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"Yeah, I'm like a rock star now! Like Iron Lady, Gigadeth, or Rise Against the Machine!"
―Matt, Epic Battle Fantasy 5

The Crimson Razorback, known simply as Razorback before EBF5, is a recurring sword-like guitar in the Epic Battle Fantasy series. It is usually a part of Matt's arsenal.

Description

The Razorback is a red, V-shaped guitar modelled after the real-world Dean Razorback guitar. Before becoming one of the available weapons in EBF2, it appeared in Epic Battle Fantasy, being wielded by Canti.

In all of its appearances, the Crimson Razorback has terrible Attack but gives the highest level of Magic Attack available to any Sword, making it one of the few viable options for the highly unorthodox Magic-oriented Matt. It also tends to be strongly associated with Power Metal, increasing its power (either directly or via an elemental boost) and/or casting it as a bonus skill.

Epic Battle Fantasy 2

The Razorback gives Matt a great Magic Attack boost and a fair Attack boost, but at the cost of slightly reducing his Evade. It increases the damage and healing effects of Power Metal, and allows Unleash to debuff the target's Magic Attack. Before the EBF Collection update, the Razorback was actually Holy-elemental instead of Wind-elemental

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

The Razorback has pitiful Attack, great MP, and unmatched Magic Attack which it can buff even further with its Unleash. It adds a slight Wind element to Matt's weapon-elemental skills.

The Razorback has a weakness to Thunder, which remains constant at all levels.

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Normal

The Crimson Razorback has incredible Magic Attack and decent Magic Defence, but its pathetic Attack renders most of Matt's usual skills ineffective. Fortunately, it occasionally casts Power Metal between turns and unleashes Gust with Weapon-elemental skills; both benefit from its Wind boost, and the latter allows Matt to make use of its Magic Attack even when afflicted with Syphon or while Power Metal is on cooldown. It can also inflict Light and debuff Magic Attack, further boosting its elemental damage while leaving magic-focused foes weaker.

While an offensive magic Matt build is far from impossible, the Crimson Razorback is best used as a healing/support weapon. Its stats give Matt a fairly strong Heal More while adding a little punch to skills like Electron Gun and Screamer, allowing him to support his teammates and disrupt his foes in between blasts of Power Metal.

The Crimson Razorback resists Thunder, Wind, Syphon and Disable. It becomes immune to the latter two at Level 5.

Equip Remix

In a departure from its previous appearances, the Equip Remix version of the Crimson Razorback is equally competent with physical and magical attacks, but its strong, balanced offenses come at the cost of minor Evade and Accuracy penalties. Its stealing bonus is insignificant in a fight (but great for farming), while its Wind boost and Normal Attack counter are useful but not outstanding (especially since Matt needs shared skills to take advantage of the former). It also has a small chance of casting Phyrnna's Blessing between turns; while rare, the free Regen and Magic Attack buff are always welcome, especially for a magic-focused party.

The Alt Crimson Razorback is resistant to Fire, Thunder and Wind. It doesn't become immune to any of them at Level 5.

Epic Battle Fantasy 2

  • Attack: +20%
  • Magic Attack: +30%
  • Accuracy: -10%
  • Element: 20% Wind
  • Unleash: Magic down
"Boosts Power Metal"

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

The Razorback is given to the player as a reward for completing a quest in The Town for Johnny.

EBF3 WepIcon Razorback.png Razorback
Guitar that boosts magic power.
Unleash: Attack which buffs the user's magic 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 - - 5% 10% 15% Element Thunder.png -20% -20% -20% -20% -20%
Stat Attack.png - 5% 10% 20% 30% Stat Defence.png - - - - - - - - - - -
Stat Magic.png 20% 30% 50% 60% 80% Stat Mdef.png - - - - - - - - - - -
Stat Accuracy.png - - - - - Stat Evade.png - - - - - Element 25% Element Wind.png
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- - - - - - -
Bonus Skill -- -- - - - - -
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Microcontroller
x 3
-- -- 3 Magnet
x 1
Stunner
x 3
--
4 Metal Gear
x 4
RAM Chip
x 1
Steel Plate
x 2
5 RAM Chip
x 3
Magnet
x 2
Metal Gear
x 5

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

It is found in an easily-accessible chest in the left wing of the Grand Gallery.

EBF5 WepIcon Crimson Razorback.png Crimson Razorback
A guitar with an intimidating axe-like shape.
  • Boosts the damage of wind skills.
  • Level 3: May unleash Gust while attacking.
  • Level 5: Randomly casts Power Metal between turns.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP.png - - - - - - - - - - - EBF5 Element Thunder.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Attack.png - - 10% 20% 30% Stat Defence.png - - - - - EBF5 Element Wind.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Magic.png 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Stat Mdef.png - 5% 10% 15% 20% Syphon & Disable 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Accuracy.png - - - - - Stat Evade.png - - - - - Element 50% EBF5 Element Wind.png
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill 35 (Damage)
30 (Healing)
(66%) EBF5 Status Light.png 30% 50% 70% 85% 100%
Bonus Skill 40 (50%) 2x 2x 2x 3x 3x
Auto Status -- -- EBF5 StatDown Magic.png 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%
Defend Status -- -- 20% 25% 25% 25% 30%
Note: Before the v2 update, didn't inflict Light.
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Spring
x 2
-- -- 3 Spring
x 5
Food#5Beer
x 1
--
4 P2 Processor
x 2
Food#5Beer
x 3
-- 5 Game Child
x 1
P2 Processor
x 2
--

Statistics with Equip Remix enabled.


EBF5 WepIcon Crimson Razorback.png Crimson Razorback
A guitar with an intimidating axe-like shape.
  • Boosts the damage of wind skills.
  • Level 3: Counter-attacks with Normal Attack.
  • Level 4: Steals items with single-target melee attacks.
  • Level 5: Randomly casts Phyrnna's Blessing between turns.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP.png - - - - - - - - - - - EBF5 Element Fire.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Attack.png 15% 25% 40% 55% 70% Stat Defence.png - - - - - EBF5 Element Thunder.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Magic.png 15% 25% 40% 55% 70% Stat Mdef.png - - - - - EBF5 Element Wind.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Accuracy.png -5% -5% -5% -5% -5% Stat Evade.png -5% -5% -5% -5% -5% Element 50% EBF5 Element Wind.png
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- (33%) - - - - - -
Bonus Skill -- -- - - - - -
Auto Status -- -- - - - - - -
Defend Status -- -- - - - - -
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Spring
x 2
-- -- 3 Spring
x 5
-- --
4 P2 Processor
x 2
Food#5Beer
x 3
-- 5 Game Child
x 1
P2 Processor
x 2
--


Trivia

  • In EBF2 and 3, the marking on the Razorback's headstock is actually Matt Roszak's signature, as seen on some uploads on his DeviantArt.
  • While the Crimson Razorback didn't make an appearance in EBF4, the G*bson EB0 is very similar in appearance and function.
  • When Matt first wields the Crimson Razorback in EBF5, his battle quote references several popular rock and metal bands: Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Rise Against, and Rage Against the Machine.
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