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This page covers facts and in-depth game usage of the character, Dhaos. For a comprehensive reference list of in-game commands, see Command List: Dhaos.
Dhaos

Dhaos firing one of his many lasers: Super Dhaos Laser.

Dhaos (ダオス Daosu) is the main antagonist in Tales of Phantasia. He originally came from the planet of Derris-Kharlan and is one of the leaders of the country who sought to prevent a war in their planet. Due to an incident caused by his own people, his home world lost its mana producing tree which promted Dhaos' travel to the planet of Aselia to look for a new mana source. Giving in to the darkness of his own heart, he did all that is necessary in order for him to obtain a new mana source even as to slaughtering Cless Alvein's village and other innocent people who get in the way of his objective.

Dhaos is a very powerful spell caster and martial artist. He can use a few strike artes, cast high level spells, use energy beams/blasts and other powerful artes to obliterate his enemies in an instant. His stats are considered above average with not being able to jump as his only weakness.

Dhaos is not very difficult to use and is recommended for beginners and veteran players.

Character FactsEdit

  • Dhaos VP

    Dhaos' victory pose.

    Dhaos has 670 HP.
  • Dhaos is the main 'villain' of Tales of Phantasia. He is thought of as such by Cless Alvein and his friends because he killed innocent people. However, his true motives are only revealed at the end of the game.
  • Dhaos has only one victory pose.
  • Dhaos is surrounded by two glowing orbs during battle.
  • When faced against Eugene Gallardo, he will be surprised when Eugene starts chanting the spell Indignation at the beginning of the battle.
  • Dhaos's voice actor for ACS is his orignal voice from Tales of Phantasia, Super Famicom and PlayStation version. His VA, Kaneto Shiozawa already passed away May 10, 2000. His other voice actor for Tales of Vesperia is Toshiyuki Morikawa.

General Tips & UsageEdit

  • Dhaos has high movement, HP and damage output stats but has zero jump height (cannot jump) and dash length (cannot air dash).
  • Dhaos has average to above average defense against Guard Break.
  • Dhaos has no elemental strengths and weaknesses. (Please refer to this page for more information on ACS Elements).
  • Dhaos cannot perform most of the basic movements in ACS.
    • Dhaos cannot perform any kind of jump, air dashes, Forward Step, backstep and Backward Leap. But he can still perform an air-tech if he is tossed in mid-air.
    • Instead of a backstep, Dhaos can run backwards when ←← is pressed.
    • When walking or running, Dhaos can phase through enemies.
  • Dhaos has three melee ground attacks (A, B and C). He does not have an aerial melee attack.
    • His C attack cannot be comboed since it immediately knocks the enemy back and disables them.
  • Overlimit makes Dhaos harder to stagger (Unmarked Penetrate status) for until Overlimit status expires.
  • His chain order consists of:
    • Melee > Set A > Set B > Set C > Mystic
    • Although Dhaos has a chain order, some of his artes when chained will not form part of the combo count due to different factors such as TTS and TTL.
    • Some artes that are part of his chain order cannot be connected to the next step in the chain (e.g. Tride).

Artes Set TableEdit

Artes excluded in this table cannot be used in Dhaos' chain order.

Set A Set B Set C
Twin Assault
Rising Assault
Tride

Tetra Assault
Blaster

Tetra Spell


Dhaos Fang
Dhaos Collider
Dhaos Laser
Circular
Para Triangle
Ray
Last Ray
Explode
Tractor Beam
Rock Mountain

Meteor Swarm

ShortcutsEdit

Command Ground
F Overlimit Lv1
← F Tetra Assault
→ F Twin Assault
↑ F Tride
↓ F Overlimit Lv2

Base ArtesEdit

  • Twin Assault
    • Dhaos does two successive punches.
      ACS Dhaos Arte Exhibition (v.502:12

      ACS Dhaos Arte Exhibition (v.5.505b) COMPLETE

      Dhaos' Arte Exhibition by Kratos1991.

    • Quick and easy to use. Can be comboed to other artes with no problems.
    • Grants a split second of invulnerability after completion if the arte is blocked.
    • TTS is Fast, TTL is Average.
  • Rising Assault
    • Dhaos attacks by doing an uppercut while he jumps into the air and then crashes down on his opponent with a kick.
    • The last hit disables enemies.
    • Recommended artes to chain are either Dhaos Collider or Last Ray.
    • TTS is Fast, TTL is Very Short.

Arcane ArtesEdit

  • Tetra Assault
    • A four-hit combination attack which is easy to use in a combo.
    • Dhaos' standard move. Pushes enemies back.
    • It's possible to combo this to Dhaos Collider but the timing is very difficult. Press the command just as the lask kick from Tetra Assault hits the enemy.
    • TTS is Fast. TTL is Very Short.
  • Dhaos Fang
    • A grab attack with a short rush.
    • It's difficult to combo with, just like Rising Assault.
    • Can be comboed easily from Rising Assault.
    • If used by the AI, this arte is unblockable.
    • If not chained to a Mystic Arte, it leaves Dhaos vulnerable for half a second.
    • TTS is Fast. TTL is Average.
  • Blaster
    • An uppercut followed by a pillar of green light that will erupt on the ground.
    • Very close range, so it's difficult to use when you're not in a combo.
    • Despite being part of Set B artes, it can only be chained to a Mystic Arte.
    • TTS is Fast. TTL is Average but only artes under Mystic can be chained.
  • Dhaos Collider (Dhaos Blast)
    • Dhaos slams his palm into the ground to create a force field around him.
    • Another of Dhaos' signature attacks.
    • It's a relatively good end move for a combo. Has the same difficulty with combo's after it as Dhaos Fang and Rising Assault.
    • The timing to connect this to Mystic Artes is when the enemy is about to air-tech.
    • TTS is Very Fast. TTL is Short.
  • Dhaos Laser
    • Dhaos charges up a powerful energy beam and shoots it.
    • Dhaos' signature attack. Has a really long range far exceeding the screen's length.
    • During Overlimit Lv1, the time necessary to charge Dhaos Laser is shorter.
    • During Overlimit Lv2, Dhaos Laser requires no charge time to use.
    • It's not advisable to use this one as a combo move, except when in Overlimit.
    • Despite being part of Set C artes, it cannot be chained to Mystic Artes.
    • If the AI uses this arte, it will always have no charge time.
    • TTS is Slow but Average during Overlimit Lv2. TTL is Non-existent.

SpellsEdit

  • Tetra Spell
    • Dhaos launches three fireballs and if they hit, he continues with three Ice Needles, a Lightning spell, and Glaive.
    • One of Dhaos' signature moves. Not very effective in a combo due to its compatibility with the others.
    • Despite being part of Set B artes, it can only be chained to a Mystic Arte.
    • This arte is multi-elemental. Fire, Water, Wind and Earth respectively.
    • TTS is Slow. TTL is Average but only artes under Mystic can be chained.
  • Tride
    • Dhaos uppercuts and shoots one triangle under an angle and lobs another to somewhat before him.
    • During Overlimit, he shoots two more under different angles and lobs one further in front of him.
    • Disables enemies upon hit.
    • Despite being part of Set A artes, it can only be chained to a Mystic Arte if it does not hit the enemy.
    • TTS is Fast. TTL is Non-existent.
  • Circular
    • Dhaos launches several small balls of light that all follow a different and nearly circular path.
    • At mid-range from Dhaos, there is a certain spot in which an enemy can stand and not get hit by this arte.
    • TTS is Fast. TTL is dependent from the number of hits taken by the enemy and when they were hit. It ranges from Non-existent to Very Short.
  • Hidden
    • Dhaos becomes completely invulnerable for a short amount of time.
    • Invulnerability time is about three to four seconds.
    • Enemies can pass through Dhaos during this arte.
    • TTS is Fast.
  • Para Triangle
    • Dhaos launches a triangle to the top of the screen, where it will send three others in straight paths to the ground.
    • Only two hits will connect at most.
    • Inflicts Confirmed status effect upon hit.
    • You can connect some artes after this, just make sure they can hit the enemy when they're down like Last Ray or Explode.
    • Can stagger enemies with penetrate status.
    • Costs TP.
    • TTS is Slow. TTL is Long.
  • Ray
    • Dhaos calls rays of light to strike the earth.
    • It is more effective if the opponent is not close to you or is in mid-air.
    • Requires casting time.
    • Requires no casting time during Overlimit Lv2.
    • Light Elemental.
    • TTS is Slow and Average during Overlimit Lv2. TTL is dependent from the number of hits taken by the enemy and when they were hit. It ranges from Non-existent to Short.
  • Last Ray
    • Dhaos calls rays of darkness to strike around him. It's a quite effective way to end a combo.
    • Can pick up enemies on the ground.
    • Decreases an enemy's TP regardless if whether this arte hits them or not.
    • Costs TP.
    • Dark Elemental.
    • TTS is Fast. TTL is Short.
  • Explode
    • Dhaos sends a small ball to the earth, where it will explode to hit a fairly large area.
    • Unblockable if the enemy is hit whilst in mid-air.
    • Requires casting time.
    • Requires no casting time during Overlimit Lv2.
    • Fire Elemental.
    • TTS is Slow and Average during Overlimit Lv2. TTL is Short.
  • Tractor Beam
    • Dhaos reverses gravity in an area in around the enemy.
    • Unblockable, but can be evaded by jumping and staying afloat for a shot time.
    • Requires casting time.
    • Requires lesser casting time during Overlimit Lv2.
    • Cannot be chained to any other arte.
    • Costs TP.
    • TTS is Fast. TTL is Non-existent.
  • Rock Mountain (Rock Pillar)
    • Dhaos calls several large boulders to smash the enemy.
    • Unblockable.
    • Can only be used during Overlimit.
    • Cannot be chained to any other arte.
    • Costs TP.
    • Earth Elemental.
    • TTS is Slow. TTL is Non-existent.
  • Meteor Swarm (Meteor Storm)
    • Dhaos sends meteors to blast the screen in front of him.
    • It's difficult to get a lot of hits, but can easily be used to surprise your opponent.
    • Using this arte while Dhaos is cornered against a wall would produce a Meteor Swarm with lesser meteors than normal.
    • Can only be used during Overlimit.
    • TTS is Slow. TTL is Average.

Mystic ArtesEdit

  • Million Assault
    • A combination of Tetra Assault, Dhaos Collider, and three Dhaos Lasers.
    • It's the easiest Mystic Arte, but quite useful for it covers a lot of ground.
    • Can be connected after Big Bang.
    • TTS is Very Fast. TTL is Non-existent.
  • Chaos
    • Dhaos rises into the air a distance and then unleashes all hell upon anything that's roughly underneath him.
    • Difficult to get a lot of hits with, but forces your opponent to move away from you.
    • This arte is unblockable.
    • Using this arte before the enemy can air-tech can inflict them with Air-tech Disable.
    • TTS is Slow. TTL is Non-existent.
  • Giga Dhaos Laser
    • Basically a powered up version of Dhaos Laser.
    • Dhaos is invulnerable during startup.
    • This is a great finisher after a combo as it will hit the opponent even if he/she is lying on the ground.
    • This inflicts Air-tech Disable if used while the enemy is staggering in mid-air.
    • TTS is Slow. TTL is Non-existent.
  • Big Bang
    • Dhaos first gathers a lot of energy and then lets everything go with a single bang.
    • Upon activation it tries to hit the opponent; if successful, the opponent can't move (Grabbed status effect) until Big Bang's completion.
    • If blocked, Dhaos will simply be invulnerable and still hit the enemy.
    • The two-hit blast from this attack cannot be blocked.
    • The amount of TP consumed is low enough to use this attack again right after completion.
    • The damage of this arte decreases as the combo count increases.
    • Can be chained to most of Dhaos' Mystic Artes or Overlimit.
    • Can only be used when in low HP or during Overlimit.
      • Big Bang cannot be used in a combo if low HP is the criteria met to use this arte.
    • TTS is Very Fast. TTL is Very Short.
  • Super Dhaos Laser
    • Dhaos' Mystic Arte from Tales of Vesperia. Dhaos creates a glyph with four colored circles on it behind him. From these circles same colored bolts will be fired towards the opponent. After a short while, Dhaos will replace them with four colored beams.
    • Can only be used in Overlimit or with low HP.
    • You can continue the combo after this arte but you have to use an arte that can hit an enemy whilst they are downed (Confirmed) on the floor. (e.g. Last Ray).
    • The damage of this arte decreases as the combo count increases.
    • TTS is Average. TTL is Long.

Advanced Tips & Combos Edit

Battle Strategy Edit

General Use Combos Edit

Dhaos ComboEdit

  • Melee Attack A X2 > Twin Assault > Tetra Assault > Dhaos Collider [Note 1] > Giga Dhaos Laser
  • Quick Input Version:
    • A > A > ↓ → A > ↓ → B > ↓ ↓ C > ↓ ← → E
    • Total Hits = 26. Damage is 45% of Kakashi Scarecrow's HP (500).
    • Requires 50% TP.
    • Note 1: The timing to connect Dhaos Collider is very difficult but possible. Press the command just as the 3rd attack hits and before the 4th hit lands.
  • Dhaos' bread and butter combo. You can remove Dhaos Collider if your not used to the timing yet.
  • Contributed by: Minarie 09:40, August 23, 2011 (UTC)

Giga Dhaos ComboEdit

  • Melee Attack A X2 > Twin Assault > Tetra Assault > Dhaos Collider [Note 1] > Overlimit Lv1 > Melee Attack A X2 > Twin Assault > Tetra Assault > Dhaos Collider [Note 1] > Giga Dhaos Laser
  • Quick Input Version:
    • A > A > ↓ → A > ↓ → B > ↓ ↓ C > F > A > A > ↓ → A > ↓ → B > ↓ ↓ C > ↓ ← → E
    • Total Hits = 36. Damage is 65% of Kakashi Scarecrow's HP (500).
    • Requires 50% TP, Overlimit Bar Lv1 and the enemy must be against a wall.
    • Note 1: The timing to connect Dhaos Collider is very difficult but possible. Press the command just as the 3rd attack hits and before the 4th hit lands.
  • Extended version of Dhaos Combo. You can remove Dhaos Collider if your not used to the timing yet.
  • Contributed by: Minarie 09:40, August 23, 2011 (UTC)

Super Meteor Dhaos ComboEdit

  • Overlimit Lv2 > Meteor Swarm > Super Dhaos Laser
  • Quick Input Version:
    • ↓ F > → ← → C > ↓ ← ↓ → E
    • Total Hits = 46. Damage is 55% of Kakashi Scarecrow's HP (500).
    • Requires 80% TP and Overlimit Bar Lv1.
  • Long Range Combo. Has good power.
  • Contributed by: DBinitiate

Highest Combos Edit

Highest Hit ComboEdit

  • Melee Attack A X2 > Rising Assault > Last Ray > Overlimit Lv1 > Melee Attack A X2 > Twin Assault > Tetra Assault > Dhaos Collider [Note 1] > Super Dhaos Laser > Move Towards Enemy > Last Ray [Note 2]
  • Quick Input Version:
  • A > A > ↓ A > ↓ ↓ D > F > A > A > ↓ → A > ↓ → B > ↓ ↓ C > ↓ ← ↓ → E > → > ↓ ↓ D
  • Total Hits = 73. Damage is about 70% of Kakashi Scarecrow's HP (500).
    • Requirements:
      • Full TP.
      • Enemy is against a wall.
      • Overlimit Gauge at Lv1 or above.
    • Notes:
      • Note 1: The timing to connect Dhaos Collider is very difficult but possible. Press the command just as the 3rd attack hits and before the 4th hit lands.
      • Note 2: Super Dhaos Laser will inflict the Confirmed status effect. Move towards the enemy and use Last Ray.
  • Dhaos' highest hit combo. Not very practical in battle as the highest damage combo is better.
  • Contributed by: Minarie 00:54, August 24, 2011 (UTC)

Highest Damage ComboEdit

  • Para Triangle X6 [Note 1] > Twin Assault > Tetra Assault > Dhaos Collider [Note 2] > Overlimit Lv1 > Melee Attack A X2 > Twin Assault > Tetra Assault > Dhaos Collider [Note 2] > Big Bang [Note 3] > Big Bang [Note 4] > Overlimit Lv1 > Melee Attack A X2 > Twin Assault > Tetra Assault > Dhaos Collider [Note 2]
  • Quick Input Version:
  • ↓ → D X6 > ↓ → A > ↓ → B > ↓ ↓ C > F > A > A > ↓ → A > ↓ → B > ↓ ↓ C > ← ↓ → E > ← ↓ → E > F > A > A > ↓ → A > ↓ → B > ↓ ↓ C
  • Total Hits = 44. Damage instantly kills Kakashi Scarecrow's (HP 500).
    • Requirements:
      • Full TP.
        Tales of ACS Dhaos Combo 300:43

        Tales of ACS Dhaos Combo 3.avi

        Dhaos' instant kill combo at 44 hits.

      • Enemy is against a wall.
      • Overlimit Gauge at Lv2.
    • Notes:
      • Note 1: Make sure to position Dhaos correctly that 2 hits of Para Triangle will connect.
      • Note 2: The timing to connect Dhaos Collider is very difficult but possible. Press the command just as the 3rd attack hits and before the 4th hit lands.
      • Note 3: Use Big Bang just about the time before the enemy can air-tech.
      • Note 4: Use Big Bang again just as the screen turns black after the first one. You can also time it using the sound left by the 1st Big Bang. Press the command just as the exlposion sound is about to dissappear.
  • Dhaos' strongest combo. Has high requirements.
  • Based from qoojuice562000's combo. Combo created by kakashi.

Story ModeEdit

Dhaos 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.

EasyEdit

Stan Aileron
Nanaly Fletch
Zelos Wilder
Hugo Gilchrist

NormalEdit

Collet Brunel
Asbel Lhant
Mary Agent
Synch (2 rounds)

HardEdit

Lyris Aileron
Lloyd Irving
Suzu Fujibayashi
Suzu Fujibayashi & Klarth F. Lester

ManiaEdit

Luke fone Fabre & Guy Cecil
Klarth F. Lester & Suzu Fujibayashi & Kratos Aurion (Upon defeat of Luke fone Fabre)

UnknownEdit

Rid Hershel
Shing Meteoryte (Upon defeat of Rid Hershel)
Stan Aileron (Upon defeat of Shing Meteoryte)
Lloyd Irving (Upon defeat of Stan Aileron)
Luke fone Fabre (Upon defeat of Lloyd Irving)
Asbel Lhant (Upon defeat of Luke fone Fabre)
Yuri Lowell (Upon defeat of Asbel Lhant)

Cut-InsEdit

In ACS, Dhaos has four cut-ins.

  1. Tales of Phantasia (PSX)
  2. Tales of VS.
  3. Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 3
  4. Tales of Vesperia

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