Distortion (ToE)

Distortion as it appears in Tales of Eternia.

Distortion (ディストーション Disutooshon?) is a rare spell in the Tales series, appearing only in Tales of Phantasia and Tales of Eternia.

Arte Description and History

During the spell, the target is trapped in an area of distorted time and space, having a chance of instantly removing it from battle. If successful, the target provides no experience or drops at the end of the battle. In Tales of Eternia, the attack deals 10 hits of 500 damage, regardless of level or magical attack power, for a total of 5000 damage, if the enemy is not deleted from existence. While this spell is in effect, the target cannot receive damage from any other attack, effectively trapping the enemy from participating in battle for the duration of the spell's effect and animation. However, like all other Craymel Artes in the game, no other spells can be cast while it is in effect, preventing other spellcasters from taking action during its long animation.


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Fan-Translated Names

In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes

Tales of Phantasia (SFC)

Japanese Description: 無属性攻撃呪文お一つ。歪曲空間に敵を封印する
Romanized Description: Mu-zokusei kougeki jumon no hitotsu. Waikyoku kuukan ni teki wo fuuin suru
Translated Description (DeJap Translations): "Slowly rips an enemy apart from the inside out."[1]

Tales of Eternia

Localized Description: "Time is distorted to erase enemy existence. Time Arte."[2]

Tales of Phantasia (GBA)

Japanese Description: 無属性攻撃呪文お一つ 歪曲空間に敵を封印する
Romanized Description: Mu-zokusei kougeki jumon no hitotsu. Waikyoku kuukan ni teki wo fuuin suru
Localized Description: "A non-elemental attack spell that seals an enemy in distorted space."[3]


  1. Tales of Phantasia (SNES) FAQ/Walkthrough Part 2/2 by JPuga GameFAQs (2001-07-15) Retrieved on 2009-07-01.
  2. Tales of Destiny II (PS) FAQ/Walkthrough Part 1/2 by Psycho Penguin GameFAQs (2002) Retrieved on 2008-03-07.
  3. Tales of Phantasia (GBA) FAQ/Walkthrough by sonicfreak77 GameFAQs (2007) Retrieved on 2008-03-07.

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