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Shooting Stars (シューティングスター Shuutingusutaa?, "Shooting Star") is a powerful spell in the Tales series.

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 battlefield 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 their 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.

Shooting Star is one of Edna's mystic artes in Tales of Zestiria, in which she fires a barrage of Earth-elemental bullets from her umbrella, which she is riding. Next, she flies by her enemy, who is attacked by a circle of ice shards. In the air, atop her umbrella, Edna is surrounded by a brown emblem, and from tips of her left hand's fingers, she releases a black sphere with golden glow on her enemy, which explodes in a gold light with a purple aura when it makes contact with her opponent. As the arte finishes, Edna flies off her umbrella in the foreground.

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Fan-Translated Names

In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes

Tales of Legendia

User: Will Raynard
Japanese Quote: 神速を極めし、煌々たる流転者よ。天空より舞い降り、浄化の雨となれ!シューティングスター!
Romanized Quote: Shinsoku wo kimeshi, koukou taru rutenshayo. Tenkuu yori maiori, jouka no ame tonare! Shuutingusutaa!
Localized Quote: "O celestial voyagers faster and brighter than the gods, rain down and purify this wretched soul... Shooting Stars!"

User: Shirley Fennes
Japanese Quote: 漆黒の空に光挿す箒星よ、旅路の果てに、我の地を選べ!シューティングスター!
Romanized Quote: Shikkoku no sora ni hikari sasu houkiboshi, tabiji no hate ni, waga no chi wo erabe! Shuutingusutaa!
Localized Quote: "O comets whose brilliance lightens even the most darkest of skies, favor this ground for the fulfillment of thy eternal journey... Shooting Stars!"

Tales of Graces ƒ

User: Richard
Localized Description: "An arte that draws power from outside of Ephinea to pummels foes with a storm of shooting stars."

Japanese Quote: 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!
Romanized Quote: Hoshi wo koe, wagamichi wo habamu mono wo hikari ni tokase! Shuutingusutaa!
Translated Quote: "Beyond the stars, light dissolve anybody who stands in my way! Shooting Stars!"
Localized Quote: "The light of the heavens shall rain upon all who hinder me. Shooting Stars!"

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!"

Tales of Zestiria

Japanese Quote: 膝の上!さあ、行くわよ!とろとろしてると、怪我をするわよ!もう手遅れかしら?シューティングスター! 
Romanized Quote: Hiza no ue! Saa, ikuwayo! Torotoro shiteruto, kega wo suruwayo! Mou teokure kashira? Shuutingusutaa!
Translated Quote: "On your knees! Now, here I come! If you doze off, you'll get hurt! Or is it already too late? Shooting Stars!"
Localized Quote: "Now! Here goes! Keep standin' around... and you're dead! Too late for you... Shooting Stars!"


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