Tao Mongarten

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Tao Mongarten is one of the main playable characters in Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout, Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy, Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key and Atelier Resleriana: Forgotten Alchemy and the Polar Night Liberator

Tao is childhood friends with Ryza and Lent who, together, aims to venture out to the mainland and explore the world out from their homeland, although he is the most hesitant out of the group to actually join the voyage. His family owns old books that contain ancient language and aims to discover and learn it as they travel.

He is the brain of the group, analyzing the great unknown of words unfamiliar for all of them. Though, he is also the least courageous in the group and is always reluctant to venture out of his comfort zone but never really backs out as he cares deeply for his friends so in the end, he never leaves them behind.

Tao can be played as the center character exclusively on his very own DLC Episode: Interwoven Fate.


Atelier Ryza

Childhood friend of Ryza and Lent. Tao always walks around with a cryptic old book he found in the basement of his house. Since he's continually trying to decipher it, the villagers consider him to be eccentric. Although he's timid and not the best at socializing, he never abandons his friends. He has a thirst for knowledge that borders on being obsessive, and an extraordinary ability to concentrate.[3]

Tao mentions his family's heritage when it comes to involvement into some kind of repairing and maintaining ceremonial altars. The whole truth about this, in addition to why his family had a lot of books at his house with a different set of language, is that the Mongarten Family are the supposedly ones who are tasked with the maintenance of the island since it was first made.

Eventually Tao and Bos become more closer as they were back in childhood as both gives each other a helping hand in researching more about the island, as well as Tao giving Bos information what he knows about the island's origin.

Atelier Ryza 2

As briefly mentioned at the end of the first game, Tao leaves his homeland and studies abroad together with Bos in the royal capital. Currently he is working hard every day to become a scholar. Over the last three years, his puberty drastically changed his appearance as he have grown quite tall, now not having any image of being bullied. He still haven't changed his preference for reading alone though, but since the capital has so much to see and stimulate, Tao now spends more time outside than when he was, constantly and reluctantly, on the island.[4]



Name Stars
Tao Future Scholar ★ 1

Family Tree

Tao Mongarten

Gameplay - Combat Abilities & Skills

In Atelier Ryza


Item Level
Stake Hammer 4
Clairempathy 9
Destruction 21
Holy Torrent 35
Brave Emblem 47

Active Abilities

Name AP Description Tactic Level Bonuses
Raven's Feather - Deals magic damage to a single target

and recovers AP.

Dark Book 4 Deals magic damage to a single target and recovers

AP; has a good chance to inflict Poison.

[Lv2+]: increases chance to inflict Poison.

[Lv4+]: has a good chance to inflict Curse.

Dusk Flame 5 Deals fire-based magic damage to a single target. [Lv5]: has a slight chance to inflict Burn.
Wedge Knot 6 Deals physical damage to a single target

and reduces their SPD.

[Lv2+]: has a slight chance to increase

your speed

[Lv4+]: removes all target buffs.

Ensnaring Lure 8 Deals physical damage to multiple targets

and reduces their ailment resistance.

[Lv3+]: further reduces ailment resistance.

[Lv5]: reduces resistance further still.

Deceptive Gambit - [Action Order] Deals physical damage to a single target

and inflicts a random element.

Rock Driller - [Action Order] Deals physical damage to a single target

and inflicts a random element.

Shadow Creeper - [Extra Order] Deals physical damage to a single target;

the more ailments the target has, the more damage it does.

Judgement Hammer - [Fatal Drive] Deals physical damage to a single target;

the more ailments the target has, the more damage it does.

Revival Medicine - [Normal Order] Heals a single ally. -

Passive Abilities

Name Description
Bookworm Increases the chance of inflicting ailments.
Pursuing Attacker Increases damage dealt to stunned targets.
Detect Weakness Increases the chance of inflicting ailments.
Preparation Grants you a one-time immunity to all ailments at the start of battle.
Explorer's Wisdom Increased DEF when Empel is in the party.
Evade Danger Increases evasion and reduces damage if the target is at least 5 levels

above you.

Optimize Action Reduces WT when Tactics Level is at 3 or higher.
Crusher in Training Increases damage when Tactics Level is at 5 or higher.
Aggression Lv1 Slightly increases ATK.
Aggression Lv2 Moderately increases ATK.
Acuity Lv1 Slightly increases critical rate.
Acuity Lv2 Moderately increases critical rate.
Acuity Lv3 Greatly increases critical rate.
Intuition Lv1 Slightly increases evasion.
Intuition Lv2 Moderately increases evasion.


Render and Mugshot

Ever Darkness and the Secret Hideout

Lost Legends and the Secret Fairy

Other Artworks


Atelier Ryza Characters
Party Members
Ryza StoutLent MarslinkTao MongartenKlaudia ValentzEmpel VollmerLila Decyrus
Supporting Characters
Bos BrunnenLumbar DornMoritz BrunnenLubart ValentzAgatha HarmonKilo ShinessMio StoutKarl StoutSamuel MarslinkPamila
Island Residents