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Eternal Devastation (ToS)

Eternal Devastation as it appears in Tales of Symphonia.

Eternal Devastation (崩襲地顎陣 Houshuu Chigakujin?, "Crumbling Descent Earth Maw Field") is a recurring base arte in the Tales series.

Arte Description and History[]

Eternal Devastation debuted as Presea Combatir's only arcane arte from the Strike branch of artes in Tales of Symphonia. When using this arte, Presea charges her axe with Earth-elemental energy, then slams it into the ground with a powerful force. It has longer range and more hits than the base Devastation and master Mass Devastation, similarly dealing Earth-damage. This arte is from the Strike branch of artes, making it impossible to obtain normally if Presea is aligned with the Technical branch of artes. As the Technical branch does not have any arcane arte upgrade of Devastation, this arte does not have any Technical counterpart.

In Tales of the Rays, this arte is Earth-elemental and alters into Houshuu Kousaijin when used at the sixth or later action in a chain. In Tales of Crestoria, Presea uses this arte to collapse the entrance to the mine where Alicia's incarnation lives.


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In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes[]

Tales of Symphonia[]

Japanese Description: 空中から回転斬りを行い 自分の周囲に強力な衝撃波を発生させる奥義
Localized Description: "Lv. 3 Sp. Attack: unleash a spiral cut in the air and create a shockwave."[1]

Tales of the Rays[]

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Tales of Arise[]

Japanese Description: 高く飛び上がり、剣を叩きつけて地割れを起こす奥義
Localized Description: "A hidden arte that launches high into the air before crashing down, splitting the earth open."

Alternate Japanese Quote: 打ち砕く!
Alternate Localized Quote: "Crush!"