Complete Guide to Beyblade Dynamite Battle Low Mode & High Mode
Low Mode vs High Mode
Calling back to the beginning of Beyblade, Takara Tomy has previously included ways to alter the height of your Beyblade combos. Whether it was performance tips or taller and shorter drivers, being able to finely tune your Bey's height can make all the difference in a particular matchup.
When the Dynamite Battle system was introduced to the Burst series, it brought with it a new customizable system that allows you to change the height of the blade between two modes. The standard height became known as "low mode" which was also the default setting for the Beyblade. Now you had the option to configure the Beyblade in a "high mode" for different effects. Dynamite Battle will be an awesome system that can be enjoyed for years to come. And if you want to do good across a variety of DB events, or just enjoy battling your friends more, this guide will teach you how to use the DB high/low mode system along with all the tips and strategies you need to know!
On the left is a standard height DB beyblade, or low mode, and to the right is the same beyblade in high mode. There's usually a gap between the blade and the forge disc. Depending on the mode you use, and the stadium you play on, there will be different effects that result from your chosen mode.
If you're new to Beyblade, or are returning to the game with the Dynamite Battle system, you should play your first several battles with only the default low mode to get the hang of the game. You can also check out our complete guide to Beyblade Burst launchers to help get you in the groove.
To switch between the modes, it's easy. It's all about how you place the armor.
The Armor is the middle piece in the image above (always a ring with two protruding metal tabs) and determines whether your Beyblade combo is in low mode or high mode.
For the standard low mode, you place the armor UNDER the core, inside the blade/energy layer.
For the new high mode, you place the armor OVER the core, inside the blade/energy layer.
Throughout most of the Burst DB (Dynamite Battle) series, many competitive players stuck to the old B-33 stadium, and dismissed the new high mode feature. Unfortunately, this took away a key strategic element from the DB system and prevented players from fully enjoying what the DB system has to offer, especially since the new Dynamite Battle Standard Beystadium was wrongfully ignored.
With the old B-33 beystadium eventually becoming obsolete due to lack of supply, rarity, and rising prices, many newer players cannot justify playing on the old standard stadium. This will make the DB Standard Beystadium more attractive, especially since it's the official WBBA stadium of choice. And even with the new 4th generation Beyblade X on the way later this year, Dynamite Battle still has many years left to be played with its special Beys, especially if Beyblade X is completely new and not compatible with the Burst Series.
Low Mode / High Mode Tips & Strategies
This guide will mostly point out and discuss the characteristics and advantages of high mode, since low mode is basically the same standard height of all Beys in the Burst series. Now let's take a look at what they are:
1. Increased Stamina vs Low Mode
This is especially apparent in the DB Standard Beystadium due to the deeper curvature. While in high mode, if the opposing Bey is in low mode, the high mode Bey will be able to tilt downward and apply more pressure to the opposing low mode bey. If both beys are stamina-types, then there'll be a HUGE advantage for the Bey in high mode. The high mode Bey will wear down the low mode Bey and have a higher chance of winning with a final spin.
2. Downward and Blade-to-Blade Attack Strikes
Since high mode Beys will tilt their posture, this mode is preferred for top-heavy attack combinations that you build. This will help your combo strike low mode Beys and possibly make them scrape. This could help you penetrate their defenses and drain their stamina. But that's not all-- if you find that the opposing Bey your opponent is using will probably be played in high mode, you'll want your attacking Bey in high mode so that it can make blade-to-blade contact against the opposing high mode Beys.
Again, this will take knowledge and an educated guess based on what parts are in your opponent's combo, since bladers are technically allowed to change modes at the beginning of the battle, after both players reveal their initial combos.
3. More Attack Mobility
The DB Standard Beystadium is a larger stadium, but even on the older B-33 stadium, you might have an attack combo that you'll need to move lightning fast around the arena in order to KO the opposing bey. Being in high mode will help you with this goal since the expanded weight distribution and tilting posture will generally force your Bey combo to move around more than if it was in low mode. This is easy for you to test out, so if you'll want to launch your combo several times in low mode and then again in high mode to see if it will get the extra boost of speed and mobility you're looking for.
4. Defense Gap & Forge Disc Attack
This is literally a double-whammy of an advantage! If your opponent's Bey is an attack-type or balance-type that is best in low mode, you can switch your Bey into high mode to create a gap in the middle that will help your bey's blade/energy layer avoid being hit by the opposing bey's blade. Also, if you want to try and use your forge disc as a secondary attacker, put your bey in high mode so that your forge disc has an increased chance of making contact with an opposing bey's blade/energy layer in low mode. This can be especially brutal if you're using a right-spin combo with the Karma forge disc-and it's terrorizing spikes-- yikes! That's some gnarly Metal Fight action right there!
Bottom line: experiment with using your forge disc as an attacker or a defender based on your combo!
The one slight disadvantage to be aware of in high mode is the tilting posture of the combo. As we mentioned earlier, this characteristic is generally a positive bonus when used properly, but be aware that it might hinder your combo depending on the parts you use, and the opponent's Bey. As always, only testing and experience will help you figure things out.
"Playing with high mode and low mode combinations on the DB Standard Beystadium is one of the best reasons to play Dynamite Battle!
There's still PLENTY of undiscovered potential and strategies with high mode and low mode combos so make sure to keep playing with your DB beys on the DB Beystadium for years to come! This series will go down in history as one of the best, and should always have it's own designated format, especially with modified WBBA rules!
Make sure to keep testing out your combos in your 5G teams or any format, that way you'll build the knowledge and experience you need to become one of the BEST BLADERS EVER!
And with 4th generation Beyblade X on the way, make sure to get your hands on the rarest and best Beyblades from Dynamite Battle before they become super rare and even more expensive! Order your DB standard Beystadium and DB beys from Beyblade Premier TODAY!
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