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Limit Form

Limit Form (リミットフォーム Rimitto Fōmu?) is a Drive Form which appears in Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix. It uses neither of your team members, and consumes four of Sora's Drive Bars. It represents Sora's past[1], and is obtained along with the Oathkeeper at Twilight Town, after Sora learns about Kairi's abduction.

Mechanics

Limit Form is gained upon visiting Twilight Town the second time. Limit Form allows Sora to use abilities from Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, such as Dodge Roll and Zantetsuken. It is symbolized by a red crown (similar in appearance to Sora's necklace). Similar to Master Form, it consumes four Drive Bars and it can also be used by Sora without giving up any of his partners.

  • Form Level Limit Form gains one experience point for every successful use of Sora's limit. It doesn't even need to be used on an enemy, but Sora must at least be in battle to use limits. As Limit Form levels up, Sora gains the ability to use Dodge Roll in his normal form, and he also gains an extra Draw and Lucky Lucky abilities.
Form Level EXP Bonus Limit Form Bonus Sora
1 0 Dodge Roll Level 1 N/A
2 3 Form Gauge +1 Autolimit
3 9 Form Gauge +1, Dodge Roll Level 2 Dodge Roll Level 1
4 21 Form Gauge +1 Draw
5 40 Form Gauge +1, Dodge Roll Level 3 Dodge Roll Level 2
6 63 Form Gauge +1 Lucky Lucky
7 90 Form Gauge +1, Dodge Roll MAX Dodge Roll Level 3


Appearance

In this form, Sora's clothes change into the same colors and style of the clothes he wore in Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories. There are Crown symbols on the end of his pant legs. This is the only Drive Form where Sora has no auras of lights surrounding him, although whenever he enters a new area, his torso glows red for a short time and a few specks of light fall off of him.

  • Timeless River: Sora's health icon gains a purple tint. His body does not actually change.
  • Halloween Town: Sora's mask turns into a red, black and silver heart over his right eye.
  • Christmas Town: A grayish silver crown appears on Sora's santa hat and on the back of his shirt.
  • Space Paranoids: Sora's circuit lines turn silver above the waist, red below the waist, and yellow on his feet.

Abilities

Ability Description
Sonic Blade Limit command (B c) - Quickly dash up to seven times with the Keyblade. Sora is invulnerable during the dashes. (60 MP)
Ars Arcanum Limit command (B t) - Perform a massive Keyblade Combo upon the enemy. (75 MP)
Strike Raid Limit command (B s) - Throw the Keyblade up to five times. Just as in Kingdom Hearts, this command ends with Judgment, a critical finisher. (65 MP)
Ragnarok Limit command (B x) - Short aerial combo leading to a reaction command of light laser bursts. Select the third of four reaction commands for maximum damage. (80 MP)
Zantetsuken Finishing move - A powerful thrust, the strongest single-hitting finishing move in the game.
Ripple Drive Finishing move - Hits multiple enemies with an aura attack.
Hurricane Period Aerial finishing move - Sora spins with the Keyblade 1080 degrees vertically.
Zantetsu Counter After blocking with Guard, press B c to counter with Zantetsuken. With Finishing Plus equipped, multiple combo finishers may be performed.
Reflect Guard Allows Guarding during a ground Combo.
Guard Press B s to deflect an enemy attack. Uses the Kingdom Hearts animation instead of the Kingdom Hearts II animation.
Slapshot Automatic ground combo attack - Very fast diagonal slash.
Slide Dash Dash toward an enemy with a swift attack.
Aerial Sweep Perform a spinning air-attack against nearby flying enemies while on the ground.
Dodge Roll Sora executes a quick roll in a short distance by pressing B s and a direction on the control stick; all attacks are negated during the period of rolling.
HP Gain Every successful hit with a Limit Ability increases HP. Hits do not have to damage enemies to restore HP (i.e. limit attacks landed against invulnerable opponents restore HP).
Draw Attracts Munny/HP/MP/Drive orbs to this character.
Lucky Lucky Increases item drop rate by 50%.
MP Rage MP recovers every time this character is hit (inactive while recharging).
MP Haste MP recharges 25% faster.

Tips

As this form is exclusive to Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, it is recommended to make use of all the additions that are exclusive to Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix to level up Limit Form: the best places to level up are in the Cavern of Remembrance, where there is an abundance of Heartless, and in the Treasure Room in Agrabah, where Mushroom No. 5 can be found. The latter is recommended as the player has the benefit of a nearby Save Point, and can always use it to return to the World Map if Sora's Drive Gauge is low.

Another good way to level up this form is The Battle of 1000 Heartless as Limit Form is the only Drive Form that doesn't require any party members. You can level up 2 or even 3 levels, if you use Limit Form constantly.

Another good way to level up this form is to go to the Altar of Naught if the player has unlocked the battle against Xemnas's Final Form. Exiting the Altar of Naught will lead to Ruin and Creation's Passage. By using Limit Form when the Nobodies, many of whom are Berserkers, appear, Limits can be used until all Nobodies in the top area leading to the Altar of Naught are defeated, or the MP gauge runs out. Entering the Altar of Naught will immediately fill up the Drive Gauge, and the player can repeat this for a simple way to level up Limit Form.

Yet another way, and probably the best, would be to take advantage of the fact that you only have to be in battle to use limits; you don't need to have enemies to use them on. First, equip as many Form Boosts as possible (including the Oathkeeper), and go to an area like Fragment Crossing where there are many low level Heartless with which to engage in battle. Use the Sonic Blade limit, which takes the least amount of MP to perform, over and over until you have no MP left. Return to the Save Point you used to enter the world, open the save menu and close it again to instantly recharge your MP. Then return to Fragment Crossing, engage in battle again, and repeat the process until your Form gauge is about to run out, when you would then leave the world and come back to return your Drive Gauge to Max. Repeat this process as much as you want, or until you've maxed out your Limit Form level.

Notes and references

  1. Yen Sid's mirror: "An image of using the Keyblade as you once did flows into your mind."
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