B-type Armament

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The Nægling, a B-type Armament

B-type Armaments (B型兵装) are CHARMs equipped with "ring cartridge systems", attachments used mainly by the Dueling Generation before the Neunwelt Tactic came into widespread use; they are now considered hazardous and, in principle, are no longer used. B stands for "Berserk."

Ring cartridge systems use rings charged with Magi to supply extra Magi to the crystal core, forcing the CHARM into an overheated state. A CHARM thus overheated is very powerful and can kill Large-type Huge in one hit, but its autoguard system no longer functions at all, and there's a high chance of the wielder being seriously or even fatally injured if she's counterattacked[1]. This was directly responsible for the deaths of many Lilies from the Dueling Generation. However, Lilies of that generation are still proud to have wielded B-type Armaments, as it was those CHARMs which gave them the power to protect their loved ones at the time[2].

A ring cartridge system can be installed on any CHARM to make it into a B-type Armament, though they work best when the CHARM is designed with such a system in mind[3]. In some cases, the ring cartridge is worn by the Lily herself, taking the form of an actual ring on her finger[4].

The use of B-type Armaments lead to two battle tactics which are uncommon nowadays: the mandatory inclusion of an Arsenal in a legion so that she can quickly reboot overheated CHARMs[5]—a policy still followed by Odaiba Girls' School and Makuhari Girls' High School of Science and Engineering—and the use of Z to rewind time and return overheated CHARMs to a usable state. The latter technique is called the Impactor Style[6].

Funada Ui is one of the few active Lilies who still uses a B-type Armament, the Nægling; she's been quoted as saying "They're perfectly safe, as long as you don't let yourself get hit."[7] Yamanashi Hibari's Ascalon is also equipped with a ring cartridge system[8]. The Valkyria Skirt Magi Reincarnation System, developed by Odaiba's Arsenal department, is able to negate the drawbacks of a B-type Armament once per battle[9].

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  1. @assault_lily twitter, April 14, 2020. Multiple tweets.
  2. @assault_lily twitter, January 25, 2021. "the B-type armament (attachment to the Core of a CHARM, performs a limit break-esque power boost or something. gotta re-read it), which has lead to the death of no insignificant number of duel-era Liliesto the Duelers themselves, they hold the B-type armament in pride as it was an obvious thing to use in their times, something that enabled them to protect the people they hold dear, even if it would cost them their lives" Translation by Hắc.
  3. @assault_lily twitter, January 13, 2022. "Q: Is the B-type Armament usable on any CHARMs with the proper calibration, or only on those specifically designed for it" "A: The B-type Armament works by mounting its cartridge onto the Magi crystal core of a CHARM, so it can work on any one. Of course, CHARMs specifically designed with B-type Armament usage in mind would have better affinity" Translation by Hắc.
  4. @assault_lily twitter, February 21, 2022. "Q: Is the ring on Ui's left hand just an accessory" "A: It's the Ring Cartridge used to charge up Magi for the activation of the B-type Armament" Translation by Hắc.
  5. @assault_lily twitter, April 11, 2020.
  6. @assault_lily twitter, June 1, 2020. Multiple tweets.
  7. @assault_lily twitter, April 12, 2020.
  8. @assault_lily twitter, November 6, 2021. "Q: Is Hibari's Ascalon equipped with the B-type equipment" "A: Yes" Translation by Hắc.
  9. @assault_lily twitter, February 19, 2021. "the Valkyria Skirt Magi Reincarnation System (VSMRS) is an integrated support system, and does a variety of things from Magi purification and amplification, to negating the drawbacks of the B-type armament" Translation by Hắc.