Kingdom Hearts 3 Keyblade Guide: Keyblade list, how to get all keyblades including DLC and craft Ultima Weapon

Now that Sora can swap between up to four keyblades instantaneously in battle in Kingdom Hearts 3, it is important to build your arsenal appropriately. New to Kingdom Hearts, keyblades now come with Formchanges that allow for Sora to access unique skills and abilities in combat. Utilizing these appropriately during combat can easily turn the tide of battle.

The unique stats, forms and abilities of each keyblade makes them lend themselves to different play styles - much as with the opening choices between Wisdom, Vitality and Balance and Warrior, Mystic and Guardian

Keyblades can be acquired through the story, though there is one exception that can only be made by using the synthesis system in KH3. Keep in mind that as you go through our list it will spoil some of the names of the worlds within KH3, so if you're looking to avoid any of that it is probably best to look away and acquire them on your own.

For those still reading, we've created a list of every keyblade available in Kingdom Hearts 3 along with where you can find every keyblade or how you can acquire them depending on the keyblade. At the very bottom of this page, there's a complete guide to getting Ultima Weapon, the best keyblade in the game.

Not sure which world to explore first? We have a guide covering world order from easiest to most difficult. Or maybe you're looking for that extra edge in combat, if so check out our cooking guide and cuisine recipe list to maximize your stats with food. If you're early on and have just completed Olympus, consider heading back to complete the Golden Hercules Statue sidequest.


Kingdom Hearts 3 Keyblade List: every keyblade and where to get it

Below is a list of each keyblade at its most basic, default state - but remember that with materials they can be upgraded to improve their stats while retaining transformations and abilities. You'll want to perform keyblade upgrades as you get closer to the end of the game, and certainly to tackle battlegates, KH3's big post-game challenge. For help gathering the items needed to upgrade, check out our KH3 Synthesis Materials guide.

  • Kingdom Key: Sora's Default Weapon
    • Second Form: Formchange
    • Ability: Treasure Magnet
    • Base Stats: 4 Strength, 3 Magic
  • Hero's Origin: Obtained by completing the Olympus World 
    • Second Form: Counter Shield Formchange
    • Ability: Defender
    • Base Stats: 5 Strength, 2 Magic
  • Shooting Star: Obtained by completing the Twilight Town World
    • Second Form: Double Arrowguns
    • Third Form: Magic Launcher
    • Ability: Magic Treasure Magnet
    • Base Stats: 3 Strength, 5 Magic
  • Favorite Deputy: Obtained by completing the Toy Box World
    • Second Form: Hyper Hammer Formchange
    • Third Form: Drill Punch Formchange
    • Ability: Lucky Strike
    • Base Stats: 6 Strength, 3 Magic
  • Ever After: Obtained by completing the Kingdom of Corona World
    • Second Form: Mirage Staff Formchange
    • Ability: Leaf Bracer
    • Base Stats: 2 Strength, 7 Magic
  • Happy Gear: Obtained by completing the Monstropolis World
    • Second Form: Agile Claws Formcharge
    • Third Form: Twin Yo-Yo's Formchange
    • Ability: Focus Converter
    • Base Stats: 7 Strength, 3 Magic
  • Crystal Snow: Obtained by completing the Arendelle World
    • Second Form: Blizzard Claws Formchange
    • Third Form: Blizzard Blades Formchange
    • Ability: Freeze Protection
    • Base Stats: 4 Strength, 7 Magic
  • Wheel of Fate: Obtained by completing The Caribbean World
    • Second Form: Highwind Formchange
    • Third Form: Storm Flag Formchange
    • Ability: Waterza
    • Base Stats: 8 Strength, 5 Magic
  • Nano Gear: Obtained by completing the San Franksokyo World
    • Second Form: Nano Arms Formchange
    • Ability: Stun Protection
    • Base Stats: 7 Strength, 5 Magic
  • Hunny Spout: Obtained by completing the 100 Acre Woods World (accessed from Merlin in Twilight Town)
    • Second Form: Hunny Blasters Formchange
    • Third Form: Hunny Launcher Formchange
    • Ability: Harvest
    • Base Stats: 6 Strength, 5 Magic
  • Grand Chef: Obtained by playing the KH3 cooking mini game lots to upgrade the bistro cafe to 5 stars
    • Second Form: Frying Pan
    • Ability: Wizard Star
    • Base Stats: 5 Strength, 7 Magic
  • Classic Tone: Obtained by completing all 23 Classic Kingdom mini games
    • Second Form: Boom Hammer
    • Third Form: Clock Drill
    • Ability: MP Haste
    • Base Stats: 6 Strength, 9 Magic
  • Starlight: Complete Classic Kingdom in the mobile game KH Union Cross and access as DLC, or given in KH3 after  defeating the Demon Wave with the help of the Keyblades of fallen warriors in the Keyblade Graveyard
    • Second Form: Second Form S
    • Ability: MP Haste
    • Base Stats: 4 Strength, 4 Magic
  • Ultima Weapon: Obtained through Synthesis
    • Second Form: Ultimate Form Formchange
    • Abilities: Combo Boost, Air Combo Boost, Situation Boost
    • Base Stats: 13 Strength, 13 Magic

Update 1.07 Keyblade List (Re:Mind DLC) 

The following keyblades are only available if you've updated the game to update 1.07 - that's the update released in January 2020 that makes the game ready for the ReMind DLC. If you're not sure on how to get these keyblades, it's listed in a basic way below and is covered in more detail in our news post on the Oathkeeper and Oblivion keyblades.

The items needed for getting these Keyblades (Proof of Promises and Proof of Times Past) were added alongside the Critical Mode update. If you managed to find all the Lucky Emblems before that update, you will get the Proof of Promises as soon as you load the save again. 

  • Oathkeeper: Obtained by finding all 90 Lucky Emblems and trading the Proof of Promises into a Moogle Shop
    • Second Form: Light Form
    • Third Form: Double Form OKP
    • Abilities: MP Converter, Situation Boost
    • Base Stats: 7 Strength, 8 Magic 
  • Oblivion: Obtained by beating the game on Critical and trading in the Proof of Times Past in a Moogle Shop 
    • Second Form: Dark Form
    • Third Form: Double Form OBV
    • Abilities: HP Converter, Situation Boost
    • Base Stats: 8 Strength, 7 Magic 

Pre-order Bonus Keyblade List

  • Midnight Blue: Pre-Order bonus for PS4 systems
    • Abilities: Blizzaza, Blizzard Up
    • Base Stats: 4 Strength, 4 Magic
  • Phantom Green: Pre-Order bonus for Xbox One systems
    • Abilities: Thundaza, Thunder Up
    • Base Stats: 4 Strength, 4 Magic
  • Dawn til Dusk: Pre-Order bonus from Amazon
    • Abilities: Firaza, Fire Up
    • Base Stats: 4 Strength, 4 Magic

KH3 Ultima Weapon Guide: how to get the best keyblade

As mentioned above the Ultima Weapon can only be obtained through the Synthesis system. Without a doubt the Ultima Weapon is the best keyblade in the game - it has the best stats hands-down, and for those looking to have the best arsenal for Sora you'll want to invest the time in getting the materials to make this keyblade via the Ultima Weapon recipe in the Moogle Synthesis Workshop. We've got a full synthesis materials list complete with locations if you need it, but everything you need for Ultima Weapon is below.

We've listed the ingredients you'll need and where to find the most difficult of these items to obtain below.

Ultima Weapon Recipe: Synthesis Materials

  • Orichalcum+ (x7)
    • See below for Orichalcum+ locations
  • Wellspring Crystal (x2)
    • Easily obtained from Battlegate 12 in San Fransokyo
  • Lucid Crystal (x2)
    • Synthesize Wellspring Crystal (x1), Lucid Gem (x2), Lucid Stone (x3), Lucid Shard (x5) for x1 Lucid Crystal
  • Pulsing Crystal (x2)
    • Synthesize Wellspring Crystal (x1), Pulsing Gem (x2), Pulsing Stone (x3), Pulsing Shard (x5) for x1 Pulsing Crystal  

Orichalcum+ Locations

  • Treasure Chest in the Caribean: In a treasure chest on Exile Island
  • Treasure Chest in the Final World (from the Keyblade Graveyard): After being transported to the Final World and back from the Keyblade Graveyard, return using the red teleporter, and there will be a treasure chest containing the Orichalcum.
  • Moogle Shop Postcard: Obtain as a random reward when maling a Postcard obtained from a moogle shop.
  • Frozen Slider Mini-game Reward: Acquire all ten treasures that can be found in the Frozen Slider mini-game, which you can access by talking to Elsa at the Mountain Ridge.
  • Seven Princess (Pudding) Mini-game Reward: Earn a high score in all 7 flan mini games.
  • Lucky Emblems Reward: Take pictures of 80 Lucky Emblems
  • Gummiship: Defeat the Omega Machine in the Eclipse, this is the 5-rank boss that requires completing most of the other battles in the area, and then the boss appears at the top of the pyramid.