Phantasm Flash as it appears in Tales of Graces ƒ.

Phantasm Flash (邪霊一閃 Jarei'issen?, "Wicked Spirit Brandish"), also localized as Evil Spirit, is a recurring strike arte in the Tales series.

Arte Description and History

The user of this arte warps toward their opponent and performs a slice diagonally downward, which is then followed by a horizontal slice that tears space-time. In Tales of Graces, it is one of Asbel Lhant's burst-style artes. It is also one of the few artes whose execution changes between the Wii and PlayStation 3 versions. In the Wii version, using the arte twice in a row results in the full arte being repeated twice. In the PlayStation 3 version, the second arte in instead changed into a horizontal slice in the opposite direction of the original.

In Tales of Xillia 2, Evil Spirit is a linked arte during which Ludger Will Kresnik slashes the enemy a few times while leaping and creating a tear in the space-time fabric, followed by Gaius charging at the enemy from the side and creating a long tear in the space-time fabric. In Tales of Zestiria, when Sorey uses this arte, he says "Phantasmal Flash".


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