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"This is the perfect weapon: it kills and cooks foes at the same time! They'll be nice and crispy right away!"
―Matt, Epic Battle Fantasy 5

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

Description

In the first two games, the Inferno is a large sword with an elaborate blade made of red energy with a light red edge and small markings along the middle. The blade is separated into three pieces near the base by three small dark red orbs, matching the color of the larger orb in the cross-guard. It also has a crimson grip.

In EBF5, the coloring of the entire weapon was altered. The four orbs and energy blade were changed to orange, and the handle became black with an orange stripe near the guard and a red pommel at the end of it. The markings on the blade are also noticeably larger, as are the curved spikes on its sides near the base.

True to its name, the Inferno typically empowers Matt's Fire attacks and gives his weapon-elemental skills a partial Fire attribute. It also tends to be somewhat magic-leaning, either via its stat boosts or its special effects.

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The Inferno gives Matt a small boost to Attack and Magic Defence, along with a fair increase to his Magic Attack. Along with the Heaven's Gate, it's one of the only swords to add elemental damage to Matt's weapon-elemental skills, calculated off of the target's Eruption resistance; however, Matt's usually better off hitting Fire-weak foes with Eruption itself, since the sword also powers up that skill.

Epic Battle Fantasy 2

The Inferno amplifies Matt's Magic Attack by a decent amount while also providing boosts to his Attack, Magic Defence, and Evade. It powers up Eruption and lets his Unleash reduce the Magic Defence of foes, which can help Natalie inflict more damage with her spells. It's also notable for one of the strongest elemental degrees of any sword, tied with the Blizzard at 75%.

Although the Inferno has some uses, particularly if Matt focuses on Air Strike, Power Metal, and their associated Skill Bonuses, its magic-leaning stats are largely a poor fit for the physical attacks he usually favors. Additionally, its ability to reduce Magic Defence can be easily replicated by Screamer, freeing up Matt to wield a more physically powerful sword like the Blizzard or the Soul Eater unless he specifically needs enhanced Fire damage.

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Normal

The Inferno is a relatively average offensive weapon, with solid balanced offenses and decent increases to Evade and Accuracy. Its Weapon-elemental attacks can Burn targets and unleash Fiery Fume, which benefits from its elemental boost and can potentially add another Burn to the victim.

Despite a good amount of Fire-based damage output (both directly and over time), the Inferno is somewhat underwhelming overall; many other swords provide better offensive stats and/or special effects. However, its elemental damage and resistances are useful for the party's first trip through the Ice Cave and the battle against Anna, especially if it can be forged a few levels when it is obtained.

The Inferno resists Freeze, Chill, Bomb and Ice. The Chill and Freeze resistances become an immunity at Level 5.

Equip Remix

The Alt Inferno discards the shackles of hybrid offenses to become a lean, mean, physically offensive machine with high Attack and noticeable boosts to Evade and Accuracy. It empowers Fire skills, which Matt can exploit on his own, but it also has a mighty unleash in Volcano, with power nearly as strong as most skills. While casting Eruption is more effective than casting a bonus skill, the Inferno will Dry its target before casting Volcano, allowing for a remarkable damage output. However, Volcano has a low chance to be triggered in the first place, requiring a Normal Attack and/or the Meow Meow Badge to be used for best results; if the skill doesn't trigger, Matt's allies can exploit the Dry status with their own Fire and Bomb attacks.

Overall, the Alt Inferno is a useful choice for Fire damage, with the stats and abilities Matt needs to leave a big, crispy mark on his foes; while it'll Burn him between turns, this has no real impact in battle and can be easily compensated for with the right equipment. Compared to the Alt Fusion Blade, it's a little stronger and has a more consistent on-hit Dry effect, but it lacks a counter skill and a second elemental boost. As a generalist offensive weapon, it's outclassed by The Alt Chopper, which has identical Attack, a more consistent (if weaker) unleash, and a powerful counter attack.

The Alt Inferno resists Freeze, Chill, Bomb and Thunder. The first two become an immunity at Level 5.

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  • Attack 10%
  • Magic Attack 20%
  • Magic Defence 10%
"Boosts the power of Eruption. Adds Fire element to certain attacks."

Epic Battle Fantasy 2

  • Attack 10%
  • Magic Attack 20%
  • Magic Defence 10%
  • Evade 10%
  • Element - 75% Fire
  • Unleash - Magic Defence down
"Boosts Eruption"

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

The Inferno is obtained from a chest in Hope Harbor, at the entrance of the Ice Cave guarded by Jotun.

EBF5 WepIcon Inferno.png Inferno
A magical blade made from pure fiery energy.
  • Boosts the damage of fire skills.
  • Level 3: May unleash Fiery Fume while attacking.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP.png - - - - - - - - - - - EBF5 Element Ice.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Attack.png 15%[10%] 25%[20%] 35%[30%] 45%[40%] 60%[50%] Stat Defence.png - - - - - EBF5 Element Bomb.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Magic.png 15%[10%] 25%[20%] 35%[30%] 45%[40%] 60%[50%] Stat Mdef.png - - - - - Chill & Freeze 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Accuracy.png 0%[5%] 0%[5%] 5%[10%] 10% 15% Stat Evade.png 0%[5%] 0%[5%] 5%[10%] 10% 15% Element 50% EBF5 Element Fire.png
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- EBF5 Status Burn.png 30% 50% 70% 85% 100%
Bonus Skill 60 (44%)[(33%)] 2x[1x] 2x[1x] 2x[2x] 3x[2x] 3x[2x]
Auto Status -- -- - - - - - -
Defend Status -- -- - - - - -
Note: Stats in brackets (below/right from actual) are for its pre-v2 update version.
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Glass Shards
x 2
-- -- 3 Magma Chunk
x 4
-- --
4 Magma Chunk
x 4
Ruby
x 2
-- 5 Burned Fallen
x 1
Magma Chunk
x 8
Ruby
x 2

Statistics with Equip Remix enabled.

EBF5 WepIcon Inferno.png Inferno
A magical blade made from pure fiery energy.
  • Gives the player burn status.
  • Level 2: Boosts the damage of fire skills.
  • Level 3: May unleash Volcano while attacking.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP.png - - - - - - - - - - - EBF5 Element Thunder.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Attack.png 25% 35% 50% 60% 80% Stat Defence.png - - - - - EBF5 Element Bomb.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Magic.png - - - - - Stat Mdef.png - - - - - Chill & Freeze 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Accuracy.png - - - 5% 10% Stat Evade.png - - - 5% 10% Element 50% EBF5 Element Fire.png
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- EBF5 Status Dry.png 30% 50% 70% 85% 100%
Bonus Skill 150/3 (20%) 2x 2x 2x 2x 2x
Auto Status 1x EBF5 Status Burn.png (50%) - - - - - -
Defend Status -- -- - - - - -
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Glass Shards
x 2
-- -- 3 Magma Chunk
x 4
-- --
4 Magma Chunk
x 4
Ruby
x 2
-- 5 Dark Matter
x 1
Magma Chunk
x 8
Ruby
x 1


Trivia

  • The Inferno has some aesthetic similarities to the Thor's Hammer and the Gigavolt, being weapons made primarily of pure energy surrounding a series of small orbs.
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