Resist (TotA)

Resist as it appears in Tales of the Abyss.

Resist (レジスト Rejisuto?) is a support spell that was once associated with the Ice element. It has also appeared as a passive skill.

Arte Description and History

In most games, Resist is a spell and passive skill that commonly raises the elemental or magical defense of one ally. It first appears in Tales of Eternia as an Ice-elemental Craymel Arte. As a skill, it comes in several forms with enhancements: the base Resist, Resist 2 (レジスト2?), Resist 3 (レジスト3?), and Resist 4 (レジスト4?).

In Tales of the Abyss, if Natalia Luzu Kimlasca-Lanvaldear uses this spell within a fully charged Earth or Dark FOF Circle, it will be converted into Anti-Magic. Likewise, in Tales of Vesperia, Estelle can alter this spell into Resist Field with the skill "Dispersion" equipped. This game also has its own passive skill with the same effects for all playable characters, obtained with three different ranks, though the effects will only work if the equipments are equipped before battle.

Tales of the Abyss and Tales of Hearts both provide an alternative passive skill that decreases the chance of receiving status effects. In Tales of the Tempest, this effect version is adopted as a spell, preventing all possible status ailments for twenty seconds.


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In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes

Tales of Eternia

Localized Description: "Increases Defense of an ally. Ice Arte."[1]

Tales of the Abyss

Localized Description: "Mid: Temporarily increase the fonic defense of one ally."[2]

Tales of Vesperia

Localized Description: "Novice: Temporarily increase M.DEF of one ally."[3]

Localized Quote: "O power that defiles mine enemies... Resist!"


  1. Tales of Destiny II (PS) FAQ/Walkthrough Part 1/2 by Psycho Penguin GameFAQs (2002) Retrieved on 2009-03-07.
  2. Tales of the Abyss (PS2) FAQ/Walkthrough by Gray Fox GameFAQs (2007) Retrieved on 2009-06-20.
  3. Tales of Vesperia (X360) FAQ/Walkthrough by drachemeister GameFAQs (2008) Retrieved on 2009-06-20.

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