Lightning Thrust (瞬雷剣 Shunraiken?, "Blink Lightning Sword"[1]) is an altered Lightning-elemental swordsman arte exclusive to Tales of Symphonia.

Arte Description and History

Similar to Sonic Thrust, the user thrusts their blade at the enemy, summoning a weak bolt of lightning to strike the target. This arte is similar in style to Lightning Blade, but while Lightning Thrust derives from Sonic Thrust, Lightning Blade represents the base of its own separate family of artes.

As it is an elemental variation of another arte, there are special requirements in order to use it. Lloyd Irving first needs to have used Sonic Thrust 200 times, then he must be dealing Lightning-elemental damage, either through the use of the "Sardonyx" accessory, the T. Seal: Lightning arte, a Lightning-elemental weapon, or the "Purple Quartz" item. When these requirements are met, Lightning Thrust will be used automatically in place of Sonic Thrust.


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  1. Character/Class FAQ by Lynkiko GameFAQs (2008-07-18) Retrieved on 2008-07-27.

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