How to Heal And Revive in Tales of Arise, CP (Cure Points) Explained
How to heal, revive, and buff your characters in Tales of Arise - Strategy and tips to manage your Cure Points (CP) and increase them.
Tales of Arise changes several staples of the JRPG series’ game system, in particular, it has an unique heal system called the CP, Cure Points – here’s how it works and how you can heal, buff, or revive your characters.
Tales of Arise is the first console game of the series in five years since the release of Berseria, and like its title suggests, it strives to bring the series to new heights. Or at least going back to where it was pre-Xillia and Zestiria, by most notably introducing new gameplay systems.
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How to heal your characters in Tales of Arise
There are two ways to heal yourself in Tales of Arise. The first way is by using items like Apple Gels or by cooking. This is what you’re used to if you played past Tales of games, and there’s nothing surprising there. The second way is by using characters’ healing Artes, however, this works completely differently than in past games.
Whenever you use HP restoring Artes, buffing Artes, or the Resurrection Artes, you will spend CP, Cure Points, which are basically a limited MP pool shared with all characters.
In exploration and in battle, Tales of Arise will display your Cure Points on the right side of the screen. You can see in the screenshot above we have 152/165 CP left. Each healing, buffing, or resurrection Artes cost a certain amount of Cure Points, and you’ll be unable to use them once you run out of CPs.
Note when exploring fields or dungeons, each party member also has a Map Action they can do. For example, Alphen can unlock paths blocked by flame walls. While Shionne can heal NPCs you might come across. Doing these Map Actions will cost you Cure Points, but will net you bonus optional rewards. So you should try to save up Cure Points as much as possible so you can spend them in these moments.
How to restore your Cure Points, how to increase the upper limit, and prioritizing Life Bottles
You can get your Cure Points back at certain restoration points, often found before bosses. You can also get them back by camping or resting at inns in towns. you can also get Cure Points back by using Orange Gels, but these are pretty expensive, and can only be bought after a certain point in-game.
Meanwhile, you increase your upper limit of Cure Points most notably by leveling up your characters. You can also increase the max Cure Points amount by defeating the bonus giant Zeugles bosses found in fields and dungeons, such as the giant Mantis you could fight in the demo.
Seeing Cure Points are so scarce, personally, I recommend going into the Artes menu and deactivating Shionne’s usage of the Resurrection Artes. That way, if Alphen dies in battle, you should just use a Life Bottle instead to revive him. And save up CP. Life Bottles are cheap and can be bought early in the game too, so it’s a much more cost-efficient alternative. This is an especially useful strategy early-game.
That’s all for our guide. Be sure to check out our other guides too if you need more help.
Tales of Arise is out now on PC (Steam), PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. You can also reach me on Twitter @A_iyane07 to chat about the series or other Japanese games.