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

Presea using Shikou Metsuryuusen.

Presea Combatir (プレセア・コンバティール Puresea Konbatiiru) is a seemingly 14-year old lumberjack in the small town of Ozette from Tales of Symphonia. Quiet and somewhat taciturn, Presea cannot express any emotions, as her specially-grown Exsphere suppressed her emotions until she was cured by Lloyd Irving and company.

Presea is extremely strong in battle, wielding an axe that is roughly twice her size without much trouble. She can only use melee strike artes which can deal devastating amounts of damage. Presea's overall movement capabilites are weak, which puts her at a severe disadvantage against spellcasters or ranged attackers, but in a melee battle, she can easily overpower her opponents with combos that can cause Guard Break or knock opponents back.

Character FactsEdit

  • Presea has 640 HP.
    Presea

    Presea's one and only victory pose.

  • She only has one victory pose.
  • Presea has one of the smallest hitbox in ACS.
  • Zelos Wilder will say something unusual when he faces Presea in battle.

General Tips & UsageEdit

  • Presea plays similarly to Yuri Lowell, but sacrifices range for more aerial options and better TTL on most of her artes. Like Yuri, she deals massive damage, especially in the corner, and can put solid pressure on a guarding opponent, especially in the corner. Moves like Bakusaizan and Houshuugeki give her a safe air-to-ground option, and Bakkairenbu and sometimes Hoshuu Chigakujin allow her to attack a blocking opponent without much fear of punishment. She can even use Reppa Enshougeki to punish opponents not willing to be proactive.
  • Presea's main weaknesses are approaching the opponent from afar and lack of solid range on most of her moves. She has one of the slowest run speeds in the game, and none of her artes really help her approach the enemy from afar. Her range also isn't very good, and most of the cast can outspace her range with just regular melee attacks. You have to be patient if you want to get in, and once you do, you can not let up. The reward, however, is astounding. 
  • Presea has excellent attack power, HP and defense against Guard Break but has below average movespeed, dash length and jump height.
  • Presea takes 30% and 10% less damage from Earth and Dark-elemental attacks respectively but takes 30% more damage from Wind-elemental attacks. (Please refer to this page for more information on ACS Elements).
  • Presea can perform the movement skills available to most of all the ACS characters except for Double Jump, High Jump and Backward Leap.
    • Presea's ground backdash is relatively quick, as are her air dashes, but they cover very little distance, and the low speed of her ground dash makes it diffcult to press an attack.
    • In Overlimit Lv2, Presea's forward dashing speed increases significantly.
  • Presea has two basic melee ground attacks (A & B) and a basic knockback attack (C).
    • Her C ground melee attack has a great knockback effect.
  • Presea has only one aerial melee attack (A, B, or C). It immediately disables enemies upon hit.
  • During Overlimit Lv1 status, Presea is given a Penetrate counter of 5 hits. This makes her 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 Presea's 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 10 hits instead of 5.
    • The penetrate counters, if Overlimit is used while Presea still has existing penetrate counters, will not stack with each other. Instead, they will be reset back to 5 or 10 depending if Overlimit 1 or 2 is used.
  • Presea's naturally small hitbox allows her to evade some specific artes and combos used by other ACS characters.
  • Most of her Artes have Short TTL values, or have higher-than-average recovery periods, so timing is vital to linking her attacks together properly, and it's best to stick to short combinations that are guaranteed to hit.
  • Her chain orders consist of:
    • Melee > Base > Master > Arcane > Burst > Mystic
    • When in Overlimit Lv2, her chain order is ignored.

ShortcutsEdit

Command Ground Air
F Overlimit Lv1 Kougetsusen
← F Houshuugeki/Raishuuhougeki
→ F Ressenbu
↑ F Bakusaizan
↓ F Overlimit Lv2

Base ArtesEdit

  • Bakusaizan (Destruction)
    ACS Presea Combatir Arte Exhibition (v.502:02

    ACS Presea Combatir Arte Exhibition (v.5.505b) COMPLETE

    Presea Combatir's Arte Exhibition by Kratos1991.

    • Presea hops forward and slams her axe down, kicking up rocks.
    • Usable in midair.
    • Safe on block, so this arte makes for a good air-to-ground approach option.
    • Earth Elemental.
    • TTS is Average. TTL is Short.
  • Ressenbu (Punishment)
    • Presea spins around once, whirling her axe.
    • Usable in midair.
    • TTS is Fast. TTL is Short.
  • Kougetsusen (Infliction)
    • Presea leaps into the air as she swings her axe upwards, creating a crescent moon.
    • Usable in midair if ↓ ↓ A is pressed.
    • This arte can be used to increase Presea's jump height together with Shougetsusousen.
    • This arte is the easiest to chain from her melee attacks without activating her ground C.
    • TTS is Fast. TTL is Average.
  • Houshuugeki (Devastation)
    • Presea hops in place and slams her axe down.
    • Usable in midair.
    • Higher chance to cause Guard Break than Presea's other artes.
    • Difficult for the enemy to punish on block.
    • TTS is Average. TTL is Short.
  • Raishuuhougeki (Decimating Storm)
    • Presea hops in place and slams her axe down, generating a burst of lightning when she strikes.
    • Usable in midair, but the lightning will not strike when she hits the ground.
    • Can only be executed in Overlimit status.
    • Comboing this into itself when the opponent is against a wall makes for Presea's best damage in Overlimit lvl 2.
    • Wind Elemental.
    • TTS is Average. TTL is Short.
  • Might Charge (P. Charge)
    • Presea gathers power.
    • The D button must be held for a few seconds to activate.
    • Increases attack power of all her artes except for mystic artes.
    • TTS is Slow.

Master ArtesEdit

  • Bakkairenbu (Deadly Destruction)
    • Presea performs a Bakusaizan and pulls her axe upwards, kicking up rocks on both blows.
    • Usable in midair.
    • Decently safe on block, but some characters with fast TTS on their moves may be able to punish.
    • Earth Elemental.
    • TTS is Average. TTL is Short.
  • Sousenrenbu (Dual Punishment)
    • Presea spins around twice, whirling her axe.
    • Usable in midair.
    • TTS is Fast. TTL is Short.
  • Shougetsusousen (Dual Infliction)
    • Presea performs two Kougetsusen back-to-back, forming two crescent moons.
    • This arte can be used to increase Presea's jump height together with Kougetsusen.
    • Usable in midair.
    • TTS is Fast. TTL is Short.
  • Houshoushuugeki (Finite Devastation)
    • Presea performs a Houshuugeki and then pulls her axe upwards after landing, creating two strong shockwaves.
    • Usable in midair.
    • Higher chance to cause Guard Break than Presea's other artes.
    • TTS is Average. TTL is Average.
  • Bakuenshouha (Fiery Destruction)
    • Presea performs a Bakusaizan and pulls her axe upwards, kicking up rocks on the first blow and making a shockwave on the second.
    • Usable in midair.
    • Earth Elemental.
    • TTS is Average. TTL is Short.
  • Gasengoubu (Finality Punishment)
    • Presea spins around twice, whirling her axe, and then swings upwards, sending the opponent flying.
    • Usable on the ground only.
    • TTS is Average. TTL is Average.
  • Gessenkuuha (Resolute Infliction)
    • Presea performs Kogetsusen, then lands and slashes upwards again, creating a crescent moon with each slash.
    • Usable in midair.
    • TTS is Short. TTL is Average.
  • Gansaishuugeki (Mass Devastation)
    • Presea performs a Hoshuugeki that causes rocks to rise all around her.
    • Usable in midair.
    • Earth Elemental.
    • TTS is Average. TTL is Average.

Arcane ArtesEdit

  • Renga Bakusaijin (Infinite Destruction)
    • Presea performs a Bakusairenbu, then leaps up with a final slash after landing.
    • Usable in midair.
    • Earth Elemental.
    • TTS is Average. TTL is Average.
  • Bakuen Hakougeki (Blazing Roar)
    • Presea swings her axe downward and upward two times.
    • Usable in midair.
    • TTS is Average. TTL is Average.
  • Kuusen Rentenbu (Rising Punishment)
    • Presea spins around four times, whirling her axe.
    • Usable in midair. Causes Presea to hover for a short time.
      • Use the combinations of Jump > Kougetsusen > Shougetsusousen > Kuusen Rentenbu to evade ground based attacks and spells.
    • This is the best arte to use to continue a combo using Overlimit on an enemy that is against a wall.
    • TTS is Fast. TTL is Short.
  • Shoubu Retsugekka (Endless Infliction)
    • Presea uses Shougetsusousen, Bakuenshouha, and Kougetsusen back-to-back in quick succession.
    • Usable in midair.
    • The enemy may be knocked too high up by the first two strikes if they are already in the air.
    • TTS is Fast. TTL is Average.
  • Hoshuu Chigakujin (Eternal Devastation)
    • Presea leaps into the air and slams her axe down when she lands, kicking up a hail of rocks all around her.
    • Usable in midair.
    • You can continue the combo after this arte using Presea's normal melee attack as long as the enemy is against a wall and the combo counter does not exceed 9 hits.
    • This combos into itself in Overlimit level 2 when the opponent is against a wall.
    • Higher chance to cause Guard Break than Presea's other artes.
    • This arte recovers fairly fast, so is okay on block against slower characters like Yuri Lowell.
    • Earth Elemental.
    • TTS is Average. TTL is Long.
  • Shikou Metsuryuusen (Punishing Beast)
    • Presea swings her axe around twice, releasing energy in the shape of a giant lion's head.
    • Usable on the ground only.
    • Disables enemies and greatly knocks them back.
    • Higher chance to cause Guard Break than Presea's other artes.
    • TTS is Short. TTL is Non-existent.
  • Sougetsu Bakurenbu (Fiery Infliction)
    • Presea slams her axe to the ground followed by two aerial cresent slashes.
    • Usable in midair.
    • Earth Elemental.
    • TTS is Average. TTL is Short.
  • Fugaku Shuusaigeki (Eternal Damnation)
    • Presea slams her axe to the ground, swings it up and slams it harder on the ground one more time.
    • Usable in midair.
    • You can continue the combo after this arte using Presea's normal melee attack as long as the enemy is against a wall and the combo counter does not exceed 9 hits.
    • Earth Elemental.
    • TTS is Average. TTL is Long.
  • Zekkuu Tengasen (Rending Punishment)
    • Presea spins around three times followed by a cresent moon slash which sends the foe flying
    • Usable only during Overlimit or when Presea's HP is low.
    • Usable on the ground only.
    • TTS is Fast. TTL is Short.
  • Gessen Shoukouha (Moonlight Eruption)
    • Presea performs a Shougetsusousen, then swings her axe upward upon landing, releasing energy in the shape of a giant lion's head.
    • Usable only during Overlimit or when Presea's HP is low.
    • Disables enemies and greatly knocks them back.
    • Usable in midair.
    • TTS is Fast. TTL is Average.

Burst ArtesEdit

  • Raisen Goutenbu (Lightning Punishment)
    • Presea whirls around multiple times, entrapping the enemy in an electric cyclone.
    • Can only be executed in Overlimit.
    • Wind Elemental.
    • TTS is Instant. TTL is Short.

Mystic ArtesEdit

  • Critical Blade
    • Presea takes a long leap forward, smashing her axe down and creating a fiery explosion that extends upwards into the sky.
    • This arte is unblockable.
    • Presea is invulnerable during the startup.
    • Can hit enemies in the air, but its horizontal range is limited to the fire pillar's width.
    • TTS is Slow. TTL is Non-existent.
  • Reppa Enshougeki (Infernal Ruin)
    • Presea slams her axe down, creating a large burst of fire, then lifts it up, generating a large column of explosive energy.
    • This arte is unblockable.
    • Short horizontal range, but causes high damage if the second hit connects.
    • Despite the size of the effects, the first strike only causes damage at a fairly close distance. If the opponent is close enough to be hit by the first strike, the second will usually hit.
    • TTS is Short. TTL is Non-existent.
  • Hien Messhoujin (Crimson Devastation)
    • Presea performs Reppa Enshougeki, then leaps into the air and comes down with a powerful strike that creates a burst of fire and an earthquake that strikes multiple times. She then lifts her axe, generating a large column of explosive energy.
    • This arte is unblockable.
    • Can only be executed when Presea has low HP, has Might Charge activated and used her Shikou Metsuryuusen at least once in the current battle.
    • Has the same horizontal range as Reppa Enshougeki, but extremely more damaging if it connects.
    • TTS is Short. TTL is Non-existent.

Advanced Tips & Combos Edit

Battle Strategy Edit

Don't let your opponent get away, ever. Presea has terrible mobility outside of Overlimit 2, so she absolutely needs to keep her victims trapped against a wall, at which point she can bring her overwhelming damage and guard break potential to bear. Sousenrenbu (especially the aerial version, connected off of a Kougetsusen) is one of her best wall-push artes for this purpose. Also, Presea's Overlimit burst is unblockable and doesn't push the opponent back at all, making it very easy to combo out of it, so use it aggressively; Presea rarely has to use Overlimit bursts defensively. A well-timed Overlimit 2 unblockable burst into a devastating combo (just wall-push, then spam Raishuuhougeki) will take a turtling opponent out of the game instantly.

General Use CombosEdit

Easy Combos Edit

  • Kougetsusen > Shougetsushousen/Gessenkuuha > Shoubu Retsugekka
    • A fast, multi-hitting combo that's good for putting distance between you and your opponent. Not always very safe, as the opponent can recover between Kougetsuzen and Shougetsu/Gessenkuuha, and between Shougetsu/Gessenkuuha and Shoubu Retsugekka. For maximum pushback, use Gessenkuuha and stop the chain there.
    • Alternatively, the Kougetsusen can be used to set up for any Master or Arcane Arte that can be used in midair.
  • Hoshuugeki '> Houshoushuugeki > Hoshuu Chigakujin
    • The pressure combo. Requires fairly decent timing to pull off the cancels correctly, but is very good at grounding an opponent or keeping them grounded. Has a fairly short range, though, so it's dangerous to throw out randomly.
    • Alternatively, Hoshuugeki can be used to set the opponent up to be hit by any Master or Arcane Arte.
  • Kougetsusen > Sousenrenbu > Kuusen Rentenbu
    • Kuusen Rentenbu's aerial version has excellent knockback, making this one of Presea's best setups for keeping her opponents where she needs them: in the corner.

Advanced Wall ComboEdit

  • Melee Attack X2 > Kougetsusen > Hoshuu Chigakujin > Melee Attack X2 > Kougetsusen > Gansaishuugeki > Bakuen Hakougeki > Reppa Enshougeki
  • Quick Input Version:
  • A > A > ↓ A > ↓ ← D > A > A > ↓ A > ↓ ← C > ↓ → E > ↓ ← → E
  • Total Hits = 23.
  • Damage is 3/4 of Kakashi Scarecrow's (500) HP.
    • Requirements:
      • Enemy is against a wall.
      • TP for Reppa Enshougeki.
  • Presea's wall combo, easy to use but packs a lot of power.
  • Tall characters such as Dhaos and Synch can air-tech before Gansaishuugeki (↓ ← C). Replace it with Bakuenshouha (↓ → C) for such characters.
  • Skipping the initial two melee attacks and inserting an aerial Sousenrenbu (→ ← → B) before Hoshuu Chigakujin can allow the combo to be started farther from a wall.
  • Contributed by Minarie 15:58, June 21, 2011 (UTC)

Instant Kill ComboEdit

  • Melee Attack x2 > Kougetsusen > Hoshuu Chigakujin > Melee Attack x2 > Kougetsusen > Gansaishuugeki > Kuusen Rentenbu > Overlimit Lv2 > ( Melee Attack x2 > Kougetsusen > Gansaishuugeki > Hoshuu Chigakujin ) Repeat until OVL Bar is almost empty > Raisen Goutenbu > Reppa Enshougeki
  • Quick Input Version:
  • A > A > ↓ A > ↓ ← D > A > A > ↓ A > ↓ ← C > → ← → D > ↓ F > ( A > A > ↓ A > ↓ ← C > ↓ ← D )X Repeat Until OVL is almost empty > D > ↓ ← → E
    Tales of ACS v500:42

    Tales of ACS v5.503 Presea Combatir Instant Kill Combo 1 (101 hits)

    Presea's Instant Kill combo at 101 hits.

  • Total Hits = 101.
  • Damage instantly kills Kakashi Scarecrow (HP 500).
    • Requirements:
      • Enemy is against a wall.
      • TP for Reppa Enshougeki.
      • Overlimit Bar set at 2.
  • Presea's instant kill combo, has a lot of requirements but its fairly easy to use.
  • Though the timing is mildly more strict, Presea's best damage in Overlimit 2 comes from spamming Raishuuhougeki rather than the above parenthesized loop.
  • Conntributed by Minarie 15:58, June 21, 2011 (UTC)

Highest Damage Combo Edit

  • Kougetsusen > Sousenrenbu [Note 1] > (Melee Attack x2 [Note 2] > Kougetsusen > Sousenrenbu [Note 1]) Repeat until the enemy is cornered against a wall > Melee Attack X2 > Kougetsusen > Gansaishuugeki > Kuusen Rentenbu > Overlimit Lv2 > (Melee Attack X2 > Kougetsusen > Gansaishuugeki > Hoshuu Chigakujin ) Repeat until OVL Bar is almost empty > Raisen Goutenbu > Reppa Enshougeki
  • Quick Input Version:
  • ↓ A > → ← → B > ( A > A > ↓ A > → ← → B )X Repeat until enemy is cornered against a wall > A > A > ↓A > ↓ ← C > → ← →D > ↓ F > ( A > A > ↓ A > ↓ ← C > ↓ ← D )X Repeat Until OVL is almost empty > D > ↓ ← → E
  • Total Hits = 125.
  • Damage instantly kills Kakashi Scarecrow (500 HP).
    • Requirements:
      • Combo must start at the very end of the battle field were Presea is cornered against a wall.
        Tales of ACS v500:57

        Tales of ACS v5.503 Presea Combatir Insant Kill Combo 2 (125 Hits)

        Presea's highest hit/damage combo at 125 hits.

      • Enemy must constantly try to air-tech after every Kougetsusen.
      • TP for Reppa Enshougeki.
      • Overlimit Bar set at 2.
    • Notes:
      • Note 1: Wait for the enemy to air-tech before using Sousenrenbu.
      • Note 2: Wait for the screen to shake or for the enemy to land on the ground before attacking with Presea's normal attack A.
  • Presea's highest damaging combo. It a theoretical combo that only works against an enemy who constantly tries to air-tech all the time.
  • Contributed by Minarie 16:22, June 21, 2011 (UTC)

Story ModeEdit

Presea 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

Lloyd Irving
Stan Aileron
Asbel Lhant
Yuris
(With Rid Hershel as an Ally)

NormalEdit

Regal Bryan
Asbel Lhant
Lyris Aileron
Synch

HardEdit

Fog, Chat & Race
Judith
Zelos Wilder
Dhaos
Mithos Yggdrasill
(If Dhaos was defeated 2-0)

ManiaEdit

Presea's Mania story mode is currently bugged as of v5.503

Synch
Hugo Gilchrist
(Upon defeat of Synch)
Shizel (Upon defeat of Hugo Gilchrist)
Dhaos (Upon defeat of Shizel)

UnknownEdit

Dhaos
Shizel
(Upon defeat of Dhaos)
Hugo Gilchrist (Upon defeat of Shizel)
Gelda Nebilim (Upon defeat of Hugo Gilchrist)
Synch (Upon defeat of Gelda Nebilim)

Cut-Ins

In ACS, Presea has three cut-ins.

  1. Tales of Symphonia
  2. Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology 2
  3. Tales of Symphonia

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