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World Destroyer (TotR)

World Destroyer as it appears in Tales of the Rays.

World Destroyer (ワールドデストロイヤー Waarudo Desutoroiyaa?) is Barbatos Goetia's most powerful arte in the PlayStation 2 remake and Director's Cut versions of Tales of Destiny.

Arte Description and History[]

World Destroyer (ToCrestoria)

World Destroyer as it appears in Tales of Crestoria.

World Destroyer is practically a total-party kill attack in that it is almost impossible to evade, and if it is not evaded, it will guarantee a game over when it is activated. The arte will only be activated if the Barbatos is not attacked by the party for a set amount of time, after which Barbatos rests the head of his axe on the ground in front of him and charges it with his own rage and fury. His axe generates an aura of harmless white and orange flame for around four seconds. After this, he turns and swings the axe over his head, piercing the ground in front of him and rupturing the battlefield.

The damage from this arte can be nulled if the attack deals its damage effect during the invulnerability frames of certain artes available to some characters, such as Escape Air and Demon's Lance Zero. Additionally, characters can chain aerial artes to reach the top barrier of the battlefield, allowing them to bypass any possible damage as long as they are not above the epicenter of the attack.

In the PlayStation 3 and Definitive Edition versions of Tales of Vesperia, when Patty Fleur uses her mystic arte Summon Friends, Barbatos will use an unnamed version of World Destroyer when he is summoned. In this game, he severely damages all entities on the battlefield, enemies and allies alike, and he forbids item usage for ninety seconds if any of the allies survive.

In Tales of the Rays, this arte becomes his Dark-elemental normal mirrage arte. In Tales of Crestoria, this arte becomes his mystic arte and deals damage to one enemy instead, contrary to its previous appearances.


Original Titles

Crossover Titles


In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes[]

Tales of Destiny (PS2) + Director's Cut[]

Japanese Quote: 一発で沈めてやるよ!覚悟はできたか!? ワールドデストロイヤー!!
Romanized Quote: Ippatsu de shizumete yaru yo! Kakugo wa dekita ka?! Waarudo Desutoroiyaa!!
Translated Quote: "I'll submerge it all with one shot! Are you ready for this?! World Destroyer!!"

Tales of VS.[]

Japanese Quote: 覚悟はできたか!ワールドデストロイヤー!!

Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3[]

Japanese Quote: 覚悟はできたか!ワールドデストロイヤー!!

Tales of the Rays[]

Japanese Description: 斧を大地に叩きつけ覚悟なき者もろとも世界を破壊する魔鏡技

Japanese Quote: 魔鏡技!隙だらけなんだよォ!覚悟はできたか?ワールドデストロイヤァァァア!

Tales of Crestoria[]

Japanese Quote: 隙だらけだぁ!覚悟はできたかぁ?!ワールドデストロイヤー!!
Localized Quote: "A pathetic showing! Will you survive?! World Destroyer!"