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The Lightning Shard is a Thunder-elemental sword available for Matt in Epic Battle Fantasy 5.

Description

The Lightning Shard appears to be carved from a formation of yellow crystals embedded in brown stone. Its blade is made of a long, polished crystal that seems to fuse into the brown stone forming the guard; the guard is covered with small yellow crystals, including a large crystal at the center. The hilt is wrapped in white cloth, leaving a bit of brown stone exposed to act as the pommel.

Normal

The Lightning Shard provides average Attack, above-average Magic Attack, and moderate Accuracy. It is capable of unleashing Thunder with weapon-elemental attacks, but this won't do significant damage, even with the sword's Thunder boost. Its Slicing Cyclone counter is unique among swords for its multi-target nature, allowing Matt to passively spread status conditions with the use of relevant Flairs; even without them, he has a decent chance to inflict Stun that can be further amplified with Unleash for single targets.

Despite lacking a status boost, the Lightning Shard has a strong claim to being Matt's best sword for a status build; coupled with the Captain's Hat and either the Flame Suit or the Captain's Coat, it can easily immobilize whole waves of non-resistant foes or passively spread a status of the player's choice with the proper Flair. Outside of this niche, however. it's completely outclassed by the Golden Axe, which has higher Attack, a much stronger unleash, and a makeshift Accuracy boost (among other things) via Good Luck and Bad Luck applications. To make even more use of its niche, NoLegs can use Cherish on himself while Matt's other ally Defends themselves with a fully-upgraded Heart Pendant; the double Lovable will encourage foes to target Matt without disabling his counter as a Target Tank build would.

The Lightning Shard resists Thunder, Ice, and Stun, with the Stun resistance becoming an immunity at Level 5.

Equip Remix

The Alt Lightning Shard has above-average offenses and minor boosts to Accuracy and Evade. It gives Thunder and Earth skills a boost, with Weapon-elemental skills having a good chance to make foes Heavy while occasionally unleashing a Big Spark for extra damage; however, it's most notable for its high chance to grant Haste between turns.

While its luck-based nature means that players shouldn't be over-reliant on this bonus, the Alt Lightning Shard can certainly grant a good amount of extra turns in an extended fight without lowering Matt's stats like the Alt Dragon's Feather. Its on-hit status is useful for supporting Earth-focused allies like Alt Desert Scorpion Lance or Alt Fairy Bow Anna; alternatively, Matt can exploit it himself with his Earth skills (especially if he gets Haste). Additionally, it's the only Alt sword to enhance Thunder attacks; Matt should learn Surge if he wants to make the most of this trait.

The Alt Lightning Shard resists Thunder, Earth, and Stun, becoming immune to the latter at Level 5.

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

The Lightning Shard is found inside a chest in No Man's Land, on a small rock island accessible by pier and guarded by a battle that appears as a Blue Creep.

EBF5 WepIcon Lightning Shard.png Lightning Shard
A sword made when lightning struck the earth.
  • Boosts the damage of thunder skills.
  • Level 3: May unleash Thunder while attacking.
  • Level 5: Counter-attacks with Slicing Cyclone.
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 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% Stat Defence.png - - - - - EBF5 Element Ice.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Magic.png 10% 20% 35% 50% 60% Stat Mdef.png - - - - - EBF5 Status Stun.png 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Accuracy.png - 5% 10% 15% 20% Stat Evade.png - - - - - Element 50% EBF5 Element Thunder.png
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- EBF5 Status Stun.png 10% 10% 15% 15% 25%
Bonus Skill 40/2 (50%) 2x 2x 2x 2x 2x
Auto Status -- -- - - - - - -
Defend Status -- -- - - - - -
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Sea Shell
x 2
-- -- 3 Sea Shell
x 3
Geode
x 2
--
4 Topaz
x 2
Geode
x 2
-- 5 Star Fragment
x 1
Sea Shell
x 3
--

Statistics with Equip Remix enabled.

EBF5 WepIcon Lightning Shard.png Lightning Shard
A sword made when lightning struck the earth.
  • Boosts the damage of thunder skills.
  • Level 2: Boosts the damage of earth skills.
  • Level 4: May unleash Big Spark while attacking.
  • Level 5: Gives the player haste status.
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 10% 20% 35% 50% 60% Stat Defence.png - - - - - EBF5 Element Earth.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Magic.png 10% 20% 35% 50% 60% Stat Mdef.png - - - - - EBF5 Status Stun.png 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Accuracy.png - 5% 5% 10% 10% Stat Evade.png - 5% 5% 10% 10% Element 50% EBF5 Element Thunder.png
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- EBF5 Status Heavy.png 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Bonus Skill 80 (50%) 2x 2x 2x 3x 3x
Auto Status 1x EBF5 Status Haste.png (30%) - - - - - -
Defend Status -- -- - - - - -
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Sea Shell
x 2
-- -- 3 Sea Shell
x 3
Geode
x 2
--
4 Topaz
x 1
Topaz Ore
x 1
-- 5 Star Fragment
x 1
Sea Shell
x 3
--

Trivia

  • The Lightning Shard's design is a recolor of the Blood Blade from Epic Battle Fantasy 4. Incidentally, this means that both of Matt's Thunder-based swords in EBF5 are based on the designs of weapons he used in previous games.
  • Much like the Heartstopper, the Lightning Shard's flavor text describes it as being forged by lightning hitting the earth.
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