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"I can attack and heal at the same time!"
―Matt, Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Life Drain, or simply Drain, is a skill available for Matt throughout the Epic Battle Fantasy series. It appears in each of the first four main games.

Description

Upon usage, Matt walks up to the selected enemy and quickly stabs it with his sword, damaging the target while healing HP. A flow of green particles emerge from the target into Matt, representing the health drained.

Both the damage and healing are relatively weak, but it is the only one of Matt's skills to do both at once. Unless Matt is desperately in need of HP, healing can be left to his teammates or even Items.

Equipping the Blood Blade usually boosts the power of Drain.

Note that while Purple Squid has a skill with the same name and similar function, it is a distinct ability.

Epic Battle Fantasy

The skill's HP drain ignores enemy parameters, so it's based entirely on the expected damage before factoring enemy Defence or resistances. Unlike the other Weapon-elemental skills, Drain will not drain MP with the Devil's Sunrise equipped.

Drain
Weak defensive attack that Drains some HP. Strongest with the Blood Blade or Soul Eater swords equipped.
Target Type Element Status Effect MP RdF
Single Stat Attack.png Stat Defence.png Element Weapon.png -- 22 10%
Power Status Chance Status Strength
4200 -- --
Note: Deals 1.6x damage with the Blood Blade equipped.
Heals self for 50% of expected damage.
With Inferno/Heaven's Gate, deals damage based on enemy Eruption/Seiken resist.


Epic Battle Fantasy 2

Just like in the previous game Drain's HP drain still ignores enemy parameters. Just like Revenge, it applies Black Fang's Poison, and Attack debuffs from Anarchy and/or Swordbreaker, but not other special effects like MP drain.

Before the EBF Collection update, Drain didn't apply Black Fang's Poison nor the Attack debuffs from Anarchy and Swordbreaker.

Drain
Drains HP from the target. Is most effective with the Blood Blade.
Target Type Element Status Effect MP Acc RdF
Single Stat Attack.png Element Weapon.png -- 30 120% 10%
Power Status Chance Status Strength
3500 -- --
Note: Deals 1.6x damage with the Blood Blade equipped.
Heals self for 50% of expected damage.
Skill Bonuses
Name Effect
Bloodthirsty 1.5x damage multiplier.
Magic Shatter 100% chance of 40% Magic Defence debuff

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

Drain's element and effects depend on currently equipped weapon. Its HP drain now no longer ignores enemy parameters, and will heal for a portion of damage dealt.

EBF3 Skill Drain.png
Drain
Drain a target's HP.
Target Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Single Physical Element Weapon.png Element Weapon.png 100% 10% 10%
Level Power Status Chance Status Strength MP AP Cost
1 30 (50%) (100%) 7 50
2 45 (50%) (100%) 10 150
3 60 (50%) (100%) 13 500
4 80 (50%) (100%) 16 1500
Requirement(s)
EBF3 Skill Nettle.png
Note: Bonus skills have zero occurrence chance.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

Drain has been renamed into Life Drain. Its effects no longer depend on the weapon, and it is now always Poison-elemental.

EBF4 Skill Life Drain.png
Life Drain
Drains the target's HP.
Target Type Element Status Effect Acc Crit RdF
Single Physical 50% Element Poison.png -- 100% 10% 10%
Level Power Status Chance Status Strength MP AP Cost
1 30 -- -- 7 50
2 45 -- -- 10 150
3 60 -- -- 13 450
4 80 -- -- 16 1300
Requirement(s)
EBF4 Skill Nettle.png
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