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Crescent Strike as it appears in Tales of the Abyss.

Crescent Strike (孤月閃 / 弧月閃 Kogetsusen?, "Lone Moon Flash / Arc Moon Flash"), also localized as Infliction, is a Warrior and Swordsman strike arte in the Tales series.

Arte Description and History

As the arte appears in most games, the user sweeps upward with a powerful vertical slash, jumping into the air with the upward momentum while creating a large arc that represents a crescent moon. This effect is typical of the Warrior moveset represented by most characters who can use this arte.

This arte has also appeared with a Swordsman variation that involves two slashes, currently exclusive to Guy Cecil from Tales of the Abyss and Judith from Tales of Vesperia. When either uses this attack, they slash upward to create the image of a full moon, then slash down at an angle to slice through the moon, staying rooted to the ground during the attack. Also, unique to Tales of the Abyss, the arte can be used within a complete Water- or Dark-elemental FOF Circle to transform it into Frigid Moon. In Tales of the Rays, Guy's version is Light-elemental, while Ruca's is Wind-elemental.

Appearances (Crescent Strike [孤月閃])

Crescent Strike as it appears in Tales of Vesperia.

Original Titles

Cross-Over Titles

Appearances (Crescent Strike [弧月閃])

Original Titles

Cross-Over Titles

Fan-Translated Names

In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes

Tales of Symphonia

Japanese Description: 斬撃の真空破で月を描き 斬り返す一撃で斬り裂く特技。
Localized Description: "Lv. 1 Sp. Attack: the axe swing draws a moon in the air."[1]

Tales of the Abyss

Japanese Description: 斬撃の真空破で月を描き 斬り返す一撃で斬り裂く特技。
Localized Description: "Draw a moon with one slash, then slice it in half with another slash."[2]

Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology

Localized Description: "Base: The blade carves the shape of a moon."

Tales of the Tempest

Japanese Description: 三日月を描く振り上げ攻撃で相手を空中に浮かせる技

Tales of Innocence

Japanese Description: 斬撃の真空破で月を描き 斬り返す一撃で斬り裂く特技。

Tales of Vesperia

Japanese Description: 斬撃の軌道がまるで月のようで、斬り返す一撃が月を斬り裂くように見える特技。
Localized Description: "Base Arte: Swing your lance like the full moon, then slash as if slashing the moon in half."

Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World

Japanese Description: 斬撃の真空破で月を描き 斬り返す一撃で斬り裂く特技。

Tales of the Rays

弧月閃

User: Guy Cecil
Japanese Description: 剣の軌跡が月の光にも似た輝きを放つ2段斬り
Localized Description: "A two-stage sword slash that emits a shimmer like the light of the moon."

User: Ruca Milda
Japanese Description: ジャンプしながら剣を振り上げる

孤月閃

User: Judith
Japanese Description: 槍の軌跡が月の光にも似た輝きを放つ2段斬り

Tales of Crestoria

Japanes Quote: 行くぜ!弧月閃!

References


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