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Ars Arcanum (ラストアルカナム Rasuto Arukanamu?, lit. "Last Arcanum") is an ability that appears in Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, and a Deck Command in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep. It allows the user to attack enemies with a massive combo attack.

Mechanics

In Kingdom Hearts, Ars Arcanum is a special ability that costs 4 AP to equip and 3 MP to use. This version of the combo extends for up to thirteen slashes.

In Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, it is an Attack Sleight.

In Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, it is an Ultimate Attack Command exclusive to Ventus that takes up two slots, has a maximum level of 6, has a normal reload time of 25 seconds, and fills the Command Gauge by 6%. This version of the combo involves more acrobatics and slashes than the others. Template:Section-stub

Learning Ars Arcanum

Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts Final Mix

Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories

  • Sora can learn Ars Arcanum when he reaches level 37.
    • Its card combination is:
    Kingdom Key (card).png + Kingdom Key (card).png + Kingdom Key (card).png (1-6)

Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories

  • Sora can learn Ars Arcanum when he reaches level 42.
    • Its card combination is:
    Kingdom Key (card).png + Kingdom Key (card).png + Kingdom Key (card).png (1-6)

Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix

Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep

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Recipes

Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep

Ars Arcanum is an Ultimate-class Attack Command that can be melded through nine different recipes, listed in the Giga Attack Recipe.

  • The first recipe can be melded by Ventus, and is a Template:Meldtype recipe.
  • The second recipe can be melded by Ventus, and is a Template:Meldtype recipe that has a 10% chance of transforming from Aerial Slam when Ventus melds it.
  • The third recipe can be melded by Ventus, and is a Template:Meldtype recipe that has a 5% chance of transforming from Slot Edge when Ventus melds it.
  • The fourth recipe can be melded by Ventus, and is a Template:Meldtype recipe that has a 5% chance of transforming from Slot Edge when Ventus melds it.
  • The fifth recipe can be melded by Ventus, and is a Template:Meldtype recipe that has a 5% chance of transforming from Blizzard Edge when Ventus melds it.
  • The sixth recipe can be melded by Ventus, and is a Template:Meldtype recipe that has a 5% chance of transforming from Blizzard Edge when Ventus melds it.
  • The seventh recipe can be melded by Ventus, and is a Template:Meldtype recipe that has a 10% chance of transforming from Blitz when Ventus melds it.
  • The eighth recipe can be melded by Ventus, and is a Template:Meldtype recipe that has a 5% chance of transforming from Blizzard Edge when Ventus melds it.
  • The ninth recipe can be melded by Ventus, and is a Template:Meldtype recipe that has a 5% chance of transforming from Blizzard Edge when Ventus melds it.

Other appearances

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days

Although Ars Arcanum cannot be performed by any playable character, Xion can perform a modified version of Ars Arcanum in her third form.

Etymology

Ars Arcanum gets its name from the Latin ars meaning 'technique', 'skill' or 'art' and arcanum meaning 'secret'. It's Japanese name is "Last Arcanum", meaning "Last Secret".

See also