Arte Description and History
When cast, the spell causes icicles to form around the target, trapping it within the formation. Afterward, a large ice shard appears in the sky and launches itself at an angle into the enemy, shattering the ice and injuring the creature before permitting its release.
This spell was first introduced in Tales of Rebirth, as one of several Fusionic Force Sorcery spells that fuse together spells of multiple elements, in this case merging the Earth and Aqua elements. Frigid Coffin can affect all adjacent lines, making it most effective if the target is on the center line, allowing the spell to hit a large area of the battlefield.
In Tales of the Abyss, the area of Frigid Coffin has been reduced significantly, but it holds the unique distinction as the only spell in the game that cannot be avoided. Once it is cast, there is no animation delay for the spell; it deals damage immediately, often staggering enemies instantly to prevent their escape. As an FOF Change, Frigid Coffin must be activated by using Ground Dasher within a fully-charged Water or Dark FOF Circle. In Tales of Hearts R, this is a strike arte for Pyrox Ferro, who fires his bazooka-like Soma to the ground and causes a sharp iceberg to erupt from the ground.
In Tales of Luminaria, this is a mystic arte used by Lisette Regnier. She first shoots with her guns the ground to create a ice field while dealing damage, then she jumps high enough to perform an axe kick to the ice field, shattering it upon impact to deal damage.
- Tales of Rebirth - Hilda Rhambling
- Tales of the Abyss - Jade Curtiss, Sync, Van, Nebilim, Replicantis, Rock Worm, Oracle Rune, Rune Replica (Frigid Coffin)
- Tales of Hearts R - Pyrox (Frigid Coffin)
- Tales of Graces - Malik Caesar (Frigid Coffin)
- Tales of Luminaria - Lisette Regnier (Frigid Coffin)
- Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 2 - Jade Curtiss
- Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3 - Jade Curtiss, Van Grants
- Tales of the Rays - Hilda Rhambling, Lezard Valeth; Cutscene: Jade Curtiss (Frigid Coffin)
In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes
Tales of Rebirth
Japanese Description: 氷霧を散らし、結晶化させて敵を貫く氷結導術。氷塊によりヒット数が変化する。
Japanese Quote: 慈悲深き氷冷にて清冽なる棺に眠れ！フリジットコフィン！
Romanized Quote: Jihibukaki hyourei ni te, seiretsu naru hitsugi ni nemure! Frigid Coffin!
Translated Quote: "Slumber in this horrid sepulchre of merciful ice! Frigid Coffin!"
Tales of the Abyss
Japanese Description: 氷霧を散らし、結晶化させて敵を貫く譜術。
Localized Description: "Fonic: Summon a frozen mist that crystallizes the enemy."
User: Jade Curtiss
Japanese Quote: 慈悲深き氷霊にて、清冽なる棺に眠れ、フリジットコフィン！
Romanized Quote: Jihibukaki hyourei nite, seiretsu naru hitsugi ni nemure. Furijittokofin!
Localized Quote: "Slumber in this horrid sepulcher of merciful ice. Frigid Coffin!"
Japanese Quote: 消えよ！
Tales of Graces
Japanese Description: 冷気によって巨大な剣を具現させ、敵を 貫く超級攻撃術。
Normal Spellcasting Time:
Japanese Quote: 凍牙、其は決別の剣と化し我が仇なす敵を切り伏せよ！蒼剣、フリジットコフィン！
Romanized Quote: Touga, sono wa ketsubetsu no tsurugi to kashi waga adanasu teki wo kirifuseyo! Aoiken, Furijittokofin!
Translated Quote: "Frozen fangs, transform into a blade of separation and slay those who would be mine enemies! Blue sword, Frigid Coffin!"
Localized Quote: "Icy fang, form thy severing blade and strike down all who would oppose me! Frigid Coffin!"
Shortened Spellcasting Time:
Japanese Quote: 名残惜しいがお別けれだ、出でよ清廉の剣！
Translated Quote: "Leave us but regret, come forth blade of integrity!"
Localized Quote: "Ashamed to part ways, sword of purity!"
Tales of the Rays
User: Hilda Rhambling
Japanese Quote: 邪魔をしないで！フリジットコフィン！
Tales of Luminaria
Localized Description: "Causes freeze damage to surroundings, finishing off with an attack from mid-air."