Guard (ガード, Gādo) is a Performance Tip released as part of the Burst System as well as the God Layer System. It debuted with the release of the B-89 Booster Blast Jinnius 5Glaive Guard on August 11th, 2017.
Guard features a ball shaped tip surrounded by a downward facing dish that freely moves vertically, akin to Zero-G Beyblade's E230 Track. In theory the dish is meant to make contact with the stadium floor when the Beyblade is struck, forcing it back upright, acting as brakes to prevent a Stadium Out while the vertical movement of the dish is meant to prevent stamina loss. In practice however, the vertical movement prevents the dish from stabilizing a combination on the shallow curvature of the stadium and because the dish does not spin freely, it causes the Beyblade to accelerate instead of stopping which worsens destabilization further.
Unlike other ball based Performance Tip, Guard's tip does not features any tabs as their purpose had been integrated into the dish. However, the relatively smooth rim of the dish and its vertical movement nullifies most of its Knock-Out resistance with greater stamina loss and the small diameter of the tip does little to stop the Beyblade. While the smooth ball would imply greater stamina than Defense, the aforementioned dish nullifies any stamina benefit.
Guard is outclassed by many other Performance Tips such as Defense in terms of both Knock-Out resistance and Stamina. While the Dish can create Life-After-Death potential, it is outclassed by Destroy and Atomic.
As such Guard is recommended for collection purposes only.
- B-89 Blast Jinnius 5Glaive Guard (translucent light blue)
- B-101 Random Booster Vol. 9 Beat Kukulcan .7U.Hn - 06: Kreis Satan 5 Guard
- B-111 Random Booster Vol. 10 Crash Ragnaruk .11R.Wd - 02: Winning Valkyrie 8 Guard