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.


Grave as it appears in Tales of Symphonia.

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Cross-Over Titles


Fan-Translated Names

Grave as it appears in Tales of Xillia.

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
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 the Rays

Localized Description: "An arte that pierces foes with spires of rock from the earth below."


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