Arte Description and History
Diffusional Drive began as the Water-elemental variation of Rita Mordio's burst arte in Tales of Vesperia. It altered from Mystic Drive when the "Great Deluge" and "Dispersion" passive skills are equipped. As a burst arte, it increases in appearance and damage with the level of Over Limit activated. The first level summons liquid bullets that rise into the air. The second level then creates a twisting combination of several columns in the center, which the final level completes with a giant bubble falling down. It eventually becomes divorced from Mystic Drive as a spirit magic arte in Tales of Xillia and its sequel. It summons a small pool of water, from which liquid bullets rise into the air to pierce through enemies, and ends with a battlefield-wide veil of water that heals a small amount of HP to all party members. Through his "Arte Tuning" special ability, Rowen Ilbert can control the center of the spell's effect, even after casting.
- Tales of Vesperia - Rita Mordio (Diffusional Drive)
- Tales of Xillia - Rowen J. Ilbert, Presa, Maxwell, Muzét, Golden Mage Knight - Conductor (Diffusional Drive)
- Tales of Xillia 2 - Rowen J. Ilbert, Muzét, Presa, Maxwell (Diffusional Drive)
In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes
Tales of Vesperia
Japanese Quote: 舞い踊る水魔！ディフュージョナルドライヴ！
Romanized Quote: Mai odoru suima! Difyuujonarudoraivu!
Localized Quote: "O dancing water! Diffusional Drive!"
Tales of Xillia
Localized Description: "A spirit arte that launches spheres of water from an eddy, damaging foes and healing allies. Use the Left Control Stick to move the eddy."
Users: Rowen J. Ilbert, Muzét
Japanese Quote: 乾坤を貫け！水霊の弾丸！ディフュージョナルドライヴ！
Romanized Quote: Kenkon wo tsuranuke! Suirei no dangan! Difyuujonarudoraivu!
Translated Quote: "Pierce through the universe! Bullets of the water spirit! Diffusional Drive!"
User: Rowen J. Ilbert
Localized Quote: "Forces of nature, pierce through the heavens! Diffusional Drive!"
Localized Quote: "Spirits pierce through! Diffusional Drive!"
Tales of the Rays
Japanese Description: 敵の足元に渦を作り水泡を発射して攻撃する秘技
Japanese Quote: 水霊の弾丸。本気出してあげるわ。