AKA: Draciel Fortress (Full Name)
Attack Ring: Eight Spike
Eight protruding flat faces with high recoil and no significant Smash Attack.
Equally dismal in both Left and Right Spin.
Typically useless Draciel AR.
Weight Disk: Eight Balance
Middling weight and unremarkable weight distribution.
Outclassed by pretty much every common competitive Weight Disk, particularly Ten Balance. Heavier plated versions can sometimes reach the same weight however, which makes them an equal, if niche and impractical alternative.
Generally though, no competitive use.
Spin Gear: Right Spin Gear (Grease Ball Version)
Spin Gear Shells: Right Spin Gear Shells
Weight: 1.1g each (Shells) + 1.12g (Metal Weight Gear)
Weight: 1.1g each (Shells) + 1.12g (Metal Weight Gear) (Optional)
Standard SG System Shells.
Incompatible with Neo Cores, and thus certain MagneSystem Blade Bases, though Wyborg's SG (Auto Change Version) SG Core Part can be used to allow use with some.`
Generally Neo Shells are preferred for their greater compatibility, mostly their ability to use Neo Cores. For Right Spin, this is particularly relevant with the Heavy Metal Core.
Generally uses a Metal Weight Gear with all compatible SG Cores. This gear helps reduce wobbling/rattling and adds a small amount of weight. It does not, however, work as a gear in any capacity.
Nonetheless, per BBA Survivor, BBA Attacker, BBA Defenser and BBA Balancer having Regular SGs but no Metal Weight Gear, it is not required for legality.
This allows Right Spin Gear Shells to produce the lightest SG setup in the game when using SG (Auto Change Version) and no metal Weight Gear.
Spin Gear Core: SG (Grease Ball Version)
Weight: 3.8g (including ball and grease)
Only compatible with Fortress Base
Has a long shaft with a Metal Ball inside - this results in relatively poor defense, relatively little movement, but passable stamina.
Takara version includes Grease (Silicone-Based) in a separate packet to apply to lubricate the ball, giving the SG its name. Hasbro do not include this, presumably for safety reasons.
Grease allows the ball to move more smoothly, making the behaviour more uniform and improving survival somewhat, the intended gimmick of the part - Hasbro lacking this, then, makes for a very curious situation.
Upper part which holds this cylinder has a platform that limits compatibility to Fortress Base and prevents the Metal Balls in the pockets of Fortress Base from escaping.
Canister lid has a long pole on the underside to push down on the ball, and a groove on the top prevents the canister section rotating inside the holder.
This overall acts as a less effective version of the Shielded Ball Bearings used by Zombies.
Were it compatible with a BB that had decent LAD, it would likely be a tier 2/3 option for Zombie customizations, based on testing using Twin Horn, Wide Survivor and SG (Grease Ball Version) with no Blade Base, the poor stability and inefficiency compared to bearing mechanisms is the primary limiting factor.
As it is, SG (Grease Ball Version) is entirely useless.
Blade Base: Fortress Base
Weight: 5.6g plus up to two 1/4" Metal Balls (1.05g each)
Holds two One Gram Steel Balls, one in each pocket, which move outward at higher RPM and inwards at lower RPM, intended to increase Stability and Spin Time in each respective mode.
Recoil-laden and aerodynamically abysmal design, with bad LAD to boot.
Not as heavy as its predecessor (SG Metal Ball Base), but heavy enough to weigh down any Attack shaft that may be used with it.
Able to fit a wide range of shafts and tips, but its properties make it outclassed with all of them.
Furthermore using any SG other than SG (Grease Ball Version) with any Wide Weight Disk means the balls can exit the pockets, potentially messing up the balance of the combination, further limiting any potential use for offensive customizations, and posing a serious hazard of projectile injury. As such, this is generally best considered illegal.
Bad LAD and Recoil prone shape mean that its has very poor stamina, and the limitation to two Metal Balls means it is actually slightly lighter than Customize Grip Base + Defense Ring, meaning there is little reason to use it with SG (Bearing Version 2) Shaft or Customize Grip Base Tip combos - and usability with both of these is worsened by the aforementioned issue with Wide Weight Disks.
Pretty much useless.
Fortress Base can fit either 0 or 2 Balls.
2 Balls is generally preferred, however, if using an SG other than SG (Grease Ball Version) with a Wide-type Weight Disk, no balls may be used as they can exit the Beyblade while spinning, presenting a safety issue.
The beginning of the fall of the Draciel line by being the first without a competitive Blade Base (though it is at least novel, unlike later versions), Draciel F is not a competitive Beyblade.