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Lunge 'n' Launch

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This article is about the ability named "Guard Break" in Kingdom Hearts II.
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In Kingdom Hearts II, Guard Break allows the user to hop back and then thrust forward with the Keyblade, piercing through their defenses.

Lunge 'n' Launch (ストライドブレイク Sutoraido Bureiku?, lit. "Stride Break"), also translated as Guard Break, is a technique introduced in Kingdom Hearts II. It allows the user to unleash a powerful finishing combo move while piercing through an enemy's guard.


In Kingdom Hearts II, Guard Break is an action ability exclusive to Sora that costs 3 AP to equip. It is a ground combo finisher that activates if Sora is attacking a single enemy, or by default if Explosion is not equipped. It allows Sora to pierce a single target's guard with a short, powerful thrust, launching them into the air and dealing Neutral damage.

In Kingdom Hearts III, Lunge 'n' Launch is an ability accessible in Second Form. It is the form's second ground combo finisher, allowing Sora to perform a powerful thrust, followed by an arcing uppercut that launches enemies skyward.

Learning Lunge 'n' Launch[edit]

Kingdom Hearts II[edit]

Kingdom Hearts III[edit]

  • Second Form has Lunge 'n' Launch as a default ability.