ADF (abbreviated for Arts Defense) is a recurring parameter status for each character's defense against magic in the Trails gameplay. It is paramount to reduce damage from Orbal Arts damage.

Arts Defense is compared against the opponent's Arts Strength to determine the amount of damage reduced.


  • Can be increased with armor, shoes, and accessories.
  • Equipping Mind and Shield Quartzes.
  • Using Arts like A-Crest and Fortuna
  • Reduced by "Status Down" abnormal statuses
  • Enhanced by "Status Up" abnormal statuses, and food dishes


  • Characters with high ADF should be included to the party when dealing with bosses and enemies who uses arts.

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