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Air Slash (ToD PSX)

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

Air Thrust (エアスラスト Easurasuto?) is a recurring Wind spell in the Tales series, usually of the intermediate tier class.

Arte Description and History

Air Thrust surrounds the target with sharp blades of wind, dealing many hits quickly while slightly lifting the enemy into the air. This spell is excellent for creating party combos because it can increase the hit count considerably quickly while preventing potential enemy knockdown and leaving it open for further attacks. The animation for this spell sometimes differs in certain entries, usually involving the wind resembling razor-edged discs or saw blades.

In Tales of Symphonia, this spell is from the "Technical" arte branch for Genis Sage, its "Strike" counterpart being Air Blade. Although Genis can choose between these two spells, Kratos Aurion and Zelos Wilder both acquire it, regardless of their disposition. In Tales of Hearts, if either Kohaku Hearts or Hisui Hearts are summoned into battle using the Connect Command panel, and while controlling the opposite character to use both this spell and Cure at the same time, the combination arte becomes Fairy Circle. If Hisui or Beryl Benito are summoned using this spell and Stone Wall, the combination arte becomes Add Pressure.


Air Thrust (ToS)

Air Thrust as it appears in Tales of Symphonia.

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Fan-Translated Names

In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes

Tales of Destiny

Localized Description: "Savagely lacerates enemies with air."[1]

Tales of Eternia

Localized Description: "Shear the enemy with mutliple blades of wind. Wind Arte."[2]

Tales of Symphonia

Localized Description: "Wind (mid): blades of wind surround and slice the target."[3]

Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology

Localized Description: "Wind. Magic: Slice any enemy caught within its storm of blades."[4]

Tales of Xillia

Localized Description: "Numerous blades of wind dance around and repeatedly attack enemies in a range centered on their target."

Users: Milla Maxwell, Rowen J. Ilbert

Japanese Quote:

Milla: 風刃研ぎ合い
Rowen: 流転に舞え
Both: エアスラスト!

Romanized Quote:

Milla: Fuujin togiai
Rowen: Ruten ni mae
Both: Easurasuto!

Translated Quote:

Milla: "Wind blades whet one another"
Rowen: "Dance in the sky"
Both: "Air Thrust!"

Localized Quote:

Milla: "Sharpen the wind."
Rowen: "Dance upon the wind"
Both: "Air Thrust!"


  1. Tales of Destiny (PS) FAQ/Walkthrough by CMoriarty / Psycho Penguin GameFAQs (2002) Retrieved on 2009-03-07.
  2. Tales of Destiny II (PS) FAQ/Walkthrough Part 1/2 by Psycho Penguin GameFAQs (2002) Retrieved on 2009-03-07.
  3. Tales of Symphonia (GC) Technique FAQ by DarthMarth GameFAQs (2005) Retrieved on 2009-03-07.
  4. Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology: Character/Class FAQ by Lynkiko GameFAQS (2007) Retrieved on 2012-10-23.

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