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Hellfire cast on a Snow Bush, EBF4.

Hellfire is a Fire-elemental special skill available to Matt, Natalie and Anna in Epic Battle Fantasy 4. It is also present in Epic Battle Fantasy 3 and 5, used only by foes or through the special effects of equipment. It is one of the few skills whose type varies between games.

Description

When cast, a lance-like blast of flame is send at the target, dealing Fire-based medium physical (EBF3) or massive magical (EBF4) damage with a chance of inflicting the Berserk status.

In EBF4, Hellfire is among the strongest single-target skills in the game (being on par by power with Judgement), outclassing both Natalie's Fireball and Matt's Eruption in terms of base power and elemental property at the cost of potentially making the target more dangerous by Berserking them. It can work very well in the Lankyroot Jungle where nearly every enemy there is weak to Fire.

As Matt and Anna both are primarily physical attackers, Hellfire would naturally deal more damage on the most magically focused character — Natalie. However, Anna may benefit from Hellfire due to not having access to any other Fire damage-focused skills. If aiming just for the status, the Berserk skill has higher status strength and infliction chance.

Foe Users

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

Unavailable to players, Hellfire is used exclusively by Blaze and Skull Ghosts. The Rune Claw can also use it when Akron is in his Fire mode.

Statistics
Name Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Hellfire Single 55 Physical 100% Element Fire.png 50% 1x Status Berserk EBF3.png 110% 10% 10%

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Found in the Crystal Caverns, in the top-left chest one screen below the Slime Cat. The Hammer is required to break the path-blocking stones at the bottom of the Slime Cat screen.

EBF4 Skill Hellfire.png
Hellfire
May berserk targets.
Target Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Single Magical 100% Element Fire.png Status Berserk.png 100% 10% 10%
Level Power Status Chance Status Strength MP AP Cost
1 60 50% 3x 8 100
2 100 55% 3x 13 250
3 140 60% 3x 18 700
4 180 65% 3x 23 2000
5 220 70% 3x 28 5000
Requirement(s)
(one)
EBF4 Skill Fire.png EBF4 Skill Fume.png EBF4 Skill Berserk.png


Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Hellfire is now present as a bonus skill from the Alt Hellfire Shotgun (gun), but can also be emulated by use of the Flame Wraith summon.

Flame Wraiths, Master Wraiths and the Zombie Hydra can also use Hellfire.

Statistics
Name Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Hellfire Single Varies Magical 100% EBF5 Element Fire.png 66% 3x EBF5 Status Berserk.png 100% 10% 10%
Notes: Power is 120 when initiated by Alt Hellfire Shotgun, or 50 otherwise. When used by players, status chance is increased to 100%.

Summons which emulate this skill:

EBF5 Foe Icon Flame Wraith.png
Flame Wraith SP Whether the summon cures Freeze from players by forcing them to move (jump off the screen)
Attacks an enemy with hellish fire magic, giving them berserk status.
  • It's best if the target does not survive.
66 Kept
Target Power Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Single 500 Magical 100% EBF5 Element Fire.png 100% 3x EBF5 Status Berserk.png 120% 10% 10%
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