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Impact Cross as it appears in Tales of Vesperia.

Impact Cross (衝破十文字 Shouha Juumonji?, "Rush Destruction Cross"[1]), originally localized as Cross Thrust is a combination arte and mystic arte generally used by two swordsman characters simultaneously.

Arte Description and History

Cross Thrust first appears as a Compound Special Attack that can be used by Lloyd Irving, Kratos Aurion, or Zelos Wilder if they use the same Sonic Thrust artes during a Unison Attack. The two participants thrust through the enemy, creating a cross between themselves that damages anything in their paths. Leia Rolando in Tales of Xillia substitutes her own version of Sonic Thrust, Darting Claw, whose Japanese name is similar to Sonic Thrust's.

Eventually, Impact Cross was reprised and upgraded to mystic arte status, used by Gauche and Droite in Tales of Vesperia. They stand around their target and slice through it to create the same cross, which then explodes to deal further damage. Two different camera angles are used when this mystic arte is activated, which change depending on which of the twins activates the attack, ultimately finishing with that character closest to the camera at the end of the attack. This arte can no longer be used when either twin is defeated.

In Tales of Asteria, as separate units, Gauche and Droite both receive an individualized version of their dual mystic arte from Vesperia. Gauche uses Shouha Juumonji - Hidari no Tachi (衝破十文字・左の太刀?, "Rush Destruction Cross - Left Sword") while Droite uses Shouha Juumonji - Migi no Tachi (衝破十文字・右の太刀?, "Rush Destruction Cross - Right Sword").

Appearances (Impact Cross)

Impact Cross as it appears in Tales of Arise.

Original Titles

Other

Appearances (衝破十文字・左の太刀)

Cross-Over Titles

Appearances (衝破十文字・右の太刀)

Cross-Over Titles

In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes

Tales of Vesperia

Japanese Quote: 瞬間、響き合い、心交わる!衝破、十文字!
Romanized Quote: Shunkan, hibiki ai, kokoro majiwaru! Shouha, Juumonji!
Localized Quote: "In an instant, we echo and our hearts meet. Impact Cross!"

Tales of Xillia

Localized Description: "A cross attack between Sonic Thrust and Darting Claw with an explosion at the center."

Tales of Arise

Japanese Quote:

Alphen: 衝破!
Both: 十文字!

Localized Quote:

Alphen: "In an instant!"
Both: "Impact Cross!"

References

  1. Tales Series Translation FAQ by KusanagiLord02 GameFAQs (2006-11-05) Retrieved on 2008-07-24.


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