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Bit Chip: Dragoon
Attack Ring: Eight Spiker
Main article: Attack Ring - Eight Spiker
- Weight: 5 grams
Eight Spikes takes the form of four dragon heads followed by slightly smaller fins, for a total of eight contact points. Each one of its eight well-spaced, well-shaped contact points is further enhanced by small spikes, adding Spike Attack to its already prodigious Smash Attack. Despite its hyper-aggressive profile, Eight Spiker is low on Recoil, and is capable of exceptionally clean knock outs at any stage of a battle.
It is therefore one of the best left spin Smash Attack ARs. However, being effective in left spin only comes at a cost: it is unable to make use of Grip Base, the fastest low-height base. Additionally, its lack of any Upper Attack slopes means that it has more trouble outspinning opponents when using bases such as SG Metal Flat 2. Nonetheless, it is an excellent Smash Attack AR, commonly considered the best Left-Spin Smash AR, and is, at the very least, a strong contender for this title.
Use in Smash Attack Customization
- AR: Eight Spiker (Dragoon G)
- WD: Wide Defense
- SG: Neo Left SG (Normal Core) (Dragoon V2)
- SP: Fin Tectors (Draciel V2)
- BB: Customize Grip Base (Dragoon V2)
In this custom, Eight Spiker's consistently powerful Smash Attack is enhanced in a couple ways: by the outwardly focused weight of Wide Defense–which increases movement speed–and by the additional lower Smash Attack provided by the Fin Tectors, which is useful given the slightly tall nature of Customize Grip Base.
Weight Disk: Ten Wide
Main article: Weight Disk - Ten Wide
- Weight: 14 Grams
Engine Gear: Metal Semi-Flat
Main article: Engine Gear - Metal Semi-Flat
Dragoon G is equipped with a Left Engine Gear which has a Metal Semi-Flat tip. Despite the name, however, the tip is flat, only having slight rounding of the edges. This provides aggressive movement and decent Survival. The Engine Gear itself provides a burst of speed (the timing of which depends on the base it is used with). However, the tip isn't fully able to make use of this, and often, the most noticeable effect of activation is self-KO.
Furthermore, it is too tall to hit many opponents, and is limited to Engine-Gear compatible bases, all of which are impractical and/or bulky. Overall, this part has no competitive use.
Blade Base: First Clutch
- Bronze Ver. - Released as a Japanese BBA G1 prize.
- Blue Ver. - Released as part of the A-103 Beyblade Engine Gear Try Set.
- Fire Blood Ver. - Released as an exclusive recolor in Toys R Us stores in Japan. This variant is red in color.
- JT Original Ver. - Released as a JT Campaign prize.
- Hasbro Recolor - Released in a dark blue coloring as part of Hasbro's re-release campaign.
Dragoon G - Original Version
- Dragoon G is the only Beyblade with a red Engine Gear.