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Star Stroke as it appears in Tales of the Abyss.

Star Stroke (スターストローク Sutaasutorooku?) is a projectile-based attack that has been used with different applications by Natalia Luzu Kimlasca-Lanvaldear from Tales of the Abyss and Estelle from Tales of Vesperia.

Arte Description and History

In Tales of the Abyss, this arte represents one of many archery abilities established through Lanvaldear-style marksmanship. When this arte is used, Natalia jumps into the air and shoots multiple arrows into the ground at an angle. Star Stroke can be used within a complete Earth or Dark FOF Circle to change it into Quake Stroke. In Tales of the Rays, Natalia's version is Light-elemental.

In Tales of Vesperia, this arte is restyled as a projectile that travels across the ground, much like Demon Fang. Like other sword-based projectiles, it increases in size and speed from constant use. While this arte is visually unrelated to Natalia's version of the attack, they share the same name in both Japanese and localized media. Additionally, in the PlayStation 3 and Definitive Edition versions of the game, it can be turned into the altered arte Blazing Pillar with the skill "Hell Fire", and, after subsequent uses, it is learned as a separate arte.


Star Stroke as it appears in Tales of Vesperia.

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Crossover Titles


In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes

Tales of the Abyss

Japanese Description: ジャンプし、上空から地上に向けて複数の矢を放つ奥義
Localized Description: "Arcane: Jump and shoot multiple arrows at the enemy."

Tales of Vesperia

Japanese Description: 武器を地面に沿って振りぬくことで 地を這う斬撃を放って敵を攻撃する
Localized Description: "Base Arte: Send an enemy wave along the ground."

Tales of the Rays

User: Natalia L.K. Lanvaldear
Japanese Description:


User: Estelle
Japanese Description: 武器を振り上げ、地面を走る斬撃を繰り出す