Victory Light Spear (閃空衝裂破 Senkuu Shoureppa, "Flash Sky Rush Fissure Destruction") and Soaring Light Spear (閃空翔裂破 Senkuu Shoureppa, "Flash Sky Soar Fissure Destruction") are upgraded versions of the Light Spear arte.
Arte Description and HistoryEdit
This arte is executed initially the same way as a typical Light Spear, in which the character spirals into the air surrounded by a trail of light, but instead finishing with a powerful horizontal slash while airborne, before falling back to the ground. This is a very powerful attack, but it is difficult to combo with since the final slash will miss the target if it is not launched into the air with the character during the initial spiral jump.
Although they share the same pronunciation, both variations of this attack are defined by different kanji characters that are used in their Japanese names, 閃空衝裂破 and 閃空翔裂破, in which the third character is either "rush" (衝 shou) and "soar" (翔 shou). Due to this difference in naming, characters with the "rush" version have the localized name of Victory Light Spear, while characters with "soar" are named Soaring Light Spear.
Both variations appeared within the same localized game once, in Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology, and their English names have followed the established differences. That said, Victory Light Spear was localized as Cyclone Drive in Tales of Xillia, despite the only difference to its previous appearances being that it is activated by Alvin charging from the original Light Spear, likewise renamed as Tornado Drive.
- Tales of Eternia - Reid Hershel (Double Spiral Attack)
- Tales of Symphonia - Kratos Aurion, Zelos Wilder, Abyssion (Victory Light Spear)
- Tales of the Abyss - Guy Cecil (Soaring Light Spear), Reid Hershel (Spiral Attack)
Tales of Innocence - Spada Belforma
- Tales of Innocence R - Spada Belforma
- Tales of Vesperia - Repede, Zagi (Victory Light Spear)
- Tales of Xillia - Alvin (Cyclone Drive)
- Tales of Xillia 2 - Alvin (Cyclone Drive)
- Tales of Eternia Online - Swordsman class
- Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology - Reid Hershel (Soaring Light Spear), Swordsman class (Victory Light Spear)
- Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 2 - Reid Hershel, Guy Cecil, Twinsword class, Magic Knight class, Zelos Wilder, Spada Belforma
- Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3 - Reid Hershel, Guy Cecil, Twinsword class, Magic Knight class, Zelos Wilder, Spada Belforma
- Tales of the Heroes: Twin Brave - Guy Cecil