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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 metal circle 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 EBF5, if equipped while having the Dark Gown on, the metal circles turn purple in color.

In EBF3, this weapon's properties make Natalie essentially a "glass cannon", enabling her to quickly dispose of foes at the cost of her durability. It massively increases Natalie's Magic Attack, but at the same time reduces her HP, defences, and Holy resistance, which makes Natalie very vulnerable to attacks. 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. Dark Tooth's Unleash deals very high Dark elemental damage, but cripples the user's Magic Attack and Magic Defence for subsequent turns. The staff 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.

In EBF5, the Dark Tooth resembles the original Obsidian Staff. It provides an average boost to Magic Attack and Attack, as well as slightly boosting Defence and Magic Defence. Much like the EBF3 version, the Dark Tooth can counter with Dark Pulse once it reaches level 5; the staff also has a chance to Dispel with Weapon-elemental attacks. However, its true power lies in its unleash, Space Distortion, which deals some Dark elemental damage, inflicts 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 allows Natalie to double the magic damage an enemy takes during several turns (including damage from statuses like Burn, Poison and Virus). While the Obsidian Staff can also inflict Invisible on enemies, it only last one turn (which means it cannot double damage from statuses) and is also obtained later in the game.

It resists Dark, Bad Luck and Curse. All of these become immunities at level 5 except for the Dark resistance.

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 as such is 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% 40% 50% Stat Defence - - 5% 5% 10% EBF5 Status Curse+Bad Luck 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Magic 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% Stat Mdef - - 5% 5% 10% - - - - - -
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 70 (33%) - - - - -
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 Item Satin
x 3
--

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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