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Crescent Strike as it appears in Tales of the Abyss.

Crescent Strike (弧月閃 Kogetsusen?, "Arc Moon Flash"[1]), 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.


Crescent Strike as it appears in Tales of Vesperia.

Original Titles

Cross-Over Titles

Fan-Translated Names

In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes

Tales of Symphonia

Localized Description: "Lv. 1 Sp. Attack: the axe swing draws a moon in the air."[2]

Tales of the Abyss

Localized Description: "Draw a moon with one slash, then slice it in half with another slash."[3]

Tales of Vesperia

Localized Description: "Base Arte: Swing your lance like the full moon, then slash as if slashing the moon in half."

Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology

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

Tales of the Rays

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

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