Cynosura

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Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
Cynosura
Cynosura
"A weapon that lets you string together much longer aerial combos with wider reach."
Katakana 北斗竜将
Rōmaji Hokuto Ryūshō
Japanese Northern Dipper Dragon General
Stats
Strength Defense
Base Unit Ultima Base Unit
+90 +1 +15 +0 +3
Magic Crit Rate Crit Bonus
Base Unit Base Unit Base Unit
+0 +1 +10 +1 +13 +3
Abilities
1: Chain Power
2: Offensive Block
3: Combo-Air Slide
Obtained
Ultimate Gear ⑥ (Xaldin)
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
Cynosura+
Cynosura
"An upgraded Cynosura.
Lets you string together much longer aerial combos with wider reach."
Katakana 北斗竜将+
Rōmaji Hokuto Ryūshō+
Japanese Northern Dipper Dragon General+
Stats
Strength Defense
Base Unit Ultima Base Unit
+94 +1 +15 +0 +3
Magic Crit Rate Crit Bonus
Base Unit Base Unit Base Unit
+0 +1 +10 +1 +12 +3
Abilities
1: Combo Boost
2: Offensive Block
3: Combo-Jump
Obtained
Ultimate Gear+ ⑥ (Xaldin)

The Cynosura is a set of lances that can be wielded by Xaldin in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. It can be upgraded to the Cynosura+.

Design[edit]

A Cynosura lance's shaft is violet in the center and rose-colored on the ends, with the two colors separated by small, khaki-colored rings. The bottom blade forks into two spikes. The base of the blade and both of the spikes all sport an dark purple diamond set in them, and the edges are silver. The base of the top blade is silver, and the main blade is shaped like a five-pointed star. The top point has an dark purple and gold edges. The center of the blade is dark purple, and the four side spikes are silver. This design of lance is nearly identical to the Crux lances, except for its color scheme.

"Cynosura" is an alternate name for Polaris, the North Star and part of the constellation of Ursa Minor. The name is, in turn, derived from Greek mythology, where it was the name of a nymph who helped the god Zeus. Its Japanese name references the Big Dipper asterism, which is part of the Ursa Major constellation, and also serves as a contrast to the "Southern Dipper" mentioned in the Japanese name of the Crux lances. The Big Dipper is often used to help find the Polaris star.

Gameplay[edit]

Cynosura's normal ground combo starts with a sideways slash using one lance, followed by Xaldin swinging his lances from the same starting point upward to two far points in a "V" formation. The next attack of the combo consists of Xaldin swinging his lances above him in a circular formation, like a fan, before thrusting all six lances forwards at once. The Y combo can be activated after the second attack, and consists of a single attack where Xaldin swings all six lances in a circle above his head, resembling helicopter blades.

The aerial combo consists of Xaldin swinging his lances above him in a circular formation, like a fan, followed by a thrust of all six lances forwards at once in a pointed, star-like shape.