Counter Shield transforms the Keyblade into a golden shield with white, cloud-like embroidery and a lightning bolt at the center. A diamond rests at the top of the shield, and a blue heart-like symbol is at the bottom.
In Kingdom Hearts III, Counter Shield is the Formchange of the Hero's Origin Keyblade, associated with Guardian Form. It has a base duration of 30 seconds and a maximum combo length of 5. Its basic combo consists of Sora throwing the shield around himself and spinning it forwards, and the finishers consist of a spin attack and an electric forcefield. The Formchange's biggest boon is being able to perform devastating counters. Sora can use the Shield Charge ability to charge the shield by blocking and replace the Attack command with a reprisal up to two times. Wrathful Fist simply summons a giant fist from the shield, while Wrathful Flurry summons a barrage of fists.
The Formchange finish command has Sora transform the Keyblade into a chariot pulled by an ethereal Pegasus. The Attack command is replaced by Thunder, allowing Sora to ride around the arena while casting bolts of lightning on any enemies present.
|Keyblade Transformation Attack (キーブレード変形演出中の攻撃
Kīburēdo Henkei Enshū-naka no Kougeki )
|Shield Rightward Swing (盾右振り
Tate Migi-furi )
|Rightward swing with shield.|
|Shield Stance Rush (盾構え突進
Tate Kamae Tosshin )
|Dash forward with spinning shield.|
|Shield Forward Throw (盾前方投げ
Tate Zenpō Nage )
|Throw shield forward.|
|Spread your arms and spin at foes. (Combo finisher)|
|Raise your shield and strike the area with lightning. (Combo finisher)|
|After charging your shield with Shield Charge, select Attack to hammer your foes with a giant fist and send them flying.|
|Wrathful Flurry||Thunder||1.0(x14) + 8.0||8(x15)||1(x14) + 50||0||O||—||—|
|After fully charging your shield with Shield Charge, select Attack to hammer foes repeatedly with a giant fist and send them flying.|
|(rush)||Thunder||1.5 per hit||0||1 per hit||0||O||—||—
|Ride around in a chariot while casting Thunder on enemies.|
Learning Counter Shield
Kingdom Hearts III
- The Hero's Origin has Counter Shield as its Formchange.