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The Dark Tooth is a Dark-elemental staff available for Natalie in Epic Battle Fantasy 3 and 5. It is also her weapon of choice during Epic Battle Fantasy 2.

Description

The Dark Tooth is made of black metal, with an elaborate head resembling two diamonds partially overlapping each other. A red orb is present in each diamond, filling the space between the other's points, and a pair of spikes extend from either side of the head. In EBF3, the Dark Tooth has red ribbons wrapped around the middle of its shaft, presumably to improve the wielder's grip. In EBF5, these ribbons are replaced with smaller ribbons wrapped around the base of its head and the bottom of the staff, near its pointed pommel. Additionally, its red orbs turn purple if it is equipped while Natalie wears the Dark Gown.

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

The Dark Tooth serves as Natalie's "glass cannon" staff; it massively increases her Magic Attack while reducing her HP, defences, and Holy resistance. The combination allows Natalie to swiftly demolish foes with powerful spells while being very vulnerable to attack in turn. Fortunately, there are very few Holy attacks in the endgame and the final boss fight doesn't even feature any foes capable of using Holy attacks. The Dark Tooth's Unleash deals very high Dark-elemental damage, but cripples the user's Magic Attack and Magic Defence for subsequent turns. It also protects Natalie against Syphon, making sure she is always capable of casting another devastating spell. At Level 4, it gains the ability to counter attacks with Pulse.

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Normal

The Dark Tooth resembles the EBF3 version of the Obsidian Staff, providing an average boost to Magic Attack and Attack, as well as slightly boosting Defence and Magic Defence. It can counter attacks with Dark Pulse and has a chance to Dispel enemy buffs with its Weapon-elemental attacks; however, its true power lies in its unleash, Space Distortion. This skill deals high Dark elemental damage, can inflict three turns of Invisible, and also has a chance of inflicting a Magic Defence debuff. While this may interfere with a physical attacker's plans, this combination allows Natalie to double the magic damage an enemy takes for several attacks (including damage from statuses like Burn, Poison and Virus). While the Obsidian Staff can also inflict Invisible on enemies, it suffers from defensive penalties, and is obtained far later in the game.

The Dark Tooth resists Dark, Bad Luck, Curse and Dispel. All but the first become immunities at Level 5.

Equip Remix

The Alt Dark Tooth is effectively the reincarnation of the classic Crystal Staff; a balanced weapon with tri-elemental properties. Aside from fair offenses and modest defenses, it improves the power of Fire, Ice, and Thunder skills, which Natalie can easily take advantage of. It also has a decent chance to Dispel foes with weapon-elemental skills.

The Alt Dark Tooth is a very useful early-game weapon; it can be upgraded to Level 3 as soon as Natalie joins the party, and its elemental boosts make her hit a lot harder than you might expect. While it can be eclipsed by stronger but riskier staves that become available later on (like the Alt Wrath of Zeus and the Alt Slime Staff), it remains a versatile and reliable option for balanced Natalie builds, especially if its boosts are stacked with those of the Alt Red Dress.

Broadly speaking, the Alt Dark Tooth could be seen as another flavor of the Alt Dragon Wings, with decent offenses and several elemental boosts.

The Alt Dark Tooth resists Fire, Ice and Thunder. None of these become an immunity at Level 5.

Epic Battle Fantasy 2

The Dark Tooth is used by Natalie as her weapon of choice. Unlike Matt's Swords, it is purely cosmetic and does not provide any stat changes.

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

Found inside a chest in the restricted 40 Medals Area, which becomes accessible after getting 40 medals.

EBF3 WepIcon Dark Tooth Dark Tooth
Offensive staff. Level 4: Counters with Pulse.
Unleash: Very high magical damage, lowers user´s magic attack and defence.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP -10% -10% -10% -10% -10% Stat MP - 5% 5% 10% 10% Element Holy -20% -20% -20% -20% -20%
Stat Attack - 10% 20% 30% 40% Stat Defence -20% -20% -20% -20% -20% Status Syphon 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Magic 30% 50% 60% 75% 90% Stat Mdef -20% -20% -20% -20% -20% - - - - - -
Stat Accuracy - - - - - Stat Evade - - - - - Element 50% Element Dark
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- - - - - - -
Bonus Skill -- -- - - - - -
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Item Paper Talisman
x 2
-- -- 3 Item Solid Spike
x 1
-- --
4 Item Dark Rune
x 2
-- -- 5 Item Dark Matter
x 1
-- --

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

The Dark Tooth is Natalie's starting weapon, and is thus acquired as soon as she joins the party in Hope Harbor.

EBF5 WepIcon Dark Tooth Dark Tooth
An ancient black-magic staff.
  • Boosts the damage of dark skills.
  • Level 3: May unleash Space Distortion while attacking.
  • Level 5: Counter-attacks with Dark Pulse.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP - - - - - - - - - - - EBF5 Element Dark 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Attack 10% 20% 30% 45% [40%] 60% [50%] Stat Defence - - 5% 5% 10% EBF5 Status Curse+Bad Luck 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Magic 10% 20% 30% 45% [40%] 60% [50%] Stat Mdef - - 5% 5% 10% EBF5 Status Dispel 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Accuracy - - - - - Stat Evade - - - - - Element 50% EBF5 Element Dark
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- EBF5 Status Dispel 20% 30% 40% 40% 50%
Bonus Skill 180 [80] (33%) - - - - -
Auto Status -- -- - - - - - -
Defend Status -- -- - - - - -
Note: Stats in brackets (below/right from actual) are for its pre-v2 update version.
Before the v2 update, had no Dispel resistance.
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 EBF5 Item Rainbow Ore
x 1
-- -- 3 EBF5 Item Rainbow Ore
x 4
-- --
4 EBF5 Item Dark Rune
x 3
-- -- 5 EBF5 Item Dark Matter
x 1
EBF5 Item Satin
x 3
--

Statistics with Equip Remix enabled.


EBF5 WepIcon Dark Tooth Dark Tooth
An ancient black-magic staff.
  • Boosts the damage of fire skills.
  • Level 2: Boosts the damage of ice skills.
  • Level 3: Boosts the damage of thunder skills.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP - - - - - - - - - - - EBF5 Element Fire 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Attack 10% 20% 35% 50% 65% Stat Defence - - 5% 5% 10% EBF5 Element Thunder 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Magic 10% 20% 35% 50% 65% Stat Mdef - - 5% 5% 10% EBF5 Element Ice 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Accuracy - - - - - Stat Evade - - - - - Element 50% EBF5 Element Dark
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- EBF5 Status Dispel 20% 30% 40% 40% 50%
Bonus Skill -- -- - - - - -
Auto Status -- -- - - - - - -
Defend Status -- -- - - - - -
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 EBF5 Item Rainbow Ore
x 1
-- -- 3 EBF5 Item Rainbow Ore
x 4
-- --
4 EBF5 Item Dark Rune
x 3
-- -- 5 EBF5 Item Dark Matter
x 1
EBF5 Foe Icon Beheaded Fallen
x 1
--


Trivia

  • In one of Matt Roszak's DeviantArt posts, an alternative design of the staff can be seen, which lacks the red details and adds long white tassels to the spikes.
  • Natalie is shown carrying the Dark Tooth in the cutscenes of Epic Battle Fantasy 4; however, it is not a usable weapon in the game.
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