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Frigid Moon as it appears in Tales of the Abyss.

Frigid Moon (氷月翔閃 Hyougetsushousen?, "Ice Moon Soaring Flash"[1]) is a Water-elemental arte in the Tales series.

Arte Description and History

When the arte is used, the user slashes with their sword in the air, creating a crescent moon of ice with the upward slash, exploding it with the second downward slash. In Tales of the Abyss, this arte can only be executed if Crescent Strike is used within a fully-charged Water or Dark FOF Circle.

In the PlayStation 2 remake of Tales of Destiny, this arte can be obtained after defeating Lydon Bernhardt, Ilene Rembrandt, or Kronos on the "Hard" difficulty or higher. The arte is added to Stahn Aileron's movelist automatically after defeating any one of these boss enemies. The Director's Cut version increases this requirement to the "Evil" difficulty or above. Originally, an alternative option was available to obtain this arte without fighting any of these bosses on the required difficulty. After completing various minigames on the official Japanese website for the game, the player could receive passwords that can be submitted to the "Traveler's Hut" within the game, granting this and other new artes to the characters. These minigames were removed from the website as of May 31, 2007, so this option is no longer available.

Appearances

Original Titles

Cross-Over Titles

In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes

Tales of Destiny (PS2) + Director's Cut

Japanese Description: 激しい戦闘を勝ち抜いた者が習得する術剣技。三日月を描く冷気の斬撃を放つ。

Japanese Quote: いくぞ!そこだ!

Tales of the Abyss

Japanese Description: 斬撃で氷の月を作り出し砕くことによって攻撃する技。 Localized Description: "Arte: Create a frozen moon, then shatter it with a slash from your sword."

Japanese Quote: 雪月花ってな!氷月翔閃!!
Localized Quote: "Cold glare of death! Frigid Moon!"

Tales of Zestiria

Japanese Description: 氷の三日月を生み出して敵を捉え、返す刃で敵ごと砕く。

Japanese Quote: 冷気よ砕けろ!

References

  1. Tales Series Translation FAQ by KusanagiLord02 GameFAQs (2006-11-05) Retrieved on 2008-07-24.


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