Dimension Link

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Ohana Beat is one of many Finish Commands available to the player through the use of D-Links.

The Dimension Link (ディメンションリンク Dimenshon Rinku?), abbreviated to D-Link, is a feature similar to summoning that appears in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep. It allows the user to summon another character's power from across the worlds.

Story[edit]

Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep[edit]

Aqua makes three Wayfinders, and she gives two of them to Terra and Ventus the night before she and Terra take the Mark of Mastery exam. After telling the legend behind the Wayfinder, she explains that she added some magic to the ones she made, representing an "unbreakable connection".

As the three of them journey from world to world, the bonds they make with those they meet along the way create D-Links, through the power of their Wayfinders.

Usage[edit]

The D-Link Gauge.

A Dimension Link can only be activated when the blue D-Link Gauge is full. The gauge is located directly above the HP gauge, and it is filled by picking up blue D-Link prizes, or by using a Balloon Letter. To activate a D-Link, press Right on the D-pad and select an enabled link from the list.

Activating a D-Link immediately restores all lost HP. While the link is active, the equipped Command Deck is replaced with the deck associated with the link. Additionally, the Command Gauge changes its appearance to reflect the linked character, and a sprite of the character appears above that of the player character. Upon filling the Command Gauge, the player can use a unique Finish command. While the link is active, the D-Link Gauge decreases continuously, and the link is broken when the gauge is completely empty. Alternatively, the player can deactivate the D-Link early by selecting "Revert" from the D-Link menu, by leaving the area, or by bringing up the main menu.

The D-Link emblem resembles a Wayfinder.

While the player character is using a D-Link, defeated enemies have a chance of dropping a special emblem (シンボルマーク Shinboru Māku?, lit. "Symbol Mark") that can be collected to raise the D-Link's level, expanding its Command Deck and unlocking a unique ability, as represented by the symbols to the left of the linked companion's sprite. Bringing the link up to Level 2 expands the deck again, adds a second ability, and grants access to a more powerful Finish command. Once a D-Link has reached Level 2, any additional emblems collected simply restore the D-Link Gauge.

The D-Link menu allows the player to enable or disable D-Links and switch the Finish Commands equipped to them.

D-Links can be disabled from being used in-battle from the main menu, under "D-Links". This can be used to shorten the D-Link menu, making it easier to select the desired link quickly.

The player is also able to create custom D-Links based on their friends' characters at the Mirage Arena, using the PSP's wireless connection. However, this feature is not present in the Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX release due to the removal of multiplayer. These D-Links can also be removed or replaced at player discretion. The custom D-Link will operate as a variant of the Terra, Ventus, or Aqua D-Links, depending on which character their friend is using, but its Command Deck and Finish Command will match whatever commands the friend had equipped when the D-Link was created. Like the standard Terra, Ventus, and Aqua D-Links, it can be leveled up by collecting emblems, unlocking the appropriate abilities as well as any Advanced or Ultimate commands that were part of the Command Deck. However, the player cannot use any commands that their character wouldn't be able to use in normal gameplay (e.g., Terra cannot use a Faith command within the custom deck).


List of D-Links[edit]

D-Link Deck Description Abilities Finish Commands Unique Commands Obtained
DL Sprite Terra KHBBS.png
Rushing attacks. LV 1 DL Sprite Terra Ability 1 KHBBS.png Overdrive Finish Ventus,[1] Aqua[1]
LV 2 DL Sprite Terra Ability 2 KHBBS.png Auto-Block Landbreaker
DL Sprite Ventus KHBBS.png
Blast of wind. LV 1 DL Sprite Ventus Ability 1 KHBBS.png Haste Finish Terra,[1] Aqua[1]
LV 2 DL Sprite Ventus Ability 2 KHBBS.png Auto-Counter Air Dive
DL Sprite Aqua KHBBS.png
Magic of each element. LV 1 DL Sprite Aqua Ability 1 KHBBS.png Magic Deflector Finish Terra,[1] Ventus[1]
LV 2 DL Sprite Aqua Ability 2 KHBBS.png Auto-Life Magic Volley
DL Sprite Mickey KHBBS.png
HP Recovery LV 1 DL Sprite Mickey Ability 1 KHBBS.png Auto-Teleport Lightcharge Sign of Faith Ventus,[2] Aqua[3]
LV 2 DL Sprite Mickey Ability 2 KHBBS.png Double EXP Faithcharge
DL Sprite Donald KHBBS.png
Fire attacks. LV 1 DL Sprite Donald Ability 1 KHBBS.png Magic Boost Donald Flare Ventus,[4] Aqua[4]
LV 2 DL Sprite Donald Ability 2 KHBBS.png Shell Cosmic Donald
DL Sprite Goofy KHBBS.png
Charge at enemies. LV 1 DL Sprite Goofy Ability 1 KHBBS.png Protect Goofy Spin Ventus,[4] Aqua[4]
LV 2 DL Sprite Goofy Ability 2 KHBBS.png Stun Boost Goofy Turbo
DL Sprite Snow White KHBBS.png
Unique moves for each of the dwarfs. LV 1 DL Sprite Snow White Ability 1 KHBBS.png Gauge Boost Sweet Memory Sleepy, Sneezy, Grumpy, Happy, Dopey, Bashful, Doc Ventus,[5] Aqua[5]
LV 2 DL Sprite Snow White Ability 2 KHBBS.png Quickload Sweet Seven
DL Sprite Cinderella KHBBS.png
Fairy magic. LV 1 DL Sprite Cinderella Ability 1 KHBBS.png Auto-Remedy Dream Sparkle Wish Shot, Wish Circle, Enchanted Step, Magic Mending Terra,[6] Ventus,[6] Aqua[6]
LV 2 DL Sprite Cinderella Ability 2 KHBBS.png Regen Miracle Dance
DL Sprite Maleficent KHBBS.png
Fire and sleep attacks. LV 1 DL Sprite Maleficent Ability 1 KHBBS.png Focus Saver Thunderchaser Terra[7]
LV 2 DL Sprite Maleficent Ability 2 KHBBS.png Drain Dragonfire
DL Sprite Zack KHBBS.png
Fiery spin attack. LV 1 DL Sprite Zack Ability 1 KHBBS.png Berserk Hero's Entrance Terra,[8] Ventus,[8] Aqua[8]
LV 2 DL Sprite Zack Ability 2 KHBBS.png Attack Deflector Hero's Pride
DL Sprite Experiment 626 KHBBS.png
Thunder attacks. LV 1 DL Sprite Experiment 626 Ability 1 KHBBS.png Attack Boost Random Beam Terra,[9] Ventus,[9] Aqua[9]
LV 2 DL Sprite Experiment 626 Ability 2 KHBBS.png Double CP Ohana Beat
DL Sprite Peter Pan KHBBS.png
Jumping attacks. LV 1 DL Sprite Peter Pan Ability 1 KHBBS.png Float Swordbill Terra,[10] Ventus,[10] Aqua[10]
LV 2 DL Sprite Peter Pan Ability 2 KHBBS.png Double Strike Barrel Roll
DL Sprite Pete KHBBS.png
Spin attack that causes status effects. LV 1 DL Sprite Pete Ability 1 KHBBS.png Munny Plus Fruit Shot Terra,[11] Ventus,[11] Aqua[11]
LV 2 DL Sprite Pete Ability 2 KHBBS.png Steal Rumble Rave
DL Sprite Vanitas KHBBS.png
Dark-based attacks. Last Word Dark Spiral, Dark Splicer, Dark Link (Shotlock) Ventus[12]

Mirage Arena D-Links[edit]

In the original PSP releases of Birth by Sleep, players could D-Link with other players via local play within the Mirage Arena to obtain their Command Deck and Finish Commands as unique D-Links that can be used through the game. Due to a lack of a multiplayer function, this feature was removed in the HD port of Birth by Sleep

D-Link Deck Description Finish Commands Unique Commands Obtained
DL Mirage Arena 1 KHBBS.png
Custom set Command Deck and Finish Command. Terra
Ventus
Aqua
DL Mirage Arena 2 KHBBS.png
Custom set Command Deck and Finish Command. Terra
Ventus
Aqua
DL Mirage Arena 3 KHBBS.png
Custom set Command Deck and Finish Command. Terra
Ventus
Aqua

Video[edit]

Dimension Links


Notes and references[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Clear the Land of Departure.
  2. Defeat Vanitas alongside Mickey Mouse.
  3. Defeat the Unversed at the Front Doors alongside Mickey Mouse.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Clear Mysterious Tower.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Clear Dwarf Woodlands.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Clear Castle of Dreams.
  7. Enter Aurora's room in Enchanted Dominion.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Clear Olympus Coliseum.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Clear Deep Space.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Clear Never Land.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Finish a Command Board game in which the random "Captain Justice" or "Captain Dark" special events are activated, after clearing Disney Town.
  12. Deplete Vanitas's HP during the battle with him at Dive to the Heart.