Rending Quake (TotA)

Rending Quake as it appears in Tales of the Abyss.

Rending Quake (烈震天衝 / 裂震天衝 Resshintenshou?, "Disastrous Earthquake Heaven Rush"[1] or "Violent Quake Heaven Piercer") is a sword-based, Earth-elemental melee attack in the Tales series.

Arte Description and History

The user thrusts forward into the enemy with their sword, followed by either an upward slash or an uppercut with their other arm. This action creates a small earthquake beneath the target, damaging all enemies within a small range. In its original appearance in Tales of the Abyss, this arte is an FOF Change that can be used only if Rending Thrust is activated within a fully-charged Earth or Dark FOF Circle.

In the PlayStation 2 remake version of Tales of Destiny, this arte can be obtained after defeating Tiberius Terazzi, Baruk Songram, or KOTSU-MOTSU on the "Evil" difficulty or higher. The arte is added to Stahn Aileron's movelist automatically after defeating any one of these boss enemies. The Director's Cut version increases this requirement to the "Chaos" difficulty. Originally, an alternative option was available to obtain this arte without fighting any of these bosses on the required difficulty. After completing various minigames on the official Japanese website for the game, the player could receive passwords that can be submitted to the "Traveler's Hut" within the game, granting this and other new artes to the characters. These minigames were removed from the website as of May 31, 2007, so this option is no longer available.

In Tales of Hearts, this attack appears as a combination arte that is activated by summoning either Kor Meteor or Beryl Benito into battle using the Connect Command panel and controlling the opposite character to use both Zesshouzan and Spike Stone at the same time. This attack appears once more in PlayStation 3 and Definitive Edition versions of Tales of Vesperia as an altered arte for Flynn Scifo. He can activate this arte if the "Athenor" skill is equipped while using Demonic Circle, until the arte is mastered. After this, Rending Quake is available as a separate arte that does not require the skill to be equipped in order to be used.


Rending Quake (ToV)

Rending Quake as it appears in Tales of Vesperia.

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In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes

Tales of the Abyss

Localized Description: "Arte: A thrust attack followed by an earth-shattering punch."[2]

Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology

Localized Description: "Master: A thrust followed by a punch that shakes the earth."

Tales of Xillia 2

Localized Description: "A martial arte in which you focus your energy to summon pillars of earth. Hold the button to adjust their position."


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