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Ars Solum

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Ars Solum (ソロアルカナム Soro Arukanamu?, lit. "Solo Arcanum") is a technique introduced in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep. It allows the user to assail enemies with a ferocious multi-hit combo that leaves petals of darkness in its wake.

Mechanics[edit]

In Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, Ars Solum is an Ultimate attack command exclusive to Terra. It takes up two slots, has a maximum level of 6, a normal reload time of 25 seconds, and fills the Command Gauge by 6% per hit. When using Ars Solum, he can add three additional hits by pressing Triangle successfully when the on-screen prompts appear.

In Kingdom Hearts Union χ, Ars Solum is a special attack that targets all enemies. It costs 2 special attack gauges to perform. It deals extremely powerful hits, and raises Player's Magic-based strength by 2 tiers for 1 turn.

Ars Solum +6 additionally raises Player's Upright-based strength by 3 tiers for 1 turn.

Ars Solum Rarity Base •• ••• •••• ••••• Hits
+5 6★ x2.54 x2.62 x2.70 x2.78 x2.86 x2.94 13
+6 7★ x8.10 13

Ars Solum II (ソロアルカナム2 Soro Arukanamu 2?, lit. "Solo Arcanum 2") is a special attack that targets all enemies. It costs 3 special attack gauges to perform. It increases Player's Special Attack Bonus by 30% for 1 turn. It inflicts more damage with 1 enemy left (including raid boss parts).

Ars Solum II +6 additionally raises Player's Upright-based strength by 3 tiers for 1 turn.

Ars Solum Rarity Base •• ••• •••• ••••• Hits
Ars Solum II +5 6★ x3.82 - 5.42 x3.86 - 5.46 x3.90 - 5.50 x3.94 - 5.54 x3.98 - 5.58 x4.02 - 5.62 4
Ars Solum II +6 7★ x9.18 - 13.48 4

Learning Ars Solum[edit]

Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep[edit]

Kingdom Hearts Union χ[edit]

Recipes[edit]

Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep[edit]

Ars Solum is a Ultimate-class Attack Command that can be melded through seven different recipes, listed in the Giga Attack Recipe.

Other appearances[edit]

Terra-Xehanort inherits this technique from Terra, and uses it during his boss battle, though the speed of the three hit finisher is greatly increased through the power of darkness.

In his story battle in Kingdom Hearts III, his Ars Solum is comprised of only six hits and the fifth hit breaks guards. In his Data Battle, he has two variations. The first variant, a 12-hit combo, has him teleporting and performing the first three blows before teleporting again to perform the first three blows. Then after the second teleport, he performs the first three blows and two more blows before teleporting for the finishing blow. Whenever he teleports, his Keyblade glows red from the power of darkness and the first slash of the attack is unblockable. The second variation starts with him charging up and coating himself in a red aura of darkness. Then he teleports and performs the first three slashes, teleports and performs two slashes, teleports and performs a single slash and then performs the teleporting finisher twice. Then he charges up and coats himself in a red aura of darkness again, teleports and performs the first three blows, and teleports and performs three blows before teleporting for the last finisher. Each swing except the second to last is unblockable.

Etymology[edit]

"Ars Solum" is a pun on the ability's original name "Solo Arcanum" (roughly, "Only Secret" in Latin), and Last Arcanum's dub name of "Ars Arcanum" (roughly, "Secret Technique"). As such, it is meant to mean "First Technique". "Solum" can also be read as "ground" or "earth" in Latin, playing on Terra's own name; as such, "Ars Solum" can be read as "Earth Technique".

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