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Swarm (ToE)

Swarm as it appears in Tales of Eternia.

This article is about the arte localized in many games as "Sword Rain". For the arte also once localized by this name, see Sword Rain: Alpha.

Sword Rain (散沙雨 Chirisazame?, "Scatter Sand Rain"[1]), alternatively known as Swarm and Staff Rain, is the base arte variant of the Sword Rain: Alpha arte.

Arte Description and History

Sword Rain is an excellent arte to form combos with, especially when linked in a combo with its stronger variants. When this arte is activated, the user stabs the target with many rapid thrusts. It is the downgraded form of Sword Rain: Alpha and was not conceived until Tales of Eternia, in which it is one of the first artes that can be obtained. Although the arte does not appear in most games with Sword Rain: Alpha, it has become a primary requirement for its more powerful form in the games in which it does appear.

Sword Rain is Adecor's burst arte in Tales of Vesperia, with its simplicity signifying the user's relative weakness. In Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, it is the first of two artes that Lloyd Irving contributes to a Unison Attack. In Tales of Xillia and Tales of Xillia 2, the arte's name was localized as "Staff Rain" due to Leia Rolando's use of a staff instead of a sword. Despite the fact that the Golden Mage Knight - Duelist in Tales of Xillia also uses a staff, his version was localized as the traditional "Sword Rain".

Appearances

Mothership Titles

Sword Rain (ToI)

Sword Rain as it appears in Tales of Innocence.

Escort Titles

Sword Rain (ToV)

Sword Rain as it appears in Tales of Vesperia.

Mobile Titles

Fan-Translated Names

In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes

Sword Rain (ToG)

Sword Rain as it appears in Tales of Graces ƒ.

Tales of Eternia

Localized Description: "The enemy is showered with multiple thrusts."[2]

Tales of Symphonia

Localized Description: "Lv. 1 Sp. Attack: attack the enemy with multiple thrusts."

Tales of Legendia

Localized Description: "Base: Attack the enemy with rapid thrusts."[3]

Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology

Localized Description: "Base: A rapid flurry of powerful thrusts."

Tales of Vesperia

User: Adecor
Localized Quote: "The arte of the knights!"

Tales of Xillia

Localized Description: "A martial arte that harries foes with countless rapid strikes."

Tales of Xillia 2

Localized Description: "A martial arte that harries foes with countless rapid strikes."

References

  1. Tales Series Translation FAQ by KusanagiLord02 GameFAQs (2006) Retrieved on 2008-03-05.
  2. Tales of Destiny II (PS) FAQ/Walkthrough Part 1/2 by Psycho Penguin GameFAQs (2002) Retrieved on 2008-03-08.
  3. Tales of Legendia (PS2) Eres Guide by AncientNova GameFAQs (2006) Retrieved on 2008-03-08.


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