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Spin Slash as it appears in Tales of Destiny (PSX).

Tempest Strike (裂空斬 Rekkuuzan?, "Fissure Sky Slash"[1] / "Rending Air Slash"), also localized as Spin Slash and Tempest, is a classic technique in the Tales series.

Arte Description and History

When using the arte, the user somersaults into the air while extending their weapon outward, slashing the enemies multiple times while airborne. In the PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, and PC versions of Tales of Symphonia, a Fire-elemental property can be added to Lloyd Irving's attack through the use of the "Garnet" accessory, the S. Seal: Fire arte, a Fire-elemental weapon, or the "Red Quartz" item to replace it with the more powerful Fire-based arte Blazing Tempest, if Lloyd has used the arte over 200 times. In Tales of Graces, Asbel Lhant can use this arte only while he is a child. In Tales of the Rays, Lloyd, Guy, and Caius' versions are Wind-elemental, while Ruca's version is Fire-elemental.


Tempest Strike as it appears in Tales of Eternia.

Original Titles

Tempest as it appears in Tales of the Abyss.

Cross-Over Titles


Fan-Translated Names

In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes

Rekkuuzan as it appears in Tales of Innocence.

Tales of Destiny (PSX)

Japanese Description: 小さな跳躍から勢いをつけた回転斬りを放つ
Localized Description: "A spin attack that starts with a small jump."[3]

Tales of Destiny (PS2) + Director's Cut

Japanese Description: 空中回転斬りで敵を切り刻む剣技。
Translated Description (Life Bottle Productions): "Attack the enemy with spinning slashes."

Tales of Eternia

Localized Description: "The enemy above is struck by spinning blades."[4]

Tales of Symphonia

Localized Description: "Lv. 1 Sp. Attack: attack the enemy with a spiral cut."

Tempest Strike as it appears in Tales of Graces ƒ.

Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology

Localized Description: "Base: Attack the enemy with spinning slashes."

Tales of Graces

Japanese Description: 武器の重さを利用して縦にぐるぐるまわる。

Alternate Japanese Quote: いっけぇ!
Alternate Localized Quote: "Eat this!"

Tales of the Rays

Japanese Description: 空中へ連続回転斬りを繰り出す

User: Lloyd Irving
Localized Description: "A continuous spinning slash performed in midair."

User: Guy Cecil
Localized Description: "A spin attack that lifts the user skyward."

User: Ruca Milda
Japanese Description: