Radiant Howl (TotA)

Radiant Howl as it appears in Tales of the Abyss.

Radiant Howl (レイディアント・ハウル Reidianto Hauru?) is Luke fon Fabre's mystic arte in Tales of the Abyss.

Arte Description and History

During the mystic arte, any opponents immediately surrounding Luke are damaged repeatedly by streams of light that spiral around him. He then creates a ball of energy in his outstretched hands, damaging the foe directly in front of him several times before finally knocking them away. Exclusive to the North American version during second or later playthrough while Ion is in the party, an extension is available that involves Ion casting a Daathic fonic arte, hitting nearby enemies for additional heavy damage.

Luke has two cut-in images for this mystic arte: one for long hair and one for short hair. During a first playthrough, the attack is first available after leaving Yulia City for the first time, and the image with short hair is used for that entire playthrough. If artes are carried over to a new playthrough, Radiant Howl is also made available before the events at Yulia City, and the cut-in image changes to match his existing hairstyle during this time. After departing from Yulia City, the displayed cut-in returns to the short hair version, which remains for the duration of the current playthrough. In the Japanese version, the long hair image is not available, and Radiant Howl is fully disabled until the party leaves Yulia City, even if artes are brought into a new playthrough.

In Tales of the Abyss, during the two battles against Asch, any attempt to use this mystic arte while Asch is on the ground will result in him countering it with his own mystic arte, Rending Saber. This counter can be avoided if Asch is airborne or stunned during Luke's attempt to use Radiant Howl.

In Tales of the Rays, Gintoki Sakata has a parody version of Luke's Radiant Howl, rendered in Japanese as "Reidianthauru" (レイディアントハウる?) without the interpunct and with the katakana for "ru" (?) replaced by the hiragana for "ru" (?). Gintoki starts off by opening up his arms and damaging all foes in range with stream of pink light and bottles of milk that also shoot up from the ground that spiral around him. He then draws a strawberry parfait in his left hand and pushes both hands forward while holding the desert as a beam of pink light obliterates his enemies. This arte is Light-elemental and temporarily reduces all affected foes' P.DEF.

Appearances (Radiant Howl [レイディアント・ハウル])

Radiant Howl (ToVS)

Radiant Howl as it appears in Tales of VS.

Mothership Titles

Escort Titles

Mobile Titles


  • The Idolmaster SideM - Yusuke Aoi

Appearances (Radiant Howl [レイディアントハウる])

Mobile Titles

In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes

Tales of the Abyss

Japanese Quote: やってやるぜ! うおおぉぉぉぉ! これでも・・・食らえぇ!
Romanized Quote: Yatte yaruze! Uoooooo! Koredemo...Kuraee!
Translated Quote: "I'll succeed! Whoaaaaa! Eat...This!"
Localized Quote: "You're mine! Uaaah! Now... die!"

Alternate Japanese Quote: うおおぉぉぉぉ!これで・・・終わりだ!
Alternate Romanized Quote: Uoooooo! Korede... owari da!
Alternate Translated Quote: "Whoaaaaa! This is... the end!"
Alternate Localized Quote: "Uaaah! Now... you... die!"

Tales of Link

Localized Description: "Emit powerful shockwaves from both hands."

Tales of the Rays

Japanese Description: どこからともなく現れる糖分の塊を食らわせる。敵の物防ダウン

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