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Eagle Dive (鷹爪蹴撃 / 鷹爪襲撃 Yousoushuugeki?, "Hawk Claw Kick/Overlap Attack"[1]) is an unarmed aerial attack commonly used by martial artists throughout the Tales series.

Convict battle

Eagle Dive as it appears in Tales of Symphonia.

Arte Description and History

Two different but related versions of this arte exist, sharing mostly similar functions and Japanese names. The two versions differ with only the third kanji character: "kick" (?) is used mostly by characters that have a fighting style that matches the Monk abilities, and "overlap" (?) is used exclusively by Sophie in Tales of Graces and Anise Tatlin in Tales of the Abyss.

The arte enables the character to jump above the enemy before rapidly shooting into the ground with powerful force, usually with the knee or foot first. This creates a short-range shockwave in the air, while setting the character up to continue the combo with a ground-based arte. The initial jump can be canceled if the character is already in the air when he or she activates it, or if the character links to it from any anti-air attack.

Similar to the original Eagle Dive, the arte allows Anise to command Tokunaga to jump into the air before dropping down to create the same short-ranged shockwave. However, unlike the original arte, Anise's version cannot be used in the air, nor can she have its initial jump canceled. In Tales of the Abyss, the arte can be used within a complete Water or Dark FOF Circle to transform it into Frigid Raptor.

Appearances

Mothership Titles

Tales of Eternia - Farah Oersted (Eagle Dive)
Tales of Symphonia - Regal Bryant, Farah Oersted (Eagle Dive)
Tales of the Abyss - Anise Tatlin (Eagle Dive)
Tales of Graces - Sophie (Eagle Dive)

Escort Titles

Tales of the World: Narikiri Dungeon 3 - Regal Bryant
Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World - Regal Bryant (Eagle Dive)
Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 2 - Monk class, Farah Oersted, Anise Tatlin
Tales of VS. - Farah Oersted, Anise Tatlin

Fan-Translated Names

Tales of the World: Narikiri Dungeon 3 (Kajitani-Eizan): Eagle Dive

In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes

Tales of Eternia

Localized Description: "Rise far above and dive into the enemy with a destructive force."[2]

Tales of Symphonia

Localized Description: "Lv. 1 Sp. Attack: a rapid descent that is linkable to ground or anti-air attacks."[3]

References

  1. Tales Series Translation FAQ by KusanagiLord02 GameFAQs (2006-11-05) Retrieved on 2008-07-24.
  2. Tales of Destiny II (PS) FAQ/Walkthrough Part 1/2 by Psycho Penguin GameFAQs (2002) Retrieved on 2009-03-07.
  3. Tales of Symphonia (GC) Technique FAQ by DarthMarth GameFAQs (2005) Retrieved on 2009-03-07.


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