Arte Description and History
This spell first appeared in Tales of Eternia, as the most powerful Elemental spell that can be obtained. When activated, all enemies on the entire battle field are hit by a barrage of energy arcs, lifting them into the air while dealing several rapid hits. This spell is especially powerful against a large group of enemies, and it can be used effectively to create long combo chains. However, due to its long casting time and relatively high TP cost, other spells might be more efficient in dealing damage to a single or small group of enemies. This spell can be accessed only if the Greater Craymels Maxwell and Sekundes are separated into different Craymel Cages, available only to the mage who has Maxwell in his or her possession.
Furthermore, a hidden effect is available in Tales of Eternia, which allows Arche Klein to be summoned to replace this spell's activation, if Maxwell is at MAX Vitality during battle. Once summoned, Arche can be controlled by the spellcaster for a short time, allowing her to move in any direction and use one of three elemental spells with specific button presses. Arche's abilities are a direct reference to the Groovy Arche minigame within Tales of Phantasia, later developed into a cellphone-based game that is part of the Tales of Mobile series of games.
Shooting Stars is changed to an Ice-elemental spell in Tales of Legendia, during which the enemy is barraged by stars of ice. This spell ranks among the strongest high-tier spells learned by characters in the game.
In the PlayStation 3 version of Tales of Graces, Shooting Stars is added to Richard's movelist as one of his unique spells. When activated, the entire battlefield changes to a view of outer space where shooting stars attack from far off in the distance, quickly streaking horizontally through the enemies. The stars push the targets toward Richard, who can prepare a counterattack as they come within range.
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In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes
Tales of Legendia
User: Will Raynard
Localized Incantation: "O celestial voyagers faster and brighter than the Gods, rain down and purify this wretched soul...Shooting Stars!"
User: Shirley Fennes
Localized Incantation: "O comets whose brilliance lightens even the most darkest of skies, favour this ground for the fulfillment of thy eternal journey...Shooting Stars!"
Tales of Graces
Localized Description: "An arte that draws power from outside of Ephinea to pummels foes with a storm of shooting stars."
Japanese Incantation: "星を超え、我が道を阻む者を光に熔かせ！シューティングスター！"
Romanization: Hoshi wo koe, wagamichi wo habamu mono wo hikari ni tokase! Shuutingusutaa!
Literal Translation: "Beyond the stars, light dissolve anybody who stands in my way! Shooting Stars!"
Localized Incantation: "The light of the heavens shall rain upon all who hinder me. Shooting Stars!"