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

Hugo casting a spell.

Hugo Gilchrist (ヒューゴ・ジルクリスト) is one of the main antagonists in Tales of Destiny. Hugo is the CEO of the Oberon Corporation and is also the king of Seingald's most trusted advisor. He is Lion Magnus' father and is the one who forced Lion to betray Stan Aileron and the other swordian masters by taking hostage of Lion's most important person. In reality, he is actually being manipulated by his swordian (sentient sword) "Berselius" into doing his bidding by making him kill his wife and driving him insane.

Hugo wields his swordian "Berselius" proficiently in battle. He only has a few dark-based strike artes and a moderate amount of spells but all of them possessing great power. His stats are above average except for his air dash length. His primary weakness is the inability to fight in mid-air.

Due to his simplicity, Hugo is very easy to use but players will have a hard time dodging attacks due to his limited aerial movement.

Character FactsEdit

  • Hugo has 640 HP.
    Miktran 2

    Miktran in his second form using Meltias.

  • He only has one victory pose.
  • Special dialogue scenes will occur when he is faced with Stan Aileron or Lion Magnus.
  • His Support artes and Mystic arte allows him to summon two forms of Miktran from Tales of Destiny in battle.
  • The recent 5.525 patch added much darker fire effects to most of his moves.

General Tips & UsageEdit

  • All of Hugo's stats are above average (HP, movespeed, defense against Guard Break) except for his jump height and dash length which is considered average.
  • Hugo takes 30% less damage from Dark and Light elemental attacks but takes 40% more damage from Water elemental attacks. (Please refer to this page for more information on ACS Elements).
  • Hugo can perform the movement skills available to most of all the ACS characters except for High Jump, Forward Step and Backward Leap.
    • He has a moderate delay after landing from a jump.
    • His jump height increases whenever he jumps after running.
    • He can chain his forward air dash with another forward air dash or a backward air dash.
  • Hugo has two basic melee ground attacks (A & B) and does not have any kind of aerial melee attacks.
  • Hugo cannot use Cast Cancel like most of the other ACS characters that can use spells.
  • During Overlimit Lv1 or Lv2 status, his spell casting aura causes continuous 1 damage to all nearby and approaching enemies and pushes them back. Cast interruption is still possible by using long range attacks.
  • During Overlimit Lv2 status, all of his artes, except for his Mystic Artes and Support Artes, do not have TP costs.
  • If Overlimit is used to cancel an enemy's combo, the Overlimit duration is cut by 1/2.
  • His chain order consist of:
    • Melee > Set A > Set B > Set C or Mystic
    • If artes classified as Spells or Mystic are used in between the combo, the chain ends.

Arte Set TableEdit

Set A Set B Set C

Dark Point
Onyx Flare
Turbulence
Demon Fang
Lightning
Ray
Hatred
Deep Mist

Regret Rose
Thrust Rain
Mega Sonic Thrust
Archangel
(↓→←D)
Prism Shine

Archangel (↓↓E)
Ambivalence

ShortcutsEdit

Command Ground Air
F Overlimit Lv1 Turbulence
← F Miktran: Miktran β or Lightning
→ F Miktran: Miktran α
↑ F Regret Rose
↓ F Overlimit Lv2

Base ArtesEdit

  • Dark Point
    ACS Hugo Gilchrist Arte Exhibition (v.501:43

    ACS Hugo Gilchrist Arte Exhibition (v.5.505b) COMPLETE-0

    Hugo Gilchrist's Arte Exhibition by Kratos1991.

    • A thrust with the sword covered in dark flames.
    • Range is 50% of the screen length.
    • TTS is Fast. TTL is Short.
  • Onyx Flare
    • A forward slash with the sword covered in dark flames.
    • Moderate knockback effect and disables enemies.
    • TTS is Fast. TTL is Average.
  • Regret Rose
    • A double forward slash with the sword covered in dark flames.
    • Covers almost half of the screen's horizontal length and all of the screen's vertical length.
    • This is considered one of Hugo's best artes and his only anti-air arte.
    • Moderate knockback effect.
    • TTS is Fast. TTL is Average.
  • Turbulence
    • Hugo leaps up, teleports above the enemy and slices them while covered in a dark aura.
    • The only arte that Hugo can use in mid-air.
    • Use this arte to avoid attacks and get closer to the enemy.
    • Moderate knockback effect.
    • TTS is Average. TTL is Average.
  • Thrust Rain
    • A triple lunging thrust with the sword covered in dark flame.
    • Each thrust covers 50% of the screen's length.
    • Hugo moves closer to the enemy with each thurst performed.
    • The 3rd thrust has great knockback and disables enemies upon hit.
    • TTS is Fast. TTL is Short.
  • Demon Fang
    • A dark shockwave is released on the ground.
    • Travels 100% of the screen's length.
    • Has a long delay after use.
    • TTS is Fast. TTL is Short.
  • Mega Sonic Thrust
    • A lunging thrust towards the enemy followed by a second ambush thrust to the enemy's back.
    • The 2nd thrust has great knockback and disables enemies upon hit.
    • Costs TP.
    • Dark Elemental.
    • TTS is Fast. TTL is Short.

SpellsEdit

  • Lightning
    • Sends a bolt of lightning down to strike an enemy.
    • Very hard to avoid.
    • Disables enemies.
    • Wind Elemental.
    • TTS is Fast if the damage casting aura during Overlimit is considered and Slow if not. TTL is Short.
  • Ray
    • Multiple beams of light attack an enemy.
    • Range is 75% of the screen's length.
    • Light Elemental.
    • TTS is Fast if the damage casting aura during Overlimit is considered and Slow if not. TTL is Short.
  • Hatred
    • A bloody cross slices an enemy followed by upward streams of energy.
    • Tosses enemies in mid-air and slightly knocks them back.
    • Dark Elemental.
    • TTS is Fast if the damage casting aura during Overlimit is considered and Slow if not. TTL is Short.
  • Deep Mist
    • Summons a thick mist to cover the entire battlefield for a short duration.
    • As Deep Mist is in effect, there is a chance that an attack made to Hugo will have 50% less damage and will not stagger hugo (Penetrate).
    • Two instances of Deep Mist cannot be casted, the first one must expire first before another Deep Mist can take effect.
    • TTS is Fast if the damage casting aura during Overlimit is considered and Slow if not.
  • Archangel
    • A white halo appears on the ground which summons multiple spears of light to attack an enemy.
    • Tosses enemies in mid-air and slightly knocks them back.
    • Requires TP.
    • This arte is considered to be part of two sets depending on which command is pressed.
      • Pressing ↓→←D groups this arte with Set B.
      • Pressing ↓↓E while not in Overlimit status groups this arte with Set C.
    • Hard to avoid.
    • TTS is Fast if the damage casting aura during Overlimit is considered and Slow if not. TTL is Short.
  • Prism Shine
    • Traps an enemy in mirrors as a beam of light attacks the trapped enemy multiple times by bouncing in the mirrors.
    • Hard to avoid.
    • Slight knockback effect.
    • Light elemental.
    • TTS is Fast if the damage casting aura during Overlimit is considered and Slow if not. TTL is Short.
  • Ambivalence
    • Sends multiple lightning bolts to strike an enemy from above and below.
    • Lightning bolts that attack from the ground are unblockable.
    • Requires Overlimit and TP.
    • TTS is Fast if the damage casting aura during Overlimit is considered and Slow if not. TTL is Short.

Support ArtesEdit

  • Miktran α
    • Miktran attacks with a wave of darkness.
    • Range is 45% of the screen's length.
    • Slight knockback effect.
    • TTS is Slow. TTL is Long.
  • Miktran β
    • Miktran attacks by scorching the ground in flames.
    • The flame covers about 50% of the screen's length.
    • Long duration, this arte causes 16 hits of damage and has a slight pause for every 4 hits made.
    • Slight pushes the enemy back for every hit made.
    • When this artes command is pressed, there is a chance that Miktran will use Lightning instead.
    • TTS is Slow. TTL is Long.
  • Lightning
    • Miktran sends a bolt of lightning crashing down in front of him.
    • Disables enemies.
    • When this artes command is pressed, there is a chance that Miktran will use Miktran β instead.
    • TTS is Slow. TTL is Short.

Mystic ArtesEdit

  • Indignation
    • Lights gather above an enemy before a powerful dark lightning crashes down on enemies.
    • You can continue attacking an enemy after this arte if used to an enemy near a wall and Hugo is also close to the enemy.
    • The damage of this arte decreases as the combo counter increases.
    • Certain changes happen when this arte is used while Hugo has low HP.
      • A cut-in will be shown.
      • Damage will be increased.
      • You can no longer continue the combo after this arte even if the enemy is against a wall.
    • TTS is Fast. TTL is Long normally and Non-Existent if used when Hugo has low HP.
  • Meltias
    • Miktran in his second form will appear above the enemy and send a powerful beam towards the ground, engulfing the entire battlefield with energy.
    • Hugo's strongest arte. Requires Hugo to be in Overlimit status to use.
    • If used on an enemy against a wall, you can still continue the combo by using Overlimit.
    • TTS is Slow. TTL is Average.

Advance Tips & Combos Edit

Battle Strategy Edit

General Use Combos Edit

Short Range ComboEdit

  • Miktran β > Melee Attack X2 [Note 1] > Melee Attack X2 [Note 1] > Melee Attack X2 [Note 1] > Melee Attack X2 [Note 1] > Dark Point > Regret Rose > Indignation
  • Quick Input Version:
  • ←F > A > A > A > A > A > A > A > A > ↓←A > ↓→D > ↓←→E
  • Total Hits = 36.
  • Damage is about 55% of Kakashi Scarecrow's (500) HP.
    • Requirements:
      • TP for Indignation and Miktran β.
    • Notes:
      • Note 1: For every four hits done by Miktran β you must connect it with your melee attacks. The timing is not very difficult so don't worry.
  • Hugo's basic long combo. Easy to use but the problem is you have to use Miktran's Miktran β instead of his Lightning so this is a combo based on chance.
  • You can continue the combo after Indignation if the enemy is against a wall and Hugo does not have low HP.
  • Contributed by Minarie 16:09, June 19, 2011 (UTC).

Wall ComboEdit

  • Melee Attack X2 > Onyx Flare > Turbulence [Note 1] > Regret Rose [Note 2] > Indignation [Note 3].
  • Quick Input Version:
  • A > A > ↓→C > ↓↓D > ↓→D > ↓←→E > [Note 3]
  • Total Hits = 21.
  • Damage is 45% of Kakashi Scarecrow's (500) HP.
    • Requirements:
      • Enemy must be against a wall.
      • TP for Indignation.
    • Notes:
      • Note 1: Use Turbulence just as the enemy is about to reach the peak height of being tossed in mid-air by Onyx Flare.
      • Note 2: Wait for the enemy to drop on the ground before using Regret Rose to maximize the number of hits and damage done.
      • Note 3: You can continue the combo by dashing towards the enemy and using a melee attack.
  • Hugo's wall combo. Strong but a little tricky to execute.
  • This combo was derived from the information on the japanese ACS site.

Highest Combo Edit

  • Miktran β > Melee Attack X2 [Note 1] > Melee Attack X2 [Note 1] > Melee Attack X2 [Note 1] > Melee Attack X2 [Note 1] > Onyx Flare > Turbulence [Note 2] > Regret Rose [Note 3] > Indignation > Dash towards enemy > Melee Attack X2 > Onyx Flare > Turbulence [Note 2] > Regret Rose [Note 3] > Overlimit Lv1 > Melee Attack X2 > Onyx Flare > Turbulence [Note 2] > Regret Rose [Note 3] > Ambivalence.
  • Quick Input Version:
  • ←F > A > A > A > A > A > A > A > A > ↓→C > ↓↓D > ↓→D > ↓←→E > →→ > A > A > ↓→C > ↓↓D > ↓→D > F > A > A > ↓→C > ↓↓D > ↓→D > ↓↓E
  • Total Hits = 88.
  • Damage is about 4/5 of Kakashi Scarecrow's (500) HP.
    • Requirements:
      Tales of ACS v500:33

      Tales of ACS v5.503 Hugo Gilchrist 88 Hit Combo

      Hugo Gilchrist's 88 hit combo.

      • Enemy must be against a wall.
      • TP for Indignation and Miktran β.
      • Overlimit Bar of 1 and above.
    • Notes:
      • Note 1: For every four hits done by Miktran β you must connect it with your melee attacks. The timing is not very difficult so don't worry.
      • Note 2: Use Turbulence just as the enemy is about to reach the peak height of being tossed in mid-air by Onyx Flare.
      • Note 3: Wait for the enemy to drop on the ground before using Regret Rose to maximize the number of hits and damage done.
  • Hugo's highest hits combo is based on chance if pressing ← F would use Miktran β.
  • This combo was derived from the information on the japanese ACS site.

Story ModeEdit

Hugo 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 and the last battle in Hard mode. Hugo apparently has an Unknown mode but it's exactly like Mania mode.

EasyEdit

Rid Hershel
Regal Bryan
Presea Combatir
Shizel

NormalEdit

Nanaly Fletch
Collet Brunel
Luke fon Fabre
Barbatos Goetia

HardEdit

Lyris Aileron
Lloyd Irving
Asbel Lhant
Stan Aileron & Lion Magnus

ManiaEdit

Dhaos
Shizel
(Upon defeat of Dhaos)
Gelda Nebilim
(Upon defeat of Shizel)
Barbatos Goetia
(Upon defeat of Gelda Nebilim)

Cut-InsEdit

In ACS, Hugo, and his cameo support character Miktran, has two cut-ins.

  1. Custom made
  2. Tales of Destiny: Director's Cut

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