When performed, Lloyd thrusts his Vorpal Sword forwards. If it connects with any opponents, he will then trap them in place and a light will shine on them, dealing a total of 24% damage. He then combines his swords together to form the Eternal Sword and causes rain-like energy to rise from the ground, dealing an additional 88% damage and no knockback to opponents hit. Finally, he channels energy into the Eternal Sword and performs an overhead falling slash that does 40% damage and sends opponents flying with strong knockback. In total, the move can deal up to 152% damage. Lloyd then turns the Eternal Sword back into Vorpal Sword and Flameberge, ending the move.
The Falcon's Crest arte was first introduced in Tales of Symphonia as an offensive sword technique that has appeared in several Tales games since as the signature mystic arte of Lloyd Irving. It is Lloyd's most powerful attack and is obtained after Lloyd receives the Material Blades and gains the title "Eternal Swordsman". When performed, Lloyd channels energy in the Material Blades that rises from the ground and attacks nearby opponents before leaping up and fusing them into one large blade, the Eternal Sword, which he smashes onto the opponent, causing immense damage.
Prior to v0.2b of the SSF2 Demo, Falcon's Crest had a completely different effect, in which Lloyd released a number of explosions by slamming his sword down to the ground. The attack did not need to connect with any opponents to activate.