Merciless Thunder (雷電 Raiden?, "Thunder and Lightning"[1]) is a Ninja arte in the Tales series that is commonly associated with Lightning or Wind element.

Arte Description and History

When using this arte, the user throws a dagger or another bladed weapon at the enemy and, upon contact, creates a lighting bolt strike. As it is used by Suzu Fujibayashi, it is heavily associated with Ninja characters, being in the repertoire of Kuchinawa from Tales of Symphonia and Jay from Tales of Legendia.


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In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes

Tales of Phantasia (GBA)

Japanese Description: 投げつけた剣に雷を落とす
Romanized Description: Nagetsuketa ken ni ikazuchi wo otosu
Localized Description: "Strike by hurling a sword charged with lightning."[2]

Tales of Legendia

Localized Description: "Base: Call up lightning under the enemy. A. ATR.: Lightning."[3]


  1. Tales Series Translation FAQ by KusanagiLord02 GameFAQs (2006-11-05) Retrieved on 2008-07-24.
  2. Tales of Phantasia (GBA) FAQ/Walkthrough by sonicfreak77 GameFAQs (2007) Retrieved on 2008-03-07.
  3. Tales of Legendia (PS2) Eres Guide by AncientNova GameFAQs (2006) Retrieved on 2008-03-07.

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