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Beast (獅子戦吼 Shishisenkou, "Lion Battle Roar") is a classic technique in the Tales series. This is one of the most well-recognized melee artes in the series, appearing in most of the games in the series, as both a swordsman arte and as an unarmed fighter technique.

Arte Description and HistoryEdit

When this arte is activated, the user slams the target with extreme force, creating a blast of energy in the image of a lion's head, which forces all nearby enemies to be blasted away and knocked to the ground. This is an effective arte to clear mobs when surrounded by many enemies because of its power and force. It is usually one of the first artes that a character acquires that can cause enemies to be knocked down.

In Tales of Destiny, this is one of the artes that the dummied character Lilith Aileron can learn in the original version, if a glitch or cheating device is used to add her to the party. However, she loses this arte in the later versions.

In Tales of Eternia, this arte is used to activate the Divine Skill Maximum Burst, allowing it to be used as a combo finisher. It is one of the easiest Divine Skills to activate, requiring only for Chi to connect with the enemy, before extending it by pressing the "Attack" button at the correct moment.

Additionally, in Tales of the Abyss, the arte can be used within a complete Wind or Light FOF Circle to transform it into Thunder Beast.

In Tales of Symphonia, Presea Combatir has a significantly more powerful version of this arte than Lloyd Irving, now officially localized as Punishing Beast after the release of Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology. Although this arte was also localized as "Beast" until recently, both artes are considered to be completely different attacks, with different names in Japan.

Its name was re-localized as Lion's Howl in Tales of Zestiria for the sake of lip-sync with a climatic scene regarding its use in the final boss fight.


AppearancesEdit

Mothership Titles

  • Tales of Phantasia (SFC) - Cress Albane
  • Tales of Phantasia (PSX / iOS) + Full Voice Edition - Cress Albane (Beast)
  • Tales of Phantasia (GBA) + Mobile - Cress Albane (Beast)
  • Tales of Phantasia: Cross Edition - Cress Albane
  • Tales of Destiny (PSX) - Stahn Aileron, Mary Argent, Lilith Aileron (Force)
  • Tales of Destiny (PS2) + Director's Cut - Stahn Aileron, Mary Argent
  • Tales of Eternia - Farah Oersted, Celsius (Chi)
  • Tales of Symphonia - Lloyd Irving, Magnius, Celsius, Farah Oersted (Beast)
  • Tales of Legendia - Senel Coolidge (Beast)
  • Tales of the Abyss - Guy Cecil, Largo, Nebilim (Beast)
  • Tales of Innocence - Hermana Larmo
  • Tales of Innocence R - Hermana Larmo
  • Tales of Vesperia (X360) - Flynn Scifo (Beast)
  • Tales of Vesperia (PS3) - Flynn Scifo, Leblanc
  • Tales of Hearts - Kor Meteor
  • Tales of Hearts R - Kor Meteor (Beast)
  • Tales of Graces - Sophie (Beast)
  • Tales of Xillia - Jude Mathis, Gaius (Beast)
  • Tales of Xillia 2 - Jude Mathis, Gaius, Stahn Aileron (Beast)
  • Tales of Zestiria - Sorey, Sergei Stelka, Heldalf (Lion's Howl)

Escort Titles

  • Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon - Couleur, Shihandai costume, Champion costume, Kaminari Toushi costume, Shuudousou costume, Cress costume
  • Tales of Phantasia: Narikiri Dungeon X - Warrior costume, Kitty Warrior costume, Beast Warrior costume, Cress Albane
  • Tales of the World: Narikiri Dungeon 2 - all Fighter costumes, Stahn Aileron, Mary Argent, Celsius
  • Tales of the World: Narikiri Dungeon 3 - Fighter costume, Stahn Aileron, Mary Argent, Celsius
  • Tales of the Tempest - Caius Qualls
  • Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology - Warrior class, Fighter class, Stahn Aileron, Lloyd Irving, Senel Coolidge (Beast)
  • Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 2 - Warrior class, Monk class, Kanonno Earhart, Cress Albane, Stahn Aileron, Farah Oersted, Celsius, Lloyd Irving, Senel Coolidge, Guy Cecil, Caius Qualls
  • Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3 - Warrior class, Monk class, Kanonno Grassvalley, Kanonno Earhart, Pasca Kanonno, Cress Albane, Stahn Aileron, Farah Oersted, Celsius, Lloyd Irving, Guy Cecil, Caius Qualls, Flynn Scifo, Kor Meteor, Sophie
  • Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World - Lloyd Irving (Beast)
  • Tales of VS. - Cress Albane, Stahn Aileron, Farah Oersted, Lloyd Irving, Senel Coolidge, Caius Qualls, Kor Meteor
  • Tales of the Heroes: Twin Brave - Farah Oersted, Caius Qualls

Other

  • Tales of Wall Breaker - Stahn Aileron, Julio Sven

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