The 3 Best Kingdom Hearts 3 Keyblades | Keyblade Upgrades & Required Materials

3 Best Kingdom Hearts 3 Keyblades

Do I need to tell you how vital the Keyblades are in Kingdom Hearts III? If you are a newcomer to the franchise then here's the information you need; Keyblades is the primary weapon of the lead protagonist Sora. Each keyblade Sora unlocks within the game is unique, and has different forms and variety of powers.

3 Best Kingdom Hearts 3 Keyblades

In this Kingdom Hearts 3 Keyblades guide, we have listed all the Keyblades available in the game, how to unlock them, the three best Keyblades (with stats) and how to upgrade them. It's going to be a long read so be patience.

Kingdom Hearts 3 Keyblades List And How To Unlock Them

Before going to check out the list of all available Keyblades in Kingdom Hearts III let's take a look at the key factors that you need to consider before going to upgrade the Keyblades. YES, you read it correctly, it is possible Level Up/Upgrade Keyblades in Kingdom Hearts III.

Tips To Upgrade Keyblades

You upgrade and level up the Keyblades in Kingdom Hearts III to make it more powerful, enhance its abilities and increase the stats (Strength and Magic). You can unlock a total of twelve Keyblades (excluding the exclusive Keyblades that you receive as a pre-order bonus) in Kingdom Hearts III (the details on how to get them is provided below). However, you need to take into consideration certain points before deciding on which keyblade to upgrade and level up. Let's take a look at them.

1: Which Keyblade To Upgrade And Level Up

You need certain materials to upgrade and level up Keyblades in Kingdom Hearts III, and the bad news is that they are not readily available in the game. Make sure you check each Keyblades' stats and select the one to upgrade that suits your playstyle.

2: Where To Upgrade Keyblades In Kingdom Hearts III

The ability to upgrade Keyblades unlocks after you reach the Twilight Town world. To improve Keyblades, you will have to visit the Moogle Shop.

3: Where To Find The Materials Required To Upgrade The Keyblades

Fluorite is one of the materials required to upgrade the Keyblades. Also, each keyblade needs some additional specific materials for an upgrade.

There are multiple ways to get the Keyblades Upgrades materials in Kingdom Hearts III. You can get your hands on few of them via treasure chests, some of them are dropped by the enemies, while others are unlocked as you progress through the story.

3 Best Keyblades In Kingdom Hearts III

The three best Keyblades in Kingdom Hearts III are Ever After, Crystal Snow, and Nano Gear. Let's take a look at each one of them in detail below.

1: Wheel of Fate | Best Keyblade In Kingdom Hearts 3

To unlock Wheel of Fate Keyblade, you will have to complete the "Caribbean" story. This is the strongest Keyblade after The Ultima and is effective against hordes of enemies and bosses. It has good Strength stats [8] and an average Magic [5]. You can upgrade both these stats with the required materials (Adamantite, Damascus, Wellspring, and others). You can check out all the details about the Upgraded Stats, Levels, and Materials Required below. Wheel of Fate Keyblade has two transformations; Highwind and Storm Flag.

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Highwind

In Highwind, the Keyblades transforms into a spear with which you can perform a fast frontal attack and wide range swings. This transformation will be handy against both hordes of enemies and the bosses. In short, this is the first best Keyblades that you need to focus and unlock as soon as possible in Kingdom Hearts 3.

Storm Flag

As the name suggests, the Keyblade transforms into a Flag. The overall working of the Keyblade remains the same in this transformation (as in the Highwind).

Wheel of Fate Keyblade Stats

  • Strength: 8
  • Magic: 5

Wheel of Fate Keyblade Ability

  • Waterza

Materials Are Required To Upgrade Wheel of Fate Keyblade

Level 5: Damascus: 1, Wellspring Shard: 1, Soothing Stone: 1

  • Strength: 8
  • Magic: 6

Level 6: Damascus: 1, Wellspring Shard: 1, Soothing Stone: 2

  • Strength: 9
  • Magic: 7

Level 7: Damascus: 1, Wellspring Gem: 1

  • Strength: 9
  • Magic: 7

Level 8: Adamantite: 1, Wellspring Gem: 1, Writhing Gem: 1

  • Strength: 10
  • Magic: 7

Level 9: Adamantite: 1, Wellspring Gem: 1, Writhing Gem: 2

  • Strength: 10
  • Magic: 8

Crystal Snow Keyblade | Best Keyblade In Kingdom Hearts III

Crystal Snow Keyblade should be your first choice in the boss fights because its two keyblade transformations are lethal against single targets. It has high magic power [7], strength [4]. The Freeze Protection ability of the keyblade will save you from the Freeze Stats, making it useful against enemies that make use of the Blizzard spells.

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To unlock Crystal Snow Keyblade in Kingdom Hearts III, you will have to complete the "Arendelle" story.

Do make use of the Crystal Snow keyblade when you are up against the Lich in the Keyblade Graveyard. It will come in handy to counter the Blizzard with the Aero Combo.

Crystal Snow Keyblade: Form Change

Blizzard Claw

The first transformation is Blizzard Claw; it turns the keyblade into icy talons. Your attack improves a lot as you get a forward momentum with almost all the moveset. This will make it easier for you to chain your attack on multiple enemies. With its finisher, you can take out hordes of enemies as it will deal frozen stats to them.

Blizzard Blade

You won't find a significant difference in the moveset between Blizzard Claw vs. Blizzard Blade. The only benefits Blizzard Blade brings to the table is that the attack arc is more. In the end, it all comes down to your choice, i.e. which transformation suits your playstyle.

Crystal Snow Keyblade Upgrades | Materials Requirements

Level 4: Fluorite 1, Wellspring Shard 4

  • Strength: 4
  • Magic: 8

Level 5: Damascus 1, Wellspring 1

  • Strength: 5
  • Magic: 8

Level 6: Damascus 1, Wellspring Shard 1, Frost Stone 1

  • Strength: 5
  • Magic: 9

Level 7: Damascus 1, Wellspring Shard 1, Frost Stone 2

  • Strength: 6
  • Magic: 9

Level 8: Adamantite 1, Wellspring Gem 1

  • Strength: 6
  • Magic: 10

Level 9: Adamantite 1, Wellspring Gem 1, Frost Gem 1

  • Strength: 7
  • Magic: 10

Classic Notes Keyblade | Best Keyblade In Kingdom Hearts III

Classic Notes Keyblade Magic Stats is higher than the Ultima Keyblade (the strongest Keyblade in Kingdom Hearts 3). It has not one but three MP Haste abilities that take care of your MP bar all the time. You will also be cast massive amount of spell damage with the help of the MP Haste abilities.

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Classic Notes Keyblade Stats

  • Strength: 11
  • Magic: 14
  • Ability: MP Haste, MP Haste, MP Haste.

Classic Notes Form/Transformation

Classic Note has two transformations: Boom Hammer and Clock Drill. In Boom Hammer, the Keyblade transforms into a Giant Hammer. You can do a massive amount of damage in a small area making it perfect to clear hordes of enemies. However, it would be best if you were a bit careful as the swing speed of the Keyblade takes a hit in this transformation; so make you time your attack (a few minutes of practice and you will master it quickly).

Clock Drill transformation is handy when you are fighting against the boss or large enemies. You can do a right amount of damage with Clock Drill transformation on a single target

In short, this is one such Keyblade in Kingdom Hearts 3 which can be used to clear mobs as well as single targets like bosses and large enemies. All you have to do is gauge the situation you are in and select the transformation.

How To Unlock The Classic Notes Keyblade In Kingdom Hearts 3

To unlock you will have to fulfill to conditions; the first is that you have to collect 23 Classic Kingdom Mini Games. The second condition is that you have to play all the 23 Classic Kingdom Mini Games and get their high scores. You will get Classic Notes Keyblade after completing these two conditions.

Where To Find All 23 Classic Kingdom Mini Games | Unlock Classic Notes Keyblade

After collecting the 23 Classic Kingdom Mini Games you can play them on your Gummi Phone. Make sure you don't quit mid-way when you are playing the Mini Games if you do your score won't be recorded.

You can get most of the Kingdom Mini Games in the treasure chests. I would recommend you to complete the objective of collecting 23 Kingdom Mini Games after completing the main story because by that time you will have free access to all the worlds in the game making it easier for you to explore them.

3: Nano Gear Keyblade | Best Keyblade In Kingdom Hearts 3

Nano Gear is the keyblade with the most balanced stats [Strength 7, Magic 5]. Its transformation improves your speed and mobility, i.e. you will be able to move more freely and easily on the battlefield. The Stun Protection ability of it is an excellent addition to your armory against bosses.

The strength and mobility of the keyblade allow you to use it in both close-range and long-range combat. On top of that, the multi-hitting moveset makes it one of the best weapon for single-target attacks.

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To unlock Nano Gear Keyblade in Kingdom Hearts III, you will have to complete "San Fransokyo" story.

Nano Gear Keyblade Upgrade | Materials Requirements

Level 5: Damascus: 1, Wellspring Shard: 1, Pulsing Stone: 1

  • Strength: 8
  • Magic: 6

Level 6: Damascus: 1, Wellspring Shard: 1, Lucid Shard: 2

  • Strength: 8
  • Magic: 7

Level 7: Damascus: 1, Wellspring Gem: 1

  • Strength: 9
  • Magic: 7

Level 8: Adamantite 1, Wellspring Gem 1, Pulsing Gem 1

  • Strength: 9
  • Magic: 8

Level 9: Adamantite 1, Wellspring Gem 1, Lucid Shard 2

  • Strength: 10
  • Magic: 8

How Many Keyblades Are There In Kingdom Hearts III And How To Unlock Them

1: Kingdom Key

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  • Strength: 4
  • Magic: 3
  • Ability: Treasure Magnet
  • How To Unlock: Default Weapon

2: Hero's Origin

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  • Strength: 5
  • Magic: 2
  • Ability: Defender
  • How To Unlock: Complete Olympus

3: Shooting Star

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  • Strength: 3
  • Magic: 5
  • Ability: Magic Treasure Magnet
  • How To Unlock: Complete Twilight Town

4: Favorite Deputy

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  • Strength: 6
  • Magic: 3
  • Ability: Lucky Strike
  • How To Unlock: Compete Toy Box.

5: Ever After

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  • Strength: 2
  • Magic: 7
  • Ability: Leaf Bracer
  • How To Unlock: Complete Kingdom of Corona

6: Happy Gear

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  • Strength: 7
  • Magic: 3
  • Ability: Focus Converter
  • How To Unlock: Complete Monstropolis

7: Crystal Snow

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  • Strength: 4
  • Magic: 7
  • Ability: Freeze Protection
  • How To Unlock: Complete Arendelle

8: Wheel of Fate

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  • Strength: 8
  • Magic: 5
  • Ability: Waterza
  • How To Unlock: Complete The Caribbean to Unlock

9: Nano Gear

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  • Strength: 7
  • Magic: 5
  • Ability: Stun Protection
  • How To Unlock: Complete San Fransokyo

10: Starlight

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  • Strength: 4
  • Magic: 4
  • Ability: MP Haste
  • How To Unlock: Complete Keyblade Graveyard to unlock

11: Hunny Spout

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  • Strength: 6
  • Magic: 5
  • Ability: Harvest
  • How To Unlock: Complete 100 Acre Woods

12: Classic Notes

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  • Strength: 11
  • Magic: 14
  • Ability: MP Haste
  • How To Unlock: Gather and Play All 23 Classic Kingdom Mini Games

13: Ultima Weapon

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  • Strength: 13
  • Magic: 13
  • Ability: Combo Boost, Air Combo Boost, Situation Boost
  • How To Unlock: Collect all 58 Synthesize materials to create synthesize

All Pre-order Bonus Keyblades

14: Midnight Blue Keyblade

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  • Strength: 4
  • Magic: 4
  • Ability: Blizzaga, Blizzard Up
  • How To Unlock: Pre-order bonus for PlayStation 4

15: Phantom Green

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  • Strength: 4
  • Magic: 4
  • Ability: Thundaga, Thunder Up
  • How To Unlock: Pre-order bonus for Xbox One

16: Dawn Till Dusk

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  • Strength: 4
  • Magic: 4
  • Ability: Firaga, Fire Up
  • How To Unlock: Pre-order bonus for Amazon.

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