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Spike as it appears in Tales of Destiny (PSX).

Grave (グレイブ / グレイヴ Gureibu / Gureivu?, "Glaive"), also localized as Spike, is a low- to mid-tier Earth-elemental spell in the Tales series.

Arte Description and History

In most games, this spell causes several rock spikes to rise from the ground, causing damage to the enemy. In Tales of Symphonia, this spell can be chosen over its sister spell, Stalagmite, for Genis Sage, though it is automatically acquired by Kratos Aurion and Zelos Wilder, regardless of what their type is. It should be noted that in Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, Zelos has the spell Stalagmite instead. In Tales of Legendia, this spell only causes a single spike to appear, making it one of the novice-tier spells instead of its usual, intermediate-tier spell status.

Most characters from Tales of Xillia, force their weapon or fist into the ground, resulting in a rock spike angled toward the foe bursting from the ground. Ivar can further extend this into Grave Fang. This version of Grave is rendered in Japanese with vu (?) at the end of the word to distinguish it from its spell form that where the last character is bu (?).

In the collaboration event with Star Ocean: Anamnesis Arche uses an alternate version called Glaive - Ma (グレイブ・魔?, "Glaive - Magic"), referencing her Magic abilities.

Appearances (Grave [グレイブ])

Grave as it appears in Tales of Symphonia.

Original Titles

Grave used by Orc Kong in Tales of Crestoria.

Cross-Over Titles


Appearances (Grave [グレイヴ])

Grave as it appears in Tales of Xillia.

Original Titles

Cross-Over Titles

Fan-Translated Names

In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes

Tales of Phantasia (SFC)

Japanese Description: 地系攻撃呪文の中で最も単純なもので地面から岩槍を出現させる
Romanized Description: Chi kei kougeki jumon no chuude mottomo tanjun namonode jimenkara gansou wo shutsugen saseru
Translated Description (DeJap Translations): "Stone spikes pierce the enemies."[1]

Tales of Eternia

Localized Description: "Spear-shaped rocks are thrust up from below. Earth Arte."[2]

Tales of Phantasia (GBA)

Japanese Description: 地系攻撃呪文の一つ 地面から岩槍を出現させる
Romanized Description: Chi kei kougeki jumon no hitotsu. Jimenkara gansou wo shutsugen saseru
Localized Description: "An earth-based attack spell that causes a stone spear to thrust up from the earth."[3]

Tales of Symphonia

Localized Description: "Earth (mid): raise spears of rock to pierce the target."[4]

User: Genis Sage
Localized Quote: "Pancake time! Grave!"

User: Kratos Aurion
Japanese Quote: 受けてみよ!グレイブ!
Localized Quote: "Take this! Grave!"

User: Zelos Wilder
Localized Quote: "Ready for this? Grave!"

Tales of Legendia

Localized Description: "Novice: Call forth stone from below the enemy. ATR.: Earth."[5]

Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology

Localized Description: "Magic: Call forth boulders from underneath an enemy."

Tales of Hearts

Japanese Quote: 地念どど~ん!

Tales of the Rays

Grave [グレイブ]

Japanese Description: 地面から岩槍を生み出し敵を貫く術
Localized Description: "An arte that pierces foes with spires of rock from the earth below."

User: Pierre de Chaltier
Japanese Quote:貫け!グレイブ!

User: Kratos Aurion
Japanese Quote: 怒りし大地よ!グレイブ!

User: Norma Beatty
Japanese Quote: とげとげ~!グレイブ!

User: Shizel
Japanese Quote: 砕けよ!グレイブ!

Glaive used by Ivar in Tales of the Rays.

Grave [グレイヴ]

User: Milla Maxwell
Japanese Description:


User: Ivar
Japanese Description:


Japanese Quote: たちまれ!グレイヴ!
Romanized Quote: Tachi mare! Gureivu!
Translated Quote: "Now! Glaive!