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Anna using Annihilate (EBF4)

Annihilate is a non-elemental Limit Break available for Matt in Epic Battle Fantasy 3, for Matt and Anna in Epic Battle Fantasy 4, and for Matt, Anna and NoLegs in Epic Battle Fantasy 5.

Description

Upon casting, the user starts charging the attack (Anna readies her bow, while Matt and NoLegs assume their charging stances) and glowing red, while the kanji 悪即斬 (Aku Soku Zan - Swift Death to Evil) appears on the screen. Afterwards, the attack is unleashed, striking the entire enemy wave and temporarily blinding the screen in a black-red flash.

In earlier games, Annihilate had very low power (the lowest of all Limit Breaks in the game, and much lower than most conventional skills) and thus did not deal much damage on its own; in EBF5, it received a major power increase, although it is still one of the weakest Limit Breaks. Its main advantage is its extremely high chance to inflict the Death status on all enemies, killing them instantly. It is worth noting that most bosses and high-tier foes encountered in the game are immune to Death, which makes this Limit Break essentially useless against them; however, it may still prove useful against some other foes.

In EBF4, Dark Matt can also use Annihilate, and the Praetorian's dash attack has a similar animation and effects, minus the caption.

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

EBF3 Skill Annihilate.png
Annihilate
Limit Break! High chance of instant death to all foes. Does not work well on bosses.
Target Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
All Physical ---- Status Death.png 100% 20% 10%
Level Power Status Chance Status Strength MP AP Cost
1 2 20% -- -- 500
2 4 40% -- -- 1000
3 6 60% -- -- 2000
4 8 80% -- -- 4000
5 10 100% -- -- 8000
Requirement(s)
(all)
EBF3 Skill Wind Slash.png EBF3 Skill Revenge.png

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Annihilate returns as a Special Limit Break available for Matt and Anna. As Matt has Ragnarok, which normally destroys regular foes and deals meaningful damage to bosses, Annihilate is better fit on Anna.

Found in the central screen of Lankyroot Jungle, in the chest that can be reached only by walking on lilypads with Leafy Boots, which are obtained a few screens after.

EBF4 Skill Annihilate.png
Annihilate
Limit Break! High chance of instantly killing all foes. Does not work well on bosses.
Target Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
All Physical ---- Status Death.png 75% 10% 10%
Level Power Status Chance Status Strength MP AP Cost
1 2 50% -- -- 100
2 4 65% -- -- 300
3 6 80% -- -- 1000
4 8 90% -- -- 3000
5 10 100% -- -- 12000
Requirement(s)
(one)
EBF4 Skill Combo Shot.png EBF4 Skill Swift Slash.png

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Annihilate is a Special Limit Break available for Matt, Anna and NoLegs. While it now deals meaningful damage even without inflicting Instant Death, it is still one of the weakest Limit Breaks; it also has lower Accuracy than most skills. Its skill icon has been redrawn again, notably including the kanji 死 (shi, death).

Annihilate is obtained in the equipment shop screen of Greenwood Village by completing Randy's quest (requires Wooden Planks, found by defeating the foes in the same screen)

EBF5 Skill Annihilate.png
Annihilate
Limit Break! Attack with a high chance of instantly killing all foes. Does not work well on bosses and has low accuracy.
Target Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
All Physical ---- EBF5 Status Death.png 75% 10% 10%
Level Power Status Chance Status Strength AP Cost
1 80 50% -- N/A
2 120 80% [65%] -- 300
3 180 100% [80%] -- 1000
4 250 120% [90%] -- 3000
5 350 150% [100%] -- 10000
Note: Stats in brackets (below/right from actual) are for its pre-v2 update version..

Trivia

  • When used by Matt, the animation resembles Swift Slash.
  • The Kanji characters 悪即斬 is a reference to Saitō Hajime from the Rurouni Kenshin manga/animé.
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