Arte Description and History
When used, Spread creates a column of water beneath the enemy that rises to damage it multiple times, lifting it in the process. In Tales of Eternia, Spread can be extended into Maelstrom if certain conditions are met.
In Tales of Symphonia, Spread is a moderate Water spell Genis Sage can learn after mastering Aqua Edge if he is aligned with the "Technical" branch of artes, its "Strike" counterpart being Aqua Laser. After enough uses, Genis will learn the advanced spell Tidal Wave, and after using it enough times with Eruption, he will also learn Raging Mist. The Summon Spirit Undine can use this spell in her boss battle and when she is summoned by Sheena Fujibayashi. When Sheena summons Undine, the Summon Spirit casts several columns of water randomly on the field, instead of the standard one. In Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, Genis loses the ability to use this spell, obtaining Splash in its place.
In Tales of Legendia, Spread is a Sea-elemental spell used by Will Raynard. It has no incantation and summons a column of water from beneath the enemy, hitting it three times. In Tales of Graces, Spread is a novice-level Water spell used by Pascal in which an upward blast of water is emitted directly in front of her. It can strike up to four times, and the spell is capable of juggling lighter targets into the air.
Spread is also the name of a recurring bow weapon, localized as Spread Bow. In Tales of Link, this fact may be why Genis Sage's version of the arte is localized as Spread Bow and marks one of several times that artes obtain localizations more akin to weapons.
- Tales of Eternia - Meredy, Keele Zeibel, Undine, Elementler, Siren (Spread)
- Tales of Destiny 2 - Bow weapon
- Tales of Symphonia - Genis Sage, Pronyma, Undine, Abyssion, Meredy, Adulocia, Sea Horror, The Fugitive (Spread)
- Tales of Legendia - Will Raynard, Walter, Maurits, Dark Will, Galf Fiend (Spread)
- Tales of Eternia Online - Arcane Craymel Mage class
- Tales of the Tempest - Rubia Natwick
- Tales of Innocence - Illia Animi
- Tales of Innocence R - Illia Animi, Kongwai Tao, Jellyfish, Tenos Shooter, Ice Soul
- Tales of Hearts R - Hisui Hearts, Beryl Benito, Pyrox, Pascal, Cloying Dianthus, Bouquet, Melting Pot, Gillman, Cuttlefish, Lesser Squid, Alarming Bouquet, Alarming Spore, Xenohelianth, Jellyflesh, Throttlefish, Seascrew, Ice Animos, Pining Briar, Pining Bouquet, Jupon, Maiming Bouquet, Icigoyle, Sighing Bouquet (Spread)
- Tales of Graces (Wii) - Pascal
- Tales of Graces ƒ - Pascal, Trapper, Eye of Wrath, Tharmas (Spread)
- Tales of Arise - Shionne Imeris, Rinwell, Ooze Hive, Undine Drop, Slime, Thunderite, Ooze, Slime (Spread)
- Tales of the World: Narikiri Dungeon 2 - Kirigakure costume, Tsunade costume, Wizard costume, Witch costume, Water Ballerina costume, Idol costume, Oceanologist costume, Theologist costume
- Tales of the World: Narikiri Dungeon 3 - Keele Zeibel
- Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology - Mage class, Bishop class, Genis Sage (Spread); Bow weapon (Spread Bow)
- Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 2 - Mage class, Magic Knight class, Genis Sage, Rubia Natwick, Illia Animi
- Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3 - Mage class, Magic Knight class, Bishop class, Genis Sage, Will Raynard, Rubia Natwick, Illia Animi
- Tales of Link - Genis Sage (Spread Bow), Pascal (Spread)
- Tales of Asteria - Walter Delques, Kongwai Tao, Beryl Benito, Pascal
- Tales of the Rays - Kongwai Tao (Spread), Illia Animi, Beryl Benito, Rinwell
- Tales of the World: Narikiri Dungeon 2 (Kajitani-Eizan): Spread
- Tales of the World: Narikiri Dungeon 3 (Kajitani-Eizan): Spread
- Tales of Innocence (Absolute Zero): ?
In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes
Tales of Eternia
Localized Description: "The enemy is shredded by whirling water. Water Arte."
Tales of Symphonia
Japanese Description: 水流の力を圧縮させ、上空に向けて打ち出す 水系中級魔術
Localized Description: "Water (mid): unleash compressed water upwards."
User: Genis Sage
Japanese Quote: 水に飲まれろ！スプレッド！
Localized Quote: "Drown! Spread!"
Japanese Quote: 受けなさい！スプレッド！
Tales of Legendia
Japanese Description: 高圧の水流で敵を押し潰す呪文
Localized Description: "Mid: Drop pillars of water from above. A. ATR.: Sea."
Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology
Japanese Description: 水流の力を圧縮させ、上空に向けて打ち出す術
Localized Description: "Magic: Conjure a fount of high-pressure water."
Tales of Innocence
Japanese Description: 水流を圧縮させ、上空に向けて打ち出す術
Tales of Graces
Japanese Description: 前方に大量の水を噴出し、水圧で攻撃する 陣術。敵を浮かすことができる。
Localized Description: "A glyph arte that blasts foes in front of Pascal with a waterspout. It may juggle foes."
Normal Spellcasting Time:
Japanese Quote: 飛散せよ流転の泉！…スプレッド！
Localized Quote: "Spread!"
Shortened Spellcasting Time:
Japanese Quote: 真っ青！…ばっしゃ～ん！
Localized Quote: "Spa-loosh!"
Tales of Hearts R
Localized Description: "An arte for adepts that causes a geyser to gush forth from the ground beneath."
Tales of the Rays
Japanese Description: 水流を地面から上空に向けて打ち出す術
User: Beryl Benito
Japanese Quote: 水念ばっしゃ～～ん！スプレッド！
User: Illia Animi
Japanese Quote: いくわよ？スプレッド！
User: Kongwai Tao
Japanese Quote: 豪水よ弾けろ！スプレッド！
Tales of Arise
Localized Description: "A beginner water arte that spews water from out of the ground."
Japanese Quote: 流水の猛り！スプレッド！
Localized Quote: "Raging cascade! Spread!"
User: Shionne Imeris
Localized Quote: "Water, hear my call. Spread!"
- Crunchyroll subtitles
- Tales of Symphonia (GC) Technique FAQ by DarthMarth GameFAQs (2005) Retrieved on 2009-03-07.
- Tales of Legendia (PS2) Eres Guide by AncientNova GameFAQs (2006) Retrieved on 2009-03-07.
- Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology: Character/Class FAQ by Lynkiko GameFAQS (2007) Retrieved on 2012-10-31.