Great Tiger

Attack Ring: Great Tiger

Weight: 5.3g (Core AR 3.7g | Sub AR 1.6g)

    • Confusingly given its name, Great Tiger is in fact a Regular War Lion Core AR with a unique Sub AR - this leads some questions about two-part AR naming conventions.

    • Nonetheless, with a much worse Sub Ring, it is basically a worse War Lion.

Core AR: War Lion

Weight: 3.7g

    • Small AR with relatively low recoil in either direction.

    • However, the general oval shape formed by the small size of the wings of the AR means it is somewhat easier to land hard hits on than Tiger Defenser, for example, which acts against the low recoil of its contact points to a small extent. However, it is still an excellent defensive choice and takes hits very well.

    • Generally the best Right-Spin Core AR for use with any defensive SAR due to its low recoil, and a fantastic option in Left Spin though there it faces competition from Hasbro's version of Twin Horn and War Monkey.

With War Lion SAR:

    • A slightly less aggressive alternative to Tiger Defenser, with marginally more defense when used with WDs other than Wide Defense or Wide Survivor (which obstruct access to Tiger Defenser's contact points, and in Right Spin this means Tiger Defenser's better weight distribution gives it an edge over War Lion).

    • The lack of Upper Attack slopes or any effective Smash Attack means compacts using it are generally less versatile than their Tiger Defenser-sporting counterparts.

    • A notable advantage over Tiger Defenser is that War Lion doesn't have much recoil in Left Spin, whereas Tiger Defenser, while by no means high recoil, does perform noticeably worse in this direction. However, alternatives such as Hasbro's and Takara's Twin Horn ARs and Scissor Attacker are also available, and often perform slightly better.

    • In general, very useful for Compacts, Zombies and all types of Defense Customs.

With Dragon Saucer SAR:

  • War Lion also sees use with Dragon Saucer's SAR, where its well balanced weight distribution and small size works well with the general properties of the Sub Ring to make an Attack Ring suitable for Defense and Stamina types. Such setups do suffer more from vertical interference, but it is nonetheless a good choice, and the best choice for the SAR in Right Spin as well as an excellent one in Left.

With War Monkey SAR:

  • War Monkey SAR performs similarly to War Lion SAR here, mostly being useful if one breaks their SAR. It provides a larger free spinning area, but slightly more recoil in Right Spin.

  • Overall this is an effective setup, and again the best Right-Spin choice for the SAR.

With Screw Zeus:

  • War Lion can also be used to fix Screw Zeus in place in either spin direction, however the SAR can come loose, and it adds nothing to Screw Zeus's Attack ability and thus is outclassed by more aggressive Core ARs such as Great Dragon and Dragon Breaker, and its fragility is also a serious concern given the high-impact nature of Screw Zeus puts it under a lot of stress. As such, this is not recommended.

Weight: 1.6g

    • Visually similar to the "Wing" Sub-Ring but thicker, with a narrower central ring, and slightly different angles overall.

    • Thickness means it can be fixed in place with certain Attack Ring and Weight Disk setups, but such setups result in severe recoil and disappointing Smash Attack, and are not worthwhile, especially as War Bear SAR directly outclasses it for this use.

    • Also fits under Dual Dragon, however this is illegal as Dual Dragon is considered a single part. As a reference however, the resulting AR has significant power in Left Spin but is crippled by horrendous recoil, with rotational recoil enough to stop it spinning even when having a reasonable amount of power left, and able to push the Sub AR under the main AR, bending it and potentially breaking it. Nonetheless, were it legal, it would be usable.

    • Even while free spinning creates recoil issues due to its size and most importantly the fact its width means that when hit from above or below it doesn't spin away, instead acting like a lever, causing the Beyblade using it massive destabilization (if it doesn't fly out of the arena first).

    • Overall, completely useless.

Beyblades including this part


Great Tiger SAR vs Wing SAR