Sonic Spear as it appears in Tales of the Abyss.

Sonic Spear as it appears in Tales of Innocence.

Darting Claw as it appears in Tales of Xillia.

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.

Appearances (Sonic Spear)

Original Titles

Cross-Over Titles


Appearances (Darting Claw)

Original Titles

Cross-Over Titles

Fan-Translated Names

Sonic Spear

In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes (Sonic Spear)

Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology

Localized Description: "Base: Charge forward swinging the spear to attack all before you."

Tales of the Rays

Sonic Spear

User: Jade Curtiss
Localized Description: "A spear attack that employs an advancing thrust for extra reach."

User: Ricardo Soldato
Japanese Description:



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

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