AD Skills

AD Skills appear in the game, Tales of the Abyss. They are skills that help you throughout the game, usually in battles. AD Skills are unlocked by increasing stats through Capacity Cores. All characters have the same AD skill requirements

[edit] AD Skill List

AD Skill Requirements Effect
Backstep
  • Level 2
Allows you to back step by guarding and tapping backward
Recover
  • Level 3
Recover from knockback by pressing Guard
Critical Guard
  • Level 4
Reduce damage by guarding and tapping forward
Free Run
  • Level 5
Run freely in battle by holding L2
Magic Guard
  • Level 7
Reduce magic damage by guarding and tapping down
Over Limit
  • Level 15
Go into Overlimit when the bar is full by pressing R2
Taunt
  • Level 22
Taunt with R2 which fills the OVL bar
Special
  • Level 30
When in Overlimit, perform an arcane/high fonic arte and hold X to use mystic arte
Combo Force
  • 30 P. ATK
Less damage reduction in your combo
Power Charge
  • 40 P. ATK
Increases P. ATK by holding L3 for a few seconds
Item Thrower
  • 40 P. ATK
Allows you to throw items at allies
Critical Up
  • 50 P. ATK
Increases chance of a critical hit
Heavy Hit
  • 60 P. ATK
Increased chance of stunning an enemy with physical attacks
Add Combo
  • 70 P. ATK
Increases basic combo by 1
Roll
  • 20 P. DEF
Reduces damage when hitting the ground from knockback
Guard Plus
  • 30 P. DEF
Reduces even more damage while guarding
Rear Guard 1
  • 40 P. DEF
Harder to break guard
Void Attack
  • 50 P. DEF
Occasionally doesn't stagger from physical damage
Endure
  • 70 P. Def
Decreases stagger time
Critical Magic
  • 20 F. ATK
Allows magic to critical
Lucky End
  • 30 F. ATK
Reduces fonic arte recovery time after casting a spell
Heavy Magic
  • 40 F. ATK
Increased chance of stunning an enemy using fonic artes
Lucky Magic
  • 50 F. ATK
Occasionally reduces TP use when casting fonic artes
Speed Cast
  • 60 F. ATK
Reduces casting time
Magic Charge
  • 70 F. ATK
Increases F. ATK by holding L3 for a few seconds
Void Magic
  • 20 F. DEF
Occasionally doesn't stagger from fonic damage
Resist
  • 30 F. DEF
Lowers chance of getting a status effect
Anti-Element
  • 40 F. DEF
Cuts elemental damage in half
Magic Guard Plus
  • 50 F. DEF
Reduces even more damage while using Magic Guard
Stat Boots
  • 60 F. DEF
Increased effects from buffs
Dash
  • 20 AGL
Increases running speed in battle
Run Away!
  • 30 AGL
Decreases escaping time
Comeback
  • 40 AGL
After being stunned, press Guard to decrease recovery time
Item Pro
  • 50 AGL
Decreases the delay after using an item
O.L. Boost
  • 60 AGL
Increased time in Overlimit
Landing
  • 70 AGL
Decreases recovery time after a jump
Quick Turn
  • 80 AGL
Allows you to quickly turn around in battle
Aerial Jump
  • 90 AGL
After landing, can jump again immediately
Life Up
  • 20 ENH
Occasionally increases max HP after battles
Spirit Healer
  • 30 ENH
Increases amount of TP gained after battle
Happiness
  • 40 ENH
Occasionally increases EXP gained
Life Healer
  • 50 ENH
Heals HP after battles
Mind Up
  • 60 ENH
Occasionally increases max TP after battle
HP Recovery
  • 70 ENH
Increases HP recovery after battles
TP Recovery
  • 80 ENH
Increases TP recovery after battles
EXP Plus
  • 90 ENH
Always increases EXP gained
Counter
  • 30 P. ATK
  • 30 P. DEF
After blocking an attack, allows you to attack immediately
Pow Hammer
  • 40 P. ATK
  • 40 P. DEF
Occasionally a Pow Hammer appears when hit
Rebound
  • 20 P ATK
  • 20 AGL
Can use basic attacks while recovering
Step Away
  • 20 P. ATK
  • 20 AGL
Invincible while backstepping
Item Rover
  • 20 P. ATK
  • 40 AGL
Increases stealing success rate
Jump Combo
  • 30 P. ATK
  • 30 AGL
Allows you to attack immediately after landing
Neutralizer
  • 30 P. ATK
  • 30 AGL
Occasionally nullifies fonic damage
C. Counter
  • 40 P. ATK
  • 40 AGL
Increases damage when countering
Super Chain
  • 60 P. ATK
  • 60 AGL
Allows you to link an arcane arte to a base arte
Ability Plus
  • 80 P. ATK
  • 80 AGL
Allows you to link two base artes
Add Combo 2
  • 120 P. ATK
  • 20 AGL
Increases basic combo by 1
Add Combo 3
  • 160 P. ATK
  • 40 AGL
Increases basic combo by 1
Add Combo 4
  • 200 P. ATK
  • 60 AGL
Increases basic combo by 1
E. Plus
  • 20 P. ATK
  • 20 F. ATK
Occasionally increases damage of elemental attacks
Magic End
  • 20 F. ATK
  • 30 AGL
No lag time after casting a spell
Lucky Soul
  • 20 P. DEF
  • 20 F. DEF
Occasionally recover TP when knocked down
Nullify
  • 30 P. DEF
  • 20 F. DEF
Occasionally nullifies damage
Condition Guard
  • 30 P. DEF
  • 30 F. DEF
Weaker status effects inflicted on the character
Reflect
  • 40 P. DEF
  • 40 F. DEF
Occasionally reflects damage onto attacking enemies while guarding
Status Guard
  • 40 P. DEF
  • 40 F. DEF
Occasionally stops status effects
Blood Spirit
  • 45 P. DEF
  • 45 F. DEF
Recover TP from combos received
Resurrect
  • 50 P. DEF
  • 50 F. DEF
Occasionally revives from KOs
Auto Aid
  • 60 P. DEF
  • 60 F. DEF
Occasionally casts First Aid when taking damage
Long Step
  • 20 P. DEF
  • 20 AGL
Increases backstep distance
Rear Guard 2
  • 60 P. DEF
  • 50 AGL
Decreases chance of being guard broken
Reducer
  • 30 F. ATK
  • 30 F. DEF
Reduces TP use of fonic artes used twice in a row
Skill Guard
  • 25 F. DEF
  • 25 AGL
Changes Magic Guard into Guardian
Dash Guard
  • 40 F. DEF
  • 40 AGL
Can't be staggered by fonic artes while running
Item Master
  • 30 AGL
  • 30 ENH
Increases item effect
Item Getter
  • 40 AGL
  • 40 ENH
Increases item drop rate
Back Action
  • 25 P. ATK
  • 25 P. DEF
  • 10 AGL
Removes lag after backstepping
C. Combo
  • 40 P. ATK
  • 40 P. DEF
  • 20 AGL
After countering, allows you to use an arte
Rhythm
  • 20 F. ATK
  • 20 F. DEF
  • 20 AGL
While casting a fonic arte, press X continuously to shorten casting time
Reprise
  • 20 F. ATK
  • 20 F. DEF
  • 40 AGL
Reduces casting time when casting the same spell
Spell Save
  • 30 P. DEF
  • 30 F. ATK
  • 30 F. DEF
If a spell is interrupted, decreases casting time of the same spell
Rebirth
  • 30 P. DEF
  • 30 F. DEF
  • 30 ENH
Slowly recover half the damage of the last hit received
Angel's Tear
  • 60 P. DEF
  • 60 F. DEF
  • 50 ENH
Revives once from KO
Flash
  • 30 P. ATK
  • 30 P. DEF
  • 30 F. DEF
Can't be staggered while performing a combo
Resilience
  • 60 P. DEF
  • 60 F. DEF
  • 40 AGL
Can't be staggered while casting a fonic arte
Glory
  • 60 P. DEF
  • 60 F. DEF
  • 50 AGL
  • 60 ENH
Cannot be staggered

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