Mystic Artes in Tales of Arise are an important combat mechanic, and they allow you to do massive amounts of damage in a cool and flashy way. Plus, they have been a staple of the Tales games, and they always have a special requirement you have to meet in order to trigger them. So, the first step to figure out how to do Mystic Artes is finding out what that requirement is. On top of that, there’s also the matter of how to activate Mystic Artes. Well, we’ll be covering both points in this guide, so let’s jump right in.
How to Do Mystic Artes in Tales of Arise
To do and use Mystic Artes in Tales of Arise, the first step is to enter the Over Limit state. You do this by executing perfect evasions by pushing the left stick in a direction and hitting R2/RT. If you pull it of correctly, your character will glow white and everything will briefly go into slow-motion. Other than that, the Over Limit bar can fill up by sustaining enough damage during an encounter. Essentially, all you really need to do is play defensively for a little bit until the flaming blue bar appears above your health bar.
Once that happens, you’ve entered the Over Limit mode. To activate Mystic Artes, hold two Arte buttons at the same time (Square + X, Square + Triangle, X + Triangle) until the cutscene plays. Once it begins, you’re basically locked into the Mystic Arte you’ve chosen, aka you’ve unleashed an incredibly powerful and flashy attack that will do a ton of damage.
All that said, there’s one important thing to note when it comes to learning how to use Mystic Artes in Tales of Arise – triggering the super-attack completely drains your Over Limit gauge. However, while you’re in Over Limit mode, you can use regular Artes without expending AG. So, we recommend that you spam your normal Artes first, and activate a Mystic Arte just before the bar runs out. That way, you’ll get the most out of it.