Attack Ring: Shield Hammer
Large, relatively heavy Attack Ring
Too recoil prone for Defense yet not aggressive enough for Attack
Main use is as a very outclassed Smash Attack AR, but the contact points are poorly angled and largely ineffectual.
It is also the best main-line Draciel AR for Weight Based Defense, the general idea of early Draciels (I don't think even Takara know what the general idea of later Draciels is), but only because the others are abysmal - it still suffers from severe recoil issues which greatly limit its Defensive ability. Even here it is heavily outclassed by the likes of Smash Turtle and Mirage Goddess.
Weight Disk: Ten Wide
Weight: 14.0g (Takara/Hasbro) | 14.3g (SonoKong G-Blade)
Moderately light weight
Outward weight distribution, though less so than Wide Defense and Wide Survivor.
Recoil means it is far less effective for spin stealing and survival than those weight disks
Still has plenty of use for Smash Attack, particularly with Attack Rings which are obstructed by Wide Defense.
Can still be used for spin stealing to decent effect with parts that compensate through LAD (Spiral Change Base/Full Auto Clutch Base etc) or by providing a buffer (Dragon Saucer SAR), but is still outclassed.
A number of SonoKong Ten Wide WD's from their G-Blade series have been recorded as being slightly above the average weight of Wide Defense, see the Ten Wide page for details.
Spin Gear: Right Customize Engine Gear
A regular right-spin Engine Gear that uses Customize Engine Weights
The engine gear gimmick does very little of use - if it activates early it breaks flower pattern and sometimes self-KO's, if it activates late it causes major instability in most cases, and in the case of Attack Types where it can cause a late game burst of movement (albeit usually an ineffectual one), it lacks a suitable tip to work with.
You're usually better off not winding the SG, rendering it an excessively tall combo, prone to attacks from lower attackers and struggling to hit anything without using an overhanging AR such as Triple Tiger.
Sadly, the only rubber tipped CEW, Metal Grip, is quite slow without the speed of Left Engine Gear (Turbo), and the only Engine Gear tip that was actually decent for Attack, Right Engine Gear (Metal Flat), was never made into a CEW, rendering any offensive usage moot.
Blade Base: Final Clutch Base (Draciel G Version)
Two tiny metal balls in the clutch tabs do relatively little to add to weight or defensive ability.
In fact, Final Clutch base (Draciel G Version) is actually the lightest Final Clutch Base (the heaviest being Final Clutch Base (Dranzer G Version))
Final Clutch does occasionally cause a late battle offensive push with flat tips, but generally the Beyblade is too low on rotational energy at this point to do anything of note, and with ARs that might help this such as Square Edge not being effective on such tall setups, this is generally ineffectual.
Nonetheless, this does make them more effective than First Clutch Bases. However, Normal Bases tend to be better simply for being less bulky, even though they generally don't make use of the Engine Gear mechanic.
Usable for Circle Survivor Defense, however Normal Base (Wolborg 4 Version), Normal Base (Rock Bison Version) and Final Clutch Base (Desert Sphinxer Version) all work better, all having lower recoil, and the latter being heavier. It is nonetheless the next best choice and the only other truly viably option.
Limited LAD with a poor weight distribution means that it isn't useful with other combinations.
Generally not useful.
Customize Engine Weight: Metal Ball
Rather poor balance due to tall height and ball tip
Tends to skip over the tornado ridge too easily, resulting in limited defensive ability
While a niche use, it does allow Gyro Engine Gear to self right quite effectively, making it an acceptable CEW for the part.
Despite being the heaviest regular CEW, Circle Defenser and Circle Survivor both weight more, and the latter is more useful in every way. In addition, only Circle Survivor can produce a Base + SG setup capable of rivalling the weight of Heavy Metal Core-compatible Weight Based Defense setups.
Overall, not a useful part.
With the very common Weight Disk being the only really useful part Draciel G is for collection only. The Customize Engine Gear is generally more useful than the standard EG used in the original, but neither is a competitively relevant part.
Draciel G - Original release
Draciel G (Hasbro Engine Gear RC) - RC Version of the Original