Abilities (KH3D)

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The Abilities screen for Sora in Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance. Shown are the Stat abilities.

The Ability system in Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance is very similar to that of Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep. While active techniques are implemented through the Deck Command system, passive abilities are managed through the Abilities menu, and with only two exclusions must be purchased from the Ability Links of the protagonists' Spirits. Equipped abilities can be activated or deactivated at will, and when an ability is highlighted, the menu will also display any Spirits whose Ability Links contain a yet-to-be-purchased iteration of that ability, even if the player has already maxed out the ability; once the ability is purchased, the Spirit will not be displayed even if the ability is not currently equipped.

The Abilities list is divided into three categories. Stats abilities encompass those which increase the protagonists' stats, but are only equipped for as long as the Spirit providing them remains in the party. Meanwhile, Support abilities and Spirit abilities, which provide miscellaneous benefits to the protagonists and their Spirits, respectively, remain equipped permanently once they are purchased.

Stats Ability Icon KH3D.png Stats abilities[edit]

Ability Max. Number Description Ability Link
HP Boost (HPアップ
HP Appu
?, lit. "HP Up")
5 Increases your HP. Multi-install the ability to bump it up even further. [x5] R & R Seal, Zolephant
[x3] Cera Terror, Keeba Tiger, Skelterwild, Tyranto Rex
[x2] Aura Lion, Drill Sye, Eaglider, Fishboné, Hebby Repp, Iceguin Ace, Kooma Panda, Me Me Bunny, Pegaslick, Pricklemane, Staggerceps, Toximander
[x1] Cyber Yog, Drak Quack, Ducky Goose, Fin Fatale, Juggle Pup, Lord Kyroo, Meow Wow, Necho Cat, Ryu Dragon, Sir Kyroo, Tama Sheep, Wheeflower, Yoggy Ram
Fire Boost (ファイアアップ
Faia Appu
?, lit. "Fire Up")
3 Increases the damage dealt by your fire attacks. Multi-install the ability to deal even more damage. [x3] Hebby Repp, Tyranto Rex
[x2] Chef Kyroo, Peepsta Hoo, Ryu Dragon, Tatsu Blaze
[x1] Drak Quack, Eaglider, Sudo Neku, Yoggy Ram
Blizzard Boost (ブリザドアップ
Burizado Appu
?, lit. "Blizzard Up")
3 Increases the damage dealt by your blizzard attacks. Multi-install the ability to deal even more damage. [x3] Iceguin Ace, Skelterwild
[x2] Peepsta Hoo, Tatsu Steed
[x1] Juggle Pup, Sudo Neku
Thunder Boost (サンダーアップ
Sandā Appu
?, lit. "Thunder Up")
3 Increases the damage dealt by your thunder attacks. Multi-install the ability to deal even more damage. [x3] Cyber Yog, Necho Cat, Thunderaffe
[x2] Lord Kyroo, Peepsta Hoo, Sudo Neku
[x1] Electricorn, Frootz Cat
Water Boost (ウォータアップ
Wōta Appu
?, lit. "Water Up")
3 Increases the damage dealt by your water attacks. Multi-install the ability to deal even more damage. [x3] Fin Fatale
[x2] Fishboné, Sir Kyroo, Zolephant
Cure Boost (ケアルアップ
Kearu Appu
?, lit. "Cure Up")
3 Increases the amount of HP you recover with Cure commands. Multi-install the ability to recover even more. [x3] Sir Kyroo
[x2] Lord Kyroo, Wheeflower
[x1] Aura Lion, Electricorn, Iceguin Ace, Zolephant
Item Boost (アイテムアップ
Aitemu Appu
?, lit. "Item Up")
3 Increases the effectiveness of recovery item commands. Multi-install the ability for an even larger improvement. [x3] Chef Kyroo, Drak Quack, Ducky Goose
[x2] Escarglow, Juggle Pup, Kooma Panda, Ursa Circus
[x1] Drill Sye, Meow Wow, Pricklemane
Attack Haste (アタックヘイスト
Atakku Heisuto
?)
5 Shortens reload time for all attack commands in your deck. Multi-install the ability for even quicker reloading. [x5] Frootz Cat, Thunderaffe, Ursa Circus
[x4] Eaglider, Electricorn, Flowbermeow, Halbird, Keeba Tiger
[x3] Fin Fatale, Me Me Bunny, Pricklemane, Tatsu Blaze, Woeflower
[x2] Cera Terror, Cyber Yog, Drill Sye, Fishboné, Jestabocky, Komory Bat, Meowjesty
[x1] Aura Lion, Juggle Pup, Kooma Panda, Lord Kyroo, Meow Wow, Sir Kyroo, Toximander
Magic Haste (マジックヘイスト
Majikku Heisuto
?)
5 Shortens reload time for all magic commands in your deck. Multi-install the ability for even quicker reloading. [x5] Frootz Cat, Majik Lapin
[x4] Flowbermeow, Halbird, Necho Cat, Pegaslick, Sudo Neku
[x3] Ghostabocky, Komory Bat, Tama Sheep, Tatsu Blaze, Tatsu Steed, Woeflower
[x2] Ducky Goose, Hebby Repp, Jestabocky, Meowjesty, Wheeflower
[x1] Aura Lion, Fishboné, Iceguin Ace, Juggle Pup, Lord Kyroo, Meow Wow, Toximander
Attack Boost (アタックアップ
Atakku Appu
?, lit. "Attack Up")
3 Increases the damage you deal with physical attacks. Multi-install the ability to deal even more damage. [x3] Keeba Tiger, Tyranto Rex, Ursa Circus
[x2] Aura Lion, Cera Terror, Cyber Yog, Kooma Panda, Ryu Dragon
[x1] Chef Kyroo, Drak Quack, Drill Sye, Eaglider, Electricorn, Fin Fatale, Fishboné, Ghostabocky, Halbird, Juggle Pup, Komory Bat, Lord Kyroo, Me Me Bunny, Pricklemane, Sir Kyroo, Staggerceps, Tatsu Blaze, Toximander
Magic Boost (マジックアップ
Majikku Appu
?, lit. "Magic Up")
3 Increases the damage you deal with magic. Multi-install the ability to deal even more damage. [x3] Majik Lapin, Sudo Neku
[x2] Ducky Goose, Iceguin Ace, Jestabocky, Necho Cat, Ryu Dragon, Tatsu Steed, Wheeflower
[x1] Chef Kyroo, Drak Quack, Electricorn, Ghostabocky, Hebby Repp, Juggle Pup, Komory Bat, Lord Kyroo, Meow Wow, Meowjesty, Peepsta Hoo, R & R Seal, Sir Kyroo, Tama Sheep, Woeflower
Defense Boost (ガードアップ
Gādo Appu
?, lit. "Guard Up")
3 Decreases the damage you take from attacks. Multi-install the ability to take even less damage. [x3] Kab Kannon, KO Kabuto, Skelterwild
[x2] Drill Sye, Escarglow, Me Me Bunny, Meowjesty, Ryu Dragon, Yoggy Ram, Zolephant
[x1] Cera Terror, Chef Kyroo, Drak Quack, Electricorn, Fishboné, Hebby Repp, Kooma Panda, Lord Kyroo, Meow Wow, Pegaslick, Pricklemane, R & R Seal, Staggerceps, Tama Sheep
Fire Screen (ファイアガード
Faia Gādo
?, lit. "Fire Guard")
5 Increases your resistance to fire attacks. Multi-install the ability to bump it up even further. [x5] Yoggy Ram
[x3] Hebby Repp
[x2] Chef Kyroo, Eaglider, Escarglow, Kab Kannon, KO Kabuto, Tatsu Blaze, Tyranto Rex
[x1] Pricklemane
Blizzard Screen (ブリザドガード
Burizado Gādo
?, lit. "Blizzard Guard")
5 Increases your resistance to blizzard attacks. Multi-install the ability to bump it up even further. [x3] Juggle Pup, KO Kabuto, Tatsu Steed
[x2] Escarglow, Iceguin Ace, Kab Kannon, Majik Lapin
[x1] Ducky Goose
Thunder Screen (サンダーガード
Sandā Gādo
?, lit. "Thunder Guard")
5 Increases your resistance to thunder attacks. Multi-install the ability to bump it up even further. [x3] Jestabocky, KO Kabuto
[x2] Cyber Yog, Kab Kannon, Thunderaffe
[x1] Escarglow
Water Screen (ウォータガード
Wōta Gādo
?, lit. "Water Guard")
5 Increases your resistance to water attacks. Multi-install the ability to bump it up even further. [x3] Sir Kyroo, Wheeflower, Zolephant
[x2] EscarglowKab Kannon, Tama Sheep
[x1] Fin Fatale
Dark Screen (ダークガード
Dāku Gādo
?, lit. "Dark Guard")
5 Increases your resistance to dark attacks. Multi-install the ability to bump it up even further. [x5] Ghostabocky
[x3] Staggerceps
[x2] Fishboné, Komory Bat, Toximander, Woeflower
[x1] Escarglow, Majik Lapin, Me Me Bunny, Meowjesty
Light Screen (ホーリーガード
Hōrī Gādo
?, lit. "Holy Guard")
5 Increases your resistance to light attacks. Multi-install the ability to bump it up even further. [x5] Pegaslick
[x3] Aura Lion, Flowbermeow, Staggerceps
[x1] Escarglow, Me Me Bunny, Meow Wow, Meowjesty
Mini Block (ミニマムガード
Minimamu Gādo
?, lit. "Minimum Guard")
1 Fully protects you from mini status. Cera Terror, Drill Sye, Kooma Panda, R & R Seal, Toximander
Blindness Block (ブラインガード
Burain Gādo
?, lit. "Blind Guard")
1 Fully protects you from blind status. Ghostabocky, Iceguin Ace, Jestabocky, Kooma Panda, Peepsta Hoo, Toximander, Ursa Circus, Woeflower
Confusion Block (コンフュガード
Konfyu Gādo
?, lit. "Confuse Guard")
1 Fully protects you from confusion status. Cyber Yog, Electricorn, Komory Bat, Kooma Panda, Meow Wow, Necho Cat, Peepsta Hoo, R & R Seal, Tatsu Steed, Toximander
Bind Block (バインドガード
Baindo Gādo
?, lit. "Bind Guard")
1 Fully protects you from bind status. Eaglider, Kooma Panda, Meowjesty, Peepsta Hoo, R & R Seal, Tatsu Blaze, Tatsu Steed, Toximander, Wheeflower, Yoggy Ram
Poison Block (ポイズンガード
Poizun Gādo
?, lit. "Poison Guard")
1 Fully protects you from poison status. Drill Sye, Fishboné, Meow Wow, Peepsta Hoo, Pricklemane, R & R Seal, Skelterwild, Toximander
Slow Block (スロウガード
Surou Gādo
?, lit. "Slow Guard")
1 Fully protects you from slow status. Drill Sye, Eaglider, Fin Fatale, Ghostabocky, Hebby Repp, Me Me Bunny, R & R Seal, Sudo Neku, Tama Sheep, Thunderaffe
Sleep Block (スリプルガード
Suripuru Gādo
?, lit. "Sleep Guard")
1 Fully protects you from sleep status. Cera Terror, Fin Fatale, Keeba Tiger, Necho Cat, Pricklemane, Tama Sheep, Ursa Circus, Wheeflower
Stop Block (ストップガード
Stoppu Gādo
?, lit. "Stop Guard")
1 Fully protects you from stop status. Drill Sye, Halbird, Iceguin Ace, Majik Lapin, Pricklemane, Sir Kyroo, Tama Sheep
Reload Boost (リロードブースト
Rirōdo Būsuto
?)
1 Shortens the reload time for all commands installed in your deck whenever your HP falls below 25%. Drak Quack, Flowbermeow, Frootz Cat, Kab Kannon, KO Kabuto, Ryu Dragon, Skelterwild, Sudo Neku
Defender (ディフェンダー
Difendā
?)
1 Increases your Defense whenever your HP falls below 25%. Cera Terror, Drak Quack, Escarglow, Kab Kannon, Lord Kyroo, Me Me Bunny, Staggerceps, Ursa Circus

Support Ability Icon KH3D.png Support abilities[edit]

Ability Max. Number Description Ability Link
Combo Plus (コンボプラス
Konbo Purasu
?)
3 Adds one stroke to your ground combos. Multi-install the ability for even longer combos. Kooma Panda, Lord Kyroo, Me Me Bunny, Pricklemane, Ryu Dragon, Staggerceps
Air Combo Plus (エアコンボプラス
Ea Konbo Purasu
?)
3 Adds one stroke to your aerial combos. Multi-install the ability for even longer combos. [x2] Halbird
[x1] Chef Kyroo, Eaglider, Pegaslick
Combo Master (コンボマスター
Konbo Masutā
?)
1 Allows you to continue a combo unbroken even if one of your attacks fails to hit the enemy. Lord Kyroo, Ryu Dragon
EXP Boost (EXPチャンス
EXP Chansu
?, lit. "EXP Chance")
1 Doubles the EXP you receive whenever your HP falls below 25%. Cera Terror, Drill Sye, Keeba Tiger
EXP Walker (EXPウォーク
EXP Wōku
?, lit. "EXP Walk")
1 Awards you 1 EXP for every step you take. Skelterwild
EXP Zero (EXPゼロ
EXP Zero
?)
1 Prevents you from gaining any EXP when you defeat enemies. Default (unequipped)[1]
Damage Syphon (ダメージアスピル
Damēji Asupiru
?, lit. "Damage Asper")
1 Charges your Link Gauges as you take damage. Ducky Goose, Thunderaffe, Ursa Circus
Second Chance (ラストリーヴ
Rasuto Rīvu
?, lit. "Last Leave")
1 Ensures you always retain 1 HP after an attack that would otherwise finish you off, unless you are already down to 1 HP. Aura Lion, Escarglow, Meowjesty, R & R Seal, Zolephant
Once More (コンボリーヴ
Konbo Rīvu
?, lit. "Combo Leave")
1 Ensures you always retain 1 HP throughout a combo that would otherwise finish you off, unless you only have 1 HP to start with. Drak Quack, Flowbermeow, Tyranto Rex
Scan (ライブラ
Raibura
?, lit. "Libra")
1 Displays the HP of the targeted enemy. Default
Leaf Bracer (リーフベール
Rīfu Bēru
?, lit. "Leaf Veil")
1 Prevents you from taking damage while using Cure commands. Aura Lion, Electricorn, Fishboné, Juggle Pup, Meow Wow
Treasure Magnet (ドロー
Dorō
?, lit. "Draw")
5 Automatically scoops up nearby prizes for you. Multi-install the ability to increase range. Cyber Yog, Drak Quack, Ducky Goose, Ghostabocky, Jestabocky, Toximander, Woeflower, Yoggy Ram

Spirits Ability Icon KH3D.png Spirits abilities[edit]

Ability Max. Number Description Ability Link
Link Critical (リンククリティカル
Rinku Kuritikaru
?)
1 Charges a Link Gauge if you and that Spirit land your attacks at the same time. Meow Wow[2]
Support Boost (サポートアップ
Sapōto Appu
?, lit. "Support Up")
3 Causes the effects of Spirit support magic to last longer. Multi-install the ability to extend the time further. Ducky Goose, Electricorn, Fin Fatale, Frootz Cat, Necho Cat, Peepsta Hoo, Tama Sheep, Tatsu Blaze
Waking Dream (ドリームリーヴ
Dorīmu Rīvu
?, lit. "Dream Leave")
1 Ensures Spirits always retain 1 HP after attacks that would otherwise finish them off, unless they are already down to 1 HP. Komory Bat

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Proud Mode, Critical Mode
  2. ^ Side: Sora Dream Eater tutorial