Status effect

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Status effects are a gameplay mechanic in Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ / Union χ. Status effects can be divided in three groups: Status ailments, Buffs, and Debuffs.

Status Ailments[edit]

Status ailments are negative status effects that can be inflicted by using certain skills or certain enemy attacks. Status ailments can be removed by using a Medal with Esuna or a similar Special Attack, or the Esuna Pet Trick.

Poison[edit]

Poison KHUX.png Poison is represented by an icon with purple bubbles. When inflicted with Poison, the Player or enemy takes damage at the beginning of their turn. The Player can inflict Poison on enemies with Medals that have a Poison or Triple Threat Skill. Certain Special Attacks, like Strike Raid, become stronger when used against Poisoned enemies. The effect of Poison takes place after Second Chance, causing the Player to lose even if the Skill activates. When inflicted with Poison, the Player gets a purple glow, and some Special Attack effects become purple as well.

Poison 2 KHUX.png A stronger version of Poison is represented by an icon with dark red bubbles. This variation is exclusive to certain enemy's attacks, like the Wretched Witch. When inflicted by this version of Poison, the Player takes more damage then from regular poison. When inflicted with this version of Poison, the Player gets a dark red glow and some Special Attack effects become dark red as well.

Paralysis[edit]

Paralysis KHUX.png Paralysis is represented by an icon with blue lightning bolts. When inflicted with Paralysis, the Player will sometimes skip a Medal. Enemies have a chance of skipping their attack. The Player can inflict Paralysis on enemies with Medals that have a Paralysis or Triple Threat Skill. Certain Special Attacks, like Icicle Spear, become stronger when used against Paralyzed enemies. When inflicted with Paralysis, the Player gets a yellow glow, and some Special Attack effects become yellow as well.

Sleep[edit]

Sleep KHUX.png Sleep is represented by an icon with a cloud and three Z's. When inflicted with Sleep, the Player will skip a set amount of Medals. Enemies will not attack. However, attacking them while they are asleep will remove the Sleep status. The Player can inflict Sleep on enemies with Medals that have a Sleep or Triple Threat Skill. Certain Special Attacks, like Sonic Blade, become stronger when used against Sleeping enemies. Certain enemies, like the White Rose will start a battle asleep. When inflicted with Sleep, the Player turns gets a white glow.

Buffs[edit]

Buffs are positive status effects that raise strength and defense. All Buffs can be stacked to a maximum of +7. Buffs can be removed by using a Medal with Dispel or a similar Special Attack. Some enemy attacks can also dispel buffs. If the target is already inflicted with a debuff, the buff of the same type will lower the debuff or remove it.

Strength Boost[edit]

Strength Boost x1 KHUX.png Strength Boost (アタックアップ Atakku Appu?, lit. "Attack Up") raises the target's general strength, increasing their attack power, regardless of attribute used.

Strength Boost P x1 KHUX.png Strength Boost P (Pアタックアップ P Atakku Appu?, lit. "P Attack Up") raises the target's Power-based strength, increasing the Player's attack power with Power Medals, or attack power of Power-type enemies.

Strength Boost S x1 KHUX.png Strength Boost S (Sアタックアップ S Atakku Appu?, lit. "S Attack Up") raises the target's Speed-based strength, increasing the Player's attack power with Speed Medals, or attack power of Speed-type enemies.

Strength Boost M x1 KHUX.png Strength Boost M (Mアタックアップ M Atakku Appu?, lit. "M Attack Up") raises the target's Magic-based strength, increasing the Player's attack power with Magic Medals, or attack power of Magic-type enemies.

Strength Boost P x1 KHUX.pngStrength Boost S x1 KHUX.pngStrength Boost M x1 KHUX.png Strength Boost PSM (PSMアタックアップ PSM Atakku Appu?, lit. "PSM Attack Up") is a combination of the Strength Boost P, S, and M Buffs. It increases the attack power of all attributes.

Strength Boost U x1 KHUX.png Strength Boost U raises the Player's Upright-based strength, increasing the attack power with Upright Medals.

Strength Boost R x1 KHUX.png Strength Boost R raises the Player's Reversed-based strength, increasing the attack power with Reversed Medals.

Defense Boost[edit]

Defense Boost x1 KHUX.png Defense Boost (プロテクトアップ Purotekuto Appu?, lit. "Protect Up") raises the target's general defense, reducing the damage received, regardless of attribute.

Defense Boost P x1 KHUX.png Defense Boost P (Pプロテクトアップ P Purotekuto Appu?, lit. "P Protect Up") raises the target's Power-based defense, reducing the damage received by Power-based Medals or Power-type enemies.

Defense Boost S x1 KHUX.png Defense Boost S (Sプロテクトアップ S Purotekuto Appu?, lit. "S Protect Up") raises the target's Speed-based defense, reducing the damage received by Speed-based Medals or Speed-type enemies.

Defense Boost M x1 KHUX.png Defense Boost M (Mプロテクトアップ M Purotekuto Appu?, lit. "M Protect Up") raises the target's Magic-based defense, reducing the damage received by Magic-based Medals or Magic-type enemies.

Defense Boost P x1 KHUX.pngDefense Boost S x1 KHUX.pngDefense Boost M x1 KHUX.png Defense Boost PSM (PSMプロテクトアップ PSM Purotekuto Appu?, lit. "PSM Protect Up") is a combination of the Defense Boost P, S, and M Buffs. It reduces the damage received of all attributes.

Debuffs[edit]

Debuffs are negative status effects that lower strength and defense. All Debuffs can be stacked to a maximum of -7. Debuffs can be removed by using a Medal with Dispel or a similar Special Attack. Some enemy attacks can also dispel debuffs. If the target is already inflicted with a buff, the debuff of the same type will lower the buff or remove it.

Strength Sap[edit]

Strength Sap x1 KHUX.png Strength Sap (アタックダウン Atakku Daun?, lit. "Attack Down") lowers the target's general strength, reducing their attack power, regardless of attribute used.

Strength Sap P x1 KHUX.png Strength Sap P (Pアタックダウン P Atakku Daun?, lit. "P Attack Down") lowers the target's Power-based strength, reducing the Player's attack power with Power Medals, or attack power of Power-type enemies.

Strength Sap S x1 KHUX.png Strength Sap S (Sアタックダウン S Atakku Daun?, lit. "S Attack Down") lowers the target's Speed-based strength, reducing the Player's attack power with Speed Medals, or attack power of Speed-type enemies.

Strength Sap M x1 KHUX.png Strength Sap M (Mアタックダウン M Atakku Daun?, lit. "M Attack Down") lowers the target's Magic-based strength, reducing the Player's attack power with Magic Medals, or attack power of Magic-type enemies.

Strength Sap P x1 KHUX.pngStrength Sap S x1 KHUX.pngStrength Sap M x1 KHUX.png Strength Sap PSM (PSMアタックダウン PSM Atakku Daun?, lit. "PSM Attack Down") is a combination of the Strength Sap P, S, and M Debuffs. It reduces the attack power of all attributes.

Defense Sap[edit]

Defense Sap x1 KHUX.png Defense Sap (プロテクトダウン Purotekuto Daun?, lit. "Protect Down") lowers the target's general defense, increasing the damage received, regardless of attribute.

Defense Sap P x1 KHUX.png Defense Sap P (Pプロテクトダウン P Purotekuto Daun?, lit. "P Protect Down") lowers the target's Power-based defense, increasing the damage received by Power-based Medals or Power-type enemies.

Defense Sap S x1 KHUX.png Defense Sap S (Sプロテクトダウン S Purotekuto Daun?, lit. "S Protect Down") lowers the target's Speed-based defense, increasing the damage received by Speed-based Medals or Speed-type enemies.

Defense Sap M x1 KHUX.png Defense Sap M (Mプロテクトダウン M Purotekuto Daun?, lit. "M Protect Down") lowers the target's Magic-based defense, increasing the damage received by Magic-based Medals or Magic-type enemies.

Defense Sap P x1 KHUX.pngDefense Sap S x1 KHUX.pngDefense Sap M x1 KHUX.png Defense Sap PSM (PSMプロテクトダウン PSM Purotekuto Daun?, lit. "PSM Protect Down") is a combination of the Defense Sap P, S, and M Debuffs. It increases the damage received of all attributes.

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