Blizzard (element)

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Blizzard (ブリザド Burizado?), often referred to as Ice, is an element in the Kingdom Hearts series. It is considered the opposite of Fire, and is usually associated with Frost materials and the Freeze status effect.

Attacks and abilities[edit]

Throughout the Kingdom Hearts series, party members and enemies alike use attacks and abilities that inflict Blizzard damage. Most prominently is the series of Blizzard magic, which has appeared in every game as an offensive spell available to playable characters and some party members. Party members also can occasionally use other Blizzard-element abilities, either fully original moves or variations on Blizzard magic. In a number of games, other Blizzard-element attacks are also available to the player, such as Blizzard Raid, Freeze, and Icicle Mine. Some summons also use Blizzard-element attacks, particularly Dumbo and Genie.

There are also a number of passive abilities that either boost the power of Blizzard-type abilities or defend against Blizzard-type damage.

Kingdom Hearts[edit]

Ability Type Description
Blizzard Magic Unleashes a gust of frost.
Blizzara Magic Unleashes a gust of frost. Longer range than Blizzard.
Blizzaga Magic Unleashes a gust of frost. Longest range.
Icy Terror Character ability Freeze enemies with a bone-chilling blizzard.
Genie Summon
Dumbo Summon Blasts a jet of water

Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories[edit]

Ability Type Description
Diamond Dust Attack card A special attack card with ice-based attacks. Powerful and the easiest to handle.
Blizzard Magic card Magic that deals ice damage. Stock two cards for Blizzara and three cards for Blizzaga.
Blizzara Magic Sleight Chill the opposition with powerful ice magic.
Blizzaga Magic Sleight Freeze the opponent with supreme ice magic.
Aqua Splash Magic Sleight Spray melted ice at the enemy over a period of time, inflicting ice damage. Use the left analog stick to control the direction of attack.
Blizzard Raid Magic Sleight Hurl the Keyblade and inflict ice damage.
Homing Blizzara Magic Sleight Cast a Blizzara spell that seeks out the targeted enemy.
Freeze Magic Sleight Freezes nearby enemies. Attacking a frozen enemy deals greater damage.
Dumbo Summon Card Dumbo douses enemies over a set time period, dealing ice damage. Stock more than one to prolong the attack.
Splash Lv2 Summon Sleight Dumbo douses enemies over a set time period, dealing ice damage. Use the left analog stick to control the direction of attack.
Splash Lv3 Summon Sleight Dumbo douses enemies in a wide area for a longer set time period, dealing ice damage. Use the left analog stick to control the direction of attack.
Donald Duck Friend Card Donald randomly casts two spells from Fire, Blizzard, Thunder, or Cure.
Jack Skellington Friend Card Jack casts Fire, Blizzard, Thunder, or Gravity.
Magic Lv2 Friend Sleight Donald double-casts Fira, Blizzara, Thundara, or Cura.
Magic Lv3 Friend Sleight Donald double-casts Firaga, Blizzaga, Thundaga, or Curaga.
Surprise! Lv2 Friend Sleight Jack double-casts Fira, Blizzara, Thundara, or Gravira.
Surprise! Lv3 Friend Sleight Jack triple-casts Firaga, Blizzaga, Thundaga, or Graviga.
Blizzard Boost Enemy card effect Increases the strength of ice-based abilities.
Water Charge Enemy card effect Dramatically boosts power of ice-based attacks, such as Aqua Splash and Blizzard.

Kingdom Hearts II[edit]

Ability Type Character Description
Blizzard Magic Sora Unleashes ice crystals at the target.
Blizzara Magic Sora Unleashes ice crystals at the target.
Blizzaga Magic Sora Unleashes ice crystals at the target.
Donald Blizzard Action ability Donald Unleashes a barrage of ice at the enemy.
Icy Terror Action ability Jack Skellington Fires a snowflake at an enemy.
Blizzard Boost Support ability, Weapon ability Multiple Increases damage done by Blizzard-based attacks.

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days[edit]

Ability Type Description
Blizzard Magic panel Magic that shoots an ice crystal which pursues foes. Frozen enemies take triple damage.
Blizzara Magic panel Magic that shoots an ice crystal which stays in place. Frozen enemies take triple damage.
Blizzaga Magic panel Magic that sets an ice mine which explode on contact. Frozen enemies take triple damage.
Diamond Dust Limit Break

Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep[edit]

Ability Type Character Description
Freeze Raid Attack Command Terra, Ventus, Aqua Cloak the Keyblade in ice and throw it at the enemy. Freezes foes.
Blizzard Edge Attack Command Terra, Ventus, Aqua Cloak yourself in ice and hit the enemy with a jumping attack, after which ice bursts from the ground for additional damage.
Blizzard Magic Command Terra, Ventus, Aqua Blast enemies head-on with a chunk of ice that cuts right through and potentially deals multiple hits.
Blizzara Magic Command Terra, Ventus, Aqua Blast enemies head-on with a stronger chunk of ice that cuts through and potentially deals multiple hits.
Blizzaga Magic Command Terra, Ventus, Aqua Blast enemies head-on with an even stronger chunk of ice that cuts through and potentially deals multiple hits.
Triple Blizzaga Magic Command Aqua Blast enemies head-on with a series of three chunks of ice that cut right through and potentially deal multiple hits.
Deep Freeze Magic Command Terra, Ventus, Aqua Freezes nearby enemies. Damage dealt to frozen enemies is increased.
Glacier Magic Command Aqua Freeze enemies before sending them flying.
Ice Barrage Magic Command Aqua Cause giant ice crystals to burst from the ground and knock enemies into the air.
Ice Slide Movement Command Terra, Ventus, Aqua Cloak yourself in ice.
Ice Burst Finish Command Aqua Spinning attack that generates three waves of Blizzard-type ice shards.
Absolute Zero Shotlock Terra, Ventus, Aqua Cloak yourself in ice and rush targets repeatedly.
Diamond Dust Command Style Terra, Ventus, Aqua An ice-based Command Style that seems to specialize in crowd-control and dealing with multiple enemies.
Blizzard Boost Status Ability Terra, Ventus, Aqua Increases the damage dealt by your Blizzard commands. Multi-install the ability to deal even more damage.
Blizzard Screen Status Ability Terra, Ventus, Aqua Increases your resistance to Blizzard attacks. Multi-install the ability to bump it up even further.

Kingdom Hearts Re:coded[edit]

Ability Type Description
Blizzard Edge Attack Command Wrap your Keyblade in ice, then bash foes with a powerful jumping attack.
Ice Dash Attack Command Wrap yourself in ice, then hit faraway enemies with a sliding attack.
Blizzard Blast Attack Command Wrap yourself in ice, then punish surrounding foes with a spinning attack.
Blizzard Buster Attack Command Wrap your Keyblade in ice, then lay into enemies with a powerful charging attack.
Blizzard Slam Attack Command Wrap your Keyblade in ice, then smack foes over the head.
Ice Dive Attack Command Wrap yourself in ice, then dive at enemies with the Keyblade.
Blizzard Raid Attack Command Wrap your Keyblade in ice, then hurl it toward enemies.
Ice Sweep Attack Command Wrap yourself in ice, then crack down on surrounding foes with a jumping spin attack.
Ice Storm Attack Command Wrap yourself in ice, then deal multiple hits with a somersault attack.
Blizzard Magic Command Launch a chunk of ice right at enemies. It can pass through multiple targets.
Blizzara Magic Command Launch a chunk of ice right at enemies. It can pass through multiple targets.
Blizzaga Magic Command Launch a chunk of ice right at enemies. It can pass through multiple targets.
Triple Blizzaga Magic Command Launch three consecutive chunks of ice right at enemies. They can pass through multiple targets.
Blizzaga Pursuit Magic Command Launch a chunk of ice that changes direction, hunting down and passing through multiple targets.
Triple Pursuit Magic Command Launch a series of ice chunks that change directions, hunting down and passing through multiple targets.
Icicle Mine Magic Command Place an ice crystal in the middle of the air. It will explode if an enemy approaches.
Blizzard Dart Overlay Command
Blizzard Arrow Overlay Command
D-Blizzara Finish Command Encase yourself in ice and bowl over foes. Adjust your trajectory by holding A and using up and down in the D-Pad.
D-Blizzaga Finish Command Encase yourself in ice and bowl over foes. Adjust your trajectory quickly by holding A and using the D-Pad.
Blizzard +1 Stat Chip Increases the power of your Blizzard attacks by 1%.
Blizzard +2 Stat Chip Increases the power of your Blizzard attacks by 2%.
Blizzard +3 Stat Chip Increases the power of your Blizzard attacks by 3%.
Blizzard +4 Stat Chip Increases the power of your Blizzard attacks by 4%.
Blizzard Resistance +1 Stat Chip Reduces the damage you take from Blizzard attacks by 1%.
Blizzard Resistance +2 Stat Chip Reduces the damage you take from Blizzard attacks by 2%.
Blizzard Resistance +3 Stat Chip Reduces the damage you take from Blizzard attacks by 3%.
Blizzard Resistance +4 Stat Chip Reduces the damage you take from Blizzard attacks by 4%.

Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance[edit]

Ability Type Description
Blizzard Edge Attack Command Perform a high, leaping slash that causes ice to burst from the ground for additional damage.
Icebreaker Attack Command Unleash an icy attack that freezes some enemies, then follow with a fire attack that can potentially ignite them.
Blizzard Magic Command Blast enemies head-on with a small chunk of ice that cuts right through and potentially deals multiple hits.
Blizzara Magic Command Blast enemies head-on with a large chunk of ice that cuts right through and potentially deals multiple hits.
Blizzaga Magic Command Blast enemies head-on with a huge chunk of ice that cuts right through and potentially deals multiple hits.
Icicle Splitter Magic Command Launch a chunk of ice, then smash it, damaging surrounding foes with the shards.
Deep Freeze Magic Command Perform a spin attack that chills the air around you and freezes enemies you touch.
Ice Barrage Magic Command Knock enemies into the air by creating chunks of ice directly beneath them.
Belly Raid Link Attack Slide around atop Iceguin Ace and crash into enemies to deal damage. Use Circle Pad to steer.
Ice Raid Link Attack Hitch a ride on Skelterwild and charge your enemies. Use Circle Pad to steer and A to breathe ice.
Blizzard Boost Stat Ability Increases the damage dealt by your blizzard attacks. Multi-install the ability to deal even more damage.
Blizzard Screen Stat Ability Increases your resistance to blizzard attacks. Multi-install the ability to bump it up even further.

Dream Eater skills[edit]

Ability Type Dream Eaters
Toboggan Dream Eater attack Iceguin Ace
Ice Dive Dream Eater attack Iceguin Ace
Bombardier Dream Eater attack Juggle Pup, R & R Seal
Danger Slide Dream Eater attack Juggle Pup, R&R Seal
Duo Combo Dream Eater attack Skelterwild
Icicle Toss Dream Eater magic Iceguin Ace
Frozen Breath Dream Eater magic Iceguin Ace
Magic Shot[1] Dream Eater magic Kab Kannon, KO Kabuto, Staggerceps
Icy Reflux Dream Eater magic Ghostabocky, Jestabocky
Icicle Dice Dream Eater magic Juggle Pup, R&R Seal
Ice Breath Dream Eater magic Skelterwild
Ice Spear Dream Eater magic Skelterwild
Falling Spear Dream Eater magic Skelterwild
Blizzard Dream Eater magic Iceguin Ace, Ghostabocky, Peepsta Hoo, Majik Lapin
Blizzara Dream Eater magic Iceguin Ace, Ghostabocky, Peepsta Hoo
Blizzaga Dream Eater magic Iceguin Ace, Ghostabocky, Peepsta Hoo
Deep Freeze Dream Eater magic Tatsu Steed, Skelterwild, Majik Lapin

Blizzard Resistance[edit]

Blizzard Resistance is a recurring stat in the Kingdom Hearts series. Increasing it through various means will reduce the amount of damage taken from Blizzard attacks. In most games in the series, Blizzard Resistance can be raised by equipping accessories or, in Kingdom Hearts II, armor. In Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories, some enemy cards grant resistance or weakness to Blizzard as a secondary effect. Blizzard Resistance is raised in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep by equipping the Blizzard Screen ability, and in Kingdom Hearts Re:coded by equipping Blizzard Resistance Stat Chips in the Stat Matrix (see above).

In Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, ice resistance only protects against the freeze status, not against Blizzard damage.

Accessories and armor[edit]

Kingdom Hearts[edit]

Name Blizzard Resistance
Blizzard Ring +20%
Blizzara Ring +20%
Blizzaga Ring +20%
Element Ring +20%
Three Stars +20%
Ribbon +20%

Kingdom Hearts Final Mix[edit]

Name Blizzard Resistance
Blizzagun Band +20%
Shiva Belt +40%
Royal Crown +20%

Kingdom Hearts II[edit]

Name Blizzard Resistance
Blizzard Armlet +20%
Blizzara Armlet +20%
Blizzaga Armlet +20%
Blizzagun Armlet +25%
Abas Chain +20%
Aegis Chain +20%
Acrisius +20%
Acrisius+ +20%
Cosmic Chain +30%
Champion Belt +20%
Petit Ribbon +10%
Ribbon +20%
+15%[KH II FM]

Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix[edit]

Name Blizzard Resistance
Highest Ribbon +25%

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days[edit]

Enemy cards[edit]

Card Name Blizzard Resistance Card Name Blizzard Resistance
Hades (card).png Hades Stunned by ice Lexaeus (card).png Lexaeus Immune to ice
Riku Replica (card).png Riku Resistant to ice Zexion (card).png Zexion Resistant to ice
Ansem (card).png Ansem Resistant to ice Saïx (card).png Saïx Resistant to ice
Xemnas (card).png Xemnas Resistant to ice Axel (card).png Axel Stunned by ice
Xigbar (card).png Xigbar Resistant to ice Demyx (card).png Demyx Resistant to ice
Xaldin (card).png Xaldin Resistant to ice Luxord (card).png Luxord Resistant to ice
Vexen (card).png Vexen Immune to ice Marluxia (card).png Marluxia Resistant to ice

Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance[edit]

In Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, Dream Eaters have a natural resistance or weakness to Blizzard, and Spirits will gain a boost in Blizzard Resistance if certain Deck Commands are added to their recipes, as detailed below:

Command Blizzard Resistance
Blizzard Edge +10
Icebreaker +20
Blizzard +10
Blizzara +15
Blizzaga +20
Icicle Splitter +25
Deep Freeze +25
Ice Barrage +30

Enemies[edit]

Blizzard Resistance is a major stat for Kingdom Hearts enemies. Enemies that use Blizzard-element attacks are generally resistant to Blizzard damage, and some even absorb it to heal themselves. Blizzard-element attacks tend to be effective against fire-themed enemies.

Enemies that use the Blizzard Element[edit]

Heartless
Nobodies
Unversed

Nightmare Dream Eaters
Other

Enemies that absorb/are immune to Blizzard[edit]

Heartless
Nobodies
Unversed
Nightmare Dream Eaters

Enemies that are weak against Blizzard[edit]

Heartless
Nobodies
Unversed
Nightmare Dream Eaters

Themes[edit]

Several recurring elements in the Kingdom Hearts series incorporate Blizzard into their design or conceptualization.

The Freeze status effect is closely associated with Blizzard, especially in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days and Kingdom Hearts Re:coded, in which Blizzard-themed equipment, abilities and accessories allow the player to inflict enemies with or protect the player from receiving an Freeze status.

The Frost synthesis materials are said to contain the essence of ice.

Some Projectile Gummi Blocks in Kingdom Hearts II are named after Blizzard magic.

Certain weapons and accessories are associated with Blizzard. The Diamond Dust incorporates a large snowflake in its design, and it emits ice crystals when swung in battle.[citation needed]

Many of Vexen's shields are given names associated with ice or cold.

Goofy's Seven Elements, which represents the seven types of magic appearing in Kingdom Hearts, includes a circular portion adorned with a snowflake, representing Blizzard. His Frozen Pride, based on Vexen's signature weapon, is also ice-themed.

The accessories and armor that protect specifically against Blizzard damage and Freezing are named after the Blizzard series of magic, the Blizzard-element summon Shiva, or other ice-related terms.

Origin[edit]

Ice, also known as Cold and Blizzard, is a recurring element in the Final Fantasy series. It is one of the earliest elements introduced, and forms a trifecta with the elements of Fire and Lightning. It is the opposing element of Fire.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Will randomly shoot a Fire-, Blizzard-, or Thunder-elemental shot.

See also[edit]