Twin Horn (Hasbro)
Attack Ring: Twin Horn (Hasbro)
Weight: 5.9g total
Twin Horn modified to accept a Sub AR, to retain the Wing gimmick from the original Gabriel's SG Wing Base after the change to an Engine Gear System Beyblade. The reasons for this change are a mystery to all and sundry.
Core AR: Twin Horn (Hasbro)
Same design as Twin Horn with a space for an SAR.
Much like the original, rounded back contact points in left spin make for very slow recoil, and diameter and small, recoil-free gaps make for excellent spin-stealing and defensive capability when paired with Wide Defense or Wide Survivor. This makes it an excellent choice for Zombies and Defensive Zombies.
Slightly more centrally distributed than Takara's Twin Horn due to the additional cylinder etc around the centre for the Sub AR. This has little effect on performance, practically negligible because of the more significant effects provided by Sub Ring choice.
Raised AR provides slightly more leverage to opponents, though this is only significant in Compact combinations where it is noticeably easier to outspin than the Takara version.
Due to these factors, its Survival ability is slightly worse than the original, so it is the situational strengths and weaknesses of the various Sub AR's it can be used with (primarily Dragon Saucer SAR) that provide reasons to use it over the original.
The original is probably slightly "better" overall, due to being more dependable than the only setup using this AR that provides significant advantages over the original rather than just being similar.
Nonetheless a viable choice for left spin Defense or Survival Beyblades.
In Right Spin, it is fine and still generally a competitive choice for Defense and Survival, but generally War Lion and Tiger Defenser tend to be better choices for any given situation, though if using Dragon Saucer's Sub AR the difference with War Lion is negligible.
With War Lion SAR:
War Lion SAR does almost nothing when used with Wide Defense or Wide Survivor, as it is small, doesn't protrude past Twin Horn, and generally just stays underneath the AR, completely out of the way, though can cover the gaps slightly at times.
Provides slightly inferior performance to its Takara counterpart in pure survival when used with as it has a slightly worse weight distribution due to the central ring for the SAR and the SAR itself.
Defensively, the additional weight can help versus Takara's Twin Horn, however the effect is fairly minor, and like many SAR-equipped Beyblades when used with SAR's that don't offer protection against it, the elevation creates a significant vulnerability to opposing Attackers using relatively thin contact points (for example Triple Wing) when at similar heights, as they can catch between the Core AR and the Weight Disk, delivering explosive KOs.
Also cannot be successfully used on compacts as mentioned above.
Compared to War Lion's Core AR, slightly better in Left, noticeably worse in Right.
With War Monkey SAR:
Practically identical to War Lion SAR but slightly worse due to higher recoil, again, this SAR stays mostly out of the way.
Compared to War Monkey Core AR, many magnitudes better in either direction, and probably technically the best use for this Sub AR.
With Dragon Saucer SAR:
The main reason to use this version of Twin Horn - it has the best survival of any Core AR, making it the best choice for Dragon Saucer SAR - the most significant defensive Sub-Ring of the generation.
The SAR provides its defensive abilities and situational strengths and weaknesses (the most notable being some advantages over Circle Survivor Defense and somewhat increased weaknesses to Driger V2 customs, though combinations using this part will still generally win against anything not extremely niche in that field).
In addition to this, Dragon Saucer compensates for Twin Horn (Hasbro)'s weaknesses, preventing opposing attackers catching between the AR and WD and reducing the recoil trouble it has in Right Spin, improving performance in this spin direction markedly, though it is somewhat susceptible to vertical hits and destabilisation.
Overall, the two are an excellent choice for each other.
Sub AR: Twin Horn (Hasbro) SAR
Note: Name is unconfirmed.
Based on the "Wing" Sub Ring used on Gabriel's SG Wing Base, made of particularly rigid plastic instead of soft plastic and with some detailing instead of the slope of the original. Performance-wise, it is identical, but presumably more fragile.
Achieves the impressive feat of having fairly severe recoil problems despite being free spinning as it is easily used as a lever by opponents hitting from above/below, which is very common due to stadium slopes and the width of the part.
Cannot be fixed in place, tests using illegal methods to do so have found no point in doing so anyway, due to recoil and lack of power. War Bear SAR is far superior.