Riku was the deuteragonist of the Kingdom Hearts series. He is a Keyblade wielder that has both the powers of Light and Darkness due to his past corruption, for this reason he insists that he walks the path of 'Dawn'. He was always ready to sacrifice himself to protect his friends and vowed never to fall into darkness again.


Riku’s basic attire is based off of his appearance in KHII. In EX Mode, Riku equips the Way to the Dawn Keyblade

His alternative costume 'Dream of Darkness' has Riku in his KHDDD attire.

His 3rd costume 'Path of Darkness' dresses him in his original KHI clothes. In EX Mode, Riku transforms into his Dark Mode - a form-fitting bodysuit that appears to be made of black muscle tissue.

The DLC costume 'Heart of Darkness' has Riku appear as he did between KHCoM and KHII - blindfolded and wearing the Organisation Coat. In EX Mode, Riku appears as Riku-Ansem with Ansem's face replacing his.

Riku’s manikin Sealed Dawn is Silver and Light Blue


Riku is a Lock Breaker who fights in a similar way to his rival in that he tries to break guards, however, Riku breaks his opponent’s blocks and guards by attacking with long combo chains and if timed correctly some of his attacks can be repeated several times in a row before dealing a final blow. However, as his attacks rely on timing, his attacks can be weaker than others can and if not timed right can lead him finishing short.

Brave Attacks

Name Type Description
Dark Break Ground Leap upwards and rain several orbs of darkness down at opponent. Can stun opponent.
Light Shield Ground Creates a momentary shield of light which can block most long-range attacks and reflect some projectile attacks.
Impulse Ground/ Aerial Knock the opponent into the air (or further into the air) before charging at them and slamming them down to the ground, can initiate a chase
Maelstrom Aerial Charges at the opponent and rapidly spins with Keyblade held outwards. Charge to spin longer. Has a slight absorbing effect.
Dark Firaga Aerial Discharge a stream of black flames at opponent. Can charge for larger flames and be repeatedly used without charging
Holy Burst Aerial Fires a series of light orbs at opponent which home in and spiral round opponent. Can initiate a chase

HP Attacks

Name Type Description
Last Sabre Ground Launches a series of jabs, and then can be followed by pressing [Square] to execute a series of quick jabbing attacks, can Wall Rush for extra damage
Barrage Ground/ Aerial Throws a light blade like a boomerang. If timed right, Riku can keep summoning and throwing blades at the opponent until he is up to five Blades in a cycle
Soul Eater Aerial Rush enemies repeatedly with blade in hand. Finish off by stabbing Soul Eater into the ground for a column of light that stuns the enemy.
Master Hearts Aerial Riku swings his Keyblade several times to unleash a series of long-range slashes. Can be Wall Rushed for additional damage

Brave to HP Attacks

Name Type Description
Dark Aura Ground/ Aerial (Chained from Dark Break/Firaga) Teleport a short distance and charge at opponent with a pulse of darkness while also stabbing at them. Can be repeatedly used until successfully connecting or blocked.
XIII Blades Aerial (Chained from Maelstrom) Summons a series of energy swords that spin rapidly around Riku several times before shooting off in different directions. If timed properly pressing [Square] will continue the spinning
Inverse Burst Aerial (Chained from Holy Burst)Fires several rounds of light orbs which converge on the opponent and hit the opponent from several directions

EX Mode - Follow the Dawn

Name Type Description
Regen EX Ability Recovers HP over time during EX Mode.
Critical Boost EX Ability Doubles Critical Hit Rate during EX Mode
Path to Dawn EX Ability Attacks require no charge times and attack chains automatically deal the first few hits without the players intervention
Eternal Session EX Burst Riku throws his Keyblade into the air, which fires down beams of light and darkness at opponent. Reaction Commands pop up. The player has to press [Triangle] in time with the commands successfully three times to make Riku finish with All’s End - where the opponent is consumed by an explosion of light, otherwise Riku finishes with Dark Aura


Riku can equip Swords, Daggers, Katana, Parrying, Bangles, Hats, Headbands, Light Armour and Clothing.

Exclusive WeaponsEdit

Name Level Stats Effects Obtained
Soul Eater 30 ATK+40
BRV Recovery +20% Trade: 61,000 gil, Katana, Scarletite x1, Dawn's Desire x5
Oblivion 90 ATK+63
BRV Recovery +40% Trade: 158,000 gil, Soul Eater, Electrum x1, Dawn's Dream x5
Way to the Dawn 100 ATK+69
BRV Recovery +60%
Anti-EX Effect
Trade: 182,800 gil, Oblivion, Dark Past x1, Dawn's Hopes x5

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