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Cloud

Cloud

Cloud (Action) (Sprite) KHCOM.png

Cloud KHII.png

Cloud KHREC.png

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Japanese クラウド
Rōmaji Kuraudo
Origin Final Fantasy VII
Games Kingdom Hearts
Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories
Kingdom Hearts II
Kingdom Hearts coded
Kingdom Hearts χ
Music2.png

KH tracks
Battle theme - Shrouding Dark Cloud
Battle theme - Go for It!
KHCoM tracks
Battle theme - Face It!
Battle theme - Go for It!
KHII tracks
Battle theme - Beneath the Ground
Cloud

Kingdom Hearts Union χ
This contender packs a serious punch on his second turn. Defeat him before he can unleash it, or find another way to stay in the game!
HP STR DEF MP rec EXP
Before rescue 300 11 10 15 80
After rescue 600 35 27 51 800
Weapon Fire Blizzard Thunder
x1.0 x0.49 x0.5 x1.0
Gravity Stop Stun Other
x0.04[1] x0.3[2] x0.5 x0.5
World(s)
Olympus Coliseum
HP STR DEF MP rec EXP
Hercules Cup (Before rescue) 450 29 23 40 500[3]
Hercules Cup (After rescue) 600 35 27 51 1000[3]
Hades Cup 600 42 34 57 1000[4]
Weapon Fire Blizzard Thunder
x1.0 x0.49 x0.5 x1.0
Gravity Stop Stun Other
x0.04[1] x0.3[2] x0.5 x0.5
Rewards
Hercules Cup
Metal Chocobo
Hades Cup
Lionheart
Seed(s)

Hercules Cup

Seed 4: Cloud

Hades Cup

Seed 20: Cloud

HP STR DEF MP rec EXP
Before rescue 300 11 10 17 80
After rescue 600 31 20 56 2000
Weapon Fire Blizzard Thunder
x1.0 x0.49 x0.5 x0.5
Gravity Stop Stun Other
x0.02 x0.2 x0.5 x0.5
World(s)
Olympus Coliseum
HP STR DEF MP rec EXP
Hercules Cup (Before rescue) 450 27 20 47 500[3]
Hercules Cup (After rescue) 600 31 20 56 2000
Hades Cup 900 40 24 80 1000[4]
Weapon Fire Blizzard Thunder
x1.0 x0.49 x0.5 x0.5
Gravity Stop Stun Other
x0.02 x0.2 x0.5 x0.5
Rewards
Hercules Cup
Metal Chocobo
Hades Cup
Lionheart
Seed(s)

Hercules Cup

Seed 4: Cloud

Hades Cup

Seed 20: Cloud

HP STR DEF MP rec EXP
Before rescue 300 11 10 15 80
After rescue 600 35 27 51 800
Weapon Fire Blizzard Thunder
x1.0 x0.49 x0.5 x1.0
Gravity Stop Stun Other
x0.04[1] x0.3[2] x0.5 x0.5
World(s)
Olympus Coliseum
HP STR DEF MP rec EXP
Hercules Cup (Before rescue) 450 29 23 40 500
Hercules Cup (After rescue) 600 35 27 51 1000
Hades Cup 600 42 34 57 1000
Weapon Fire Blizzard Thunder
x1.0 x0.49 x0.5 x1.0
Gravity Stop Stun Other
x0.04[1] x0.3[2] x0.5 x0.5
Rewards
Hercules Cup
Metal Chocobo
Hades Cup
Lionheart
Seed(s)

Hercules Cup

Seed 4: Cloud

Hades Cup

Seed 20: Cloud

Floor Basement HP AP EXP

2 11 274 4 192
3 10 298 5 308
4 9 323 6 423
5 8 347 7 539
6 7 372 8 654
Physical Fire Blizzard Thunder Neutral
x1.0 x0.5 x0.5 x0.5 x0.5
Status
Effects
Gravity Stun Stop Warp
x0 x0.5 x0 x0
Bind Confuse Terror Magnet Freeze
x1.0 x0 x0
Rewards
Hi-Potion
World(s)
Olympus Coliseum
Floor Basement HP AP EXP

2 11 364 5 192
3 10 416 6 208
4 9 468 8 223
5 8 520 10 339
6 7 572 11 354
Physical Fire Blizzard Thunder Neutral
x1.0 x0.5 x0.5 x0.5 x0.5
Status
Effects
Gravity Stun Stop Warp
x0 x0.5 x0 x0
Bind Confuse Terror Magnet Freeze
x1.0 x0 x0 x0.33 x0.5
Rewards
Hi-Potion
World(s)
Olympus Coliseum
Cup HP Strength Defense
Hades Paradox Cup

Match 25: Cloud
Match 40: Cloud
Match 49: Cloud

1448[5]/724[6] 87 51
Physical Fire Blizzard
×1.0 ×1.5 ×0.5
Thunder Dark Neutral
×0 ×0.5 ×0.5
Cup HP Strength Defense
Hades Paradox Cup

Match 25: Cloud
Match 40: Cloud
Match 49: Cloud

1448[5]/724[6] 86 51
Physical Fire Blizzard
×1.0 ×1.5 ×0.5
Thunder Dark Neutral
×0 ×0.5 ×1.0

World HP Strength Defense
Olympus Coliseum 520 52 33
Fire Blizzard Thunder Aero
x0.49 x0.50 x0.50 x0.50
Ignite Freeze Jolt Air-Toss
X X X X
Slow Stop Confuse Stun Magnet
X X X X X
Worlds
Olympus Coliseum

Cloud is a boss in Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts II, and Kingdom Hearts Re:coded. In the first Kingdom Hearts, Cloud is hired by Hades to defeat Hercules, but requests that Cloud defeats Sora in the preliminaries first. Regardless of losing or winning this battle, Sora will still progress in the storyline. After the preliminaries, Cloud can be fought in both the Hercules and Hades Cups. Cloud is also fought in the memory version of Olympus Coliseum in Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories, while he is searching for Hercules. In Kingdom Hearts II, Cloud appears within the Hades Paradox Cup.

Strategies[edit]

Kingdom Hearts[edit]

Preliminaries[edit]

Cloud can be either an easy or overwhelming foe depending on how Sora fought the six previous matches. Cloud's movement is slow, but his attacks are quick and cover much ground. First, try to keep some distance away from him and pay attention to his movements, as Cloud will try to close the distance by continuously executing Sonic Blade, which is a fast attack that pierces anything in its way, dealing good damage. Be wary of Sonic Blade, once his combo connects, there's a good chance that Sora will be defeated. Should Sora be in his targeting range, Cloud will either execute Sonic Blade or Braver, in which he makes a high leap and then stabs his sword into the ground, creating a short-ranged impact. Braver can be easily dodged by Dodge Rolling when Cloud yells. Luckily, Cloud mostly focuses on defeating Donald and Goofy before striking Sora, leaving more time for recovery (provided Sora has potions/MP left). While Cloud's standard sword combo appears overwhelming, it can be easily blocked with a well-timed attack or Guard, which leaves Cloud stunned for a moment, giving Sora an opportunity to combo him. It should also be noted that all of Cloud's attacks have recoil, which is exploitable, as it can push Sora out of his range. It should be an easy fight as long as Sora has enough curative items or MP.

Equip Dodge Roll as it is essential to this battle. There are two very basic ways to handle this fight. The first is counterattacking. When he uses basic swings to attack, time Sora's attack to match his, which will cause both characters to flinch. Sora should be somewhat faster than him, meaning that if he attacks immediately after countering, he will be able to land a combo. When Cloud starts using a thrusting attack, simply lock on to him, run in one direction, and dodge roll when he hits Sora. If this attack is blocked, twice Cloud will be knocked back and open to attacks. He will always do a set number of thrusts before either stopping completely and start pacing; start thrusting again; but more often leaping into the air and homing into Sora's current position, where he impales his sword and does minor area damage. When he leaps, stand still for a brief second. He will then home in on that position. Now simply run 1-2 steps and dodge roll to evade the attack. While his sword is impaled, strike with combos quickly. Simply repeat this process.

If Sora loses to Cloud, the story continues, but the following cutscene is different.

Hercules Cup[edit]

This time, Cloud's overall stats increase and he gains another signature attack-Omnislash. He hits harder and faster, but still retains some of his weaknesses. By now Sora should have cleared Pegasus Cup and learned Strike Raid, so try to keep at a distance from Cloud and start executing Strike Raid. Once around 50% of his HP is drained, he'll start using Omnislash. Omnislash is a predictable move but can be tough to evade. When Cloud runs to the center of the stage and charges (a golden glow can be seen surrounding him), heal Sora to full HP and Dodge Roll when Cloud yells and slashes to evade. Cloud's Omnislash mostly homes in on Donald and Goofy before focusing on Sora, but his finisher varies, though he uses the stabbing strike for his combo most often. Sora should have learned special attack abilities by now. If Sora has MP Rage equipped, he can regain lost MP just by taking a few hits. If Sora is at a high enough level he should be able to blindly charge in on Cloud. This is a risky move as Sora may get hit by Omnislash.

Hades Cup[edit]

Cloud and Leon are fought simultaneously. Both are stronger than their previous appearances, with more health and dealing better damage, but their attacks do not change. Focus on defeating Cloud first, as his thrusting attacks are the most dangerous attacks in this fight. Leon will spend most of his time passing back and forth, and when he finally does attack, he uses a jumping attack that will usually be evaded when trying to evade Cloud.

Technique Attribute Tech Power Guard?
Cross Slash (凶斬り
Kyōgiri
?, lit. "Misfortune Slash")
None x0.02 4 Blockable
(Recoil: 1)
Cloud swings his sword vertically and horizontally, then swings it up at the end.
Sonic Blade (ソニックレイヴ
Sonikku Reivu
?, lit. "Sonic Rave")
None x0.01 6 Blockable
(Recoil: 1)
Cloud dashes while thrusting his sword. Is often used repeatedly.
Climhazzard (クライムハザード
Kuraimuhazādo
?)
None x0 6 Blockable
(Recoil: 100)
Cloud leaps in the air, then falls with his sword pointing down.
Omnislash (超究武神覇斬
Chōkyū Bushinhazan
?, lit. "Super-ultimate Warrior God's Mastery Slash")
None x0 8 Blockable
(Recoil: 100)
Cloud spreads his wing and flies around, slashing 5 times.
Guard: O = Can be blocked and interrupted/knocked back; △ = Can be blocked, but not interrupted/knocked back; X = Can't be blocked.

Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories[edit]

Deck

Card 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Total

Cloud attack card from original CoM Attack Card A 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 12
Cloud attack card from original CoM Attack Card B 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 12
Hi-Potion card from COM Hi-Potion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Attacks
Technique Attribute Effects Power Cards
Vertical Swing (縦振り
Tate Furi
?)
Physical x1.0 Cloud attack card from original CoM or Cloud attack card from original CoM
Cloud holds his large sword over his back and swings it down quickly. The attack has a wider range than it looks.
Landing Slash (着地斬り
Chakuchi Kiri
?)
Physical x1.0 Cloud attack card from original CoM or Cloud attack card from original CoM
Used when flying. After standing still in midair, Cloud slashes with the momentum of the fall.
Cross-slash (凶斬り
Kyōgiri
?, lit. "Misfortune Slash")
Physical x1.5
Last hit: x2.0
Cloud attack card from original CoM + Cloud attack card from original CoM + Cloud attack card from original CoM
Cloud jumps towards Sora, and performs three consecutive attacks, consisting of a vertical slash, a horizontal slash, and an upward slash.
Omnislash (超究武神覇斬
Chōkyū Bushinhazan
?, lit. "Super-ultimate Warrior God's Mastery Slash")
Neutral x2.0 Cloud attack card from original CoM + Cloud attack card from original CoM + Cloud attack card from original CoM
Cloud uses the power of darkness to fly around, and slash from the sky three times.
Hi-Potion (ハイポーション
Hai Pōshon
?)
Hi-Potion card from COM
Quickly reloads attack cards with no charge time required. Even normally unreloadable cards are restored.
Guard: O = Can be blocked and interrupted/knocked back; △ = Can be blocked, but not interrupted/knocked back; X = Can't be blocked.

Before fighting Cloud, it is recommended to have at least 3-4 healing cards and quick reload cards. Hopefully, there's enough CP left to stock a few 0 cards. In order to win, knowing where the 0 cards are kept is very important, therefore it is suggested to place them in the last row of the deck. Every card played by Cloud, including individual cards will be 2-3 hit combos, the first hit always stuns and damages Sora, while the second hit deals even more damage. When Cloud stocks two "Cloud" cards, pay attention to what he is going to do. Usually, he'll run behind Sora and execute the sleight Cross-Slash, let loose 0 cards to break this sleight. Eventually, he'll stock three Cloud cards to execute Omnislash, his strongest sleight. Only release 0 cards when Cloud starts yelling and flying, continue to break his cards and sleight, and eventually, he'll only have two cards left. At that point attack with as many cards as possible and he'll soon fall.

Another faster strategy would be to just store two Cure cards (normal, not Premium) and have half of Sora's deck comprise cards numbered 7. Sora can easily launch Stun Impact several times, giving him room to attack Cloud. Sora can use the 0 cards to break Omnislash or if he doesn't have any, just dodge him. Keep at a distance while curing and reloading cards, and Sora will be able to take him down in a flash.

Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories[edit]

Deck

Card 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Total

Cloud - A1 (card).png Attack Card A 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 0 14
Cloud - A2 (card).png Attack Card B 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 0 14
Hi-Potion (card).png Hi-Potion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Attacks
Technique Attribute Effects Power Cards
Vertical Swing (縦振り
Tate Furi
?)
Physical x1.0 Cloud - A1 (card).png
Used at close range. Cloud swings his sword down. The attack will miss if the distance is too great.
Sonic Blade (ソニックレイヴ
Sonikku Reivu
?, lit. "Sonic Rave")
Physical x1.5 Cloud - A2 (card).png
Used regardless of distance. Cloud rushes through Sora while thrusting with his sword twice. When Cloud's HP is less than 50% of his maximum, the number of attacks increases to 4.
Climhazzard (クライムハザード
Kuraimuhazādo
?)
Physical x2.0 Cloud - A1 (card).png or Cloud - A2 (card).png
Used regardless of distance. Cloud jumps in the air and falls near Sora with his sword pointing down. A shock wave spreads out from the sword as it pierces the ground, reaching a wide area.
Cross-slash (凶斬り
Kyōgiri
?, lit. "Misfortune Slash")
Physical Hit 1-2: x1.2
Hit 3: x1.5
Cloud - A1 (card).png + Cloud - A1 (card).png + Cloud - A1 (card).png
Cloud jumps towards Sora (except when he's already near Sora), and swings his sword three times on the spot. The attack has little range and can be avoided by just moving away.
Omnislash (超究武神覇斬
Chōkyū Bushinhazan
?, lit. "Super-ultimate Warrior God's Mastery Slash")
Neutral x2.0 Cloud - A2 (card).png + Cloud - A2 (card).png + Cloud - A2 (card).png
Cloud moves out of range, approaches Sora, and swings his sword, repeating this for a total of 5 times. The swinging motion can differ, but the range is the same.
Hi-Potion (ハイポーション
Hai Pōshon
?)
Hi-Potion (card).png
Quickly reloads attack cards with no charge time required. Even normally unreloadable cards are restored.
Guard: O = Can be blocked and interrupted/knocked back; △ = Can be blocked, but not interrupted/knocked back; X = Can't be blocked.

Kingdom Hearts II[edit]

In the Hades Paradox Cup, Sora has to fight Cloud three times. The first time is in Round 25, where he's accompanied by Tifa. When he uses Warrior's Spirit, use Glide to keep away from him. When Sora uses Limits in this battle, the amount of MP spent is lessened, so Limits are always a smart move. Just make sure to listen for Tifa to say "Final Heaven," which could prove a problem if ignored.

In Round 40, Sora battles against Cloud again, but this time he's paired up with Leon. His HP is the same as it was before but this time Sora can use Drive Forms and not Limits. He can still use his own Trinity Limit to pummel them though. This should be easy if Sora uses Final Form or Trinity Limit, but make sure to heal when necessary. This battle is also timed so make sure also watch the clock.

In Round 49, Cloud is fought again, but this time with Tifa, Leon, and Yuffie. Sora is alone and cannot use forms, only Trinity Limit. If Sora's HP is critical and his magic is still restoring, just Glide around the arena until the gauge is full. Trinity Limit is very useful in this battle because it allows Sora to attack three times and also has a finishing move to fully KO opponents. Just make sure to use it when Sora is at a good health level because then he has to wait for his magic to restore.

Cloud is immune to Thunder, but weak to Fire.

Technique Attribute Effects Power Guard?
Cross Slash (凶斬り
Kyōgiri
?, lit. "Misfortune Slash")
1st stage Physical x1.0

2nd-3rd stage Physical x1.0fade in/out from Hollow Bastion
Cloud swings his sword vertically and horizontally, then performs a big swipe.
Sonic Blade (ソニックレイヴ
Sonikku Reivu
?, lit. "Sonic Rave")
Physical x0.75
Cloud rushes while thrusting his sword.
Omnislash (超究武神覇斬
Chōkyū Bushinhazan
?, lit. "Super-ultimate Warrior God's Mastery Slash")
Fighting Spirit Neutral x1.0

Swing Neutral x0.25
Slash Physical x0.75fade in/out from Hollow Bastion
Falling Thrust Neutral x1.0
Cloud emits a fighting spirit and swings his sword above his head. He then flies around at high speed for 2.5 seconds, slashing 3 times, and repeating that for a total of 2~3 times. Finally, he falls while thrusting his sword down.
Guard: O = Can be blocked and interrupted/knocked back; △ = Can be blocked, but not interrupted/knocked back; X = Can't be blocked.

Kingdom Hearts Re:coded[edit]

Cloud is fought on Floor 3 of the Olympus Coliseum episode, in the same room the exit portal is in. Cloud is difficult the first few times, especially since his Omnislash is hard to block. Powerful single target commands should be used, such as Explosion (derived from equipping Fire magic). Sora's Limit Break will also make short work of Cloud, provided it activates. If all else fails, use Auto-Block and Regen Licenses for an easy win.

Technique Target Attribute Power Hit Rate Critical Rate Guard Timing
Attack (たたかう
Tatakau
?)
Single 2.50 95% 4% Early
Cloud quickly slashes with his sword.
Omnislash (超究武神覇斬
Chōkyū Bushinhazan
?, lit. "Super-ultimate Warrior God's Mastery Slash")
Random 1.5 (x6) 85% 0% Late
Cloud is enveloped in a black light, then slashes 6 times.
Guard: O = Can be blocked and interrupted/knocked back; △ = Can be blocked, but not interrupted/knocked back; X = Can't be blocked.

Videos[edit]

Cloud – Kingdom Hearts Cloud (Hercules Cup) – Kingdom Hearts Cloud & Leon (Hades Cup) – Kingdom Hearts
Cloud – Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories Cloud – Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories
Leon, Yuffie, Tifa & Cloud – Kingdom Hearts II
Cloud – Kingdom Hearts coded Cloud – Kingdom Hearts Re:coded

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ x0.03 after rescue.
  2. ^ x0.2 after rescue.
  3. ^ a b Cloud gives 100 EXP after beating the Hercules Cup once.
  4. ^ Cloud gives 100 EXP after beating the Hades Cup once.
  5. ^ Matches 25 and 40
  6. ^ Match 49