Arte Description and History
Fairy Circle is a mystic arte used by Raine Sage in the PlayStation 2 port of Tales of Symphonia, obtained after mastering Revitalize. It can be used while Raine is in Over Limit mode and casts Revitalize if the latter has been used at least 150 times. After Raine executes the spell, four butterfly-themed fairies appear in the center of the battlefield and symmetrically fly outward in a spiral pattern until they reach the edge of the battlefield, creating a detailed glyph printed full of runes and leaf-like patterns as they fly.
Once the glyph has formed, spheres of light rise up, purifying all party members excluding those that are knocked out by completely restoring their HP and curing them of any status ailments before finally granting them a stat boost in Attack, Defense, and Magic. While party members are being cured and boosted, the circle also flashes with holy energy of the element of Light, damaging every single enemy on the field, unless said enemy is unaffected by Light-elemental magic.
In Tales of the Abyss, Tear Grants can use Fairy Circle as a regular spell when the player casts Healing Circle within a fully-charged Wind or Light FOF Circle. The style of Tear's Fairy Circle is similar to Raine's, but differs in the patterns of runes and leaf-like images. There are also only three fairies that look more like actual fairies than the butterfly-like creatures shown in Raine's version. This version has an area of effect slightly larger than Healing Circle, drastically reduced in range compared to the version in Tales of Symphonia, which affects the entire field. It gradually heals a moderate amount of health within the circle while curing all negative statuses. All enemies within the circle are dealt moderate Wind-elemental damage at the same time.
In Tales of Hearts, Fairy Circle is a Combination Arte, performed by Kohaku Hearts using Air Thrust and Hisui Hearts using Cure. In Tales of Graces, Fairy Circle is a standard healing spell in Cheria Barnes's repertoire. Her version only summons two fairies to weave the area of effect. In addition, her version has no runes or markings within the circle; rather, it simply produces a rippling effect similar to water. In Tales of Xillia and its sequel, the glyph conjured by Fairy Circle also sprouts flowers, likely a reference to the presence of spirits in Rieze Maxia that allow the continent to be green. This additional animation effect is carried over to Tales of Zestiria and Tales of Berseria.
- Tales of Symphonia (PS2 / PS3 / PC) - Raine Sage (Fairy Circle)
- Tales of the Abyss - Tear Grants (Fairy Circle)
- Tales of Hearts - Combination Arte: Kohaku Hearts + Hisui Hearts
- Tales of Hearts R - Kohaku Hearts (Fairy Circle)
- Tales of Graces - Cheria Barnes (Fairy Circle)
- Tales of Xillia - Linked Arte: Milla Maxwell + Elize Lutus, Milla Maxwell + Leia Rolando (Fairy Circle)
- Tales of Xillia 2 - Linked Arte: Milla/Milla Maxwell + Leia Rolando, Milla/Milla Maxwell + Elize Lutus (Fairy Circle)
- Tales of Zestiria - Earth Armatus: Sorey/Rose + Edna (Fairy Circle)
- Tales of Berseria - Magilou (Fairy Circle)
- Tales of Arise - Dohalim il Qaras (Fairy Circle)
- Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3 - Cheria Barnes
- Tales of Link - Skill: Tear Grants (Fairy Circle)
- Tales of Asteria - Raine Sage, Kohaku Hearts, Cheria Barnes, Armatized Alisha Diphda
- Tales of the Rays - Lithia Spodumene, Magilou
- Tales of Crestoria - Cheria Barnes (Fairy Circle)
In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes
Tales of Symphonia (PS2 / PS3 / PC)
Japanese Quote: 大気に舞いし精霊たちよ、清浄なる調べを奏でよ、フェアリーサークル！我らに聖なる加護を、仇なす者に制裁を与えよ！
Romanized Quote: Taiki ni maishi seireitachi yo, seijou naru shirabe wo kanade yo... Feariisaakuru! Warera ni seinaru kago wo, adanasu mono ni, seisai wo ataeyo!
Localized Quote: "Spirits, cleanse us of our sins... Fairy Circle! Grant a safe passage, restrain the wicked!"
Tales of the Abyss
Japanese Description: 範囲内の味方の状態異常とＨＰを大幅に回復。なおかつ、敵にダメージを与える譜術。
Japanese Quote: 大気に舞いし精霊達よ、清浄なる調を奏でよ、フェアリーサークル！
Romanized Quote: Taiki ni maishi seireitachi yo, seijou naru shirabe wo kanadeyo. Feariisaakuru!
Localized Quote: "O spirits who dance upon the wind, grace us with your purifying melody. Fairy Circle!"
Tales of Graces
Japanese Description: 範囲内の味方のＨＰを４０％～回復する 治癒術。
Localized Description: "A healing arte that recovers around 40% of the HP of allies within the target area."
Normal Spellcasting Time:
Japanese Quote: 紡ぎしは快爽、幸福を齎す光の奇跡に名を与うる！フェアリーサークル！
Romanized Quote: Tsumugishi wa kaisu, koufuku wo motarasu hikari no kiseki ni na wo atae uru! Feariisaakuru!
Translated Quote: "Spin with graciousness, receive the name of miraculous light that brings happiness! Fairy Circle!"
Localized Quote: "Strands of succor, give name to the effulgence that brings fortune to all. Fairy Circle!"
Shortened Spellcasting Time:
Japanese Quote: 妖精の癒しを皆に…フェアリーサークル！
Romanized Quote: Yousei no iyashi wo mina ni... Feariisaakuru!
Translated Quote: "Healing fairies for everyone... Fairy Circle!"
Localized Quote: "Let the sprites give grace. Fairy Circle!"
Tales of Xillia
Localized Description: "Heal allies within range while damaging foes with the power of roaring winds."
Tales of Hearts R
Japanese Description: 対象を中心とした範囲内の味方のＨＰを 段階的に７０％まで回復させる上級術
Japanese Quote: 空を舞いし精霊達よ、清浄なる調べを奏でよ！フェアリーサークル！
Tales of Xillia 2
Tales of Zestiria
Japanese Description: ＢＧ１消費: 待機時にで発動。味方一人を中心としたＨＰ回復の 魔法陣を展開、範囲内の敵にはダメージを与える。
Localized Description: "Creates a healing field focused around one ally, which damages enemies who set foot within it."
Japanese Quote: 地精浄撃！フェアリーサークル！
Romanized Quote: Chisei jougeki! Feariisaakuru!
Localized Quote: "Purify the earth! Fairy Circle!"
Tales of Berseria
Japanese Description: ターゲットを中心とした中範囲のＨＰを回復し、範囲内の敵にダメージを与え猛毒を解除する回復術。
Localized Description: "Heals HP in an area around the target, removes poison, and damages enemies in the area."
Japanese Quote: 痛いのは嫌じゃが痛くするのは好きじゃぞ？フェアリーサークル！
Romanized Quote: Itai no wa iya ja ga itaku suru no wa suki jazo? Feariisaakuru!
Localized Quote: "When it comes to pain, it's better to give than receive! Fairy Circle!"
Tales of the Rays
Japanese Description: 対象の周囲の味方のＨＰを中回復し範囲内の敵にダメージを与える術
User: Lithia Spodumene
Japanese Quote: 癒やしの償いをここに。フェアリーサークル！
Japanese Quote: ちょっと待っとれ？フェアリーサークル！
Tales of Arise
Japanese Description: 範囲内の味方のＨＰを素早く回復する上級治癒術
Localized Description: "An advanced healing arte that quickly restores all allies' HP within its circumference."
Japanese Quote: 我らに聖なる加護を…フェアリーサークル！盤石の体制で挑もう！
Localized Quote: "Bestow thy mystic mercy. Fairy Circle! He who prepares is free from regret."