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A Drive (ドライブ Doraibu) is an individual ability per character that can be activated by pressing the D button. It is a system where every character has one unique ability or mechanic during gameplay. Activating Overdrive will generally enhance this ability for that character.

List of Drives[]

Character Drive Description
Nine the Phantom The Abyss Diver (ジアビスダイバー Ji Abisu Daibā) Activates a spell stored in her Active Slot. It should be noted that this is not technically a Drive ability as classified by the series' lore.
Carl Clover Automaton (オートマトン Ōtomaton) Pressing and holding the D button will cause Nirvana to become active.
Kagura Mutsuki Black Gale (ブラックゲイル Burakku Geiru) Enters a stance, with each one having its own set of followup moves.
Naoto Kurogane Bloodedge (ブラッドエッジ Buraddoejji) Creates iron objects/weapons from blood, enough to guard-break if fully charged. Eyes turn red and hair turns white through heavy usage.
Bang Shishigami Burning Heart (バーニングハート Bāningu Hāto) Attacks that light up an icon in the “Fū-Rin-Ka-Zan” Gauge on hit, and can also autoguard against other moves during startup.
Noel Vermillion Chain Revolver (チェーンリボルバー Chēn Riborubā) An active moving stance, where every button is a different drive attack that can followup into one another once per sequence.
Es Crest Arts (クレストアーツ Kuresuto Ātsu) Turns the trail of her sword attacks into a trail of damage-dealing Crests.
Arakune Crimson (クリムゾン Kurimuzon) Attacks that fill his Curse Gauge.
Taokaka Dancing Edge (ダンシングエッジ Danshingu Ejji) Launches in a torpedo-like fashion at the opponent.
Relius Clover Detonator (デトネーター Detonētā) Summons/dismiesses Ignis, and commands her to attack if needed.
Hibiki Kohaku Double Chase (ダブルチェイス Daburu Cheisu) Allows him to make a duplicate of himself via an afterimage.
Yūki Terumi Force Eater (フォースイーター Fōsu Ītā) Drive attacks have heavy Heat Gauge gain, while the opponent gains none from being hit by (or blocking) them.
Jin Kisaragi Frost Bite (零刀(フロストバイト) Furosuto Baito, Zero Blade) Attacks that freeze the opponent.
Mai Natsume Gallia Sphyra: Outseal (朱弾(ガリアスフィラ)=アウトシール Garia Sufira: Autoshīru, Red Bullet: Outseal) Throws her spear, which can home into her opponent if it misses.
Susanoo God of Military Arts (武神 Takegami) An attack that unlocks the highlighted icon.
Kokonoe Graviton (グラヴィトン Guraviton) Sets down a bit, which produces a pulling field which will pull her opponent towards it.
Makoto Nanaya Impact (インパクト Inpakuto) Holding down the D button charges the move from level 1 to level 3 and back down to level 1, while releasing the button executes attack for that particular level.
Tsubaki Yayoi Install (インストール Insutōru) Charges the Install Gauge to expend for powering-up her various other moves.
Bullet Lock On (ロックオン Rokku On) Creates a growing orange circle around her. The opponent inside this circle is “locked on” with a special crosshair. By releasing the D button, Bullet attacks the opponent she locked on by rushing at them depending on her proximity.
Platinum the Trinity Magical Symphony (マジカルシンフォニー Majikaru Shinfonī) Equips a randomly-generated item to use in battle.
Litchi Faye Ling Mantenbō (萬天棒, Myriad Heavens Pole) Places staff in her current area with D, changing her moveset and allowing the staff to fly around on its own on command for jointed attacks.
Celica A. Mercury Minerva (ミネルヴァ Mineruva) Uses the Ex Machina: Minerva to perform attacks.
Hazama Ouroboros (ウロボロス Uroborosu) Summons chains that can be used to quickly move through the battlefield or attack his opponents.
Izanami Sand Shine <Exodus Ark> (沙麟<エクソダスアーク> Sharin <Ekusodasu Āku>) Activates Yasakani no Magatama, allowing Izanami to shoot Magatama projectiles, but removing her ability to block.
Izayoi Scarlet Justice (スカーレットジャスティス Sukāretto Jasutisu) Enters Gain Art mode.
Jūbei Sea Fire (不知火 Shiranui) A slashing attack that rushes through the foe and leaves a black mark on the opponent, which eventually disappears.
Rachel Alucard Silpheed (シルフィード Shirufīdo) Summons wind in eight different directions to move herself around alongside objects.
Hakumen Slaying God (斬神 Zanshin) Projects a shield-like energy barrier that, when hit by an opponent’s attack, will negate said attack and follow-up with an unblockable, invincible counter-attack.
Ragna the Bloodedge Soul Eater (ソウルイーター Souru Ītā) Attacks that absorb a portion of the damage dealt to regenerate his own health. Further Soul Eater hits landed increase the amount stolen within a combo.
Amane Nishiki Spiral (珠波衣羅盧(スパイラル) Supairaru, Thin Silk Cloth Hut of Wave Sphere) Drill attacks that fills the Spiral Gauge, but can overheat if charged for too long which forces it to cooldown.
μ-No.12- Steins Gunner (シュタインズガンナー Shutainzu Gannā) Projects a Stein to the targeted location.
ν-No.13- Sword Summoner (ソードサマナー Sōdo Samanā) Summons sword-like projectiles at different angles.
Λ-No.11- Sword Summoner Revision (ソードサマナー改 Sōdo Samanā Kai) Summons sword-like projectiles at different angles.
Azrael The Terror (ザテラー Za Terā) Reveals weakpoints on the opponent when making contact, which can be targeted for bonus damage.
Iron Tager Voltic Battler (ボルテックバトラー Borutekku Batorā) Attacks that magnetize opponents for a small duration.
Valkenhayn R. Hellsing Werwolf (ヴェーアヴォルフ Vēavorufu) Transforms into a wolf with a different moveset.

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