[Insert Hasbro Name], known as Galaxy Zeus (ギャラクシーゼウス, Gyarakushī Zeusu) in Japan, is a God Energy Layer released as part of the Burst System as well as the God Layer System. It debuted with the release of the B-90 3on3 Battle Booster Set on August 11th, 2017.
Galaxy Zeus is a Stamina Type Energy Layer that features four large blades, producing an overall rounded square design. As part of the SwitchStrike/God Layer System, Galaxy Zeus features a gimmick; it features four metal balls on tracks, like the two metal balls of its predecessor, Zeutron Z2.
In theory the metal balls would move outward due to centrifugal force and increase Outward Weight Distribution, Stamina and Stability. In practice, due to the increased number and thus weight of the balls and how much closer the tracks are to the edge of the Layer compared to its predecessor, Galaxy Zeus' gimmick works as intended, giving combinations long spin times.
While the Japanese release of Galaxy Zeus has teeth of only average length and a recoil inducing square shape akin to Wyvron W2, the Layer's metal balls and large blades gives the Layer a high weight of 12.8 grams which heavily bolsters its Burst resistance. As a result, Galaxy Zeus has great Defense and Attack potential along with its Stamina, making it a top-tier Layer for Balance combinations.
Use in Balance Type Combinations
Galaxy Zeus can be put to use in the Balance combination (MGC) Galaxy Zeus 2/4/5/7 Cross/Glaive Atomic/Orbit. The free-spinning ball of Atomic/Orbit bolsters the Stamina and Burst resistance of the Layer, the heavy weight of 2/4/5/7 further bolsters Stamina and aids in Knock-Out resistance while the other parts can compensate for the Burst risk of using heavy Discs and Cross/Glaive adds Life-After-Death, giving the combination greater chances of outspinning the opponent. This combination is capable of outspinning Attack and Defense combinations with its Stamina and Burst/Knock-Out resistance and can potentially Burst combinations with its recoil inducing square shape. However, this combination must be moderate launched to be successful.
With Galaxy Zeus' heavy weight, high Stamina and potential Burst Attack, it has become a top-tier Layer for Balance combinations. However, like other "Jack of all Trades" parts, Galaxy Zeus does not perform as consistently as a dedicated Attack, Defense or Stamina Layer such as Legend Spriggan/Sieg Xcalibur, Alter Chronos/Drain Fafnir or Guardian Kerbeus/Deep Chaos respectively.
Despite this, the consistency Galaxy Zeus does have makes it a welcome addition to any blader's collection.
- B-90 3on3 Battle Booster Set - Galaxy Zeus 4Meteor Planet
- BG-09 Random Layer Collection Vol. 9 - 03: Galaxy Zeus