Archer Griffin C145S (アーチャーグリフC145S, Aachyaa Gurifu C145S) is a Balance-Type Beyblade released as part of the Zero-G System. It was released in Japan on June 23rd, 2012 as Synchrom Booster, with a Metal Stone Face. It was later released as a standalone starter in western countries by Hasbro.
Metal Stone Face
- Weight: 5.5 grams
The sticker on Archer Gryph's Metal Stone Faces illustrates the eagle part of a Griffin/Gryphon/Griffon. In the global release by Hasbro, the Metal Stone Face was replaced by a simple Shogun Steel plastic Face Bolt.
Element Wheel: Archer
Main article: Element Wheel - Archer
- Weight: 5.16 grams
Archer has large curves from a bow protruding around one half of its circumference, with some fancy string details engraved in the rest of the design, notably where the crystal is located. Like any other Crystal Wheel, Archer is however too light to be effective versus all Synchrom customizations as well as most 4D combinations.
Warrior Wheel: Griffin
Main article: Warrior Wheel - Griffin
|Weight:||30.4 grams||Full Width:||46.09 mm||Minimum Width:||45.06 mm||Full Height:||5.01 mm|
Gryph consists of eight distinct sections, similar in shape to those of the Leone Metal Wheel. Four of Gryph's protrusions have spikes curved in a right-spin direction, and the other half of the sections mostly consists of straight boulders, like on Bakushin. One of the latter sections is however in the shape of an eagle head viewed from a profile perspective, with the orb from the Crystal Wheel showing on the left border of the head. Opposite of the eagle head, Gryph has one main contact point that helps to provide Force Smash, when used as a Synchrom Bottom Wheel; Upper Smash, as a Synchrom Top Wheel.
When used as the top Chrome Wheel in a Synchrom
When used as a top Chrome Wheel, Gryph's compact shape makes it barely extend beyond other Chrome Wheels' circumferences. This means it can't make solid contact in most cases.
However, Gryph performs excellently on one Chrome Wheel: Pegasis. Because of the direction of Pegasis' smaller wings, Pegasis has more Smash on the bottom of a right-spin Synchrom customization. Gryph can fully expose those contact points, as well as help to increase the spin velocity of the combo.
Gryph can be used in the Attack combination MSF-H Pegasis Gryph W145R²F. If Pegasis isn't available, Ifraid can be used.
Gryph, similar to its situation when at the top of a Synchrom, does not go past many Chrome Wheels on the bottom of a Synchrom. However, its smaller diameter helps in two ways: an increase in spin velocity due to the concentration of the weight, and revealing the contact points of the other Chrome Wheel. Gryph can enhance the top Chrome Wheel by giving it a higher RPM, which will allow more contact points to hit. Gryph also has a good amount of Force smash, which can help when facing lower opponents. Despite this, it is still outclassed by Chrome Wheels in Synchrom with themselves, such as the Wyvang Wyvang Synchrom. If two Wyvangs are not at a Blader's disposition, however, it can be used as a substitute in combos such as MSF-H Gryph Wyvang GB145R²F.
When used in Synchrom with another Gryph
Gryph can fully expose its main contact points when combined in Synchrom with itself, which creates a powerful Smash Attack customization. It also has a lot of Force Smash, due to its large Force Smash slopes. Despite this, Chrome Wheels such as Wyvang and Begirados outperform Gryph for Smash Attack.
The Gryph Gryph Synchrom does find use in Balance customs though. Thanks to Gryph's Force Smash, it can KO Stamina Types when used on a high-Track Balance combo. When paired with the E230 Track, it can also outspin most Defense Types that have tall Tracks because of the grinding from E230's disk. Thus, combining it with E230 helps defend against attackers and grind down the stamina of Defense Types. On top of that, with the Bottom BSF, which has nice stamina while still having the tendency to roam around the stadium, Gryph Gryph has excellent use in the custom MSF-H Gryph Gryph E230 BSF.
Spin Track: Claw 145 (C145)
Main article: Spin Track - C145
C145 has three wings which extend outwards, each separately joined onto the underside of the Spin Track. These are free moving, and hence when the Beyblade is launched, these point outwards due to spin velocity. Their free moving nature make them very effective for defensive purposes, as they are able to withstand low hits to the Spin Track without significant spin loss. Furthermore, the Spin Track is significantly heavier than non-gimmicked Tracks such as 145, providing extra weight essential for Defense. The Spin Track subsequently used to be an essential part for Defense customizations. However, with the advent of the Maximum Series, C145 became outclassed especially by the much heavier BD145, which also offers much more protection to the underside. better Attack and defense parts from the 4D era and beyond also render C145 useless completely.
Use in Defense Customization
When used in MF Earth Bull C145RS, the “claws” which extend outwards provide a very significant protection against low attackers such as Quetzalcoatl 90RF. However, low attackers such as Quetzalcoatl 90RF have been outclassed, therefore C145 sees very little use, and has been replaced as a top-tier defence Spin Track by GB145 or 230. Even in the Limited Format, where Low Attackers are prevalent again, the presence of R145, 85-105 tracks, and TR145 render this track outclassed competitively.
Performance Tip: Spike (S)
Main article: Performance Tip - Spike
|Weight:||0.6 gram||Full Width:||15.91 mm||Tip Width:||4.14 mm||Full Height:||8.83 mm||Tip Height:||6.82 mm||Tip Angle:||35°|
Sharp was released as Spike in the Hasbro release. The Sharp Performance Tip offers very little movement and as such provides no Attack potential. The pointed tip allows for very little friction between the Performance Tip and the stadium surface, which helps prevent the loss of spin velocity. However, due to the fine nature of the tip, the Performance Tip is easily knocked off balance, and hence is outclassed by superior alternatives such as D or SD.
- Gryph Dragooon SA165WSF Coro Dra Model - Special CoroCoro Lottery Campaign, only 10 were available (Dark Dragooon, Track and Bottom, red Gryph)
- Pirates Gryph 160CF - BBG-17 Random Booster Vol. 2 Archer Gargole SA165WSF (Purple stickers)
- Shinobi Gryph WD145TB - BBG-23 Random Booster Vol. 3 Bandid Genbull F230TB (Pink and purple stickers)
- Gryph Girago WA130HF - BBG-24 Ultimate Synchrom DX Set Attack & Balance Type (Red, blue and purple stickers)
Gryph is an excellent replacement in Attack combos, and has great use in Balance customs as well. While Archer, C145, and S have no competitive use, Archer Gryph also includes a Metal Stone Face, which is useful for all kinds of customization. This, combined with the potential of the Gryph Chrome Wheel, means all Bladers should own multiples of this Beyblade.
Archer Gryph C145S