Wind Blade as it appears in Tales of Vesperia.

Wind Blade (ウィンドカッター / ウインドカッター Windokattaa / Uindokattaa?, "Wind Cutter") is a classic Wind novice-tier spell in the Tales series.

Arte Description and History

The first version of this spell in Tales of Eternia simply involved the enemy being cut by two blades of wind. In Tales of Symphonia, it was modified to show a group of small wind blades that surround the enemy for a couple of seconds. This became the most typical and recognizable animation for the spell.

In Tales of Innocence, the spell was changed drastically, now sending out three wind blades like projectiles toward the enemy. This is meant to mirror Aqua Edge and Fire Ball, which traditionally had the same kind of projectile effect. The wind blades will shoot toward the location of the enemy when the spell itself was cast, so it could miss the enemy if it moves to the side, or if it is launched into the air by other characters. It was changed again in Tales of Vesperia, where now one single wind blade slashes any enemies in its path. This spell affects only a short distance from the caster, and its range cannot be extended, so it is used best as part of a melee attack combo.

Wind Blade becomes a melee arte in Tales of Xillia and Tales of Xillia 2. Milla has three versions depending on which of her Wind-elemental spirit artes she alters with her "Spirit Shift" special ability. The novice version is a quick slash of wind. The intermediate version adds a second slash that takes Milla into the air, while the advanced version adds a small column of wind afterward. Both Maxwell and the Golden Mage Knight - Creator use artes based on Milla's advanced version. Jude Mathis's version alters from his Demon Fist and Double Demon Fist, with the first allowing him to punch out a slash of wind, while a second is summoned by a follow-up kick. It also has a spell version used by enemy mages, where it is essentially a renamed Wind Lance and launches a blade of wind.


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In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes

Tales of Eternia

Localized Description: "Shear the enemy with a blast of wind. Wind Arte."[1]

Tales of Symphonia

Localized Description: "Novice (wind): create blades of wind around the target."[2]

Tales of Vesperia

User: Raven
Localized Description: "Novice: Slash and crush enemies with a wind blade."[3]

Japanese Quote: 風よ起これ、サッと吹いてサッと斬れ!ウィンドカッター!
Romanized Quote: Kaze yo okore, satto fui te satto kire! Uindokattaa! 
Translated Quote: "Make it happen wind, quickly blow 'em away and quickly cut 'em down! Wind Cutter!"
Localized Quote: "Come on, wind, knock 'em around and cut 'em down! Wind Blade!"

Japanese Shortened Quote: アタゥァァック!ウィンドカッター!
Romanized Shortened Quote: Ataaakku! Uindokattaa!
Translated Shortened Quote: "Attaaack! Wind Cutter!"
Localized Shortened Quote: "Attaaaaack! Wind Blade!"

User: Schwann
Japanese Quote: 風よ斬り刻め!ウィンドカッター!
Romanized Quote: Kaze yo kirikizame! Uindokattaa!
Translated Quote: "Wind, Slice them to bits! Wind Cutter!"
Localized Quote: "Come, O wind, and cut them down! Wind Blade!"

Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology

Localized Description: "Magic: Conjure blades of wind around an enemy."[4]

Tales of the Rays

Localized Description: "An arte that attacks foes with blades of wind."


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