Sanction has a shape that resembles a blunt, curved lightning bolt. It is a palette swap of Malice; it retains a darker blue color.
To "sanction" means to deal a penalty that acts to ensure compliance or conformity.
Sanction and Sanction+'s ground combos consist of Xemnas slashing from left to right with his right hand, executing a 360-degree spinning slash, and firing three Sanction blades before him in a spread pattern. The final attack has knockback.
Impact with targets are marked by sparks and horizontal lines of blue light.
The aerial combos consist of a spinning slash, a double-spin slash, and a downward spinning slash with knockback.