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ToP iOS Sylph

Sylph as it appears in Tales of Phantasia (iOS).

Sylph (シルフ Shirufu?), along with Summon: Wind (降霊召符・風 Koureishoufu: Kaze?) and Sylph II (シルフⅡ Shirufu II?), are artes that summon the Spirit of Wind, Sylph.

Arte Description and History

Sylph (ToD PSX)

Sylph as it appears in Tales of Destiny (PSX).

As the arte summoning the Spirit of Wind, all of the artes are wind-related. Sylph first appears in Tales of Phantasia under the command of Claus F. Lester. When summoned, Sylphs create a tornado localized around one enemy. This tornado effect follows Sylph in its appearance in Tales of Eternia, where it will actually lift enemies into the air. As a consumable item in Tales of Destiny, Sylph uses cutting gales to slice the enemy instead.

Sylphystia in Tales of Destiny 2 combines the two effects, with Sylph attacking with cutting wind before summoning tornadoes which fling all the enemies into the air. Summon: Wind in Tales of Symphonia is somewhat different, where the three faeries who collectively make up Sylph do successive attacks. Sephie attacks first by swinging her sword upward to create a cyclone, followed by Yutis, who fires off some arrows, and finishing off with Fairess, who tackles her opponents with her shield. Sylph is also the name of a skill in Tales of Zestiria that enables a chance to reduce Wind-elemental damage.

Appearances

Fan-Translated Names

In-Game Descriptions and Battle Quotes

Tales of Phantasia (SFC)

Japanese Description: 召喚呪文の一つ。四大元素の一つ、風の精霊シルフを召喚する
Romanized Description: Shoukan jumon no hitotsu. Shidaigenso no hitotsu, kaze no seirei Sylph wo shoukan suru
Translated Description (DeJap Translations): "Summons the Spirit of Air. Sylphs are Wind Fairies."[1]

Tales of Destiny

Localized Description: "An ancient weapon that summons the wind spirit."[2]

Tales of Eternia

Localized Description: "Those engulfed in the whirlwind are dropped into an abyss of doom."[3]

Tales of the World: Narikiri Dungeon 2

Japanese Description: シルフを召喚する
Romanized Description: Sylph wo shoukan suru
Translated Description (Kajitani-Eizan): ?

Tales of the World: Narikiri Dungeon 3

Japanese Description: シルフを召喚する
Romanized Description: Sylph wo shoukan suru
Translated Description (Kajitani-Eizan): "Summon Sylph."

Tales of Phantasia (GBA)

Japanese Description: 風の精霊シルフを召喚する 四大元素の一つ
Romanized Description: Kaze no seirei Sylph wo shoukan suru. Shidaigenso no hitotsu
Localized Description: "Summons the Wind Spirit Sylph, one of the Four Elementals."[4]

Tales of Xillia

Localized Description: "Summon Sylph, the Great Spirit of Wind, to charge at foes from above, and then slice at them from an updraft of wind."

Tales of Symphonia

Japanese Quote: 三界を流浪する 天の使者よ 契約者の名において命ず 出でよ! シルフ!!
Romanized Quote: Sankai o rurou suru ten no shisha yo. Keiyakusha no na ni oite meizu! Ideyo, Sylph!!
Translated Quote: "Messenger of the sky that wanders the three Worlds, by right as the pact maker I command thee. Come forth, Sylph!!"
Localized Quote: "I call upon the heavenly messengers. I summon thee. Come, Sylph!!"[5]

References

Sylph Arte (ToX)

Sylph as it appears in Tales of Xillia.

  1. Tales of Phantasia (SNES) FAQ/Walkthrough Part 2/2 by JPuga GameFAQs (2001-07-15) Retrieved on 2009-07-01.
  2. Tales of Destiny (PS) FAQ/Walkthrough by CMoriarty / Psycho Penguin GameFAQs (2002) Retrieved on 2008-03-11.
  3. Tales of Destiny II (PS) Craymel Artes FAQ by Rena Chan GameFAQs (2003) Retrieved on 2008-03-11.
  4. Tales of Phantasia (GBA) FAQ/Walkthrough by sonicfreak77 GameFAQs (2007) Retrieved on 2008-03-07.
  5. ~Tales of Incantations~ by Judgey (Internet Archive Wayback Machine) Official Namco Tales Forums (2008) Retrieved on 2008-11-15.


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