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Vulcan Horuseus 145D (バルカンホルセウス145D, Vulcan Horuseus 145D) is a Defense-Type Beyblade released as part of the Hybrid Wheel System. It was released in Japan on October 21st, 2010 as an exclusive Beyblade for purchasing the PlayStation Portable game Metal Fight Beyblade Portable: Chouzetsu Tensei! Vulcan Horuseus. It was later released as a standalone starter in western countries by Hasbro in 2011.

Face Bolt: Horuseus

Main article: Face Bolt - Horuseus

  • Weight: 1.11 Grams

The Face depicts Horus; the ancient Egyptian falcon-god of Lower Egypt that represents the Sky, War, and Protection.

Energy Ring: Horuseus

Main article: Energy Ring - Horuseus

  • Weight: 2.92 Grams

The Horuseus Clear Wheel is of an overall stylized quadrilateral design with a shade of slightly faint, semi-reflective, gold as its predominant color. Parallel to each other are two "Wedjat" eyes, both of which have a red iris when the decals are applied. Above the eyes are a reflective black and green decals, emphasizing on the eyes' brow. Decals of a similar design and shape entail the eyes. These trail to the two feathered wings between each eye that have their inner feathers painted silver.

Light Wheel: Vulcan

Main article: Light Wheel - Vulcan

  • Weight: 32.1 Grams

The Vulcan Metal Wheel has a total of two semi-circular prominences and two smaller wings painted with two red stripes that give breath to its design. Upon closer inspection, the two prominences have slight slopes that suggest the Wheel's capability of Upper Attack. Despite the fact that these sloped areas are major contact points, they do not provide Upper Attack; however, they do provide Smash Attack. Between the two prominences are the two smaller wings, which are also major contact points.

Vulcan has fallen into disuse following the introduction of RS and other rubber-based Defense Bottoms, as it has a hard time KOing such bottoms. It is now heavily outclassed by other Metal Wheels such as VariAres and Blitz.

IMPORTANT: Mold Variations

File:VulcanMoldComparison.png

Vulcan has two different molds. The first was only used for the initial Limited Edition release, while the second was used for Random Booster Vol.7 Beat Lynx and all Hasbro releases, and features a thicker tail end to Vulcan's walls, though as Vulcan is not known to be a fragile part the reason for this change is unclear. As a result of this additional material the second mold has an average weight of 33.2g compared to the 32.1g of the original, making it one of the heavier Metal Wheels produced by Takara Tomy.

The increased weight noticeably reduces Recoil, increasing Vulcan's Attack ability against most opponents. However, against same-height opponents the additional metal slightly obstructs Vulcan's contact points, making it no more effective than the first mold, albeit with most losses coming by failure to KO the opponent rather than being knocked out as a result of its own Recoil.

Still, as it is no worse than the original in any given match up and noticeably more effective against most opponents, the second mold is preferred for competitive use, though it is still not a significant enough improvement to allow Vulcan to threaten heavyweights such as Basalt, Duo and the many Synchrom Defense customizations introduced by Beyblade Zero-G.

Use in Attack Customization

Although outclassed, you can maximize whatever Smash Attack Vulcan is capable of in the combination: MF-H Vulcan Horuseus 85RF/R2F

Spin Track: 145

Main article: Spin Track - 145

145, along with its variants (C145, DF145, etc.), was once the highest Spin Track available, until the 230 Spin Track was released with Flame Byxis 230WD. It can be used in Stamina customs to great effect due to its tall height, which allows for more wobbling as the Beyblade loses its spin velocity. However, gimmick-paired Tracks such as BD145 have immensely outclassed their original bare variant, as have several taller gimmick Spin Tracks, against heavy, mid-height Attack customisations. Even in Stamina battles, 145 does not offer enough balance: Spin Tracks such as AD145 and WD145 provide a good center of gravity, and aid with a slight downforce to maintain stability.

Performance Tip: Defense (D)

Main article: Performance Tip - Defense

The Defense Performance Tip acts as a wider version of a Sharp Performance Tip. When hit by an opponent, a Beyblade with this Performance Tip will have lessened recoil and will recover from attacks more efficiently than a Sharp Performance Tip. Until WD and its variants were released, D was the favoured Stamina Performance Tip. D has superior balance to the Sharp series of Performance Tips, and as a result generally superior stamina in competitive play.

Use in Stamina customization D can be put to use in the combination Duo/Phantom Aquario/Cancer/Cygnus TH170D. D is a superior choice for TH170 because it retains balance better than WD.

Other Versions

  • Vulcan Horuseus 145D - (TRU exclusive - included in the Beyblade: Metal Masters Nintendo DS game with a Metal Face)
  • Vulcan Horuseus 145D - (Hasbro Metal Fury release, silver Fusion Wheel)
  • Vulcan Horuseus 145D - Faceoff: Mystic Zone (Blue)

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Overall

Although Vulcan was a formidable Metal Wheel in Attack Customizations for a time, the introduction of rubber-based Bottoms has since then nullified its effectiveness. Its other parts, 145 and D, are easily obtainable from more common Beyblades. There is little reason to purchase this Beyblade outside of collection purposes.

Trivia

References

Template:Hybrid Wheel System Beyblades

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