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Sharpness (ToD PSX)

Sharpness as it appears in Tales of Destiny (PSX).

Sharpness (シャープネス Shaapunesu?) is a traditional spell that increases one ally's physical attack power. It commonly appears as one of the first supportive spells that a character can learn.

Arte Description and History[]

When activating this spell, the targeted ally is usually surrounded by a red or orange light, and their physical attack power is raised. This is most useful for melee-based characters that fight on the frontlines, increasing their damage against enemy targets, while magic-based characters are typically unable to take advantage of this stat increase due to their focus on spellcasting.

In Tales of Symphonia, Raine Sage eventually learns either Acuteness or Keenness after repeated usage of Sharpness, depending on which arte branch she is heading toward. In Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology, the usage requirement is the same, but the class will learn only Acuteness. The usage requirement was removed in Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 2.

In Tales of the Abyss, if the spell is used within a fully-charged Fire or Light FOF Circle, it will change into Blaze Emitter. In Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, the spell is Fire-elemental, thus influencing the Elemental Grid when used. In the PlayStation 3 and Definitive Edition versions of Tales of Vesperia, Sharpness is one of the spells that Patty Fleur's arte Risky Cast may randomly cast. In Tales of Xillia, Sharpness is changed for the first time in the series and given the added property of raising magical attack as well as physical attack, eliminating the need for a separate spell to raise the former.


Sharpness (TotA)

Sharpness as it appears in Tales of the Abyss.

Original Titles

Sharpness (ToV)

Sharpness as it appears in Tales of Vesperia.

Crossover Titles



Fan-Translated Names[]

In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes[]

Sharpness (TotR) Arria

Sharpness used by Arria Ekberg in Tales of the Rays.

Tales of Phantasia (PSX)[]

Translated Description (Absolute Zero): "Raise one ally's attack."

Tales of Phantasia (GBA)[]

Japanese Description: 味方一人の攻撃力を上昇させる
Romanized Description: Mikata hitori no kougekiryoku wo joushou saseru
Localized Description: "Raise Attack of one ally."[2]

Tales of Destiny (PSX)[]

Japanese Description: 味方一人の攻撃力を上昇させる
Localized Description: "Raises the attack power of an ally."[3]

Tales of Eternia[]

Japanese Description: 味方一人の攻撃力を上昇させる 火系晶霊術
Localized Description: "Increases Attack of an ally."[4]

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

Japanese Description: 味方一人の攻撃力を一定時間上昇させる晶術。能力低下効果も同時に解除できる。
Translated Description (Life Bottle Productions): "Temporarily raises P. ATK of one ally and removes status ailments."

Tales of Symphonia[]

Japanese Description: 味方一人の攻撃力を一定時間上昇させる 初級治癒術
Localized Description: "Healing (novice): increase a party member's offense for a time."

Localized Quote: "I'll help... Sharpness!"

Tales of the Abyss[]

Japanese Description: 対象となる味方一人の物理攻撃力を 一定時間上昇させる中級譜術。
Localized Description: "Fonic Arte (mid): Temporarily increase the physical attack of one ally."[5]

User: Natalia L.K. Lanvaldear
Japanese Quote: 刃に更なる力を、シャープネス!
Romanized Quote: Yaiba ni saranaru chikara wo. Sharpness!!
Translated Quote: "Increase this blades might. Sharpness!"[6]
Localized Quote: "Enhance this blade's might. Sharpness!"

User: Arietta
Localized Quote: "Here it comes! Sharpness!"

User: Mint Adnade
Localized Quote: "Here I go! Sharpness!"

Tales of the Tempest[]

Japanese Description: 味方単体の攻撃力を約20秒間上げる

Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology[]

Localized Description: "Magic: Temporarily raise one ally's Attack."<

Tales of Innocence[]

Japanese Description: 味方一人の攻撃力を一定時間上昇させる術

Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World[]

Localized Description: "Status (mid): Temporarily increase an ally's P. ATK."

Japanese Quote: 刃に更なる力を!シャープネス!
Localized Quote: "Enhance this blade's might. Sharpness!"

Tales of Vesperia[]

Japanese Description: 対象となる味方一人の物理攻撃力を 一定時間上昇させる下級魔術
Localized Description: "Novice Spell: Temporarily increase P. ATK of one ally."

Normal Spellcasting Time:
Japanese Quote: 刃に宿れ、更なる力よ。シャープネス!
Localized Quote: "Strength, dwell in this blade. Sharpness!"

Shortened Spellcasting Time:
Localized Quote: "Here I go! Sharpness!"

Tales of Hearts[]

Japanese Description: 味方一人の攻撃力を30%アップさせる。

Tales of Innocence R[]

Japanese Description: 味方単体の物理攻撃力を一定時間上げる初級天術

Tales of Xillia[]

Japanese Description: 対象となる味方一人の攻撃力を、一定時間上昇させる 精霊術。物理攻撃力、魔法攻撃力ともに上昇する。
Localized Description: "Temporarily boost the physical attack and magical attack of a chosen ally."

User: Leia Rolando
Japanese Quote: 鶏足刃の如く!シャープネス!
Localized Quote: "Flints turn to blades. Sharpness!"

User: Agria
Unused Japanese Quote: 鶏足よ刃と慣れ!シャープネス!
Unused Localized Quote: "Limbs turn to blades. Sharpness!"

Tales of the Rays[]

Japanese Description: 味方一人の攻撃力を上昇させる術
Localized Description: "An arte that boosts the Attack power of one ally."

User: Arietta
Japanese Quote: 研ぎ澄ませ、シャープネス!

User: Raine Sage
Japanese Description:


Japanese Quote: 遠慮は不要よ?シャープネス!

User: Mathias
Japanese Quote: 刃に厚木力を。シャープネス!

Tales of Crestoria[]

Japanese Quote: 双牙に更なる力を、シャープネス!

Tales of Arise[]

Japanese Description: 一定時間、味方一人の攻撃力・属性攻撃力を30%上げる補助術
Localized Description: "A support arte that temporarily raises one ally's Attack and Elemental Attack by 30% for a set period."

Japanese Quote: 激情の刃に火を灯さん……シャープネス!
Localized Quote: "Fires of passion, course in this blade! Sharpness!"