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"This hat isn't my style at all. I'm a gentleman - not a savage!"
―Lance, Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Matt and Lance wearing the Demon Skull (EBF4)

The Necromancer's Helmet, also known as the Demon Skull in EBF4, is a male hat found in Epic Battle Fantasy 4 and 5. Its armor counterpart is the Bone Armor, although its EBF5 counterpart has aesthetic and statistical similarities to the Coat of Teeth as well.

Description

The Necromancer's Helmet is a grisly helmet formed from a large, horned skull. It offers huge stat boosts, but its defensive applications are hampered by the severe weaknesses (always including Holy) and detrimental status effects it forces upon its wearer.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

The Demon Skull is a large, irregularly-shaped skull with a reddish-brown tint. It has a pair of slightly curved horns on the back - with the left horn being broken off near the base - two round eye holes, a pair of small nostrils, and a row of blunt teeth that stick out at odd angles.

The Demon Skull gives a great boost to Attack, Defence, Magic Attack, and Magic Defence, as well as smaller boosts to HP and MP. However, it also inflicts Curse on the wearer to slowly reduce his defenses, which is particularly worrisome when combined with two large elemental weaknesses. If its fragility can be mitigated via support from teammates or other gear, it can be used as a solid offensive hat for either Matt or Lance.

The Demon Skull resists Dark, up to 50% at Level 5. It also has significant weaknesses to Fire and Holy that remain constant at all levels.

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Matt, Lance, and NoLegs wearing the Necromancer's Helmet (EBF5)

The Necromancer's Helmet resembles a large human skull with a pale reddish-brown tint to the bone. It also has a few brown spots on the back and curly horns on the sides, colored the same shade of pale yellow-orange as its teeth. The pitch-black eye sockets have tiny red "pupils" of light similar to the Death Mask or the Human Skull, which look around in three directions (diagonally down, diagonally up, and behind the wearer) during the wearer's idle animation. If NoLegs wears the helmet, it completely obscures his eyes and gains two small holes to let his ears poke out of it.

Equipping the Dark Stalker, the Spine Snapper, or the Human Skull changes the color of the Necromancer's Helmet; the skull becomes off-white and the horns become brown.

Normal

The Necromancer's Helmet grants good Attack, Defence, Magic Attack, and Magic Defence, but its bulk is undercut by two elemental weaknesses and a fair chance to Curse its wearer between turns. This makes it primarily useful for an all-out attacker build; it works best on Lance, who has a good balance of physical and magical skills.

The Necromancer's Helmet is fairly vulnerable to Fire and Holy, with the degree of its weaknesses remaining constant at all levels.

Equip Remix

The Alt Necromancer's Helmet remains a "high-risk, high-reward" headgear, but with a greater focus on magic than its normal version. In exchange for a modest Attack decrease, it offers an impressive Magic Attack stat and the ability to boost it even further with Defend. While it has solid defenses, the combination of three weaknesses (including to instant-kill statuses) and a tendency to Shroud its wearer between turns means that it's primarily useful for its offensive prowess.

While Matt and NoLegs can utilize the Alt Necromancer's Helmet with the right builds, Lance is generally the best character to take advantage of its abilities, especially with his powerful magic-based guns. In particular, he can pair it with the Alt Heartstopper for a "glass cannon" build that inflicts extreme magical damage while being horribly vulnerable to Doom and Instant Death (especially with the Alt Necromancer's Helmet hiding the Doom timer with its auto-Shroud). In this role, it competes with the Alt Death Mask, which has even more Magic Attack and no auto-Shroud in exchange for different weaknesses, no defensive stats, and massive penalties to Accuracy and Evade. On the other hand, the Alt Wizard Hat is a weaker but less risky option for magically offensive builds.

The Alt Necromancer's Helmet is fairly weak to Holy and significantly weak to Doom and Instant Death; none of these weaknesses change at any forging level. It also resists Dark, which doesn't become an immunity at Level 5.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

The Demon Skull is found in the right tomb of Graybone Cemetery, in one of the four chests that fall after activating the switches.

EBF4 Hat Demon Skull.png Demon Skull
Randomly curses the player.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP.png - 5% 5% 10% 10% Stat MP.png - 5% 5% 10% 10% Element Fire.png -50% -50% -50% -50% -50%
Stat Attack.png 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% Stat Defence.png 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% Element Holy.png -50% -50% -50% -50% -50%
Stat Magic.png 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% Stat Mdef.png 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% Element Dark.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Accuracy.png - - - - - Stat Evade.png - - - - -
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier
Auto Skill -- --
Bonus Skill -- --
Auto Status 2x [3x] Status Curse.png (100%) [(50%)]
--
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Curly Horn
x 1
-- -- 3 Curly Horn
x 2
-- --
4 Curly Horn
x 5
Solid Spike
x 2
-- 5 Curly Horn
x 7
Solid Spike
x 5
--

Pre-Battle Mountain update version.

EBF4 Hat Demon Skull.png Demon Skull
Randomly curses the player.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP.png - 5% 5% 5% 10% Stat MP.png - 5% 5% 5% 10% Element Fire.png -50% -50% -50% -50% -50%
Stat Attack.png 5% 5% 10% 10% 15% Stat Defence.png 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% Element Holy.png -50% -50% -50% -50% -50%
Stat Magic.png 5% 5% 10% 10% 15% Stat Mdef.png 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% Element Dark.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Accuracy.png -10% -10% -10% -10% -10% Stat Evade.png -10% -10% -10% -10% -10%
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier
Auto Skill -- --
Bonus Skill -- --
Auto Status 2x [3x] Status Curse.png (100%) [(50%)]
--
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Curly Horn
x 1
-- -- 3 Curly Horn
x 2
-- --
4 Curly Horn
x 5
Solid Spike
x 2
-- 5 Curly Horn
x 7
Solid Spike
x 5
--

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

The Necromancer's Helmet is found inside a chest in the Forgotten Temple of the Forgotten Ruins. The chest is behind a Diamond Block, which requires a Diamond Key to be unlocked.

EBF5 Hat Necromancer's Helmet.png Necromancer's Helmet
A cursed item with intense power.
  • Gives the player cursed 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 Fire.png -30% -30% -30% -30% -30%
Stat Attack.png 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% Stat Defence.png 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% EBF5 Element Holy.png -30% -30% -30% -30% -30%
Stat Magic.png 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% Stat Mdef.png 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% - - - - - -
Stat Accuracy.png - - - - - Stat Evade.png - - - - -
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier
Auto Skill -- --
Bonus Skill -- --
Auto Status 2x EBF5 Status Curse.png (50%)
Defend Status -- --
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Sea Shell
x 1
-- -- 3 Razor Claw
x 1
-- --
4 Bone Spike
x 2
Rainbow Ore
x 2
-- 5 Bone Spike
x 5
Dark Rune
x 1
--

Statistics with Equip Remix enabled.

EBF5 Hat Necromancer's Helmet.png Necromancer's Helmet
A cursed item with intense power.
  • Gives the player shroud status.
  • Level 3: Defending also buffs magic attack by 80%.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP.png - - - - - - - - - - - EBF5 Element Holy.png -30% -30% -30% -30% -30%
Stat Attack.png -10% -10% -10% -10% -10% Stat Defence.png 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% EBF5 Element Dark.png 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Stat Magic.png 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% Stat Mdef.png 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% Instant Death & Doom -50% -50% -50% -50% -50%
Stat Accuracy.png - - - - - Stat Evade.png - - - - -
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier
Auto Skill -- --
Bonus Skill -- --
Auto Status 2x EBF5 Status Shroud.png (100%)
Defend Status 80% Stat Magic.png --
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Sea Shell
x 1
-- -- 3 Razor Claw
x 1
-- --
4 Bone Spike
x 2
Rainbow Ore
x 2
-- 5 Bone Spike
x 5
Dark Rune
x 1
--
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