Devil's Maw (TotA)

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 the Rays, this arte is Fire-elemental.


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

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