Demon's Lance (デモンズランス Demonzuransu?) is a Dark or Curse elemental spell that appeares frequently in the Tales series. It was once considered to be the most powerful Dark-element spell in the full series.
Arte Description and History
The spell first appears in Tales of Destiny, where a demon is summoned in the sky, wielding a javelin imbued with darkness. The demon throws the javelin into the ground, striking the target below and creating a small explosion upon contact. Later apperances of this spell removed the demon from the spell's animation, but the PS2 remake of Tales of Destiny has Leon Magnus jump high into the air to throw a spear in the same fashion, as a reference to the original game.
Demon's Lance appears with radically different animations in only a few other games. In Tales of Legendia, this spell summons a massive sword that pierces into the ground where the target stands. The sword itself has a bladed hilt, reminiscent of a double-bladed axe. In Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology and its sequel, the spell is redesigned to resemble a dark-elemental Holy Lance, mirroring the role that Bloody Lance has in Tales of Symphonia. Both Bloody Lance and Demon's Lance are unrelated spells.
In Tales of Vesperia, the spell can be learned by using Spread Zero with the "Alembic" skill equipped. Rita Mordio's incantation for Demon's Lance is oddly longer than the actual casting time, so the full incantation cannot be heard without equipping the "Heavy Magic" skill to increase the length of her casting time.
In Tales of Hearts, this spell is a combination arte that is activated by summoning either Jadeite Hearts or Kunzite into battle using the Connect Command panel, and controlling the opposite character to use both Stream Arrow and Dead Soul at the same time.
Tales of Destiny - Swordian Chaltier, "Demon Arrow" Aura Disc (Demon's Lance)
Tales of Legendia - Grune, Rabid Giet (Demon Lance)
Tales of Destiny (PS2) + Director's Cut - Leon Magnus
Tales of Vesperia - Rita Mordio (Demon's Lance)
Tales of Hearts - Combination Arte: Jadeite Hearts + Kunzite
Tales of Xillia - Nachtigal I. Fan
Tales of Innocence R (VITA) - Ricardo Soldato, Kongwai Tao, Chitose, Poltergeist, Bonehead
Tales of Xillia 2 - Nachtigal I. Fan
Tales of Hearts R - Beryl Benito, Kunzite
Tales of the World: Narikiri Dungeon 2 - Demonic Swordsman costume, Depraved Monk costume, Champion costume
Tales of the World: Narikiri Dungeon 3 - Ninja costume, Leon Magnus
Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology - Leon Magnus (Demon's Lance)
Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 2 - Leon Magnus
Tales of VS. - Leon Magnus, Rita Mordio
Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3 - Mage class, Leon Magnus, Rita Mordio
In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes
Tales of Destiny: Director's Cut
Japanese Incantation: 覚悟はできたか？デモンズランス！
Romanization: Kakugo wa dekitaka? Demonzuransu!
Literal Translation: "Are you ready? Demon's Lance!"
Tales of Legendia
Localized Description: "High: Pierce the enemy with a spear of darkness. ATR.: Curse."
Tales of Vesperia
Localized Description: "Altered Arte: Unleash a lance of evil at full speed at the enemy."
Japanese Incantation: 黒曜の輝き、快速の槍となり、敵を討つ！デモンズランス！
Romanization: Kokuyou no kagayaki, kaisoku no yari to nari, teki wo utsu! Demonzuransu!
Localized Incantation: "O obsidian flash, be as a raging spear to run my enemies through... Demon's Lance!"
Shortened Casting Duration:
Japanese Incantation: 避けられないわよ！デモンズランス！
Romanization: Sakerarenaiwayo! Demonzuransu!
Localized Incantation: "You can't get away! Demon's Lance!"
Tales of Xillia
Japanese Incantation: ふん！ 天上天下唯我独尊！ デモンズランス！！
Romanization: Fun! Tenjoutenge yuigadokuson! Demonzuransu!!
Literal Translation: "Hmph! Throughout heaven and earth this is my glory! Demon's Lance!"