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The Black Clay, also known as Dark Clay, is a foe that appears in Epic Battle Fantasy 3, 4 and 5, and one of many members in the Clay enemy family. It is found primarily in Kitten Kingdom Ruins in EBF3, or the Crystal Caverns, Lankyroot Jungle and the Temple of Godcat in EBF4; in EBF5, they appear in the Data Bunker.

Appearance

Like all Clays, Black Clay is a human-shaped living statue. It wields a double axe (or possibly a very short halberd due to the spike at the end), and, true to its name, wears black armor. It has an "X" as its sigil in place of a face.

Overview

While Black Clay's attacks are moderately powerful at most, its Dark element affinity granted it a Doom/Instant Death skill (worst when multiple Black Clays are in the same wave — and they often are), which also could inflict formidable debuffs in EBF3. Once this threat is eliminated via status resistance, Syphon or Berserk, this single-target melee warrior is left with no outstanding abilities and shouldn't last long, thanks to its severe weaknesses to Holy and Bomb.

Statistics

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

EBF3 Foe Icon Dark Clay
Dark Clay Living Statue EBF3
An elite clay soldier. Uses earth and dark elemental attacks.
Statistics
Base
Statistics
Stat HP Stat Attack Stat Defence Stat Magic Stat Mdef Stat Accuracy Stat Evade Exp AP Gold
180 4 4 4 4 4 4.1 26 6 40
Elemental
Resistance
Element Fire Element Thunder Element Ice Element Water Element Wind Element Earth Element Poison Element Dark Element Holy Element Bomb
100% 100% - -120% - 200% 100% 200% -100% -60%
Status
Resistance
Status Poison Status Syphon Status Dispel Status Doom Status Berserk Status Stun Status Death
100% - - - - - -
Debuff
Resistance
StatDown Attack StatDown Magic StatDown Defence StatDown Mdef StatDown Accuracy StatDown Evade
- - - - - -
Item Drop Rate
Icon Item Brick Item Dirt Ball Item Steel Plate 3 Item Dark Rune - - -
Name Brick Dirt Ball Steel Plate Dark Rune - - -
Chance 100% 60% 40% 5% - - -

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Icon bestiary ebf4 black clay Black Clay EBF4
An axe-wielding warrior which uses dark attacks.
Statistics
Base
Statistics
Stat HP Stat Attack Stat Defence Stat Magic Stat Mdef Stat Accuracy Stat Evade Exp AP SP Gold Hit2HP
188 4 4 4 4 4 4 28 2.8 2.8 32 50
Elemental
Resistance
Element Fire Element Thunder Element Ice Element Earth Element Poison Element Bomb Element Wind Element Water Element Holy Element Dark
- 100% - -50% 100% -100% - -50% -100% 200%
Status
Resistance
Status Burn Status Stun Status Freeze Status Tired Status Poison Status Dispel Status Stagger Status Syphon Status Wet Status Weaken Status Curse Status Death
- - - - 100% - - - - - 100% 50%
Debuff
Resistance
StatDown Attack StatDown Magic StatDown Defence StatDown Mdef StatDown Accuracy StatDown Evade
- - - - - -
Item Drop Rate
Icon Item Brick Item Iron Ore Item Solid Spike Item Bottled Darkness Item Opal - -
Name Brick Iron Ore Solid Spike Bottled Darkness Opal - -
Chance 70% 40% 15% 10% 5% - -
Status Damage
Damage taken from status effects, in % of maximum health (per turn), including elemental resistances:
Status Burn Burn Status Poison Poison Status Doom Doom
(if Death fails)
Status Regen Regen
7% Immune 25% -33.(3)%
Final damage is randomized by ±5% (except for Doom) and rounded down.
On Hard and Epic difficulties, enters the battle with 5x Status Brave Brave.

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

EBF5 Foe Icon Dark Clay
Dark Clay EBF5
An elite clay soldier which uses earth and dark elemental attacks.
Statistics
Base
Statistics
Stat HP Stat Attack Stat Defence Stat Magic Stat Mdef Stat Accuracy Stat Evade Exp AP SP Gold Hit2HP Catch
297 4 4 4 4 4 4.1 29 3.5 3.8 15 40 17
Elemental
Resistance
EBF5 Element Fire EBF5 Element Thunder EBF5 Element Ice EBF5 Element Earth EBF5 Element Bio EBF5 Element Bomb EBF5 Element Water EBF5 Element Wind EBF5 Element Holy EBF5 Element Dark
- 100% - 200% 100% -50% -50% - -100% 200%
Status
Resistance
EBF5 Status Burn+Scorch EBF5 Status Stun EBF5 Status Chill+Freeze EBF5 Status Poison+Virus EBF5 Status Syphon EBF5 Status Curse+Bad Luck EBF5 Status Stagger+Confuse EBF5 Status Wet+Dry EBF5 Status Heavy+Light EBF5 Status Weak+Tired EBF5 Status Dispel EBF5 Status Death
100% - 100% 100% - 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% - -
Debuff
Resistance
EBF5 StatDown HP EBF5 StatDown Attack EBF5 StatDown Magic EBF5 StatDown Defence EBF5 StatDown Mdef EBF5 StatDown Accuracy EBF5 StatDown Evade
- 30% 30% 30% 30% 30% 30%
Item Drop Rate
Icon EBF5 Item Brick EBF5 Item Belt Buckle EBF5 Item Leather EBF5 Item Opal EBF5 Item Dark Matter
Name Brick Belt Buckle Leather Opal Dark Matter
Chance 75% 35% 25% 20% 2%
Status Damage
Damage taken from status effects, in % of maximum health (per turn), including elemental resistances:
EBF5 Status Burn Burn EBF5 Status Scorch Scorch EBF5 Status Poison Poison EBF5 Status Virus Virus EBF5 Status Doom Doom
(if Death fails)
EBF5 Status Regenerate Regen
Immune Immune Immune Immune 20% -26.(6)%
Damage taken from first four is decreased by 30% on Easy and 65% on Zero difficulties.
Final damage is randomized by ±5% (except for Doom) and rounded down.
Statistics with More Foe Resistance enabled.
EBF5 Foe Icon Dark Clay
Dark Clay EBF5
An elite clay soldier which uses earth and dark elemental attacks.
Statistics
Base
Statistics
Stat HP Stat Attack Stat Defence Stat Magic Stat Mdef Stat Accuracy Stat Evade Exp AP SP Gold Hit2HP Catch
297 4 4 4 4 4 4.1 29 3.5 3.8 15 40 17
Elemental
Resistance
EBF5 Element Fire EBF5 Element Thunder EBF5 Element Ice EBF5 Element Earth EBF5 Element Bio EBF5 Element Bomb EBF5 Element Water EBF5 Element Wind EBF5 Element Holy EBF5 Element Dark
- 100% - 200% 100% -30% 50% - -100% 200%
Status
Resistance
EBF5 Status Burn+Scorch EBF5 Status Stun EBF5 Status Chill+Freeze EBF5 Status Poison+Virus EBF5 Status Syphon EBF5 Status Curse+Bad Luck EBF5 Status Stagger+Confuse EBF5 Status Wet+Dry EBF5 Status Heavy+Light EBF5 Status Weak+Tired EBF5 Status Dispel EBF5 Status Death
100% 50% 100% 100% - 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% - 50%
Debuff
Resistance
EBF5 StatDown HP EBF5 StatDown Attack EBF5 StatDown Magic EBF5 StatDown Defence EBF5 StatDown Mdef EBF5 StatDown Accuracy EBF5 StatDown Evade
- 30% 30% 30% 30% 30% 30%
Item Drop Rate
Icon EBF5 Item Brick EBF5 Item Belt Buckle EBF5 Item Leather EBF5 Item Opal EBF5 Item Dark Matter
Name Brick Belt Buckle Leather Opal Dark Matter
Chance 75% 35% 25% 20% 2%
Status Damage
Damage taken from status effects, in % of maximum health (per turn), including elemental resistances:
EBF5 Status Burn Burn EBF5 Status Scorch Scorch EBF5 Status Poison Poison EBF5 Status Virus Virus EBF5 Status Doom Doom
(if Death fails)
EBF5 Status Regenerate Regen
Immune Immune Immune Immune 20% -26.(6)%
Damage taken from first four is decreased by 30% on Easy and 65% on Zero difficulties.
Final damage is randomized by ±5% (except for Doom) and rounded down.

As with all the Classic foes, the Dark Clay is immune to both Invisible and Enchanted.

Attacks and Abilities

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Slash Single 24 Stat Attack 30% Element Earth -- -- -- 120% 10% 10%
Multi-Slash Single 45/3 Stat Attack 30% Element Earth -- -- -- 90% 20% 10%
Notes: On Epic difficulty, attacks 5 times, each with 15 power as usual, raising total power to 75.
Quake Single 50 Stat Attack 50% Element Earth -- -- -- 120% 10% 10%
Haunt Single 35/5 Stat Magic 100% Element Dark 80% 300%
300%
300%
300%
3x
StatDown Attack
StatDown Magic
StatDown Defence
StatDown Mdef
Status Doom
100% 10% 10%
Notes: Each hit inflicts one ailment, selected at random, Doom is twice as likely to be selected.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Slash Single 22 Stat Attack ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Notes: Is immediately followed by casting Dark Shot on the same player.
Triple Slash Single 45/3 Stat Attack ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Fence Single 36/4 Stat Attack ---- -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Dark Shot Single 25 Stat Magic 75% Element Dark -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Notes: Is used only in conjunction with Slash.
Death Spike Single 40 Stat Attack 50% Element Dark 50% -- Status Death 90% 30% 10%
Evil Spikes Single 52.8/6 Stat Attack 50% Element Dark -- -- -- 90% 10% 10%

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Slash Single 55 Stat Attack 25% EBF5 Element Dark -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Multi-Slash Single 75/3 Stat Attack 25% EBF5 Element Dark -- -- -- 80% 10% 10%
Notes: Power increased to 125/5 on Hard or Epic difficulties.
Quake Single 70 Stat Attack 75% EBF5 Element Earth -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Haunt Single 15
15
15
15
15
Stat Magic 100% EBF5 Element Dark 33%
33%
33%
33%
50%
30%
30%
30%
30%
3x
EBF5 StatDown Attack
EBF5 StatDown Defence
EBF5 StatDown Magic
EBF5 StatDown Mdef
EBF5 Status Doom
100% 10% 10%
Notes: All debuff chances increased to 50% on Hard or Epic difficulties.
Doom chance increased to 100% on Hard or Epic difficulties.

Battle logic

The following describes general logic of the enemy and attack patterns, with chances of each attack to be used. Conditions are listed from highest to lowest priority unless specified otherwise.

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

  • Berserked → Slash;
  • Syphoned → Slash (1/2), Multi-Slash (1/2);
  • Otherwise → Slash (1/4), Multi-Slash (1/4), Quake (1/4), Haunt (1/4).

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

  • Berserked or/and Syphoned → Slash (1/3), Triple Slash (1/3), Fence (1/3);
  • Otherwise → Slash (1/5), Triple Slash (1/5), Fence (1/5), Death Spike (1/5), Evil Spikes (1/5).

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Action

  • If Berserked → Slash;
  • If Syphoned → Slash (1/2), Multi-Slash (1/2);
  • <24% HP → Quake (1/2), Haunt (1/2);
  • Otherwise → Slash (1/4), Multi-Slash (1/4), Quake (1/4), Haunt (1/4).

Counter (only if Counter-Attacking Foes is enabled)

  • 33% → Slash.


Additionally, like all the Classic foes, the Dark Clay ignores the Lovable status on players.

Summon

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

The foe can be captured to be used as a summon.

EBF5 Foe Icon Dark Clay
Dark Clay SP EBF5 Status Freeze
Casts a dark spell on a single target, giving them doom status, and debuffing their attack, magic attack, defence, and magic defence. 62 Kept
Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Single 52
52
52
52
52
Stat Magic 100% EBF5 Element Dark 100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
3x
70%
70%
70%
70%
EBF5 Status Doom
EBF5 StatDown Attack
EBF5 StatDown Magic
EBF5 StatDown Defence
EBF5 StatDown Mdef
100% 10% 10%
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