense as the more unbalanced a Combination is, the easier it is to Burst and the faster it loses Stamina. Furthermore, the imbalance slows down Mobile Attack Combinations, making it better suited for Stationary Attack Combinations.
Performance Tip - Iron
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Iron features a flat metal tip, akin to Metal Fight Beyblade's Metal Flat Performance Tip, that sits at the standard height with a tip diameter equal to Accel and Hunter.
Due to the surface area, Iron will create a moderately aggressive, and if launched with a Banking Shoot, easily controllable movement pattern. In terms of speed, Iron is on par with Accel and Zephyr, capable of reaching and stalling on the Tornado Ridge. What sets Iron apart from Accel is the low friction of metal which gives Iron greater Stamina than even Zephyr, making it an excellent choice for both Mobile Stamina and Attack/Stamina Balance Combinations. Furthermore, the metal construction also ensures that Iron will not wear out like other Tips such as Xtreme nor be damaged like Zephyr.
However, Iron's low friction is also a weakness as Attack Combinations using Iron can lose their Banking Pattern incredibly easily, especially if the Combinations are unbalanced. Furthermore, the low friction means that Iron is liable to Self-Knock-Outs. Finally, Iron's spring lock mechanism is somewhat weaker than most making it critical to pair it with a Layer with strong teeth such as Twin Nemesis.