"Wow, it's evil me! Is that really what I'm going to look like when I die? Grim! (I don't want to die ever!)"
―Matt, Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Dark Matt is an optional boss in Epic Battle Fantasy 4. He appears in the final areas of Battle Mountain, along with the other Dark Players — as such, he is exclusive to the Steam release of the game and the post-Battle Mountain update version of the Premium Pack.


Dark Matt resembles Matt, but with a grim, undead appearance. He has reddish-grey skin, black eyes, and red pupils characteristic of all Dark Players, and his hair is a dull black. He wears the Captain's Hat and a dark version of the Captain's Shirt, and wields the Anarchy sword.


Dark Matt has high health, attack and defence, but below-average magic defence and evasion. He uses many of Matt's Bushido skills, and scores critical hits very often. He is supported by various Monoliths, which can deal considerable magical damage (something that Dark Matt lacks on his own) and provide him with a variety of buffs.

Defeating Dark Matt on Epic difficulty will reward the player with the Captain of Death medal.

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Icon bestiary ebf4 dark matt Dark Matt EBF4
Uses mostly non-elemental and debuffing attacks. Has high defence and very high critical hit rate. Summons Undying, Sky and Viking Monoliths.
Stat HP Stat Attack Stat Defence Stat Magic Stat Mdef Stat Accuracy Stat Evade Exp AP SP Gold Hit2HP
5100 6 12 6 3 5.5 3.5 800 80 200 800 10
Element Fire Element Thunder Element Ice Element Earth Element Poison Element Bomb Element Wind Element Water Element Holy Element Dark
- - - -100% - - - - -50% 100%
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% - 70% - 100% - 50% 50% 100%
StatDown Attack StatDown Magic StatDown Defence StatDown Mdef StatDown Accuracy StatDown Evade
50% 50% 50% 50% 50% 50%
Item Drop Rate
Icon Item Mythril Shards Item Bottled Darkness - - - - -
Name Mythril Shards Bottled Darkness - - - - -
Chance 100% 100% - - - - -
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
1.4% 0.6% per stack,
up to 5.4%
Immune -6.(6)%
Final damage is randomized by ±5% (except for Doom) and rounded down.
In the Kongregate version of the game, has 4 Accuracy instead.

Attacks and Abilities

Attack List
Attack Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Quick Slash Single 120 Stat Attack ---- 100% 30% StatDown Magic 150% 100% 10%
Swift Slash All 60 Stat Attack ---- 100% -- Status Dispel 90% 50% 10%
Revenge Single up to 149 Stat Attack ---- 100% -- Status Dispel 100% 100% 10%
Notes: Power is calculated by: 149 - Remaining HP % rounded down, no matter dead allies.
Legend Single 80/8
Stat Attack ---- 100% 10%
StatDown Defence 90%
50% 10%
Notes: The first line is for Legend's first 8 weaker attacks; the second line is for its final attack.
Unlike Matt's version of the skill, it will not cause any negative consequence to the user.
Iceberg Single 75 Stat Attack 50% Element Ice -- -- -- 100% 10% 10%
Eruption Single 65 Stat Attack 50% Element Fire 30% 2x Status Burn 100% 10% 10%
Cataclysm Single 75 Stat Attack 50% Element Earth -- -- -- 100% 30% 10%
Drill Time Self -- -- ---- -- 50%
Stat Attack
Stat Accuracy
-- -- --
Notes: Dark Matt then switches to the Drill Lance sword, and immediately uses Giga Drill.
Giga Drill Single 36* Stat Attack 25% Element Earth -- -- -- 100% 20% 10%
Notes: Can deal up to 5.2x damage, depending on target's buffs or whether they have Defend, possibly reaching 187.2 power. For the exact formula, see the corresponding article.
Eat Bat
(Heal & Buff)
Self MaxHP/10 -- ---- -- 50%
Stat Defence
Stat Mdef
Status Defend
Status Brave
-- -- 20%
Notes: In the Kongregate version of the game, heals for MaxHP/15 instead.
Cleaver Single 500/5 Stat Attack ---- -- -- -- 100% 100% 10%
Notes: Limit Break! Re-targets upon target's death.
Annihilate All 150 Stat Attack ---- 50% -- Status Death 120% 100% 10%
Notes: Limit Break!

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.

  • Limit Break → Cleaver (1/2), Annihilate (1/2). Also summons two exemplars of either of the following to replace defeated allies, if any: Undying Monolith, Viking Monolith and Sky Monolith;
  • ≥65% HP → Quick Slash (3/12), Swift Slash (3/12), Iceberg (1/12), Eruption (1/12), Cataclysm (1/12), Eat Bat (3/12);
  • <65% to ≥32% HP → Quick Slash (3/15), Swift Slash (3/15), Iceberg (1/15), Eruption (1/15), Cataclysm (1/15), Revenge (3/15), Legend (3/15);
  • First turn at <32% HP → Drill Time;
  • <32% HP → Revenge (1/3), Legend (1/3), Giga Drill (1/3).


  • Eat Bat may not be used until the 4th turn, and then no more often than once in four turns; meanwhile, any attempts to initiate it will result in Swift Slash instead.
  • In the Dark Players Marathon, can't have more than one ally at a time, thus won't summon anything until the accompanying Dark Player dies.
  • Swapping swords does not affect Dark Matt's base stats, it's just for visuals.


Notice: On higher difficulties, enemy damage spikes when they reach level 33, up to twice the expected damage (see here for more info). As Battle Mountain's battles scale to party's average level, keep your party under level 33 to make Battle Mountain-related medals easier during the first playthrough.


Your gears should be based around high defence, HP, Dispel and Death resistance. Dark Matt is weak to Holy and Earth, and Burn and Poison will also work wonderfully considering his high health and that these status effects deal damage based on a percentage of victim's health.

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Treat the battle as if it has 2 phases: In the first phase, you will need to cast Protect and Reflex to withstand Dark Matt's damage output. It's recommended to use SP only to summon the Ancient Monolith to survive boss' Limit Breaks. On the second phase, when he pulls out his Drill Lance and begins using Giga Drill, Protect can turn against you, significantly increasing the worth of accuracy debuffs and evade buffs, along with Morale and Auto-Revive, though the latter might not save against his Legend skill, as its animation's length far exceeds revival animation's and thus can hurt a player with successive hits after the revival, possibly killing them again.

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  • Dark Matt has the highest health out of all foes in the game, barring Godcat's pure forms that are not supposed to (and realistically can't) be killed.
  • Like other Dark Players, Dark Matt reincarnated in Epic Battle Fantasy 5 as Matteus.
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