Beyblade Burst Key Concepts

Here is a list of some of the concepts players will keep coming across during their journey in Beyblade Burst :

Tornado Ridge

It is the edge of the arena, acting as a barrier. If a Beyblade goes too fast it will go over the tornado ridge, hitting the walls or going in a ring-out pocket.

Tornado Stall

A strategy that consists in moving around the stadium in wide circles and embracing the tornado ridge as long as possible. Launch power needs to be controlled to prevent the Beyblade from going over the tornado ridge. This tactic can prove to be useful to beat a light launched spin-stealing combination. It can also be used to chase an attack type combination and knock it out of the stadium.

Flower Pattern

It is a movement pattern that keeps the Beyblade moving from the edge of the stadium (the tornado ridge) and back to the center at high velocity to hit the opposing Beyblade as hard as possible.

When a banking shot is executed properly, the Beyblade will move in a flower shaped pattern, without hitting the walls or the ring out pockets. This movement pattern is used to strike Beyblades that are sitting in the center of the stadium, such as stamina type combinations.

When creating attack type combinations, players will typically look for components that allow a sustained and aggressive flower pattern : the Driver choice, Blade design and Weight Distribution are crucial.

Weight Distribution

In Beyblade, players will come across concepts like OWD (Outward Weight Distribution) and CWD (Centralized Weight Distribution). Usually, players will try to affect weight distribution with the Forge Disc, which depending on its shape will direct the force “inside” or “outside” the Beyblade.

Weight distribution is a crucial part of a combo creation. If players add OWD to a combination, it will have more stamina, or more hitting power (because more force will be directed towards the contact points of the Blade). If players add CWD, the combo may have better defense, because the Beyblade will be more difficult to push around the arena.

Finally, it is also possible to play with weight distribution to put as much weight as possible in one specific point of the Beyblade : this will give great hitting power, but will reduce balance and stamina.

Weight Distribution is extremely important in Beyblade. Adding weight or improving weight distribution with the Forge Disc (and the Armor) is crucial to create synergy in a combo. This is a very interesting and important part of the game.

Spin Steal/Spin Equalization

Spin Stealing or Spin Equalizing combinations tend to have rubber covering their contact points, and excel against Beyblades spinning in the opposite direction (opposite-spin battles). Brute force is useless against such combinations : the spin-stealing combo will gain speed every time it makes contact with its opponent. See the advanced techniques article for tips on how to beat Spin-Stealing combinations. This concept is very important, since the Beyblade Burst meta-game is focused on opposite-spin and spin-stealing combos.

LAD (Life After Death)

It is the ability of a combination to keep spinning after falling over. The shape of the Blade used is important : a smooth circular Blade will add LAD to the combo. Typically, free-spinning parts on the Blade, Forge Disc, or Driver can help create LAD potential. Drivers with free-spinning discs or free-rotating tips will also add LAD to the combination. LAD is very important in same-spin and opposite-spin stamina battles ; it can give a few extra spins to win a close battle.


In Beyblade, Precession refers to the ability of a combination to spin longer at the end of a battle. It is a critical attribute that can make the difference in opposite-spin stamina match-ups for example.


Articles will sometimes mention a “scraping risk” when describing a Beyblade’s performances. It refers to a part of the Beyblade (usually the Forge Disc or a specific driver’s part) that is literally scraping against the stadium’s floor. This will drain stamina, slow the Beyblade down, cause knock-outs etc… Scraping risk is something players want to avoid when creating a combination.

Smash Attack

It’s the most common type of attacks used in Beyblade. It just means that the contact points of the attack combination will push the opposing Beyblade away, as far and fast as possible.

Upper Attack

Not as common as Smash Attacks, Upper Attacks can be achieved with a Beyblade whose contact points are shaped as a slope. When the upper attack connects with enough momentum, it will lift the opposing Beyblade up, sending it flying, sometimes over the stadium. This is one of the reasons why players should keep the recommended body posture at all times.

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