Roddick Farrence uses Shockwave Swirl.

Shockwave Swirl, also known as Shouretsuha (衝裂破 lit. Pierce Rending Blast) is a recurring Special Art in the Star Ocean series. It is a signature skill from the Edarl Blade Arts that is learned by several protagonists, and involves striking the ground with a sword to create a semi-circle shockwave attack around the user. Shockwave Swirl is sometimes paired with its sister skill, Air Slash.


Star Ocean: Fantastic Space Odyssey/First Departure

Shockwave Swirl
Character MP Cost Level/SFT Learned
Roddick Farrence 3 3
Cyuss Warren Default

Ashlay Bernbeldt

6 Default

Shockwave Swirl is weak but fast to execute and covers a lot of ground around the user. A stronger version of this skill exists known as Phoenix Blast.

Star Ocean: The Second Story/Second Evolution

ShockwaveSwirl SO2

Shockwave Swirl strikes multiple enemies

Shockwave Swirl
Character MP Cost Level/Item Learned Top Proficiency
Claude C. Kenny 4 3 200
Dias Flac Default

Shockwave Swirl is paired with Air Slash and can only be used at short range. It takes on all of the same properties of its sister skill, right down to the mastery levels and subsequent enhancements: Claude's version becomes slightly faster and eventually takes on a golden color. Each 'shockwave' counts as a separate entity so the skill can hit multiple enemies or large enemies multiple times.

Star Ocean: Till the End of Time

Shockwave Swirl
Character Level Acq HP/MP Useage Fury% CP
Albel Nox Default 20/5%HP 10/30 2

Summons a wind-elemental shockwave in a semi-circle that launches enemies back.


  • Despite the heavy presence of Air Slash in Star Ocean EX, Shockwave Swirl is never seen or mentioned within the series, despite being paired with the skill in every incarnation of Star Ocean 2. Star Ocean EX marks the only time both skills don't appear together in some capacity.

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