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Barrier (ToD PSX)

Barrier as it appears in Tales of Destiny (PSX).

Barrier (バリアー Bariaa?) is a traditional spell that increases one ally's defense. It commonly appears as one of the first supportive spells that a character can learn.

Arte Description and History

Barrier (TotA)

Barrier as it appears in Tales of the Abyss.

Usually, when this spell is used, the targeted ally is surrounded by a crystal barrier, and their defense is raised by a moderate amount. In more recent games, this spell raises the physical defense parameter only, leaving magical defense unchanged.

In Tales of Eternia, this arte is Darkness-elemental and can be used by either Meredy or Keele Zeibel, depending on who is using Shadow's Craymel Cage. In Tales of Symphonia, Raine Sage eventually learns either Field Barrier or Permaguard after repeated usage of Barrier, depending on which arte branch she is heading toward. In Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology, the usage requirement is the same, but all classes with this spell will learn Field Barrier only. The usage requirement was removed in future Radiant Mythology games.

In Tales of the Abyss, it will change to Aqua Protection if used within a fully-charged Water or Dark FOF Circle. In Tales of Vesperia, Estelle can use the altered arte Variable Hex if she uses this spell while having the "Dispersion" skill equipped. In Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, the spell is Earth-elemental, thus influencing the Elemental Grid when used. In Tales of Xillia, Barrier is changed for the first time in the series and given the added property of raising magical defense as well as physical defense, eliminating the need for a separate spell to raise the former. In Tales of Zestiria, Barrier heals HP in addition to raising defense due to healing and support artes being merged.

Appearances

Mothership Titles

Escort Titles

Mobile Titles

Fan-Translated Names

In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes

Tales of Phantasia (SFC)

Japanese Description: 法術の一つ。味方全員の攻撃力を上昇させる
Romanized Description: Houjutsu no hitotsu. Mikata zen'in no bougyoryoku wo joushou saseru
Translated Description (DeJap Translations): "Magically creates a shield around one ally to defend."[1]

Tales of Destiny (PSX)

Localized Description: "Surrounds an ally with a defensive wall of water."[2]

Tales of Phantasia (PSX)

Translated Description (Absolute Zero): "Raise one ally's defense."

Tales of Eternia

Localized Description: "Increase Defense of an ally. Dark Arte."[3]

Tales of Phantasia (GBA)

Japanese Description: 味方一人の攻撃力を上昇させる
Romanized Description: Mikata hitori no bougyoryoku wo joushou saseru
Localized Description: "Raise Defense of one ally."[4]

Tales of Symphonia

Localized Description: "Healing (novice): increase a party member's defense for a time."[5]

Localized Quote: "I'll help... Barrier!"

Tales of the Abyss

Localized Description: "Fonic Arte (mid): Temporarily increase the physical defense of one ally."[6]

Japanese Quote: 堅き守りよ、バリアー!
Romanized Quote: Kataki mamori yo. Bariaa!
Translated Quote: "It is hard, to come and protect. Barrier!"[7]
Localized Quote: "Unyielding aegis... Barrier!"

Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology

Localized Description: "Magic: Temporarily raise one ally's Defense."

Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World

Localized Description: "Status (mid): Temporarily increase an ally's P.DEF."[8]

Localized Quote: "Wheat lands, swathe us with your divine protection... Barrier!"

Tales of Vesperia

Localized Description: "Healing (intermediate): Temporarily increase P. DEF of one ally."[9]

Localized Quote: "O enduring protection... Barrier!"

Tales of Xillia

Localized Description: "Temporarily boost the physical defense and magical defense of a chosen ally."

Japanese Quote: 力を鎧え! バリアー!
Romanized Quote: Chikara wo yoroe! Bariaa!
Translated Quote: "Arm oneself with power! Barrier!"
Localized Quote: "Embrace fortitude! Barrier!"

Tales of Zestiria

Localized Description: "Restores a small amount of HP to an ally and any other allies in a short range nearby, and temporarily increases Defense."

Japanese Quote: 障壁集く肉叢に!バリアー!
Romanized Quote: Shouheki sudaku shishimura ni! Bariaa!
Localized Quote: "Gather and grant me protection! Barrier!"

If the enemy's level is lower than Edna's:
Japanese Quote: 石橋叩いて!三年バリアー!
Romanized Quote: Hishibashi hataite! San-nen Bariaa!
Localized Quote: "This is for you~! Here's a Barrier!"

References

  1. Tales of Phantasia (SNES) FAQ/Walkthrough Part 2/2 by JPuga GameFAQs (2001-07-15) Retrieved on 2009-07-01.
  2. Tales of Destiny (PS) FAQ/Walkthrough by CMoriarty / Psycho Penguin GameFAQs (2002) Retrieved on 2008-03-07.
  3. Tales of Destiny II (PS) FAQ/Walkthrough Part 1/2 by Psycho Penguin GameFAQs (2002) Retrieved on 2008-03-07.
  4. Tales of Phantasia (GBA) FAQ/Walkthrough by sonicfreak77 GameFAQs (2007) Retrieved on 2008-03-07.
  5. Tales of Phantasia (GC) Technique FAQ by DarthMarth GameFAQs (2005) Retrieved on 2008-03-07.
  6. Tales of the Abyss (PS2) FAQ/Walkthrough by Gray Fox GameFAQs (2007) Retrieved on 2009-06-20.
  7. Yahoo! Babel Fish - Text Translation and Web Page Translation - Retrieved on 06-04-2009.
  8. Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World (WII) FAQ/Walkthrough by HolyLancer9 GameFAQs (2008-12-03) Retrieved on 2009-06-020.
  9. Tales of Vesperia (X360) FAQ/Walkthrough by drachemeister GameFAQs (2008) Retrieved on 2009-06-020.


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