Head Splitter (兜割り / 兜割 Kabutowari?, "Helmet Split"), also localized as Helmsplitter and Helm Splitter, is a recurring strike arte in Tales series.

Arte Description and History

The user leaps into the air and performs a powerful downward strike with their sword. In Tales of Vesperia, it is a passive skill that allows Yuri Lowell to perform the attack as a regular combat action that requires no TP. Its localized name, Dragon Buster, is a reference to the game of the same name, whose protagonist is the original user of the arte in the Tales series. In Tales of Berseria, this arte is Earth-elemental and has a chance to inflict the "Stun" status ailment. In Tales of the Rays, Claude C. Kenny's use of it is derived from his Star Ocean home franchise.


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