|Keyblades||Kingdom Key, Starlight, Midnight Blue, Phantom Green, Dawn Till Dusk, Elemental Encoder, Advent Red|
Second Form is a Formchange in Kingdom Hearts III. It transforms Sora's clothes into the color scheme of his attire from Kingdom Hearts II and allows him to harness abilities from his past adventures. It is triggered by the Kingdom Key, Starlight, Midnight Blue, Phantom Green, Dawn Till Dusk, Elemental Encoder, and Advent Red Keyblades.
Each Keyblade has a nominally different Formchange — "Second Form", "Second Form S", "Second Form M", "Second Form P", "Second Form D", "Second Form E", and "Second Form A", respectively. Second Form S is the only variant that mechanically differs from the others.
Second Form changes Sora's clothes into the same colors and style of his Kingdom Hearts II attire; when he's actually wearing said clothes, no change occurs. Second Form alters Sora's appearance in other worlds:
- In his Toy Box form, Sora's blocks and patterns take on a similar appearance to his Kingdom Hearts II attire.
- In his Monstropolis form, Sora's jacket is identical to his normal form's Second Form jacket, and his fur is golden yellow with blue stripes.
- In his The Caribbean form, Sora's bandana, cuff links and coattail are grey. His jacket is grey with blue lines, and there are two crossing Keyblades on his hat.
The name refers to how it transforms Sora's clothes into his Kingdom Hearts II attire.
In Kingdom Hearts III, Second Form, Second Form S, Second Form M, Second Form P, Second Form D, Second Form E, and Second Form A are the respective Formchanges of the Kingdom Key, Starlight, Midnight Blue, Phantom Green, Dawn Till Dusk, Elemental Encoder, and Advent Red Keyblades. Second Form grants Sora several abilities from Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts II, and has a maximum combo length of 6. At any time, Sora can use a situation command finisher that will also terminate the Formchange. Each time he fills the Situation Gauge, this finisher is replaced with a more powerful finisher—first Stun Impact, then Sonic Blade, and finally Ars Arcanum, or Ancient Light in the case of Second Form S. If Sora has Falling Slash, Quick Slash, Flash Step, Radial Blaster, Aerial Sweep, or Aerial Dive equipped, these abilities will be incorporated into Second Form's combos.
|Formchange Performance Attack (フォームチエンジ演出中の攻撃
Fōmuchenji Enshutsu-chū no Kōgeki )
|Short-range shockwave generated by the Formchange.|
|Ground Downswing (地上振り下ろし
Chijō Furioroshi )
|First overhead strike of a ground combo.|
|Ground Thrust (地上突き
Chijō Tsuki )
|Second thrust of a ground combo.|
|Ground Right Swing (地上右振り
Chijō Migi-furi )
|Third rightward swing of a ground combo.|
|Aerial Downswing (空中振り下ろし
Kūchū Furioroshi )
|First overhead strike of an aerial combo.|
|Aerial Upswing (空中振り上げ
Kūchū Furiage )
|Second upward strike of an aerial combo.|
|Aerial Right Swing (空中右振り
Kūchū Migi-furi )
|Third rightward swing of an aerial combo.|
|Aerial Upper Right Swing (空中右上振り
Kūchū Migiue-furi )
|Diagonal strike used in an aerial combo when target is mid-long distance from Sora.|
|Aerial Spin Downswing (空中回転振り下ろし
Kūchū Kaiten Furioroshi )
|Spinning strike used in an aerial combo when target is below Sora.|
|Explosion||Neutral||0.4(x3) + 0.8||4(x3) + 10||1(x4)||0.15(x3) + 0.25||O||—||—|
|Punish enemies with a ring of powerful, revolving orbs. Your Magic stat determines damage.|
|Lunge 'n' Launch||Physical||1.0 + 1.0||12 + 12||1 + 1||0.25 + 0.25||O||—||—|
|Lunge at foes with a devastating strike and launch them skyward.|
|Generate a magical aura that engulfs surrounding enemies. Your Magic stat determines damage.|
|Hurricane Winder||Physical||0.4(x3) + 1.0||4(x3) + 12||1(x4)||0.15(x3) + 0.25||O||—||—|
|Somersault at enemies and hit them with a devastating series of blows.|
|Aerial Finish||Physical||0.4(x3) + 1.0||4(x3) + 12||1(x4)||0.15(x3) + 0.25||O||—||—|
|Issue a devastating flurry of attacks that sends enemies reeling.|
|Draw foes in, then expel them with a devastating blast. Your Magic stat determines damage.|
|Stun Impact||Neutral||2.0||0||5||0||O||—||Stun (100%/8s)|
|Project a shock wave that stuns enemies. Your Magic stat determines damage.|
|Sonic Blade||Sonic Blade||Physical||1.2||0||1||0||O||—||—
|Strike at the enemies as you race by. Continue pressing when prompted to perform additional attacks.|
|Ars Arcanum||Ars Arcanum||Physical||0.8(x6) + 1.2||0||1(x7)||0||O||—||—
|Finish||Physical||0.1(x6) + 1.5||0||1(x6) + 5||0||O||—||—|
|Ravage the enemy with a devastating flurry of attacks. Continue pressing when prompted to perform additional attacks.|
|Ancient Light||Neutral||0.2 + 0.2 + 0.25 + 0.1(x10) + 6.0||0||1 + 1 + 0 + 1(x10) + 5||0||O||—||—|
|Annihilate surrounding foes with five columns of crisscrossing light. Your Magic stat determines damage.|
|High Jump||Leap high into the air. The longer you hold , the higher the jump.|
|Combo Master||Continues combos even if your swings miss the enemy.|
|Lucky Strike||Increase how often enemies drop items. Stack the ability to increase the effect.|
|Master Treasure Magnet||Automatically draw in and collect nearby prizes, no matter how far away they are.|
|MP Haste||Recharge MP 10% faster when you run out. Stack the ability to increase the effect.|
|Hidden Potential||Gain additional Strength and Magic when battling powerful foes.|
Second Form is best suited for single target ground encounters or battles that give Sora breathing room to focus on one enemy at a time. When used for battling hordes, the player should focus on airborne enemies as this allows Sora to use Magnet Burst to drag in more enemies around him to no only do more damage, but to also fill up the situation bar faster. This tactic is especially useful for Second Form S because its third-level finisher, Ancient Light, allows Sora to annihilate groups of enemies faster.
Although Ars Arcanum deals significantly more damage than Sonic Blade and Stun Impact, the former two can still be useful during low HP situations for the invulnerability they grant.
Notes and references
- Attack will not be repelled from second stage of the combo on.
|Valor | Wisdom | Limit | Master | Final | Anti|
|Second | Guardian | Strike | Element | Blitz | Ultimate | Rage | Light | Dark | Double|
|Sora's other forms|
|Lion | Card | Die|
|Costumes and world changes|
|Sora | Donald Duck | Goofy | Riku | Mickey Mouse | Pete|