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Barrier as it appears in Tales of Destiny (PSX).

Barrier (バリアー Bariaa?) is a traditional spell that increases one ally's defense. It commonly appears as one of the first supportive spells that a character can learn.

Arte Description and History

Barrier as it appears in Tales of the Abyss.

Usually, when this spell is used, the targeted ally is surrounded by a crystal barrier, and their defense is raised by a moderate amount. In several recent games, this spell temporarily raises both P.DEF and A.DEF, or their equivalents, eliminating the need for a single-target A.DEF-increasing spell.

In Tales of Eternia, this arte is Darkness-elemental and can be used by either Meredy or Keele Zeibel, depending on who is using Shadow's Craymel Cage. In Tales of Symphonia, Raine Sage eventually learns either Field Barrier or Permaguard after repeated usage of Barrier, depending on which arte branch she is heading toward. In Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology, the usage requirement is the same, but all classes with this spell will learn Field Barrier only. The usage requirement was removed in future Radiant Mythology games.

In Tales of the Abyss, it will change to Aqua Protection if used within a fully-charged Water or Dark FOF Circle. In Tales of Vesperia, Estelle can use the altered arte Variable Hex if she uses this spell while having the "Dispersion" skill equipped. In Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, the spell is Earth-elemental, thus influencing the Elemental Grid when used. In Tales of Xillia, Barrier is changed for the first time in the series and given the added property of raising magical defense as well as physical defense, eliminating the need for a separate spell to raise the former. In Tales of Zestiria, Barrier heals HP in addition to raising defense due to healing and support artes being merged and this dual effect is also carried over to Tales of Crestoria.


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Fan-Translated Names

In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes

Barrier used by Edna in Tales of Crestoria.

Tales of Phantasia (SFC)

Japanese Description: 法術の一つ。味方全員の攻撃力を上昇させる
Romanized Description: Houjutsu no hitotsu. Mikata zen'in no bougyoryoku wo joushou saseru
Translated Description (DeJap Translations): "Magically creates a shield around one ally to defend."[1]

Tales of Destiny (PSX)

Japanese Description: 味方一人の防御力を上昇させる
Localized Description: "Surrounds an ally with a defensive wall of water."[2]

Tales of Phantasia (PSX)

Translated Description (Absolute Zero): "Raise one ally's defense."

Tales of Eternia

Japanese Description: 味方一人の防御力を上昇させる 闇系晶霊術
Localized Description: "Increase Defense of an ally. Dark Arte."[3]

Tales of Destiny (PS2) + Director's Cut

Japanese Description: 味方一人の防御力を一定時間上昇させる晶術。能力低下効果も同時に解除できる。
Translated Description (Life Bottle Productions): "Temporarily raises P. DEF of one ally and removes status ailments."

Tales of Phantasia (GBA)

Japanese Description: 味方一人の攻撃力を上昇させる
Romanized Description: Mikata hitori no bougyoryoku wo joushou saseru
Localized Description: "Raise Defense of one ally."[4]

Tales of Symphonia

Japanese Description: 味方一人の防御力を一定時間上昇させる 初級治癒術
Localized Description: "Healing (novice): increase a party member's defense for a time."[5]

Localized Quote: "I'll help... Barrier!"

Tales of the Abyss

Japanese Description: 対象となる味方一人の物理防御力を 一定時間上昇させる中級譜術。
Localized Description: "Fonic Arte (mid): Temporarily increase the physical defense of one ally."[6]

User: Natalia L.K. Lanvaldear
Japanese Quote: 堅き守りよ、バリアー!
Romanized Quote: Kataki mamori yo. Bariaa!
Translated Quote: "It is hard, to come and protect. Barrier!"[7]
Localized Quote: "Unyielding aegis... Barrier!"

User: Arietta
Japanese Quote: 助ける力を、バリアー!
Localized Quote: "The power to help... Barrier!"

User: Mint Adnade
Japanese Quote: いきますよ!
Localized Quote: "Here I go!"

Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology

Localized Description: "Magic: Temporarily raise one ally's Defense."

Tales of the Tempest

Japanese Description: 味方単体の防御力を約20秒間上げる

Tales of Innocence

Japanese Description: 味方一人の防御力を一定時間上昇させる術

Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World

Japanese Description: 味方一人の物理防御を一定時間上昇させる 中級治癒術
Localized Description: "Status (mid): Temporarily increase an ally's P.DEF."[8]

Japanese Quote: 大地の護りよ、包め!バリアー!
Localized Quote: "Wheat lands, swathe us with your divine protection... Barrier!"

Tales of Vesperia

Japanese Description: 対象となる味方一人の物理防御力を 一定時間上昇させる下級魔術
Localized Description: "Novice Spell: Temporarily increase P. DEF of one ally."

Japanese Quote: 堅牢なる守護を!バリアー!
Localized Quote: "O enduring protection... Barrier!"

Tales of Hearts

Japanese Description: 味方一人の防御力を30%アップさせる。

Tales of Xillia

Japanese Description: 対象となる味方一人の防御力を、一定時間上昇させる 精霊術。物理防御力、魔法防御力ともに上昇する。
Localized Description: "Temporarily boost the physical defense and magical defense of a chosen ally."

Japanese Quote: 力を鎧え!バリアー!
Romanized Quote: Chikara wo yoroe! Bariaa!
Translated Quote: "Arm oneself with power! Barrier!"
Localized Quote: "Embrace fortitude! Barrier!"

Tales of Innocence R

Japanese Description: 味方単体の物理防御力を一定時間上げる初級天術

Tales of Hearts R

Japanese Description: 味方単体の物理防御力を 一定時間上げる初級術
Localized Quote: "An entry-level arte that temporarily boosts an ally's physical defense."

Tales of Zestiria

Japanese Description: 対象と小範囲の味方のHPを少量回復、防御力を一定時間上昇させる。
Localized Description: "Restores a small amount of HP to an ally and any other allies in a short range nearby, and temporarily increases Defense."

Japanese Quote: 障壁集く肉叢に!バリアー!
Romanized Quote: Shouheki sudaku shishimura ni! Bariaa!
Localized Quote: "Gather and grant me protection! Barrier!"

If the enemy's level is lower than Edna's:
Japanese Quote: 石橋叩いて!三年バリアー!
Romanized Quote: Hishibashi hataite! San-nen Bariaa!
Localized Quote: "This is for you~! Here's a Barrier!"

Tales of the Rays

Japanese Description: 味方一人の防御力を上昇させる術

User: Arietta
Japanese Quote: 堅牢たれ、バリアー!

Tales of Crestoria

User: Mint Adenade
Japanese Quote: 行きますよ、バリアー!

Tales of Arise

Localized Description: "A support arte that temporarily raises one ally's Defense and Elemental Defense by 30% for a set period."

User: Dohalim il Qaras
Localized Quote: "A wall to shield from calamity. Barrier!"

User: Edna
Localized Quote: "We need a Barrier!"