Xcalius Force Xtreme, known in Japan as Xcalibur Force Xtreme (エクスカリバー・フォース・エクストリーム, Ekusukaribā Fōsu Ekusutorīmu) is an Attack-Type Beyblade released as part of the Burst System. It was first released as a Starter in Japan on December 26th, 2015 for 1400円 and was later released in western countries in late 2016 as part of the Roktavor R2 & Xcalius Dual Pack.
Energy Layer - Xcalius
Main article: Energy Layer - Xcalius
Xcalius is an Attack Type Layer based on the legendary sword Excalibur and features a large sword running down the length of the Layer, two bird heads along the sides and a large "X" in the center. This Layer contains one primary contact point, the tip of the sword which protrudes significantly from the bottom which makes this Layer excel at giving both Over Finishes and Burst Finishes. The original Japanese release of Xcalibur was the first Layer to have redesigned teeth in that they were made much wider to fix a problem with wear, said teeth are also very tall which allows the Layer to withstand its own recoil and avoid Burst Finishes. However, Xcalius' design makes it incredibly unbalanced which worsens its stamina and can break Banking Patterns.
Forge Disc - Force
Main article: Forge Disc - Force
Force features a diamond shaped design with weight focused on each of the four corners. Such a weight distribution is meant to increase Attack potential with Layers of the same shape. However, several factors limit the effectiveness of Force, the first is the shape as there are few Layers that benefit from the weight distribution, the second is the small size and thus light weight of the Disc which limits the weight it does distribute.
Performance Tip - Xtreme
Main article: Performance Tip - Xtreme
Xtreme features a flat rubber tip with a circular depression in the center, akin to Metal Fight Beyblade's Rubber Flat, that sits at the standard height. Embossed on the top is a stylized "X" for easy differentiation.
Due to surface area to friction ratio, Xtreme will create a highly aggressive, and if launched with a Banking Shoot, somewhat easily controllable movement pattern. In terms of speed, Xtreme is faster than Accel, Zephyr and Assault but is as fast as or slower than Hold or a worn Variable. Xtreme's high speed allows for strong attacks and its high friction creates less chances of losing the Banking Pattern in battle making it one of the most common choices for Attack combinations.
However, Xtreme has three major weaknesses. Firstly, the high friction of the rubber means that Xtreme has incredibly low stamina, furthermore, the light weight of the Burst System compared to previous Systems means that there is less inertia, exacerbating the stamina issue further. Secondly, the high friction also means that Xtreme resists changes to the Beyblade's spin from contact with the opponent, thus more force is transferred the teeth in Takara Tomy Layers or the slopes in Hasbro Layers, increasing the chances of self-Bursts. Lastly, Xtreme will wear down with use, decreasing its aggression with little to no improvement to the tip's stamina, meaning that multiple copies much be purchased in order to replace worn ones.
Seeing as Valtryek suffers from wear issues, Xcalius is a great alternative as a top-tier Attack Energy Layer. Xtreme is also the fastest and most controllable Performance Tip for pure Attack, and Force is useful for certain Attack-oriented combos.
As Xcalius Force Xtreme is one of the best Beyblades straight out of the box, all competitive Bladers should acquire this Beyblade.