Hello everyone! You're reading another thread full of amazing Beyblade content made by Blader ZX. In this post, I'm gonna brief y'all with another combo. I used this combo in an IBA organised MFB LTD tournament as one of the combos in my deck and won a lot of battles with it. Here we have.... MFH FLAME BULL 230CS
As stated in the title of this post, this combo is a balance type. It consists of both good defense and good stamina. If you've got a good launch and know how to perfectly control this combo (and the performance tip you're using is in desirable condition), the bey is supposed to reserve the centre spot of the stadium for itself and then spin utmost straight with perfect balance. When such a spin position is attained, this becomes one of the deadliest combos in MFB Limited Format. It can then destabilize almost any right spin, even if the opponent is a top tier stamina type, or even fend off hits from attack types. The combo becomes so tall that it's almost unbeatable. Let's discuss the parts one by one.
The facebolt I've use is Metal Face Heavy (MFH). If you don't have any kind of metal face, there's no problem in using a normal one. Using a Metal Face with this combo isn't a compulsion. I've used one here just to make the combo more stable and upright.
The energy ring / clear wheel I'm using here is Bull. Bull is the heaviest energy ring to have ever been released in the entire Metal Fight Saga. Bull has both rock solid defense and great stamina. You can practically go with any clear wheel for this combo, because the clear wheel doesn't has a main function here. Other than Bull, there are many other choices of clear wheels you can use for this combo. The most preferable clear wheels with this combo are Bull, Leone (I and II), Cancer, Cygnus and Sagittario(II).
Other still good choices of clearwheels are Serpent, Kerbecs, Ionis, Jupiter, Eagle, Nemesis, Capricorn, Horogium, Pegasus(II), Libra and Aquario.
The metal wheel I've used here is Flame. Flame is a stamina type metal wheel. Very thin surface, very lightweight and a little more elevated from other metal wheels as well. These charectarstics make this outclassed wheel the absolute best choice for this combo. The elevated height of the metal wheel provides more height to the combo, which along with the thin surface area, makes it harder for the opponent bey to make contact with the metal wheel of our combo.
Flame provides good stamina to the combo as well.
The spintrack is 230.
This is the only ideal spin track for this combo. Cause it's the highest spin track available and we need as much height as possible.
The performance tip I'm using here is CS (Coat Sharp).
I'm using CS here cause it's the tallest performance tip one can get in the Metal Saga. There are many other options for the performance tip of this combo, but if you're using a CS, using a worn down one would be better. Cause if you can't launch it perfectly straight, a new CS has a risk of going aggressive in the stadium, which isn't good at all.
All good performance tips for this combo are CS, MB, ES, EDS and BWD. Now, let's put this combo to the test! Launchers used :- BeyLauncher LR (string) for Flame Bull and other defense / stamina types Takara Tomy Light Launcher 1 for attack types and stallers Stadium used :- Beyblade Burst B-33 Standard Stadium Black 20 rounds conducted for each battle. Draws not included. MFH Flame Bull 230CS vs Burn Leone AD145WD :- Flame Bull - 20 wins (all OS) Burn Leone - 0 wins (win percentage = 100%) MFH Flame Bull 230CS vs FF Burn Cancer 85MF :- Flame Bull - 18 wins (all OS) Burn Cancer - 2 wins (all OS) (win percentage = 90%) So far, it's being doing extremely well against pure stamina types and mobile stamina types (Tornado Stallers). Now let's try it against defense types. MFH Flame Bull 230CS vs MFH Earth Nemesis ED145WB :- Flame Bull 230CS - 20 wins (all OS) Earth Nemesis - 0 wins (win percentage = 100%) As it's easily defeating a defensive stamina hybrid, there's no point of facing off a pure defense type against it. Now I'll be putting it off against attackers. MFH Flame Bull 230CS vs Vulcan Eagle 105RF Flame Bull - 16 wins (all OS) Vulcan Eagle - 4 wins (3 KO, 1 parts dismantled) (win percentage = 80%) Vulcan Eagle was delivering a lot of hard hits and almost everytime it was just a little notch away from KOing Flame Bull. It actually did KO Flame Bull 3 times. The hits to the spin track were so hard that in one of the battles the face bolt of Flame Bull got loosened and flew away in between the battle and all the parts got shattered here and there, giving Vulcan Eagle the win for the round. MF Flame Bull 230CS vs MFH Lightning LDrago 105RF :- Flame Bull - 20 wins (all OS) Lightning LDrago - 0 wins (win percentage = 100%) Being a left spin and the plastic part of LDrago's clear wheel making a lot of contact with the 230 spin track, LDrago was trying its best but still couldn't flinch Flame Bull. So far you can see our subject combo dominating the testings. But every combo has at least one weakness, or more. What you're going to see next might just surprise you. MFH Flame Bull 230CS vs Screw Horogium W145MF :- Flame Bull - 9 wins (all OS) Screw Horogium - 11 wins (5 OS, 6 KO) (win percentage = 45%) MFH Flame Bull 230CS vs Screw Horogium TR145RF :- Flame Bull - 8 wins (all OS) Screw Horogium - 12 wins (all KO) (win percentage = 40%) Taller attack types with superb upper attack abilities seem to counter Flame Bull. The upper contact points of Screw metal wheel were constantly hitting the Flame wheel even with Flame being up such a great height, either throwing it out of the stadium with a great charged attack, or destabilising it from below. MFH Flame Bull 230CS vs Flame Leone 230WD :- Flame Bull - 0 wins Flame Leone - 20 wins (all OS) (win percentage = 0%) Tall stamina types find it way easier to directly contact the metal wheel of Flame Bull, and as our Flame Bull doesn't has as much stamina as top tier stamina types cause it focuses on destabilization, it gets easily OSed. MFH Flame Bull 230CS vs MFF Meteo LDrago D125WD :- Flame Bull - 0 wins Meteo LDrago - 20 wins (all OS) (win percentage = 0%) Spin absorbants like Meteo LDrago need no effort to OS Flame Bull. Just for clarity, I'll switch the performance tip of Flame Bull from CS to BWD, something with more LAD. MFH Flame Bull 230BWD vs MFF Meteo LDrago D125WD :- Flame Bull - 0 wins Meteo LDrago - 20 wins (all OS) (win percentage = 0%) Still, no change. The battles were close, but Meteo took it all. From here we can clearly see that Flame Bull has hard time facing off against tall upper attack types, tall stamina types and spin stealers. Now for the wrap up, what do you think? This combo has it's shortcomings, but still it does beat most of the combod out there! This combo is definitely one of my favourites and definite picks as one of the combos in my deck for tournaments. I hope you had a great time reading my work. I'll be there again with more such awesome combo discussions. Blader ZX signing off!