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{{Game|KH2|FM2}}
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{{appearances|KH2}}
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{{Enemy
{{images|FM image}}
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|name=Assault Rider
{{Heartless/KHII
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|katakana=アサルトライダー
|name=Assault Rider
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|romaji=Asaruto Raidā
|image=[[File:Assaultrider.png]]
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|image=<gallery>
|game=Kingdom Hearts II
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AssaultRider-khii.png|Original
|type=Emblem Heartless
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Assault Rider (FM).png|Final Mix
|loc1=The Land of Dragons
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</gallery>
|LVL1=10
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|game1=Kingdom Hearts II
|HP1=85
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|type=Emblem Heartless
|EXP1=40
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|journalKH2=Avoid getting hit with its spear by using the well-guarded Jump attack to defeat it.<br><br>When HP gets low, its attacks begin to get bold. Use big attacks to defeat it before it uses its explosive attack.
|STR1=12
 
|DEF1=6
 
|loc2=The Land of Dragons
 
|LVL2=35
 
|HP2=190
 
|EXP2=425
 
|STR2=34
 
|DEF2=19
 
|weapon=x1.0
 
|fire=x1.0
 
|bliz=x1.0
 
|thun=x1.0
 
|dark=x1.0
 
|other=x1.0
 
|reward=(5) HP Ball x 2, (3) Drive Orb x 4<br>Hi-Potion (10%)<br>Dark Stone (12%), Serenity Shard (4%)
 
 
}}
 
}}
   
The {{nihongo|'''Assault Rider'''|アサルトライダー|Asaruto Raidā}} is a [[Heartless]] from ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''. It appears primarily in [[The Land of Dragons]]. They have a centaur-like structure, and wield a large spear as their weapon. Getting close in can really take a chunk out of Sora and friends' HP, and can also take a large chunk out of your morale gauge during missions, so long-range magic is less dangerous. Although they have powerful attacks, they won't attack unless they are in range at the beginning of the battle or are provoked. These Heartless get especially fast when their HP gets low!
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The '''Assault Rider''' is an Emblem [[Heartless]] that is found in ''[[Kingdom Hearts II]]''.
   
==Journal Entry==
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==Design==
''Avoid getting hit with its spear by using the well-guarded Jump attack to defeat it.''
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An Assault Rider is a centaur-like creature with a black, equine lower body with red hooves. Its upper body is muscular, vaguely humanoid, and has black skin. It wears grey Chinese armor over most of its body, as well as a small, conical, silver helmet with two curved, golden feathers and a red cape. Its pitch-black face is almost entirely obscured by its helmet, though its glowing, yellow eyes are visible. It carries a long [[Wikipedia:Guan dao|guan dao]] with an angular, gold blade, a silver handle, and a red horsehair tassel at the base of the blade.
   
''When HP gets low, its attacks begin to get bold. Use big attacks to defeat it before it uses its explosive attack.''
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In ''Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix'', the Assault Rider's body becomes predominantly lilac-colored, and its hooves become gold, and its hands and tail become violet. Its armor becomes red-violet and orange with gold lining. Its helmet, though still silver, is a bit brighter, its cape turns yellow, and its face becomes violet. The Assault Rider's guan dao now has a gold blade and an orange and purple handle, though the tassel remains red.
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The Assault Rider's name refers to its battle prowess, as "assault" means "to attack", and its equine lower body, hence "rider".
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The Assault Rider was originally intended to be included in ''[[Kingdom Hearts (game)|Kingdom Hearts]]'', but was [[Removed content in the Kingdom Hearts series#Assault Rider|cut out]] as no world really "fit well" with it.{{citation needed}}
   
 
==Strategy==
 
==Strategy==
Earlier in the game, when you don't have too much in the way of abilities and/or Keyblades, keep a distance and pelt him with magic, preferably Thunder if available, or else use Blizzard. An alternative is to simply go to town with [[Valor Form]], hammering the Assault Rider with as many combos as you can before reverting.
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Getting close in can really take a chunk out of Sora and friends' HP, and can also take a large chunk out of your morale gauge during missions, so long-range magic is less dangerous. Although they have powerful attacks, they won't attack unless they are in range at the beginning of the battle or are provoked. These Heartless get especially fast when their HP gets low.
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Towards the beginning of the game, keep a distance and pelt him with magic, preferably Thunder if available, or else use Blizzard. An alternative is to simply go to town with [[Valor Form]], hammering the Assault Rider with as many combos as you can before reverting. And use guard often if you're out of Drive Gauge.
   
 
Later (i.e. the second time you arrive), use [[Master Form]] along with [[Wishing Lamp]] and [[Follow the Wind]], attacking with combos and powerful magic such as Thundara/Thundaga and Blizzara/Blizzaga. When it starts getting a bit adventurous with its attacks, feel free to use a tier of Reflect if necessary.
 
Later (i.e. the second time you arrive), use [[Master Form]] along with [[Wishing Lamp]] and [[Follow the Wind]], attacking with combos and powerful magic such as Thundara/Thundaga and Blizzara/Blizzaga. When it starts getting a bit adventurous with its attacks, feel free to use a tier of Reflect if necessary.
   
==Locations==
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==Stats & Abilities==
*[[Land of Dragons]]
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{{enemy stats
*[[Olympus Coliseum]]
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|type = Emblem Heartless
**[[Pain & Panic Cup]]
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|KH2loc1=The Land of Dragons
**[[Goddess of Fate Cup]]
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|KH2LVL1=10
**[[Pain & Panic Paradox Cup]]
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|KH2HP1=85
**[[Hades Paradox Cup]]
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|KH2EXP1=40
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|KH2STR1=12
==Attacks==
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|KH2DEF1=6
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|KH2loc2=The Land of Dragons
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|KH2LVL2=35
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|KH2HP2=190
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|KH2EXP2=425
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|KH2STR2=34
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|KH2DEF2=19
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|KH2weapon=x1.0
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|KH2fire=x1.0
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|KH2bliz=x1.0
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|KH2thun=x1.0
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|KH2dark=x1.0
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|KH2other=x1.0
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|KH2reward=(5) HP Ball x 2, (3) Drive Orb x 4<br>Hi-Potion (10%)<br>Dark Stone (12%), Serenity Shard (4%)
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|KH2cup1=Pain and Panic Cup
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|KH2match11=7
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|KH2num11=2
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|CKH2LVL1=20
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|CKH2HP1=128
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|CKH2EXP1=—
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|CKH2STR1=21
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|CKH2DEF1=11
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|KH2cup2=Goddess of Fate Cup
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|KH2match21=7
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|KH2num21=2
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|CKH2LVL2=53
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|CKH2HP2=263
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|CKH2EXP2=—
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|CKH2STR2=48
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|CKH2DEF2=28
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|KH2cup3=Pain and Panic Paradox Cup
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|KH2match31=7
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|KH2num31=2
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|CKH2LVL3=60
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|CKH2HP3=293
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|CKH2EXP3=—
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|CKH2STR3=54
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|CKH2DEF3=31
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|KH2cup4=Hades Paradox Cup
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|KH2match41=47
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|KH2num41=2
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|CKH2LVL4=99
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|CKH2HP4=453
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|CKH2EXP4=—
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|CKH2STR4=87
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|CKH2DEF4=51
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}}
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;Attacks
 
*'''Slash Out''': Rears up then swings weapon
 
*'''Slash Out''': Rears up then swings weapon
 
*'''Thrust''': Jabs weapon forward
 
*'''Thrust''': Jabs weapon forward
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*'''Flourish''': Windmill spin with weapon
 
*'''Flourish''': Windmill spin with weapon
 
*'''Explosion''': Creates explosion in front
 
*'''Explosion''': Creates explosion in front
 
==Trivia==
 
* The Assault Rider was originally intended to be included in ''[[Kingdom Hearts (game)|Kingdom Hearts]]'', but was cut out as no world really "fit well" with it.
 
   
 
{{HeartlessDirectory}}
 
{{HeartlessDirectory}}
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[[Category:Enemies]]
[[fr:Centaurus]]
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[[Category:Heartless]]
 
[[Category:Emblem Heartless]]
 
[[Category:Emblem Heartless]]
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[[Category:Kingdom Hearts II enemies]]
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[[Category:Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix enemies]]

Latest revision as of 00:23, February 20, 2020

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The Assault Rider is an Emblem Heartless that is found in Kingdom Hearts II.

DesignEdit

An Assault Rider is a centaur-like creature with a black, equine lower body with red hooves. Its upper body is muscular, vaguely humanoid, and has black skin. It wears grey Chinese armor over most of its body, as well as a small, conical, silver helmet with two curved, golden feathers and a red cape. Its pitch-black face is almost entirely obscured by its helmet, though its glowing, yellow eyes are visible. It carries a long guan dao with an angular, gold blade, a silver handle, and a red horsehair tassel at the base of the blade.

In Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, the Assault Rider's body becomes predominantly lilac-colored, and its hooves become gold, and its hands and tail become violet. Its armor becomes red-violet and orange with gold lining. Its helmet, though still silver, is a bit brighter, its cape turns yellow, and its face becomes violet. The Assault Rider's guan dao now has a gold blade and an orange and purple handle, though the tassel remains red.

The Assault Rider's name refers to its battle prowess, as "assault" means "to attack", and its equine lower body, hence "rider".

The Assault Rider was originally intended to be included in Kingdom Hearts, but was cut out as no world really "fit well" with it.[citation needed]

StrategyEdit

Getting close in can really take a chunk out of Sora and friends' HP, and can also take a large chunk out of your morale gauge during missions, so long-range magic is less dangerous. Although they have powerful attacks, they won't attack unless they are in range at the beginning of the battle or are provoked. These Heartless get especially fast when their HP gets low.

Towards the beginning of the game, keep a distance and pelt him with magic, preferably Thunder if available, or else use Blizzard. An alternative is to simply go to town with Valor Form, hammering the Assault Rider with as many combos as you can before reverting. And use guard often if you're out of Drive Gauge.

Later (i.e. the second time you arrive), use Master Form along with Wishing Lamp and Follow the Wind, attacking with combos and powerful magic such as Thundara/Thundaga and Blizzara/Blizzaga. When it starts getting a bit adventurous with its attacks, feel free to use a tier of Reflect if necessary.

Stats & AbilitiesEdit

Attacks
  • Slash Out: Rears up then swings weapon
  • Thrust: Jabs weapon forward
  • Assault: Rushing body blow
  • Flourish: Windmill spin with weapon
  • Explosion: Creates explosion in front
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