This article is about the recurring archery arte. For other artes that share the name, see Dragon Slayer.

Dragon Slayer (屠龍 / 屠竜 Toryuu?, "Slaying/Slaughter Dragon"[1]) is an arcane arte usually associated with Chester Burklight from Tales of Phantasia, but it is not present in his original appearance.

Arte Description and History

When the arte is used, the archer shoots several energy arrows at once, launched at different angles to create multiple beams of light that arc through the air, surrounding the enemy and piercing it through various angles without failure. In the Radiant Mythology series, the numbers of hits change depending on the size and weight of the enemy. In Chester's version, he fires a single arrow flying straight forward that also emits a wad of other projectiles alongside that converge on any nearby enemies, which often make up for the accuracy of the initial arrow.


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In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes

Tales of Phantasia (GBA)

Japanese Description: 闘気を込めた強力な一撃を放つ
Romanized Description: Youki wo kometa kyouryoku na ichigeki wo hanatsu
Localized Description: "Release a single powerful pulse of attack power."[2]

Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology

Localized Description: "Arcane: Simultaneously fire one arrow straight at the enemy with four other guided arrows."


  1. Tales Series Translation FAQ by KusanagiLord02 GameFAQs (2006-11-05) Retrieved on 2008-07-24.
  2. Tales of Phantasia (GBA) FAQ/Walkthrough by sonicfreak77 GameFAQs (2007) Retrieved on 2008-03-07.