Omega Dragonis 85XF
|Omega Dragonis 85XF|
|System:||Metal Fight Beyblade|
Omega Dragonis 85XF was released with the “Strongest Dragonis 4D Guide”, a special edition of the Japanese magazine, CoroCoro. A typographical error on the box labels the Beyblade as “Omega Dragonis 85WF”.
- Weight: 1.08 grams
Dragonis depicts a horned dragon's upper body and head, with a wing spread and its claws raised.
Clear Wheel: Dragonis:
- Weight: 2.87 grams
Dragonis features two daggers with curved blades and engraved with tribal designs. To each dagger is attached a chain whip made of diamonds. The whip represents Dragonis’ tail, while the dagger may represent its horn, its fangs or its claws.
Competitively, its light weight and its odd weight distribution make it an outclassed part.
4D Metal Wheel: Omega:
- Weight: 37.83 grams
Omega is comprised of two parts; a Core and a Frame. It can switch between two modes, Assault and Barrage, by rotating the Frame on the Core.
- Weight: 25.30 grams
The Core is composed of six protrusions. Three of them, each made to resemble three overlapping scales, are curved inward, and have a shallow slope. The other three, representing simplistic dragon talons, are blunt and cylindrical, but are overshadowed by the scale protrusions. The Core’s underside slightly overhangs the Track. It is also hollowed, hence its light weight.
- Weight: 12.53 grams
The Frame consists of a simple metal ring with three wings. Two tabs of different widths, matching the sockets of the Core, are placed asymmetrically inside the Ring. This prevents the Frame from being used upside-down, as well as restricting the number of modes the Metal Wheel has.
Omega's modes, Assault and Barrage, are distinguished as followed:
- Assault Mode:
In Assault Mode, the Frame is positioned as to cover the gap between the talon and the scale protrusions.
- Barrage Mode:
In Barrage Mode, the Frame completely covers the scale protrusions.
Omega is definitely shaped for Attack, but it is not designed as aggressively as other 4D Attack wheels like VariAres or Blitz. This has both advantages and disadvantages, but in Omega’s case, in the current Metagame, it is mostly a disadvantage
In many ways, Omega is similar to Lightning; both have six relatively smooth wings, and the the main advantage for both is their low Recoil when compared to top-tier Attack wheels both old and new. The lower Recoil gives the potential for a larger window to KO opponents. However, in Omega's case, it doesn’t have the Stamina which Lightning inherently had through it's ability to spin steal to complement that attribute. It also does not possess the same raw Attack potential, or the weight, that the current top-tier wheels have. This brings the main disadvantage; its opponents. Where the current Attack wheels have extremely aggressive shapes, the current Defense wheels are heavy and extremely circular, making Omega's modest protrusions less effective, and its light weight more detrimental.
The result is that standing between two extremes, Omega requires perfection, in both technique and power/strength, to be remotely effective. In a competitive environment, Flash, VariAres and Blitz are a much more reliable choice.
- Weight: 0.86 gram
85 is the shortest Track available. In theory, such a low Track would offer many advantages; Attack-Types can more easily hit the underside of Metal Wheels, or hit directly at the Tracks and Bottoms, while Defense and Stamina benefits from a lower center of gravity, as well as reducing the chances of meaningful hits. The main disadvantage consists of increased chances of scraping on the Stadium floor.
Competitively however, Low Track customizations have fallen into disuse with the release of the Boost Disk 145 and 230 Tracks. The former (in Normal Mode) is basically immune to Low Track Attack, while the latter, being made of plastic and being so circular, is much more effective at absorbing hits and prevents opponents from latching onto it. Additionally, in the case of Attack customizations, 85 can be a slightly risky choice, as it increases your chances of scraping while attempting to bank or use the Sliding Shoot; as such, Tracks like 100 or 90 may be preferred depending on how much a (Metal) Wheel overhangs its Track.
Use in Stamina Customizations:
Although unpopular, 85 is most frequently used in Stamina customizations such as Phantom Cancer 85WD.
Bottom: Extreme Flat:
- Weight: 0.68 gram
Extreme Flat is a large, plastic Flat tip with four small pieces of plastics spread evenly on the edge of its circumference. It is the widest plastic Flat bottom, as wide as RF, and one of the fastest aggressive tip.
Contrasting RF, XF trades controllability and adherence/grip for speed and stamina. XF therefore has a much harder time achieving and maintaining a flower pattern, often switching to Tornado Stalling under inexperienced hands.
Compared to MF, XF retains its superior speed, while its width and material gives it the better grip. However, it still has inferior controllability. Difference in Stamina is the most complex comparison between these two Bottoms. MF is a taller Bottom, and its metal tip is smaller than XF’s plastic tip, making it better in conventional, same-spin Stamina. On the other hand, XF’s shorter height and wider tip allows for more precession, making it a better choice for the more unconventional spin-equalizing, where MF would just topple over at low rotational speed.
Overall, XF can serve as a potent alternative to RF, adding Stamina to your Attack customizations. However, it is best used in left-spin customizations, where it can make full use of its combined Attack and spin-equalizing capabilities.
Omega Dragonis 85XF is an interesting Beyblade, sharing more design similarities with the Metal or Hybrid-Wheel Systems than its own 4D System. However, Dragonis is essentially useless, Omega is unreliable, 85 is basically defunct and XF can be found in lower-priced Beyblades. This considered, and due to the relative rarity of this Beyblade, it should only be considered for collection purposes.