Attack Cards appear in Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories and Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories as a type of playing card which allow Sora and Riku to use their weapons. Each card can be used alone to perform normal attacks, or combined with other Attack, Magic, Summon, Item, and Friend Cards to perform special attacks and spells that are otherwise unavailable. Many of these combinations are reuses or variations of the special attacks from Kingdom Hearts, such as "Strike Raid" or "Ragnarok". Attack cards can be identified by their red borders.
Sixteen of the Attack Cards in the game represent the Keyblades and Soul Eater that Sora and Riku used in Kingdom Hearts; the only Keyblades missing are the "Jungle King", which was removed when the estate of Edgar Rice Burroughs forbade Disney from reusing Tarzan in the game, and the Keyblade of People's Hearts, which was left out due to storyline issues. The original set of Attack Cards also includes two Keyblades that were introduced in Kingdom Hearts Final Mix: "Diamond Dust" and "One-Winged Angel". Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories introduces six additional Attack Cards based on Keyblades that Sora obtained in Kingdom Hearts II, which can be obtained as game completion bonuses. In the Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX re-release of Re:Chain of Memories, four of those Attack Cards were removed and instead replaced with four of the Keyblades that Roxas obtained in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days.
Riku is limited to one type of Attack Card, so a special leveling bonus, Attack Power (AP), is available to him at certain levels in Reverse/Rebirth.
In Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories, two sets of non-regular attack cards can be used by both Sora and Riku. During the battle with Zexion, Zexion can steal Riku's Attack Cards and replace them with fake versions of the Soul Eater. Sora can also use a special version of the Kingdom Key during the Bumble-Rumble mini-game.
List of Attack Cards
|Kingdom Key||Available from the beginning.||Not very powerful, but reliable and easy to handle.|
|Three Wishes||Agrabah||Fairly strong with a fast swing.|
|Crabclaw||Atlantica||Easy to handle with an impressive recovery time after card breaks.|
|Pumpkinhead||Halloween Town||Easy to handle with a fast recovery after card breaks.|
|Fairy Harp||Neverland||Easy to handle with a formidable swing speed.|
|Wishing Star||Monstro||Not very powerful, but very easy to handle.|
|Spellbinder|| Find Owl.[CoM]|
Chest at Tigger's Playground.[Re:CoM]
|A special attack card with lightning-based attacks.|
|Metal Chocobo||1st Olympus Coliseum reward||A special attack card that can break through physical defenses. A bit difficult to handle.|
|Olympia||Olympus Coliseum||Powerful with a quick recovery after card breaks.|
|Lionheart||1st Traverse Town reward||A special attack card with fire-based attacks.|
|Lady Luck||Wonderland||A balanced weapon that is easy to handle.|
|Divine Rose||Hollow Bastion||Features a powerful strike and fast swing.|
|Oathkeeper||Speak with Naminé after defeating the Darkside.||A well-balanced weapon with a very powerful thrust.|
|Oblivion||Speak with Naminé after defeating Larxene.||A special attack card that can break through physical defenses. First-class strength.|
|Ultima Weapon||Castle Oblivion Bounty||The strongest attack card to be found.|
|Diamond Dust||11th-13th floor Bounty||A special attack card with ice-based attacks. Powerful and the easiest to handle.|
|One-Winged Angel||11th-13th floor Bounty||A special attack card with fire-based attacks. Exceptional combo finish.|
|Star Seeker[Re:CoM]||2nd Castle Oblivion reward||An attack card with a powerful combo finish and the shortest recovery time from card breaks.|
|Monochrome[Re:CoM]||2nd Olympus Coliseum reward||A special attack card that can break through physical defenses. Takes time to recover from card breaks.|
|Follow the Wind[Re:CoM]||2nd Neverland reward||A well-balanced weapon with a powerful thrust and a short recovery time from card breaks.|
|Hidden Dragon[Re:CoM]||Traverse Town Bounty||An attack card with weak strikes but powerful combo finishers.|
|Photon Debugger[Re:CoM]||2nd Destiny Islands reward||A special attack card with lightning-based attacks.|
|Bond of Flame[Re:CoM]||2nd Halloween Town reward||A special attack card with fire-based attacks. Delivers exceptionally powerful strikes.|
|Total Eclipse[Re:CoM]||2nd Olympus Coliseum reward||A special attack card that can break through physical defenses. Takes time to recover from card breaks.|
|Midnight Roar[Re:CoM]||2nd Neverland reward||A well-balanced weapon with a powerful thrust and a short recovery time from card breaks.|
|Maverick Flare[Re:CoM]||2nd Traverse Town Bounty||An attack card with weak strikes but powerful combo finishes.|
|Two Become One[Re:CoM]||2nd Destiny Islands reward||A weapon with a powerful thrust and combo finish.|
|Keyblade[Re:CoM]||Bumble-Rumble||Not very powerful, but reliable and easy to handle.|
|Soul Eater||Available from the beginning.||Reacts to dark power. Riku's strength is higher when he wields darkness in battle.|
|Dummy Card||Dropped by Zexion during battle.||A fake Soul Eater dropped by Zexion that stuns Riku if used.|
|Cloud||Vertical Swing||Cloud swings his sword up, dealing moderate damage to his opponent.|
|Hades||Flame Claw||Hades becomes enraged and claws his opponent with his flaming hands.|
|Captain Hook||X Swing||Hook performs two cross-slashes on his opponent.|
|Captain Hook||Continuous Shake-offs||???|
|Captain Hook||Random Thrust||???|
|Vexen||Shield Blow||Vexen slashes at his opponent with his shield, then summons a pillar of ice from the ground.|
|Lexaeus||Combo Attack||Lexaeus strikes Riku twice, stunning him on the second blow.|
|Lexaeus||Tomahawk Shot||Lexaeus tosses the tomahawk, which bounces into his opponent.|
|Zexion||Dummy Card||Zexion summons a dark flame from the ground which can damage and stun Riku.|
|Soul Eater||Dark Revenge||Any of Zexion's surviving body clones rush at Riku, slashing him with their Soul Eaters. The true Zexion then performs a downward slam attack.|
|Axel||Continuous Attacks||Axel performs two to five quick slashes with his chakrams.|
|Axel||Throw & Catch||Axel throws a chakram at his opponent, followed with a warp to catch said chakram.|
|Marluxia||Crescent Shockwave||Marluxia slashes with his scythe, emitting a crescent-shaped shockwave.|
|Marluxia||Phantom Saber||Marluxia performs a powerful overhead slash.|
|Angry Rush||Larxene slashes her opponent two to four times, then summons a lightning strike when low on HP.|
|Larxene||Knife Throw||Larxene throws her knives at her opponent.|
|Riku Replica||Vertical Swing||The Riku Replica performs a jumping attack, launching three waves of energy outward.|
|Riku Replica||Continuous Swings||The Replica performs a quick slash, followed by a dash attack. During the final Battles for Sora and Riku, the Riku Replica hurls the Soul Eater at his opponent, then performs a close-range slash.|
|Riku Replica||Shake-off||The Replica performs a spin attack.|
|Riku Replica||Helm Split[CoM]|| The Riku Replica leaps into the air, striking Sora or Riku from above.|
This card is only used within Sleights in Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories.
|Ansem||Dark Blow||The guardian unleashes a haymaker.|
Notes and References
- ↑ This is only available if there is a completed Reverse/Rebirth file.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 This is only available after defeating Marluxia.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Available in either version of Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories. In the original PS2 release, can be obtained by having a completed Reverse/Rebirth file, or additionally in the Japanese version only, have a completed Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix file. In the Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX version, available after completing Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Only available in the original PS2 release of Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories. In the English version, this is only available if there is a completed Reverse/Rebirth file. In the Japanese version, this is also available if there is a completed Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix file.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Only available in the Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX re-release of Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories after completing Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days.