SERIES : BEYBLADE X
SYSTEM : XTREME GEAR SPORTS
PRODUCT CODE : BX-21
TYPE : BALANCE
SPIN DIRECTION : RIGHT SPIN
OWNER : BIRD KAZAMI
WEIGHT : Approx. 42,1 g
Release Date : November 2nd, 2023
Description of Hells Chain 5-60HT
Released with the BX-21 Hells Chain Deck Set as part of the Xtreme Gear Sports system on November 2nd, 2023, Hells Chain 5-60HT is a right-spin balance type combination.
This stock combination introduces two new Xtreme Gear Sports Parts, the Hells Chain Blade and the High Taper (HT) Bit.
Compared to its predecessor Hells Scythe 4-60T, this Beyblade is more defense oriented, but it features enough attack and stamina potential to preserve the balance type identity of the combo. This stock combination can ride the X-Line, allowing it to perform the Xtreme Dash, and High Taper still provides enough stamina to make the combo feel relatively safe. Furthermore, the design of the Blade creates mobility, which slightly increases attack power but also make the combination’s behavior more unpredictable at times. Additionally, the 5-60 Ratchet and the five wide blades along its perimeter may increase burst risk.
This Beyblade can have very good results when facing other stock combinations from the Xtreme Gear Sports system. The Hells Chain Blade is more defense oriented than its predecessor Hells Scythe, but the stock combo remains coherent, having just enough attack power and stamina as well to make good use of the High Taper Bit. These well-rounded attributes make it effective in a wide variety of scenarios, capable of challenging many stock combinations of various types.
How to Improve Hells Chain 5-60HT
This stock combination can be improved in different ways. Players willing to keep the balance type identity can simply replace 5-60 with 3-60 or 4-60 to decrease burst risk. 3-80 and 4-80 are both nice options as well, but the increased height of High Taper (HT) will result in a tall combination, making it easier for opposing Beyblades to strike the Hells Chain Blade from below. Taper (T) can be used instead of High Taper to lower the combination’s height.
Use in attack combinations
For a more attack oriented combo, Takara Tomy suggests the use of Low Flat (LF) to use the upper sections of the Blade’s contact points by lowering the combination’s height. The Blade’s gimmick is explained in the Hells Chain Blade article. Takara Tomy also suggests the use of 5-60, but 3-60 and 4-60 can be used instead, both having the same height as 5-60. Low Flat has high friction due to its wide flat circular tip, making it a very aggressive Bit. The high friction results in less stamina, making it a risky choice as well.
Use in defense combinations
Players willing to use the Hells Chain Blade in a defense oriented combination can replace High Taper (HT) with Needle (N), High Needle (HN) or Spike (S). Needle and Spike should be prioritized if available, to keep the combination as low as possible. Orb can be a decent alternative. The 5-60 Ratchet mitigates the combination tendency to wobble and tilt over when using such Bits, but it will increase burst risk. This is one of the best ways to use the Hells Chain Blade, taking advantage of its good defense potential. Therefore, a good combo could be Hells Chain 5-60N.
Use in stamina combinations
For a stamina oriented combo, Ball remains the best stamina Bit available. However, the Hells Chain Blade combined with Ball can be unpredictable when hard launched. The mobility added by this Blade can result in Ball moving outside the center area of the stadium and ride the X-Line, which can be risky or rewarding, depending on what the player strategy is. Orb can be a more stationary alternative, but it has less stamina than Ball.
This Beyblade is a strong addition for players who enjoy to play with stock combinations from the anime. Furthermore, it offers players a new balance Blade featuring interesting defense potential. High Taper is a welcome addition as well, giving players another option to experiment with combination’s height.
Therefore, Hells Chain 5-60HT is a great addition in any Beyblade X collection.