Blessed Drops (セイントバブル Seintobaburu?, "Saint Bubble") is a relatively recent addition to the spells in the Tales series. It deals Water-elemental damage.
Arte Description and History
This spell drops a large bubble onto the enemy, which then bursts into several smaller bubbles that deal multiple hits to the enemies within its damage range. This is an excellent spell for combo building, since it deals many hits quickly without knocking down the enemies. However, it is not very effective against flying enemies, since the spell's effects are concentrated on the ground.
In Tales of the Abyss, using Blessed Drops within a fully charged Wind or Light FOF circle will transform the arte into Divine Saber. The arte also creates a fully charged Water FOF after the spell effects end, which can be used with other artes or spells to form new attacks.
This spell was newly added to Genis Sage's movelist in Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, despite never having the option to learn it in the original game. It is also the "Second Movement" of a Water elemental monster ally's Unison Attack, attainable by having at least one Water-elemental monster in the active party, and exactly two minor Water element symbols on the field, or a major field element of Water with one or two minor Water element symbols.
Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World - Genis Sage, Richter Abend, Alice, monster ally Unison Attack (Blessed Drops)
Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 2 - Jade Curtiss
Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3 - Jade Curtiss, Richter Abend
In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes
Tales of the Abyss
Localized Description: "Water bubbles forth and explodes beneath the feet of the targeted enemy."
User: Jade Curtiss
Japanese Incantation: 出でよ、敵を蹴散らす激しき水塊、セイントバブル！
Romanization: Ideyo, teki o kechirasu hageshiki suikai. Saint Bubble!!
Localized Incantation: "Arise, o violent waters, to rout mine enemies. Blessed Drops!"
Localized Incantation: "It begins. Blessed Drops!"
Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World
Localized Description: "Water (high): Create numerous bubbles from the earth and explode them around the target."
- Official Namco Tales Forums
- ~Tales of Incantations~ by Judgey
- Tales Series Translation FAQ by KusanagiLord02