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Marluxia

Marluxia KHD.png

Marluxia KHIII.png

Katakana マールーシャ(1回目) Nobody.png
Rōmaji Mārūsha (1-kaime)
Japanese Marluxia (First Form)

Type Organization XIII
Games Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories
Kingdom Hearts III
Variations
Marluxia's Absent Silhouette
Marluxia's Data Rematch
Music2.png

KHCoM tracks
Battle theme - Graceful Assassin
Floor Basement HP AP EXP

13 2240 27 13131
Physical Fire Blizzard Thunder Neutral
x1.5 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
Double Sleight
Sprite of the Marluxia card from Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories.
Description
Use stocked cards and sleights twice in a row.
Resistant to fire, ice, lightning, and special attacks, but weak against physical attacks.
Duration Cost Values Duel Time
2 sleights 99 CP 0, 3-9 — cards — s
World(s)
Castle Oblivion
Floor Basement HP AP EXP

13 1740 25 12931
Physical Fire Blizzard Thunder Neutral
x1.5 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
Double Sleight
Sprite of the Marluxia card from Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories.
Description
Use stocked cards and sleights twice in a row.
Resistant to fire, ice, lightning, and special attacks, but weak against physical attacks.
Duration Cost Values Duel Time
2 sleights 99 CP 0, 3-9 — cards — s
World(s)
Castle Oblivion
Location HP Strength Defense EXP
Keyblade Graveyard 1800 59 30 0
Physical Fire Blizzard Thunder Water
×1.0 ×0.5 ×0.5 ×0.5 ×0.5
Aero Dark Neutral Rapid-fire
×0.5 ×0.5 ×1.0 ×0.5
Freeze Electrify Stun Hunny
Reaction
Endurance
Revenge
Value
Attraction
Magnification
Damage
Limit
0 6.5 ×0.5 24

Rewards
Sora: Max MP +5[1]
World(s)
Keyblade Graveyard
Marluxia (Second Form)

This looks awful but the other options are fruitless with ReCoM.

Battle sprite in Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories

Katakana マールーシャ(2回目) Nobody.png
Rōmaji Mārūsha (2-kaime)

Type Organization XIII
Game Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories
Variations
Marluxia's Absent Silhouette
Marluxia's Data Rematch
Music2.png

KHCoM tracks
Battle theme - Scythe of Petals
Floor Basement HP AP EXP

13 2237 27 0
Physical Fire Blizzard Thunder Neutral
x1.5 x0.5 x0.5 x0.5 x0.5
Status
Effects
Gravity Stun Stop Warp
x0 x0 x0 x0
Bind Confuse Terror Magnet Freeze
x0 x0 x0
Sprite of the Spectre Marluxia card from Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories.
Description
Duration Cost Values Duel Time
— CP 0-9 — cards — s
World(s)
Castle Oblivion
Floor Basement HP AP EXP

13 1440 28 0
Physical Fire Blizzard Thunder Neutral
x1.5 x0.5 x0.5 x0.5 x0.5
Status
Effects
Gravity Stun Stop Warp
x0 x0 x0 x0
Bind Confuse Terror Magnet Freeze
x0 x0 x0 x0 x0
Sprite of the Spectre Marluxia card from Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories.
Description
Duration Cost Values Duel Time
— CP 0-9 — cards — s
World(s)
Castle Oblivion
Scythe

Scythe KHRECOM.png

Katakana Nobody.png
Rōmaji Kama

Type Organization XIII
Game Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories
Floor Basement HP AP EXP

13 660 27 0
Physical Fire Blizzard Thunder Neutral
x1.5 x0.5 x0.5 x0.5 x0.5
Status
Effects
Gravity Stun Stop Warp
x0 x0 x0 x0
Bind Confuse Terror Magnet Freeze
x0 x0 x0
World(s)
Castle Oblivion
Floor Basement HP AP EXP

13 320 28 0
Physical Fire Blizzard Thunder Neutral
x1.5 x0.5 x0.5 x0.5 x0.5
Status
Effects
Gravity Stun Stop Warp
x0 x0 x0 x0
Bind Confuse Terror Magnet Freeze
x0 x0 x0 x0 x0
World(s)
Castle Oblivion
Bit

Bit KHRECOM.png

Katakana ビット Nobody.png
Rōmaji Bitto

Type Organization XIII
Game Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories
Floor Basement HP AP EXP

13 111 27 0
Physical Fire Blizzard Thunder Neutral
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0
Status
Effects
Gravity Stun Stop Warp
x0 x0 x0 x0
Bind Confuse Terror Magnet Freeze
x0 x0 x0 x0 x0
World(s)
Castle Oblivion
Floor Basement HP AP EXP

13 99 28 0
Physical Fire Blizzard Thunder Neutral
x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0 x1.0
Status
Effects
Gravity Stun Stop Warp
x0 x0 x0 x0
Bind Confuse Terror Magnet Freeze
x0 x0 x0 x0 x0
World(s)
Castle Oblivion
Marluxia (Third Form)

Marluxia (Third Form) KHRECOM.png

Katakana マールーシャ(3回目) Nobody.png
Rōmaji Mārūsha (3-kaime)

Type Organization XIII
Game Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories
Variations
Marluxia's Absent Silhouette
Marluxia's Data Rematch
Music2.png

KHCoM tracks
Battle theme - Lord of the Castle
Floor Basement HP AP EXP

13 1937 29 0
Physical Fire Blizzard Thunder Neutral
x1.5 x0.5 x0.5 x0.5 x0.5
Status
Effects
Gravity Stun Stop Warp
x0 x0 x0 x0
Bind Confuse Terror Magnet Freeze
x0 x0 x0 x0 x0
Sprite of Marluxia's final form card from Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories.
Description
Duration Cost Values Duel Time
— CP 1-9 — cards — s
World(s)
Castle Oblivion
Marluxia

Marluxia

Katakana マールーシャ Nobody.png
Rōmaji Mārūsha
Japanese Marluxia

Type Organization XIII
Game Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix
Variations
Marluxia
Marluxia's Data Rematch
Music2.png

KHII tracks
Battle theme - The 13th Reflection
Location HP Strength Defense EXP
Beast's Castle 2817 70 41 0
Physical Fire Blizzard
×1.0 ×0.5 ×0.5
Thunder Dark Neutral
×0.5 ×0.5 ×1.0

Rewards
Sora: Drive gauge +1
Donald: Max HP +3
Goofy: Max HP +4
Eternal Blossom, Lost Illusion (100%)
World(s)
Marluxia's Recreated Data

Marluxia

Marluxia, as seen during the data rematch fight of the New Organization XIII Event in November 2018.

Marluxia KHIII.png

Katakana マールーシャの再現データ Nobody.png
Rōmaji Mārūsha no Saigen Dēta
Japanese Marluxia's Recreated Data

Type Organization XIII
Games Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix
Kingdom Hearts Union χ
Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind
Variations
Marluxia
Marluxia's Absent Silhouette
Music2.png

KHII tracks
Battle theme - The 13th Reflection
KHIII tracks
Battle theme - Lord of the Castle -Marluxia-
Location HP Strength Defense EXP
Radiant Garden
Garden of Assemblage
3400 86 51 0
Physical Fire Blizzard
×1.0 ×0.5 ×0.5
Thunder Dark Neutral
×0.5 ×0.5 ×1.0

Rewards
Lost Illusion (100%)
World(s)
Radiant Garden
Location HP Strength Defense EXP
Radiant Garden
(Garden of Assemblage)
3000 0
Physical Fire Blizzard Thunder Water
×1.0 ×0.5 ×0.5 ×0.5 ×0.5
Aero Dark Neutral Rapid-fire
×0.5 ×0.5 ×0.85 ?
Freeze Electrify Stun Hunny
Reaction
Endurance
Revenge
Value
Attraction
Magnification
Damage
Limit
? 6.5 ?

Rewards
Magic Weight
World(s)
Radiant Garden

Marluxia appears as the final boss of Sora's Story in Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories.

In Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, his Absent Silhouette and Data Rematch appear as optional boss.

In Kingdom Hearts Union χ, his data can be fought.

In Kingdom Hearts III, Marluxia, along with Luxord and Larxene, appear as a boss battle in the Keyblade Graveyard. A data replica of him is also a optional boss in Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind.

Strategies[edit]

Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories[edit]

Marluxia (First Form)[edit]

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

Marluxia attack card from original CoM Attack Card A 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 20
Marluxia attack card from original CoM Attack Card B 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 20
Marluxia attack card from original CoM Magic Card 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 20
Elixir card from original CoM Elixir 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Marluxia enemy card from original CoM Enemy Card
Attacks
Technique Attribute Effects Power Cards
Crescent Shock Wave (クレセントショックウェイブ
Kuresento Shokkuweibu
?)
Neutral x0.5 Marluxia attack card from original CoM
Marluxia quickly swings his scythe down, shooting a vacuum wave straight ahead.
Phantom Saber (ファントムセイバー
Fantomu Seibā
?)
Neutral x2.0 Marluxia attack card from original CoM
Marluxia raises his scythe, steps forward and slashes down. Very powerful.
Circle Reject (サークルリジェクト
Sākuru Rijekuto
?)
Neutral x0.8 Marluxia attack card from original CoM
Marluxia strikes the ground with his scythe, generating a shockwave around it.
Deathscythe (デスサイズ
Desusaizu
?)
Neutral x1.5 Marluxia attack card from original CoM + Marluxia attack card from original CoM + Marluxia attack card from original CoM
Marluxia moves to match Sora's vertical position and cuts the space where Sora is, regardless of distance.
Blossom Shower (ブロッサムシャワー
Burossamu Shawā
?)
Neutral x0.5 Marluxia attack card from original CoM + Marluxia attack card from original CoM + Marluxia attack card from original CoM
Marluxia sends out a spiral of flower petals from his hand. Has a very wide range.
Elixir (エリックサー
Erikkusā
?)
Elixir card from original CoM
Quickly reloads attack cards and magic cards, including normally unreloadable cards.

A good tactic for Phantom Saber is to use a 0 attack card to break the attack and deal damage. The other attacks can be dodged by jumping over them. His two sleights, Deathscythe and Blossom Shower, on the other hand, are easy to dodge. For Deathscythe, all Sora has to do is head up or down towards the wall after he swings the scythe. If timed well, this can allow Sora to dodge the attack. Blossom Shower can also be dodged. If Dodge Roll is used at the right moment, it can nullify the damage the sleight would have otherwise caused. Dodging Marluxia's attacks as often as possible is the key to victory.

Marluxia (Second Form)[edit]

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

Marluxia enemy card from original CoM Enemy Card 0-8
Attacks
Technique Attribute Effects Power Cards
Deathscythe (デスサイズ
Desusaizu
?)
Neutral x1.5 Marluxia enemy card from original CoM
Marluxia moves forward and swings his scythe down. Used when at least one scythe remains.
Crescent Shock Wave (クレセントショックウェイブ
Kuresento Shokkuweibu
?)
Neutral x1.0 Marluxia enemy card from original CoM
Marluxia summons three flowers, and turns them into vacuum waves that fly straight ahead. The number of flowers increase by 1 for each scythe that is destroyed.
Bit Attack (ビット攻撃
Bitto Kōgeki
?)
Neutral x1.5 Marluxia enemy card from original CoM
Marluxia summons three bits, which fire beams. The beam only damages Sora when it hits the ground. Every time a scythe gets destroyed, the number of beams fired increases.
Circle Reject (サークルリジェクト
Sākuru Rijekuto
?)
Neutral x0.8 Marluxia enemy card from original CoM
Marluxia strikes the ground with the Specter's tip to create a shock wave. Only used after both scythes have been destroyed.
Blossom Shower (ブロッサムシャワー
Burossamu Shawā
?)
Neutral x1.5 Marluxia enemy card from original CoM
Marluxia sends out a spiral of flower petals from his body. The attack covers the entire arena.
Body Blow (体当たり
Tai Atari
?)
Neutral x1.3 Marluxia enemy card from original CoM
Marluxia rushes forward with the Specter. Only used after both scythes have been broken.

This battle is the first time the real Marluxia is fought. Marluxia fuses with the giant Specter and is fought largely in two stages. In the first stage, the objective is to destroy the scythe hands. The main attack it uses in this stage is a minor version of Deathscythe. It is possible to damage the main body in this stage, but Marluxia is only vulnerable after a card break. Once the blades are destroyed, Marluxia takes on a different strategy. He uses floating flowers that shoot lasers first, which can be easily destroyed simply by card breaking them. At regular intervals during the battle, he fires 2-5 slicer waves which can be dodged by jumping and heading to the fore/background. He occasionally uses Blossom Shower, which can be dodged with a well-timed Dodge Roll.

After this, Marluxia hovers above Sora and slams the mechanical vehicle down, creating a shockwave that can be avoided by jumping at the right time. He does this three times in succession, and it is important to note that as his HP get lower, the succession becomes faster and harder to dodge. After this attack, Marluxia rears back and shoots across the screen. Card breaking this is important, as doing so puts Marluxia in his most vulnerable position. Once the attack is broken, Sora is placed on the back of the mech and Marluxia sends out three more shot buds to protect him. It's important to note is that the longer Sora stays on, the harder it is to remain on the mech, as Sora is constantly forced backwards away from Marluxia. A good strategy is to use high level Cloud cards (around 7-9) in succession (one at a time, not in a sleight) while in front of Marluxia. Doing so deals a lot of damage in a short amount of time, and can also deal with the shot buds when card breaking them. Eventually, Sora is forced off and the whole process begins again. This pattern repeats until Marluxia is defeated.

Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories[edit]

Marluxia (First Form)[edit]

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

Marluxia - A1 (card).png Attack Card A 4 0 0 1 1 1 2 4 6 4 23
Marluxia - A2 (card).png Attack Card B 4 0 0 1 1 1 2 5 3 6 23
Marluxia - M (card).png Magic Card 3 0 0 1 1 1 3 4 5 6 24
Sprite of the Elixir card from Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories. Elixir 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Sprite of the Marluxia card from Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories. Enemy Card
Attacks
Technique Attribute Effects Power Cards
Crescent Shock Wave (クレセントショックウェイブ
Kuresento Shokkuweibu
?)
Neutral x1.0 Marluxia - A1 (card).png
Marluxia sends two vacuum blades from his scythe, twice in succession. Sometimes, he warps before attacking.
Phantom Saber (ファントムセイバー
Fantomu Seibā
?)
Neutral x0.6 Marluxia - A2 (card).png
Marluxia dashes and attacks 3 times. When Marluxia has less than 40% of his HP remaining, he'll perform 3 extra attacks when hitting Sora.
Circle Reject (サークルリジェクト
Sākuru Rijekuto
?)
Neutral x1.2 Marluxia - M (card).png
Summons three tornadoes that chase Sora. When Sora gets hit by a tornado, he gets lifted in the air while taking damage, and Marluxia attacks with his scythe.
Deathscythe (デスサイズ
Desusaizu
?)
Neutral x1.4 Marluxia - A1 (card).png + Marluxia - M (card).png + Marluxia - A2 (card).png
Marluxia floats above the arena and swings his scythe three times. Each swing fires a blade at Sora, which creates a shock wave.
Blossom Shower (ブロッサムシャワー
Burossamu Shawā
?)
Neutral x0.4 Marluxia - M (card).png + Marluxia - A1 (card).png + Marluxia - M (card).png
Marluxia warps and slashes 3 times, before warping to the center of the arena and creating two massive shock waves. Finally, Marluxia shoots innumerable light projectiles to Sora. Although they deal little damage, getting hit by one causes several others to hit as well.
Drop Shot (ドロップショット
Doroppu Shottu
?)
Neutral x1.6 Marluxia - A2 (card).png + Marluxia - A1 (card).png + Marluxia - A2 (card).png
Marluxia strikes the ground from above, causing a massive explosion, before jumping in the sky. The explosion hits 2-3 times. Only used when Marluxia's HP is less than 40% of maximum.
Elixir (エリックサー
Erikkusā
?)
Sprite of the Elixir card from Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories.
Quickly reloads attack cards and magic cards, including normally unreloadable cards.

In Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories, Marluxia's attacks are drastically redesigned. For example, Blossom Shower has changed completely from being just a rose petal shower, to a long, virtually unavoidable Sleight, and the Deathscythe Sleight has gone from one strike to three, much faster strikes.

When the battle begins, Sora should be ready to Dodge Roll or Card Break, because as soon as Marluxia plays an attack card, he takes no time in attacking. During Phantom Saber, Marluxia dashes towards Sora and immediately start striking, so Sora should always keep a good distance from Marluxia in case he pulls this card. In Crescent Shock Wave, Sora has a little bit more time to react and should either have a higher card ready or just Dodge Roll towards Marluxia.

When Marluxia uses Circle Reject, it is always a good thing to be as far away as possible before he plays it, that way Sora has time to run and find a card to break it.

The only sure way to survive Marluxia's Blossom Shower is to have the Auto-Life Vexen card or have a 0 card in place before the Sleight is played. During Deathscythe, if Sora doesn't break it, he should wait until his scythe spinning and immediately Dodge Roll to the left or right of him. In Drop Shot, either try to Dodge Roll and continue moving around or the fissure will hit you, but this sleight should give enough time to pull a 0 card.

One can also create a deck containing only cards with a value of 0, as well as three Cures of a high value.

Another strategy is to create a strong Firaga deck and add a Curaga and Elixirs at the end. Keep using the Firaga cards and they will deal a lot of damage, enough to defeat him pretty quickly.

Marluxia (Second Form)[edit]

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

Sprite of the Spectre Marluxia card from Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories. Enemy Card 0-9
Attacks
Technique Attribute Effects Power Cards
Deathscythe (デスサイズ
Desusaizu
?)
Neutral x1.5 Sprite of the Spectre Marluxia card from Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories.
Cards valued 1~8
Used when at least one scythe remains. Swings the right scythe down, followed by the left, shooting vacuum waves forward. After swinging the scythe, a shock wave appears where the scythe struck the ground.
Crescent Shock Wave (クレセントショックウェイブ
Kuresento Shokkuweibu
?)
(Can't be mitigated) x1.0 Sprite of the Spectre Marluxia card from Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories.
Cards valued 1~8
Marluxia summons 3 to 5 flowers that rotate in front of him, then turns one into an X-shaped blade and fires it.
Blossom Shower (ブロッサムシャワー
Burossamu Shawā
?)
Neutral x1.5 Sprite of the Spectre Marluxia card from Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories.
Cards valued 6~8
Marluxia collects flower petals overhead and scatters them. The attack covers the entire arena, and can't be evaded with Dodge Roll. At the beginning of the attack, the camera zooms in on Marluxia, but Sora can move as usual.
Bit Attack (ビット攻撃
Bitto Kōgeki
?)
Neutral x1.0 Sprite of the Spectre Marluxia card from Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories.
Cards valued 0~6
One of the bits fires a bullet. The bullets can be avoided by running in a big circle or gliding.
Radiance of Darkness (暗黒の輝き
Ankoku no Kagayaki
?)
Sprite of the Spectre Marluxia card from Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories.
Cards valued 7~9
Marluxia gathers darkness overhead and releases it. It deals no damage, but covers all of Sora's cards, excluding the Reload Card, with darkness, making them invisible. The effect will remain until Marluxia finishes the next series of moves. At the beginning of the attack, the camera zooms in on Marluxia, but Sora can move as usual.
Body Blow (体当たり
Tai Atari
?)
Neutral x1.3 Sprite of the Spectre Marluxia card from Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories.
Cards valued 5~8
Only used after both scythes have been broken. Marluxia rushes forward with the Specter. The attack covers a lot of distance, sometimes moving out of the arena.
Circle Reject (サークルリジェクト
Sākuru Rijekuto
?)
Neutral x0.8 Sprite of the Spectre Marluxia card from Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories.
Cards valued 6~8
Only used after both scythes have been destroyed. The Specter flies up and plunges down, causing an explosion. The explosion spreads over a wide area, but can be avoided by running behind where Marluxia jumped up.

The battle in Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories is very similar to the battle in Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories, although Marluxia spends much more time on the field and is more vulnerable to attacks, the field is much larger, and Marluxia will often glide away from Sora. He uses many of his attacks from Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories, including the shot buds, slicing waves, and the drop-down shockwave attack. Marluxia still uses only one card at a time, but his new attacks are more like sleights. The first of which is when he engulfs the field in darkness, preventing Sora from seeing his cards (except for the reload card) and the second is when he creates a massive Blossom Shower. The perspective in these attacks changes to Marluxia, which can make it difficult to dodge these attacks. There is a way around the card seeing, stock cards and keep using sleights or removing when they are memorized.

For the first part of the battle, the objective is the same as in Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories: destroy the scythes. Marluxia will swing at Sora with his scythes in a manner similar to Deathscythe. This can be avoided by dodge rolling around the machine he rides. It is possible to attack Marluxia directly, but destroying the scythe blades first makes this easier. When destroyed, each of the blades releases a few HP orbs. When Marluxia's HP Gauge is reduced to three bars, any remaining scythe blades will be destroyed. After both are destroyed, Marluxia will rocket across the field in an attempt to ram into Sora, though this can easily be dodged with a well-timed Dodge Roll.

He will summon three shot buds, but they can be disposed of easily by simply card breaking them. Afterwards, he will create a rotating ring of five "X"-shaped flower waves and fire them at Sora. He does this faster as his HP gets lower. At regular intervals, he will use his sleight-like attacks: the mega Blossom Shower and the "dark void". As previously mentioned, the "dark void" attack turns the entire deck completely black (with the exception of the reload card), preventing Sora from seeing them. He repeats this attack pattern until his HP almost reaches halfway, then he begins using the drop down shockwave attack. Marluxia does this three times in a row, then repeats the previous attack pattern. This continues until he is defeated.

Marluxia (Third Form)[edit]

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

Sprite of Marluxia's final form card from Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories. Enemy Card 1-9
Attacks
Technique Attribute Effects Power Cards
Bit Attack (ビット攻撃
Bitto Kōgeki
?)
Neutral x0.5 Sprite of Marluxia's final form card from Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories.
Cards valued 1~7
One of the bits fires a bullet. Compared to the previous battle, it has less power and 0 cards aren't used.
Doom (死の宣告
Shi no Senkoku
?, lit. "Death Sentence")
Neutral x0.8 Sprite of Marluxia's final form card from Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories. + Sprite of Marluxia's final form card from Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories. + Sprite of Marluxia's final form card from Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories.
Three cards with a value of 6
Marluxia shoots thorn-shaped beams towards Sora. When hit, the screen zooms focuses on Sora, while he gets a counter above his head starting at 6. Sora has to break 6 of Marluxia's cards (valued 1~8) before the counter reaches 0 (within 18 seconds). When succesful, the screen returns to normal. If the counter reaches 0, Sora's HP will drop to 0, ignoring any Enemy Card effects. The thorns can be evaded with Dodge Roll.
Mega Deathscythe (超ド級デスサイズ
Chō do-kyū Desusaizu
?)
Neutral x1.5 Sprite of Marluxia's final form card from Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories.
Cards valued 5~9
The Specter warps to Sora and swings its scythe, shooting a vacuum blade. Unlike the previous battle's Deathscythe, no shock waves appear.
Whirlwind to the Void (虚無への旋風
Kyomu e no Senpū
?)
[2]
Neutral x1.0 Sprite of Marluxia's final form card from Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories. + Sprite of Marluxia's final form card from Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories. + Sprite of Marluxia's final form card from Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories.
Three cards with a value of 7
Marluxia generates 3 tornadoes that chase Sora. When hit, it shatters the Cards from Sora's Deck across the arena (excluding stocked Cards, Enemy Cards, and Special Cards). Sora can retrieve the Cards by walking over them. After about 20 seconds, Cards that haven't been picked up will fly away (except the Reload Card), but will return to the Deck when reloading.
Blossom Shower (ブロッサムシャワー
Burossamu Shawā
?)
Neutral x1.5 Sprite of Marluxia's final form card from Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories.
Cards valued 6~8
Attack the entire arena with a storm of petals. Almost identical to the previous battle's attack.
Circle Reject (サークルリジェクト
Sākuru Rijekuto
?)
Neutral x1.0 Sprite of Marluxia's final form card from Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories. + Sprite of Marluxia's final form card from Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories. + Sprite of Marluxia's final form card from Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories.
Three cards with a value of 5
The Specter warps to Sora and strikes the ground with the scythe's hilt, creating a shock wave. Has a shorter attack range compared to the previous battle.
Gale of Severance (断絶の烈風
Danzetsu no Reppū
?)
Neutral x1.3 Sprite of Marluxia's final form card from Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories. + Sprite of Marluxia's final form card from Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories. + Sprite of Marluxia's final form card from Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories.
Three cards with a value of 8
Used at short range. A shock wave sends Sora flying, and a gust of wind prevents him from approaching. However, Sora can still glide to get closer.
Omni Laser (全方位レーザー
Zenhoui Rēzā
?, lit. "Omnidirectional Laser")
Neutral x1.5 Sprite of Marluxia's final form card from Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories. + Sprite of Marluxia's final form card from Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories. + Sprite of Marluxia's final form card from Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories.
Three cards with a value of 4
Used when Marluxia's HP is less than 50% of maximum. Surrounds Sora with 16 bits that simultaneously shoot a ray of light. Since the ray is fired for 6 seconds, it hits up to 6 times, but it can be avoided with Dodge Roll.

Marluxia has three regular attacks, the first of which are the shot buds from the second battle which have higher accuracy and card value than last time, the second attack is Marluxia's mega Blossom Shower which has not changed from the last battle, and the third attack is a blast of energy similar to Deathscythe.

As this fight takes place as soon as Marluxia's second form is defeated and there is no chance to modify the deck. So what will work well is before the battle with Marluxia, put in at least 12 attack cards, three or six of which are zeroes. Put in several Cure and Thunder cards and if possible some Cloud and Stop cards to use Cross Slash+. Finally, put in the Vexen, Oogie Boogie, Jafar, Shadow, Trickmaster, Barrel Spider, and Air Soldier Enemy Cards. Guard Armor and Axel are also useful as Guard Armor lets Sora attack Marluxia from a greater distance and Axel gives a slightly better chance of escaping Omni Laser.

When the battle begins use either the Jafar or Trickmaster cards to make attack cards invincible or decrease the value of Marluxia's cards, respectively; these are pretty strategic as Marluxia uses high value cards at the start of the battle. Then follow with the Shadow card to boost card values and even try to activate Ars Arcanum, Blitz or Strike Raid to deal more damage; Ars Arcanum (three 1s) and Blitz (two 1s and a 9) become possible due to Shadow's effect. Marluxia's sleights have a maximum value of 24, so take advantage of Shadow to top this and deal some damage. When Shadow is used up, reload with an item card or let Marluxia use Gale of Severance so Sora can reload without interruption. Omni Laser is likely to follow, so use the Vexen card to increase chances of survival; if revived, follow up with Oogie Boogie to heal. Afterwards, simply attack Marluxia to finish him off; use the Air Soldier card to dodge Marluxia's attacks and reload at the same time, and then use the Barrel spider card for faster reloading from here on out.

Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix[edit]

Technique Attribute Effects Power Guard?
Continuous Slash (連続斬り
Renzokukiri
?)
Physical x0 [3]
Marluxia performs a series of strikes with his scythe.
Tornado Slash (竜巻斬り
Tatsumakigiri
?)
Physical x0
Marluxia spins his scythe over his head, drawing opponents in, and slashing continuously.
Warp Slash (ワープ斬り
Wāpu Kiri
?)
Physical x0
Marluxia teleports to the opponent and slashes.
Phantom Saber (ファントムセイバー
Fantomu Seibā
?)
Physical x0
Marluxia moves forward while slashing.
Ambush Slash (奇襲斬り
Kishū Kiri
?)
Physical x0
Marluxia emerges from the ground and slashes, before sinking back in the floor.
Bloom Shark (ブルームシャーク
Burūmu Shāku
?)
Physical x0
Marluxia sinks in the floor and spins his scythe vertically.
Super Bloom Shark (超ブルームシャーク
Chō Burūmu Shāku
?)
Physical x0
While dimming the light, Marluxia sinks in the floor and spins his scythe vertically for a long time.
Flower Wreath (花まとい
Hana Matoi
?)
Dark x2.0 X
Marluxia envelops the party in light, which explodes after 3 seconds.
Disturbed Bloom (乱れ咲き
Midare Saki
?)
Dark x0 X
Marluxia hits the ground with the scythe's hilt, generating three huge red circles that cover most of the field.
Final Judgment (最後の審判
Saigo no Shinpan
?)
Scythe & Swoop Dark x0

Light Dark x1.5 X
The light dims and petals fall. Marluxia follows Sora around, summoning red light from the floor 15 times, before throwing his scythe, and ends with a plunging attack.

Absent Silhouette[edit]

Due to the absence of cards, Marluxia's battle strategies are changed. At the start of the fight, Marluxia curses Sora with a counter above his head, its maximum value being Sora's current level. Every strike from Marluxia's scythe decreases this counter by one, and it is game over if the counter hits zero. This means that on Level 1 Critical Mode, almost all of Marluxia's attacks are guaranteed to one-hit kill Sora.

As the battle commences, Marluxia will begin to perform a combo with his scythe. While this combo can be blocked, it cannot be interrupted; as such, Keyblade strikes must be done after Marluxia finishes his or is stunned by blocks. After two finishers, Marluxia will teleport to Sora and swing his scythe, which can be easily dodged with Dodge Roll. If the attack connects, Sora is flung into the air, allowing Marluxia to perform a lengthy combo. Aerial Recovery is necessary at this point, as it can nullify Marluxia's scythe slash. Marluxia will also create a whirlwind that sucks the party towards him and follow it up with a barrage of scythe attacks. Successfully Guarding or Reflecting the attack grants access to two Reaction Commands. If Sora is near the scythe, he can use Restore Count, in which he steals Marluxia's scythe, swings it several times, and hurls it back to its owner, restoring 13 points of Sora's counter. If near Marluxia himself, Sora can use Aerial Strike, in which he narrowly evades Marluxia's scythe swing, leaps from atop the scythe itself, and bombards him with an aerial combo before sending him flying with a backswing.

As Marluxia's health dwindles, he gains several additional attacks. He can teleport into the center of the arena and generate three circles surrounded by wisps of thorns, which cannot deplete Sora's counter but can deplete his health. The circles can dissipate after a while. Casting Firaga or quickly initiating a combo as he emerges can prevent him from attacking. During this phase, Marluxia can repeat his scythe combo, draw the party towards him with the whirlwind, or sink into the ground and spin towards Sora, the blade of his scythe visible. During the latter attack, Marluxia will only emerge once he hits Sora, or if Sora guards the attack. Marluxia can also slash Sora multiple times, each time preceded by him teleporting in a portal of flowers.

The final phase introduces Marluxia's two ultimate attacks. His first is an extended version of his scythe wheel attack that does not end when it lands or is blocked. The second begins with the screen darkening as Marluxia rises upward before appearing above Sora and following his position, surrounded by a pink aura and laughing. Portals of darkness can appear and erupt within the radius of Sora's position, which can be evaded by Gliding or running in a close (but not tight) circle. Eventually, Marluxia will hurl his scythe towards Sora, which can hit multiple times, and then dive to and slam the ground. Reflect magic is necessary to survive the final hit.

Both forms of Marluxia can be looped until his final phase. When Marluxia is teleporting to the middle of the arena before using the thorn circle attack, he is briefly vulnerable to damage, and attacking him will stagger him and create an opening. The vulnerability is short-lived, and the easiest way to exploit it is through landing a Slapshot or casting Fire as Marluxia is arriving at the middle of the arena. After landing a combo and hitting a revenge trigger, Marluxia will retaliate by vanishing, slashing Sora once, teleporting away, and then attempting to teleport to the middle of the arena to use the thorn attack again; leaving him open to an interruption and another combo. This loop works until his final phase, where he randomly begins to use his two desperation moves.[?]

Data Rematch[edit]

The strategy for taking down Marluxia's Data Rematch is the same, but he has more health. Marluxia, however, now begins the match by warping to the center of the arena, so try to intercept him quickly or spam Firaga until he emerges. Whenever he does this, he now instantly surrounds Sora with an aura of thorns. In addition, every successive time after the first that Sora uses Restore Count, the amount of points he regains is cut by a half (13, 7, 3, 2, 1). As such, it's even more crucial to utilize Sora's defensive options this time around than ever. If Sora is close to level 99, his normal strikes should not be an issue.

Kingdom Hearts III[edit]

Technique Attribute Power Guard? Repel LV
Warp Slash (ワープ斬り
Wāpu-kiri
?)
Physical x0.7 per hit 2
Marluxia warps near the opponent and slashes 1-5 times.
Tornado Slash (竜巻斬り
Tatsumakigiri
?)
(Weapon Spin) Physical x0.1 per hit 2

(Swings) Physical x0.3 per hit 2
(Final Blow) Physical x1.2 3
Marluxia covers the ground in darkness, spins his scythe overhead to draw opponents in, then swings the scythe around. He pauses a second before delivering the final blow.
Phantom Blitz (ファントムブリッツ
Fantomu Burittsu
?)
(Weapon) Physical x0.8 per hit 2

(Cracks) Physical x3.0 X
Marluxia throws his scythe, which flies around, attacking opponents 5 times, before he strikes the ground, cracking it. Marluxia disappears while the scythe flies around, but may appear for a moment to throw the scythe again.

During the first part of the fight, Xemnas stays behind while Luxord, Marluxia and Larxene attack. Chain some combos to the target of your choice until Xemnas leaves the arena.

Following Luxord's defeat, the real fight against Marluxia and Larxene begins. He and Larxene will begin with their ultimate attacks. For his ultimate attack, when the screen darkens, Marluxia spins at high speed across the area. Watch his movements and dodge just before each impact. This technique ends when Marluxia strikes the ground, creating a zone of darkness on the entire terrain and causing petals to emerge from the ground to launch Sora skyward.

Following this, Marluxia has only two main attacks. His most used attack is simply teleporting in front of either Sora or Mickey, and slashing them upward. He will slash around 1-3 times before teleporting back to the ground. He is wide open for a lot of the fight, as, sometimes, he simply walks around the arena without a care in the world. When you see him walking around, immediately airstep to him and combo him. Sometimes, however, he will teleport away and use his other main attack, of which he creates a field that draws Sora towards him before repeatedly striking with his scythe, dealing heavy damage which can and will reduce Sora's HP to 0 unless he has Withstand Combo active. His slashes can be blocked, but his finisher will break Sora's guard and trigger Risk Dodge, which Sora can use to attack Marluxia, who is vulnerable after this combo.

With patience, Marluxia should fall with ease.

Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind[edit]

Data Rematch[edit]

Marluxia's data rematch is naturally significantly stronger and has more HP. He gains access to the abilities used by his Absent Silhouette and Chain of Memories boss fights, only modified and expanded.

It is recommended to equip Counter Impact to deal with certain moves in this fight. Its high speed and wide area of attack are very important. Counter Kick is not recommended, as it lasts too long and covers a smaller area.

If Marluxia teleports close to Sora, he is doing his five-hit combo. He will start with one slash, teleport, do one slash, teleport, do two slashes, and do one final slash where he is glowing pink, which is unblockable. He will then re-appear and be open for attack. Block the first four hits, dodge the fifth, then jump and attack to close on on his position for a combo.

If Marluxia throws a large spinning scythe, he is doing his three-hit scythe spin combo. The scythe will start by spinning vertically along the ground toward Sora, then spin horizontally, then Marluxia will re-appear with a pink aura and catch the scythe, then throw his scythe vertically for the final hit. This final hit is unnblockable. Marluxia will re-appear in the last scythe's path to catch it, and will be open to attack. Block the first two hits, dodge the third, then jump and attack to get to Marluxia's position. Alternatively, enter focus at the end and Airstep to him to attack.

If Marluxia charges up a large black tornado under him, he will do his tornadoes-into-armor combo. The tornado will pull Sora in, then Marluxia will do one unblockable pink swing. He will follow up with another tornado, then jump into the air and crash down with a large pink shockwave. This shockwave move will give him armor, and will make him immune to stagger for its duration. However, one Fire spell will instantly destroy his armor. If his armor is not destroyed, then he will resume using other moves, and the armor should wear off after a couple moves have completed. There are several ways to handle this:

  • Guard the first tornado and reprisal the pink hit to get an opening to attack. The rest of the move is cancelled.
  • Roll a couple times to avoid the first tornado and unblockable slash, then guard as the second tornado pulls Sora in to block some small hits. Retreat and jump to avoid the pink shockwave, then cast a Fire to break Marluxia's armor. If Sora is close enough, then attack to reach him and combo, but if Sora is far away, then Airstep and attack instead.
  • Jump and air slide away to avoid the first tornado, then glide and Sora will still be too far away for the second tornado to connect. When Marluxia jumps, cast a Fire and Airstep to combo him after the Fire connects.
  • If Sora does not have any MP to cast Fire for removing the armor, focus on blocking and dodging Marluxia's attacks as normal until MP recharge completes, or the armor goes away on its own. While it is possible to deplete his armor earlier through reprisals, doing so is very dangerous since he cannot stagger in this state.

If Marluxia summons five floating pink flower buds, he will be doing his flower buds combo. The buds will automatically shoot at Sora, but not until after Marluxia finishes some physical combos. He will do three slashes followed by one unblockable pink slash, one upper slash, pause, then two slashes and one unblockable pink slash. Once Sora has destroyed all of the flower buds, Marluxia will re-appear in the center of the stage. Block Marluxia's first three swings, use Counter Impact to destroy some buds and be invincible to the unblockable swing, then immediately guard to block Marluxia's next swing. Wait a short moment, then guard two hits and reprisal the unblockable third. Use Thunder quickly to destroy any remaining buds, or guard their shots and reprisal to destroy them instead. Once all buds are destroyed, run to the middle of the stage to attack Marluxia as he re-appears. If Sora takes too long, then Marluxia will start using his other moves while the buds are still flying around, which may be difficult to deal with.

If Marluxia twirls his scythe and hits the ground with its base, he will do one of his dark pool combos. A small dark pool will appear below Sora, and Marluxia will do a twirling overhead swing. When he lands, a second pool will appear, then Marluxia will rush with an unblockable pink swing as a third pool appears. The twirling swing can be blocked, however the rest of the move cannot. When this move starts, run out of the first pool and be prepared to block Marluxia's twirling swing. The knockback should push Sora away from the second pool. Continue running and Marluxia will rush with the pink slash, so dodge as he approaches. This dodge should get Sora away from the third pool as well.

The second dark pool combo instead summons four large pools around the arena, each centered on one of the Nobody crosses. He will perform a tornado in three of the pools, one at a time, then slash at Sora six times rapidly, with the last hit breaking Sora's guard. Dodge roll repeatedly to avoid getting sucked into the pools, but be prepared to block after the third tornado. Risk dodge after the guard break and attack.

  • Marluxia will often perform this dark pool combo right after the other one, but not always. Be prepared just in case.
  • It is also possible to air slide away from the tornadoes, however it must be timed so that Sora will either land on the ground before he needs to block, or still be in the air when he needs to mid-air block. If Sora lands too close to the moment he needs to block, then his landing animation may make the block timing difficult.

When Marluxia's revenge value is hit, he will yell "Settle down!" and sometimes perform a quick pink unblockable slash. Sometimes his slash will be blocked by the arena's edge and be cancelled, but be ready to dodge whenever he says that line, just in case.

After about four bars of HP have been depleted, Marluxia will start his ultimate attack. He will rise into the air with his scythe swinging like a pendulum, then trigger a small scene where he whispers in Sora's ear and casts a Doom counter on him, which starts at 15 and decrements every few seconds. The stage will turn black with a pool of darkness in the middle, and Marluxia will gain armor, which will need to be depleted to end the move. He will start with a tornado in the center of the pool, then teleport to Sora and do a five-hit slash combo, with the last slash being unblockable. He will re-appear in the middle of the stage, where he will be open to attack. Occasionally the air above the pool will have a red glow, meaning a gigantic black skull will emerge from it soon after. This tends to line up with when Marluxia goes back to the center, but if he is in the center and the skull is about to appear, do not approach until it does - Sora can take damage when the skull rises. Marluxia will repeat his five-hit combo into middle-teleport until his armor is depleted. Run away immediately when this move starts, and dodge roll to avoid getting pulled in by the tornado. For the five-hit combo, block the first four hits, use Counter Impact to deal some quick damage and be immune to the fifth hit, then Airstep to Marluxia when he appears with the skull above him at the center of the stage, and attack. When Marluxia's armor has been depleted, use the Dispel Situation Command to remove the Doom counter and end the move.

  • Using a Shotlock after Airstepping to Marluxia will usually deplete most, if not all, of his remaining armor.
  • PRO Code players will need to use a very specific, very aggressive combo to deplete all of Marluxia's armor in time. When attacking Marluxia in the center after the Airstep, Marluxia will break out after one full combo and retaliate with a pink slash, but he will not yell "settle down!". Dodge the pink slash, then enter focus to slow time and carefully watch where Marluxia teleports afterwards. Airstep to him and attack until he vanishes, where now he will actually yell "settle down!". Marluxia will re-appear in the center with a tornado attack, but it will go into his six-hit guard-break spin from the dark pool combo. Block as Sora is pulled in, then risk dodge after the guard break and relentlessly attack Marluxia. He will take about two full combos before teleporting out, but he is still vulnerable and close by, so continue to mash attack to deplete the last bit of armor, and activate the Dispel command immediately.
  • Dispel will also reset Marluxia's revenge value, and he will immediately be open to attack after Sora uses it, so continue to attack him if he is nearby.

After Marluxia's ultimate attack has ended, he will be in his second phase. During this phase he has a couple of new attacks:

  • He can go directly into his armor-granting move without doing two tornadoes at the start. Deal with this the same as before, by casting a quick Fire at him, or otherwise stalling until the armor runs out on its own.
  • He can turn the stage black and re-summon the black skull from his ultimate attack. His sequence of actions will be the same: tornado, then five-hit combo with unblockable finisher, then teleport to the center of the stage and open to attack after the skull rises. Dodge roll away from the tornado and stay at the edge of the stage, block four hits but dodge the fifth this time, and Airstep to Marluxia at the center to attack. If Sora misses the attack window, Marluxia will teleport away and move on to his next attack, even though the stage is still black for a few moments.

At about five bars of HP left, Marluxia will enter his third phase, starting with his dark explosion combo. He starts by rising in the air with his scythe spinning behind him, gains armor, then will throw his scythe vertically along the ground, catch it, throw an unblockable scythe, and lose his armor. Next he will summon four black pools and slam the ground, turning the entire arena black for a few moments. Block the first spinning scythe, dodge the second, Doubleflight into the air to gain height, and wait until Marluxia slams the ground. Wait until the pink pillar around him has disappeared, but his Scythe is still stuck in the ground, then Airstep to him for a chance to attack.

During the third phase, Marluxia gains one new move:

  • He can perform an extended version of his scythe spin combo. He will perform the three-hit combo, rush to Sora for a quick unblockable pink slash, then perform the three-hit combo again and be open to attack when he catches the scythe. Block the first two hits, dodge the next two, block the next two, dodge the last one, and finally Airstep to him to attack.

When Marluxia's HP has been depleted to 1, he will do a variation of his ultimate attack. He will rise into the air with his pendulum-swinging scythe and whisper in Sora's ear again, this time giving him a Doom counter of 99 that decrements rapidly. He will gain armor, then throw a vertically-spinning scythe that will repeatedly attack Sora. Block the first five hits, then dodge the sixth. Block four more hits, and dodge the fifth. Block two hits, and dodge three hits in a row. Afterwards, Marluxia will lose his armor, summon four dark pools and slam the ground one last time, turning the arena black. Try to get close to him, then jump to avoid the slam and attack to use Falling Slash on him for the final blow.

  • It is also possible to cast Fire and have it fly into Marluxia for the final blow, however this must be cast some moments in advance to have enough time.

For PRO Code players, due to the heavy reliance on magic to make the fight easier (Fire on the armor, Thunder on the buds), it is not recommended to use Wizard's Ruse healing unless Marluxia is close to defeat, and Sora has a lot of MP available.

Videos[edit]

Marluxia I – Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories Marluxia II – Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories
Marluxia – Kingdom Hearts: Re:Chain of Memories
Marluxia's Absent Silhouette – Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix Marluxia's Replica Data – Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix
Luxord, Marluxia, and Larxene – Kingdom Hearts III Marluxia – Kingdom Hearts III
Marluxia and Larxene – Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind Marluxia's Recreated Data – Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Shared with Larxene
  2. ^ Some versions of the game misspell this Sleight as "Whirldwind to the Void".
  3. ^ Last hit: O