Devastation (崩襲撃 Houshuugeki?, "Crumbling Attack"[1]) is an arte in the Tales series that is usually associated with Presea Combatir from Tales of Symphonia.

Arte Description and History

Devastation is one of Presea's most recognizable attacks. When used, she jumps into the air and then slams her weapon into the ground. She retains this move in all of her Escort Title appearances. Using this move with the arte Pow Hammer in a Unison Attack results in Pow Devastation. This arte becomes Boccos's burst arte in Tales of Vesperia, this time named Havoc Blast. When used, he slams his spear down on the enemy. Despite this name change, the name returns as "Devastation" in Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World.


Mothership Titles

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Fan-Translated Names

In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes

Tales of Symphonia

Localized Description: "Lv. 1 Sp. Attack: slam the enemy from up high."[2]

Tales of the World: Narikiri Dungeon 3

Translated Description (Kajitani-Eizan): "Jump and smash down hard."

Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World

Localized Description: "Base: Slam the enemy from up high."


  1. Tales Series Translation FAQ by KusanagiLord02 GameFAQs (2006-11-05) Retrieved on 2008-07-24.
  2. Tales of Symphonia (GC) Technique FAQ by DarthMarth GameFAQs (2006-08-14) Retrieved on 2009-06-17.

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