"Artes" is a catch-all term used to refer to the various attacks that characters throughout the Tales series are able to use. They can refer to both physical attacks as well as magical attacks. Artes usually consume something in order to be used. Usually it's TP or CC.
Artes are not always referred to as such in the context of some games. There are some games in the series that, while using the same concept, will refer to Artes as something else.
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