Tales of Zestiria Sorey Character Combat Guide – Stats, Artes, Talents

By   /   Oct 23, 2015
Tales of Zestiria Sorey--

Sorey is a standard sword fighter in Tales of Zestiria with fast-paced Martial Artes, making him an excellent front-line character to press casters and deal some direct damage.

While Sorey is best when using his Martial arts and stat-boosting equipment for HP and SC recovery, his Hidden Artes are also extremely useful.

Tales of Zestiria Sorey Combat Tips

Sorey is immune to stagger when using his Hidden Artes, so while they can take longer to execute and leave him a bit vulnerable, they sallow for some excellent tanking and high-damage dealing, and can be great openers or finishing moves.

Despite being a primarily in-your-face, melee character, Sorey’s versatility comes from his different elemental Artes, which gives players enough choices to have an advantage in the battlefield by capitalizing on elemental weaknesses.

Base Stats

HP – 630
Attack – 55
Arte Attack – 30
Defense – 40
Arte Defense – 25
Focus – 50

Support Talents

Snack Preparation
Make snacks to recover HP.

Item Ordering
Select a Rank 3 or higher Shop and increase availability of specific item.

Treasure Detection
Detect nearby treasure chests and herbs.

Point of Interest Detection
Detect new monoliths and discovery points nearby.

Compatible Equipment

Weapons: Ritual Swords
Accessories: Earrings
Armor: Men’s Armor
Rings: All
Shoes: Men’s Shoes

Martial Artes

LS + B — Striking Fang –> Steel Render –> Trihawk –> Starfall

LS (Up, Down) + B — True Fang –> Tiger Blade –> Earth Dragon Fang –> Sword Rain

LS (Left) + B — True Fang –> Freezing Strike –>Wolfwind Fang –> Frigid Moon

LS (Right) + B — True Fang –> Sword Flare –>Phantasm Flash –>Searing Gale

Striking Fang
Overhead slash performed after a step forward.

Element – None
Additional Effects
– Stun (5%)
Max Hits
– 1
SC Cost
– 5

Earth Dragon Fang
A powerful combo of 5 hits that is unstoppable.

Element – Earth
Additional Effects
– Stun (5%)
Max Hits
– 5
SC Cost
– 12

True Fang
A swift, wind-based slash attack whose direction can be changed with the left stick.

Element – Wind
Additional Effects
– Stun (5%)
Max Hits
– 1
SC Cost
– 4

Wolfwind Fang
Powerful mana-infused slash that creates vacuum, then can send an enemy flying with a powerful kick.

Element – Wind
Additional Effects
– Focus Up (50%)
Max Hits
– 4
SC Cost
– 11

Steel Render
An armor-penetrating attack that deals high damage after a swift kick and slash.

Element – None
Additional Effects
– Stun (5%)
Max Hits
– 2
SC Cost
– 7

Phantasm Flash
A fast double-slash that is effective against undead.

Element – None
Additional Effects
– Absorb SC (15%)
Max Hits
– 2
SC Cost
– 13

Tiger Blade
A vertical slashing attack followed by a downward hit. Effective against Beatmen.

Element – None
Additional Effects
– Attach Up (50%)
Max Hits
– 2
SC Cost
– 10

Starfall
Powerful overhead slash that deals lots of damage. Effective against ghost enemies.

Element – None
Additional Effects
– Stun (5%)
Max Hits
– 1
SC Cost
– 10

Freezing Strike
An attack in which a kick is followed by a powerful slash

Element – Water
Additional Effects
– Arte Defense Up (50%)
Max Hits
– 2
SC Cost
– 8

Sword Rain
Powerful set of eight rapid jabs that are followed by an extremely swift thrust.

Element – Water
Additional Effects
– Stun (5%)
Max Hits
– 9
SC Cost
– 21

Sword Flare
Slash in a diagonal onto the ground, then release a fiery explosion.

Element – Fire
Additional Effects
– Arte Attack Up (50%)
Max Hits
– 3
SC Cost
– 11

Frigid Moon
Multi-elemental attack that captures enemies in ice, then shatters them with a powerful stroke.

Element – Earth, Water
Additional Effects
– Absorb HP (10%)
Max Hits
– 6
SC Cost
– 16

Trihawk
Slash three times in a triangle formation.

Element – None
Additional Effects
– Stun (5%)
Max Hits
– 3
SC Cost
– 11

Searing Gale
Powerful sweep attack that burns enemies, then follows up with a strong wind blast.

Element – Fire, Wind
Additional Effects
– Stun (5%)
Max Hits
– 8
SC Cost
– 26

Hidden Artes

Shatterfang
A hidden arte in which the wielder cleaves the ground, then follows with a spinning jump

Element – Earth
Additional Effects
– Defense Down (10%)
Max Hits
– 2
SC Cost
– 10

Rendering Gale
This arte uses a charged spinning slash to release a devastating lightning attack in an AoE.

Element – Water
Additional Effects
– Stun (5%)
Max Hits
– 2
SC Cost
– 14

Shadow Shock
Draw back, charge up, then unleash a flurry of swift slashes. Higher hidden arte for Shatterfang.

Element – None
Additional Effects
– Stun (5%)
Max Hits
– 5
SC Cost
– 17

Severing Wind
Two powerful slashes upwards that sweep up enemies, followed by a launch upwards with another rising slash. Higher hidden arte for Rending Gale.

Element – Wind
Additional Effects
– Focus Down (20%)
Max Hits
– 4
SC Cost
– 22

Cantering Flames
A powerful fire-based slash combo that covers a wide area. Higher hidden arte for Shadow Shock.

Element – Fire
Additional Effects
– Arte Attack Down (20%)
Max Hits
– 5
SC Cost
– 26

Runic Circle
Create a gravity well by laying left hand on a thrust blade. Affects downed enemies, and can be linked from Severing Wind in mid-air. Higher hidden arte for Severing Wind.

Element – Earth, Wind
Additional Effects – Stun (5%)
Max Hits
– 6
SC Cost
– 25

Sonic Thrust
A quick-activating charge with the left-hand.

Element – None
Additional Effects
– Attack Down (20%)
Max Hits
– 1
SC Cost
– 12

Heavenly Torrent
An upwards slash that deals water elemental damage

Element – Water
Additional Effects
– Arte Defense Down (20%)
Max Hits
– 2
SC Cost
– 11

Crimson Edge
A thrust attack that unleashes a heat wave, followed by a feiry charge. Higher hidden arte for Sonic Thrust.

Element – Fire, Wind
Additional Effects
– Stun (5%)
Max Hits
– 2
SC Cost
– 20

Lion’s Howl
Powerful blast after a charge-up. Higher hidden arte for Heavenly Torrent.

Element – Earth
Additional Effects
– Arte Defense (25%)
Max Hits
– 5
SC Cost
– 24

Raging Winds
A super-fast charge that is followed by a shockwave that scatters around the area. Higher hidden arte for Crimson Edge.

Element – Wind
Additional Effects
– Stun (5%)
Max Hits
– 3
SC Cost
– 28

Beast Thunder
Scatter lightning in front of caster, then blast the enemy away. Higher hidden arte for Lion’s Howl.

Element – Water, Wind
Additional Effects
– Arte Defense Down (25%)
Max Hits
– 5
SC Cost
– 37

Mystic Artes

Bolt Tempest
A powerful mystic arte that unleashes a rapid flurry of attacks.

Element – None
After Number of Combos: 3
Max Hits
– 8
BG –
3

Divine Wrath
A mystic arte that unleashes the wrath of the god of thunder.

Element – None
After Number of Combos: 4
Max Hits
– 13
BG –
5

Ultima Elementia
This is a combo mystic arte that is performed with Sorey or Rose with the battle action Friendly Link active.

Chain the first mystic arte into each seraph’s mystic arte in the following order: fire, earth, wind, and water. Then, tap circle/B at least 30 times during Mikleo’s mystic arte.

Element – None
Max Hits – 11
BG –
6

Recommended Tactics

Sorey is a fast, quick, and powerful close-ranged character who works best with equipment that utilize stun boosts and status effects.

He’s best used as an initiator, taking care of enemies right at the start of a battle or dealing enough damage quickly at the start to give yourself a significant advantage.

The combination of quick martial and hidden artes allows Sorey to quickly change enemies and inflict status effects or stuns. This can also allow players to use Sorey as a support-ish character through this strategy, by quickly switching enemies once you’ve dealt status ailments on one of them already.

Because Sorey operates at the front, it is recommended that a few slots of his are reserved for HP-recovery or damage negation skills, allowing him to play a powerful initiator/tanking role and freeing your casters from the responsibility of healing him after he dives into battle at the start.

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