Demonic Tiger Blade (TotA)

Demonic Tiger Blade as it appears in Tales of the Abyss.

Demonic Tiger Blade (魔神双破斬 Majin Souhazan?, "Demon God Pair Destruction Slash"[1]) is an arte in the Tales series that serves as a combination of the Demon Fang and Tiger Blade artes.

Arte Description and History

This arte is a combination of the two base artes, Demon Fang and Tiger Blade. Upon activation, the user releases a projectile along the ground and chains it to two vertical slashes moving upward and downward, essentially emulating the use of Demon Fang and Tiger Blade chained in this order. In all versions of Tales of Phantasia, this arte includes an additional set of vertical slashes, as if emulating a chain of Demon Fang and two Tiger Blade attacks used consecutively.

In Tales of Destiny, the "Shadow" enemy that takes the form of Stahn Aileron is able to use this arte as its arcane arte, marking the only difference in its moveset from the original character. Stahn would later gain this arte in the PlayStation 2 port of the game. In Tales of Symphonia, when this arte is used, despite Demon Fang inflicting only one hit of damage as a separate arte, the projectile does two hits of damage: one as it hits the target and another as it passes through the target.


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Fan-Translated Names

In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes

Tales of Phantasia (SFC)

Japanese Description: 魔神剣と虎牙破斬を組み合わせた奥義
Romanization: Majinken to Kogahazan wo kumi awaseta ougi
Translated Description (DeJap Translations): "Psion Bolt / Tiger Teeth"[2]

Tales of Phantasia (GBA)

Japanese Description: 魔神剣と虎牙破斬を組み合わせた奥義
Romanization: Majinken to Kogahazan wo kumi awaseta ougi
Localized Description: "A Secret Skill combining Demon Fang and Tiger Blade."[3]

Tales of Symphonia

Localized Description: "Lv. 3 Sp. Attack: combination of Demon Fang and Tiger Blade."[4]

Tales of the Abyss

Localized Description: "Arcane: a combination of Demon Fang & Tiger Blade."[5]

Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology

Localized Description: "Arcane: A combination of Demon Fang and Tiger Blade."


  1. Tales Series Translation FAQ by KusanagiLord02 GameFAQs (2006-11-05) Retrieved on 2008-07-24.
  2. Tales of Phantasia (SNES) FAQ/Walkthrough Part 2/2 by JPuga GameFAQs (2001-07-15) Retrieved on 2009-07-01.
  3. Tales of Phantasia (GBA) FAQ/Walkthrough by sonicfreak77 GameFAQs (2007) Retrieved on 2008-03-07.
  4. Tales of Phantasia (GC) Technique FAQ by DarthMarth GameFAQs (2005) Retrieved on 2008-03-07.
  5. Tales of the Abyss (PS2) FAQ/Walkthrough by Gray Fox GameFAQs (2007) Retrieved on 2009-06-20.