I know how you feel. You’re standing in front of an army of Heartless, but you
don’t wanna randomly smash the X button again to get through them. Well, here
are some fun tactics for you to kill 'em in style.
Get ém one-on-one.
Here’s what to do. Go to the Customize window in the Pause menu. Set both your
party members’ battle style on ‘Party Attack’ so that they focus their attacks on
other targets than Sora’s current target. Move away a little from the crowd, and
let some Heartless/Nobodies approach you. You can, if you wish(I honestly
would), change the camera position a little once you face an opponent. It’s
especially cool when using the Samurai Nobody’s ‘Battle Stance’ Reaction
Protect your companions!
Go to the customize window in the Pause menu. Set both your Party members’
battle style to ‘Huddle Attack’ so that they keep close to you when in battle.
Also, set ‘Reflega’ on as a Quick Command. You should cast ‘Reflega’ for fun. Just
once. You’ll see that Donald and Goofy are also in the protection sphere with you.
That means that they’re also save for attacks, just like you! Now, when you’re
being attacked, cast ‘Reflega’, and Donald and Goofy will remain unharmed for as
long as the protection sphere remains active. After that, if you’re lucky, an
explosion will occur, clearing all Heartless/Nobodies around you. This works with
all party members, except for Beast, who’s to large. Being big and tough isn’t
always fun, eh?
Don’t forget to Guard!
Y’know, ‘fighting’ is also called ‘self-defence’ for a reason. What you wanna do is
equipping Sora’s ability ‘Counterguard’. It’ll allow you to attack after you
succesfully Guarded yourself from an attack. You also might want to equip
yourself with a powerful Keyblade like ‘Desicive Pumpkin’ or ‘Oblivion’. It’ll
increase the chance of you actually killing your opponent using ‘Counterguard’.
We’re surrounded! Stay close to each other!
This is most fun in The World That Never Was, in the Alley to Between. Y’know,
where a sh*tload of Shadows attack you? Once again, set both Party Members’
battle style to Huddle Attack. A LOT of Shadows emerge here, and they tend to
surround you a lot. When you’re in this kind of situation, fight defensively. If
one attacks, bash them off with single hits, or use that ‘Reflega’ trick I typed 2
paragraphs above here. It may sound a bit strange, but it looks really cool.
Ice skating is fun!!
For this one, transform into Wisdom Form. This is especially fun in large groups.
As you probably already noticed, Wisdom Form lets Sora ‘skate’ about instead of
running. When encountering a group of enemies, ‘skate’ around anywhere on the
battlefield, shooting some opponents while doing it. Don’t be afraid to ‘skate’
right into the crowd. It seems as if your opponents have a hard time reading
your next moves in Wisdom Form, making them just stand there not doing much.
The only ones that should be a problem are Morning Star Heartless. They chase
you at high speed, and it’s often impossible to run away from them.
Missed me, missed me!
Equip the ‘Areal Dodge’ ability to Sora. To get that ability, level up Master Form
up to From LV 3 or higher. This is most fun while fighting Rapid Thrusters.
When they attack using their propellors, jump up in the air, they should follow
you. Just when they’re about to strike, use ‘Areal Dodge’ to double-jump to
safety before they shave you bald. This requires timing though, and this can’t
be done in Pride Lands, as Sora changed into a lion.
That little feline is FAST.
This can only be used in Pride Lands, but it’s a simple one. Use Sora’s ‘Dash’
ability to run towards an opponent at high speed. Once you get close to your
opponent, press X to ‘tackle’ your opponent. This already looks cool, but doing it
multiple times looks even cooler. Try it out once on your next trip to Pride Lands.
This one’s easy, though one of my favourites. Just equip the ‘Upper Slash’ ability
to Sora. In the middle of a combo, press the square button to land a fine-looking
uppercut on your opponent, then pressing X again to continue your combo in the
air. As I said, simple but fun.
I believe I can fly!
This only works on flying opponents, best on Rapid Thrusters. Make sure you set
‘Magnega’ as a Quick Command. When facing a big group of Heartless, cast
‘Magnega’ to make the opponents gather in one place. When they’re in the gravity
vortex, start hacking away until you’re up high in the air. More fun is equipping
the ‘Glide’ ability to Sora. You can do that by leveling Final Form up to Form LV 3
or higher. This is great fun at the top of Pride Rock in Pride Lands.
Repetition is never stylish.
Put some variation in your moves. Making the same old combo over and over again
makes everything look kinda dull. For example, casting spells like ‘Firaga’ or
‘Blizzaga’ at the end of your combo always looks cool, especially in Master Form.
You receive a LOT of abilities by leveling, why not put them to use?
Use lots of spells!
I noticed with a lot of players that they only cast ‘Curaga’ if necessary. You can
use a lot of spells, people! Put them to use, it’s not the end of the world :)
Do you have any tactics to share? Make your comment and tell me about it!