Coil (ToL)

Coil as it appears in Tales of Legendia.

Coil (剛招来 Goushourai?, "Sturdy Invitation"[1]) is an instant self-supporting move in the Tales series.

Arte Description and History

This arte is usually attributed with the Fire element and works by raising the user's attack power for a short period of time. In many cases, the user is also surrounded by a burst of fire that damages any enemy who comes into contact with them. In Tales of Xillia and Tales of Xillia 2, Jude Mathis can use Coil as an altered arte if he has the "Second Artes" skill equipped and the player holds the "Artes" button while using Steel. Also, aside from raising the user's physical attack power, it also raises their defense.

In the several versions of Tales of Phantasia, including the original Super Famicom version, Cress Albane is known for performing a back-flip vertically into the air for the animation of this skill, though it is only in the Gameboy Advance version where he stays stationary and emits the iconic fire aura, albeit invisible.


Coil (TotA)

Coil as it appears in Tales of the Abyss.

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Fan-Translated Names

In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes

Tales of Phantasia (SFC)

Japanese Description: 気を集中させることによって一時的に攻撃力を上昇させる技
Romanized Description: Ki wo shuuchuu saseru koto ni yotte ichijiteki ni kougekiryoku wo joushou saseru waza
Translated Description (DeJap Translations): "Boost your speed and attack even more than Focus."[2]

Tales of Phantasia (PSX)

Translated Description (Absolute Zero): "Focus your mind to temporarily boost attack power."

Tales of Phantasia (GBA)

Japanese Description: 気を集中させることによって一時的に攻撃力を上昇させる
Romanized Description: Ki wo shuuchuu saseru koto ni yotte ichijiteki ni kougekiryoku wo joushou saseru
Localized Description: "Temporarily increase Attack by focusing the mind."[3]

Tales of Legendia

Localized Description: "Base: Temporarily raise ATK."[4]

Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology

Localized Description: "Base: Temporarily raise Attack."


  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 Legendia (PS2) Eres Guide by AncientNova GameFAQs (2006) Retrieved on 2008-03-07.

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