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Freeze Lancer as it appears in Tales of Eternia.

Freeze Lancer (フリーズランサー Furiizuransaa?) is an intermediate Ice-, Water-, or Earth-elemental spell in the Tales series.

Arte Description and History

The caster creates a portal in front of them, from which multiple shards of ice are launched at the enemy in varying patterns, often invoking fixed linear trajectories or aerial bombardments from varying angles. In its original form in Tales of Eternia, it is nearly impossible to avoid the attack, though due to its linear effect, it suffers from the transition into 3D.

In Tales of Symphonia, Freeze Lancer is a spell that Genis Sage can learn on the "Strike" branch line, with its "Technical" counterpart being Ice Tornado. The spell can also be used by a few major enemies in the game, including Celsius and Seles Wilder. In addition, Genis is required to master this spell along with Grave to learn Absolute, the only advanced Ice-elemental spell in the game.

In Tales of Rebirth, is implemented differently to accommodate the three-line battlefield. When it is cast, five ice shards are shot in a fan-shaped formation from Hilda Rhambling, with each shard launched at incremented angles to her left and right sides. The orientation of the arte's effect spread changes if Hilda is on the near or far line. This spell is derived from a combination of the bases Rock Barrage and Splasher.

Freeze Lancer as it appears in Tales of Symphonia.

Freeze Lancer is introduced as a physical arte in Tales of Innocence, used by Illia Animi. Instead of summoning a portal for the ice shards to appear, she shoots them from her guns as if they were bullets. As a physical attack, it no longer requires any incantation time. This variation reappears in Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 2, where Celsius receives this version of Freeze Lancer with Illia, instead of the regular spell used by the others in the same game.

In Tales of Vesperia, the spell as an altered arte learned by Rita Mordio. It is of both Water and Wind elements, like all ice-themed attacks in the game. The spell can be learned by using Splash with the "Gale" and "Chain" abilities equipped.

In Tales of Arise, the caster conjures five icicles around them, from right to left.


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In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes

Freeze Lancer as it appears in Tales of Vesperia.

Tales of Eternia

Localized Description: "The enemy is showered with spears of ice. Ice Arte."[1]

Tales of Symphonia

Localized Description: "Ice (mid): Pummel the target with numerous lances of ice."[2]

Tales of Rebirth

User: Hilda Rhambling
Japanese Quote: 氷結よ、我が命に答え敵を薙ぎ払え!フリーズランサー!
Romanized Quote: Hyouketsu yo, waga inochi ni kotae teki o nagiharae! Freeze Lancer!
Translated Quote: "O deep chill, answer to my command and mow down mine enemies! Freeze Lancer!"[3]

Tales of Legendia

Localized Description: "Mid: Unleash spears of ice on the enemy. A. ATR.: Ice"[4]

Tales of Innocence

Japanese Quote: 氷の槍よ!フリーズランサー!
Romanized Quote: Koori no yari yo! Furiizuransaa!
Translated Quote: "Spear of ice! Freeze Lancer!

Tales of Innocence R

Japanese Quote: 氷の槍よ!フリーズランサー!
Romanized Quote: Koori no yari yo! Furiizuransaa!
Translated Quote: "Spear of ice! Freeze Lancer!

Tales of Vesperia

Localized Description: "Altered Arte: Unleash spears of ice on the enemy."

Normal Spellcasting Time:
Japanese Quote: 氷結せし刃、鋭く空を駆け抜ける…フリーズランサー!
Romanized Quote: Hyouketsu seshi yaiba, surudoku sora o kakenukeru...Furiizuransaa!
Localized Quote: "O frozen blades, fly sharply across the heavens... Freeze Lancer!"

Shortened Spellcasting Time:
Japanese Quote: 鋭く、速く!フリーズランサー!
Romanized Quote: Surudoku, hayaku! Furiizuransaa!
Translated Quote: "Sharply, swiftly! Freeze Lancer!"
Localized Quote: "Sharp and fast! Freeze Lancer!"

Tales of Xillia

Localized Description: "Icicles project forth to attack any hostiles. Repeatedly press O to launch additional lances."

Japanese Quote: 唸れ氷狼の牙!フリーズランサー!
Romanized Quote: Unare hyourou no kiba! Furiizuransaa!
Translated Quote: "Growl, fangs of the ice wolf! Freeze Lancer!"
Localized Quote: "Fangs of ice, roar forth! Freeze Lancer!"

Tales of Zestiria

Japanese Quote: 鋭き氷、拡散せよ!フリーズランサー!
Romanized Quote: Surudoki koori, kakusan seyo! Furiizuransaa!
Localized Quote: "Fracture, ice! Freeze Lancer!"

Alternate Japanese Quote: 唸れ鋭水!来りて爆ぜよ!

Tales of the Rays

Japanese Description: 前方へ氷槍を多数射出する術
Localized Description: "An arte in which the caster fires numerous ice spears forward."

User: Keele Zeibel
Japanese Quote: 凍てつき氷槍!フリーズランサー!

User: Mikleo
Japanese Quote: 切り開け!フリーズランサー!

Tales of Arise

Localized Description: "An intermediate water arte that fires a series of ice lances."

User: Shionne Imeris
Localized Quote: "Glacial spear, pierce evil. Freeze Lancer!"

User: Rinwell
Localized Quote: "Purge malevolence, arctic waterfall! Freeze Lancer!"