Defender (ability)

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Defender (ディフェンダー Difendā?) is an ability introduced in Kingdom Hearts II. It increases the user's Defense when their HP is critical.

Mechanics[edit]

In Kingdom Hearts II, Defender is a support ability that costs 3 AP to equip. It increases the user's Defense by 3.

In Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, Defender is an equipment ability.

In Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, Defender is a stats ability that can be equipped one time.

In Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, Defender is a stats ability that can be equipped one time.

Learning Defender[edit]

Kingdom Hearts II[edit]

Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix[edit]

  • Double-Keyblade Roxas has Defender as a default ability.
  • Sora learns Defender at level 31 with the Dream Shield, 39 with the Dream Rod, and 59 with the Dream Sword.
  • Goofy learns Defender after defeating Beast.
  • Beast has Defender as a default ability.
  • Jack Sparrow has Defender as a default ability.
  • Simba has Defender as a default ability.
  • Riku has Defender as a default ability.
  • The Spell's Relic+ has Defender as its weapon ability.
  • The Ogre Shield has Defender as its weapon ability.

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days[edit]

Weapons with Defender[edit]

Xemnas Xigbar Xaldin Vexen Lexaeus Zexion Saïx Axel Demyx Luxord Marluxia Larxene Roxas Xion Sora Riku The King Donald Goofy

Skill Gear+ ② 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png
Technical Gear ③ 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 2 Ability Unit KHD.png
Technical Gear+ ③ 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 2 Ability Unit KHD.png
Duel Gear ④ 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 2 Ability Unit KHD.png
Duel Gear+ ④ 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 2 Ability Unit KHD.png
Duel Gear++ ⑤ 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 2 Ability Unit KHD.png
Loaded Gear+ ② 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png
Chrono Gear ③ 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 2 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 2 Ability Unit KHD.png
Chrono Gear+ ③ 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 2 Ability Unit KHD.png
Phantom Gear ④ 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 2 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 2 Ability Unit KHD.png
Phantom Gear+ ④ 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 2 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 2 Ability Unit KHD.png
Phantom Gear++ ⑤ 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 2 Ability Unit KHD.png
Lift Gear ③ 2 Ability Unit KHD.png 2 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 2 Ability Unit KHD.png
Lift Gear+ ③ 2 Ability Unit KHD.png 2 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 2 Ability Unit KHD.png
Nimble Gear ④ 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 2 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 2 Ability Unit KHD.png
Nimble Gear+ ④ 2 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 2 Ability Unit KHD.png
Wild Gear ③ 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 2 Ability Unit KHD.png 2 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 2 Ability Unit KHD.png
Wild Gear+ ③ 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 2 Ability Unit KHD.png 2 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 2 Ability Unit KHD.png
Ominous Gear ④ 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 2 Ability Unit KHD.png 2 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 2 Ability Unit KHD.png
Ominous Gear+ ④ 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 2 Ability Unit KHD.png 2 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 2 Ability Unit KHD.png
Valor Gear ② 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png
Valor Gear+ ② 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png
Fearless Gear ③ 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 2 Ability Unit KHD.png
Fearless Gear+ ③ 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 2 Ability Unit KHD.png
Prestige Gear ④ 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 2 Ability Unit KHD.png
Prestige Gear+ ④ 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 2 Ability Unit KHD.png
Crisis Gear ⑤ 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 2 Ability Unit KHD.png
Crisis Gear+ ⑤ 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 2 Ability Unit KHD.png
Omega Gear ⑥ 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 2 Ability Unit KHD.png
Omega Gear+ ⑥ 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 2 Ability Unit KHD.png
Hazard Gear ⑤ 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 2 Ability Unit KHD.png
Hazard Gear+ ⑤ 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 2 Ability Unit KHD.png
Rage Gear ⑤ 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 2 Ability Unit KHD.png
Rage Gear+ ⑤ 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 2 Ability Unit KHD.png
Champion Gear ⑤ 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 2 Ability Unit KHD.png
Champion Gear+ ⑤ 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 2 Ability Unit KHD.png
Ultimate Gear ⑥ 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 2 Ability Unit KHD.png
Ultimate Gear+ ⑥ 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 2 Ability Unit KHD.png
Pandora's Gear ⑤ 1 Ability Unit KHD.png
Pandora's Gear+ ⑤ 1 Ability Unit KHD.png
Zero Gear ⑤ 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png
Casual Gear ② 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png
Mystery Gear ③ 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 1 Ability Unit KHD.png 2 Ability Unit KHD.png

Rings with Defender[edit]

Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep[edit]

Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance[edit]

  • Sora and Riku can purchase Defender from the Cera Terror Ability Link for 150 Link Points.
  • Sora and Riku can purchase Defender from the Drak Quack Ability Link for 75 Link Points.
  • Sora and Riku can purchase Defender from the Escarglow Ability Link for 150 Link Points.
  • Sora and Riku can purchase Defender from the Kab Kannon Ability Link for 150 Link Points.
  • Sora and Riku can purchase Defender from the Lord Kyroo Ability Link for 150 Link Points.
  • Sora and Riku can purchase Defender from the Me Me Bunny Ability Link for 150 Link Points.
  • Sora and Riku can purchase Defender from the Staggerceps Ability Link for 150 Link Points.
  • Sora and Riku can purchase Defender from the Ursa Circus Ability Link for 150 Link Points.

Kingdom Hearts III[edit]

See also[edit]