Insert Hasbro Name, known as Emperor Forneus (エンペラーフォルネウス, Enperā Foruneusu) in Japan, is a Super Z Energy Layer released as part of the Burst System as well as the Super Z Layer System. It debuted with the release of the B-106 Booster Emperor Forneus 0 Yard on March 17th, 2018.


Emperor Forneus is a Defense Type Energy Layer, the center features two shark heads, meant to represent the Layer's Japanese namesake; a Great Marquis of Hell in demonology, the sea monster Forneus. Emperor Forneus features twelve counter-clockwise blades to create a round, low recoil shape, granting high Defense potential. As part of the Super Z Layer System, Emperor Forneus features metal in its design; in this case, in the shark details. The inclusion of metal makes Emperor Forneus heavier than most God/SwitchStrike Layers.

The placement of the metal improves Defense potential by not only increasing the weight but by creating a Centralized-Weight-Distribution which resists movement. However, the blades of Emperor Forneus are warped which creates recoil, akin to Nova Neptune or Psychic Phantom, and the Centralized-Weight-Distribution creates poor Stamina, though the warped blades can create destabilization potential and the heavy weight and strong teeth of the Layer's Japanese release more than compensate for the recoil.

Like many other Super Z Layers, Emperor Forneus is unbalanced which increases Burst risk and drains Stamina. However, these issues can be solved with the use of a Level Chip that fits underneath the Layer.

Use in Defense Combinations

Emperor Forneus can be put to use in the Defense Combination Emperor Forneus 0/2/4/5/7 Cross/Glaive/Bump Atomic/Orbit/Yard. The heavy weight, tall teeth and counter-clockwise blades of Emperor Forneus gives this combination high Knock-Out and Burst resistance while the warping of the blades can also destabilize the opponent. The heavy weight of 0/2/4/5/7 bolsters Knock-Out resistance and Stamina while Atomic/Orbit/Yard can further bolster Stamina and Knock-Out resistance while Atomic/Yard specifically can add Life-After-Death along with Cross/Glaive.


Emperor Forneus features heavy weight, a low recoil design and destabilization potential, making it a top-tier choice for Defense combinations. Furthermore, with the tournament ban on Spriggan Requiem and Maximum Garuda, Emperor Forneus has become the best Right-Spin Defense Layer in the game, outclassing Alter Chronos.

As such, Emperor Forneus is a must have for competitive bladers.


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