Arte Description and History
As an arte, Shield raises a single ally's physical defense temporarily, taking on the same role of Barrier used in other games as a defensive status boost. It has a party-wide version in Shelter and an opposite in Antishield. As a passive skill in Tales of Destiny: Director's Cut, it is available to Rutee Katrea through the Swordian Device for Atwight Eks, and its description states that it prevents critical damage from all enemy attacks. The actual effect increases max HP, which matches the "Stamina" skill, due to a possible glitch. It is also a passive skill in Tales of Graces and Tales of Zestiria with the aim of preventing stagger during casting.
- Tales of Destiny: Director's Cut - Passive Skill: Rutee Katrea and Atwight Eks
- Tales of Legendia - Will Raynard (Shield)
- Tales of Graces - Passive Skill: Pascal (Anchor)
- Tales of Zestiria - Skill (Sheeld)
In-Game Description and Battle Quotes
Tales of Legendia
Localized Description: "Support: Temporarily raise an ally's DEF."