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Havoc Strike as it appears in Tales of the Abyss.

Havoc Strike (崩襲脚 / 崩蹴脚 Houshuukyaku?, "Crumble Attack/Leap Kick"[1]) is an arte used by characters associated with the Warrior class from Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology.

Arte Description and History

When this arte is used, the user jumps and spins in the air, then slams onto the ground at an angle, striking the enemy with the full force of their weight. This arte is one of the most effective early attacks for Warrior-based characters since it can link to other artes quickly without forcing a landing recovery delay or enemy knockdown effect.

In Tales of the Abyss, the arte can be used within a complete Fire or Light FOF Circle to convert it into Burning Havoc. Additionally, in Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, this arte can be converted into a similar Fire-elemental version if the "Ignis" skill is equipped. However, the name itself remains as "Havoc Strike", and this alternate Fire-elemental variation is not associated with Burning Havoc itself. In Emil's version, the second kanji is changed from "Attack" ( shuu?) to "Kick" ( shuu?) without the change in pronunciation or effect.

Appearances

Original Titles

Crossover Titles

In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes

Tales of the Abyss

Japanese Description:上空から叩き下ろす蹴りを放つ特技。
Localized Description: "Base: A fierce kick from above."[2]

Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology

Japanese Description: ジャンプから蹴りを繰り出す特技

Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World

Japanese Description: ジャンプから蹴りを繰り出す特技
Localized Description: "Base: Leap forward for a jump attack." [3]

Tales of Hearts R

Japanese Description:飛び上がってから蹴りつけ さらに急降下蹴りで追撃する技
Localized Description: "Jumps up, delivering a swift midair kick before returning to earth with a bang."

Alternate Japanese Quote: これでも喰らえッ!

Tales of the Rays

Japanese Description: 跳躍後に急降下する蹴りを繰り出す
Localized Description: "A leap followed by a diving kick."

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