How to Use Over Limit in Tales of Symphonia Remastered


Tales of Symphonia was one of the first games in the Tales series to introduce the Over Limit mechanic. The Over Limit state is shrouded in mystery and never really explained, so today, we’re going to show you how to use Over Limit in Tales of Symphonia Remastered!

Guide to using Over Limit in Tales of Symphonia Remastered

If you’ve been playing Tales of Symphonia Remastered, there’s a good chance you may have experienced one of your characters going into Over Limit. Not sure what Over Limit does? Don’t worry, we’ll explain everything here, since the game doesn’t really do a great job of it.

While in Over Limit, all incoming damage is cut in half, you don’t flinch after taking damage, spell casting is slightly faster, and certain characters have access to special Artes.

Lloyd in Over Limit state.

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If one of your characters enters Over Limit, switch control over to them and attack your enemies rapidly. You are almost unstoppable while Over Limit is active, and it doesn’t last that long, so take advantage of it while you can.

Conversely, you should take a defensive stance if one of your opponents enters Over Limit. Most normal enemies will go down before it can happen, but certain bosses can enter Over Limit and use devastating special Artes known as Mystic Artes. Try to stay away from the boss and wait for the Over Limit to wear off!

So, how does one enter Over Limit? Unfortunately, it’s a little finicky, as it’s not something you can just manually activate whenever you want.

Every character in battle—including enemies—have a hidden value called tension. All tension values start at zero, but increase due to a number of factors, including the following:

  • Attacking enemies
  • Taking damage
  • Party members are knocked out
  • Cooking bonuses

When a character builds up a significant amount of tension, they will start glowing red and their party portrait starts flashing. When they hit max tension, they’ll enter Over Limit, signified by a black aura around them.

Tension values decay over time, and they also transfer over from battle to battle, which may result in one of your characters entering Over Limit near the start of a battle. However, dying will automatically reset your tension back to zero.

That concludes our guide on how to use Over Limit in Tales of Symphonia Remastered. We hope you understand the Over Limit mechanic clearly now, and as always, if you have any other tips or questions, let us know in the comments below!

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