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Emo0069.jpg "How am I supposed to see out of this mask? I'm a gunman - I need to see what I'm shooting at! You can't even see how disappointed I look!"
―Lance, Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Matt and Lance wearing the Gas Mask in EBF4

The Gas Mask is a male headgear found in Epic Battle Fantasy 3, 4 and 5. It currently has no armor counterparts.

Description

The Gas Mask is a black mask that completely covers the user's face, with a visible seam down the middle and large, round eyeholes covered by red lenses. It also has an air filter over the mouth, with a dark grey tube attached to one side that connects to the top of the mask.

In EBF5, the Gas Mask's lenses are transparent and it has two small antennae at the top, seemingly aligned with its seam; additionally, the tube on its side has become black instead of grey. If worn by NoLegs, it adds two points for his ears, and its lenses appear purple due to his blue fur.

The Gas Mask usually has mediocre stats, including small penalties to Accuracy and Evade, but good resistance to Poison/Bio and its associated status effects. It also has the debatable ability to randomly summon Poison Gas between turns; while useful for foes with serious Poison weaknesses and/or ways to lock down the party's offenses, enemies that utilize Poison tend to absorb Bio, making it difficult to use the Gas Mask defensively and offensively at the same time.

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

The Gas Mask has moderate Defence at the cost of minor penalties to Accuracy and Evade, but a lack of Magic Defence can be problematic against magically-inclined foes like Monoliths or Skull Ghosts. Its Poison Gas auto-skill is useful for passively damaging foes, who rarely have means to clear Poison from themselves; however, using it on Poison-resistant foes is exceedingly detrimental. If its auto-skill and resistances aren't needed, the Captain Hat has identical Defence and otherwise superior stats, along with a reasonably useful Hand Bomb boost.

The Gas Mask resists the Poison element and the Stun status effect, becoming immune to both at Level 5.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

The Gas Mask offers average amounts of Defence and Magic Defence while slightly lowering Accuracy and Evade. It can cast Poison Gas between turns, letting Matt or Lance deal damage over time to non-resistant foes; outside of this niche, it's largely outclassed by the likes of the Puppy Hat or the Space Helmet.

The Gas Mask is resistant to Bio and Poison. It becomes immune to the latter at Level 5.

Matt, Lance, and NoLegs wearing the Gas Mask in EBF5

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Normal

In exchange for some Accuracy and Evade, the Gas Mask gives its wearer an overall bulk increase by improving their Defence, Magic Defence and HP by fair amounts. It has a decent chance to cast Poison Gas between turns to chip away at foes.

The Gas Mask's most obvious niche is as part of a Virus party, rendering its wearer immune to the status while allowing him to passively stack even more Bio damage over time on the relevant foes. Outside of this, it struggles to stand out next to the several male hats with comparable/superior bulk and more versatile effects.

The Gas Mask resists Bio, Poison, and Virus, becoming immune to the latter two at Level 5.

Equip Remix

The Alt Gas Mask's stats aren't spectacular, with average Defence and Magic Defence boosts and a mild Accuracy drop, but its potential for debilitation is quite another story. It increases the wearer's ability to inflict Status Effects and improves his debuff skills, making him much more effective at disrupting the opposition.

While useful for any status and/or debuffing build, the Alt Gas Mask works particularly well with Lance; aside from having access to more debuffing skills than Matt or NoLegs, he has some dangerous status options via the likes of the Alt Thunder Core, the Alt Sub Zero, or the Alt Spine Snapper (mind the latter's additional Accuracy penalty, though). Its enormous Bio resistance gives it a niche in Virus parties; in particular, NoLegs can pair it with the Alt Blood Bank to give himself a decent pseudo-Regen if he catches Virus during his Berserk-boosted rampages.

Compared to the Alt Spelunking Hat (which also boosts debuffs), the Alt Gas Mask has more bulk and stronger Dark resistance, but it lacks an Evade bonus, an auto-skill, and a buff boost. On the other hand, its debuff boost and immunity to two elements serve as its main advantages over the Alt Dragon Helm, which has better stats and an identical status boost.

The Alt Gas Mask resists Bio and Dark; at Level 5, it absorbs the former and nullifies the latter.

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

The Gas Mask can be bought at The Town's Equipment Shop for 3,000 gold.

EBF3 Hat Gas Mask.png Gas Mask
Protects from status defects. Level 5: Randomly summons backup poison gas.
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 - - - - - Element Poison.png 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Attack.png - - - - - Stat Defence.png - 5% 10% 15% 20% Status Stun.png 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Magic.png - - - - - Stat Mdef.png - - - - - - - - - - -
Stat Accuracy.png -10% -10% -10% -10% -10% Stat Evade.png -10% -10% -10% -10% -10%
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier
Auto Skill 13.(3)/2 power, 2x Poison --
Bonus Skill -- --
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Green Potion
x 1
-- -- 3 Green Potion
x 4
-- --
4 Purple Potion
x 4
-- -- 5 Purple Potion
x 15
Steel Plate
x 3
--

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

The Gas Mask is found inside a chest in the bottom-right corner of the Waste Disposal Plant, on the same screen where the second Battery is found. The chest is to the left of the long pit, blocked by a battle that appears as a Gunslinger.

EBF4 Hat Gas Mask.png Gas Mask
Randomly casts Poison Gas between turns.
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 - - - - - Element Poison.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Attack.png - - - - - Stat Defence.png - 5% 10% 15% 20% Status Poison.png 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Magic.png - - - - - Stat Mdef.png - 5% 10% 15% 20% - - - - - -
Stat Accuracy.png -10% -10% -10% -10% -10% Stat Evade.png -10% -10% -10% -10% -10%
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier
Auto Skill -- --
Bonus Skill -- --
Auto Status -- --
--
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Microcontroller
x 5
-- -- 3 Glass
x 2
-- --
4 Glass
x 5
Plastic
x 5
-- 5 Plastic
x 2
RAM Chip
x 1
--

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

The Gas Mask is found inside a chest in the upper-right corner of the Iron Fortress's monolith room. The chest is beside a table and guarded by a battle that appears as a Metal Idol.

EBF5 Hat Gas Mask.png Gas Mask
Protects the wearer from farts and garlic breath.
  • Level 3: Randomly casts Poison Gas between turns.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP.png - 5%[0%] 5%[0%] 10%[0%] 10%[0%] - - - - - - EBF5 Element Bio.png 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Attack.png - - - - - Stat Defence.png - 5% 10% 15% 20% Poison & Virus 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Magic.png - - - - - Stat Mdef.png - 5% 10% 15% 20% - - - - - -
Stat Accuracy.png -10% -10% -10% -10% -10% Stat Evade.png -10% -10% -10% -10% -10%
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier
Auto Skill 15 (66%)
Bonus Skill -- --
Auto Status -- --
Defend Status -- --
Note: Stats in brackets (below/right from actual) are for its pre-v2 update version. Before the v2 update, resisted Water (up to 50%), and maxed at 50% Bio resistance.
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Glass Shards
x 1
-- -- 3 Glass Shards
x 2
Plastic
x 1
--
4 Plastic
x 1
P2 Processor
x 1
-- 5 P2 Processor
x 2
Plastic
x 1
--

Statistics with Equip Remix enabled.

EBF5 Hat Gas Mask.png Gas Mask
Protects the wearer from farts and garlic breath.
  • Level 3: Increases the effect of debuff skills used.
  • Level 5: Increases the chance of inflicting status effects.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP.png - - - - - - - - - - - EBF5 Element Bio.png 30% 60% 90% 120% 150%
Stat Attack.png - - - - - Stat Defence.png - 5% 10% 15% 20% EBF5 Element Dark.png 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Magic.png - - - - - Stat Mdef.png - 5% 10% 15% 20% - - - - - -
Stat Accuracy.png -10% -10% -10% -10% -10% Stat Evade.png - - - - -
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier
Auto Skill -- --
Bonus Skill -- --
Auto Status -- --
Defend Status -- --
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Glass Shards
x 1
-- -- 3 Glass Shards
x 2
Plastic
x 1
--
4 Plastic
x 1
P2 Processor
x 1
-- 5 P2 Processor
x 2
Plastic
x 1
--
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