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Devil's Maw as it appears in Tales of the Abyss.

Devil's Maw (魔王地顎陣 Maou Chigakujin?, "Devil Earth Jaw Position"[1]) is an element-based strike arte that first appears in Tales of the Abyss.

Arte Description and History

In Tales of the Abyss, the arte can only be used when Luke fon Fabre or Asch use Devil's Inferno in a fully-charged Earth or Dark FOF Circle. After activation, the character smashes his sword into the ground to create a small fissure, which releases an upward burst of flame that damages all enemies caught in its small area of effect.

In Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, this appears as the arte that Emil Castagnier activates by default during a Unison Attack, always activating whenever Emil is controlled by the player and the conditions for other Unison Attack options are not met. In this game, it is a Dark-elemental attack that causes a swirling blast of dark energy to spiral upward to trap the target when he strikes his blade upon the ground.

In Tales of Xillia, Jiao flips his hammer upside down, and slams the head into the ground, causing a ring of stalagmites to shoot out around him. In Tales of Hearts R, Gall Gruner leaps forward and slams his machete down, causing a volcanic eruption. In Tales of the Rays, this arte is Fire-elemental, with Gall's version being also Earth-elemental.


Devil's Maw as it appears in Tales of Hearts R.

Original Titles

Crossover Titles

In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes

Tales of the Abyss

Japanese Description: 大地から岩を巻き上げる衝撃で敵を攻撃する技。

User: Luke fon Fabre
Japanese Quote: 駆けろ、地の牙!魔王地顎陣!
Localized Quote: "Fangs of hell, rise! Devil's Maw!"

User: Asch
Japanese Quote: 来い、地の顎!魔王地顎陣!
Localized Quote: "Rise, jaws of the earth! Devil's Maw!"

Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World

Japanese Quote: 終わりだ!
Romanized Quote: Owarida!

User: Ratatosk
Localized Quote: "It's over!"

User: Emil Castagnier
Localized Quote: "This is the end!"

Tales of Xillia

Alternate Localized Quote: "For victory!"

Tales of Hearts R

Japanese Description: 渾身の力でマチェットを地面に叩きつけ 噴き上げる大地の力で相手を粉砕する技

Tales of the Rays

User: Asch
Japanese Description: 大地を割るほどの衝撃を与え敵を岩片ごと粉砕する秘技

Japanese Quote: 遊びは終わりだ!魔王地顎陣!

User: Gall Gruner
Japanese Description: マチェットを地面に叩きつけ大地の力を呼び起こす


  1. Tales Series Translation FAQ by KusanagiLord02 GameFAQs (2006-11-05) Retrieved on 2008-07-24.