Link Styles allow you to absorb your Spirits’ energy and power up your attacks. You can also press the Spirit icon between your two Spirits when both of their Link Gauges are full to enter an even more powerful Dual Style, which draws energy from both of your Spirits to boost your attack power even further!
When Riku links with one of his Spirits, he absorbs its energy and uses it to amplify his own attacks. Link Styles are also triggered by the Spirit’s Attribute, and therefore, many different Spirits will trigger the same Link Style. The complete list of Link Styles is provided below.
Description: Cut a wide swath in front of you, then strike the ground to create a shockwave of light.
Attribute Required: Physical, Light
Description: Imbue your Keyblade with fire and hurl it at enemies.
Attribute Required: Fire
Description: Imbue your Keyblade with water and assail foes with a series of spin attacks.
Attribute Required: Water
Description: Imbue your Keyblade with lightning and punish foes with a flurry of attacks.
Attribute Required: Thunder
Description: Grow dark claws and terrorize foes.
Attribute Required: Dark
Linking with both of your Spirits at the same time allows Riku to enter even more powerful Dual Styles. Like Sora’s Dual Links, Dual Styles are triggered by specific combinations of Spirit Attributes. The complete list of Dual Styles is provided below.
Description: Wield a giant Keyblade of light and strike down many enemies at once.
Physical + Physical
Physical + Fire
Physical + Dark
Fire + Fire
Fire + Thunder
Water + Thunder
Light + Light
Light + Fire
Light + Dark
Description: Imbue your Keyblade with wind and strike a wide area with a powerful gale.
Physical + Water
Fire + Water
Water + Water
Water + Dark
Light + Water
Description: Imbue your Keyblade with darkness and blindside foes with a flurry of warp attacks.
Physical + Thunder
Fire + Dark
Thunder + Thunder
Thunder + Dark
Dark + Dark
Light + Thunder