Razing Phoenix (鳳凰天翔駆 Houou Tenshouku?, "Phoenix/Fenghuang Heaven Soaring Drive") is an arte in the Tales series. Beginning as a mystic arte performed by Guy Cecil in Tales of the Abyss, it later became an arcane arte used by Ruca Milda in Tales of Innocence.
Arte Description and History
In its conception in Tales of the Abyss, Guy leaps into the air, wreathed in flame, carrying any nearby enemies with him. He then streaks toward the ground, again carrying them with him. A fonic glyph of flame appears underneath him, and he once again leaps into the air, this time surrounded by fiery energy in the shape of a phoenix, hitting the opponent repeatedly.
Ruca from Tales of Innocence also receives this attack as a powerful arcane arte, animated in much the same way as Guy's version, though simplified to enable its use during normal combos. When used in an aerial context, Ruca merely rises into the air while wrapped in flames shaped in the form of a phoenix.
Razing Phoenix appears at its designated mystic arte rank in each of Guy's appearances in later Escort Titles and likewise with Ruca in its arcane form. This leads to a unique situation in Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3, in which both characters have the same attack at differing levels of damage output due to their differing status in each character's movelist. The same also occurs with Shouha Rekkousen in the same game.
- Tales of the Abyss - Guy Cecil (Razing Phoenix)
- Tales of Innocence - Ruca Milda
- Tales of Innocence R - Ruca Milda
- Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 2 - Guy Cecil, Ruca Milda
- Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3 - Guy Cecil, Ruca Milda
- Tales of VS. - Ruca Milda
- Tales of the Heroes: Twin Brave - Guy Cecil
- Tales of the World: Reve Unitia - Ruca Milda, Guy Cecil
- Tales of the World: Tactics Union - Guy Cecil, Ruca Milda
- Tales of Link - Ruca (Razing Phoenix), Guy Cecil
In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes
Tales of the Abyss
Japanese Quote: 気高き紅蓮の炎よ！燃え尽くせ！鳳凰天翔駆！
Romanized Quote: Kidakaki guren no honoo yo! Moetsukuse! Houou Tenshouku!!
Localized Quote: "O noble conflagration, incinerate all! Razing Phoenix!"