Splash as it appears in Tales of the Abyss.

Splash (スプラッシュ Supurasshu?) is a Water-elemental spell in the Tales series, often appearing in the intermediate range of damage output.

Arte Description and History

When the spell is used, it causes a series of water streams to fall on enemies within an area of effect. While in Tales of Destiny 2, the streams all drop vertically onto the enemy position, later games modify the spell to have the streams shoot at fixed angles around the specified area, intersecting with other streams. Tales of Vesperia changes the spell effects to involve a single stream of water, released from a vase that is summoned above the enemy after knocking them down with it. In Tales of Destiny 2, this spell can be extended into Crush Gust.

In Tales of the Abyss, if the spell is used within a fully-charged Earth or Dark FOF Circle, it will be converted into Icicle Rain. In Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, Splash is a spell that Genis Sage and Richter Abend can learn. Genis learns the spell in Chapter 4 of the game, while Richter knows the spell at the beginning of the game. In Tales of Xillia, both Milla Maxwell and Rowen J. Ilbert are capable of using this arte; however, Rowen, through his "Arte Tuning" ability, allows the player to steer the direction of the spell, and this is indicated by the analog stick.


Splash as it appears in Tales of Xillia.

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Cross-Over Titles



In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes

Tales of the Abyss

Localized Description: "Mid: Calls forth powerful blasts of water from above."[1]

Japanese Quote: 荒れ狂う流れよ...スプラッシュ!
Romanized Quote: Arekuruu nagareyo... Supurasshu!
Localized Quote: "O violent torrent... Splash!"

Tales of Vesperia

Localized Description: "Intermediate Spell: Cause a stream of water to fall upon an enemy."

Japanese Quote: 穢れなき汝の清浄を彼の者に与えん...スプラッシュ!
Romanized Quote: Kegarenaki nanji no seijou wo kare no mono ni ataen... Supurasshu!
Localized Quote: "Grant them thy undefiled purity... Splash!"

Shortened Casting Duration:
Japanese Quote: せぇーのぉ!スプラッシュ!
Romanized Quote: Seeenoo! Supurasshu!
Translated Quote: Ready, set! Splash!
Localized Quote: "Ready?! Splash!"

Tales of Xillia

User: Milla
Localized Description: "A torrent that pours upon the foe. Hold O to cast it, or release it early for the Aqua Protection support arte."

Japanese Quote: 天杯溢れよ! スプラッシュ!
Romanized Quote: Tenpai afureyo! Supurasshu!
Translated Quote: "Overflow cup of the emperor! Splash!"
Localized Quote: "Waves come forth! Splash!"

User: Rowen
Localized Description: "Water from the heavens pours down. Use left control stick to direct the flow of water."

Japanese Quote: 天杯奔流! スプラッシュ!
Romanized Quote: Tenpai honryuu! Supurasshu!
Translated Quote: "Violent torrent of the emperor's cup! Splash!"
Localized Quote: "Waves come forth! Splash!"

User: Presa
Japanese Quote: 濡らすわよ!スプラッシュ!
Romanized Quote: Nurasuwayo! Supurasshu!
Translated Quote: "Get wet! Splash!"
Localized Quote: "Waves come forth! Splash!"

Tales of the Rays

Localized Description: "An arte that strikes with torrents of water from both earth and sky."


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