In Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, abilities are equipped through the Panel System. There are two categories of abilities: those that are installed in the form of Ability Panels, and those that are activated by linking Ability Units to certain Gears or by equipping certain Ring Panels.
|Ability||Max lvl||Description||Link Zone|
|Dodge Roll||3||Hold the D-Pad and press to roll forward and avoid enemy attacks.|
|Dodge Rush||—||Knock enemies aside when you perform a dodge roll.||Linked panel|
|Dodging Deflect||—||Bounce back enemy attacks when you perform a dodge roll.||Linked panel|
|Dodge Combo||—||Transition swiftly from a dodge roll back to the offensive.||Linked panel|
|Auto-Dodge||—||Automatically avoid enemy attacks sometimes.||Linked panel|
|Block||4||Press to block and bounce back enemy attacks.|| |
|Perfect Block||—||Block just as an attack hits to eliminate recoil and transition right into your next move.||Linked panel|
|Block-Counter||—||Respond with a powerful counterattack immediately after blocking.||Linked panel|
|Block-Retreat||—||Recoil farther after you block an attack.||Linked panel|
|Sliding Block||—||Quickly slide forward as you block.||Linked panel|
|Block-Jump||—||Jump right after you block without any delay.||Linked panel|
|Fire Block||—||Ignite enemies sometimes when you block.||Linked panel|
|Blizzard Block||—||Freeze enemies sometimes when you block.||Linked panel|
|Thunder Block||—||Jolt enemies sometimes when you block.||Linked panel|
|Aero Block||—||Air-toss enemies sometimes when you block.||Linked panel|
|Block Bonus||—||Generate HP prizes sometimes when you block.||Linked panel|
|Round Block||—||Block any attack, even if it comes from behind.||Linked panel|
|Auto-Block||—||Automatically block frontal attacks.||Linked panel|
|Glide||5||Hold in midair to ride the wind. You will stay airborne until you release the button.|
|Homing Glide||—||Lock on to a target while gliding to automatically move toward it.||Linked panel|
|Rocket Glide||—||Slam past enemies by gliding right after you begin an air slide. (Requires Air Slide.)||Linked panel|
|Air Slide||5||Press in midair to perform an aerial dash.|
|Air Rush||—||Knock enemies aside when you perform an air slide.||Linked panel|
|Sliding Dash||3||Press to quickly close in on a target and attack.|
|Aerial Recovery||3||Press if you are sent flying to regain your balance.|| |
|Quick Recovery||—||Recover more quickly by pressing as soon as you are sent flying.||Linked panel|
|Aerial Payback||—||Respond with a powerful counterattack immediately after you perform an air recovery.||Linked panel|
|Smash Recovery||—||Knock away nearby enemies when you perform an aerial recovery.||Linked panel|
|Haste||3||Run more quickly.|| |
|High Jump||3||Jump higher.|| |
|Float||—||Hold in midair to slow your descent.||Linked panel|
|Auto-Life||3||Recover if all your HP runs out. Only works once.|||
|Treasure Magnet||3||Scoop up prizes lying around you.|| |
|Limit Boost||—||Use Limit Breaks sooner by increasing the upper limit of your yellow gauge.|||
|Scan||—||View the HP of targets.|||
|Auto-Lock||—||Automatically lock on to available targets while attacking.|||
|Range Extender||—||Lock on to enemies even if they are far away.|||
|Final Limit||—||Use your Final Limit, a more powerful version of the Limit Break.|||
|Ultima Weapon||—||Make any weapon stronger.|||
|Backpack||4||Allows the player to pick up two additional items in the field.|||
|Brick Wall||Continue a combo without interruption even if you take minor damage.||Weapons, Imperial Crown|
|Offensive Block||Bounce back incoming attacks with your combos.||Weapons|
|Combo-Jump||Jump in the middle of a combo.||Weapons, Brawl Ring, Raider's Ring|
|Combo-Block||Block mid-combo by letting go of the D-pad and pressing . (Requires Block.)||Weapons, Knight's Defense, Raider's Ring|
|Combo-Air Slide||Air slide in the middle of an aerial combo by pressing . (Requires Air Slide.)||Weapons, Deep Sky|
|Risky Play||Lose HP when your attacks miss.||Pandora's Gear ⑤, Master's Circle|
|Magical Strike||Gain a slight boost in Strength if your Magic is higher.||Weapons|
|Critical Boost||Potentially deal critical hits with any kind of attack.||Weapons, Critical Sun|
|Combo Boost||Dish out increasingly higher damage as your combo continues.||Weapons, Soldier Ring|
|Vitality Surge||Gain a boost in Strength when your HP is full.||Weapons, Vitality Ring|
|Vitality Barrier||Take 1/3 the usual damage when your HP is full.||Weapons, Recovery Ring|
|Alive 'n' Kicking||Attack enemies when your HP is full and they will always stagger.||Weapons|
|Striker||Gain a boost in Strength when your HP is low.||Weapons, Critical Ring|
|Defender||Gain a boost in Defense when your HP is low.||Weapons, Protect Ring|
|Grand Slam||Deal critical hits more often when your HP is low.||Weapons, Crimson Blood|
|Damage Control||Take half the usual damage when your HP is low.||Weapons, Witch's Chaos|
|Second Chance||Retain 1 HP after being hit with an otherwise fatal attack.||Weapons, Rune Ring|
|Perma-Plight||Lose the ability to recover HP once it is low, and remain in constant peril.||Master's Circle|
|One HP||Fight with only 1 HP. You cannot recover more than this.||Extreme|
|Fire Finish||Ignite enemies sometimes with the finishing blow of your combos.||Weapons, Carmine Blight|
|Blizzard Finish||Freeze enemies sometimes with the finishing blow of your combos.||Weapons, Frozen Blight|
|Thunder Finish||Jolt enemies sometimes with the finishing blow of your combos.||Weapons, Rainforce Ring|
|Aero Finish||Air-toss enemies sometimes with the finishing blow of your combos.||Weapons, Deep Sky|
|Elemental Curse||Randomly incur negative status independently of enemy attacks.||Witch's Chaos, Rune Ring|
|Magic Finale||Increase the power of the last cast you have left of any given magic.||Weapons, Imperial Crown|
|Magic Bracer||Always finish casting magic, even if you are hit in the process.||Weapons, Fire Charm, Flower Charm, Blizzard Charm, Thunder Charm, Storm's Eye|
|Potion Boost LV1||Recover more HP than usual from items.||Fencer's Ring, Recovery Ring, Charge Ring, Princess's Crown, Three Stars|
|[Potion Boost LV2]||Recover even more HP than usual from items.||Safety Ring|
|Ether Boost||Recover more magic casts than usual from items.||Magic Ring, Vitality Ring, Charge Ring|
|Prize Power LV1||Recover more HP when you pick up HP prizes.||Lucky Ring|
|Prize Power LV2||Recover even more HP when you pick up HP prizes.||White Ring, Lucky Star|
|Lucky Strike||Force enemies to drop items more frequently.||Lucky Star, Three Stars|
|Chain Time||Give yourself a longer time window for continuing chains.||Weapons, Eternal Ring|
|Chain Power||Deal extra damage with attacks once you've maxed out a chain.||Weapons|
|Heart Bonus||Fully recover HP every time you collect 300 hearts.||Lucky Ring|
|EXP Boost LV1||Receive more EXP than usual.||Knight's Defense, Might Crown, Three Stars|
|EXP Boost LV2||Receive even more EXP than usual.||Double Up, Princess's Crown|
|Hi-EXP Boost||Receive lots more EXP than usual.||Extreme|
Notes and references
- Clear bonus for Mission 05.
- Clear bonus for Mission 51.
- Obtained through panel synthesis.
- Clear bonus for Mission 07.
- Purchase for 2400 Heart Points once Roxas is promoted to Master rank.
- Complete Mission 53.
- Redeem from the Moogle Shop for 150 Challenge Sigils.
- Clear bonus for Mission 23.
- Find in a chest at the Hedge Maze Entrance in Mission 65.
- Clear bonus for Mission 42.
- Find in a chest in the Cave of Wonders Entrance Hall during Mission 68.
- Purchase for 270 Heart Points once Roxas is promoted to Novice rank.
- Purchase for 2400 Heart Points once Roxas is promoted to Agent rank.
- Redeem from the Moogle Shop for 10 Challenge Sigils.
- Redeem from the Moogle Shop for 100 Challenge Sigils.
- Clear bonus for Mission 44.
- Clear bonus for Mission 74.
- Purchase for 4800 Heart Points once Roxas is promoted to Rookie rank.
- Clear bonus for Mission 29.
- Purchase for 1500 Heart Points once Roxas is promoted to Expert rank.
- Purchase for 1440 Heart Points from the Moogle Shop once Roxas is promoted to Agent rank.
- Clear bonus for Mission 04.
- Purchase for 960 Heart Points once Roxas is promoted to Agent rank.
- Purchase for 1200 Heart Points once Roxas is promoted to Rookie rank.
- Talk to Saïx on Day 225.
- Redeem for 255 Challenge Sigils at the Moogle Shop.
- Clear bonus for Mission 22.
- Find a chest in Mission 34.
- Clear bonus for Mission 31.