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Havoc Blast as it appears in Tales of Vesperia.

Devastation (崩襲撃 Houshuugeki?, "Crumbling Attack"[1]), also localized as Havoc Blast, is an arte in the Tales series that is usually associated with Presea Combatir from Tales of Symphonia.

Arte Description and History

Devastation is one of Presea's most recognizable attacks. When used, she jumps into the air and then slams her weapon into the ground. She retains this move in most of her Crossover Title appearances. Using this move with the arte Pow Hammer in a Unison Attack results in Pow Devastation. Havoc Blast becomes Boccos's burst arte in Tales of Vesperia. When used, he slams his spear down on the enemy. Despite this name change, the name returns as "Devastation" in Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World.

In Tales of Innocence R, Hasta Ekstermi jumps and rolls in the air before slamming his spear down.


Original Titles

Crossover Titles

Fan-Translated Names

In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes

Tales of Symphonia

Japanese Description: 空中から勢いをつけて斧を叩きつける特技
Localized Description: "Lv. 1 Sp. Attack: slam the enemy from up high."[2]

Tales of the World: Narikiri Dungeon 3

Translated Description (Kajitani-Eizan): "Jump and smash down hard."

Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World

Japanese Description: 空中から勢いをつけて斧を叩きつける技
Localized Description: "Base: Slam the enemy from up high."

Tales of Vesperia

Japanese Quote: 崩襲撃なのだ!
Localized Quote: "Take Devastation!"

Tales of Innocence R

Japanese Quote: あーらよっと

Tales of Arise

Localized Description: "A downward sword swing that slams the enemies into the ground."


  1. Tales Series Translation FAQ by KusanagiLord02 GameFAQs (2006-11-05) Retrieved on 2008-07-24.
  2. Tales of Symphonia (GC) Technique FAQ by DarthMarth GameFAQs (2006-08-14) Retrieved on 2009-06-17.