Tales of Arise changes up the standard combat that’s come to be expected in the series. You’ll need to know how to use your Boost moves if you want to stand a chance against the enemies in this one. Here’s how to perform Boost Attacks and Boost Strikes in Tales of Arise.
How to Do Boost Attacks & Boost Strikes in Tales of Arise
Using Boost Attacks
Boost Attacks are solo special moves that teammates perform when you call them to help you out in combat. Boost Attacks also restore the Artes Gauge (AG), so they allow you to continue combos and chain more moves together than you normally would.
Fill the Boost Gauge (BG) by attacking enemies and landing counterattacks after last-second dodges or blocks.
A party member’s icon will glow and light up in the bottom-left corner of the screen when their BG is full, just like Rinwell’s in the image above.
When this happens, press the D-Pad direction that corresponds with the icon of the teammate you want to call on. When you do, they’ll perform their own unique Boost Attack.
Here’s what each Boost Attack does for each character:
|List of Boost Attacks|
|Character||Boost Attack Effect|
|Alphen||Knocks down any enemy that isn’t in Over Limit|
|Shionne||Downs flying enemies|
|Rinwell||Interrupts enemy arte casting and steals their arte|
|Law||Breaks through defenses of enemies with shields or tough exteriors|
|Kisara||Stops charging enemies and downs them|
|Dohalim||Immobilizes quick enemies that can dodge your attacks|
Using Boost Strikes
Boost Strikes in Tales of Arise are essentially tag-team combo attacks done with party members. They’re one-hit-kill attacks that present themselves when enemies have low HP or your combo count is high enough.
A blue diamond will begin to fill up on an enemy’s body as you attack them. When it’s full, a “Strike” prompt will appear. Press the D-Pad direction of the teammate you want to perform a Boost Strike with and they’ll finish the enemy off in a flashy cinematic.
The only time when Boost Strikes don’t kill a foe in one hit is against bosses. Bosses will get downed and take serious damage, but they won’t die from a Boost Strike until their health is brought down to zero.
That’s everything you need to know about how to perform Boost Strikes and Boost Attacks in Tales of Arise. Be sure to check out our guide wiki for more tips, tricks, and info on the game if you’re looking for more pointers.
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