Void Tempest as it appears in Tales of the Abyss.

Void Tempest as it appears in Tales of Crestoria.

Void Tempest (真空破斬 Shinkuuhazan?, "Vacuum Destruction Slash"[1] / "Vacuum Blast Slash") is a sword technique in the Tales series.

Arte Description and History

Void Tempest allows the user to deal a powerful slash horizontally through the target, causing the enemy to stagger for a slightly longer period of time than other attacks are capable of doing. This arte is not ideal for combos since the user pauses for a brief but noticeable period of time before initiating the strike, usually breaking the combo unless other characters help to keep the enemy staggered. In Tales of Phantasia, this arte has an exceptionally far reach, capable of hitting anything up to half of a screen away. In Tales of the Abyss, this arte can be used within a complete Wind- or Light-elemental FOF Circle to transform it into Dragon Tempest.


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Fan-Translated Names

In-Game Desriptions and Battle Quotes

Tales of Phantasia (SFC)

Japanese Description: 真空破を巻き起こして遠い間合いの敵を斬りつける技。攻撃力三倍
Romanized Description: Shinkuuha wo maki okoshite to'oi ma'ai no teki wo kiri tsukeru waza. Kougeki chikara sanbai
Translated Description (DeJap Translations): "Gather energy and focus into one extra powerful slice."[2]

Tales of Phantasia (PSX)

Translated Description (Absolute Zero): "Execute a broad slash with a blade of air pressure."

Tales of Phantasia (GBA)

Japanese Description: 真空破を巻き起こして敵を斬りつける
Romanized Description: Shinkuuha wo maki okoshite teki wo kiri tsukeru
Localized Description: "Create a tempest and slash enemies."[3]

Tales of the Abyss

Localized Description: "Base: A spinning sword attack that creates a powerful vacuum."


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