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"Wow, I'm tired after that. I need to work out more. For reals."
―Matt, Epic Battle Fantasy 4
EBF2 Legend VS Auto-Revive

Legend used on a Spirit. (EBF2)

Legend is one of Matt's most powerful and iconic Bushido skills in the Epic Battle Fantasy series, appearing in all games of the series.

Description

Matt jumps at the targeted foe and slashes them with his sword. He follows up with several small stabs before delivering a final downward chop.

Legend's element depends on Matt's currently equipped weapon. It may also activate any weapon's special on-hit effects, which make up for the lack of damage when compared with an appropriate elemental skill (such as Cataclysm) boosted by a matching sword.

In EBF4, Dark Matt can also use Legend, without any negative consequence to himself.

Stats

Epic Battle Fantasy

Legend
Hits the enemy with several powerful slashes. Most powerful with the Soul Eater sword equipped.
Target Type Element Status Effect MP RdF
Single Stat Attack Stat Defence Element Weapon -- 99 10%
Power Status Chance Status Strength
10400/8 -- --
Note: 1st, 2nd, 6th and 7th hit have 1000 power, 3rd, 4th and 5th hit have 800 power, final hit has 4000 power. Final hit deals 1.2x damage with the Heaven's Gate equipped.
With Inferno/Heaven's Gate, deals damage based on enemy Eruption/Seiken resist.


Epic Battle Fantasy 2

Unlike what the description implies, Legend does not affect sword's element %. The in-game description incorrectly states the skill has 11000 power instead of 11800.

Legend
Powerful multi-strike attack.
Target Type Element Status Effect MP Acc RdF
Single Stat Attack Stat Defence Element Weapon Element Weapon 90 100% 10%
Power Status Chance Status Strength
11800/8 (100%) (100%)
Note: 1st hit has 1000 power, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th hit have 900 power, 6th and 7th hit have 1100 power, final hit has 5000 power.
Skill Bonuses
Name Effect
Legendary 1.5x damage multiplier (final hit only)
Mana Leech Recovers MP equal to 1/80 of final hit expected damage.
(No effect if Blood Blade or Rune Blade are equipped)
Swordbreaker 150% chance of 20% Attack debuff
(200% chance and 40% strength with Anarchy equipped,
no effect if Black Fang is equipped)


Epic Battle Fantasy 3

Legend now has another small hit right after the 7-hit combo, when moving the sword out of the foe and raising it for the finishing hit (animation stays the same), for 9 hits in total. Its element % is now successfully calculated as a half of the weapon's, reducing its effectiveness against enemy weaknesses.

EBF3 Skill Legend
Legend
Powerful attack that hits multiple times.
Target Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Single Stat Attack Half Element Weapon Element Weapon 100% 10% 10%
Level Power Status Chance Status Strength MP AP Cost
1 40/8
40
--
(100%)
--
(100%)
18 600
2 50/8
50
--
(100%)
--
(100%)
24 1200
3 65/8
65
--
(100%)
--
(100%)
30 2500
4 85/8
85
--
(100%)
--
(100%)
36 5000
5 100/8
100
--
(100%)
--
(100%)
42 10000
Requirement(s)
(all)
EBF3 Skill Revenge EBF3 Skill Seiken
Note: The 2 set of numbers belong to the first 8-hit combo and the finishing hit, respectively.
Finishing hit has 50% chance of triggering bonus skills at 100% of host skill's power.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Legend has been both improved and weakened. On one hand, its base damage and crit chance have increased, it no longer halves the weapon's element %, and now can inflict statuses with the small combo attacks, even if at a very small chance. On the other hand, it now gives Matt the Tired status after being used, making it slightly less comfortable to use repeatedly.

EBF4 Skill Legend
Legend
Element and effects depend on current weapon. Player becomes tired afterwards. Hits 9 times.
Target Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Single Stat Attack Element Weapon Element Weapon 100% 15% 10%
Level Power Status Chance Status Strength MP AP Cost
1 70.4/8 [64/8]
33 [30]
(8%)
(30%)
(100%) 18 600
2 89.6/8 [83.2/8]
42 [39]
(8%)
(30%)
(100%) 24 1200
3 108.8/8 [102.4/8]
51 [48]
(8%)
(30%)
(100%) 30 2500
4 134.4/8 [128/8]
63 [60]
(8%)
(30%)
(100%) 36 5000
5 166.4/8 [153.6/8]
78 [72]
(8%)
(30%)
(100%) 42 10000
Requirement(s)
(all)
EBF4 Skill Revenge EBF4 Skill Light Blade EBF4 Skill Unleash
Note: The 2 set of numbers belong to the first 8-hit combo and the finishing hit, respectively.
Also gives Matt 2x Status Tired Tired after the attack, ignoring resistances and Evade.
Bonus skills have their trigger chance multiplied by 1.5.
Stats in brackets (below/right from actual) are for its pre-Battle Mountain update version.


Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Legend gained another power boost and no longer inflicts Tired on Matt with each use; however, it also comes with a 2-turn cooldown to prevent it from being spammed.

EBF5 Skill Legend
Legend
Very powerful attack which hits a single target multiple times.
  • Element and effects depend on current weapon.
  • Has a 2-turn cooldown.
Target Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Single Stat Attack Element Weapon Element Weapon 100% 15% 10%
Level Power Status Chance Status Strength AP Cost
1 91/8 [84/8]
39 [36]
(100%) (100%) 800
2 133/8 [119/8]
57 [51]
(100%) (100%) 2000
3 175/8 [154/8]
75 [66]
(100%) (100%) 5000
4 224/8 [196/8]
96 [84]
(100%) (100%) 15000
Note: The 2 set of numbers belong to the first 8-hit combo and the finishing hit, respectively. Bonus skills have their trigger chance multiplied by 1.5.
Stats in brackets (below/right from actual) are for its pre-v2 update version.

Trivia

  • The attack animation for Legend is used in Matt's profile in the EBF3 intro cutscene.
  • Legend could be seen as Matt's counterpart to Lance's Unload skill, both dealing high weapon-elemental damage in several hits. This is especially true in EBF4, where both skills cause negative consequences to the user, or in EBF5, where both have long cooldowns.
  • The skill's name might be a reference to the Unleash skill of the same name from Golden Sun: The Lost Age.
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