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Sonic Spear as it appears in Tales of the Abyss.

Sonic Spear (瞬迅槍 Shunjinsou?, "Blink Fast Spear"[1]), alternatively Darting Claw (瞬迅爪 Shunjinsou?, "Blink Fast Nail"), is a recurring lance-based strike arte in the Tales series.

Arte Description and History

In its original appearance in Tales of Rebirth, the user slashes with their spear through the enemy thrice. This attack motion is simplified when used by later characters to represent a single thrust, reminiscent of Sonic Thrust. Leia Rolando from Tales of Xillia uses a staff-based version where the last character is replaced by "nail" ( sou?), as opposed to the lance-wielders' "spear" ( sou?), though the effect is consistent with later depictions of the arte.

In Tales of Innocence, if the attack connects, Ricardo Soldato will hop backward. This trait is carried on in his variant of the arte Tales of the Rays, where when the arte connects, Ricardo will hop backward as the banner quickly changes to (跳び退き?).

Appearances (Sonic Spear)

Shunjinsou as it appears in Tales of Innocence.

Original Titles

Crossover Titles

Animation

Appearances (Darting Claw)

Darting Claw as it appears in Tales of Xillia.

Original Titles

Crossover Titles

Fan-Translated Names

Sonic Spear

In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes

Tales of Rebirth

Japanese Description: 槍を左右に振り回しながら突進する特技

Tales of the Abyss

Japanese Description: 瞬速の突きを繰り出す特技。

Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology

Japanese Description: 槍を左右に振り回しながら突進する特技
Localized Description: "Base: Charge forward swinging the spear to attack all before you."

Tales of Innocence

Japanese Description: 銃剣で突進する特技

Tales of Innocence R

Japanese Description: 銃剣を突き出して敵に突進する。命中時、バックステップを行う特技

Tales of Xillia

Japanese Description: 高速の突きを繰り出す武身技。獣の爪で攻撃されたような鋭い一撃。

Tales of the Rays

Sonic Spear

User: Jade Curtiss
Japanese Description: 前進と共に槍で突くリーチのある槍術
Localized Description: "A spear attack that employs an advancing thrust for extra reach."

User: Ricardo Soldato
Japanese Description:

銃剣を突き出して敵に突進する
命中時、跳び退いて敵と距離を取る
Darting Claw

Japanese Description: 前方に大きく踏み込みながら突きを繰り出す

References

  1. Character/Class FAQ by Lynkiko GameFAQs (2008-07-18) Retrieved on 2008-07-27.
  2. Funimation/YouTube subtitles


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