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Holy Lance (ToS)

Holy Lance as it appears in Tales of Symphonia.

Holy Lance (ホーリーランス Hooriiransu?) is a powerful Light-elemental spell in the Tales series.

Arte Description and History

Holy Lance is a spell that causes many sharp spears of light to form in a circular pattern in the air while a magical glyph is formed around the enemy. The spears point down at an angle toward the target, rapidly striking the earth in sequence to pierce the enemy. This is followed by a small blast of light as the spears detonate.

The first appearance of this spell is in the original Tales of Destiny, where it is available exclusively to Swordian Clemente. All of the Swordian masters are capable of using the spell while Clemente is equipped. The PlayStation 2 remake of the game applies this spell exclusively to Philia Felice, who now has sole possession of Clemente. In this remake, the spell is revised to allow an initial spike of light to shoot from beneath the enemy, launching it into the air and keeping it trapped in place while it is assaulted by the other spears.

In Tales of Eternia, Holy Lance is available to either Keele Zeibel or Meredy, based on who has Rem in their Craymel Cage. The other character must have Maxwell in their Craymel Cage, and the two Craymels must be fringed together.

In Tales of Symphonia, Holy Lance is a move that can be learned by Raine Sage, providing Photon has been mastered and Raine is aligned with the "Strike" type of arte progression. Its "Technical" counterpart is Ray. In addition, Holy Lance also had a Dark-elemental equivalent named Bloody Lance, which is only usable by enemies. Holy Lance is also one possible key to unlocking Raine's mystic arte, Sacred Shine, in the PlayStation 2 port of the game. The spell did not return in Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World.

Tales of the Abyss features Holy Lance as a spell learned by Tear Grants. The spell provides a fully charged Light-elemental FOF Circle, which can be used to activate Fire- or Wind-based FOF Changes. In addition, Holy Lance can change into Cluster Raid when activated within a complete Earth- or Dark-elemental FOF Circle.

Holy Lance (ToV)

Holy Lance as it appears in Tales of Vesperia.

Holy Lance returns in Tales of Innocence. It is learned by Ange Serena after she has reached an appropriate level of mastery for Ray, building on her Light-elemental focus. It is also learned by Hermana Larmo without any requirements, continuing Hermana's ability to use high-level offensive magic of all elements.

Tales of Vesperia also features the spell, this time usable by Estelle. Holy Lance is the key to unlocking Estelle's altered arte Holy Rain, which is obtained by using Holy Lance with the "Deluge" skill equipped, until it is mastered. Holy Lance can also be used by Flynn Scifo, available only during his duel with Yuri Lowell as an enemy attack in the Xbox 360 version of the game. The PlayStation 3 port enables Holy Lance to be learned normally while Flynn is with the party.


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In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes

Tales of Destiny (PSX)

Localized Decription: "Pierces the enemy with countless lances made of light."

Tales of Destiny (PS2) + Director's Cut

Japanese Quote: 光よ!ホーリーランス!
Romanized Quote: Hikariyo! Hooriiransu!
Translated Quote: "Light! Holy Lance!"

Tales of Eternia

User: Meredy
Japanese Quote: 光よ邪悪を滅ぼす槍と化せ、ホーリーランス!
Romanized Quote: Hikari yo, jaaku o furobosu yari to kase! Hooriiransu!
Translated Quote: "Light, transform to spears that destroy the evil. Holy Lance!"
Localized Quote: "Light, run these evil souls through. Holy Lance!"

Tales of Symphonia

Localized Description: "Light (high): pierce a target with a holy lance."

User: Meredy
Japanese Quote: 光よ、邪悪を滅ぼす槍と化せ、ホーリーランス!
Romanized Quote: Hikari yo, jaaku o furobosu yari to kase! Hooriiransu!
Translated Quote: "By light, transform into spears to pierce evil! Holy Lance!"

Tales of the Abyss

Localized Description: "The targeted enemy is showered with sacred spears of light."

User: Tear Grants
Japanese Quote: 聖なる槍よ、敵を貫け、ホーリーランス!
Romanized Quote: Seinaru yari yo, teki o tsuranuke! Hooriiransu!
Translated Quote "Holy spear, pierce my enemy! Holy Lance!"
Localized Quote: "O divine spear, run my enemy through! Holy Lance!"

Users: Legretta, Van Grants
Japanese Quote: 目障りだ!ホーリーランス!
Romanized Quote: Mezawarida! Hooriiransu!
Translated Quote: "Obstruction! Holy Lance!"

Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology

Localized Description: "Magic: Run an enemy through with a divine spear."

Tales of Vesperia

Users: Estelle, Flynn Scifo
Japanese Quote: 聖なる槍よ、敵を貫け!ホーリーランス!
Romanized Quote: Seinaru yari yo, teki wo tsuranuke! Hooriiransu!
Translated Quote: "O divine spear, run my enemy through! Holy Lance!"

Tales of Graces

Localized Description: "An arte in which a foe pierced by a holy lance is repeatedly stabbed by 12 additional lances."

User: Richard
Japanese Quote: 聖なる槍よ、十二の証と共に貫け!ホーリーランス!
Romanized Quote: Seinaru yari yo, juuni no akashi to tomoni tsuranuke! Hooriiransu!
Translated Quote: "Holy spear, pierce jointly with the testimony of twelve! Holy Lance!"
Localized Quote: "O divine spear, run my enemy through! Holy Lance!"

User: Lambda
Japanese Quote: ぬうう!永久の闇に滅せよ!
Romanized Quote: Nu uu! Towa no yami ni messeyo!
Translated Quote: "Uhh no! Perish in the darkness for eternity!"

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