Legend of Heroes: Trails In The Flash’s Characters Specialize In These Attacks

By Sato . May 24, 2013 . 1:30pm

We recently reported new battle system features of Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Flash that involves pairing up party members for tag attacks and support. Falcom reveals additional details for the tag attacks, along with character ratings for different attack types.


As previously mentioned, the cooperative attacks called “Link Attacks” will have three different categories. Burst, Rush and Pursuit. Here’s a closer look at how they work:


Pursuit is fairly basic, and allows the linked party member to follow up with an automatic attack.


Rush will have the two paired characters do a simultaneous cooperative attack.


Finally, the Burst option will allow you to use all the participating party members to simultaneously attack the monster with a wave of heavy attacks.


Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Flash features four different attack attributes. They are: Cut, Thrust, Shoot and Strike. Enemies will be weak to certain attack types. Hitting their weak spots will increase the chance of breaking their stance, and giving you a chance at a Link Attack opportunity.


  • Cut:  a relatively balanced attack. It is best used against soft enemies and plant types.
  • Thrust: penetrating attack that is good for hitting vital spots of bigger enemies. Best used against large enemies and fish type monsters.
  • Shoot: A great attacking method against speedy enemies. Most effective against flying monsters, insects and hard enemies.
  • Strike: used to crush or destroy enemies, also a great way to stun enemies. Effective against insects and large beasts.


The characters have a wide range of specialties in attack types. While some may excel at just a single attack attribute, others may be able to use all four, but with a lower rating. Here’s a look at our nine heroes and their attack attribute ratings.


Rean Schwarzer

Weapon: Sword

Attack Ratings— Cut: S / Thrust: NA / Shoot: NA / Strike : NA

Rean specializes specializes in Cut attacks, boasting the highest rating. Enemies weak against cutting attacks will be no match against him.


Alisa Reinford

Weapon: Bow

Attack Ratings— Cut: NA / Thrust: NA / Shoot: S / Strike : NA

Alisa is the best at shooting type attacks. She can take out any enemy weak against shots with little trouble.


Eliot Craig

Weapon: Staff

Attack Ratings— Cut: D / Thrust: D / Shoot: C / Strike : C

The mage, Eliot, has attributes for all attack types, but most of them are lower ranked with C and D ratings.


Laura S. Arseid

Weapon: Two-handed sword

Attack Ratings— Cut: A / Thrust: NA / Shoot: NA / Strike : A

Unlike Rean, Laura excels at Cut and also Strike attacks. She makes for an excellent attacker during Link Attacks.


Jusis Albarea

Weapon: Sword

Attack Ratings— Cut: A / Thrust: B / Shoot: NA / Strike : NA

Jusis has an orthodox fighting style, and uses his sword for powerful cuts and thrusts.


Machias Regnitz

Weapon: Shotgun

Attack Ratings— Cut: NA / Thrust: NA / Shoot: A / Strike : B

Machias is top class at shooting with the addition of strikes from the power of his shotgun.


Emma Millstein

Weapon: Staff

Attack Ratings— Cut: D / Thrust: C / Shoot: C / Strike : D

Similar to Eliot, Emma has attributes in all attack types but does not excel at any.


Fie Claussell

Weapon: Double Gun-sword

Attack Ratings— Cut: B / Thrust: B / Shoot: B / Strike : NA

Thanks to Fie’s use of the versatile Double Gun-sword, she has a B rating on Cut, Thrust and Shoot attacks.


Gaius Worzel

Weapon: Spear

Attack Ratings— Cut: NA / Thrust: S / Shoot: NA / Strike : NA

Gaius excels at Thrust attacks and will come handy for critical hits against large enemies.



The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Flash comes out in Japan on September 26 for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.

  • Looks really good and i hope this does well, it’s their first 3D game for the series

  • Alexisonfire

    My heart skips a beat whenever I see “Legend of Heroes: Trails in the…” in an article title, thinking it’s XSEED finally announced SC for NA.

    Quit doing this to me. I can’t take much more. ;_;

    • xAtKx

      You’re not alone on that…well one can dream

    • MoriyaMug

      I’d like to know who the hell thought it was a good idea to preemptively fan-translate all of the Japanese-only Kiseki games as “Trails in the ____.”


      • Kevadu

        Yeah, if it ever does get translated “Trails in the Flash” will almost certainly *not* be the title. Can’t we just leave it as Sen no Kiseki?

        • Keytotruth

          I’d say it would be “Trails of a Flash” or “Trails in a Flash” depending on the actual meaning of Sen no Kiseki.

          • MrTyrant

            What is the meaning of Sen no Kiseki?

          • Keytotruth

            What I meant with the meaning was that it could depend on context, but as the title suggests, it’s Trails in/of the Flash.

  • Guest

    “Aha! Is this our chance?”

  • $24431191

    I can’t wait to never play this game.

    • Mar Mar

      I want to forget about it till September but I can’t >< This is torturing!

  • IshimaruKaito

    i need this!

  • Edgar Roni Figaro

    S Rank in Thrust. Gaius sounds like quite the man!

    • Slayven19

      lol,well he looks like a ladies man.

  • DanteJones

    Dat Fie (or was it Phi?). <3

    • I see what you did there. Let’s keep it Fie anyway.

  • Slayven19

    This all sounds very good and its alot of info here :). Still It looks like were getting closer to seeing an actual battle video that’s longer than 7 seconds.

  • ChiffonCake

    Aaaaa I want this game (and the other Trails ones) so much… I keep hoping for a miracle from Xseed.

    I also have to say that those graphics and art are truly beautiful.

  • Suriel Cruz

    no videos?…

  • Prinny Dood

    I hope they announce this game for the us this e3

    • Slayven19

      We’ll be lucky if we see an localization by 2014.

      • TheSwordUser

        You mean 2024

  • epy

    When I see news about this game, I’m hesitant to click. We’re so behind on this series and the localization prospects are so low it’s not worth to get invested.

  • s07195

    Really like Fie’s character design~

  • TheExile285

    Why the hell do I keep reading this articles. I’m just torturing myself

  • Found a really nice wallpaper

  • Chiupon

    i love all of these characters omg.
    like i am completely satisfied with all of them

  • The-Beast

    Hopefully someone will bring this over !

    Also, it’s off-topic but how do I get BlazBlue CS Extend free on Ps Plus ? I just got a Vita today and joined the program, but I don’t see BB there, is it not available yet or it was already pulled out from the Instant game collection ?

  • Vayu Purana

    it might be localized,,,you never know, they did localize TITS



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