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Sonic Spear (TotA)

Sonic Spear as it appears in Tales of the Abyss.

Sonic Spear (瞬迅槍 Shunjinsou?, "Instantaneous Rapid Spear"), alternatively Darting Claw (瞬迅爪 Shunjinsou?, "Instantaneous Rapid Claw"), is a recurring lance-based strike arte in the Tales series.

Arte Description and History[]

In its original appearance in Tales of Rebirth, Eugene Gallardo steps forward and slashes his spear in a downward angle directing opposite to the front leg. He repeats this pattern thrice. Eugene reprises this variant of the arte in his later appearances.

This attack motion is simplified when used by later characters, Jade Curtiss in Tales of the Abyss, and Augusto in Tales of Vesperia, to represent a single thrust, reminiscent of Sonic Thrust.

In Tales of Innocence, Ricardo Soldato will hop forward and thrust his bayonet. If the attack connects, he will hop right backward. This trait is carried on in his variant of the arte in Tales of Innocence R, and Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3. In Tales of the Rays, where when the arte connects, Ricardo will hop backward as the banner quickly changes to (跳び退き?).

In Tales of Xillia, Leia Rolando uses a staff-based version, localized as Darting Claw where the last character is replaced by "claw" ( sou?), as opposed to the lance-wielders' "spear" ( sou?), though the effect is consistent with later depictions of the arte.

Appearances (Sonic Spear)[]

Sonic Spear (ToI)

Shunjinsou as it appears in Tales of Innocence.

Original Titles

Crossover Titles


Appearances (Darting Claw)[]

Darting Claw (ToX)

Darting Claw as it appears in Tales of Xillia.

Original Titles

Crossover Titles

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 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。

Alternate Japanese Quote: いけぇ!

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 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:


Darting Claw[]

Japanese Description: 前方に大きく踏み込みながら突きを繰り出す
Localized Description: "Unleash a thrusting attack as you dash far forward."


  1. Funimation/YouTube subtitles