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Zankuu Tenshouken as it appears in the PlayStation 2 remake of Tales of Destiny.

Soaring Guillotine (斬空天翔剣 Zankuu Tenshouken?, "Slash Sky Heaven Soar Sword"), also localized as Heavenward Thrust, is a mystic arte used by both Kyle Dunamis and Stahn Aileron.

Arte Decription and History

Zankuu Tenshouken as it appears in Tales of the Rays.

Soaring Guillotine is highly associated with Kyle, following him through his appearances in multiple Crossover Titles. Originally an extension to Gale Assault, Kyle does a fierce thrust before performing a downward slash, upward slash, upper thrust, another upward slash, and then a final soaring slash in the air that deals multiple hits.

Stahn uses this arte in Tales of Destiny during the final boss battle. To use it, the player must hold down the "Damage Break" button, defaulted as "L1", after performing an arte while the boss has low HP. The battle will come to an end. Stahn's version is nearly identical to Kyle's, though he charges his sword first and skips the opening thrust. Though this arte appears in Kyle's artes in Tales of the World: Narikiri Dungeon 3, it is actually a combination of Shikkuu Rensatsuken and Zankuu Tenshouken; an interruption to Shikkuu Rensatsuken will mean that Zankuu Tenshouken would not be performed either.


Original Titles

Cross-Over Titles


Fan-Translated Names

In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes

Tales of Destiny 2

Japanese Quote: 見せてやる・・・貫け!斬!空!天翔剣!!
Romanized Quote: Misete yaru... Tsuranuke! Zan! Kuu! Tenshouken!!
Translated Quote: "Watch closely... I'll skewer you! Zan! Kuu! Tenshouken!!"

Tales of the World: Narikiri Dungeon 3

Translated Description (Kajitani-Eizan): "Ultimate desperation arte."

Tales of Destiny (PS2)

Japanese Quote: これで終わりだ!こいつは、未来へと託す永劫の剣だ! 斬! 空! 天翔剣!!
Romanized Quote: Kore de owari da! Koitsu wa, mirai he to takusu eigou no tsurugi da! Zan! Kuu! Tenshouken!!
Translated Quote: "You are finished! This blade... will grant everyone a bright future! Zankuu Tenshouken!!"[2]

Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 2

Japanese Quote: これが受けつが英雄の剣だ!斬!空!天翔剣!
Romanized Quote: Kore ga uketsu ga eiyuu no ken da! Zan! Kuu! Tenshouken!
Translated Quote: "Feel the sword of the hero! Zan! Kuu! Tenshouken!"

Tales of the Rays

Japanese Description: 連続斬りの後、強力な斬り上げを放つ一子相伝の魔鏡技

Japanese Quote: こいつは!未来へ託す永劫の剣だ!斬!空!天翔剣!!

Notes and References

  1. The arte name displayed is "斬空!天翔剣"
  2. Tales of Destiny DC: Blast Caliber Exhibition (Subbed in English) (HD) by Kevassa02 YouTube (2010-02-27) Retrieved on 2010-04-19.