Kouou Tenshouyoku (ToD PS2)

Kouou Tenshouyoku as it appears in the PlayStation 2 remake of Tales of Destiny.

This article is about the recurring mystic arte. For the character from Tales of Zestiria and Tales of Berseria, see Phoenix (character).

Phoenix (皇王天翔翼 Kou'ou Tenshouyoku?, "Emperor King Heaven Soaring Wings"[1]) is a Fire-elemental arte exclusive to Stahn Aileron from Tales of Destiny.

Arte Description and History

When the arte is used, Stahn engulfs the field in a massive burst of fire before spinning around to slash all nearby enemies. He then takes flight across the battlefield, leaving behind a streak of flame that resembles the wings of a phoenix behind him. Different iterations of this arte have provided alternative flight patterns, sometimes moving at an upward or downward angle, or even horizontally across the screen.

In the original Tales of Destiny, this is Stahn's most powerful arcane arte and the only one that requires an Aura Disc equipped before obtaining the arte itself. It requires the "Giant" disc for its Earthquake spell to allow Stahn to grow in size before he creates his phoenix. However, in later appearances, it is upgraded to represent one of his weaker mystic artes. In Tales of Xillia 2, Stahn uses this arte in the arena cameo ending, alongside his fellow cameo characters' mystic artes.

In Tales of Eternia, Gnome uses an arte named "King Tackle" (皇王天翔浴 Kouou Tenshouyoku?, "Emperor King Heaven Soar Bath"), in which he jumps into the air, enlarges himself, and then tackles in through the side. It is a direct reference to this arte, with its Japanese name being a homonym.


Kouou Tenshouyoku (ToVS)

Kouou Tenshouyoku as it appears in Tales of VS.

Mothership Titles

Escort Titles

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Fan-Translated Names

In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes

Tales of Destiny (PS2) + Director's Cut

Japanese Quote: 負けられないんだ!皇王、天翔翼!!
Romanized Quote: Makerarenainda! Kouou, Tenshouyoku!!
Translated Quote: "There's no way in hell I'm losing now! Kouou Tenshouyoku!"[2]

Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology

Localized Quote: "Haaaa! Razing Phoenix!"


  1. Tales Series Translation FAQ by KusanagiLord02 GameFAQs (2006-11-05) Retrieved on 2008-07-24.
  2. Tales of Destiny DC: Blast Caliber Exhibition (Subbed in English) (HD) by Kevassa02 YouTube (2010-02-27) Retrieved on 2010-04-19.

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