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The Chainsaw Gun - known simply as the Chainsaw in Epic Battle Fantasy 3 - is a non-elemental gun available for Lance in Epic Battle Fantasy 3, 4 and 5.

Description

The Chainsaw Gun is a massive machine gun made purely out of copper and stainless steel. Its buttstock is decorated with hazard stripes, and it has two glowing yellow lights: one at the buttstock, and the other at the gun's chamber. Its main feature is a massive chainsaw blade running along the gun's entire length, functioning as a bayonet during close-quarters combat.

In EBF5, the Chainsaw Gun had a slight redesign (notably losing the light on its buttstock) and gained a matching revolver, mostly black and grey with a hazard stripe on its frame under the barrel.

In all of its appearances, the Chainsaw Gun's main asset is its colossal Attack stat. It is invariably one of the strongest physical guns at Lance's disposal, if not the strongest - however, this typically comes at the cost of a dreadful Magic Attack stat and occasional defensive penalties. Its Equipment Effects vary between games, but typically include a low chance to inflict Instant Death via its on-hit status effect and/or skills from the Sawblade tree.

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

The Chainsaw has an unparalleled Attack stat (almost 1.5 times higher than the Deep Blue), literally doubling Lance's physical damage output; it also boosts his Accuracy slightly while weakening his Magic Attack and Magic Defence. Its Unleash has a chance to instantly kill the target, and it gains the ability to counter attacks with Lance's Normal Attack at Level 5; while this can't inflict Death on foes, it'll still deal immense damage.

Although the Chainsaw gives Lance some impressive physical damage output, he lacks high-powered physical skills to really take advantage of it. Furthermore, the gun has no resistances and two status vulnerabilities that can easily shut Lance down; as a result, it's usually better to give him a magic-focused gun like the Steel Shark or the Shadow Blaster while letting Matt handle the physical offense. To add insult to injury, the Chainsaw's even outclassed in a physical build; thanks to EBF3's weird Berserk mechanics, the Deep Blue gets boosts to its Normal Attack and its Flood unleash, giving it impressive damage output against Water-weak foes.


The Chainsaw has serious weaknesses to Syphon and Stun, which remain constant at all forging levels.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

The Chainsaw Gun has pitiful Magic Attack, a pinch of Evade, and immense Attack. It's nowhere near as powerful as The Phantom in the latter regard, but it also lacks defensive penalties and doesn't require any progress into Battle Mountain to obtain; unfortunately, it's still hampered by Lance's dearth of strong physical skills.

Aside from devastating physical damage, the Chainsaw Gun has numerous ways to apply Instant Death; its weapon-elemental attacks (including its Normal Attack counter), its Sawblade unleash, and the Triple Sawblades it can randomly cast between turns. While the Death chance isn't especially high on any of these options, Lance can repeatedly threaten foes with the status on pretty much every turn, also inflicting a good amount of non-elemental damage. However, The Departed is a better option for inflicting Death on a whole wave, since Arrow Rain is more consistent than Hyper Beam.

The Chainsaw Gun is resistant to Doom and Instant Death, becoming fully immune to both at Level 5.

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Normal

The Chainsaw Gun has the single highest Attack stat among guns, along with small increases to Evade and a nominal Magic Attack stat. It improves the damage of non-elemental skills and ignores defensive buffs on enemies it hits. It can also unleash Sawblade and scare plant-based foes.

While Sawblade has an Instant Death chance, it's too low to be reliable; the Super Snipe ZX and the Spine Snapper are better for Instant Death exploitation, to say nothing of an appropriately-equipped Anna. The ability to ignore defensive buffs can help Lance score some hits while his allies work elsewhere, but it's usually better to just Dispel the buffs with Armor Crush if it's available. Additionally, guns like the Heavy Claw or the Deep Blue can match or even exceed the Chainsaw Gun's physical damage output with their elemental skills and the appropriate status support from the party.

Overall, while the Chainsaw Gun has plenty of raw power, physical Lance builds tend to prefer the Heavy Claw for its synergy with Machine Guns and Big Bullet.

The Chainsaw Gun resists Bomb, Stagger, Confuse, Doom, and Instant Death, becoming immune to all but the first at Level 5.

Equip Remix

If you thought a giant gun with a built-in chainsaw couldn't be any more terrifying, you haven't played Equip Remix. The Alt Chainsaw Gun gives Lance up to 200% more Attack (and a little bit of Accuracy and Evade), letting him inflict catastrophic damage with his physical skills. It also intimidates plant-based foes, boosts non-elemental skills, and counters attacks with Armor Crush. Its weapon-elemental skills have a good chance to unleash Sawblade, giving Lance some extra damage output and a negligible chance of Instant Death infliction.

The Alt Chainsaw Gun is the strongest physical option in Lance's arsenal, with its physical skills doing more damage than guns with the appropriate elemental boosts. Unfortunately, its awesome Attack comes at the cost of halved defenses, so Lance will need support from his allies and other equipment to keep him going. If the player wants a less extreme physical gun, the Alt Super Snipe ZX's Attack power is nothing to sneeze at, while the Alt Desert Scorpion can deal impressive Earth damage with its Cataclysm unleash.

The Alt Chainsaw Gun resists Bomb, Stagger, and Confuse, becoming immune to the latter two at Level 5.

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

The Chainsaw can be bought from the Equipment Shop for 14,000 gold.

EBF3 WepIcon Chainsaw.png Chainsaw
Ultra high attack power. Level 5: Counters with Attack.
Unleash: Attack which may instantly kill the target.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP.png - - - - - Stat MP.png - - - - - Status Syphon.png -50% -50% -50% -50% -50%
Stat Attack.png 30% 40% 60% 80% 100% Stat Defence.png - - - - - Status Stun.png -50% -50% -50% -50% -50%
Stat Magic.png -10% -10% -10% -10% -10% Stat Mdef.png -10% -10% -10% -10% -10% - - - - - -
Stat Accuracy.png - - - 5% 10% Stat Evade.png - - - - - Element ----
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- - - - - - -
Bonus Skill -- -- - - - - -
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Metal Gear
x 2
-- -- 3 Steel Plate
x 4
-- --
4 Steel Plate
x 20
-- -- 5 Diamond
x 1
Metal Gear
x 10
Microcontroller
x 2

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

The Chainsaw Gun is found in a chest that can be accessed by solving the block puzzle in Goldenbrick Resort.

EBF4 WepIcon Chainsaw Gun.png Chainsaw Gun
May kill targets instantly. May cast Sawblade with certain skills. Randomly casts Triple Sawblades between turns. Counter-attacks with Normal Attack.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP.png - - - - - Stat MP.png - - - - - Status Death.png 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Attack.png 20% 30% 45% 60% 75% Stat Defence.png - - - - - - - - - - -
Stat Magic.png - 5% 10% 15% 20% Stat Mdef.png - - - - - - - - - - -
Stat Accuracy.png - - - - - Stat Evade.png - 5% 5% 10% 10% Element ----
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- Status Death.png 5% 6% 7% 9% 10%
Bonus Skill (50%) -- - - - - -
Auto Status -- -- - - - - - -
-- - - - - -
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Chain Link
x 2
-- -- 3 Springy Spring
x 2
Chain Link
x 3
--
4 RAM Chip
x 1
Plasma Ball
x 1
Chain Link
x 10
5 Diamond
x 1
Chain Link
x 10
--

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

The Chainsaw Gun is found in a chest that drops after completing the second EBF4 simulation (Praetorian) in the Data Bunker. Prior to the v2 update, it was found inside a chest in the Frozen Valley.

EBF5 WepIcon Chainsaw Gun.png Chainsaw Gun
A weapon that's more dangerous to the wielder.
  • Intimidates or angers tree and plant enemies.
  • Level 2: Boosts the damage of non-elemental skills.
  • Level 3: May unleash Sawblade while attacking.
  • Level 5: Ignores the targets' defensive buffs.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP.png - - - - - - - - - - - EBF5 Element Bomb.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Attack.png 40% 60% 80% 100% 120% Stat Defence.png - - - - - Stagger & Confuse 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Magic.png - 5% 5% 10% 10% Stat Mdef.png - - - - - Instant Death & Doom 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Accuracy.png - - - - - Stat Evade.png - 5% 5% 10% 10% Element ----
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- - - - - - -
Bonus Skill 60 (100%) - - - - -
Auto Status -- -- - - - - - -
Defend Status -- -- - - - - -
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Metal Gear
x 1
-- -- 3 Metal Gear
x 3
-- --
4 Metal Gear
x 6
Bone Spike
x 8
-- 5 Diamond
x 1
Metal Gear
x 6
--

Statistics with Equip Remix enabled.

EBF5 WepIcon Chainsaw Gun.png Chainsaw Gun
A weapon that's more dangerous to the wielder.
  • Intimidates or angers tree and plant enemies.
  • Level 2: Boosts the damage of non-elemental skills.
  • Level 3: Counter-attacks with Armor Crush.
  • Level 5: May unleash Sawblade while attacking.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP.png - - - - - - - - - - - EBF5 Element Bomb.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Attack.png 100% 125% 150% 175% 200% Stat Defence.png -50% -50% -50% -50% -50% Stagger & Confuse 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Magic.png - 5% 5% 10% 10% Stat Mdef.png -50% -50% -50% -50% -50% - - - - - -
Stat Accuracy.png - 5% 5% 10% 10% Stat Evade.png - 5% 5% 10% 10% Element ----
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- - - - - - -
Bonus Skill 60 (50%) - - - - -
Auto Status -- -- - - - - - -
Defend Status -- -- - - - - -
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Metal Gear
x 1
-- -- 3 Metal Gear
x 3
-- --
4 Metal Gear
x 6
Bone Spike
x 8
-- 5 Diamond
x 1
Metal Gear
x 6
--


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