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Holy Lance (ToE)

Holy Lance as it appears in Tales of Eternia.

Holy Lance (ホーリーランス / ホーリィランス Hooriiransu?) is a powerful Light-elemental spell in the Tales series.

Arte Description and History[]

Holy Lance (ToS)

Holy Lance as it appears in Tales of Symphonia.

Holy Lance is a spell that causes many sharp spears of light to form in a circular pattern in the air while a magical glyph is formed around the enemy. The spears point down at an angle toward the target, rapidly striking the earth in sequence to pierce the enemy. This is followed by a small blast of light as the spears detonate.

The first appearance of this spell is in the original Tales of Destiny, where it is available exclusively to Swordian Clemente. All of the Swordian masters are capable of using the spell while Clemente is equipped. The PlayStation 2 remake of the game applies this spell exclusively to Philia Felice, who now has sole possession of Clemente. In this remake, the spell is revised to allow an initial spike of light to shoot from beneath the enemy, launching it into the air and keeping it trapped in place while it is assaulted by the other spears.

In Tales of Eternia, Holy Lance is available to either Keele Zeibel or Meredy, based on who has Rem in their Craymel Cage. The other character must have Maxwell in their Craymel Cage, and the two Craymels must be fringed together.

In Tales of Symphonia, Holy Lance is a move that can be learned by Raine Sage, providing Photon has been mastered and Raine is aligned with the Strike type of arte progression. Its Technical counterpart is Ray. In addition, Holy Lance also had a Dark-elemental equivalent named Bloody Lance, which is only usable by enemies. Holy Lance is also one possible key to unlocking Raine's mystic arte, Sacred Shine, in the PlayStation 2 port and later releases of the game. This spell alongside Ray did not return in Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World as they were replaced by Divine Saber.

Tales of the Abyss features Holy Lance as a spell learned by Tear Grants. The spell provides a fully charged Light-elemental FOF Circle, which can be used to activate Fire- or Wind-based FOF Changes. In addition, Holy Lance can change into Cluster Raid when activated within a complete Earth- or Dark-elemental FOF Circle.

Holy Lance returns in Tales of Innocence. It is learned by Ange Serena after she has reached an appropriate level of mastery for Ray, building on her Light-elemental focus. It is also learned by Hermana Larmo without any requirements, continuing Hermana's ability to use high-level offensive magic of all elements.

Tales of Vesperia also features the spell, this time usable by Estelle. Holy Lance is the key to unlocking Estelle's altered arte Holy Rain, which is obtained by using Holy Lance with the Deluge skill equipped, until it is mastered. Holy Lance can also be used by Flynn Scifo, available only during his duel with Yuri Lowell as an enemy attack in the Xbox 360 version of the game. The PlayStation 3 and Definitive Edition ports enables Holy Lance to be learned normally while Flynn is with the party.


Holy Lance (TotA)

Holy Lance as it appears in Tales of the Abyss.

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Holy Lance (ToV)

Holy Lance as it appears in Tales of Vesperia.

Crossover Titles

Other Titles



Fan-Translated Names[]

In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes[]

Tales of Destiny (PSX)[]

Localized Description: "Pierces the enemy with countless lances made of light."

Tales of Eternia[]

Localized Description: "The enemy is showered with numerous spears of light. Light Arte."

User: Meredy
Japanese Quote: 光よ、邪悪を滅ぼす槍と化せ、ホーリーランス!
Translated Quote: "Light, transform to spears that destroy the evil. Holy Lance!"
Localized Quote: "Light, run these evil souls through. Holy Lance!"

User: Nereid
Japanese Quote: 神の裁きを受けよ!
Localized Quote: "Feel the wrath of god!"

Tales of Symphonia[]

Japanese Description: 対象となる敵を聖なる槍で貫く 光系上級魔術
Localized Description: "Light (high): pierce a target with a holy lance."

User: Raine Sage
Japanese Quote: 行くわよ!ホーリーランス!

User: Yggdrasill
Japanese Quote: 滅せよ!ホーリーランス!
Localized Quote: "Die! Holy Lance!"

User: Remiel
Japanese Quote: 裁かれるがいい!ホーリーランス!
Localized Quote: "Condemn your actions! Holy Lance!"

Tales of Destiny (PS2) + Director's Cut[]

Japanese Description: 聖なる加護を受けた無数の槍で敵を貫く晶術。
Translated Description (Life Bottle Productions): "Pierces the enemy with countless spears of light."

Japanese Quote: 光よ!ホーリーランス!
Romanized Quote: Hikariyo! Hooriiransu!
Translated Quote: "Light! Holy Lance!"

Tales of the Abyss[]

Japanese Description: 対象となる敵を聖なる槍で貫く上級譜術。
Localized Description: "High: The targeted enemy is showered with sacred spears of light."

User: Tear Grants
Japanese Quote: 聖なる槍よ、敵を貫け!ホーリーランス!
Translated Quote "Holy spear, pierce my enemy! Holy Lance!"
Localized Quote: "O divine spear, run my enemy through! Holy Lance!"

User: Legretta
Japanese Quote: 受けてみろ!ホーリーランス!
Localized Quote: "Take this! Holy Lance!"

User: Van
Japanese Quote: 目障りだ!
Romanized Quote: Mezawarida!
Translated Quote: "Obstruction!"
Localized Quote: "Out of my sight!"

Holy Lance (TotR) Philia

Holy Lance used by Philia Felice in Tales of the Rays.

Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology[]

Localized Description: "Magic: Run an enemy through with a divine spear."

Tales of Innocence[]

Japanese Description: 対象の敵を聖なる槍で貫く術

Tales of Vesperia[]

Japanese Description: 対象となる敵を聖なる槍で貫く上級魔術。神速の槍が敵を貫く
Localized Description: "Advanced Spell: Run an enemy through with a divine spear."

User: Estelle
Japanese Quote: 聖なる槍よ、敵を貫け!ホーリーランス!
Romanized Quote: Seinaru yari yo, teki wo tsuranuke! Hooriiransu!
Localized Quote: "O divine spear, run mine enemy through! Holy Lance!"

Shortened Spellcasting Time:
Localized Quote: "Here I go! Holy Lance!"

User: Flynn Scifo
Japanese Quote: 聖なる槍よ、敵を貫け!ホーリーランス!
Romanized Quote: Seinaru yari yo, teki wo tsuranuke! Hooriiransu!
Localized Quote (Xbox 360): "O divine spear, run mine enemy through! Holy Lance!"
Localized Quote (Definitive Edition): "Light of the heavens, pierce my foes. Holy Lance!"

Shortened Spellcasting Time:
Localized Quote: "There! Holy Lance!"

Tales of Graces ƒ[]

Japanese Description: 聖なる槍で貫いた敵に、追い討ちの槍を12本生み出し、次々に突き刺す術。
Localized Description: "An arte in which a foe pierced by a holy lance is repeatedly stabbed by 12 additional lances."

User: Richard
Japanese Quote: 聖なる槍よ、十二の証と共に貫け!ホーリーランス!
Romanized Quote: Seinaru yari yo, juuni no akashi to tomoni tsuranuke! Hooriiransu!
Translated Quote: "Holy spear, pierce jointly with the testimony of twelve! Holy Lance!"
Localized Quote: "O divine spear, run my enemy through! Holy Lance!"

User: Lambda Angelus/Lambda Theos
Japanese Quote: ぬうう!永久の闇に滅せよ!
Romanized Quote: Nu uu! Towa no yami ni messeyo!
Translated Quote: "Uhh no! Perish in the darkness for eternity!"
Localized Quote: "Gragh! Wither in eternal gloom!"

Tales of the Rays[]

Japanese Description: 聖なる槍を具現化し、敵を断罪する術
Localized Description: "An arte that creates a sacred spear to condemn foes."

User: Philia Felice
Japanese Quote: 聖なる槍よ集え。ホーリーランス!

User: Kronos
Japanese Quote: 貫き尽くせ。ホーリーランス!

User: Estelle
Japanese Description:


Tales of Arise[]

Japanese Description: 敵の頭上に光の槍を降らせる光属性の中級術
Localized Description: "An intermediate light arte that drops a spear of light onto an enemy's head."

User: Rinwell
Japanese Quote: 暗澹減らす、聖なる閃き。ホーリーランス!
Localized Quote: "Illuminate the dark! Come forth, holy glimmer! Holy Lance!"

User: Lord Ganabelt Valkyris
Japanese Quote: 逃さんよ!
Localized Quote: "And where are you going?"