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Falling Leaf (ToV)

Falling Leaf as it appears in Tales of Vesperia.

This article is about the unarmed Fighter arte previously localized as "Mirage". For the Swordsman arte presently localized as it, see Mirage.

Falling Leaf (飛葉翻歩 Hiyouhonpo?, "Flying Leaf Wave Step"[1]) is a martial arte commonly used by fighters in the Tales series.

Arte Description and History

When used, the user sneaks behind the enemy almost at once. It is possible to avoid attacks from the enemy with this arte, but it does not provide any damage. However, as it usually is a base arte, one can combine it together with master and arcane artes after using it.

In Tales of Eternia, Celsius tends to follow up her Mirage with a Chi, allowing her to float behind the party's defenses and strike their back. In the PlayStation 3 port of Tales of Vesperia, Repede can change this arte into the altered arte Hiyou Ryuusuijin, while the "Great Deluge" skill is equipped. In Tales of Xillia, this arte is one of the few used by the Golden Mage Knight - Scholar that he does not share with Jude Mathis.


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In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes

Tales of Eternia

Localized Description: "Evade enemy attack, like leaves drifting in the wind."[2]

Tales of Symphonia

Localized Description: "Lv. 1 Sp. Attack: sneak up on the enemy from behind."[3]

Tales of Vesperia

Localized Description: "Base: Get behind an enemy. This attack does not inflict damage on the enemy."[4]


  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.
  4. Tales of Vesperia (X360) FAQ/Walkthrough by drachemeister GameFAQs (2008) Retrieved on 2009-06-20.

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