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Deserter
(ディザーター)
Deserter
Type Emblem Heartless Heartless Emblem
Kana/Kanji ディザーター
Romaji Dizātā
French Déserteur
German Deserteur
Games Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
Deserter's Gallery
Variations
Soldier
Stealth Soldier
Sergeant
Commander

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days

Quick to flee from threats, these small Heartless will attack anyone who takes down another of their number with a flurry of kicks.
Block to send them sprawling.
Hearts Lvl
12 30
HP EXP Def Stun
x0.37 x1.10 x1.20 O
Mission Lvl Rewards
13 3 Potion (10%)
19 8 Shining Shard (10%)
40 15 Gust Shard (30%)
70 41 Shield Tech+ (40%)
Fire Bliz. Thndr. Aero
x1.40 x1.60 x0.60 x1.70
Ignt. Frze. Jolt Toss
x1.00 x1.60 x1.00 x1.00
Worlds
Twilight Town, Agrabah, Olympus Coliseum, Beast's Castle

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The Deserter is an Emblem Heartless that is found in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days.

Design

As a small Heartless with little HP, the Deserter has white claws that it only uses when pressed in a tight situation. It is similar to the Stealth Soldier, yet is less offensive and lacks invisibility powers. The Deserter bears the Heartless emblem on its chest, dangerous yellow eyes gleaming underneath its silver helmet.

Its name, "Deserter", is a military term given to those who run away from the military, an appropriate name for this Heartless as it runs away from the fight unless pressed into battle.

Strategy

While Deserters are not particularly offensive, they are quite the annoyance. Appearing in large groups, they run around the battlefield at high speeds, making attacks hard to land. Once you corner one, brace for a small attack, and hammer it with the Keyblade until its short HP bar is depleted.

Furthermore, when you defeat one Deserter, its companions will swarm you and will attack all at once. However, blocking their attack gives you the advantage, as it knocks them off their feet. Use that opportunity to deplete them. Blizzaga is also helpful, since it has a wide range. It is best to use a weapon that works well in midair as it can trap them in a combo without them escaping.