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KH2 icon.png358 icon.pngBBS icon.pngKHIII icon.png Defender (ディフェンダー Difendā?) is an ability in Kingdom Hearts II, Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep, and Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep Final Mix. It increases your Defense when your HP is critical.

Learning Defender

Kingdom Hearts II

Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix

  • Double-Keyblade Roxas has Defender as a default ability.
  • Sora learns Defender at level 31 with the Dream Shield, 39 with the Dream Rod, and 59 with the Dream Sword.
  • Goofy learns Defender after defeating Beast.
  • Beast has Defender as a default ability.
  • Jack Sparrow has Defender as a default ability.
  • Simba has Defender as a default ability.
  • Riku has Defender as a default ability.
  • The Spell's Relic+ has Defender as its weapon ability.
  • The Ogre Shield has Defender as its weapon ability.

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days

Weapons with Defender

Xemnas Xigbar Xaldin Vexen Lexaeus Zexion Saïx Axel Demyx Luxord Marluxia Larxene Roxas Xion Sora Riku The King Donald Goofy
Skill Gear+ ② 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ
Technical Gear ③ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 2 Ability Unit Ⓛ
Technical Gear+ ③ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 2 Ability Unit Ⓛ
Duel Gear ④ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 2 Ability Unit Ⓛ
Duel Gear+ ④ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 2 Ability Unit Ⓛ
Duel Gear++ ⑤ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 2 Ability Unit Ⓛ
Loaded Gear+ ② 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ
Chrono Gear ③ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 2 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 2 Ability Unit Ⓛ
Chrono Gear+ ③ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 2 Ability Unit Ⓛ
Phantom Gear ④ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 2 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 2 Ability Unit Ⓛ
Phantom Gear+ ④ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 2 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 2 Ability Unit Ⓛ
Phantom Gear++ ⑤ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 2 Ability Unit Ⓛ
Lift Gear ③ 2 Ability Unit Ⓛ 2 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 2 Ability Unit Ⓛ
Lift Gear+ ③ 2 Ability Unit Ⓛ 2 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 2 Ability Unit Ⓛ
Nimble Gear ④ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 2 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 2 Ability Unit Ⓛ
Nimble Gear+ ④ 2 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 2 Ability Unit Ⓛ
Wild Gear ③ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 2 Ability Unit Ⓛ 2 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 2 Ability Unit Ⓛ
Wild Gear+ ③ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 2 Ability Unit Ⓛ 2 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 2 Ability Unit Ⓛ
Ominous Gear ④ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 2 Ability Unit Ⓛ 2 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 2 Ability Unit Ⓛ
Ominous Gear+ ④ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 2 Ability Unit Ⓛ 2 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 2 Ability Unit Ⓛ
Valor Gear ② 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ
Valor Gear+ ② 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ
Fearless Gear ③ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 2 Ability Unit Ⓛ
Fearless Gear+ ③ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 2 Ability Unit Ⓛ
Prestige Gear ④ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 2 Ability Unit Ⓛ
Prestige Gear+ ④ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 2 Ability Unit Ⓛ
Crisis Gear ⑤ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 2 Ability Unit Ⓛ
Crisis Gear+ ⑤ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 2 Ability Unit Ⓛ
Omega Gear ⑥ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 2 Ability Unit Ⓛ
Omega Gear+ ⑥ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 2 Ability Unit Ⓛ
Hazard Gear ⑤ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 2 Ability Unit Ⓛ
Hazard Gear+ ⑤ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 2 Ability Unit Ⓛ
Rage Gear ⑤ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 2 Ability Unit Ⓛ
Rage Gear+ ⑤ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 2 Ability Unit Ⓛ
Champion Gear ⑤ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 2 Ability Unit Ⓛ
Champion Gear+ ⑤ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 2 Ability Unit Ⓛ
Ultimate Gear ⑥ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 2 Ability Unit Ⓛ
Ultimate Gear+ ⑥ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 2 Ability Unit Ⓛ
Pandora's Gear ⑤ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ
Pandora's Gear+ ⑤ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ
Zero Gear ⑤ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ
Casual Gear ② 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ
Mystery Gear ③ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 1 Ability Unit Ⓛ 2 Ability Unit Ⓛ

Rings with Defender

Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep

  • Defender improves the character's defense when the character has 25% HP.
  • Defender can be attached to a type J or type N Command recipe through Command Melding, either randomly or by applying a Soothing Crystal.

See also

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