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Stalagmite as it appears in Tales of Symphonia.

Stalagmite (ロックブレイク Rokkubureiku?, "Rock Break") is a common Earth-elemental spell in the Tales series, usually appearing in the intermediate category of damage output.

Arte Description and History

The spell consists of summoning a giant pillar of stone, surrounded by smaller, angled stone pillars, from below to damage enemies. In Tales of Symphonia, Genis Sage learns this if he is aligned with the "Technical" arte style and has mastered Stone Blast. Additionally, when he has mastered Stalagmite itself, he will learn Ground Dasher, as well as Gravity Well if Thunder Blade has also been mastered. In the PlayStation 2 port of Tales of Symphonia, if Genis uses this spell in a Unison Attack with Kratos Aurion or Zelos Wilder's Grave spell, it will create Rock Mountain.

In Tales of the Abyss, if Jade Curtiss uses this spell within a fully-charged Fire or Light FOF Circle, it will be converted into Eruption. In Tales of Vesperia, if Rita Mordio uses the spell with the skill "Athenor", the spell will be altered into Riot Horn.


Stalagmite as it appears in Tales of the Abyss.

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In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes

Stalagmite as it appears in Tales of Vesperia.

Tales of Eternia

Localized Description: "Massive boulders are jetted out from below. Earth Arte."[2]

Tales of Symphonia

Localized Description: "Earth (mid): raise sharp rocks and pierce the target."[3]

Localized Quote: "Earthly fangs, rage against those whom dare to defy thee! Stalagmite!"

Tales of the Abyss

Localized Description: "Mid: Jagged rocks burst through the ground and attack the targeted enemy."[4]

Japanese Quote: 狂乱せし地霊の宴よ!ロックブレイク!
Localized Quote: "O maddening gale of the spirits of the earth... Stalagmite!"

Tales of Vesperia

Localized Description: "Intermediate Spell: Call forth sharp rocks from beneath an enemy."

User: Rita Mordio
Normal Spellcasting Time:
Japanese Quote: 怒りを穂先に変え、前途を阻む障害を貫け!ロックブレイク!!
Localized Quote: "O sharpened rage, run through that which blocks our future... Stalagmite!"

Shortened Spellcasting Time:
Localized Quote: "Ready?! Stalagmite!"

User: Nan
Japanese Quote: その怒りを穂先に変え、彼の者を貫け!ロックブレイク!!
Localized Quote: "Sharpen thy rage and run them through... Stalagmite!"

Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology

Localized Description: "Magic: Call forth sharp rocks from beneath an enemy."[5]

Tales of the Rays

Japanese Description: 岩槍を続けざまに突きだして敵を浮かす術

User: Beryl Benito
Japanese Quote: 地念どど~~ん!ロックブレイク!

Tales of Arise

Localized Description: "A beginner earth arte that makes the ground rise upward across multiple phases."

User: Dohalim il Qaras
Localized Quote: "Resonate with the earth! Stalagmite!"