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The Heaven's Gate is one of Matt's recurring swords in the Epic Battle Fantasy series.

Description

The Heaven's Gate is a large, two-handed broadsword with an elaborate golden handguard. The handle is dark red with a golden point, and the guard bears two red gems and several small wing designs. The bright, white-silver blade has two curved points at the base, four smaller points along its length as it tapers towards the tip, and diamond-like red markings in its center.

The Heaven's Gate is one of Matt's most iconic weapons, being wielded in virtually all of his appearances (including Brawl Royale) and often being available from the beginning of the game (with EBF3 and EBF5 being the main exceptions). It usually gives Matt a balanced offensive boost, allows his weapon-elemental attacks to inflict some Holy damage, and increases the power of his Holy skills. Later games also allow it to unleash a Holy skill with weapon-elemental attacks, as well as giving it resistances to Holy and Dispel, among other statuses. 

Epic Battle Fantasy

The Heaven's Gate is Matt's default and most balanced weapon, slightly increasing all of his stats. Besides the Seiken boost and a very slight Legend boost, it also makes all weapon-elemental attacks (Normal Attack, Drain, Wind Slash and Legend) Holy-elemental, calculated off targets' Seiken resistance. Its closest competitors are the Stone Edge (which has superior defences and two elemental boosts in exchange for a Magic Attack penalty) and the Inferno (which essentially transfers the Defence boost to Magic Attack).

Epic Battle Fantasy 2

The Heaven's Gate gives balanced boosts to both offences and defenses, as well as a small Evade bonus. It can reduce the Accuracy of foes with its Unleash, and passively increases the power of Seiken. Its main competition as a generalist weapon is the Blizzard, which has identical defenses and stronger offences at the cost of Accuracy and Evade penalties.

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

The Heaven's Gate has solid boosts to Attack and Magic Attack, as well as a pinch of Accuracy and Evade. It has a chance to debuff enemies' Accuracy with weapon-elemental attacks and empowers Holy skills like its Shine unleash; unfortunately, a programming mistake prevents the pure damage spell from reaching any decent power levels. Its Unleash will cure Matt's status ailments, but this only means Poison and Doom in practice; all other statuses prevent Unleash's use.

Stat-wise, the Heaven's Gate is closest to the Avenger, which has an additional HP boost and much earlier availability; however, the Heaven's Gate has a much more useful Holy boost and arguably superior resistances. Although its damage output will be surpassed by the likes of the Blizzard or the Soul Eater, its lack of stat penalties can let it retain a niche as a reliable day-to-day weapon when heavy attack power isn't necessary.

The Heaven's Gate resists Holy and Dispel, with the latter becoming an immunity at Level 5.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

The Heaven's Gate has above-average offences and somewhat raises Evade. It counters with a Normal Attack, and may unleash Holy Sword as a bonus skill; this benefits from its elemental boost along with Matt's other Holy attacks.

The Heaven's Gate has less raw power than the Sapphire Giant, but it is otherwise comparable to most of Matt's elemental swords. Like all swords, it is effectively replaced by the Equilibrium at the very end of Battle Mountain; until then, it is best used when Matt needs its resistances or a boost to his Holy damage.

The Heaven's Gate resists Holy, Weaken and Dispel. It becomes immune to the latter two at Level 5.

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Normal

The Heaven's Gate gives good boosts to both offences and a nice bit of Evade. It will counter with Unleash, which may cast Seiken as a bonus skill like the rest of Matt's weapon-elemental skills. Combined with its resistances, it's a good choice for an offensive Matt build, especially as the only sword to boost his Holy skills.

The Heaven's Gate resists Holy, Dispel, Weaken and Tired. All but the first become an immunity at Level 5.

Equip Remix

The Alt Heaven's Gate is an interesting defensive weapon suited for a tank build. Its stats are unimpressive but balanced, with below-average Attack and Magic Attack, modest Defence and Magic Defence, and small boosts to HP and Accuracy. While it increases the power of Holy skills, its mediocre offensive stats mean it won't make much use of said boost; nevertheless, it has a high chance of unleashing Purging Flame, which can Dispel the target and debuff their Magic Attack. Its weapon-elemental skills also have a massive chance of inflicting Weaken, and it grants Auto-Revive to Matt when he Defends himself.

The Alt Heaven's Gate mainly sees use in a Target tank build, protecting Matt from several dangerous status effects while adding Auto-Revive to any other on-Defend effects he is using. Its high Weaken chance also can be useful to help lower enemy offences while leaving them vulnerable to follow-up Dark attacks.

The Alt Heaven's Gate resists Holy, Curse, Bad Luck, Doom, and Instant Death; at Level 5, it becomes immune to all of them.

Epic Battle Fantasy

  • Attack 10%
  • Defence 10%
  • Magic Attack 10%
  • Magic Defence 10%
"Most balanced sword. Boosts the power of Seiken. Adds Holy element to certain attacks."

Epic Battle Fantasy 2

  • Attack 10%
  • Defence 10%
  • Magic Attack 10%
  • Magic Defence 10%
  • Evade 5%
  • Element - 50% Holy
  • Unleash - Blindness
"Most balanced sword. Boosts Seiken."

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

The Heaven's Gate can be found in a chest at the Kitten Kingdom Ruins, in the area with several sealed doors. The chest is behind the upper-rightmost door; the lever combination to open the door is hidden behind an Ancient Monolith.

EBF3 WepIcon Heaven's Gate.png Heaven's Gate
Boosts the power of Seiken. May lower target's accuracy. Level 4: Counters with Attack. Level 5: May cast Shine.
Unleash: Attack which heals the user of status defects.
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 Holy.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Attack.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% Stat Defence.png - - - - - Status Dispel.png 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Magic.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% Stat Mdef.png - - - - - - - - - - -
Stat Accuracy.png - - - - 5% Stat Evade.png - - 5% 5% 5% Element 50% Element Holy.png
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- StatDown Accuracy.png 10% 15% 20% 25% 30%
Bonus Skill -- -- 5% 10% 15% 20% 25%
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Steel Plate
x 2
Light Feather
x 1
-- 3 Light Rune
x 1
Light Feather
x 3
--
4 Ruby
x 1
Gold Plate
x 1
-- 5 Diamond
x 1
Gold Plate
x 3
--
Note: Prior to the 2016 update, it had different item requirements: 1x Steel Plate for level 2, 2x Light Feather for level 3, 2x Gold Plate and 4x Steel Plate for level 4 and 1x Diamond for level 5.

The unleashed Shine always acts as if host skill's power is 40.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

The Heaven's Gate is one of the two swords available to the party when Matt joins the party in Ashwood Forest.

EBF4 WepIcon Heaven's Gate.png Heaven's Gate
Boosts the power of Holy skills. May cast Holy Sword with certain skills. Counter-attacks with Normal 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 - - - - - Element Holy.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Attack.png 15% 30% 40% 50% 60% Stat Defence.png - - - - - Status Weaken.png 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Magic.png 15% 30% 40% 50% 60% Stat Mdef.png - - - - - Status Dispel.png 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Accuracy.png - - - - - Stat Evade.png - 5% 5% 10% 10% Element 50% Element Holy.png
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- - - - - - -
Bonus Skill (50%) -- - - - - -
Auto Status -- -- - - - - - -
-- - - - - -
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Iron Ore
x 2
-- -- 3 Steel Plate
x 3
-- --
4 Gold Plate
x 3
Steel Plate
x 5
-- 5 Diamond
x 1
Ruby
x 2
--

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Emo0022.jpg "This sword feels very familiar, as if it's been with me for a long time... how strange."
―Matt, Epic Battle Fantasy 5

The Heaven's Gate is found inside a chest in Greenwood Village, on the screen with the Material/Food Shop. The chest is the reward for solving the block puzzle.

EBF5 WepIcon Heaven's Gate.png Heaven's Gate
A legendary sword.
  • Boosts the damage of holy skills.
  • Level 3: May unleash Seiken while attacking.
  • Level 5: Counter-attacks with Unleash.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP.png - - - - - - - - - - - EBF5 Element Holy.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Attack.png 15% 30% 40% 50% 65% Stat Defence.png - - - - - Weaken & Tired 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Magic.png 15% 30% 40% 50% 65% Stat Mdef.png - - - - - EBF5 Status Dispel.png 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Accuracy.png - - - - - Stat Evade.png - 5% 5% 10% 10% Element 50% EBF5 Element Holy.png
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- - - - - - -
Bonus Skill 130 (20%) - - - - -
Auto Status -- -- - - - - - -
Defend Status -- -- - - - - -
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 White Feather
x 3
-- -- 3 Steel Plate
x 4
-- --
4 Gold Plate
x 2
Steel Plate
x 4
-- 5 Mythril Shards
x 1
Angel Mirror
x 1
--

Statistics with Equip Remix enabled.

EBF5 WepIcon Heaven's Gate.png Heaven's Gate
A legendary sword.
  • Boosts the damage of holy skills.
  • Level 3: May unleash Purging Flame while attacking.
  • Level 5: Defending gives auto-revive status for a turn.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP.png - 5% 5% 10% 10% - - - - - - EBF5 Element Holy.png 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Attack.png 10% 15% 20% 30% 40% Stat Defence.png 5% 5% 10% 10% 15% Curse & Bad Luck 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Magic.png 10% 15% 20% 30% 40% Stat Mdef.png 5% 5% 10% 10% 15% Instant Death & Doom 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Accuracy.png - 5% 5% 10% 10% Stat Evade.png - - - - - Element 50% EBF5 Element Holy.png
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- EBF5 Status Weak.png 30% 60% 90% 120% 150%
Bonus Skill 50 (60%) 3x 3x 3x 3x 3x
Auto Status -- -- - - - - - -
Defend Status 1x EBF5 Status Auto Revive.png -- - - - - -
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 White Feather
x 3
-- -- 3 Steel Plate
x 4
-- --
4 Gold Plate
x 2
Steel Plate
x 4
-- 5 Mythril Shards
x 1
Gold Plate
x 2
--

Trivia

  • The Heaven's Gate is a reference to the two-handed sword of the same name in MapleStory; a game that Matt Roszak played a lot in his youth.
  • The Heaven's Gate is one of the most iconic symbols of Epic Battle Fantasy. Apart from being Matt's signature weapon, in every game from EBF3 onwards, it also appears as the loading screen's progress bar.
  • A larger version of the Heaven's Gate appears in the center of both the Ragnarok Limit Break and the Catastrophe summon. A white silhouette of the sword appears as part of the animations for Light Blade and Seiken.
  • In EBF5, Matt references his association with the Heaven's Gate when he wields it in battle for the first time, noting that the sword feels oddly familiar. However, due to the nature of EBF5, Matt dismisses it as some bizarre coincidence.
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