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Fang is a 4D Fusion Wheel that features six protrusions of alternating widths. As part of the 4D System, Fang is composed of two parts, a Metal Core and Metal Frame, which can be adjusted for two modes; "Defense Mode" and "Counter Mode".

In Defense Mode, the Core and Frame form a domed perimeter, akin to Rock, which is meant to create a smoother perimeter and in turn increase Defense potential. However, like Rock, the gaps between the protrusions form a recoil heavy shape regardless which reduces stamina and creates a heavy Knock-Out risk.

In Counter Mode, the Frame is inverted which exposes the edges of the wider protrusions, revealing claw details in each, which is meant to create a recoil heavy perimeter and in turn increase Attack potential. Of the two modes, Counter Mode is preferred as the gimmick functions as intended.

Due to the two piece construction, Fang is much heavier than standard Fusion Wheels. While the weight cannot compensate for the recoil of Defense Mode, it bolsters the Attack potential of Counter Mode, further improving its Attack Potential.

Due to Fang's heavy weight and high recoil shape in Counter Mode, it would be a key part in many Attack combinations. However, due to the release of Wheels such as Flash and the release of the Zero-G System and Synchrome gimmick, Fang has become heavily outclassed. Furthermore, due to Fang's weight, it is also banned in the Limited Format.

As such, Fang is recommended for collection purposes only.

==Differences in the non-Hyperblades Hasbro Version==
Hasbro's release of Fang , like all other 4D Fusion Wheels, is heavily simplified compared to the Takara Tomy release. Hasbro's Fang is of a one piece construction, which removes the mode change gimmick and keeps the Wheel in "Defense Mode", and is very hollowed out, making it much lighter. While the lighter weight makes Hasbro's Fang legal in the Limited Format, the near identical shape worsens the issues from the shape's recoil.

As such, Hasbro's Fang is recommended for collection purposes only.

However, the Fang Wheel released as part of Hasbro's Hyperblades and Legends series is completely identical to the Takara Tomy release which also makes it recommended for collection purposes only.

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