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Driger S is the first Beyblade in the Driger series. It was Ray's first Beyblade. It was replaced by Driger F.

Bit Chip (BC): Driger

The chip depicts Driger

Attack Ring (AR): Tiger Defenser

Main article: Attack Ring - Tiger Defenser


Tiger Defenser is one of the most popular AR selections in Beyblade. It has great Stamina due to its round shape; there are very few points of contact on Tiger Defenser that can cause heavy recoil. It has great defense ability due to its small size, leading to higher spin velocity and therefore, higher defense. It also has some attack ability due to its rounded spikes and small Upper Attack slopes.

Use in Survival/Zombie Customization

Using Tiger Defenser, you can create a strong survival combo. This AR does not take many heavy hits in battle. Here is an example:

The small projections on Tiger Defenser can steal spin from the opponent. The round shape will not take recoil, so the Beyblade will have higher defense. However, if you want a Left-Spin survival combo with better defense ability, Galeon's War Lion is a better choice.

Use in Compact Customization

Because of Tiger Defenser's small size and high spin velocity, it is one of the most popular AR choices for compact combos. Here is an example:

  • AR: Tiger Defenser (Driger S)
  • WD: Ten Heavy
  • SG: Neo-Right SG Heavy Metal Core (Takara Metal Driger)
  • BB: Metal Change Base (Driger S)

As you can see, this Beyblade is not very different from an uncustomized Driger S. However, with just a few simple improvements, Driger S's strongest attributes can be exploited even further.

Availability in Hasbro Jumping Base

While Takara released Jumping Base as a stand-alone product, Hasbro released Jumping Base as a full Beyblade and gave it a recoloured Tiger Defenser AR. If you can't find Driger S, you can get Jumping Base for Tiger Defenser.


Weight Forge Disc (WD): Eight Heavy

Main article: Weight Forge Disc - Eight Heavy
Weight Forge Disc - Eight Heavy

Spin Gear (SG): Right SG

Main article: Spin Gear - Right SG

Right Spin Gears allow for right spin when used in tandem with Right-Spin Shooters. In a Right-Spin Spin Gear, two tabs (situated close to the right sides of the Spin Gear) would attach to the Right-Spin Shooter, allowing a Beyblade to be spun clockwise.

They have plastic casing surrounding a metal ring and gear which is placed into the Blade Base and held in place by base clips. The core (centre pieces) is not interchangeable in Standard Spin Gears. Different variations have now been released that feature weights, bearings and even an engine inside the Spin Gear.

Blade Base (BB): Metal Change Base

Main article: Blade Base - Metal Change Base

The BB of Driger S, Metal Change Base, has an interesting function. The tip is sharpest at its direct center, but flat on most of the tip. Because of this, you can use this tip as either an attack tip or survival tip.

When shot straight, Metal Change Base will land on the sharpest part of its tip. In this form, this BB has great survival, better than many bearing shaft BBs, such as Wolborg. However, if shot on a slant, the BB will land on the flattest part of its tip, causing it to move in an attack pattern. In this mode, Metal Change Base's movement is very quick and aggressive, somewhat like SG Metal Flat Base (Gaia Dragoon V). Metal Change Base provides an excellent mix of the two types.

Changing Modes During Battle

When a Beyblade donning Metal Change Base is hit in battle while in survival mode, it will often tilt and shift into attack mode. This will allow the Beyblade to deliver a returning attack to the opposing Beyblade before regaining its balance and shifting back into survival mode.

Using Sliding Shoot With Metal Change Base

Sliding Shoot causes the Beyblade to tilt when it is shot. Because of this, Metal Change Base will create a movement that sweeps through the center of the Beystadium, shifting from attack to survival mode constantly.

Use in Compact Customization

Metal Change Base is round with a low diameter and a metal tip that has balanced performance. Because of this, it is the perfect choice for a compact combo. Note: This is the same compact combo that was listed for Tiger Defenser.

  • AR: Tiger Defenser (Driger S)
  • WD: Ten Heavy
  • SG: Neo-Right SG Heavy Metal Core (Takara Metal Driger)
  • BB: Metal Change Base (Driger S)

As you can see, this Beyblade is not very different from an uncustomized Driger S. However, with just a few simple improvements, Driger S's strongest attributes can be exploited even further.

Rule Clarification: Tip Exchange

It is illegal to exchange the tip of Metal Change Base with any other tip.


Overall

This Beyblade is a case of an older model being useful all over. Both Tiger Defenser and Metal Change Base are indispensable parts with many uses. The Phantom Force re-release was a godsend for people who missed this Beyblade the first time around. You can practice every shooting technique with this Beyblade, and many Beyblades can be defeated by Driger S with little or no customization. Every blader should own multiples of this blade.

Other Versions  

Beyblade Burst Version: a version of Driger S using the "Burst System" format with a Energy Layer closely resembling the design of Driger S, a "Heavy" disk, and "Fusion" driver, Scheduled for a October 2016 release in Japan as a prize bey in a random booster set. 

Beyblade Burst Gold Version: a limited Gold Version of "Driger S Heavy Fusion" only 100 will be available in Japan late 2016.

Driger S - Gold SonoKong Version


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