How to defeat Terra-Xehanort in Kingdom Hearts 3
Seven Consecutive Attacks
Terra-Xehanort executes a string of attacks with his Keyblade. All of which deal a lot of damage. His attacks include an upward slash, a downward strike, a spinning slash, and a shockwave.
Power of the Darkness
Terra-Xehanort uses the power of the darkness to release attacks from Sora’s shadow. When Terra-Xehanort uses this attack, he summons a small shadow area on the ground. A shadowy figure emerges from it and strikes at Sora. It is very difficult to evade, especially when you’re close to the shadow area.
Terra-Xehanort moves throughout the map at a high speed. He uses this to avoid Sora’s attacks as well as set up his own damaging moves against the heroes.
Terra-Xehanort occasionally uses magic attacks in the form of beams of light. They deal decent damage but are slow and can be avoided easily so long as you are constantly on the move.
Terra-Xehanort’s Special Attack
Dark Force Liberation
Terra-Xehanort releases the power of the darkness and is enveloped by it after a couple of seconds.
He then attacks Sora and company using the power of the darkness for a certain period of time. The projectiles deal a large amount of damage.
Attention to his Continuous Attack
If caught by Terra-Xehanort’s continuous attacks, Sora will be dealt tremendous amount of damage. It is best to let him attack first since after he uses his combo attack there will be a moment where he is open to attack.
Do not attack hastily. Dodge all his attacks and maintain a good distance until Terra-Xehanort reverts back to his normal form.
Attacks against a Terra-Xehanort who just released the power of darkness are hard to land. As such, it is best to let him burn out his buff and strike once the power of darkness leaves.