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Final Form

Final Form (ファイナルフォーム Fainaru Fōmu?) is a Drive Form which appears in Kingdom Hearts II and Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix. It uses both of Sora's party members, and consumes five of Sora's Drive Bars. It represents Sora's completion[1], and can be unlocked after Sora and Roxas come to terms at the Dive to the Heart.

Mechanics

Final Form is unlocked rather unusually. It is obtained randomly after Sora's fight with Roxas at The World That Never Was while attempting to activate another Drive Form. After it is obtained the first time, it may be activated normally. Final Form uses 5 drive bars, being the most costly Drive Form.

When in Final Form, Sora constantly hovers above the ground. Similar to Sora's Valor Form and Master Form, his Final Form wields two Keyblades, though, unlike other forms, these Keyblades float behind him, while he manipulates them through telekinesis. The Keyblades will strike when Sora jumps or glides as well, making most of his actions effectively attacks.

Though turning into Final Form is completely random at first, once obtained it may be used like any other form. His combos unleash numerous blows as the Keyblades spin and twirl, dealing "grinding" damage. Final Form appears to combine elements from each of his other forms. It possesses the sheer power of Valor Form, the magical prowess of Wisdom Form, the large area-effective moves of Master Form (which happen to be effective at drawing enemies in), and the rapid-speed, extremely long combos of Anti Form, as well as the dual wield feature of Valor and Master form. It does, however, lack the long-range advantages of Wisdom Form.

While in this form, Sora displays much more skill than in the others, as well. The Keyblades act as though they have minds of their own; Sora effortlessly sends them slicing into enemies with a flick of his wrist, and launches into long combos, engulfed in energy, that pierce right through enemies' defenses. Such power does not come without a cost, though; not only is this form extremely difficult to level up, but due to its long combos, his attacks cause his Drive Gauge to empty extraordinarily fast.

  • Form Level Final Form gains experience by defeating Nobodies; each Nobody defeated, including bosses, gives Sora one experience point towards Final Form. The Growth ability gained from Final Form is Glide. Sora also gains Form Boost while leveling up this form, which slows down the consumption of the Drive Gauge.
Form Level EXP Bonus Final Form Bonus Sora
1 0 Glide Level 1 N/A
2 20 Form Gauge +1 Auto Final
3 80 Form Gauge +1, Glide Level 2 Glide Level 1
4 152 Form Gauge +1 Form Boost
5 242 Form Gauge +1, Glide Level 3 Glide Level 2
6 350 Form Gauge +1 Form Boost
7 500 Form Gauge +1, Glide MAX

Glide Level 3

Magic Mechanics

Just like Wisdom and Master Form, Sora performs his magic differently in this form, and he can perform while moving between spaces. The magic that Sora performs is more powerful than before than his other forms.

  • Fire - Sora covers himself with a huge twister of flames with fireballs. In addition, he can ram himself to the enemy while surrounded in flames.
  • Blizzard - Sora shoots two ice blocks from his Keyblades; as the finishing move, he will shoot a barrage of ice blocks. However while performing the finishing move, he will be pushed backwards.
  • Thunder - Sora summons multiple lightning bolts; as the finisher, he will summon even more powerful lightning bolts in wide area with greater damage.
  • Reflect - When Sora uses Reflect, his Keyblades spin around him, damaging nearby enemies; the Keyblades spin in a wider range as Sora performs reflect repeatedly.
  • Magnet - The magnet orb hits all sucked enemies multiple times and with greater damage than usual, often resulting instant kill to weaker enemies, however, the length of time the orb remains is shorter in the form.

Appearance

Sora's clothes in this form are silver and black, with the symbols on his pants somewhat resembling an eye with a wind pattern. This may be referenced to the fact that while Anti Form resembles a Heartless, Final Form, which is silver and possesses the traits of Nobodies, can be obtained after Roxas comes to terms with Sora. Each Keyblade seems to move with an arm, though when Sora stops moving they hover behind him. Thus, every move is an attack in itself.

No matter what world Sora is on, while in Final Form, he never touches the ground unless he lands from a jump. Sora's hair and clothes slowly flow as if he is being held by the wind. His clothes also systematically glow brightly on and off for the duration of the time he is in the form. There are also two large sparkles of a bright light that move randomly around Sora with a silver wisp following them. When Sora is standing still, the position of his Keyblades seem to represent folded angel wings. When he floats (walks/runs), they open, as if Sora is flying.

  • Halloween Town: Sora's mask transforms into a copper crown.
  • Christmas Town: An N-shaped rune appears on Sora's hat, while a pair of silver wings appear on the back of his shirt.
  • Space Paranoids: Sora's circuit lines turn silver.
  • Timeless River: Sora's health icon becomes lighter, as if it gained luster.

Abilities

Ability Description
Final Arcana Handling the Keyblade with great skill, unleashes a powerful finishing combo move to a single target.
Final Strike While spinning in midair, deals a powerful finishing combo move to a single target.
Final Arts Unleashes a powerful finishing combo move to get rid of several targets at once.
Auto Assault The Keyblade automatically unleashes attacks in various situations.
Crime & Punishment A Keyblade held in each hand unleashes powerful magic spells.
Mobile Action Actions can be executed while moving.
Glide By pressing B s in mid-air, Sora can glide through the air.
Synch Blade Equips a Keyblade in each hand. The ability of the left hand weapon becomes available as well.
MP Haste Increases MP restoration speed after MP is fully consumed (MP charges at 1.25 times faster than its original speed).

Tips

Getting Final Form on your drive list is a bit tricky. Not too far into the Castle That Never Was is an area called Twilight's View, which contains a save point. If the player enters this area before defeating Xigbar, any Drive Form they are in will be reverted and their Drive Gauge replenished. Thus, the best way to activate Final Form is to go to the room prior, Crooked Ascension, and enter a Drive Form. If Final Form doesn't activate, the player can simply return to Twilight's View to restore their Drive Gauge. This can be repeated over and over until Final Form activates, as long as the player does not defeat Xigbar in the next room. Crooked Ascension also respawns Nobodies, if the player wishes to level up Final Form at the same time as acquiring it. The Two Become One keychain in Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix can make it easier to obtain Final Form when equipped as the primary Keyblade, as it has the Light & Dark ability.

Out of all the forms, Final Form may be the hardest to level, since it gains experience only from defeating Nobodies. A good way to easily level up Final Form would be to run through all levels of The World That Never Was in Final Form, and defeat all enemies in each room before moving to the next one. The Naught's Skyway area in The World That Never Was is a good place to level Final Form, since it is full of Creeper Nobodies.

The Mysterious Tower also serves as a good level up place, as it is filled with relatively weak nobodies. Equipping the Form Boost ability (when obtained) and Oathkeeper is advised, as your drive gauge will deplete very fast during attacks. Magnet (or it's upgraded versions) can help defeat the enemies faster without depleting too much of your drive gauge, so make sure it is in your shortcut menu. It is advised to be in air when using Magnet, as using it on the ground will make Sora unable to move while it lasts. Return to the nearest save point before you run out of your drive gauge and re-enter the world to quickly reset your it, or you can use all of it and recharge either manually or by quickly entering and exiting the Cerberus Cup.

Another good level up place would be Ruin and Creation's Passage after you battle Xemnas. This gives you the benefit of recharging Drive Form at any time while also having relatively weak Nobodies in the area.

Notes and References

  1. Yen Sid's mirror: "An image of the Keyblade unleashing its ultimate power flows into your mind."

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