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Rending Quake (TotA)

Rending Quake as it appears in Tales of the Abyss.

Rending Quake (烈震天衝 / 裂震天衝 Resshintenshou?, "Raging Quake Heavenly Impact" or "Rending Quake Heavenly Impact") 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 KOKU-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.

Original Titles

Crossover Titles

In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes[]

Tales of Destiny (PS2) + Director's Cut[]

Japanese Description: 死地をくぐり抜けた者が習得する術剣技。溢れる気合が大地を揺るがす。

Tales of the Abyss[]

Japanese Description: 敵を突き刺し、拳に力を溜め 地面ごと打ち上げる技。
Localized Description: "Arte: A thrust attack followed by an earth-shattering punch."[1]

User: Luke fon Fabre
Japanese Quote: ぶっ潰れちまえ!烈震天衝!!
Localized Quote: "I'll crush you! Rending Quake!"

User: Asch
Japanese Quote: ぶっ壊れろ!烈震天衝!!
Localized Quote: "I'll destroy you! Rending Quake!"

Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology[]

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

Tales of Vesperia (PS3) + Definitive Edition[]

Japanese Description: 高速のフックからアッパーの連続技を打ち その衝撃波で敵を打ち上げる技
Localized Description: "Altered Arte: Perform a hook and uppercut combo that creates a shockwave which sends the enemy flying.

Tales of Xillia 2[]

Japanese Description: 気を地面の一点に集中に、大地を瓦解させ巻き上げる武身技。ボタン長押しで発生位置を調整出来る。
'Localized Description: "A martial arte in which you focus your energy to summon pillars of earth. Hold the button to adjust their position."