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Mission 40: Eliminate the Deserters

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Mission 40
Collect hearts
Day(s): 119-122
Olympus Coliseum KH.png
Ally: None
Rank Badges Chests
Rookie Unity Badge
Ordeal Badge
Heart factor Munny factor EXP factor
x3.50 x10.50 x1.63
Clear Bonuses Random Bonuses
Cure Recipe
Lightning Shard
Lightning Shard
Lightning Shard (30%)
Panacea (35%)
None (35%)

Mission 40 in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days is an optional mission that has Roxas once again eliminating a group of pesky swarming Heartless.

Mission assignment[edit]


Rare Heartless called Deserters have surfaced in Olympus Coliseum. Find them, and eliminate them at once.


  • Pursue and defeat the Deserters!

Story summary[edit]

Roxas once again goes after Deserters on behalf of the Organization.

Mission walkthrough[edit]

You will start out outside as usual. The chests in the outside corners are real treasure chests, but the one against the west wall is a Cymbal Monkey in disguise, so be aware. Whatever your choice, head into the Coliseum Vestibule, and then into The Coliseum. You don't even have to talk to Phil this time around to go in.

This time with the Deserters is a little different than in previous missions; they have invited their cousins, the Soldiers, along to play. Soldiers will keep re-spawning throughout the round, and won't stop until the Deserters stop spawning. So unless you are in the market for a massive heart chain, don't worry about the Soldiers and focus on the Deserters. You can choose to hit barrels into your enemies as well, but it's usually just more efficient to whack them with a decent Keyblade.

Once the mission is complete, be sure to grab the well-hidden Ordeal Badge towards the southwestern corner before leaving the Coliseum to RTC; this mission really doesn't take long at all.


Challenge Mission[edit]

Challenge Mission 40
Finish in record time
Take 20% more damage, Enemy level +2
3 2:25:00 or less
2 2:25:01-2:40:00
1 2:40:01-3:10:00

This should be an easy mission as magic and Limit Breaks are all you need here to bring down the Deserters and get back to the entry point to RTC. Just try to keep an eye on where you are to avoid wasting time on Soldiers when using a Limit Break.




Type Items found Locations Notes
Synthesis Aero Recipe Outside Northeastern corner.
Aero Recipe Outside Northwestern corner.
Cure Recipe Outside Southwestern corner.
Badges Unity Badge Vestibule Northwestern corner.
Ordeal Badge Coliseum Southwest corner of fighting floor. Air Slide or Glide required.