Arte Description and History
Critical Blade consists of charging the weapon with a flame, before the character jumps into the air with the blazing weapon to slam it onto the ground, resulting in a large explosion.
The arte first appears as a mystic arte extension for Loni Dunamis in Tales of Destiny 2, where he uses Kappa Bakusougeki to stagger the enemy while he has either 100 SP or Spirits Blaster Mode active, before extending into Critical Blade itself.
In order to activate this Compound Special Attack in the PlayStation 2 port of Tales of Symphonia, the chosen spellcaster must use an intermediate or higher Fire-elemental spell, while Presea Combatir uses the Destruction arte that is in the same level as the spell during a Unison Attack.
Sophie can obtain this attack as her first Blast Caliber in Tales of Graces. Her attack is slightly different, as she begins by punching forward, pushing all of her enemies in front of her as she strikes into them. Afterward, due to her lack of weapon, she smashes down with her foot, causing an explosion similar to earlier versions of this attack.
Tales of Destiny 2 - Loni Dunamis
Tales of Symphonia (PS2) - Compound Special Attack: Genis Sage/Kratos Aurion/Zelos Wilder + Presea Combatir
Tales of Graces - Sophie (Critical Blade)
Tales of Xillia - Link Arte: Gaius + Musee
Tales of Xillia 2 - Link Arte: Gaius + Musee
Tales of Symphonia Chronicles - Compound Special Attack: Genis Sage/Kratos Aurion/Zelos Wilder + Presea Combatir (Critical Blade)
In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes
Tales of Destiny 2
Japanese Quote: 貴様を屠る！この俺の一撃！クリティカルブレード！
Romanized Quote: Kisama o hofuru! Kono ore no ichigeki! Kuritikarubureedo!
Translated Quote: "All you bastards die! In my single strike! Critical Blade!"
Tales of Symphonia (PS2/Chronicles)
Japanese Quote: 全てを屠る、この一撃。クリティカルブレード！
Romanized Quote: Subete wo hofuru, kono ichigeki. Kuritikarubureedo!
Translated Quote: "Slaughter everything, in this single strike. Critical Blade!"
Localized Quote: "This will finish all. Critical Blade!"
Tales of Graces
Japanese Description: ＬＶ１秘奥義。エレスライズ中にＢ＋Ａ。何者もを貫く俊足の刃。
Translated Description: "Level 1 Blast Caliber. Press B+A during Arles Rise. A high-speed blade that pierces through everything."
Japanese Quote: 必中必倒！クリティカルブレード！
Romanized Quote: Hicchuu hittou! Kuritikarubureedo!
Translated Quote: "Hit the target and make it fall! Critical Blade!"
Localized Quote: "No escape! Critical Blade!"
- ↑ ~Tales of Incantations~ by Judgey (2002) Retrieved on 2009-03-07.
- ↑ Tales of Destiny 2: Hi ougi exhibition 秘奥義 (Subbed in english) (HD) by Kevassa02 YouTube (2009-05-10) Retrieved on 2010-01-22.
- ↑ [JP] 術・技：クリティカルブレード テイルズオブ用語辞典へようこそ (2010) Retrieved on 2010-10-08.
- ↑ Tales of Graces Sophie Jutsu-Waza (2010) Retrieved on 2010-01-17.
- ↑ [JP] 術技ボイス (味方 & 敵) テイルズ オブ グレイセス まとめwiki (2010) Retrieved on 2010-01-18.