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Accel (アクセル, Akuseru) is a Performance Tip released as part of the Burst System. It debuted with the release of the B-01 DX Starter Valkyrie Wing Accel on July 18th, 2015. It later debuted in western countries with the release of the Valtryek & Unicrest Dual Pack.

Description

Accel features a flat plastic tip with a small diameter akin to the Flat Performance Tip from Metal Fight Saga and the Flat Running Core from HMS and sits at a standard height. The center of the Driver also contains an embossed logo featuring a stylized letter A for easy differentiation from other Drivers. Accel performs as a standard flat tip and when launched straight, it catches onto the Tornado Ridge and rapidly circles the stadium, eventually moving closer to the center of the arena when it has less Spin Velocity. Alternatively, if launched with a Sliding Shoot, it will be able to maintain a flower pattern and cross the center of the stadium a few times at high Spin Velocity.

With the introduction of XtremeAccel's usefulness in Attack Combinations has been reduced. Even though it has more Stamina and is a lot more controllable, it has less speed and power in comparison to Drivers like Xtreme and even Hunter. Due to these reasons it is outclassed for Attack Combinations but it is still the second best Driver for Mobile Stamina Combinations, only being outclassed by Zephyr in that Department. Unlike the fragile Zephyr which is known for breakage and denting problems with constant use, Accel does not suffer from such problems. While Zephyr has better Stamina than Accel, due to its fragility issues and the fact that the difference in their performance is negligible, Accel is an excellent substitute for Zephyr.

Use in Attack Combinations

Accel can be used in the Attack Combination (MGC) Twin Nemesis/Sieg Xcalibur/Legend Spriggan 2/4/5/7Glaive/Star/Meteor/Flow/Cross/Vortex Accel. The heavy weight and aggressive shape of Legend Spriggan/Twin Nemesis/Sieg Xcalibur combined with the heavy weight of 2/4/5/7Glaive/Cross/Meteor/Star/Flow can provide powerful hits while the higher Stamina of Accel, compared to other Attack Drivers like Xtreme and Hunter, can provide more hits, which can be beneficial in some situations.

Use in Mobile Stamina Combinations

Accel can be used in the Mobile Stamina Combination Maximum Garuda/Odin/Deathscyther/Shadow Orichalcum/Alter Chronos/Acid Anubis/Dark Deathscyther/Blaze Ragnaruk Gravity/Spread/Knuckle 2/4/7/8Glaive/Cross Accel. This Combination features high Stamina which can also outlast the opponent by avoiding contact. But due to the introduction of Left-Spin in the Burst System, Mobile Stamina Combinations are no longer useful for competitive play.

Overall

Accel was once one of the best Drivers for Mobile Stamina Combinations, but due to the introduction of Left-Spin in the Burst System, Mobile Stamina Combinations are no longer useful for competitive play. With that being said, it's still a viable Driver for Attack but is overshadowed by Drivers like Xtreme, Hunter, and Jolt.

As such, Accel isn't a must have but is instead a welcome addition to a blader's collection.

Differences in the Hasbro Version

Hasbro's Accel, like all other Hasbro Drivers, can only be used with Hasbro Energy Layers. The Hasbro's Accel features a slight decrease in the diameter of the tip, meaning it has less speed and Attack potential than its Takara Tomy counterpart but more Stamina making it somewhat ill-suited for Attack Combinations.

Use in Attack Combinations

Accel can be used in the Attack Combination Roktavor/Zeutron Z2/Valtryek/Valtryek V2/Spryzen S2 Heavy/Gravity/Knuckle/Spread/Down Accel. The aggressive shape of Roktavor/Zeutron Z2/Valtryek/Valtryek V2/Spryzen S2 provides powerful hits and the high Stamina of Accel, compared to other Attack Drivers like Xtreme and Variable, allows for more hits, increasing chances of a Burst or KO if the Combination fails to KO the opponent. Using Heavy/Gravity can provide more powerful hits while using Knuckle/Down/Spread can increase Burst resistance.

Use in Mobile Stamina Combinations

Accel can be used in the Mobile Stamina Combination Yegdrion/Kerbeus/Unicrest Gravity/Knuckle/Spread Accel. The high Stamina of Yegdrion/Kerbeus/Unicrest is further bolstered by the Outward Weight Distribution of Gravity/Knuckle/Spread and it allows this Combination to stay on the Tornado Ridge for a longer period of time, this combined with the high Stamina of Accel allows this Combination to Out Spin the opponent by avoiding contact with it.

Overall (Hasbro)

Hasbro's Accel is a very versatile Driver and has found use in Mobile Stamina Combinations and can be used for Attack if no other alternatives are available such as Xtreme or Zephyr.

As such, Hasbro's Accel is not a must have but is instead a welcome addition to a blader's collection.

Products

Takara Tomy

Hasbro

Gallery

Takara Tomy

Hasbro

Trivia

  • It was the first Attack Driver ever released.

References