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Barbatos using The Earth Crusher.

Barbatos Goetia (バルバトス・ゲーティア Barubatosu Geetia) is one of the major antagonists in Tales of Destiny 2. Barbatos was resurrected by Elraine in her quest to rewrite history and was given the task to eliminate all the forces that threaten or oppose her, especially the four heroes from Tales of Destiny. With this objective in mind, Barbatos attacked the Dunamis Orphanage and killed Stan Aileron by taking hostage the young Kyle Dunamis.

In battle, Barbatos wields a massive, gruesome axe in conjunction with many spells. Barbatos' attacks focus on sheer destructive power to overpower his enemies, instead of speed or number of hits. All his attacks are dealt with above average damage, and some seem completely unbalanced.

Barbatos is recommended for intermediate and veteran players.

Character FactsEdit

  • Barbatos has 680 HP, one of the highest in the game.
  • When fighting against Kyle Dunamis, the two will talk while fighting.
    EarthCrusher

    A cantaloupe appears instead of a boulder during The Earth Crusher.

  • Barbatos has two victory poses.
  • Barbatos has a unique introductory and victory quote when fighting Stan Aileron.
  • When fighting Barbatos in Story Mode, if he has Low HP, he will use his CPU exclusive, one-hit-kill, unblockable attack, World Destroyer.
    • Other than Barbatos, the only character that has a CPU-exclusive instant kill attack is Anise Tatlin.
  • There is a bug when he uses Thousand Braver which allows Barbatos to deal roughly 500 damage in around 200 hits.
  • Barbatos' Taunt is the longest in ACS, and leaves him widely open.
  • If you perform any Grab attack on Kratos Aurion, his sprite will become Zelos Wilder's until the attack finishes.
  • Barbatos is one of the few ACS characters that can use counter attacks, the others being Sophie Lhant and Chloe Valens.
  • There is a one-in-fourty chance that the boulder picked up during The Earth Crusher will instead be a cantaloupe.

General Tips & UsageEdit

  • Barbatos has average jumping height, but below average movement speed and dash length. However he makes up for this with his above average HP, and damage output.
  • Barbatos is less likely to have his guard broken than most characters.
  • Barbatos receives 10% more damage from Fire Elemental attacks and 40% less damage from Earth Elemental Attacks. (Please refer to this page for more information on ACS Elements).
  • Barbatos can perform all the basic movements in ACS except for Double Jump and High Jump.
    • Barbatos' jump only reaches half of the screen's length.
    • Barbatos has terrible Forward Air Dash and Backward Dashes.
    • Barbatos' Forward Step and Backward Leap both have poor height but has good speed and an average range.
  • Barbatos has three melee ground attacks (A, B, and C), but no melee aerial attacks.
    • Barbatos' C melee attack knocks the enemy back and tosses them slightly in mid-air.
    • Barbatos melee ground attacks requires more timing to connect as compared to other ACS characters.
  • During Overlimit Lv1 status, Barbatos is given a Penetrate counter of 7 hits. This makes him more difficult to stagger until the penetrate counter is depleted to 0.
    • For each hit taken, the penetrate counter will be reduced by 1.
    • The penetrate counters will not disappear even if Barbatos' Overlimit status expires.
    • The penetrate counters will immediately be removed if you or the enemy use a mystic arte.
    • During Overlimit Lv2, the penetrate counter is set to 15 hits instead of 7.
    • The penetrate counters, if Overlimit is used while Barbatos still has existing penetrate counters, will not stack with each other. Instead, they will be reset back to 7 or 15 depending if Overlimit Lv1 or Lv2 is used.
  • His chain order consists of:
    • Melee > Base > Master > Arcane > Blast Caliber

ShortcutsEdit

Command Ground
F Overlimit Lv1
← F Sanrensatsu
→ F God Press
↑ F The Earth Crusher
↓ F Overlimit Lv2

Base ArtesEdit

  • Senshouha (Rending Thrust)
    ACS Barbatos Goetia Arte Exhibition (v.503:41

    ACS Barbatos Goetia Arte Exhibition (v.5.505b) COMPLETE

    Barbatos Goetia's Arte Exhibition by Kratos1991.

    • Barbatos thrusts his axe at the enemy and slashes him/her into the air.
    • One of Barbatos' better artes to use to chain to his grabbing artes.
    • TTS is Fast. TTL is Average.
  • Bakuenfu (Hell Axe)
    • Barbatos slams his axe, encased in flames, into the ground.
    • Can be used in the air.
      • If used in mid-air, Barbatos will be given enough time to connect this arte to his melee attacks or another arte with a Fast TTS.
      • If used in mid-air, connecting this arte to another Bakuenfu that's also used in mid-air repeatedly produces an infinite combo.
    • If used on the ground while an enemy is in mid-air, you can chain this arte back to Barbatos' melee attacks or another Base arte with a Fast TTS.
    • Deals Fire Elemental Damage.
    • TTS is Fast. TTL is Average and Long if used in mid-air or used on the ground while the enemy is in mid-air..
  • Moushuuken (Beast Blade)
    • Barbatos swings his axe upward, throwing both himself and the enemy into the air.
    • Can be used in the air.
    • Used to initiate aerial combos. Ideally chained to Evil Charge.
    • TTS is Fast. TTL is Short.
  • Otoko no Furiage (Ares Fist)
    • Barbatos swing his axe over his head, knocking the enemy into the air.
    • Costs TP.
    • Enemies hit by this arte while on the ground prevents them from air-teching.
      • In rare cases, enemies can still air-tech after this arte even if used while the enemy is on the ground. This usually happens if you use this arte while being to close to the enemy.
    • With proper timing, this attack can be chained to Barbatos' melee attacks or Base artes once more.
      • This is no longer possible if the combo counter exceeds 1 hit.
    • Not all artes can be chained to after this one.
    • TTS is Average. TTL is Long but becomes Average after the combo counter reaches more than 1 hit.

Master ArtesEdit

  • Enga Bakusaikou (Savage Flame)
    • Barbatos grabs his opponent, crushing him/her three times, followed by an explosion.
    • Unblockable.
    • Very hard to chain to another arte.
    • Deals Fire Elemental Damage.
    • TTS is Fast. TTL is Short.
  • Death Abyss
    • Barbatos grabs his opponent, surrounding him/her in darkness, and slams him/her against the ground.
    • Unblockable.
    • Can be extended to Trample by pressing C near the end of this arte.
    • TTS is Fast. TTL is Short.
  • Evil Charge
    • Barbatos rams his opponent with his shoulder, knocking him/her away.
    • Range is 40% of the screen's length.
    • Disables enemies if they are hit while on the ground.
    • Ideally chained to God Press.
    • Can be used in the air.
    • TTS is Fast. TTL is Short.
  • Poisonic Void
    • Barbatos surrounds himself in dark energy which damages the enemy.
    • Slow execution and long after use delays.
    • TTS is Slow. TTL is Short.

Arcane ArtesEdit

  • Sanrensatsu
    • Barbatos swings his axe downward, embued with dark energy, a glyph appears beneath the enemy, damaging them, followed by Barbatos grabbing him/her and slamming him/her against the ground.
    • Good for recovering Barbatos' TP.
    • Disables enemies.
    • Cannot be linked to any other arte/action.
    • TTS is Fast. TTL is Non-existent.
  • Sanrensatsu 2
    • Barbatos swings his axe overhead, knocking the enemy into the air. He, then, stomps on the ground, causing lightning to strike the enemy, followed by a powerful slash that knocks the enemy away.
    • Good power and knockback.
    • Has a high chance to cause Guard Break.
    • Disables enemies.
    • If the enemy is too near or over you when you make the first hit, the others 2 hits may miss.
    • Cannot be linked to any other arte/action.
    • Requires TP.
    • TTS is Fast. TTL is Non-existent.
  • Trample
    • Barbatos stomps three times, causing lightning to strike the enemy each time.
    • A good arte that can be chained to either a Blast Caliber or Overlimit.
    • Can be extended from Death Abyss by pressing C at the right time.
    • Two additional stomps can be added by pressing (or mashing) C with proper timing.
      • The additional stomps costs TP to execute.
    • TTS is Fast. TTL is Short.
  • The Earth Crusher (Earth Crusher)
    • Barbatos slams his axe into the ground, throwing the enemy and a boulder into the air. He, then, crushes the boulder in the air, hitting the enemy.
    • Good anit-air arte.
    • Knocks the enemy back and tosses them in mid-air.
    • There is a 1/40 chance that a cantalope will appear instead of a boulder. This has no effect whatsoever in battle.
    • Cannot be linked to any other arte/action.
    • Deals Earth Elemental Damage.
    • TTS is Average. TTL is Non-existent.
  • Crazed Blade
    • Barbatos slams his axe into the ground, throwing the enemy into the air, followed by a beam of energy fired from his axe.
    • If the initial attack misses or is blocked, Barbatos will be wide open.
    • Knocks the enemy back and tosses them in mid-air.
    • TTS is Average. TTL is Short.
  • Back Sniper
    • Barbatos teleports behind the enemy, grabs him/her and slams him/her against the ground, knocking him/her into the air.
    • Nice arte to use went you are corned.
    • This arte is unblockable.
    • Requires TP.
    • TTS is Fast. TTL is Short.
  • Bruuaaaaa!!
    • Barbatos charges the enemy, slashes him/her and jumps high into the air.
    • Range is 45% of the screen's length.
    • When aerial, this attack deals Fire Elemental Damage.
    • Can be used in the air but has a cooldown before it can be used in mid-air again.
    • Immediately disables enemies.
    • Requires TP.
    • TTS is Fast. TTL is Non-existent.
  • God Press
    • Barbatos grabs the enemy by the neck and charges toward the edge of the screen, slamming him/her into it.
    • Unblockable.
    • Can be used in the air.
    • TTS is Fast. TTL is Non-existent.
  • Satsu Majinken
    • Barbatos swings his axe, causing a series of shockwave to move toward the enemy.
    • The shockwave travels up to the other side of the battlefield.
    • Requires TP.
    • This arte is unblockable if used by the CPU only.
    • Has a long delay after use.
    • TTS is Slow. TTL is Non-existent.
  • Hell Heat
    • Barbatos jumps into the air and summons numberous spheres of dark energy that travel toward the enemy.
    • Requires TP.
    • Range is 200% of the screen's length.
    • Has a high chance to cause Guard Break.
    • There is a safe spot at about 120% of the screen's length from Barbatos.
      • If used during Overlimit, the safe spot disappears.
    • TTS is Slow. TTL is Short.
  • Ooeyama Shikkai Goroshi
    • Barbatos grabs the enemy and slams him/her into the ground three times.
    • Requires Barbatos to be in Overlimit and uses TP.
    • Unblockable.
    • TTS is Fast. TTL is Average.

SpellsEdit

  • Shadow Edge
    • Barbatos summons a spear of darkness to impale the enemy.
    • Deals Dark Elemental Damage.
    • Range is 80% of the screen's length.
    • Can be extended to Bloody Cross.
    • TTS is Slow. TTL is Non-existent.
  • Bloody Cross
    • Multiple spears of light converge upon the enemy, followed by an explosion of dark energy in the shape of a cross.
    • Deals Dark Elemental Damage.
    • Range is 100% of the screen's length.
    • To use, press "A" during Shadow Edge.
      • Shadow Edge does not need to hit the enemy for this arte to connect.
    • TTS is Fast. TTL is Non-existent.
  • Ceiling Fall
    • Barbatos causes three boulders to fall from the ceiling and onto the enemy.
    • Deals Earth Elemental Damage.
    • Has a high chance to cause Guard Break.
    • Range is 80% of the screen's length.
    • TTS is Slow. TTL is Non-existent.
  • Gran Vanish (Grand Cataclysm)
    • Barbatos causes the ground to rupture, causing rubble to pelt the enemy.
    • Deals Earth Elemental Damage.
    • Has a high chance to cause Guard Break.
    • Range is 20-60% of the screen's length.
    • TTS is Slow. TTL is Non-existent.
  • Burn Strike (Burning Strike)
    • Barbatos causes three meteors to fall on the enemy.
    • Deals Fire Elemental Damage.
    • Range is 10-90% of the screen's length.
    • The AI controlled Barbatos uses this spell whenever the player casts a spell.
      • If executed this way, Barbatos becomes invulnerable while spell casting.
    • TTS is Slow. TTL is Non-existent normally and Short if three hits connect and the enemy does not air-tech.
  • Evil Sphere
    • Barbatos surrounds the enemy in a sphere of dark enemy, bombarding him/her with dark energy from all sides.
    • Deals Dark Elemental Damage.
    • Requires TP.
    • Range is 100% of the screen's length.
    • Has a high chance to cause Guard Break.
    • Disables enemies.
    • TTS is Slow. TTL is Short.
  • Execution
    • Barbatos summons two glyphs (one above the enemy and the other below) and electricity flows from one to the other, followed by an explosion.
    • Deals Dark Elemental Damage.
    • Require Barbatos to be in Overlimit an TP.
    • Has a high chance to cause Guard Break.
    • Range is 100% of the screen's length.
    • TTS is Slow. TTL is Short.

Counter ArtesEdit

  • Poisonic Counter
    • Barbatos counter attacks by surrounding himself in dark energy.
    • Press E while blocking an attack.
    • Has a 50% chance to activate instead of Back Snipe Counter.
    • Costs TP.
    • TTS is Very Fast. TTL is Non-existent but Short if the enemy does not air-tech.
  • Back Snipe Counter
    • Barbatos teleports behind the enemy and swings his axe upward, knocking enemies in the air.
    • Press E while blocking an attack.
    • Has a 50% chance to activate instead of Poisonic Counter.
    • Immediately disables enemies and knocks them back.
    • Costs TP.
    • TTS is Very Fast. TTL is Non-existent.

Blast CalibersEdit

  • Genocide Braver
    • Barbatos unleashes a burst of explosive energy from his axe which travels across the screen.
    • This arte is stronger when used on an enemy that is not near a wall.
    • Using this arte after tossing an enemy in mid-air to inlficts Air-tech Disable.
    • Range is 100% of the screen's length.
    • When used by the AI, this arte becomes unblockable if Barbatos is below 30% health.
    • This arte can be chained to another Mystic Arte or Overlimit if used on an enemy that is either knocked down on the floor or is hit whilst in mid-air.
      • If chained to another Genocide Braver, you won't be able to chain it again for a third time or to any other action.
    • Requires TP.
    • Pressing ← immediately after entering the input for this command causes Barbatos to run backwards a distance before executing the arte.
    • Deals around 179 damage in around 6 hits.
    • TTS is Average. TTL is Non-existent normally and Very Short upon fulfilling certain conditions.
  • Item nazo Tsukatten ja nee! (No Items Ever!)
    • Barbatos grabs the enemy, slams them against the ground, followed by an upward swing, knocking them into the air, and a powerful uppercut.
    • Range is 60% of the screen's length.
    • This arte is unblockable if used by the AI.
    • The power of this arte greatly decreases as the combo counter increases.
    • Requires TP.
    • Deals 202 damage in 10 hits.
    • TTS is Very Fast. TTL is Non-existent.
  • Thousand Braver
    ACS - Barbatos Goetia Thousand Braver Bug00:16

    ACS - Barbatos Goetia Thousand Braver Bug

    Thousand Braver Bug.

    • Barbatos unleashes a swirling vortex of darkness from his axe.
    • Requires Barbatos to be in Overlimit and a lot of TP
    • Deals around 250 damage in around 20 hits.
    • The power of this arte greatly decreases as the combo counter increases.
    • There is a bug in which Barbatos' damage output can be greatly increased.
      • During the first section of the attack, if the enemy moves towards Barbatos, they can be hit up to 200 times (around 500 damage) during the second section of the attack.
    • TTS is Very Fast. TTL is Non-existent.
  • World Destroyer
    • After taunting the enemy, he slams his axe into the ground the destroying the enemy (and apparently the planet).
    • This attack can only be used by the AI Barbatos in Story Mode, and requires him to have Low HP (Less than 150 HP).
    • This attack deals 1020 damage in one hit (because no character has this HP, they are instantly killed.
    • This attack is unblockable and cannot be stopped.
    • TTS is Slow. TTL is Non-existent.

Advanced Tips & Combos Edit

Battle StrategyEdit

When attacking with Barbatos, its best to not combo the enemy too much since the power of most of his artes greatly decreases as the combo counter increases.

General Use Combos Edit

Short Range ComboEdit

  • Otoko no Furiage > Melee Attack X2 > Senshouha > Death Abyss [Note 1] > Trample [Note 2] > Genocide Braver
  • Quick Input Version:
  • ↓ ← D > A > A > ↓ A > ↓ → B > C > C > C > ↓ → ← D
  • Total Hits = 17. Damage is about 48% of Kakashi Scarecrow's HP (500).
    • Requirements & Notes:
    • TP and the enemy must not be near or against a wall.
    • Note 1: Press C just after Barbatos slams the enemy to the ground. Spam pressing C is also highly advised.
    • Note 2: Press C on the second and third stomp. Spam pressing C is also highly advised.
  • Barbatos' basic non-wall combo.
  • If the enemy is against a wall, replace Genocide Braver with Item nazo Tsukatten ja nee! for better damage.
  • Contributed by: Minarie 08:42, August 31, 2011 (UTC)

Highest Combos Edit

Highest Hits Combo (Infinite)Edit

  • ( Jump [Note 1 & 2] > Bakuenfu [Note 3 & 4] ) X N
  • Quick Input Version:
  • ( ↑ > ↓ → A ) X N
  • N represents a number ranging from one to infinite. How many times you will use this cycle is up to you.
  • Total Hits = Infinite. Damage depends since this is an infinite combo.
  • This combo has no requirements except for good command inputting skills
    Tales of ACS Barbatos Goetia Combo 400:28

    Tales of ACS Barbatos Goetia Combo 4.avi

    A demonstration of Barbatos' infinite combo courtesy of qoojuice562000.

    .
    • Notes:
      • Note 1: Jump while near an enemy, just enough for Bakuenfu to hit. It's best to just hold ↑ and release it when your about to press ↓ → A for Bakuenfu.
      • Note 2: At around 7 to 9 uses of the cycle, the enemy or Barbatos will be too far away for Bakuenfu to hit the enemy. This problem is solved by immediately tapping → before jumping. This is very difficult to execute and needs perfect timing.
      • Note 3: Use Bakuenfu while Barbatos is at the mid-height of his jump or as soon as possible. If you were holding ↑, you have to release it first before pressing ↓ → A.
      • Note 4: After using Bakuenfu, press and hold ↑ until you see Barbatos jump again. Rinse and repeat.
  • Barbatos' infinite combo. Not very practical to use all the way due to its difficulty not to mention that Barbatos' artes weakens as the combo counter increases.
  • The trick of this combo is that you have to release ↑ whenever you are about to use Bakuenfu and you have to hold ↑ again after using Bakuenfu but up until Barbatos jumps again only.
  • For practical application of this combo, it's best to use it repeatedly at around 5 to 6 times. After this, finish the combo with any other arte in Barbatos' disposal.
  • Discovered by: qoojuice562000 & Minarie 09:11, August 31, 2011 (UTC).

Highest Damage Combo Edit

  • Otoko no Furiage > Melee Attack X2 > Senshouha > Death Abyss [Note 1] > Trample [Note 2] > Overlimit Lv1 > Melee Attack X2 > Otoko no Furiage > Ooeyama Shikkai Goroshi > Genocide Braver X2 [Note 3]
  • Quick Input Version:
  • ↓ ← D > A > A > ↓ A > ↓ → B > C > C > C > F > A > A > ↓ ← D > ← ↓ → C > ↓ → ← D > ↓ → ← D
  • Total Hits = 27. Damage is 90% of Kakashi Scarecrow's HP (500).
    • Requirements:
      • Enemy must not be near or against a wall.
        Tales of ACS v500:31

        Tales of ACS v5.503 Barbatos Goetia Combo 27 Hits

        Barbatos' highest damage combo at 27 hits.

      • 85% TP.
      • Overlimit Gauge Lv1 or above.
    • Notes:
      • Note 1: Press C just after Barbatos slams the enemy to the ground. Spam pressing C is also higly advised.
      • Note 2: Press C on the second and third stomp. Spam pressing C is also highly advised.
      • Note 3: The timing may be difficult but it is possible to link these two Blast Caliber's together.
  • Barbatos' strongest combo not counting his infinite combo.
  • Contributed by: Minarie 08:42, August 31, 2011 (UTC)

Story ModeEdit

Barbatos has a total of 5 Story Modes, ranging from Easy to Unknown. Note that all modes including and preceding Hard feature opponents that come in "Rounds", meaning that the field, positions, and statistics (HP and otherwise) will reset once an opponent is defeated. Modes after Hard feature opponents that come one after another, meaning that the fields, positions, and statistics of your character will not reset once an opponent has been defeated. However, A portion of your HP is refunded whenever an opponent is defeated in Mania Mode.

Easy Edit

Nanaly Fletch
Guy Cecil
Presea Combatir
Shizel

Normal Edit

Lloyd Irving
Lyris Aileron
Zelos Wilder
Gelda Nebilim

Hard Edit

Asbel Lhant
Yuri Lowell
Lion Magnus
Stan Aileron and Lyris Aileron (Same time)

Mania Edit

Rid Hershel and Zelos Wilder (Same time)
Lyris Aileron (Upon defaet of Rid Hershel)
Lion Magnus (Upon defeat of Zelos Wilder)
Stan Aileron (Upon defeat of Lyris Aileron)

Unknown Edit

Nanaly Fletch
Mary Agent (Upon defeat of Nanaly Fletch)
Stahn Aileron, Lion Magnus and Lyris Aileron (All at once) (Upon defeat of Mary Agent)

Cut-InsEdit

In ACS, Barbatos has four cut-ins.

  1. Tales of Destiny 2 (PSP)
  2. Tales of Destiny (PS2)
  3. Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 2
  4. Tales of Vesperia
  5. Tales of VS.

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